FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. – Two Army & Air Force Exchange Service employees were recognized today for their heroism and quick thinking which saved the lives of two individuals in separate incidents here.Gidget Rivera and Daniel Fox were presented with commander’s coins and certificates from the Garrison Commander, Col. Jarrod Moreland, and Exchange General Manager, Jeff Hyatt, to acknowledge their customer care and heroism.Rivera, an AAFES service station employee, was working outside near the fuel pumps one day when she noticed a man pull up to the pumps."He was having trouble figuring out how to get gas in his car because he had parked on the wrong side."Sensing the man's distress, Rivera approached to see if she could assist and found him to be disoriented, she said."I decided to call 911 because I did not want him to drive off in his mental state," she said. "He could hurt himself or hurt someone else if he were to drive."The paramedics arrived and took the man to the hospital. Unbeknownst to Rivera, the man was suffering from kidney failure, she said.The paramedics later let the Exchange staff know that if Rivera had not called 911, the man's situation could have been fatal.Due to Rivera's attention, the man got the help he needed to survive.In a separate incident at Popeye’s Fried Chicken, a choking woman was saved by a supervisor there."I was sweeping the floor of the dining area," Fox said. "There were only three people seated together in the dining room, finishing their meals."There was a woman with them who suddenly seemed to be in duress."She was choking," he said.At first, Fox held her shoulder then applied pressure to her back. However, this did not dislodge the obstruction of food in her windpipe."When I realized the food was not dislodging, I applied a full Heimlich maneuver," he said.Fox's quick-thinking, attention and effort saved the woman."Both Daniel and Gidget demonstrated the core values of the Exchange," Hyatt said. "Family serving families is our top priority. I am very proud of them.”# # #Fort Huachuca is home to the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM)/9th Army Signal Command, and more than 48 supported tenants representing a diverse, multiservice population. Our unique environment encompasses 964 square miles of restricted airspace, and 2,500 square miles of protected electronic ranges, key components to the national defense mission.Located in Cochise County, in southeast Arizona, about 15 miles north of the border with Mexico, Fort Huachuca is an Army installation with a rich frontier history. Established in 1877, the Fort was declared a national landmark in 1976.We are the Army's Home. Learn more at