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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 July 5, 2013

Posted  July 5, 2013

Enroll in Citizen Police Academy The next Sierra Vista Police Department Citizen Police Academy will begin Aug. 7. Classes will be held on 12 consecutive Wednesday evenings from 6 –9 p.m., for 12 consecutive weeks in the police department auditorium. The free program includes hands-on simulated weapons training, evidence processing and participating in a ridealong with an on-duty police officer. Academy graduates will…

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USAICoE gains new CSM, former top NCO retires

Posted  June 28, 2013

Gabrielle Kuholski From left, Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Holiday, outgoing U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence command sergeant major; Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, USAICoE and Fort Huachuca commander; and incoming USAICoE Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffery Fairley salute during the change of responsibility ceremony on Brown Parade Field June 21. Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Holiday, U.S….

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305th MI Battalion holds change of command ceremony for incoming, outgoing commanders

Posted  June 28, 2013

In the early morning sun on Wednesday, the 305th Military Intelligence Battalion said goodbye to one commander and welcomed another during the change of command ceremony on Chaffee Parade Field. Outgoing commander, Lt. Col. John “Muddy” Watters, arrived at Fort Huachuca in August 2010. For the past 24 months, Watters commanded the 305th MI Bn….

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Proper counseling, NCO evaluation procedures ease NCOER process

Posted  June 28, 2013

Over the last few months, Inspector General’s Office personnel have seen an increase of issues dealing with noncommissioned officer evaluation reports, or NCOERs. Some of the issues were noncommissioned officers, or NCOs, not being counseled; incorrect counseling dates; issues happening outside the rating period; and individuals who were not the rater completing the NCOER. The…

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Commissary to close on Tuesdays during furlough

Posted  June 28, 2013

Fort Huachuca Commissary customers who regularly shop on Tuesdays will have to plan to shop on a different day effective July 9 through Sept. 30, the end of fiscal year 2013. The Fort Huachuca Commissary will be closed on Tuesdays when the planned furlough due to sequestration begins the week of July 8. “The commissary…

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Commissaries use research to determine savings

Posted  June 28, 2013

One of the benefits commissary shoppers enjoy is an overall cost savings over goods and supplies purchased at outside retailers. These savings help keep customers coming back. However, commissary officials don’t determine customer savings through a random dart-throw. Instead, they do a price-comparison study which is published annually in September, to determine the average level…

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Army Medicine’s Secure Messaging Service activates here Monday

Posted  June 28, 2013

Effective Monday, Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, or RWBAHC, enrollees will be able to conveniently communicate online with their primary care providers at RWBAHC via secure messaging. Army Medicine Secure Messaging Service, or AMSMS, powered by RelayHealth, brings your healthcare team to you, wherever you are, at any time of day. It allows patients…

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Wilderness walks require simple preparation for maximum enjoyment

Posted  June 28, 2013

Every year, hundreds of hikers in the United States become lost or injured and need to be rescued. During 2012, the Cochise County Search and Rescue Team was involved in 16 incidents in which they rescued 25 hikers.

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Happy 40th, TRADOC!

Posted  June 28, 2013

Photos left and right – Zach Morgan, Fort Polk Guardian staff writer and the U.S. Army Army drill sergeants, then and now, still mentor and train Soldiers how to be Soldiers. On Monday, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command will celebrate its 40th year of developing, educating and adapting Soldiers and leaders into the force…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  June 28, 2013

The move of the U. S. Army Intelligence Center and School, or USAICS, from Fort Holabird, Md., to Fort Huachuca in 1971 was an important step in the professionalization of the Military Intelligence, or MI Branch, which was only nine years old by that time.

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