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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.