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April 5, 2013

News Briefs – April 5, 2013

RWBAHC seeks LPNs

Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center currently has openings for LPNs in its primary care clinics. Salary range 39K – 47K. Benefits include 10 paid holidays, paid vacation and sick leave, cost-shared health, dental & vision plans, life insurance, the Federal Employed Retirement Program and the Thrift Savings Plan. Requirements include completion of a U.S. School of Nursing program, current unrestricted state license from any of the 50 states, current BLS certification, and one year of nursing experience.

For more information, email Michelle Washington at michelle.r.washington.civ@mail.mil.

Range closures announced

Today: A, B, C, D, E, F, I, U, U1, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3

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

Sunday: F, I, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Monday: F, I, U1, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3

Tuesday: F, I, P1, U1, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3

Wednesday: B, C, D, F, I, P1, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Thursday: B, C, D, F, I, P1, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

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

Fort Tax Center is open Saturdays

The Fort Huachuca Tax Assistance Center will be open for appointments on Saturdays – tomorrow and April 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.

Volunteer to monitor hummingbirds

Hummingbird monitoring for the Hummingbird Monitoring Network at the Fort Huachuca site is underway. 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 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.

Learn about homeschooling

Classical Conversations is a group of families who come together to support one another and share in homeschooling their children. These groups can be found all over the country and at many military installations. The Fort Huachuca group meets once a week for classes during the school year for. Register now for the 2013/14 school year. An information meeting is scheduled for Wednesday.

For more information and to request a free catalog, go to classicalconversations.com or contact 1.808.352.6701, bravenec@pobox.com, 1.520.803.9642 or ddstruse@lycos.com.

RSVP is required.

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.

Retiring Soldiers, civilians to be honored

Retiring service members and civilians will be honored for their service to the United States in the next quarterly installation retirement ceremony on April 25, 4 p.m. on Brown Parade Field. The public is invited to attend.

Motorists should expect disruptions in the flow of traffic near the ceremony on the day of the event.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.




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