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June 28, 2013

News Briefs – June 28, 2013

Fires cause hazardous air quality

Air quality in portions of Cochise County may currently be hazardous because of the potential for heavy smoke from three fires burning near Cananea, Mexico. Excessive, persistent air pollution is a health threat, especially to children, the elderly and those with pre-existing health problems.

During periods of heavy smoke, stay indoors with doors and windows closed. If the home has air conditioning, use it, but keep the fresh air intake closed and the filter clean. Do not use an evaporative cooler.

If it looks smoky outside, it is not a good time to engage in outdoor activities.

For information, go to http://www.azdhs.gov/phs/oeh/pdf/Health_Smoke_Wildfires.pdf.

Read about Black Officers Club

Fort Huachuca is committed to preserving the legacy of the African-American service men and women who served at Fort Huachuca during World War II. Fort officials continue to explore all options for Building 66050 that balance the installation’s commitment to historical study to date contracted by Fort Huachuca at http://acwc.sdp.sirsi.net/client/search/asset/1011642.

Range closures announced

Today: F, U, U1, W, W1, V, Z

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

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

Monday: F, W, W1, V, Z

Tuesday: F, W, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Wednesday: F, W, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Thursday: F, W, W1, V, Z

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

City plans annual street maintenance

Planned street maintenance, applying chip seal to mostly residential streets in Sierra Vista, is underway and will continue for approximately two weeks depending on weather and materials availability. If impacted, residents can expect to receive a flyer providing detailed information, including dates and times, approximately 24 to 48 hours prior to work on their streets.

It is difficult to predict an exact time the process will start and end on each street. At times, traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction resulting in traffic delays. When travelling through the construction areas, use caution and obey all traffic control devices.

For questions and more information, call the City of Sierra Vista’s Engineering Division, 458.5775.

Substance abuse awareness online training

Annual substance abuse awareness training is mandatory for all Soldiers and civilian employees at Fort Huachuca. FH Army Substance Abuse Program personnel have incorporated an online mandatory training at https://www.ikn.army.mil. After completing the training, 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.

NETCOM change of responsibility planned

The U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command will conduct a change of responsibility ceremony today, 10 a.m., in the Greely Hall Auditorium. During the ceremony, Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald Williams will relinquish his position as the senior enlisted noncommissioned 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.

Commissary open on July 4

The commissary will be open on Thursday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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 five-hour monitoring session takes place on July 7 at 4:45 a.m.

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.

USAEPG to change commanders

The U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground will conduct a change of command ceremony between the outgoing commander, Col. Ronald Jacobs, Jr. and the incoming commander, Col. Raymond Compton, on July 9, 7:30 a.m. at Brown Parade Field. The public is invited.

Motorists should expect disruptions in the flow of traffic during the rehearsals and the ceremony. Roads around Brown Parade Field will be closed temporarily on July 9.

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.

ACS offers Anger Management Class

The next six-week Anger Management Class begins July 16, 1 – 2 p.m. in the ACS Conference Room. For more information, call 533.6873 or 533.2330.

Vacation Bible School seeks volunteers

Main Post Chapel staff and volunteers will hold the annual Vacation Bible School, July 22 – 26, 9 a.m. – noon. Volunteers, 11 and older, are needed to help with crafts, food and games. Training will be provided.

For more information, call 533.4753.

Chapel to hold Vacation Bible School

The Fort Huachuca community is invited to Vacation Bible School July 22 – 26, 9 a.m. – noon daily at the Main Post Chapel. This year’s theme is “Kingdom Rock — Where Kids Stand Strong For God.” VBS is for youth 5 – 10. Childcare for children 6 months to 5 is available for volunteers.

Pre-registration for children is available now at the Main Post Chapel, room 4. For more information, call 533.4753.




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