SAN ANTONIO MILITARY UPDATES 4/28

Your daily update and the impacts of COVID-19.  Here is your April 28 update (based on various military releases) 

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>> Texas is starting to re-open Thursday … see latest story here: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/texas-stay-at-home-order-will-end-friday-with-businesses-reopening-in-phases

>> Members from #JBSA‘s 433rd Airlift Wing were a crucial part of the 770 plus Airmen being called on to assist with the #COVID19 response in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Check it out here: https://go.usa.gov/xvUDq

>> The U.S. Navy has made changes to the Active Duty and Full-Time Support E-4 advancement exams as part of their COVID-19 mitigation efforts. Read more here: https://go.usa.gov/xvEgW

>> Which military jobs have the highest suicide rates?  See the study here: https://www.stripes.com/news/us/defense-department-report-reveals-military-occupations-with-highest-suicide-rates-1.627638

>> Study looks at who joins the military and why – story here: https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2020/04/27/studies-tackle-who-joins-the-military-and-why-but-their-findings-arent-what-many-assume/

>>  Virtual seminars for military spouses is tomorrow and Thursday. RSVP here: https://www.army.mil/article/235007/registration_opens_for_virtual_military_spouse_symposium

>> Are military allowed to establish campaigns using sites like Go Fund Me?  Check out this story here: https://www.army.mil/article/234960/soldiers_reminded_to_exercise_ethical_responsibilities_during_pandemic

>> With TRICARE, Help From a Nurse is Just a Call Away – see here: http://ed.gr/cea0j

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>> Face Coverings to be Required at Brooke Army Medical Center – effective 27 April (but highly encouraged this week) To preserve the safety of our patients, healthcare professionals and family members, the San Antonio Military Health System (SAMHS) is implementing every measure possible to curb the spread of COVID-19 to include screenings, self-isolation and social distancing.  As an additional measure, effective Monday, 27 April, all personnel, patients and visitors will be required to wear a face covering while in common areas of a San Antonio military medical facility regardless of social distancing. 

>> Change to Garden Entrance Pedestrian Traffic Pattern at Brooke Army Medical Center. The Garden Entrance is a high-traffic pedestrian area that requires a modification to help facilitate social distancing, particularly during shift changes. We will do this by slightly altering the traffic pattern when entering and exiting the building. This new traffic pattern is effective immediately.When approaching the Garden Entrance from the parking garage, please remain to your right, follow the posted signs that indicate “Enter,” and walk under the cover of the building until you get to the automatic double doors. When exiting the Garden Entrance, please remain to your right, follow the posted signs that indicate “Exit,” and walk out into the open area to the right of the building’s pillars as you walk to the parking garage. Always remember to stay 6 feet from those around you, and wear your face covering in this common area of our facility. 

>> FREE WEBINAR – The GI Bill & TA in the era of COVID-19. WHAT’S NEW – HOW TO NAVIGATE ONLINE EDUCATION, ETC. MAY 2 – rsvp to attend here: http://ed.gr/cdloi

>> A 100% ID check process is in place at all #JBSA gates. This is being implemented to help #StopTheSpread of COVID-19. Read the full memo, here: https://go.usa.gov/xv977