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Family, faith, focus Resiliency helps Soldier heal from extensive combat wounds

“I remember the day, August 5, for those of you that have been to Kabul, you know that the air quality isn’t quite right, but that morning I went on a 5-mile run.

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RWBAHC welcomes new top doc to command

Soldiers, family and friends gathered at Brown Parade Field at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., for the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center change of command ceremony June 29, 2015. After two years, Col. Lance Raney relinquished his command to Lt. Col. Edgar Arroyo in an early morning ceremony on the storied parade field.

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Cochise County Outlaws perform with a special guest performer

The Cochise County Outlaws, 62nd Army Rock Band, performed for advanced individual training students in a special concert at Eifler Fitness Center on June 27.

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MI Hall of Fame ceremony at Fort Huachuca honors inductees

The 2015 Military Intelligence Hall of Fame ceremony introduced the eight latest inductees on June 26.

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Keep your summer cool at Irwin Pool

With temperatures rising, Fort Huachuca’s Irwin Pool is an inviting way to keep the Family cool this summer. The pool is open through Labor Day. Currently, water temperatures are comfortable.


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Salutes & Awards

NETCOM employee receives exceptional service citation

Posted  November 7, 2014

Courtesy photo Stu Carter, left, who works for the Network Enterprise Technology Command’s Strategic Initiatives Group, Fort Huachuca, receives a citation for exceptional service from Association of the United States Army Region Seven President, Retired Col. Sam Thiessen. Carter was recognized as AUSA’s Region Seven Department of the Army Civilian of the Year for 2014….

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Fort Huachuca’s Army Band changes command on historic parade field

Posted  November 7, 2014

Tanja Linton In an age-old Army tradition, Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Tanner passed the unit’s guidon to outgoing commander Chief Warrant Officer 2 Tom Bauer, who passed it to garrison commander Col. Thomas A. Boone who then passed it to Warrant Officer Jonathan Crane. Having formally accepted command of the band, Crane returns the guidon…

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Sierra Vista receives “Purple Heart City” designation

Posted  November 7, 2014

Sierra Vista became the second official Purple Heart City in Arizona on Oct. 23, when City Council passed a resolution and Mayor Frederick Mueller made an official proclamation recognizing the personal sacrifice and valor Purple Heart recipients have made for our nation. “We’re pleased to be a Purple Heart City,” Mueller says. “The City of…

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Sierra Vista Public Library Discovery Packs take learning outdoors

Posted  November 7, 2014

Explorers looking to make discoveries in the community can now check out the new “Discovery Packs” offered by the Sierra Vista Public Library. These packs allow for fabulous fun for explorers of all ages and can be checked out for seven days. All that’s needed is a library card. For those who love to view…

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Fort Huachuca students celebrate Red Ribbon Week on post

Posted  November 7, 2014

Maci Hidalgo General Myer Elementary School Counselor Jan Camps helps fourth grade students Sophia Rodriguez, 9, and Emily Wright, 9, push red plastic cups into the fence to create their Red Ribbon Week “message” for everyone to see. Red Ribbon Week was designed to focus awareness on the problems of drug use in all communities….

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Army and Air Force Exchange Service sets Veterans Day holiday hours

Posted  November 7, 2014

Launderette Always Open   Main Exchange Monday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.   Furniture/Outdoor Living Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.   Main Store Barbershop, Flower Shop, General Nutrition Center, Mobile Center, Optical Shop Monday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday: 10 a.m….

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DOD: Defense Department celebrates Military Family Month in November

Posted  November 7, 2014

WASHINGTON — November in America traditionally is a month of thankfulness, and the Defense Department chose this month to recognize those who support the nation’s armed forces but who don’t wear the uniform: military Families. Barbara Thompson directs the department’s Office of Family Policy, Children and Youth, and Special Needs. She recently spoke with DOD…

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Navy: Sailors’ artwork showcases Naval service

Posted  November 7, 2014

Navy Aerographer’s Mate 3rd Class Kristena Huck, from Deming, Wash., left, and Machinist’s Mate Fireman Elizabeth Bowmer, from Astoria, Ore., pose beside a mural they painted on the aft mess decks of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington. The George Washington and its embarked carrier air wing, Carrier Air Wing 5, provide a combat-ready…

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Health & Safety

Service members, Civilians train to defend against infectious diseases

Posted  November 7, 2014

TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official website states that this year’s Ebola epidemic marks the largest number of confirmed cases of Ebola in history. In order to efficiently respond to an outbreak, Soldiers here trained to ensure they have the skill sets to properly don and doff…

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Dempsey, Battaglia explain rationale for post-Africa deployment Ebola Virus Disease monitoring

Posted  November 7, 2014

WASHINGTON — The 21-day controlled monitoring program for U.S. Service members returning from West Africa is a conservative and prudent approach, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and his senior enlisted advisor said Oct. 30. Gen. Martin Dempsey and Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia said they see the reintegration program troops will…

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