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December 13, 2012

News Briefs – December 13, 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: B, K, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Friday: K, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Saturday: K, V, Z

Sunday: K, V, Z

Monday: K, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Tuesday: K, W1, V, Z

Wednesday: K, W1, V, Z

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

Mandatory briefing offered online

The Army Substance Abuse Program’s mandatory holiday substance abuse program is being offered online through Dec. 28 at https://webapps.hua.army.mil/Asap.

For more information, call 538.1311 or 538.1402.

TRADOC IG to visit FH

The Training and Doctrine Command’s Inspector General team will visit Fort Huachuca on Jan. 15, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to meet with Soldiers one-on-one in the Education Center conference room, Building 52104, at the corner of Arizona and Hatfield Streets.

To schedule a visit, call 533.2369.

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.

Veterans — get small business advice

A free veteran’s business plan workshop will take place on Tuesday, 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 today, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., reopening on Friday at 7:30 a.m.

The Official Mail and Distribution Office will close at noon on Friday.

The Civilian Equal Employment Opportunity Office will be closed for its holiday party on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will reopen on Wednesday 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 East Gate will be closed from Dec. 22 – Dec. 25 and Dec. 29 – Jan. 1.

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.

The Education Center will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25. Hours on Dec. 26 and 27 are 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Dec 28 from 7:30 – noon, and Dec. 31 from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. The office will be closed on New Year’s Day. Normal hours resume on Jan. 2.

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 emergencies, contact the Legal Assistance and Claims casualty on-call officer, 533.1589.

Thunderbird DFAC Christmas Meal

The Thunderbird Dining Facility will offer a special meal open to the Fort Huachuca community on Dec. 25, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Main courses are steamship round of beef, Cornish hen and baked ham with sides, salads and dessert. The cost is $7.50; E-4 and below and dependents, $6.40; and free for meal card holders.

Cochise College offers networking academy

Cisco Networking Academy is coming to Cochise College! Classes start Jan. 14 at their new classroom location, Building 67601A, across from the Youth Services building on Cushing Street.

Students gain information and communication knowledge and practical experience through the Networking Academy program and can earn Cisco career certifications.

Networking Academy courses include multimedia content, Flash-based interactive activities, videos, games, and quizzes to support a variety of learning styles and help increase knowledge retention.

For more information, contact Cochise College’s Fort Huachuca Center, 533.2391 or fhucenter@cochise.edu.

Psychiatric services available for adult FMs

Behavioral Health Services at Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center is currently able to begin providing very limited psychiatric services to adult Family members 18 years and older enrolled to RWBAHC of active duty service members. Those interested in receiving this service should see their primary care manager so he or she can generate a referral.

Optometry services available for dependents

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




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