Events

November 1, 2013

News Briefs – November 1, 2013

Westbound I-10 resurfacing underway

The Arizona Department of Transportation is resurfacing a 14-mile segment of westbound Interstate 10 between Willcox and Texas Canyon.

Crews are currently repairing and replacing guardrail near the entrance to Texas Canyon.

Motorists traveling west on I-10 will encounter travel restrictions every Monday through Thursday over the next month starting three miles west of the junction with U.S. 191 South (at milepost 328) and continuing for three miles to milepost 325.

The right lane of westbound I-10 is closed from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., and the posted speed limit in the restricted area has been reduced to 45 mph during work hours.

For more information, contact 1.855.712.8530 or projects@azdot.gov.

New B Troop riders graduate today

B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry (Memorial) is hosting a Cavalry Riding School graduation ceremony on Brown Parade Field today at 2 p.m. The public is invited to help honor the Troop’s newest members.

Members are drawn from active duty, Reserve, and retired military personnel, Department of Defense civilians employed at Fort Huachuca, and military Family members 18 and older. Members of the unit are uniformed, equipped, and armed in accordance with U.S. Cavalry standards of the 1880s.

A Ladies Auxiliary supports B Troop, primarily by participating in parades riding sidesaddle and wearing period authentic clothing, and often assists with horse care and training. An artillery section known as K Battery also supports B Troop. These members do not ride, but operate the Troop’s 1840 mountain howitzer at ceremonies and public events.

Chapel seeks musicians

The worship team, which leads the Sunday 11 a.m. Protestant service at the Main Post Chapel, seeks musicians interested in contemporary Christian music. Those who play musical instruments such as keyboard, drums or other instruments may call 533.6584 or 1.706.604.2239, if interested in the opportunity.

Range closures announced

Today: F, L, M, N, P1, U, U1, W1, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3

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

Sunday: F, L, M, N, R, U, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

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

Tuesday: B, C, D, F, K, L, P1, R, U, U1, W, W1, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3

Wednesday: B, C, D, F, K, L, N, P1, R, U, U1, W, W1, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3

Thursday: B, C, D, F, K, L, P1, R, U, U1, W, W1, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3

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

Leadership Reaction Course closure

The Leadership Reaction Course will be closed from Monday – Feb. 28, 2014, for maintenance.

For more information, contact Range Operations, 533.7093.

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. 22 at Fitch Auditorium. This event is designed to increase the cultural awareness of Fort Huachuca and the local community. It will include a guest speaker, entertainment and a traditional food sampling. This free event is open to the public.

Protect yourself — get flu vaccine

There will be mass vaccination sites scheduled for this year’s flu shots as vaccine supply becomes available. Fort Huachuca Medical Command personnel encourage people to use 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.

When vaccine is available, the Soldier Centered Clinic offers flu shots 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday for all active duty personnel. The MI Student Clinic tentatively offers shots 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday – Thursday for student immunizations.

Beginning today, the Main Health Center Flu Shot Clinic will open 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for TRICARE beneficiaries 6 and older enrolled at R. W. Bliss Army Health Center.

For flu shot updates, call 533.2997.

MI Band Brass Choir to perform

The Military Intelligence Band’s Brass Choir will present a free concert, “Salute to Service — A Veterans Day Concert,” Nov. 10, 2 p.m., at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, Taylor Drive, Sierra Vista. The public is invited.

Turkey Bowl, food drive

Fort Huachuca will host its annual Turkey Bowl and Holiday Food Drive on Warrior and Sentinel Fields on Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. This event consists of a canned food drive and friendly flag football game between the signal and military intelligence organizations to kick off the holiday season, boost morale, promote camaraderie and win unit bragging rights. An awards ceremony will take place after the football game, and will be followed by the Senior Commander’s Right Arm Night beginning at 4:45 p.m.

The public is invited and encouraged to bring canned goods for the community food locker.

Tree, menorah lighting ceremony

The Religious Support Office will host the annual Chaplain’s Tree and Menorah Lighting Event Dec. 5, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Main Post Chapel as an introduction to the holiday season on Fort Huachuca.

This event will consist of a holiday greeting, Holiday Star lighting (on Fort Huachuca’s Star Hill), tree and menorah lighting, a visit by Santa Claus, a small petting zoo, holiday music and light refreshments.

The public is invited.

21st Annual Historical Tour of Homes

The Fort Huachuca Community Spouses Club and the Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Directorate present the 21st Annual Historical Tour of Homes Dec. 15, 1 – 5 p.m., along Brown Parade Field.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the event. They are available at the Sierra Vista Tourist Office, Sierra Vista Safeway, Fort Huachuca Museum, Apache Flats RV Park and from FHCSC board members. The tour takes place rain or shine.

This year’s tour includes seasonal decorations, musicians, carolers and re-enactors.

No children under 10 are permitted on the tour. Also tour participants should not bring backpacks or strollers. No still or video photography is permitted inside the homes.

For more information, go to www.fthuachucaspouses.com or email FHCSC.tourofhomes@gmail.com.

Prep now for Green to Gold

The Army ROTC Green to Gold Division Commander’s Hip Pocket Scholarship Program provides selected Soldiers the opportunity to complete their baccalaureate degree requirements and obtain a commission through participation in the ROTC Scholarship program. Each year division commanders can nominate deserving Soldiers for two-, three- and four-year Green to Gold scholarships. Units are encouraged to nominate Soldiers under their command who have exhibited the potential for further outstanding service to America and our Army as commissioned officers. Interested Soldiers are encouraged to follow-up with their chain of command.

Download and complete the application forms along with the Hip Pocket Guide checklist. Application forms can be found at http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/enlisted_soldiers.jsp.

Applications are due March 14, 2014. For more information, call 533.1053 or email Delphine.p.rakestraw.civ@mail.mil.




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