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April 19, 2013

News Briefs – April 19, 2013

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. today 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.

Legal hosts brown bag lunch

The Fort Huachuca Legal Assistance Office will host its monthly Brown Bag Legal Lunch from noon to 1 p.m. today at the Legal Assistance Office, Building 51102 on Hatfield Street. This month’s topic is Consumer Protection: Credit Report. Bring your lunch and your questions will be answered. Due to limited space, please arrive early. This lunch program is open to valid military ID card holders only.

Range closures announced

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

Saturday: A,B,C,D,F,I,P,P1,U,U1,V,W,Z,T1,T2,T3

Sunday: A,B,C,D,F,I,P,P1,U,U1,V,W,Z,T1,T2,T3

Monday: B,C,D,F,K,L,P1,R,U1,V,X,Z

Tuesday: B,C,D,F,I,K,L,P,U,U1,V,X,Z,T1,T2,T3

Wednesday: A,B,C,F,I,K,L,P1,R,V,X,Z,T1,T2,T3

Thursday: B,C,D,I,K,L,R,V,Z,T1,T2,T3

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

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. No experience is necessary.

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 next session is Sunday at 5:20 a.m.

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

Spring Cleanup set to begin

Fort Huachuca will conduct its annual Spring Cleanup and Fire Prevention Operations Monday through May 3. With the start of spring season it is time to improve the appearance of the installation, clean areas of responsibility, and prepare for the upcoming fire season. In conjunction, the US Forest Service may conduct a prescribed burn as part of the USFS fire mitigation and prevention program. Organizations with training facilities located outside of the cantonment area will conduct fire protection measures to help safeguard these resources from wildfires. Commanders and directors are encouraged to allow their civilian employees to participate in the cleanup operation. The cleanup day for Single Soldier Quarters and Family Housing is May 2. All partner organizations will be responsible for policing their immediate areas. Fort leadership encourages everyone’s participation, and motorists are warned to watch out for personnel on the roads throughout the installation during the cleanup.

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 at 3 p.m. Thursday 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.

Turnaround Point open for donations

The Chapel Turnaround Point will be open noon to 3 p.m. April 27 to receive donations after the Post Yard Sale. Tax receipts will be available upon request. The Turnaround Point is located directly across from the Armed Forces Bank in the same building as the Dry Cleaners and Laundromat. If you need something picked up, please call. Point of contact is Mrs. Jo Moore, 533.4748.

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 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 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.

Scholarships for residents

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.

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 for 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.

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.

 




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