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February 7, 2014

News Briefs February 7, 2014

Jury duty scam reported

Pima County residents have informed the Arizona Superior Court about receiving phone calls from a potential scammer who says there is an outstanding warrant for their arrest for failure to show for jury duty. Residents are given two hours to bring $2,000 to a specified location and told failure to comply will result in arrest.

If contacted, hang up and call the jury office in the Arizona Superior Court in Pima County at 1.520.724.4222. A member of the staff will be able to verify whether or not you have an outstanding summons for jury service. Also, call and notify the police department.

Leave donations sought

The following Department of the Army Civilians are in need of leave donations due to medical emergencies: Janet Hodap, Carolyn Lamm, Sandra Smith, Jessenia Caban and Heidi Broedel.

Employees interested in donating should complete OPM 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, forward a copy of the form to Francisca Lopez, Fort Huachuca Civilian Personnel Advisory Center. For more information, call 533.0069.

USAREC requests recruiters return

Former detailed recruiters can earn a $4,000 bonus if they reclassify to military occupational specialty 79R, recruiter, and return to U.S. Army Recruiting Command. Noncommissioned officers must be a staff sergeant or sergeant, have less than 12 years time in service, and currently be in an over-strength or balanced MOS. Time of service as a 79R must be a minimum of 36 months.

For more information, see your career counselor.

Apply for FHCSC Scholarships

The Fort Huachuca Community Spouses’ Club is offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors and adults in continuing education. They are open to children and spouses of U.S. military members, Department of Defense Civilians, National Guard Members and Reservists assigned to Fort Huachuca, or Family members of retired or deceased military. Youth must be 26 or younger.

Scholarship forms for high school seniors are available through guidance counselors at area high schools. Applications are available for download on the club’s Web page, www.fthuachucaspouses.com.

Application submissions must be postmarked by March 8. Mail them to: FHCSC, P.O. Box 12202, Ft. Huachuca, AZ 85670.

For more information, contact 378.1763 or artinthepark@cox.net.

New Fort Huachuca phone books available

The 2014 Fort Huachuca telephone directories are available at the Fort Huachuca Public Affairs Office, 3015 Carnahan St., Building 21115, across from the Gazebo on Brown Parade Field, from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Those who need more than 12 copies should call 533.1283 to arrange for quantity pickup.

DLA hours change at Central Turn-in

The Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services representative’s hours at the Central Turn-in Point have changed to Fridays only, between 8 – 11 a.m., or by appointment.

For more information, call 538.7101.

Range closures announced

Today: A, B, C, D, E, F, M, U, U1, W, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Saturday: B, C, D, E, F, I, W, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Sunday: B, C, D, E, I, W, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Monday: B, C, D, E, F, I, N, P1, W, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Tuesday: B, C, D, E, F, I, P1, W, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Wednesday: B, C, D, E, F, I, P1, W, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Thursday: E, I, P1, U, W, 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.

USAG to gain new top enlisted leader

Fort Huachuca U.S. Army Garrison will gain a new command sergeant major on Tuesday, 10 a.m., in Fitch Auditorium, Alvarado Hall.

Command Sgt. Maj. James Ramsey, current 111th Military Intelligence Brigade command sergeant major, will assume responsibility for USAG during the ceremony.

The public is invited.  Arrive early as parking is limited.

Suicide prevention — learn how

Army Substance Abuse Program personnel will present an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training session Feb. 13 – 14, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at 434 Christy Ave., Building 22414.

ASIST is a two-day training designed to enhance a person’s ability to help someone at risk of suicide to choose safety-for-now. There are no prerequisites for the training. Uniform is appropriate civilian attire. For more information or to reserve a seat, call Jackie, 533.2071.

Holiday closures announced

The CW2 Christopher G. Nason Military Intelligence Library and Mountain Vista Communities offices will be closed in observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday, Feb. 17.

PWOC meet weekly

Protestant Women of the Chapel meet Tuesday, 9 – 11:30 a.m., at the Main Post Chapel. There is watch care available for children 6 months – 4 years old.  There is also a Bible study on Tuesday evenings, 6 p.m., at Kino Chapel. Watch care is not available.

Run with MI Soldiers

The 2nd Annual 309th Military Intelligence Battalion Sentinel Pursuit 8K Run will take place at 8 a.m., Feb. 22, with the starting and ending point on Hunt Road, east of Hatfield Street. The event is free for military in advanced individual training, $10 for active duty military, $15 fore retired military and $20 for everyone else.

Registration packets are available at Fort Huachuca gyms or online at www.active.com.

Final registration date is Feb. 20.

LSS Black Belt Course 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.

MVC, Red Cross plan blood drive

Mountain Vista Communities is hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross, Feb. 28, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the MVC Community Center, 102 Davis, open to MVC residents 16 and older. Minors will need parental consent.

Appointments are needed. Contact 515.9000 or JCooper@themichaelsorg.com.

MVC Community Center to open

Mountain Vista Communities will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new MVC Community Center March 11, 9:30 – 11 a.m. at 802 Rucker, off the traffic circle by the Raymond. W. Bliss Army Health Center. The public is invited. The building will be open for self-guided tours after the ceremony.

Prep now for Green to Gold

The Army Reserve Officer Training Corps 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 the Army as commissioned officers. Interested Soldiers should to follow-up with their chain of command.

Download and complete the application forms along with the Hip Pocket Guide checklist at http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/enlisted_soldiers.jsp.

Applications are due March 14. For more information, contact 533.1053 or Delphine.p.rakestraw.civ@mail.mil.




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