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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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Fiscal year 2013 was Army’s safest year

Posted  October 25, 2013

FORT RUCKER, Ala. — Fiscal year 2013 was the Army’s safest year to date, according to end-of-year data recently released by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center. Accidental fatalities declined nine percent between fiscal years 2012 and 2013, falling to an all-time low of 137 losses. The previous benchmark was set in fiscal year 1997,…

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Senior leaders identify challenges past 2020

Posted  October 25, 2013

Senior leaders provided a snapshot of the challenges that the Army faces past 2020, during the 2013 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, in Washington, D.C.

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News Briefs – October 25, 2013

Posted  October 25, 2013

Range closures announced Today: F,W1,V,Z Saturday: F,P1,U1,V,Z,T1,T2,T3 Sunday: F,P1,U1,V,Z,T1,T2,T3 Monday: F,P1,U1,W1,V,Z Tuesday: F,P1,U1,W,W1,V,Z Wednesday: F,N,P1,U,U1,W1,V,Z Thursday: F,M,N,P1,U,U1,W1,V,Z Range closures are subject to daily change. For information, call Range Operations, 533.1014, or the military police desk, 533.3000. Chapel Harvest Festival planned The Fort Huachuca Religious Support Office is conducting its annual Children’s Harvest Festival 2 –…

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Protect yourself — get your flu vaccine

Posted  October 25, 2013

There will be mass vaccination sites scheduled as vaccine supply becomes available. MEDDAC encourages people to use the mass vaccination sites for their annual flu shot so that staffing and supply can be organized.

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FMWR Briefs – October 25, 2013

Posted  October 25, 2013

Celebrate Halloween with FMWR FMWR will celebrate Halloween today and tomorrow. From 6 – 9 p.m. both days, various free children’s activities will be available. For older kids and adults, the haunted house will be open from 6 – 10 p.m.; and from 7 – 10 p.m., they can enjoy spooky “haunted hay rides.” All…

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Students see red — Red Ribbon Week celebration underway

Posted  October 25, 2013

Students within the Fort Huachuca Accommodation School District wore red this week participating in the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the nation.

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Rono leads All-Army to second place in Ten-Miler

Posted  October 25, 2013

Aron Rono led the U.S. All-Army Team to a second-place finish Oct. 20, behind Brazil in the 29th running of the Army Ten-Miler on a crisp, sunny morning.

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Clip and save — area organizations offer holiday craft shows

Posted  October 25, 2013

Unique Boutique Bazaar underway The Palo Verde Palettes are holding their 29th Annual Unique Boutique Bazaar at Sierra Suites, 391 E. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista, through 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday. Annual Craft Fair at Windemere The High Desert Crafters will host their 14th Annual Fall Craft Fair 8:30…

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Community Briefs October 25, 2013

Posted  October 25, 2013

Astronomy Club meets today The Huachuca Astronomy Club will meet at 7 p.m. today in room 1101 of the Science Building, Cochise College, Sierra Vista Campus. The meeting is free and open to the public. The guest speaker will be Jeff Ofstedahl, also known as “Mr. Oh!” the science director at the Center for Academic…

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Chalk Talk – October 25, 2103

Posted  October 25, 2013

General Myer Elementary School Nancy Murphy entered art from several classes in the Cochise County Fair School Arts category. The fair was held at the end of September in Douglas. Participants from schools all over Cochise County entered many different art works. All participants won a first (blue), second (red) or third (white) ribbon. All…

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