BUFFALO SOLDIER GATE EXPRESS
Conveniently located just inside the Buffalo Soldier Gate, this Express is a self-serve gas station with 24-hour fueling available and free water and air. Located in Building 15491, the Buffalo Soldier Gate Express offers convenience store drinks and snacks, fresh popcorn, Deli Express hot dogs, a Class Six availability of alcoholic beverages, books and magazines, and an ATM. Hours of operation may change; please call the Buffalo Soldier Gate Express at 520-459-3153 for hours. You may also visit www.shopmyexchange.com for up-to-date operation hours for all exchange facilities.
Burger King is on Smith Avenue in Building 51004. Hours are 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.
CHILD, YOUTH AND SCHOOL SERVICES
Child and Youth Services (CYS) include Child Development Services, the School-Age Center and Youth Services. By combining these activities under one umbrella, the installation is able to offer one-stop shopping for patrons seeking programs for children and youth. To register for any CYS Program, visit the Parent Central Services Office, in
Building 51301, Cushing Street. To make an appointment, call 520-533-0738.
Child Development Services is composed of center-based and quarters-based child development programs. The developmental concept reflects the knowledge and understanding of each child’s physical, social, emotional and cognitive growth and maturation. It provides age-appropriate opportunities and carefully planned and supervised activities that focus on each child’s individual needs and interests. Programs are provided for children from 6 weeks through pre-Kindergarten in the Child Development Center (CDC) and 6 weeks to 12 years of age in the Family Child Care Program. Full-Day, Part-Day, and Hourly Care Programs are available. Each program’s curriculum allows for active and quiet play, indoor and outdoor activities, group and individual experiences, and free-play opportunities.
The New Beginnings CDC, Building 48101 on Smith Avenue, is open 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For specific information, call 520-533-5209. The Expanding Horizons CDC, in Building 49055 on Cushing Street, offers Part-Day Programs and Hourly Care (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). For more information, call 520-538-6319. Registered patrons can make Hourly Care appointments by calling 520-533-0328. Fees for Full-Day and Part-Day Programs are based on total family income.
The Family Child Care (FCC) Program provides care in government quarters on the Installation. All FCC Providers must be registered with and certified by CYS. FCC homes are closely monitored by the FCC director/training specialist, as well as fire, health and safety personnel. This program offers care in a smaller, home setting and is a viable option for Soldiers who need extended care for their children. For more information, call the FCC director at 520-533-2498.
School-age children from kindergarten through fifth grade participate in a variety of activities, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and 4-H, through the School-Age Center (SAC) Program. The SAC provides supervised before- and after-school programs that complement, rather than duplicate, children’s school experiences. Programs include activities in arts and crafts, music, science, technology, woodworking, gym (physical activity), manipulatives, writing, blocks, library, bowling and field trips. The center also has a Technology Center and a Homework Center. The Technology Center provides children the opportunity to acquire basic computer literacy and is equipped with computers with CD-ROMs, speakers, color printers, and modems for Internet and email use. The Homework Center Instructor provides after-school assistance to help strengthen children’s academic and learning skills in a safe, age-appropriate environment. The School-Age Center is located on Hatfield Street,
Building 52056, and operates 5:30 to 8 a.m. and 2:30 to 6 p.m. during school days Monday through Friday. For non-school and vacation days, it is open 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fees are based on total family income. For more information, call 520-533-7634.
MIDDLE SCHOOL AND TEEN CENTER
The Middle School and Teen (MST) Center offers a wide variety of recreational, social and educational activities for youth from the 6th through the 12th grades. The After-School Program is offered until 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. During non-school days and vacations, the Center is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Youth can participate in bowling, swimming, Technology Center, arts and crafts, field trips, and video games. There is no charge for this Program during the school year. There is a nominal, weekly fee for the Summer Program (prior to 1 p.m.). For more information, call 520-533-8217.
THE YOUTH SPORTS AND FITNESS PROGRAM
The Youth Sports and Fitness (YSF) Program provides a variety of team sports (e.g., soccer, basketball, and baseball/softball), and mini-sports classes. The YSF Program partners with off-post organizations such as the Sierra Vista Soccer Club and Sierra Vista Little League. This program also offers adults the opportunity to work with youth as Volunteer Coaches. For more information, call 520-533-8437.
SKIES UNLIMITED INSTRUCTIONAL CLASSES
The SKIES Unlimited Program offers a variety of instructional classes that include gymnastics, karate, piano, cooking, dance, swimming, and arts and crafts. To contact the SKIES Unlimited Instructional programs specialist, call 520-533-4823. For general information about CYS programs or to register for a program, contact the Parent Central Services Office at 520-533-0738.
SCHOOL LIAISON SERVICES
The School Liaison Officer (SLO) helps address educational issues by involving military children and youth in the local school community. By partnering with the local and military communities, the SLO acts as a communication link between the Garrison and surrounding School Districts. To contact the SLO, call 520-533-0874.
CIVILIAN PAYROLL OFFICE
The Civilian Payroll Office is in Building 41408 on Boyd Avenue. The office has a customer service representative who acts as the liaison between the customer and main payroll at DFAS-Denver. All questions relating to active civil service employees’ pay should first be directed to the employee’s timekeeper. The Civilian Payroll Office is open 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Employees can contact the office by phone at 520-533-2323/7056 or by fax at 520-533-3430 or can stop by during business hours.
CIVILIAN PERSONNEL ADVISORY CENTER
The Civilian Personnel Advisory Center serves as consultant to commanders, supervisors, management officials and employees in developing and administering a comprehensive civilian human resources program. CPAC provides guidance and assists supervisors in developing and administering their civilian personnel programs designed to obtain, compensate and retain a qualified, effective and efficient workforce while ensuring compliance with legal, regulatory and procedural controls.
The center also provides limited advice and support concerning retirement and benefits by assisting employees with the Army-wide online tools at www.abc.army.mil and contact information to the Army Benefits Center. For benefits assistance, call 520-533-0069. CPAC is in Building 22216. For more information, call 520-533-5273.
The Class Six/Express store is conveniently located in Building 52038 near the main post exchange. The Class Six carries a variety of convenient groceries, health and beauty care products, delicatessen items, beer, wine and distilled beverages. It is open 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
The post’s commissary opened in June 1978 and received major renovations in 2017. The store, in Building 61610 on the corner of Arizona and Hatfield streets, has 31,200 square feet of shopping area and 15 checkout counters. It regularly stocks 16,000 line items. Its hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 520-533-5540.