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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - June 2016

       It goes without saying that Professionals belong to Professional Organizations. Lawyers, Firemen, Police, all belong to professional organizations which are committed to the well-being of members of their profession. If you are an active duty officer you should strongly consider joining a professional organization committed to the welfare of your profession. Whether you choose the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), or the American Legion, or MOAA, or some other professional organization, professional military officers should consider membership

in a professional organization committed to fighting for your entitlements and your future. Whether you are an active duty service member (officer or enlisted), or a military retiree, the Military Officer’s Association of America (MOAA) is here to serve you. MOAA national, and your El Paso Chapter, continue to advocate for your benefits and entitlements in this increasingly resource constrained, and politically uncertain time. I want to remind readers that this past October, “The Hill” recognized MOAAamong the Top 50 Lobbyist associations in Washington DC….for the ninth year in a row. MOAA remains the ONLY Veteran Service Organization (VSO) on that list. If you are going to make that commitment to a professional organization then you should consider MOAA first. No other Veteran Service Organization can serve you as effectively in Washington DC, and your local MOAA Chapter has been serving service members and their families in this community for sixty years. If you are already a member, encourage others to join. If you are not a member, consider joining both your local El Paso Chapter and MOAA National. Do it today. You can join online at “elpasomooa.org”. Check it out.. 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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