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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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CFC campaign resumes activity suspended during furlough

Posted  October 25, 2013

With the end of the recent government furlough, the Department of Defense, or DoD, may now resume Combined Federal Campaign activities suspended while the furlough was in place. In a DoD memorandum dated Oct. 17, Susan Yarwood, acting for the Human Resources director, thanked employees for their role in the Department’s effort “to conduct a…

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2014 — What’s your safety objective?

Posted  October 25, 2013

We [recently] turned the page on another fiscal year, and [it was] our Army’s best ever for safety. But … we must allow ourselves to go nowhere but forward into the [rest of this fiscal] year, building upon our successes and paying heed to lessons learned along the way. The Army’s annual safety and occupational…

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Jeannie’s Diner management gains Army-wide recognition

Posted  October 25, 2013

Gabrielle Kuholski Sandra Perry, Jeannie’s Diner business manager, interacts with customers during lunchtime on Oct. 16. Perry is the fiscal year 2012 recipient of the Army-wide James A. Carroll award for most improved business operation. Jeannie’s Diner patrons have a new reason to grab a bite to eat in the facility. Sandra Perry, Jeannie’s Diner…

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Be careful when buying ‘pink’— research ahead

Posted  October 25, 2013

(Editor’s note: Although October is almost over, the Better Business Bureau offers sound advice when it comes to giving. With the approach of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, charities increase requests for donations. Advance research can help consumers ensure their donations reach those the funds are intended to help.) TUCSON, Ariz. — Every October, thousands…

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Breast cancer awareness may save life of person you know, love

Posted  October 25, 2013

According to the Centers for Disease Control, one out of eight women is at risk for developing breast cancer sometime during her life. In the United States this year, more than 230,000 women were diagnosed. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and offers an opportunity to learn more about the disease. Many factors increase one’s…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  October 25, 2013

Soldier awarded Medal of Honor for ‘doing something big’ Photo property of the U.S. Army Pfc. Parker Dunn, member of the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame, was killed in action on Oct. 23, 1918, and was awarded a Medal of Honor for his courage under fire. Oct. 23, 1918 “I want to do something big…

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Trick-or-treat safely on Fort Huachuca

Posted  October 25, 2013

Thursday is Halloween. Keep the fun in trick-or-treating on Fort Huachuca by sharing safety tips with children in advance of the spook-tacular night. Fort Huachuca’s Halloween trick-or-treat hours are 6 – 8 p.m. for youth under 14. Children, 9 and under, must be accompanied by an adult. According to the current curfew policy, children 17…

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Installation retirement ceremony honors nine retirees

Posted  October 25, 2013

Gabrielle Kuholski Eight Soldiers and one Airman retired from military service Friday on Brown Parade Field. They and their Families were honored during the formal retirement ceremony. Service members were honored for their commitment to the military, and Family members were recognized for supporting those who served. There comes a time at the end of…

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AKO changes coming soon — prepare now

Posted  October 25, 2013

Army plans to close retiree AKO accounts by March 31, 2014 On Sept. 20, the Army published its plan to modernize Army Knowledge Online, or AKO. The plan transitions business users to a suite of more secure, interoperable Department of Defense, or DoD, services. The improved security requires users to have Common Access Cards, or…

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Marines: 30th anniversary of Beirut bombing – survivor shares his story

Posted  October 25, 2013

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, marked the 30th anniversary of the Beirut Bombing. Two-hundred-forty-one American and 58 French service members were killed when two trucks filled with explosives crashed into the two barracks buildings.

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