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November 29, 2012

News Briefs – November 29, 2012

B Troop cavalry unit recruiting now

For those who want to ride with the cavalry, B Troop, 4th Regiment, U.S. Cavalry (Memorial) is holding a cavalry riding school Jan. 26 – May 8 for those with the dash and discipline to ride with the troop. The school is open to active duty, retired, reserve and civilian. No riding experience is required. Apply before Jan. 16.

Contact the program coordinator 538.2178 or usarmy.huachuca.imcom-west.mail.hua-btroop@mail.mil.

For more information and eligibility requirements, go to http://www.huachuca.army.mil/pages/btroop.

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 information, contact 533.1053 or email Delphine.p.rakestraw.civ@mail.mil.

Range closures announced

Today: B, C, D, F, K, L, R, U1, W, W1, V, Z, V1

Friday: B, C, D, F, K, L, R, U1, W, V, Z

Saturday: F, K, U1, W, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Sunday: F, K, U1, W, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Monday: F, K, U, U1, W, W1, V, Z

Tuesday: F, K, U, U1, W, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Wednesday: F, K, N, U, U1, W, W1, V, Z, 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.

Post facilities set holiday hours

The commissary will be open on Dec. 24, 9 a.m. — 3 p.m. to allow for additional shopping prior to the Christmas holiday. It will be closed on Christmas Day. The facility will be open on Dec. 31, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and will be closed on New Year’s Day. All other days are regular hours: Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

All offices of the Military Personnel Division, Whitside Hall, will be closed on the following training holidays: 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® today and Friday 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. Today, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., active duty E1 – E6 may pick up trees. Then from 6 – 9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Friday, all military families may obtain trees.

For more information, call 533.3354 or 538.8649.

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.

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 offered

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 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.

Enroll in TRICARE

All TRICARE-eligible retirees and family members can now enroll for health services at Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center. For more information, call 1.888.874.9378, go to www.tricareonline.com, or visit the TRICARE Service Center located in RWBAHC.

Digital mammography offered

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.

Get babies’ health checkups

The Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center offers well-child visits, an important part of preventive healthcare for children. The first recommended checkup starts at three – five days after birth, followed by visits at 2 – 4 weeks, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 18 months and 2 years of age. To make an appointment with a pediatrician, call 533.9200.

Nutrition care appointments available

Those who want to learn about a healthy diet and proper nutrition can schedule nutrition care appointments at the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center. Call 533.9139 to schedule an appointment.

Clinic offers medication reviews

A medical review program to conduct a review of medications to check for outdated or duplicate medications, drug-to-drug interactions, drug-to-food interactions and proper usage, is available through the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, by appointment only.

Call 533.8718, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bring medication bottles, prescriptions, over-the-counter, and natural products to the appointment.

Presentations on clinics and services, making and canceling appointments, and using the after- hours weekend clinic are offered. Call 533.5082 or 533.5318.




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