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August 23, 2013

News Briefs – August 23, 2013

FH to conduct force protection exercise

Fort Huachuca officials will conduct an unannounced full-scale force protection exercise sometime next week to assess Fort Huachuca’s and community partners’ readiness in the event of an actual emergency. On that day, motorists may experience heightened security at installation access points, and may hear simulated machine gun fire and explosions. Traffic may be rerouted on some streets, and short traffic delays are possible.

Officials encourage the Fort Huachuca community to get involved. People who observe suspicious activity should report it to iWATCH, 538.6969 or to law enforcement personnel.

Those involved in the exercise thank the public in advance for their cooperation.

AFGE Local 1662 reaching out

The American Federation of Government Employees, or AGFE, Local 1662 is focusing on use of Facebook and Twitter to get information to its membership. Union officials encourage bargaining unit employees to get involved in contributing to workplace and workforce change.

A union representative is present at Union Hall, Christy Ave., from 1 – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday. Or, contact 533.2879 or afge1662@yahoo.com, and someone will respond to your call or message.

The next meeting of AFGE Local 1662 will take place Sept. 18, 5 p.m., at Sierra Suites 391 E. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista.

AGFE Local 1662 officials thank mentors Terri Blackburn, Bob Thompson, Don Hale and Patty Veirs for their guidance and support.

AAFES offers eReceipts

Military shoppers who prefer the ease and organization that an eReceipt provides can skip the paper receipt and have documentation of their transaction emailed to them when shopping the Fort Huachuca Exchange.

Shoppers simply provide their email address and phone number at checkout to sign up to receive eReceipts.

Shoppers who select to receive an eReceipt through Aug. 31 will be entered into a drawing to win their entire purchase. Each time the eReceipt option is chosen the shopper will be entered into the contest, which will have five winners.

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 relocates

The Bureau of Land Management’s San Pedro Project Office in Sierra Vista will reopen at its new location at 8 a.m. on Monday 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 and turn left on Avenida Saracino.

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

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: C, D, F, G, W1, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3

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

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

Monday: F, U1, W1, V, Z

Tuesday: F, U, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Wednesday: F, N, U, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Thursday: F, U, P1, W1, 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.

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 Sunday, 5 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 Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Fitch Auditorium at Alvarado Hall. The public is invited.

AWANA Program offered at Main Post Chapel

The Ft. Huachuca Main Post Chapel is starting up the AWANA Children’s Clubs program for the new school year. All club events take place on Wednesday evenings. Registration will take place Wednesday, 5:30 – 7 p.m. The first meeting will take place Sept. 11, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

For more information, call 533.4753.

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.

Upcoming SHARP training announced

Mandatory Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention training will take place Sept. 5 and 19, 8 – 11:30 a.m. at Murr Community Center.

This training is open to the entire installation.

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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