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Friday, June 21, 2024

Shift Colors, Fall 2010 Edition, and News as to how to receive it. (UPDATE)

One of our earliest posts on this site was about the “SHIFT COLORS” magazine that used to be sent out to Retiree’s.   I also posted the “PDF” of the file as well on our site as I had received permission from BUPERS.

I used to get mine in the mail as I am sure quite a few of you had as well.  Then they stopped.

We now have official clarification from BUPERS on what is going on, read below..

Shipmates,

Welcome to the latest issue of Shift Colors.

As our great Navy has changed and evolved throughout
our history, so has Shift Colors. You may have noticed,
starting with our last edition, that Shift Colors is now
delivered electronically instead of to your home address.
While we are shifting delivery methods, we are not shifting
our commitment to our retirees embodied throughout
the 55 year history of this publication.

According to the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan
public research organization focusing on attitudes and
trends in America, senior citizens are increasingly turning
to the Internet and social media networks, such as
Facebook and Twitter, for news and information. That is
the future of information delivery and that’s where Shift
Colors needs to be to best serve those who served us.
Shift Colors is now located online at www.npc.navy.
mil/ReferenceLibrary/Publications/ShiftColors/. There
you will find the latest issue of Shift Colors and all its
contents. You will also find a separate link to Reunion
and Retiree Seminars that are updated frequently.

You can receive Shift Colors automatically via e-mail
by signing up at MILL_ShiftColors@navy.mil. You need
to include your name, email address (please write it out
in the body of the email, it makes it easier to add you to
the distribution list), your rank at retirement, if applicable,
and your military affiliation (whether or not you’re
a retiree, spouse, veteran or a public citizen interested in
receiving the newsletter).

The online version of Shift Colors is nothing new; the publication has been online for years with archived issues going
back to 2000. The online version provides the same content, but is accessible anywhere there’s an Internet connection. You
can also more easily share Shift Colors by simply forwarding it to your friends and family via email. By publishing online,
we are better able to serve our retirees by providing the most up-to-date information on issues that matter to you. In this
issue, you’ll find a variety of articles from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, TRICARE, Veterans Affairs and
others, as well as the latest reunions and contact information.

Along with helping your fellow Shipmates spread the word about Shift Colors, you can get involved in Navy Safe Harbor
through the Anchor program. Safe Harbor provides life time support for the non-medical care of the wounded, ill and
injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen and their families.

The Anchor program provides volunteer mentors from the Navy Reserve, retirees and community partners, and act as mentors
to provide reintegration support for transitioning wounded, ill and injured Sailors, Coast Guardsmen and their families.
To volunteer, got o the Safe Harbor website at www.safeharbor.navy.mil and click on the “Anchor Program Application”
link in the right-hand menu bar under “Related Media.”

Once again, I’d like to thank you for your service. We are the greatest Navy in the world because of our high caliber Sailors,
both past and present.

All the best,
Mark E. Ferguson III
Vice Admiral, USN

So now we know that you have to sign up for the issue to have it delivered via email, “OR” you can download it on BUPERS or on our site at Corpsman.com.  Matter of fact you can download this quarters issue right”

Shift Colors PUblication, BUPERS

Shift Colors Publication, BUPERS

“HERE:  FALL 2010 SHIFT COLORS

If you wish to sign up to have it delivered to you via email goto the BUPERS Page here: SHIFT COLORS MAIN PAGE

Make sure your email though can handle attachments of over 6 MB’s per newsletter as it is quite large.  (Gmail a free email service handles emails of up to 25 MB’s).

I’m glad to get this word out, it is a quality publication.

Have a great Veterans Day everyone, and go hug a Marine today, their birthday!

Comments

One Response to “Shift Colors, Fall 2010 Edition, and News as to how to receive it. (UPDATE)”
  1. Bdriskell says:

    THIS IS A JOKE AND YOU MAKE ME SICK. SAVING MONEY MY //////////////,MORE MONEY FOR YOUSELVES,WELL I NEED MY DIC PAYMENTS, I HAVE NO MONEY TO PAY MY BILLS, PLEASE ME SEVENTEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS TO BUY FOOD, BLLS MED, ETC. .SEND ME MY MONEY MY HUSBAND DIED FOR, HE WAS A 20 YEAR VET ,HE WAS A 100% disabled with agent orange. NAME CLYDE DRISKELL, NAVY MAN, I WILL LOOKING FOR MY CHECK, SEND IT OUT