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June 13, 2014

News Briefs June 13, 2014

Army releases new children’s e-book

In celebration of the Army’s 239th birthday, the Army announced Tuesday the release of a children’s electronic book titled, “Happy Birthday U.S. Army!” which is now available online.

The “Happy Birthday U.S. Army!” e-book is free and available now for download at the Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation website, www.armymwr.com/birthday-book, and on the Army OneSource website, under the Child, Youth, and School Services section, https://www.myarmyonesource.com/ChildYouthandSchoolServices/ArmyBirthday/default.aspx.

Street maintenance work slated for SV

The City of Sierra Vista and Cochise County continue annual street maintenance on several local streets, beginning today and continuing through the end of June. The streets will receive fog seals to help extend pavement life and provide good road surfaces. Trash service will not be affected.

Informational flyers are being hand delivered to residents who will be impacted, 24 to 48 hours prior.

At times, traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction.

Those with questions or concerns should call 520.458.5775, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Survey to improve dust storm communication

The Arizona Department of Transportation, ADOT, invites drivers to participate in a 15-minute online survey which focuses on driver awareness of, and first-hand experiences with driving in Arizona dust storms. Public input will help ADOT identify opportunities to improve communications to drivers.

The survey is available at http://surveyentrance.com/run/pib/p1990/adot/. All information is confidential and will be shared only with ADOT.

Deadline is July 20 to ensure your responses are included in the survey findings.

Range closures announced

Today: G, K, M, N, V, Z

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

Sunday: D, F, G, I, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Monday: D, F, G, I, K, L, P, R, U, V, Z, T-1, T-2, T-3

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

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

Thursday: A, B, C, D, F, G, I, K, L, M, R, U, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Range closures are subject to daily change. For information, call Range Operations, 520.533.1014, or the Military Police Desk, 520.533.3000.

B Troop seeks new riders

Applications are now being accepted for B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry (Memorial).

The next cavalry riding school will be held July 8 – Oct. 24.

The school is open to active duty, retired, reserve and Civilians. No riding experience is required. Equipment, uniform and horse are provided.

For eligibility requirements, go to http://www.huachuca.army.mil/pages/btroop. To obtain an application, contact the program coordinator at 520.538.2178 or usarmy.huachuca.imcom-west.mail.hua-btroop@mail.mil.

See advanced screened movie for FREE

The Fort Huachuca Reel Time Theater once again offers a free advanced screening of another blockbuster movie: TRANSFORMERS: Age of Extinction (PG-13).

Screening takes place June 21. Seating for ticket holders begins at 4:30 p.m. Get there early as seating is limited.

Tickets are now available at the Main Exchange customer service counter. Seating opens to non-ticket holders 30 minutes prior to the 6 p.m. showtime.

304th MI Bn. to gain new top NCO

The 309th Military Intelligence Battalion will conduct a change of responsibility ceremony between outgoing battalion Command Sgt. Maj. Julie Guerra and incoming battalion Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Roman today, 4:30 p.m., on Chaffee Parade Field. This event is open to the public.

Motorists should expect disruptions in the flow of traffic during the ceremony.

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: this Sunday and June 29; July 13 and 27; Aug. 10 and 24, Sept. 7 and 21; and Oct. 5 and 19.

SSA SCO to close for training

The Supply Support Activity Stock Control Office will be closed on Thursday for training.

Emergency support from the Stock Control Office will be provided on a case-by-case basis and approval must be coordinated through David Harker, 520.533.5828.

SHARP training set for Thursday

The U.S. Army Garrison will host the mandatory 3.5-hour annual SHARP training Thursday, 8 – 11:30 a.m., at Cochise Theater. This training is open to all personnel on Fort Huachuca.

Additional training dates which will take place during the same hours at the same location are scheduled for July 17, Aug. 21 and Sept. 18.

For more information, call 520.533.7795 or 520.732.3917.

NETCOM Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony

The U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command will hold an assumption of responsibility ceremony June 20, 10 a.m., in the Greely Hall Auditorium.

Outgoing NETCOM Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt. Maj. Milton Weatherly will hand over the reins of the NETCOM senior enlisted Soldier position to Command Sgt. Maj. Stephfon Watson, who is coming to NETCOM from the 7th Signal Brigade, 5th Signal Command (Theater), Schweinfurt, Germany.

The Fort Huachuca community is invited to attend.

309th MI Battalion leadership to change

In keeping with Army tradition, the 309th Military Intelligence Battalion will conduct a change of command ceremony between Lt. Col. Laura Knapp and Lt. Col. Erich Spragg on Chaffee Parade Field, June 20, at 7:30 a.m. This event is open to the general public.

Motorists should expect disruptions in the flow of traffic during rehearsals and on the morning of the ceremony.

MI plans Hall of Fame activities

The public is invited to participate in the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame Golf Tournament which takes place June 24, 7:30 a.m., at the Mountain View Golf Course. For fee and other information, call 520.678.8778.

Everyone is also invited to attend the 111th Military Intelligence Brigade Change of Command Ceremony which takes place on June 27, 7:30 a.m., on Chaffee Parade Field. Outgoing Commander Col. Richard Monnard will pass the reins of the 111th MI Bde. to incoming Commander Col. Kevin Wilkinson.

The public is also invited to attend the MI Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony June 27, 10 a.m., in Alvarado Hall.

Joint Career, Education Fair planned

The Army Education Center and Army Career Alumni Program are hosting a Joint Education and Career Fair at Murr Community Center, June 24, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Soldiers, veterans, Civilians, contractors and Family members are all invited to meet with employers and college and university representatives.

For more information, call the education center, 520.533.2047 or ACAP, 520.533.5764.

ASP to close for inventory

The Ammunition Supply Point, Building 13524, will be closed for inventory June 25 – 27.

For emergency requirements, call 520.533.2512.

Gym towel service to end

In the effort to reduce spending, towel service at the fort’s fitness facilities ends July 1 and users will need to bring their own.

Commissary open July 4

The commissary will be open on Friday, July 4, 9:30 a.m. — 5 p.m.

Vacation Bible School at Main Post Chapel

Vacation Bible School for the Fort Huachuca Community will be July 14 – 18, 9 a.m. – noon each day at the Main Post Chapel, This year’s theme is “Weird Animals — Where Jesus’ Love is One of a Kind.”

VBS is for children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. Childcare for children 6 months – 5 is available for volunteers. Pre-registration for children is highly encouraged and is available on line at: www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/FtHuachuca (type directly into your address bar).

Paper registration forms are also available in Room 4 at the Main Post Chapel.

For more information, call 520.533.4753.

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 ASAP provides to the community as well as the Arizona driving-under-the-influence laws.

For information, call 520.538.1315.

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, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Those who need more than 12 copies should call 520.533.1283 to arrange for quantity pickup.




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