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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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Buena High School Marching Colts Band Hero award given to two Fort Huachuca workers

Posted  October 25, 2012

From left, Sgt. 1st Class Craig Hannum, 18th Military Police Detachment sergeant; Fry Firefighter Steve McMurtrie; Sgt. Ken Foster, Cochise County deputy sheriff; Shelby Weller, manager of Casa De La Paz, Hospice, Sierra Vista Regional Health Center; Shawnee Carlile, Family Readiness Support Assistant,11th Signal Brigade; and Margaret and Rick Klein, school community Buena Performing Arts…

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Community Briefs – November 1, 2012

Posted  November 1, 2012

Cove closed for maintenance The Sierra Vista Aquatic Center, The Cove, is closed for maintenance to Nov. 26. Annually, The Cove closes for two weeks for general maintenance. This year, more extensive maintenance is necessary. Maintenance includes: refurbishing the support beams and re-concreting portions of the deck; replacing the observation deck railings; and refurbishing the…

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Health & Safety

How to prevent, care for soft tissue injuries at home

Posted  November 1, 2012

Whether active duty, retired or military dependent, many have dealt with a soft tissue injury at one time in their lives.

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FMWR Briefs – November 1, 2012

Posted  November 1, 2012

SKIES to offer new classes for youth Beginning this month, Child, Youth and School Services’ SKIESUnlimited Program will offer several new classes, including college/high school prep writing; computer; gymnastics; musical theatre; piano lessons; drama; cooking; karate, tae kwon do; arts and crafts; and dance, including African style, hip hop, jazz/tap, ballet/tap, contemporary/lyrical, and dance technique…

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News Briefs – November 1, 2012

Posted  November 1, 2012

App helps military families chart ‘life path’ The National Military Family Association launched a new app to answer questions and help military families find support as they navigate deployments, education, retirement and other major life events. The app, free and available for iPhone and Android, is called MyMilitaryLife. So far, only three “life paths” are…

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Evaluating mobile technology for warfighter use challenging

Posted  November 1, 2012

Mobile technology, or mobility as it is referred to by the military, is for the first time, taking a prominent role in defense.

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Sports

Golf course making many changes, specialty rates included

Posted  November 1, 2012

Since 2009, the Mountain View Golf Course has made many changes to improve the golfing experience for the Fort Huachuca and Sierra Vista community.

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Army

Debt, divorce — who pays what?

Posted  November 1, 2012

Recently a client came to the Fort Huachuca Legal Assistance Division with a question about a credit card debt. The Soldier had gotten a divorce several years ago, and the divorce decree required the ex-spouse to pay the balance on the credit card. The Soldier had just gotten a call from a debt collector indicating…

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Salutes & Awards

Charles Chibitty — Comanche code-talker

Posted  November 1, 2012

In June 1944, when Comanche Indian Cpl. Charles Chibitty landed on Utah Beach in Normandy, his first radio message was to another Comanche on an incoming boat. He transmitted it in his native tongue. In English, the message was: “Five miles to the right of the designated area and five miles inland, the fighting is…

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Two new educational opportunities for Soldiers, civilian employees

Posted  November 1, 2012

The United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence announces two cooperative efforts with local higher education institutions to offer Soldiers and civilians educational opportunities that benefit both the participants and USAICoE. Qualified Department of the Army civilians, or DACs, can earn a master’s certificate in Instructional Design from the University of Arizona, and any instructor…

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