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July 26, 2012

News Briefs – July 26, 2012

White House, Army say support Olympic team

The White House and the Army want the military family to show their support to the U.S. Olympic Team by organizing, or supporting, a local Olympic meetup.com event on Saturday.

Soldiers and Family members are asked to take a picture of their participation or make a video shout-out to the U.S. Olympic Team and specifically the Army Olympians.

Meet up with family, friends and neighbors for an afternoon of soccer, baseball, swimming, relay races — whatever gets you moving and having fun!

Register the activity and participation on the Whitehouse site, http://www.meetup.com/Lets-Move.

Upload photos, videos and shout-outs to the U.S. Army Olympians on www.facebook.com/usarmy by Monday, and it might be selected to air on AAFES TV. For more information about the Army Olympians, go to www.goarmy.com.

 

Fire danger ratings decrease

In conjunction with the Sierra Vista Ranger district, Coronado National Forest, the Fort Huachuca Fire Department has reduced the fire danger rating to “moderate” — restrictions limited to area and weather conditions.

Depending on the weather, the rating is subject to change at any time.

 

New FH Maps available

The new Fort Huachuca street map is now available at the FH Public Affairs Office, Building 21115, 3015 Carnahan St., across from the gazebo on Brown Parade Field, Old Post. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

 

Range closures announced

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

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

 

Blood drive coming

The Armed Services Blood Program will be at Fort Huachuca Tuesday – Wednesday for a blood drive. Hours are 3 – 9 p.m. at Eifler Fitness Center.

Donated blood is sent to Afghanistan to help deployed service members serving in harm’s way.

To schedule an appointment online, go to http://www.militaryblood.dod.mil/bliss/.

 

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.

 

New middle school dedication planned

The new Colonel Smith Middle School dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place Aug. 3, 10 a.m. at 5651 East Smith Ave. The public is invited. Tours of the new school will be given after the ceremony..

The school is Arizona’s first net-zero school, which is a school that produces as much or more energy than it uses.

 

NETCOM to gain new commander

The U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command will hold a change of command ceremony Aug. 9, 8 a.m. at Brown Parade Field. Maj. Gen. Jennifer Napper will relinquish command to Maj. Gen. Alan Lynn.

The public is invited.

Roads around Brown Parade Field will be closed off to most regular traffic before and during the ceremony.

 

Job fair announced

American Career Builders in conjunction with the Veterans of Foreign Wars here in Sierra Vista will hold a Job Fair at the VFW from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sept. 7 at 549 Veterans Dr. It will feature only companies that are hiring in September and October.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 microchip can help ensure a quick return.

 

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.

 

Clinic open 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.




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