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DEFENSE LOGISTICS 2007

Defense Logistics is hosting its 7th Annual North American Cross-Service Logistics Conference on 26-29 November 2007.  The event will be held at the JW Marriott Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC, and will include presentations by notable speakers, such as General Norton A. Schwartz, Commander of the US Transportation Command; Lieutenant General Robert T. Dail, Director of the Defense Logistics Agency; Lieutenant General C.V. Christianson, Director for Logistics (J-4) of the Joint Staff; and Lieutenant General Russel L. Honoré, Commanding General of the First US Army.  The Conference will focus on performance-based logistics, maintenance, sustainment, supply chain management, and commercial industry.  For more information and to register online, visit http://www.defenselog.com.

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 MENTAL HEALTH SELF-ASSESSMENT PROGRAM

The Department of Defense Mental health Self-Assessment Program offers anonymous mental health and alcohol abuse self-assessments online and over the telephone for military service members and their Families.  This service is aimed at helping military Families cope with the stress of deployment.  The self-assessments address depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and alcohol use.  The assessments are completely voluntary and anonymous, and the program provides individuals with information about the services available to them.  To access the self-assessments, visit www.MilitaryMentalHealth.org or call 1-877/877-3647.

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THE RETURNING HERO COUNSELING NETWORK

Two nonprofit organizations have launched a new program called the Returning Hero Counseling Network to provide therapy and counseling for U.S. troops who are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.  The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes, which is dedicated to helping severely wounded War on Terrorism veterans and their families, and Give an Hour, an organization that maintains a national network of licensed mental health volunteers, announced a partnership in this effort

The licensed mental health professionals volunteering in the effort will give an hour of their time each week to provide free mental health services to military personnel and their families.  Give an Hour will continue to recruit volunteers and offers a variety of training opportunities to registered counselors.  If you are a mental health provider and are interested in donating an hour of your time each week, or if you are in need of counseling, please visit www.giveanhour.org.

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CHANGE TO AUTHORIZED COMBAT PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR

The article, “Battlefield Vision: Eyeglasses for the Soldier,” which appeared in the July-August issue of Army Logistician, noted that the Body Specs Pistol eyewear was an authorized option for Soldiers to use.  However, the Product Manager for Clothing and Individual Equipment has since removed the Body Specs Pistol eyewear from the Authorized Protective Eyewear List because of testing failures.  The Body Specs Pistol eyewear will not be authorized for use until the manufacturer has completed the necessary corrective actions.

The updated Authorized Product Eyewear List is always available for viewing and download at the following websites: https://www.us.army.mil/suite/page/407, https://peosoldier.army.mil/pmequipment/eyewear.asp, and http://www.armyoptometry.com

 


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