Events

May 10, 2013

News Briefs – May 10, 2013

Range closures announced

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

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

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

Monday: F, K, L, R, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Tuesday: A, B, C, D, F, K, L, R, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Wednesday: A, B, C, D, F, K, L, R, U1, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Thursday: A, B, C, D, E, F, K, L, R, U, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

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

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 U.S. Cavalry (Memorial) will host a Cavalry Riding School Graduation Ceremony, May 17, 2 – 3 p.m., 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 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 cannon at ceremonies and public events.

Volunteer to monitor hummingbirds

Hummingbird monitoring for the Hummingbird Monitoring Network at the Fort Huachuca Public Affairs Office is underway for the season. It takes place every other Sunday at Building 21115 across from the gazebo on Brown Parade Field. The next monitoring session takes place on May 19 at 4:45 a.m. for five hours.

The group needs volunteers to help capture the birds and gather data. The birds are banded and released for future monitoring.

The 2013 schedule is posted on http://www.hummonnet.org/how_to_help/volunteer_ft_huachuca.html.

For more information, contact ldavis@theriver.com.

MEO hosts Asian-Pacific event

The Military Equal Opportunity Office celebrates Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month during May and provides a cultural celebration May 21, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., 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 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. – 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, either May 23 or 24. On that day, residents will be asked to stay off the surface until it is installed and compacted.

Memorial Day ceremony slated

Fort Huachuca will conduct its annual Memorial Day Observance at the Post Cemetery on May 27, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to honor those who have died in our Nation’s service. This event is open to the public.

Due to limited parking, those attending should park in the designated parking area off Christy Ave. and use the buses provided as transportation to the service. Special transport will be available for those with limited ability.

Ceremony attendees should plan early arrival to allow for the transportation time.

MEDDAC commanders to change

The U.S. Army Medical Department Activity will conduct a change of command ceremony between the outgoing Commander, Col. William Moran, and the incoming Commander, Col. Lance Raney on June 19, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., on Brown Parade Field. The reviewing officer will be Maj. Gen. Richard Thomas. This event is open to the public.

Motorists should expect disruptions in the flow of traffic during rehearsals. On the day of the ceremony, roads around Brown Parade Field will be closed to traffic.

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 storage 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.

Memorial Day holiday closure set

All offices of the Directorate of Human Resources’ Military Personnel Division will close May 23, at 4:30 p.m. and will remain closed through May 27 to observe both the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence’s Memorial Day training holiday and Memorial Day. In case of emergency, contact the Casualty Assistance Center’s on-call officer, 508.1589.




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