Events

October 11, 2012

News Briefs – October 11, 2012

Fungus not affecting RWBAHC medications

Recently, there have been cases of injectable medication being contaminated with fungus from a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts. The Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center has never purchased any medication from the pharmacy involved. Officials are in the process of inquiring about patients who have been referred out to pain specialists to determine if they have received epidural injections of steroids purchased from a public pharmacy by an outside provider.

To date there have been no issues with that medication in Arizona, RWBAHC officials announce.

Report sexual harassment, abuse

If you or someone you care about has been sexually harassed or assaulted, contact the Fort Huachuca Sexual Harassment/Assault Crisis Hotline, 732.3736, to receive information and assistance. Information and services are available to victims of sexual harassment or assault to provide assistance and support throughout the medical, investigative, counseling and judicial processes.

Range closures announced

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

Friday: B, C, D, U, W, X, Y, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3

Saturday E, F, U, W, X, Y, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3

Sunday: U, W, X, Y, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3

Monday: W1, V, Z, V1

Tuesday: N, W1, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3

Wednesday W1, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3

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

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. 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 Friday.

American Indian Veterans to gather

The Coalition of American Indian Veterans, which includes the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Indian Health Service and the Tucson Indian Center, along with Tribal Veterans Organizations, is hosting the 6th Annual Gathering of American Indian Veterans on Sunday at the Casino Del Sol Conference Center, 5655 W. Valencia Road, Tucson, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Representatives from veteran and non-veteran organizations will be available to provide health screenings, wellness education, and information about other health and social services. Lunch, activities and a coin presentation are included.

Veterans should bring their DD Form 214 discharge paperwork.

For more information, call Phyllis Spear, 1.520.343.4452.

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: Monday; Nov. 5 and 19; and Dec. 3 and 17.

It’s post-wide cleanup, fire prevention time

USAG and partners organizations will conduct an installation-wide fall cleanup and implement fire prevention measures from Monday – Oct. 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.

CFC to kick off

The Combined Federal Campaign Kick-off Breakfast is scheduled at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre on Wednesday from 7 – 9 a.m. All CFC coordinators are required to attend. Tickets are $11 and must be purchased by Friday from your unit representative or call 533.4270 or 533.6440. A CFC Kick-off Breakfast rehearsal will be held at the TMAC on Tuesday from 7 – 9 a.m. Unit representatives will contact every service member and federal employee starting Wednesday through Dec. 17 and offer them the opportunity to give to the organization(s) of their choice.

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.

Cochise College sets Engineering Night

Students, parents and career changers — learn about opportunities in engineering and science at the Cochise College Engineering Night.

This event will be held on Oct. 29, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Cochise College Campus, 901 N. Columbo Ave., Sierra Vista. It will be in the Community Room located in the Student Union Building. RSVP at www.cochise.edu.

Neighborhood Watch informational meeting

The Sierra Vista Police Department will conduct an informational meeting about Neighborhood Watch on Nov. 1, 6 – 7 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Police Department regarding the process of starting a Neighborhood Watch. This program enables the police and community to work together to reduce crime, primarily residential burglaries.

For more information or to reserve a seat, call Cpl. Scott Borgstadt, 452.7500.

NAACP to hold banquet

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will hold an awards banquet, Nov. 2 at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. The theme is “Your power, your decision, get out and vote.” A social hour begins at 6 p.m., and dinner begins at 7 p.m.

For information, call 220.0509.

Child Identification, Bike Registration Day

The Sierra Vista Police Department will be conducting a free Child Identification and Bike Registration Day on Nov. 10, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Police Department.

“CHIP” is a process of gathering information- DNA swab, color photo, fingerprints, and a recorded interview on children and providing a package to parents that is Amber Alert ready. There is no residency requirement for this program.

On the same day, the Sierra Vista Police will conduct bike registrations. Anyone living within the city’s limit can bring bikes to the Police Department and have them registered.

For more information, call 452.7500.

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.

USAR MI Instructors Needed

The 5th Battalion-104th Regiment is a troop program unit and part of the 1st Brigade, Military Intelligence, which is responsible for the U.S. Army Reserve MI school at Fort Devens, Mass., and for Reserve Component courses taught at Fort Huachuca. There are several critical vacancies in the E6 and E7 ranks for 35F, 35G, 35M, and 35L Soldiers who can qualify to instruct MI military occupational specialties-transition and NCOES courses.

Those leaving active duty and interested in continuing a career in the Army Reserve, contact Command Sgt. Maj. Karen Lopes, 1.502.644.5956 or Lt. Col. Robert Wilkinson, 1.502.644.6032. The 5-104th is located on the second floor of Gosselin Barracks, Building 51001, on Fort Huachuca.




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