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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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Health & Safety

Local jury scam alert — avoid becoming a victim

Posted  October 10, 2014

The Sierra Vista Police Department, SVPD, is warning residents not to fall prey to the “jury scam”— a ploy often used by scam artists. Three callers reported the same ruse to officers Oct. 2. All three received a call from a person claiming to be with the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office looking to collect $4,500…

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Air Force: AF to implement TDY policy changes

Posted  October 10, 2014

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (AFNS) — The Air Force recently implemented two TDY policy changes that will impact travel reimbursements for Airmen. The first change, which took effect Oct. 1, made changes to the Joint Travel Regulations, Reimbursable and Incidental Expense Policy. The second will be a change in long-term TDY per diem expenses…

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Marines: Diversity to Corps — Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted  October 10, 2014

Americans take time to recognize Hispanic and Latino American’s contributions and celebrate their heritage and culture during National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sep. 15 to Oct. 15.

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Events

National Night Out introduces community to local law enforcement

Posted  October 10, 2014

Cpl. Damian Barron with the Sierra Vista Police Department helps Jayden Portz, 8, try one a tactical vest during Sierra Vista’s National Night Out event Tuesday evening. Barron participated in the event by displaying and explaining the different special response vehicle and equipment the SVPD uses in high risk situations.   Jaxon Vanfossan, 3, gets…

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TRANSCOM, SDDC team addressing critical POV shipping concerns

Posted  October 10, 2014

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — Transportation experts from U.S. Transportation Command and Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command formed a fusion team in May to more quickly evaluate and address critical issues affecting the U.S. military’s privately owned vehicle shipping program. On May 1, International Auto Logistics assumed responsibility for the Global Privately Owned…

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News Briefs October 10, 2014

Posted  October 10, 2014

Housing referral rewards available All current Mountain Vista Communities residents are now eligible for a $250 referral reward for any eligible enlisted military Family they refer to Mountain Vista Communities who signs a one year lease. After they sign their lease, MVC will also give the referred Family a check for $250. For more information,…

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Bikes, bands invade Fort Huachuca over weekend

Posted  October 10, 2014

The Hitmen, a four-member band out of Tombstone, perform during Sunday’s Bikes and Bands Street Fair on Fort Huachuca. The Military Intelligence Corps Band (62nd Army Band), also played.   Visitors gather around the Sierra Cycles motorcycle and all-terrain vehicles display at the Bikes and Bands Street Fair at Fort Huachuca Sunday. The Directorate of…

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National Park Service sites in county begin fall operations Monday

Posted  October 10, 2014

COCHISE COUNTY, Ariz. — Superintendent H. Lane Baker has announced the fall seasonal operating hours of the three National Park Service sites in Cochise County — Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial and Fort Bowie National Historic Site. The following hours and operations are in effect from Monday – Nov. 30. At Chiricahua National Monument,…

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Community Briefs October 10, 2014

Posted  October 10, 2014

Volksmarch in Tucson Saturday Tucson Volkssport Walking Klub presents a 10 & 5 km walk Saturday at the Steam Pump Ranch Park, 10901 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson. The walk starts at 8:30 a.m. with the last start at 11:30 a.m. and all finishing by 3 p.m. Registration fees are $3 for IVV credit only and…

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Chalk Talk

Posted  October 10, 2014

Color is everywhere   Courtesy Photo Chelsea Bovara’s 3rd grade art class at General Myer Elementary School learn about color blending in art, as they create their own color wheels. From left, front row, Katie Lawrence, Jenna Taylor, Hiram Torres-Marin , Nathan Whitworth, and Mackenzie Turner, all 8, and from left, second row, Tristan Luna,…

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