Events

January 11, 2013

News Briefs – January 11, 2013

Scout delivery date has changed

Effective with today’s issue, “The Fort Huachuca Scout” newspaper delivery date has changed from Thursday to Friday, and readers are now receiving their weekly paper one day later.

A reader benefit – the Scout staff will better be able to cover important weekday events and bring post-event articles to readers in a more timely fashion than ever before.

For more information, call 533.1987.

Notice of right to request representation

In accordance with the requirements of 5 USC 7114(a)(3), this is to advise bargaining unit employees that an exclusive representative of an appropriate unit in an agency shall be given the opportunity to be represented at any examination of an employee in the unit by a representative of the agency in connection with an investigation if: a) the employee reasonably believes that the examination may result in disciplinary action against the employee; and b) the employee requests representation.

For more information, call 533.3975.

Cochise County phonebook available

The new Cochise County telephone directories are available for pickup at the Official Mail and Distribution Center of the Directorate of Human Resources, U.S. Army Garrison. The OMDC is located in the back of Building 22408 at Christy Avenue and Butler Road. Pickup hours are 7 a.m. – noon and 1 – 4 p.m. The telephone directories are for U.S. Army Garrison directorates, staff offices and partner activities. They will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, call 533.3717.

Range closures announced

Today: P1, U, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

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

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

Monday: B, C, D, K, L, P, P1, Q, R, U1, W1, V, Z

Tuesday: B, C, D, K, L, P, P1, Q, R, U1, W1, V, Z

Wednesday: B, C, D, K, L, N, P1, R, U1, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Thursday: B, C, D, K, L, P1, R, U, U1, W1, V, Z, V1

Range closures are subject to daily change. For more information, call 533.7093 or 533.3000.

LRC temporarily closed

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

For information, call 533.7095.

Retiree Appreciation Day Saturday

The Fort Huachuca Retiree Appreciation Day will be held Saturday, at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. Registration is at 8:30 a.m., and the program begins at 9. There will be several speakers discussing pay, benefits and other topics that affect retirees. This event is open to retirees, their spouses and annuitants from all branches of the military. A buffet lunch will be available at a cost of $13 per person. Walk-ins are welcome.

College offers networking academy

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

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.

TRADOC IG to visit FH

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

For more information, call 533.2369.

Dr. MLK observance set

The Military Equal Opportunity Office will host an observance honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre.

This event is designed to increase the cultural awareness of Fort Huachuca and the local community. It will include a guest speaker, entertainment and a traditional food sampling. This event is free of charge and is open to the general public.

Retirement ceremony scheduled

Fort Huachuca will conduct its quarterly Installation Retirement Ceremony on Thursday, 4 p.m., on historic Brown Parade Field to publicly recognize and thank military, civilian retirees, if applicable, and Family members for their service to Fort Huachuca, the United States Military and the Nation. The public is invited.

Motorists should expect disruptions in the flow of traffic near the ceremony on the day of the event.

General to relinquish command

Maj. Gen. Gregg Potter, commander, U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca, will relinquish his command on Jan. 24, 10:30 a.m. on Brown Parade Field.

The public is invited to the formal ceremony.

Motorists should expect disruptions in the flow of traffic in the vicinity of the ceremony during rehearsals leading up to the event and on the day of the ceremony.

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.

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.

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.

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.




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