May 2, 2014

News Briefs May 2, 2014

Two new scams reported in county

The Cochise County Sheriff Department, CCSD, reports that at least one Cochise County resident received a letter saying they won a large sum of money in a Publisher’s Clearing House contest and had 72 hours to call an “agent” of the company whose name and number were provided in the correspondence. After verification, it was determined the letter is a scam. The CCSD advises anyone who receives this letter not to reply.

The Sierra Vista Fire Department, or SVFD, is warning residents and businesses of a scam that solicits donations for magnets in support of the Sierra Vista Fire Department.

SVFD was previously contacted by the company, has never granted permission for the use of their name to solicit funds, and does not endorse the company’s efforts.

Those who receive a call from any business claiming to be associated with the SVFD should call 417.4400.

Drug take back nets 55 pounds

Fort Huachuca Directorate of Emergency Services, Army Substance Abuse Program and Medical Command personnel collected 55 pounds of drugs within a four-hour period during the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Drug Take Back Saturday.

Collection was done in the Fort Huachuca Main Exchange parking lot at an information station. Staffers handed out literature and giveaway items in addition to collecting unwanted medication.

A DEA representative collected the medication from DES officials on Tuesday.

Range closures announced

Today: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, J, W, V, Z

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

Sunday: G, W, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Monday: A, B, C, D, F, G, I, K, L, U, W, V, Z, V1

Tuesday: A, B, C, D, F, G, I, K, L, U, W, V, Z, V1

Wednesday: A, B, C, D, F, G, I, K, L, U, W, V, Z, V1

Thursday: A, B, C, D, F, G, I, K, L, U, W, V, Z, V1

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

Housing Services Office hours change

Effective immediately, Military Housing Services Office, Building 52065, which is not the on-post Mountain Vista Communities Housing, will operate Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.; and will be closed every other Thursday for training until noon.

For more information, call 533.3611.

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.

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.

Registration ends today. Call 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. Today 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 Saturday, 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 Tuesday and Wednesday 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, Tuesday, 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 Wednesday, 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.

Supply Support Activity closed for training

The Supply Support Activity Stock Control will be closed for training Thursday – May 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.

SHARP training May 15

The U.S. Army Garrison will host the three-hour annual SHARP training May 15, 8 – 11 a.m.,at Cochise Theater. This training is open to all personnel on Fort Huachuca.

Commissary to hold seafood sale

The Commissary Seafood Road Show will be held May 15 – 17. Many seafood items will be available at reduced prices. The sale will take place inside the commissary during regular operating hours.

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

Department of the Army Civilians may need leave donations due to medical emergencies.

Those interested in donating should contact the Fort Huachuca Civilian Personnel Advisory Center to find out if there is a need.

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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