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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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AER now accepting scholarship applications

Posted  January 9, 2015

Army Emergency Relief Army Emergency Relief has begun accepting applications for next year’s scholarships and the application period will remain open through May 1. ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Army Emergency Relief, or AER, began accepting applications for next year’s scholarships and the application period will remain open through May 1. Last year, AER awarded 3,637 scholarships,…

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Official reports progress in awareness of human trafficking

Posted  January 9, 2015

WASHINGTON — Defense Department awareness of slavery and human trafficking issues is paying off significantly because of mandatory employee training, the program manager for DOD’s Combating Trafficking in Persons program has reported. As DOD observes National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in January, Sam Yousef noted how annual training for DOD’s military, Civilian, and…

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Commissary scholarships available for military children

Posted  January 9, 2015

FORT LEE, Va. – As the Scholarships for Military Children Program enters its 15th year, more than 8,000 students have shared nearly $13 million in scholarships. Applications for the 2015-2016 school-year awards are now available at the Fort Huachuca Commissary or on the Internet at http://www.militaryscholar.org. As one of last year’s recipients said, the scholarship…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted  January 9, 2015

On Jan. 14, 1991, the Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System (now referred to as JSTARS, but at that time stressed as the “Joint” STARS) had its first operational mission as part of Operation Desert Shield in the Persian Gulf.

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DOD: Services continue strong recruiting through November 2014

Posted  January 9, 2015

WASHINGTON — All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal year 2015 through November 2014, Defense Department officials announced Tuesday. Here are the active-component recruiting numbers for fiscal year 2015 through November 2014: — Army: 10,036 accessions, 101.6 percent of its goal of 9,880; — Navy: 5,079 accessions, 100 percent…

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Active duty Service members must change Roth TSP contributions

Posted  January 9, 2015

Active duty Service members must change Roth TSP contributions by Jan. 31 or risk losing their deductions. GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Active duty members of the Army, Air Force or Navy making dollar-amount Roth contributions to a Thrift Savings Plan account should know that these deductions will stop on Jan. 31, unless action is taken. “The…

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Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning during colder weather

Posted  January 9, 2015

Carbon monoxide, or CO, is an odorless, colorless and toxic gas. Because one cannot see it or smell it, it can kill people before they are even aware of its presence. Carbon monoxide is one of the leading causes of accidental poisoning deaths in America. Carbon monoxide is a product of incomplete combustion. Therefore, anything…

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2015 might be good time to quit nicotine use

Posted  January 9, 2015

With tobacco use accounting for at least 30 percent of all cancer deaths, causing 87 percent of lung cancer deaths in men, and 70 percent of lung cancer deaths in women, it’s no wonder that many people may wish to quit smoking and may have made it their New Year’s Resolution. Studies show that a…

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Two committees help FH community make wise choices

Posted  January 9, 2015

The Healthy Community Wellness Committee and Healthy Workforce Wellness Committees are two groups that have been set-up to work on policies and initiatives that nest under the Community Health Promotion Council. The Healthy Community Wellness Committee sets priorities and implements environmental changes and social supports that facilitate healthy living and promotes resiliency in Families, retirees,…

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Lightweight antenna increases Army agility

Posted  January 9, 2015

Inflatable ground satellite antennas are aiding in the expeditionary nature of U.S. and coalition forces, enabling them to achieve high-bandwidth network connectivity anywhere in the world from small deployable packages.

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