Events

September 20, 2013

News Briefs – September 20, 2013

Correction

In the article “Tips help motorists, cyclists share roadways” on Page 12A of the Sept. 13 issue of The Fort Huachuca Scout newspaper, the author was listed in his byline as the Dan Orta, Installation Safety Officer. He should have been identified as Daniel Orta, Fort Huachuca Safety Director.

Emergency alert system improvement

Fort Huachuca personnel are installing four new “Giant Voice” mass notification speaker systems at several post locations. As installation and testing is conducted over the next few weeks, members of the Fort Huachuca community will hear audible test noises emanating from the sites, but testing will be minimal.

For more information, call 533.0070.

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 search “security” at www.SierraVistzaAZ.gov.

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.

For more information, call 533.0069.

Range closures announced

Today: F,P1,U,U1,W1,V1,Z

Saturday: F,M,P1,U,U1,T1,T2,T3,V,Z

Sunday: F,M,P1,U,U1,T1,T2,T3,V,Z

Monday: E,F,M,P1,U,U1,WI,V,Z

Tuesday: A,C,D,F,M,P1,U,U1,W1,T1,T2,T3,V,V1,Z

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

Thursday: B,F,M,V,W1,T1,T2,T3,Z

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.

‘Leadership in Crisis’ speaker here

As part of Fort Huachuca’s aggressive Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Program campaign, U. S. Army Garrison Fort Huachuca will host retired Maj. Gen. Robert Shadley Monday and Tuesday to speak on “Leadership in Crisis.” His presentations will address his personal leadership challenges and thoughts on how to combat the sexual assault problems facing the military today. The public is invited.

Monday, 10 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 2:30 p.m. in Greely Hall Auditorium, Building 61801, and 3 – 4:30 p.m. at Murr Community Center, Building 51301.

Tuesday, 3 – 4:30 p.m. at Murr Community Center, Building 51301.

For more information, call, 538.5971 or 582.5973.

Celebrate Hispanic heritage

The Fort Huachuca Military Equal Opportunity Office will host a Hispanic Heritage Month observance at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday. 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 – 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 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre.

ASP schedules quarterly inventory

The Ammunition Supply Point will close Wednesday through Sept. 27 for quarterly inventory.

For emergencies, call 538.7101 or 533.2620.

111th MI Brigade insignia to change

The 111th Military Intelligence Brigade will retire its current shoulder sleeve insignia and reveal the new brigade patch in a ceremony at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 4 at Chaffee Parade Field. The 111th MI Bde. became a regular Army unit on Oct. 6, 1950, and from this change, eventually was re-designated from the 111th Counter Intelligence Corps Detachment to the 111th MI Brigade and activated at Fort Huachuca as a part of the Training and Doctrine Command.

The public is invited to attend.

Motorists can expect disruptions in the flow of traffic in the Chaffee Parade Field area on the day before and day of the event.

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.

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.

HTJCoE change of responsibility set

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 open to all Fort Huachuca personnel and the local community.




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