Events

May 24, 2013

News Briefs – May 24, 2013

Microchip mandatory for pets on post

Fort Huachuca officials remind Mountain Vista Communities, or MVC, residents that per post policy, registering and microchipping dogs and cats kept on post are mandatory. New pets must be registered through the veterinary clinic. If pets are not already fitted with a working microchip, owners can schedule an appointment when they register the animal. The process, which costs $37, includes the microchipping procedure, a user fee and a wellness exam.

For questions about the process or to schedule an appointment, call 533.2767.

Housing occupants have five days to register new pets with the MVC office, which requires prior proof of registration with the veterinary clinic.

For questions about keeping pets in post housing, call 515.9000.

Range closures announced

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

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

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

Monday: F, P1, U1, W1, V, Z

Tuesday: F, N, P1, U1, W1, V, Z

Wednesday: F, N, P1, U1, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Thursday: F, P1, U1, W, W1, V1, 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.

Attend Catholic weekday mass

Weekday Catholic mass has returned to the Main Post Chapel on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11:45 a.m.

For more information, call 249.0798.

‘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 which runs 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 the same thing. Prevent getting a ticket from seat-belt non-use and possibly save a life.

Holiday closure announced

All offices of the Directorate of Human Resources’ Military Personnel Division are closed until Tuesday 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 Monday, 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.

NETCOM to conduct two ceremonies

The Network Enterprise Technology Command will host two ceremonies June 3, in Greely Hall.

The first ceremony will be the promotion of Col. Peter Gallagher, deputy commanding general, to brigadier general. The ceremony is scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. in the Greely Hall Auditorium (Room 1215). Gallagher arrived at NETCOM in July 2012.

The second ceremony, at 1 p.m., will be to induct three Soldiers into the Signal Cove of Remembrance. It will begin in Greely Hall Auditorium and move up to the Cove of Remembrance. The command recognizes U.S. Army Signal Soldiers and civilians who have died in the line of duty, by placing a tile with the person’s image in the Cove.

Before and after the ceremonies, traffic around Greely Hall and in the parking areas will likely be congested.

The Fort Huachuca community is invited to attend both ceremonies.

Signal Brigade to change commanders, case colors

The 11th Signal Brigade will host a change of command ceremony on June 7, 9 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.

Army to celebrate 238th birthday

On June 14, the U.S. Army will celebrate its 238th birthday. To commemorate the event, Fort Huachuca will hold two special activities on Warrior-Sentinel Field. Fort personnel will conduct a U.S. Army Birthday Run, starting at 6 a.m. and ending at the field. Immediately after the run, there will be an Army Birthday cake cutting ceremony.

These events are open to all installation personnel, Family members and the local community.

Motorists should expect disruptions in the flow of traffic in the vicinity of Warrior-Sentinel Field on the day of the event, and, if possible, should plan alternative driving routes and avoid the area until mid-morning.

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.

40th ESB leaders to pass guidon

The 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion will conduct a change of command ceremony between the outgoing Commander, Lt. Col. Andrew McClelland and the incoming Commander, Lt. Col. David Thomas, on July 12, 8 a.m. on Brown Parade Field. This event is open to the general 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 storage facility on Fort Huachuca.

For information, contact 249.2040 or mary.spellman@us.army.mil.

Correction:

The “Gold Star Families now remember with ease’” article that ran on page 1 of the May 3 issue of “The Fort Huachuca Scout” incorrectly identified the six Gold Star designated parking spaces as being at the Exchange, Commissary and Army Community Service parking lots only. However, there is one Gold Star parking space at each of the following locations: Survivor Outreach Services/ACS; Casualty Assistance Center; Fort Huachuca Commissary; Fort Huachuca Main Exchange; Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center; and Main Post Chapel.

A typographical error on page 11A in the same story erroneously read, “It is presented to the spouses and Family members of Soldiers that we killed in combat.” This should read, “It is presented to the spouses and Family members of Soldiers that were killed in combat.” The Scout apologizes for the error.

For more information about the Survivor Outreach Services program, call 533.6879.




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