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November 27, 2013

News Briefs – November 27, 2013

Keep vehicles locked

A Sierra Vista man was arrested and charged with multiple burglaries and credit card theft Friday when he was caught rummaging through a vehicle near where police were investigating a vehicle burglary.

Sierra Vista Police Department officers remind residents to lock their cars and hide valuables after noticing that all of the recently burglarized vehicles were left unlocked.

Range closures announced

Today: E, F, V, Z, W1

Thursday: E, F, V, Z, W1

Friday: E, F, W1, V, Z

Saturday: E, F, V, Z

Sunday: E, F, V, Z

Monday: B, C, D, E, F, K, L, R, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Tuesday: B, C, D, E, F, K, L, R, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Dec. 4: B, C, D, E, F, K, L, R, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Dec. 5: B, C, D, E, F, K, L, R, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

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

PX closed on Thanksgiving

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

The Fort Huachuca Exchange doors open at 4 a.m. Friday.

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.

PX offers high-end holiday gifts

Holiday shoppers looking for high-end Christmas decorations and holiday-themed gifts can locate these items in the Main Exchange Shopping Mall in the former UPS building. In order to prevent overcrowding in the Main Exchange, the gifts are on display and may currently be purchased there.

The display is open during normal PX operating hours.

Bissel Street temporarily closed Friday

Bissel Street by the East Gate Shoppette will be closed on Friday for approximately four hours, 7:30 – 11:30 a.m. for the replacement of a damaged force protection gate. The Directorate of Public Works will have detours in place. This will not affect traffic to the East Gate Shoppette and should cause minimal impact.

Traffic going to Stein Street in the Eifler Gym area should enter from Hunt Road or Irwin Street via Cibeque or Arizona Streets.

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 Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving training holiday.

The Education Center will be closed Thursday through Saturday for Thanksgiving Day weekend. Normal hours will resume Monday.

For more information about the Ed Center closure, call 533.3010.

Whitside Road closure planned

Whitside Road near Brainard will be closed Tuesday – Thursday for installation of communication lines under the road. The cut in the road will be plated when construction is not being performed and should cause minimal impact to installation traffic.

Emergency alert system improvement

Installation personnel are installing seven additional mass notification speaker systems, Giant Voice, at several locations around Fort Huachuca. As installation occurs and testing is conducted over the next few weeks, members will hear audible test noises emanating from the sites. Testing will be minimal.

For more information, call 533.0070.

Catholic women plan potluck

The Catholic Women of the Chapel are having a potluck brunch on Dec. 6 at the Main Post Chapel, Fort Huachuca. Rosary will be held at 9 a.m. with food and fellowship to follow. Those attending are asked to bring a new baby gift for the Annual Baby Jesus Shower, with gifts going to the Care Net Program. Everyone is invited.

For more information, call 459.0352.

Voting Assistance Officer Training

Federal Voting Assistance Program officials will conduct an interactive Voting Assistance Workshop, Dec. 13, 1 – 3 p.m. in Fitch Auditorium, Alvarado Hall. Col. Jeffrey Jennings, chief of staff, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, will present opening remarks. This is mandatory training for all installation and unit voting assistance officers, or VAOs.

The workshop will provide critical information, resources, and tools for the successful performance of VAO duties to help ensure voter success in participating in the electoral process.

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.

Upcoming SHARP training announced.

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program, or SHARP, reinforces the Army’s commitment to eliminate incidents of sexual assault through a comprehensive policy that centers on awareness and prevention, training and education, victim advocacy, response, reporting and accountability. Army policy promotes sensitive care and confidential reporting for victims of sexual assault and accountability for those who commit these crimes.

Accordingly, the U.S. Army Garrison will host mandatory SHARP training for fiscal year 2014 from 8 – 11:30 a.m. at Cochise Theater. Upcoming training will take place Dec. 12 and Jan. 23. This training is open to all personnel on Fort Huachuca.

For more information, call 538.5971.

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.

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.

ASP to hold quarterly inventory

The ASP will be closed for quarterly inventory from Dec. 27 – 31.

For emergencies, call 538.7101.

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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