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Newsletter 1 St Qt r 2014

Newsletter 1 St Qt r 2014

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Newsletter 1 St Qt r 2014
Newsletter 1 St Qt r 2014

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Service Members and Families I am truly sorry about the length of time between news-letters. Computer problems and work issues combined to delay my work.
I hope that everyone’s New  Year’s Resolutions are still in
effect but if not , you are not alone. Only 64 percent of peo-ple who make resolutions keep them by the end of Janu-ary. I have found that instead of resolutions, I try to look back on the year. I feel more of a sense of well being when I see what I have accomplished. But I do have to admit I have resolved to do better with the newsletter . Thank you for your patience. Have a safe and enjoyable year. Please feel free to con-tact me anytime. I do have a fulltime job but I try to check my phone messages and e-mail as much as I am able. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve you and your fami-lies. Alicia Stewart NASFtWorthOmbuds-man@gmail.com (682)710-2119 An Ombudsman is a volunteer, appointed by the Commanding Officer, to serve as a link be-tween command leadership and Navy families. Ombuds-man are trained to dissemi-nate information both up and down the chain of command, including official Department of the Navy and command information, command climate issues and local quality of improvement opportunities. Ombudsman provide resource referrals when needed and are instrumental in resolving fami-ly issues before the issues require extensive command attention. The command Om-budsman is appointed by and works under the guidance of the Commanding Officer who determines the priorities of the program, the roles and rela-tionships of those involved in it and the type and level of sup-port it will receive.
Message from Ombudsman
1510 Chennault Ave Fort Worth, TX 76113
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Main Gate : Open 24 hours East Gate :Daily 6A
6P excluding holidays
Vehicle Registration
 Visitor Control Center (817) 782-3058
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Command Newsletter
Mar 2014
During the 1890’s , Fort Worth was a booming town. Cattle, sheep, horses and hogs were shipped north along the Chisholm Trail to Fort Worth which had the largest livestock market in the southwest. This is how Fort Worth received it’s nickname of 
“Cowtown” and the Stockyards is where the city’s legacy burns the brightest.
The 125 acre stockyard district sits two miles north of downtown. Twice a day at 1100 am and 4 pm, cowboys drive a small herd of approx 15 longhorn steers down the red brick street past the stockyards. The former hog and sheep pens have been turned into Stockyards Station, a mall of restaurants and western themed shops that sell such items as authentic cowboy hats and boots, Old horse and mule barns have been turned into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame (www.texascowboyhalloffame.com) Inside the Livestock Exchange Building, the small stockyards museum displays various artifacts such as guns and barbed wire (www.stockyardsmuseum.org) Western music and movie stars are immortalized in bronze along the exchange trail of fame. The Cowtown Cattlepen maze (www.cowtowncattlepenmaze.com), a wooden laby-rinth built to look like cattlepens, sits across from Stockyards Station is perfect for keeping the kiddos entertained. The Grapevine Vintage Railroad (www.gvrr.com) runs 2 different routes daily from the stockyards, one to downtown Fort Worth and the other to Grapevine, Texas and on most weekend nights , you can catch a rodeo at the Cowtown Coliseum . For more information check out www.fortworthstockyards.org The Immunization issue has become a hot button issue recently. Thanks to celebrities such as Jenny McCarthy, misconcep-tions about immunizations abound. The link between vaccines and autism is tenuous at best. The research that vaccina-tion opponents quote has been proven to be shoddy and the MD who performed the research actually had his medical license pulled. The facts regarding the positive aspects of vaccinations is much more compelling. The United States is beginning to see a rise in outbreaks of certain diseases due to the lack of immunizations. Two fo the most common diseases are measles and whooping cough. Complications from measles includes ear infections, respiratory problems such as bronchitis, laryngitis, and croup, pneumonia and encephalitis (inflammation of the brain). If a pregnant woman is exposed to measles, she is at risk for preterm labor, low birth rate and pregnancy loss. The other disease is whooping cough. Whooping cough (or pertussis) causes a strong cough in which the body is trying to expel thick mucous from the lungs. It can last for weeks and complications include pneumonia. For more information go to www.cdc.gov 1. Antarctica and Australia are the only 2 continents that have never been the site of a major military conflict. 2. The Coast Guard is smaller than the New York City Police department 3. Canada has only 900 Navy Personnel to guard the longest national coastline in the world. 4. 80 percent of military spouses are women under the age of 35 5. The Allies password on D-
Day was “Mickey Mouse”.
Things to do around Fort Worth
Stockyards Museum Medical Corner
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Military TRivia 
BootCamp During the Spanish- American War, sailors wore leggings
called “boots” which
came to be mean
“navy” (or Marine)
recruit, These recruits were trained
in “boot” camps
Command Newsletter
Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) is a network of support and leisure services designed for use by soldiers (active, Reserve, and guard, and their families, civilian employees, military retirees and eligible participants. Each branch of t he military has a branch of MWR. MWR provides free and discounted recreation to military personnel and their families. Although the facilities provided vary from base to base, the types of services, facilities and programs provided can include fitness centers, pools, marinas, bowling centers, golf courses, restaurants, conference centers, catering, and pro-grams for single sailors providing special events, internet access and movies.
policy and programmatic information, helpful re-sources, products, and articles and tips on numer-ous topics related to mili-tary life. Services are avail-able 24 hours a day by telephone and online. In addition to the website, Military OneSource offers call center and online sup-port for consultations on any number of issues such as spouse education and career opportunities, issues specific to families with a
Our Services
Military OneSource is a free service provided by the Department of Defense (DoD) to active duty, Guard and Reserve service members, and their fami-lies with comprehensive information on every as-pect of military life includ-ing deployment, reunion, relationships, grief, spouse employment and educa-tion, parenting and child care, and much more. Military OneSource has member with special needs, and financial support and resources. Military OneSource also offers personal non-medical counseling services online, via telephone, or face-to-face. You can receive non-medical, short-term counseling, as well as assistance with finan-cial management, taxes, career services, health and wellness, and much more. This personalized support is available 24/7 no matter where  you live or serve.
Fort Worth Zoo to Disney World /Universal Studios Orlando. Stop by the office at Building 1815 between the hours of 1000
1700 Tuesdays thru Satur-days to see what is available.
Military personnel can now receive a complimentary three-day park-to-park ticket to experience the extraordinary thrills and heart-warming moments Universal Orlando has to offer
Active duty and retired members can receive FREE 3 day park to park tickers with a valid military ID. Tickets are available untile March 31, 2013 and must be redeemed by June 30, 2013. Tickets for family and friends must be purchased at the regular military discount. For more information please drop by the office or call (817) 782-6121. Do you want to visit the local zoo or amusement park? May-be you would like to go to the movies. Before paying full price at the ticket countes, visit the ITT Office. They offer discounted tickets to muse-ums, parks, concerts, movies and more. ITT has tickets to everything from Medieval Times to the
Morale, Welfare and REcreation
Website spotlight
Military OneSource
Information, Ticket and Tours (ITT)
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Contact a Military OneSource consultant
1.800.273.TALK (8255)
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