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May 3, 2013

News Briefs – May 3, 2013

Range closures announced

Today: F, U, W1, V, Z

Saturday: F, M, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Sunday: F, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Monday: F, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Tuesday: F, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Wednesday: F, N, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Thursday: F, U1, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

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

Safety Fair set for Tuesday

Fort Huachuca will host a Safety Campaign and Fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Barnes Field House to give all Fort Huachuca personnel and residents an opportunity to receive summer safety information, awareness, briefings, live presentations, and displays. The intent is to reduce accidents by 10 percent overall and create a safe atmosphere, promote a spirit of camaraderie while providing an educational and enjoyable Safety Fair prior to the upcoming summer season. All Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Military and Civilian personnel are encouraged to participate. The safety fair will have an array of venues, to include static displays, briefings, presentations and safety informational material.

Become a Warrant Officer

A Warrant Officer Recruiting Team from the Special Operations Recruiting Battalion will conduct a briefing at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Fort Huachuca Education Center, Room 2. The briefing will address qualifications and application procedures for service members interested in becoming U.S. Army Warrant Officers. Currently there are critical shortages in the following military occupational specialties: 35N, 35S and 35T.

For more information, contact the Warrant Officer Team, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Gordon Pollett, at 253.590.3242 or Sgt. 1st Class James Grant at 253.590.3422. Or email Gordon.pollett.mil@mail.mil or James.m.grant18@mail.mil.

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.

Crandal Street to be resurfaced

Michaels Military Housing is scheduled to resurface Crandal Street in the Cavalry Park 5 neighborhood in May. Work is set to begin on May 20 with removing the surface, excavating and recompacting the sub-base and resurfacing with a new flexible paving. Work will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Crandal Street will be available for residential traffic through the construction timeline, with restriction only occurring on the day the new pavement is laid. That day, residents will be asked to stay off the surface until it is installed and compacted. This will either be May 23 or 24.

A residents meeting is set for Tuesday. For details, please contact Michaels Military Housing.

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.

UofA road tour visits Fort

Arizona Athletics and the Arizona Alumni Association are hitting the road again to visit Wildcat Country. Director of Athletics Greg Byrne and UAAA President Melinda Burke with head coaches Rich Rodriguez, Sean Miller and Niya Butts invite fans to come support the program on this month-long road tour.

The mission of the trip is to spark interest in Arizona’s 20 intercollegiate teams and discuss the department’s long-term goals for success. Arizona Athletics appreciates every Wildcat fan that comes to visit campus and this is our time to visit Wildcat fans across the Grand Canyon State.

Each event will be a family-friendly environment and will feature a chance to win Arizona prizes, meet Greg Byrne and Arizona head coaches, visit with notable Arizona alumni, meet fellow Arizona fans and the opportunity to purchase your 2013 Arizona football season tickets and join the Wildcat Club.

The tour will stop at Fort Huachuca from 6 to 8 p.m. May 17 at Murr Community Centre. The event is free and open to the public.

Several coaches have made plans to attend as many events on this trip as possible. Due to practice and recruiting schedules, not all coaches are able to join in the efforts.

For complete 2013 Arizona Road Tour information, visit arizonawildcats.com/roadtour and the official social media hashtag for the event is #AZRoadTour13.




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