Events

November 21, 2012

News Briefs – November 21, 2012

Post agencies set holiday hours

Commissary – closed Thursday and Friday

Directorate of Resource Management/Directorate of Logistics/Directorate of Plans, Training and Mobilization (for emergencies, call 533.2291)/Installation Safety Office/Army Career Alumnae Program – minimal staffing on Friday

Directorate of Emergency Services full manning other than the DES main office which will have minimal staffing on Friday

Public Affairs Office/Army Substance Abuse Program office/Legal Assistance Office and Claims Department/ Official Mail and Distribution Office – closed on Friday

Gold Star/SOS get designated parking

Vehicles with a Survivor Outreach Service logo decal or a Gold Star license plate or flag now have two special designated parking spaces in the Fort Huachuca Main Exchange, Commissary and Army Community Service parking lots. Drivers who park in these designated spaces and who do not have a special license plates or logo on their vehicle will receive a Department of Defense Form 1408 which will earn them one point against their post driving privilege. Designated parking spaces are marked with the sign like the one shown in the photo.

For more information, call 538.0092.

ASAP mandatory training online

IAW AR 600-85, Para 9-12b and 9-13c, substance abuse awareness training is required for all Soldiers and civilian employees. All active Army Soldiers must receive four hours of training, and civilian employees must receive two hours of training annually.”

This year the Army Substance Abuse Program staff will make available one hour of training online instead of the face-to-face blocks of training. This online briefing will count as one hour of training for both civilians and military personnel. Copies of rosters will be provided to unit and organization training coordinators upon request.

The 2012 ASAP holiday training will be available at https://webapps.hua.army.mil/Asap, from Monday – Dec. 28.

For information, contact 538.1311, michael.korsten.civ@mail.mil or 538.1402, katherine.m.thomson.civ@mail.mil.

Range closures announced

Today: V, Z

Friday: K, U1, V, Z

Saturday: K, U1, V, Z

Sunday: K, U1, V, Z

Monday: B, C, D, K, L, R, U, U1, W1, V, Z

Tuesday: B, C, D, F, K, L, R, U, U1, W1, V, Z

Wednesday: B, C, D, K, L, R, U, U1, W, W1, V, Z

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

Two FH Thanksgiving meals planned

Today, Soldiers, civilians, retirees and families are invited to a traditional Thanksgiving meal, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Thunderbird Dining Facility on Fort Huachuca. Specialty items such as deep-fried turkey, crab legs, lobster tails and steamship round will also be served. There will also be a special program.

Everyone is welcome.

For more information, call 533.2005.

On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving Day meal at Virginia Hall Dining Facility. Soldiers dine from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Family members, civilians and retirees dine from 1:30 – 5 p.m. Specialty items such as ham, prime rib and duck will also be served.

Cost for either meal is $7.50 and $6.40 for E4 and below and their dependents. Meal card holders always dine for free.

Recycle old grease

The City of Sierra Vista invites the community to the Day-After-Thanksgiving Grease Collection Event on Friday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Fort Huachuca Post Exchange parking lot. Collection officials will accept cooking grease, Crisco and meat fat.

For more information, call 458.5775.

Military Personnel Office sets holiday hours

All offices of the Military Personnel Division, Whitside Hall, will be closed on the following training holidays: Friday – Thanksgiving; Dec 24 – Christmas; and Dec 31, New Year’s Eve.

For emergencies, contact the casualty on-call officer, 533.1589.

Military to get free holiday trees

The Christmas SPIRIT Foundation, the FedEx Corp and Army Community Service will present free Trees for Troops® Nov. 29 – 30 at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre parking lot. The trees are donated by more than 800 Christmas tree growers from across the United States. They will be available free of charge to military Families. Nov. 29, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., active duty E1 – E6 may pick up trees. Then from 6 – 9 p.m., Nov. 29, and from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Nov. 30, all military families may obtain trees.

For more information, call 533.3354 or 538.8649.

Holiday ball planned at Starr Pass

Fort Huachuca will host the annual Holiday Ball on Dec. 7, 6:30 – 11:30 p.m., at Starr Pass in Tucson to celebrate the upcoming holiday season. It includes dinner, a guest speaker and band. Child care is available. Tickets, available now through unit ticket representatives, will be on sale until Wednesday. Dress attire will be the Army service uniform with bow tie for military, and formal for civilians.

For more information, call 538.7337 or 533.2769.

ROTC Green to Gold scholarships available

The Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Green to Gold Division Commander’s Hip Pocket Scholarship Program provides selected Soldiers the opportunity to complete their baccalaureate degree requirements and obtain a commission through participation in the ROTC Scholarship program. Each year division commanders can nominate deserving Soldiers for Green to Gold scholarships.

Interested Soldiers should follow-up with their chain of command and download and complete the application forms along with the Hip Pocket Guide checklist. Application forms can be found at http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/enlisted_soldiers.jsp.

Applications are due March 15. For more information, contact 533.1053 or email Delphine.p.rakestraw.civ@mail.mil.

Optometry services available for dependents

Optometry services appointments at the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health center are available for Family members. Call 533.9197.

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.

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.

Missed appointments 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.




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