Events

April 26, 2013

News Briefs – April 26, 2013

Range closures announced

Today: B, C, D, F, I, K, L, R, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3

Saturday: F, I, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3

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

Monday: F, I, P, Q, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

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

Wednesday: F, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Thursday: F, U, W, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

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

Spring Cleanup underway

Fort Huachuca is conducting its annual Spring Cleanup and Fire Prevention Operations 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.

Post to hold yard sale

Fort Huachuca will conduct its annual Post Wide Yard Sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday 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. Saturday 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. Saturday 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.

Chapel hosts National Day of Prayer

The 62nd Annual National Day of Prayer will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in the Main Post Chapel sanctuary, for a time of guided, collective prayer for our Nation, State, County and City, as well as for our Government, Military, Media, Business, Education, Churches and Family. The sanctuary will also be available for individual prayer from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call the Main Post Chapel at 533-4748.

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.

B Troop hosts graduation

B Troop, 4th US Cavalry (Memorial) will host a Cavalry Riding School Graduation Ceremony 2-3 p.m. May 17 on Brown Parade Field.

The 4th Cavalry Regiment is one of the most famous and most decorated regiments in the United States Army. Since its activation in 1855, the 4th Cavalry has continuously served the United States of America in peace and war. The regiment has fought gallantly in the Indian Wars, the Civil War, the Philippine Insurrection, World War II, Vietnam and the Gulf War. The 4th Cavalry has been awarded 58 campaign streamers, three Presidential Unit Citations, three Valorous Unit Awards and the French Croix de Guerre with Silver Star for its wartime service.

The unit is officially established by regulation and funded by the Army. The unit has a zero-manpower authorization and relies solely on volunteers to fill its ranks. Members are drawn from Active Duty, Reserve, and Retired military personnel, Department of Defense civilians employed at Fort Huachuca, and military dependants 18 years of age. Members of the unit are uniformed, equipped, and armed in accordance with U.S. Cavalry standards of the 1880s. A Ladies Auxiliary supports B Troop, primarily by participating in parades riding sidesaddle and wearing period authentic clothing, and often assists with horse care and training. An artillery section known as K Battery also supports B Troop. These members do not ride, but operate the Troop’s 1840 mountain howitzer at ceremonies and public events.

MEO hosts Asian-Pacific event

The Military Equal Opportunity Office celebrates Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month during May and provides a cultural celebration 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 21 at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre to recognize accomplishments of Asian-

Pacific Americans in American history. This event is designed to increase the cultural awareness of Fort Huachuca, the local community and will include a guest speaker, entertainment and a traditional food sampling. This is a free of charge event that is open to the public.

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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