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June 14, 2013

News Briefs – June 14, 2013

Bear activity noted on post

A medium sized, young bear has been seen over the last few weeks around the picnic tables at Huachuca Canyon’s 1.7 mile marker. It is a uniform brown color, appears healthy and may be habituated to people. This is the hottest, driest time of the year, and the drought is making it even harder on wildlife searching for food or water.

Do not feed wildlife anywhere, or leave human or pet food outside. All refuse should be kept in a hard-sided roofed area, such as a garage. Take trash cans outside and to the curb on the scheduled morning for trash pick-up to help keep wildlife away from your house or block, advises Sheridan Stone, Fort Huachuca wildlife biologist.

Waiting until morning also may keep people from picking up scattered trash from nighttime animal visits when animals are out and active.

DFAC celebrates Army birthday

In honor of the Army’s birthday, the Thunderbird Dining Facility is open to all military, civilians, contractors and retirees from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. for lunch today. Cost is $7.60 and $6.45 for spouses and other dependents of enlisted personnel in pay grades E-1 through E-4.

Grilled steak, barbeque ribs or baked chicken breast are the entrees; macaroni and cheese, corn on the cob, mashed potatoes and vegetables are the side dishes with Army birthday cake to round out the meal.

East Gate operating hours to change

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

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.

Range closures announced

Today: A, B, C, E, F, U, 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, W, W1, V, Z

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

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

Thursday: B, C, D, F, K, L, R, W, 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.

Substance abuse awareness online training

Annual substance abuse awareness training is mandatory for all Soldiers and civilian employees at Fort Huachuca. Fort Huachuca Army Substance Abuse Program personnel have incorporated an online mandatory training at https://www.ikn.army.mil. After completing the trainings Soldiers and civilians should print the certificates and present them to their training coordinator or unit prevention leader.

For information, contact 538.1315 or rosa.l.peralta.civ@mail.mil.

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.

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.

NETCOM change of responsibility planned

The U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command will conduct a change of responsibility ceremony June 28, 10 a.m., in the Greely Hall Auditorium. During the ceremony, Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald Williams will relinquish his position as the senior enlisted non-commissioned officer to Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Allen, formerly of the 11th Signal Brigade.

Williams has been in the position since December 2009, serving with three commanding generals.

The Fort Huachuca community is invited to attend.

Enroll in Citizen Police Academy

The next Sierra Vista Police Department Citizen Police Academy is scheduled to begin Aug. 7. Classes will be held on 12 consecutive Wednesday evenings from 6 – 9 p.m., for twelve consecutive weeks in the Police Department auditorium.

The free program includes hands-on simulated weapons training, evidence processing and participating in a ride-along with an on-duty police officer. Academy graduates will have an understanding and an “insider’s view” of Sierra Vista law enforcement operations. Snacks and refreshments are provided.

For more information, go to http://www.sierravistaaz.gov/pd.

Application packets can also be obtained at the Police Department reception desk, 911 N. Coronado Dr.

Application deadline is July 5.

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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