U.S. Army Garrison
The U.S. Army Garrison manages the multitude of functions and services that keep the 73,000-acre installation operating so that other organizations on post may concentrate on their primary missions.
Headquarters provides support to the garrison and exercises battalion-level command over four companies: the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 18th Military Police Detachment, the 483d Military Police Detachment (Military Working Dogs) and the 62nd Army Band.
As a city unto itself, the garrison provides support to Fort Huachuca just as any city government supports its community. For instance, the garrison provides such services as military and civilian personnel, legal, inspector general, logistical, facilities engineering, fire and safety, intelligence and security, housing, public affairs, resource management, internal audit compliance review, and crime prevention and law enforcement. The garrison also maintains community facilities and provides necessary services for religious, health, welfare and entertainment activities. The garrison is responsible for maintaining Fort Huachuca’s quality of life.
Because Fort Huachuca is the largest and primary Army installation in Arizona, the garrison supports the Army Reserve and Army National Guard, as well as a number of other military activities throughout the state.
U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence
In modern warfare, the force that has the fastest, most accurate intelligence will be the victor. The sophistication of today’s combat systems will mean almost certain destruction or neutralization of any element that can be located on the battlefield. In this environment, it is essential that the United States is able to find and identify enemy forces and determine their intentions and capabilities quickly and precisely, while denying the enemy similar information. The Army must have the best possible intelligence system.
Providing this system is the mission of the Intelligence Center. With its subordinate elements, it is the originator of the Army’s military intelligence structure, the source of all its trained manpower, and the developer and tester of its systems and equipment. The center is the focal point of the Army’s effort to meet its present and future intelligence collection and processing requirements.
Fort Huachuca became the home of Army Intelligence in 1971, when the Intelligence School moved from Fort Holabird, Maryland. Since its inception in 1955, the school’s mission has been to train selected personnel and to perform intelligence and security duties in the fields of imagery, interrogation, counterintelligence, area studies and combat intelligence. In 1973, the Intelligence School combined with the combat surveillance portion of the Combat Surveillance/Electronic Warfare School and the U.S. Army Combat Developments Command Intelligence Agency. They formed the first true U.S. Army Intelligence Center and School.
This amalgamation added combat surveillance aspects to the school’s academic instruction and gave the center an expanded combat and training development role. On July 1, 1987, the 25th anniversary of the Military Intelligence Branch, the MI Corps was activated as part of the U.S. Regimental System at Fort Huachuca. The headquarters for the Intelligence Center is in Rodney Hall. From this location, the commandant, who is also the commanding general of the Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca, as well as chief of the MI Corps, directs activities here and at other locations throughout the United States. The principal functions of the Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca are divided among several organizational elements.
Noncommissioned Officer Academy
Since 1988, the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence (USAICoE), Military Intelligence Noncommissioned Officer Academy has called Fort Huachuca home. The mission of the NCO Academy is to execute resident training to educate NCOs in order to develop their leadership and technical skills so they emerge as confident and competent warriors. As such, the graduates are able to conduct and lead unit-level training focused at the company and platoon levels while further preparing NCOs to conduct intelligence operations for an Army and nation at war under full-spectrum operations in alignment with the ARFORGEN model. Additionally, the academy develops and sustains world-class cadre and builds teamwork with USAICoE while caring for Soldiers, Civilians and their Families.
The NCO Academy has two resident courses: Advanced Leader Course (ALC), formerly Basic NCO Course (BNCOC), and Senior Leader Course (SLC), formerly Advance NCO Course. ALC, the “old” BNCOC Common Core, aka Phase 1, is now delivered to students in an 80-hour, distance learning, web-based format. The transformed name is Advanced Leader Course Common Core (ALC-CC). Students are enrolled via Army Training Requirements and Resources System (ATRRS) by HRC and must complete both the ALC-CC as well as the resident, MOS-specific ALC to be considered graduates and eligible for selection to additional NCOES training and promotion to the rank sergeant first class (SFC). ALC conducts eight courses at Fort Huachuca and one (35P) at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas. The 35P ALC cadre is a separate entity and subordinate to the MI NCO Academy at Fort Huachuca. The nine courses range between 25 to 40 training days in length, with student throughput varying per course from as few as 30 for low-density MOSs to as many as 320 for the 35F, Intelligence Analyst ALC.
The MI SLC is 34 training days and is a blended mixture of all MI MOSs into small groups. There are four modules to SLC. The Army Leader Development module contains elements of the former first sergeant course. The MI Leader Development module focuses on topics such as full-spectrum operations, the military decision-making process, cross-cultural communications and critical reasoning. The Intelligence Application module is centered on the primary intelligence functions of Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield; Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Synchronization (ISR-S); Counterinsurgency Operation; and Intelligence Support to Targeting. During this module, the NCOs spend considerable time learning and working on a variety of DCGS A applications. The final module is the Situational Training Exercise (STX). During the STX, the senior NCOs of SLC participate in a collective training venue with junior enlisted, warrant officers and commissioned officers in the Joint Intelligence Combat Training Center. The intent is to focus on the senior NCO leadership and management skills by increasing their exposure and familiarity with other MOSs and skill levels operating in a battalion through corps intelligence structure. SLC trains approximately 550 students annually.
The NCO Academy maintains a web page on the Intelligence Knowledge Networkwebsite. We post a great deal of useful information to inbound students as well as their supervisors and leadership. We also provide a direct link to the ATRRS for class dates.
111th Military Intelligence Brigade
The 111th Military Intelligence Brigade provides command and control for a monthly average of 3,100 cadre and students combined. Brigade headquarters is at Riley Barracks. The brigade consists of four battalions, an Air Force training squadron, a Marine detachment and a Naval Technical Training Center detachment. Four of the battalions, the training squadron and the three sister service detachments are on Fort Huachuca. The other battalion is at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, with one company at Pensacola Naval Air Station, Florida.
The 111th MI Brigade’s mission is to train Soldiers to be military intelligence professionals who possess the commitment, character, skills and spirit needed to help fight and win our country’s wars and accomplish its strategic goals. In order to accomplish this mission, the brigade must develop training that is relevant to the present and future needs of the Army and Joint Force.
Headquarters and Headquarters Company
The Headquarters and Headquarters Company mission is to provide personnel, logistics, vehicle maintenance, IEW maintenance and administrative support for the 111th MI Brigade headquarters.
The 305th, 309th and 344th MI battalions are initial training units. They receive Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen from basic training and the Defense Language Institute and provide them with basic intelligence training. These units continue providing Soldiers with basic combat skills to prepare them for follow-on assignments.
304th Military Intelligence Battalion
The 304th Military Intelligence Battalion is the home of MI leader training. You can expect a challenging and rewarding assignment that will increase your proficiency as a military intelligence professional.
The 304th Military Intelligence Battalion trains military intelligence leaders, writes tactical intelligence and electronic warfare doctrine, and prepares advanced training programs for the total force in order to provide the Army MI leaders proficient in advanced intelligence skills.
Prior to your arrival, we encourage you to do the following:
- Access our home page from the Fort Huachuca website. Both the battalion and the installation have an extensive website that provides detailed information about the school and support facilities for Soldiers and their Families. If you are unfamiliar with the internet, start learning it now since many of our intelligence systems have similar operating features with which you will be expected to be proficient.
- Ensure you are in excellent physical shape, to include full compliance with AR 600-9, the Army Weight Control Program. Your company will conduct physical training three to five days per week.
- Arrive at Fort Huachuca mentally prepared for training. Our courses are not designed to be easy — they are designed to make you a proficient intelligence officer commensurate with your rank and specialty. Expect demanding and rewarding work.
305th Military Intelligence Battalion
The 305th Military Intelligence Battalion, in Building 85302 in the Weinstein Complex, was reorganized June 28, 2001. Subordinate to the 111th MI Brigade, the mission of the battalion is to quickly train Soldiers to be technically competent military intelligence Soldiers who live by the Army values and are prepared to take their place in the ranks of the Army. The training focus is on Army transformation and efficient soldierization. The battalion is composed of three subordinate companies, which train an average student load of more than 2,000 Soldiers in three separate military occupational specialties. Focused on quickly producing the highest-caliber MI Soldier for the warfighter, the battalion leads, trains and administratively supports all assigned and attached Soldiers.
Alpha Company serves as the headquarters company and trains the 35G Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Analyst and 35T Military Intelligence Systems Maintainer/Integrator courses. Bravo Company and Charlie Company are responsible for teaching the 35F Intelligence Analyst Course.
Upon receipt of assignment to the 305th MI Battalion, newly assigned personnel are encouraged to visit the 305th MI Battalion home page on the Fort Huachuca website for additional information and points of contact.
309th Military Intelligence Battalion
The 309th Military Intelligence Battalion is in Prosser Village Complex. The battalion was designated Feb. 1, 1990, as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 309th Military Intelligence Battalion, and transferred Aug. 17, 1990, to the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and activated at Fort Huachuca as an element of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center’s 111th Military Intelligence Brigade. The 309th Military Intelligence Battalion mission is to develop Soldiers to conduct and lead counterintelligence, human intelligence and support operations while taking care of Soldiers, civilians, contractors and their families. The battalion is composed of three separate committees: a human intelligence committee, a counterintelligence committee and a 09L committee, which train in three separate military occupational specialties. The 309th Military Intelligence Battalion’s end goal is to produce the next generation warfighter capable of success in any operational environment. The battalion continues to lead, train and administratively support all personnel assigned.
This 35M Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Collector Course is an 18-week, four-day course comprised of the Training, Operations and Evaluation Section and the four course modules. The course is responsible for training Initial Entry Training (IET) and Military Occupational Specialty-Trained (MOS-T) 35M10 students to operate as certified interrogators and Military Source Operations CAT III source operators. Training is concluded with a Capstone FTX cross-cues individual and WTBD tasks in a collective training environment.
The Joint Interrogation Certification Course (JICC) is an eight-week course that certifies Department of Defense (DOD) personnel to conduct interrogations. JICC focuses on the basics of interrogation using realistic scenario-based hands-on, performance-oriented interrogation practical exercises which culminate with an interrogation performance evaluation.
The 09L Committee is responsible for training IET and Military Occupational Specialty-Trained (MOS-T) 09L students with the skill of translations and interpretations in the languages of Pashto, Dari and Farsi. The course is seven weeks and four days long ending with a Capstone Field Training Exercise to produce proficient linguists able to assist in cross-cultural communication in an operational environment.
The 35L Counterintelligence Special Agent Course (CISAC) is an 18-week, four-day course that trains, evaluates and certifies NCOS and DA/DOD civilians in established CI critical tasks to serve as U.S. Army CI Special Agents. CISAC provides field agents and deployed forces reach back capability for CI specific training, doctrinal answers and practical knowledge.
The 35E Counterintelligence Officer Course is an 18-week, four-day course that trains, evaluates and certifies commissioned officers and DA/DOD civilians and Military Intelligence Civilian Excepted Career program personnel in CI critical tasks.
Capabilities Development Integration
The mission of the Capabilities Development Integration is to conceptualize, develop and integrate intelligence warfighting functions, capabilities and requirements across the DOTMLPF domains, resulting in a combat-ready intelligence force for the Army and joint forces.
U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command
U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) is charged with operating, maintaining and defending the Army network, the LandWarNet — the Army’s portion of the Global Information Grid — with the primary objective to ensure the Army’s global network enterprise enables all members of the Army team at all echelons and all phases of operations. Additionally, the NETCOM commanding general is the deputy commanding general for network operations, U.S. Army Cyber Command. With its headquarters at Fort Huachuca, the NETCOM team has more than 16,000 Soldiers, Civilians and contractors stationed and deployed around the world, providing direct and indirect support to Army, joint and coalition warfighting forces. NETCOM’s organization is comprised of theater signal commands and brigades in the Pacific, Europe, Southwest Asia and the continental United States. Nearly all of these organizations work under the operational control of Army and joint commands, and most are geographically dispersed. It is this network of trained professionals that enables battle command and supports missions at all echelons — from the foxhole to the White House.
U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command
The U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command (USAISEC) provides systems engineering, installation, integration, implementation and evaluation support for communications and information technology systems worldwide, providing capabilities to Army organizations, combatant commanders, and DOD and federal agencies. USAISEC’s business areas include the design, engineering, integration, development, sustainment, installation, testing and acceptance of information systems. USAISEC is a subordinate element of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM).
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Training Center, 2nd Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment
The 2nd Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment is a partner unit at Fort Huachuca and falls under 1st Aviation Brigade, Fort Rucker, Alabama. The 2-13th Aviation Regiment is the Army’s only UAS Training Center to train unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operators (MOS 15W) and repairers maintainers (MOS 15E) for Shadow, Hunter, Warrior A and the Gray Eagle, the Army’s newest UAS platform. The battalion also conducts the 150U UAS Warrant Officer Technician Course. The battalion is committed to providing technical UAS training in order to provide ground force commanders with highly trained, combat-ready aviation Soldiers, Marines and foreign military. The battalion supports more than 20 programs of instruction, operating 24 hours a day on three shifts, and flies more than 5,000 hours a year. Currently, the 2-13th Aviation Regiment is composed of five companies. A company is composed of IET for 15W and 15E MOSs. B Company conducts daily Shadow and Hunter flight operations out of Rugge-Hamilton and Pioneer runways at Black Tower in the West Range of the reservation. C Company conducts Warrior A and Gray Eagle UAS operator and repairer training at Libby Army Airfield. E Company is comprised of MOS-T training for 15W and 15E MOSs. D Company is responsible for the development and administration of five programs of instruction: Shadow UAS Repairer, Hunter UAS Repairer, UAS Operator Common Core, 150U UAS Warrant Officer Technician, and UAS Unit Commander and Staff Officer Course. The company also provides training development, information technology, logistical support, audio visual, flight line maintenance and emergency medical support to the battalion.
Defense Coordination Office-Huachuca
The Defense Coordination Office-Huachuca (DCO-H), a subordinate element of the Defense Information Systems Agency, is the principal organization responsible for provisioning Army long-haul telecommunications requirements worldwide. The office has responsibility for approximately 16,000 long-haul leased telecommunications circuits, e.g., dedicated point-to-point, special purpose, Defense Systems Network, Defense Information Systems Network, Federal Telecommunications System 2000, etc. Maintaining and servicing these accounts requires extensive technical knowledge of the latest state-of-the-art telecommunications services and equipment, e.g., modems, multiplexors, transmission systems, transport systems, computer systems, etc.
The DCO-H is staffed by account managers that perform the technical and administrative responsibilities necessary to provision long-haul requirements for Army users worldwide. There are two divisions — the Non-Switched Systems Division and the Switched Systems Division at 520-538-7904.
U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground
The U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground (USAEPG) at Fort Huachuca, inclusive of the Intelligence Electronic Warfare Test Directorate, is offering developmental, operational and integrated testing. Utilizing a driven and highly skilled workforce, USAEPG provides an independent, comprehensive and unbiased testing environment in which to plan, conduct, analyze, evaluate and report the results of developmental, operational, and integrated tests and evaluations in support of Network, Electronic Warfare and Coalition, Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (C5ISR) equipment and systems. USAEPG is a part of the Department of Defense Major Range and Test Facility Base with expanded capabilities at Fort Hood, Texas, and Fort Lewis, Washington. USAEPG’s customer base includes Army program managers, joint services, other military services, foreign governments, national agencies and U.S. industry.
USAEPG’s vital mission is accomplished in part by USAEPG’s ability to access 1.6 million acres of post, state, federal and private land. Terrain that is remote with austere surroundings provides minimal radio-frequency interference. Such an environment makes USAEPG the principal Army Test Center for communication and electronic systems, including the developmental testing of C5I systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, and navigation and avionics systems and the operational testing of counter improvised explosive device and biometric systems. USAEPG’s Virtual Electronic Proving Ground allows for testing in a combination of real, virtual and constructive environments by personnel training in radio frequency technology, software development and testing, and hardware design and production. In 2013, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command designated USAEPG as the lead test center for cyber testing.
Performance testing of C5ISR systems from the component to a system-of-systems, utilizing approved modeling and simulation technology.
- Distributed system-of-systems testing.
- Electromagnetic compatibility and vulnerability of tactical electronic equipment.
- Intra- and interoperability of tactical, automated C5I systems.
- Electronic countermeasures.
- Mobile test instrumentation.
- Test services from operational test concept design through test execution, data collection and reduction, and test result reporting.
- Rapid Acquisition Initiative tests.
USAEPG developed a suite of test instrumentation that included distributed-systems test control, test stimulation, test data acquisition, embedded instrumentation and virtual jamming. It is the Army’s tester for unmanned/micro aerial vehicles and has extensive capabilities for GPS testing, propagation simulation, C5I battlefield emulation and the use of existing battle simulations in test and training activities. USAEPG maintains a full-service range and can track and collect data from all types of air and ground systems. Test capabilities include the full spectrum of electronics testing.
During USAEPG’s 60 years, it has tested most of the Army’s major C5I and electronic warfare systems. USAEPG’s transformation has improved the capability to support integrated DT and OT testing to system-of-systems tests on the ground at Fort Huachuca; Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona; China Lake, California; White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico; and at remote sites such as the National Training Center. This transformation included the ongoing upgrade of USAEPG-developed instrumentation; the development and adaptation of Virtual Proving Ground simulations and techniques; and the restructuring of organizational components and available technical skills. Future activities are centered on supporting the Network Integration Evaluation by providing technical subject matter expertise, technical network forensic support and configuration management assistance, supporting the Army’s Brigade Combat Team and the development of the network-centric Future Combat Systems, ensuring that the C5I systems in the Stryker armored vehicle are properly installed and functional, and working the individual components of the Objective Force’s future communications systems. In addition, USAEPG personnel conduct developmental and operational tests of new organizational and doctrinal concepts developed by the Army Intelligence Center of Excellence at Fort Huachuca. USAEPG personnel also participate in the ATEC Forward Operational Assessment program with Soldiers and Army Civilians deploying to current Middle Eastern conflict areas.
USAEPG test facilities include:
- Antenna Test Facility.
- Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) Test Facility (Blacktail).
- C5 Test Bed.
- Cyber and Electronic Warfare Facility.
- COSPAS-SARSAT Search and Rescue Beacon Certification Facility.
- Central Technical Support Facility.
- Distributed Software Testing and Integration Laboratory.
- Environmental Test Facility.
- GPS Test Facility.
- Meteorological Team.
- Test Technology Design and Development (T2D2) Lab.
- Intelligence Systems Integration Laboratory.
U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command Communications Fleet Management Expansion (FMX)
CECOM FMX provides field-level maintenance support to USAICoE, the 111th MI Brigade, the 2-13th Aviation Regiment, other TRADOC units and the 18th MP Detachment at Fort Huachuca in support of 191 Programs of Instructions (POI), utilizing 8,000 pieces of equipment, while training approximately 17,786 students. Major areas of support at Fort Huachuca are electronics repair (in two locations, main facility Building 82502 and O’Neil Hall, Building 61809, Room 121), toner cartridge refill, safe servicing and combination changes (GSA Container Inspection and Repair Certified), TRADOC’s “Safe and Secure” barracks camera system installation and repair, hard drive degaussing and schoolhouse training equipment support not under contract. FMX also operates two motor pools: one at the main facility, Building 82502, and one at Black Tower, Building 11674. Both provide generator and rolling stock repair and servicing support, transportation, recovery and forklift services, welding and machine shop services, refueling and master driver support. FMX also has the responsibility for all weapon repairs on Fort Huachuca at its weapons repair facility in Greely Hall, Building 60801, Room 1051.
Army Contract Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG) Huachuca Division
ACC-APG Huachuca Division provides local and world-wide operational contracting support to multiple Army customers, including NETCOM and its world-wide subordinate units, the Information Systems Engineering Command, the Communications Security Logistics Activity, the Intelligence Center of Excellence, the Installation Management Command/Fort Huachuca Garrison, the Electronic Proving Ground and others. The Huachuca Division executes thousands of contracting actions annually with obligations in the hundreds of millions or billions of dollars.
HUMINT Training Joint Center of Excellence
The HUMINT Training Joint Center of Excellence (HT-JCOE) conducts advanced HUMINT training for the Department of Defense. HT-JCOE is within Matlack Hall (Building 80122).
Joint Interoperability Test Command
The Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) is a field command of the Defense Information Systems Agency. JITC’s mission is to serve as DOD’s joint interoperability certifier and only nonservice operational test agency for information technology (IT) and national security systems. JITC provides risk-based test evaluation and certification services, tools and environments to ensure joint warfighting IT capabilities are interoperable and support mission needs. JITC has the DOD mandate and authority to validate that DOD IT and national security systems meet interoperability and net-readiness requirements for joint military operations.
JITC was established in its current role Oct. 16, 1988, as a field element of the former Defense Communications Agency, which later became DISA. In February 1992, JITC was designated a member of DOD’s Major Range and Test Facility Base to provide test and evaluation services to all of DOD, other federal agencies, state and local governments, and private industry. JITC is the sole joint and combined interoperability certification authority for DOD. Certification of all DOD C4ISR systems with joint or combined interfaces is required prior to fielding to the warfighter.
JITC provides independent operational test and evaluation and assessments of DISA programs to ensure that only operationally effective and suitable C4ISR systems are delivered to the warfighter. DISA programs include the Global Command and Control System, Global Combat Support System, Defense Information Systems Network Video Services Global and Department of Defense Teleport. JITC also serves as OTA for the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Defense Logistics Agency, and other DOD organizations and agencies.
JITC is dedicated to supporting the warfighters in the goal of C4ISR joint and combined interoperability and often works in theater to provide technical support and operational assessments to the combatant commanders during exercises and contingencies. JITC provides 24-hour, interoperability support to the C/S/AS via the JITC hotline at 800-LET-JITC (538-5482). JITC is along Brainard Road near Libby Army Airfield.
JITC has a one-of-a-kind array of hardware, software and expertise spread throughout 41 test beds and labs. The command can interface all its on-site capabilities and networks with any other testing or operational facility worldwide. The JITC can be contacted by calling 520-538-5482 or 800-LET-JITC (538-5482).
Military personnel from all four services provide operational expertise, civil service and technical expertise in all areas of test and evaluation. This unique mix of government personnel is further augmented by highly trained contractors, giving JITC the flexibility to meet growing interoperability demands.
Fort Huachuca CID Office
The Fort Huachuca CID Office, 6th Military Police Group (Criminal Investigation Division), U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, investigates felony-level crimes and provides investigative support for all U.S. Army elements in Arizona. The office also maintains liaison with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies concerning matters of criminal investigation in which the Army has a vested interest.
The local CID office is in Building 31022 on Christy Avenue. Its CID special agents may be reached at 520-533-5202. They may also be reached through the Military Police Desk at 520-533-3000.
U.S. Army Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Support Center
The U.S. Army Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) Support Center provides one-stop calibration and repair of general-purpose and selected special-purpose TMDE. It was established in 1982 as a detachment of the U.S. Army TMDE Activity, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.
The center supports more than 170 customers, including all units and organizations on post, the Arizona National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve units in Arizona. These customers hold more than 10,000 items of TMDE. For more information on the TMDE Support Center, call 520-538-6538.
The Marine Detachment and the Air Force’s 316 Training Squadron/Operating Location Bravo are charged with the mission of providing administrative and logistical support to their Marines, Sailors and Airmen respectively.
Reserve Component Support
The Reserve Forces Office, in Building 51005, acts as the principal adviser to the Intelligence Center and School on issues involving Reserve-component military intelligence. The primary point of contact is 520-533-1389. For Army National Guard (ARNG) issues, contact 520-533-1176. For U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) issues, contact 520-533-1177.
The Training and Doctrine Command liaison NCOs are the points of contact for all Reserve-component personnel training at the Intelligence Center and across Fort Huachuca. The ARNG liaison NCO may be reached at 520-533-4212. The USAR liaison may be reached at 520-533-4213.
Libby Army Airfield
Libby Army Airfield is unique to the U.S. Army because it is used jointly by military and civilian activities. The runways, taxiways, navigation aids and Air Traffic Control are shared by military and civilian aircraft. The nearest commercial airport is in Tucson, Arizona.
Civilian operations are concentrated on the north side of the airfield, accessible directly from Arizona State Route 90. Military operations are concentrated on the south side of the airfield, accessible on Fort Huachuca from Brainard Road, Gerstner Road and Arizona Street. Civilian aviation activities at the airfield are under the auspices of the City of Sierra Vista by agreement with the Department of the Army. Airfield facilities and services available to both military and civilian users include Crash and Rescue, three lighted runways, Air Traffic Control, approach radar, precision approach radar and airport surveillance radar. Available navigational aids are an instrument landing system, a Very High Frequency Omni Range (VOR)/Directional Measuring Equipment (DME) and a nondirectional beacon.
The main and secondary runways are equipped with Precision Approach Path Indicators. The RC/MC-12 fixed-wing military aircraft is assigned to Libby Army Airfield. The RC/MC-12 is used by the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca for training Special Electronic Mission Aircraft (SEMA) pilots and aircrew. Fort Huachuca is the U.S. Army’s Test and Training Center for sophisticated Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), which are the cutting edge of aerial surveillance technology. The UAS are flown from Libby as well as two UAS runways approximately 4 miles west of Libby. These UAS share the traffic pattern and airspace with military and civilian aircraft. Military and government agencies that are permanently assigned to or utilize Libby Army Airfield are: the U.S. Army Intelligence Center, the Army Electronic Proving Ground, the U.S. Air Force, the Arizona Air National Guard, the Missouri Air National Guard, the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Customs Service.
The airfield is operated by Libby Army Airfield personnel assigned to Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS). Weather observation and reporting are provided by U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to Operating Location C, 3rd Weather Squadron. Flight surgeon support for aviation personnel is provided by the Military Intelligence Community Care Clinic.
Ceremonial Units and Activities
Fort Huachuca’s ceremonial units consist of the 62nd Army Band, Honor Guard and B Troop, 4th Regiment, U.S. Cavalry (Memorial). The units participate in military ceremonies and promote U.S. Army heritage and tradition. Additionally, the ceremonial units support civic organizations and functions throughout the southwestern United States to strengthen Army community relations and stimulate recruiting.
B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry Regiment (Memorial)
The glamour and excitement of charging cavalry is one of the primary reasons Fort Huachuca’s B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry (Memorial) is so popular in the local community. The iconic unit was formed July 4, 1973, to promote the heritage and traditions of the U.S. Army in the Southwest. B Troop supports military ceremonies and civilian events locally and throughout the nation. Mounted on “geldings of hardy color” and using authentic uniforms and tack of the 1880s, the troopers are a colorful spectacle and exciting part of any event in which they appear. The troop has appeared in many high-profile events, including the Fiesta Bowl parade in Phoenix, the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas and the annual National Cavalry Competition, where B Troop competes against the best Army cavalrymen in the nation. B Troop memorializes the unit that served at Fort Huachuca in 1886 during the final campaign to capture the great Apache Indian leader, Geronimo. The troop has more than 20 volunteer members, which includes a ladies auxiliary and an artillery detachment known as K Battery. It is the only all-volunteer horse detachment in the U.S. Army. All volunteers must complete the B Troop Cavalry Riding School before riding with the troop. Troopers are required to care for their mounts and equipment, but Fort Huachuca provides the horses, tack, uniforms and everything else the volunteers need. Troopers need only provide the time and the courage to ride the finest war horses in the U.S. Army. Those who wish to take part in a unique and exciting experience while stationed at Fort Huachuca can do so by volunteering to ride with one of the best horse detachments in the Army. To find out how you can join, visit http://huachuca-www.army.mil/pages/btroop or call 520-538-2178.
Post Honor Guard
The Post Honor Guard is an element of the Ceremonial Detachment. It participates in ceremonial functions that take place on Fort Huachuca and throughout the southwestern United States. In addition to their primary mission of rendering funeral honors for active-duty Soldiers, retirees and veterans, personnel assigned to the unit raise and lower the national colors on Brown Parade Field and at Greely Hall each day. The Honor Guard presents the colors at various parades and activities and renders honors with the salute battery on appropriate occasions.
The Honor Guard is composed of military members from the 111th MI Brigade, Electronic Proving Ground, 11th Signal Brigade, 504th Signal Battalion and 306th MI Battalion. Soldiers interested in serving with the Honor Guard may call 520-533-1651 for more information.
Military Intelligence Corps Band (62nd Army Band)
The Military Intelligence Corps Band carries on the traditions started by the musicians who accompanied Gen. George Washington’s troops into battle more than 200 years ago. The band’s history began when it was constituted Feb. 2, 1901, as “Band, 15th Cavalry” at The Presidio of San Francisco. Later relocating to Fort D.A. Russell, Wyoming, the band was inactivated Oct. 18, 1921. On March 22, 1942, the band was reactivated at Fort Riley, Kansas. The band then moved to Camp Maxey, Texas, on Jan. 23, 1943, where it was re-designated “62nd Army Ground Forces Band” on June 2, 1944. Throughout the years, the band went through numerous moves and reorganizations from 1944 to 1946, including Camp Ellis, Illinois, and Camp Swift and Camp Bowie, Texas, before being transferred to Fort Bliss, Texas, on Feb. 8, 1946. The band was assigned to the Artillery School on Nov. 20, 1946, and was redesignated “62nd Army Band” on May 15, 1947. The 62nd Army Band remained at Fort Bliss until June 14, 2011, when the band moved its headquarters to Fort Huachuca, where it remains today. The 62nd Army Band was officially designated as the “U.S. Army Military Intelligence Corps Band” on July 13, 2011. The Military Intelligence (MI) Corps Band has received campaign participation credit for the Philippine Insurrection and World War I, and has been awarded the Army Superior Unit Award. The MI Corps Band’s mission is to provide music for the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca. It supports the MI Corps area of interest by fostering Soldier and Family morale, telling the Army story to the civilian community and spreading the strategic messages of the commanding general of the MI Corps.
To request the band for an event, contact the Fort Huachuca DPTMS at email@example.com or call 520-533-2291 or the band operations section at 520-533-9218.