Events

August 9, 2013

News Briefs – August 9, 2013

Main Gate closure postponed

The Main Gate closure originally scheduled today – Sunday has been cancelled due to recent inclement weather. The installation of new safety features will be rescheduled when drier weather returns. Watch for announcement of the new closure dates and times.

Westbound I-10 paving underway

Paving of the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 east of Benson is underway.

Motorists traveling between Willcox and Benson will encounter the following travel restrictions as the Arizona Department of Transportation continues a project to pave 14 miles of westbound I-10.

The following travel restrictions are in effect 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. with a reduced 45 mph speed limit.

Today, work continues on the west end of the project, approximately one mile east of the State Route 80 exit. The Sybil Road exit and entrance ramps on westbound I-10 will be intermittently closed.

On Saturday, the left lane of westbound I-10 will be closed from the Johnson Road interchange, Exit 322, to the midway point of the 14-mile project, milepost 315, in Texas Canyon.

On Sunday, the left lane of westbound I-10 will be closed from milepost 315 to the end of the project, at milepost 308.

Summer rains could force further delays, meaning work could continue into the early part of next week.

Crusher work at new hotel site

Lend Lease, the company constructing the new Candlewood Suites hotel on the corner of Smith and Arizona, will begin crushing operations within a week, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday for about three to four weeks. Expect noise while work is underway.

For more information, call 1.719.234.7284.

Huachuca Canyon remains closed

Huachuca Canyon remains closed to all pedestrians and bikers until further notice due to bear activity, a health and safety issue.

The gate is currently locked to vehicle access. Environmental personnel are monitoring the canyon which will be reopened when bear activity ceases.

TARP – Antiterrorism training date changes

The 902nd Military Intelligence Detachment and the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security Threat Awareness and Reporting Program, and antiterrorism training date has changed.

The mandatory training will be held Tuesday at Murr Community Center, with presentations at 8 and 10 a.m., and 1:30 p.m.

Battalions are requesting attendance slots, and seats are filling 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 533.2214 or Joshua.t.corbin.mil@mail.mil.

PWOC Bible Study to begin

The Protestant Women of the Chapel are offering a Bible study on Tuesday nights, beginning Tuesday, 6 – 7:30 p.m., at Kino Chapel. All ladies are invited. Watchcare will not be available.

For more information, call 1.706.604.2240.

Range closures announced

Today: A, B, C, D, E, F, U, U1, W1, V, Z

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

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

Monday: B, C, D, F, K, L, P, Q, R, U1, W1, V, Z

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

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

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

Bulk pick-up available in quarters

Mountain Vista Communities provides a free bulk pick-up service to all residents each Wednesday. It must be scheduled in advance through maintenance, 458.5885. Bulky waste can only be left at the curb on scheduled pick-up days.

Leaving large items at the side of the home or at the curb on a non-scheduled pick-up day may result in a violation/fine from MVC.

Multi-media, VI furlough day

Multi-media and visual information services will be unavailable on Mondays through this coming Monday due to office closure 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 https://www.vios.army.mil.

PWOC plans fall kickoff

The Protestant Women of the Chapel, or PWOC, will hold their fall Bible study, worship, prayer and fellowship kickoff on Tuesday, 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 Thursday, 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 on early arrival.

Commissary holding seafood sale

The Fort Huachuca Commissary is holding a Seafood Road Show Thursday – Aug. 17 with many seafood items at reduced prices. It will be held inside of the commissary during regular operating hours.

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., 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 will offer over the coming year.

For more information, go to http://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.

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. 25, 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.

Celebrate Women’s Equality Day

The Military Equal Opportunity Office in conjunction with the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca will hold a Women’s Equality Day Observance Aug, 27, 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. in Fitch Auditorium at Alvarado Hall. The public is invited.

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 rosa.l.peralta.civ@mail.mil.

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.




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