Events

June 7, 2013

News Briefs – June 7, 2013

U.S. Army Veterinary Corps turns 97

On June 3, 1916, an act of Congress established The U.S. Army Veterinary Corps. On Monday, June 3, Fort Huachuca Veterinary Corps Soldiers carry on an Army tradition through their mission of treating animals and conducting inspections. Here, Spc. Alicia Duncan, veterinary technician, prepares to draw blood from Natasha, a pet being examined at the Fort Huachuca Veterinary Clinic.

Traffic circle maintenance
Directorate of Public Works personnel will close the Old Post traffic circle from 5 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday for crack sealing. Detours will be in place, and motorists should plan their routes accordingly.
For more information, call 533.1443.

Moson Road being repaired
The Cochise County Highway/Floodplain Department is reconstructing and chipsealing Moson Road from State Route 90 to Milepost 7 from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Work should end on or about July 3, weather conditions permitting. Work zone signage will direct traffic, but drivers should opt for alternate routes.  Expect delays. Drive carefully and follow guidance of all traffic devices.
For more information, call 432.9300.

East Gate operating hours to change
Starting June 17, the East Gate will close to inbound traffic at 1 p.m. Monday through Friday and remain closed on weekends and holidays.

2013 AER Campaign over
The 2013 Army Emergency Relief Campaign exceeded its goal with a total of $115,417.25 in donations. Officials thank the Fort Huachuca and Arizona community for their generous contributions and helping the Soldiers “Stay Army Strong!”

Range closures announced
Today: A, B, C, D, E, F, P1, U, U1, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3
Saturday: F, P1, U, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3
Sunday: F, P1, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3
Monday: F, P1, U1, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3
Tuesday: F, P1, U1, W1, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3
Wednesday: F, M, P1, U, U1, W1, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3
Thursday: F, M, U, U1, 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.

CPAC announces relocation
The Civilian Personnel Advisory Center has relocated to Building 22216, 532 Augur Ave. off Brown Parade Field. The new building is one building south of its former Auger Avenue location. Customer Service, on the first floor, may be reached at 533.5273.  Non-appropriated Fund, or NAF, offices are co-located in the same customer service center. To reach NAF, call 533.5453.

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.

11th Signal Bde. changes commanders
The 11th Signal Brigade is hosting a change of command ceremony today, 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. Both ceremonies are open to all Fort Huachuca employees, Family members and the general public.  Roads around Brown Parade Field are closed temporarily this morning.

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 a career in the Army Reserve may contact Master Sgt. Mary McCloskey, 1.520.227.9768 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.

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.




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