Dayley’s Update …
Col. Brant V. Dayley,
First, let me say, I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Halloween. I hope you all enjoyed the Massacre on Marshall Road Haunted House, and I want to thank the members of Team Bliss in making it a success.
As November starts, the Fort Bliss community will be engaging in a cornucopia of events. From daylight savings, changes in PRT schedules and the upcoming holidays; I want all of you to be safe and look out for your fellow servicemembers and their families.
Saturday and Sunday, the Fort Bliss NCO Wives Club will host their Holiday Bazaar at the Trading Post, which will give you a head start on your holiday shopping with specialty items from different vendors. Take time to stop by and see what an outstanding job the club has done in organizing this event.
In the spring we “spring forward” by setting our clocks forward one hour, it is now time to “fall back” one hour. Saturday when you retire for the night, remember, to move your clocks back one hour. On Monday, Fort Bliss will also be changing work call hours due to the afternoon PRT schedule. Plan accordingly as morning traffic will play a factor in what time we are all coming into work. Roads normally closed during morning PRT will now be closed in the afternoon during PRT.
Enjoy the extra sleep, but remember to eat a lighter lunch. Also, stretch and hydrate throughout the day. Just because it’s not the typical El Paso heat doesn’t mean the need for hydrating has diminished. It’s even more important now because cold weather injuries play as a big part in training and planning as heat injuries.
Also, in national news we would like to send our best wishes to those affected by Super Storm Sandy, we realize there are numerous Soldiers with families in our nation’s northeast suffering from power outages and flooding, our prayers are with you.
Remember to get out there and vote if you haven’t already, this is one of those rights we fight so hard to protect day-in and day-out. Take advantage of your American right to vote and support your candidate today.
With Thanksgiving soon approaching, remember the Adopt-A-Soldier program and how cherished a tradition it has been in El Paso for more than 30 years. El Pasoans look forward to bringing Fort Bliss servicemembers into their homes every “Turkey Day” as a way to express their deep gratitude for the Soldiers’ service. It provides a day of fun and relaxation – and a hearty home-cooked meal – for servicemembers who may be far from home and family.
If you know Soldiers in your units or around post who are away from loved ones, invite them into your home. Be proactive this holiday season and let the troops know how much their service means to you and your family.
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