Events

May 24, 2012

News Briefs May 24, 2012

Increased fire danger leads to fire restrictions

In conjunction with the Coronado National Forest, Sierra Vista District, the Fort Huachuca fire danger level is now “Very High.” No open fires and no smoking outside vehicles are permitted in all Fort Huachuca canyons and mountains. All smoking materials must be extinguished in vehicle ashtrays.

Do not park vehicles in grassy areas due to catalytic converters.

The use, sale or possession of fireworks on the installation is prohibited.

Use exceptional care to avoid starting brush, grass or forest fires while in the field, and use and extinguish smoking materials correctly.

Fire breaks will be a minimum of three feet around tents, vans, power units, parking and other similar areas before being occupied. Appropriate extinguishing equipment must be readily available.

For more information, contact Bud Linardy, assistant chief, Fire Prevention, Fort Huachuca Fire Department, 533.7009 or bud.j.linardy@us.army.mil.

 

Women veterans license plate available

The new Arizona women veterans special license plate is now available to those wishing to purchase on online at servicearizona.com. It is also available at all Arizona Department of Motor Vehicle offices.

The new plate was created last session by the Arizona Legislature in House Bill 2656.

 

Range closures announced

  • Today: B, C, D, G, P1, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3
  • Friday: B, C, D, G, P1, U1, V, Z
  • Saturday: B, C, D, G, P1, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3
  • Sunday: B, C, D, G, P1, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3
  • Monday: B, C, D, G, P1, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3
  • Tuesday: B, C, D, G, P1, U1, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3
  • Wednesday: P1, U1, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3

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

 

DOL Supply Division closure announced

The Directorate of Logistics Supply Division will conduct an annual location survey and wall-to-wall inventory, during which time the facilities will be closed.

For emergencies, contact Teresa Richards, 538.7101 or Ramona Lanham, 533.8522.

The location survey is underway through June 4.

The wall-to-wall inventory will take place June 6 – 15. SSA, HAZMART & CTIP will be closed.

For emergencies, contact Teresa Richards, 538.7101, Jimmy Vereen, 533.2620 or Ramona Lanham, 533.8522. 

 

Blood drive takes place next week

The next Armed Services Blood Program blood drive takes place Tuesday and Wednesday, 3 – 9 p.m. at the Eifler Fitness Center. To schedule an appointment online, go to http://www.militaryblood.dod.mil/bliss/.

 

Cavalry Heritage Day planned

B Troop will host the Fort Huachuca Cavalry Heritage Day, Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Fort Huachuca’s Wren Arena. This free event, open to the community, will showcase military ceremonial and cavalry maneuver riding.

 

AFAP Steering Committee to meet 

The U.S. Army Garrison will host a quarterly Army Family Action Plan Steering Committee meeting on Wednesday, 9 – 10 a.m. at Army Community Service, Building 50010, to provide AFAP program updates and review the current status of installation active AFAP issues.

 

Memorial Day to be observed

A Memorial Day Observance will be held at the Old Post Cemetery, Monday, 11:30 – 12:15 p.m. 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.

 

Evening Memorial Day service set

The Greater Sierra Vista United Veterans’ Council will host a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, 6 p.m. at the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 1300 Buffalo Soldier Trail in Sierra Vista.

The public is invited to this event through which various organizations honor fallen Warriors.

 

Dial correct pharmacy phone number

The Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center Refill Pharmacy located at the Post Exchange can be reached by phone at 533.1551. The number published in the Fort Huachuca telephone directory is incorrect.

 

Get babies’ health checkups

The Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center offers well-child visits, an important part of preventive healthcare for children. The first recommended checkup starts at 3 – 5 days after birth, followed by visits at 2 – 4 weeks, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 18 months and 2 years of age. To make an appointment with a pediatrician, call 533.9200.

 

Well women walk-in day announced

Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center offers a Well Women Walk-In Clinic for patients assigned to RWBAHC on the first Tuesday of every month, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Clinic A. No appointment is needed.

The clinic helps schedule mammograms, colon or cervical cancer screenings, diabetic lab checks, asthma control, annual lab tests, referrals, consults and more.

 

309th MI Bn. commanders change

The 309th Military Intelligence Battalion will conduct a Change of Command Ceremony between Lt. Col. Robert Schulte (outgoing) and Lt. Col. Laura Knapp (incoming) on June 7, 7 a.m. on Chaffee Parade Field. The public is invited.

Motorists should expect disruptions in the flow of traffic around Chaffee Parade Field on the morning of the event and a few days beforehand during rehearsals and plan accordingly. Some traffic will be rerouted. Use of the Main Gate is recommended for those not involved with or attending the ceremony.

 

Dogs, owners — train with MP dog handlers

Learn how to implement the basic commands of sit, stay, down and heel with your dog. Experienced dog trainers from the 18th Military Police Detachment will conduct a class on June 9, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Dog Park at the corner of Buffalo Soldier Trail and 7th Street. The owner is required to stay with the dog.

For information, email K9trainer71@hotmail.com.

 

304th MI Bn. to gain new commander

The 309th Military Intelligence Battalion will conduct a Change of Command Ceremony between Lt. Col. Allen Shreffler and Lt. Col. Jaren Price on June 12, 9:30 a.m. on Brown Parade Field. The public is invited.

Motorists should expect disruptions in the flow of traffic around Brown Parade Field on the morning of the event and a few days beforehand during rehearsals.

 

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.

 

Resume workshop planned

Cochise County Workforce Development will conduct a workshop, June 19, 9 a.m. – noon, “Creating an Effective Resume” and “Understanding the Interview Process.” It is free and open to the public, veterans, disabled veterans, spouses and dependents of veterans. Bring pencil and notepad.

It will be held at 1843 Paseo San Luis.

For reservations, call 458.9309, ext 3609, 3556 or 3612.

 

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.




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