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FINAL ISSUE: Scout newspaper prints final edition after more than 61 years

Times are changing. Gone are the days when a kid stood on the corner waving the newspaper and crying out the latest headline. Gone are the days when news could wait until the presses had finished rolling. Today news is instantaneous. We are checking our smart phones, tablets and computers via Wi-Fi for the latest…

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Scout on the Street

Joan Vasey Managing Editor As managing editor of The Fort Huachuca Scout for the last eight years, I’ve seen a lot of transitions as military and civilian personnel have come and gone, including Scout reporters. Threaded throughout the paper over the past years, articles about “changes” have been key focal points, from advances in Soldier…

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Help wanted: Enlisted aides in valued roles for Army leaders

Julianne E. Cochran An Enlisted Aide Training Course instructor shows a student the specifics of setting up a general officer’s uniform during a practical exercise. WASHINGTON – Enlisted aides are considered an elite group of staff sergeants and sergeants first class, whose organizational, technical and interpersonal skills are valued among the general officers with whom…

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Vacation Bible School attracts 130 attendees this year

Stephanie Caffall From left, Trey Roberts, 10, John Pecic, 9, and Kyla gross, 7, hold Bible point signs during snack time. The Bible point on July 16 was God has the power to forgive. Fort Huachuca’s Main Post Chapel hosted its annual Vacation Bible School event July 13-17, with the help of approximately 75 volunteers,…


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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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Do something different this year — join B Troop

Posted  January 16, 2015

One of the most unique and rewarding experiences a person can have at Fort Huachuca is to join the post’s mounted ceremonial unit, B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry (Memorial).

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Community Briefs January 16, 2014

Posted  January 16, 2015

City offers free Christmas tree recycling Recycle your Christmas tree free of charge by dropping it off at the City of Sierra Vista’s compost facility on Highway 90. Those who have opted for a live, potted tree this year can donate it to the city for use in future landscaping projects. City refuse customers can…

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Chalk Talk

Posted  January 16, 2015

General Myer Elementary School Lorraine Draeger’s class has been learning about electricity. They made electromagnets by wrapping wire around an iron nail and attaching the wire to the battery. When the wire surrounded the metal, an electromagnetism occurred. The students have also been learning about open and closed circuits. They invited SSVEC, Sulphur Springs Valley…

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RWBAHC to adopt new tobacco free campus policy March 1

Posted  January 9, 2015

U.S. Army photo In an effort to promote a more healthful work and customer service environment, effective March 1, the entire Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center campus will become a nicotine-free zone and cigarette and other use of nicotine-containing products (with the exception of those related to kicking the nicotine habit) will no longer…

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Know rules for smoking, nicotine use on Fort Huachuca

Posted  January 9, 2015

Do you use tobacco products or vapor devices? Nicotine delivery devices, such as e-cigs, vaping devices, or the like are considered the same as tobacco and are only authorized in designated smoking areas. The only places you may smoke, “vape,” or chew tobacco, in accordance with Army Regulation 600-63, are designated by paragraph 7-3. Policy…

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It’s tax time Fort Huachuca Tax Assistance Center plans grand opening

Posted  January 9, 2015

The Fort Huachuca Tax Assistance Center’s grand opening is scheduled for Jan. 27 at 9 a.m. The TAC is located in Building 22324, Christy Avenue and will operate 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. weekdays, on an appointment basis only. Volunteer tax return preparers are part of the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Tax Assistance Program, or…

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