February 28, 2014

News Briefs February 28, 2014

Sierra Vista Crime Solvers Website

Tips submitted through the Sierra Vista Crime Solvers Website led to a shoplifter’s recent arrest.

Investigators were unable to identify the shoplifter, caught on videotape, and requested residents’ help in identifying him through their new website at

The site features crimes about which investigators have gathered enough evidence in order to arrest a suspect but need help identifying those individuals. Submit anonymous tips if you recognize any of the people pictured on the site.

Street light work on Fry Boulevard

Sierra Vista Public Works crews are converting older street lights along Fry Boulevard to newer, energy efficient LED bulbs. The work will be completed over the next several weeks. Drivers will encounter lane closures, although two-way traffic will be maintained throughout the conversion.

Drivers should use caution and watch for workers and vehicles along Fry Boulevard.

For more information, contact the Public Works Department’s Streets Division, 458.5775.

Range closures announced

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

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

Sunday: I, P, U, U1, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3

Monday: I, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3

Tuesday: I, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3

Wednesday: I, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3

Thursday: I, U, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3

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

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 today at 11 a.m., at Training Site Uniform. Follow the posted signs.

Teams needed for fun rodeo event

Cochise College Rodeo officials still seek teams to join Company A, 2/13th Aviation Regiment, the 18th Military Police Detachment and Network Enterprise Technology Command for the panty race/steer dressing events on Saturday and Sunday at Wren Arena here. Four-person teams will face off to see who is the first to put a pair of panties on a steer. Winners receive cash prizes or gift certificates.

For information, to register, or for questions about the rodeo, call 533.5642 or 678.4446.

NETCOM to choose Civilian of the Year

The Network Enterprise Technology Command will select the NETCOM Civilian of the Year in a ceremony Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Greely Hall auditorium. Brig. Gen. Pete Gallagher invites the Fort Huachuca community to recognize the contributions of the NETCOM Civilian workforce and all 12 Civilians of the month who are considered for the 2013 NETCOM Civilian of the Year title.

AER Campaign to begin Tuesday

The 2014 Army Emergency Relief Campaign begins Tuesday and will run through May 15. An AER kick-off event is scheduled for Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Army Community Service conference room, Building 50010, Smith Avenue. All AER coordinators from all tasked organizations and command teams are encouraged to attend.

The AER fund is the Army’s own financial assistance organization and is dedicated to “helping the Army take care of its own.” AER funds are available to provide emergency financial assistance to Soldiers, (active and retired) and their dependents whenever there is a valid need.

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 Thursday, 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 Community Center, Thursday, 8 a.m. – 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, call 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 or 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.

Special Ops recruiting team to visit

The Special Operations recruiting team invites Soldiers to attend an Army Special Operations Forces and 160th Special Operation Aviation Regiment briefing on March 11, 3 – 5 p.m., and March 13, noon – 2 p.m. at Murr Community Center.

For more information, call Sgt. 1st Class Vazquez, 1.270.304.1054.

ASP to close for inventory

The Ammunition Supply Point, Building 13524, will be closed for inventory March 26 – 28. For emergency requirements, call 533.2512

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.

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

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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