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					                                                                                                                                                         The Monitor • May 21, 2009 •                               41



Evil abounds, exists to crumble faith
CHAPLAIN (CAPT.) RONALD K. HINTON JR.                          construct that is reserved for that which is morally         worship and faith. I worship in the midst of mystery. I
501st Brigade Support Battalion                                wrong and bad. Evil includes the sinful acts human           believe God reigns and provides the means to over-
    Why does God allow evil to touch his children?             beings inflict on each other and on the world they live      come evil. Humanity has a finitude and inability to
Why do bad things happen to good people? Could he              in. Examples of this are, but are not limited to, the fol-   completely grasp the ways and wisdom of God. “For
not accomplish his goals apart from such awful cir-            lowing: the institution of slavery in the United States;     my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your
cumstances?                                                    the hundreds of thousands incinerated at Hiroshima           ways my ways, declares the Lord. As the heavens are
    Theodicy deals with the problem of evil. It is an          and Nagasaki; an unarmed man shot 41 times by New            higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your
attempt to show that it is possible to affirm the              York City police officers; Sept. 11 and a troubled hus-      ways and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah
omnipotence of God, the love of God and the reality of         band shooting his wife and then taking his own life in       55:8-9).
evil, without contradiction. The skeptic’s argument            the middle of a shopping center.                                And my conclusion is to trust God.
generally is that given the reality of evil, we must sac-         Evil (sin) exists because of free will. God created          Evil inserts itself on the front pages of our newspa-
rifice either the power (omnipotence) or the love              humanity in his image, with the capacity to think and        pers, is often the breaking story on our TV news sta-
(goodness) of God. A dilemma arises. If we give up the         to make choices. Sin (evil) entered the good and per-        tions, and is an ever present reality for a country (an
omnipotence of God, it appears that God cannot pre-            fect creation of God from the original sin event in the      Army) at war. Evil is all around us. From the Soldier
vent or overcome evil. If we forego the goodness of            Garden of Eden. Tyranny, injustice, social breakdown,        preparing to go to Iraq or Afghanistan, to the small
God, it seems that God will not prevent or overcome            war and other events may not necessarily be caused by        child who asks why, evil affects us all. And while some
evil.                                                          God, but have their origin in the creatures’ misuse of       elements of the existence of evil remain a mystery, we
    Any religious community that preaches a belief in          their freedom. A possible response to the question of        owe it to ourselves to “work out our faith.” To ask the
God does little service to themselves if it simply             why “bad” things happen to “good” people is that peo-        tough questions, seek concrete answers and develop a
rejects the problem of evil or simply denies that evil         ple sometimes do “bad” things.                               perspective for ourselves on the complexities of the
doesn’t exist. We shouldn’t minimize the reality that             Is there a single universal statement that addresses      situations we encounter. It is then that we can quench
evil does exist, and that it affects our lives and the lives   every question regarding an evil event or occurrence?        the burning flames of uncertainty with the knowledge
of those we care about. We also should not minimize            Probably not. We simply do not know why there is so          and understanding that brings peace to the soul.
the reality that there are legitimate questions concern-       much evil in the world, or why it is distributed so
ing God’s involvement in these things.                         unevenly.
    What is evil? Evil can be understood to be a human            I approach the problem of evil with an attitude of


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Healthbeat
Research presentations a success
Off Duty
CLARENCE DAVIS III
WBAMC Public Affairs
   There were 28 high quality research
projects presented during the annual
research day at William Beaumont
                                                                                                                                 nal research or case reports of work
                                                                                                                                 performed here at WBAMC. The
                                                                                                                                 research program is used to develop
                                                                                                                                 research from the laboratory bench to
                                                                                                                                 the patient bedside, and ultimately to




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Army Medical Center May 13.                                                                                                      the battlefield of America’s current
   Research Day is an annual event                                                                                               operations. These research results may
featuring research done during the pre-                                                                                          directly improve the way medical care
vious year at William Beaumont Army                                                                                              is practiced throughout the Army
Medical Center. By sharing research                                                                                              today.
through articles and medical journals,                                                                                              “The scientific presentations from
military health professionals are in a                                                                                           today will end up being published in
better position to serve the warriors                                                                                            leading medical and professional jour-
and other beneficiaries who have done                                                                                            nals throughout the world,” Adams
so much to protect freedom and serve                                                                                             said.




Timeline
the nation.                                                                                                                         “As doctors, you have made a large
   Primarily, “Research Day is a cul-                                                                                            investment in education and training.
mination of the knowledge, training,                                                                                             Through your investment and experi-
and experience of the presenters over                                                                                            ence in the Army as physicians, you
the past year,” said Col. Bruce D.                                                                                               will have exceeded most of your class
Adams, chief of the Emergency                                                                                                    when your military obligation is com-
Department and Department of                                                                                                     plete whether you stay in service or get
                                                                                                                                 out. It is a privilege and your respon-




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Clinical Investigation. It also stimu-
lates important collaboration with                                                                                               sibility to expand the knowledge base
local academic partners, including the                                                                            JULIA YUBETA
                                                                                                                                 in the military,” said Col. James M.
Paul L. Foster School of Medicine at       Col. James M. Baunchalk William Beaumont Army Medical Center com-                     Baunchalk, WBAMC commander.
Texas Tech University Health Science       mander, left, presents a first-place plaque to Capt. (Dr.) Danielle Scher,               Adams summed up the Research
Center at El Paso and University of        orthopedic resident, as the researcher of the year. Her research topic was            Day presentation by saying, “These
Texas at El Paso. Both schools usually     “The Incidence of Plantar Fasciitis in Active Duty United States Military             young investigators excelled today in
send judges for evaluation.                Service Members.” The investigative study was to determine the inci-                  presenting 28 high-quality research
   These studies promote enthusiasm        dence rate and demographic risk factors of plantar fasciitis in an ethni-             projects they worked on during their




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and support for research while foster-     cally diverse and physically active population of United States military              residency or as staff members at this
ing collaborative investigative efforts.   service members.                                                                      hospital. The command and staff can
Following the presentations of posters                                                                                           be proud of their dedication, sacrifice
and/or presentations, awards are pre-      first-place winners were Maj. (Dr.)       second-place winners were Capt. (Dr.)       and professionalism as demonstrated
sented to the winners. The presenta-       Bret Owens, Capt. (Dr.) Danielle          Kurt Reyes and Capt. (Dr.) Michael          by their academic excellence.”
tions were by residents, physicians,       Scher, Capt. (Dr.) Michael Zacchilli      Zacchilli.
nurses and other professionals. The        and 1st Lt. Wendy Jones, CRNA. The           All presentations were from origi-



Health care field
Happenings
requires extensive
education and training
CLARENCE DAVIS III




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PAO, WBAMC
   Forty-two students from Desert View Middle
School spent their career day at William Beaumont
Army Medical Center on May 15.
   “Beaumont was selected for career day activities
because of the numerous career options that the stu-
dents could be exposed to here,” said Ulysses
Loubriel Jr., seventh grade mathematics teacher and




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student escort at Desert View Elementary School.
“This visit to WBAMC affords our students the
opportunity to be exposed to many career fields that
are in and out of the military.
   “This visit also presents the opportunity for stu-
dents to see firsthand the quality military and civil-
ian staff that you have here treating Soldiers, fami-

Team
lies and other beneficiaries. Very importantly, they



Bliss Outlook
will see that there is an extensive amount of educa-
tion and training required before one becomes a
physician and that they should reinforce their math
and science skills now for future success,” he said.                                                                                                           JULIA YUBETA
   “You should find a mentor in the career field that    Staff Sgt. Luis Almodovar, noncommissioned officer in charge of medical maintenance at William
you aspire,” said Col. Harry K. Stinger, chief of the    Beaumont Army Medical Center, talks to Desert View Middle School students touring the hospital
Department of Surgery at WBAMC. “Talk to them.”          about the important role medical maintenance plays in health care.
Adults love to give advice; it gives them a second
chance to live their lives vicariously by advising       the passing of the boards in the state in which you         Samantha Vidalez, a seventh-grader, said that the
you.                                                     are going to practice.                                   tour through the Department of Radiology fascinated
   “It is important that you prepare yourselves for         The visit enlightened Mario Hernandez, an             her. This tour reinforced her belief that she should
any career goal that you aspire,” he added.              eighth-grader, about the medical maintenance field.      pursue a career in radiology. “I know that I have to
   Preparation includes reading quality books and        He enjoys mechanics and thinks that medical main-        get real about my studies now,” she said. “It’s amaz-
applying yourself in core courses such as math as        tenance would be a good career choice for him            ing what the equipment can see in the body that the
science if you want to become a doctor, he noted.        because he can do what he likes and save lives at the    eye can’t see.”
   “You don’t have to be brilliant; you have to apply    same time. “I enjoy tearing things apart, repairing         “As students you should sacrifice your time and
yourself and get good grades,” he added.                 them and putting them back together,” he said.           energy to reach your career goals through education
   The minimum requirements to become a general             Before today he was unaware of training opportu-      and training. Health care is one of the best profes-
surgeon are earning a four-year bachelor’s degree        nities and the lifestyle in the military. The military   sions in the world. You are applying science by to
and completing medical school, followed by comple-       would be a consideration when he makes his career        help others enjoy better health and quality of life,”
tion of a five-year surgical residency program and       choice especially for the training opportunities.        Stinger said.
                                                                                                                                           The Monitor • May 21, 2009 •    43



Behavioral health care is top priority for Army
MEDCOM PUBLIC AFFAIRS                            • In the fall of 2003 the first Mental    Reassessment, or PDHRA.                     guidelines to primary care providers. It
   The Army leadership is taking              Health Assessment Team, or MHAT,                • In 2005, the Army launched the         has been so successful that medical per-
aggressive, far-reaching steps to ensure      deployed into theater. Never before had      PDHRA. The PDHRA provides                   sonnel has implemented this program at
an array of behavioral health services        the mental health of combatants been         Soldiers the opportunity to identify any    15 sites across the Army. Another 17
are available to Soldiers and their fami-     studied in a systematic manner during        new physical or behavioral health con-      sites should implement it in 2009.
lies to help those dealing with post-trau-    conflict. Four subsequent MHATs in           cerns they may be experiencing that            • Also in 2006, the Army incorporat-
matic stress disorder, or PTSD, and           2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 continue to       may not have been present immediately       ed into the Deployment Cycle Support
other psychological effects of war.           build upon the success of the original       after their redeployment. This assess-      program a new training program devel-
Soldiers and their families are telling       and further influence our policies and       ment includes an interview with a           oped at WRAIR called “BATTLE-
senior leaders that their behavioral          procedures not only in theater but           healthcare provider and has been a very     MIND” training. Prior to this war, there
health care is a top concern, and Army        before and after deployment as well.         effective new program for identifying       were no empirically-validated training
leaders are in turn making it their num-      Based on the MHAT recommendations,           Soldiers who are experiencing some of       strategies to mitigate combat-related
ber one priority.                             the Army has improved the distribution       the symptoms of stress-related disorders    mental health problems. This post-
   The following list of continually          of behavioral health providers and           and getting them the care they need         deployment training is being evaluated
evolving programs and initiatives are         expertise throughout the theater. Access     before their symptoms manifest into         by MEDCOM personnel using scientif-
examples of the integrated and synchro-       to care and quality of care have             more serious problems. We continue to       ically rigorous methods, with good ini-
nized web of behavioral health services       improved as a result. An MHAT is cur-        review the effectiveness of the PDHRA       tial results. It is a strengths-based
in place to help Soldiers and their fami-     rently in Iraq, and is being deployed to     and have added and edited questions as      approach highlighting the skills that
lies heal from the effects of multiple        Afghanistan later this spring.               needed.                                     helped Soldiers survive in combat
deployments and high operational                 • In 2004, researchers at the Walter         • In 2006, the U.S. Army Medical         instead of focusing on the negative
stress.                                       Reed Army Institute of Research pub-         Command piloted a program at Fort           effects of combat. www.battlemind.org
   • The Post Deployment Health               lished initial results of the groundbreak-   Bragg, N.C., intended to reduce the stig-      • The MEDCOM’s pursuit for
Assessment, originally developed in           ing “Land Combat Study,” which has           ma associated with seeking mental           improvement continues with BATTLE-
1998, was revised and updated in 2003.        provided insights related to care and        health care. The Respect-Mil pilot pro-     MIND training program for Soldiers
All Soldiers receive this on re-deploy-       treatment of Soldiers upon return from       gram integrates behavioral health care      and spouses prior to deployments; a
ment, usually in the theater of opera-        combat experiences and led to develop-       into the primary care setting, providing    behavioral health Web site, www.behav-
tions.                                        ment of the Post Deployment Health           education, screening tools and treatment                    See PRIORITY, Page 44


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Priority                                    more appropriately, and promote
                                            healthy coping mechanisms for the
                                                                                         members; and counseling for adjust-
                                                                                         ments from service in a military combat
                                                                                                                                               sports and outdoor recreation activities
                                                                                                                                               – like rock climbing, mountain biking,
Continued from Page 43                      entire deployment cycle that will help       environment. Seeking professional care                paintball, scuba, ropes courses, skiing
                                            families readjust more quickly on rede-      for these mental health issues should not             and others – with a leader-led after-
ioralhealth.army.mil; creation of a         ployment. Go to www.behavioral-              be perceived to jeopardize an individ-                action debriefing. The L-LAAD is a
Behavioral Health Proponency Office in      health.army.mil and click on children.       ual’s professional career or security                 leader decompression tool that address-
March 2008; and a new PTSD training            • We average 200 behavioral health        clearance. On the contrary, failure to                es the potential impact of executing mil-
course started in June 2008.                personnel deployed in support of             seek care actually increases the likeli-              itary operations and enhances cohesion
   • Two DVD/CDs that deal with fam-        Operation Iraqi Freedom, and about 30        hood that psychological distress could                and bonding among and within small
ily deployment issues are now avail-        in Operation Enduring Freedom. (This         escalate to a more serious mental condi-              units. L-LAAD integrates WAQ and
able: an animated video program for 6-      numbers include providers from all the       tion, which could preclude an individual              bridges operational occurrences to assist
to 11-year-olds, called “Mr. Poe and        services.)                                   from performing sensitive duties.                     Soldiers transition their operational
Friends,” and a teen interview for 12- to      • In mid-July 2007, the Army                 • We’ve also instituted post-traumat-              experiences into a “new normal,”
19-year-olds, “Military Youth Coping        launched a PTSD and mTBI Chain               ic stress training for our health care                enhancing military readiness, reintegra-
with Separation: When Family                Teaching Program that will reach more        providers so that they can accurately                 tion and adjustment to garrison or
Members Deploy.” Viewing the inter-         than 1 million Soldiers, a measure that      diagnose and treat combat stress                      “home” life.
active video programs with children can     will ensure early intervention. The          injuries; we’re dedicating time and                      • The Army put out ACE “Ask, Care,
help decrease some of the negative out-     objective of the chain teaching package      energy toward provider resiliency train-              Escort.” Beginning Feb. 15, the Army
comes of family separation. Parents,        was to educate all Soldiers and leaders      ing; and we have hired 250 more behav-                started a stand down to ensure all
guardians and community support             on PTSD and TBI so they can help rec-        ioral health care providers and 40 plus               Soldiers learned not only the risk factors
providers will learn right along with the   ognize, prevent and treat these debilita-    marriage and family therapists in recent              of suicidal Soldiers but how to intervene
children by viewing the video and dis-      tive health issues.                          months to work in military treatment                  if they are concerned about their bud-
cussing the questions and issues provid-       • In 2008 the DoD revised Question        facilities in the United States. We also              dies. The “Beyond the Front” interac-
ed in the facilitator’s guides with the     21 on the questionnaire for national         have numerous longer-term efforts to                  tive video is the core training for this
children during and/or after the pro-       security positions regarding mental and      enhance recruitment and retention of                  effort. It will be followed by a chain
gram. This reintegration family tool kit    emotional health. The revised question       uniformed behavioral health providers.                teach which focuses on a video “Should
provides a simple, direct way to help       now excludes non-court ordered coun-            • In 2008, the Army began piloting                 to Shoulder; No Soldier Stands Alone”
communities reduce tension and anxi-        seling related to marital, family or grief   Warrior Adventure Quest. WAQ com-                     and vignettes drawn from real cases.
ety, and use mental health resources        issues, unless related to violence by        bines existing high adventure, extreme



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to 2 p.m. Friday at the Centennial Club
on East Bliss.
Social media access
   The Department of the Army is now
using social media networks to reach
families and the American public. Fort
Bliss DOIM has taken precautionary                                                                                                                              COURTESY PHOTO
measures to keep the network here safe              The Fort Bliss commanding general will host his next televised town hall from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday




On Point
by blocking access to social media sites.           at Soldier Hall. The meeting will be broadcast live on cable channel 20. Maj. Gen. Bromberg will be joined
If your unit has an official need to                by post Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Rodgers; Garrison Commadner Col. Edward Manning; and William
access any of the sites, you can request            Beaumont Army Medical Center Commander Col. James Baunchalk to answer questions from Soldiers,
an exception to policy through DOIM.                family members and Fort Bliss civilians. The Fort Bliss community can ask question by attending in per-
   Please submit a trouble ticket with              son, calling 569-6325 or e-mailing questions to bliss.townhall@conus.army.mil. The Main CDC on Haan
your name, number, unit/organization                Road will be open until 8:30 p.m. to provide free child care to town hall attendees. Children must be pre-
and the purpose for the request through             registered to receive the services. For more information, call the Main CDC at 568-5689.
unicenter.
Managing stress                                 Guided        Imagery       Relaxation      Driver training                                 Officers in the 2007 year group are




Happenings
                                                Techniques                                                                               now eligible and encouraged to apply.
    The Institute for Integrative Health                                                       Individuals age 26 and younger must
                                                   The class combines a session for                                                      Married Soldiers are encouraged to
and Healing, under the direction of Lt.                                                     enroll in the local hazard and
                                                technique training and an afternoon of                                                   bring their spouse to the briefing. For
Col. Richard Petri, is offering an eight-                                                   Intermediate Drivers Training course.
                                                practical exercise to leave you relaxed.                                                 more information, call 569-6431, 569-
to 10-week course in mind-body skills                                                       View the course calendar online at
                                                Dress in comfortable clothing.                                                           6432 or 569-6433.
useful for managing stress. The course                                                      https://airs.lmi.org to see what courses
                                                   Drug and Alcohol Prevention
will offer techniques in mind-body                                                          are being offered. Register for courses
                                                Workshop
practices to include relaxation, media-                                                     electronically or for more information,
tion, imagery, biofeedback and express
                                                   This is an intense, interactive class
                                                designed to educate and provide tools
                                                                                            call 568-7772.                                    MWR Briefs


Back front
movement in a small group format. This                                                                                                              www.blissmwr.com
is a unique opportunity for all Fort Bliss
                                                in a nonjudgmental forum for self           Recycle reminders
                                                assessment of substance use.                   Recyclable: paper, plastics No. 1 and     Community service meeting
personnel and beneficiaries to learn new
                                                   For more information, call Theresa       No. 2, aluminum and tin cans.
methods of managing stress in our                                                                                                           At Cakes, Cookies and Community
                                                Thomas at 568-6879.                            Not recyclable: glass, clothing, plas-
everyday lives. The commitment will be                                                                                                   Service, set for 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. today
approximately two hours per week for            Photo appointments                          tic foam and other plastics. Trash such      at the American Red Cross, Bldg. 45,
the entire course. If you are interested in                                                 as half-full soda cans may contaminate       Slater Road, nonprofit agencies will
                                                    Fort Bliss photo branch appoint-
participating, call the Institute for                                                       the desk-side recycling bins.                give briefings on their organizations’
                                                ments can be made for Monday,




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Integrative Health and Healing at 569-                                                         Container size: Some recyclables          histories and missions. They will also
                                                Wednesday and Friday from 7 to 11
3245 or e-mail richard.petri@amedd.                                                         like maps, plans and large bags of           inform attendees about how they can
                                                a.m.     and     noon     to   2    p.m.
army.mil. The institute is located at                                                       shredded paper are too large to fit the      contribute to their organizations as vol-
                                                Servicemembers must arrive dressed in
Bldg. 2485D, across from the bowling                                                        desk-side bin. A large, 32-gallon con-       unteers. There will be a question-and-
                                                their intended uniform; no changing
alley.                                                                                      tainer can be provided, but only those       answer session along with delicious
                                                rooms are available. The photo branch
                                                                                            items placed in a desk-side container are    cakes and cookies. Big Brothers Big
Work experience                                 is located in front of Bldg. 11123 at the
                                                                                            emptied by custodial services.               Sisters and Court Appointed Special
   Are you interested in working with           corner of CSM Slewitzke and Wright
                                                                                               For more information, call Rosie
Team
                                                                                                                                         Advocates are scheduled to attend.



Bliss Outlook
our troops and their families? Volunteer        streets. To make an appointment, call
                                                                                            Zarate at 568-6384.                          Child care is provided. For reservations,
to work with the Department of                  744-8884.
                                                                                                                                         call 568-1132.
Defense’s first Institute of Integrative        A Little Bit of Bliss                       Returning warrior luncheon
Health and Healing at Fort Bliss. We are           Handmade wall hangings, dolls,              Hope Chapel hosts a lunch group           Bring Your Right Arm Night
looking for reiki practitioners and ener-       wood and paper crafts, Americana and        from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Friday.          Enjoy free hot dogs and hamburgers
gy workers, massage therapists, natur-          vintage items are available at A Little        Operations Enduring Freedom and           starting at 4:30 p.m. June 5 during Bring
opaths, biofeedback technicians,                Bit of Bliss, located at 2011 Sheridan      Iraqi Freedom Soldiers may attend and        Your Right Arm Night at the Centennial
acupuncturists and providers utilizing          Road. Crafts are made by local military     share deployment experiences for others      Pub and Patio. Right Arm Night will
healing practices and neuro-rebalancing         spouses. For more information, call         to benefit from them. For reservations       also feature low beer prices and a sports
techniques. Come join a historical team         562-7467. Hours of operation are 10         and more information, contact Sgt.           theme. Call 562-5969 for more informa-
working to improve the lives of those           a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through            Jason Arnold at 568-2818 or e-mail           tion.
who serve our nation. For more infor-           Saturday.                                   Jason.p.arnold@conus. army.mil.
mation, contact the Institute of                                                                                                         Stress management class
Integrative Health and Healing at 569-          SAMC study group                            Outstanding NCOs sought                         Learn about what stress is, coping
3245.                                              The Fort Bliss chapter of the                In recognition of the Year of the        skills and relaxation techniques at an
                                                Sergeant Audie Murphy Club conducts         NCO, The Monitor is seeking outstand-        eight-hour stress management class.
Wounded warrior workshops                       a study group for Soldiers preparing for    ing noncommissioned officers to profile      Scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, the
   The Soldier and Family Assistance            a board every Tuesday and Thursday          in the newspaper. To make a recommen-        class is open to active-duty family
Center offers workshops and support             from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the        dation, call 568-5945 or e-mail moni-        members, civilian employees and
groups for the Warrior Transition               academy’s Learning Resources Center,        tor@ conus.army.mil.                         retirees and will take place in the ACS
Battalion.                                      Bldg. 11291 on East Fort Bliss. For                                                      conference room. For more information,
   Support group for spouses/care-              more information, call 569-6275.            Become a Green Beret                         call 568-7088 or 568-1132.
givers of wounded warriors in the                                                              The Fort Bliss Special Forces recruit-
WTB                                             PWOC                                        ing team holds briefings at 10 a.m.,         Speed dating
   A team of professionals helps group             Protestant Women of the Chapel           noon and 5 p.m. each Wednesday at               Speed dating will be held at the
members understand the aspects of               meets at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday at       Bldg. 273, located behind the Cassidy        Centennial at 7 p.m. Friday. The free
PTSD, TBI, depression and anxiety, and          Bldg. 449. Join in corporate worship        pass office, off Sheridan Road. All inter-   event is open to participants over the
build critical coping skills.                   and Bible study. Child care is provided.    ested Soldiers ranked private through        age of 18. Walk-in registration runs
   Anger and Stress Management                  For more information, call Michelle         junior sergeant first class are invited to   from 6:30 to 7 p.m. the night of the
Workshop: How to Meditate and                   Fryc at 219-8919.                           attend.                                      event. All off post guests should enter
46 • The Monitor • May 21, 2009

with current car insurance, car registra-                                                                                                  Father’s Day brunch June 21 at the Fort
tion and valid picture ID through Biggs                                                                                                    Bliss Officers’ Club and the Centennial.
Gate to obtain a gate pass. For more                                                                                                       The Officers’ Club’s Father’s Day
information, call 744-9330.                                                                                                                brunch is $15.95 for members, $17.95
Waiting families                                                   Memorial Day ceremony                                                   for non-members and half price for chil-
                                                                                                                                           dren ages 7-11; children ages 6 and
   The Fort Bliss Waiting Families                  Military officials at the United States   Gun Salute provided by a salute battery,     under are free. Brunch is served from 10
Support Group is a proactive program             army Air Defense Artillery Center and        firing the 75-millimeter howitzer.
                                                 Fort Bliss will conduct a Memorial Day           The main gate to the cemetery, on
                                                                                                                                           a.m. to 1 p.m. Reservations are required.
designed to assist families who are geo-         Service Monday, at 8:30 a.m. at the Fort     Fred Wilson, will be closed for the dura-    For more information, call 568-7013.
graphically separated from the military          Bliss National Cemetery.                     tion of this event; the walk-in gate will       At the Centennial, the cost for brunch
sponsor due to mobilization, deploy-                The service will be conducted in          be open.                                     is $16.96 for adults and half price for
ment, TDY or PCS/relocation. The                 honor of the service men and women of            Parking for the ceremony will be on      children ages 7-11. Children ages 6 and
focus of this group is to build friend-          the United States who gave their lives in    Haan and JEB Stuart Road’s, on Fort          under are free. Brunch is served from 10
ships and ease the stress and demands            the defense of our country.                  Bliss, directly behind and to the side of    a.m. to 1 p.m. Reservations are required.
on the family during times of separa-               During the memorial service Fort          the cemetery.                                For more information, call 744-9330.
tion. Waiting Families offers free               Command General, Maj. Gen. Howard                Vehicles entering Fort Bliss without
monthly dinners to registered families;          Bromberg will deliver an address to          a sticker must get a day pass; you must      Cosmic Bingo
the next one is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m.        honor the fallen men and women of the        present drivers license, proof of insur-        June 27, the Centennial’s Club Metro
                                                 United States Armed Forces. The              ance, safety sticker and registration at
May 29. For more information, call                                                                                                         will begin hosting regular-session bingo
                                                 memorial service will also include a 21      the pass office.
Cher Poehlein at Army Community                                                                                                            each Saturday from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Service at 568-1132 or 568-7088.                                                                                                           Then, starting at 10 p.m., have a blast
                                                                                                                                           with Cosmic Bingo. Glow-in-the-dark
Underwood renovation                                                                                                                       dobbers and cards shine in our club-like
    Due to upcoming renovations at                                                                                                         atmosphere. There will be 30-minute
George V. Underwood Golf Complex,           reserve your spot. Child care will be             lunch hours at the Fort Bliss Officers’      sessions with 20-minute breaks in
all patrons who have lockers at the club-   paid for all who are registered with the          Club and Centennial Banquet and              between for a chance to mingle, dance
house need to remove their personal         CDC.                                              Dining Facility.                             and grab a cocktail. The games offer
items by the end of May. The existing                                                                                                      jackpots up to $1,000. For more infor-
facility is being demolished to make        McCain, Everclear concert                         Army birthday lunch                          mation, call 744-9330.
way for a brand new, state-of-the-art           Edwin McCain and Everclear will                  June 14, join us at the Officers’ Club
clubhouse that will be completed in 12      take to the stage at 7 p.m. June 12 for           for a brunch celebrating the Army’s          ACS intervention classes
to 15 months. For information, call the     the rock installment of the Centennial            234th birthday. The Sunday brunch will          Army Community Service offers sui-
golf complex at 562-7255 or 562-2066.       Live concert series. Advance tickets              feature breakfast items, a carving sta-      cide intervention and prevention classes
                                            cost $10 for military ID holders and $15          tion, an array of side dishes and luscious   to all civilians and family members. If
Newcomers’ orientation                                                                                                                     you are interested in becoming a first
                                            for the general public. On the day of the         desserts. The cost is $15.95 for mem-
    People Encouraging People is a three    show, tickets will cost $15 for military          bers, $17.95 for non-members and half        responder for a person at risk of suicide,
day newcomers’ orientation geared           ID holders and $20 for the general pub-           price for children ages 7-11; children       our Applied Suicide Intervention Skills
toward spouses. The first day is an         lic. For ticket information, contact Fort         ages 6 and under are free. Brunch is         Training classes would benefit you. For
informational classroom day with lunch      Bliss Information, Ticketing and                  served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.                information on suicide prevention or to
at the DFAC; the second day is a tour of    Registration at 568-7503.                         Reservations are required. For more          schedule training for your organization,
Fort Bliss, East Fort Bliss, WBAMC                                                            information, call 568-7013.                  call Denise Carothers at 568-1132 or e-
and El Paso, with shopping downtown.        Army birthday celebration                                                                      mail denise.carothers@us.army.mil.
The third day is a trip to Mesilla, N.M.      The Army keeps rolling along! Join              Father’s Day brunch
Classes are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 9    us June 12 and celebrate the Army’s                 Honor your dad and treat him to a          NAF personnel rights
through 11. Call ACS at 568-1132 at to      234th birthday with free dessert during           special culinary experience with                All NAF employees have the right to
                                                                                                                                        The Monitor • May 21, 2009 •                      47

review their official personnel files in    Bonanza Bingo                              be played at one time, depending upon
the presence of a NAF personnel repre-                                                 the game. For more information, call the
                                               Beginning in June, the Centennial
sentative at any time. Please remember                                                 bowling center at 568-6272.
                                            will offer Bonanza Bingo, individual
to report any changes, such as change of                                               Kids on the Block
                                            bingo cards you play on your own.
address, change of name or change of
                                            Numbers will be drawn each week at            FAP is now recruiting for volunteers
beneficiary, to your NAF Personnel                                                                                                             May 21 Knowing (PG-13) 7 p.m.
                                            the Centennial. When players purchase      to become puppet masters in the Kids
Office. For more information, call 568-                                                                                                   May 22 Dragonball: Evolution (PG ) 7 p.m.
                                            their Bonanza Bingo cards, they open it    on the Block puppetry program.
0640 or 568-0644.                                                                                                                                17 Again (PG-13) 9:30 p.m.
                                            up and mark off the numbers that were      Volunteers 18 years and older are
Bingo, Bingo, Bingo                         drawn for a chance to win up to $1,000.    accepted. Training is required. The                 May 23 Dragonball: Evolution (PG ) 2 p.m.

   Binge Bingo occurs at 6 p.m. every       For more information, call 744-9330.       KOTB program is a puppet program to                      Madea Goes To Jail (PG-13) 4:30

                                                                                       help children relate to issues from dis-                     17 Again (PG-13) 7 p.m.
Wednesday at the Centennial. Doors          eBingo
open at 5 p.m. Come enjoy great food,                                                  abilities and bullying to deployments.           May 24 Monsters Vs. Aliens [in 2-D] (PG) 4 p.m.
                                               Need even more bingo? Desert Strike     The program is open to schools, child                    Fast & Furious 4 (PG-13) 7 p.m.
drinks and fun at Club Metro. There’s a
                                            Lanes offers eBingo seven days a week.     care facilities, family readiness groups               May 28 17 Again (PG-13) 7 p.m.
$1,000 jackpot and the cost is $10 for 10
                                            Go to the front desk and ask the atten-    and more. For more information, con-
games. Don’t miss the fun! For more
                                            dant for the electronic bingo games.       tact Norricia Speights or Colleen Foleen
information, please call 744-9330.                                                                                                  on the house sound system. For more
                                            This new bingo gaming system includes      at 568-1132 or 568-7088.
Bingo rewards program                       Quickshot McDraw, Mayan Gold, K9                                                        information, call Tianna Bowden at
                                            Cash and many more. Available games        Financial Track Club                         562-5969.
   If you can’t get enough bingo, why
not take part in the Binge Bingo fre-       include K9 Cash, Hurricane, Buccaneer,        The Financial Track Club offers an        EFMP
quent player rewards program? Get a         Nero’s Coliseum, Mayan Gold, Quick         opportunity to increase your financial          The Exceptional Family Member
punch card, buy six game packets, and       Shot McGraw. The cost to play on a         knowledge through the sharing of infor-      Program is a program designed to pro-
get one packet free. It’s that easy. For    handheld unit is 25, 50 or 75 cents, or$   mation and resources. Whether you are        vide assignment coordination and sup-
more information, call 744-9330.            1 per card played; up to four cards may    financially challenged or savvy, if you      port for military families. If you are
                                                                                       are interested in improving your finan-      interested in additional information, call
                                                                                       cial health this club is for you. All ser-   the EFMP coordinator 568-3052. For
                                                                                       vicemembers, family members, and             EFMP enrollment and update informa-
       Moving to Lawton/Ft. Sill?                                                      civilians on Fort Bliss are welcome. The
                                                                                       Financial Track Club meets on the sec-
                                                                                                                                    tion, call 569-1854 or 569-1830.
                                                                                                                                    Steak Night
      Shop ANY HOME for sale at                                                        ond and fourth Wednesday of every
                                                                                       month from noon to 1 p.m. at                    The Fort Bliss Officers’ Club hosts
                                                                                       USASMA’s West Auditorium. For more           Steak Night, with live entertainment,
      www.parksjonesrealty.com                                                         information, call Ana Hernandez at 568-      every Thursday evening at 6 p.m. Prices
                                                                                       7088.                                        begin at $12.95 for members, slightly
                                                                                                                                    higher for nonmembers, and include a
              Parks Jones Realty                                                       Bingo caller needed                          steak, potato bar, seasonal vegetables,
                                                                                          The Centennial Club is seeking a          salad bar, rolls, coffee and tea. Wine and
            4301 NW Cache Road • Lawton, OK 73505                                      bingo caller and host for 7 p.m. to mid-     a dessert bar will also be included.
                 (580) 357-0842 • (800) 357-0842                                       night Saturday nights beginning June         Reservations are preferred. For infor-
                                                                                       27. Candidates must be able to call          mation call 568-7013.
                                           Large Selection of                          bingo from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and then
                                                                                       again from 10 p.m. to midnight. During       Beef and Burgundy buffet
                                            Rental Properties
                                                                                       the bingo intermission and one-hour             The Officers’ Club continues its spe-
                                       FREE Worldwide Relocation                       break, the host must be able to play CDs     cial Beef and Burgundy buffets
                                         Services (800) 341-0056
                                                FREE
                                       PREQUALIFYING SERVICES
      “Home Is Where
       The Heart Is”               realestate@parksjonesrealty.com
48 • The Monitor • May 21, 2009

Wednesday nights. Dinners include live                   Deployed discounts                                        Rod and Gun Club                            are available for purchase. For more
music and dancing. The all-you-can-eat                                                                                                                         information contact the Rod and Gun
                                                            Desert Strike Lanes and George V.                         The Fort Bliss Rod and Gun Club has
buffet features a fish, pork or chicken                                                                                                                        Club at 565-4867 or 568-2983.
                                                         Underwood Golf Complex offer special                      one of the best trap and skeet ranges in
dish, plus a steamship round roast or
prime rib. The meal is accompanied
                                                         discounts on services to families of                      the tri-state area. The clubhouse offers    Auto Crafts
                                                         deployed Soldiers. The bowling center                     its members a full-service pro shop,           Auto Crafts offers an online tool that
with choices of starch and vegetables,
                                                         offers a $1 discount on up to three                       lounge, snack bar, meeting room and an      helps “do it yourselfers” by providing
dinner rolls and a small salad bar. A
                                                         games of bowling in one day. This dis-                    array of shooting programs. Patrons can     step-by-step instructions on automotive
dessert bar completes the meal. The cost
                                                         count is available Wednesday and                          also enjoy a covered pavilion, and 10       repairs. This is a free service to any
for all Beef and Burgundy dinners are
                                                         Thursday. Underwood Golf Complex                          diverse ranges including trap and skeet,    Auto Crafts patron; all you have to do is
$13.95 per person for members and
                                                         offers a $10 discount on daily green fees                 five-stand sporting clays, pistol, rifle    request help at the customer service
$15.95 non-members. For more infor-
                                                         and lessons, also available Wednesday                     and black powder. Monthly tourna-           window. Auto Crafts also offers free tire
mation, call 568-7013.
                                                         and Thursday.                                             ments are held for all shooting disci-      rotation and brake inspection for all pas-
Sunday champagne brunch                                     For more information, call Desert                      plines. The Rod and Gun Club is locat-      senger cars with original wheels when
   Come to the Officers’ Club and enjoy                  Strike Lanes at 568-6272 and the golf                     ed in northeast El Paso on Roy Johnson      an oil change is purchased. Texas
our weekly champagne brunch from 10                      complex at 562-2066 or 562-1273.                          Lane, east of Railroad Drive and Deer       Vehicle Safety and Emissions
a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunday. Sunday                                                                                Street. For information, call 568-2983.     Inspections are available as well. For
brunch features breakfast items, a carv-
                                                         Wounded warrior discounts
                                                            MWR would like to remind individ-                      3-D archery range                           information call 568-7280.
ing station, an array of side dishes and
luscious desserts. Brunch costs $12.95                   uals with a Wounded Warrior Card that                         The Fort Bliss Rod and Gun Club         Weekly BOSS meetings
                                                         they are entitled to the following dis-                   offers a 3-D archery range Saturday and        Single Soldiers are encouraged to
for members, $14.95 for non-members,
                                                         counts:                                                   Sundays. There are nine animals avail-      voice their concerns to their unit BOSS
and half price for children ages 7-11;
                                                            • Free games of bowling and free                       able: fox, coyote, wild boar, whitetail     representatives, who will in turn express
children ages 6 and under are free.
                                                         shoe rental at Desert Strike Lanes.                       deer, mule deer, javelina, strutting        the issues at weekly meetings of
Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
                                                            • Free club rental, cart rental and                    turkey, elk and an Aim-Rite bear. The       brigade, battalion and battery/company
Reservations are required. For more
                                                         green fees at George V. Underwood                         distances are 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50        BOSS representatives. These meetings
information, call 568-7013.
                                                         Golf Complex.                                             yards from the firing line and each tar-    will be held at 3 p.m. every Wednesday.
Golf loyalty cards                                          • Free usage of MWR park facilities.                   get is set up with its own independent      Please call the Fort Bliss BOSS Office
   Purchase 10 rounds of golf and get                       • Free equipment rental at MWR                         firing line. A practice range set up with   for locations at (915) 526-4264 or e-
one free, or purchase 10 golf cart rentals               park facilities.                                          Yellow Jacket targets is available during   mail BOSS2@conus.army.mil.
and get one free. Contact Bobby                             For more information, contact the                      regular hours of operation. For more
                                                         bowling center at 568-6272 and the golf                   information, call 568-2983.
Kaerwer at 562-7255 to receive your
loyalty card today.                                      complex at 562-2066 or 562-1273.
                                                                                                                   Fishing, hunting licenses
                                                                                                                                                                        Go Youth
Brass bartending                                         Weekday golf specials                                        The Fort Bliss Rod and Gun club          Camp deadline extended
   The Fort Bliss Officers’ Club would                      George V. Underwood Golf Complex                       offers New Mexico hunting licenses for         The application deadline for
like to invite you and your unit, battal-                offers weekday specials:                                  active-duty military personnel. Active-     Freedom Camp 2009 has been extended
ion or brigade to have a Brass                              Monday and Tuesday: All active-                        duty personnel may purchase a resident      to June 1. Teens ages 13 to 18 who have
Bartending event. Brass Bartending is a                  duty and retired military pay $8 green                    license that allows them to hunt on Fort    a parent who is currently deployed, has
fun and creative way to raise funds for                  fees and $4.50 for shared rental of a golf                Bliss property in New Mexico that           returned from deployment within the
you unit. Unit, brigade or battalion com-                cart. Civilians pay $11 green fees and                    includes Dona Ana and McGregor              last six months, or is scheduled for
manders assist in tending the bar in                     $9 for shared golf cart rental.                           Range. Active-duty personnel or DoD         deployment within the next six months,
exchange for tips to go to towards their                    Wednesday through Friday: Active-                      civilians may purchase a regular hunt-      can apply to attend. Camp runs from
unit fund. To sign-up call 569-5715 or                   duty and retired military, and civilians,                 ing and fishing license for New Mexico.     June 29 through July 3 at Bonita Park
stop by the Officers’ Club, Bldg. 250.                   pay half-price green fees after 2 p.m.                    Both resident and nonresident licenses      Camp and Conference Center in



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Capitan, N.M. Applications can be            and birth certificate. For information,      Bldg. 2E. Call 568-6156 for more infor-      Bowlopolis
obtained at CYSS Central Registration,       call 887-2124.                               mation.
                                                                                                                                          Bowlopolis is an imaginary bowling
Bldg. 1743, Victory Road, or on
www.blissmwr.com. The registration
                                             Operation Graduation                         Battle Cry                                   center where everyone, young and old,
                                                View El Paso’s 2009 graduation cer-          Bliss Youth invites youth in sixth        looks to bowling for happiness, liveli-
fee is $30 per camper and includes lodg-
                                             emonies live from the Don Haskins            through 12th grades to Battle Cry, a         hood, identity and love of the sport. It is
ing, meals, activities and transportation.
                                             Center. Log on to www.bliss.army.mil         time of live music, inspiring message,       a place where fun, adventure and play
Summer reading program                       and watch live or archived ceremonies.       food and games from 4 to 6 p.m. every        help develop lifetime skills. Come meet
   Mickelsen Community Library’s             Fort Bliss will stream the live video of     Sunday at the Youth Center, Bldg. 195.       the Bowlopolis characters, play fun
summer reading program for children          the 2009 high school graduations that           Battle Cry home school edition is         games, send e-cards, get coloring book
ages 2 to 12 begins June 2 and ends          are being held at the Don Haskins            held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. every         pages and download cool wallpapers
Aug. 1, with an awards ceremony and          Center. If you missed seeing your grad-      Friday at the Youth Center, Bldg. 195.       and ringtones. Join the fun at
party scheduled for 10 a.m. Aug. 8.          uate cross the stage, the ceremonies will    The program is open to all home school       www.bowlopolis.com and be a part of
“Express Yourself at the Library,” the       be archived and available for viewing at     students in sixth through 12th grades.       the Bowlopolis adventure!
new summer reading program for teens         a later time. AKO log in is required.           Battle Cry girls-only Bible study is      Super Saturday
between the ages of 13 and 18, begins                                                     held every Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
June 13 and ends July 11. Registration
                                             Points of Light                              All girls in sixth through 12th grades are      Super Awesome Saturday hours at
for both programs is currently under            The Fort Bliss Army Volunteer Corps       invited to this time of Bible study,         Logan SAS are from 3 to 10 p.m. This
way. For more information, call the          and Child, Youth and School Services         friends and food in Bldg. 440.               free Saturday program includes a nutri-
library at 568-6156.                         are hosting the Points of Light Youth           Battle Cry Campus Life is held at         tious dinner and evening snack and is
                                             Leadership June 17-19. PYLI is a             various area high schools. Visit             open to CYSS registered school-age
Operation Purple                             unique training program designed to          www.blissyouth.org for more informa-         children with an active SAS pass.
   The National Military Family              help prepare young people for leader-        tion on school schedules.                    Community service and long-term proj-
Association’s Operation Purple camps         ship roles in their communities. The            For additional information on Battle      ects will be the focus in programming,
offer a free week of fun for military        program is open to youth entering ninth      Cry programs, call 568-2157 or visit         however, many other choices and more
children with parents who have been,         through 12th grades who are military ID      www.blissyouth.org.                          field trips will be offered to engage and
are currently, or will be deployed. Lone     card holders or dependents of DOD                                                         explore children’s interests.
Tree Ranch in Capitan, N.M., will host       civilians, NAF employees or contrac-         Army Family study                               May dates are Saturday and May 30.
an Operation Purple camp Aug. 3              tors on the installation. Applications are      The Fort Bliss Army Volunteer             In June, July and August, Super
through 8 for youth ages 11 to 15.           due by May 29. For more information,         Office is looking for FORSCOM fami-          Awesome Saturdays will take place on
Transportation from Fort Bliss will be       please contact the Fort Bliss Army           lies who have been through more than         payday weekends only. Reservations
provided for youth selected to attend the    Volunteer Corps coordinator at 568-          one deployment and who have youth            are required. Call 569-5779 or 568-
camp. Applications will only be accept-      1132 or tephanie.hopper1@us.army.mil.        from the ages 11 to 17 to participate in     7187 for SAS reservations. For more
ed online at www.operationpurple.org.                                                     Phase II of the Army Family Study of         information, call 568-0834.
                                             Library Story Time                           the Effects of Multiple Deployments on
Youth employment                                Mickelsen Community Library hosts         Adolescent Study. This study is to
                                                                                                                                       Kids -n- Co. summer camps
   Upper Rio Grande Workforce                Read Me a Story for 2- to 5-year-olds at     assess the impact and identify measures         Two-week Kinder Camp sessions are
Solutions is recruiting for summer           10:30 a.m. Tuesday and Family Story          to eliminate or mitigate the negative        every weekday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
youth program. To apply, youth ages 14       Time for 2- to 6-year-olds at 10:30 a.m.     impacts of this prolonged conflict on        and begin June 15 and 29, July 20 and
to 24 must meet specific income guide-       Saturday. Story hour consists of stories,    Army adolescents. The in-person inter-       Aug. 3. Students will perform for their
lines, be able to work an average of 30      songs and games, and simple crafts and       view will place take in the summer           parents the final Friday of each session.
hour per week for a total of 180 hours,      usually lasts about one hour. Parents        months. If you are interested in partici-    The Kinder Camp is for children ages 5
and be able to complete testing and ori-     must remain with their children during       pating, contact the Fort Bliss Army          through 7. Four-week production camp
entation requirements. Applicants must       story time. Mickelsen Community              Volunteer Corps coordinator at 568-          sessions are every weekday from 12:30
have a photo ID, Social Security card        Library is located in the basement of        1132 or tephanie.hopper1@us.army.mil.        p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and begin June 15 and
50 • The Monitor • May 21, 2009

July 20. Students are involved in all                      are held the last Thursday of every                        assistance to an estimated 80 military                  ilies are eligible for nomination.
aspects of putting on a play and public                    month from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.                               families each month. Our participation                  Nominations should consist of a 600- to
performances will be presented the final                   Upcoming meetings are scheduled for                        in the food drive is an effort to collect               800- word essay about a family’s impact
weekend of each camp. The production                       Thursday at the Main CDC and June 25                       non-perishable goods for military fami-                 on the community. Completed nomina-
camp is for children ages 8 through 15.                    at Logan CDC. For more information,                        lies transitioning to the community.                    tions should be returned to the Family
Summer Show Choir will be from 6                           call 568-5689.                                                                                                     Programs Directorate by fax to (703)
p.m. to 8 p.m. every Wednesday and run                                                                                Balfour family events                                   236-2926, by e-mail to familypro-
from June 17 to Aug. 12. A recital for                           Community                                               The Balfour Beatty Community                         grams@ausa.org, or by mail to AUSA
families will be scheduled after the final                                                                            LifeWorks Program is hosting a variety                  Family Programs, 2425 Wilson Blvd.,
class. For more information, call 351-                     Chamber meeting                                            of free family life events at the Balfour               Arlington, VA 22201.
1455 or go to www.kidsnco.org.                                 The Woman’s Department of the                          Beatty Community Center at 1991                             Nominations must be received no
                                                           Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce                        Marshall Road. Events include:                          later than June 30.
Logan CDC hours                                                                                                          • TaeKwonDo – Self-defense classes
                                                           is having a meeting from 9:30 to 11 a.m.                                                                           Car seat inspection cancelled
   Logan CDC is open from 1 p.m. to                        today at Cohen Stadium, located off                        every Thursday in May from 5:30 to 7
midnight every Saturday except those                       Highway 54 and Cohen Avenue. For                           p.m., for participants over 5 years of age                 Due to the holiday weekend, the car
associated with a four-day holiday                         more information, call 568-8614.                              • Military Child Education Coalition                 seat inspection program scheduled for 9
weekend. All CYSS registered children                                                                                 Story Time every Wednesday at 10 a.m.                   a.m. to noon Saturday at the Balfour
from 4 weeks through fifth grade are                       Gold Star Wives                                               • El Paso Healthy Marriage class                     Beatty Community Center parking lot
eligible for care. The CDC provides                          The Gold Star Wives of America El                        every Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.                    has been cancelled. For more informa-
wraparound services for the SAS youth.                     Paso Del Norte Chapter, will host its                         • Salsa/Zumba Aerobics class every                   tion, call 568-1132.
Children participate in a variety of age-                  meeting at 11:15 a.m. Thursday at the                      Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m.                             Park tickets
appropriate activities and are served                      Fort Bliss Officers’ Club. The install-                       • Yard of the Month contest for a $25
snacks and dinner. Costs are based on                      ment of next year’s officers will be con-                                                                             Free tickets are available for active,
                                                                                                                      savings certificate from FirstLight FCU.
the hourly rate per child. To ensure                       ducted by retired Lt. Col. Rafael Garcia.                                                                          Reserve, National Guard and retired
                                                                                                                      Please register your yard for contest.
proper staffing, reservations are                          For information, call 598-0981.                                                                                    servicemembers and seven-day unlimit-
                                                                                                                         • Kelly Park – Splash Park opens
required and can be made at any CYSS                                                                                                                                          ed tickets can be purchased at $89 for
                                                           Operation Open Arms                                        Saturday, come enjoy the fun!
program or calling 568-3989.                                                                                                                                                  family and friends, a $35 discount off
                                                                                                                         • Look Fine in 09 recipe modifica-
                                                              Sierra Providence Health Network is                                                                             the retail price. Universal Orlando
Parent Council meetings                                                                                               tion class May 29 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
                                                           accepting donations for Operation                                                                                  Resort’s new Military Salute program
                                                                                                                         For information, call Lois Powell,
   The Fort Bliss Child, Youth and                         Open Arms through Saturday at the                                                                                  offers one free two-park, seven-day
                                                                                                                      LifeWorks coordinator, at 564-0795 or
School Services Child Development                          Armed Services YMCA, 7060                                                                                          unlimited admission ticket to all ser-
                                                                                                                      e-mail lpowell@bbcgrp.com
Center Parent Council is an important                      Comington; the Junior Enlisted Family                                                                              vicemembers with a valid military
and dynamic part of the CYSS mission.                      Center, Bldg. 51, Slater Road; the                         Family of the Year                                      photo ID. These tickets, being sold pri-
Help assist CDC management in deci-                        Sergeants Major Academy, East Fort                            The Association of the United States                 marily at military bases, are also valid
sion making and fundraising for the                        Bliss; and William Beaumont Army                           Army is looking for nominations for the                 for admission to select Universal City
benefit of the Army child. Your active                     Medical Center.                                            2009 Family of the Year award. Active-                  Walk clubs and venues during the time
participation equals a 10 percent dis-                        The El Paso and Fort Bliss Armed                        duty, Army Reserve, National Guard,                     period that the ticket is being used.
count on your child care fees. Meetings                    Services YMCA Food Locker provides                         retired veterans and Army civilian fam-



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