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March 22, 2013

News Briefs – March 22, 2013

Get 2013 FH phone books now

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 needing 12 books or more should call 533.1283 in advance to arrange for pickup.

Fort Tax Center open on Saturdays

The Fort Huachuca Tax Assistance Center will be open for appointments on Saturdays — March 30, April 6 and 13 –for the convenience of those who can’t come in during the regular work week.

Saturday hours are from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. It is still by appointment only, so call 533.1040 weekdays during business hours to schedule.

Range closures announced

Today: F, I, P, U, U1, W, X, Y, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

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

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

Monday: B, C, D, F, I, L, P, Q, R, W, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Tuesday: B, C, D, F, I, K, L, M, N, P, Q, R, W, W1, V, Z, V1

Wednesday: B, C, D, F, I, K, L, M, N, R, W, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Thursday: B, C, D, F, I, K, L, R, W, W1, V, Z

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

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 email at tthomas-massiongale@azfoundation.org before 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

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

Volunteer to monitor hummingbirds

Hummingbird monitoring for the Hummingbird Monitoring Network at the Fort Huachuca site begins on Sunday. 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:

Sunday, 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 Wednesday – March 29. For emergency requirements, call 533.2512 or 533.3350.

Earn U of A scholarships

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 service 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 9 – 10:30 a.m. 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.

Dispose of prescription drugs safely

The Directorate of Emergency Services will host a collection site for the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Take Back Initiative on April 27, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Post Exchange parking lot.

This is an opportunity for Soldiers, retirees, civilians and Family members who have accumulated unwanted, unused prescription and non-prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications. Needles, aerosols such as inhalers and illegal/illicit non-prescribed narcotics will not be accepted.

There will be a drive-thru lane and walk-up collection area.

DES will offer children’s identification kits and static displays.

For more information, call 533.5249.

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, get ready for their spring clean-up and 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.

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 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.

 




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