Wednesday, February 10, 2021
I will be brief. We covered a lot of information last week. Look forward to a lot of updates coming your way. If you need to reach us, update, we have provided links to information most requested. If you have questions about the services we provide, please reach out to us. We miss you all...
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Seven Common Mistakes in Pursuing Your Financial Goals
Presented by First Command on February 16th, 2021
Are You Making These Mistakes?

Presented by Hunter Feraco, First Command Financial Advisor
Why is it that federal employees often struggle in their pursuit of financial well-being? What don’t you know that could impair your financial health?

In the Seven Common Mistakes, you’ll discover:
  • The #1 financial assumption you can’t afford to make
  • The oversight that can delay or diminish your retirement
  • The investment-boosting opportunity you may be unknowingly missing The strategic error that puts your financial security at risk

Gleaned from First Command’s long experience integrating federal benefits into comprehensive financial plans, the Seven Common Mistakes demonstrates that long-term financial success is just as much about not making the wrong moves as it is about making all of the right moves.

We will be hosting a live virtual presentation
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 16, 2021
If you would like to attend, email Hunter Feraco at or call 517.336.8772 by February 16. Login details will be provided when you RSVP.

Call In: 410-874-6300 or DSN: 312-874-6300   Access: 339068939

Reasonable Accommodations Available Upon Request.
Once the presentation has begun, Relay can be viewed at:
No official DLA or Department of Defense endorsement is implied.
Invite your Family & Friends to join MWR
on an Alaskan Group Cruise!
7 Day Alaskan Inside Passage (Southbound) on Norwegian Jewel – June 20, 2022 – Seward, AK to Vancouver, BC

Ports of Call: Juneau, Skagway, Ketchican and Cruise by Hubbard Glacier and Icy Strait Point, AK

Cruise Fare* (based on double occupancy):
Inside Stateroom – Category IB - $818.84 per person – Includes 2 Amenities
Oceanview Stateroom – Category OB (porthole) - $912.30 per person – Includes 4 Amenities
Balcony Stateroom – Category BA - $1786.95 per person – Includes 4 Amenities

Bonus Amenity - $100 Onboard Credit per stateroom!

Deposit of $50 per stateroom is due by March 26, 2021
$250 deposit is required to obtain a booking number and choose stateroom
Full Payment is due by February 13, 2022

To book contact: MWR Travel, Steven Gales – or 269-961-7032

* Government Taxes, Fees & Port Expense - $268.63 per person. Cruise fares are per person, based on double occupancy. 3rd-8th guest pricing is subject to availability at time of booking. All air add-ons, package rates and other add-on rates are per person (when applicable). Insurance is also available. Onboard service charges are additional. GTFPE are subject to change. 

No official DLA or Department of Defense endorsement is implied.
We welcome our patrons back. We also have new employees that have joined DLA during the past year who may never been able to use the Fitness Center.

The Fitness Center staff have been taking reservations for people to use the facilities. At the same time of the reopening in January, we were already in the swing of Body Transformation 2021. We realize everyone is at a different place in their fitness journey. We want to remind you that they can work with you on a 1-on-1 basis to set goals and help develop a plan to help you reach them.

Below we would like to introduce and share some of the Fitness Center team's expertise. We are fortunate to have them here. We have included a way to reach them if you may have questions.

269-961-5350 or 269-961-7105 (0600-1300 daily).

Sport and Fitness Facility Manager
Hometown: Monterrey, Mexico

With MWR Since December 2009

  • Primary Group Exercise Instructor through Aerobic Fitness Assoc. of America (AFAA)
  • Resistance Trainer through AFAA
  • Indoor Cycling through AFAA
  • American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer (ACE)
  • Functional Trainer Specialist (ACE)
  • Red Cross CPR, AED, First Aid Instructor
  • EMS CPR, AED First Aid Blood Pathogens Instructor
  • Emergency Medical Responder
Enjoys providing our patrons with recreation and fitness opportunities.

Martha can be reached at: or 269-961-7105
Hometown: Lansing, Michigan

With MWR Since: May 2015

  • Certified personal trainer- ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association)
  • Group instructor through ISSA
  • Developing power and speed in sports certification (ISSA)
  • Marathon training 101 certification (ISSA)
  • Certified emergency medical responder
Recreation assistant since 2015
Personal trainer, group instructor, martial artist. I have practiced several different martial arts for over 6 years. I love what I do, getting to help people reach their fitness goals and achieve more than they thought possible. I look forward to furthering my education and training to better serve those around me. 

Chris can be reached at: or 269-961-5350 or 269-961-7105
Hometown: Clovis, New Mexico

With MWR Since: 2019

  • Certified Personal Trainer since 2014 (ACE-CPT)
  • Certified Kettlebell Instructor (Hardstyle Fit Level 1)
  • Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED (American Red Cross)
Studies traditional Chinese and Japanese martial arts
Studies various Eastern mental and meditative practices
Studies various breathing practices, such as the Wim Hof method
Enjoys hiking, mountain biking, tennis, badminton

Favorite books are Expansion Mastery (Robert Bessler), The Warrior Diet (Ori Hofmekler), The P:E Diet (Dr Ted Naiman), 12 Rules of Life (Dr Jordan Peterson), Becoming the Ice Man (Wim Hof), The Quick and the Dead (Pavel Tsatsouline)

Dan can be reached or 269-961-5350 or 269-961-7105
Upcoming in February 2021
  • February 5: All In Bee Club Support Group
  • February 16: First Command: “Seven Common Mistakes in Pursuing Your Financial Goals”
  • February 24: Lunch & Learn Destination - Universal Studios Florida!
  • February 25: Nutrition for Optimal Health Lunch & Learn 
  • February 26: Social Security Retirement Workshop for FERS with Vonda Vantil from Social Security Administration

74 Washington Avenue North
Battle Creek, Michigan 49037
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