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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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Veterans

VA makes progress on pledge to end veteran homelessness

Posted  April 5, 2012

WASHINGTON “” The Veterans Affairs Department is making progress on its pledge to end homelessness among veterans, with a focus on getting all homeless veterans off the streets by 2015, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki told American Forces Press Service. Shinseki joined President Barack Obama in announcing the plan in November 2009, proclaiming that no veteran…

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Riders – drive to arrive alive

Posted  April 5, 2012

Summer is approaching and with it comes the increase of motorcycle riders. Here in Arizona and on Fort Huachuca the moderate winters give us the privilege of riding year-round. As a motorcycle and all-terrain vehicle rider, I understand the increase the hot weather brings, so I’ve written about a few things I feel are important…

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Events

Community Briefs April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

MI Library holding haiku contest Fort Huachuca’s Military Intelligence Library is committed to serving the information needs of the MI students and community. But, sometimes, the staff just wants to have fun. April is National Poetry Month, and the MI Library invites MI Library patrons to enter their Haiku Contest, one poem per day, throughout…

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Chalk Talk April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

Colonel Smith Middle School Young thespians perform in school play By Andrea Weigle After several weeks of practice, the Colonel Smith Middle School Drama Club recently staged a production of “Romeo and Julie,” a play by Bill Comeau very loosely based on William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Under the direction of Phyllis Gerben, the sixth-,…

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Events

Tombstone hosts Rose Festival this weekend

Posted  April 12, 2012

Spring is here and celebrating the 127th blooming of the Tombstone Rose Tree with a parade and festival is one way to welcome the season. Tombstone will host its 2012 Tombstone Rose Festival Friday – Sunday to show off the “softer side of Tombstone history.” Tombstone’s Lady Banksia rose bush…

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FMWR April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

Celebrate the Military Child with FMWR The “Month of the Military Child” celebration is set for Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. There will be family oriented activities, including games, jumping castles, paintball, giveaways, information booths, free lunch, popcorn, cotton candy, Barney’s Backyard Barnyard Petting Zoo, “Mrs. B’s Storytime”…

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News Briefs April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

Debt Collection Notice 2nd Lt. Alex Bayer is the summary court officer for the deceased Soldier, Spc. Jonathan S. Thomas, formerly of Company C., 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Theatre Tactical Signal Brigade. This is a debt collection notice for Spc. Jonathan S. Thomas. All services under Thomas’s name should be put on hold. All…

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Army upgrading Unmanned Aerial Systems

Posted  April 12, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The U.S. Army is moving along with a series of upgrades and technological improvements to its unmanned aerial system platforms, or UAS, Program Office officials said April 3. The UAS improvements are part of a broader effort to bring increased sensing and surveillance…

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You don’t always have to color within lines

Posted  April 12, 2012

“The kids come in here and know that no one is judging them. They don’t have to do it for a grade. They don’t have to do it the way we tell them because art is kind of free; you can make it what you want it to be. You don’t have to color in…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

US Military Liaison mission established Shortly after World War II, the United States made an agreement with the Soviet…

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