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Fort Hunter Liggett Army Base - Monterey, CA




Combat Soldiers don't just show up and head out on missions without being checked in and briefed. This video by the 198th Regional Support Group Headquarters and Headquarters Company shows what's involved to facilitate a reception, staging, onward-movement, and integration (RSOI) mission, June 25 - July 14 during their annual training exercise, coordinated in support of the Army Reserve's #CSTX 91-18-01, (Combat Support Training Exercise). (Arizona Army National Guard video by Staff Sgt. Brian A. Barbour)

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It's World Snake Day! Yesssssssss, they are creatures to sssssssselebrate, as they eat rodents and sometimes other snakes. Most are harmless to humans, but even the rattlesnake has its place in the ecosystem. Check out the gopher snake, a handsome reptile for ssssssssssssure.

Shark Awareness Day is July 15. While the great white shark is found in California waters, there are many others that are good catches for sportsmen. Some are also quite unusual, such as the leopard shark.

The FHL Sports Center would like to improve services - garrison workforce, tenants and residents, please take this QUICK survey to help.

The 315th Engineer Battalion mustered during the Combat Support Training Exercise, July 12. (Photo by Maj. Michael Dyrdahl) Participating are:

315th Engineer Battalion - Camp Pendleton, CA

HHC, 315 EN BN - Camp Pendleton, CA

FSC, 315 EN BN - Camp Pendleton, CA

350 EN CO (RC) - Bell, CA

374 EN CO (SAPPER) - Concord, CA

386 EN CO (RC) - Las Vegas, NV

801 EN CO (ECC) - Vallejo, CA

322 EN CO (EVC) - Las Vegas, NV

450 EN DET(-)(AC) - working for the 350th - Sorrento Valley, CA

485 EN DET(-) (AC) - working for the 386th - Las Vegas, NV

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Heat illness can be life-threatening.

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Army Reserve Spc. Joseph K. Reinhard, a petroleum specialist with the 900th Quartermaster Company based in El Paso, Texas, monitors the flow of JP-8 jet fuel as 14,000 gallons of fuel is pumped from a tanker into a 20,000 gallon collapsible tank at a refueling point, July 5, 2018 at Fort Hunter Liggett, California. The 900th QM is at Fort Hunter Liggett for a training mission in support of Combat Support Training Exercise (CSTX) 91-18-01, an exercise conducted by the Army Reserve’s 91st Training Division. (Arizona Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Brian A. Barbour) #CSTX911801

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Images of San Francisco's 146th Evacuation Hospital (400 Bed), California National Guard during the field training exercise portion of their annual field training at Hunter Liggett Military Reservation. The units training cycle was held at Fort Ord and Hunter Liggett Military Reservation, 17 June-1 July 1961. -- California Military Department Historical Collection #ThrowbackThursday

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Los Padres National Forest officials raised fire restrictions July 3 to prohibit campfires anywhere on the Forest except in designated campgrounds. Due to increasing hazards associated with the seasonal decline of fuel moisture levels and predicted fire weather, Forest officials today announced that a ban on recreational target shooting throughout the Forest will take effect on July 7, 2018.
Under the Forest Order, discharging a firearm is prohibited in all areas of Los Padres National Forest
except in the designated target ranges at Winchester Canyon Gun Club and the Ojai Valley Gun Club.
Zone "A" rifle deer season, which includes the majority of Los Padres National Forest, opens August 11,
2018. Zone "D-13," which includes the Mt. Pinos Ranger District and parts of the Ojai Ranger District,
opens October 13, 2018. A person hunting during open hunting season for a game bird or mammal as
specified in the laws of the State of California and having a valid California hunting license in his or her
possession may discharge a firearm at legal game birds or mammals.
A violation of this prohibition is punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an
organization, or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both. Law Enforcement Officers will be
strictly enforcing this Forest Order in all areas of the Forest.
This restriction will remain in effect until the end of fire season in late autumn.

Great horned owls are common in our area, and they are more often heard than seen. This one, in a phone photo taken by FHL employee Allie Vallery at the post's dog park, stood out just a little from the tree branches in silhouette one evening. Do you have any cool wildlife photos from the area to share with us? #WildlifeWednesday

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Suicide Awareness Message

Avoid dehydration in the heat!

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NOTICE: There are heavy training activities throughout
the summer, and civilians traveling through post on Nacimiento-Fergusson Road are strongly advised to stay on paved roads to get to State Highway 1. Fort Hunter Liggett is a Federal property and wandering off Nacimiento-Ferguson Road is trespassing and is a serious safety concern. In addition to military training, there is wildlife to watch out for, and heat exhaustion is a possibility that the public is urged to take into consideration while traveling through the post. There is no gas station from
post to the coast so make sure you have enough gas. Finally, there is high risk of wildfires due to the hot and dry weather. DO NOT empty cigarette containers or flick cigarette butts into the grass or road, or park on dry brush.

For non-emergency 24/7 customer service or to inquire about the status of public roads on post, call 831-386-2513. For roads in Los Padres National Forest/Big Sur/State Hwy 1 call CALTRANS at 805-549-3138/3318 or 831-422-0396. For recorded CALTRANS road closure information: 800-427-7623.
For general information about Fort Hunter Liggett, visit our website at or call 386-2682.

Calling all vets!

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NOTICE: Hunting and fishing on FHL are closed until Aug. 19 due to training. We will let you know if hunting or fishing areas open up before then.

Did you make it to the King City July 4 Parade? Riding in the parade were FHL garrison commander Col. Kerry Norman and the new deputy commander, Lt. Col. Jason McKenzie (back seat) and the new garrison HHC commander, Maj. Michael Dyrdahl. (Photo by Ryan Cronk, King City Rustler)

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#ThrowbackThursday It was an occasion to let the children out of school to watch. Read on...

Effective immediately, the following restrictions will be in effect in the Los Padres National Forest through late autumn:

* No open fires, campfires or charcoal fires will be permitted outside of developed recreation sites or designated Campfire Use Sites even with a valid California Campfire Permit. Lanterns and portable stoves using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel will be permitted, but only with a valid California Campfire Permit, which are available free-of-charge on the Forest website and at any Forest Service office. Forest visitors must clear all flammable material for five feet in all directions from their camp stove, have a shovel available, and ensure that a responsible person attends the stove at all times during use.

* Smoking is prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle, building, or a designated Campfire Use Site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.

* Internal combustion engines may be operated only on roads or designated trails. This restriction is in effect year-round. Please make sure your engine is tuned, operating properly, and has an approved spark arrester.

“The moisture levels are approaching a critical threshold. Combine that with warm temperatures and high winds and we have all the ingredients for fire starts,” Los Padres Deputy Forest Fire Management Officer Jim Harris said. “The most important thing is for forest visitors to be aware of their surroundings and exercise caution when conditions are ripe for a wildfire.”

For a list of Developed Recreation Sites and Campfire Use Sites in Los Padres National Forest, or further information regarding Fire-Safe Camping, < Caution- > or contact the Forest Service district office nearest you.

Arizona Army National Guard Soldiers with the 198th Regional Support Group Headquarters and Headquarters Company based in Phoenix, conduct a flag raising ceremony to celebrate Independence Day, July 4, 2018, at Fort Hunter Liggett. The unit is here for a 21-day training mission in support of Combat Support Training Exercise (CSTX) 91-18-01, an exercise conducted by the Army Reserve’s 91st Training Division. (Arizona Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Brian A. Barbour)

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This should ease traffic on the Nacimiento-Fergusson Road.