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Mike Williams Health & Safety

Flooding still underway this year — avoid water runoff problems

Mike Williams Runoff crosses the road during a monsoon storm. Remember to stay safe, and if you see even a small amount of water crossing the roadway, remember to ‘Turn Around, Don’t Drown!’ While rain in a desert climate is usually welcome, too much of a good thing can a problem for travelers, especially newcomers…

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Fort holds memorial ceremony for recently retired FH police chief

Maranda Flynn Andrew and Lisa Shears carry the remains of Ollie James Shears, the recently retired chief of police with Fort Huachuca’s Directorate of Emergency Services, into the Main Post Chapel, Fort Huachuca, Aug. 8, for a Celebration of Life Ceremony. Soldiers, Civilians and Family members gathered for a memorial ceremony Aug. 8 at the…

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Air Force: Two Airmen join Army’s elite Rangers

The Army Ranger School students were all looking forward to the few hours of precious sleep they were about to get after a long day of training on Mount Yonah, a mountain in the Chattahoochee National Forest in Georgia.

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Steelhead Triathlon turns 20: Event organizer reminisces — his background led to creation of FH event

As participants prepare for the 20th Annual Steelhead Triathlon here at Fort Huachuca, Leslie Woods, Fort Huachuca’s Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation sports director, the mastermind of all things sports and fitness at Barnes Field House — sits in his office and reminisces over the past two decades of the triathlon event.

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DoD announces readiness, environmental protection awards

File photo A REPI Challenge award of $4 million for Fort Huachuca will leverage just over $9 million in partner contributions to permanently restrict development on 5,900 acres of ranchland. Partnerships include Arizona Land and Water Trust, Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Bureau of…


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Army Air Force Exchange Service sets Presidents Day holiday hours

Posted  February 14, 2014

Launderette Always Open Main Exchange Monday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Furniture/Outdoor Living Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Arizona Tile Crafters, Main Store Barber Shop, Flower Shop, General Nutrition Center, Mobile Center, Optical Shop, Papito’s Puros Monday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admin Office, Main Store Beauty Shop, The Spa, L&A Southern Style BBQ,…

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Air Force: Airmen train Marines on aircraft refueling

Posted  February 14, 2014

Marines from the 9th Engineer Support Battalion at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, are participating in a six-month field exchange program here with Airmen from the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron.

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Army: CID warns scam website similar to legitimate benefits website

Posted  February 14, 2014

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command wants to clarify a press release that was issued Feb. 6, to help avoid any possible confusion regarding a false website and the official U.S. Army benefits website for former and current service members. In the announcement, CID accurately released that a website claiming to be an official U.S….

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Soldier presents Active Shooter Response, Mitigation Training

Posted  February 14, 2014

Sgt. 1st Class Craig Hannum, detachment sergeant, 18th Military Police Detachment, likes to give a disclaimer during Active Shooter Response and Mitigation training — he is not here to create world peace or to solve terrorism, stop the drug problem or rewrite well-established safety regulations.

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FMWR Briefs – February 14, 2014

Posted  February 14, 2014

‘Magic the Gathering’ events scheduled Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, or BOSS, will present “Friday Night Magic” tonight, 6 – 10 p.m., at Murr Community Center. For more information, go to the Fort Huachuca BOSS Facebook page or call 533.8252. Murr and BOSS will also host the Arizona Magic Invitational “Magic the Gathering” qualifying event…

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Take charge of heart health today, this month

Posted  February 14, 2014

Today is Valentine’s Day, when many people give chocolates in heart shaped containers to those they care about. A lesser-known event associated with a certain type of diet and the heart is American Heart Month which we celebrate each February. Cardiovascular disease, which can increase the risk of having strokes and heart attacks, is the…

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Community Briefs February 14, 2014

Posted  February 14, 2014

Cochise College scholarships The Cochise College Foundation will award 50 $1,000 scholarships to Cochise County high school graduating seniors or home schooled students enrolling full-time at Cochise College this fall. Eligible students should go online to complete the foundation’s STARS scholarship application, which is now open for all future and current Cochise College students seeking…

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Chalk Talk

Posted  February 14, 2014

Nancy Murphy Sean Street, 11, a 4th grade student in Suzi Szymeczek’s class, excels at weaving in Nancy Murphy’s art class. General Myer Elementary School Pam Sherod’s homeroom class has been busy with science projects which were on display at the school Feb. 6 for family night. The students are also wrapping up their unit…

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CSMS CyberPatriots take third place in national semifinal competition

Posted  February 7, 2014

Kay Hawkins From left, Justin McCrary, 13, Evan Scarborough, 13, Carson Rice, 12, Sabrina Pierre, 14 and Colin Owen, 13, members of the Colonel Smith Middle School CyberPatriots team, compete in round 2 of the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program Competition, in December, at Cochise College. The Colonel Smith Middle School CyberPatriots, a seven-student…

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Presidential proclamation National African American History Month, 2014 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Posted  February 7, 2014

Americans have long celebrated our Nation as a beacon of liberty and opportunity — home to patriots who threw off an empire, refuge to multitudes who fled oppression and despair. Yet we must also remember that while many came to our shores to pursue their own measure of freedom, hundreds of thousands arrived in chains….

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