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September 13, 2012

News Briefs – September 13, 2012

Citizen Assisted Location List

The Sierra Vista Police Department requests the public’s help in locating individuals featured on their new “CALL” list. People featured on the list have active warrants generated by Sierra Vista Police cases and are believed to still be in the area.

Residents can view the “CALL” list and submit anonymous tips on the Sierra Vista website, www.SierraVistaAZ.gov/CALL. All tips will be kept confidential.

For more information, call 452.7500.

Burglary increase noted

The Sierra Vista Police Department report a 10-percent increase in burglaries over the past two months compared to the same time last year. Several of the burglaries were completed by unforced entry because doors or windows were left unlocked or open.

Secure houses and vehicles when leaving them, even for a short time. Recently, a vehicle burglary was committed when a vehicle was left unlocked for a few minutes as the owner ran into a store.

Remove or hide items from view in vehicles by locking valuables in the trunk. The SVPD provides a free, 45-minute burglary prevention inspection for residences. For more information, contact 452.7500 and request an inspection or go to SierraVistzaAZ.gov and search for security.

Debt collection notice

This is a debt collection notice for Pvt. Christopher J. Perez. All services under Perez’s name should be put on hold. All those with debts to be collected under the name of Perez or for information regarding collection, call 1st Lt. Wylie Bullock Jr., 533.5862.

SVPD traffic enforcement campaign

This month, the Sierra Vista Police Department is conducting a traffic enforcement campaign against aggressive driving with a focus on following too closely.

Following too closely, or “tailgating,” remains one of the primary causes of accidents in Sierra Vista. Drivers could avoid this type of accident by leaving two-seconds or more space between vehicles.

Drivers following too closely will be cited and could be fined $173. For more information, call 452.7500.

Get out and vote!

Voting is a constitutional right that American citizens 18 years and older can freely exercise. The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act covers all active-duty members of the uniformed services and their families and assists them in exercising their right to vote. For more information go to:
Fort Huachuca Voter Assistance: /uploads/FVAP Fort Huachuca.pdf
Federal Voting Assistance Program: http://www.fvap.gov/.

Range closures announced

Today: B, C, D, P1, U1, V, Z, X, T1, T2, T3
Friday: B, C, D, P1, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3
Saturday: B, C, D, P1, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3
Sunday: B, C, D, P1, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3
Monday: B, C, D, P, P1, Q, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3
Tuesday: B, C, D, P, P1, Q, U1, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3
Wednesday: B, C, D, P1, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

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

Learn to speak English

The Sierra Vista United Methodist Church will offer free Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced English-as-a-Second Language Classes for 10 weeks, Monday – Nov. 19.

Classes will meet twice a week in the Fellowship Hall — on Mondays, from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. and on Fridays, from 10 a.m. – noon.

Registration will be held on Friday, 5 – 6 p.m. at Sierra Vista United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 3225 S. St Andrews Drive.

For more information, call 662.364.2303 or 378.3352.

RWBAHC organization day affects hours

Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center will be holding its annual organization day on Friday, noon – 4 p.m. All clinics and ancillary services to include laboratory, radiology, main pharmacy and the refill pharmacy at the PX will close at 11:30 a.m. The main pharmacy will be open on Sept. 15, 8 – 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 Saturday.

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 Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 549 Veterans Dr.

It will feature only companies that are hiring in September and October.

Attend home-buying seminar

Veterans Affairs loans and refinancing will be discussed at a home buying seminar Tuesday, 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, call 533.5901.

Post to hold POW/MIA Walkathon

U.S. Army Garrison and partner organizations conduct the 2012 POW/MIA Walkathon on Sept. 21, 6 a.m. on Warrior and Sentinel Fields to honor all Prisoners of War and those still Missing in Action. The public is invited to participate.

Traffic will be rerouted around the walkathon route. Motorists should use the Main Gate during the morning commute to work if not participating in the event.

POW/MIAs to be recognized

The Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base will host this year’s POW/MIA Recognition Day Program on Sept. 21, 10 a.m. in the R.E. Lindsey Jr. Auditorium at the VA Medical Center, 3601 S. Sixth Avenue, Tucson.

The program will include presentation of the colors, singing of the National Anthem, a keynote speaker, “Missing Man Table & Honors Ceremony,” Taps, and a benediction and invocation. A “Missing Man” formation flyover and refreshments will follow in the courtyard area.

For more information, call 1.520.629.1822.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

The Military Equal Opportunity offices on Fort Huachuca will hold a Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Sept. 25, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre to increase cultural awareness.

The public is invited to attend. There is no charge.

Installation retirement ceremony set

Fort Huachuca officials will conduct an installation retirement ceremony on Oct. 19, 4 p.m. on Brown Parade Field to publicly recognize and thank Soldiers, civilian retirees, and Family members for their service to Fort Huachuca, the United States military and the Nation. The public is invited.

Retiring military and civilians who wish to participate must notify the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security by Oct. 1 at 533.2294.




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