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Prostate Cancer Support Group

The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) Prostate Cancer Support Group meets Nov. 15 from 1 to 2 p.m., and again from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the River Conference Room, third floor of the America Building (Building 19) adjacent to the Center for Prostate Disease Research. For more information, contact Vin McDonald at 703-643-2658 or

Federal Benefits Open Season

The 2012 Federal Benefits Open Season runs from Nov. 12 through Dec. 10. During this time, federal employees may change their healthcare plans. The Office of Personnel Management has issued several Benefits Administration Letters (BALs) in anticipation of the 2012 open season. BALs can be found at All employees are encouraged to review their current enrollment for premium changes since an increase in premiums is not a quality of life event to change enrollment outside of open season. Premium rates are available at,, and For more information, call the Civilian Human Resources Center at 301-319-8387.

Diwali Hindu Festival

The Department of Pastoral Care will host a program to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, on Nov. 16 in the chapel in Building 8, first floor, from noon to 1:30 p.m. For more information, email Chaplain (Capt.) Pratima Dharm at

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meets Mondays (except for the first Monday of the month), Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 12:50 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Building 8, Rm. 2230 (Chaplain's Conference Room). For more information, call 301-503-1210.