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June 27, 2014

News Briefs June 27, 2014

FH AAFES ‘buddies’ receive exclusive offers

Facebook, Twitter and even your inbox — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it easier for Fort Huachuca shoppers to exercise their Exchange benefit via the Internet.

The Fort Huachuca Exchange’s Buddy List enables military shoppers to be among the first to find out about exclusive savings, promotions, events and special offers at the Exchange just by signing up. All emails will remain private and not be shared or sold to anyone else.

The weekly Buddy List delivers emails about worldwide and local promotions to approximately 233,000 authorized Exchange shoppers. Customers interested in receiving these messages can sign up at the Fort Huachuca Exchange or online at www.shopmyexchange.com/ExchangeStores/buddy.htm.

ASAP Summer Safety Training online

Army Substance Abuse Prevention Program personnel at Fort Huachuca remind Soldiers and Civilians that the Summer Safety Training is online at https://www.ikn.army.mil. The online training is mandatory for all Soldiers and Civilians who did not attend the Summer Safety Expo Comedy Show.

For questions or more information, call 520.538.1315.

Get it, give at Turnaround Point

The Chapel TurnAround Point, TAP, across from the Armed Forces Bank, is open on Mondays and Tuesdays only, 9 a.m. – noon, excluding four-day weekends.

This program is a “thrift shop” with no money, sponsored by the Garrison Chaplain’s Office. The TAP is open to all active duty Soldiers and their Families.

If you have a gently used furniture or appliance item you don’t want and need someone to pick it up, just call to schedule a day and time. Receipts are available.

For more information or to schedule a pick-up, call 520.533.4748

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, B, C, D, E, F, G, J, W, W1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3

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

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

Monday: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, M, N, V, Z

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Thrift Shop closed for summer break

The Fort Huachuca Thrift Shop is closed through July 7 for their summer break.

Gym towel service to end

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

JITC to celebrate birthday

The Joint Interoperability Test Command will host a birthday celebration July 2, 10 – 11 a.m., at its headquarters here.

Twenty-five years ago on June 28, 1989, a ribbon-cutting ceremony took place for the 93,000 square- foot headquarters of the Joint Interoperability Test Center, which became the Joint Interoperability Test Command in 1999.

Since its establishment, JITC has led implementation of Department of Defense interoperability testing and certification efforts that have enhanced information technology interoperability across warfighting, national intelligence and business mission areas.

All former JITC employees are invited to join the celebration. Retired Army Lt. Gen. John Myers, who dedicated the building 25 years ago, is the honorary guest speaker.

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.

Car Seat Safety Information Fair

The Fort Huachuca Exchange has teamed up with the Directorate of Emergency Services to conduct the Car Seat Safety Information Fair today from 9 a.m. – noon.

Bring car seats to the Exchange’s standoff area for a courtesy inspection and receive personalized instructions on proper car seat installation in your vehicle.

In conjunction with the fair, the Exchange will offer up to 50 percent off on select juvenile travel gear with an additional 5 percent off when you use your Military Star Card.




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