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German officer joins International Hall of Fame Jennifer Walleman | Staff Writer

Lt. Gen. Jörg Vollmer, chief of the German Army, became the first international military student graduate of the School of Advanced Military Studies to qualify for induction into the Command and General Staff College International Hall of Fame. Vollmer was inducted during a ceremony May 9 at the Lewis and Clark Center making him the seventh German officer inducted into the IHOF. In 1973, CGSC, the Kansas City chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars, and the Alumni Association, now known as the CGSC Foundation, jointly established the IHOF to provide a visible and prestigious way to honor international officer graduates who through military merit obtained one of the highest positions of importance in their respective countries’ armed forces or who held an equivalent position by rank or responsibility in a multinational military organization. Vollmer joins 262 other officers inducted into the IHOF from 71 countries. More than 7,800 international students have attended CGSC, making Vollmer one of the less than 4 percent chosen for induction. In 1978, Vollmer started his career in the German Army as an infantry officer. According to his biography, he served in a variety of positions including platoon leader and company commander for Mechanized Infantry Battalions, desk officer in the Joint Forces Staff Branch III 1 in Bonn, Germany, chief of staff of the Armored Brigade 14 and

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Retired Lt. Gen. John Miller, Command and General Staff College Foundation, presents a gift to International Hall of Fame inductee German Lt. Gen. Jörg Vollmer, chief of the German Army, during Vollmer’s IHOF induction ceremony May 9 at the Lewis and Clark Center. Vollmer, who participated in the Advanced Operational Art Studies Fellowship from June 2001 to May 2002, is the first School of Advanced Military Studies graduate to be inducted into the IHOF.

participated in the IFOR/SFOR mission in Bosnia. He served as battalion commander of Airborne Battalion 373 in Doberlug-Kirchhain, then head of the Exercise and Training Center at the Bundeswehr Command and Staff College. From June 2001 to May 2002, Vollmer attended the Advanced Operational Art Studies Fellow-

ship at SAMS. He later served as G3/G2 division chief at the Armed Forces Office and chief of Army staff branch III 2. He then served as brigade commander of the Mechanized Infantry Brigade 37 in Frankenberg/Saxony and commanded Regional Command North of the International Security Assistance Force in the Mazar-e-Sharif dis-

trict of Afghanistan from January to October 2009. In 2010, he became chief of staff of the German-Netherlands Corps in Münster. He was promoted to division commander of the Specialized Operations Divisions and then again assigned to command RC North ISAF in February 2013. In 2015, he became the German Army chief of staff.

Brig. Gen. John Kem, deputy commandant of CGSC and provost of Army University, welcomed Vollmer and said that the international military students at Fort Leavenworth are crucial in a complex world where no military does anything alone. “We’ve been fortunate to have international students here at the SEE IHOF | A8

Spouses’ Club, Thrift Shop award scholarships Jennifer Walleman | Staff Writer

The Fort Leavenworth Spouses’ Club rewarded 14 family members with meritbased scholarships at an awards ceremony May 5 at the Frontier Heritage Communities Community Center. More than $11,400 was distributed in scholarships for higher education in amounts ranging from $400 to $1,500. Also included in the total scholarships was a grant of $3,200 from the Fort Leavenworth Thrift Shop. Recipients of scholarships are family members of active-duty or retired military members of the Fort Leavenworth and Leavenworth communities who are enrolling or are currently enrolled full-time in an institution of higher education. They were selected by an anonymous panel of judges in a double-blind process that scored applicants on factors such as academic rigor, leadership qualities, community involvement and an essay. Angela Oakley, president of the FLSC, said that distributing scholarships is the coolest thing she gets to do as president. “I really enjoyed when I

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Continuing undergraduate scholarship recipient Kate Hanlen, nursing student at Kansas City Kansas Community College and mother of six children, hugs Fort Leavenworth Spouses’ Club President Angela Oakley as she and other continuing undergraduate and high school scholarship recipients are recognized in the FLSC scholarship awards ceremony May 5 at the Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities Community Center.

was president at Fort Carson, (Colo.), because I actually got to read all the applications,” Oakley said. “The cool thing about that was I remember being in the car with my kids, who at the time would have been thirdand fourth-graders, and they read pretty well. I remember handing them applications and saying ‘you read this one and you read this one. This is where we

are headed. Look at what these kids have done.’” Oakley said that as military family members, the scholarship recipients face unique challenges, many of them switching schools multiple times. “What you guys have done and what you guys have supported is amazing and it’s just incredible the amount of things that you guys are able to accomplish

and the things you do before you are even 18 years old,” Oakley said. “I know we all thought we worked hard as kids — this is a whole other level. It’s just incredible what you are hoping to do and what you have done. I just want to say thank you and that you make me proud.” Alaina Arthurs, 18, Leavenworth High School senior, received a FLSC

scholarship. She plans to attend school in the fall at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and is thinking about studying neuroscience. “I’m really excited about being in an environment where I get to broaden my horizons academically and socially and just get to meet a lot of new people and have new opportunities,” Arthurs said.

LHS senior Raven Jones, 17, said that she will attend Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va., where she said she will pursue her master’s degree in elementary education with the hopes of one day teaching kindergarten. Jones said that she’s excited to be on her own and experiencing new learning opportunities and the FLSC scholarship will help make that possible. “I’ll be paying for my college myself so I’ve been applying to all these scholarships and hoping I get some more money so I can pay for it,” Jones said. Zachary Boal, 17, LHS senior and recipient of a Thrift Shop-funded scholarship, said that the scholarship gives him less to worry about as he enjoys college at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. Boal is thinking about studying history and looks forward to the opportunities college provides. “I’m going to do marching band and I’m looking forward to meeting a bunch of new people and all the new experiences that college has,” Boal said.


UPCOMING EVENTS ■ The ASIAN AMERICAN PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH LUNCHEON is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 17 at Frontier Conference Center. The guest speaker is Maj. Daijiro (Don) Kanase, a student at School of Advanced Military Studies. Cost for meal is

$10. Food purchase is not required to attend. For lunch tickets or more information, call 684-1694. ■ The next NON-APPROPRIATED FUND PROPERTY SALE is 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 19 and 20 at 801

Riley Ave. For more information, call 684-2727/2726. ■ The Rod and Gun Club KIDS’ FISHING DERBY is 9-11 a.m. May 21 at Smith Lake. See page A6.



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Names of some buildings barely remembered Quentin Schillare | Special to the Fort Leavenworth Lamp

There are about a thousand buildings on Fort Leavenworth. All buildings and many other structures are numbered. The numbering system helps maintain accountability and enables the Directorate of Public Works to identify specific structures. Some numbered buildings are not buildings at all. For example, Bldg. 8 is the post main gate at the intersection of Grant and Metropolitan avenues. The African-Americans of Civilian Conservation Corps Camp No. 4717-C constructed it from lime-

PEOPLE BEHIND POST PLACES stone blocks in 1936. The statue of Ulysses S. Grant at the end of Grant Avenue, erected in 1889, is Bldg. 64, and the stone wall just to the north of the statue, rebuilt in 1917, is Bldg. 65. If you count those and the athletic fields, underground sewer lines, light poles, and other things DPW tracks, the number of “buildings” swells to almost 1,200. While DPW identifies buildings by number, most of us

often do not. Whether a building is identified by the general public by its number or its formal or informal name is happenstance. Buildings are identified by number, name, function or attribute depending on common usage. We call it the Lewis and Clark Center, not Bldg. 127. When not called Garrison Headquarters, the home of the Garrison commander is usually referred to as Bldg. 77 — or the

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Long before it became the Frontier Army Museum, this building was known as Andrews Hall, named for Army Air Force Lt. Gen. Frank M. Andrews.

Print Plant, for those of a certain age. Still others are identified by function. Barth Hall, Bldg. 44, is most often called MCTP Headquarters for the resident Mission Command Training Program. And finally, some buildings are identified by a recognizable attribute such as Grant Hall, Bldg. 52C, a post landmark commonly known as the “Clock Tower.” Another example of a building seldom called by its formal name or its building number but by what lies within is Bldg. 801, the Frontier Army Museum. Its formal name is familiar to most associated with the U.S. Armed Forces and much of the general public because it shares a namesake with Joint Base Andrews, the home of the 89th Airlift Wing, the special mission command that flies Air Force One. Both Andrews Hall on Fort Leavenworth and JB Andrews, Md., are named for a distinguished soldier. Frank M. Andrews graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1906, commissioned into the 8th Cavalry. Until 1917, Lt. Andrews served with his regiment in the continental United States in Virginia, Texas and Vermont, and overseas in Hawaii and the Philippines. He transferred to the aviation section of the Signal Corps and earned his wings in 1918. After a series of air staff and command assignments, Maj. Andrews graduated from the Army Air Corps Tactical School in 1928, from the Command and General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth in 1929 and the Army War College in 1933. He was an air power theorist

between the World Wars serving as the first commander of “GHQ Air Force” in 1935, the first centralized command of all Army Air Corps bombardment, attack and pursuit units. Andrews commanded Caribbean Command in 1941, the first Air Corps officer to lead a joint command. He was on the cover of TIME magazine in 1941 as one of the Army’s senior officers. In the fall of 1942 Lt. Gen. Andrews assumed command of the U.S. Forces in the Middle East in Cairo. He replaced Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower as commander of the U.S. European Theater of Operations in February 1943 when Eisenhower became the Supreme Allied Commander. Andrews died in a B-24 bomber crash in the fog near Keflavik, Iceland, on May 3, 1943, along with his chief of staff, Brig. Gen. Charles H. Barth, one of the namesakes for Barth Hall at Fort Leavenworth. Andrews’ untimely death in the middle of World War II contributed to his position today as a lesser-known wartime leader, but he was well-known to his contemporaries. Lt. Gen. Andrews is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Andrews Hall was dedicated Jan. 17, 1945. Bldg. 801 is a hangar-type building constructed as a temporary facility in 1942 as a classroom for the shortened wartime Command and General Staff School classes. It is also an example of a Series 700 temporary building that gained permanent status and is one of the remaining — and largest — of the wooden buildings of standardized design left on post.

Chapel plans May 15 celebration Disciplinary actions Protestant Chapel Community

The annual culminating event for the Protestant Chapel Community is set for 10 a.m. May 15 on the Pioneer Chapel grounds. The send-out service and celebration is a joint congregation, family-friendly, Protestant service. The celebration will bring the Chapel Community together for worship and fellowship, but it has a much bigger purpose. For this week only the celebration service replaces the 8:30 a.m. traditional Protestant service, 10 a.m. Gospel service, and 11 a.m. contemporary Protestant service. The purpose of the Fort Leavenworth Chapel Community is to “Bring In, Build Up, Send Out.” As many prepare to transition this summer, those brought into the community of faith and built up through Christ-centered worship, outreach

CHAPEL HAPPENINGS and growth programs are being sent out with a call to serve in a Christhonoring way. Through their service many will season the entire military as Christ’s ambassadors. (2 Corinthians 5:20-21) The send-out completes the Chapel’s mission to build a firm foundation of faith in Jesus Christ and spiritually equip service members and families to live out their faith as they move on to other locations where they will encounter new opportunities and challenges. The send-out celebration includes a time of worship, a sermon and a special opportunity for ministry leaders to pray over service members and fami-

lies transitioning this summer, graduating seniors and chapel members who are leaving the community. Bring blankets, chairs and a dessert to share and join us at 10 a.m. May 15 on the Pioneer Chapel grounds for the send-out celebration. Immediately following the service and prayer, a family picnic lunch will be provided along with exciting activities for adults and children, including multiple bounce houses. Watch care for children age 3 and under remains available at Frontier Chapel until noon. For more information, call 684-2210.

FFAM thanks essay contest entrants Editor: A huge thank you goes out to all of the students who submitted an essay to our first Friends of the Frontier Army Museum essay contest. There were 32 submissions in the essay contest. First place and $1,000 went to Jacob Bohnemann, a junior at Leavenworth High School, for his essay, “The Conestoga and

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Prairie Wagon — How They Affected Fort Leavenworth and Contributed to Western Movement;” Second place and $500 went to Andrew Jones, a senior at Immaculata High School, for his essay, “The Con-

estoga Wagon’s Influence on Leavenworth;” and third place and $250 went to Lauren Vardiman, a senior at Immaculata High School, for her essay, “The Conestoga Wagon.” Keep an eye out for

FFAM’s second annual essay contest starting in January 2017. There will be new items in the museum that will be chosen as subject matter for the essays. Get a jump on the competition and come and check out the museum; you might just see next year’s essay subject. Thank you, Friends of the Frontier Army Museum


Combined Arms Center release

From January to March 2016, there was one courtmartial, two general officer memorandums of reprimand, 23 Article 15s, seven enlisted separations and one board of inquiry. Jan. 20 at a general court-martial, a military judge found Pfc. Timothy A. Petroshus guilty of three specifications of disobeying a lawful command from a superior commissioned officer in violation of Article 92, Uniform Code of Military Justice, and one specification of wrongfully distributing a controlled substance, in violation of Article 112a, UCMJ. Petroshus was sentenced to be reduced to private (E-1), 180 days of confinement and to be discharged from the service with a Bad Conduct Discharge. On Jan. 15, the commanding general issued a general officer memorandum of reprimand to a private for driving under the influence. On Feb. 4, the commanding general issued a general officer memorandum of reprimand to a master sergeant for driving under the influence. Select nonjudical punishment: At an Article 15 hearing Feb. 16, a specialist was found guilty of one specification of failure to report, in violation of Article 86, UCMJ, and two specifications of larceny, in violation of Article 121, UCMJ. The punishment imposed was reduction to private first class, forfeiture of $485 pay (suspended), extra duty for 14 days and a written reprimand. At an Article 15 hearing March 1, a sergeant was found guilty of two specifications of dereliction of duty, in violation of Article 92, UCMJ. The punishment imposed was reduction to specialist, forfeiture of $1,133 pay per month (suspended), extra duty for 30 days, and a verbal reprimand. At an Article 15 hearing March 30, a specialist was found guilty of one specification of misbehavior of a sentinel, in violation of Article 113, UCMJ. The punishment imposed was reduction to private first class (suspended) and extra duty for seven days.

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Technology helps Army ‘own the weather’ David Vergun | Army News Service

ATLANTA — “The inability to operate in degraded visual environments is the primary contributing factor to Army aviation mishaps over the past decade,” said Steffanie Easter, principal deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology. Easter spoke at the Army Aviation Association of America-sponsored 2016 Army Aviation Mission Solution Summit in Atlanta April 29 and 30. Degraded visual environments also degrade soldiers’ ability to perform the tactics, techniques and procedures needed to support ground forces, she said. “It’s an issue we must solve, and I think technologically we will solve that,” she said. The DVE Brownout Rotorcraft Enhancement System promises to address some of this, she said. Acquiring it is “vital to the safety of our Army aviators.” While DVE/BORES primarily addresses brownout conditions caused by sand and dust, other science and technology efforts in infrared sensor development will eventually lead to safer flying in snow, fog, rain and darkness, she said. These advancements will mean “that the Army doesn’t just own the night; it will own the weather,” she added. Brig. Gen. Bob Marion,

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Personnel Recovery Team members with the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, hold formation as their UH-60 Black Hawk lifts off in brownout conditions at Forward Operating Base Shindand, Afghanistan.

the Army’s program executive officer for aviation, said “we want to deliver this capability as soon as we possibly can. We’ve lost lives and we’ve lost platforms because of this (brownout conditions).” The DVE/BORES capability Marion referred to, however, is not the full requirement. It’s take-off, landing, limited hover, ground taxi, single-ship, and it’s forward-looking only. “If you go to full capabil-

ity, it’s about multi-ship — as in formation flights — forward-looking and 360 (degree) hazard warning — it’s about networking situation awareness,” he said. Going to full capability will be determined by the analysis of alternatives next year and the requirements document, Marion said, adding that a number of industries have shown interest in DVE/BORES as evidenced by high attendance at industry days. While DVE can cause a

pilot to veer off course, loss of GPS signal likewise could. Easter said Army aviators’ positioning, navigation and timing information, particularly in contested space, needs to be as accurate as possible. Assured PNT, which would leverage non-GPS technologies, is the likely solution. In FY17, “we’re investing in the development of assured PNT enablers,” she said. “This provides access to trusted PNT information,

while responding to numerous threats. To better understand these threats, the Army has conducted modeling and simulations and vulnerability testing of current GPS systems.” Easter said the Army is working on having initial operating capability in the FY 21 timeframe. Col. Mat Hannah, program manager, Aviation Systems, said A-PNT will cross all platforms. “It’s a main effort for the Army and we’re moving

forward with it,” he said. It includes things like anti-jamming antennas and military parts for navigation equipment “that make it more difficult for the adversary to accurately detect location” of friendly forces, he said. “Knowing where we are also allows us to make sure that our weapons systems hit the locations they’re supposed to and it’s also a safety factor,” Hannah added.

National Guard crew wins 2016 Sullivan Cup Kellie Abernathy | Army News Service

FORT BENNING, Ga. — After a shoot-off between five crews, the “Old Hickory” crew from the 1st Battalion, 252nd Armor Regiment, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina National Guard, earned the right to be called 2016 Best Tank Crew in the Army after winning the Sullivan Cup May 6. The win came as a surprise to the team, said Spc. Brandon Sinor, loader for the “Old Hickory” crew. “When they called us up there, it surprised us all. We were nervous, hearts were racing — it was a surreal moment,” said Sinor, whose crew fought off 16 other crews for the title. Going into the shoot-off on the morning of May 6, 1st Battalion, 252nd Armor Regiment, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team was in first place followed by 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, in second place, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in third place, and 1st Squadron, 16th Cavalry Regiment, 316th Cavalry Brigade in third place and 3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment and 1st Armored Brigade Combat team, 1st Infantry Division, tied for fourth place. The tie allowed five teams to compete in the final shoot-off, un-

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The winning “Old Hickory” crew from the 1st Battalion, 252nd Armor Regiment, 30th Armor Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina National Guard, raise the pistols they received for winning the Sullivan Cup at the Saint George Armor Ball from retired Gen. Gordon Sullivan as Chief of Armor Brig. Gen. Scott McKean and Army School Command Sgt. Maj. Alan Hummel look on May 6 at Fort Benning, Ga.

like the four teams in previous final four shoot-offs. Sinor, who competed two years ago with one of his teammates, said the competition was more challenging this year. “We came in this thinking we may know a little of what’s going to go on, but this year they completely rearranged the competi-

tion. They made it 100 times better and 100 times more organized,” said Sinor, who also noted that the PT test in the Georgia heat was a “smoker” and the thunder run in the shoot-off surprised the crew. The win marks a notable year for the National Guard, with a National Guard team winning the

Best Ranger Competition in April and now capturing the Sullivan Cup title in May. “To be in the National Guard and to win this, it’s amazing,” said Sinor, who said that this win shows that the National Guard is here to compete. Retired Gen. Gordon Sullivan said the competition supports

readiness, a top priority of Gen. Mark Milley, chief of staff of the Army. “Together, the Armor School is answering the demand from the chief to raise the readiness level of the United States Army and everyone involved here at Fort Benning and elsewhere should be very, very proud of what’s gone on here this week,” Sullivan said. The 2016 competition was the third Sullivan Cup and with each year Sullivan hopes the competition can influence and improve tank gunnery. “I think within two or three more times (competitions) it will begin to change tank gunnery, certainly in the Army, and it will become more and more competitive,” said Sullivan. The final standings were as follows: 1st Battalion, 252nd Armor Regiment, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team in first place; 3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, in second place; 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, team in third place; 1st Squadron, 16th Cavalry Regiment 316th Cavalry Brigade, in fourth place; and 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in fifth place. The next Sullivan Cup will be in 2018.

New policy allows soldiers to wear headphones in gym C. Todd Lopez | Army News Service

WASHINGTON — Soldiers jogging or lifting in the gym may now be allowed to listen to music through small headphones or ear buds, according to Army Directive 2016-20, released May 6. Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick J. Murphy signed a memo that authorizes soldiers to listen to music on a variety of de-

vices and ear pieces while doing personal physical training inside gyms, though the memo does give final word on the new policy to installation or unit commanders. “Effective immediately, unless the unit or installation commander prohibits otherwise, soldiers may use headphones, including wireless or non-wireless devices and earpieces, in uniform only while performing

individual physical training in indoor gyms or fitness centers,” Murphy wrote in the memo. The headphones cannot be more than 1.5 inches in diameter and the memo states violators may be subject to administrative or disciplinary action under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. To push music through “conservative and discrete” earpieces, soldiers are also

permitted to “wear electronic devices, such as music players or cell phones” on their waistband, in accordance with AR 6701. That regulation says the color of the carrying case for such a device must be black. The directive also permits soldiers to wear a “solid black armband” to hold their electronic device, but only while in the gym or fitness center.

When soldiers leave the gym or fitness center, however, the arm bands, the music devices and the headphones must be put away. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey said the new policy is something soldiers have told him they wanted for a while. “This change came about because soldiers stood up at one of my town halls and asked about it,” Dailey said. “If we can make

changes that improve morale and they don’t adversely affect discipline, I’m all for it.” The memo applies to Regular Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve soldiers. It’s expected that the new rules regarding the wear of music devices and headphones in installation gyms will be incorporated into the existing uniform policy, AR 670-1, by the Army’s G-1.


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Honoring Truman


Garrison all-hands May 13 Staff Report

All-hands meetings for all Installation Management Command personnel are at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 13 at the Frontier Conference Center. Personnel only need to attend one session. Shuttle bus service will be provided from the Adjutant General building at 861

McClellan Ave., the Directorate of Public Works at 820 McClellan Ave., the Garrison Headquarters at 290 Grant Ave., and the Resiliency Center at 600 Thomas Ave. For the morning session, the bus will depart AG at 8:50 a.m., DPW at 8:55 a.m., Garrison HQ at 9:05 a.m. and the Resiliency Center at

9:10 a.m. For the afternoon session, the bus will depart AG at 12:20 p.m., DPW at 12:25 p.m., Garrison HQ at 12:35 p.m. and the Resiliency Center at 12:40 p.m. Buses will make return trips following the meetings.

Solving problems with packers Tiffany M. Murray | Fort Leavenworth Claims Office

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Brig. Gen. Eugene LeBoeuf, deputy commanding general for Reserve affairs for the Combined Arms Center and vice provost of academic affairs for Army University, and Special Troops Battalion Command Sgt. Maj. Henry Myrick lay a wreath at President Harry S. Truman’s gravesite May 8 at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence, Mo. The presidential wreath-laying ceremony occurs annually on Truman’s birthday.

On pick-up day, if you believe the transportation service provider packers are not properly packing your household goods, are unsure if the inventory condition markings are correct, or have an unresolved issue with the moving company, immediately contact the Fort Leavenworth Transportation Office quality assurance inspector at (913) 680-7243. During the peak permanent-change-of-station season, the QA inspector can be reached Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Be prepared to provide the Government Bill of Lading number to the QA inspector to determine your shipment details. The QA inspector will first speak with the packers, and if merited, conduct an on-site inspection. An on-site inspection is available within a 50-mile radius of Fort Leavenworth.

LEGAL ADVISOR Upon delivery, if you notice a significant issue, such as the seals are broken on your crates or you begin unpacking and there is a large amount of broken dishware, stop unpacking and immediately call the QA inspector. If warranted, the QA inspector will document the damage or loss. Then, the QA inspector can contact the transportation service provider and work with them to ensure damage is substantiated for filing your household goods claim. Don’t unpack completely, discard the packing materials, place broken items in your garage, and then call the QA inspector. At that point, there is little a QA inspector can do to document damage or loss. Additionally, after submitting your Defense Property System claim, complete

the Customer Service Survey. Survey comments are used as supporting evidence in the issuance of transportation service provider scores. Survey scores and transportation service provider complaints aid in determining the number of shipping contracts a transportation service provider is awarded as well as support transportation service provider suspensions and disqualifications. In addition to the survey, if you have a transportation service provider complaint, contact the Joint Personal Property Shipping Office Northwest Quality Assurance section, which is responsible for the Fort Leavenworth area, at (253) 967-5093 or usarmy.jblm.

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Life insurance — Who really needs it? Rodney S. Morris | Special to the Fort Leavenworth Lamp

Life insurance should actually be called death insurance. It only becomes beneficial when you die. I understand that dying is not a desired topic of conversation, but a necessary one. When you are deceased, is your family going to be able to survive financially? A recent study reveals 30 percent of American households do not have coverage to protect their family. Is this you? Most financial experts agree that you should carry at least 10 times your annual income in life insurance. That means if you earn $50,000 per year, you should carry $500,000 in life insurance. This premonition assumes if you invest your tax-free payout earning 10 percent per year, your life insurance policy just replaced your earning income ($500,000 X 10 percent = $50,000). You may be asking yourself where you can earn that rate of return in this economy. I will address that specifically in a future investing article. Many Americans do not believe they can afford life insurance. In fact, 80 percent of Americans overestimate the cost of life insurance. Depending on the type of insurance you buy, this may be true. The first rule of thumb when purchasing life insurance is to only purchase term insurance. Term insurance is as its name implies, for a specified term or period of time. Term insurance is considered to be pure insurance, just like homeowners, auto and health insurances. It offers your beneficiaries financial protection until you die, nothing more, nothing less. Term insurance generally comes in increments of 10, 20, 25 or 30 years.

FINANCIAL ADVISER Take a 25 year-old male who is a non-smoker who desires a $500,000 policy for 10 years. The premium for a term policy at today’s rate is approximately $170 per year or about $14 per month. The same whole life policy would cost approximately $400 per month or $4,800 per year. Over 30 years, that would be $1,699 for the term policy and $48,000 for the whole policy. Keep in mind, that a term policy for 20, 25 or 30 years will certainly increase the premiums, while the whole life policy rate will not change, but the difference still doesn’t make the whole life policy the better deal. How long will you need life insurance? You will not need life insurance forever because at some point, you should become self-insured. In other words, you will have your house paid off, you won’t have car payments, or credit card payments, all the children will be grown up, out of school and gone, and you will have your retirement plan in place. How quickly you get your financial affairs in order determines when in life you will be financially selfinsured. Any insurance, other than term insurance, is commonly referred to as whole life insurance. It is also known as universal life or permanent life. It is combined with an investment plan that generally offers a savings rate of return or other low interest earning investment. The fact is the insurance industry is a multibillion-dollar industry. Some of the largest companies in the world are insurance companies. There is a reason

these companies are so wealthy. The investment feature is the primary motivation that most insurance agents use to sell their product. Why wouldn’t someone want insurance that will also provide them an investment? Two things for the price of one, right? Actually, this is not right. Insurance agents push this, not because it is a good idea, or good for you and your family, but because it is where they make the most commission. Yes, that is correct. Nonterm insurance sales are about the agent’s commission and not your family’s protection. How could it be when you can get term for a fraction of the cost and still insure your family with the same amount of protection? Investing through an insurance program is just a bad investment, there is just no way around it and no good investment choices. Simply put, if you were to have taken the same amount of money that you would have paid in the whole life policy, the $400 per month in our example, and subtracted out the $14 (monthly fee for term premium) and invested the remaining $386 in a solid growth stock mutual fund over the years, you would have hundreds of thousands more dollars, and depending on how much time you have to invest, a million more dollars invested than you will get from the investment portion of the whole life policy. What happens to the cash value when you die? It gets paid out to the beneficiary right? The cash value (the amount the policy surren-

ders if you void the policy) that builds up over time from your premium is lost if you die. In other words, if you built up $50,000 in cash value for $500,000 whole life policy, your beneficiary will only receive the $500,000. That’s right, the insurance company keeps the $50,000 cash value, thereby making that actual value of your insurance payout $450,000. This is not a close race, there is a clear winner here. Term insurance is the way to go 100 percent of the time. I challenge you not to take my word for it, but research it yourself. Compare the pros and cons of the different types of insurances and you will quickly see the points I have referenced. For those of you who have already purchased into a whole life plan and desire to get out of it and purchase a term insurance policy, you must not cancel your current policy until after you have adequate term insurance in place. Be aware, there is likely going to be some sort of substantial penalty for closing out your whole life policy. Usually, a percentage of your cash values is not returned. In most cases it is still worth making the transition to term insurance, it is just another indicator whole life insurance is not the way to go. The best way to purchase term life insurance is to go online to one of the many insurance clearinghouses, and for example, and purchase it directly from them. They will conduct the best research for you to determine the best deal through the best company for you. You can also go to reputable agencies and get direct quotes from them. Make sure any company you go with has an AM Best rating of at least an A. There are several

A+ companies out there. For our military personnel, Servicemembers Group Life Insurance is an adequate way to insure your family in your absence. SGLI provides low cost term life insurance for eligible service members and you do not even need to sign up. If you qualify, you are automatically enrolled. SGLI offers from $50,000 in coverage up to $400,000 in $50,000 increments. Prices vary for this term coverage and begins at $4.50 for the first $50,000 and caps out at $29 for the maximum $400,000. While SGLI is not the cheapest term insurance for service members, it is certainly very competitive and should not be discounted as your primary insurance coverage. For more information on SGLI view this link, /insurance/sgli.asp#rate. Veterans Group Life Insurance is a program that allows you to continue term life insurance when separating from the military. You must do it within one year and 120 days from the time you separate. The best news about this option is if you apply within 240 days of separation, you are not required to go through a health assessment. That can be a big deal as you age and begin having medical issues. For those in good health, a more affordable option would certainly be on the open market mentioned above. View this link for costs and other information on VGLI at /INSURANCE/vgli.asp. Generally, you do not need to take out life insurance on your child or children unless they earn a substantial amount of income that you rely on to live. This would apply to child actors, etc. If you have term insurance through your employer

that automatically emplaces a $25,000 policy on each of your children, you do not need to cancel it, it literally only costs pennies on the dollar. The idea behind that insurance is for burial costs. You also don’t need to take out life insurance if you are single. If you don’t have anyone who’s relying on you for monetary support, you do not require a term life insurance policy. Unless, of course, you just desire to leave someone a large amount of money. In closing, it is important to note that term insurance does get more expensive for the purchaser as you age and your health begins to decline. It is possible that at a certain point you may not be insurable at all, except through an employer program. Employer insurance generally only lasts as long as you are working for that employer. It is recommended that when you purchase term insurance, you purchase as much as you think you are going to need for the longest amount of time you think you are going to need it. You will need to make it to that self-insured point before your term life insurance policy expires. The earlier you buy it, the cheaper it will be. Rates really start increasing at about the 50-year-old mark. Term insurance is really the best way to go when protecting your loved ones. If you are not adequately insured, go online today and begin getting your insurance plan into place. Editor’s note: When he’s not sharing financial advice, Rodney S. Morris is an assistant professor for the Advanced Operations Course, Department of Distance Education, Command and General Staff College.



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The VISITOR CONTROL CENTER is open every day 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., including all federal holidays except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. After hours, visitors to Fort Leavenworth must have already obtained a visitor pass or be escorted by a uniformed military member or spouse, a military retiree or spouse, or DoD civilian. The Fort Leavenworth THRIFT AND CONSIGNMENT STORE will be open until 5:30 p.m. for sales May 17. Regular store hours are 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Consignments are accepted until 12:30 p.m. when the store is open. The WOMEN VETERANS CALL CENTER hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Call 1-855-VA-WOMEN (1-855829-6636). For camping, boating, or party equipment rentals, contact OUTDOOR RECREATION EQUIPMENT RENTAL, at 911 McClellan Ave., at 684-3395. The TRANSPORTATION OFFICE FOR PERSONAL PROPERTY,

The ASIAN AMERICAN PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH LUNCHEON is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 17 at the Frontier Conference Center. The guest speaker is Maj. Daijiro (Don) Kanase, a student at the School of Advanced Military Studies. Cost for meal is $10. Tickets must be purchased by noon May 13. Food purchase is not required to attend. For lunch tickets or more information, call 684-1694. The next NON-APPROPRIATED FUND PROPERTY SALE is 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 19 and 20 at

PASSENGER TRAVEL, PASSPORT SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION MOTOR POOL VEHICLE DISPATCH OFFICE are closed on Wednesdays until 12:30 p.m. for training. For information or in event of an emergency, call 684-5630 or (913) 680-7025. All military personnel entering post on a motorcycle must show a valid Motorcycle Safety Foundation card or be turned away at the gate. MOTORCYCLE SAFETY COURSES are scheduled for the year. The next Basic Rider Courses are June 1-2 and July 6-7. Motorcycles are provided for the Basic Rider Course. The next Basic Rider Courses II (formerly known as the Experienced Rider Course) are May 24-25 and May 27. Soldiers attending the Basic Rider Course II must have their own properly licensed and insured motorcycle, along with all personal protective equipment. The next Sports Bike Course is May 14. Class sizes are limited. A unit training administrator must enroll a prospective student through the Digital Training Management System at least 10 days before the class date. For information, contact David Green, Garrison safety officer, at 684-1743. The Directorate of Emergency

The Rod and Gun Club KIDS’ FISHING DERBY is 9-

801 Riley Ave. For more information, call 684-2727/2726. The FMWR DOG PARKS are near Hunt Lodge and Doniphan Field and are open dawn to dusk. Separate fenced areas allow small and large dogs to run. For information, call 684-1666. The FRONTIER ARMY MU-

11 a.m. May 21 at Smith Lake. The event is free for members and $3 for non-members, open to all children through age 15. Age groups are 4 and under, 5-6, 7-9, 10-12, and 1315. Registration begins at 8 a.m. the day of the event. Awards will be presented for first-, second- and third-place finishers along with a big fish award in each age group. For more information, call 6841703.

Family Advocacy Program’s PARENTING THE LOVE AND LOGIC WAY is 2-4 p.m. May 12, 19, and 26 at the Resiliency Center. This is a free series with learning techniques to help guide children to grow in decision-making ability while reducing arguments.To register, call 684-2800. TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM workshops are mandatory for all military personnel transitioning from active-duty service. The workshops are also available to spouses of transitioning military on a space-available basis. TAP workshops are five days from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Upcoming workshops are May 23-27, June 20-24, July 11-15, and July 25-29. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 684-2227 or e-mail The Soldier for Life - Transition Assistance Program offers a monthly FEDERAL APPLICATION SEMINAR on submitting applications using the USAJobs website. The Civilian Personnel Advisory Center will provide instruction. The seminar covers how to navigate the USAJobs portal and how to prepare a federal resumé to apply for government em-

The SHARP RESOURCE CENTER at 632 McClellan Ave., offers confidential resources and services for all personnel about the Sexual

The next ENTREPRENEUR WORKSHOPS are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7-8, Aug. 2-3, Oct. 11-12, and Dec. 6-7 in room 131 of the Resiliency Center. The workshop explains the basics of developing a business plan, legal and financial aspects of business ownership, advantages and disadvantages of purchasing a franchise, help available, and how to overcome stress. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 684-2227 or e-mail The Soldier for Life - Transition Assistance Program will host an EDUCATION WORKSHOP from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 9-10, Aug. 4-5, Oct. 13-14 and Dec. 8-9 in room 131 of the Resiliency Center. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 684-2227 or e-mail usarmy.sfl-tap Veterans Affairs is providing a TECHNICAL WORKSHOP from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 14-15, Aug. 9-10, Oct. 25-26 and Dec. 20-21 in room 131 of the Resiliency Center. The workshop is for soldiers seeking employment in a technical or vocational field and will help with determining career goals, interests and skill gaps. For more information or to sign up, call 684-2227 or e-mail usarmy.sfl-tap.leavenworth

The SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAM offers several classes to help soldiers, civilians and family members identify high-risk behaviors and apply suicide intervention skills. Visit the Suicide Prevention Program website at http://garrison .aspx or call Suicide Prevention Pro-

Catholic: Weekday Mass: Tuesday-Friday noon, Pioneer Chapel Weekend Mass: Saturday 5 p.m., Pioneer Chapel Weekend Mass: Sunday 9:30 a.m., Frontier Chapel RCIA: Sunday 11 a.m., Pioneer Chapel Protestant: Liturgical Worship Sunday 8:45 a.m., Memorial Chapel Traditional Worship Sunday 8:30 a.m., Pioneer Chapel Gospel Worship Sunday 10 a.m., Pioneer Chapel Episcopal Worship 10:30 a.m., Memorial Chapel Contemporary Worship 11 a.m., Frontier Chapel

SEUM’S HOURS are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The FMWR Arts and Crafts Center offers ongoing CLASS REGISTRATION for stained glass, matting and framing, cork and palette, and acrylic canvas painting classes. Registration is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

YOUTH SUMMER FUN PASSES for the Strike Zone are available beginning May 31. Children get two free games of bowling Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a one-time registration fee of $2. Shoe rental is $2.75 extra. For more infor-

ployment. Classes are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 19, June 30, July 21 and Aug. 25 in room 131 of the Resiliency Center. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 684-2227 or e-mail

Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Program. For more information, call 6842810/2818. The Fort Leavenworth SHARP Hotline, available 24/7, is 684-1443; the DoD Safe Helpline is (877) 995-5247.

gram Manager Darryl Myers at 6842866 for more information. National and local resources include the Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273TALK (8255),; MilitaryOneSource, 1-800-342-9647,; Behavioral Health Social Work Services, 6846771; Garrison Chaplain Office, 6842210 on weekdays, (913) 683-2158 after duty hours; Employee Assistance Program, 684-2869 during duty hours; Missouri’s School Violence Hotline, 1-866-748-7047; and Kansas Bullying Prevention Hotline, 1-800-332-6378 or 1-800-CHILDREN.

Fort Leavenworth chapel services

Strike Zone Bowling Center’s GOOD GRADES SPECIAL is noon to 7 p.m. May 28. Students get one free game for every A and straight As get free sodas for the family (up to six). All Bs or better earns a $2 discount on a large, single topping pizza. For more information, call 651-2195.

EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT INSTRUCTORS ARE NEEDED for dance, music, culinary arts, academics, fitness and other areas for children ages 6 weeks to 18 years. SKIES is looking for caring, dedicated, imaginative instructors to create an experience of value, excellence and enjoyment on Fort Leavenworth. For more information, call the SKIES director at 684-3207.

The VETERINARY TREATMENT FACILITY at 831 McClellan Ave. is open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visit the Fort Leavenworth Veterinary Treatment Facility Facebook page.


CHILDREN AND TEENS The Ike Skelton Combined Arms Research Library hosts STORYTIME every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. The final storytime for the schoolyear is May 18. The kick-off party for the summer reading program, “Read for the Win,” is 2:304:30 p.m. June 3. Event will include games, crafts, prizes and more. For information, call (913) 758-3001.

Services LOST AND FOUND has property. Current property includes cell phones, bicycles, an MP3 player, a purse, wallet, glasses/sunglasses, jewelry and a tablet. For information, call 684-3501.


OUTDOOR RECREATION EQUIPMENT RENTAL has bounce houses and camping and boating equipment available to rent at 911 McClellan Ave. Office hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 684-3395. LEISURE TRAVEL SERVICES, in the old U.S. Disciplinary Bar-

Cub Scout Pack 1 MINICAMP is 12:45-8:30 p.m. June 4 at Camp Conestoga. Preregistration is required by May 15. All boys entering first through fifth grades or the home-school equivalent this fall can participate. All participants must be registered with Boy Scouts of America. For information contact Gwynn Pierce at Registration is open for YOUTH SPORTS AND FITNESS SUMMER CAMPS. British soccer camp for ages 3-14 is June 6-9, July 11-15,

The Soldier for Life - Transition Assistance Program POST 9/11 GI BILL CLASS is noon to 1 p.m. June 17 and Aug. 12 in the SFL-TAP conference room in the Resiliency Center. To confirm a seat or for more information, contact the transition education counselor at 684-2539 or e-mail The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, and the Soldier for Life - Transition Assistance Program JOB AND EDUCATION FAIR is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 2 at Frontier Conference Center. The fair is open to all active duty, guard, reserve, retirees, veterans, family members and DoD civilians. For more information contact SFL-TAP at 684-2227 or email usarmy.sfl-tap.leavenworth The Soldier for Life - Transition Assistance Program KAUFFMAN FASTTRAC NEWVENTURE ENTREPRENEUR COURSE is 9 a.m. to noon Fridays Aug. 5 through Oct. 21 in room 106 of the Resiliency Center. There are only 20 seats available. If interested, e-mail or call 913-684-2860. The SOLDIER FOR LIFE-TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OFFICE, 600 Thomas Ave., is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon Friday. The Soldier for Life - Transition Assistance Program has its own ACCREDITED FINANCIAL PLANNER who can help with assessing current and future financial situations. Make an appointment by calling 684-2227.

Look for these Chapel Community groups on Facebook: • Fort Leavenworth Chapel • Fort Leavenworth Gospel Service • Fort Leavenworth Gospel Service Women’s Ministry • Ft. Leavenworth Episcopal Congregation • Ft. Leavenworth Club Beyond • Saint Ignatius Parish, Fort Leavenworth • Ft. Leavenworth Chapel Liturgical

Classes are for patrons 16 years and older with some classes restricted to adults 21 and over. For more information call 684-3373.

mation, call 651-2195.

Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Frontier and Pioneer chapels

racks at 310 McPherson Ave., has discounted tickets and special offers available for military, family members, retirees and DoD civilians. Leisure Travel Services is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 684-3377. The BUFFALO SOLDIER COMMEMORATIVE AREA is at 290 Stimson Ave. and is open to the public. For the park’s history, visit comers--Visitors/Attractions/Buffalo-Soldiers.aspx.

and Aug. 1-5. Baseball camp for ages 5-14 is July 18-21. Basketball camp for ages 5-14 is July 25-28. Contact Youth Sports and Fitness at 6847525/7526 for details on prices and camp times.

cyss.ftleavenworth and Harrold Youth Center at www

TORCH CLUB for 11-13 year olds focuses on activities that develop and enhance leadership and character skills. For more information, call 684-5118.

FMWR’s SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICER is available to help families with registration, graduation and other requirements in local schools, support home-schooled families and provide information on elementary, secondary and post-secondary education.

Like CYSS ON FACEBOOK and keep up to date on events and activities. Like Child, Youth and School Services at

The school liaison officer has a list of TUTORS and is looking for people interested in tutoring. For more information, call 684-1655.

NON-COMPETITIVE REINSTATEMENT opportunities are available to those who have left NonAppropriated Fund employment within the past three years. Contact NAF Civilian Personnel at 684-7498 for eligibility.

Fort Leavenworth with as little as 20 hours of training. Five hours of training is also available for spouses or family members to learn to land an aircraft, should the need arise. For more information, call (913) 8022242.

CERTIFIED LIFEGUARDS ARE NEEDED. Applicants must be 18 or older and available to work 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Harney Sports Complex. For more information, call 6845136.

The FORT LEAVENWORTH EXCHANGE is now accepting applications for food service and senior store associate positions. Apply online at For information, call (913) 651-7277.

The Soldier for Life - Transition Assistance Program has a TRANSITION EDUCATION COUNSELOR in the center to assist with selecting a school or discipline, document current educational achievements and help with programs or benefits that are available after separation from active military service. To set up an appointment with the transition education counselor, call 684-2539. The FORT LEAVENWORTH EXCHANGE is now accepting applications for food service and senior store associate positions. Apply online at For information, call (913) 651-7277. FAMILY CHILD CARE PROVIDERS ARE NEEDED. CYSS is recruiting spouses interested in providing child care in their homes. People providing child care on post must be certified and approved if they are caring for children in their home on a regular basis for more than 10 hours per week. For more information, call 684-5117/5129. The FORT LEAVENWORTH ARMY FLYING ACTIVITY offers an opportunity for FAA-certified rotary-wing pilots to obtain a fixedwing private pilot’s license while at


Post Theater Free Movies All movies start at 7 p.m.

May 13

Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin) Rated R

May 14

Hail, Caesar! (Josh Brolin, George Clooney) Rated PG-13 For more information, call 684-2862 or check the FMWR website or Facebook page for updated information. Schedule subject to change.


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Command and General Staff College for a very long time,” Kem said. “They bring a tremendous wealth of knowledge, a different perspective, impressive talents and are truly ambassadors of their nation. Since 1980, we’ve had 154 different countries that have sent at least one officer here. That truly is a tremendous representation and value added to the Command and General Staff College.” Through interaction in and out of the classroom, Kem said, students learn from each other’s cultures. “We’re grateful for the bonds that are formed here,” Kem said. Vollmer said when he was attending SAMS in 2001, the world changed forever. “In 2001 the free world was attacked,” Vollmer said. “This was 9/11. This changed our course. Our little class, just 11 officers doing all this reading every night and the next morning having these discussions that are guided by our peers, by our mentors — and after 9/11 suddenly I was sitting there with three other comrades. All the other ones, planners, future planners were needed to do

Scholarships LHS senior Ashton Harlan, 18, will be attending Kansas State University to study pre-veterinary medicine with the end goal of becoming a veterinarian in the Army. He said that the Thrift Shop scholarship eased the financial burden on his parents who have another son who is a sophomore in college. Harlan said that being a military child has helped him prepare for college life. “When you are constantly moving, you are constantly having to learn how to work in different groups with different people and constantly be involved to make friends,” Harlan said. Harlan was also awarded with the Kaw District Eagle Scout Project of the Year 2015 May 5 for his work arranging and building fitness stations around the fitness

planning already.” Fifteen years later and the world changed again, Vollmer said, when Russia annexed Crimea in 2014. “He (Russian President Vladimir Putin) fought a hidden war called a hybrid war against Ukraine, and none of us would have thought a few years ago that Russia again would rebel on the borders of Eastern Europe,” Vollmer said. “The world has changed.” Also entering the scene in 2014 was the Islamic State terrorist group, which crushed the Iraqi Army, Vollmer said. “Who could have thought that a terrorist organization would be capable to do that?” Vollmer asked. “As a result of that, last year in Europe and the year before, terrorism came to Europe. We saw it several times before; however, we didn’t see that in the way it was done in 2015.” Vollmer mentioned the terrorism attacks in 2015 beginning with the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, later in Copenhagen, later in Ankara, again in Paris and then in Brussels.

“Terror has arrived in Europe,” Vollmer said. Suicide bombers have made their way into the heart of Europe, Vollmer said. “What is challenging is these are not all people who just came sneaking into Europe,” Vollmer said. “Most of them have been bred in the midst of our societies. This is a challenge.” Also challenging, Vollmer said, is that last year more than 1 million refugees came to Europe. Vollmer said the German Army has been kept busy between the refugee intake and the Russian threat on Eastern European countries. “Our partners are threatened and we take it very, very seriously to do everything we can do to put a trip wire there over all our nations to make it pretty clear to Mr. Putin that he don’t dare to step across the boarder of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and so on,” Vollmer said. Vollmer said the German Army is trying to reestablish a capability lost while fighting a counterinsurgency war in Iraq and Afghanistan the last 15 years —

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trail circling Trails West Golf Course. See the story from the Fort Leavenworth Lamp about the Eagle Scout project at www.ftleavenwor ticle/20150521/NEWS/15052 9798. Ethan Richardson, 18, LHS senior, is attending the University of Kansas and studying business administration with the hope of becoming a corporate lawyer. He said the FLSC scholarship helps put him on a better path for success. “Any scholarship, especially ones like these, help me kind of focus myself where I’m not really obsessing about this, so I can worry more about school, getting good grades and putting myself on a better career path and just path in general,” Richardson said. College won’t be too big of an adjustment, Richard-

son said. “I’ve done this before,” he said. “This is not my first time totally starting over (and) starting new. I’ve definitely done this before. It’s pretty easy for me to go to a new place and make the most of it no matter what the situation is and it’s pretty easy for me to talk to other people and meet new people because I’ve just had so much practice with it.” Other FLSC scholarship recipients include continuing undergraduates Deborah Bradley, Jade Jensen, Joshua Harlan, Shannon Sullivan, Linnea Biel, Katherine Hanlen and Hallie Lucas. Other Thrift Shop scholarship recipients include high school recipient Kasey Ward and continuing undergraduate Lauren Shoffner.

maneuver warfare. “This is what we need now to tackle and to prove to Mr. Putin that we take it seriously and that he really should not dare to cross these borders again as he did with Ukraine,” Vollmer said. “He has to recognize that NATO stands ready again with brigades and divisions and that we are capable to do maneuver warfare.” In this time of diverse threats coming from the East and South of Europe, it’s important to keep the alliance together and not allow Putin or terrorists to drive a wedge into NATO, he said.. “We have to do everything to avoid that and stay together,” Vollmer said. “It’s up to you, the next generation. I’m an old man. You’re the next generation to have the ideas. What kind of armed forces do we need to tackle these threats?” Vollmer encouraged CGSC students to fight the narrative that NATO caused Putin’s outrage. “You have to withstand that narrative,” Vollmer said. “A free country can choose which kind of coalition it will be part of. It was their choice. They wanted to get to

be a member of NATO, which is the most powerful organization still to provide protection. It was their free will. It was also their free will to become a member of the European Union because that gave them the leverage to develop their economies.” Vollmer said his takeaway from his time spent at Fort Leavenworth was the confidence and trust built with fellow students. “We don’t always have to have the same understanding,” Vollmer said. “We don’t always have to have the same argument, but in the end we have to understand that we all stick and stand together as a free community and everybody has good things and bad things but if you combine them in a proper way the sum of it all is stronger than a single one of us, and that’s important to understand.” Vollmer said he also learned that if an army stops adapting and developing, it’s losing. “What I took away is never stop learning, never stop reading,” he said. “Always find out what went wrong.”

Post’s top Warriors

Stephen Kretsinger, Combined Arms Center Public Affairs

Combined Arms Center Command Sgt. Maj. David Turnbull, center, cuts a cake with 2016 Fort Leavenworth Warrior of the Year winners Spc. Elizabeth Fitch, a corrections specialist, and Sgt. Dakota Bowen, public affairs noncommissioned officer, both with the 15th Military Police Brigade, May 5, while other competitors look on. The competition was conducted May 2-5, and included an enhanced physical fitness test, Warrior Skills and Tasks, weapons qualification, day and night land navigation, a foot march, a board of senior noncommissioned officers and more. Shown with Turnbull, Fitch and Bowen, from left to right are Spc. Shannon Connelly, emergency dispatch, 500th MP Detachment; Sgt. Jonathan Peinado, rehabilitation noncommissioned officer, 15th MP Brigade; Spc. Anthony Stuckwisch, S-2 noncommissioned officer in charge, 15th MP Brigade; and Spc. Ellyse Marchand, traffic accident investigator, 500th MP Detachment.

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International families share fashion Jennifer Walleman | Staff Writer

International families walked across the auditorium stage at Leavenworth High School wearing clothing from their native countries during the 2016 Parade of Nations fashion show May 9. The Parade of Nations featured fashions and dress ensembles representing the history and culture of native countries to Command and General Staff College international military students. Countries represented included Bangladesh, Belize, Burundi, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, Mali, Moldova, Pakistan, Romania, Scotland, Tunisia and Uganda. This was the first year the Organization of International Spouses and Sponsors co-partnered the event with the Leavenworth High School InterAct Club and Distributive Education Clubs of America. The InterAct club is a community service organization sponsored by the Leavenworth Rotary Club, made up of students from around the world. DECA is an organization that prepares students for education and careers in business. The club’s public relations campaign this year is “Embrace Culture.” Students did everything from acquiring each family’s names and describing what they were wearing, preparing and reading scripts, lighting, effects and backstage coordination, refreshments and more. Marie Shibasaki, sophomore InterAct Club president and international student from Japan, said that students worked hard to prepare a good show and she hoped the audience and participants enjoyed it. “I just hope they had fun looking at the different culture and clothing,” Shibasaki said. “This is the end of the year so I just hope they had the chance to meet all the students around the world.” Marianne Tennant, president of the Organization of International Spouses and Sponsors, said that the event was moved from its traditional location at the Lewis and Clark Center after attendance went down with additional restrictions for accessing post. Tennant said she hoped that having the event at LHS reached a broader group of people and gave them an opportunity to learn more about other countries and traditions. “We feel it will give the Leavenworth/Lansing area an opportunity to see various countries in a wonderful venue,” Tennant said

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Women from Bangladesh, Malaysia and Indonesia gather on stage with their children for photographs after the Parade of Nations May 9 at the Leavenworth High School Performing Arts Center. International students in the 2016 Command and General Staff Officer Course and their families wore their native dress in the annual Organization of International Spouses and Sponsors fashion show.

Italian Maj. Gabriele Guidi and his wife Daniela, with their 2-year-old daughter Giulia, wave to friends as they cross the stage in the Parade of Nations May 9 at the Leavenworth High School Performing Arts Center. International students in the 2016 Command and General Staff Officer Course and their families participated in native dress in the annual Organization of International Spouses and Sponsors event.

in an e-mail. The show opened with Dale Cleland, Environmental Division chief for the Directorate of Public Works, and his daughter, Laura Cleland-Leighton, representing Scotland. Cleland played the Great Highland bagpipes and Cleland-Leighton danced a traditional Scottish dance used by recruiters in the 1800s to coax men to join the king’s army. Maj. Geoffrey Kambere, Ugandan student at CGSC, his wife Dinah Kaija and two children participated in the show. Kambere wore a kanzu made out of barkcloth. Kanzus are worn at

traditional Ugandan functions. Kaija wore a suuka, which is a dress worn during traditional functions. Kambere said he enjoyed seeing the variety of clothing from each country and representation of the other cultures. Some attire, like that of Belize, he said was very similar to Pakistan. “I’m so glad that I’m here.” Kambere said. Kaija has only been in the U.S. a week for Kambere’s graduation so she said the opportunity to attend the show was perfect timing. “It’s a nice one because I haven’t had the opportunity to

Joy and Maj. Clifton Williams and their children, 4-year-old Zaheed and 8-year-old Zariah, represent the Garifuna culture of Belize, the boys in dashiki shirts and hats and the girls in matching skirts and headscarves, during the Organization of International Spouses and Sponsors Parade of Nations international fashion show May 9 at Leavenworth High School Performing Arts Center.

Five-year-old David, son of Romanian Maj. Radu and Madalina Orban, joins his parents on stage wearing clothing traditionally worn for village celebrations during the Parade of Nations May 9 at the Leavenworth High School Performing Arts Center. International students in the 2016 Command and General Staff Officer Course and their families wore their native dress in the annual Organization of International Spouses and Sponsors fashion show.

interact because it’s been just one week that I have spent here so the event has helped me interact with my fellow women and people from other countries,” Kaija said. Pakistani infantry officer Lt. Col. Zeeshan Ali, a student attending the School of Advanced Military Studies, also participated in the show with his wife, Tayyaba, and three daughters Haniya, 7, Khadija, 4, and Anaya, 2 months. Zeeshan Ali wore a kurta, a derivative of the traditional shalwar kameez worn in Pakistan. The shalwar kameez is a generic term used to describe different styles of dress and can be worn by both women and men but differ in style. Tayyaba wore a traditional embroidered dress worn typically during celebratory events like weddings, and formal or informal social events. In addition to the shalwar kameez, women also wear a dupatta or a shawl, which signifies dignity, poise and respectable stature in the society. Zeeshan Ali said his time at

Fort Leavenworth has been memorable the last two years and after graduation he will always have a memento of his time here — his 2-month-old daughter. “We have an American, she was born March 10, so we are taking a piece of American culture back home, and besides that I think the best part of it was that we were really welcomed with a lot of love and affection,” Zeeshan Ali said. Zeeshan said he will take that affection back to Pakistan with him. “We had a lot of insights into the American society and culture at a very microlevel, so generally people have a lot of misperceptions about the American cultures so I will go back and my wife will go back and at least we’ll be able to go back and tell them what Americans are and what they stand for and what they value most in life,” Zeeshan Ali said. “It’s been personally and professionally a very rewarding stay. My kids and my wife had the time of their life.”

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Tree dedicated to families who lost children Jennifer Walleman | Staff Writer

A magnolia tree was planted in the memory of Abrams Carl Fox, 4month-old son of Command and General Staff Officer Course student Maj. Amos Fox and wife, Heather Foist Fox, May 5 on the west side of Frontier Chapel. Abrams died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Oct. 19, 2015, while the family was stationed at Fort Leavenworth. The tree was accompanied with a plaque dedication for the Fox family and for other parents who have suffered the loss of a child. The idea for a remembrance for the family came from CGSOC student Maj. Ian McConnell. McConnell has three children, ages 4, 9 and 10, so when he heard about a fellow CGSOC student’s loss of a child, he not only had a sympathetic connection in the sense of having children but also empathy, he said. “That’s a unique kind of experience,” McConnell said. McConnell said he organized the memorial dedication as an expression of how the Army is a family of soldiers who look out for one another. “For us students, we are all dislocated from our professional networks and our support networks we have back at home, and we come here to advance our learning in the art of war and our professional leadership and our understanding of the profession of arms, but really, outside of those kind of nebulous points, real life does continue to happen each day,” McConnell said. “It’s in that real life that we experience that really shapes our capacity professionally to do our job and also shapes how we relate to each other as people. That’s where the heart that drives our commitment to this profession really grows.” The Fox family’s openness about loss is something to embrace, McConnell said. “It gives us a chance to learn about empathy, sympathy, resilience and being that friend who cares,” McConnell said. “It’s in that process that we really refine the fiber of who we are that drives our commitment to this job as soldiers to fight for what we hold dear in our lives and never surrender though we are the last ones.” Chaplain (Maj.) Brian Curry, Command and General Staff College chaplain and senior Protestant chaplain at Fort Leavenworth, led prayer at the event. Curry said that the tree was a testimony of Abrams’ life and the love of the community and prayed that it would serve as a reminder of blessings. Each person from Amos Fox’s staff group 15 Bravo placed soil around the tree being planted. Fox thanked everyone for the support they had shown his family since Abrams’ death. “It’s difficult for everybody, even if it isn’t you who is going through it, because you don’t know how to interact with people when something like this happens,” Fox said. “So thank you for working through the awkwardness with us, too, because I know it’s been awkward in many cases. I know Heather and I have trouble keeping our stuff together sometimes when we are

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Command and General Staff College Chaplain (Maj.) Brian Curry asks that a moment of silence be observed before offering a prayer at a ceremony to plant and dedicate a tree in memory of baby Abrams Carl Fox, son of Heather and Maj. Amos Fox, center, May 5 in front of Frontier Chapel. A blooming magnolia tree was planted in front of the chapel and was dedicated to all who know the loss of a child in memory of baby Abrams, who was born May 31, 2015, and died Oct. 19, 2015.

Command and General Staff Officer Course student Maj. Amos Fox, joined by his wife Heather and fellow CGSOC student Maj. Ian McConnell, talks about the support he received from his staff group and many others when his and Heather’s nearly 5-month-old son died last fall as they dedicate a tree May 5 in front of Frontier Chapel. The tree was dedicated to all who know the loss of a child in memory of baby Abrams Carl Fox, who was born May 31, 2015, and died Oct. 19, 2015.

Members of Staff Group 15-B, including Air Force Maj. Brad Caywood, hug their Command and General Staff Officer Course classmate, Maj. Amos Fox, after a ceremony dedicating a tree in memory of Fox’s son May 5 in front of Frontier Chapel.

Maj. Geoff Sheaffer, followed by other students in Staff Group 15-B, Command and General Staff Officer Course, throws a shovelful of dirt at the base of a flowering magnolia tree, planted in memory of Abrams Carl Fox, baby of CGSOC classmate Maj. Amos Fox and his wife Heather, during a tree dedication ceremony May 5 in front of Frontier Chapel. The tree was dedicated to all who know the loss of a child in memory of baby Abrams, who was born May 31, 2015, and died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Oct. 19, 2015.

talking, but that’s OK. That’s part of it. Don’t let that shy you away from people talking to us and talking to other people in this situation as well.” Fox shared a little bit about Abrams who was born May 31, 2015, at Fort Benning, Ga. He was born as Fox was preparing his transition out of com-

mand. At 2 weeks old, his family moved to Fort Leavenworth. “He passed away at four and a half months old, so Fort Leavenworth is his home,” Fox said. Abrams was a “great little dude,” Fox said. “He was fiery, feisty and a handful,” Fox said. Abrams liked watching

his sisters play and would sit in his stroller outside watching them run around. He also liked hanging out in the garage while Heather was working out, Fox said. After 5 p.m., Abrams became difficult, Fox said, so he and Heather would take Abrams into the bathroom and let him look at himself in the mirror.

“He loved looking at himself in the mirror,” Fox said. “I think he gets that from Heather.” Getting Abrams to bed was challenging, Fox said. “He just loved being around the family,” he said. “He was kind of difficult to put to bed at night because he just liked hanging out with everybody so much. He was just a great little guy. It’s sad not having him around any longer. People say losing a child is like the worst possible thing in life. That’s a fact.” Fox said the outpouring of support, along with some personal tactics, have made Abrams death easier to process. “I’ve thought about how a grown-up Abrams would want me to get through this,” Fox said. “I’ve tried to use that to help guide the way that I’ve moved forward since then. I hope that I’m making him proud in some capacity and that I continue to, and we continue to move on as a family in light of losing him.” Fox also recited a poem titled “Don’t Quit” that his high school football coach read to the team. Fox teared up as he read the final line of the poem, “It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.” Fox said that for families working through tragedies, communication is important. “You’ve got to talk

about it,” he said. “You can’t run from it. You can’t pretend like it didn’t happen. You have to acknowledge it. You’ve got to move forward through it. You’ve got to embrace the situation because it isn’t going to change. You also have to allow yourself to cry.” The same goes for subordinates, Fox said. Don’t pretend like it didn’t happen. Tackle it head on, he said. Fox said he and Heather were there for those in similar situations who need to talk. Remember what’s important, Fox said. “Sticking around (at work) and knocking out some more e-mails and making some more slides is not what’s important,” Fox said. “Your family is what’s important. You should embody that yourself and push that with your subordinates.” Although nervous at first to rehash Abrams’ death with the tree dedication and plaque, Fox said it was a good opportunity to help people understand that it’s OK to mourn publically and will be a remembrance of Abrams that his family can come back to visit. “Having this tree here and having this plaque here to remember him is great because this is really is his only home, and it will always be his home,” he said.

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Women of Influence theme of conference Jennifer Walleman | Staff Writer

Learning how to become godly women of influence was the theme for the Protestant Women of the Chapel conference May 10 at Frontier Chapel. For the fourth year, PWOC hosted a conference that explored ways to help women reach their full potential. The Women of Influence conference offered six workshops with topics rincluding overcoming discouragement, public speaking, dealing with insecurity, conflict prevention, resolving miscommunication and living a servant lifestyle. “Part of our goal with this is to equip, encourage and develop women that attend PWOC but this is an opportunity to reach beyond PWOC,” said Tracy Dougherty, training coordinator for PWOC. “We invited all women to attend. Everyone is a woman of influence. We want women to be godly women of influence.” Dougherty said that influence is the capacity to have an effect on the character, development or behavior of someone. Each person is equipped with spiritual gifts such as love, compassion, public speaking, hospitality and more, she said, and they can use those gifts as part of their influence on the world. “Let your ability shine through the unique personality God has given you,” she said. “It’s tempting to want what somebody else has. He’s equipped you and you alone to accomplish the mission He has in mind for your life.” Dougherty encouraged participants to think about what gifts they have and what they could do to develop those gifts but also be ready for when they are called by God into situations outside their giftedness. “His anointing supersedes your giftedness,” she said. “He will equip you if He calls you.” Influence is determined by character and calling, Dougherty said. She asked participants to think about their character and calling and explore ways of growing them. To grow character, Dougherty suggested learning to hear and respond to God through reading the Bible, praying and journaling and relational accountability. Calling can be grown by reading a mix of biblical and practical text, on-the-job training and asking others to affirm or challenge their callings, Dougherty said. “It’s not about doing more, it’s about doing what God wants you to do,” Dougherty said. Elaine Belardo led the session on overcoming discouragement. Belardo said that discouragement falls on a continuum. People don’t know where other people are on that continuum, so it’s up to everyone to not add to their discouragement, she said.

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“Conflict Prevention: An Introduction to Living at Peace with Others” session leader Rose McConnell talks to workshop participants about overlooking — making a deliberate decision to let small offenses go while sharing God’s compassion and mercy — during the Protestant Women of the Chapel’s Women of Influence conference May 10 at Frontier Chapel.

“Insecurity: Believing the Lies of the Enemy” session leader Mindi Carter talks to workshop participants about the parable of talents during the Protestant Women of the Chapel’s Women of Influence conference May 10 at Frontier Chapel.

The enemy’s intent is to instill fear, doubt and anxiety, Belardo said. You have to recognize these assaults and respond to them. Belardo discussed taking action steps to help recognize and overcome discouragement by applying the truth of God’s word using the Bible’s stories of six women who overcame challenges. “As women of influence you and those around you are going to face challenges,” she said. “Challenges are part of the human experience. Discourage-

“Overcoming Discouragement” workshop participant Rachel Spinuzzi reads aloud scripture about Sarah while studying the stories of women in the Bible who dealt with discouragement during the Protestant Women of the Chapel’s Women of Influence conference May 10 at Frontier Chapel.

ment is likely part of that experience, but it does not have to defeat you. Today instead of giving up, every single one of you showed up. That’s your first victory.” Every miracle in the Bible first started as a problem, Belardo said. Sarah used her influence to persuade Abraham to take her maid Hagar because she was impatient, Belardo said. “She decided to go ahead of God,” she said. “She didn’t know how this child was going to come.” Her miracle was her son, Isaac, Belardo said. Rahab at her lowest point was a prostitute, Belardo said. She used her influence to shelter spies

and save her family. Other women she mentioned were Rachel, (Genesis 16: 1-4), Job’s wife, (Job 2:9), Hannah (1 Samuel 1:4-11) and Naomi (Ruth 1, 1:20). “Promises of God were fulfilled in women of influence and not one of them did it right,” Belardo said. “God met them where they were and he blessed their mess.” Joni Starling has been active in PWOC all year so decided to come to the conference. “I’m looking for encouragement on how to be a good Christian influence in the world and the people around me,” Starling said. Kellie Welch is at Fort Leavenworth for a short time with her

husband while he is on TDY. “I’ve been looking for meaningful workshop sessions to participate in while I’m here,” Welch said. Welch said she was interested in fellowship and learning more about her calling. Chris Stillings said she attended the conference to learn how to be a godly woman of influence. She planned to attend the public speaking and overcoming discouragement classes. “I think they really pertain to where I’m at right now in life,” Stillings said. Stillings said she was excited to focus on developing a godly character and saying “yes” to the calling God has given her.

Session leader Julie McCammon writes suggestions from her workshop participants on a board to describe how Jesus acted and interacted — teacher, servant, humble, loving — during the “Life on Mission: a Servant Lifestyle” workshop of the Protestant Women of the Chapel’s Women of Influence conference May 10 at Frontier Chapel.

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Command and General Staff College/Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation triathlon participants line up poolside and enter the water at 10-second intervals during the first portion of the swim-bikerun event May 7 at Harney Sports Complex.

Triathletes swim, cycle, run in big race CGSC/FMWR Triathlon Results

Male team 1. Team Threedee, 58:16

Coed team 1. LeBlanc Family, 1:10:09 2. Team Coqui, 1:13:43 3. Stephensen, 1:15:15 Overall women 1. Brittany Weightman, 1:11:55 2. Jillian O’Malley, 1:12:08 3. Elizabeth Staples, 1:12:10 Girls ages 1-16 1. Leah Peoples, 1:32:39 Women ages 25-29 1. Elizabeth Staples, 1:12:10

Women 30-34 1. Brittany Weightman, 1:11:55 2. Jillian O’Malley, 1:12:08 3. Lindsay Ryan, 1:24:40 Women 35-39 1. April Moore, 1:12:51

2. Alexis Piet, 1:20:58 3. Ann McKelvey, 1:24:19

Women 50-54 1. Anita Gonzalez, 1:41:38 Women 55-59 Carol Shafer, 1:33:47

Overall men 1. Mike Garven, 54:51 2. Michael Moore, 56:29 3. Tyler Staples, 59:08

Boys 1-16 1. Angel Morgan, 1:10:44 2. Jack Roberts, 1:17:27 3. Francis Sheehan, 1:20:31 Men 17-19 1. Josh Burnett, 1:27:47

Men 25-29 1. Travis Taggart, 1:08:24 2. Alexander Burton, 1:15:56 3. Quinn Bott, 1:24:48 Men 30-34 1. Mike Garven, 54:51 2. Michael Moore, 56:29 3. Tyler Staples, 59:08

Men 35-39 Mike Piet, 1:00:25 Jeremy Covey, 1:03:48 Ian Peoples, 1:05:29

Men 40-44 Andy Arkfeld, 1:05:25 Jason McGuire, 1:06:33 Tony Petros, 1:08:15

Men 45-49 1. David Fielder, 1:04:03 2. James Lowe, 1:04:58 3. Brian L. Steed, 1:19:53

Men 50-54 1. John Houghton, 1:19:47 2. Steven Hill, 1:21:39

Men 55-59 1. Thad Butcher, 1:12:42 2. Patrick Weber, 1:14:55 3. Edward Parrish, 1:18:03 Men 60-64 1. David Whipple, 1:15:26 2. Rick Steele, 1:29:32

Men 65-98 1. Chez Shafer, 1:25:07 2. Philip Arkfeld, 1:37:53 3. Michael Arkfeld, 1:47:10

Romell Ward exits the Harney Sports Complex parking lot to begin the bicycle portion of the Command and General Staff College/Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation triathlon May 7. Ward finished the swim-bike-run event in one hour, 20 minutes.

Harold Clark, Bill Krondak, Brad Cox and Mike Owen, comprising a Cody Choraliers quartet, perform the national anthem to kick off the Command and General Staff College/Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation triathlon May 7 at Harney Sports Complex.

Command and General Staff College/Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation triathlon competitor Calvin Taetzsch runs by Trails West Golf Course during the last segment of the swim-bike-run event May 7. Taetzsch completed the triathlon in one hour, 1 minute to secure fourth place in his age category.

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LHS Junior ROTC recognizes superior cadets Leavenworth High School Junior ROTC

The Leavenworth High School Junior ROTC’s annual awards night May 5 recognized outstanding cadet achievements for the year. Among the highlights were Alpha Company winning both the Honor Company and Community Service trophies, as well as performances by the Drum and Bugle Corps, JROTC Choir and both drill teams. Department of the Army Superior Cadet Awards went to Daylan Williams, Morgan Savage, Caitlin Hebert and Katelin Payne. Cadet of the Year honors went to Williams and

Marie Shibasaki. Several scholarships were awarded as well. The Military Officers Association of America presented scholarships to Julie Shearman and Payne. The Master Sgt. Wilberto Sabalu Jr. Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Joshua Booke. The 2nd Lt. Caitlyn LeClerc Junior ROTC Leadership Scholarships were awarded to Payne and Booke. The evening concluded with the presentation of next year’s battalion staff and special team commanders, and the battalion colors were passed from the outgoing Cadet Battalion Commander Payne to the incoming Commander Ryan Janasz.

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The color guard moves into position to present the colors during the Leavenworth High School Junior ROTC annual awards night May 5.

MUNSON NOTES Munson Army Health Center has a TAKE-BACK BOX located in the pharmacy for old and unused individual medications. MAHC pharmacy hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Patients can view their REFERRALS AND AUTHORIZATIONS from United Healthcare at Patients will no longer receive paper authorization letters. For more information on referrals, contact United Health Care customer service at (877) 811-9378. The Fort Leavenworth veterinary team will conduct a free one-hour PET HEAT SAFETY CLASS at 2 p.m. May 23 at 831 McClellan Ave. For more information call 684-6519. Munson Army Health Center’s CHANGE OF COMMAND CEREMONY is 9 a.m. June 3 at the Lewis and Clark Center. Col. John Kent will relinquish command to Col. David Cassella. Sign up for the new FIT FOR PERFORMANCE classes by calling 684-6250. Classes are 2:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays on the first floor videoteleconference room at Munson Army Health Center. Scheduled sessions are June 7 and 21, and July 5. An additional session is offered weekly 8-9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the same location. TRICARE Online now has a PRESCRIPTION REFILL TAB that allows beneficiaries to see all of their current prescriptions and request refills from the website. This is in addition to the refill phone line. Another benefit to this service is that the refill prescription numbers are on the website, so there is no need to have your old prescription number. This service is fast, easy, and convenient. Sign up today at MAHC has AMBULATORY SURGERY SERVICES, including orthopedics; general surgery; endoscopy, colonoscopy and esophagogastroduodenoscopy; podiatry; and ear, nose and throat. The EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM office has changed the process with receiving phone calls. Patients must now call the appointment line and leave a message with the Call Center to speak with an EFMP

representative. This new process will help expedite a return call. The appointment line number is 684-6250. All DoD beneficiaries, excluding active duty, are required to COMPLETE A DD FORM 2569 to provide information regarding other health insurance coverage annually or upon change in coverage status. Billing personnel continue to inform beneficiaries of their obligation to provide complete and up-to-date beneficiary information. Questions or concerns regarding the Third Party Collections Program can be answered by calling the Uniform Business Office at 684-6048. Munson Army Health Center is now booking SCHOOL PHYSICAL APPOINTMENTS for school-age children kindergarten and up for summer sports, activities, camp and for the next schoolyear. Physical appointments will be available starting May 16. Appointments can be made through the Call Center at 684-6250 or 1-888-269-0109. All appointments will be Monday through Friday during the day. Families who are not leaving this summer can avoid the rush and call now to set up their children’s school physical appointments. Parents need to bring completed physical forms and the child’s immunization record to the appointment. To streamline the process, the parent portion of the physical forms must be completed before the physical appointment. Children must wear comfortable athletic clothing to the appointment and should bring their glasses, if worn. Specific dates for international families will be announced soon. Get UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION by following Munson Army Health Center on Facebook at /munsonhealth. The CENTERS FOR DISEASE AND CONTROL PREVENTION has changed the recommended interval between Prevnar13 and Pneumovax23. The vaccines were previously given six months apart after the age of 65 years. As of March 30, the vaccines must be given at least one year apart. People who were told to return in six months should return after 12 months or call the Immunization Clinic at 684-6344 to receive the new date for return.

SPORTS SHORTS FMWR Outdoor Adventure’s ARMED FORCES DAY ORIENTEER MEET is May 21. Event includes intro/intermediate and advanced courses. Race day registration is from 8-9:30 a.m. at the south parking lot at Gruber Fitness Center. Fees

are $15 per racer and $35 per family of three or more. Weather permitting. For more registration information and course maps visit or call 684-5136. The CORRECTIONS DAY GOLF TOURNA-

Munson Army Health Center does not have an emergency department. FOR EMERGENCY CARE, call 911 or report to the nearest emergency room. The Munson Army Health Center Exceptional Family Member Program office is open for OVERSEAS SCREENINGS by appointment only. To schedule an appointment or for information call the EFMP office at (913) 684-6681. Appointments can also be made via the Call Center at 684-6250. For more information call 684-6681 and leave a message or visit the MAHC website at https://www.munson.amedd and select the EFMP link under Departments and Services. Information about CHANGES IN OPERATING HOURS RELATING TO SEVERE WEATHER are posted on the Munson Army Health Center Facebook page. Follow MAHC on Facebook at www.facebook .com/munsonhealth. The MAHC Facebook page is an open page, meaning a Facebook account is not required to view the page.

PHONE NUMBERS. The Munson Army Health Center AUDIOLOGY CLINIC is in the Preventive Medicine Clinic in the Gentry building. All audiology services are now by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling the Call Center at 684-6250. The new Munson Army Health Center PHARMACY HOURS are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The pharmacy is closing an hour earlier to reallocate staff during higher volume times. Patients who are being FOLLOWED BY A MILITARY TREATMENT FACILITY PROVIDER or have a prescription signed by a MTF provider will not be referred to retail pharmacies to obtain medications.

Law requires all TRICARE beneficiaries, except active-duty service members, to get select BRAND NAME MAINTENANCE DRUGS through either TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or from a military pharmacy. Beneficiaries who keep using a retail pharmacy for these drugs will have to pay the full cost. For more information about this change, call Express Scripts at (877) 363-1303 or visit Munson Army Health Center offers a TOBACCO CESSATION PROGRAM on Thursdays. Call 684-6451 for information. Patients receiving referrals to SPECIALTY PROVIDERS will need to ensure medical records are sent to those providers before an appointment by contacting the Release of Information Office at 684-6205.

Pet of the Week

Appointments for DETAILED MEDICATION REVIEW with a clinical pharmacist are now available at Munson Army Health Center for all beneficiaries. Patients enrolled in one of the primary care clinics who wish to have an in-depth, one-on-one medication review may request to do so by calling to make an appointment or by talking with their primary care provider. During this review, the clinical pharmacist will discuss each individual medication — what it is for, how to minimize side effects, etc. — and provide the patient with a medication-related action plan that addresses treatment goals and provides an updated medication list. Clinical pharmacy appointments are especially beneficial for patients with multiple chronic conditions such as diabetes or polypharmacy patients — those patients taking multiple medications, some possibly interacting, overlapping or even unnecessary. Schedule an appointment today by calling 684-6250. The Munson Army Health Center OPTOMETRY CLINIC is closed from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 684-6750 for information. Patients who receive appointment reminders via text need to call 684-6250 to update the database when CHANGING CELL

MENT starts at 1 p.m. June 17 at Trails West Golf Course. Per-person cost is $40 for pass holders and $50 for non-pass holders. Pre-pay by June 16 and save $5. Fee includes green fees, cart, use of driving range one hour before start, box lunch and prizes, with optional $20 skins game and $10 mulligans per team. For more information, call (913) 7583959.

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Jack Jack is a male mixed-breed dog available for adoption at the Fort Leavenworth Stray Facility at 510 Organ Ave. He has already been neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. The Stray Facility is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second Saturday of the month; and by appointment as needed. The facility is closed Tuesdays but appointments are available. E-mail or call (913) 684-4939 for more information. Read about adoptable pets at

CERTIFIED LIFEGUARDS ARE NEEDED. Applicants must be 18 or older and available to work 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Harney Sports Complex. For more information, call 684-5136. The ADULT SPORTS program needs officials in basketball, softball and flag football. For more information, call 684-5136.

Brunner Range, 701 Sheridan Drive, offers FREE SKEET SHOOTING LESSONS at 10 a.m. every Wednesday and Thursday and at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Equipment rental is available. For information, call 684-8132. TRAILS WEST GOLF COURSE offers annual passes for $80 or less per month with unlimited greens access and reduced

prices for tournaments. Call (913) 651-7176 for information. DoD civilians can participate in the CIVILIAN FITNESS PROGRAM, which allows full-time employees three hours of administrative leave per week for physical training, monitoring and education. For details, call Matt Price at 684-3224.

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Free ad qualifications The Fort Leavenworth Lamp provides free classified ads to military members, civilian employees on Fort Leavenworth, military and civilian retirees, and their family members. All ads must be accompanied with military sponsor, Fort Leavenworth employee or retiree information — grade, office and duty phone. Deadline for ads is 4 p.m. the Friday before the desired publication date. Ads concerning real estate sales and rentals, babysitting, personal messages, sales representatives or businesses are considered commercial ads. They are handled by GateHouse Media at 682-0305. Government telephone numbers and e-mail addresses will not be printed in the Lamp Ads. Ad submissions are accepted by e-mail to, or in person at the Lamp office in room 219 at 290 Grant Ave. Because of space limitations, ads are limited to one ad per family per week. Ads may contain multiple items. Ads will be published only once for each item. For more information about free ads call 684-LAMP (5267).


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