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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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EPG lab here tests most Army GPS technology

Posted  October 3, 2014

U.S. Army A test item is subjected to a GPS test at the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground during late summer of 2014. USAEPG is one of the few military test ranges that is authorized to test GPS in an open-air setting, using a variety of settings and modeled environments to ensure that tested civilian…

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month “Expect. Employ. Empower.”

Posted  October 3, 2014

October 2014 The Army’s observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month remains important to our communities as we recognize the countless contributions Americans with disabilities make to our Army on a daily basis. To this end, it is our responsibility to acknowledge and honor these individuals by continuing to implement effective policies and practices that…

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Army’s Hispanic outreach not limited to Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted  October 3, 2014

WASHINGTON – Hispanic Americans have made incredible contributions to the nation, and the Army is giving them special recognition during National Hispanic Heritage Month, an Army spokeswoman said. “The Army is committed to building a strong, long-lasting relationship with the Hispanic community,” said Mari Monserrate, Hispanic outreach liaison for the Army’s Office of the Chief…

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Shoplifting at FH Exchange, resulting costs down in 2013

Posted  October 3, 2014

According to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention, there are approximately 27 million shoplifters in America, accounting for more than $35 million a day in losses, a fact not lost on retailers such as the military’s retailer, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. While it may not be evident to the naked eye, the…

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Fort Huachuca ramps up suicide prevention awareness

Posted  October 3, 2014

Twenty-three students recently graduated from an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, ASIST, Training for Trainers, T4T, and earned Provisional Trainer status as ASIST trainers. ASIST provides individuals with additional skills and tools to help someone who is at risk of suicide. Living Works, the company that owns the ASIST program, sent four trainers from around…

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Employees must plan to use annual leave or risk forfeiting it

Posted  October 3, 2014

It’s time for employees who will have excess annual leave at the end of the year to submit paperwork to use the leave so they won’t risk forfeiting it. It is the mutual responsibility of supervisors and employees to plan and schedule the use of annual leave throughout the leave year. The scheduling of leave…

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Three fort museums close for renovation; one relocates

Posted  October 3, 2014

The Fort Museum and Annex will soon close for renovation and the Military Intelligence Museum will relocate. Fort Huachuca’s Main Museum and Annex close Oct. 12 for renovation. The Military Intelligence Museum also closes on that date to relocate near the MI Library. The last day the three museums are open to the public is…

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FH Soldiers train future generation

Posted  October 3, 2014

Spc. Tyler Karrin, 111th Military Intelligence Brigade, second from right, and Spc. Robert Brown, 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, train Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps students from Tombstone High School at the Honor Guard building on Fort Huachuca Monday. The students learned Honor Guard standard drilling techniques they can use during their JROTC ceremonies.

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Civilian of the Month

Posted  October 3, 2014

Jesse Jones Agency: U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command Position and duties: Telecommunications specialist. Responsibilities include installation, evaluation, integration and testing of satellite earth terminal systems. How long at current assignment: 18 years, 10 months How long in government service: 39 years, retired after 20 years active duty Residence: Sierra Vista Family: Wife Tina Hobbies:…

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Soldier posts suicide attempt to Facebook

Posted  October 3, 2014

FORT SILL, Okla. — A Facebook post. Two cut wrists. Time is the enemy. Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffery Powell saw one Facebook post Aug. 31, which sent him frantically searching for a former Soldier. “He had cut his wrists, I mean about that far on each wrist,” said Powell, gesturing slashing his forearm. “It…

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