Health Care

first_imgThe Ehrling-Bergquist Clinic offers medical care services on a priority basis. First priority of care is to active duty military. Second priority is to family members of active duty, with retired military and family members enrolled in TRICARE Prime next and TRICARE for Life retirees on a space available basis.Dental care services are available to active duty military only. There is no emergency room at the clinic. There is an Acute Care Clinic offered seven days a week by appointment only. The closest emergency room is at Bellevue Medical Center Hospital, located at 25th St and Highway 370 in Bellevue.Ehrling Bergquist Clinic provides medical services for eligible beneficiaries enrolled in TRICARE Prime. All other beneficiaries are seen on a space-available basis.Upon arrival at Offutt AFB, you should transfer enrollment for your family members to our region and select a Primary Care Manager (PCM) in this area. To transfer enrollment, you must contact United Health Care at 1-877-988-9387 or attend the Medical Right Briefing which is held every Tuesday at 0800 in the APU building (# 4209) which located on the same lot behind the Ehrling-Bergquist Clinic.Upon arrival at Offutt AFB, our TRICARE contractor will coordinate the enrollment transfer with the contractor in the old location. Enrollment in our region is effective when our contractor receives a completed enrollment application and the enrollee has successfully disenrolled from the region in which they resided. If you disenroll your family before your departure to Offutt, there would be a gap in Prime coverage.The closest emergency room is at Bellevue Medical Center Hospital, located at 25th St and Highway 370 in Bellevue.last_img read more

Fort Lee Weather: What To Expect When Moving Here

first_imgIntroductionReady to keep your heavy winter gear packed away for most of the year? When you and your family make a PCS move to Fort Lee, Virginia, you can do just that! This installation — home of the Combined Arms Support Command — is in Prince George County, Virginia, a rural area about 45 minutes south of Richmond. The area is known for its hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters so packing the right clothing and gear is a breeze. Suggested Read: Fort Lee Virginia: In-Depth Welcome CenterWeather HazardsBecause climate conditions can sometimes become dangerous at Fort Lee, hurricane warnings, other weather alerts, and any weather-related post closures, will be communicated through the Alert! Mass Warning Notification System. Register with the Alert! System to receive email, text messages, and phone alerts at work or home when the installation is experiencing an emergency or serious incident.The following are examples of what you can expect each season:SpringHigh temps: Low 60s to upper 70sLow temps: Low 40s to mid 50sA mix of sun and rain ensures flowers will be blooming in the region. It’s the perfect time of year to visit Dutch Gap and see the birth of new wildlife and enjoy the wetlands surrounding the conservation area. Layers will help you stay comfortable as temperatures fluctuate from chilly in the morning and evening to downright warm in the afternoons. Expect a fair amount of rain in spring with around 46 inches falling annually. High winds and thunderstorms can be a concern from spring into summer when hurricane season begins.SummerHigh temps: Low 80s to low 90sLow temps: Low to upper 60sThings get a bit warmer once summer rolls around. The wet season begins at the beginning of May and lasts until the end of August, creating a muggy mix of heat and humidity. Take the short trip over to Pocahontas State Park to cool off in one of the small lakes or the aquatic center. There’s also boating, camping, 90 miles of hiking and fishing to take your mind off the heat. Dress for the hot weather with lightweight fabrics, hats for shade and ensure you reapply sunscreen, especially on cloudy days.FallHigh temps: Low 60s to mid 80sLow temps: Low 40s to mid 60sRelief comes in the fall, with lower (but still warm) temps and far less humidity. Outdoor activities abound during this season. Mornings and evenings call for layers that can be easily shed during those sporadic spikes in temps. Cloud coverage remains present, and the chance of a hurricane is prevalent during September but can occur any time from June through November. Stay prepared by signing up for alerts from Ready Virginia, having a shelter plan in place, and keeping an emergency preparedness kit handy.WinterHigh temps: High 40s to low 60sLow temps: Mid 30s to high 40sWinter and cold weather will sweep through this area quickly and, before you know it, it’ll be warm again. Rainfall is a common occurrence but luckily temperatures rarely fall below freezing. Snowfall is also very rare and you’ll usually be comfortable wearing a cozy sweater or a wool coat while outdoors. The mild winter temperatures mean outdoor sports and activities are actually enjoyable. There are tons of places to ski, ice skate or go sledding, just a short drive away from Fort Lee.Field and Training Expectations Year-roundSoldiers at Fort Lee can expect to train in a variety of weather conditions. Therefore, a range of uniforms and clothing are important to remain healthy and effective. It’s important to stay hydrated and protect yourself from the dangerous effects of too much heat and sun, such as sunburn, heat exhaustion, and heat/sun stroke. If you’re feeling any negative effects from the weather, find some shade immediately, drink water (slowly) and try to cool off.ConclusionWith proper planning and preparation, you’ll be ready for any type of weather you encounter in your new home. Use our tips listed above and check the installation’s Facebook and Twitter pages to stay on top of anything headed your way while living at Fort Lee. The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.last_img read more

State Bicycle Co. adds gears, vintage style, & hits sub-$550 price with new 4130…

first_imgState Bicycle Co. is breaking new ground beyond the single speed, offering their first geared road bike. Simply called the 4130, the new bike features a steel frame (duh), along with a vintage look and downtube shifters. Using a 1×8 drivetrain, State is aiming to offer maximum value at the lowest possible price, for the times when a single speed just won’t cut it.State Bicycle Co. 4130 Road geared steel road bikeIt’s not April Fool’s Day, though we’re normally reporting on the bread and butter of State Bicycle Co’s product line – single speed bikes. While single speeds are great and work in many areas, sometimes a few gears are in order to better tackle hills or keep up with a competitive ride. State has the answer, with a new sub-$550 complete road bike, called the 4130 Road.The build centers around a 1×8 drivetrain with downtube shifters. The rear derailleur is a Sunrace RD-R81, and mates to an 11×28 cassette. Gearing up front is a single 44 tooth ring, which does not appear to use a narrow-wide 1x-specific profile, but rather a non-ramped steel ring.The frame and 1 1/8″ threadless fork are both made of 4130 Chromoly steel.Exact brake spec was not given, but they appear to be mid or long-reach road calipers, because the tire clearance is listed at 32mm. That’s a very smart spec choice, giving the option to run almost any road tire you want, without requiring disc brakes or adding extra cost.  28mm tires are on from the factory.A synthetic leather saddle is included, along with Wellgo alloy pedals.Five sizes are offered, said to fit riders from 5’1″ to 6’6″. Weight comes in a 22 lbs, 10 oz for a 55cm complete bike with pedals.The 4130 Road is available now for $549.99 in the US, £549.99 in the UK, or €639.99 in the EU, with free exchanges if it’s not working for you. Two color options are available – Black & Metallic, or Americana.StateBicycle.comlast_img read more

First Look! New Road Tubeless Wheelsets, Rims from Stans NoTubes!

first_imgAlpha 340 TeamAmerican Classic Micro 24h frontAmerican Classic 28h standard rear.Target weight of 1310gMSRP $900 Alpha 340 CompZTR 28h front hubZTR 32h rearTarget weight of 1415gMSRP $615 Three different wheelsets will be offered at different weights and price points:Alpha 340 ProAmerican Classic Micro 18h front hubAmerican Classic 24h Hi-Lo rear hub (16 drive, 8 non-drive).Radially laced front, 3x-radial rear.Black Aerolite spokes with silver alloy DT nipples.Claimed weight of 1200gMSRP $1100Includes our padded double wheel bag. Basic specs on the Alpha 340 ZTR rims include:tubeless compatible with two layers of our 21mm yellow tape and the Alpha 44mm valverims weigh approximately 350g17mm inside width for better tire stability, particularly for tubeless cyclocross userims available in 28h and 32h to start, black only, machined sidewall, sleeved rim jointcenter_img UPDATE #1: The “Team” model is Stan’s recommendation for cyclocross, because we know you were already thinking about it.UPDATE #2: Pro sets are available in very limited quantity right now.  Team and Comp should be June/July timeframe.More info and photos are rolling in, keep a tab open on your browser and put that Refresh button to work. Here’s your first almost-complete look at Stan’s NoTubes forthcoming road tubeless wheelsets, which as many have suspected will use American Classic hubs laced to their lightweight ~350g Alpha 340 ZTR road rim.Using the same inside rim cavity design as their mountain bike rims, the Stan’s NoTubes road wheels are tubeless compatible and will work with the current offerings from Hutchinson, Bontrager, etc., using Stan’s yellow rim tape and valve.  If you’re not overly familiar with what makes Stan’s NoTubes rims different and special, we have a full tech rundown and interview with Stan here, and a road tubeless tire tech rundown from Hutchinson here.UPDATED! More photos and info after the break!Check after the break for the “quick and dirty” specs, pricing and weights from Mike at NoTubes…last_img read more

What the Ladybird Heard Musical Adaptation Set for West End Run

first_imgRosamund Hine as Farmer in ‘What the Ladybird Heard'(Photo: Robert Workman) View Comments The musical adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ bestselling picture book What the Ladybird Heard will make its West End debut at the Lyric Theatre from July 5-September 10, prior to a UK tour in early 2018.With original songs and music, puppetry and plenty of audience participation, What the Ladybird Heard follows Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len, who have a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But they don’t reckon on the tiniest, quietest creature of all: the Ladybird who has a plan of her own.What the Ladybird Heard features music by Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw and direction by Graham Hubbard. The design team includes Bek Palmer (set and costume design), Ric Mountjoy (lighting design), Lydia Monks (design consulting) and Fiber and Shaw (sound design).The cast of What the Ladybird Heard will include Rosamund Hine as Farmer, Emma Carroll as Lily/Ladybird, Edward Way as Hefty Hugh and Matt Jopling as Lanky Len.Author and illustrator Donaldson and Monks began their partnership 14 years ago, when they first worked together on Princess Mirror-Belle. What the Ladybird Heard and What the Ladybird Heard Next have sold 1.5 million copies in all formats worldwide, with 20 foreign editions currently in print.last_img read more

Get a Sneak Peek at the Stars of Marvin’s Room

first_img View Comments Marvin’s Room Related Shows As previously announced, the Broadway debut of Scott McPherson’s award-winning Marvin’s Room will be one of the first productions to kick off the 2017-2018 season. Directed by Anne Kauffman, the play will star film and comedy fave Janeane Garofalo and stage vet Lili Taylor as estranged sisters Lee and Bessie, respectively. Stage alum Celia Weston will play their aunt, Ruth Wakefield, in the Roundabout Theatre Company production. Here’s a first look at the trio getting silly with some pink flamingos! The limited engagement is scheduled to run June 8 through August 27 at Roundabout’s American Airlines Theatre. Opening night is set for June 29. Take a peek at the hot shot above, and be sure to catch this dramedy when it bows on Broadway!center_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 27, 2017 Janeane Garofalo, Lili Taylor & Celia Weston(Photo: Chris Buck)last_img read more

Tony Nominee Orfeh Joins Cast of Pretty Woman: The Musical

first_imgOrfeh(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) View Comments Pretty Woman: The Musical Related Shows Mercy! Pretty Woman: The Musical, the Broadway-bound stage adaptation of the 1990 film, just got starrier. Beloved Tony nominee Orfeh has been announced to play Kit De Luca, the street-smart friend of Vivian (to be played by Samantha Barks). Featuring a score by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance and a book by J.F. Lawton and the late Garry Marshall, the show will play a five-week run at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre starting on March 13, 2018, before landing on Broadway at a Nederlander venue (to be announced) in the fall. The role of Kit De Luca was played on-screen by Laura San Giacomo.”When Bryan and Jim played me a song they had written for the character Kit called ‘Rodeo Drive,’ I immediately thought Orfeh!” said the musical’s director/choreographer, Jerry Mitchell. “I told the guys…here’s the voice that will make this song fly on Broadway!”Orfeh’s extensive musical-theater résumé includes a Tony-nommed performance as Paulette in Legally Blonde: The Musical (also helmed by two-time Tony winner Mitchell). She has also appeared on the Great White Way in Footloose, The Gershwins’ Fascinating Rhythm and Saturday Night Fever. Orfeh’s off-Broadway credits include Love, Janis; The Great American Trailer Park Musical and Love, Loss and What I Wore.In addition to Orfeh and Barks, the previously announced Pretty Woman: The Musical will star Tony winner Steve Kazee as Edward Lewis. Pretty Woman: The Musical will feature sets by David Rockwell, costumes by Gregg Barnes, lighting by Kenneth Posner and Philip S. Rosenberg, sound design by John Shivers, hair design by Josh Marquette with music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Will Van Dyke.center_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 18, 2019 Orfeh Star Fileslast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Ruthie Ann Miles & George Salazar Sign On for ASTEP Holiday Benefit & More

first_img View Comments Ruthie Ann Miles(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Ruthie Ann Miles, George Salazar & More Sign On for ASTEP Holiday BenefitTony winner Ruthie Ann Miles and stage alum George Salazar are among the latest stars slated to participate in New York Christmas, the 9th annual holiday benefit for Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP). The concert will feature Broadway talent singing pop, rock, soul and R&B takes on new and classic holiday songs. The benefit will take place on December 11 at 7:00pm at Joe’s Pub. Newly announced stars also include Michael Buchanan, Carlos Encinias, Becca Gottlieb, Melody Madarasz and Zachary Noah Piser. They join the previously announced upcoming Carousel star Lindsay Mendez and current Anastasia leading man Derek Klena, with Elizabeth Stanley, Nick Blaemire, Chester Gregory, David Josefsberg, Bonnie Milligan, Cheeyang Ng, Lauren Pritchard, Shea Renee and Kay Trinidad. The ASTEP benefit will be directed by Jenn Rapp-Pearl.Steve Elmore, Original Cast Member of Company, Has DiedSteve Elmore, the Broadway veteran whose work included originating the role of Paul in the 1970 debut production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Company, has died at age 84. In addition to his turn in Company, Elmore appeared on Broadway in Jennie (1963), Fade Out—Fade In (1964), Kelly (1965), Nash at Nine (1973), Chicago (1975), 42nd Street (1980) and Anything Goes (1987). Elmore was seen off-Broadway in Dames at Sea (1968), The Enclave (1973) and The Songs of Jonathan Tunick (1979).Eric Concklin, Director of the Three Plays That Became Torch Song, Passes AwayDirector Eric Concklin, the director who first helmed International Stud, Fugue in a Nursery and Widows and Children First!—the three plays that later became Harvey Fierstein’s iconic Torch Song, has died. Fierstein shared the news on Twitter. “My friend ERIC CONCKLIN has died. He directed the orig. prods of the 3 plays that became TORCH SONG. Friends for nearly 50 years. This 1 is hard. But one last time I want to say THANK YOU,” said Fierstein. Concklin’s other stage credits included The Haunted Host (1969), Spookhouse (1984) and Safe Sex (1987).last_img read more

Welcome to Nowhere! Exclusive Photos of Joel Grey at The Band’s Visit

first_img The Band’s Visit Joel Grey snaps a pic with The Band’s Visit director David Cromer. Joel Grey & Katrina Lenk(Photos: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) David Yazbek and Itamar Moses’ The Band’s Visit has been drumming up a great deal of Broadway buzz this season. Tony winner Joel Grey attended a performance of the moving production on March 9 and headed backstage to snap photos with Dariush Kashani (who, as previously announced, is stepping in for original cast member Tony Shalhoub), Katrina Lenk, John Cariani, Ari’el Stachel, director David Cromer and the rest of the talented cast. Take a look at the exclusive shots, and then take a page out of Grey’s book and experience the magic of this transformative Broadway musical live at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Thanks for visiting, Joel Grey! Catch The Band’s Visit at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Related Shows View Comments Mwah! Looks like Broadway legend Joel Grey was enchanted by Katrina Lenk’s performance. Dariush Kashani Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019last_img read more

Hello, Dolly!’s Bernadette Peters & Victor Garber to Host 20th Annual Broadway Barks

first_imgBernadette Peters & Victor Garber(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 25, 2018 View Comments The annual star-studded dog-and-cat adoption event Broadway Barks will be taking over New York’s Shubert Alley yet again this year! Co-founded by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, the event benefits New York City animal rescue groups and features Broadway celebrities helping to find loving homes for animals in need. This year, marking Broadway Barks’ 20th anniversary, will feature Peters hosting alongside her Hello, Dolly! co-star Victor Garber. Broadway Barks will take place on July 14.Festivities begin at 3:00pm for a meet-and-greet followed by the adoption event from 5:00-6:30pm. Four-legged adoptees will appear onstage alongside some of Broadway’s favorite stars.Over the last 20 years, more than 2,000 cats and dogs have stolen Broadway’s spotlight and the hearts of all who come to the event. Approximately 85% of these furry friends have successfully found forever homes thanks to Broadway Barks.Broadway Barks, produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, is free and open to the public. Celebrity participants will be announced at a later date. center_img Related Shows Hello, Dolly!last_img read more