March 7, 2014

News Briefs March 7, 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 that investigators have gathered enough evidence about to arrest a suspect but need help identifying those individuals. Submit anonymous tips if you recognize any of the people pictured on the site.

Range closures announced

Today: V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3

Saturday: V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Sunday: V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Monday: K, L, R, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Tuesday: A, B, C, D, K, L, R, U, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Wednesday: A, B, C, D, K, L, R, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Thursday: B, C, D, K, L, R, T1, T2, T3

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

AER Campaign underway

The 2014 Army Emergency Relief Campaign is underway through May 15. 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.

The unit representatives’ goal is 100 percent contact, and they will be meeting with Fort Huachuca personnel over the coming weeks.

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, today, 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 women will lead small group discussions.

School group to hold run

Colonel Johnston Elementary School Partners in Education will hold competitive and Family runs Saturday 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 Tuesday, 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 Tuesday, 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 Tuesday, 3 – 5 p.m., and Thursday, noon – 2 p.m., at Murr Community Center.

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

Women’s history to be observed

The Military Equal Employment Opportunity Office will host the Women’s History Month Observance March 20, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. The celebration is free and open to the public. It is designed to increase cultural awareness.

For information, contact 538.0533 or

Weinstein Award nominations due

The U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence is accepting nominations for the 2014 Lt. Gen. Sidney T. Weinstein Award for Excellence in Military Intelligence. Nominations will be accepted through March 17. Mail complete nomination packets to Command Historian, ATTN: LTG Sidney T. Weinstein Award, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, 1889 Hatfield St., Building 62723, Fort Huachuca, AZ 85613-7000. Soft copy nominations may also be emailed to

For questions, assistance or to obtain full nomination procedures, call 533.4113.

BOSS to hold March Madness

Fort Huachuca Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers hosts March Madness on the court at Eifler Fitness Center March 22, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The 3-on-3 tournament tipoff is at 11 a.m., and the 3-point shootout starts at 1:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per 3-on-3 team and $2 per person for the 3-point shootout. In addition to bragging rights, winners walk away with medals and prizes. The competition is open to active duty military, retirees and Family members 16 and older.

For more information, call 538.8252.

5K Run/Walk planned

Join residents of the Cavalry Park and Bonnie Blink housing areas as they face off at the Community Health Promotion Council monthly 5K Run/Walk March 29, 8 a.m., at Grierson Pool. The housing area with the most participants will hold a rotating trophy for one month. All finishers receive ribbons, and strollers and leashed dogs are welcome. Support Bonnie Blink by wearing red and Cavalry Park by wearing blue.

Participation forms are available on Facebook at “Hua Sports and Fitness” or on the morning of the event.

For more information, call 533.2541.

Preregister kindergarten students

Parents living on post (only) should plan to preregister kindergarten students for the 2014 – 2015 school year March 24 – 28 from 8:30 a.m. at Colonel Johnston Elementary School. Children must be 5 years old before Sept. 1 to enroll at Johnston for the coming school year.

Call 459.8798, ext. 2, or stop by the school to have your child’s name put on the list.

For more information, contact 459.8798 or

Parents will still need to come in for regular registration at the end of July.

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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