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April 5, 2012

News Briefs April 5, 2012


Debt Collection Notice:

2nd Lt. Alex Bayer, 520.533.5886, is the summary court officer for the deceased Soldier, Spc. Jonathan S. Thomas, formerly of Company C., 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Theatre Tactical Signal Brigade.

This is a debt collection notice for Spc. Jonathan S. Thomas. All services under Thomas’s name should be put on hold. All those with debts to be collected under the name of Thomas or for information regarding collection, call Bayer, 520.533.5886.

 

Public Notice:

To any individual, or place of business, that may have a claim against or have possessions belonging to the estate of Jacob M. Honeycutt. Contact the executor of Honeycutt’s estate at 1829 A Field Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or the summary court martial officer, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Shelley Rodunardt, 520.678.7612.

 

2012 Fort Huachuca directories available

The all-new 2012 Fort Huachuca Thunder Mountaineer Post Guide and Telephone Directory is available for pick-up at the Fort Huachuca Public Affairs Office, Building 21115, 3015 Carnahan Street, across from the gazebo on historic Brown Parade Field. Office hours are 8 a.m. ““ 5 p.m.

For more information, call 533.2622.

 

Range closures announced

  • Today: P1, U, U1, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3
  • Friday: M, P1, U, U1, V, Z, V1
  • Saturday: M, P1, U, U1, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3
  • Sunday: M, P1, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3
  • Monday: B, C, D, K, L, M, P1, R, U1, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3
  • Tuesday: B, C, D, K, L, P1, R, U1, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3
  • Wednesday: A, B, C, D, E, F, K, L, N, P1, R, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

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

 

AAFES spring catalog available

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s 48-page “2012 Outdoor Living Exchange” catalog is now available at the Fort Huachuca Post Exchange.

 

Commissary plans seafood sale

The Commissary will hold a seafood sale today ““ Saturday during regular operating hours inside their building. Fresh and frozen seafood items will be offered at reduced prices.

 

Commissary open on Easter Sunday

The Commissary will be OPEN on Sunday (Easter Sunday) from 10 a.m. ““ 5 p.m.

 

Chapel to hold egg hunt

The Main Post Chapel will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for children 3 ““ 11.

For more information, call Rosemary Pino, 533.4911 or 220.9427.

 

Learn about babies, bonding

Sierra Vista Regional Health Center invites the public to attend a free presentation on Tuesday, 1 ““ 3 p.m. in the Sierra Vista Public Library’s Mona Bishop Room. Debra Kaplan, a therapist from Tucson, will explore the various styles of early attachment between parents and babies. Emphasis will be on the skills for building emotional resiliency in children’s lives.

Expectant mothers, families and babies are welcome. Health care professionals will receive 1½ hours of free continuing education.

Preregistration or RSVPs are not required.

For information, contact 417.3033 or ellen.ackerman@svrhc.prg.

 

Job-seeker workshops offered

The public and 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 April 17, 9 a.m. ““ noon. Bring pen, pencils and notepads.

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

 

‘Living Green’ seminar slated

The Housing Services Office will host a “Living Green” home-buying seminar April 17, 6 p.m. in Building 52065, Smith Avenue. The seminar will be conducted by real estate professionals familiar with building and selling “green homes” in Arizona.

This seminar is open to active duty servicemembers, current Department of Defense employees and their spouses. Seating is limited.

For more information or to make reservations, call Liz Reed, 533.5901.

 

Recognize volunteers on post

The annual Volunteer of the Year recognition ceremony will take place on April 18, 11 a.m. ““ 1:30 p.m. at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. All Fort Huachuca volunteers from all tasked organizations and command teams are encouraged to attend.

For more information, call 533.2330.

 

Days of Remembrance set

This year’s Days of Remembrance Observance will be held at Fitch Auditorium on April 19, at 10:30 a.m. This year’s theme is “Choosing to Act: Stories of Rescue.” A Holocaust survivor will speak about their experience during World War II.

 

Installation Retirement Ceremony set

Fort Huachuca and partners will conduct the next quarterly Installation Retirement Ceremony on April 20, 4 ““ 5 p.m. on Brown Parade Field to publicly recognize and thank Soldiers, civilian retirees and family members for their service to Fort Huachuca, the U. S. military and the Nation.

The public is invited.

Motorists should expect disruptions to the flow of traffic in the area during this event.

 

Cooling equipment changeover announced

The Directorate of Public Works has scheduled the changeover to cooling equipment to take place April 30 ““ May 18, weather permitting. Any facility not completed by the end-date should call the contractor’s work control section, 533.5457 or 533.5459.

Callbacks for coolers that have been turned on should be referred to work control until May 25. After this, service orders should be placed with the DPW service order desk, 533.3151/2003.

In most facilities, this changeover requires the heater to be disconnected before the cooling unit can be activated. Occupants awaiting changeover should open windows on hot days.

 

Safe Summer briefing set

Personnel from the Army Substance Abuse Program will conduct the annual Safe Summer briefing, May 8 ““ 10 at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Murr Community Center to help Fort Huachuca units and organizations meet requirements outlined in AR 600-85 and enhance Soldier, family member and civilians’ safety awareness during the statistically more dangerous time of the year. This training is mandatory for military and civilian personnel.

For more information, call John Moore, 538.1315.

 

Safety Fair planned on Fort Huachuca

Fort Huachuca organizations will hold a Safety Fair, May 11, from 8:30 a.m. ““ 2 p.m. at Murr Community Center to coincide with the beginning of the summer recreational season. The event, open to all Fort Huachuca residents and employees, will promote proactive driver and pedestrian safety action and share summer safety information, awareness, presentations, displays and briefings.

 

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.

 

MVC residents eligible for scholarships

The Michaels Organization Educational Foundation is now accepting applications for the Resident Scholarship Program.

All Mountain Vista Communities residents who are either a current high school senior or a high school graduate taking college courses are eligible for these funds. Application deadline is May 17.

Contact Jolene, 515.9000 or www.mountainvistacommunities.com for eligibility information or an application.

 

Cochise County nonprofit grants available

Cochise County nonprofit organizations are invited to submit proposals for funding for projects up to $5,000, May 2 ““ 30. Grants will be awarded through a competitive process with input from diverse community panels, regional staff of the Arizona Community Foundation and advisory boards from the Cochise Community Foundation, the Northern Cochise Fund, and the Douglas Area Community Fund.

A workshop will be presented April 25, 3 ““ 5 p.m. at the University of Arizona South, 1140 North Colombo, Room 503, Sierra Vista. Topics include applying for grant funding and application guidelines. Participants will be able to ask questions about their funding proposals.

Nonprofits may call Tresa Thomas-Massiongale, grants and operations coordinator, Southeast Regional Affiliate of the Arizona Community Foundation, 1.520.850.7089.

To access the complete set of grant guidelines, eligibility requirements and to submit a funding proposal, go to www.azfoundation.org/grants beginning May 2.

 

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.

 

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 Angie Babcock, Parent and Outreach Services director, 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.

 

Tags, microchips prevent pet loss, theft

One in three pets goes missing during its lifetime. Without identification, 90 percent of pets never return home.

Ensuring a pet wears an identification tag with contact information on it even if micro-chipped, will help bring a pet home if it escapes a house or yard.

Eligible users can have microchipping done at the Fort Huachuca Veterinary Clinic, which also offers other services.

For information, call 533-2767.

Taking advantage of the low-cost spay/neuter clinic sponsored by the Cochise County Humane Society may also curb the pet’s desire to roam. Call 803.7385 to check on availability.

 

Enroll in TRICARE

All TRICARE-eligible retirees and family members can now enroll for health services at Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center. For more information, call 1.888.874.9378, go to www.tricareonline.com, or visit the TRICARE Service Center located in RWBAHC.

 

Digital mammography offered

The Mammography Department now offers the Fuji Computed Radiology for Mammography, the most popular technology in the world for full field digital mammography. Those enrolled in Tricare Prime, Standard, or Medicare are eligible for appointments.

Call 533.3819/2555 to schedule an appointment.

 

Referrals required for specialty clinics

Specialty clinic appointments are available to active duty military and family members in the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center. In most cases, a referral is required for specialty clinic appointments. Those who would like to be seen in the sports medicine (formerly orthopedics), physical therapy, optometry, behavioral health, or allergy and immunizations clinics, should call 533.9200 for an appointment with their primary care manager for a referral to the specialty clinic.

 

Clinic opens weekends, holidays

The Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center weekend and holiday access clinic is an acute-care, by-appointment clinic. Call for an appointment prior to arrival, 533.9165. Operating hours are 7:30 a.m. ““ 4 p.m. For urgent and emergency issues, call 911 or go directly to the Sierra Vista emergency room.

 

Clinic offers medication reviews

A medical review program to conduct a review of medications to check for outdated or duplicate medications, drug-to-drug interactions, drug-to-food interactions and proper usage, is available through the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, by appointment only.

Call 533.8718, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bring medication bottles, prescriptions, over-the-counter, and natural products to the appointment.

Presentations on clinics and services, making and canceling appointments, and using the after-hours weekend clinic are offered. Call 533.5082 or 533.5318.

 

Register for TRICARE appointments online

To register for TRICARE Online and book an appointment, go to: www.tricareonline.com. Sponsors and spouses can use their own account to book appointments for their minor children.

 

Pharmacy changes procedures

In an effort to improve safety and workflow, the concierge desk at the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center will stop issuing tickets at 4:30 p.m. The pharmacy will dispense medications to the patients who have arrived prior to that time until 5 p.m.

 

Nutrition Clinic appointments available

Any individual under the TRICARE medical plan is eligible to schedule an appointment with the nutrition clinic at Raymond W Bliss Army Health Center. Anyone who wants to lose weight or has health conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes that can be improved with diet changes, is encouraged to make an appointment.

Call 533.5668.

 

Fire department offers child seat installation classes

Fort Huachuca Fire and Emergency Services is available to help parents learn how to install child seats in the car by making a one-on-one appointment at the Fire House. The staff will teach and assist, but the individual has to do the actual installation. Those interested in becoming a courtesy installation technician may take a certification class for a small fee.

For more information, contact Manny Natter, 538.5890.

 

Optometry services available for dependents

Appointments at the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health center are available for family members. Call 533.9197.

 

RWBAHC classes available to post organizations

Presentations on clinics and services, making and canceling appointments and using the after-hours weekend clinic are available through the R.W. Bliss Army Health Center. Call 533.5082 or 533.5318 for scheduling information.

 

CIF announces hours

The Central Issue Facility hours 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.

 

Information request procedures outlined

Those with requests for patient medical information need to coordinate with the Patient Administration Division, Correspondence Section. For more information, contact Sgt. 1st Class Gabriel Montes, 533.2561.

 

Walk-in well-woman exams offered

Well-woman exams are performed on a walk-in basis from 7:30 a.m. ““ 3:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month in the main Health Center, Family Care Clinic A. Appointments can be scheduled at any other time by calling 533.9200.

 

Convenient patient drop-off, pick-up

The loop in front of the R.W. Bliss Army Health Center is open to facilitate patient access to the facility. Parking is not permitted in the patient drop-off area.

 

Missed appointments prove costly; call to cancel

Patients should call in advance to cancel an appointment if they cannot make it. Active duty service members pending appointments and no-show reports are sent out to commanders each week.

Missed appointments cost money that could be spent on other patient services.

 

Clinic offers tobacco cessation

Tobacco cessation classes are offered at the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center for TRICARE beneficiaries and Department of the Army civilians employees. For information, call 533.3279.

 

PFLAG to meet Wednesday

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesdy, 6:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church office recently relocated to 125 S. Second St., just south of Fry Boulevard in Sierra Vista. In a confidential setting, members provide support and information to counter myths and misinformation about sexual orientation and gender identity. All are welcome.

For more information, call Carol, 249.8755, or Mary, 255.0423.

 

Memorial Day to be observed

A Memorial Day Observance will be held at the Old Post Cemetery, May 28, 11:30 ““ 12:15 to honor our fallen service men and women who have given their lives for our country and our freedom. The ceremony includes an invocation, guest speaker and wreath laying. The public is invited.

Motorists in the Bonnie Blink Housing Area should expect disruptions to traffic, and traffic control points will be established at Andrews and Burt Road.

Due to limited parking, drivers should park in the designated parking areas on Christy Avenue and take the shuttle buses to the ceremony.

 

Celebrate Army’s birthday

The U. S. Army Garrison and partner organizations will host the 237th Army Birthday Celebration on June 14 starting at 6 a.m. on Warrior-Sentinel Fields.

The public is invited.

Motorists should expect disruption to the flow of traffic on the morning of the event through its conclusion and participants’ departure.

 

Female military vets to meet

The 4th Annual Arizona Women’s Military Veteran Conference will be held on June 16, 8 a.m. ““ 5 p.m. in the Tucson Scottish Rite Cathedral, 160 S. Scott Ave.

All women who are presently serving or have served in the U. S. Armed Forces are invited to attend this free, one-day conference, with lunch provided.

For more information, go to invite@eventbrite.com.

 

Garrison commanders to change

The United States Army Garrison commander, Fort Huachuca is departing at the end of June. USAG will conduct a change-of-command ceremony between Col. Timothy Faulkner (outgoing commander) and Col. Daniel McFarland (incoming

commander) on June 26, 7:30 a.m. on Brown Parade Field. This event is open to the general public.

Motorists should expect disruptions in traffic and road closures around the parade field during rehearsals and during the ceremony and should plan accordingly.

 

HT-JCoE commanders to change

The Humint Training Joint Center of Excellence will conduct the change-of-command and retirement ceremony for Col. John Szypko, HT-JCOE commander, on June 28, 8 ““ 9 a.m. on Brown Parade Field to publicly recognize him for his service to the U. S. Army.

The public is invited.

Motorists should expect disruptions in the flow of traffic around Brown Parade Field on the morning of the event and plan accordingly.




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