Isaac Forces Monday Cancellations at Tampa’s Haley VA

James A. Haley VA Medical Center, Tampa, FL.

Outpatient appointments and elective surgery are canceled Monday, 27 August 2012, for veterans served by James A. Haley Veterans Hospital due to Tropical Storm Isaac.

Patients are being rescheduled by Haley hospital staff.

The Monday cancellations also  include these Haley facilities:

  • New Port Richey Outpatient Clinic
  • Brooksville Community Based Outpatient Clinic
  • Lakeland Community Outpatient
  • Zephyrhills Community Based Outpatient Clinic

Patients will be phoned by VA staff to reschedule appointments. Updates are available on the Haley Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/vatampa.

However the Haley Emergency Room(ER) will be open, yet, patients are encouraged to go to the nearest ER if they need emergency care.

The National Guard Looking for 1 Million Facebook Fans

National Guard Photo: MG Maria Britt, commanding general, Georgia National Guard, looks through the sights of an M119A2 howitzer during a visit to the 1-118th Field Artillery Annual Training.

A nod to Milblogging.com for passing the word along. The National Guard is closing in on 1 million fans on its Facebook Page.

When the Marines were nearing 1 million, I posted it on this blog to encourage those so inclined to sign on and hit the Like button.

Now, here’s an opportunity to help the National Guard hit that magic mark. As of Sunday evening, the Guard’s Facebook page had more than 956,000 fans. Milblogging.com estimated it would take until September to hit 1 million. Obviously that will come sooner if you respond and get your friends, family, work colleagues and others to do the same.

“Always ready, always there” is the mission of this nation’s oldest military branch that serves states and the federal government. The Guard has played a key role in both Afghanistan and Iraq and suffered losses. Becoming a fan on their Facebook page is one small way to acknowledge their sacrifice.

You can follow the popularity of each military branch on Facebook Pages Leaderboard.

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