Thursday, March 31, 2011

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Walter Reed cookbook

The Walter Reed Nurse Recognition Committee has sponsored a Walter Reed Army Medical Center Commemorative Cookbook, now available for a suggested donation of $15. For more information, contact Lt. Whitehead or Deborah Spear at (202) 782-1551.

Unit Prevention Leader training

The next Unit Prevention Leader training will be April 11-15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The training will be conducted at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (Bldg. 54), Dart Auditorium. UPLs receive 40 hours of Instruction to become commanders’ subject matter expert in the Army Substance Abuse Program. UPLs must be E-5s or above and must have appointment orders and a background check. Interested Soldiers must RSVP to Kamau Bandele at (202) 782-8000. Space is limited. Bandele can also be e-mailed at Lip_service39@yahoo.com.

Safety awards nomination

The Installation Safety Office is currently accepting nominations for achievements in safety during FY 2011 Second Quarter. The deadline to submit nominations is April 18. For more information, call Tina Sturgill at (202) 782-3675.

Safety fair set for April 20

The Installation Safety Office (ISO) is hosting its annual Health and Safety Awareness Fair April 20 in the Karen Wagner Sports Center (Building 32) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The entire Walter Reed community is invited to attend. The fair will boast vendors, exhibits, and simulators emphasizing information concerning environmental health and safety, healthy lifestyles and wellness, and sports and recreation. For more information, call Candace Kelly, at (202) 782-7635.

Normal-hearing volunteers

Military medical beneficiaries who have normal hearing are invited to participate in a research study being conducted at the Army Audiology and Speech Center, sixth floor, Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Participants should also have no history of learning disabilities, stroke, disabling mental illness, severe head injury, or neurological disorder. The purpose of the study is to evaluate speech in different noise environments. To participate, you must be DEERS eligible, at least 18 years old and English must be the first language you learned to speak as a child. You may be eligible for compensation if you are not an active-duty member of the military. For more information and to determine if you qualify, contact Dr. Kenneth Kragh Jensen at (202) 782-8585.

O’Day scheduled for May 6

The 2011 Walter Reed Army Medical Center Organization Day is May 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Rose Garden on main post. WRAMC organizations and departments are invited to be informational vendors. Interested activities should call Harryette Irving at (202) 782-7034.

Post closures announced

The U.S. Army Garrison-Walter Reed has announced its schedule for closing some facilities and activities at Walter Reed because of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC).

  • The Arts and Crafts Center at Forest Glen and the Auto Craft Shop on the main installation are scheduled to close April 30.

  • June 30, the Patient and Post Library, Fitness Center (Bldg. 88) and MWR Conference Center in Delano Hall (Bldg. 11) will close.

  • August 31, the Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers (BOSS) program and ITR (Travel and Tickets) office will stop operations.

  • September 1, Army Community Service (ACS) and Wally’s Snack Bar in Delano Hall close.

  • September 15, the Wagner Sports Center and lodging at WRAMC, including in the Mologne House Hotel, two main installation’s Fisher Houses and in Delano and Doss halls, close.

    For more information, call Etoi Ramey-Wood at (202) 782-4946.