February 21, 2014

News Briefs February 21, 2014

SV plans prescribed burns

The City of Sierra Vista’s Public Works Department will conduct several controlled burns at the Environmental Operations Park north of State Route 90 through the end of the month.

The burns will be during the week, 9:30 a.m. – noon each day, weather permitting.

The burns are part of scheduled maintenance to reduce mosquitoes, clear dying vegetation to promote new growth and aerate soil for the coming spring.

For more information, call 452.7045.

Range closures announced

Today: B, C, D, I, K, L, M, R, V, Z

Saturday: I, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Sunday: I, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Monday: A, B, C, D, E, F, I, P, U, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Tuesday: A, B, C, D, E, F, I, N, P, U, U1, V, Z

Wednesday: A, B, C, D, E, F, I, P, U, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Thursday: A, B, C, D, E, F, I, P, U, U1, 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 plans televised Town Hall

U.S. Army Garrison will hold a Facebook Televised Town Hall Monday, 3 – 5 p.m. Log on and submit questions online to Garrison Commander Col. Dan McFarland who will answer the questions on the air. Special guest is Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca. Watch locally on Cox Cable on Channel 97 or online at

Technology expo planned

The annual Fort Huachuca Technology Exposition will take place Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre.

This is a free event, open to all post personnel. More than 200 people from various companies will demonstrate the latest mission-centric technologies.

For more information, contact 1.443.561.2410 or Click the Fort Huachuca link.

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 necessary. Contact 515.9000 or

Training sites to be dedicated

Members of the 309th Military Intelligence Battalion invite the public to attend a ceremony to dedicate their two training sites in honor and memory of Sgt. Faith Hinkley and Cpl. Bernard Corpuz, former military intelligence students here who were later killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The ceremony will take place on Feb. 28, 11 a.m., at Training Site Uniform.

Public invited to MI history film screening

The public is invited to the premier screening of the MI history film, “Military Intelligence: The Tradition Continues.” This one-hour film was produced by the MI History Office during the 2012 Commemoration of the MI Corps and Branch Anniversaries. It covers the evolution of the military intelligence profession from the Revolutionary War to America’s most recent conflicts.

The screening will take place March 6, 3:30 p.m., in Fitch Auditorium, Alvarado Hall. No reservations are necessary. For more information call the U.S. Army Intelligence Center Command History Office, 533.4113 or 538.6638.

Realtor Fair for home buyers, renters

Local Realtors and lenders will be available to discuss renting and home buying options in the Sierra Vista area at Murr Activity Center on March 6th from 8:00 a.m. to noon. This will be the first event sponsored by Housing Services Office to provide service members and families information about the housing market and lending options available. For more information, you may contact Liz Reed at 533-5901.

Sisters, Brothers in Arms mentorship

Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, U.S. Army and Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca’s commanding general, invites the public to attend Fort Huachuca’s first session of Sisters in Arms, part of the Sisters and Brothers in Arms Mentorship Program, March 7, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Murr Community Center. This program is designed to strengthen, empower and build a more resilient Army community of Soldiers and Civilians.

Dr. Dorothy Bonvillain, guest speaker, specializes in transformational leadership, personal growth and development and cross-cultural competence. After her speech, a panel of successful military and Civilian females will lead small group discussions.

School group to hold run

Colonel Johnston Elementary School Partners in Education will hold competitive and family runs March 8 at the corner of Smith and Whitside Roads, in the Apache Flats area.

The Family Fun Run is $10 for the entire Family. The Competitive Individual Run is $18 per 10k/5k runner. Competitive individual registration fee includes entry for Family members in the 1-mile fun run. Race packet pickup is 7 – 7:45 a.m. The 10k/5k begins at 8 a.m. The 1-Mile Family Fun Run begins at 8:10 a.m.

Register online at on the day of the event.

For more information, email

National Prayer Breakfast set

The 2014 Fort Huachuca National Prayer Breakfast will take place March 11, 6:30 a.m., at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. The guest speaker is retired Maj. Gen. Douglas Carver, Army chief of chaplains from 2007 to 2011. Tickets are available from Unit Ministry Team members and at the Main Post Chapel. There is a suggested donation of $5 for E1 – E5 and $7 for all others.

For more information, call 533.4748.

MVC Community Center to open

Mountain Vista Communities will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new MVC Community Center on 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

Applications are due March 14. For more information, contact 533.1053 or

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

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.

New Fort Huachuca phone books available

The 2013 Fort Huachuca telephone directories are available at the Fort Huachuca Public Affairs Office, 3015 Carnahan, 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.

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