Huachuca Canyon temporarily closed
Huachuca Canyon is closed to all personnel until further notice for safety reasons because of increased bear activity in the area.
The gate at the mouth of the canyon is currently locked to prevent vehicle access, but this closure also applies to hikers, bikers and runners.
The canyon is being monitored by Fort Huachuca environmental personnel. It will be reopened when they determine the bears have moved on and no longer pose a risk to the canyon’s recreational users.
Construction to close Main Gate
The Main Gate will be closed for the construction of new safety features 7 p.m., Aug. 9, through 8:30 a.m., Aug. 11. The East Gate will be open around-the-clock during the closure.
For more information, contact 533.3269 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some CYSS programs to relocate
In an effort to streamline Child, Youth and School Services, or CYSS, programs and to better meet patrons’ needs, starting Monday CYSS officials will implement the following changes.
Hourly Child Care is moving to the Expanding Horizons Child Development Center, or CDC, located on Cushing Street. Before- and After-School Kindergarten will transfer to the School-Age Center, or SAC. School buses will transport kindergarten students to and from the Fort Huachuca elementary schools.
The morning Part-Day Strong Beginnings Pre-Kindergarten Program will also move to SAC. Orientation for this program will be conducted at noon Tuesday, with class beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
The morning Part-Day Toddler and afternoon Part-Day Preschool Programs will remain at Expanding Horizons CDC.
For more information, call 533.5209.
TARP – Antiterrorism training date changes
The 902nd Military Intelligence Detachment and the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security Threat Awareness and Reporting Program, or TARP, and antiterrorism training date has changed.
The mandatory training will be held Aug. 13 at Murr Community Center, with presentations at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Battalions are already requesting times to attend, and seats will fill quickly. U.S. Army Garrison sign-in sheets will be provided. All other units should provide sign-in sheets to track individual training.
For information, contact Sgt. 1st Class Josh Corbin, 533.2214 or Joshua.email@example.com.
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.
Range closures announced
Today: F, U1, W1, V, Z
Saturday: F, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3
Sunday: F, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3
Monday: F, U1, W1, V, Z
Tuesday: F, U1, W1, V1, V, Z
Wednesday: F, N, U1, W1, V1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3
Thursday: F, U, U1, W1, V, Z
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.
Commissary holding seafood sale
The Fort Huachuca Commissary is holding a Seafood Road Show Aug. 15 – 17 with many seafood items at reduced prices. It is being held inside of the commissary during regular operating hours.
GPO/PBO announces August closure
The Garrison Property Office/Property Booking Office will close Monday – Thursday 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 Tuesday, 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.
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. 11, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
ASAP mandatory training available online
Army Substance Abuse program personnel at Fort Huachuca reminds Soldiers and civilians that ASAP mandatory Summer Safety training is available online at https://www.ikn.army.mil. A certificate can be printed after completion. Due date for training completion is Sept. 1.
For more information, contact 533.1315 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.