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August 23, 2012

News Briefs – August 23, 2012

City Council early ballots deadline

Three Sierra Vista City Council positions are on this year’s ballot. Registered City voters will have an opportunity to select from six candidates vying for three council seats. Candidates receiving more than 50 percent of the vote in the primary election will be automatically elected.

Residents who vote early must have their ballot postmarked by Tuesday, the day of the primary election.

For more information, contact 458-3315.

Range closures announced

Today: B, C, D, K, L, R, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Friday: B, C, D, K, L, M, R, V, Z

Saturday: M, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Sunday: V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Monday: M, V, Z

Tuesday: A, B, C, D, V, Z

Wednesday: A, B, C, D, V, Z

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

FH celebrates “Culture and Women”

“Culture and Women – a Global Perspective” at Fort Huachuca will take place today, 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 533.2739 or Anatole.Balma@us.army.mil.

Support families in crisis

CARE Team Training will take place tonight, 6 – 8 p.m. in the Army Community Service conference room, Building 50010. A CARE Team is a group of volunteers who are trained to support families in crisis situations. They provide short-term assistance to families of fallen or seriously wounded Soldiers. Their goal is to offer care and practical assistance until the family’s support network arrives.

For more information, contact 533.8664 or joan.morschel@us.army.mil.

OCS board to select attendees

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.

ASBP blood drive announced

The Armed Services Blood Program will be at Fort Huachuca Tuesday and 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.

Chapel to resume Awana Clubs

Awana Clubs for pre-k – 6th grade youth will begin on Fort Huachuca starting Sept. 5 and run every Wednesday evening, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Main Post Chapel. There are a limited number of spaces available, and registration is required. For more information or a registration packet, contact 335.8663 or FHawana@hotmail.com.

RWBAHC organization day affects hours

Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center will be holding its annual organization day on Sept. 14th, noon – 4 p.m. All clinics and ancillary services to include laboratory, radiology and pharmacy will close at 11:30 a.m. For urgent care needs, the Weekend/Holiday Access Clinic will be open noon – 4 p.m. Normal Weekend/Holiday Access Clinic hours will resume on Sept. 15.

For more information, call 533.9176.

Job fair announced

American Career Builders in conjunction with the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Sierra Vista will hold a job fair at the VFW Sept. 14, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 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 at Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center 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 249.2040 or mary.spellman@us.army.mil.

Referrals required for specialty clinics

Specialty clinic appointments are available to active duty military and family members in the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center. In most cases, a referral is required for specialty clinic appointments. Those who would like to be seen in the sports medicine (formerly orthopedics), physical therapy, optometry, behavioral health, or allergy and immunizations clinics, should call 533.9200 for an appointment with their primary care manager for a referral to the specialty clinic.

Clinic offers medication reviews

A medical review program to conduct a review of medications to check for outdated or duplicate medications, drug-to-drug interactions, drug-to-food interactions and proper usage, is available through the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, by appointment only.

Call 533.8718, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bring medication bottles, prescriptions, over-the-counter, and natural products to the appointment. Presentations on clinics and services, making and canceling appointments, and using the after- hours weekend clinic are offered. Call 533.5082 or 533.5318.




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