Happy Independence Day Team! I am writing this right before 4th of July and I hope by the time you read it you all had a great holiday celebrating our magnifi- cent country with family and friends! I am also writing this on the tail end of the first monsoon week I have seen since I have been in El paso. I hope your roofs all held up over the week of rain. We certainly needed the water but many of my neighbors had water damage from the rain so I hope everybody is good to go!

We had our first lunch in April after a yearlong delay and it was great to see so many faces and share in some much-needed comradery. We got a chance to award both Bill Oseles and Bill Moore their well-deserved MOAA National Com- munication award certificates, way to go boys! Our guest speaker was the Com- mander of William Beaumont Army Medical Center Col Mike Oshiki who gave us some great gouge on the new hospital. I attended the ribbon cutting ceremony

on 1 July and had a chance to look around the new facility, let me tell you I have never seen anything like it in the Army! It is absolutely mind blowing, the facility is simply amazing. Col Lennie Enzel is trying to arrange some tours, but have some patience as the hospital command is really busy between caring for patients as well as simultaneously moving to the new hospital. Will see what we can do, stand by!

Our next face to face lunch will be August 14th at 1130 at the Underwood Golf complex. We will get a rundown on our scholarship initiative and once more have some well-deserved fun. Speaking of our scholarship program, we are trying to raise the last 3K of our 10K we need to keep our scholarship running in perpetuity. Go to the lunch in August and you will have a chance to get all of your questions answered! 
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