Events

April 19, 2012

News Briefs April 19, 2012

Public notice

To any individual or place of business that may have a claim against or have possessions belonging to the estate of Justin Chambers. You may contact the executor of Justin Chambers estate via the Summary Court Martial Officer Captain Maurice Galloway at 533.0447 or maurice.lemont.galloway@us.army.mil.

Ceremony to lay forgotten veterans to rest

The public is invited to attend an Arizona Missing in America Project Veterans Recovery Program service to honor 14 indigent and homeless Arizona veterans with a motorcycle escort at 10:15 a.m. from Adair Funeral Home, 1050 N. Dodge Blvd., Tucson to the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1300 Buffalo Soldier Trail, in Sierra Vista on Friday.

Maj. Gen. Gregg Potter, commanding officer, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, other ranking officers, and several community leaders will attend.

The ceremony begins at 1 p.m.

For information, contact Bob Day, 1.520.742.6572 or hotrodtrikes@gmail.com.

ID card section changing hours

The DEERS/ID Card section is changing its hours of operation on Thursday mornings. Effective May 1, the office will only be closed for training on the first Thursday of every month. The office will remain open for regular business every other Thursday during the month.

For more information, contact John Julian, 533.8198 or jj.julian@us.army.mil.

Purple Heart awardees can attend free class

Military servicemembers awarded the Purple Heart can take the 12-Day Microsoft Office Suite Online course, which normally costs $3,995, at no charge. This course will prepare students to be a Microsoft Office specialist in the applications of Word (2 days), Excel (3 days), Access (3 days) and PowerPoint (2 days). Learn the skills necessary to be employed in the business environment and become productive today.

For information, contact Sgt. 1st Class Keith Breland, keith.breland@us.army.mil.

Range closures announced

Today: I, L, P, P1, R, U, U1, W, X, Y, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3

Friday: A, B, C, D, E, F, P1, U, U1, W, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Saturday: M, P1, U, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Sunday: P1, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Monday: K, L, P1, R, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Tuesday: A, B, C, D, K, L, P1, R, U1, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3

Wednesday: A, B, C, D, K, L, P1, R, U1, W, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

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

Blood drive next week

The next blood drive is Tuesday and Wednesday, 3 – 9 p.m. each day in the Eifler Fitness Center. Donors from all services, government employees, retirees, military family members, and civilians can donate to the Armed Services Blood Program. Most healthy adults are eligible to give blood.

To find out more about eligibility as well as to book appointments, go to www.militaryblood.dod.mil or contact Whitney Cordero, 378.2042 or josenwhit@gmail.com.

Warrant officers to meet

The U.S.A. Warrant Officers Association Arizona Silver Chapter will hold a professional development meeting Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Elks Club near the corner of Wilcox and Buffalo Soldier Trail by the Main Gate. The speaker is Mary Jacobs from the City of Sierra Vista who will be talking about the importance of Fort  Huachuca to the community. Lunch is available from the regular Elks Club menu.

For more information, go to http://usawoa-silver-az.org/?page_id=84.

The March blood drive was successful with 239 good units collected during the two-day event.

Installation Retirement Ceremony set

Fort Huachuca and partners will conduct the next quarterly Installation Retirement Ceremony Friday, 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.

Cleanup, fire prevention operation planned

The U.S. Army Garrison and partner organizations will conduct an installation-wide spring cleanup and fire prevention operation Monday – May 4 to clean-up and properly dispose of trash, debris and discarded combustible materials throughout the installation cantonment and training areas and to mitigate wildland fire threat.

Units post-wide should plan to participate.

Motorists should drive carefully when passing groups cleaning up near the roadways.

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.

Post-wide yard sale slated

Fort Huachuca will hold its annual post-wide yard sale April 28, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. so those living in military housing can get rid of unwanted items.

Motorists should expect heavy vehicle and foot traffic in the housing areas and should drive cautiously at or below the 15 mph speed limit.

Dispose of prescription drugs safely

To help people dispose of prescription drugs safely, turn them in on April 28 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and state and local law enforcement agencies’ fourth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in the Ace Hardware Parking Lot, 3756 E. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista. This is an opportunity for people to properly dispose of unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs currently hiding in medicine and kitchen cabinets and drawers.

For more information, go to the DEA website, http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html or contact John Moore, Fort Huachuca Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program, 538.1315 or john.moore52.civ@mail.mil, or Kathy Thomson, 538-1402 or Katherine.m.thomson.civ@mail.mil.

Learn about military academies

Arizona students and their parents are invited to meet with representatives of the Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, Military and Naval Academies on April 28, 10 a.m. – noon at Camelback High School, 4612 North 28th St., Phoenix. The representatives will explain the unique academic, career and military opportunities each school offers. Congressional staff will also be present to explain the required Congressional application and nomination process.

RSVP to 1.602.840.1891 or http://kyl.senate.gov/rsvp.

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.




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