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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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Events

Community Briefs December 6, 2013

Posted  December 6, 2013

Heroes dine for free Nationwide, as a gesture of thanks to heroes across the country, local sponsors are recognizing military, firefighters, police and paramedics during “Hero Appreciation Week,” which began yesterday, with a free $50 dinner card good at 18,000 restaurants across the country. Through Dec. 14, local heroes are invited to visit local sponsor,…

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Chalk Talk

Posted  December 6, 2013

General Myer Elementary School This week, the second half of Valerie Lathrop’s class at General Myer Elementary School reports on what they’ve recently been learning in third grade. Larcel: “Math, multiplication, reading, spelling, the months and art.” Alexia: “Multiplication, division and fractions.” Dylan: “A little division, about plants, how to multiply a lot … I’ve…

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DoD: Prepare now for tax season, DoD official advises

Posted  December 5, 2013

WASHINGTON — With a month left before the start of tax season, service members should begin gathering documentation to file their 2013 taxes, said the director of the Pentagon’s Office of Family Policy and Children and Youth. In a recent interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Barbara Thompson suggested visiting the…

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Community Friends Program seeks sponsors to host international students

Posted  November 27, 2013

Photos courtesy of Fikretta Grant International military officers who train at U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, Fort Huachuca, met for an International Military and Sponsor Luncheon at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre, Sept. 26. The International Military Student Office is actively seeking sponsors for the Community Friends Program — a hospitality program intended to…

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THANKSGIVING SAFETY MESSAGE

Posted  November 27, 2013

Our Nation will celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, a day set aside to pause, reflect and give thanks for the gifts of peace, freedom and the opportunities we share as Americans. Historically, holiday weekends are periods of increased risk. The additional time off provides a well-earned respite from the duties and rigors of training and an…

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Scholarships for Military Children Program opens Tuesday

Posted  November 27, 2013

FORT LEE, Va. – Applications for the 2014 Scholarships for Military Children Program become available Tuesday at commissaries worldwide or on the Internet at http://www.militaryscholar.org. Applications must be turned in to a commissary by close of business Feb. 28. Packages must be hand-delivered or shipped via U.S. Postal Service or other delivery methods, not emailed…

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Salutes & Awards

FH school district art teacher wins state-level art education award

Posted  November 27, 2013

Gabrielle Kuholski Nancy Murphy, General Myer and Colonel Johnston Elementary Schools visual arts instructor and 2013 Middle Level Art Educator of the Year, answers questions about a chalk stenciling assignment. Pictured are General Myer students from Amy Wolfe’s fifth grade class. The Arizona Art Education Association, or AAEA, awarded Nancy Murphy, General Myer and Colonel…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  November 27, 2013

Alamo Scouts established, safely gather intel during WWII Photo property of the U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Fred Osborn, director of Morale Services Division, War Department, talks to Alamo Scout candidates following a demonstration of jumping and swimming in the water fully equipped during the general’s visit to Alamo Scout School, Fergusson Island, New Guinea, on…

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Retiree Council shares news, notes

Posted  November 27, 2013

Issues — retiree submissions sought for CSA Retiree Council discussion The Fort Huachuca Retiree Council is soliciting retiree input on issues to present to the chief of staff of the Army Retiree Council. The Fort Huachuca Retiree Council, or RC, meets quarterly to discuss issues concerning the Army retiree population. To date, the RC has…

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CSMS hosts career day

Posted  November 27, 2013

Photo by Gabrielle Kuholski Lt. Col. Maricela Alvarado, G3/5/7, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, interacts with students during Colonel Smith Middle School’s Career Day Friday. Before Alvarado talked about her own career and the Army, she had students introduce themselves and talk about their interests. Colonel Smith Middle School, or CSMS, students, faculty and…

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