Army

March 29, 2013

News Briefs March 29, 2013

AER campaign going strong

As of March 22, 391 people have contributed to the Army Emergency Relief program, and Soldiers are helping Soldiers. The campaign has reached $50,816.01.

Arizona retirees continue to generously donate. Retiree contributions have reached $18,619.

There is still time to donate – the campaign runs through May 15, and donations can be made through a unit representative.

For more information or name of the unit representative, call 533.5312.

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 is open Saturdays

The Fort Huachuca Tax Assistance Center will be open for appointments on Saturdays — tomorrow, 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: B, C, D, F, I, K, L, R, W, V, Z
Saturday: F, I, V, Z, T1, T2, T3
Sunday: F, I, V, Z, T1, T2, T3
Monday: F, I, U1, V, Z
Tuesday: F, I, U1, V, Z, V1
Wednesday: F, I, L, U1, V, Z, V1
Thursday: F, I, U, U1, V, Z, V1

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

Easter Sunrise Service announced

The Fort Huachuca Religious Support Office will conduct its annual Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, 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.

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 Easter, this Sunday, between 10:30 – 11 a.m. This free event is open to the public.

For more information, call 533.4753.

Register kindergarten students now

On-post residents (only) should preregister their children who will enter kindergarten at Col. Johnston Elementary School during the 2013/14 school year. Children must be 5 before Sept. 1 in order to be enrolled.

Preregister on Monday – April 6, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call 459.8798, ext. 2, or visit the school.

Parents will also need to come in during regular registration at the end of July.

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.

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.

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.

Become Water Wise

Learn tips and tricks to become more water wise and help save a natural resource on April 13, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., at The Mall in Sierra Vista, El Mercado Loop. There will be a variety of displays and demonstrations. More information is available at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov.

Vendors sought for West End Fair

The City of Sierra Vista seeks vendors for the West End Street Fair to be held May 4 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Applications are available at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov. Search “West End Fair.”

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.

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.

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.




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