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October 4, 2013

News Briefs – October 4, 2013

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. today 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.

Free Child ID Day at Murr

The Cochise County Sheriff’s Department will host a free Child Identification Program event 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Murr Community Center. Volunteers from the Cochise County CHIP Program and the Sheriff’s Department will collect a DNA swab, fingerprints, color photo and recorded interview of each child to create a free Amber Alert ready package for parents. Other activities for children include a jumping castle, Crash Test Dummies and emergency vehicles. For more information, call 520.432.9575.

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.

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.

ASAP plans Red Ribbon Week activities

The Fort Huachuca Army Substance Abuse Prevention Program invites the community to join children, teens, parents, and teachers in celebrating Red Ribbon Week October 21-27. Take a stand against drugs, and talk to your kids. Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about the dangers of drugs are 42 percent less likely to use drugs than those who don’t. Our children have the right to grow healthy and drug Free – and we have the responsibility to make that happen.

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 hosts change of responsibility

The Human Intelligence Training – Joint Center of Excellence will conduct a Senior Enlisted Advisor Change of Responsibility between Master Sgt. Jeramey Ireland and Master Sgt. Wesley Derrick at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 23 in Ellis Auditorium, Matlack Hall, Bldg. 80122. The ceremony will also recognize the retirement of Ireland. For more information, call Cynthia Brown at 533.4025.

National Take Back Day set

The Directorate of Emergency Services will host a collection site for the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Take Back Day 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Post Exchange parking lot. This will be the third DES-hosted site on post.

For more information, call 520.533.5249.

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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