Events

October 25, 2012

News Briefs – October 18, 2012

09L interpreters/translators input sought

Experienced 09L translator/interpreters should mark their calendars and pass the word about the 09L Interpreter/Translator Critical Task Site Selection Board Nov. 5-9 at Fort Huachuca. This board is to revise and validate the interpreter/translator tasks in the Critical Task List, to review the duty description and to refine the training strategies for 09L.

To learn more, go to https://ikn.army.mil/. Search for 09L, or go to Conferences/CTSSBs, then to Upcoming CTSSBs, and finally to the 09L CTSSB 2012. The site contains the details. For more information, call 533.0704 or 538.2108.

Are you okay?

The Are You Okay Program is a way for those who are homebound, physically incapacitated, or otherwise unable to be in regular contact with someone to help in the event of an emergency. The Cochise County Sheriff’s Department is now accepting registration forms.

Once a resident is added to the list, a telephone call will be made to them at their requested interval such as once a day, twice a week and etcetera. If there is no answer after several tries, then a point of contact will be requested to check on the subscriber. If there is no POC available, then a law enforcement officer will be sent to check on them.

The registration forms are available through the Sheriff’s Office, 432.9500 or at www.cochise.az.gov.

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.

Items accepted for recycling

Sierra Vista recyclables now include all food and beverage metal cans, #1 and #2 plastic containers, paper (including newspaper, junk mail, and bagged shredded paper), cardboard and paperboard. Plastic bags are not allowed excepted when filled with shredded paper.

Sierra Vista residents wishing to participate in the recycling program and take advantage of their second collection day can request a free blue recycling bin. Contact 458.5775 or www.SierraVistaAZ.gov.

Handicapped parking violations

The Sierra Vista Police Department has received numerous complaints regarding handicapped parking violations, specifically regarding motorcycles parking in areas designated for handicapped vehicles with wheelchair lifts. The striped areas next to a handicapped space are designed for vehicles with wheelchair lifts and are part of the handicapped space. Parking in these areas is a violation, and the Sierra Vista Police Department will be out writing citations. The fine for parking in a handicapped space is $135.

For more information, call 452.7500.

Range closures announced

Today: B, C, D, K, L, M, P1, R, U1, W1, V, Z

Friday: A, B, C, D, E, F, L, M, P1, R, U, U1, V, Z

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

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

Monday: P1, U, U1, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Tuesday: A, B, C, D, P1, U1, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Wednesday: A, B, C, D, M, P1, U, U1, W1, V, Z, V1

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

It’s post-wide cleanup, fire prevention time

USAG and partner organizations are conducting an installation-wide fall cleanup and implement fire prevention measures through Friday 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.

Cochise College plans 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 Friday, 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.

FH sets trick-or-treat hours

Fort Huachuca Halloween trick-or-treat hours will be Wednesday, 6 – 8 p.m., for children under 14. Children, 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult. On Tuesday, 4 – 8 p.m. at the Main Fire Station across from the Main Post Chapel, firefighters will hand out candy and display their new truck. They will also accept non-perishable food items for donation to the Chaplain’s Food Locker.

Access control personnel must be able to identify persons entering the installation. Therefore, do not wear a costume with a mask or excessive makeup. Avoid costumes with toy or replica knives, guns or swords. Wear reflective clothing, carry a flashlight, and continually be aware of your surroundings, particularly when crossing roadways. Fort Huachuca curfew rules apply.

Commissary plans seafood sale

The Fort Huachuca Commissary will have a seafood sale Nov. 1 – 3 inside the commissary during regular business hours. Many seafood items will be available at reduced prices.

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.

Free driver safety classes planned

The American Association of Retired Persons will honor veterans and their families during November with free driver safety classes set for Nov. 3, 10 a.m., at the Huachuca City Senior Center; Nov. 10, 10 a.m. at the Sierra Vista Public Library; and Nov. 26, 9 a.m., at the Sierra Vista Police Department.

For more information, call 234.1120.

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.

SAVAHCS to host Veterans Celebration Day

The Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System and partner agencies will host the 6th Annual Veterans Celebration Day, Nov. 10, 1 – 5 p.m. at the VA Medical Center (Sports Park), 3601 S. Sixth Avenue, Tucson.

The agencies will provide information and resources to veterans, service members and their Families.

This event will also offer family activities and live entertainment. Lunch will be provided for all registered attendees.

For more information, 1.520.792.1450, extension 6261.

New USO opening in Phoenix

USO Arizona invites the public to attend the grand opening ceremony for the newest United Service Organization Center in Arizona on Nov. 15, 10 a.m. at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport – Terminal 4. Dress is military uniform or business casual.

RSVP by Nov. 9 to 1.602.275.3813 or lbufka@uso.org.




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