Events

July 5, 2012

News Briefs – July 5, 2012

Fire danger level closes canyons

These next few weeks are historically the hottest of the year. Based on fuel moisture and indices, the Coronado National Forest, Sierra Vista Ranger District, is at the “Extreme” fire danger level, hence Fort Huachuca also moved its posture to “Extreme.” Therefore all Fort Huachuca Canyons are closed.

For more information, call Dan Ortega, Director of Emergency Services, 533-3232.

 

PCSing for Korea?

Those leaving for Korea on a permanent change-of-station, Eighth Army, can learn about the country and their military environment beforehand. Go to http://8thArmy.korea.army.mil.

 

Range closures announced

  • Today: N, V, Z, T1, T2, T3
  • Friday: V, Z
  • Saturday: V, Z, T1, T2, T3
  • Sunday: V, Z, T1, T2, T3
  • Monday: C, D, F, P, U, V, Z
  • Tuesday: C, D, F, N, P, Q, U, W1, V, Z, V1
  • Wednesday: C, D, F, P, Q, U, Y, V, Z

Range closures are subject to daily change. For more information, call 533.7093.

 

Sierra Vista sets street closure

A portion of Avenida del Sol between State Route 90 and Camino del Norte is closed for approximately two to three weeks for extensive road improvements. These will involve the complete removal and replacement of the existing pavement.

For additional information, call Angela Dixon-Maher, 458.5775.

 

Assist with Vacation Bible School

The Main Post Chapel will host Vacaction Bible School July 23 – 27, 9 am – noon. Those interested in volunteering should call Rosemary Pino, 220.9427 or 533.4911.

 

111th MI Bde. to gain new commander

The 111th Military Intelligence Brigade will conduct a change of command ceremony between Col. Angelia Farnell (outgoing) and Col. Richard Monnard (incoming) on July 13, 7:30 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 in or attending the ceremony.

 

Attend home-buying seminar

Veterans Affairs loans and refinancing will be discussed at a home buying seminar July 17, 6 p.m. at the Housing Services Office, Building 52065 at Smith and Arizona Avenues. The seminar is open to active duty service members, current Department of Defense employees and their spouses. Seating is limited.

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

 

Retirement ceremony, registration cutoff announced

Fort Huachuca will host the Quarterly Installation Retirement Ceremony on July 20, 7:30 a.m. on Brown Parade Field to honor the installation’s military and civilian retirees for their service to Fort Huachuca, the United States military and the Nation. The public is invited.

Motorists should expect disruptions in the flow of traffic during rehearsals and on the morning of the event.

Friday is the cut-off registration date for retiring military and civilians who want to be recognized during the ceremony.

 

JITC to hold assumption of command ceremony

The Joint Interoperability Test Command will conduct their assumption of command ceremony for Col. Douglas Orsi, incoming JITC commander, July 24, 9 a.m. at JITC headquarters, Building 57305. Orsi will assume command from George Brock, interim commander.

The public is invited to attend this event. For more information, call La’ Tosha Symonds, 538.5031. 

 

Vacation Bible School planned

The Main Post Chapel will host Vacation Bible School July 23 – 27, 9 a.m. – noon. It is open to children 5 – 11. Children in the 6th grade or higher are invited to help.

To register children, call Rosemary Pino, 220.9427 or 533.4911.

 

School registration dates set

Registration for Fort Huachuca Accommodation Schools takes place July 24 – 26, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at all three schools. For students previously attending FH schools, there will be a special registration area for those who pre-registered in the spring. Parents will be required to update emergency contact information, pick-up the school/student handbook, district information sheets and free/reduced lunch applications.

When registering new students, parents must supply a birth certificate, shot record, and previous school records (or address to send for them).

According to Arizona law, students whose immunizations are not up-to-date will not be allowed to attend school until verification is provided.

For more information, go to the schools’ website, www.fthuachuca.k12.az.us.

 

DENTAC commanders to change

The Dental Activity on Fort Huachuca will conduct a change of command ceremony between outgoing Commander, Col. Nasrin Mazuji, and the incoming Commander, Col. Julio Gonzales on Aug 3, 8 a.m. on Brown Parade Field. The public is invited.

Motorists should expect disruptions in the flow of traffic around the parade field during rehearsals and on the morning of the ceremony.

 

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.

 

Well women walk-in day 

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.

 

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 three – five 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.

 

All-Army Soccer Camp here

The All-Army Men’s Soccer Camp takes place on Bujalski Field next to Barnes Field House Aug. 29 – Sept. 23. Watch “The Fort Huachuca Scout” for opportunities to view the team in action.

 

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.




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