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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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Columbus Day Safety Message

Posted  October 4, 2012

Preparing for a long holiday weekend is essential to the safety of our Soldiers and their Families. Columbus Day commemorates the discovery of our continent and has been a celebrated Federal Holiday since 1937. I encourage everyone to take some much deserved time off to enjoy and celebrate this time off with Family and friends….

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Suicide prevention is key in Army

Posted  October 4, 2012

More then 6,000 Soldiers and Fort Huachuca personnel attended presentations on Sept. 27 to learn about suicide and prevention as part of the Army’s Suicide Stand-Down Day. On Fort Huachuca, three presentations took place simultaneously at three locations three times that day. As part of the Army’s September’s National Suicide Prevention month, Fort Huachuca’s Army…

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Community Briefs – October 11, 2012

Posted  October 11, 2012

FHCSC Annual Tour of Homes cancelled Due to renovations occurring in many of Fort Huachuca’s historical homes, the Fort Huachuca Community Spouses Club Tour of Homes will not take place this year. Learn more about SV history The Serra Vista Historical Society dedicated a 15th historical plaque for its “A New Twist on ‘Then’; Sierra…

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Chalk Talk – October 10, 2012

Posted  October 11, 2012

Colonel Smith Middle School Sixth graders at Colonel Smith Middle School have begun work on a core-curriculum project called “Food for Thought.” This project engages students in a variety of activities that look at life choices that impact their health. These activities help students learn about the science of health and nutrition and the mathematics…

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Apache Flats RV Park a haven for wanderers

Posted  October 11, 2012

It does not take an actual house on the installation to call Fort Huachuca “home.” At Apache Flats Recreational Vehicle Park, many patrons do just that whether it is for one night or 90 days, the stay limit.

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FMWR Briefs – October 11, 2012

Posted  October 11, 2012

‘Bikes & Bands’ returns Sunday FMWR and Sierra Cycles invite everyone to “party in the street” when they present the “Bikes and Bands” Street Fair Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Hatfield Street, between Irwin and Bissel on Fort Huachuca. “Brigade FMX World Wide Extreme Motorsports,” and a local rock band, will perform. Food…

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News Briefs – October 11, 2012

Posted  October 11, 2012

Fungus not affecting RWBAHC medications Recently, there have been cases of injectable medication being contaminated with fungus from a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts. The Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center has never purchased any medication from the pharmacy involved. Officials are in the process of inquiring about patients who have been referred out to pain…

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FH IHG Army Hotel celebrates anniversary, new amenities

Posted  October 11, 2012

After celebrating its one-year anniversary in August, the IHG Army Hotel on Fort Huachuca shows promise and positive results.

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Signalers donate, raise awareness of Chaplain’s Food Locker

Posted  October 11, 2012

Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 11th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, organized outside the commissary for several hours Oct. 1 to collect donations in support of the Chaplain’s Food Locker here.

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15E unmanned aircraft systems repairers study UAS maintenance support on FH

Posted  October 11, 2012

Unmanned aircraft systems, or UASs, are often called “eyes in the sky.” That is because UASs can film videos of potentially hostile locations and transmit the imagery over many miles while not putting Soldiers in harm’s way....

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