Fort Huachuca Army Base

United States Army Intelligence Center, Network Enterprise Technology Command, Electronics Proving Ground, 11th Signal Brigade, 1st Battalion, 210th Aviation, 111th Military Intelligence Brigade

50010 Smith Street  Fort Huachuca, AZ  85613

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ABOUT

Fort Huachuca is a United States Army installation, established March 3, 1877 as Camp Huachuca. From 1913 to 1933 the fort was the base for the “Buffalo Soldiers” of the 10th Cavalry Regiment. During the buildup of World War II.  Currently, it has over 18,000 people on post during the peak working hours of 0700 and 1600 on week days, making it one of the busiest Army installations.

The post serves as headquarters of the Army Military Auxiliary Radio System. Major tenant units include the US Army Network Enterprise Technology Command and the US Army Intelligence Center.There are two museums located on Fort Huachuca – the Ft. Huachuca Museum, which showcases the history of the US Army in the American Southwest; and The US Army Intelligence Museum which offers exhibits pertaining to the evolution of US Army intelligence.

 

Libby Army Airfield is on post and shares its runway with Sierra Vista Municipal Airport. It was an alternate landing location for the space shuttle, but it was never used as such.

 

The fort has a radar-equipped aerostat, one of a series maintained for the Drug Enforcement Administration by Harris Corporation. The aerostat is northeast of Garden Canyon and supports the DEAdrug interdiction mission by detecting low-flying aircraft attempting to enter the United States from Mexico.

 

Fort Huachuca was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976 and was the location of the 2007 Conseil International du Sport Militaire Military World Games.

 

At any given time, there are over 5,600 Military, 8,000 Civilians and over 11,000 family members assigned to Fort Huachuca

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ARRIVAL

Fort Huachuca is located in Cochise County, in southeast Arizona, about 15 miles north of the border with Mexico and at the northern end of the Huachuca Mountains, next to the town of Sierra Vista. 

 

Officers should sign the register at the organization to which they have been assigned. Newly assigned enlisted Soldiers should report to the battalion or brigade S-1 of the unit to which they are assigned, during or after duty hours.

Individual reservists, regardless of rank, will report to the Mobilization and Military/Civilian Support Office in Room B-20 of Building 31122 (Alchesay Barracks) for in-processing on the first duty day after arrival. ​

Resources

TRICARE Information and News

 

For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.

 

Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.

 

The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.

FOR THE CHILDREN
 

To be enrolled in an Arizona school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 1st of the school year. Check with the school for other requirements.

 

In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.

 

Accomodation School District

 

If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.

 
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER

Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.

 

​If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.

 

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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.

 

Child Care Aware:

Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.

 

Military Children and Teens Resource Guide

 

Cochise County Human Resources 520-432-9710
Helps families live safe, healthy and successful lives. It fulfills this mission by providing children, youth, families and adults care, services and treatment to thrive in their homes and communities.

 

Cochise County Child & Family Services 520-458-7348
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.

 

Huachuca City Animal Shelter 520-456-1337
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.

 

Cochise County Health Department 520-803-3900

 

Sheriff 520-432-9500

Base Operator 520-533-2330

 

Chaplain 520-533-2366

 

Dental Headquarters 520-533-3147

 

ID/CAC Card Processing 520-533-3611

 

Information and Referral 520-533-2330

 

Legal Services and JAG 520-533-2009

 

Medical Appointments 520-533-9200

 

Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-8255

Housing

Fort Huachuca is one of the largest family housing establishments in the Department of the Army. It has 1,954 units. Of that total, 218 units are designated as officers’ quarters, and 1,736 units are listed as adequate enlisted quarters. Call 520-533-3611.

Cimmaron Estates

4.5 miles from base

Developing community with about 15 homes currently and more being built each month. Consists of mostly Military and Border Patrol residents. Shopping, library, post office and more within walking distance.

Pueblo Del Sol

5.8 miles from base

Custom built homes are on the golf course with access to running and biking trails. Many schools within 10 miles.

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Community

The city has a fairly stable climate with very little humidity. However, the North American Monsoon can bring torrential rain during the months of July and August and will produce almost half the yearly rainfall in just those two months alone.

 

Due to the dry climate the rest of the year and the city’s high elevation, temperatures in the winter range 20-40 degrees F on average and temperatures in the summer range 68-85 degrees F on average.

 

Snow is not a common sight on the streets of Sierra Vista though some years the city can receive several inches of snow and other years it will receive none. However, a snow capped Miller Peakand Carr Peak in the Huachuca Mountains is a common sight for 4 – 5 months every year.

The overall cost of living index in Sierra Vista, AZ is 97, which is 2% lower than the Arizona average and 3% lower than the national average.
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Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Sierra Vista, AZ are 4% lower than the Arizona average and 6% lower than the national average.

Adjacent to the post, Sierra Vista, at an elevation of 4,625 feet, boasts a spectacular view of the surrounding mountain ranges. With a population of nearly 44,000, it is one of the fastest-growing communities in Arizona and is the business and cultural center of Cochise County.
 
Sierra Vista is the shopping center for Cochise County and parts of northern Mexico.  A wide variety of cultural and family-oriented activities are offered during the year, Art in the Park arts and crafts sale, the Southwest Wings birding festival and the longest continuously running Christmas parade in the state of Arizona.
 
Sierra Vista is known as the “hummingbird capital of the United States.” In nearby Ramsey Canyon, 14 species of hummingbirds and hundreds of other birds, mammals, reptiles and plants may be observed and photographed.
 
Within an easy drive are the hiking trails and breathtaking scenery of the Cochise Stronghold in the Dragoon Mountains, Chiricahua National Monument and beautiful Madera Canyon in Santa Cruz County.

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