2022-02-11 E-Edition

A HEALTHY PROFILE

Army Wellness Center helps with nutrition, fitness goals

If the effects of the pandemic have you in a slump, New Years’ resolutions aren’t going as hoped, or you simply want to see positive changes in overall health, it could be time to give the Army Wellness Center a try. The AWC provides services and programs designed to assess, improve, and sustain health and performance using advanced technology. At […]

Army releases Climate Strategy


WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army announces the release of its first Climate Strategy that guides decision making in response to threats from climate that affect installation and unit sustainability, readiness, and resilience. The strategy directs how the Army will maintain its strategic advantage through deliberate efforts to reduce future climate impacts and risks to readiness and national security. Experts have […]

Efforts underway to make footwear more inclusive


NATICK, Mass. ­— Army Footwear Researchers at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center, or DEVCOM SC, are investigating the need for, and potential impact of boots made specifically for females. The effort will help to determine if there is a need for female-specific footwear lasts – lasts are the forms on which footwear is constructed. Anita Perkins […]

Vitamin B12 serves best in small amounts


Ideally the amount of B12 the human body needs is minimal. Adults generally need only 2.4 micrograms per day which is the National Institutes and Food and Nutrition Board’s “Recommended Daily Allowance.” A necessary nutrient for the production of red blood cells, B12 is a water-soluble vitamin. This means our bodies can efficiently excrete it out in our urine. There […]

Beware of online romance scams


If you feel you have been scammed by a person claiming to be a U.S. Soldier, contact the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center and the Federal Trade Commission. Army CID is warning anyone who is involved in online dating to proceed with caution when corresponding with persons claiming to be U.S. Soldiers currently serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria or elsewhere. […]

‘NO DRONE’ ZONE

It is unlawful to operate an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) otherwise known as a “drone” on Fort Gordon without authorization. Unauthorized use of UAS on/over Fort Gordon subjects the operator to possible punishment under either the Uniform Code of Military Justice, or federal and/or state law as well as forfeiture of the UAS, recordings, photographs, or videos. “No-Drone” signs are […]

HPCON BRAVO

Effective Dec. 31, 2021, Fort Gordon and the Gillem Enclave transitioned to Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Bravo. In support of updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, subject to any applicable labor relations obligations, all service members, federal employees, contractor employees and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask in indoor settings on Fort Gordon and Gillem […]

EAMC UPDATES

• In response to the spike in COVID-19 cases involving the highly transmissible omicron variant, persons entering the facility must wear a medical grade (FDA-approved) surgical mask. Patients and visitors without an appropriate mask will be issued one. • The COVID-19 Information Line (706-787-8864) is again active, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. to support you. • If […]

VACCINE UPDATE

Per new Department of Health Agency (DHA) guidelines due to limited nationwide supply, we will only be administering the Pfizer vaccines to active-duty service members. Non-active-duty beneficiaries – including civilian employees and dependents (18 and over) – are only eligible to receive the Moderna vaccine. Pediatric beneficiaries ages 5 to 11 years old will still be eligible to receive the […]