Organizations and Activities
Updated On: 11/8/2012 10:30:40 AM
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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 three companies, the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, the 18th Military Police Detachment, 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/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, Md. 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 located 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.
Since 1988, the United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, 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 (ANCOC)]. 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 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 eligibility 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 are 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 such topics as Full Spectrum Operations (FSO), Military Decision Making Process (MDMP), 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 (COIN) 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 (JICTC). 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 webpage on the Intelligence Knowledge Network (IKN) website. We post a great deal of useful information to both inbound students as well as their supervisors/leadership. We also provide a direct link to Army Training Requirements and Resources System (ATRRS) for class dates. The website is located at: https://ikn.army.mil/APPS/IKN_WEBSITE/INDEX.CFM?ORGANIZATION=ncoa#.
The 111th Military Intelligence Brigade provides command and control for a monthly average of 3,100 cadre and students combined. Brigade headquarters is located 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 located on Fort Huachuca. The other battalion is located at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, with one company located at Pensacola Naval Air Station, Fla.
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.
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.
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 homepage 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 that you will be expected to be proficient with.
• Study Field Manuals (FM) 34-1 (changing to FM 2-0); 34-2 (changing to FM 2-01); 34-3 (changing to FM 2-33.4); and 34-130 (changing to FM 2-0.3). These are also available on the Internet.
• 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.
The 305th Military Intelligence Battalion, located in Hitt Hall Building 81401 in the MI Village Complex, was reorganized on 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 over 400 Soldiers in five separate Military Occupational Specialties. Focused on quickly producing the highest caliber MI Soldier for the war fighter, the battalion leads, trains and administratively supports all assigned and attached Soldiers.
Alpha Company serves as the Headquarters Company and trains the 96D Imagery Analyst and 98J ELINT Analyst courses utilizing fully digitized methods and instruction. Bravo Company is responsible for teaching the 33W Intelligence Electronic Warfare Systems Repair Course. The 33W course is one of the most extensive courses taught at Fort Huachuca, encompassing over 40 weeks of classroom and hands-on instruction. Echo Company is the largest of the three companies and trains the 96U Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operators Course, the 96H JSTARS Common Ground Station Operators Course and the Special Electronic Mission Aircraft Aviator Qualification Course.
Upon receipt of assignment to the 305th MI Battalion, newly assigned personnel are encouraged to visit the 305th MI Battalion homepage located on the Fort Huachuca website for additional information and points of contact.
Also located at Fort Huachuca is the 309th MI Battalion. The battalion's mission is to train Soldiers using state-of-the-art technology and methods 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 and Joint Force. The battalion manages courses for Intelligence analysts, Ground Surveillance System Operators, Counterintelligence Agents, Human Intelligence Collectors and Communication Interceptors.
The Capabilities Development Integration is setting the vision for the Military Intelligence Corps. It designs and fields the total Military Intelligence Force, Active Component and Reserve Component, develops Military Intelligence concepts, organizations, systems and training to provide quality Intelligence and Electronic Warfare support to Battalion, Brigade and Joint Task Force operations. It also implements a seamless Military Intelligence Force from "Echelons Below Corps" through "Echelons Above Corps" fully capable of operating in Joint and Combined environments.
U.S. ARMY NETWORK ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY COMMAND
U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology CU.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) is charged with operating, maintaining, and defending the Army network, the LandWarNet (LWN)—the services portion of the Global Information Grid (GIG), with the primary objective to ensure the Army's global network enterprise enables all members of the Army Team at all echelons all phases of operation. Additionally, the NETCOM commanding general is the deputy commanding general for network operations, U.S. Army Cyber Command. With its headquarters at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., the NETCOM team has 16,000 Soldiers, Civilians and contractors stationed and deployed around the world, providing direct and indirect support to Army, Joint, and Coalition war-fighting 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 enable battle command and supports missions at all echelons—from the foxhole to the White house. The command's mission is to operate, maintain, and defend the Global Network Enterprise, enabling information superiority and ensuring operating and generating forces freedom of access to the global network through all phases of Joint, interagency, intergovernmental and multinational operations. The command's vision is to become the Army's single Global Network Enterprise provider, executing full spectrum cyber operations and attaining information superiority.
U.S. ARMY INFORMATION
SYSTEMS ENGINEERING COMMAND U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command is headquartered in Greely Hall, with the bulk of the organizational elements operating out of the two Communications Management Engineering/Test Buildings (53301 and 53302) located nearby.
The command acts as the Army's lead engineer of information technology. It serves as the Army's integrator and engineer for infrastructure and force projection information systems. This supports major Army commands and installations worldwide across the wide spectrum of strategic communications systems. USAISEC's technical expertise includes systems engineering, quality assurance and acceptance, hardware and software integration and product evaluation.
The command's keynote to provide "Information for Decision" in a completely interoperable and seamless system, all the way from the National Command Authority into the theater/tactical environment, affords Soldier and civilian employees of USAISEC frequent opportunities for travel around the world to accomplish professionally challenging missions. The headquarters supports five functionally oriented directorates located at Fort Huachuca and four engineering field offices at Fort Belvoir, Va.; Fort Lee, Md.; Fort Detrick, Md.; and the Pentagon. Each of these elements draws on the highly educated and trained electronics engineers, communications specialists, computer engineers, computer scientists and specialists and a variety of skilled support and administrative personnel.
USAISEC ensures that the latest technology meets the Army's stringent standards for interoperability, and that this technology is recommended for use in fielding new systems. USAISEC therefore becomes involved in the planning and installation of specialized information systems throughout the world. The wide scope of programs includes radio and satellite systems, networks (local, campus and wide area), command centers, desktop computers, information systems in military construction and includes technologies such as fiber optics, Gigabit Ethernet, ATM, SONET, modeling, simulation and emulation. USAISEC is subordinate to the Communications-Electronics Command, which is a Major Subordinate Command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command.
UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS TRAINING CENTER 2D BATTALION, 13TH AVIATION REGIMENT
The 2d Battalion, 13TH Aviation Regiment is a partner unit at Fort Huachuca and falls under 1st Aviation Brigade, Fort Rucker, AL. 2-13TH Avn Regt 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 over 20 programs of instruction, operating 24 hours a day on three shifts, and flies over 5,000 hours a year. Currently, the 2-13TH Avn Regt is comprised of five companies. A Co is comprised of initial entry training for 15W and 15E MOS. B Co 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 Co, conducts Warrior-A and Gray Eagle UAS operator and repairer training at Libby Army Airfield. E Co is comprised of MOS-T training for 15W and 15E MOS. HHC 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.
The Defense Coordination Office-Huachuca, 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
The U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground at Fort Huachuca is part of the Department of Defense Major Range and Test Facility Base. It is the Army's premier organization for testing Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence equipment and systems. EPG has access to the 76,000 acres of the post as well as selected government and private land. EPG also has field offices at Fort Hood, Texas, and Fort Lewis, Wash.
EPG's remote location and an environment free of radio-frequency interference make it the principal Army Test Center for communication and electronic systems, including the developmental testing of C4I systems, unmanned aerial vehicles and navigation and avionics systems. EPG is capable of testing systems distributed to diverse locations, emphasizing system-of-systems tests. EPG's Virtual Electronic Proving Ground allows for testing in a combination of real, virtual and constructive environments.
Its customer base includes Army Program Managers, other military services, foreign governments and U.S. industry. EPG personnel are well trained in radio frequency technology, software development and testing, and hardware design and production.
• Performance testing of C4ISR systems from the component to a system-of-systems
• Distributed system-of-systems testing
• Electromagnetic compatibility and vulnerability of tactical electronic equipment
• Intra/interoperability of tactical, automated C4I systems
• Electronic countermeasures
• Mobile test instrumentation
EPG has developed a suite of test instrumentation that includes 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 Global Positioning System testing, propagation simulation, C4I battlefield emulation and the use of existing battle simulations in test and training activities. EPG 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.
EPG test facilities include:
• C4I Test Bed
• Antenna Test Facility
• Environmental Test Facility
• Fabrication Facilities
• EMI/EMC/TEMPEST Test Facility
• Test Control Facility
• GPS Test Facility-Antenna Test Facility
• COSPAS-SARSAT Test Facility
• Information Assurance Test Facility
TCF provides capabilities for distributed-systems testing. This is achieved with EPG's C4I Test Toolkit and with position location via radar, Position Location System technology, air surveillance and control, and meteorological monitoring. During EPG's 50 years, it has tested most of the Army's major C4I and electronic warfare systems.
• Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below
• Army Airborne Command and Control System
• Joint Tactical Radio System
• Enhanced Position Location Reporting System
• Suite of Integrated Infrared Countermeasures
• Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System
• Prophet (signals intelligence and electronic warfare system)
EPG is participating in efforts to support the Army's Brigade Combat Team, part of the Army transformation. EPG is currently responsible for C4I-related safety testing and will in the future be responsible for ensuring that the C4I systems in the Stryker armored vehicle are properly installed and functional.
EPG is embarking on an internal transformation that will provide an improved capability to support system-of-systems tests on the ground at Fort Huachuca, at remote sites such as the National Training Center and Fort Polk, La., and in a distributed fashion with multiple tests and training sites. This transformation includes the ongoing upgrade of EPG-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 firmly centered on the development of the network-centric Future Combat Systems, the current Stryker development and the individual components of the Objective Force's future communications systems. For more information, call (520) 533 8063 or (520) 821-8063 (DSN), e mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Or check out EPG online at http://www.epg.army.mil.
U.S. ARMY COMMUNICATIONS- ELECTRONICS COMMAND COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY LOGISTICS ACTIVITY
The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command Communications Security Logistics Activity is an activity of the CECOM Logistics and Readiness Center, one of three major centers in the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command headquartered at Fort Monmouth, N.J.
The mission of CSLA is to serve as the Army Communications Security Commodity Manager on behalf of the Commanding General, CECOM and to direct the operations of the Army's COMSEC Wholesale Logistics System performing all functions of an Army Materiel Command materiel readiness command. This includes the operation of the COMSEC National Inventory Control Point and the COMSEC National Maintenance Point.
CSLA also serves as the Department of the Army CIO/G6 Executive Agent, Central Procurement Activity and Policy Creation Authority for information assurance products such as guards, firewalls, in-line encryptors and intrusion detection software and hardware; and as the central Army Approving Authority for the Defense Messaging System Certification Authority Workstations.
As the HQDA Executive Agent for the Army Key Management System, the operation of the EKMS Common Tier 1 is to direct management of all COMSEC materiel through the Army COMSEC Central Office of Record. It also leads the modernization of the Army's COMSEC Distribution and Accounting, responsible for the management of the Army's COMSEC Modernization Program and worldwide automated Army Information Systems Security Program to identify Army's COMSEC requirements. CSLA directs the management of and is responsible for the conduct of Army-wide COMSEC new equipment training and customer support through a network of CSLA INFOSEC Representatives stationed in Germany; Korea; Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort Hood, Texas; and Fort Lewis, Wash.
The activity inspects and approves COMSEC facilities and the auditing of all Army COMSEC accounts throughout the world. CSLA also evaluates each physical, cryptographic, personnel and Controlled Cryptographic Item incident to determine if it is an insecurity. If so, the extent of damage to national security is evaluated, to serve as the principal Army COMSEC logistics point of contact for the National Security Agency.
JOINT CENTER OF EXCELLENCE
The HT-JCOE is a newly established Department of Defense activity that consolidates advanced training courses in the area of human intelligence to honor the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence (USD-I) goal of standardizing HUMINT skills to a common standard across all services and Department of Defense organizations. The creation of the HTJCOE represents the initiatives and advancements of the Defense HUMINT Enterprise. The HT-JCOE courses are primarily organized into three primary categories: Military Source Operations, Interrogations, and Debriefing. Headquarters, HT-JCOE is located within Tallmadge Hall (Building 62702).
The Joint Interoperability Test Command is a field command of the Defense Information Systems Agency. JITC's mission is to professionally test, operationally evaluate, and certify Information Technology (IT) capabilities for joint interoperability, enabling information dominance and increasing warfighter effectiveness for the Nation. JITC's vision is to be the experts in testing and certification, accelerating the Nation's IT dominance. JITC is the designated lead for DoD Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (C3I) support. JITC also 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 C3I systems with joint or combined interfaces is required prior to fielding to the war fighter.
JITC provides independent Operational Test and Evaluation and assessments of DISA programs to ensure that only operationally effective and suitable C3I systems are delivered to the war fighter. DISA programs include Global Command and Control System, Global Combat Support System, Defense Message System, Defense Information Systems Network Video Services Global, Department of Defense Teleport and Global Information Grid Bandwidth Expansion. JITC also serves as OTA for the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Defense Logistics Agency and other DoD organizations/agencies. JITC is dedicated to supporting the warfighters in the goal of C3I 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. JITC is located along Brainard Road near Libby Army Airfield.
JITC has a one-of-a-kind array of hardware, software and expertise spread over 14 separate 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. 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.
TEST DIRECTORATE/U.S. ARMY OPERATIONAL TEST COMMAND
The Intelligence Electronic Warfare Test Directorate (IEWTD), a forward directorate of the United States Army Operational Test Command (USAOTC) headquartered at Fort Hood, Texas, is responsible for realistic, operational, mission-based testing of current and emerging intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR); electronic warfare (EW); biometric (BM); and counter improvised explosive device (CIED) equipment and systems being developed and procured for the Army, Joint services and National Agencies.
IEWTD provides test services from operational test concept design through test execution, data collection and reduction, and test result reporting. Army program of record tests involve trained and certified Soldiers operating systems under test against validated threat scenarios in fully instrumented and controlled, operationally realistic environments. Approved modeling and simulation technology is frequently a major component of the large system-of-systems tests. Rapid Acquisition Initiative (RAI) tests are frequently planned and executed within a few weeks or months of conception in order to immediately impact the current fight.
Fort Huachuca is an excellent electromagnetic and geographic environment for field testing radio frequency-based and electro-optic systems, to include ground-based and manned and unmanned aerial systems. The local area electromagnetic environment is protected by federal and state mandates and affords permissive spectrum use and jamming. In addition, IEWTD personnel conduct operational tests of new organizational and doctrinal concepts developed by the Army Intelligence Center at Fort Huachuca. Although most tests conducted by IEWTD personnel are performed at Fort Huachuca to take advantage of existing range facilities, ideal climatic conditions, and the available electromagnetic environment, IEWTD personnel frequently conduct or participate in tests at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz.; China Lake, Calif.; White Sands Missile Range, N.M.; and elsewhere throughout the United States. IEWTD personnel also participate in the ATEC Forward Operational Assessment (FOA) program with Soldiers and Army civilians deploying to current Middle Eastern conflict areas. IEWTD personnel support the Soldier-user of ISR, EW, BM and CIED systems produced through the material acquisition and fielding process for the Army, Joint services and other customers.
IEWTD is located on Irwin Street, in Hayes Hall, Building 80706. The telephone number is (520) 538-8813/8814.
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 Support Center provides onestop 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, Ala. 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, located in Building 51005, acts as the principal advisor to the Intelligence Center and School on issues involving Reserve Component Military Intelligence. The focus of this effort is toward training and force design. Point of contact is at (520) 533-1176 or (520) 533-1177. The Training and Doctrine Command Liaison NCOs are the points of contact for all Reserve Component initial entry training personnel training at the Intelligence Center. The ARNG Liaison 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 location of the nearest commercial airport is Tucson, Ariz.
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/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 and a Non-Directional Beacon.
The main runway is equipped with a Visual Approach Slope Indicator and the secondary runway is equipped with a Precision Approach Path Indicator. The RC-12 fixed wing military aircraft is assigned to Libby Army Airfield. The RC-12 is used by the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca for training Special Electronic Mission Aircraft pilots and crews. Fort Huachuca is the U.S. Army's test and training center for sophisticated Unmanned Aerial Vehicle systems that are on the cutting edge of aerial surveillance technology. The UAVs are flown from Libby as well as two UAV runways located approximately four miles west of Libby. These vehicles 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 E Company, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion. 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.
Fort Huachuca's ceremonial units consist of the 62nd Army Band, Honor Guard and B Troop, 4th Regiment, U.S. Cavalry (Memorial). They participate in military ceremonies and promote U.S. Army heritage and tradition. Additionally, they support civic organizations and functions throughout the southwestern United States to strengthen Army community relations and stimulate recruiting.
B TROOP, 4TH REGIMENT,
U.S. CAVALRY (MEMORIAL)
The glamour and excitement of charging cavalry is only part of the reason Fort Huachuca's B Troop, 4th Regiment, U.S. Cavalry (Memorial) in the most popular unit of its kind in Arizona.
Formed in mid-1973 to keep alive the heritage and flavor of Fort Huachuca's cavalry beginnings, the troop originally was only a post ceremonial unit. Today, the members regularly attend civilian events and appear off-post more often than on.
Mounted on McClellan saddles and dressed in the Army blue and gold or field garb of the 1880s—complete with sabers and carbines—the Soldiers of the troop have appeared throughout the southwest. The number of appearances grows constantly, as does the number of requests. The troop has appeared in numerous Tournament of Roses Parades, centennial statehood celebrations in Montana and Wyoming, and the Holiday Bowl Parade, just to name a few.
Under its official name, B Troop, 4th Regiment, U.S. Cavalry (Memorial), the group honors a unit that served at Fort Huachuca during the 1880s. The troop has about 20 active volunteer members and many more auxiliary and associate members. Its role is the largest of all memorial military cavalry units to be found both in Arizona and the U.S. Army.
The work of the troop may appear romantic, but it is far from dreamy. In fact, for the more avid members, B Troop is practically a second full-time job, considering that most appearances are on weekends. Many hours of preparation are spent behind the scenes for every performance. But the troopers volunteer their time freely and display the confident care, esprit and pride that come from being in the horse cavalry and knowing they are a U.S. Army and Fort Huachuca showcase unit. For additional information on the unit, 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. They present the colors at various parades and activities, and render honors with the salute battery on appropriate occasions. The Honor Guard is comprised 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) 533-5661 for more information.
62ND ARMY BAND
In its daily activities, the 62nd Army Band demonstrates that it is "more than just a marching band." Comprised of approximately 40 multitalented Soldiers, the 62nd Army Band fields a Concert Band, Ceremonial Band, the Showband of the Southwest, Dixieland Band, Brass and Woodwind Quintets, dinner music combos and even vocal soloists and ensembles.
In fulfilling its primary mission, the 62nd Army Band is not only on call to support the military ceremonies of Fort Huachuca, but those of military installations throughout the Southwest. Supporting military ceremonies, however, just scratches the surface of the 62nd Army Band's responsibilities. Probably the most visible unit to the public from Fort Huachuca, the band logs tens of thousands of miles in travel representing the post throughout the southwestern United States.
The 62nd Army Band has won a special place in the hearts of local citizens by actively supporting the many community events and holidays in Cochise, Pima and Santa Cruz counties. Further away from the post, the band supports district recruiting offices in Nevada, California and Utah, as well as the recruiting requirements throughout Arizona. This support consists of performing in parades, conducting public concerts and conducting concerts and music clinics for high school students.
In addition to the musical requirements, band personnel must demonstrate knowledge of military topics, complete common task testing, take physical training tests and meet weapons qualification requirements just like any other Soldier.