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ARMY SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM
The Fort Huachuca Army Substance Abuse Prevention Program is in Building 22414. The program provides education, prevention, short-term counseling and biochemical testing services. Eligible groups include active-duty military, the civilian workforce, retirees and the families of each group. The education and prevention services are for on- and off-post communities upon request. It also provides newcomer briefings to military and civilian personnel. Specialized training and other services, such as employee assistance, suicide prevention, risk reduction, SHARP, community readiness and resilience, substance abuse education, and drug testing certification and recertification, are available to military and civilian personnel.
Counseling services provided by employee assistance include screening, referral, short-term counseling and follow-up services to employees and their families, consultation to management and preventive education. Services are confidential except when otherwise limited by law or regulation. Information on individuals in the program is protected by federal policies on confidentiality. For more information, call 520-533-2071. ASAP Clinical Treatment Service is now in the Behavioral Health Department Raymond W. Bliss Medical Center and is now called the Substance Use Disorder Care Clinic. For more information, call 520-533-5161.
AMERICAN RED CROSS
The American Red Cross serving the southern Arizona area has established a new toll-free number for active-duty military members needing emergency communication services. Active-duty military members and their family members residing in the same household should call 877-272-7337 to reach the American Red Cross Emergency Communications Center. The American Red Cross Emergency Communications Center, with the help of its military partners, is responsible for delivering emergency messages to military men and women around the world.
For those interested, the Red Cross offers classes designed to meet the needs of the whole family. Swimming, lifeguard, Guard Start and other aquatic classes are available. They offer a full line of CPR and first aid classes to include community first aid and safety, CPR for the professional rescuer and emergency response. Baby sitters’ training and other children’s courses are also available.
The American Red Cross has volunteer opportunities available that range from doing work in the local office, being on a local disaster team or helping teach classes in CPR and first aid. Volunteers on Fort Huachuca also work at the health center and assist with blood drives.
The American Red Cross serving Fort Huachuca and the southern Arizona area is in Tucson and is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 520-318-6740.
AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CREDIT UNION
The American Southwest Credit Union offers its members a variety of financial services, including regular share accounts, share certificate accounts, free share draft (checking) accounts, money market share accounts, individual retirement accounts, Visa debit and credit cards, ATM cards, internet banking, mobile and text banking, traveler’s checks and money orders, and a wide variety of consumer and mortgage loans. Members may take advantage of direct deposits, payroll deduction, and low-cost ACH and wire services. Membership is open to everyone on Fort Huachuca, including residents of Cochise, Santa Cruz and southeastern Pima counties. Contact a member service representative at any of the credit union’s seven branch locations for other account information.
The American Southwest Credit Union is in Building 41331, off Smith Avenue at the traffic circle. The Fort Huachuca branch is a full-service facility, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 520-458-6044 for more information. The main office is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and is at 3090 E. Fry Blvd. in Sierra Vista. For more information, call 520-459-1860 or toll free 800-752-6394. Visit the website at http://ascu.org or email email@example.com.
ARMED FORCES BANK
Armed Forces Bank operates two full-service branches on Fort Huachuca. The main bank is in Building 52035. The hours of the main bank are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The exchange branch, inside the main PX, is open daily and most major holidays. Hours of operation are the same hours as the exchange.
Armed Forces Bank, a national bank, specializes in military banking and has served active-duty members, retirees and civilians since 1907. Customers can bank worldwide by phone, internet, mail and ATM. The bank provides easy and affordable access to its services through toll-free customer service numbers, online banking and major ATM networks. In addition, the bank has a 24-hour account information line and a call center with representatives available 24/7 to assist customers.
Armed Forces Bank offers a variety of services, including free checking, classic checking, interest-bearing checking, savings accounts, certificates of deposit, individual retirement accounts and loans (consumer, auto and home). In addition, the bank offers competitive deposit and loan rates, traveler’s checks, cashier’s checks, money orders, ATM and debit cards, credit cards and many other services. For additional information, call the main bank at 520-452-8630, the exchange branch at 520-439-5631 and 24-hour customer service at 888-929-2265 or visit www.afbank.com.
ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE
As the commander’s “partner in readiness,” Fort Huachuca Army Community Service, in Building 50010 on the Smith Avenue traffic circle, is dedicated to helping military personnel and their family members.
Through outreach to all military units, ACS provides information, assistance and guidance to members of the community and helps those members to better meet personal and family problems beyond the scope of their own resources.
The Family Advocacy Program is designed to preserve Family wellness through prevention. Prevention is accomplished through awareness, education and support. Unit presentations are available to meet group specific requirements. Domestic Violence Program, Child Abuse Prevention, Victim Advocacy and New Parent Support fall under the Family Advocacy Program.
The Financial Readiness Program educates Service Members, Family Members and The Fort Huachuca community about financial issues. Services offered include budgeting, debt liquidation, credit concerns, security clearance concerns, consumer issues, Service Members Civil Relief Act, etc. Unit/Group training and one-on-one appointments offered.
The Relocation Readiness Program (RRP) is designed to make the transition into our community an easier, more pleasant experience. The RRP provides numerous resources, information and classes for the Soldier and Family upon relocating to Fort Huachuca. Outgoing Soldiers and Families are offered counseling and gaining installation information (Military OneSource, Plan My Move assistance, sponsorship requests and overseas orientations). For more information, call 520-533-5919, DSN 821-5919. The Lending Locker provides essential items primarily for the permanent change of station family while household goods are in transit. The inventory includes cookware, dinnerware, small kitchen appliances and infant car seats.
The Mobilization Deployment Program assists Commanders, Service Members and their Families throughout the deployment cycle. Unit training and one on one assistance is available. Areas of assistance include, but are not limited to, Rear Detachment Training, pre- and post-deployment support, reunion workshops, and Family Readiness Group training.
The Information, Referral and Follow-up Program provides ready access to information on resources available to Soldiers and Family members.
Employment Readiness Program provides employment counseling, career planning, job information, skills training, resume assistance and referral services. The Employment Readiness Program can also assist with federal resumes and explanation of federal hiring preferences.
The Army Volunteer Corps provides centralized assistance for those wishing to volunteer in the community. Volunteering offers job skills, training, references and networking opportunities. For more information on volunteering contact, 520-538-5768.
The office is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday. For additional information, call 520-533-2330.
ARMY EMERGENCY RELIEF
The Army Emergency Relief Office (AER) is in Building 50010 at the Smith Avenue traffic circle.
AER was organized during the early part of World War II by popular demand. Army members sought an agency of their own to which they could turn for assistance in emergencies.
Accordingly, AER was organized to collect, hold and disburse funds for this purpose. Its motto, “the Army takes care of its own,” has been proudly supported since its beginning by both active and retired members of the military and their families. This nonprofit organization achieves this ongoing mission with the generous donations made throughout the year and contributions received during the yearly AER Campaign held March 1 through May 15.
Those eligible for AER assistance include Soldiers on extended active duty and their dependents, and Reserve component Soldiers (Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve) who are active duty on training or serving under various sections of Title 10, United States Code. This also applies to Soldiers retired from active duty for longevity, retired by reason of physical disability or retired at age 60 under Section 1331, Title 10, United States Code. Dependents are included, as well as surviving spouses and orphans of eligible Soldiers who died while on active duty or after they were retired as previously identified.
The AER works hand in hand with the American Red Cross and relief organizations of the Navy and Air Force.
In recognition of a need that exists for Army members, AER established an undergraduate educational assistance program as a secondary program to that of providing emergency financial assistance. The educational assistance program is designed to assist spouses and dependent children of Army personnel who need financial assistance to pursue postsecondary-level study, to include vocational training, preparation for acceptance by service academies and college education (first undergraduate degree).
AER assistance is extended by grants or noninterest-bearing loans repaid by allotment or both. Personnel should come to Army Community Service (Building 50010) and pick up an application to begin a request for assistance.
The AER officer or the AER assistant will then conduct an interview. If all conditions of AR 930-4 are met and the situation warrants, AER will extend assistance. For all other AER inquiries, call 520-533-5312.
ARMY HOTELS DIVISION — IHG
The IHG Army Hotel, Fort Huachuca, is a four-building, 244-room complex off Lawton Street, next to the Lakeside Terraces Park. The front desk is in Building 43083. Call 877-711-8326 or local numbers 520-458-9066 or 520-226-3800 for information and reservations.
The Candlewood Suites hotel is the new IHG property on post at 1175 Smith Ave., Building 44420. The new hotel has 243 rooms, including distinguished visitor quarters. Some amenities provided are a hot breakfast, a pool and elevators. For additional information, call 877-711-8326 or local numbers 520-458-9066 or 520-226-3800.
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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.
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DEFENSE MILITARY PAY OFFICE
The Defense Military Pay Office, in Building 41420, provides military pay support to military personnel and their family members. Support includes customer service, in- and out-processing, retirement, separation, and National Guard and reserve pay.
Operating hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The dedicated personnel of the Defense Military Pay Office are committed to helping in any way possible to meet customer needs. For more information, call 520-533-2011.
Dental Services’ mission is “to support Fort Huachuca units’ readiness and wellness with compassion and empathy.”
Runion Dental Clinic is in Building 45005, at the corner of Arizona Street and Winrow Avenue, next to Raymond W. Bliss Health Care Center. Dental clinic hours are 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Walk-in sick call hours are 7 to 9 a.m. Service members signing in after this time will be seen on a space-available basis. Yearly exams and cleanings are done by appointment only. For general information and appointments, call the clinic reception desk at 520-533-3147/3447.
For active-duty service members: All emergencies — facial trauma, dental infection and post-treatment complications — are welcome during normal clinic hours. For dental emergencies after normal clinic hours, call the DCQ (Dental Charge of Quarters) at 520-227-5563. DENTAC policy requires that any woman seeking after-hours emergency care must have an escort with them at all times.
For family members: For information regarding family member dental insurance, visit www.uccitdp.com or call United Concordia at 844-653-4061.
DISTRIBUTED LEARNING SYSTEM
The Distributed Learning System delivers training for a new Department of Defense initiative known as Advanced Distributed Learning.
Distance learning in the information age has unleashed the potential to transform Army training. From the classroom to the field, training is now available anywhere in the world, utilizing the latest in technology.
DLS delivers standardized individual, collective and self-development training to Soldiers and units, anywhere and anytime, through electronically mediated instruction including satellite, video, audio, computer and other forms of media.
The Fort Huachuca DLS Digital Training Facility is in Room 1046B, Building 61801 (Greely Hall). Hours are 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
To reserve a classroom for individual or organization training of any kind, simply call 520-533-9476 for scheduling.
The Buffalo Soldier Education/Training Center provides adult education programs as part of the worldwide Army Continuing Education System. The mission of ACES is “to vigorously promote lifelong learning opportunities to sharpen the competitive edge of the Army by providing and managing quality self-development programs and services.”
Depending on services needed, eligible clients include all assigned active-duty military personnel, Department of Defense civilian employees, contractors and adult family members.
The wide range of ACES programs and services includes vocational and educational counseling, functional academic skills training, general technical improvement, Army Personnel Testing, undergraduate and graduate college programs, financial assistance and information, and computer laboratory and computer classroom resources for educational training purposes. Qualified professional counselors can help clients set realistic, yet challenging educational and vocational goals. The ACES counselors provide all the information necessary to develop a plan of action to meet personal and professional goals.
The center provides extensive testing services, including college entrance exams, such as the ACT and SAT, the Test of Adult Basic Education, Pearson VUE and all Army Personnel Tests.
The College Level Examination Program, ACT and SAT Program and many other tests are available to military personnel at no cost. College credit may be awarded for successful completion of many of these tests.
ACES is the Armywide proponent for Army Learning Center support. Currently the center, named the Rascon Learning Center, is in Building 52104 at the corner of La Guardia and Hatfield streets. Its services include assistance with Army correspondence courses, scheduling of classrooms, a computer laboratory for military or academic work and assistance with Army publications. The operating hours for the Multiuse Learning Facility are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to noon Friday. Additionally, the computer lab is open 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to noon Friday. Telephone numbers are 520-533-2255/3010.
On-post college courses and programs are available from four institutions. Cochise College provides courses and programs that lead to an associate degree. Wayland Baptist University provides courses that lead to bachelor’s and master’s degrees in various disciplines, including intelligence operations and management. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University provides courses that lead to a bachelor’s or master’s degree in various disciplines to include aviation, logistics and technical management. The University of Arizona South provides courses leading to a bachelor’s degree.
Army tuition assistance is available to most Soldiers who take college courses. Information about Veterans Affairs education benefits and other federal and local financial aid is available as well.
The Buffalo Soldier Education/Training Center is with the Rascon Learning Center in Building 52104. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to noon Friday. Telephone numbers are 520-533-2255/3010.
HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE
The Nonappropriated Fund Human Resources Office runs hiring programs for the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation activities. FMWR program areas include child care, fitness, outdoor recreation and other quality of life programs for Soldiers and their Families. FMWR-NAF employs nearly 270 team members at Fort Huachuca and is always looking for dedicated and motivated people to join the team. FMWR-NAF offers an excellent benefits package for part-time and full-time employees, which includes retirement, 401(k), annual leave, sick leave, flexible spending accounts, health insurance and life insurance.
The NAF Human Resources Office is in Building 22216, next to the Brown Parade Field. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and after-hour appointments are available. For further information about NAF employment and FMWR programs at Fort Huachuca, please go to https://huachuca.armymwr.com, visit the NAF HR Office, or call 520-533-5155.
The Post Environmental Office is responsible for maintenance of trees in the developed areas of post and use, maintenance and protection of woodlands. It also provides information on firewood availability and types of trees on post.
Self-cut firewood permits may be available during the year. Contact the Forestry Office at 520-533-5701 for prices and availability. All sales are open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis, with check or cashier check. The removal of any forest products or other plant materials requires a permit.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The Equal Employment Opportunity Office has the primary staff responsibility for advising the installation commanders and managers on the compliance requirements for Fort Huachuca’s EEO program. The Special Emphasis Program, Disability Program, Affirmative Employment Program, Alternative Dispute Resolution and the Complaints Program make up the components of the EEO office. The office works closely with all the garrison and partner organizations on Fort Huachuca to ensure a work environment free of discrimination. The installation EEO officer is responsible for carrying out the EEO counseling program and for training collateral duty EEO counselors.
The EEO Office is in Building 22328, Augur Avenue. For additional information, contact the office at 520-533-2028 or by fax at 520-533-3366.
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DIRECTORATE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
The Directorate of Human Resources recently implemented several changes to streamline Soldier in- and out-processing procedures. These efficiencies are more Soldier-friendly and have reduced the time required for Soldiers to process in and out of Fort Huachuca.
The new procedures for in-processing allow Soldiers to tailor their processing to meet their individual and family needs. Some mandatory stops (Personnel, Finance, MEDDAC, Central Issue Facility and Army Substance Abuse Program) still exist. However, many of these mandatory stops are within a small footprint and within walking distance. Also within the footprint are several optional stops, depending on Soldiers’ needs and interests. To expedite the process further, many agencies that previously required long information briefings have condensed their information into custom handouts and fact sheets that are available during installation in-processing.
A Soldier’s first stop to in-process remains his or her unit of assignment. Soldiers must sign in from leave at their unit. The unit then performs unit-specific processing in conjunction with Post Security and the Directorate of Information Management. The unit prepares a duty position assignment memorandum and instructs all newly arrived Soldiers to report to Murr Community Center, Building 51301, by 7:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. Soldiers in-processing must have the following items in their possession: duty position assignment memorandum; ID card and tags; DA Form 31; and assignment orders, to include amendments and endorsements. The only other mandatory stops are at the Central Issue Facility and MEDDAC, where Soldiers will receive mandatory briefings on TRICARE and Put Prevention into Practice on the first Tuesday after their arrival on post.
The new out-processing procedures also save Soldiers considerable time. The key to the time saving is the Department of the Army Installation Support Module system. This program allows agencies to electronically pre-clear departing Soldiers up to 30 days prior to permanent change of station, end tour of service or retirement. If an activity does not indicate a need to see a Soldier, then that activity or the Military Personnel Division will pre-clear the Soldier. Soldiers can help this process work for them by ensuring that open business accounts with agencies (such as books checked out of the library) are closed out once they receive their official orders.
Participation in the Army Soldier For Life — Transition Assistance Program is mandatory for all active-duty Soldiers who are separating after serving 180 days on active duty or retiring. Individuals are encouraged to start using SFL-TAP services no later than 12 months before their separation date. SFL-TAP assists Soldiers to make critical career and transition decisions. SFL-TAP provides transition services to Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians, retirees and their family members. Reserve-component personnel are also eligible to receive SFL-TAP services upon serving a minimum of 180 consecutive days of active duty immediately prior to separation. For those who will be separating, SFL-TAP begins 18 months prior and retirees may begin at 24 months. The first step to begin the process is completing the DD Form 2648, Pre-separation Counseling Check-list, at the SFL-TAP Center, Building 22420, or online at www.sfl-tap.army.mil.
Inspectors general are an extension of the eyes, ears and conscience of their commanders and report upon the mission accomplishment, state of discipline, training, readiness and morale of their commands. Inspectors general gather information through the use of inspections and investigations and by processing requests for assistance or complaints from the military and civilian communities.
The U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca Office of the Inspector General is responsible for matters that affect the Intelligence Center of Excellence and the garrison operations that support Fort Huachuca. The office is in Building 41415 on Rhea Avenue. The telephone number is 520-533-1144, and voicemail is available after duty hours. The Network Enterprise Technology Command Office of the Inspector General is responsible for matters that affect the members of that command. The office is in Greely Hall, Building 61801, Room 3521, and can be reached at 520-538-7006.
The Launderette is in Building 52045 and is open 24/7.
LAUNDRY AND DRY CLEANERS
The Laundry and Dry Cleaners is in Building 52045. The facility offers laundry and dry cleaning services for military uniforms of all branches and also for civilian clothing. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. It is closed Sunday.
LAUNDRY, DRY CLEANERS AND ALTERATIONS
The Laundry, Dry Cleaners and Alterations is in Building 80501 at Prosser Village. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. It is closed Sunday.
The Fort Huachuca Office of the Staff Judge Advocate is at 2387 Hatfield Street in Building 51102, which is across from the post exchange complex and adjacent to the Soldier Centered Clinic. The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate offers an array of legal services, as described below, to all eligible clients, which includes service members, their Family members and military retirees. Hours of general operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. (See below for specific hours of operation regarding legal assistance services.)
Administrative Law: The Administrative Law Division advises tenant organizations of Fort Huachuca and their leaders on a broad range of mission-related topics. These include civilian personnel and labor law, contract and fiscal law, environmental law, federal litigation, the Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act, ethics, military administrative law and command investigations (e.g., AR 15-6 investigations, line of duty investigations and financial liability investigations). The Administrative Law Division also provides legal advice and reviews of command policies, procedures and regulations, and provisions for support to non-Army organizations. For more information, call 520-533-5712.
Military Justice: The Military Justice Division provides advice and support to commanders and their staff regarding good order and discipline and in determining appropriate disposition of misconduct. For legal advice and regulatory guidance, commanders should contact their servicing trial counsel or paralegal. The Military Justice Division is also responsible for implementing the Victim Witness Assistance Program. The VWAP provides information and assistance to victims and potential witnesses in criminal matters, which may be resolved in the military justice system. Contact the victim witness liaison officer at 520-533-0580 for more information and to learn about available services and assistance.
Federal Magistrate Court: If you have questions concerning traffic tickets and other violations in which a U.S. District Court Violation Notice was issued by a military or Department of the Army police officer on Fort Huachuca, contact the Magistrate Court Division at 520-533-0580.
Trial Defense Service: Defense legal services are available solely to service members facing alleged violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, adverse administrative actions, courts-martial or other military justice related actions. For more information regarding defense legal services, or to speak with a defense counsel, call 520-533-5370.
Legal Assistance: The Client Services Division offers legal assistance services on personal legal matters in many areas, including family law, landlord-tenant law, consumer law, tax law, claims, real estate and property law, military law, notaries, powers of attorney, wills and the preparation of other legal documents. Specific services are detailed below. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 520-533-2009.
Notaries and Powers of Attorney: Notary and power of attorney services are available on a walk-in basis 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Wills: Will services are provided on an appointment basis only. Initial interviews are conducted, by appointment, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Monday. Will executions are conducted, by appointment, 1 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday. Will worksheets may be picked up anytime in advance of an appointment.
Family Law: Family law assistance is provided on an appointment basis only. Appointment times are available 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and 12:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Immigration Services: Immigration assistance is provided on the first Tuesday of the month, by appointment only, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Claims: Claims services to include medical affirmative claims are available on a walk-in basis 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. All personal claims are no longer processed locally; however, information is available locally to assist customers with processing their personal claims through Fort Knox, Kentucky. For more information, contact the Claims Division at 520-533-0598.
Tax Services: The Fort Huachuca Tax Center is located at Building 22324 on Christy Avenue. The Tax Center is open during the months of January through April; however, tax services are available year round. Services are available 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 520-533-1084 for more information and availability of off-season services.
For more information regarding legal services provided by the Fort Huachuca Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, call 520-533-2095.
The Department of the Army signed the first agreement creating a partnership between the Department of Defense and a municipality for library services for Soldiers and Army Families with the Sierra Vista Public Library. This groundbreaking partnership blazes a new trail in providing first-class library services to Soldiers and Army Families. The Sierra Vista Public Library is within 15 minutes of the post, at 2600 E. Tacoma St., Sierra Vista. The hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 520-458-4225.
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On a continuum of patient-centered care, Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center provides responsive and highly reliable health services and promotes health to improve readiness, improve health outcomes and advance wellness in support of the force, military families, retirees and those entrusted to the center’s care in Fort Huachuca, Arizona, and the surrounding community.
RWBAHC shall be the premier health center in the Army, based on the excellence of its people, its patient-centered health care and its wellness strategy.
For appointments, call 520-533-9200. More RWBAHC information is available at http://rwbach.huachuca.amedd.army.mil. The center strives to be a leader in health care and a model for rural military health care facilities in the Southwest. The center will continue to develop strategies to support its mission of providing quality health care in support of the Army mission.
Appointments can also be made online at www.tricareonline.com. TRICARE Online appointments can be made for primary care, well baby visits, well-woman visits, post-deployment health assessments (if the service member is under 40), nutrition and optometry. Medical care can also be accessed via Relay Health (aka Secure Messaging) at https://app.mil.relayhealth.com. Secure Messaging is an online portal that enables patients to have open communication lines directly with their primary care manager and primary care manager team through secured email messages.
FAMILY CARE CLINICS A/B
The Family Care Clinics A/B are in the main health care facility, Building 45001, 2240 E. Winrow Ave. The clinics offer integration of both pediatric and adult services. For an appointment with a primary care manager, dial Central Appointments at 520-533-9200, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays.
Hours of operation are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
SOLDIER CENTERED CLINIC
The Soldier Centered Clinic is for active-duty, permanent-party service members. Flight personnel, officer basic and advanced course students and NCO Academy students receive medical care at Soldier Centered Clinic, Building 51101, Winans Road, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday by appointment only. Patients (except flight personnel) must call 520-533-9200/877-856-2821 to schedule an appointment. Patients 40 and older who need a periodic health assessment may call 520-533-2627. Flight personnel may book appointments by calling 520-538-1546. For clinic information or assistance, call 520-533-2627.
MILITARY INTELLIGENCE STUDENT CLINIC
The Military Intelligence Student Clinic is in Building 84550A, Hunt Avenue. The clinic provides sick-call service to active-duty Initial Entry Training students and reclassification Soldiers. Hours are 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. For an appointment, call 520-533-6709.
ALLERGY AND IMMUNIZATION CLINIC
The post does not have a specified immunization clinic. Immunizations are conducted with your primary care team on a walk-in basis between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., with lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please remember the center has training day on Thursday, so immunizations are not available until 9 a.m. Patients 0 to 6 years of age will receive their immunization at their well-baby or child visit. Patients older than 6 years of age can get immunizations without seeing a provider. Call your primary care clinic at either 533-9165 (FCC-A) or 533-9034 (FCC-B) for information. Please ensure you bring all your hard copy immunization records.
WEEKEND HEALTH ACCESS CLINIC
Acute minor illness medical care is provided for active-duty personnel and TRICARE Prime beneficiaries. The Weekend Health Access Clinic is open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and training holidays. The clinic is closed Sunday and all federal holidays. Call 520-533-9165 during clinic hours to schedule an appointment. The Weekend Health Access Clinic is in the main health center, Building 45001, 2240 E. Winrow Ave. Use the side entrance to the left of the main entrance.
TRICARE Prime beneficiaries who have urgent or acute medical issues when RWBAHC is closed can contact the TRICARE Nurse Advice Line at 800-874-2273.
Examinations are by appointment only. Clinic hours are 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, with closure for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and 7:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. only on Thursday. To make an appointment, call 520-533-9197.
PHYSICAL THERAPY AND SPORTS MEDICINE
Patients are seen by referral only. Hours are 5 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays. Early and late hours are available for the student population. To make an appointment after receiving a referral, call 520-533-9102.
NURSE ADVICE LINE
If you need medical advice after hours, contact the TRICARE Nurse Advice Line at 800-TRICARE (874-2273). The
TRICARE Nurse Advice Line is available to all RWBAHC beneficiaries who have medical questions. Services include home health care advice, answers to a multitude of medical questions and authorizations for after-hours treatment at local urgent care centers, if deemed necessary.
RWBAHC does not have emergency room capability. Emergency room care is provided 24/7 by Canyon Vista Medical Center at
5700 E. Highway 90 in Sierra Vista. TRICARE Prime enrollees may incur out-of-pocket costs for inappropriate emergency room use.
Call the Nurse Advice Line at 800-TRICARE (874-2273) and they can guide you to the appropriate care.
The patient advocate is available to assist you with all concerns regarding the health center or clinic appointments and operations. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays, or call 520-533-2313.
MILITARY CLOTHING SALES STORE
The Military Clothing Sales Store is in Building 80501 at Prosser Village. This facility stocks issue and commercial military items as well as other military-related merchandise. Hours are 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
MURR COMMUNITY CENTER
The Murr Community Center is in Building 51301, Cushing Street. Facilities include two large, multipurpose rooms that are used for training, Fort Huachuca Town Hall meetings and other activities.
For room reservations or other information, call 520-533-0738.
The Official Mail and Distribution Center is in Building 22408, 448 Christy Ave. Services provided include: (official government business mail only) USPS, FedEx, unit mail handler training and certification. The hours of operation are 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Wednesday and Friday; and 1 to 3:45 p.m. Thursday. The unit mail handler class is conducted every third Thursday of the month. Contact the lead mail clerk for class reservations or for information at 520-533-3717.
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PHILADELPHIA BAKING CO.
The Philadelphia Baking Co. is in RWBAHC and open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed Saturday and Sunday.
The main post exchange (also known as the PX), in Building 52030, offers a wide variety of goods and services. There is also a wireless mobile center by the Power Zone in the PX. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
The PX mall features the flower shop, GNC, barbershop, U.S. Patriots, optical shop and other short-term vendors offering a wide range of services and products.
The PX food court offers a variety of foods. Hours for Starbucks are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Specialty Express hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Subway is also in the PX food court. Hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
The Regimental Troop Store with gas and mini-mall food court is in Building 82301 at the intersection of Hatfield and Bissel streets near the East Gate. Hours of operation are 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
The mini-mall food court offers Baskin-Robbins, Charley’s Grilled Subs, Popeyes and Taco Bell. Hours are:
Baskin-Robbins: 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Charley’s Grilled Subs: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Popeyes: 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Taco Bell: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.
The Wrap It Up Shop and a barbershop are also in the mini-mall. Hours are:
Barbershop: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Wrap It Up Shop: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Fort Huachuca’s branch of the U.S. Postal Service is near the main post exchange mall, in Building 52040. Mail is delivered to groupings of mailboxes located centrally between several sets of quarters. Outgoing mail for the day should be in the post office no later than 4 p.m.
The post office provides all services, including express mail. It is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Post office box rentals are available, and the box lobby is open daily. The ZIP code for post office box service is 85670. The ZIP code for all other Fort Huachuca mail service is 85613.
DIRECTORATE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES – PROVOST MARSHAL
The Directorate of Emergency Services is in Building 31043. The mission of the directorate is to provide quality force protection, law enforcement, physical security, access control, fire and emergency services, and police and community liaison services to the Fort Huachuca community. The law enforcement division is primarily responsible for the security of the installation and enforcement of rules, regulations and laws governing the Fort Huachuca community. The law enforcement division includes traffic enforcement, military police investigations, military working dogs, hunting enforcement and liaison with local civilian law enforcement agencies. The fire department, in addition to firefighting, provides emergency medical services in response to on-post 911 calls and fire prevention inspections and instructs post personnel on fire prevention. The physical security division provides physical security surveys and physical security inspections and oversees all installation access control operations.
The Fort Huachuca police strictly enforce the installation curfew policy. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or under adult supervision between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Children 16 and 17 years old must be accompanied by a parent or under adult supervision between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m. A curfew permit can be obtained from the Fort Huachuca police and the Youth Services Activity Center. The permit authorizes children to travel unaccompanied during the hours of the curfew from one specific location to another as designated by the parent or guardian. A parent or legal guardian must sign the permit.
FORT HUACHUCA POLICE
The Fort Huachuca police support a variety of community-based programs and services. They provide assistance in crime prevention and education and, upon written request, will give classes for special unit events and functions on safety and child-related issues. For more information, call 520-533-3332. Dial 911 for all on-post medical emergencies and for crimes in progress. For suspicious activities, call the IWATCH hotline at 520-538-6969. To report nonemergency incidents and nonemergency traffic accidents call 520-533-3000/2183. The Fort Huachuca police desk operates 24/7. All personnel should keep this phone number available.
All military personnel must complete a Basic Motorcycle Safety Foundation Course (accredited through the Motorcycle Safety Foundation) in order to ride a motorcycle on Fort Huachuca. While operating motorcycles on Fort Huachuca, all personnel (military and civilian) must wear a Department of Transportation-approved helmet, clear goggles or attached face shield, full-fingered gloves, long trousers and a long-sleeved shirt or jacket. A high-visibility upper garment is required by day, a retro-reflective garment is required at night and leather or over-the-ankle shoes are required in accordance with Fort Huachuca Regulation 190-5. The use of headphones is not authorized while driving any vehicle.
Weapon registration is required on Fort Huachuca. Personnel living on post must register their privately owned firearms within
72 hours of residing in quarters. Barracks residents must store their weapons in their respective unit’s arms room. Registration hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, except federal holidays, at the Fort Huachuca Van Deman Gate. For more information, call 520-454-2323.
Three fire stations operate on post under the direction of the Directorate of Emergency Services. Station 1 is in Building 51028, Station 2 is in Building 68328 and Station 3 is in Building 91253. For on-post emergencies, dial 911. For routine information, call 520-533-2116.
Visitors, contractors and vendors 18 years and older entering Fort Huachuca who do not have a DOD identification card will be subject to a background check before being allowed entry to the installation. All background checks are conducted at the Van Deman Gate Visitor Control Center. Those who present a common access card, military ID, military dependent ID, Gold Star ID or other valid DOD credential do not require a background check and will present their DOD identification at the gate.
Van Deman Gate and Visitor Control Center: 24/7.
Buffalo Soldier Gate: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
For questions regarding installation access, please call 520-533-3269/2447.
The Public Affairs Office, in Building 21115 on Adair Avenue and the west end of Brown Parade Field, conducts the post’s command information, public information and community relations programs. The public affairs officer is the official spokesperson for Fort Huachuca.
The office uses multiple traditional and online media outlets to keep the community informed of installation activities. One source of command information is the Commanders’ Access Channel. Channel 97 is available to all cable television subscribers on the post and it broadcasts news and information on local events. Units and approved activities can announce their activities over the channel by submitting their information in writing to the Public Affairs Office. For more information about the Commanders’ Access Channel, call 520-533-1985.
Additionally, command information can be found at:
During times of emergency or increased force protection levels, everyone is encouraged to tune in to the Commanders’ Access Channel or U.S. Army Fort Huachuca Facebook page for up-to-date information on operating hours and other items of common interest.
The Public Affairs Office prepares news releases for use by local, regional and national media as part of the public information program. All inquiries by the news media regarding the post and its activities should be referred to the media relations officer at 520-533-1287.
Another responsibility of the Public Affairs Office is community relations with post activities and community organizations, such as speaking engagements by installation leaders. For information about community relations programs, call 520-533-1850.
Because of the number and variety of organizations on Fort Huachuca, most activities or units without public affairs offices may designate a representative to provide information and stories in support of their mission. Interested individuals may call the command information officer at 520-533-1985 for more information.
Fort Huachuca has an active chapel program for military personnel, civilian employees, retirees and their family members. The Installation Ministry Team is composed of chaplains, religious affairs specialists, civilian employees, contractors and many volunteers from the community. Together they provide a comprehensive and lively religious life program.
The post’s chapel worship schedule includes general Protestant worship, a Protestant Gospel service, Roman Catholic Masses and Jewish holiday services, along with Muslim prayer time. Local community churches, Buddhist meditations and synagogues offer denominational services that cannot be provided on post.
The larger of the two chapels on Fort Huachuca is the Main Post Chapel, at the corner of Lawton Road and Smith Avenue.
The Main Post Chapel was built in 1973. This handicapped-accessible facility houses a 600-seat chapel, religious education classrooms, a multipurpose meeting room, child care facilities, a Blessed Sacrament Chapel, a kitchen and administrative offices.
Kino Chapel, on Kino Avenue near the staff judge advocate’s office, is a 300-seat chapel with administrative offices, as well as a conference and activity room.
Prosser Village Chapel Annex, on the corner of Bissel and Stein near the Eifler Gym, houses the military intelligence battalion chaplains and their religious affairs specialists. Prosser Village Chapel offers Protestant, Catholic and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints services.
The Installation Ministry Team provides the spectrum of religious support, which includes services, rites, weddings, funerals, memorial services, baptisms, patriotic observances and seasonal religious celebrations. The team provides a wide range of pastoral care and counseling ministry. This includes crisis ministry, family enrichment, marriage preparation and deployment cycle support ministry.
The post’s religious education program includes a variety of religious education activities for all faiths. Protestant activities include adult Soldier Bible studies, the Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed children’s program, Protestant Women of the Chapel Bible study groups and Vacation Bible School. Catholic offerings include Confraternity of Christian Doctrine classes and the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Catholic organizations include the Catholic Women of the Chapel and the Rosary Guild. Auxiliary chapel programs include chapel youth groups as well. Chapel worship is supported by an active music program for adult choirs and youth choirs, as well as special seasonal musical offerings.
The installation staff chaplain sponsors the Turn Around Point, housed in the building with the post laundromat near the post office. Turn Around Point is staffed with volunteers and recycles gently used clothing, household goods and seasonal items at no cost.
To inquire about chapel services or programs or to make an appointment with a chaplain, call the Main Post Chapel at 520-533-2366/4748.
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The school district operates a special needs preschool for 3-year-old, 4-year-old and non-kindergarten 5-year-old children. Children in the program may participate in motor, cognitive and language activities specifically suited to their needs. Speech, physical and occupational therapies are also available when appropriate. The school system is operated in accordance with the laws of the state of Arizona and is under the supervision of the Cochise County School superintendent.
Students are registered at the school that houses their particular grade level. General Myer Elementary School, on Smith Avenue between Arizona and Burns streets, houses all third-, fourth- and fifth-grade classes. Colonel Johnston Elementary School, on
H Avenue between Winrow Road and Smith Avenue, houses all kindergarten, first- and second-grade classes. Colonel Smith Middle School, at the intersection of Smith Avenue and Cushing Street, houses all sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade classes. High school students residing on Fort Huachuca are transported off post to attend Buena High School (520-515-2800) in the Sierra Vista School District.
SOLDIER FOR LIFE – RETIREMENT SERVICES OFFICE
The Soldier For Life – Retirement Services Office provides assistance for active-duty Soldiers, retired Army members and their families, to include widows and widowers within Arizona. The office serves as an information center and a liaison between retirees and the various agencies that serve them (such as the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service).
Serving its clientele before and after retirement, the SFL-RSO advises retired military members of their rights, benefits and privileges. The program assists active-duty Soldiers in planning a successful and smooth retirement.
All Soldiers with more than 18.5 years of active service who are considering retirement should contact the SFL-RSO office for an appointment.
For additional information or to set up an appointment, call 520-533-5733/1120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mailing address is:
Commander, U.S. Army Garrison
2660 Winrow Road
Fort Huachuca, AZ 85613
SOLDIER FOR LIFE – TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The Soldier For Life – Transition Assistance Program is mandated by the Veterans Opportunity to Work to Hire Heroes Act, Public Law 112-56, dated Nov. 21, 2011, and Army Regulation 600-81, Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program, dated May 17, 2016, which directed the armed services to implement the Transition Assistance Program. Army Regulation 600-81 mandates it as a commander’s program that meets the needs of separating and retiring Soldiers, Department of the Army Civilians and their family members. Participation in SFL-TAP is mandatory for all active-duty Soldiers who are separating after serving 180 days on active duty or who are retiring. Reserve-component personnel are also eligible to receive SFL-TAP services upon serving a minimum of 180 consecutive days of active duty immediately prior to separation. Individuals are encouraged to start using SFL-TAP services no later than 12 months before their separation date. SFL-TAP assists Soldiers to make critical career and transition decisions. SFL-TAP is a carefully designed program of services that inform and assist Soldiers to become familiar with the available resources needed to transition successfully into the civilian workforce and community. All separating Soldiers may begin SFL-TAP 18 months and retiring Soldiers may begin 24 months prior to but no later than 12 months from their anticipated separation or retirement date. Involuntarily separation qualifies as a rapid separation; Soldiers in this category will begin transition assistance as soon as the process begins.
Pre-separation: The transition process starts with completing the pre-separation briefing. Transitioning Soldiers will complete the mandatory DD Form 2648, Pre-separation Counseling Checklist, at work, home or in the SFL-TAP Center computer lab. To begin the pre-separation counseling online, Soldiers will go to www.sfl-tap.army.mil. Soldiers may schedule an appointment at the SFL-TAP Center by calling 520-533-5764 to complete the required DD Form 2648. Once the form is completed, Soldiers will continue the process by scheduling an individual counseling appointment at the SFL-TAP Center and receive one-on-one counseling with information about the SFL-TAP Career Readiness Standards requirements, and resources that are available to learn about career options, transition benefits and other services. Soldiers will have the opportunity to ask questions, plan their Individual Transition Plan and use the computer lab at the SFL-TAP Center, as well as schedule any additional appointments for all other services.
Workshops: Workshops cover job search skills such as resume and application development; dressing for success; interviewing skills; post-military financial planning; researching companies; networking; considering and negotiating job offers; social media skills and strategies; and guidance on searching for employment. Additional workshops are available for transitioning Soldiers interested in attending college or trade schools or starting their own business. They are encouraged to personally meet with SFL-TAP counselors to develop and hone skills learned in the workshops and to use the computer workstations for developing resumes and researching job opportunities on the internet.
Job Assistance: After completion of the workshops, Soldiers may schedule individual counseling sessions with SFL-TAP counselors. Counselors help transitioning Soldiers seeking employment by identifying an objective, writing cover letters, completing applications, finding job opportunities, preparing for interviews and attending job fairs or hiring events, and negotiating for salary and benefits.
Finance: Transitioning Soldiers will complete four to six hours of financial planning as part of the SFL-TAP five-day curriculum. A completed post-military budget is required.
Veterans Affairs: All transitioning Soldiers will complete six hours of mandatory VA Benefits Briefings I & II as part of the SFL-TAP five-day curriculum.
Capstone Process: The capstone review is conducted by an SFL-TAP counselor and each transitioning Soldier will complete the capstone process 90 days prior to their anticipated transition date and document completion of all Career Readiness Standards on the electronic DD Form 2648 (e-form). Commanders or their designees with Uniform Code of Military Justice authority will verify the Soldier has completed Career Readiness Standards requirements by digitally signing the e-form. If Soldiers have not met all Career Readiness Standards requirements, commanders or their designees through the SFL-TAP counselor will initiate and confirm that a warm handover takes place with the appropriate interagency partners. AR 600-81, Chapter 5-4 provides more specific guidance for involuntary separatees and reserve-component Soldiers.
The SFL-TAP Center is in Building 22420, in the Old Post area. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The center is closed on all federal holidays and opened on training holidays. To schedule an appointment for transition assistance, call 520-533-5764. The SFL-TAP website is www.sfl-tap.army.mil.
The Thrift Shop provides an outlet for the sale and purchase of used articles that are consigned or donated by active-duty military, retired military and civilian personnel.
The Thrift Shop is in Building 90012 at the main gate. The shop is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday for shopping and until 12:30 p.m. for consignments. It is also open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first Saturday of each month for shopping and until 10:30 a.m. for consignments.
The shop is staffed mainly with volunteers. For more information, call 520-458-4606 during operating hours.
THUNDER MOUNTAIN ACTIVITY CENTRE
The Thunder Mountain Activity Centre is an MWR facility that provides catering service, concessions, party rooms, and wedding and special events for all active-duty military, retired military and civilian personnel. The center also offers a Thursday lunch buffet. For more information, call 520-533-3802.
The Thunder Mountain Activity Centre is in Building 70525, Irwin Street. Business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
The Tiny Coffeehouse is in Greely Hall, Building 61801, and is open 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is closed Saturday and Sunday.
The Sierra Vista Public Transit System is provided by the city of Sierra Vista and is a public access transportation system. Sierra Vista Public Transit serves the city of Sierra Vista as well as Fort Huachuca. Free transfers are available between the fort and the city. Bus stops on the fort include Prosser Village and the PX.
Curbside services are available for senior citizens as well as the physically or developmentally impaired. All vehicles are wheelchair-accessible. Regular fares are $1.25; military fares are $1; fares for senior citizens 65 years and older, disabled citizens and students are 75 cents; and curbside-to-curbside service is $2.
Additional information may be obtained at www.sierravistaaz.gov or by calling the Sierra Vista Public Transit System office at 520-417-4888.
The Carlson Wagonlit Travel Office is in Building 52008 (across from the post commissary). The travel office provides reservations and ticketing services for official air travel in the continental United States. For reservations, call 520-515-0914. The fax number is 520-515-0916. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To make arrangements for OCONUS TDY, call 520-533-2798, or port calls, call 520-533-2266. The passenger service section is in Building 22332 on Augur Avenue (around the corner from the military police station).
The nearest commercial airport is in Tucson, Arizona.
VETERANS AFFAIRS SATELLITE OFFICE
Veterans Affairs operates a satellite office at 101 N. Coronado Drive in Sierra Vista to serve veterans in southeast Arizona and Cochise County. To make an appointment at this clinic, veterans must first call the VA Medical Center in Tucson at 800-470-8262, which will schedule your visit and ensure your medical records are available from Tucson for the local clinic. This process is necessary to ensure each veteran is scheduled to be seen by the correct clinic or medical personnel. Since the local clinic is small, some of the specialized care clinics are only available in Tucson. If needed, a shuttle service is available to transport individuals to the VA clinic.
The Veterinary Activity supports Fort Huachuca by providing food inspection and veterinary medical services for animals owned by authorized personnel. Veterinary medical services are limited by regulation but include routine vaccinations and certain classes of emergency care. For additional information or an appointment, call 520-533-2767.
The Army Volunteer Corps provides centralized assistance for those wishing to volunteer in the community. Volunteering offers job skills, training, references and networking opportunities. For more information on Volunteering contact, 520-538-5768.