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July 26, 2013

News Briefs – July 26, 2013

For referral needs, contact RWBAHC

Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center patients whose providers issued referrals for civilian specialists prior to July 1 and who have not received their authorization letters in the mail should contact the RWBAHC Referral Management Department for assistance. Call 533.4492.

Safety improvements planned for SR 90

The Arizona Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration recently released improvement plans addressing traffic safety issues on State Route 90, between the intersections of SR 90 and Avenida del Sol. This stretch of highway was responsible for four fatal car and pedestrian accidents in approximately a two-year time span.

The proposed work, tentatively scheduled for June 2014, will include: installation of street lights along both sides of the road; construction of curb and gutter where needed; installation of a multi-use path on the north side of the road; driveway improvements as needed; the installation of a pedestrian crosswalk at the intersection of State Route 90 and Rainbow Way; and updating the striping on the roadway to conform with the new pedestrian crosswalk. Work should last about four months.

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: B, C, D, F, G, L, P1, U, U1, W1, V, Z

Saturday: F, P1, U, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Sunday: F, P1, U, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

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

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

Wednesday: W1, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3

Thursday: F, P1, U1, F, 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.

Multi-media, VI set furlough day

Multi-media and visual information services will be unavailable on Mondays through Sept. 30 due to closure of the office for furlough. Those who have previously scheduled Monday appointments should call the office to reschedule.

For appointments, reservations and rate quotes, call the photo studio at 533.6316; graphic arts at 538.0677; and video at 538.1015.

Work orders may be generated by Department of Defense employees with a Common Access Card at www.vios.army.mil.

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. To ensure service availability, everyone should make an appointment with the desired program manager by calling 533.2330.

Former NETCOM CSM to retire

The Network Enterprise Technology Command will host a retirement ceremony for Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald Williams, former command sergeant major, Network Enterprise Technology Command, Thursday, 10 a.m., at Greely Hall.

Williams assumed the position as the command’s senior enlisted soldier in December 2009. He relinquished the position June 28. He will retire after more than 28 years of service.

The public is invited to attend.

Due to limited parking around Greely Hall, plan to arrive early.

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 Aug. 4, 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.

GPO/PBO announces August closure

The Garrison Property Office/Property Booking Office will close Aug. 5 – 8 to accomplish internal administrative supply and accountability actions.

For more information, call 538.8771.

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.

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, 9 – 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.

ISEC commanders to change

The U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command will take place Aug. 15, 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.

The public is invited to attend.

Due to limited parking around Greely Hall, plan early arrival.

Spouses club to hold open house

Members of the Fort Huachuca Community Spouses Club, or FHCSC, invite all military spouses to the annual open house, Aug. 21, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and including a light lunch or from 5 – 6:30 p.m. with appetizers and cash bar. There is no charge to attend.

Both events will be held at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre and will include vendors and door prizes. Come see what the FHCSC has to offer over the coming year.

For more information, go to www.fthuachucaspouses.com.

VA clinical psychologist to speak

Michael Moore, Ph.D, clinical psychologist and Military Sexual Trauma Program coordinator for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Tucson, will speak at Fort Huachuca on Aug. 22, 1 – 2 p.m., at Murr Community Center.

The presentation will cover: how the VA and federal code defines military sexual trauma, or MST; statistics regarding incident rates; common psychological and physiological reactions to trauma; and current treatment modalities that would be used in working with patients who have experienced MST. The program will cover the services VA offers for victims.

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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