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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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Seifert School-Age Center offers fun for kids, piece-of-mind for parents

Posted  July 25, 2014

Maranda Flynn Selene Ferro, 9, Jaliah Eldridge, 7, and Malachi Bergstrom, 7, build a puzzle train city in the creative play area of the first through third grade room at the Seifert School-Age Center. Creative play allows children to use their imagination and develop character, which falls within the Army’s Baseline Programming standards. For parents…

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Coronado National Forest fire crew assists with Oregon firefighting efforts

Posted  July 25, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. – An initial attack firefighting crew from the Coronado National Forest has been assigned to firefighting duties on the Logging Unit Fires north of Warm Springs, Oregon. Coronado Crew 5 was ordered as a firefighting resource on July 16, 2014. The crew departed July 17, arriving at the fires on July 18. Crew…

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Arrival of monsoon signals easing of fire restrictions in Southeast Arizona

Posted  July 25, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. – Effective July 11, the Bureau of Land Management Gila District, all districts of the Coronado National Forest, Saguaro National Park, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument, Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Tumacácori National Historical Park, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, and the Arizona State Forestry Division will…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted  July 25, 2014

Late in July, 1918, about fifty officers gathered at the high-walled and historic French town of Langres for six weeks of intensive study. The group had been drawn widely from the American Expeditionary Forces. Some men had been called back from the front line in Northern France and Belgium, the mud of the trenches still on their boots

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Main Gate Express hosts dog dress up contest

Posted  July 25, 2014

Pet owners and their four-legged friends showed off their red, white and blue spirit Saturday participating in the “Most Patriotic Dog” dress up contest held by the Main Gate Express.

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Back to school at Fort Huachuca

Posted  July 25, 2014

Kicking off the upcoming school year, Fort Huachuca and local area schools and organizations presented the 2014 Back to School Fair at General Myer Elementary School July 17. The event was open to those who live on and off post.

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Recent Fort Huachuca Soldier finds immediate employment through ACAP, now known as SFLTAP

Posted  July 25, 2014

With assistance and guidance from what is now called the Soldier for Life — Transition Assistance Program, SFLTAP, formerly known as the Army Career Alumni Program, ACAP, transitioning out of the Army was a smooth and successful process for a recently separated Soldier stationed at Fort Huachuca.

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Fort Huachuca School District welcomes two new principals

Posted  July 25, 2014

As the school year commences Aug. 6, two new principals begin their first year at Colonel Johnston and General Myer Elementary schools. Thomas McIlrath is now principal of Colonel Johnston Elementary while Valerie Quarto is principal at General Myer Elementary. For both, this is their first year taking on the role.

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News Briefs July 25, 2014

Posted  July 25, 2014

Range closures announced Today: A, B, C, D, E, F, P, P1, U, U1, W, W1, X, Y, V, Z, T1, T2, T3 Saturday: P1, U, U1, X, Y, V, Z, T1, T2, T3 Sunday: P1, U, U1, X, Y, V, Z, T1, T2, T3 Monday: A, B, C, D, E, F, P1, U, U1,…

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DPW projects improve Fort quality of life

Posted  July 25, 2014

The Directorate of Public Works is currently working several projects to improve the quality of life for residents and employees at Fort Huachuca and wants to ensure the community is aware of their progress. Repair to Carter Street: From Irwin to Smith, this area has had numerous issues with the sidewalks and roadway which require…

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