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August 16, 2013

News Briefs – August 16, 2013

New Fort Huachuca maps available

The 2013 Fort Huachuca maps have arrived and are now available for pickup Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., at the Fort Huachuca Public Affairs Office, Building 21115, 3015 Carnahan St., across from the gazebo on Brown Parade Field.

Those who need more than 25 maps should call 533.1283 to schedule a pickup.

BLM Sierra Vista Office is moving

The Bureau of Land Management’s San Pedro Project Office in Sierra Vista will close at its current location at 4 p.m. on Tuesday and will reopen at 8 a.m. on Aug. 26 at the Sierra Vista Ranger District Coronado National Forest Office, 4070 S. Avenida Saracino, Hereford.

To reach the new office from the State Route 90/92 intersection in Sierra Vista, drive south 7.3 miles on SR92 for 7.3 miles and turn left on Avenida Saracino.

For more information, call the associate district manager for the Gila District in Tucson, 1.520.258.7200.

Commissary resumes normal hours Sunday

Effective Sunday, the Fort Huachuca Commissary returns to normal operation days, including Tuesdays, due to the end of furlough.

Thursday pharmacy hours changed

The Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center Pharmacy is closed every Thursday from 1 – 2 p.m. to allow pharmacy staff to conduct pharmacy training and patient-centered staff meetings. This will help ensure customers, receive safe, quality care.

Pharmacy personnel will stop issuing tickets at 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays and will resume ticket issue at 2 p.m. Customers should plan accordingly.

Crusher work at new hotel site

Lend Lease, the company constructing the new Candlewood Suites hotel on the corner of Smith and Arizona, will soon begin crushing operations, 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.

Range closures announced

Today: A, B, C, D, E, F, K, L, R, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

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

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

Monday: C, D, F, W1, V, Z

Tuesday: B, C, D, G, F, K, L, R, W1, V, Z

Wednesday: A, B, C, D, G, F, K, R, W1, U, V, Z

Thursday: B, C, D, F, G, K, R, W1, U, V1, V, Z

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.

Commissary holding seafood sale

The Fort Huachuca Commissary is holding a Seafood Road Show through Saturday 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, Wednesday, 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 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 Thursday, 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.

Join MVC for fantasy football

Mountain Vista Communities will host live draft for fantasy football league, Aug. 22, 5:30 p.m. in the MVC Community Center, 102 Davis. There will be snacks and door prizes at the event.

MVC is hosting a fantasy football league this season, open to MVC residents 18 and older. The leader by the 5th week will win a pair of tickets to see the Arizona Cardinals play in November, and the overall winner will receive a rent discount of $250 at the end of the season.

RSVP is required to attend the live draft. If unable to attend, a draft order list may be submitted. For more information, contact 515.9000.

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.




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