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Family, faith, focus Resiliency helps Soldier heal from extensive combat wounds

“I remember the day, August 5, for those of you that have been to Kabul, you know that the air quality isn’t quite right, but that morning I went on a 5-mile run.

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RWBAHC welcomes new top doc to command

Soldiers, family and friends gathered at Brown Parade Field at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., for the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center change of command ceremony June 29, 2015. After two years, Col. Lance Raney relinquished his command to Lt. Col. Edgar Arroyo in an early morning ceremony on the storied parade field.

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Cochise County Outlaws perform with a special guest performer

The Cochise County Outlaws, 62nd Army Rock Band, performed for advanced individual training students in a special concert at Eifler Fitness Center on June 27.

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MI Hall of Fame ceremony at Fort Huachuca honors inductees

The 2015 Military Intelligence Hall of Fame ceremony introduced the eight latest inductees on June 26.

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Keep your summer cool at Irwin Pool

With temperatures rising, Fort Huachuca’s Irwin Pool is an inviting way to keep the Family cool this summer. The pool is open through Labor Day. Currently, water temperatures are comfortable.


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Army Community Service announces upcoming classes

Posted  January 16, 2015

Military Spouse 102 to be offered Army Community Service will host a Military Spouse 102 (Army Family Team Building Level II) Class, Jan. 27 – 28, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at ACS, for spouses who are new to the Army and those wanting to learn what the new curriculum has to offer. The AFTB…

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Health & Safety

Retiree Council shares news you can use

Posted  January 16, 2015

Do retired Soldiers maintain healthier weights than Civilian retirees? Approximately half of the retired Soldiers whose height and weight were measured at medical appointments in military treatment facilities last year had a body mass index, BMI, that classified them as obese. Obesity rates for these retired Soldiers are significantly higher than the general population of…

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Sergeant cooks up a win at Culinary Arts of Quarter board

Posted  January 16, 2015

Staff Sgt. Kelvin Ringold After hearing a grader yell “hands up,” Sgt. Kory Bender, Alpha Company, 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Signal Brigade, throws his hands up and steps away from his dishes. During the Culinary Arts NCO of the Year board at Fort Hood, Texas, on Jan. 8 – 9, Soldiers needed to have…

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Army & Air Force Exchange Service sets Martin Luther King Birthday hours

Posted  January 16, 2015

Launderette Always Open Main Exchange Monday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Furniture/Outdoor Living Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Main Store Barbershop, Flower Shop, General Nutrition Center, Mobile Center, Optical Shop, L&A Southern Style BBQ, Cox, Love/Hate/Kustoms Monday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Laundry/Dry Cleaners/Alterations – Military Clothing Sales, Main Store Beauty Shop, Main Gate…

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Air Force: EOD keeps Airmen, community safe

Posted  January 16, 2015

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) — The motto, “initial success or total failure,” requires Airmen of the explosive ordnance disposal, EOD, flight here to think outside the box and accept nothing less than perfection when performing their duties. The EOD mission is to locate, identify and neutralize explosive devices. They are tasked with clearing explosive hazards and…

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DOD: Women in service review rollout due in 2016

Posted  January 16, 2015

WASHINGTON — Following the 2013 repeal of the Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule, the secretary of defense will announce final decisions to integrate remaining closed occupations and any approved exceptions to policy on or about Jan. 1, 2016, a Pentagon official reported. Juliet Beyler, the Defense Department’s director of officer and enlisted personnel…

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New updated training facility ready for units

Posted  January 16, 2015

Fort Huachuca recently renovated an old warehouse into a new training facility for units, where they are provided a variety of different training aids and classes. The Training Support Center, TSC, provides training aids, devices, simulators and Simulations, TADSS, for Soldiers to use and learn skills they need before deployment.

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FHFD shares wildfire safety tips for upcoming fire season

Posted  January 16, 2015

It’s time to prepare for the upcoming wildfire season. Remembering last year’s Brown Fire, there’s a high probability for fire related incidents and events again this year. Evacuations can come with little notice and no time to prepare. Initial wildfire preparedness by having a plan and an evacuation kit is much more important as this…

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News Briefs January 16, 2015

Posted  January 16, 2015

Chaplains available after duty hours Individuals in need of chaplain assistance outside normal duty hours should contact the on-call duty chaplain at 520.508.8042 or the installation operations center at 520.533.2291. Program available to Families of deployed spouses In November, Mountain Vista Communities launched a Deployed Spouses Program in an effort to better assist Families while…

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FMWR Briefs – January 16, 2015

Posted  January 16, 2015

Sign up for intramural soccer The coaches’ meeting for the 2015 Intramural Soccer program is set for Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Barnes Field House. All letters of intent are due at that time. Rosters are due Jan. 28, and the program will begin Feb. 9, 6 p.m., also at Barnes Field House. For more information,…

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