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August 2, 2012

News Briefs – August 2, 2012

Upper Garden Canyon road closed to vehicle traffic

Due to heavy monsoon rains, the Upper Garden Canyon road is washed out and impassable. The gate to Upper Garden Canyon has been closed, and there is no vehicle traffic allowed until further notice.

Pedestrian traffic is permitted during daylight hours only. Lower and Middle Garden Canyon are not impacted and will remain open to the public and vehicle traffic.

There is no estimated date of repair for the Upper Garden Canyon road at this time.

 

City conducting transportation survey

The City of Sierra Vista and the Arizona Department of Transportation are conducting a Sierra Vista Transportation Survey to identify opportunities to improve the existing transportation system.

Results from the survey will help ensure that future transportation, programs, policies and projects reflect community needs. Participation is important. The survey is available through Sunday at http://www.svtransportationsurvey.com/svts.html.

For more information, call Kacey Carter, Fort Huachuca master planner, 533.5125.

 

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

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

 

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 Friday, 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 Friday, 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.

 

Become an Army officer

The next Installation Officer Candidate School Board will convene on Sept. 18. All packets are due to the Actions and Promotions Office no later than Sept. 4. Interested Soldiers should see their S-1 [personnel, adjutant and administrative] representative.

 

Students invited to free orientation

Cochise College is hosting free new student orientation sessions prior to the upcoming fall semester. Students are invited to learn more about opportunities available on campus, as well as details regarding financial aid, degree planning and other important information needed to succeed while attending college.

At the Sierra Vista Campus, 901 N. Columbo, Sierra Vista, orientation is Aug. 18, in the Student Union. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m., while departments from campus are available to answer questions from students. Orientation officially runs from 9 a.m. – noon.

Sierra Vista’s orientation theme is “Getting Involved,” and its student government and clubs will host a carnival of activities to go with the information tables.

All students should pre-register on the Cochise College website, www.cochise.edu/forms/orientation.php, or call 515.3609.

 

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.

 

Army seeks award nominees

Headquarters Department of the Army announces its participation in the 2011 GEICO Military Service Awards Program. This award will recognize six enlisted winners, one from each of the active duty services, together with one from the Reserve/National Guard, for special contributions to the military and/or civilian community in the following areas: drug and alcohol abuse prevention; fire safety and fire prevention; and traffic safety and accident prevention.

HQDA requests that each Army command, Army service component command, direct reporting unit, and HQDA principal agency submit at least one nomination for each category to: Commander, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, attn: Christopher Bokenfohr, Building 4905 5th Ave., Ft. Rucker, AL, 36362, no later than Nov. 1.

For more information, email c.bokenfohr@us.army.mil.

 

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.

 

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.




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