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January 10, 2014

News Briefs January 10, 2014

FH Blood Drive planned

The Armed Services Blood Program will host a blood drive Jan. 28, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Eifler Fitness Center. Appointments are limited to the first 175 donors.

To schedule, go to www.militaryblood.dod.mil.

For more information, call the Fort Bliss, Texas, Blood Donor Center, 1.915.742.6365.

CDC parking lot construction

The New Beginnings Child Development Center parking is now under construction until approximately mid June.

A temporary parking lot and parent drop-off can be accessed by taking “H” Street.
Parents should remind their children that, for their safety and the safety of the construction workers, children are not to jump the fence to access the ball fields nor cross the parking lot.

Control anger — class can help

Need help controlling your anger? Army Community Service can help with their six-week Anger Management New Day Class, beginning Tuesday, 1 – 2 p.m.

For more information, call 533.6873 or 533.2330.

CFC deadline scheduled

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

“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.

Range closures announced

  • Today: E, L, P, U, U1, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3
  • Saturday: E, U, V, Z, T1, T2, T3
  • Sunday: E, U, V, Z, T1, T2, T3
  • Monday: A, B, C, D, E, F, K, L, N, P, Q, R, W1, V, Z
  • Tuesday: A, B, C, D, E, F, K, L, R, W1, V, Z
  • Wednesday: A, B, C, D, E, F, K, L, R, U1, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3
  • Thursday: A, B, C, D, E, F, K, L, R, W1, Y, 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.

LSS Black Belt offered

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.

MLK Jr. Observance

The Military Equal Employment Opportunity Office will host the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance Tuesday, 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 Monday – Thursday. 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 an 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 sponsor The Resilient Spouse Academy, Monday – Jan. 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, 533.5919 or russell.j.carey.civ@mail.mil.

SHARP training offered this month

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 on Jan. 23, 8 – 11:30 a.m., at Cochise Theater. Upcoming training in 2014 will take place on Feb. 20 and Mar. 20. This training is open to all personnel on Fort Huachuca.
For more information, call 538.5971.

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.

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.




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