June 14, 2012

ACS shares news, events of interest

Army Community Service

AER 2012 Campaign ends

The Fort Huachuca’s Army Emergency Relief Campaign officially ended on May 15. The AER Campaign contribution total reached $100,535.98. This total exceeds the 2011 Campaign end-of-year total of $94,524.44. Campaign contributions will continue to flow in until the end of year for tax deduction purposes.

Contributions are mailed out to AER Headquarters in Arlington, Va. These funds are consolidated into one fund for distribution to active duty service members, dependents, retirees and widows when faced with a financial emergency. AER and Fort Huachuca would like to thank those who contributed to this year’s campaign. Thank you for continuing to help the Army take care of its own. Soldiers Helping Soldiers! Army Strong!


ACS EFMP System Navigation Services available

EFMP System Navigation Services, available through ACS, is a community support component of the EFMP that connects families with special needs to available systems of care and resources both on and off the installation.

ACS can assist families in identifying resources and specific disability information and providing referrals to community agencies. Information materials focusing on local resources, program application processes, support groups and social activities is available. ACS has also expanded the Special Needs Resource Library and has a wide array of materials available for loan to Fort Huachuca’s military families.

ACS also assists inbound and outbound EFMP families with resource information geared toward their specific needs.

For further information, contact ACS EFMP Systems Navigator, Lois Sagmoe, 538.5899 or


Calendar of events

Financial Peace University – Today and June 21, 28 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Parent-Tot Playgroup – Wednesday and June 27 9:30 – 11 a.m.

SOS Support Group – June TBD 11:30 a.m. – UTC

Unit Sponsorship Training Monday 9 – 11 a.m.

Baby Boot Camp – Tuesday 3 – 4 p.m.

EFMP Support Group – Wednesday 5 – 6 p.m.

Volunteer Recognition Training – June 21 2 – 3 p.m.

Tot Story Time – June 22 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

SOS Support Group – June TBD 3:30 p.m. – UTC

AFTB Level II – June 25 – 26 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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Commissary parking lot construction plans revised after customer concerns

Many commissary patrons now find it difficult to park their vehicles in the current parking spaces which are both small and aligned in a parallel fashion. However, once the second half of the parking lot is completed, both halv...

New JITC Commander assumes command during period of transition

Photos by Tim Toms, Fort Huachuca Visual Information The director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins, Jr. (right), passes the flag, or colors of the Joint Interoperability Test Com...

Panetta urges work, sacrifice to honor Aurora victims

WASHINGTON — In a message issued Monday night, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta paid tribute to the military victims of the July 20 shooting spree in Aurora, Colo., and urged Defense Department personnel to honor the victims’ memory through hard work and sacrifice. Here is the text of the message:   To all Department of Defense...


Panetta: Program will help transitioning troops get jobs

WASHINGTON — A redesigned program for service members separating from the military will help veterans better apply the experience they’ve gained in uniform, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said. President Barack Obama announced the revamped program, called “Transition GPS,” in a speech Monday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention in Reno, Nev. “I app...

FH employees receive nomination for Department of Defense

Five Fort Huachuca employees have been nominated for Department of Defense awards over the past few months. The first nomination comes after a group of four firefighters from the Fort Huachuca Fire Department were awarded the Firefighter Heroism Award, Team Award, by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, on May 21. The other nomination goes...
Natalie Lakosil

Nine bid ‘farewell’ to life’s ‘military’ chapter Friday

Natalie Lakosil Fort Huachuca retirees and their Family members listen while guest speaker Col. Daniel Matchette, Army chief of staff, Network Enterprise Technology Command, addresses the crowd Friday morning at historic Brown ...


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