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March 15, 2013

News Briefs – March 15, 2013

2013 FH phone books available

The 2013 Fort Huachuca telephone directories are now available at the Fort Huachuca Public Affairs Office, 3015 Carnahan St., Building 21115, across from the gazebo on Brown Parade Field.

Organizations which need 12 books or more should call 533.1283 in advance to arrange for pickup.

ADOT seeks public comment on construction

Arizona Department of Transportation seeks public comment through May 17 on its tentative Five-Year Construction Program. ADOT has determined that $350 million must be cut due to decreased funding.

View and comment on the program online at http://www.azdot.gov/fiveyearprogram. There are three scenarios being considered for implementation.

Comment by email at FiveYearProgram@azdot.gov.

Obtain an online comment form at https://www.research.net/s/2014-2018.

Comment by phone at 1.855.712.8530.

Print and mail the comment form at http://www.azdot.gov/index_docs/headlines/pdf/13-104_5yr_Plan_Comment_card.pdf. Send to: ADOT 5 Year Program, 1655 West Jackson, MD 126F, Phoenix, AZ 85007.

Public hearings will be conducted on April 12 in Tucson and May 10 in Flagstaff to allow for additional community input. The State Transportation Board is expected to adopt the 2014-2018 Five-Year Program at its June 14 meeting in Pinetop-Lakeside.

Range closures announced

Today: F, I, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Saturday: F, I, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Sunday: F, I, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Monday: F, I, U, W1, X, Y, V, Z

Tuesday: A, B, C, D, E, F, I, U, W, W1, X, Y, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Wednesday: F, I, N, W, W1, U, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Thursday: F, I, U, W, W1, V, Z

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

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 Tuesday.

Learn more about women’s history

The Fort Huachuca Military Equal Opportunity Office is hosting a Women’s History Month Observance at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre on Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. to promote cultural awareness within the Fort Huachuca and local communities.

This event is free of charge and open to the public.

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 Wednesday, 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.

RWBAHC closes temporarily on Thursday

The Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center will close on Thursday, noon – 4:30 p.m. for a commander’s call. Normal hours resume on March 22.

Volunteer to monitor hummingbirds

Hummingbird monitoring for the Hummingbird Monitoring Network at the Fort Huachuca site begins on March 24. It takes place at the Public Affairs Office across from the gazebo on Brown Parade Field.

The group needs volunteers to help capture the birds and gather data. The birds will be banded and released for future monitoring.

The 2013 schedule is posted on http://www.hummonnet.org/how_to_help/volunteer_ft_huachuca.html.

The website also includes a description of the monitoring and directions to the site. The first few sessions are:

March 24, meet at 6 a.m.

April 7, meet at 5:30 a.m.

April 21, meet at 5:20 a.m.

For more information or to register to volunteer, call 1.520.792.0980.

No experience is necessary.

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.

U of A scholarships available

The U of A Alumni Association is offering $1,000 scholarships for eligible candidates during the 2013-2014 school year based on the following criteria: academic excellence, leadership and service.

To be eligible, applicants must reside in Sierra Vista, Tombstone, Bisbee or Douglas.

Completed applications must arrive by March 29. No late or incomplete applications will be considered. For information, contact colin.l.miller@gmail.com.

Chapel sponsors Easter egg hunt

The Garrison Chaplain’s Office is sponsoring an Easter egg hunt in the courtyard and lawn of the Main Post Chapel on March 31, between 10:30 – 11 a.m. This free event is open to the public.

For more information, call 533.4753.

Easter Sunrise Service announced

The Fort Huachuca Religious Support Office will conduct its annual Easter Sunrise Service March 31, 6:30 – 8 a.m. on Reservoir Hill. It provides an opportunity for Soldiers, Family members and people from the surrounding area to meet and worship in a unique setting. This event is open to the public.

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.

General to assume command

An assumption of command ceremony for the incoming Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, will take place April 19 from 10:30 a.m. – noon on Brown Parade Field. It will be sponsored by the United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca. This ceremony is open to all Fort Huachuca employees, Family members and the general public.

Motorists should expect disruptions in the flow of traffic during the rehearsals and the ceremony. Roads around the parade field will be closed.

Post to hold yard sale

Fort Huachuca will conduct its annual Post Wide Yard Sale on April 27 from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. in all housing areas. This event provides Families residing on the installation an opportunity to get rid of unwanted goods, to get ready for their spring clean-up and to make some extra money. This event is open to the general public. Fort Huachuca housing area residents are encouraged to participate.

Motorists should expect disruptions to the flow of traffic during this event, drive slowly and watch out for pedestrians and parked vehicles.




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