Events

January 19, 2013

Community Briefs – January 18, 2013

Scout delivery date has changed

“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.

MI Library has new hours

The Military Intelligence Library has new hours. It it open Monday – Thursday from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Friday hours are 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, the facility is open from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Weinstein opening increases Hunt foot traffic

With the opening of Weinstein Dining Facility, there is significantly increased foot and mobile traffic along Hunt Road during the time periods of 6:30 – 830 a.m., 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 4:30 – 6 p.m. To minimize congestion and travel time delays, motorists should use an alternate route other than Hunt Road during those times.

Range closures announced

Today: A, B, C, D, E, F, K, L, N, P1, R, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

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

Sunday: V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Monday: A, W1, V, Z

Tuesday: A, U, W1, V, Z

Wednesday: A, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Thursday: A, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

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.

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.

Exchange to conduct inventory

The Fort Huachuca Post Exchange will conduct inventory on the following dates: Main Store and Furniture Store – Jan. 26 – 27. The facility will close at 4 p.m. on Jan. 27. Regimental Express – Jan. 28; Main Class Six Store – Jan. 29; Express Class Six – Jan. 30; Express Main Gate – Jan. 31. Hours of operation will not change at these facilities.

Fort Huachuca Tax Center to open

Col. Dan McFarland, Fort Huachuca garrison commander, will officially open the Fort Huachuca Tax Center on Jan. 28, 9 a.m. on Christy Avenue. The public is invited to attend the ceremony.

Installation Awards Banquet planned

The Fort Huachuca Annual Installation Awards Banquet honoring 10 military and civilian members of the Fort Huachuca community selected as the best in specific areas will take place on Feb. 22 with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Maj. Gen. Alan Lynn, commanding general, U.S. Army Network Technology Command will be the guest speaker.

Tickets are now on sale through unit representatives.

For more information, call 533.0930 or 533.3185.

VII Corps plans reunion

The VII Corps, Desert Storm Veterans Association, will hold its 22nd Annual Memorial Ceremony and Reunion Dinner on Feb. 23 at the Fort Myer, Va., Officers’ Club. The memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $75 per person. Dress is civilian informal.

RSVP no later than Feb. 20.

For more information, call 1.703.562.4163.

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.

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.

Save on child care on post

Save 10 percent on child care on Fort Huachuca through the Parent Participation Program. The required five points can be earned monthly by volunteering in your child’s classroom, attending parent education classes and contributing to the Parents’ Advisory Council.

For more information and to register, call Angie Babcock, Parent and Outreach Services director, 533.0710.




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