SOCAL MILITARY UPDATE 4/15

Your daily update and the impacts of COVID-19.  Here is your April 14 update (based on various military releases) 

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>> The NASNI CDC reopened on Monday and the NAB CDC also consolidated with NASNI CDC onboard Naval Air Station North Island. Classroom assignments will be posted at the NASNI front desk and should remain the same during the duration of the consolidation.

>> More on the haircut issue at Pendleton here: https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/coronavirus/2020/04/14/secdef-and-joint-chiefs-chairman-say-top-marine-will-get-a-call-over-barbershops-remaining-open/

>> The Mercy has more COVID outbreaks – story here: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/04/14/navy-battling-growing-covid-19-outbreak-hospital-ship-mercy-7-test-positive.html

>> The Roosevelt’s fateful stop in Vietnam is examined here: https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/uss-theodore-roosevelt-s-fateful-vietnam-port-call-had-blessing-of-pacific-s-highest-commanders-1.626103

>> MCCS on Miramar is hiring sales associates – go here: mccsmiramar.com/join-the-team

>> No PCSing by May 11.  While a date is not set, it will not be currently as scheduled.  See the story here: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/04/14/secdef-announces-plans-extend-force-wide-travel-restrictions.html

>> Volunteer shoppers at the Commissary are being tested at some locations – see the story here: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/04/14/volunteer-shoppers-can-help-some-commissary-users-get-groceries.html?utm_campaign=meetedgar&utm_medium=social&utm_source=meetedgar.com

>> Pharmacy udate: When your provider electronically orders you a new prescription from Naval Medical Center San Diego, please call (619) 532-8400 Option #2, to activate your prescription request during normal working hours: 0800 – 1900 (Mon-Fri) and 0800 – 1800. (Sat-Sun). Due to current events, we may be experiencing higher than normal call volumes. We appreciate your patience.  Your medication will be ready for pick-up at the following time(s): 

–  Patients who call their prescriptions in BEFORE 1200 can pick up their medications
after 1400 the same day.

–  Patients who call their prescriptions in AFTER 1200 can pick up their medications the
next business day after 0900.

–  Your prescriptions will remain on hold for you for 3 business days.

Your medications will be ready for you at your choice of military pharmacy pick-up location. 

Previous updates ….

>> Updated Camp Pendleton traffic updates :
https://www.pendleton.marines.mil/…/Camp-Pendleton-Inciden…/

>> Do you know who your Command Ombudsman is? And do you know how to contact your Command Ombudsman? If not, visit https://ombudsmanregistry.cnic.navy.mil/ and select “Contact Your Ombudsman” to get in touch!

>> NEX will deliver to your door.  Story here: https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=112593

>> Military Child of the Year includes kid from Oceanside: Story here: https://operationhomefront.wordpress.com/2020/04/03/meet-our-2020-military-child-of-the-year-award-recipients/

>> Navy to allow some officers to delay retirement.  Story here: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/04/13/navy-will-allow-some-officers-delay-retirement-due-coronavirus.html