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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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Community Briefs – November 15, 2012

Posted  November 15, 2012

Learn to square dance Sierra Vista’s Thunder Mountain Twirlers Square Dance Club is offering A-B-C Fun Dances, an easy introduction to square dancing, 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Friday nights through mid-January at the Sierra Vista Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner Ave. Cost is $3 per person; the first night is free. Wear…

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‘Yikes! Is this turkey done or not?’

Posted  November 15, 2012

FORT LEE, Va. — Seeing pink when slicing into your beautifully browned holiday turkey is enough to strike fear into the heart of any cook, no matter how experienced they are. Follow these few tips to avoid that scene this holiday season. First, make sure the turkey is completely thawed before being prepped for the…

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SKIESUnlimited now offering new programs

Posted  November 15, 2012

SKIESUnlimited, an Army Child, Youth and School Services Program on Fort Huachuca, is now offering dance, gymnastics and writing classes.

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FMWR Briefs – November 15, 2012

Posted  November 15, 2012

Turkey Bowl slated Fort Huachuca will host its annual Turkey Bowl and holiday food drive on Warrior and Sentinel Field tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. This event is a friendly football game between the 11th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade and partner signal organizations versus the 111th Military Intelligence Brigade. The public is invited, and there is…

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News Briefs – November 15, 2012

Posted  November 15, 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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Veterans remembered, celebrated in Sierra Vista on Monday

Posted  November 15, 2012

Members from all branches of service gathered at Veterans’ Memorial Park this past Monday to remember the sacrifices made by those in uniform.

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Veterans, others honored during special annual MAC luncheon

Posted  November 15, 2012

The Greater Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee Luncheon attendees honored area veterans Nov. 7 during the annual “Take a Vet to Lunch” event held at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre.

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‘Larry the Cable Guy’ sees Natick technology

Posted  November 15, 2012

When it comes to turning out the finest equipment in the world for American servicemen and women, no one else can “Git-R-Done” quite like the folks at the Natick Soldier Systems Center.

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Military Intelligence — this week in history November 15, 2012

Posted  November 15, 2012

SIGINT successes during Washington Naval Conference November 1921 Concerned about large-scale ship-building programs in the U.S., Great Britain and Japan following World War I, U.S. President Warren G. Harding organized the Washington Naval Conference in late 1921. The conference was held in Washington D.C., and nine nations attended. Harding’s goal was to establish limits on…

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Use open door policy to resolve problems at lowest levels

Posted  November 15, 2012

When a Soldier comes into the Inspector General’s Office, one of the first questions the IG staff asks the person is, “Have you spoken to your chain of command about this issue?” More often than not, they find that Soldiers did not communicate with their leaders. The majority of issues brought to the IG Office…

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