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FINAL ISSUE: Scout newspaper prints final edition after more than 61 years

Times are changing. Gone are the days when a kid stood on the corner waving the newspaper and crying out the latest headline. Gone are the days when news could wait until the presses had finished rolling. Today news is instantaneous. We are checking our smart phones, tablets and computers via Wi-Fi for the latest…

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Scout on the Street

Joan Vasey Managing Editor As managing editor of The Fort Huachuca Scout for the last eight years, I’ve seen a lot of transitions as military and civilian personnel have come and gone, including Scout reporters. Threaded throughout the paper over the past years, articles about “changes” have been key focal points, from advances in Soldier…

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Help wanted: Enlisted aides in valued roles for Army leaders

Julianne E. Cochran An Enlisted Aide Training Course instructor shows a student the specifics of setting up a general officer’s uniform during a practical exercise. WASHINGTON – Enlisted aides are considered an elite group of staff sergeants and sergeants first class, whose organizational, technical and interpersonal skills are valued among the general officers with whom…

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Vacation Bible School attracts 130 attendees this year

Stephanie Caffall From left, Trey Roberts, 10, John Pecic, 9, and Kyla gross, 7, hold Bible point signs during snack time. The Bible point on July 16 was God has the power to forgive. Fort Huachuca’s Main Post Chapel hosted its annual Vacation Bible School event July 13-17, with the help of approximately 75 volunteers,…

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Marines: U.S. Marines, Ghanaian soldiers refine infantry skills

More than 40 Ghanaian infantrymen traditionally participate in United Nations peacekeeping operations. These operations require the Ghanaian service members to be proficient in infantry skills—something the U.S. Marines know well.


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Alpha Company 2-13th Avn. Regt. scene takes first place at annual Haunted Hayride

Posted  October 31, 2014

The annual Haunted Hayride on Fort Huachuca took place at Wren Arena over the weekend and, for the third year in a row, Alpha Company, 2-13th Aviation Regiment, took first place for their spooky scene.

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News Briefs October 31, 2014

Posted  October 31, 2014

Chaplains available after duty hours Individuals in need of chaplain assistance outside normal duty hours should contact the on-call duty chaplain at 520.508.8042 or the installation operations center at 520.533.2291. DA Form 1687 signature requirement changes Effective immediately, the DA Form 1687 will require both handwritten and digital signatures for the identified authorized representatives. Up…

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FMWR Briefs – October 31, 2014

Posted  October 31, 2014

Vendors needed for N.O.E.L. event FMWR is looking for arts and crafts, novelty and other vendors for the 2014 Night of Extraordinary Lights Christmas Village set for Dec. 12 – 13, 6 – 10 p.m., at Brown Parade Field. This event was previously held at Mountain View Golf Course. For more information, call 520.538.0836 or…

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Operation Rising Star — Virtual stage open to active-duty singers

Posted  October 31, 2014

Active-duty service men and women still have an opportunity to submit videos online to compete for two of six finalist spots and a chance to be named the 2014 “Rising Star.”

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Chalk Talk

Posted  October 31, 2014

Colonel Smith Middle School Submitted photo Olympian and Soldier, Capt. Chris Fogt, meets with Colonel Smith Middle School staff and students to give a motivational speech on Oct. 23. Staff and Soldier pictured from left: Nanette Filleman, Monica Oviedo, Sara Frickenschmidt, Fogt, Andrea Weigle and Jennifer Truitt-Lewis. General Myer Elementary School Bette Gallant From left,…

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Community Briefs October 31, 2014

Posted  October 31, 2014

SV Elks Lodge Haunted House & Spooky Carnival The Sierra Vista Elk’s Lodge will host a Haunted House and Carnival today, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., at and near the Elks Ramada, 1 Elks Ln. The Haunted House for children 12 and over will be open today, 5 – 10 p.m. Carnival games are 1 –…

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Army makes significant strides in energy programs

Posted  October 24, 2014

The Army has made significant strides in its energy programs, despite challenges with budgets and manpower, according to a top Army official.

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Fort Huachuca showcases energy audit program

Posted  October 24, 2014

October is Energy Awareness Month and it is an appropriate time to describe the programs and services available to those responsible for managing Fort Huachuca’s various facilities. As part of the Army’s Net Zero Program, Fort Huachuca personnel are working to both reduce its energy consumption and to produce more of what people do use…

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Health & Safety

Ebola Virus Disease outbreak — know the facts

Posted  October 24, 2014

Ebola Virus Disease, previously known as Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever, was originally discovered in 1976 in what is now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo and since its first discovery has appeared sporadically through Africa. It is still unknown how the first human became infected; but, it is suspected the first person was infected…

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Dempsey says combating Ebola a national security priority

Posted  October 24, 2014

In a video message to the force, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff called the fight against Ebola in West Africa a U.S. national security priority and said the health and safety of American Service members deployed to the region will be safeguarded.

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