Events

June 20, 2014

News Briefs June 20, 2014

Low odorant levels in area’s natural gas

Southwest Gas is experiencing a low odorant level in its pipelines in Southeast Arizona and Eastern Pima County, impacting its distribution system in surrounding towns including Sierra Vista, Wilcox, Tucson and others.

Under proper conditions, a natural gas leak will smell like rotten eggs. Until further notice, people in the affected areas should not rely exclusively upon their sense of smell to detect the presence of natural gas.

Under current conditions, be alert to other signs of a potential leak that include hissing or blowing sounds, standing water bubbling continuously, dirt or water blowing in the air or decay in vegetation.

Southwest Gas is working with its upstream supplier to correct the condition.

For updates from Southwest Gas, contact 1.877.860.6020 or www.swgas.com.

Street maintenance work slated for SV

The City of Sierra Vista and Cochise County are continuing annual street maintenance on local streets, 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: A, D, F, G, I, K, L, R, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Saturday: A, D, F, G, I, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

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

Monday: A, B, C, D, E, F, J, W, W1, V, Z

Tuesday: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, J, U, W, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Wednesday: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, J, U, W, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

Thursday: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, J, M, W, W1, V, Z, V1

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 Saturday. 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.

NETCOM Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony

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

Outgoing NETCOM 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.

MI plans Hall of Fame activities

The public is invited to participate in the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame Golf Tournament which takes place Tuesday, 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, Tuesday, 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 Wednesday – June 27.

For emergency requirements, call 520.533.2512.

MVC sponsors crafts event

Mountain Vista Communities will host a patriotic ribbon wand craft event June 28, 10 a.m., inside the MVC Community Center, 802 Rucker St. This event is open to MVC residents only. Children will make crafts for Independence Day. Enjoy snacks and win door prizes.

Space is limited, so RSVP is required to attend. Contact 520.895.4058 or Jcooper@themichaelsorg.com.

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

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.

Sisters and Brothers in Arms Program

The next Fort Huachuca Sisters and Brothers in Arms Program takes place July 25, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Fitch Auditorium in Alvarado Hall. This brown bag lunch event will feature a question-and-answer panel with several senior military and Civilian leaders sharing knowledge and experience. Topics of discussion include toxic leadership, stress management and trust within organizations.

For more information, call 520.533.8883.

MVC seeks vendors for special event

Mountain Vista Communities is looking for vendors for the upcoming 4th Annual Summer Bash July 26, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Booth space is free and open to any MVC resident who has a home-based business. Space is limited.

For more information on how to be a vendor or on the Summer Bash, contact 520.895.4058 or Jcooper@themichaelsorg.com.

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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