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ARMY EDITION | 05.10.2019 | Vol. 09 | No.18

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JBLE-Eustis hosts H2F Industry Day By Tech. Sgt. Robert Hicks


The U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training and the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command hosted the Holistic Health and Fitness Industry Day and Exposition April 30-May 1 at JBLE-Eustis. Holistic Health and Fitness is a comprehensive, integrated, and immersive health and fitness system that promotes physical, spiritual, nutritional and mental readiness. The goal for TRADOC’s H2F Industry Day was for companies to showcase products and services that can provide the Army with effective solutions within the H2F system. “The intent of industry day was twofold – one to introduce H2F to a wide audience of vendors, scientists, researchers and DoD personnel, and two to seek information and relationships with groups, agencies and individuals who can assist us in the development journey ahead,” said Michael McGurk, director of Research and Analysis Directorate at the CIMT. “From my observations and those that were provided to me, I would say the event was highly successful on both accounts.” Throughout industry day the focus was centered on smart training equipment, performance assessment and data analysis, physical equipment and storage solutions, cognitive enhancement, injury prevention and nutrition. “H2F is still growing and developing,” McGurk said. “We are working closely with all our in-

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U.S. Army Maj. Joseph Flores, Center for Initial Military Training Army combat fitness test instructor officer in charge, demonstrates the standing power throw component of the ACFT to members of the health and fitness industry at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, April 30, 2019. The ACFT will replace the current Army physical fitness test by October 2020.

dustry partners to help us make our system better, and if their products can be adapted to benefit the Army, we will use it.”Innovation is already happening with H2F across the Army. More than 5,000 instructors for the Army combat fitness test have been trained and over 3,000 lanes of equipment are already in the field. There are 31 units in the United States Army Forces Command with physical therapist and athletic trainers on hand with more assets and resource arriving daily.” During the two-day event, ACFT instructors demonstrated the new test to leadership and explained the different categories. “The ACFT testing is a small part of the H2F which helps us assess how well you are doing in one of the major components of what is actually a much larger system,” McGurk said. The ACFT is a six-event test

that includes deadlift, standing power throw, hand-release pushups, sprint-drag-carry, leg tuck and the two-mile run. The test is age- and gender-neutral. It’s designed to provide Soldiers with a modern assessment of their physical fitness and help them maintain a high level of fitness while ensuring they are capable of handling physically demanding combat situations. “It is very difficult to do well, to get better and improve, if you don’t have a system in place that helps you,” McGurk said. “H2F is the system the U.S. Army will use to improve readiness across all domains of fitness and health. It will increase unit and Soldier readiness to fight and deploy and ultimately improve their lives not just in the military, but in long term for life. The healthy components and learning of the H2F system are lifelong changes than benefit all.”

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A new memorandum of agreement between the Defense Department and the Office of Personnel Management promises to reduce the cost for training for defense employees and enhance the training experience. The two agencies signed the memo May 3, making OPM’s “USALearning” program DOD’s partner as the “centralized source for training, education, and domain-specific expertise.” The agreement will save DOD money and will make training employees easier, said Lisa Hershman, DOD’s acting chief management officer. The move also is squarely aligned with the president’s management agenda, she added. “Talking about the USALearning reform initiative is actually very exciting,” Hershman said. “You know the president’s management agenda has prioritized three areas of reform: information technology modernization, data transparency and accountability, and the workforce of the 21st century. This reform initiative is one of those rare initiatives that addresses all three.” As part of the agreement, DOD will centralize the creation, procurement and distribution for online learning and training programs for its employees. As many as 50,000 courses exist across 161 training distribution platforms within DOD, Hershman said. Consolidating Platforms The partnership will help consolidate DOD learning technology software platforms, associated cloud server delivery platforms, licensing, and related training and education activities through the USALearning shared services center. The partnership is expected to produce a DODwide common course catalog and online access portal hosted by USALearning, as well as a DOD-wide

common record repository. Partnering with OPM is expected to save the DOD $22 million in 2020, and over the next five years, it’s projected to save $122 million. Hershman noted that some 40,000 employees move from one DOD agency to another each year, often requiring them to repeat mandatory online training they’d already completed at their previous agency. The partnership with OPM will mean not only a centralized course catalog for training, but also centralized learning records so that when employees move, they will not have to retake training. "This is a pivotal step in becoming easier to do business with, and that’s usually thought of in terms of our customers and our constituents,” Hershman said. “But this is actually one that will greatly reduce the complexity for our employees.” Benefits Go Beyond DOD-OPM Partnership Acting OPM Director Margaret Weichert said that working with DOD, considering its size, will benefit not just DOD and OPM, but the rest of government as well. “We’re now at a place where we can actually leverage the scale that we’ve got and take it to the next level,” Weichert said. “This partnership is obviously going to benefit DOD, but it benefits the broader government environment as well. It leverages the shared infrastructure, and it leverages data,” she continued. “Looking at a large population like the DOD population -- the largest population in government -- and being able to consistently look at how we are training what the outcomes are, what does that mean for mobility in terms of serving the mission, the agility of the workforce, responding to new changes in this mission? The learnings we’re going to get here will enable us to do more for the rest of government, at scale.”


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JBLE hosts Holocaust Days of Remembrance event By Senior Airman Delaney Gonzales


Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. – A still photograph captures a quaint farmhouse tucked away in the heart of France. A sense of peace seeps through the image; however, the picture has more to tell than what meets the eye. Two young girls used this farmhouse as a place of refuge during a time of fear, war and genocide. JBLE-Eustis hosted a Holocaust Days of Remembrance event April 29 to honor the survivors, the people who spoke out against injustice and the individuals who lost their lives during the Holocaust. During these times of anguish, families were forced to make difficult choices in order to protect the lives of their children. “My family, like so many desperate others at the time, had to make the drastic decision to send their children to a safe home away from the danger of war,” said Nicole Yancey, Holocaust survivor. “It is very unlikely that my mother would have trusted a stranger to take care of her two little girls have it not been for some tragic circumstance. And it is very unlikely that if my mother decided to keep her two little girls with her that we would have survived.” “I’m here today as an adult, who in her early childhood survived a brutal carnage,” she added. “My story is not the only one.”

During the ceremony six candles were lit ceremoniously. Each candle represented one million lives lost during the Holocaust. These figures shed light of the many stories that will go untold due to the heinous acts that occurred during the time period of 1933 to 1945. “An event like this is important because we need to pause and take a moment to connect with our history,” said Col. Frederick Crist, 597th Transportation Brigade commander. “Being able to hear Ms. Yancey’s story allows us to connect to that really terrible period of time in a very personal way.” Personal connections to stories of tragedies like this help military members understand the importance of answering the call to duty. “The military members who participated in the liberation of the concentration camps brought an end of period of trauma to an entire group of people,” added Crist. “There may be a time where we are called to do something similar. So I think if we are able to focus all the time and energy we put into building readiness into something that’s tangible, it makes our day-to-day efforts more meaningful because you’re able to connect it to a bigger purpose.” Survivors of the Holocaust are living pieces of history. Their stories can be used as a tool to learn from the past and move toward a brighter future, one in which diversity is celebrated. We are all different, that’s what makes our wealth, concluded Yancey.

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La Gossonniere is the farm where Nicole Yancey, a Holocaust survivor, and her sister hid during the Holocaust.

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U.S. Army Col. Frederick Crist, 597th Transportation Brigade commander, presents Nicole Yancey, a Holocaust survivor, with an award during a Holocaust Days of Remembrance event at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, April 29, 2019.

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Audience members pray together at the opening of a Holocaust Days of Remembrance event at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, April 29, 2019. • Peninsula Warrior - Army • May 10, 2019

Lady Raptors win MBA Championship By Airman 1st Class Alexandra Singer


Joint Base Langley-Eustis’ women’s basketball team, the Lady Raptors, took home the Military Basketball Association Finals championship trophy, April 14, 2019 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Lady Raptors season began back in August with tryouts for the team. The team consisted of women from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and military dependents. The tournaments didn’t begin until after a period of conditioning games for the team. From October 2018 – January 2019, the team competed against local colleges and uni-

versities to train for the bigger tournament games. “We had to come up with our own schedule and our own program,” said U.S. Air Force Retired Bruce Smith, Lady Raptors coach. “The men’s team have sponsors and a program in place, these ladies didn’t. They did it all themselves.” After conditioning for a few months, the tournament games started in January. The final tournament ended with the Lady Raptors taking the win, 86-76. The team they won against was also a semi-pro team from Las Vegas. According to Smith, the win was even more meaningful considering the team they

played are trying to go pro. “It was good competition,” said U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tiffany Cross, 440th Supply Chain Operations Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge, Training Section. “We had to put in the work. I was excited because we hadn’t taken first place in a tournament all season long.” Along with winning the tournament, the team also had MBA MVP/Player of the Year, MBA Women’s Coach of the Year and MBA All Tournament Player Award. “We’re a family, I think we really came together,” said U.S. Army Captain Octavia Blackwell, Delta Company 1-222D Company commander. “So many different personalities, it got to the point prior to the championship game where we knew what everyone brought to the table and we pulled on that.” The team did have a few obstacles throughout the season.


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The Joint Base Langley-Eustis Lady Raptors and their coach, U.S. Air Force Retired Bruce Smith, pose for a photo at the Military Basketball Association Finals tournament game, at Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 14, 2019.

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Aircrew Airmen arrive for Checkered Flag 19-1 By Airman 1st Class Monica Roybal 325TH FIGHTER WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, FLA.

The 325th Fighter Wing kicked off the first day of a two weeklong Checkered Flag exercise at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, May 6, 2019. The 325th FW partnered with members from Air Combat Command, Air Education and Training Command, Air Mobility Command and U.S. Air Forces Europe, to participate in the exercise. The realistic training environment is meant to improve interoperability essential for operational success. This is the first Checkered Flag exercise at Tyndall AFB since Hurricane Michael struck the base in October 2018. Although the area is in a state of recovery, base



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leaders are also focused on Airmen resiliency and ability to execute their mission. “Executing this exercise months after the hurricane is a great example of how important Tyndall’s mission set is for the Air Force,” said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Vaimana Conner, 83rd Fighter Weapons Squadron commander. “As important as it is to execute this exercise, we’ve made sure that we’ve prioritized making sure that we are good hosts and we are able to support the 800 incoming personnel.” Conner explained how Tyndall has welcomed members from the 67th Fight Squadron, the 494th Fighter Squadron and the 94th Fighter Squadron. Personnel including aircrew, crew chiefs, weapons and munitions members, and communication members








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An F-22 Raptor taxis on the runway during Checkered Flag 19-1 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, May 6, 2019. The exercise will allow the multiple commands to participate in realistic, dynamic scenarios where dueling squadrons will execute Air Force combat tactics as well and replicate threat tactics against one another.

have also arrived from Moody Air Force Base, Tinker Air Force Base and Whiteman Air Force Base. The Checkered Flag exercise will allow the multiple commands to participate in realistic, dynamic scenarios where dueling squadrons will execute Air Force combat tactics and replicate threat tactics against one another. The exercise will also help keep par-

ticipating Airmen mission-capable by testing their ability to rapidly respond and deploy to crisis situations on a global scale. “It’s an awesome presence of airpower,” Conner said. “It really gives you an appreciation of what air dominance and air superiority the Air Force is able to bring to any fight.”












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An F-22 Raptor pilot prepares to take flight during Checkered Flag 19-1 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, May 6, 2019. This is the first Checkered Flag exercise at Tyndall AFB since Hurricane Michael devastated the base in October, 2018. • Peninsula Warrior - Army • May 10, 2019

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mize use of the existing ramp, hangar, airspace, and range capacity while increasing pilot production and training readiness of U.S. Air Force fighter pilots. For questions or additional information, please contact 5th Generation FTU Public Affairs at (757) 276-8556 or and put ATTN: 5th Gen Fighter Optimization EIS on all correspondence. Scoping comments on the proposed action may be submitted via the public website at through June 24, 2019. Submit written comments to ATTN: 5th GEN FTU EIS, 2261 Hughes Ave., Suite 155; JBSA Lackland, TX 782369835. For FedEx and UPS Deliveries mail to: AFCEC/CZN 5th GEN FTU EIS, 3515 S General McMullen, Suite 155, San Antonio, TX 78226.



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Firefighters on base wait for direction from the incident commander during an exercise on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, April 25, 2019. Firefighters were in gear for hours as the exercise took place.


Members of Emergency Management look over a member of Explosive Ordinance D Langley- Eustis, Virginia, April 25, 2019. Organizations on base worked late through th

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marcus M. Bullock

Participants during an exercise gather to discuss their plan of action on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, April 25, 2019. Multiple organizations on base joined together to help successfully accomplish their missions during the exercise.

A group of Airmen gather to discuss the triage techniques they used during an exercise on Joint Base Langley- Eustis, Virginia, April 25, 2019. This group had to handle roughly 20 simulated victims during the exercise.

Devices used by Emergency Management during an exercise on Joint Base LangleyEustis, Virginia on April 25, 2019. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marcus M. Bullock

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Members from the Security Forces on base coordinate during an exercise on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, April 25, 2019. Security Forces had to set up a perimeter during the exercise to simulate a real-world scenario. • Peninsula Warrior - Army • May 10, 2019


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Firefighters on base help guide simulated victims to a makeshift triage center during an exercise on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, April 25, 2019. The firefighters had to guide over ten simulated victims to the makeshift triage center where they could receive first aid.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marcus M. Bullock

A simulated victim waits in an ambulance after receiving treatment from U.S. Air Force Airmen during an exercise on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, April 25, 2019. Simulated victims had to act out an array of ailments during the exercise.

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Amanda Rosado, 633d Aerospace Medicine Squadron flight operational medical technician, helps bandage a simulated victim during an exercise.

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A member of Explosive Ordinance Disposal walks back after inspecting a suspicious device during an exercise on Joint Base Langley- Eustis, Virginia, April 25, 2019. Members of Explosive Ordinance Disposal had a simulated detonation of the explosive ordinance later in the exercise.

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A masked used to administer oxygen to simulated victims during an exercise on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, April 25, 2019.

A robot is deployed by Explosive Ordinance Disposal during an exercise on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, April 25, 2019. Robots like these can often go up to suspicious packages and disarm or detonate them, helping to save human life.

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In the small hours of Easter morning, a fleet of five Landing Craft Mechanized MK-8s (LCM-8) from the 1098th Transportation Detachment of 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary), set sail from Ft. Eustis, Virginia, to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. They would join the Virginia Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion and the 111th Field Artillery Regiment to load and mount the 105 mm M119 Howitzer. The conception for a riverine fire mission is nothing new, but it would be the first time since the Vietnam War it has been done. It would take Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Horn, who took responsibility of 1098th TD in 2016, to resurrect the concept. “I’m a 13 Bravo and was with an artillery unit, so when I started to look into the history of the unit to familiarize myself with it, I was shocked to see that the modern day utility vessel was used as an artillery platform in the Vietnam War,” said Horn. Once the concept was brought up to Lt.Col. Damien Boffardi, 11th Battalion, 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) commander , he recognized the relevance that this would give the watercraft units in a near-peer environment, and propelled the project forward. 1st Lt. Zach Wilson, executive officer of 1098th TD, details the progression by stating that Boffardi and the S-3 of 11th Battalion oversaw operation planning as Capt. Claudia Casso, Commander

of 1098 TD, and her unit planned the tactical movement and mission planning. The 111th Field Artillery Regiment, jumped on board the opportunity to conduct the riverine mission with the watercraft and were instrumental in re-developing the method used to secure the Howitzer fast and effectively to the watercraft. “I literally had to read old doctrine from Vietnam and dig to find faded black and white photos to start getting an idea of where to start,” said Virginia Army National Guard Capt. Daniel Tarrant, 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery Regiment. “They were using different artillery and did not have digital equipment, so it was quite a big learning curve.” Sfc. Teran Alford, Battalion Master Gunner for 111th FA said, “When I first heard about this mission, I was excited. My job as Master Gunner is to ensure my soldiers are shooting rounds. I don’t care if we are shooting from a hill, forest, or a boat. If we’re shooting artillery I’m all for it.” The first challenge for the artillery unit was stability on the landing craft. Sandbags, composite bulkheads and platforms were fabricated to secure the Howitzer to the vessel. Once secure, the challenge would be how the recoil would affect the set up. According to Capt. Tarrant, the largest challenge came later on in the digital communication during the dry fire missions. “We weren’t receiving our

U.S. Army photo by Spc. Travis Teate

Soldiers from the Virginia Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery Regiment, prepare to fire a 105mm 1119 Howitzer on an Army Landing Craft Mechanized (LCM-8) Watercraft from 1098th Transportation Detachment, 11th Trans. Battalion, 7th Trans. Brigade (Expeditionary) in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 25, 2019. Adapting the 1119 Howitzer to be secured to the LCM took fabrication and ingenuity, due to the fact that this has not been done since the Vietnam War, so no modern doctrine exist.

fire mission from the lead vessel with the fire direction center. Having it loiter in the area made it difficult to receive information. Once the boat banked itself, we had no problems. These are the types of problems that we could not foresee and what make this exercise so valuable,” he said. On the watercraft side of the operations, the biggest challenge was how to hold the vessel still with an extreme level of precision. “Firing accurately isn’t the only job of the gun crew, they have to shoot-and-move to avoid return fire,” Horn said. “There is a fine balance between beaching the vessel to a point that it is stable enough to fire, and not be so beached that it cannot pull itself off the bank to leave when the firing is complete.

This is a job that is usually on the gun crew, but now resided on the vessel crew.” Firing started early in the morning on the coastal range and all the kinks were worked out the day before. Boffardi would be the first person to fire an artillery round off of an LCM in 50 years and the first person to fire an artillery round for 111th artillery in 70 years. “Reaching back to veteran doctrine and utilizing it in today’s military environment, to be on the forefront of operational change and to potentially affect how the Army fights is extraordinary,” Boffardi said. “Not only were asset capabilities expanded, so were the operational abilities of the Soldiers. All around, this was a fantastic opportunity for the 11th Transportation Battalion, and we are

proud to have been a part of it.” “We embrace every opportunity we get to train with Reserve and National Guard units, knowing that we will certainly work together in any real world contingency. The partnership between 11th Trans BN and 111th FA is a great example of Total Force integration.” Capt. Tarrant felt that the overall riverine artillery mission was a “booming success” with great lessons learned. “Once we were set up, we fired just like any other mission. Out of the 20 rounds that were fired, 17 were spot on. Our Forward Observers said the three that did miss were in a tight group, so I can lend that to the 13-knot wind gust we were receiving today.” • Peninsula Warrior - Army • May 10, 2019


Arrow Spark, JFWORX bringing the light to JBLE By Tech. Sgt. Robert Hicks


Airmen assigned to Joint Base Langley-Eustis worked alongside the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Junior Force Warfighter Operations in RX team to come up with an innovative way to solve an aging lighting issue using the Arrow Spark program. The two teams came up with the idea to use a lightweight extender to change several lights in the 733d Logistics Readiness Squadron mobility warehouse that hadn’t been changed in more than 10 years. They replaced old metal halide lightbulbs with new LED lights. Arrow Spark is a program modeled to bridge the challenges of rapid innovation at the unit-level while navigating the administrative hurdles of compliance that often impede the velocity of change. JFWORX works toward a similar mission, providing junior military officers and civilians the opportunity to engage in rapid development projects of immediate benefit to the warfighter. “The old hangar facility built up a mezzanine and the floor rating was not strong enough to support a man lift, so we came up with the plan to use a lightweight extender pole with an attachment,” said Christopher Falkowski, facilities engineer with the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate. According to Falkowski, using the lightweight extender to reach up 35 feet in the air to switch out bulbs seems to have never been done before. JFWORX will pass the idea along to other bases that may have a similar issue.

“We had to figure out a way to help them change out these lights,” Falkowski said. “The unit works 24/7 supplying the base with individual protective equipment under ambient light conditions. In some cases, personnel were having to wear headlights or use temporary flood lights to find equipment.” An Airman who works in the warehouse explained how all but one of their lights were out, making it difficult to do their job at times. “We have been trying to get new lights since 2011,” said Master Sgt. Jennifer Meurer, 192nd Wing. “This is amazing. The unit has been working under natural lighting conditions for some time now, so these six new lights will help us be more efficient when it comes to finding and storing new equipment.” For more information, or to submit an innovative idea through the Arrow Spark program, contact Capt. Robert Honea at 757-2256560.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marcus M. Bullock

Christopher Falkowski, facilities engineer with Engineering Services & Support Branch of the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, looks through binoculars to see if the light bulb is securely in its socket at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, April 30, 2019.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marcus M. Bullock

One of the old light bulbs removed from a socket at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, April 30, 2019. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marcus M. Bullock

JD Bales, mechanical engineer with the Propulsion, Structures & Manufacturing Enterprise Branch of the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, lifts a new light bulb into place.

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DOD medical labs develop technologies to save lives, enhance performance By David Vergun


One of many areas Defense Department research labs focus on is medicine. Some of their innovative work was on display April 25 during the third biennial DOD Lab Day at the Pentagon. MILD TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY More than 92,000 service members sustained at least one traumatic brain injury between 2010-12, with about 85 percent of those classified as mild, or mTBI, according to Anna E. Tschiffely, a researcher at the Naval Medical Research Center ’s neurotrauma department. Of those with an mTBI, an average of 10%-15% report chronic problems, such as post traumatic stress disorder or other systems continuing months or longer after the incident. This could significantly impact a service member ’s health and ability to function, she said. The lab developed an assessment tool that could lead to earlier clinical diagnoses, which could result in increased treatment opportunities and improved overall quality of life, she said. The assessment includes monitoring cortisol, luteinizing hormones and testosterone levels as well as other indicators. EXPOSURE TO BLAST OVERPRESSURE TBI resulting from exposure to blast overpressure, or BOP, has been on the rise, said Usmah Kawoos, a researcher at NMRC’s neurotrauma department. Blast

overpressure is caused by shock waves, such as from explosions. Kawoos and other researchers came up with an improved diagnostic method for BOP, which includes observing changes in endothelin ET- receptors, cerebrovascular responsiveness and monitoring blood-brain barrier permeability. LONG-RANGE AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION Rapid evacuation of combat casualties is paramount to survival, said Dr. Anke H. Scultetus, a researcher at NMRC. However, not much is known about the effects of long-range aeromedical evacuation on the injured in a hypobaric environment, which means low atmospheric pressure experienced at high altitudes, such as on flights. Scultetus said she found, through a four-hour, 8,000foot altitude pressure hypobaric chamber, that significant damage to lung and kidney tissue occurs. DISABLED SUBMARINE RESCUE Should a sailor ever need to escape from a disabled submarine far below the surface, several problems could be encountered, said Navy Lt. Rainey Johnson, an undersea medical officer at NMRC. Problems include decompression sickness while surfacing, as well as oxygen toxicity to the central nervous system. Johnson said the lab came up with three mitigation strategies involving antiepileptic drugs, antiadrenergic drugs and ketone metabolic therapy.

SLEEP DEPRIVATION/ HEAT RISK MONITOR Sleep deprivation has a negative impact on cognitive and physical performance, impairing warfighter readiness, said Sam Hornby, program manager at the Army’s Biotechnology High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute. His team developed an electronic monitor that predicts an individual’s alertness in real time, along with optimal countermeasures that are individual-specific, he said. The device also measures and predicts heat-injury risk. AUGMENTED REALITY FORWARD SURGICAL CARE Telemedicine involves treatment of a patient in an area where there are no surgeons. Input from surgeons using audio/video conferencing allows nonsurgical doctors and medics to provide treatment. Geoffrey Miller, a research scientist with the Army’s Medical Modeling Simulation, Informatics and Visualization Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, said his lab has developed hardware and software that facilitate long-distance communications that can be used in a training environment. RAPID BLOOD DIAGNOSIS AT POINT OF INJURY It takes about four minutes to draw a blood sample and get diagnostic information in the aftermath of a chemical attack, said Shane Kasten, a researcher at the Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense. That’s a

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Researchers at the Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense have invented a ChemDx Test System that reduces from four minutes to 20 seconds, the time it takes to get a blood sample and diagnosis. One side of a chip card has a pin that pricks the skin for a blood droplet. The other side of the chip goes into an electronic diagnostic device that prints out the results. The device was on display at the Pentagon during the 3rd biennial Lab Day, April 25, 2019.

relatively long time, because treatment following the attack can’t proceed without a diagnosis. His lab has come up with the ChemDx Test System that has shortened the time to about 20 seconds. It involves application of a blood droplet to the sampling end of a test strip. REDUCING MALARIA WORLDWIDE Due to their ability to carry and spread diseases like malaria, mosquitoes are one of the deadliest animals in the world, killing an average

725,000 a year, said. Army Col. (Dr.) Deydre Teyhen, commander, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. That surpasses combat deaths, 475,000; deadly snakebites, 50,000; crocodile attacks, 1,000; and, shark attacks, 10. To reduce deaths caused by mosquitoes, WRAIR has acted on several fronts, she said: provided proactive medical diplomacy, provided vaccines and vector control, and has taken the role of world leader in malaria drug and vaccine development. • Peninsula Warrior - Army • May 10, 2019

JBLE Community West Gate Construction

In an effort to modernize JBLE-Langley, the 633d Civil Engineer Squadron partnered with Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) to construct an American Disabilities Act (ADA) bus stop at the West Gate Parking Lot. Construction is expected to begin May 6 and estimated to complete by May 31.

AtHoc Emergency Mass Notification System

All AtHoc users MUST update their contact information using the new AtHoc Desktop Application, or through the provided hyperlink JBLE no later than May 24. PowerPoint Slide instructions with self-registration details are attached. Please refer questions to Mr. Philip Steblen 225-4089 / JBLE Command Post 764-5411.

Blood Drive

The Armed Services Blood Program will be hosting a blood drive May 8, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., at the hospital on base. Support the troops down range and our hospital patients by donating the gift of life. All blood types are needed. Please see attachments for more information about the event and the Armed Services Blood Program. Platelet donations and information continue by appointment only by calling 757-953-1717 or 1730. If tenants wish to selfsponsor, contact Ralph Peters at 757-953-1686.

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gram will take place on the 80th anniversary of the composition of The Air Force Song and will feature patriotic music, exciting concert band selections, thrilling vocal numbers and a tribute to America’s veteran heroes. Tickets for this event are free and may be obtained via Eventbrite, or at the following link: https://

Invisible Wounds & Coffee Round Table Talk

The 633 ABW CCC will be hosting a roundtable discussion at 9 a.m., May 10, at the Chapel Annex, 180 Dodd Blvd, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, to allow members affected by traumatic brain injuries and different variations of PTSD, a safe environment, free of judgement. The event is open to all ID card holders with base access, and those currently or previously afflicted by invisible wounds. Coffee and pastries will be provided.

480 ISRW Go Ape Resiliency Course

The 480 ISRW will be hosting a resiliency course for uniformed members May 10, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at the Langley Chapel and in Williamsburg, Va. This will be a day focused on team building and personal growth. Individuals will be provided with training, and then take that training into the high ropes of Williamsburg and put themselves to the test. Spots are limited so sign up fast.

Single Airman Retreat

The 497th ISRG will be hosting a Single Airman Retreat, Lady Raptors Championship Banner Raising

May 7-9, at the Wintergreen Resort in Wintergreen, VA. Slots may still be available that have already been paid for so don’t wait. Airmen are responsible for their own transportation to and from the retreat. Come meet new Airmen and build some resiliency skills. Contact 764-4269 for any questions about the retreat.

The Varsity Booster club will be having a banner raising event for the Women’s MBA 2018-19 Season Champions, the Lady Raptors Varsity Basketball team, 5 p.m., May 16, at the Shellbank Fitness Center. Come out and congratulate the Lady Raptors on their stellar, championship season.

Brown Bag Lunch lecture

The 492d SOW Combat Aviation Advisors will be visiting the FSS Auditorium at Langley Air Force Base May 17 at 9 a.m. to give an informational briefing about the CAA mission and career. For more details on this event or information about the CAA community, please contact the 492d Special Operations Training Support Outreach Office at or DSN 641-5023.

The U.S. Army Transportation Museum will host its monthly Brown Bag Lunch lecture, U.S. Army Rail and the Golden Spike, on May 8 at 11:30 a.m. in the Regimental Room in the museum. This lecture will celebrate the anniversary of Army Rail on Fort Eustis and the anniversary of the Golden Spike when two rail lines were joined in Utah creating the first transcontinental railway in the United States. Learn this entertaining history of one railway that linked the nation and one that defends the nation and how they are forever linked.

Newcomer Orientation Brief Location Change The location for the upcoming Newcomer Orientation Brief on May 7, at 7:30 a.m. – noon, has been changed to the Langley Club located at 128 Benedict Ave, JBLELangley, VA 23665. For any questions please contact the Airman & Family Readiness Center at (757) 764-3990.

Heritage of America Band Free Concert

The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band will present a free concert 7 p.m., May 11, at the First Baptist Church in Newport News, Va. This family-friendly pro-


Memorial Day Observance

Fort Eustis will host a Memorial Day Observance, May 18 at 10 a.m. at the Bronze Cross Memorial near Magnolia Park. For more information, call 878-3917.

Police Week

The 633D Security Forces Squadron will be hosting the 2019 National Police Week May 13-18 at Langley Air Force Base. May 13: Opening ceremony for Police Week will begin 8 a.m.-9 a.m., at the Langley Air Force Base Memorial Park. May 14: Police week 5k, walk or ruck event will begin at 8:30 a.m., at the ACC Running Trail. May 16: A retreat ceremony will be held starting at 4:30 p.m., at the Langley Air Force Base Memorial Park. The ceremony will include a 21 gun salute and the playing of taps. May 18: The 633D Security Forces Squadron along with the York County Sherriff’s Office will be hosting a community outreach event from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Bethel Manor. Some activities planned are D.A.R.E, McGruff the Crime Dog, Weapons and Vehicle Display, cornhole, face painting, and a kid’s bike course. For more information about these upcoming events, contact the security forces at 575-6108.

Fort Eustis Town Hall

Got a question, concern or suggestion? Fort Eustis will host a Town Hall in the Wylie Theater, Bldg. 705, May 20, 6 pm. All military, civilians, retirees and family members are welcome to attend. For more information call 8784921.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage 492d SOW Combat Aviation Advisors Briefing Month Observance

Uniquely Eustis Spouse Orientation and Tour: Fort Eustis Army Community Service will offer a tour of the Fort Eustis May 17, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Discover the location of key areas and organizations and learn some of the interesting history of Fort Eustis. Call 878-3638 to register. The tour will leave from the ACS, Bldg 650. Children are welcome, but you will need to bring a car seat. Fort Eustis will hold a Spouse's Orientation May 30, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Army Community Service, bldg. 650, to provide information on Joint Base Langley-Eustis. New spouses will receive information on programs and agencies beneficial to military families and to make the transition to military life easier. Others will get beneficial information, meet new people and integrate into the community. Lunch is provided and children are welcome! Call Army Community Service, 878-3638 to register.

The 128th Aviation Brigade is hosting the JBLE Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Observance in the Wylie Theater May 21, 10:30 a.m. The theme for the celebration is "Honoring Those Who Served and Continue to Serve and Sacrifice," with guest speakers Ms. JoJo Huber and Mr. Kelly Lyzenga. For more info, contact SFC Jessica Knighton, 757-878-6688 or

A&FRC Upcoming Events

• Interviewing Techniques: 0900-1200, 9 May (A&FRC Classroom, 45 Nealy Avenue, B Wing, Room 101) Learn valuable interviewing techniques and how to dress for success to land a job. Please call 764-3990 to register. Target Audience: All Job Seekers w/DoD ID Card • Federal Employment Workshop: 0930-1200, 22 May (Bateman Library, 42 Ash Avenue) Learn the fundamentals of applying for federal jobs and strategies for online applications. Please call 764-3990 to register. Target Audience: All Job Seekers w/DoD ID Card • Deployed Family Friday Game Night: 1800 – 2000, 10

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JBLE Community May (A&FRC Classroom, 45 Nealy Avenue, B Wing, Room 101) Is your loved one deployed? If so, your family can join us for an evening of games, fun, and food. Please call 764-3990 to register. Open to all DoD ID cardholders. • Creating Healthy Relationships: 0900 – 1000, 16 May (SAPR Classroom, 120 Burrell Loop, Bldg 68, Room 135) Explore factors that contribute to and enhance healthy relationships. Topics include: relationship stressors related to military career, setting reasonable expectations and effective communication. Please call 764-3990 to register. Open to all DoD ID cardholders. • From CoupleHood to ParentHood: 1000 – 1100, 22 May (SAPR Classroom, 120 Burrell Loop, Bldg 68, Room 135) Designed for “first-time parents” and recurring parents experiencing the joy of Parenthood. Please call 764-3990 to register. Open to all DoD ID cardholders.

Honor Those Who Sacrificed All

The Hampton National Cemetery is looking for volunteers to help honor those who served in the military. Volunteers will be placing Flags on graves for Memorial Day Friday, May 24 beginning at 8 a.m. and removing the Flags Tuesday, May 28 beginning at 8 a.m., Cemetery Road at Marshall Avenue, Hampton Va. For more information, call 757-723-7104.

“May Fitness Month” Activities & Events:

First Week: • Saturday, May 4th 0900-1300 - Kickoff “Aerobathon” Event Shellbank Fitness Center • Monday, May 6the 1130 - Heavy Lift Challenge – ACC Fitness Center (Warrior Zone) • Wednesday May 8th 1130 -Alpha Warrior Challenge / Installation Regional Qualifier (Osprey Tab Test) –ACC Fitness Center (Battle Rig) • Thursday, May 9th Body Weight Warrior 1130 – ACC Fitness Center 2nd Week: • Wednesday, May 15th “Go Bench Yourself” 10001300 BX Parking Lot collaboration with GNC • Friday, May 17th “MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU” 5K 0700 ACC Trail 3rd Week: • Thursday, May 23 Squadron Fitness Challenge 0900 Langley Track (5 Man Team) 3 Males 2 Females 4th Week: • Friday May 31st “Murph” Hero Workout 1130 Langley Track o 1 Mile Run o 300 Body Weight Squats o 200 Push-ups o 100 Pull-ups o 1 Mile Run ACE Meeting The next ACE meeting will take place 3:30 p.m., May

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16, at the Community Commons Gym. The guest speaker, SMSgt Bennett Weidemann, will be there to speak about BTZ Boards/packages/prep. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to ask questions and learn more information. Free food and snacks will be provided.

its Free Friday giveaways in 2019, offering JB Langley Eustis Airmen and their families a chance to win riding lawn mowers, furniture, grills, blenders, espresso makers and more. The giveaway is conducted online at

Wear Blue: Run to Remember

Home Buying and Selling Seminar

Langley Family Housing is honoring fallen service members and their families by hosting the Wear Blue: Run to Remember foundation for a memorial run 5-7p.m., May 23, at the Langley Speedway. Langley Speedway drivers will be at the track for their weekly practice and will be ready to take photos with all of our awesome participants. This is a family, stroller friendly walk run. The rain date for this event will be 5-7 p.m., May 30, at the Langley Speedway.

Memorial Day Volunteers

Volunteers are needed 6:30 a.m.-7:30p.m., May 19-27, to help put up and take down flags along Rt. 17 in Yorktown, in front of Yorktown High School. There are availabilities for slots either in the daytime or the nighttime. If you or anyone you know wants to volunteer, reach out to Michelle Pollock at 757-358-0964.

Retiree Appreciation Day

The Retirement Services Office, in conjunction with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, will host a Retiree Appreciation Day in the main Exchange, May 18, 9 a.m. The purpose of the Retiree Appreciation Day is to connect military retirees, and their dependents, with resources they may be unaware of, or have not otherwise been able to access. Representatives from the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 2, Association of the United States Army, and others of the like will be present. All are welcome to attend. For more information call 878-2227.

Public Scoping Meeting

The U.S. Air Force will host a public scoping meeting to allow the community surrounding Langley Air Force Base to learn about the proposed beddown of the fifth generation Formal Training Unit aircraft at Langley AFB, and/or Eglin AFB, Florida, 5-8 p.m., May 22 at the Thomas Nelson Community College Peninsula Workforce Development Center, 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666. For questions or additional information, please contact 5th Generation FTU Public Affairs at (757) 2768556 or and put ATTN: 5th Gen Fighter Optimization EIS on all correspondence.

Community Events Council

The Community Events Council will be holding a meeting May 23, 10 a.m.-11a.m., at the Langley Club, to help facilitate the flow of command and community information to military members, spouses, and civilians.

Free Friday

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is continuing

Learn and ask questions about the process, requirements and Virginia state laws and procedures. Sessions are held 2nd Tuesday of each month, 5-7 pm at the Fort Eustis Soldier Support Center, 650 Monroe Ave, Rm 106. Call 878-5579 to register.

Summary Court Officer

1LT Adam Gabriel, 53rd MCB Fort Eustis, is detailed as the Summary Court Marshal Officer to secure make proper disposition of the personal effects pertaining to Sergeant Taje Revelle. Any person having knowledge of money or property due to the deceased or has claims against the deceased estate, please contact 1LT Gabriel at (630) 441-8808.

Summary Court Disposition

1st Lt Elizabeth M. Hill, 633d Medical Support Squadron, Langley AFB, is detailed as the Summary Courts Officer to secure and make proper disposition of the personal effects of Senior Airman Devaughn D. Weston. Anyone having knowledge of money or property due to the deceased or has claims against the deceased, contact 1st Lt Elizabeth hill at 757-764-9591 or

Toastmasters Club

The Old Point Toastmasters Club will meet the first and third Wednesday of each month at 11:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. at the Fort Eustis Soldier Support Center, 650 Monroe Ave, Rm 106, to help attendees become better speakers, leaders, or just improve their conversation skills. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, visit or call 878-2204/2977.

Recruiting Family Child Care providers

The JBLE FCC Programs are recruiting individuals to provide licensed child care in their homes for infants, children with special needs and children up to 12 years of age. Interested applicants must be available during regular business hours, swing shifts, night shifts and weekends. Requirements include, background checks, orientation training, home inspections and family interviews. For more information, call (757) 764-3585 or (757) 878-5584.

Alpha Warrior fitness class

The 633rd Force Support Squadron gym staff will host a free “at your own pace” Alpha Warrior class from 11:3012:30 p.m., every Tuesday and Thursday, at the ACC gym Alpha Warrior rig. The class will teach attendees to exercise the entire body in full body circuit training by hitting every component of fitness for all levels of athletes and to • Peninsula Warrior - Army • May 10, 2019

JBLE Community also teach and encourage fitness. For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Earl White at or Tony Arroyo at

JBLE Retiree Council

The JBLE Retiree council will meet every third Wednesday each month in the Army Community Service conference room, building 650, on Fort Eustis. Retirees and those who are approaching retirement from all military branches are invited to attend the free meetings. Members can stay connected with their community and local events, as well as learn more about investments, benefits and other military-related information. For more information or to join, contact (757) 878-5884, (757) 2187118, or

Free Guitar Lessons

United States Air Force Heritage of America Band guitarist Tech. Sgt. Daniel Santos is conducting free beginner and intermediate guitar lessons. Lessons are open to military members, civilian personnel, veterans and retirees. Members must bring their own guitar and smartphone. Space is limited. To sign up, go to free-guitar-lesson. For more information, call (757) 7596405.

Electronics Recycling Drive

The 192nd Medical Group is hosting an on-going electronics recycling drive to help raise funds for moral events. Items such as empty inkjet cartridges, cell phones & accessories, GPS devices, calculators, ebook readers, iPods/MP3 players, digital & video cameras, PDAs, iPads/tablets and video game consoles can be dropped at 159 Sweeney Blvd, Bldg. 764, Room 109. The following items cannot be accepted: printers, computers, laptops, laserjet cartridges, keyboards, monitors and cords or cables without their respective devices. For more information, call (757) 764-0127.

633 ABW/EO Hours

The Fort Eustis and Langley Equal Opportunity Offices will operate under normal customer service hours from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The offices will close daily from 11 a.m. to noon. For more information, call (757) 764-5877/5878 or (757) 878-4797/0022.

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Weekly Live Fire Schedule

Subject Weekly Live Fire Schedule for 6 May - 20 May 2019 DATE... RANGES... TIMES... 6 May BTRAC, R1, R2, R3 0700-2200 7 May BTRAC, R1, R2, R3, R5 0700-2200 8 May BTRAC, R1, R2, 4 0700-2200 9 May BTRAC, R1, R2, R3 0700-2200 10 May BTRAC, R1, R2, R3 *11 May POF R3 TURKEY HUNTING R1 0900-1300 0600-1230 *12 May POF R3 TURKEY HUNTING R1 0900-1300 0600-1230 13 May BTRAC, R1, R2, R3 0700-2200 14 May BTRAC, R1, R2, R3 0700-2200 15 May BTRAC, R1, R2 0700-2200 16 May BTRAC, R1 0700-2200 17 May BTRAC, R1 MAINTENANCE R2, R3, R4, R5, R6 0700-2200 *18 May NO FIRING EVENT SCHEDULED *19 May NO FIRING EVENT SCHEDULED 20 May BTRAC, R1 0700-2200 DATE MOUT/ UOS SITE TIMES CLOSED TO UNIT TRAINING TA 21 MOUT NO UNIT TRAINING SCHEDULED TURKEY HUNTING 11, 12 MAY TA 28 UOS 0600-1200

Pharmacist Cough and Cold Clinic

The Langley Hospital will provide a Pharmacist Cough and Cold Clinic starting Feb. 12, 2018. Patients who cannot get an appointment with their provider right away and do not want to wait at the ER can check in at the Family Health front desk to be seen by a clinical pharmacist on a walk-in basis, Monday through Friday from 8 to 10 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Service is available to all active duty and Department of Defense beneficiaries 18 to 70 years of age who are enrolled to Langley Hospital. Patients who are on flying status or Personal Reliability Program, are immunocompromised or have symptoms over 10 days cannot be seen at the Cough and Cold clinic. For more information, contact Tech. Sgt. Ashely Dixson at 7648995.

Durand Entry Control Facility (NASA gate) 710th Combat Operations Squadron vacancies changes

The 710th Combat Operations Squadron at JBLE and 710 COS Det 1, Shaw AFB are recruiting for the following officer Air Force Specialty Codes: 11F, 11B, 11M, 12F, 12B, 13B and 14N. These AFSCs will fill positions within Air Operations Center Master Air Attack Plan teams and other AOC planning cells. Enlisted vacancies include Intel, Air Traffic Control Command and Control Battle Management. These AFSCs are eligible to receive up to $500 travel stipends for monthly Unit Training Assembly weekends. For inquiries email or call 757-225-1955.


Security Forces personnel will no longer man the Durand Entry Control Facility (NASA Gate). Personnel will still have their credentials checked by guards at the main NASA gate, however, their credentials will not be checked again at the Durand Entry Control Facility. NASA guards will still man their side of the Durand Entry Control Facility and will only allow CAC holders (no dependent ID cards) to enter NASA property. Additionally, no commercial vehicles are allowed access to NASA property. The Durand Entry Control Facility hours are from 6 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Worship hours for JBLE services

Langley services Main Chapel: Sunday Catholic Mass at 9 a.m. Sunday Protestant Gospel Service at 11 a.m. Monday-Thursday Catholic Mass at 12 p.m. Bethel Chapel: Sunday Protestant Community Service at 9 a.m. Sunday Catholic Mass at 11 a.m. Saturday Catholic Reconciliation at 3:30 p.m. Saturday Catholic Mass at 5 p.m. Additional/special services call 757-764-7847 or visit

Fort Eustis services Regimental Memorial Chapel: Sunday Catholic Reconciliation at 8:15 a.m. Sunday Roman Catholic Mass at 9:30 a.m. Sunday Traditional Protestant Christian Service at 11 a.m. Sunday Latter Day Saints Worship at 10 a.m. (RMC Annex) Monday-Friday Roman Catholic Mass at 11:45 a.m. Chapel NeXt, Wylie Theater, Bldg. 705 (entrance closes to Express Mart): Sunday Contemporary Christian Service at 10 a.m. Cultural Center, Bldg. 2751: Islamic Daily Prayer, Monday - Thursday at 1:30 p.m. JUM'AH Prayer, Fridays at 12:30 p.m. (Islamic Prayer Room) Ramadan Worship services at Ft. Eustis Cultural Center 6 April 6 p.m. Ramadan Orientation 6 May – 4 June 5:00 a.m. Daily Faijr Prayer 6 May – 3 June 9:30 – 11 p.m. Daily Isha/Taraweeh Prayer 11 May Sunset Iftar Meal 18 May Sunset Iftar Meal 25 May Sunset Iftar Meal 1 June Sunset Iftar Meal Additional/Special services, call 757-878-1450/1316 or visit or

Manpower shortage impacts 633rd Medical Group services The 633rd Medical Group strives to provide Trusted Care to all they serve, while supporting many deployed and home-station missions. Due to contract vacancies and multiple provider deployments/permanent changes of station during the coming months, it will take longer to receive appointments and have messages returned. In light of these staffing concerns, TRICARE will temporarily enroll only Active Duty service members and their family members. This action is being taken to ensure patients receive the care they deserve within the established standards. There will be no enrollment changes or action taken to any patients who are already enrolled at the 633rd Medical Group, regardless of category. For questions regarding TRICARE benefits, or for enrollment assistance to locate the best medical facility to meet healthcare needs, contact the TRICARE Information line at 1800-TRICARE or 1-800-874-2273.

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Peninsula Warrior Army Edition 5.10.2019  

Vol. 9 | No. 18

Peninsula Warrior Army Edition 5.10.2019  

Vol. 9 | No. 18