Events

September 20, 2012

News Briefs – September 20, 2012

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.

View all Army doctrine

Mission Command Center of Excellence launched the new webpage for Doctrine 2015 that features all of the new Army doctrine publications and Army doctrine reference publications at http://usacac.army.mil/cac2/MCCOE/Doctrine2015Tables.asp.

Check out the videos and latest information on the new doctrinal changes at the same site.

SV Social Security office closes

Due to budget cuts, the Social Security Administration will no longer offer a satellite location in Sierra Vista effective Oct. 18. Residents will have access to online services at www.SocialSecurity.gov or can travel to either Douglas or Tucson for services.

For more information, contact 458.3315 or pio@SierraVistaAZ.gov.

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: M, P1, U1, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Friday: M, P1, U1, V, Z

Saturday: M, P1, U, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Sunday: M, P1, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Monday: K, L, M, P1, R, U1, W1, V, Z, V1

Tuesday: A, B, C, D, K, L, M, P1, R, U1, W1, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3

Wednesday: A, B, C, D, K, L, N, P1, R, U1, W1, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3

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

Post to hold POW/MIA Walkathon

U.S. Army Garrison and partner organizations conduct the 2012 POW/MIA Walkathon on Friday, 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 Friday, 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.

This free program is open to the public.

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 Tuesday, 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.

SV Prescription Take-Back Day

The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Sierra Vista Police Department has scheduled a Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Ace Hardware parking lot, 3756 E. Fry Blvd.

This is an opportunity for those who have accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of those medications.

Prescription drugs accepted are pills and capsules.

Items that will not be accepted include inhalers, needles, syringes and glass bottles.

Heating equipment changeover set

The Directorate of Public Works has planned the changeover to heating equipment from Oct. 1 – 22. Representatives from facilities that have not been completed by Oct. 22 should call the contractor’s work control section, 533.5457 or 533.5459 for assistance. Additionally, callbacks for heaters that have been turned on should be referred to work control until Oct. 29. After that date, service orders should be placed with the DPW service order desk 533.3151/2003. In most facilities, this changeover requires the cooler to be disconnected before the heating unit can be activated.

JITC responsibility to change

The Joint Interoperability Test Command will hold a change of responsibility and retirement ceremony for Sgt. Major Cary Marshall on Oct. 4, 10 a.m. at the JITC Facility, Building 57305, in Conference Room 2. Accepting responsibility as the senior enlisted advisor of JITC is Sgt. Major Lewis Brown.

For more information, call 538.5031.

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.

Disability information fair planned

Fort Huachuca will hold the Second Annual Army Community Service Exceptional Family Member Program Disability Employment Awareness Month Information Fair Oct. 12 at Murr Community Center, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Representatives from multiple agencies will be available to provide resource information for attendees.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

Those who have an exceptional Family member, plan to transition from the military within the next 12 months, are pending a medical board or medical separation, or need information about disability services, employment resources, local, state and federal programs should try to attend.

For more information, call 538.5899 or 533.6871.

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.

Information request procedures outlined

Those with requests for patient medical information need to coordinate with the Patient Administration Division, Correspondence Section. For more information, contact Sgt. 1st Class Gabriel Montes, 533.2561.

Walk-in well-woman exams offered

Well-woman exams are performed on a walk-in basis from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month in the main Health Center, Family Care Clinic A. Appointments can be scheduled at any other time by calling 533.9200.

Convenient patient drop-off, pick-up

The loop in front of the R.W. Bliss Army Health Center is open to facilitate patient access to the facility. Parking is not permitted in the patient drop-off area.

 

Missed appointments prove costly; call to cancel

Patients should call in advance to cancel an appointment if they cannot make it. Active duty service members pending appointments and no-show reports are sent out to commanders each week.

Missed appointments cost money that could be spent on other patient services.

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 the 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.

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.

Register for TRICARE appointments online

To register for TRICARE Online and book an appointment, go to: www.tricareonline.com. Sponsors and spouses can use their own account to book appointments for their minor children.

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 a microchip can help ensure a quick return home.

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.

Tags, microchips prevent pet loss, theft

One in three pets goes missing during its lifetime. Without identification, 90 percent of pets never return home.

Ensuring a pet wears an identification tag with contact information on it even if micro-chipped, will help bring a pet home if it escapes a house or yard.

Eligible users can have microchipping done at the Fort Huachuca Veterinary Clinic, which also offers other services.

For information, call 533.2767.

Taking advantage of the low-cost spay/neuter clinic sponsored by the Cochise County Humane Society may also curb the pet’s desire to roam. Call 803.7385 to check on availability.

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.

Pharmacy changes procedures

In an effort to improve safety and workflow, the concierge desk at the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center will stop issuing tickets at 4:30 p.m. The pharmacy will dispense medications to the patients who have arrived prior to that time until 5 p.m.

Nutrition Clinic appointments available

Any individual under the TRICARE medical plan is eligible to schedule an appointment with the nutrition clinic at Raymond W Bliss Army Health Center. Anyone who wants to lose weight or has health conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes that can be improved with diet changes, is encouraged to make an appointment.

Call 533.5668.

Fire department offers child seat installation classes

Fort Huachuca Fire and Emergency Services is available to help parents learn how to install child seats in the car by making a one-on-one appointment at the Fire House. The staff will teach and assist, but the individual has to do the actual installation. Those interested in becoming a courtesy installation technician may take a certification class for a small fee.

For more information, call 538.5890.

Optometry services available for dependents

Appointments at the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health center are available for family members. Call 533.9197.

 




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