JBSA-Fort Sam Houston

Phased closure of Maj. Gen. Taylor Road
MG Taylor Road, located in the central retail area of Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, runs from east to west between Scott Road and Funston Road. The road closure is due to the new construction of the AAFES Shopping Center which will install a new storm sewer underneath MG Taylor Road and connect into a storm culvert box located under the PXtra parking lot adjacent to Scott Road. 

The storm sewer installation will be done in phases; Phase 1 is a 12-day work duration, Phase 2 is a five-day work duration, Phase 3 is a seven- day work duration, and Phase 4 is a seven-day work duration. Primary access to the area will be from Scott Road, Wilson Way, and Funston Road.


Barricades with detour and exiting signage will safely lead drivers to and from the retail area (Exchange and Commissary facilities).


A date for the work will be determined immediately after approval is granted for the traffic control plan. The intent is to begin work immediately upon receiving the required approval and the work duration to last approximately 31 work days and coordinated in 4 phases.

 

JBSA Volunteer Awards Ceremony

Date/Time: April 18, 1-3 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

The JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Military & Family Readiness Center hosts the Volunteer of the Year awards ceremony to celebrate selfless acts of service, honoring and thanking those who demonstrate the power of giving and compassion. For more information, call 210-221-2705.

5 Love Languages of Children & Teens

Date/Time: April 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Vogel Resiliency Center, building 367

Are you telling your child “I love you” in a language that they’ll respond to? Based on the theory of Dr. Gray Chapman, marriage and family counselor for more than 20 years, discover your child’s primary emotional love language and improve your parent-child relationship. To register, call 210-221-2418.


5K Color Run/Walk

Date/Time: April 21, 8:30 a.m.
Location: Aquatic Center, 3300 Williams Road
Get ready to have the most colorful fun-filled day and join us for the free JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Color Fun Run/Walk. Strollers and pets welcome; no bikes or motorized vehicles. For more information, call the 32nd Medical Brigade at 210-875-1284 or Fitness Center on the METC at 210-808-5709.


Key Spouse Refresher

Date/Time: April 24, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Review information, resources, and services that are available in the local area. Open to Key Spouse and Key Spouse Mentors who have completed the mandatory initial training from their previous installation. To register, call (210) 221-2705.

 

Key Spouse Continuing Education

Date/Time: April 24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Key Spouses are required to attend continuing education training on a quarterly basis; various topics are discussed. To register, call 210-221-2705.

 

R.E.A.L. Fund Custodian

Date/Time: April 25, 1-3 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Required for all current and incoming FRG Fund custodians. Review regulations for managing informal funds and fundraising. To register, call 210-221-2705.

 

‘Til Debt Do Us Part

Date/Time: April 26, 2-4 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Money and marriage is an age-old problem and one of the leading causes of stress in a relationship. From different money management styles to conflicting values, income and more. Review the essentials of establishing financial stability as a couple, in addition to reviewing methods to help reach your financial goals. To register, call 210-221-2705.

 

Computer Basics

Date/Time: April 26, 8-11 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Get comfortable with your computer and reviewing common terms, functions and hardware. To register, call 210-221-2418.

Trails & Tales Guided Tour

Date/Time: April 27, 8-11 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Located in the heart of San Antonio, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston houses the largest collection of historic buildings in the Department of Defense. Join us for a guided tour and learn about its rich history. Seating is limited, registration required. Call 210-221-2705.

 

National Day of Prayer

Date/Time: May 3, 7:30-8:10 a.m. and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston chapels
From 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Dodd Field Chapel, Cole Middle School and High School students will meet for prayer and breakfast. The first prayer session is from 7:30-7:40 a.m., breakfast is from 7:40-8 a.m. and the second prayer session is from 8-8:10 a.m. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Main Post Chapel and AMEDD Chapel, chaplains are available at both chapels and spiritual resiliency material is available.


Family Skate Night

Date/Time: May 4, 5-8 p.m.
Location: Youth Center, building 2515
Call 210-221-3630 for more information.

 

StoryWalk
Date/Time: May 5, 1-4 p.m.
Location: The Quadrangle
Enjoy a walk outdoors around the Quadrangle with family and friends, read a story and enjoy the animals. As you stroll around the Quadrangle, you will be directed to the next page of the story. Featuring the book “Miss Fox's Class SHAPES UP.” For more information, call 210-221-4387 or visit http://www.jbsalibraries.org

Military Appreciation Weekend
Date/Time: May 5, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; May 6, 1-6 p.m.
Location: MacArthur Parade Field
As part of 300 San Antonio, enjoy carnival rides, fireworks, military demonstrations, food, interactive activities, military bands and more. Free live performances feature Angel Cintron at 3:30 p.m. May 5 and Aaron Watson at 6:30 p.m. May 6. Call 210-652-5763 for more information.


Comprehensive Resiliency Prayer Luncheon
Date/Time: May 10, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Fort Sam Houston Golf Club, 1050 Harry Wurzbach Rd.
Open to the Joint Base San Antonio community.


Military Spouse Appreciation Event

Date/Time: May 10, 2-6 p.m.
Location: Sam Houston Community Center, 873 Chaffee Road
Join us to thank our military spouses for their sacrifices and support they provide our service members and the military community. Enjoy music, vendor booths, prizes and refreshments. For more information, call 210-652-5763.

 

Flea Market
Date/Time: May 12, 8 a.m. to noon
Location: JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Outdoor Recreation Center, parking lot at corner of MacArthur Field and Stanley Road.
For this flea market, tables are $5 and chairs are 50 cents each for rental. Free and open to all Department of Defense ID cardholders and their guests. No registration required. For more information, call 210-221-5224.

 

Armed Forces 5K
Date/Time: May 12, 8 a.m.
Location: Aquatic Center, 3300 Williams Road
Free and open to all Department of Defense ID cardholders and guests. Come join us for prize giveaways. For more information, call 210-808-5709.


BAMC Women's Health Fair
Date/Time: May 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Medical Mall
Open to all female Department of Defense beneficiaries 14 years and older to help empower women to make health a priority in 2018. Information sessions, guest speakers, demonstrations, clinic support and more available.


5K Fun Run/Walk For The Fallen Heroes

Date/Time: May 26, 7 a.m.
Location Jimmy Brought Fitness Center
Walk or run in honor of fallen Soldiers. This event is free and open to all Department of Defense ID cardholders and begins at the Survivor Outreach Services, building 131. Sign up on the day of the event. For more information, call 210-221-0956.

 

342rd Army Birthday Ball
Date/Time: June 9, 5-10 p.m.
Location: Grand Hyatt San Antonio Riverwalk, 600 E. Market St.
A 300 San Antonio event, this year’s theme celebrates the Tri-Centennial of San Antonio and the 300 years of military history that has shaped San Antonio. For more information, visit
http://www.jbsaarmybirthday.com.

 

Youth Horsemanship Classes
Date/Time: Begins June 11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Equestrian Center, building 3550
The Youth Horsemanship Camp starts June 11. Cost is $275 per week, with a $50 non-refundable deposit required at registration. Registration begins May 1. For more information, call 210-224-7207.


No appointment ... no military, CAC or dependent ID cards

All Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting system, Command Access Card and military ID card locations throughout Joint Base San Antonio are by 100 percent appointment only and wait time for an appointment can be up to 30 days. Civilian and military members need to remember then their CACs and military IDs expire and schedule renewal appointments appropriately. Hours of operation at all locations is 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, except holidays and down days. For more information, call JBSA-Fort Sam Houston at 210-221-0415, JBSA-Lackland at 210-671.6006 or JBSA-Randolph at 210-652-3036.

Here's how to make appointments online at https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil.

RAPIDS Appointment Scheduler
- Click “Make Appointment”
- Select a state: “TX” then click “Go”
- Select a city: “San Antonio” then click “Next >>”
- Select >> “2263 Stanley Road, Room 100-B JBSA-Fort Sam” OR “JBSA-Lackland (Main Base)”OR “JBSA-Lackland (Wilford Hall)” OR JBSA-Randolph (Pitsenbarger Hall)”
- Select desired date (Green) and then desired time
- Enter ALL “Your Information” then click Submit to confirm your appointment
NOTE:  Bring your confirmation email to your appointment  

New Exchange Construction Underway
Date: Ongoing 

Location: Exchange & Commissary areas 
Construction of the new base exchange shopping center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston is underway. There will be traffic detours necessary in the vicinity of the Base Exchange and the Commissary.  The entire worksite will be fenced off and will not be accessible by the public. A portion of the Burger King parking lot will close and the drive-through will be rerouted. The existing cab stand at the southeast corner of the Exchange is closed until further notice. AAFES will provide an alternate location for a new cab stand in the near future. In May 2018, the Burger King will close and be demolished. It will open in the new Dual Foods restaurant along with a new Popeye's. Once the new shopping center building is completed, the old base exchange building will be demolished and the area will become part of the new parking lot for the new shopping center.

Employment Readiness Orientation

Date/Time: Mondays, 9-11 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Discover local resources and programs to assist you with employment needs. Review services offered by M&FRC, Texas Veterans Commission, Workforce Solutions, Civilian Personnel Advisory, as well as priority placement opportunities. To reserve a seat, call 210-221-2418.

Helping Us Grow Securely (HUGS) Playgroup
Date: Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon
Location: Middle School Teen Center, building 2515
A playgroup for infants and toddlers (up to age 5); open to parents and their children. Registration is not required. For more information, call 210-221-2418.

New Pre- and Post-Deployment Resiliency Training

Date: Thursdays

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 2797

Pre-deployment training is from 8-10 a.m. and post-deployment resiliency training is from 10 a.m. to noon. To register, call 210-221-2705.

 

Personal Financial Counselor

Personal financial counselors provide free financial counseling services to service members and their families. Consultations are anonymous with no records kept. Some evening and weekend availability. To schedule a consultation, call 210-243-3752.

 

School Liaison Office New Location

The JBSA-Fort Sam Houston School Liaison Office is now located in 2484 Stanley Road, building 2263, room 107. The SLO is a primary point of contact between the military installation, the local schools and school districts, transitioning families and the community at large, and assists parents with children in grades K-12. For more information, call 210-221-2256 or 210-221-2214.

 

Stray Animal Control

Stray animal control on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston and JBSA-Camp Bullis is the exclusive responsibility of the 502nd Pest Management Section.  If you see an animal that appears to be a stray, call 210-671-5555 immediately. Do not call the Security Forces regarding strays. Never attempt to capture strays or dogs/cats that appear to be strays. You are not trained and can potentially suffer bite injuries and be exposed to diseases from animals suffering unknown veterinary conditions. Once you capture a stray or a dog/cat that appears to be a stray, it becomes your responsibility for disposal.  Avoid this by calling 210-671-5555 or 210-466-5555 an allowing the proper and safe capture and processing of  animals for turn in at the City of San Antonio Animal Care Facility.  The Pest Management Section staff are the only people authorized to capture and turn in strays at the City of San Antonio  Animal Care Facility. For more information regarding this or any other pest management issues on base, call 210-295-4865.

 

JBSA-Camp Bullis Not Equipped For Emergency Medical Services

The Spc. Taylor J. Burke Clinic at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis has limited services available and is not  equipped as an emergency or trauma facility. When active duty service members working or training at JBSA-Camp Bullis sustain minor injuries, the clinic can assist, but all emergencies should be transported by ambulance to a full-service medical facility, in accordance with JBSA-Camp Bullis range control instructions.

 

Department Of The Army Photos

Do you need a Department of the Army photo? The Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston photo studio provides DA photo support to soldiers assigned to JBSA, soldiers on temporary duty to JBSA, as well as Reserve soldiers assigned to JBSA installations. Soldiers not meeting one of the aforementioned criteria should visit http://www.vios.army.mil to locate a DA photo facility. Appointments are required for DA photos. The studio schedule fills quickly, generally six to eight weeks in advance. Visit http://fortsamhoustonphoto.setmore.com to book an appointment. Please make child care arrangements in advance of your appointment.

 

Check Military, CAC, Dependent ID Expiration Dates Now

All Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting system, Command Access Card and military ID card locations throughout Joint Base San Antonio are by 100 percent appointment only and wait time for an appointment can be up to 30 days. Civilian and military members need to remember then their CACs and military IDs expire and schedule renewal appointments appropriately. Make appointments online at https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil.

 

DLA Disposition Services Training

Training on how to turn-in or withdraw excess property is held from 9-1:30 a.m. the first Monday of each month at the Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services San Antonio Field Activity Site, building 4195, 2999 Parker Hill Rd., Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. Call 210-221-4627 or e-mail DRMSSanantonioDSR@DLA.MIL to register.

 

BAMC Bariatric Clinic

Bariatric surgery can improve quality of life for individuals who are obese and have obesity-related conditions such as type II diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), obstructive sleep apnea, asthma, hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, or other obesity-related conditions. Bariatric surgery is the most successful long-term treatment of obesity. The Bariatric Clinic will also accept referrals from primary care managers. Call 210-916-9023.

Announcements

JBSA-Randolph

Thrift Savings Plan

Date/Time: April 19, 10-11:30 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Review the different aspects of a TSP including contribution limits, matching contributions, tax-deferred investments, return rates, options to consider after separating from the military or federal service and more. To register, call 210-652-5321.

Newcomer’s Orientation

Date/Time: April 23, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Mandatory in-processing for all newly assigned JBSA-Randolph military and civilian personnel. To register, email 802fssol-b.customersup@us.af.mil or call 210-652-5321.

Officer/Enlisted First Duty Station Equal Opportunity Briefing

Date/Time: April 23, 1-2 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Officer and enlisted service members assigned to their first duty station are required to receive an additional equal opportunity briefing in addition to newcomer’s orientation. To register, call 210-652-5321.

Car Buying
Date/Time: April 25, 10-11:30 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
Avoid sales traps, dealer scams and predatory lending by review topics associated with purchasing a new or used car to make an informed decision. To register, call 210-652-5321.

USAJOBS Navigation, Federal Resume Writing

Date/Time: April 26, 8:30-11 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Learn how to create a federal resume and navigate the USAJOBS website. To register, call 210-652-5321.

 

VA Stand Alone Workshop

Date/Time: April 27, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Those exempt from the mandatory five-day Transition GPS Workshop must attend a Veterans Affairs stand-alone workshop. Topics covered include critical VA programs and services ranging from general benefits information, disability compensation and GI Bill benefit. To register, call 210-652-5321.Prerequisite: Pre-Separation.


Mega Lock In
Date/Time: April 27-28, 9 p.m. to 6  a.m.
Location: JBSA-Randolph Youth Programs, building 585
Join Youth Programs for this fantastic event! There will be games, challenges, crafts, dance contests, snacks and more. The cost is $15 for ages 13-18. Deadline to sign up is April 20. For more information, call 210-652-2088.

Half Marathon
Date/Time: April 29, 7:30 a.m.
Location: JBSA Randolph Rambler Fitness Center, 171 1st St. East, building 999
The one-way, flat route takes runners across scenic and historic JBSA-Randolph. Cost is $30 and all paid participants receive a commemorative T-shirt, while finishers will receive a medal and trophies for top finishers. For more information, call 210-652-7263.

 

Developing a Spending Plan

Date/Time: April 30, 10-11:30 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693

Establishing a financial plan is an important part of budgeting. Review components of a spending plan, financial planning worksheets, SMART goals, and tips for controlling spending. To register, call 210-652-5321.

Visitor Control Center Hours Change
The JBSA-Randolph Visitor Control Center, or VCC, has modified its hours of operation and will be closed Saturdays. Base passes can be issued at the main gate with a sponsor present after hours. The hours of operation are identified below: 
Monday: 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Holidays/Family days: Closed

Flu shots available
The JBSA-Randolph Clinic is now offering flu vaccines for all TRICARE beneficiaries, age six months and older, at the Immunizations Clinic from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. You must have a valid ID to get a vaccine. 

Post-Deployment: Reintegration
Date/Time: Tuesdays, 8-9 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
All military members returning from a deployment are required to attend this briefing. This training reviews reintegration into home life and provides resources to deal with associated stressors. Military spouses are encouraged to attend. To register, call 210-652-5321.

Walk-In Support Group for Separation & Divorce
Date/Time: Thursdays, 12:15-12:45 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 693
This support group is open to military and family members dealing with a separation or divorce. Call 210-627-1223 or 210-834-6904 for additional details or to set up a one-on-one appointment.

JBSA-Lackland

Truemper Road construction work
Date: Through July 5 
Road construction work at on Truemper Road is scheduled to begin April 1 and last until July 5. Work will occur in four phases. Although there will be lane closures in each direction, at least one lane in each direction will be available at all times.

Managing Student Loans

Date/Time: April 19, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Identify the difference between private and federal student loans. Learn about repayment options, the Servicemember Civil Relief Act and more. To register, call 210-671-3722.

Free Parenting Workshop
Date/Time: April 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Skylark Community Center, 1560 Luke Blvd., building 6576
The Family Endeavors parenting enrichment class can help parents build strong and healthy relationships, provide positive change for problem behaviors, prepare for school achievement and reduce stress to family and children. The deadline to register is April 13. Call 210-292-3501 to register.

1-Day Transition GPS

Date/Time: April 23, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Those exempt from the mandatory five-day Transition GPS workshop must attend a Veterans Affairs stand-alone workshop. Review topics like health care, education, home loans, insurance and disability benefits. Prerequisite: Pre-Separation Counseling. Call 210-671-3722.

 

Thrift Savings Plan

Date/Time: April 23, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Take action on your workplace savings plan by understanding how it works and how to use it. Learn how to set up a TSP and contributions, discuss the different types of accounts and what will happen to it after you separate from the military or civil service. To register, call 210-671-3722.

 

Initial Key Spouse Training

Date/Time: April 24-25, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Mandatory for all newly appointed Key Spouses who have not received the initial training from their previous location; highly recommended for Key Spouse mentors. Review the nine core modules, roles and responsibilities, and more. Must attend both days. To register, call 210-671-3722.

 

From Camo To The Classroom

Date/Time: April 25, 9-11:30 a.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Interested in becoming a teacher for students in grades K-12? Representatives from Region 20 Education Service Center will explain how to obtain teaching certificates through traditional, alternative, and ROTC routes. To register, call 210-671-3722.

Hiring Our Heroes Professional Clothing Exchange
Date/Time: April 26, 6-8 p.m.
Location: Randolph Housing Community Center, building 133, 205 New B St. East
Are you PCSing soon and need to clean out your closets? Looking to re-enter the workplace, but your wardrobe is sparse? People are invited to bring their lightly-used, or unneeded professional clothing to this event. Snacks and beverages supplied. Send RSVP to http://bit.ly/2FWnWSS.

 

There’s An App For That!

Date/Time: April 26, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Location: CAMP, building 3850

Discover applications for tablets, smartphones and computers that can assist students with course content and help remove learning barriers with guest speaker, education specialist Danny Ditto from Region 20. To register, call 210-671-3722.

 

VA Education Benefits Briefing

Date/Time: April 26, 1-3 p.m.

Location: Military & Family Readiness Center, building 1249

Facilitated by the Texas Workforce Commission, this briefing is designed to inform service members about the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other education benefits. To register, call 210-671-3722.


Military Spouse Appreciation Event

Date/Time: May 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; applications due by April 20
Location: Mitchell Hall, building 2800, 1650 Kenly Ave.
For Joint Base San Antonio military spouse entrepreneurs and business owners. Be part of this year’s Military Spouse Appreciation event and showcase your products or services. All participants (past and present military spouses) must be Department of Defense ID cardholders and submit an application to the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Military & Family Readiness Center at
802fss.fsfr@us.af.mil by April 20.  Call 210-671-3722 or 3723 for more information.


Firing Range Trespass Notice
Location: Medina Firing Range, 900 Patrol Road, JBSA-Lackland Training Annex at Medina.
It is illegal and dangerous to trespass on the Medina Firing Range. Weapons training is conducted daily. For more information or valid entry requests contact the 37th Training Support Squadron, Combat Weapons Section range control office at 210-671-2349 or 210-671-0023.

Post-Deployment Reunion & Reintegration
Date/Time: Mondays, 2:30-3:30 p.m. 
Location: Logistics Readiness, building 5160
Required for all service members returning from deployment; this training covers reintegration into home life and provides resources to deal with associated stressors. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend. To register, call 210-671-3722.

Pre-Deployment Briefing
Date/Time: Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 a.m.
Location: Logistics Readiness, building 5160
All service members scheduled to deploy, go on a temporary duty assignment longer than 30 days, or go on a remote assignment are required to attend. To register, call 210-671-3722.

Children’s story time
Date/Time: Tuesdays, 10 a.m.
Location: Lackland Library
Story time includes books, songs, rhymes and movement activities that help reinforce a lifelong love of learning. Story time is open to the whole family; however, a parent or caregiver must remain in the library during story time. For more information, call 210-671-2678.

Children’s playgroup
Date/Time: Thursdays, 9:30-11:15 a.m.
Location: Children Achieving Maximum Potential (CAMP) facility, building 3850
Join parents and children, ages 0-4, for an interactive group concentrating on developing your child's social interactions and skills. For more information, call 210-292-5967.

Instructional classes
Location: Building 8210
Register for classes at Youth Programs Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at building 8420. Classes include dance, tumbling, guitar, piano, Baby Jam, Kinder Jam, Toddler Jam, Tang Soo Do and karate.

 

Directory Assistance
For assistance with telephone numbers, please refer to the following list of frequently called numbers:
or call the appropriate JBSA location automated telephone directory:
Fort Sam Houston (210) 221-1211
Lackland (210) 671-1110
Randolph (210) 652-1110
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