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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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TRICARE ends walk-in admin services at 189 facilities

Posted  January 17, 2014

WASHINGTON – TRICARE military health plan service centers will end administrative walk-in services in the United States on April 1, Pentagon officials said Monday. While the 189 facilities will stop taking walk-ins, beneficiaries can accomplish any administrative task online or by phone, said Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren. The TRICARE military health plan service…

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To our Community,

Posted  January 17, 2014

I very much appreciate everyone’s feedback on the horses at the Buffalo Corral. Since my last message, Horse’n Around Rescue Ranch and Foundation, Inc. briefed me and our veterinarian on the technology they employ to treat aging and injured animals. Horse’n Around uses Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation, or VOM, and lasers to treat progressive and acute…

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Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On … Not A Day Off

Posted  January 17, 2014

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a U.S. federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, around the time of King’s birthday, Jan. 15. This year, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service will be recognized on Monday. King…

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Exchange resolves to promote healthier living

Posted  January 17, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Nicolas Garcia, Exchange visual merchandiser manager, stacks single serving size portions of oatmeal inside the shoppette near the Main Gate. Oatmeal is one healthy option available for purchase at the Main Gate Express. According to “Sourcewire,” nearly a quarter of Americans vow to get fit for the New Year. The Fort Huachuca Army…

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Price study validates commissary’s 30-percent savings

Posted  January 17, 2014

FORT LEE, Va. – Commissary savings are now being measured against a wider range of retailers that sell groceries, and the comparison confirms the value of the benefit, according to the Defense Commissary Agency’s 2013 price comparison study. For the first time, the expanded comparison survey allowed the Defense Commissary Agency, or DeCA, to look…

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Traffic safety camera 30-day warning period underway

Posted  January 17, 2014

The safety cameras at State Route 92 and Foothills Drive are under a 30-day warning period through Feb. 9. The cameras will be fully operational Feb. 10. Drivers who speed and/or run the red light during the warning period will receive letters reminding them to reduce their speeds and help prevent major accidents, injuries, and…

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SV Elks select 18th MP Det. Soldier as LEO of Year

Posted  January 17, 2014

File photo Sgt. 1st Class Craig Hannum, 18th Military Police Detachment sergeant, teaches other law enforcement officers how to use pepper spray, a defensive tool used by military police. Being a primary instructor for Less Lethal Weapons and Tactics training is one reason Hannum was selected as the Elks Lodge 2013 Law Enforcement Officer of…

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Army Community Services shares program information

Posted  January 17, 2014

ACS/Family Advocacy Program Join Army Community Service, or ACS, personnel for classes that were successful last year. People are welcome to attend even one session. Anger Management classes are underway on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in the ACS conference room. All identification card holders are welcome. Scream Free Parenting class, in partnership with the Chaplain’s…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  January 17, 2014

Intelligence Center provides support to Desert Shield/Desert Storm Courtesy Photo Army Intelligence Soldiers post Iraqi positions on a map during Operation Desert Storm. Jan. 17, 1991 Operation Desert Storm began on Jan. 17, 1991, at 3 a.m. (7 p.m., Jan. 16, Eastern Standard Time). It was a direct result of the invasion of Kuwait by…

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AAFES sets MLK Birthday holiday hours

Posted  January 17, 2014

Launderette Always Open Main Exchange Monday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Furniture/Outdoor Living Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Main Store Barber Shop, Flower Shop, General Nutrition Center, Optical Shop Monday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. A dmin Office, Main Store Beauty Shop, Main Gate Baker’s Flor, JITC Baker’s Flor, Mini Mall Baker’s Flor, Main…

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