19TH HOLE CLUBHOUSE
Located at Mountain View Golf Course in Building 15479, the 19th Hole Clubhouse is open to the public for all its dining and entertainment offerings. Featuring a bright, quiet, casual atmosphere, the 19th Hole is a popular spot to relax after duty hours. Golf course patrons and staff enjoy the availability of beverage and sandwich service. For more information, call 520-533-7082.
APACHE FLATS RV RESORT
Nestled at the base of the Huachuca Mountains, the new recreational vehicle resort on Fort Huachuca offers the weary traveler the best in RV accommodations. The 56 pull-through concrete sites are extra large, with a picnic table and barbecue grill. All sites are full hookups that include 30- and 50-amp electrical service, sewer, water and 56-channel cable TV. Other services include covered ramadas, playgrounds, and laundry, shower and restroom facilities. For reservations and information, call 520-533-1335.
ARTS & CRAFTS CENTER
The FMWR Arts & Crafts Center is in Building 52008 on the corner of Hatfield and Arizona streets. The center provides facilities, tools and instruction for programmed activities for customers to explore a variety of creative areas.
Classes and workshops offered include jewelry making, lapidary, sewing, wheel-thrown pottery, glass fusing and slumping, cake decorating and ceramics, as well as popular subjects like digital photography, Photoshop and children’s art. Additionally, the center offers Pick-It-and-Paint-It ceramics noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Children’s programs at the Arts & Crafts Center include Mommy & Me toddler art class 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday; Hooked on Art, an after-school art class for elementary, middle and high school students; and ARTrageous Summer Adventures. The center also offers a variety of special events for families and art projects for organizations such as home-schooled groups, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, family readiness groups and coffee groups. Birthday parties are also available at the center. The Arts & Crafts Center is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and 1 to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday for do-it-yourself projects. Classes are held noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Arts and crafts supplies are available at the center’s resale store, Concepts. The store offers a wide variety of arts and crafts supplies for scrapbooking, beading, painting, knitting, cake decorating and much more. Concepts is open noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
The Arts & Crafts Center now offers full-service embroidery, utilizing two state-of-the-art commercial embroidery machines.
The center’s frame shop, Framing Solutions, offers custom framing, engraving and gifts, as well as beginning framing classes the second Wednesday evening and fourth Saturday morning of every month. The cost is $39, and preregistration is required. After taking the beginning framing class, customers may use the framing studio to frame their own pictures and artwork. All tools and equipment are provided for a cost of $3 per hour plus additional costs for any materials used. Framing Solutions carries a wide selection of molding and archival mat boards and utilizes a computerized mat cutter for endless design possibilities. Canvas stretching is also available. Framing Solutions is an authorized dealer of artwork by Don Stivers, Rod Mench, James Dietz, Michael Garman, Robert Summers and Dick Kramer. Framing Solutions is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and noon to 7 p.m. Thursday. The do-it-yourself studio is open 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday. For more information about Framing Solutions, call 520-533-5550.
Situated in the rustic foothills of the Huachuca Mountains, Buffalo Corral Riding Stables rents horses to groups or individuals by the hour or leases by the month at reasonable rates. Privately owned horses may be boarded in a private mount area at an affordable price.
Western riding lessons are offered for all skill levels. Guided trail rides through the scenic Huachuca Mountains are available. For more information, call 520-533-5220.
DESERT LANES BOWLING CENTER
Desert Lanes Bowling Center houses 24 lanes with automated scoring and a game room. Summer and winter leagues for men, women, youth, seniors and mixed participation are available. Rock and Bowl rolls 9:30 p.m. to midnight Friday and 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday — with music, neon lights and bowling, this is a fun night out you won’t want to miss. Open bowling is offered daily. To arrange birthday or group parties, call 520-533-2849.
Mountain View Golf Course offers 18 scenic holes on a desert-style course with a putting green and driving range. The pro shop offers a variety of equipment, accessories and clothing. Clubs and carts are available to rent. Facilities and services include modern, clean men’s and women’s locker rooms, a clubhouse and lessons by the course professional. You can get a quick bite to eat at the 19th Hole Clubhouse. The course is open to the public. For more information, call 520-533-7088.
HUNTING AND FISHING
All hunters must be properly licensed by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. See Arizona’s current hunting and fishing regulations for details.
All hunters must have a Fort Huachuca hunting permit, Fort Huachuca range safety briefing certification, state-sponsored hunter education certification and Arizona hunting license to hunt on the installation. In addition, a weapons registration certification is required for anyone carrying a privately owned firearm in the field for any purpose. Arizona general hunting licenses are available at most sporting goods stores. To qualify as a resident, an individual must reside in Arizona for six months immediately preceding the date of application for a license or be a member of the armed forces stationed in Arizona for at least 30 days immediately preceding the date of application.
Eligible hunters include active-duty and retired military and their legal dependents, Fort Huachuca civil service employees and their legal dependents, active and retired National Guard and reservists and their legal dependents, and 100-percent disabled veterans. All hunters must have completed a hunter education course before hunting on post. Such a course is not mandatory for off-post hunting.
Mule deer, white-tailed deer and javelina are some of the big game species hunted at Fort Huachuca. Bird hunters have their choice among three species of quail and two species of dove. Special seasons and hunting areas exist for bow hunters. Mountain lions can be hunted year-round with a lion tag. No trapping is allowed on the post.
The taking of any species of animal at Fort Huachuca not specifically authorized by command directive is prohibited. Gila monsters are protected in Arizona, and the destruction of reptiles is discouraged. Three species of rattlesnake are also protected by state law: ridge-nosed, banded rock and twin-spotted rattlesnakes. Hunting is managed according to seasons, and bag limits are established by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. Hunters are required to sign out daily with the military police desk for hunting.
For additional information, contact the Environmental Office, Building 22526, at 520-533-8763.
There are currently no fishing opportunities on Fort Huachuca. Parker Canyon Lake is 25 miles southwest of the post. It is a 130-acre lake maintained by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Anglers are encouraged to visit Parker Canyon Lake and other lakes in the region, such as Patagonia Lake State Park.
All fishers are required to purchase a state license, trout stamp and post permit prior to fishing for trout. Those under age 14 may fish without an Arizona license when accompanied by a properly licensed adult. A juvenile fishing permit is required for ages 9 through 13.
Jeannie’s Diner is a casual, quick-service, ’50s- and ’60s-style restaurant in the Desert Lanes Bowling Center, offering breakfast cooked to order Monday through Saturday. Lunch specials are available, as well as a wide variety of other menu items from which to choose. Open all afternoon for a late lunch and every evening for dinner, Jeannie’s offers a classic taste to suit your needs. Stop by and check out the great specials or call 520-533-5759.
MWR Rents offers a wide variety of sporting goods and outdoor recreation equipment for rent, including camping gear, barbecue grills, storage sheds, bicycles, tables and chairs, camping and horse trailers, lawn mowers, wheelbarrows and weed eaters. MWR Rents is at the corner of Irwin and Hunter streets in Building 70914. It is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Call for the winter schedule.
Rental of Fort Huachuca’s large picnic areas to include lower, middle and upper Garden Canyon parks, Golf Course Park, TMAC Park, and Lakeside Park and campgrounds on post is available at MWR Rents. For more information, call 520-533-6707.
RPM CAR CARE CENTER
The RPM Car Care Center is in Building 71810 on Jim Avenue, off Irwin Street. Facilities include tools, equipment and instruction in a wide variety of automotive repair work, including an engine analyzer, to perform everything from tuneups to major engine overhauls, and hydraulic lifts for oil changes, lubrication and undercarriage inspections. Other equipment and capabilities include a tire balancer, a valve grinder, a welding shop, a high-pressure cleaner, radiator test and repair, a brake drum and disc lathe, paint and body repair, motorcycle repair, and related repair and maintenance work. Fees and service charges for use of inside and outside bays and certain equipment are posted in the shop. For more information, call 520-538-2155.
SPORTS, FITNESS & AQUATICS
The Fort Huachuca Sports, Fitness & Aquatics branch will make sure you have everything you need to get in shape or maintain the shape you are in.
The branch conducts an annual Commander’s Cup program. It is a coed intramural program consisting of individual and team sports competitions.
The Barnes Field House, Building 61701, is on Arizona Street. It has three combination handball and racquetball courts, a main gymnasium with two multisport (basketball and volleyball) courts, a dry sauna in each of the locker rooms (men’s and women’s), a well-equipped fitness center and a weight room. The field house offers a collection of weight machines, stationary bikes, steppers, treadmills, spin bikes, and elliptical and rowing machines. The Barnes Field House also offers aerobics and spinning classes taught by certified instructors. Adjacent to the field house, the Bujalski Track and Field Complex contains a multipurpose athletic field. It also contains a 400-meter track with eight lanes, a high jump area and a long jump pit. For more information on any of these items, call 520-533-2948.
There are two swimming pools on Fort Huachuca. The Barnes Field House contains an indoor swimming pool. The pool is a six-lane, 25-meter, heated swimming pool. Lap swim is available as well as open swim. The pool also offers adult swim lessons. The Irwin Pool is an outdoor pool on Irwin Street behind the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. It contains two water slides, lanes for lap swimming and a children’s pool. It is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. For more information, call 520-533-3858.
The Eifler Fitness Center, in Prosser Village, has a main gymnasium with two multisport (basketball and volleyball) courts, a dry sauna in each of the locker rooms (men’s and women’s), and a complete line of fitness and weight equipment. The Eifler Sports Plaza and Krueger Track are adjacent to the Eifler Fitness Center. The sports plaza contains two lighted, combination softball and flag football fields on artificial turf. The track is a 400-meter track with eight lanes and an infield containing artificial turf. For more information, call 520-533-4723.
The Sportsman’s Center is on Garden Canyon Road and offers skeet trap, archery, sporting clays, air rifles, paintball and plinker ranges. For more information, call 520-533-7085.
THUNDER MOUNTAIN ACTIVITY CENTRE
Thunder Mountain Activity Centre is in Building 70525. Room capacities range from 40 to 500 people, depending on the seating arrangement. The center also offers a lunch buffet 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays. Thunder Mountain Activity Centre offers culinary excellence from chefs and cooks trained at the Culinary Institute of America; a tasteful, pleasant atmosphere; classic gourmet catering; and quality entertainment. For catering information and reservations, call 520-533-7322. For general information and room reservations, call 520-533-3802.
TMAC Catering is the premier catering business on Fort Huachuca. Choose to use one of FMWR’s magnificent facilities, which include Thunder Mountain Activity Centre or the 19th Hole, or consider an event at a location of your choosing. From the largest wedding extravaganzas to the most intimate anniversary dinner, TMAC Catering will provide exquisite food and service to create lifelong memories. For more information, call TMAC caterers at 520-533-7322.
YARDLEY COMMUNITY CENTER & TICKET OFFICE
Murr Community Center and Ticket Office has moved and changed its name to Yardley Community Center & Ticket Office. It is now across from the Eifler Fitness Center in the former Yardley Dining Facility.
The community center is home to the MWR Ticket Office. The center sells tickets to local events and Southern California attractions. It offers awesome interactive gaming by “Drop Zone” and features a theater room with surround sound. For recreation, it has billiards, foosball, shuffleboard and table tennis.
The kitchen, Thunder Mountain Activity Centre, offers a quick bite and refreshments.
For more information, call 533-2404.