Events

May 17, 2013

News Briefs – May 17, 2013

NETCOM CG receives new assignment

The chief of staff, Army announced Monday the following officer assignment. Maj. Gen. Alan Lynn, commanding general, U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, Fort Huachuca, to vice director, Defense Information Systems Agency, Fort George G. Meade, Md.

His reporting date will be announced at a later time.

Range closures announced

Today: B, C, D, F, K, L, M, R, W1, V, Z

Saturday: C, D, F, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Sunday: C, D, F, U1, V, Z

Monday: C, D, F, H, K, L, M, P, U, W1, V, Z

Tuesday: C, D, F, H, K, L, M, N, P, U, W1, V, Z

Wednesday: C, D, F, H, K, L, M, P, U, W1, V1, V, Z

Thursday: C, D, F, H, K, L, M, P, U, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Range closures are subject to daily change. For information call Range Operations, 533.1014 or the military police desk, 533.3000.

B Troop hosts graduation

B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry (Memorial) will host a Cavalry Riding School Graduation Ceremony, today, 2 – 3 p.m., on Brown Parade Field.

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 and older. 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 Sunday, 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.

‘Click It or Ticket’

The Directorate of Emergency Services and law enforcement agencies nationwide will target those who don’t use seatbelts during this year’s “Click It or Ticket” campaign Monday through June 2. Seat belts have been proven to save lives, and their use is mandatory. Make it a habit to buckle up whenever riding and ensure passengers do so, as well. Prevent getting a ticket from seatbelt non-use and possibly save a life.

MEO hosts Asian-Pacific event

The Military Equal Opportunity Office celebrates Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month during May and provides a cultural celebration Tuesday, 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

Mountain Vista Communities, or MVC, is scheduled to resurface Crandal Street in the Cavalry Park 5 neighborhood. Work is set to begin on Monday with removing the surface, excavating and recompacting the sub-base and resurfacing with a new flexible paving. Work will take place from 6 a.m. – 4 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 Thursday or May 24. On that day, residents will be asked to stay off the surface until it is installed and compacted.

For more information, contact 515.9000.

Holiday closure announced

All offices of the Directorate of Human Resources’ Military Personnel Division will close May 23, 4:30 p.m., and will remain closed until May 28, 2013 to observe the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence’s training holiday and Memorial Day. In case of emergency, contact 508.1589.

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 the 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 transportation time.

Signal Brigade to change commanders, case colors

The 11th Signal Brigade will host a change of command ceremony on June 7, 8 a.m., on Brown Parade Field. Col. Patrick Dedham, outgoing commander, will relinquish command to Col. James Parks, incoming commander. In conjunction with the CoC ceremony the brigade will conduct a color casing ceremony on Brown Parade Field. The ceremonies are 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 ceremonies. Roads around Brown Parade Field will be closed temporarily on the day of the event.

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.

 




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