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August 9, 2012

News Briefs – August 9, 2012


DoD food drive announced

The Department of Defense is supporting the Office of Personnel Management’s fourth annual “Feds Feed Families” Food Drive through August, with a goal of 1.5 million pounds. This food drive is a voluntary opportunity to give back to the communities in which employees live, work and train.

The primary objective is to collect donated non-perishable foodstuffs at all active installations, guard installations/camps/armories, and army reserve centers for donation to local area food banks. On Fort Huachuca, all food collected will go to the Installation Chapel Food Locker.

 

Pavement projects on SR 80, 90 underway

Repaving on SR 80 near Tombstone and on SR 90 north of Sierra Vista is underway on a six-mile section of SR 90 north of Sierra Vista including Huachuca City. Work takes place approximately a half-mile west of the intersection on Railroad Drive the traffic signal at SR 90 and Buffalo Soldier Trail.

ADOT will keep one lane open in each direction at all times. Brief delays and access restrictions are expected through mid-August.

Work on SR 80, scheduled to start on Monday through mid-August, will begin approximately four miles west of the junction with State Route 82 and continue east to the western edge of Tombstone. The project encompasses eight miles of SR 80 and requires traffic in both directions to share a single open lane.

Work crews will guide motorists through the closure. Expect delays of up to 20 minutes.

Work in both locations will take place 6 a.m. – 7 p.m., weekdays.

Final striping and marking will be done in late September.

 

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.

 

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. – 5 p.m. weekdays.

Range closures announced

  • Today: B, P1, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3
  • Friday: P1, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3
  • Saturday: P1, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3
  • Sunday: P1, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3
  • Monday: M, P, P1, Q, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3
  • Tuesday: U, P, Q, V, Z, T1, T2, T3
  • Wednesday: N, U, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

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

 

NETCOM to gain new commander

The U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command will hold a change of command ceremony Friday, 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.

 

TARP briefings set for Tuesday

The 902d MI Detachment on Fort Huachuca and the Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Office will offer annual, mandatory counterintelligence and antiterrorism awareness training Tuesday at 8 and 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. in Cochise Theater.

 

ACAP to host job fair

The Army Career Alumni Program, ACAP, will host a job fair on Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Murr Community Center. Job seekers should dress appropriately and bring resumes.

The following will be among the represented agencies: ASRC Communications; Beacon Group; CACI, Inc.; Camber Corporation; CGI Federal; COLSA Corporation; Data Systems & Technology, Inc.; Engility; GEICO; HDS Truck Driving Institute; METI, Inc.; MorganFranklin; SAIC; State Farm Insurance Company; TASC; Texas Department of Public Security; Tucson Embedded Systems, Inc.; Tucson Police Department; U.S. Customs and Border Protection; and Wisdom Tree Technologies, Inc.

For more information, call the Fort Huachuca ACAP Center, 533.5764.

 

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.

 

Job fair for military planned

The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program and Military/Veteran Employment Resource Center in conjunction with the Arizona Coalition For Military Families presents “Boots to Badges” career fair plus a special presentation on oral boards and testing by the Glendale Police Department, Department of Homeland Security and Pinal County Sheriff Department Aug. 17, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale, 4415 E. Paradise Village Pkwy. South, Phoenix. Many law-enforcement, security agencies and first-responder employers will be present.

Veterans, service members and families are invited.

To register, go to www.eventbrite.com/event3994951006. There is no cost.

 

Celebrate Women’s Equality Day at SVPL

Residents are invited to celebrate Women’s Equality Day with a showing of the film ,“The Day I Became a Woman,” followed by a discussion, on Aug. 16, 5 p.m. in the Mona Bishop Room of the Sierra Vista Public Library. This award-winning Iranian drama film tells three stories, each depicting a different stage in the lives of Iranian women. This event is free with free refreshments and sponsored by the Fort Huachuca Training and Doctrine Command Culture Center and the Equal Opportunity Office, the City of Sierra Vista’s Commission on Cultural Diversity and Cochise College’s Cultural Diversity Committee.

For more information, contact Anatole Balma, Ph.D., 533.2739 or Anatole.Balma@us.army.mil.

 

Fort to celebrate women’s equality

U.S. Army Garrison and partner organizations will join the Military Equal Opportunity Office in hosting a Women’s Equality Day ceremony, Aug. 22 at Fitch Auditorium, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. to promote cultural awareness within the Fort Huachuca and the local community. The public is invited to attend, and there is no charge. This event is separate from the one listed below which takes place the following day.

 

FH celebrates Culture and Women

“Culture and Women – a Global Perspective” at Fort Huachuca will take place Aug. 23, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. It is free and open to the public. This event has been designed to provide a cross-cultural educational experience through sharing stories about women and women’s equality across the globe. The schedule consists of speakers, small presentations, discussion, and video. A food sampling will bring a close to the event.

For more information, contact Anatole Balma, Ph.D., 533.2739 or Anatole.Balma@us.army.mil.

 

All-Army Men’s Soccer Camp

The all Army Men’s Soccer Camp will take place on Fort Huachuca from August 29 – through Sept. 22 on Bujalski field. Practices will be open to the public. When it becomes available, information will follow.

 

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.




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