App helps military families chart ‘life path’
The National Military Family Association launched a new app to answer questions and help military families find support as they navigate deployments, education, retirement and other major life events.
The app, free and available for iPhone and Android, is called MyMilitaryLife. So far, only three “life paths” are active: spouse education, deployment and separation or retirement. More paths, such as moving and caring for an injured spouse, will be activated in the coming months.
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 except 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.
Range closures announced
Today: P1, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3
Friday: P1, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3
Saturday: P1, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3
Sunday: P1, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3
Monday: P1, U1, V, Z
Tuesday: P1, U1, V, Z
Wednesday: P1, U1, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3
Range closures are subject to daily change. For more information, call 533.7093.
Fort Huachuca Ride-Along-Program
The Fort Huachuca Military Police invites Soldiers and their Family members to participate in a ride-along program to educate and inform the general public by providing an opportunity to assist in the day-to-day law enforcement operations within Fort Huachuca. Soldiers must have chain-of-command approval from first line supervisors. Everyone must understand and sign a Fort Huachuca Military Police Release of Liability waiver. Sign up at the MP station, Building 22336 on Christy Avenue.
For more information, contact Master Sgt. Burke, 533.3232 or 678.1209.
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 Saturday, 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.
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 Friday to 1.602.275.3813 or email@example.com.
Child Identification, Bike Registration Day
The Sierra Vista Police Department will be conducting a free Child Identification and Bike Registration Day on Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Police Department, 1011 N. Coronado Dr.
“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, Saturday, 1 – 5 p.m. at the VA Medical Center (Sports Park), 3601 S. Sixth Ave., 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.
Veterans Day parade announced
The City of Sierra Vista Veterans Day Parade and ceremony will be held on Monday, 9 a.m. – noon to honor veterans and to cultivate positive relations with the local community. The parade will begin at 7th Street, go down Fry Boulevard and end at Veterans’ Memorial Park. A ceremony follows the parade. The public is invited.
Roads in the vicinity of the parade route will be closed while parade preparation is underway and during the parade.
Buena JROTC flag retirement ceremony
The Buena High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps will have its annual Flag Retirement Ceremony on Nov. 12, 7 p.m. outside the high school, 5225 E. Buena School Blvd. The goal is to respectfully dispose of any American flags that can no longer be of use. JROTC is accepting U.S. flags for disposal through Nov. 7. They may be left at Buena’s reception desk or at the JROTC Department. The public is invited to attend the ceremony.
For more information, call 515.2838.
FH celebrates Native American Heritage
Fort Huachuca’s Native American Heritage Month observation will be held on Wednesday, with two separate events:
Native American Heritage Month at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre takes place at 11:30 a.m., with a brief presentation on Native American Code Talkers, cultural demonstrations and food tasting.
The MI History Office presentation takes place in Fitch Auditorium in Alvarado Hall, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., by Dr. William Meadows, historian, and author of “Comanche Code Talkers of WWII.” Meadows will provide an in-depth look at the code-talkers from many tribes who served in both world wars.
For more details on this presentation, call the History Office, 533.4113 or 538.6638.
Thanksgiving meal on post
Soldiers, civilians, retirees and Families are invited to a traditional Thanksgiving meal on Nov. 21, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Thunderbird Dining Facility on Fort Huachuca. There will also be a special program.
Cost is $7.50, dependents of E-4 and below dine for $6.40, and meal card holders always eat for free.
For more information, call 533.2005.
Fire dept. 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.
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 may 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.
Optometry services available for dependents
Optometry services appointments at the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health center are available for Family members. Call 533.9197.