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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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Hagel calls on vets to partner in reshaping military

Posted  July 26, 2013

WASHINGTON – Opening his address Monday to the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention with a tribute to Korean War veterans, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called on the nation’s 22 million veterans to become partners in helping the Defense Department work through “historic transition and change.” Every major conflict in U.S. history has been followed…

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Army AT Awareness Month features TARP-AT Training

Posted  July 26, 2013

For the second year, the 902nd Military Intelligence Detachment and the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security, or DPTMS, will host the Threat Awareness and Reporting Program, or TARP, and antiterrorism training at Murr Community Center, Aug. 15, with presentations at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. “We have reserved multiple times throughout…

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Services continue efforts to open combat jobs for women

Posted  July 26, 2013

WASHINGTON – The Defense Department continues working toward its goal of ensuring the mission is met with fully qualified and capable personnel, regardless of gender, the Pentagon’s director of officer and enlisted personnel management said here Wednesday. Speaking at a House Armed Services Committee subcommittee hearing on women in service, Juliet Beyler said the services…

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Veterans

DS Logon offers convenience, practicality – a ‘must’ for retirees

Posted  July 26, 2013

(The following is provided as a public service from the Fort Huachuca Retiree Council and was compiled by retired Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Roberts.) WASHINGTON – The Department of Defense Self-Service Logon, or DS Logon, is a relatively new, secure, self-service logon ID that allows Department of Defense, or DoD, and Department of Veterans Affairs,…

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Contest depicts military life through interlocking blocks

Posted  July 26, 2013

Local Lego® enthusiasts presented their best military-themed creations in Fort Huachuca’s first-ever Lego® Building Competition at Murr Community Center this month

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Events

TMAC hosts free blues performance in August

Posted  July 26, 2013

Courtesy photo   The Thunder Mountain Activity Centre brings in Delta Groove recording artists Andy T-Nick Nixon Band here Aug. 4, 5 – 7 p.m. to rock the house with some Nashville blues. The performance is open to the public and all ages. Admission is free. There will be a pay-as-you-go bar and food will…

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Community Briefs July 26, 2013

Posted  July 26, 2013

Toastmasters plan youth workshop The Huachuca Toastmasters Club will host a free Youth Leadership workshop, sponsored by Toastmasters International and geared toward middle school students. Participants will learn and develop speaking and leadership skills, overcome nervousness when asked to speak before audiences, organize and present ideas, listen to others, and participate and lead group discussions…

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Army

CASAs serve states as civilian, military liaisons

Posted  July 19, 2013

Courtesy of Dr. Randy Groth Dr. Randy Groth, left, civilian aide to the secretary of the Army for Arizona, and Col. Timothy Faulkner, former Fort Huachuca garrison commander, spoke during a briefing prior to the National Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army Conference, held on Fort Huachuca in 2011. Civilian aides to the…

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Budget constraints lead to postponement of 2013 MI HoF induction

Posted  July 19, 2013

In a letter released earlier this month, Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, announced his decision to postpone the 2013 Military Intelligence Hall of Fame, or MI HoF, induction ceremony. “Given the budget constraints felt throughout the Army and the Department of Defense this…

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40th ESB change of command about both troops, commanders

Posted  July 19, 2013

Photo by Sgt. Robert England, 11th Signal Brigade Col. James Parks III, 11th Signal Brigade. commander, center, passes the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion colors to Lt. Col. David Thomas, 40th ESB commander, right, during the 40th ESB Change of Command Ceremony July 12 at Brown Parade Field here. Thomas arrived from Special Operations Command at…

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