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Friendship inspires domestic violence speaker By Adrienne Anderson Staff writer Ten years ago, the inspiration board Ann Podaras created would play a major role in her life. She just didn’t know it then. Monday, at Fort Belvoir’s Army Community Service, she displayed the inspiration board proudly. On it was all of her ideals for where she wanted to be, including living in a house by the water, becoming a published author, and being married with children. For many years, part of Podaras’ focus was to accomplish her career goals. Her parents were the first to go to college in her family and went on to be teachers for 30 years. When she came of age, it was her turn to surpass them. She wanted to get her master’s degree and find a suitable job. But, it wasn’t easy. Podaras, originally from Thailand, had limited Englishspeaking abilities. She said her first job, after earning a bachelor’s degree, was frustrating and difficult because of it. Eventually, she landed a job as an au pair in the U.S. and she was able to improve her English, yet still had difficulties finding a well-paying job. After a series of ups and downs, she created the inspiration board. Married and on maternity leave with her second child, she chose that time to go through some old boxes. There, she found the board and wanted to share her accomplishments with her friend, Naomi Howell. Unfortunately, Howell was a victim of a murder-suicide earlier this year and Podaras was never able to tell her friend of her successes or that she was integral to where Podaras is today. “I had no idea this high school sweetheart was in trouble,” she said about Howell. “I could not change what happened, but I can do better,” Podaras said. Podaras had succeeded Howell in one job, and the two had trained and worked together at the Washington Navy Yard. Podaras said she regretted she wasn’t able to prevent her friend’s death, especially since Howell had helped her during a low point in her own life. Podaras has gone on to become Mrs. Petworth D.C.

Pence Gate re-opening early Belvoir officials expect to open Pence Gate at 5 a.m. Tuesday morning. As of press time, other gate hours are being determined. Check Fort Belvoir on Facebook or www.belvoir. for the most up-todate gate hour information.

Up Front Tech Plus Expo

The Belvoir Officers’ Club, Schulz Circle, is the site for a Technology Plus Expo, today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. FMI, 703-344-8771. RSVP, Photo by Paul Lara

Ann Podaras, the keynote speaker at Army Community Service's Chat & Chew, speaks about the issues of domestic violence at the ACS lunch event. America 2017. In that role, Howell’s death has influenced Podaras’ platform, which is to help military mothers and speak about domestic violence awareness and prevention and communication. Podaras said her experience with Howell’s death taught her how important it is to talk to one another. “Please talk and share. You never know who’s next to you,” Podaras said. If you need help, FAP is the first place to turn to, said Shadae Stringfield, Family Advocacy Program specialist. “It’s good to always be mindful of what’s going on around you,” Stringfield said, adding that looking for signs of a person acting outside of their norm could point to an issue, be it depression or relationship troubles. “Just checking in is definitely essential,” Stringfield said. FAP has a 24-hour hotline that people can call, if they need help, 703-229-2374. People can also call family advocacy, 703-805-2693; or ACS front desk, 703-805-4590.

Celebration Hispanic Heritage

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Marachi Los Mensajeros Del Sur was one of the highlights at Hispanic Heritage Month at the Community Center Oct. 13. The event featured music by Mariachi Los Mensajeros Del Sur and a cultural performance by Grupo Folklorico de Panama from Washington, D.C. See full story, Page A10.

Toyland grand opening

Toyland at the Belvoir Exchange opens at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Spouse welcome

ACS invites spouses of all military — active duty, Guard, Reservists — and civilians who are new to the installation and want to learn about the community, to a Spouse Welcome Orientation. The orientation provides information from community partners, such as the commissary; civilian personnel; Fort Belvoir Community Hospital; CYSS and more. The next spouse orientation is Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to noon at ACS, 9800 Belvoir Road, Bldg. 200. FMI, ACS, 703-805-3436.

Combined Federal Campaign

The annual Combined Federal Campaign, CFC, is open through Dec. 15. Unit keyworkers have forms and necessary unit reporting numbers. However, donations can be made via MyPay and through, which saves paper and costs, ultimately giving more money to chosen charity/ies. Garrison employees, so far, have donated almost $7,800, 39 percent of this year’s goal of $20,000. The Army’s goal is $1.3 million.


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From left, Brig. Gen. Stuart Risch, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Criminal Appeals; Brig. Gens. Marilyn Chiafullo and Anthony Febbo during investiture ceremonies at U.S. Army Legal Services Agency, Friday.

Judges join the U.S. Army’s Court of Criminal Appeals

By Adrienne Anderson Staff writer Two judges joined the Army’s Court of Criminal Appeals, Friday, at U.S. Army Legal Services Agency on Belvoir. Lt. Gen. Flora D. Darpino, judge advocate general, selected the judges, who were sworn in during the investiture ceremony. “The three who sit here now … have the judgment, independent thought, rigor and academic performance to make sure justice is done,” Darpino said. She swore in Brig. Gen. Stuart W. Risch, chief judge and USALSA commander, who then swore in Brig. Gens. Marilyn S. Chiafullo and Anthony T. Febbo.

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During the ceremony, each person put on judicial robes, signifying their new appointments to the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals. They then took the Judicial Oath of Office, with help from their families. The investiture ceremony was significant for all involved and another milestone in their career, Risch said. For Chiafullo, it was an especially big day because she was recently promoted, Risch said. She brings with her an upbeat, positive attitude and can-do personality that will be useful on the court. Chiafullo’s previous assignment was as Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Legal Command.

Risch served with Febbo before at Fort Hood, Texas, and described the new judge as someone who paid significant attention to detail. Risch said it was great to have him on the court and that he admired Febbo’s mentorship and their long friendship. Febbo’s previous assignment was as Staff Judge Advocate, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, Fort Shafter, Hawaii. The wearing of the robe was adopted because it symbolizes the officer’s acceptance of the ethical responsibility to exercise judicial judgment and discretion, independent of supervisory or command authority, according to USALSA.

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A swarm of Belvoir Bulldogs defenders converge on a BRYC ball carrier during a FCYFL Anklebiter Division showdown, Sunday at Pullen Field.

The Belvoir Bulldogs cheerleaders keep the crowd fired up during their team’s FCYFL Anklebiter Division showdown against BRYC, Sunday at Pullen Field.

Belvoir Bulldogs football returns to Pullen Field By Rick Musselman Sports editor The Belvoir Bulldogs were back on their home turf, Sunday, for a series of tough, defense-heavy Fairfax County Youth Football League match ups in nearly every weight division at Pullen Field. Belvoir’s youth football and cheerleading league is sponsored and coor-

dinated by Child, Youth and School Services under the directorship of Jerry Arrington, CYSS sports and fitness director. The season runs through November. Home games are played Saturdays on Pullen. For more information about the league, including game schedules and field locations, contact Arrington, 703-805-9139 or visit http://

Belvoir Bulldogs quarterback, Carter Edwards, 8, sweeps around the end for huge gains during his team’s Fairfax County Youth Football League Anklebiter Division match up against Braddock Road Youth Club, Sunday at Pullen Field.

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Timeout More heavy talk from the bench By Rick Musselman Sports editor

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Athletes from Fort Belvoir Community Hospital's intramural sports program pose for a photo with U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir Commander Col. Angie Holbrook after claiming the FY16 Commander's Cup trophy, Oct. 11 at the Golf Club.

FBCH wins Commander’s Cup title

USALSA takes athlete of the year awards By Rick Musselman Sports editor Fort Belvoir Community Hospital athletes reached yet another milestone in its winning history when it bested the U.S. Army Legal Services Agency, defending champion Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and Defense Logistics Agency in overall points to claim the 2016 Commander’s Cup trophy, its second post-level intramurals title victory. Each year, athletes representing units from across the installation compete for the Commander’s Cup in flag football; Combatives; billiards; basketball; racquetball; volleyball; a formation run; tennis; archery; cross-country run; soccer; softball; bowling; golf and swimming. Points are awarded based on where, in the standings, each organization finishes in each sport's season. The unit with the most points earns the privilege of displaying the Cup at its headquarters for the year. FBCH’s legendary commitment, unit cohesion and dedication throughout the season earned the unit a commanding 252 total points, enough to dethrone DTRA, the most successful unit on the installation with four title victories in seven years. Having won first-place trophies in Combatives, flag football, formation run, soccer

Members of Fort Belvoir Community Hospital's intramural flag football team celebrate with the championship trophy, one of five the unit earned in 2016 after defeating the Intelligence and Security Command, 15-12 in the title matchup, Nov. 4 at North Post Field. Miler, Belvoir Hospital’s ever increasing point totals continuously FY 2015 Commander’s indicated that the perennial contendCup Final Results ers were keeping their sights sharply focused on reclaiming the Cup, no • Champion: FBCH, 252 points matter what the competition threw • Runner up: USALSA, 236 its way this year. points FBCH went into the season-closing • 3rd Place (tie): DLA and event — the cross country run — with DTRA, 209 points a distinct advantage, carrying an imand softball; the runner-up title in pressive 234 points to USALSA’s 207; bowling; and getting 16 additional DLA’s 198 and DTRA’s 185. Event points for participating in WAMAC- favorite, USALSA, finished strong, level basketball and the Army TenSee CUP, Page B3

Several years ago, I discussed the fascinating things I’ve often overheard from youth athletes while they’re sitting in the dugout or on the bench during games. And, perhaps the most standout realization I made, was how kids tend to perceive the world around them, especially the creepy parts of it. To hear young people tell it, dreadful events are possible at virtually every turn and most of them have heard or read of some unfortunate kid (usually in a little town, “somewhere out west, I think,”) who’s been “messed up for life” because something awful and unexpected befell him — while, as it happens, he was engaged in sports one day. For example, something like a gnat flying up the outfielder’s nose can trigger some seriously awful prognostications from his teammates. “Did you smoosh around on your nose to kill it?” a concerned observer asked. “I mean, there was this guy who had a bug fly up his nose and it got inside his head and starting eating his brain. Nobody knew what was going on until he started acting weird in school and now he’s in an asylum.” Even a scraped knee can create a national disaster. “They’ll definitely put you in intensive care tonight; maybe for a week,” the victim invariably hears. “And they put all those tubes down your throat and sometimes they give you a spinal tap.” Well, just the other day, I eavesdropped on a discussion between several young athletes who were sure the honey bee that’d just stung one of them was one of those Africanized killers that had recently wiped out a whole village in Europe and was now here to continue its deadly mission. (“Probably came over in some lady’s purse.”) “At least you didn’t swallow it,” said one of them. “I heard about a kid who had a bee fly down his throat and, in a little while, it had babies and one night … ” While these discussions are entertaining fringe benefits of being a sports editor, some of them (like the gnat-brain thing) have still cost me more sleep than I’d care to admit.


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Fort Belvoir runners leave the starting gate of the 2016 intramural cross country race, Oct.11 at the Golf Club.

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DTRA takes cross country title By Rick Musselman Sports editor Defense Threat Reduction Agency once again demonstrated its legendary unit cohesion and competitive resolve when it defeated U.S. Army Legal Services Agency for its second consecutive intramural cross country title, Oct. 11 at the Fort Belvoir Golf Club. The victory also earned the unit enough points to tie the powerhouse Defense Logistics Agency for a third-place finish in the overall Commander’s Cup race. Matt Worstell and John Andrews led DTRA’s drive to the winner’s circle by turning in respective first- and second-place finishes in the men’s junior vet division, with times of 20:17 and 22:41. Mary Susserman fortified the team’s effort by claiming the runner-up distinction in the women’s open division, with a time of 25:19. Still, USALSA kept the pressure on throughout the race and made sure DTRA’s victory was anything but a cake walk. Elinor Kim and Natalie Karelis swept the women’s junior vet division, with respective times of 23:01 and 29:05, and teammates, Patrick Gordon and Adam Hill earned the first- and second-place titles, respectively, in the men’s senior division, wrapping up the race with times of 21:24 and 21:33. Fort Belvoir Community Hospital also competed in characteristic form. Jess Thietten earned first place in the men’s open division, with a time of 20:00; and teammate, Nicole Cherney, took first-place honors in the women’s open division, with a time of 23:56. In the men’s open division, DLA’s Alexandro Cano secured runner-up honors, turning in a time of 20:02, and teammates, Beofra Butler and Julie Debruler, dominated the women’s senior division, earning respective first- and second-place distinctions with times of 23:15 and 25:56.

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• Champion: DTRA • Runner-up: USALSA

Men's Open Division • Champion: Jess Thietten (FBCH), 20:00 • Runner-up: Alexandro Cano (DLA), 20:02 Women's Open Division • Champion: Nicole Cherney (FBCH), 23:56 • Runner-up: Mary Susserman (DTRA), 25:19 Men’s Junior Vet Division • Champion: Matt Worstell (DTRA), 20:17 • Runner-up: John Andrews (DTRA), 22:41 Women's JV Division • Champion: Elinor Kim (USALSA), 23:01 • Runner-up: Natalie Karelis (USALSA), 29:05 Men Senior Division • Champion: Patrick Gordon (USALSA), 21:24 • Runner-up: Adam Hill (USALSA), 21:33 Women's Senior Division • Champion: Beofra Butler (DLA), 23:15 • Runner-up: Julie Debruler (DLA), 25:56 Justin Fitzgerald, Fort Belvoir intramural sports assistant coordinator, and Sheila Edwards, Fort Belvoir sports director, hosted an awards ceremony after the race during which Col. Angie Holbrook, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir commander, presented the athletes with the team trophies and individual medals. For more information about Fort Belvoir’s intramural sports program and the annual Commander’s Cup title race, call Geneva Martin,

Defense Logistics Agency's Alexandro Cano crosses the finish line of Fort Belvoir's 2016 intramural cross country race to claim the runner-up distinction in the men's division with a time of 20:02, Oct. 11 at the Golf Club. Jess Thietten, competing for Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, came in first with a time of 20:00. league coordinator, at 703-806-5093 or Fitzgerald at 703-806-5093. Athletes can also contact their respective unit representative for sign-up information and scheduling details. Official race times will be posted at



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Marathon runner gets her start in 5K run at health fair Adele Uphaus-Conner Staff Writer

“I’ve always exercised my whole life but I never thought I could be a runner,” said Mary Jo Betyak-Eisler, supervisor of the Community Counseling Program aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico. But in the last two years, this “nonrunner” has completed two Marine Corps Turkey Trot 10Ks, two Historic Half Marathons, two Marine Corps 17.75Ks and one Marine Corps Marathon. She is registered for this year’s Mmarathon as well. And she has trained for all the events on a treadmill in her house. “Not bad for a 46-year-old mom of fourand eight-year-old boys,” Betyak-Eisler said. “I’m in better shape now than I was in my 20s.” Her journey from non-runner to runner started just two years ago at the 2014 Semper Fit Health Fair aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, where she completed her first 5K race with some of her Behavioral Health co-workers. “I found that I just really liked it,” she said of that first run. “I had just bought the treadmill for my house and I started looking around to see what else I could do.” She signed up for the Marine Corps Marathon Turkey Trot in November and then registered with her co-workers for the Historic Half Marathon the following May. Having never run anything close to the 13.1-mile half marathon distance, she thought she would sign up for a longer race to see whether she’d be able to finish.

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Mary Jo Betyak-Eisler, supervisor of the Community Counseling Program aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, gets a high-five from former MCBQ Sgt. Maj. Gerald Saunders after completing the 2015 Marine Corps Half Marathon in October 2015.

So she registered for the Marine Corps 17.75K (11.03 mile) race, which is held in March. “I showed up for the event and was standing around with the other runners and found out that most of them were there because they’d get guaranteed entry into the Marine Corps Marathon in the fall,” Betyak-Eisler said. “I didn’t even know that. I was just doing it to practice for the half.” She finished the 17.75K and went home with a ticket to the 2015 annual Marine Corps Marathon in October. “I’d always thought, ‘I never want to

do a marathon—that’s crazy!’” she continued. “But now I had the ticket in my hand. I told my husband ‘I think maybe I can do it’ and he said, ‘Of course you can! You have to register.’” So she did, and she finished the marathon with a time of 4:39:41. The only time she walked was through the water stations along the route and for a few minutes up the hill that precedes the finish line. “I loved it,” Betyak-Eisler said. “It was the best experience. The Marine Corps does a great job running the event and the crowd support is amazing.” She said that life got stressful for her in

the months leading up to the marathon— her father was ill (he passed away shortly after) and work was tense—but she thinks these difficulties increased her motivation to finish the race. Betyak-Eisler completed her second 17.75K and Historic Half this spring and is registered for the 41st Marine Corps Marathon in Oct. 30. But she says she probably won’t run another marathon and that there are no ultra marathons in her future. “People say, ‘Never say never,’ but I think this year is going to be it,” she said. Still, running is now a part of her life. Four days a week, she gets up early, before her kids wake up, to run on her treadmill. She does a different kind of exercise for cross-training twice a week and takes Sundays off. She relishes the sense of accomplishment she gets from finishing racing events and said the adrenaline and endorphins from running help her stay focused at work and at home. “I can feel a difference in my body when I don’t run,” she said. Betyak-Eisler’s advice to all prospective runners—women especially—is “don’t assume you can’t do it.” “I never did it before because I never thought I could,” she said. “But obviously, I can. Just try. Ask for advice. Set goals for yourself, even if they are small, and when you accomplish one, set another one.” “And if you don’t like it, try something else,” she continued. “Find some kind of exercise that fits you.” Writer:

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in 2001 after the 9/11 terrorist attacks He remembers running past the rubble of the Pentagon and everyone stopping to bow their heads in remembrance of all those killed, the first responders and family members of the victims. “You could still smell the jet fuel,” said Brown. For Richmond, the 1990 Marine Corps Marathon sticks out in his mind, as it was the year that he was mugged in New Orleans and shot three times. “The remainder of the summer was a series of major operations and recovery. I was registered for the MCM but the operations had taken so much out of me that I gave up trying to train for it. One week before the MCM on Saturday there was an article in the paper about a Marine who was bragging that he was the only Marine to have run all of the previous MCMs. My wife said, ‘Well, you’ve run every one’ and she challenged me to run the following Sunday. So, with three 3-mile and one 6-mile training runs I ran the MCM. Crossing the finish line was an unbelievable emotional experience – ever seen a grown man cry? I realized and said to myself –‘I’m back.’’’ Both runners look forward to crossing the finish line for the 41st time, but the finish line holds a special place in Brown’s heart, but not because it signals the end of the marathon. “I am a descendant of an Iwo Jima Marine who was injured during battle. It is a real pleasure and honor to arrive at the Marine Corps War Memorial (depicting the flag raising at Iwo Jima) at the end. It holds a special place in my heart.”




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Fort Belvoir Seahawks quarterback, Luke Jensen, 8,looks for an open man downfield during his team’s CYSS flag football showdown with the Raiders, Saturday at South Post Field.

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Fort Belvoir Raiders wide receiver, Jeffrey Vaughan, 10, charges down the field during his team’s CYSS flag football match up against the Seahawks, Saturday at South Post Field.

Raiders take on Seahawks in CYSS flag football By Rick Musselman Sports editor Fort Belvoir’s up and coming youth athletes treated spectators to yet another impressive demonstration of emerging ability and determination when the Raiders and Seahawks squared off in a Child, Youth and School Ser-

vices flag football match up, Saturday at South Post Field. The flag football program is designed to provide the installation’s youngest athletes a safe, no-contact opportunity to learn the basics of the game and develop the skills and fitness levels they’ll need to compete effectively in the Fairfax County Youth Football League, once they’ve

Ladies Golf Association of Fort Belvoir Weekly Winners Beat the Pro Tournament Woodlawn Course Net score must be lower than the gross score of the Pro (81 Gross from Woodlawn Men’s Gold Tees, Rating 73.4 Oct. 11 Flights 1-3: Played Woodlawn Women’s White Tees, Rating 73.6 First Flight -White Tees 7 players • 1st place: Sara Major, 71 • 2nd place: Pong Hunter, 74 • 3rd place: Anna Chaung, 76 • 4th place: Raina Cho, 78 Second Flight – White Tees 9 players • 1st place (tie): Won Hwang, 70; and Carol Mills, 70 • 2nd place: June Page, 76 • 3rd place: Kim Kohler, 78

Third Flight – White Tees 6 players • No player beat the pro Flights 4-5: Played Woodlawn Women’s Red Tees, Rating 68.3 (Red Tee Players course handicap is reduced by 5 strokes to equal the difference to the more difficult Men’s Gold Tees Rating of 73.4) Fourth Flight – Red Tees 6 players • 1st place: Kathy Mitchell.72 • 2nd place: Margie Hundelt, 79 Fifth Flight – Red Tees 2 players • 1st place: Blanche Ostrosky, 68 • 2nd place: Lucinda Audey, 69 For more information, call Carol Lucke, LGAFB publicity chair, at 703-791-2466

reached qualifying age. Youth flag football games are Saturdays at the South Post softball field next to Pullen Track and the season runs to mid-November. For more information about the league and game schedules, contact Jerry Arrington, Fort Belvoir CYSS sports and fitness director, 703805-9139.


From Page B1 earning first- and second-place distinctions in the men’s senior and women’s junior vet divisions. But, DTRA turned in solid enough times across the race brackets to win the cross-country title and remain in contention for a topthree finish in the Cup race. FBCH athletes stayed focused, despite the heavy competition and the unit’s pre-race point advantage, combined with Jess Thietten’s 20:00 first-place, cross-country finish in the men’s open division and Nicole Cherney’s 23:56 first-place result in the women’s open division, helped propel FBCH into the Commander’s Cup winner’s circle, with room to spare. Justin Fitzgerald, Fort Belvoir intramural program assistant coordinator, announced the event winners and officially proclaimed FBCH the overall Cup champion. Col. Angie Holbrook, U.S. Army Garrison Fort

Belvoir commander, presented the Commander’s Cup to FBCH athletic program representatives. Sheila Edwards, Fort Belvoir sports director, also presented special awards for the best individual male and female athletes who consistently participated in multiple sports and demonstrated an unflagging commitment to teamwork, unit dedication and sportsmanship through the season. USALSA’s Katherine DePaul earned the 2016 Female Athlete of the Year award, and Chris Clausen, also representing USALSA, received the men’s distinction. For more information about Fort Belvoir’s intramural sports program and the annual Commander’s Cup title race, call Geneva Martin, league coordinator, at 703-806-5093 or Justin Fitzgerald, assistant coordinator and sports facility manager, at 703806-5093. Athletes can also contact their respective unit representative to sign up and get schedules.


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Woodlawn Red bests Belvoir Team 5 in Major Division play By Bill Behring Special to the Belvoir Eagle Last Wednesday, Woodlawn Red hosted Belvoir at the 21st Street Complex. Belvoir was playing as the visiting team, as Woodlawn’s complex is under renovation. In the first inning, Belvoir went three up, three down. Woodlawn then came to bat and loaded the bases on two errors and a walk. The fourth batter, Heyden Molden, smashed a triple, clearing the bags, and ulti-

mately scored on a wild pitch, yielding a 4-0 lead. In the top of the second for Belvoir, Collin Steiner drew a walk and ultimately scored as Maxwell Falk made it on with an error. In Woodlawn’s second, it was their turn to go three up, three down. In the top of the third, pitcher, Yahance Campbell, in relief of Ibby Ussein, set Belvoir down quickly, giving up two walks but blowing the ball past three for called third strikes. In Woodlawn’s third, Ussein

grounded to first. Charlie Kribs and Tim Turner then followed with backto-back singles to left and Molden was on with a walk to load the bases. But, Belvoir starter, Marcel Picard, got two quick outs to end the inning. In Belvoir’s fourth, Ezra Andres led off with a single to left and Jayden Rios followed suit with single to right. Both scored before three outs ensued. Woodlawn plated four runs in their fourth. Michael Connors led off with a base on balls, Ussein singled, and, with back-to-back

triples by Charlie Kribs and Turner, Woodlawn took an 8-3 lead. The top of the fifth was Belvoir’s last hope. Roland Matthews was on with a walk, but three strikeouts followed, ending the game. On Thursday, in Minor-Division play, Woodlawn edged Belvoir Team Two 8-7, despite the fact Woodlawn received only one hit. Power for the Red Birds came from Gavin Yomes, belting two hits. Registration for the spring Little League season begins Dec. 5.

Sports & Recreation Briefs This week Water Safety Instructor Course Friday is the deadline to register for Water Safety Instructor Course with First Aid/CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certification Benyaurd Indoor Swimming Pool offers a Water Safety Instructor Course with First Aid/CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certification. The course is Oct. 28-30 and Nov 4-5. Details and class requirements can be found on www.belvoir. Register in person at Benyaurd Indoor Swimming Pool, 10051 Gay Road, Bldg. 182. Call 703-805-2620 for more information.

Breast Cancer Awareness 5k October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. MWR and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital invites everyone to a 5K run/walk, Saturday to raise awareness of breast cancer and show support for those affected. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends with an FBCH presentation. The race begins and ends at the hospital. Official timing will be conducted. The run is free. Participants can register at Graves Fitness Center, the Body Shop, or Kawamura Human Performance Center. Due to Pence Gate’s temporary closure, participants without regular access to Belvoir are encouraged to get a visitor’s pass at the Tulley Gate Visitors Center before race day to expedite access. Call 703-806-4430 for more information.

Walk for Fitness Fall is the perfect time to walk for fitness. This is a free program hosted by Sports and Fitness. The Walking for Fitness fall session meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-10 a.m. through Nov. 17. Enjoy a brisk walk and the beautiful Belvoir scenery. Call Sports and Fitness at 703-806-3100/5368 to sign up.

Swim Lessons Benyaurd Indoor Swimming Pool offers swim lessons for infants, chil-

dren, teenagers and adults October through March. Classes are twice a week for three weeks and cost $70 per student. All class dates and descriptions can be found on

Youth sports winter enrollment Enrollment for youth wrestling, ages 6-15, is open until Nov 4; the season runs from November - March and costs $85. Upcoming sports include select basketball, House basketball, and cheerleading. Select Basketball is for children ages 9-13 and tryouts conclude Friday, 6- 8 p.m. The cost, after making the team, is $85 and the season runs December-March. House Basketball is for children ages 5-15 and enrollment is open through Nov. 25; the season runs January-April, and the cost is $55. Cheerleading is for children ages 5-15 and enrollment is open through Nov. 25; the season runs JanuaryApril, and the cost is $55. Enrollment closes when teams are full or enroll date ends. Enrollment must be made in person with Youth Sports and Fitness, 9500 Barlow Road, Bldg. 950. For more information call 703-805-9138.

Indoor pool winter hours The Outdoor Pools are now closed for the season and Benyaurd Indoor Pool is back on winter hours of operation. Monday-Thursday the pool is open 6 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3:30-8 p.m. for lap swim. Friday hours are 6-10 a.m., lap swim; 10 a.m.-noon, lap/ rec swim; noon to 1 p.m., lap; 3:30-7 p.m. lap/rec, and 7-8 p.m., lap. The pool is opens weekends from noon to 1 p.m. for lap swim and 1 to 5 p.m. for lap and rec swim.

Monthly and weekly aerobics class Sports and Fitness offers aerobics classes every Mondays through Thursdays. Classes are at Wells Field House, 1810 Goethals Road, except spin, which are at Graves Fitness Center, 2116 Abbott Road. An unlimited monthly pass costs $20 and an unlimited weekly pass is $7. Passes may be purchased at

Graves or Body Shop on 12th Street. For more information, contact the Fitness Program specialists at 703-806-4430. Visit the Sports and Fitness page at Belvoir.armymwr. com for detailed classes and descriptions.

Upcoming Veterans Day Basketball Tournament Sunday is the registration deadline for the 2016 Veterans Day Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament, scheduled in Wells Field House Nov. 11-13. Teams will consist of 12 players and two coaches and will play in a bracket tournament with each team playing a minimum of three games. Individual and team awards will be given to 1st and 2nd place teams, and men’s and women’s MVP. The entry fee is $375 per team. Register online through www. or in person at Graves Fitness Center, 2116 Abbott Road. For more information call 703-806-5368.

Turkey Trot 5k/10k The Turkey Trot 5k/10k is Fort Belvoir’s premier race of the year and will be Nov. 19. The race will start at 9 a.m. and conclude with an awards ceremony at approximately 10:30 a.m. The race will start and end at 14th Street and Middleton Road. Register at Graves Fitness Center, the Body Shop or at Kawamura Human Performance Center. The cost is $20. Eligible participants include all active-duty Soldiers as well as mobilized/ADOS National Guard/Reserve Component Soldiers, and DoD civilians of the local Fort Belvoir community. For more information, call Graves Fitness Center at 703-806-5368.

Turkey Shoot at the Fort Belvoir Golf Club The Fort Belvoir Golf Club is hosting a Turkey Shoot Nov, 19, starting at 9 a.m. The tournament will be played by two-person teams. The Pro Shop will make every effort to pair singles into two person

teams. There will be a 9 a.m. shotgun start on the Woodlawn Course, a two person team scramble and all teams play in both the Net Division and the Gross Division. Team Handicaps will be calculated using the USGA recommended method. The Tournament fees are $40 for active duty and Golf Club members and $85 for non-members. Tournament fees include continental breakfast, carts, range balls, and a turkey dinner complete with all the traditional fare. Gift cards and turkeys will be awarded as prizes. Entries will be accepted through Nov. 16 at the Pro Shop or over the phone by credit card at 703- 806-5878.

Golf Club membership sales Belvoir Golf Club has two championship 18-hole golf courses, Woodlawn and Gunston courses. A spacious clubhouse featuring Niblick's Clubhouse Grill and the Clubhouse Lounge offer a view and food and drink specials. Call the Golf Club at 703-8065878 for more information.

In Progress Day trips Day trips with Outdoor Recreation run through the fall. ODR offers transportation for day trips such as wine tasting, hiking, white water rafting, fruit picking and more. Prices vary based on the destination. For more information or to register for a trip, call ODR at 703-8053081.

Private swim lessons Tailored to the individual, the private lessons offer the chance to gain overall confidence, improve specific techniques or focus on more advanced skills. You have the option of a 30-minute class for $25 per person or 60-minute class for $50 per person. Semi-private classes with a maximum of 2 people are also available. Classes are at Connelly Outdoor Pool Complex. For more information or to schedule a lesson email:

The Fort Belvoir Dragons take on the Wildcats in a 6-7 year old division CYSS fall soccer match up, Saturday at Fremont Field.

Fall soccer action heating up

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The Fort Belvoir Dinosaurs face off against Team 7 in a 4-5 year old division CYSS fall soccer showdown, Saturday at Fremont Field.

By Rick Musselman Sports editor With Fort Belvoir’s 2016 Child, Youth and School Services fall soccer program well underway, competition levels are at full steam across the league, as teams combine carefully practiced offensive skills and solid unit cohesion on defense with several week’s worth of real-time experience against equally determined opponents. The players’ growing athletic ability, focus and commitment, combined with a strong sense of sportsmanship and mutual respect, provides spectators with hours of dynamic play every week on Belvoir’s Fremont Field on North Post. The fall soccer season runs through mid-November. For more information about the youth soccer program, call Jerry Arrington, Fort Belvoir Child, Youth and School Services sports and fitness director, 703-805-9139; or Rashawd Pope, CYSS sports and fitness assistant director, 703-8051257.

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The Fort Belvoir Tigers square off against the Hornets in a 6-7 year old division CYSS fall soccer match up, Saturday at Fremont Field.

The action intensifies at midfield during an 8-9 year old division CYSS fall soccer showdown between the Fort Belvoir Volcanoes and the Lightning Bolts, Saturday at Fremont Field.

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Fort Belvoir honors Hispanic Heritage By Adrienne Anderson Staff writer In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Fort Belvoir Equal Opportunity Office hosted an observance Oct. 13, at the Fort Belvoir Community Center. The event featured music by Mariachi Los Mensajeros Del Sur and a cultural performance by Grupo Folklorico de Panama from Washington, D.C. "Our diversity is what makes us super strong. That's why we're a world power — because of the di-

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Susana Castillo, Deputy Press Secretary for Washington D.C.'s mayor, speaks at Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations at Fort Belvoir Community Center, Oct. 13.

Dance group Grupo Folklorico de Panama performs as part of Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations at the Community Center, Oct. 13.

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Jessica Mims, left, and Emmy Cravalho, center, with INSCOM G-1 Civilian Human Resources Division, speak with job seekers at INSCOM’s Career Fair at Fort Belvoir’s Community Center, July 21. The next career fair is Oct. 27.

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The U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, INSCOM, will have hiring managers on hand promoting civilian job opportunities during Belvoir's Career Fair, Oct. 27. A virtual application option is available for INSCOM positions on fair day. The Career Fair begins at 9 a.m. for Wounded Warriors, and 10 a.m. for interested U.S. citizens. The career fair ends at 2 p.m. Positions with INSCOM and their series numbers include human resource specialist, series 0201; PeopleSoft data manager, 0301; general engineer, 0801; mechanical engineer, 0830; information technology specialist, 2210; lead mail assistant, 0305; intelligence specialist, 0132; cyberspace operations officer, 0301; and supervisory budget analyst, 0560. "INSCOM is excited to be participating in Fort Belvoir's Career Fair as part of our ongoing effort to attract, acquire and retain top talent," said Karen Wolfe, INSCOM deputy assistant chief of staff for personnel (G-1). "INSCOM is a very dynamic organization which serves as the connective tissue between the U.S. Intelligence Community and our Soldiers at the tactical edge. As we build upon the success of INSCOM's July Career Fair, we will, once again, be seeking talented candidates across multiple disciplines to join the INSCOM team!" Those selected for INSCOM employment must be able to get and maintain a Top Secret security clearance based on a special background investigation, or SBI, with eligibility for sensitive compartmented information, or SCI. "Job seekers who cannot attend in person can apply online," said Jessica Mims, chief of INSCOM's G-1 Civilian Human Resources Division. "Virtual applications will only be accepted Oct. 27, until 11:59 p.m. EDT. For additional information on INSCOM employment opportunities, visit

Editor’s note: Army Community Service Soldier for Life-Transition Assistance Program hosts the Fort Belvoir Career Fair Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Center. The event is open to transitioning Service members, veterans, retirees, military spouses and DoD ID card holders. Job-seekers are advised to come to impress, dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes. Info is available from Laureen DuPree, employment readiness program manager,; or Sabrina Cobb, event coordinator,

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Fort Myer’s Grant Hall quarterly public open house Nov. 5 Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall release Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall announces its next quarterly public open house of Grant Hall's historic third-floor courtroom from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 5. Located on the Fort McNair portion of the joint base, the courtroom is the site of the military tribunal, held from May through June 1865, of those thought responsible for the plot to assassi-

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Actress Cobie Smulders, center, met people at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Saturday, before a viewing at Wood Theater of her latest movie, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. File photo by Reese Brown

Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Saturday

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. MWR and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital invite everyone to 5K Saturday to raise awareness for breast cancer and show support for those affected. Breast cancer affects more than 200,000 patients annually and early detection is an important element of improving survival. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends with a Fort Belvoir Community Hospital presentation. The race begins and ends at the hospital. Official timing will be conducted. The event is free and participants can register at Graves Fitness Center, the Body Shop, or Kawamura Human Performance Center. Due to the temporary closure of Pence Gate, participants without regular access to Belvoir are encouraged to get a visitor’s pass at the Tulley Gate Visitors Center before race day to expedite access. Call 703-806-4430 for more information.

Belvoir Briefs Jewish High Holy Days The Belvoir Jewish Congregation has a Sukkah dinner Friday in Belvoir Chapel. Info is available via e-mail to

Jeff Todd Way cleanup Volunteers are asked to meet Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at the Roy Rogers on Route 1, near Belvoir’s Walker and Pence gates, to help with the Jeff Todd Way Cleanup, a major road in the Belvoir area. The event is sponsored by one of Belvoir’s partners, Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce.

Road closures Construction starts Monday for a new, North Post access control point on Belvoir. Access along Meade, Constitution and Black roads on North Post will be closed to traffic and the construction is expected to last about 16 months.

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