Health Advisory: Measles
The health and readiness of our service members, civilian employees, and their families are of the utmost importance. Two cases of measles in the El Paso and Fort Bliss area have been confirmed. We share your concerns about potentially being exposed and here are some actions to consider if you feel you are at risk:
1. Call the Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-874-2273. The advice nurse will ask you a series of questions and help you determine your next step.
2. Call the appointment line at 915-742-2273 to set up an appointment with your provider for discussions on your health and immunizations. You can also securely message your provider through the Tricare Online Patient Portal.
3. If you are experiencing the following symptoms, try to contact your provider right away. If you are unable to reach your provider, go to the William Beaumont Army Medical Center Emergency Room.
Potential symptoms include: fever, cough, runny nose, and red eyes, followed by a rash.
These are some tips we can all use to help prevent the spread of measles:
1. If you have not previously been immunized for measles, contact your provider to discuss the importance of immunizations.
2. Clean all areas that you have touched or contacted with a disinfecting wipe or spray.
3. If you feel you are sick with fever and may suspect it to be measles, please limit or avoid physical interactions with others, wear a surgical mask if available, cover your mouth when coughing and seek medical attention.
Security Force Assistance Brigade Recruiting // July 17-18
The Security Force Assistance Brigade Recruiting Team is coming to Fort Bliss July 17-18 to brief Fort Bliss Soldiers on opportunities available to them. For more information, visit www.goarmy.com/sfab
Military Housing Privatization Initiative Resident Bill of Rights
The office of Assistant Secretary of Defense Robert McMahon released a message todaystating the vision for the upcoming Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI) Resident Bill of Rights and the importance of resident feedback in the drawing of this document.
Between now and Tuesday, privatized family and privatized unaccompanied housing residents (one resident per address) will receive an email inviting them to take part in an online survey. Participat...ion is voluntary. The email your household receives will contain a link to provide your feedback.
If you have questions or need technical support, or if no member of your household has received an email with a survey link by Tuesday, send an email to BillofRightsFeedback@celassociates.com. Please identify your installation and complete street address in your email.
The ID Cards/DEERS Office offering additional hours
The Fort Bliss ID Cards/DEERS Office will be open the following Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment only:
June 1 and 15;
July 13 and 27;
August 10 and 24;
RAPIDS/ID and CAC Card Office: RAPIDS Appointment Scheduler @ https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil/appointme...
REMINDER: ID cards can be renewed within 90 days of expiration. Two forms of ID (one must be a current UNEXPIRED picture ID, local state or government agency (no Concealed carry Permits), driver's license with a valid date or MILTARY written in where a date should be. DL's with 00-00-0000 as a date are not valid and cannot be used. You can find more information on supporting documents at https://www.cac.mil/Portals/53/Documents/required_....
CID warns Army community about social media impersonation of Soldier accounts
U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command’s Computer Crime Investigative Unit is once again warning Soldiers and the Army community to be on the lookout for “social media scams” where cybercriminals impersonate service members by using actual and fictitious information, not just for “trust-based relationship scams,” also known as romance scams, but for other impersonation crimes such as sales schemes and advance fee schemes.
To learn more about Confidence Based/Romance Relationships, Sales Schemes, Advance Fee Schemes, and tips on protecting your social media identity, visit the Army CID website at https://www.cid.army.mil/cciu-advisories.html
To read the CID press release, visit https://dvidshub.net/r/6gs9bx
Fort Bliss Housing Hotline,
Fort Bliss housing residents' with issues/concerns should contact the Fort Bliss Housing Hotline at (915) 744-8903.
US62/180 (Montana Ave) Widening Phase 1 Project
The US 62/180 (Montana Avenue) widening project is a part of a larger Fort Bliss program to improve the network of roadways around and through the southeastern vicinity of U.S. Army Fort Bliss.
This project is phase one of the proposed improvements of the overall Montana Schematic. The project is 4.9 miles and requires 200 ft. of additional right of way to accommodate the improvements. The construction start date began March 18 and the duration of the project will be 2.5 years for its completion.
The project begins at Global Reach Drive and ends at Tierra Este Road.
The project includes the following:
• Construct 6 lane freeway from Lee Trevino Drive to Tierra Este Road
• Construct 3 lane northbound and southbound frontage road from George Dieter Drive to Tierra Este Road
• Construct new interchanges at Global Reach Drive, Lee Trevino Drive, George Dieter Drive, Wooster Lane, Saul Kleinfeld Drive, and State Loop 375
• Construct overpass bridges at Lee Trevino Drive, George Dieter Drive, and Wooster Lane
• Construct underpass structures at Saul Kleinfeld Drive and State Loop 375
• Construct Hike & Bike lane north of the westbound frontage road from Global Reach Drive to State Loop 375
The overall project has four phases and construction will not impede traffic through the majority of it.
The first phase requires approximately 10 months and focuses on construction of the westbound frontage roads. This construction will have no impact to the traveling public since that part of the project is located outside the existing lanes of traffic.
Upon completion of the westbound frontage road, plans include diverting westbound traffic to the new lanes then beginning construction on the main lanes. Plans also include constructing all intersections in quadrants to allow traffic to pass through at all times.
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