Events

March 8, 2013

News Briefs – March 8, 2013

Expect pharmacy delays

Due to mandatory staff training, expect delays at the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center pharmacy on Monday. The pharmacy will be open with minimal staffing.

Range closures announced

Today: B, C, D, F, I, M, P1, U, U1, W, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3

Saturday: F, I, M, P1, U, U1, W, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Sunday: F, I, M, P1, U1, W, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Monday: F, I, M, P1, U, U1, W1, V, Z, V1

Tuesday: A, B, C, D, E, F, I, M, P1, U1, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Wednesday: F, I, M, P1, U1, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Thursday: B, C, D, F, I, M, W1, U, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

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

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 Soldiers for available 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. Go to http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/enlisted_soldiers.jsp.

Applications are due March 15. For more information, contact 533.1053 or Delphine.p.rakestraw.civ@mail.mil.

LSS Black Belt Course offered

The U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground is sponsoring a Department of the Army Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course, (BB13047), on Fort Huachuca. The class dates are: Week 1, March 25 – 29; Week 2, April 22 – 26; Week 3, May 20 – 24; and Week 4, June 17 – 21. Those who register must: have their organization’s approval; have a project loaded in Powersteering; and be registered in ATRRS. This course is open to all federal employees and active duty military. There is no out-of-pocket cost to attend.

For more information, contact 538.2028 or theresa.l.mcfarland.civ@mail.mil.

FCHSC Charitable Spring Campaign

The Fort Huachuca Community Spouses’ Club is now accepting applications for charitable donations. Charitable organizations requesting funds may get more information about the process and download the application at www.fthuachucaspouses.com/disbursement-requests. All applications for this year must be postmarked no later than March 19.

Grants available for nonprofit groups

Cochise County nonprofit organizations are invited to submit letters of interest for funding of projects up to $5,000 in the coming year. Letters must be submitted by e-mail at tthomas-massiongale@azfoundation.org before 5 p.m. on March 27.

A workshop to assist with the application process will take place March 20, 1 – 3 p.m., at the Cochise College Center for Lifelong Learning, Room 702, 901 N. Colombo Ave., Sierra Vista.

Additional information is available at www.azfoundation.org/grants. Or, contact 1.520.850.7089 or tthomas-massiongale@azfoundation.org.

ASP to close for inventory

The Ammunition Supply Point, Building 13524, will close for inventory March 27 – 29. For emergency requirements, call 533.2512 or 533.3350.

Retiring Soldiers, civilians to be honored

Retiring service members and civilians are invited to participate in the next quarterly installation retirement ceremony on April 25, 4 p.m. on Brown Parade Field. The registration cutoff date is April 5.

For more information or to register, call 533.2291.

MVC residents can apply for scholarships

The Michaels Educational Foundation, a non-profit affiliate of The Michaels Organization, announces the acceptance of scholarship applications for the 2013-2014 school year. The application is open to any Mountain Vista Community resident who is a high school senior or to any graduate working towards a higher degree.

Go to www.mountainvistacommunities.com for the application. Submission deadline is May 17.

For more information, contact jcooper@themichaelsorg.com.

RWBAHC pharmacy operation changes

Personnel at the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center Pharmacy have now dedicated one pharmacy window exclusively for non-enrolled beneficiaries who bring in prescriptions from providers in the network. The current queuing system remains in effect for the other five pharmacy windows.

USAR MI instructors needed

The 5th Battalion-104th Regiment is a troop program unit. It is 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 on 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 noncommissioned enlisted specialty 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 Lock & Leave facility on Fort Huachuca.

For information, contact 249.2040 or mary.spellman@us.army.mil.

Psychiatric services available for adult FMs

Behavioral Health Services at Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center is currently able to provide limited psychiatric services to adult Family members of active duty service members. Family members 18 and older interested in receiving this service should see their primary care manager for a referral.

Dependents offered optometry services

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

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.

Clinic open weekends, holidays

The Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center weekend and holiday access clinic is an acute-care, by-appointment clinic. Call for an appointment prior to arrival, 533.9165. Operating hours are 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. For urgent and emergency issues, call 911 or go directly to the Sierra Vista emergency room.

Pharmacy changes procedures

In an effort to improve safety and workflow, the concierge desk at the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center will stop issuing tickets at 4:30 p.m. The pharmacy will dispense medications to the patients who have arrived prior to that time until 5 p.m.




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