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December 6, 2012

News Briefs – December 6, 2012

Vehicle burglaries on rise

In November, the Sierra Vista Police Department saw a 100-percent increase in vehicle burglaries from the same timeframe as last year. Most occurred in apartment complexes and shopping centers where there is a large concentration of vehicles. Based on police reports, most of the vehicles were left unsecured and many of the items taken were left in plain sight. Criminals are going through parking lots and checking door handles.

The SVPD advises motorists to make sure to lock vehicle doors and remove items from view. Also, those who observe people wandering around a parking lot looking into vehicles should call the police and report it at 452.7500.

Public input sought on transportation

The City of Sierra Vista and the Arizona Department of Transportation are seeking public input for an on-going study to identify options to improve traffic flow by reducing the number of motorists who drive alone to work or school.

The ADOT-administered study has launched an on-line survey to learn more about the travel habits of residents and to understand what alternative options would reduce single-occupancy vehicle trips.

Visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/SierraVistaSurvey to submit input. The survey will be open to responses through Dec. 21.

For more information about the study, go to http://www.azdot.gov/SierraV.

B Troop cavalry unit recruiting now

Applications are now being accepted for B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry (Memorial).

The next cavalry riding school will be held Jan. 26 – May 8. The school is open to active duty, retired, reserve and civilian. No riding experience is required.

For eligibility requirements, go to http://www.huachuca.army.mil/pages/btroop. To obtain an application, contact the program coordinator at 538.2178 or usarmy.huachuca.imcom-west.mail.hua-btroop@mail.mil.

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.

Range closures announced

Today: A, B, C, D, G, H, I, K, L, M, N, O, P, P1, Q, R, S, U1, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Friday: A, B, C, D, G, H, I, K, L, M, N, O, P, P1, Q, R, S, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

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

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

Monday: P1, U1, W1, V, Z, V1

Tuesday: A, B, C, D, K, M, U, W1, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3

Wednesday: A, B, C, D, K, M, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

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

LRC temporarily closed

The Leadership Reaction Course is closed through Feb. 28 for maintenance.

For information, call 533.7095.

Fire Prevention section relocates

The Fort Huachuca Fire Department Fire Prevention section has relocated from Building 22418 in the old post area to the new Fire Station #2 Building 68328 on the corner of Squire and Irwin Street. Phone numbers are: assistant fire chief, 533.7009; and fire inspectors, 533.1893/1887.

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.

Guns to Salute Fallen

Join Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett and the Salute the Fallen Committee Friday, 10:55 a.m., as they officially remember Pearl Harbor Day and break ground for the construction of a World War II Memorial in Wesley Bolin Memorial Park in Phoenix. The groundbreaking will take place near the USS Arizona anchor at noon after the remembrance ceremony.

Veterans — get small business advice

Free veteran’s business plan workshops will take place on Monday and Dec. 18, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at the Fort Huachuca ACAP Center, Building 41421, 14 Rhea Ave., in the second floor classroom. Each class will cover the elements of a business plan.

Classes are open to transitioners, veterans and their family members. Advance registration is required.

To register, contact ACAP, 533.5764 or ACAP clients on-line at https://www.acap.army.mil.

Retiree Council cancels December meeting

The December Retiree Council meeting has been cancelled. The next meeting will take place in January.

Post facilities set holiday hours

The Civilian Personnel Advisory Center will close for a Holiday Party on Dec. 13. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., reopening on Dec. 14 at 7:30 a.m.

The Public Affairs Office will close at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 21 for their Holiday Party and will reopen at 7:30 a.m. on Dec. 24.

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.

The Staff Judge Advocate Legal Assistance and Claims Office will be closed on Dec. 24 in observance of Christmas Day.

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




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