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October 4, 2012

News Briefs – October 4, 2012

Ditch bank stabilization project underway

The Directorate of Public Works began work on the Hatfield Street Ditch Bank Stabilization project located east of Weinstein Village along the north side of Hatfield Street. This project includes placing gabion baskets in the ditch along the roadside bank and large rocks in the channel. The work is expected to be completed by Oct. 31. The plan is to minimize the effect of construction on the roadway and/or traffic.

Motorists are cautioned to be vigilant in the construction area.

Range closures announced

Today: W1, V, Z

Friday: V, Z

Saturday: V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Sunday: V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Monday: W1, V, Z

Tuesday: W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Wednesday: W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

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

Heating equipment changeover set

The Directorate of Public Works has planned the changeover to heating equipment through Oct. 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 today, 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.

Career fair takes place Friday

The Defense Tech and Intelligence Career Fair will be held on Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. The career fair is a part of the 30th Annual Armed Forces Electronics and Communications Association Week.

Retiree Council meeting location change

Due to ongoing renovations of the Directorate of Human Resources conference room, the Fort Huachuca Retiree Council will temporarily change both its meeting time and place. From October through January, the RC will meet in the Army Community Service Building #50010, near the Whitside Hall traffic circle. Meeting hours are 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. The next RC meeting is Oct. 12.

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.

Pre-transition/separation briefing date, time changes

The pre-transition/separation briefings are now held on Mondays at 9.a.m. in Building 41421, and units should adjust schedules accordingly. Soldiers who have difficulty walking up stairs should be identified in advance so accommodation arrangements can be made.

Pre-transition/separation briefings will be held on the following dates: Oct 15; Nov. 5 and 19; and Dec. 3 and 17.

It’s post-wide cleanup, fire prevention time

U.S. Army Garrison and partners organizations will conduct an installation-wide fall cleanup and implement fire prevention measures from Oct. 15 – 26 to clean up and properly dispose of trash, debris and discarded combustible materials throughout the installation cantonment and training areas. All units should plan to participate.

Motorists should watch out for personnel on the roads throughout the installation during the fall cleanup and drive carefully when passing groups of people working along the roads.

Domestic Violence Prevention, Awareness Conference

Army Community Service will host the 2012 Domestic Violence Prevention and Awareness Month 2012 Conference, Oct. 19, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. The guest speaker is Mildred Muhammad, who was the wife of the DC Sniper and founder of “After the Trauma,” an organization that helps survivors of domestic violence. The conference is open to all Fort Huachuca personnel.

For more information, contact ACS, 533.2330.

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.

Fire dept. holds 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.

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 announced

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

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.

Digital mammography available here

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.




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