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December 20, 2013

News Briefs – December 20, 2013

Next Scout published Jan. 10, 2014

This is the final issue of “The Fort Huachuca Scout” for 2013. The first 2014 Scout will be published on Jan. 10.

Please submit information for the Jan. 10 Scout to joan.vasey1@us.army.mil.

Safe Ride Service available

To help reduce the number of driving-under-the-influence incidents, the Fort Huachuca Army Air Force Exchange Service and Community Health Promotion Council’s Installation Prevention Team offer active duty service and Family members a Safe Ride Service through Transportation Express, or TE.

For $6 per person, TE will provide a local round-trip transportation service from an on- or off-post residence to a local establishment or private residence which serves alcohol, and return to residence. Participants must show a military or dependent identification card upon pick-up and say they wish to participate in the Safe Ride Program.

Upon arrival at destination, the TE driver will collect $6 and give the passenger a card with a phone number to call for a return trip home.

This card is valid for a one-time use within 24 hours, and cannot be presented at a later date. If a passenger wishes to go to a location other than his or her residence, TE will charge an additional fee.

For more information, contact Jeff, 458.7211, ext. 204 or HyattJ@aafes.com.

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 urges CFC representatives to continue to make one-on-one contact with all members of their areas of responsibility and offer them the opportunity to donate.

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.

Range closures announced

Today: E, W1, V, Z

Saturday: Dec: E, V, Z

Sunday: E, V, Z

Monday: A, B, C, D, E, F, W1, V, Z

Tuesday: E, W1, V, Z

Wednesday: E, W1, V, Z

Thursday: E, W1, V, Z

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

Holiday ASAP training underway

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.

NCOA parking lot resurfacing

Resurfacing of the Non-commissioned Officers Academy parking lot between Wilson Barracks and Ice Hall is underway through Dec. 30. Traffic to Alvarado and Tallamadge Halls has been re-directed to the stop light on Cibique, the road between Wilson Barracks and Kelly Operations.

The Hatfield Road entrance to these buildings will be blocked during the project.

Commissary sets holiday hours

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

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

The commissary will be closed on Christmas Day, Dec. 26 and 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 Monday – 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 Tuesday and Wednesday. They will re-open on Thursday at 7:30 a.m. MVC will also be closed on Jan. 1.

The Food Program Management Office will be closed on Thursday and Dec. 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.

Take Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course

The Electronic Proving Ground is sponsoring a Department of the Army Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course, BB14029, on Fort Huachuca. Class dates are Week 1: Feb. 25 – 28; Week 2: March 25 – 28; Week 3: April 22 – 25; and Week 4: May 20 – 23.

Requirements for attendance: have your organization’s approval; have a project loaded in PowerSteering; and be registered in ATRRS. This course is open to all federal employees and active duty military. There is no out-of-pocket cost to attend.

For more information, call Theresa, 538.2028.

Remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Military Equal Employment Opportunity Office will host the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance Jan. 14, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre to increase cultural awareness. This free event is open to the Fort Huachuca and local communities.

For information, contact 533.3696 or kavita.m.harry.mil@mail.mil.

USAG to select Best Warrior

The United States Army Garrison will host the Fort Huachuca 2013 Best Warrior Competition Jan. 13 – 16. This year’s competition will include several events designed to challenge the competitors above and beyond their daily mission requirements. This event is open to all Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and Sailors, grades E1 – E7, from tenant organizations.

The competition will test each competitor’s aptitude on a Army Physical Fitness Test, land navigation, M16/M4 weapon qualification, mystery event, 10K foot march, and board appearance to validate knowledge and ability to execute the Army’s warrior tasks and battle drills.

Attend Resilient Spouse Academy

Army Community Service will sponsoring The Resilient Spouse Academy, Jan. 13 – 17, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. It is open to all active duty military, National Guard and Reserve, military and retired military spouses. There is no cost to attend, and registration is required.

For information, contact 533.3107 or jennifer.n.rickert.naf@mail.mil, or 533.5919 or russell.j.carey.civ@mail.mil.

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.

Chapel sets holiday schedule

CATHOLIC SERVICES AND EVENTS

Dec. 24 Christmas Vigil Mass 9:30 p.m., MPC

Dec. 25 Christmas Day Mass 10:30 a.m., MPC

Dec. 29 Feast of Holy Family (Mass & Retreat) 11 a.m. Windemere

Jan. 1 New Year’s Day Mass 10:30 a.m., MPC

**Due to the Christmas Holiday exodus, there will be no 6:30 p.m. Mass at Prosser Chapel on Dec. 15, 22, 29 and on Jan. 5.

PROTESTANT SERVICES AND EVENTS

Dec. 22 Combined MPC/Prosser Congregations 11 a.m., MPC

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 7 p.m., MPC

Dec. 29 Combined MPC/Prosser Congregations 11 a.m., MPC

GOSPEL SERVICES AND EVENTS

All services remain the same 9 a.m., Kino Chapel

JEWISH SERVICES AND EVENTS

All services remain the same Fridays, 7 p.m., Prosser Village Chapel Annex

*MPC – Main Post Chapel




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