Events

November 22, 2013

News Briefs – November 22, 2013

‘Scout’ curbside service ended

Curbside delivery of the “The Fort Huachuca Scout” has ended. Newsstands are now in place throughout the communities. Those looking for the current issue of “The Scout” will find newsstands near mailboxes or bus stops nearby homes, or at various locations throughout post.

“The Scout” is also available online at www.aerotechnews.com/forthuachuca/.

Leave donations sought

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

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: E, F, P, U, W1, V, Z, V1

Saturday: E, F, P, U, W1, V, Z, V1

Sunday: E, F, V, Z, V1

Monday: E, F, U, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Tuesday: E, F, U, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Wednesday: E, F, V, Z, W1

Thursday: E, F, V, Z, W1

Range closures are subject to daily change. For information, call Range Operations, 533.1014, or the Military Police Desk, 533.3000.

Native American Heritage celebration

Native American Heritage Month is observed this month with a celebration coordinated by Military Equal Opportunity Office personnel today, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., 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.

Chapel to celebrate Chanukah

Celebrate Chanukah with the Fort Huachuca Jewish Community today, 6:30 p.m., in the Activity Room at the Main Post Chapel. The gathering is on the Friday evening before the first day of Chanukah.

For more information about this event and other Jewish religious support offered on Fort Huachuca, call 533.4711/4748.

Thanksgiving week commissary hours

The Fort Huachuca Commissary will be open for business on Monday, 9 – 6 p.m. to provide an additional grocery shopping day prior to the holiday. The Commissary will be closed Thanksgiving Day and Nov. 29.

Protect yourself — get flu vaccine

When the flu 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 offers shots 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Monday – Thursday, for student immunizations.

The Main Health Center Flu Shot Clinic is open 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday for TRICARE beneficiaries 6 and older enrolled at Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center.

For current availability of the flu vaccine, call the flu hotline, 533.2997.

PX closed Thanksgiving, open early Friday

In order for employees to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with their Families, the Fort Huachuca Main Exchange will be closed on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day.

The Fort Huachuca Exchange doors open at 4 a.m. Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.

Authorized shoppers can get a head start on “Black Friday” and other special promotions, updated throughout the holiday season, by visiting the Exchange’s “Sale Flyers” page at http://www.shopmyexchange.com/ExchangeStores/SalesFlyer.aspx.

Thanksgiving training holiday closures

The Military Personnel Division/ID Card Office at Whitside Hall, the Housing Services Office, the Unaccompanied Personnel Housing Office and the Fort Huachuca Public Affairs Office will be closed Nov. 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday training holiday.

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 to attend this free event.

JSOC recruiting team to visit

The Joint Special Operations Command Recruiting Team will conduct recruiting briefings on Fort Huachuca, Dec. 11 at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., and Dec. 12, 3 p.m., in Cochise Theater.

For more information, email J1-Recruiting@jdi.socom.mil.

Band offers holiday concert

The 62nd Army Band Holiday Band Concert is scheduled at Buena Performing Arts Center on Dec. 11, 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Buena High School, 5225 Buena School Blvd., Sierra Vista. This event is open to the general public.

For more information, call 538.4284.

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. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase near the gazebo on the parade field and the tour’s start point.

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.

NCOA parking lot resurfacing

The Non-commissioned Officers Academy parking lot between Wilson Barracks and Ice Hall will be resurfaced Dec. 16 – 30. This will require traffic to Alvarado and Tallamadge Halls to re-direct to stop light on Cibique, the road between Wilson Barracks and Kelly Operations.

The Hatfield Road entrance to these buildings will be blocked during this time.

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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