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October 18, 2013

News Briefs – October 18, 2013

Range closures announced

Today: F,T1,T2,T3,V1,W1,Z

Saturday: E,F,T1,T2,T3,V1,Z

Sunday: F,T1,T2,T3,V1,Z

Monday: F,T1,T2,T3,V1,W1,Z

Tuesday: F,P,Q,T1,T2,T3,V1,W1,Z

Wednesday: F,T1,T2,T3,V1,W1,Z

Thursday: F,P,T1,T2,T3,V1,W1,Z

Range closures are subject to daily change. For information, call Range Operations, 533.1014, or the military police desk, 533.3000.

Get your flu vaccine

There will be mass vaccination sites scheduled as vaccine supply becomes available. MEDDAC encourages people to utilize the mass vaccination sites for their annual flu shot so that staffing and supply can be organized. Mass vaccination sites will include Eifler Gym for the 111th Military Intelligence Brigade at a date to be determined.

The Soldier Centered Clinic tentatively 7:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday as vaccine becomes available to RWBAHC staff for all Active Duty personnel. The MI Student Clinic tentatively 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Thursday for student immunizations.

Beginning Nov. 1, the Main Health Center Flu Shot Clinic will open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for all TRICARE beneficiaries enrolled to RWBAHC age 6 and older, as vaccine becomes available to RWBAHC.

Active Duty personnel may call the Soldier Centered Clinic or MI Student Clinic to arrange other times. The latest update on clinic openings can be found on the flu hotline 533.2997.

A Community Day is scheduled for 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 31 at Murr Community Center. All other active duty may receive their vaccinations at this event. All TRICARE beneficiaries enrolled with RWBAHC, older than 6 years of age to include family members, retired active duty, family members and DA Civilian personnel can come to the Community Day event for the flu vaccination.

Installation retirement ceremony set

Fort Huachuca will hold a quarterly retirement ceremony at 4 p.m. Oct. 18 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 Monday-Oct. 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.

Wear a red ribbon to show support of the Red Ribbon Week 2013 Campaign and to promote a drug free community. Call Rosa Peralta-Imamura, ASAP prevention coordinator, to get a red ribbon.

Post-wide fall cleanup

Fort Huachuca will conduct its annual fall clean up and fire prevention effort Monday-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. Wednesday 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.

Chapel Harvest Festival planned

The Fort Huachuca Religious Support Office is conducting its annual Children’s Harvest Festival 2-6 p.m. Oct. 26 on the Main Post Chapel grounds. This year’s theme is “Bible Heroes Unmasked.” There will be games for children ages 4 to 12, a petting zoo, two bounce castles, a climbing wall, face painting, pumpkin decorating and barbecued burgers and hot dogs for all. Children must be accompanied by parents. Admission is free.

For more information, call Fred Robinson at 533.4753.

National Drug Take Back Day set

The Directorate of Emergency Services will host a collection site for the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug 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.

Fort Fire Dept. hosts Halloween Fest

Join the Fort Huachuca Fire Department 4-7 p.m. Oct. 29 at the park on Smith Street across from Burger King. Firefighters will be giving “Trick or Treat” bags with other goodies to children. There will be games, prizes and a canned food drive to benefit the Chaplains Food Locker.

Parent or guardian must be present with children. There will be a limit of one bag per child.

Native American Heritage celebration

Native American Heritage Month will be observed Nov. 1-30 with a celebration coordinated by Military Equal Opportunity Office personnel 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 26. 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.




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