April 18, 2014

News Briefs April 18, 2014

Chapel Turnaround Point accepts donations

The Chapel Turnaround Point, which provides year-round ministry to Soldiers/Families, accepts donations or will pick up gently used clothing, toys and household items at no cost. It is located in the Laundry and Dry Cleaning Building across from the Armed Forces Bank. Hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. – noon.

For more information or to schedule a pickup for large items, call 533.4748.

Free grass seed for post residents

Mountain Vista Communities has free grass seed for post residents at the maintenance office at 110 Meyer, directly behind the new community center. Stop by during business hours for a free bag.

ASAP seeks ASIST trainers

Requests for Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, ASIST, have outpaced resources available through the Fort Huachuca Army Substance Abuse Program, and ASAP is looking for qualified trainers who want to train.

Individuals who are qualified to teach ASIST can contact 533.2071 or

Range closures announced

Today: V, Z

Saturday: G, R, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Sunday: G, R, U, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Monday: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Tuesday: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, K, R, U, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Wednesday: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, K, R, U1, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Thursday: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, K, R, U, 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.

Installation spring cleanup set

Fort Huachuca is conducting its annual spring cleanup and fire prevention operations through Thursday to improve the appearance of the installation, clean areas of responsibility and prepare for the upcoming fire season. Organizations with training facilities located outside of the cantonment area will conduct fire protection measures to help safeguard these resources from wildfires. Commanders and directors should encourage Civilian employees to participate.

Motorists should drive carefully when passing individuals or groups working along or near roadways.

The cleanup day for single Soldier quarters and Family housing is Wednesday.

Attend Easter Sunrise Service

The Fort Huachuca Religious Support Office will conduct the annual Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, 6:30 a.m., at Reservoir Hill. Everyone is invited. The service provides an opportunity for people to meet and worship in a unique setting for this significant religious observance.

Hunt eggs at Main Post Chapel

Families are invited to bring children to hunt eggs on Sunday, 10:30 a.m., in the courtyard of the Main Post Chapel. There is no charge to participate.

Hummingbird banding underway on post

Hummingbird banding is now underway on Fort Huachuca at the Public Affairs Office, 3015 Carnahan St., across from the gazebo on Brown Parade Field. It begins at sunrise, around 6 a.m., and lasts for five hours. The public is invited to observe, and seasonal volunteers are welcome. Banding will take place on the following dates: Sunday; May 4 and 18; June 1, 15 and 29; July 13 and 27; Aug. 10 and 24, Sept. 7 and 21; and Oct. 5 and 19.

Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony, Banquet

Army Community Service will host its annual Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony and Banquet, Tuesday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre to recognize Fort Huachuca volunteers.

For information, contact 533.3107 or

Warrant officers plan development course

The U.S. Army Warrant Officer Association’s Silver Chapter will hold a professional development course Tuesday, 11:30 a.m., at Murr Community Center with lunch available for purchase from the snack bar. David Grieshop will address the differences between Medicare and TRICARE, and retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Larry Colby will discuss the Honor Flight Program and how they are helping Southern Arizona World War II veterans visit the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. Non-members are welcome.

For more information about this event or others like it, contact 533.2564, or go to

Improve assertiveness skills

Employee Assistance Program staff will hold an “Improving Your Assertiveness Skills” workshop on Thursday, 1 – 2 p.m., in Murr Community Center’s child care room. It is designed to improve employees’ assertiveness, reduce bullying and help employees engage proactively with the organization.

The workshop is open to all, and there is no cost to attend.

Installation to hold retirement ceremony

Fort Huachuca will host a quarterly installation retirement ceremony on Thursday, 4 p.m., on Brown Parade Field to honor military and Civilian retirees for their dedication to duty and honorable service to the nation. Motorists should expect disruptions in the flow of traffic during the rehearsals and the ceremony.

The public is invited to attend.

Combat Medic Run planned

The 16th Annual Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center Combat Medic 10K Run takes place April 26, 8 a.m., beginning and ending at RWBAHC.

Cost is $20 for active duty military, $25 for non-active duty and $40 for the Guidon Team Challenge. Register on or before Tuesday at the Soldier Centered Clinic or at the RWBAHC front desk, payable by cash only. Packet pick-up will be Wednesday – April 25 at the registration location, and 7 – 7:45 a.m. at the race location on race day.

For more information, contact 533.6986 or

Safely dispose of prescription drugs

National Prescription Drugs Take Back Day is April 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the Fort Huachuca Main Exchange parking lot. The Drug Enforcement Administration, the Army Substance Abuse Program and the Fort Huachuca Directorate of Emergency Services will sponsor the event which offers an opportunity for those who have accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.

USAG commander to change

U.S. Army Garrison will hold a change of command ceremony on April 30, 7:30 a.m., at Brown Parade Field. Col. Dan McFarland, outgoing commander, will relinquish his position to Col. Thomas Boone, incoming commander. The event is open to the public. Motorists should expect disruptions in the flow of traffic during rehearsals and the ceremony. On the day of the event, roads around the parade field will be closed.

National Day of Prayer at Main Post Chapel

The 63rd Annual National Day of Prayer will take place May 1 at the Main Post Chapel. The chapel sanctuary will be open for individual prayer from 9 – 11:45 a.m., and 12:45 – 5 p.m.

There will be two informal services of guided, collective prayer from a Judeo Christian perspective, for our nation, state, county, city governments, military, Families and other national concerns. One service will take place in the chapel activity room from 9:30 – 11 a.m. and the second in the chapel sanctuary from 11:45 – 12:45 p.m. Prayer rooms will be available for individuals or groups to pray.

For more information, call 533.4748.

Post to hold installation yard sale

Fort Huachuca’s annual Post Wide Yard Sale will take place May 3, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. to provide Families residing on the installation with an opportunity to get rid of unwanted goods and to inspire people to start thinking about spring clean up.

The general public is invited, and all Fort Huachuca housing area residents may participate.

On yard sale day, drive with extra caution through the housing areas and watch for pedestrians.

Register now for GIPC user IPT meeting

Communications Security Logistics Activity is facilitating the Global Integrated Partnership for Communication Securities User Information Process and Technology Meeting May 6 – 7 in Greely Hall.

It is designed to provide the Army COMSEC user with a forum to receive training, up-to-date information, and a means to network.

COMSEC users, managers and others on Fort Huachuca are invited. Registration and security clearance verification, secret or above, are required. There is no registration fee.

To download the complete information package and register, log in with your Common Access Card at:

For information, contact 538.7583 or

Force protection exercise set

On May 7, Fort Huachuca will conduct its third quarter functional force protection exercise to ensure installation personnel readiness in the event of unexpected natural or man-made threats. These exercises test and validate existing emergency response plans and standard operating procedures.

Key participants will use WebEOC crisis management software to gain operational and situational awareness and should ensure they have access to the program beforehand.

A virtual WebEOC drill is scheduled for April 28 from 8:30 – noon.

Supply Support Activity closed for training

The Supply Support Activity Stock Control will be closed for training May 8 – 9. Emergency support from the Stock Control Office will be provided on a case-by-case basis. Approval will be coordinated through David Harker, 533.5828.

For more information, call 538.7101.

Supply Support Activity plans inventory

The Supply Support Activity, Hazardous Material Control Center and the Central Turn-in Point will be closed for annual inventory May 12 – 23. Emergency support will be provided on a case-by-case basis. For more information, call 533.5828 or 538.7101. 

ASAP holds weekly newcomer orientation

Fort Huachuca Army Substance Abuse Program personnel welcome newcomers and invite them to attend the ASAP Newcomer Briefing every Wednesday from 10:30 – 11 a.m. Learn about the services that ASAP provides to the community as well as the Arizona driving-under-the-influence laws.

For information, call 538.1315.

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.

Fort Huachuca phone books available

The 2014 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.

Military Spouse 101 planned

Join Army Community Service personnel for Military Spouse 101, May 21 – 22, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Army Community Service, 50010 Smith Ave. on post.

Learn about Army life and how to maneuver through daily challenges by discovering how to decipher Army acronyms, use community resources, attain better financial readiness and understand the impact of the Army mission on daily life.

For more information or to register, call 533.2330.

ACE-Suicide Intervention workshops

Two one-day Ask, Care, Escort-Suicide Intervention Train The Trainer Workshops for junior leaders and first-line supervisors are scheduled for May 27 and 28 at Murr Community Center. Each class is limited to 50 participants. This training is designed to increase suicide prevention training capabilities. The workshops will run from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. with a one-hour break for lunch.  To register, call 533.2071.

304th MI Battalion to change leaders

The 304th Military Intelligence Battalion will conduct a change of command ceremony between Lt. Col. Jaren Price, outgoing commander, and Lt. Col. Candice Frost, incoming commander, on June 13, 7:30 a.m., on Brown Parade Field. This event is open to the public.

Motorists should expect disruptions in the flow of traffic during rehearsals and the ceremony. On the day of the event, roads around the parade field will be closed.

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