Events

September 13, 2013

News Briefs – September 13, 2013

AFGE Local 1662 to meet

The American Federation of Government Employees Local 1662 seeks volunteers to help with different councils, especially the Women’s and Diversity Council. AFGE Local 1662 officials encourage Department of the Army civilians to take an active role and have a voice in dealing with upcoming employment changes on Fort Huachuca.

AFGE Local 1662 will meet on Wednesday, 5 p.m. at Sierra Suites, 391 E. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista.

Those interested in learning more about AFGE Local 1662 or in volunteering for a council should contact 533.2879 or afge1662@yahoo.com.

Union Hall, Christy Street, is staffed Monday – Friday, 1 – 4 p.m. DA civilians are invited to stop by and meet the officers and stewards.

Coronado Drive construction update

Construction work on Coronado Drive between the State Route 90 Bypass and Carmelita Drive is underway. Coronado Drive between Las Brisas and Carmelita is restricted to one-way traffic from 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. while workers construct and pave the two outside lanes along Coronado Drive and adjacent intersections.

Officials recommend the public seek alternate routes during this time and use caution and watch for workers and vehicles entering and exiting the project site.

For more information, call 458.5775.

Lock vehicles, homes

The Sierra Vista Police Department, or SVPD, reminds city residents to help prevent burglaries by hiding valuables, and locking cars and homes when leaving, even for short periods of time. The SVPD also provides a free burglary prevention inspection for residences. Inspections take approximately 45 minutes, and residents will receive detailed recommendations to better secure their homes.

To request an inspection, contact 452.7500 or http://www.SierraVistzaAZ.gov (search “security”).

Leave Donations Sought

The following Department of the Army civilians are in need of leave donations due to medical emergencies: Janet Hodap, Carolyn Lamm, Lanaya Sherry and Trisha Lopez.

Employees interested in donating leave should complete Office of Personnel Management Form 630-A, “Request to Donate Annual Leave to Leave Recipient Under the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program.” A copy of this form may be found at http://www.opm.gov/Forms/PDF_FILL/OPM630a.pdf.

Upon completion of this form, forward a copy to Francisca Lopez, Fort Huachuca Civilian Personnel Action Center. For more information, call 533.0069.

Range closures announced

Today: B, C, D, F, M, P1, U, U1, V, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Saturday: B, C, D, M, P1, U, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Sunday: B, C, D, P1, U, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Monday: B, C, D, F, P, P1, Q, U, U1, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

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

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

Thursday: B, C, D, F, P1, U, U1, W1, V1, 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 Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center Tuesday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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

Upcoming SHARP training announced

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

This training is open to the entire installation.

POW/MIA Walkathon slated

Fort Huachuca U.S. Army Garrison and partner organizations will conduct a walkathon in honor of all prisoners of war, or POWs, and personnel missing in action, or MIA, during armed conflicts. The POWs/MIAs walkathon will be conducted at Warrior-Sentinel Field Sept. 20, 6 a.m. The remembrances will be held from 10 a.m. – noon at the Murr Community Center. This event is open to the public.

Drivers should use caution when driving in the area on the day of the walk.

Celebrate Hispanic heritage

The Fort Huachuca Military Equal Opportunity Office will host a Hispanic Heritage Month observance at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre Sept. 24 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. This event is free of charge and open to the public.

For more information, contact 533.3696 or kavita.m.harry.mil@mail.mil.

CFC Campaign begins

The annual Combined Federal Campaign, or CFC, will take place Sunday through Dec. 1 to raise funds for local and national charities. The goal for this year’s CFC event for Fort Huachuca is $375,000.

A kick-off luncheon for unit representatives will take place Sept. 25, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre.

ASP schedules quarterly inventory

The Ammunition Supply Point will close from Sept. 25 – 27 for quarterly inventory.

For emergencies, call 538.7101 or 533.2620.

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.

Installation retirement ceremony set

Fort Huachuca will hold a quarterly retirement ceremony Oct. 18, 4 p.m. on Brown Parade Field to honor military and civilian retirees for their dedication to duty and honorable service to the nation. The public is invited.

Motorists should expect disruptions in traffic near Brown Parade Field on the day of the event and should drive cautiously in the area.

Post-wide fall cleanup

Fort Huachuca will conduct its annual fall clean up and fire prevention effort from Oct. 21 – Nov. 2. Officials will emphasize proper trash, debris and combustible materials disposal. Organizations with training facilities located outside the cantonment area will conduct fire protection measures to help safeguard these resources from wildfires.

Oct. 30 is the designated day for Soldiers residing in family housing and barracks to conduct cleanup in and around their housing areas.

Units should encourage military personnel and civilian employees to participate. Motorists should watch out for personnel on the roads throughout the installation during the fall clean up and fire prevention.

HT JCoE responsibility to change

Human Intelligence Training, Joint Center of Excellence will host a change of responsibility ceremony between Master Sgt. Jeramey Ireland and Master Sgt. Wesley Derrick on Oct. 23, 10 a.m., in Ellis Auditorium, Matlack Hall.

The public is invited.

Native American Heritage celebration

Native American Heritage Month will be observed Nov. 1 – 30 with a celebration coordinated by Military Equal Opportunity Office personnel on Nov. 26, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. This event is designed to increase the cultural awareness of Fort Huachuca, the local community and will include a guest speaker, entertainment and a traditional food sampling. This free event is open to the public.

SV schedules Veterans Day Parade

The City of Sierra Vista has scheduled a Veterans’ Day Parade on Fry Boulevard and follow-on ceremony at Veterans’ Memorial Park on Nov. 11 to honor veterans in recognition of their service to the nation.

This event is opened to all Fort Huachuca personnel and the local community.

 

 




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