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Arlington, Quantico National Cemeteries seek volunteers to remove Christmas wreaths January 23, 2015 — Now that the holidays are past, Arlington and Quantico National Cemeteries are seeking volunteers to assist in removing the wreaths generously donated by Wreaths Across America and the Sgt. Mac Foundation in December. According to a news release from Wreaths Across America, the foundation donated 230,000 wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery, which was enough to cover every grave. MORE
Commissary, Exchange parking lots closed to through traffic January 23, 2015 — Last February, the Commissary and Exchange parking lots were closed during morning rush hours of 5:30-8 a.m., to prevent drivers stuck in the heavy morning traffic on Russell Road from cutting through the parking lot, bypassing traffic and getting back onto the road from Purvis Road. That restriction was lifted late last year. MORE
Single Marine Program provides free weekend transportation around base via shuttle January 23, 2015 — Beginning Saturday, Marines will find it easier to get around base on the weekends, thanks to a new shuttle service run by the Single Marine Program. The shuttle service was inspired by the desire of base commander Col. David W. Maxwell to meet the needs of Marines on the west side of base, particularly those who are not authorized to keep vehicles on base. MORE
Plan to build new, larger west side firehouse a step closer January 23, 2015 — Long-awaited plans for a new fire station and intersection improvements at MCB1 and Hot Patch Road on the west side of the base, where the Fire Station 533 is currently located, have reached a new milestone: An environmental assessment is currently under review, and the project has gone through cost certification for the FY2017 budget. According to Richard A. Reisch, head of the Asset Management Section in Public Works Branch, final funding approval has not yet been given for the project, however, so work has not yet begun. Reisch estimated that work is unlikely to actually begin until the summer of 2018 at the earliest, assuming the project is approved for the FY2017 budget. MORE
Marjah veterans to reunite at Quantico five years later January 23, 2015 — An appearance by Medal of Honor recipient William Kyle Carpenter will highlight the upcoming fifth-year reunion of the Marines, soldiers, sailors and coalition forces who participated in one of the largest operations in the Global War on Terror. MORE
Put some balance in your life with yoga on balance board January 15, 2015 — Rachel Meletis couldn’t say enough good things about the Indo YogaFit Balance Board class she had just completed at the Barber Physical Activities Center. The eager Marine Corps Community Services employee was among the 13 participants in Friday morning’s therapeutic yoga class designed to better educate yoga instructors about the new activity designed to improve core strength, balance, flexibility, muscle strength and focus while simultaneously bringing mental peace of mind. MORE
Quantico Income Tax Center to open for business January 15, 2015 — Tax season is here, and the Quantico Income Tax Center will soon be up and ready to provide any assistance to service members, dependents and retirees in need. The center is tentatively scheduled to open Jan. 28, with walk-in services available until April 15. Services for those filing after April 15 will be by appointment only. All returns will be prepared on a first-come, first-served basis, although active duty personnel in uniform will receive priority during normal business hours. MORE
NHCQ changes non-formulary medication process January 15, 2015 — The National Capital Region announced changes to its non-formulary medication process as of Jan. 1. The Naval Health Center Quantico maintains a list of medications that is referred to as the “Quantico Formulary.” These pharmaceuticals are available to all eligible beneficiaries irrespective of their category or status. All formulary drugs will be dispensed as generics unless unavailable. Quantity restrictions apply to all prescriptions and refills are not authorized for controlled substances. The medications listed on the Formulary were determined appropriate by the Department of Defense Pharmaco-Economic Center, and approved by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs and Naval Health Clinic Quantico’s Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. MORE
Dr. King observance: Birthday guidance, safety message January 15, 2015 — Monday marks the 29thNational Observance of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., which was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1983 with the first observance coming on Jan. 20, 1986. King was born on Jan. 15, 1929 and his birthday is observed to honor the countless contributions he made to the American Civil Rights Movement which continue to have profound impacts and serve as a source of inspiration to others. MORE
Brains wanted: sign up to donate yours today! January 15, 2015 — Though it may sound like a plot line from the latest military-on-zombie action flick, the Department of Defense is in fact seeking brains to study the effects of traumatic brain injuries incurred in combat on service members. Dr. Daniel Perl, a neuropathologist, is the lead investigator in the ongoing study at the Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine, based at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. MORE

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