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Business breakfast, covenant signing upholds community values By Adrienne Anderson Staff writer Fort Belvoir leadership and local partners from the Mount Vernon-Lee community held their annual business breakfast and Army Community Covenant Signing, Feb. 11 at the Belle Haven Country Club. “I’m so blessed to be surrounded by a world-class group of professionals,” said Col. Angie Holbrook, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir commander. “I especially want to thank you for all of the continued support you’ve provided to Fort Belvoir for so many years.” Holbrook talked about ongoing and completed projects at Fort Belvoir such as the opening of the South Post fire station in August 2016, the opening of the second Fort Belvoir Elementary School and the opening of Staybridge Suites in December 2016. Supervisor Dan Storck, Mount Vernon, said everyone is attending the event because of the importance of community. “Community is what brought us into the world in many ways,” he said. “People have nurtured us and supported us in many ways. In fact, they helped us become everything that we could be. Our community has that role for not only our families and us individually, but really for us to realize some larger and much more important things that we want to achieve in life.” People in the community make sure there are the resources needed

Up Front Tech Expo today

A Technology Plus Expo is today, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Belvoir Officers’ Club, 5500 Schulz Circle.

Holiday closure

The Legal Assistance Office is closed Friday and Monday. It will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Legal changes hours

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Col. Angie Holbrook, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir commander, left; Dan Storck, Mount Vernon Supervisor; and Karen Corbett Sanders, Fairfax County Public School Board member, sign the community covenant with Fort Belvoir at Bell Haven Country Club in Alexandria,Va., Feb. 9. to help others achieve their goals, but he always knew that community was there to support Martha and his Storck said. “That’s what this partnership is family. And then he was able to come all about,” he said, adding that ev- back to his home and retire and still eryone is tied together in a way that have those strengths of leading and also working with strong Soldiers,” cannot be easily broken apart. Karen Corbett Sanders, Fairfax she said. Sanders said she was honored to County Public Schools School Board member, echoed Storck’s sentiments, be able to work with all partners to adding that growing up in the com- ensure that students get the best munity, she saw firsthand how im- education and core values of the portant it was to focus on goals that Mount-Vernon Lee community. “The bond that we share as memcould help others. The commitment to community dates back to George bers and partners of this community demonstrates what is in the realm of Washington. “Our first commander-in-chief possibility when we work together,” left his home to serve our country, Holbrook said.

Meet Sgt. William Carney: The first African American to receive Medal of Honor

PCS appointment change

The Logistics Readiness Center-Belvoir, House Hold Goods Counseling Office has switched to an appointment only basis for firsttime PCS; retirements/separations; PPM closeouts, Army only; and remote-area relocation customers. Appointments are available by calling customer service, 703-8055674; or emailing usarmy.belvoir. usamc.mbx.outboundpcsing@ mail.mil. All other customers requesting movement of HHGs need only to complete self-counseling by accessing www.move.mil and submitting their application to the right counseling office.

Scholarship

The Belvoir Enlisted Spouses’ Club scholarship window is open and all the details are available at http://www.belvoiresc.org/scholarships/. Club members are also preparing for their Second Annual Scholarship Gala, March 11 in Springfield. Information is available from http://www.belvoiresc.org/gala/.

Wedding Fair, Bridal Show

By Katie Lange DoD News, Defense Media Activity Of the 3,498 service members who have received the Medal of Honor throughout U.S. history, only 88 have been black. In recognition of African American History Month, we’re sharing the stories of the brave men who so gallantly risked and gave their lives for others, even in times when others weren’t willing to do the same in return.

See Medal of Honor, Page A4.

Due to staffing and resource limitations, the Fort Belvoir Legal Assistance Office will be open from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. on regular duty days. Additionally, on Fridays, power of attorney and notary services will be provided from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. only. These changes became effective Monday. Call 703-805-2856 for more information or questions.

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Sgt. William H. Carney, Company C, 54th Massachusetts Colored Infantry Regiment.

Join the Officers’ Club, Feb. 25 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., for a morning of inspiration at the Wedding Fair and Bridal Show. The event features tastings; fashion; music and trends in table designs, flowers, cakes, linens, stationery, accessories and more. Those who go can win gifts and giveaways throughout the event. The entry fee is $10. For more information call the O’ Club at 703780-0930.


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Budget act includes changes to Army sexual assault policy By David Vergun Army News Service Changes to the law covering the review of discharges, the definition of sexual harassment and reporting requirements for the Department of Defense have taken effect. Many of the changes in the law reflect practices already adopted by DoD, according to Col. Walter M. Hudson, chief of the Army’s Criminal Law Division in the Office of the Judge Advocate General. The changes came about when the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017 was signed into law by the president Dec. 23, Hudson said. The new NDAA is now codified in Title 10 of the United States Code and Public Law. The following are some of the changes that were legislated: REVIEW OF DISCHARGES Former Soldiers with claims of post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury in connection with combat or sexual trauma as a basis for their discharge can now provide medical evidence from the Department of Veterans Affairs or civilian health care providers to discharge review boards as a possible means to upgrade their discharge status. The board is instructed to give “liberal consideration” to that evidence. Through enhanced public outreach, engagement with veterans’ service organizations, military service organizations, and other outside groups, as well as direct outreach to individual veterans, the DoD encourages all veterans who believe they have experienced an error or injustice to request relief from their service’s Board for Correction of Military/Naval Records or Discharge Review Board. For discharge upgrades, if the discharge was less than 15 years ago, veterans should complete DD Form 293 and send it to their service’s dis-

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Changes to the law regarding review of discharges, the definition of sexual harassment and reporting requirements for the Department of Defense have been made, said Col. Walter M. Hudson. Many of the changes in the law reflect practices already adopted by DoD. Hudson, chief of the Army’s Criminal Law Division in the Office of the Judge Advocate General, said these changes came about when the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017 was signed into law by the president Dec. 23. charge review board (the address is on the form). For discharges over 15 years ago, veterans should complete the DD Form 149 and send it to the address on the form. SEXUAL HARASSMENT DEFINITIONS REFINED The definition of sexual harassment that triggers a command investigation will no longer be limited to “the work environment.” It will simply be “the environment,” meaning it could take place anywhere and at any time. This change reflects current training that advises Soldiers that they can be held accountable

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for acts of harassment that occur off post or during off-duty hours. TRAINING FOR RETALIATION INVESTIGATORS All personnel who are tasked to investigate claims of retaliation by Soldiers reporting sexual assault will receive special training on the nature and consequences of both the retaliation as well as the sexual assault trauma. Those receiving the training are personnel of the Criminal Investigation Service, Inspector General offices, and anyone assigned by a commander to investigate claims of retaliation made by or

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REPORT TO CONGRESS The services currently provide annual reports regarding the number of complaints of retaliation in connection with reporting of sexual assaults. Going forward, those reports will be much more detailed, including a description of the complaint, demographic information on the complainant and alleged retaliator, and the results of any investigation.

The Belvoir Eagle is published in cooperation with the Public Affairs Office, 9820 Flagler Road, Fort Belvoir, VA, 22060. To contact the Belvoir Eagle, call 703-805-2019 or 805-5001, or email us at editor@belvoireagleonline.com. Submission deadline is noon Thursday. The Belvoir Eagle is published each Thursday — by HPR-Hemlock LCC d/b/a Northern Virginia Media Services, Leesburg, VA 20176, a private firm in no way connected with the Department of the Army — as a civilian enterprise newspaper in the interest of Fort Belvoir, Va. Views and opinions are those of the writers and do not necessarily reflect the official view of the Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Military District of Washington or Fort Belvoir. Advertisement in this publication, does not constitute endorsement of the products or services by Department of the Army. Everything advertised herein must be made available for purchase, use, or patronage without regard to the race, creed, age, color, sex, or nationality of the purchaser, user, or patron unless precluded by applicable federal, state or local laws. For Classified advertisement information, call 703-771-8831. Belvoir Eagle is a registered trademark. Circulation: 19,000.

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against members of the command. Alleged victims of sexual assault who report retaliation will receive in writing the results of the retaliation investigation.

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Medal of Honor from Page A1 We’ll start with the first black recipient of the award: Army Sgt. William H. Carney, who earned the honor for protecting one of the United States’ greatest symbols during the Civil War -the American flag. Carney was born into slavery in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1840. His family was eventually granted freedom and moved to Massachusetts, where Carney was eager to learn and secretly got involved in academics, despite laws and restrictions that banned blacks from learning to read and write. Carney had wanted to pursue a career in the church, but when the Civil War broke out, he decided the best way he could serve God was by serving in the military to help free the oppressed. In March 1863, Carney joined the Union Army and was attached to Company C, 54th Massachusetts Colored Infantry Regiment, the first official black unit recruited for the Union in the north. Forty other black men served with him, including two of famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass’ sons. Within a few months, Carney’s training would be put to the ultimate test during the unit’s first major combat mission in Charleston, South Carolina. On July 18, 1863, the soldiers of Carney’s regiment led the charge on Fort Wagner. During the battle, the unit’s color guard was shot. Carney, who was just a few feet away, saw the dying man stumble, and he scrambled to catch the falling flag. Despite suffering several serious gunshot wounds himself, Carney kept the symbol of the Union held high as he crawled up the hill to the walls of Fort Wagner, urging his fellow troops to follow him. He planted the flag in the sand at the base of the fort and held it upright until his nearlifeless body was rescued. Even then, though, he didn’t give it up. Many witnesses said Carney refused to give the flag to his rescuers, holding onto it tighter until, with

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The Medal of Honor was awarded to Sgt. William H. Carny, Company C 54th Massachusetts Colored Infantry Regiment for Gallantry at Fort Wagner, S.C., July 18, 1863 assistance, he made it to the Union’s temporary Carney’s legacy serves as a shining example of barracks. the patriotism that Americans felt at that time, Carney lost a lot of blood and nearly lost his despite the color of their skin. life, but not once did he allow the flag to touch As for the 54th Massachusetts Colored Infanthe ground. His heroics inspired other soldiers try Regiment in which Carney served? It was disthat day and were crucial to the North securing established long ago but reactivated in 2008. It victory at Fort Wagner. Carney was promoted to now serves as a National Guard ceremonial unit the rank of sergeant for his actions. that renders honorary funerals and state funcFor his bravery, Carney was awarded the tions. It was even invited to march in President Medal of Honor on May 23, 1900. Barack Obama’s inaugural parade.

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Post removing hazardous trees By Adrienne Anderson Staff Writer Tree cutting is underway across Fort Belvoir to get rid of dead and dying trees that could be potentially hazardous if they were to fall. With more than a quarter million trees on post, large trees that are diseased or dying, especially those near sidewalks or roads, must be removed to protect people and property. Last year, a white oak tree in front of the Garrison Headquarters was one of more than 150 trees cut down. Arial surveys show the white oak was already a significant tree when the Garrison Headquarters was built in the 1930s. Bryce Bartley, an urban forester and environmental specialist for the Directorate of Public Works’ Environmental and Natural Resources Division said the white oak tree received a bad diagnosis

two summers ago and that’s why it was taken down. Each year, trees are cut down in the fall and winter and replaced during the spring season. Tree removal will continue for several more weeks. The trees are replaced at a ratio of two-to-one, in accordance with post regulations. When the trees are replaced, Bartley said, the trees aren’t always replaced in the same location, especially if the original ones were too close to utilities, for example. According to the Virginia Department of Forestry, trees provide habitat to wildlife and clean water. Trees are home to mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and many insects. Trees also protect watersheds by filtering pollutants carried in water. The tree roots absorb soil water and remove pollutants before releasing them. Virginia has 15.72 million acres of forestland, according to the Virginia Department of Forestry.

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Fort Belvoir Community Hospital Experience State-of-theart design

Photos by Paul Lara The architecture of Fort Belvoir reflects its more than 80 year history, but one imposing structure stands out from all the red brick and Tuscan-styled columns. Fort Belvoir Community Hospital is a beautiful structure of sweeping lines, numerous exterior angles, large glassed views and very distinctive sloping, winglike ceilings. In this pictorial, I take a different view of the ho s p it al t o frame it as abstract art.

Above: Columns jut the roofline out in the sky at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. Top right: The dramatic roofline sweeps down to join the clinic below, as seen from the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital garage Feb 7. Bottom right: Straight lines abut gentle curves on Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.

Above: A harmony of angles framed along the back side of Fort Belvoir Community Hospital’s seven-story main building. Left: Reeds and trees in front of a corridor along the southwest side of Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.

The sloping roof of Fort Belvoir Community Hospital is juxtaposed against the straight lines of the clinic, in the foreground.

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Belvoir downs top-ranked NSA Bethesda 66-56 in WAMAC hoops

Timeout Show and tell By Rick Musselman Sports Editor

By Rick Musselman Sports Editor The Fort Belvoir Eagles men’s WAMAC basketball squad combined picture-perfect offensive precision with redefined vehemence in the man-defense department to deliver the top-ranked Naval Support Activity Bethesda Warriors their first defeat of the 2017 season, Saturday at Wells Field House. Riding a crest of momentum that began with the opening tip and steadily built throughout two dynamic periods, the Eagles, under veteran Head Coach Herb Marshall, maintained a lead for the lion’s share of the contest to put a 66-56 victory into the week-6 books. In the end, defense was clearly the key to Belvoir’s upset win. Veteran guards, Anthony Johnson; Deonte Bleach; and Ryan Stephens maintained a brand of man coverage that robbed the visitors of any chance of getting a head of steam built. Down low, center, David Moen, and forward, Robert Kearney, succeeded in boxing out would-be Warrior rebounders while crashing boards with unprecedented dedication deep in the paint.

Photo by Rick Musselman

Belvoir Eagles forward, Rodney Monroe, drives inside for a high-altitude lay-in during his team’s WAMAC men’s basketball showdown with the NSA Bethesda Warriors, Saturday at Wells Field House.

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Belvoir Soldiers, civilians try out for elite softball team By Rick Musselman Sports Editor

Photo by Rick Musselman

Staff Sgt. David Pough fires one to home plate during the in-fielding evaluation portion of the 2017 elite softball tryouts, Feb. 7 at North Post Field.

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More than 30 military and civilian members of the Fort Belvoir community converged on North Post Field and Graves Fitness Center, Feb. 7 to try out for positions on the installation’s 2017 elite-level softball teams. According to Justin Fitzgerald, Fort Belvoir’s intramural sports league coordinator and sports facility manager, the aim of the softball program is to give more accomplished players another chance to compete outside of the annual Commander’s Cup intramural league. “This year we’ll be playing in the Fairfax County adult league and we’re hoping to build it up to a WAMAC (Washington Area Military Athletic Conference, a highly competitive sports program for military personnel assigned to duty stations across the Military District of Washington) level,” he said. “Anyone who is assigned or attached to Fort Belvoir can participate in this, and it’s looking like we’re having a great turnout.” Fitzgerald added that the tryouts are open to male and female community members and those prospective players will have multiple chances to demonstrate their skills to coaches and league coordinators through February.

I have something to report this week that might not seem all that noteworthy, but I believe that once you get some background, you’ll find it as monumental as I do. For years, I’ve been bringing my coffee to work in a plastic Burger King cup, mostly because it holds 32 ounces, enough to last me well into the afternoon. More interesting is the fact that, being a conservationist, I’ve used the very same cup for at least the last two. Now, I’m not sure when I originally got this particular cup, but I do know I gave up fast food in late 2014. But, what I never considered is how badly black coffee can stain such a cup over time. Indeed, even the outside of it had gotten pretty rugged looking from spills caused by bouncing around in my Jeep’s drink holder. Upon closer inspection I realized my cup looked a bit like a particularly uncoordinated mechanic had used it to catch engine oil or 30-year-old differential fluid. But like a lot of things in my possession, I figured it served me as it was and didn’t need replacing. But that perception, apparently, wasn’t shared by several people who’d happened to see it when they came into my cubicle. Here are a few examples: “You know, that coffee cup’s really starting to disturb me.” (My last editor) “Boy, that coffee cup’s looking a little funky, isn’t it?” (My current editor) “Man, that coffee cup looks rough.” (A former HQ Bn. commander) “You actually drink out of that?” (A former DTRA CSM) “Oh, man, get me out of here— I’m going to be sick.” (Some volleyball player) While I’m at a bit of a loss as to why folks would react so strongly to a slightly dirty drink cup, a situation worth considering obviously did exist. Well, it may interest everyone here that I’ve finally retired that Burger King cup, having bought myself a shiny stainless steel travel mug that, so far, is working out just fine. I’m sure the environmental people around here can relax, too, since I’m sure word of my old cup spread across the installation.


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House basketball action intensifies By Rick Musselman Sports Editor With weeks of skills-refining practice sessions and one regular-season matchup in the books, Fort Belvoir’s up-andcoming athletes are treating spectators to increasingly dynamic exhibitions of precision youth hoops in intense House Basketball League matchups across the age divisions. The league, coordinated each year by Child, Youth and School Services, is comprised of young athletes in the process of learning the game and perfecting the skills necessary to compete on the Barracudas squads in the Fairfax County Youth Basketball League, the next stage in Belvoir’s youth basketball program. Four age divisions—5-6, 7-8, 9-11 and 12-15—are represented each year. House league games are played on Saturdays at Specker Field House, now through April. For more information and game schedules call Jerry Arrington, CYSS sports and fitness director, at (703) 805-9139 or Julie Libert, CYSS sports and fitness assistant director, at (703) 805-9138.

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Belvoir Bobcats shooting guard, Logan March, 10, goes up for a tough inside shot during his team’s 9-11 year old division House Basketball League matchup against the Warriors, Saturday at Specker Field House.

Belvoir Warriors shooting guard, Savannah Graves, 11, prepares to execute an assist past into the lane during her team’s 9-11 year old division House Basketball League matchup against the Bobcats, Saturday at Specker Field House.

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“We’ll be having these tryouts for the next couple of weeks; the women’s sessions will be Mondays and Wednesday at 6 p.m. and the men’s will be Tuesdays and Thursdays at the same time,” he said. Team coach, Jason Naputi, is excited to get the program started at Belvoir since the installation has not recently fielded a team to compete with other squads in the MDW. “We’re really hoping to get as many people out here as we can. There are a lot of installations—like Fort Myer—who have teams and we didn’t have one here,” he said. “The teams are open to active duty, Reserve, retirees, DoD civilians—anybody who works here on Belvoir. Our season starts the second week of March and we’ll be playing our games at Lake Braddock Park.” The prospects spent the evening engaging in infield and outfield drills, demonstrating their ability to take and maintain control of the ball throwing to a designated base or cutoff men, and dialing in their prowess from the batter’s box against a live pitcher. For more information about Belvoir’s new softball programs, call Fitzgerald at 703-806-5093 or email Justin.c.Fitzgerald.naf@mail.mil.

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Clay Castro chops some grounders to team prospects during the in-fielding evaluation portion of the 2017 elite softball tryouts, Feb. 7 at North Post Field.

Steven Steiner throws one down the pipe during the 2017 elite softball tryouts, Feb. 7 at North Post Field.


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The last time federal officials implemented such reductions, it cost Virginia 158,000 jobs and $9.8 billion in direct spending, Gov. McAuliffe told symposium attendees earlier that morning. Despite that possible threat on the horizon, consumer confidence has spiked sharply in the past few months, Aument said. Technology is making it easier for people to form new companies, said Carlson, who suggested business could be improved further if government contracting became more agile and offered more than just mega-contracts. Amazon has an employee-retraining program that focuses workers on their long-term careers, not just the immediate job at hand, Carlson said. The company benefits from Virginia’s highly educated workforce, she added. “You can throw a stone in this room and talk to somebody who’s done amazing things,” she said. “It’s an ecosystem right here.” Aument pressed for more direct foreign investment and said the region also needs world-class educational offerings, a stable regulatory environment and an effective workforce. Transurban’s leaders are “quite confident” about the future and have between $6 billion and $8 billion worth of infrastructure planned for the area. “You should be pessimistic about your commute,” Aument joked.

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At the opposite end of the hardwood, the Eagles employed highvelocity drives inside by Johnson and guard, Raymond Lindsey, while Kearney and forward, Rodney Monroe continually fired from the three-point arc for a string of clean buckets. Center, Maurice Johnson, mirrored Moen’s total commitment in the lane, barreling inside to snag rebound after rebound to keep his team in possession. The overwhelmed NSA Bethesda, trailing 54-36 late in the second period, found itself having to rely on points from the foul line before Belvoir ball handlers began draining the clock in a frustratingly effective way for the Warriors, keeping the ball rocketing around the perimeter and denying their opponent’s even an opportunity to force a foul. Bethesda managed to narrow the point deficit to 10 in the waning minutes of the contest, but that would be the limit of the Warriors’ late-game fortunes. The Eagles moved up a notch in the 2017 standings with the solid 6656 win. “It came down to the defense today,” Marshall said after the game. “We’ve got a young team out here this year, with only a couple of experienced outside shooters, but this is what we’re looking for in a WAMAC team.” For weekly results, game schedules and standings, visit http://www.quickscores.com/ Orgs/ResultsDisplay.php?OrgDir

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Belvoir Eagles center, David Moen, goes up for the opening tip at the start of his team’s WAMAC men’s basketball matchup against the NSA Bethesda Warriors, Saturday at Wells Field House.

Belvoir Eagles forward, Robert Kearney, plows inside for a hard-won score during his team’s WAMAC men’s basketball matchup against the NSA Bethesda Warriors, Saturday at Wells Field House.

Little League, the rules, they are a changin’ By Bill Behring Special to the Belvoir Eagle As I reported earlier, parents should not run out to buy their child a new baseball bat. The bats for players ages 12 and younger that have been authorized in the past, those having a maximum length of 33 inches, a maximum diameter of 2 ¼ inches, and a Bat Performance Factor (BPF) rating of 1.15, are still the norm for this year. However, in January 2018 no bat previously approved will be authorized. All bats for all baseball programs (Little League, Babe Ruth, Pony, etc.) must bear the USA Baseball logo signifying that it meets the USA Baseball Performance Standard. The good news for bats of next year is the barrel of the bat may be a maximum of 2 5/8 inches in diameter. While these are the changes taking place next year,

they are not used this year, which includes the fall 2017 season. Also, for some years now the Department of the Army has required all team managers and coaches to have background checks. In their applications for coaching, the Social Security number must be disclosed. Little League has for many years required all volunteers with repetitive access to youth players (i.e. team parents, scorers, helpers, umpires, etc.) to have background checks but this was only for sexual offences. The checks were made through the U.S. Department of Justice National Sex Offender Public Registry where the SSN was not required. This season the Little League background check must include checking for criminal offences, whereby the SSN must be used as the checks are done through a program titled First Advantage. All volunteers must

complete the Little League volunteer application which includes entering the SSN. Once the check is completed, the number will be obliterated on the form. This check must be completed each season. Some of the playing rules have changed as well: the intentional walk may now be called for by the team manager before a pitch is thrown, but the pitcher will still be charged with “throwing” four pitches. Second, the batter must keep at least one foot in the batter’s box during his entire time at bat. This has previously been the rule but now the batter will be charged with a strike should he step out. Of course, there are some exceptions to this, particularly if the batter thinks he will be hit with the pitch. Volunteer team managers are needed for the Tee Ball and Machine Pitch divisions. If you are in-

terested see Aricka Vaughan in the Youth Sports office at 9500 Barlow Road weekdays, except Fridays. She will give you the Little League volunteer application, the Department of the Army’s volunteer packet, which now includes being fingerprinted, and she’ll tell you everything you need to know about the Fort Belvoir Little League. Registration continues through February. Register at the Sosa building on Belvoir Road at 18th Street. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 7 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Registration is also available on the second Saturday of the month, 8 a.m. - noon. Check this paper each week for updates on the league and game summaries once the season begins. For any questions on baseball, email me at coachbill2@verizon. net.


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Go Belvoir! The Fort Belvoir Bulldogs cheerleaders keep the crowd fired up during a House Basketball League matchup, Saturday at Specker Field House.

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This week Warrant Officers golf tournament “The Lord Fairfax Silver Chapter, USA Warrant Officers Association is holding their 3rd Annual Warrant Officer Week Golf Tournament at the Fort Belvoir Golf Course, June 22 starting at 8 a.m. Entry forms can be found on the chapter’s web site at “http://www.usawoalordfairfax.org”. The event is a four-person, captain’s choice team scramble. Cost is $80 per person. If you sponsor a hole for an additional $250, the team entry is only $250 (a $70 savings). Entry deadline is June 15 and includes greens fees, golf cart, barbecue dinner, beverages and awards. For more

Registration open for 24/7 Graves Fitness Center access Graves Fitness Center will now be accessible to registered Fort Belvoir community members 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Sign up for all-access passes is now underway and gym patrons wishing to utilize the facility after normal operating hours need to register their Common Access Cards to allow entry. Registration is not necessary if accessing during normal operating hours. For more information call Graves

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Presidents Day Exchange Hours Presidents Day is Feb. 20 and the Belvoir Exchange has special operating hours. They are: Main store, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. North Post Express, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. South Post Express, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Military Clothing Sales and Fort A.P. Hill, closed. Food court Burger King, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Starbucks, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Popeye’s, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Subway, Charley’s Sub, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, closed Arby’s, closed Burger King, South Post, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 12th Street Starbucks, closed Feb. 18-20 Hospital retail, Starbucks and Subway, closed.

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Military Chefs Gather at Fort Lee Culinary Competition By Terrence Bell U.S. Army Garrison Fort Lee More than four decades later, the military’s premier culinary training event has evolved into something much greater than its meager beginnings. It is larger -- more than 200 competitors compete yearly, substantially more than the few dozen who competed at the start. It is more inclusive -- over the years, the Navy, Coast Guard and Air Force and foreign countries have all thrown their hats into the competitive ring. Camaraderie, Spirit Its appeal to spectators combined with the camaraderie, spirit and competitiveness of participants has made it one of the most unique military training opportunities in the Defense Department, despite ongoing budget restraints, said Chief Warrant Officer 3 J.D. Ward. “This event is healthy despite a fiscal climate of zero growth,” said Ward, the coordinator for the annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event scheduled at Fort Lee, March 4-9. “We’ve had to reduce the size of the competition and the overall expenditures in order to remain fiscally responsible, but it still remains the largest culinary competition in North America.” The MCACTE, in its 42nd year, was created specifically to improve the culinary skills of participants -- and thus the readiness of the force -- in an environment that is

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Contestants compete in a past Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training event at Fort Lee, Va., Feb. 9, 2016. In its 42nd year, the competition endeavors to improve the skills of military food service personnel, thereby enhancing force readiness. intensely competitive yet nurturing and educational. Featured among the American Culinary Federationsanctioned events, are the Armed Forces and Student Chef of the Year competitions as well as a team event pitting installations and services against one another to determine an overall winner. Cooking Demonstrations In addition to the competitive events that will be ongoing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, MCACTE features live cooking demonstrations, celebrity appearances and food displays that can be described as varied and illustrative. Furthermore, the popular Military Hot Food Kitchen Challenge

-- the event in which the public is invited to try out gourmet-inspired meals prepared during the competition -- will make a return appearance. The meals are $5.55 and seats are available on a first-come basis. Among the changes to this year’s event is a change in venue. The MacLaughlin Fitness Center at Fort Lee will accommodate this year’s competition rather than the Post Field House, which has hosted portions of MCACTE for more than a decade. The change is expected to have minimal impact on the competition from a competitor and spectator perspective, Ward said. Among the differences this year include a change in cooking facili-

ties used in the Military Hot Food Kitchen Challenge. The mobile trailers that were standard in the event will not be used this year, but competitors still employ the same cooking equipment. Diners may not even notice the change, Ward said. “In fact, it may be easier for them to better observe competitors’ cooking,” he said. Ward, who first competed in MCACTE as a private first class, said the competition is full of highlights, but from his viewpoint, the student team of the year event is the most inspirational. Student Team “These are groups of less-experienced, younger Soldiers competing and demonstrating advanced and fundamental cooking skills for the judges,” he said. “It’s a wonderful event because it exposes young service members to the profession in an entirely different light.” The winners in the student event go on to compare their skills against regional winners at the American Culinary Federation competition in July. “It’s an opportunity for those young chefs to compete against their civilian counterparts and demonstrate to the civilian sector just how talented military culinarians can be,” Ward said. The student chef of the year winner also will go on to compete at the same ACF event with the possibility of representing the United States at a 2018 international event in Switzerland.

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Belvoir Briefs Comedy Night Comedy Night, featuring Lawrence Owens and Friends with music by DJ One-3, will be at the Community Center Lounge, Friday. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. The event includes a comedy show, music, complimentary finger foods and a cash bar. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased at the Community Center, 10300 Taylor Road, Bldg. 1200. The show is for an adult audience. Call 703-805-8472 for more information.

Military Order of the Purple Heart The Greater Washington DC Chapter 353, Military Order of the Purple Heart will hold its monthly meeting at the American Legion Post 176, 6520 Amherst Ave, Springfield, Va., Saturday at 1:00p.m. We will be planning for this year’s activities and need your input and support. The Warrior Café will be open prior to the meeting should anyone wish to come early and eat lunch. Drinks are provided during the meeting. All recipients of the Purple Heart Medal are invited, especially our new medal recipients. For more information contact Gordon Sumner, at gordon.sumner53@gmail.com, or William Lee, at wlee95678@outlook. com.

National Guard Bureau scholarship The National Guard Bureau Officers’ Spouses’ Club has scholarships to award to high school seniors or full-time college students. Applicants’ parent, spouse, or guardian must be officer/enlisted or civilian, working for the National Guard Bureau in the Military District of Washington. Applications must be postmarked by April 1. Forms and details are available from http://ngbosc.org

Red Cross Lifeguarding classes March 13 is the registration deadline for Benyaurd Indoor Swimming Pool’s American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification Class, March 17-19 and 24-26. Details and class requirements can be found on Belvoir.armymwr.com. Registration must be completed in person at Benyaurd Indoor Swimming Pool, 10051 Gay Road, Bldg. 182. Call 703-805-2620 for more information.

Genealogy meeting The Mount Vernon Genealogical Society hosts researcher Donald C. Hakenson, who will speak on “This Forgotten Land: Unique Civil War

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Field Sanitation Team Training The Environmental Health section of Fort Belvoir Community Hospital is enrolling students for the Field Sanitation Team certification course. The course has 40 hours of classroom instruction and hands-on practical preventive medicine concepts that protect warfighters from disease and non-battle injuries.

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A14 Belvoir Eagle Febraury 16, 2017 Continued from page A13 The class is Feb. 27 to March 3. Army Regulation 40-5 mandates all company-sized units have an FST. Soldiers get promotion points and skills that are important for future deployments. Course reservations are available via email to dha.belvoir.ncr-medical. mbx.fbch-eh-service-request@mail. mil, and seats are limited.

At-home child care providers needed The Fort Belvoir Family Child Care program offers a variety of flexible care options that meet regular and mission-related child care needs, including full day, hourly, before/after school, and special needs. FCC homes serve children 4 weeks to 12 years in a homelike environment that allows siblings to be together. FCC providers can earn income while working from home with a long-lasting, portable career, as training and experience transfer to other installations and CYS Service Programs. For more information about becoming a provider or enrolling children, call 703-805-9137/9134.

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New Sibling Transition Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program is offering a New Sibling Transition Workshop, Feb 28, 10 – 11:30 a.m. at the Sosa Center, 9800 Belvoir Rd. Bldg. 200. This workshop is designed to coach families on their journey from an only-child home to multiple child home; from pre-natal implementation techniques to post-partum. For more information or to register, call (703) 805-2693/2697 or email FB FamilyAdvocacy@gmail.com.

Welfare grants Applications are available for the Belvoir Officers’ Spouses’ Club’s welfare grants. Applications are due by March 1. Any organization that needs a grant should consider applying. Applications are available under Welfare at the club’s website, bel voirosc.org. People with questions may e-mail BOSCWelfare01@gmail.com.

Dads 101 Dads 101 is designed to provide an open forum for new and expected dads to discuss the joys and trials of becoming an active father. The class is at Army Community Service, 9800 Belvoir Rd. Bldg. 200, March 2, from 9 - 11 a.m.

For more information or to register, email FBFamilyAdvocacy@gmail. com or call 703.805.2693/2697/4590.

RustBuster Home Run Derby Fort Belvoir Sports and Fitness will crown their first ever Home Run Derby King or Queen at the inaugural RustBuster Home Run Derby, March 3, 6 p.m., at Graves Softball Field, 2116 Abbott Road. Open to all active duty, retirees, DoD civilian employees, and contractors. Visit Graves Fitness Center or call 703806-5093 to register and pay in advance; $20 buys 10 swings and there is no limit on purchasing attempts (increments of 10 only). For more information, call Intramural Sports at 703-806-5093.

Couples Date Night Cooking Classes Forget about dinner and a movie, make date night something special to be remembered. Date Night cooking classes are fun and relaxing. This class is a great way to learn different cooking techniques while enjoying each other’s company and making new friends. The menu items will be prepared by each couple, no one will leave hungry. Every month will feature a new dish to prepare. Beer and wine will be for sale. Classes are the second Friday of every month and the cost is $95 per couple. Spaces are limited. Sign up for classes at the Community Center, 10300 Taylor Rd, Bldg. 1200. For more informa-

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CYSS Looking for At-Home Family Child Care Providers The Fort Belvoir Family Child Care program offers a variety of flexible care options that meet regular and mission-related child care needs to include full day, hourly, before/ after school, and special needs. FCC homes serve children 4 weeks to 12 years of age in a homelike environment that allows siblings to be in care together. FCC providers can earn income while working from home with a long lasting, portable career. FCC training and experience are transferable to other installations and CYS Service Programs. FCC providers also receive support from CYSS. For more information about becoming a provider or enrolling children call 703-805-9137/9134.

COED Volleyball tourney Sports and Fitness hosts a COED Volleyball Tournament at Wells Field House, April 15. The tournament will have an open format: players are not required to play with the installation they are assigned. Teams are allowed a maximum of 12 players and there must be two females on the court at all times. The cost is $250 per team. Eligible people 18 and older with valid ID may register at Graves Fitness Center, 2116 Abbott Road, by April 1. For more info call 703-806-5368; or belvoir.armymwr.com

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