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Steelhead Triathlon’s 20th anniversary means more than just competition

For the 20th year in a row, the local community will participate in the Annual Steelhead Triathlon Sept. 6, beginning at Irwin Pool on Fort Huachuca.

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Football season approaches: Buena High School Colts practice on post’s turf field

Buena High School’s varsity football team played through an inter-squad scrimmage game as long as they could before the rain began to fall on Fort Huachua’s Bujalski Field Aug. 13. Despite the potential for stormy weather, the evening drew a number of spectators to watch the Buena Colts practice on the post’s artificial turf field.

Mike Williams Health & Safety

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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Health & Safety

Prevent heat or sun injuries, even outside of high-heat hours

Posted  July 12, 2013

Whether it is fun in the sun, household chores or outside work duties, the southern Arizona sun doesn’t always cooperate in people’s favor.

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News Briefs – July 12, 2013

Posted  July 12, 2013

Reduce energy use to save money To avoid high cost “peak demand” electric utility charges added to Fort Huachuca electric invoices this summer, officials ask fort personnel to conserve electricity use from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day when temperatures are high. Adjust air conditioning set-points to 78 degrees while buildings are occupied, 85…

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FMWR Briefs – July 12, 2013

Posted  July 12, 2013

TMAC will re-open Tuesday Thunder Mountain Activity Centre, including the lunch buffet, will re-open Tuesday. For more information, call 533.3802 or 533.7322. Save 15 percent on framing During July, Arts & Crafts Framing Solutions will “celebrate America” by offering 15 percent off any framing order for posters, prints, photos or shadow boxes that include an…

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Make it yours Program encourages post residents to beautify their yards

Posted  July 12, 2013

Mountain Vista Communities, or MVC, has reintroduced a former Fort Huachuca housing program that encourages residents of on-post quarters to individualize their yards

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Community Briefs July 12, 2013

Posted  July 12, 2013

Is photography in her future? Courtesy of the Fort Huachuca School-Age Center Rachael Graupner, 6, who attends Fort Huachuca’s School-Age Center, won a regional award from the Boys and Girls Club of America in their National ImageMakers Photography Contest. She was presented with a certificate and a $50 gift card from a local merchant on…

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Thunderbirds land at Fort Hood, Texas, begin new chapter there

Posted  July 5, 2013

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 11th Signal Brigade, held their inaugural uncasing ceremony June 26 on Fort Hood’s Sadowski Field. Brig. Gen. Clark LeMasters, Jr., commander, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), presided over last week’s ceremony.

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Health & Safety

101 Days of Summer campaign going strong

Posted  July 5, 2013

The 101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign, which runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day, serves to remind us that we cannot afford to lose focus on safety, either on or off duty. The summer season is a dangerous time of year for the Army, with notable increases in off-duty accidental fatalities. The 101…

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Senior enlisted noncommissioned officer position changes hands

Posted  July 5, 2013

On June 28, Network Enterprise Technology Command, or NETCOM, observed the traditional passing of the Noncommissioned Officer Saber from one command sergeant major to another.

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Collection Act provides debtors protection

Posted  July 5, 2013

Anyone who uses a credit card, owes money on a personal loan or is paying on a home mortgage is a debtor. Those who fall behind in repaying their creditors or have an error made on their accounts may be contacted by a debt collector. In either situation, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act requires…

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FH Retiree Council shares news, notes

Posted  July 5, 2013

(The following is provided as a public service from the Fort Huachuca Retiree Council and was written by retired Lt. Col Mark Overberg, deputy chief, Army Retirement Services.) AKO transition will affect retirees On April 26, Army Secretary John McHugh signed a memo outlining the Army’s transition from Army Knowledge Online™, or AKO, to the…

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