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December 13, 2013

News Briefs – December 13, 2013

Final 2013 Scout delivered Dec. 20

The final 2013 issue of “The Fort Huachuca Scout” will appear in print on Dec. 20. The first 2014 Scout will be delivered on Jan. 10. Those who wish to share information about events taking place between those two dates should submit the information now to joan.vasey1@us.army.mil.

For more information, call 533.1987.

Combined Federal Campaign extended

Due to a current shortfall in meeting the target goal, Fort Huachuca’s Combined Federal Campaign, or CFC, has been extended through Jan. 15.

“We are far short of the goal of $375,000. We need … to do our part to make this campaign a success,” said Master Sgt. Christopher Paluzzi, CFC coordinator. He added that as of Monday, CFC donations were at $181,483.40.

He urged CFC representatives to turn in collected donations and make one-on-one contact with all members of their areas of responsibility and offer them the opportunity to donate.

“We need to make a big push this week before holiday leave starts,” Paluzzi said.

For more information about CFC or for contact information for your unit point-of-contact, call 538.8441.

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, Sandra Smith and Jessenia Caban.

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 may be found at http://www.opm.gov/Forms/PDF_FILL/OPM630a.pdf.

Upon completion, forward a copy to francisca.l.lopez@us.army.mil at the Fort Huachuca Civilian Personnel Action Center.

For more information, call 533.0069.

Shout out a holiday greeting

Channel 97 personnel have set up a Google voice account number, 1.520.329.3501. Members of the Fort Huachuca community can call in and offer holiday greetings to friends and neighbors.

Keep your holiday message to approximately 30 words. Start off each message with “Hello I’m YOUR NAME from YOUR LOCATION, (Sierra Vista, Tombstone, Bisbee, etc.). Finish with your message. All greetings will air on Channel 97 with your voice, a Christmas video and music. These greetings will also be uploaded to Fort Huachuca Public Affairs Vimeo and Youtube channels.

MVC shares home decorating policy

Mountain Vista Communities officials remind Fort Huachuca housing residents that holiday decorations must be removed within two weeks after the holiday.

Use clips or tape to install lighting. Rooftop decorations are prohibited, and exterior lighting can only be used between 6 – 11 p.m.

Carefully inspect ornamental lighting to avoid fire, and check smoke alarms prior to using interior lighted decorations.

Range closures announced

Today: A, B, C, D, E, K, L, R, T1, T2, T3, W1, V1, Z

Saturday: E, V1, Z

Sunday: E, V1, Z

Monday: E, K, L, R, T1, T2, T3, W1, V1, Z

Tuesday: A,B,C,D,E,K,L,R,W1,V1,Z

Wednesday: A, E, K, L, N, R, W1, V1, Z, T1, T2, T3

Thursday: B, E, K, L, R, T1, T2, T3, U, V1, W1, Z

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

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.

Holiday ASAP training underway

Recently personnel from Army Substance Abuse Prevention, or ASAP, and Fort Huachuca organizations and tenant units held the annual Holiday Briefings.

All Fort Huachuca Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians who have not met their annual ASAP training requirements must log on to https://ikn.army.mil with their Common Access Card. Go to: Applications > Garrison Applications > Annual Training. This online training is available through Dec. 31.

For information about the training, call ASAP, 533.2071.

Office holiday party closures

The Fort Huachuca Public Affairs Office will close at 11:30 a.m. today for their holiday celebration.

Army Community Service will be closed on Monday, noon – 4:30 p.m. for their annual holiday party, reopening at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

For Army Emergency Relief, or AER, call after hours AER Red Cross, 1.877.272.7337.

NCOA parking lot resurfacing

The Non-commissioned Officers Academy parking lot between Wilson Barracks and Ice Hall will be resurfaced Monday – Dec. 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.

Public invited to DFAC holiday feast

The Soldier chefs and staff at the Thunderbird Dining Facility are preparing a special holiday feast, and the community is invited to partake, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Tuesday.

The menu includes turkey, glazed ham, roast beef, baked macaroni and cheese, yams, glazed carrots, green beans, gravy and assorted breads and desserts.

Cost of the meal is $7.60 for civilians and Soldiers on separate rations; and $6.45 for Family members of Soldiers E-4 and below.

MVC hosts holiday gift wrapping

Mountain Vista Communities residents, 18 and older, are invited to enjoy hot cocoa and avoid having to hide presents from younger Family members at a Christmas present wrapping event Wednesday, 1 – 6 p.m., at the MVC Community Center, 102 Davis.

MVC will provide boxes, wrapping paper, tape, bows, ribbon and tags, while supplies last.

No RSVP is required, and there is no limit to the number of gifts residents may wrap.

Commissary sets holiday hours

The commissary will be open on Dec. 23, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Christmas Eve hours on Dec. 24 are 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The commissary will be closed on Dec. 25, Christmas Day; Dec. 26; and on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1. On all other days, the commissary will operate at regular hours.

Recycle live Christmas trees

Mountain Vista Communities will have a Christmas tree drop off location for Fort Huachuca housing residents’ tree disposal. An additional dumpster will be available for excess recyclable holiday trash such as boxes and wrapping paper. From Dec. 23 – Jan. 6, bring the tree to the MVC maintenance area. Remove all decorations prior to drop-off.

Offices plan holiday closures

Mountain Vista Communities offices will be closed on Dec. 24 – 25. They will re-open on Dec. 26, 7:30 a.m. MVC will also be closed on Jan. 1.

The Food Program Management Office will be closed on Dec. 26 and 27. It will reopen on Dec. 30.

ASP to hold quarterly inventory

The Ammunition Supply Point 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, contact 533.1053 or Delphine.p.rakestraw.civ@mail.mil.




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