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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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Legislation changing UCMJ, especially for sex crimes

Posted  January 10, 2014

Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau Sweeping changes to the Manual for Courts-Martial have been brought about by the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2014, signed Dec. 26, according to an expert in the Army’s Office of the Judge Advocate General. WASHINGTON — The National Defense Authorization Act, passed last month, requires sweeping…

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Submit IG issues, allegations in timely manner

Posted  January 10, 2014

Did you know that complainants who have Inspector General, or IG, issues or allegations must present them in a timely manner? Waiting until the last minute to seek assistance may make it more difficult to address them. It is not required for an IG to look into an issue or allegation if the complainant does…

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News Briefs January 10, 2014

Posted  January 10, 2014

FH Blood Drive planned The Armed Services Blood Program will host a blood drive Jan. 28, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Eifler Fitness Center. Appointments are limited to the first 175 donors. To schedule, go to www.militaryblood.dod.mil. For more information, call the Fort Bliss, Texas, Blood Donor Center, 1.915.742.6365. CDC parking lot construction…

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New access control program vets civilian personnel entering post

Posted  December 20, 2013

Courtesy of the Physical Security Office Non-CAC card holders were introduced to a scanner like the one in this picture as part of the Rapid Gate program which began Dec. 1. The scanners are used to validate drivers’ licenses and other forms of identification and can bring up background information on the card-holder. Personnel entering…

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DOD Announces 2013 DOD Chief Information Officer Award winners

Posted  December 20, 2013

Department of Defense announces the recipients of this year’s DoD Chief Information Officer Awards at a Pentagon ceremony Dec. 6. This year marked the 13th anniversary of the DoD CIO Award and is the highest honor recognized by the department for achievement in Information Management, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, and Information Assurance. More than 100 nominations…

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HOLIDAY SAFETY MESSAGE

Posted  December 20, 2013

As we celebrate this holiday season and approach the New Year, I hope you will all take time to reflect on the many accomplishments we’ve made and the challenges we’ve overcome as an installation and an Army. You’ve all contributed greatly to enhancing America’s fighting force and I want to thank you for your hard…

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Fort Huachuca pays respect to fallen K-9 Unit Soldier

Posted  December 20, 2013

Maranda Flynn Kerina Mariana pets Benny, the working dog assigned to her husband, Staff Sgt. John Mariana, K-9 Unit dog handler, prior to his recent passing on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 28. Benny was given to Kerina, who is a prior military working dog handler, following her husband’s memorial service Dec. 12. Hundreds of local Soldiers,…

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Weinstein Village DFAC awarded for Thanksgiving dinner

Posted  December 20, 2013

Gabrielle Kuholski From left, Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, presents Sgt. 1st Class Donald Stewart, 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, with the runner-up award for the Commanding General’s Best Decorated Dining Facility Dec. 12 at the Thunderbird Dining Facility. The dining hall held a competition…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  December 20, 2013

CIC Detachment organized for Manhattan Project Property of the U.S. Army Col. John Lansdale, Jr., was a civilian lawyer and Army reservist who requested a call to active duty with the War Department’s Military Intelligence Division. He served as the director of Intelligence and Security for the Manhattan Project from 1941 – 1946. Dec. 18,…

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Military separation rules increase, access OMPF easily

Posted  December 20, 2013

Army transition — shifting the paradigm Army Career and Alumni Program U. S. Army Human Resources Command veterans are some of the Army’s most valuable resources and need your support. Those who transitioned from the Army within the last 21 years likely started their separation process at the Army Career and Alumni Program, or ACAP….

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