April 25, 2014

News Briefs April 25, 2014

Range closures announced

Today: A, B, C, D, E, F, V, Z

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

Sunday: T1, T2, T3, V, Z

Monday: A, B, C, D, E, F, N, P, U, V, Z

Tuesday: A, B, C, D, E, F, M, T1, T2, T3, V, Z

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

Thursday: A, B, C, D, E, F, M, V, Z

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

Tax Center to hold closing ceremony

The Fort Huachuca Tax Assistance Center on Christy Avenue will officially close on Monday at 1 p.m. The staff invites the Fort Huachuca community to the closing ceremony to recognize the volunteers for their time and assistance in preparing 2013 income tax returns.

Safely dispose of prescription drugs

National Prescription Drugs Take Back Day is Saturday, 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.

Turnaround Point to accept donations

The Chapel Turnaround Point, across from the Armed Forces Bank in the same building as the Post Laundromat, will be open on Saturday, noon – 3 p.m., to accommodate those making donations of leftovers from various yard sales. Tax receipts are always available.

For more information, call 533.4748/678.3698.

ACAP to hold job fair Tuesday

The Army Career Alumni Program will hold a job fair Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the Murr Community Center, Building 51301. Professional dress and resumes are recommended as attendees will be able to meet with a variety of potential employers during the event.

USAG commander to change

U.S. Army Garrison will hold a change of command ceremony on Wednesday, 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 Thursday 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 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Prayer rooms will be available for individuals or groups to pray.

For more information, call 533.4748.

SHARP luncheon planned May 2

The Sexual Harassment Assault Prevention, or SHARP, personnel will host a SHARP luncheon at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre, May 2, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. to increase awareness about sexual harassment and assault. It is open to Fort Huachuca and the local community. There is no cost to attend. A meal can be purchased for $9.95, if desired.

Diabetes awareness run/walk planned

The Colonel Smith Middle School Fights Diabetes Run for Your Life 3K Run/Walk takes place May 2 at the school, 5651 E. Smith Ave.

Check in at 1 p.m., assemble in the gym at 1:30 p.m. and run or walk at 2 p.m. All ages are welcome.

Donations will be accepted. Registration forms may be picked up at school or online at under Colonel Smith Middle School, Clubs, Step It Up Club.

For more information, contact 417.8460 or

ACS to offer Resilient Spouse Academy

Army Community Service is sponsoring A Resilient Spouse Academy, May 12 – 16, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily, at Murr Community Center. This Academy is open to all active duty, National Guard, Reserve and retired military spouses. It is designed to empower spouses in the six competencies of Resiliency, Suicide Intervention and Prevention Training, Domestic Violence Awareness, Financial Readiness, Education and Career Information, Self-Care Management, ACS programs and other military resources and services.

Register by May 2 at 533.3107. ACS will provide free child care service for this five-day event; all children must be pre-registered with Child, Youth and School Services to ensure care. To schedule child care for this event, call 533.0710. May 2 is also the deadline for requesting child care.

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

Sisters and Brothers in Arms Program

Bring lunch and join Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commander, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, May 6, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Murr Community Center. Attend Fort Huachuca’s Sisters and Brothers in Arms Mentorship Program, specifically designed to strengthen, empower and build a more resilient community of Soldiers and Civilians for the Army.

The Theme of May’s session will be “Men and Women: Defining the Differences.”

Topics of discussion will include gender differences in the professional environment.

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.

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.

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.

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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