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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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Health & Safety

Fire prevention office provided fire extinguisher-use training

Posted  April 5, 2012

Members of a contract organization here were shown how to extinguish fires using a special training device Thursday and Friday during training here which not only provided the necessary skills, but did so with no environmental impact. Seventy-four employees received fire extinguisher use…

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Resurrection is important to Christian faith

Posted  April 5, 2012

Saint Paul once wrote: “For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).” The resurrection of Christ is the mother of all…

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Veterans

Shinseki: VA on track to break claims backlog

Posted  April 5, 2012

WASHINGTON “” Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki says VA is on track toward reducing the disability claims backlog. VA spent the last two years creating an automated tool to make claims determinations faster and more accurate, he said. “Our intent is to have no claim over 125 days,” Shinseki said, adding another goal is 98-percent…

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Health & Safety

Paper shredders can be dangerous work horse

Posted  April 5, 2012

People use paper shredders at home or business offices to destroy confidential documents, protect personal information and prevent identify theft. According to CBS News’ “Early Show” consumer correspondent Susan Koeppen, Americans spent $400 million dollars on paper shredders in 2010 alone.

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Active duty alerts help protect military personnel from identity theft

Posted  April 5, 2012

The last thing someone wants to worry about while on deployment is someone assuming their identity to commit financial fraud. Now, people don’t have to. Amendments to the Fair Credit Reporting Act allow those in the military to place…

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HIRED! program offers teens experience, employment

Posted  April 5, 2012

Fort Huachuca’s Child, Youth and School Services, a organization within the Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, offers a workforce-preparation apprenticeship program, HIRED!, to teens 15 to 18. HIRED! is offered in four, 12-week terms per year, with the largest term taking place in the summer. Apprentices may work up to two terms per…

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Army

Military Intelligence “” this week in history April 5, 2012

Posted  April 5, 2012

Military Intelligence Officer Reserve Corps created April 2, 1921 After the end of World War I, the Army faced the challenge…

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Soldiers collect, donate ton of food

Posted  April 5, 2012

On Friday, Sgt. Johnathan Whitworth pulls a tub of food into the Fort Huachuca Food Locker as (front to back) Pfc. Matthew Walker, Spc. Anthony Harrington and Spc. Lyle Drones from Company A, 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, push from the rear. Company A Soldiers collected 2,037 pounds of food during a three-week food drive to…

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NETCOM seeks youth summer hires

Posted  April 5, 2012

Looking for something new to do with your summer? Try working for U.S. Army Network Technology Command. NETCOM is currently accepting applications from high school and college students for its summer hire program through Friday. The summer hire program is a 10-week paid internship that allows participants to work in such areas as clerical, information…

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Tax filing deadline is fast approaching!

Posted  April 5, 2012

Those who have not filed their taxes should not panic “” there is still time. Due to the observance of Emancipation Day, the filing deadline is extended to April 17. The Tax Assistance Center is open Monday ““Friday, 8:30 a.m. ““ to 4 p.m. by appointment only. Walk-in hours are Tuesday and Thursday…

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