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  • Keller Corner: Weekly updates, COVID-19 info

    September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
    Prostate cancer is cancer that occurs in the prostate — a small walnut-shaped gland in men that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm.
    Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. Usually prostate cancer grows slowly and is initially confined to the prostate gland, where it may not cause serious harm. However, while some types of prostate cancer grow slowly and may need minimal or even no treatment, other types are aggressive and can spread quickly.
    Prostate cancer that’s detected early — when it’s still confined to the prostate gland — has a better chance of successful treatment. Men who are 45 to 69 years old should make individual decisions about being screened for prostate cancer. Read More

  • The 2020-21 Influenza season and COVID-19

    By West Point Health Service Area Department of Public Health

    The West Point Health Service Area Department of Public Health (WPHSA) has sought direction from the Army Public Health Center (APHC), as well as guidance for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in order to provide up to date, relevant information for our immediate community and outlying stations with regards to the upcoming influenza season.
    Essentially, we will be fighting two separate, yet highly contagious pathogens. The upcoming season will be unprecedented in modern times and will require every member of our community to adhere to non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPI) to include strict hand hygiene, appropriate wear of face coverings/masks, cough/sneeze etiquette, social distancing and notifying a supervisor when experiencing illness. Read More

  • Can I receive a COVID-19 test at Keller if I am ‘asymptomatic?’

    By Keller Army Community Hospital

    Army guidance is to only test COVID-19 asymptomatic beneficiaries who are scheduled for medical procedures, overseas missions (deployments, TDY or PCS) or readiness/training requirements.
    Keller Army Community Hospital will administer a COVID-19 test to asymptomatic beneficiaries in the following categories:
    • You are scheduled for or having a surgical procedure (inpatient or outpatient).
    •   You are a service member with a “travel medicine overseas deployment” requirement.
    • You are a service member with a “training” requirement (military training, National Training Center or Joint Readiness Training Center).
    •  You are a service member scheduled for “official TDY travel overseas.”
    •  You are a service member/military family who will PCS overseas.
    If you are in the above categories, you can book a COVID-19 test through the Keller Army Community Hospital Appointment Center at 845-938-7992 or 800-552-2907, from 7 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Read More

  • COVID-19: MWR facility and program updates

    The following services are open:
    • Army Community Service (ACS)—Open and operational. Leading closet is closed. Call ACS at 845-938-4621.
    • Arts & Crafts—Arts & Crafts is open by appointment for framing and gift shop services. Appointments can be made by calling 845-938-4812 and will be available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. There is now an online store at
    • Automotive Center—It is open for “Self-Help” patrons and “Fleet Services” only. Hours of operation are 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Now doing New York State inspections. For complete details, visit
    • BOSS/Buffalo Soldier Pavilion—It is now open. For details, call 845-938-6497/7060.
    • CYS Middle School and Teen Center (Youth Center Bldg. 500)—It is open for authorized DOD youth in grades 6-12. Read More



    LRC Warehouse 917 and Central Issue Facility reducing operational services
    The Logistics Readiness Center Warehouse 917 and Central Issue Facility will be reducing operational services due to the required annual 100% inventory. Due to COVID-19,  the LRC Warehouse 917 and Central Issue Facility has to stagger these inventories.
    • Warehouse 917, WB4 and WB9 Reimbursable, Expendable and Durable inventories are scheduled through Oct. 2.
    • LRC Central Issue Facility Warehouse 917—CIF inventory and Class 7 items are scheduled for Oct. 2 through Oct. 30.  All military personnel who will be retiring or ETSing and require clearing (turn-in)  through the LRC West Point Central Issue Facility during these dates will be required to make an appointment prior to Oct. 2 by contacting the below personnel:
    • Betsy Young—845-938-4562. Read More


  • USMA reaccreditation visit scheduled for end of September

    By Jon Malinowski
    Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering professor

    Between Sept. 27-30, the U.S. Military Academy will host a seven-member team for a virtual reaccreditation evaluation visit. Led by the Superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, this team of peer reviewers will conduct interviews and focus groups with various constituencies within the USMA community.
    The evaluation team’s itinerary includes a session that is open to all USMA personnel, which will be held from 12:15-1:15 p.m. Sept. 29. The visit will conclude on Sept. 30 when the evaluation team presents its initial findings in a virtual address to the community from 10-11 a.m.
    This visit is an important milestone in an effort that has been underway at West Point for more than three years. Read More

  • Highland Falls recognizes civic service

    By Dave Conrad
    Garrison West Point Public Affairs

    Nearly two dozen Highland Falls community members were presented with service awards for ‘outstanding service to our community’ during an inaugural commemoration ceremony Sept. 10 at Highland Falls Memorial Park.
    Highland Falls councilmember Ty King began the ceremony with a Proclamation on behalf of Town Supervisor Bob Livsey commemorating the event, declaring “…Sept. 10, 2020, Mrs. Cora Lee Matthews Day of Service, throughout the entire Town of Highlands. I encourage all town residents to discover the rich history of entrepreneurship, bridging racial divides, building meaningful relationships and service to our community, all examples found in the incredible life of Cora Matthews.”
    Matthews, born in North Carolina in 1918, moved to Highland Falls and became a member of the West Point community in 1941, according to her obituary. Read More

  • Keller Corner: Weekly updates, COVID-19 info

    September is National Preparedness Month
    September is National Preparedness Month — and this year’s theme is “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.”
    The goal is to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to develop a plan.
    Keller Army Community Hospital will provide information, every Tuesday throughout September, to assist you with preparing yourself, your family and your community.

    September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
    September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and we “ALL” have a role in helping to prevent suicides. Keller Army Community Hospital and other mental health organizations and individuals across the U.S. and around the world are raising awareness of suicide prevention during September. Read More

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