Local

January 19, 2013

GPS data collection underway at Fort Huachuca, Army cemeteries

Work is underway at the Fort Huachuca cemetery to update the Army’s accountability for all fallen service members. The process involves both government representatives and contractors to assist in the collection, data refinement and GPS data collection of all cemetery-related features. The on-site field collection started Jan. 10.

“Field collection consists of gathering Global Position System locations of headstones, as well as attribution of headstone information, such as first and last name and grave number,” stated Jennifer Lynch, public affairs officer, Arlington National Cemetery.

The work is being done in support of the Secretary of the Army’s objectives; for all Army cemeteries to enact the same accountability, operational and management standards achieved at Arlington National Cemetery, across all military cemeteries for which the Army is responsible.

“No matter where a veteran is buried in a cemetery under the Army’s oversight, the exact same accounting that was accomplished at Arlington National Cemetery will be replicated,” said Kathryn Condon, executive director for Army National Military Cemeteries.

“The cemetery at Fort Huachuca will have the same accounting process as Arlington, including a database of records matched with a headstone photo that is geospatially mapped,” she said.

The accountability process ensures consistency across available records, taking and making publicly available photos of headstones or niche covers, as well as geospatially-linked gravesite locations that are accurate to 10 centimeters or better. Collectively, these three components are being examined at Fort Huachuca and all other Army post cemeteries to ensure the same rigorous analysis and standards applied at Arlington National Cemetery are consistently applied across the Army.

“The effort is intended to ensure all military veterans and their families that are buried or interred in an Army post cemetery under the Army’s purview have searchable gravesite photos and basic information available in a Web-based public application,” Lynch explained.

On-site data collection at all Army post cemeteries is expected to be complete in late May.

“The information gathered during the field collection at the Army post cemeteries will assist in the [completion of] the Army’s accountability process at Fort Huachuca and the other post cemeteries,” added Lynch.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Stephanie Caffall

Second ‘Take Back Night’ hosted at Cochise College

Stephanie Caffall Rick Mueller, mayor, City of Sierra Vista, spoke at the Take Back the Night event and encouraged the community to put an end to sexual assault and harassment. Fort Huachuca and the Sierra Vista community joine...
 
 
k9retirement5_42115_lakosil

Military working dogs retire after nine years of service

Stephen Gruden, Nancy, and Kaden, 5, are all smiles after becoming new owners to retired military working dog, Goliat, 11. Stephen was Goliat’s first handler.   The 483rd Military Police Detachment, Military Working Dogs...
 
 

Arizona celebrates Water Awareness Month

Recognizing that Arizona is an arid state with finite water supplies and a growing population, it is essential that Arizonans do their part to ensure that Arizona has the water we need for our communities to thrive for generations to come. For that reason, the month of April was designated as Water Awareness Month. The...
 

 

WWES explains importance of water-energy nexus

WAM! In Arizona, April is Water Awareness Week. So why are we talking energy? When we turn the handle at the sink, clear sparkling water magically flows from the faucet. But, in reality, it isn’t magic that brings water into our homes. It takes significant amounts of energy to pump the water from the water...
 
 
irwinpool_42015_lakosil

Irwin pool fees now being implemented May 23

Irwin Pool will begin implementing fees beginning May 23 to offset operation costs and enable the pool to remain open for the summer. Due to budget constraints, Irwin Pool will begin implementing fees May 23 through Sept. 6, 20...
 
 
Bubbles-as-art

Chalk Talk

YES Fair winners named Gen. Myer Elementary School fifth-graders recently competed in the Youth Engineering & Science, or YES, Fair in Cochise County. The competition included students in grades 5 through 12 throughout the ...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin