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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - August/September 2016

         As the House and Senate leaders continue to debate the pay and benefit elements of the National Defense Authorization Act, (NDAA), it underscores the vital importance for active duty service members and military retirees to be a part of an organization of military professionals dedicated to preserving those benefits being debated.  Whether you consider joining the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars (VFW), American Legion, Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA), or yes MOAA, you owe it to yourselves and your fellow service members to join an organization of professionals dedicated to protecting your benefits.  In choosing, you might consider that MOAA with almost 400,000 members, was recognized again this year as among the top 50 Lobbying associations in Washington, D.C., for the ninth straight year…and MOAA was the only Veteran’s Service Organization (VSO) on that list.  MOAA is the single most powerful advocate for your benefits, period.

   I want you to be a member of your local El Paso MOAA Chapter and MOAA National.  The local Chapter was established in 1959, and on 11 June, we celebrated our 60th year of serving active duty and retired service members of all grades, and all services.  We were honored to host the President and CEO of MOAA National, Lt Gen Dana Atkins, USAF (Ret).  Those who attended the 60th Anniversary luncheon could not help but be inspired by Lt Gen Atkins’ vision and energy, and wide ranging initiatives.  We look forward to continuing to serve as leading advocates for his numerous initiatives aimed at preserving your benefits and pay. View More
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As part of the ongoing effort between the U.S. and British militaries to strengthen interoperability and enhance their alliance, the U.S. Army’s 1st Armored Division officially welcomed British Brig. Gen. Frazer Lawrence as its new deputy commanding general for operations. He is the first non-U.S. military officer to hold this position.

Lawrence has been working in his new job since Oct. 18, but Nov. 23 marked the division’s official welcome for him and his wife, Jo, to the 1st AD team. Military and civilian leaders from throughout the region attended the ceremony. He is one of only three British deputy commanding generals serving with a U.S. Army unit.  View More EP MOAA News
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SUBJECT: Clinical Nurse Transition Program Sets Nurses ahead

William Beaumont Army Medical Center – William Beaumont Army Medical Center hosted a graduating ceremony for Class 15-152 of the Brig. Gen. Anna Mae Hays Clinical Nurses Transition Program Dec. 8.

The six-month-long program allows new nurses to gain experience as a surgical-medical nurse while working alongside experienced nurses, who mentor the new nurses in hands-on procedures.

“The CNTP is a program for new nurses who have already graduated from a nursing program to get a good foundation before working on their own,” said 2nd Lt. Lizamara C. Bedolla, a graduate of CNTP. “It’s like a residency program for doctors.”
Throughout the program, nurses learned advanced nursing topics such as pain management, ethical decisions, physiology-type techniques and critical-thinking skills.

 “It advances their professional development and helps them understand ‘I need to keep educating myself if I want to stay current in practice,’” said Dr. Thomas H. Miller, CNTP director. “They’re all brand new 2nd lieutenants that have finished nursing school.”

The program provides opportunities for new nurses to gain hands-on experience and repetitive practice, Miller said. Other projects include an evidence-based practice project which helps nurses examine research and analyze whether new practices should be implemented at WBAMC.
“We just don’t do things the old-fashioned way. We need to keep looking at the future because there are always new ideas,” Miller said. Continued
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