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July 12, 2013

News Briefs – July 12, 2013

Reduce energy use to save money

To avoid high cost “peak demand” electric utility charges added to Fort Huachuca electric invoices this summer, officials ask fort personnel to conserve electricity use from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day when temperatures are high.

Adjust air conditioning set-points to 78 degrees while buildings are occupied, 85 degrees when empty. Turn air conditioning off in unoccupied buildings.

Unplug radios and other personal devices and appliances in government facilities. Turn off convenience lighting such as parking lot and exterior building lighting during daylight hours.

Reduce all interior lighting, especially when building is not occupied and turn off lighting, where possible, in rooms with windows. Use task lighting such as computer monitors only, if feasible.

Get secure health messages online

Army Secure Messaging Service is here. Connect with your primary care manager at Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center online. This includes getting medication renewals, requesting lab or test results, or asking your provider a question. Ask primary care staff about secure messaging at your next visit and sign up. Beneficiaries must be enrolled at RWBAHC in order to participate.

This service is not for acute or urgent care needs.

Range closures announced

Today: F, G, H, K, L, M, P, U, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

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

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

Monday: B, C, D, F, G, H, K, L, M, P, P1, R, U, U1, W1, V, Z

Tuesday: B, C, D, F, G, H, K, L, M, P, P1, R, U, U1, W1, V1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Wednesday: B, C, D, F, G, H, K, L, M, N, P, P1, R, U, U1, W1, V1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Thursday: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, K, L, M, P, P1, R, U, U1, 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.

ACS programs to reduce service during furlough

During the upcoming furlough, Family Action Plan, Sexual Harassment Assault Response Prevention, or SHARP, and Emergency Army Emergency Relief will be available throughout the week. However, some Army Community Service programs will not be available five days a week. Go to the ACS Facebook page at Fort Huachuca Army Community Service to view the schedule of program non-availability.

Walk-in services will be limited. Everyone is highly encouraged to make an appointment with the desired program manager to ensure service availability. Call 533.2330 to be connected with a program representative to set an appointment.

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.

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.

ACS offers Anger Management Class

The next six-week Anger Management Class begins Tuesday, 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 underway now at the Main Post Chapel, room 4. For more information, call 533.4753.

Warrant officer recruiting team visits

A Warrant Officer Recruiting Team from the Special Operations Recruiting Battalion will brief on qualifications and application procedures to service members interested in becoming U.S. Army Warrant Officers. The briefing takes place July 23 – 25, 10 a.m. daily, in the Kruse Room at the Fort Huachuca Education Center. The team is especially interested in critical shortage military occupational specialties 35N, 35S and 35T.

For information, call 1.253.590.3242 or 1. 253.590.3422.

PWOC plans fall kickoff

The Protestant Women of the Chapel, or PWOC, will hold their fall Bible study, worship, prayer and fellowship kickoff on Aug. 13, 11:30 a.m. at the Fort Huachuca Main Post Chapel. Child care is provided.

For more information, go to Facebook, PWOC Fort Huachuca, or call 1.706.604.2240.

USS Intrepid crew members sought

August 16 will mark the 70th Anniversary of the commissioning of the U.S.S. Intrepid (CVS-11), the World War II-era Essex class aircraft carrier that is now home to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. To mark the occasion, Intrepid is putting out a coast-to-coast “all call” for former USS Intrepid crew members, including those who live in Arizona, to be reunited in a special Homecoming Weekend from Aug. 16 – 18.

To learn more, and for registration information, former crew members and families can go to http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/fcm70.aspx.

Fort to hold career, education fair

The Fort Huachuca Joint Career and Education Fair 2013 will take place Aug. 6, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at Murr Community Center. The free event is open to Soldiers, veterans, civilians, contractors and Family members. Employers, college and university representatives will staff information booths. Come dressed for success and with copies of your resume.

ISEC commanders to change

The U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command will take place Aug. 13, 11 a.m., at Greely Hall. Outgoing Commander Col. Kris Kramarich will relinquish command to Incoming Commander Col. Patrick Kerr. Kramarich will become the chief of staff for the Network Enterprise Technology Command.

Kerr is currently the deputy G3, Operations, U.S. Army Cyber Command/2nd Army.

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.




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