Col. Brant V. Dayley,
Before this week’s main topic, I’d be remiss if I did not address a recent Fort Bliss tragedy. As many of you are aware by now, Fort Bliss lost six Soldiers when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb. The Soldiers were all from the 978th Military Police Company. The hearts and prayers of myself and all of Team Bliss go out to the family and friends of these young Soldiers.
Another work week is almost over, and I hope many of you are enjoying the summer and some special family fun time, but it is getting around the time to start thinking about the year ahead.
I know how stressful school registration and coordination can be, and, with school beginning in just more than a month, I want to make sure you all have plenty of opportunity to get situated and prepared for the end of the summer. Please keep in mind that there will be no early registration this year.
To begin with, I am hosting a town hall on Facebook and will have state representatives and school representatives from some of the school districts as well as the School Liaison Office and Child, Youth and School Services. The meeting will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at www.facebook.com/fortblisstownhall, and I encourage all of you to bring your questions on the different procedures and requirements for each district.
For those of you who may not be able to make that time or wish to email your questions early, you can send your questions until 4 p.m. today via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. They will be answered during the town hall on Facebook and again in The Monitor where a transcript of the evening will be printed.
There will also be an education fair July 26 at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Public school district, parochial, private, charter and home schooling representatives have been invited to meet face to face with you at the fair so you may gather information on school policies, programs and activities that are available in the area.
WBAMC has appointments available every Saturday from now until Aug. 4 solely for school and sports physicals. Appointments are available from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. July 21 and Aug. 4 at the Soldier Family Medical Clinic, while at the Mendoza Family Care Center appointments are available July 28 and Aug. 11. Children must be seen at their regularly assigned clinic and have shot records with them.
Again, I know how hectic the beginning of the school year can be, but please make use of these dates to help make the days go by as painlessly as possible.
One last thing: We’ve been getting an enormous positive response on Facebook about the new nursing area at Freedom Crossing. Margarita Luedtke said, “This is a great thing for families. Thank you for this!” Kristen Chambers said, “Thank you so much for your help and support in this matter.” And Virginia Elena Sandoval Puig said, “I really do love Fort Bliss and how it truly goes ALL OUT for us.”
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