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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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Community Briefs September 6, 2013

Posted  September 6, 2013

Marines open Duty Hut The Cochise County Marines officially opened the Duty Hut at the VFW Post 9972 Hall, second floor, at 549 W. Veterans Dr., Sierra Vista. It features a display of Marine historical uniforms, Marines’ photographs dating back to the Korean War, and gear, equipment and memorabilia. Tour it for free. Contact 456.5216…

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Students color their way to prizes

Posted  September 6, 2013

  From left, Isaac Olsen, Aija Simmons, Sumahi Duenas, Garren Marshall, Addison Sanders and Annie Ricks, all fifth grade students at General Myer Elementary School, pose for a photo, Aug. 27, after learning they won a coloring contest held by USO Arizona last spring. Each student won a Barnes and Noble $25 gift card. There…

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Antiterrorism Exercise assesses installation readiness, reinforces personnel strengths, community relationships

Posted  September 5, 2013

First responders, law enforcement and safety and security personnel from Fort Huachuca and the local community went into action Tuesday the 27th.

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VA clinical psychologist raises military sexual trauma awareness

Posted  September 5, 2013

As the Army continues to strengthen its core values and leadership, Fort Huachuca’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention, or SHARP program, hopes to build leaders of advocacy when addressing military sexual trauma, or MST.

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Glass recycling now available in Sierra Vista

Posted  September 5, 2013

SIERRA VISTA – Clean glass bottles and jars can be dropped off for recycling at the new Sierra Vista Glass Recycling Depot as part of the city’s trial glass recycling project. The Glass Recycling Depot, located in the parking lot of the Pedro Castro Government Maintenance Center, is a glass collection point that is separate…

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FH Community Spouses’ Club accepting new members, shares plans for coming year

Posted  September 5, 2013

The Fort Huachuca Community Spouses’ Club, or FHCSC, hosted a Super Sign Up Event at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre, Aug. 21, to kick off the 2013-14 club year, complete with a sign-up table, general information, local vendors and appetizers.

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Did you forget to care for your Family?

Posted  September 5, 2013

No one forgets to care for his or her Family on purpose. It just happens – more often than one might think when it comes to the military Survivor Benefit Plan, or SBP. Most often, retired Soldiers don’t know the federal law and the time limits it imposes on maintaining their SBP elections. If a…

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Ambassador network launches to help military spouses find jobs

Posted  September 5, 2013

WASHINGTON – The Department of Defense, or DoD, has broadened its reach to military spouses looking for jobs through its new Spouse Ambassador Network, an arm of the department’s Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program, or SECO, the program’s manager said here Tuesday. In its quest to educate, empower and mentor military spouses to encourage…

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Department of Defense to hold video competition

Posted  September 5, 2013

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – The Department of Defense is asking service members to participate in a video competition to fight against tobacco use and change the social norms. The competition, Fight the Enemy, is sponsored by the assistant secretary of defense for Health Affairs, and declares tobacco use as an enemy that degrades health, fitness,…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  September 5, 2013

MI history column showcases first Cuban-born American officer in WAC Monday Aug. 26 was Women’s Equality Day, a day when the nation commemorates the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote. In addition, during the month of Sept. 15 – Oct. 15, the nation celebrates Hispanic Heritage month, taking time…

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