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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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Sports

Athletes help celebrate 20th anniversary of Steelhead Triathlon

Posted  September 12, 2014

Families, volunteers and racers all showed their support at this year’s 20th Annual Steelhead Triathlon, held Saturday at Irwin Pool on Fort Huachuca.

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Events

Community Briefs September 12, 2014

Posted  September 12, 2014

Bisbee Blues Festival begins today The 10th Annual Bisbee Blues Festival is underway at City Park and local venues across Bisbee. The main event will be Saturday in City Park with large selection of bands including Zak Harmon, Buzz and the Soul Senders, Dave Riley & Bob Corritore, and more. Gates open at 11 a.m….

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Army

Force protection exercise proves successful at Fort Huachuca

Posted  September 5, 2014

Maranda Flynn Fort Huachuca police secure the area where a “casualty” lies prone. The artificial body was one of the props used during the Aug. 27 force protection exercise that took place on Fort Huachuca. In the background, a Soldier evaluates the processes and procedures of the various organizations that participated. On Aug. 27 at…

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Commentary

National Suicide Prevention Week, World Suicide Prevention Day and Army Suicide Awareness Month, 2014 Enhancing Resiliency — Strengthening Our Professionals

Posted  September 5, 2014

Our Soldiers, Civilians and Families remain our strength, demonstrating unparalleled skill and professionalism as they support our great Army and defend our Nation. While our commitment to them extends year-round, we call special attention to our ongoing efforts to build individual resiliency skills during the Army’s observance of Suicide Awareness Month. This year’s theme, “Enhancing…

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Soldiers to take Military Workplace Survey

Posted  September 5, 2014

J.D. Leipold Soldiers can take the RAND Military Workplace Survey on their smartphones by forwarding the invite to their personal email accounts. FORT MEADE, Md. — Soldiers asked to participate in a workplace survey over the next couple of weeks should take a few minutes to complete it, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray…

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Health & Safety

Dietary supplements: Safety still an issue, better options available

Posted  September 5, 2014

SAN ANTONIO — Being a Soldier is as physically demanding, at times, as being a professional athlete. As a result, Soldiers are especially conscious of physical training requirements and the need to remain fit and ready. In recent years, a larger percentage of Soldiers have begun to rely on dietary supplements to help them stay…

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Salutes & Awards

Civilian of the Month

Posted  September 5, 2014

Civilian of the Month: William Jensen Agency: Communications Security Logistics Activity Position and duties: New equipment trainer and a cryptographic modernization team lead How long at current assignment: Since 2006 How long in government service: Since 1998, active duty retired Residence: Hereford Family: Wife Ivy, son Kayden and daughter Danilynn Hobbies: Sports and ATV riding…

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DoD

DoD announces guidance for upgrading discharge requests

Posted  September 5, 2014

The Department of Defense announced Wednesday that it has issued supplemental guidance to Military Department Boards for Correction of Military/Naval Records, BCM/NR, when considering petitions regarding discharge upgrade requests by veterans claiming post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD. “This is our responsibility and the right thing to do for veterans,” said Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. “This…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted  September 5, 2014

Alsos Mission seizes French government arsenal Courtesy Photo Alsos members dismantle the German experimental nuclear pile at Haigerloch in April 1945. September 1944 “Play it by ear … Don’t step on anyone’s toes.” This was the only guidance given to Col. Boris Pash when he was put in charge of the Alsos Mission. Alsos was…

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Soldier for Life — Transition Assistance Program

Posted  September 5, 2014

Research and preparation are key to a successful transition, and the Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program, or SFL-TAP, staff have prepared updated small group seminars to make transitions to Civilian life and the work world smoother. According to Counselor Rebecca Alwine, “The updated seminars will begin in September, and will be available on…

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