Events

April 12, 2013

News Briefs – April 12, 2013

Correction to allergy article

The article featuring the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center Allergy Clinic on Page 6A of the April 5 Scout was incorrect. The RWBAHC Allergy Clinic no longer provides skin testing, pulmonary function testing and broncho-dialator nebulization due to an actual allergist not in the clinic. Patients need to have a provider at RWBAHC, if they wish to see the allergist for any of the services the health center no longer provides. Patients will need to see their Primary Care Managers for an allergy consult, which will be referred to the allergist in Tucson for allergy testing. Depending on the patient’s sensitivity, they are either put on allergy meds or the allergist would make the call for them to receive allergy immunotherapy. RWBAHC Allergy Clinic hours are now 7:30-11:45 a.m. and 1-3:45 p.m. with no allergy shots given on Thursday afternoon. For more information, call 520.533.8813.

B Troop ceremony today

Commander Troy Wilcox will assume command of B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry Regiment (Memorial) at 2 p.m. today on Brown Parade Field.

Fire restriction changes

Fort Huachuca’s fire restriction level has changed to High in conjunction with Coronado National Forest primarily because of the dry conditions coupled with extremely high winds. This change prohibits any open fires. Fires are limited to established pits or barbecues.

Stop improper dumping

Recently there has been an increase in unauthorized and improper dumping in Fort Huachuca post dumpsters. Soldiers/Civilians who reside in on- or off-post quarters are not authorized to use post dumpsters for home personal trash.

For normal office trash, Fort Huachuca employees are authorized to use any dumpster on post if the dumpster closest to their office is full, but trash must not be placed on the ground near an already full dumpster. The only dumpsters that cannot be used are dumpsters located within secure/fenced areas.

Residents in on-post housing may arrange for bulk pick up through Mountain Vista Communities at 520.515.9000.

For questions or concerns, call Master Sgt. Sean Williams, Directorate of Public Works noncommissioned officer in charge, at 533.2643.

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

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

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

Monday: F, I, P1, U, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Tuesday: A, B, C, D, F, K, P1, U, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Wednesday: A, B, C, D, F, K, N, P1, R, U, U1, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3

Thursday: B, F, K, P1, R, U, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Range closures are subject to daily change. For more information, call 533.1014 or 533.3000.

Fort Tax Center open Saturday

The Fort Huachuca Tax Assistance Center will be open for appointments tomorrow 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.

General to assume command

An assumption of command ceremony for the incoming Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, will take place from 9 to 10:30 a.m. April 19 on Brown Parade Field. It will be sponsored by the U.S. 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.

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:

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.

Retiring Soldiers, civilians honored

Retiring service members and civilians will be honored for their service to the United States in the next quarterly installation retirement ceremony at 3 p.m. April 25 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 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 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.

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.

 




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