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September 6, 2013

News Briefs – September 6, 2013

Sierra Vista ranked one of top five best towns

City of Sierra Vista

SIERRA VISTA — “CNN Money” magazine named Sierra Vista as one of the top five best places to live in the “least crowded towns” category in the online supplement to the September 2013 “Best Places to Live” issue.

Sierra Vista scored fourth on a list of 20 cities. With a population of nearly 44,907 — just 295 people per square mile — coupled with a median household income of $64,927, Sierra Vista was noted for its picturesque mountains and canyon views, majestic starry skies, abundant natural areas, moderate climate and nearby burgeoning wine-making industry.

The publication evaluated communities experiencing population growth and with a median family income above the state average. The 2010 U.S. Census pegged the median household income for Arizonians at $54,637 and $55,970 for Americans.

Boulder City, Nev.; Canyon Lake, Texas; and Nantucket, Mass. were ranked numbers one through three. Vail, Ariz., near Tucson, ranked twentieth. The magazine developed its list using census data and Onboard Informatics projections/aggregations.

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.

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.

Range closures announced

Today: B, C, D, F, K, L, R, W1, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3

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

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

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

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

Wednesday: B, C, D, F, P1, U1, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Thursday: B, C, D, F, P1, U, U1, 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.

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 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.

Army Suicide Prevention Month

The Army has extended observance of National Suicide Prevention Week to the entire month of September. The theme for 2013 is “Shoulder to Shoulder: Standing Ready and Resilient.”

The Fort Huachuca Army Substance Abuse Program staff has put together suicide prevention displays which are available for viewing at the following locations:

Monday – Post Exchange, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sept. 17 – Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

For additional information, or to arrange unit suicide prevention training, call 533.2071.

Flag Retirement Ceremony set

The Buena High School JROTC Colt Battalion invites the public to a flag retirement ceremony Sept. 11, 6 p.m., at the Buena High School basketball courts, 2552 Buena School Blvd, Sierra Vista.

The ultimate goal of this ceremony is to properly and respectfully dispose of any American flags that can no longer be of use.

Parents as Teachers Program personnel invite parents and children to Books and Tots Story Time, Thursday, 10 – 11:15 a.m., at the Mountain Vista Community Center, 102 Davis off Lawton Road. Join the group for stories, songs and crafts.

For more information, call 452.9784, ext. 14 or 15.

Upcoming SHARP training announced

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

This training is open to the entire installation.

OCS board to convene

The next Installation Officer Candidate School board will convene on Oct. 19. All packets are due to the Actions and Promotions Office no later than Oct. 9, no exceptions.

Interested Soldiers should see their S-1 administrative personnel.

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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