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March 8, 2012

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Election year guidance tools offered

Members of the military and Department of Defense civilians must adhere to certain rules involving political elections. Both are available online.

View a video, “Election 2012 – Know the Facts,” an episode of “60 Second Army Now,” at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwkgjvZElKI&feature=g-all-u&context=G2ea7f57F.

View “DOs and Dont’s” at: http://armylive.dodlive.mil/index.php/2012/01/know-the-facts-election-2012/.

 

Fire prevention training online

The Fort Huachuca Fire Department Annual and initial Fire Marshal Training are now offered on the Fort Huachuca Garrison Intelligence Knowledge Network website.

Building fire marshals can now get the training online.

Call the Fort Huachuca Fire Prevention Office, 533.5054/1887/1893 for instructions and website access information.

 

Bataan Death March registration underway

The White Sands Missile Range, N.M., 23rd Annual Bataan Memorial Death March, commemorating the U.S. Army’s Philippine Scouts, takes place March 25, and registration is now underway. Options include a 26.2-mile course or a 14.2-mile course. Register in one of several categories.

For information and registration forms, go to http://www.bataanmarch.com/.

 

Range closures announced

Today: B, E, F, H, P1, U, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Friday: E, F, H, P1, U, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Saturday: E, F, H, L, P1, U, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Sunday: E, F, H, L, R, U, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Monday: E, F, H, L, P, R, U, V, Y, Z, T1, T2, T3

Tuesday: E, F, H, L, M, R, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Wednesday: E, F, H, L, V, Y, Z, T1, T2, T3

Range closures are subject to daily change. For information, call 533.1014.

 

FH Museums now closed on Sundays

The Fort Huachuca Museum and U.S. Army Intelligence Museum are now closed on Sundays. The museums will remain open Monday ““ Saturday, 9 a.m. ““ 4 p.m.

 

CIF announces hours

The Central Issue Facility hours of operation are:

Student issues and turn-ins: Monday ““ Thursday, 8 a.m. ““ noon

Permanent party turn-ins: Monday and Wednesday, 1 ““ 3:30 p.m. excluding holidays.

Permanent party issues: Tuesday and Thursday, 1 ““ 3:30 p.m. excluding holidays.

For more information, call Marshanell Miller, 538-8771.

 

Job-seeker workshops offered

The public, including veterans, disabled veterans, spouses and dependents, is invited to attend free, Arizona job-connection employment workshops at Cochise County Workforce Development, 1843 Paseo San Luis, Sierra Vista. Topics are “Creating an Effective Resume” and “Understanding the Interview Process.”

The dual workshops will be offered Tuesday, March 13 and April 17, 9 a.m. ““ noon. Bring pen, pencils and notepads.

For reservations, call 458.9309, ext. 3612 or 3609.

 

Explore cultural diversity

Learn more about the different cultures represented in Sierra Vista and Fort Huachuca. The Community Friends Program of Fort Huachuca’s International Military Student Office will be a part of the 2012 Cultural Diversity Fair Saturday, 10 a.m. ““ 3 p.m. at Buena High School, 5225 Buena School Blvd., Sierra Vista. The fair features cultural exhibits, food, and entertainment from many countries around the world.

 

Free clothing giveaway set

New Jerusalem Community Church Clothing Closet is sponsoring a spring clothing giveaway on Saturday. Clothing distribution will begin at 10 a.m. at 479 W. Wilcox Drive, Sierra Vista. The event is open and free to the community.

For more information, call the church office, 378.7243.

 

Passport Day to be held in Tucson

The U.S. Department of State ““ Passport Services will hold National Passport Day Saturday, 10 a.m. ““ 3 p.m. at the Western Passport Center in Tucson.

For information, go to Travel.State.gov.

 

Get vehicles VIN etched

On March 17, the Sierra Vista Citizen’s Police Academy Associates will host a vehicle VIN Etch in the Target parking lot, 9 a.m. ““ 1 p.m. Volunteers will chemically etch a vehicle identification number on vehicle windows.

The process takes less than 15 minutes and could help prevent automobile theft. It also assists police and owners in identifying vehicles that have been stolen and could save owners money on insurance

For more information, contact Officer Tracy Grady, 452.7500.

 

Nutrition care appointments available

Those who want to learn about a healthy diet and proper nutrition can schedule nutrition care appointments at the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center. Call 533.9139 to schedule an appointment.

 

Women’s History Month observance set

The Fort Huachuca Military Equal Opportunity Office will host the Women’s History Month Observance, March 27, 11:30 a.m. ““ 1 p.m. at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. There will be displays and speakers to address this year’s theme, “Women’s Education””Women’s Empowerment.”

For more information, contact Sgt. 1st Class Richard Vandeway, 538.0651 or Richard.d.vandeway.mil@mail.mil.

 

Register for Trackday

Fort Huachuca & DMAFB Motorcycle Mentorship programs and XCEL Trackdays present A Tax-Day Trackday, April 15, 6 .am. ““ 6 p.m. at Inde Motorsports Ranch, Willcox.

Sportbike not required. Run whatever you ride. Full-day registration is $145; half-day is $90 and includes rental leathers, if needed.

Expert instructional staff and control riders will be on hand to provide on- and off- track coaching.

For more information, contact Maj. Jim Markham, jim.markham@us.army.mil or Gary Kane, gary.kane@dm.af.mil.

 

Take steps to find lost pet

Lost pet? Don’t panic. Begin searching immediately. Call the local animal shelter and check with them daily. Ask neighbors, children, mail carriers and regular visitors to the area. If possible, show them a picture and ask them to call if they see the pet.

Post and distribute flyers with the pet’s photo, a brief description and a phone number. Put a “lost pet” ad in the newspaper and on Craigslist and check the found-pet ads. Call veterinary clinics, and post a flyer in their offices.

Lost pets may also be posted on petfinder.com and the Cochise County Humane Society’s FaceBook page. An identification tag or a microchip can help ensure a quick return home.

 

Save on child care on post

Save 10 percent on child care on Fort Huachuca through the Parent Participation Program. The required five points can be earned monthly by volunteering in your child’s classroom, attending parent education classes and contributing to the Parents’ Advisory Council.

For more information and to register, call 533.0710.

 

Training offered to USAR Soldiers

The 6402d Reserve Training Unit is a “points only,” no-pay Individual Ready Reserve unit. Troop Program Unit and Individual Mobilization Augmentee Soldiers are invited to drill with them for points. Meetings are 6:30 p.m., the first three Tuesdays of the month, Building 74801 on Jim Ave. near the U Store It on Fort Huachuca.

For information, contact Lt. Col. Mary Spellman, 249.2040 or mary.spellman@us.army.mil.




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