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SHAKING HANDS CASCOM hosts visit by a Chilean army logistical team interested in U.S. training and the business of supporting Soldiers



TRADOC HOSTS WESTPHAL VISIT Army Undersecretary discusses change, future challenges during Fort Eustis tour SEE PAGE 12

BODY BUILDING Kenner Army Health Clinic experts share tips for safe, effective summer workouts SEE PAGE 18

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Capt. Ben Barrett from CASCOMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sustainment Battle Lab and Staff Sgt. Andrew Horst from the 59th Ordnance Brigade discuss the secure message traffic tools used in the FY13 Army Phase III Simulation Exercise Aug. 2. See Page 12. | August 15, 2013 | Traveller | 3

Lee teens learn about theft awareness during role-playing exercise Ray Kozakewicz Production Assistant

Michelle Jenerette, a Fort Lee Exchange safety security associate, watched a bank of video screens intently and began following a young woman on one of the large monitors. It was early in the morning Aug. 7 with just a few shoppers at the store. She turned her keyboard controller and zoomed the camera for a tight close-up. Nayla Brant, another safety security associate, also viewed the screen. Over the next few minutes, they watched the suspect pick up several garments in the women’s department, and then some makeup in the cosmetics department. The woman, who was alone, then entered a dressing room. Several minutes later, they observed the woman coming out of the dressing room with only her pocketbook. The woman also had a huskier appearance. Brant notified Regina Russell, Exchange Loss Prevention manager, and proceeded into the mall to stop the suspected shoplifter. The associate quickly exited the Loss Prevention Office and walked into the mall as the woman entered the area. Brant approached the woman and identified herself, and asked for ID.

“Why do you need my ID?” the woman asked while she located it in her wallet. “Please come with me to our office,” Brant politely said. The associate escorted the woman into the Loss Prevention Office where Ron Smith, a Fort Lee Department of the Army Civilian Police officer, and Russell were waiting. Also in the office were nine teens from the American Red Cross and Army Community Service Teen Camp program. This all had been a role-playing exercise especially for the teens, who gained a behind-the-scenes look at the Exchange loss prevention operation. Many watched the cameras in the compact room as Jenerette reported what she saw and demonstrated how to zoom in with her controller. Russell also reported to the full group how her team performs and works with both the post military police and the local police departments. One of the teens, Marshall Dunn, even accompanied Brant and observed how she questioned the suspected shoplifter. After the suspect came into Loss Prevention office, Russell said, “The reason you have been stopped and detained is because there is a possibility you exited our facility without rendering proper payment for merchandise. We will be calling the military

In a role-playing exercise, Nayla Brant, a Fort Lee Exchange safety security associate, asks Christine Lindberg, an Exchange manager, to produce identification during a Lee Teen Camp theft-awareness workshop here Aug. 7. Marshall Dunn, a teen camper, observes how a suspected shoplifter would be questioned in the mall.

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Savanna Ellis and Lauren Din operate security cameras and observe shoppers on a bank of video screens at the Fort Lee Exchange Loss Prevention Office during a Teen Camp workshop here Aug. 7. They were part of a group of nine teens attending the American Red Cross and Army Community Service Youth Program, and experienced a behind-the-scenes look at Exchange security in a theft-awareness role-playing exercise.

police to further the investigation.” For purposes of the role-playing, Smith stepped forward and explained how he works with the loss prevention team. “They first give me a briefing on the details of their investigation and more than 90 percent of the time they have video surveillance I can view,” Smith said. The officer viewed the video footage and described what he observed to the teens. Smith spoke to the suspect and said the surveillance video showed her with Exchange merchandise. He checked her purse and found the cosmetics, and also told her she appeared to be wearing several shirts under her sweater now. To fully make it real-life, Smith put handcuffs on the suspect, who was actually Christine Lindberg, an Exchange manager. This caught the attention of the students. “I thought that the Loss Prevention Seminar was excellent,” said Savanna Ellis, who is an 8th grader at Collegiate School. “The seminar gave us a behind-the-scenes look of the Exchange. It was a great learning experience and it was really fun learning how to catch a shoplifter. I thought it was great when the Loss Prevention team acted out a real-life situation with a shoplifter. I found out that a lot actually happens behind the scenes. I really think that more kids should be exposed to this program.” “The purpose of the teen workshop was to create awareness for them,” said Russell. “We try to do other community awareness with youths on the post. We try to make it a

fun experience too.” She said the Exchange averages about 4-to-5 thefts a month from juveniles. “This is high,” noted Russell. “That’s why we hold awareness programs with young people and hope it can deter theft.” AAFES also partners with the local police departments and Fort Lee Military Police. “If they have a case of break-ins on the post, the police may need our assistance to review our videos. This may help them accumulate evidence,” said Russell. The Exchange videos go back more than five years. There are more than 60 fixed and movable cameras throughout the facility. “We are able to zoom in to look into purses, and we literally can tell if a woman is wearing the same earrings she entered the Exchange wearing or left with different ones,” she said. Following the exercise, the teens viewed a PowerPoint presentation on crime awareness in the Exchange conference room and heard several speakers including Det. Murray B. Trelford from Military Investigations: Urvi Acharva, acting facility manager for the Exchange; and Tina Danzey, Exchange Human Resource manager. Jeffrey Gunn, AAFES Area Loss Prevention manager – Virginia, also observed the exercise and program. In summing up her experience, Ellis said, “It was awesome.” “I thought it was excellent too,” said Russell. “The teens asked some good questions of all of us. I’d like to do it again.”

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FLASC Membership Drive The Fort Lee Area Spouses Club will hold its annual Super Sign up Membership Drive, Aug. 20, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., at Liberty Chapel. Half and full-year memberships are available. Come learn what FLASC has to offer. There will be local vendors, guest speakers, door prizes and a calendar of events for the year. Be a part of history and tradition of fun and friendship at Fort Lee. For details, email

KAHC Organizational Day Kenner Army Health Clinic will curtail services at 11 a.m., Aug. 22, for its annual organization day. The clinic will reopen on Aug. 23 with its normal services and operating hours. Patients who need medical care should call the Kenner Appointment Line at 1-866-KAHC (866-533-5242) to schedule appointments. Patients with emergencies should dial 911 or report to the nearest emergency room. Contributed Photo

Curtis Sparling, Fort Lee Criminal Investigation Division assistant special agent in charge, briefs teens about the interview room at CIS during the weeklong American Red Cross teen camp on Fort Lee. The program is coordinated with Army Community Service.

Lee Red Cross offers teens unique camps Amy Perry Production/News Assistant Editor

The Fort Lee American Red Cross held its third annual summer camps for teens recently. The camps – broken into two sessions – ran from July 29 - Aug. 1 and Aug. 5-8. The Army Community Service Volunteer Corps also coordinated with the Red Cross for the event. Each day, about 10 teens participated in the various activities, which included attending CPR classes, visiting an archeological dig site, learning techniques from the Criminal Investigations Division, volunteering on a service project, viewing a military working dog demonstration and learning about loss prevention at the Exchange, among other activities. The camps are part of the Red Cross’s Youth Leadership Council program, said Christy Carneal, the volunteer coordinator of the teen program. “Youth volunteering is one of the key initiatives within the Red Cross,” she said. “These camps are one of the ways we can connect with the community, and we love

being able to partner with the different agencies for this camp.” Another event that the teens enjoyed was a presentation at Kenner Army Health Clinic where they attended a food safety course. “They were just amazed when they learned how much bacteria stays on their hands, even after washing them,” Carneal said. Carneal said this program is great because it’s short enough for the teens to have an enjoyable experience, but it also lets them know about volunteering at the Red Cross. “This works great for those who want to participate for a short time,” she said. “It’s also great for us because we usually have some teens who participate in the camp and want to stay on as youth volunteers. Also, because the teen volunteers help plan this with ACS, it gives them a view into planning large programs and the work that goes into these programs.” Those interested in working with the Youth Leadership program can contact Carneal at (804) 731-5682 or christy.

ACAP Job Fair A job fair is set for Aug. 28, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Lee Club. The event is sponsored by the Army Career and Alumni Program, and a number of administrative, aviation, customer service, logistical, management, driving, engineering and other employers plan to participate. The event is for military members, family members and veterans only with proper government ID. Pre-registration is required by calling (678) 819-4153 or by visiting at www.

Final TARP Briefing The last TARP briefing for this calendar year will be held Sept. 10, 10 a.m., at the Lee Theatre. All Army personnel and DOD Civilians who have not attended their annual TARP briefing should attend this required training. For details, call (804) 734-1569 or email

OCS Board The Fort Lee Officer Candidate School Board will convene on Sept. 12 in the Soldier Support Center, 1401 B Ave. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Sept. 3, at the Strength Management Division. For details, call Angela Bragg at (804) 734-6402.

Homebuyer’s Workshop A first-time homebuyer’s workshop is being offered by the Virginia Housing Department, Sept. 18, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., at the Soldier Support Center, building 3400, 1401 B Ave. This free military education workshop is open to first-time buyers or those who have been through the experience. Topics include credit issues, personal finance, home inspections, role of lenders, qualifying and applying for a loan and more. After completing the workshop, military members become eligible to apply for all VHDA loan programs. For registration and details, call (804) 765-2016 or 765-3862.

Applications for Reduced-Price Meals Prince George County Schools provide free or reduced-price meals for children under the National School Lunch and/or School Breakfast Programs. Household size and income are used to determine eligibility. Some families will receive automatic notification of eligibility by Aug. 30. Others must submit an application. To apply for free or reduced-price meals, parents must only fill out one application per household and return it to the school division. Applications may be submitted at any time during the school year. For an application or details, call (804) 733-2710. | August 15, 2013 | Traveller | 5

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100th county fair features Garrison PAO requests food, music, plenty of fun info for post guidebook With a list of daily activities that’s almost as long as your arm, the 100th Chesterfield County Fair is sure to offer something fun for everyone. The event is set for Aug. 23-31. The hours are Monday-Friday, 4-11 p.m.; both Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.; and Sunday, 1-11 p.m. The fairgrounds are adjacent to the corner of Courthouse (Route 10) and Krause roads in Chesterfield. Featured events include a Bengal tiger showcase (daily), adult and little princess beauty pageants (Aug. 26), a professional wrestling exhibition (Aug. 28), a bullriding competition (Aug. 30-31), karaoke contests (daily), afternoon and evening concerts, and more. The opening weekend music lineup includes the Flashback Band on Aug. 23, the “Illusions of the King” Elvis tribute show on Aug. 24, Fort Lee’s Army Rock Band and Keith Henderson’s Gospel Show on Aug. 25 (military appreciation day), and

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The Garrison Public Affairs Office is working on the 2014 Fort Lee Post Guide and Telephone Book and the staff is interested in gathering updated information about the units and organizations on the installation. Information that needs to be updated is located on pages 5-46; the phone book found elsewhere in the guide will be staffed throughout organizations. The first part of the guide has information about organizations on the installation, including a brief description of their activities and relevant phone numbers, addresses and websites. If you are interested in submitting new information for your organization, or if you think something is missing in the guide that could be helpful for new Fort Lee community members or those visiting the installation, send the new information or suggested additions in an email to Please

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the Heart of Country and Southland bands on Aug. 27. Of course, all of those activities are in addition to the midway rides, food booths, and animal and local craft exhibits that are a standard staple of any respectable county fair. Some of the new attractions for families and young children this year include the Star Family Circus and Thrill Show, Braham bull rides (camel and pony rides are returning favorites), the Rowdy Rooster Puppet Show and Woody’s Menagerie Zoo. Daily admission fees are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for children ages 6-12, and free for age 5 and younger. There is an additional cost for midway attractions, and a $25 wristband for unlimited access to all rides on the day of purchase is available. A full schedule of fair activities and other information can be found at www.


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The Combined Arms Support Command hosted Maj. Gen. Victor Arriagada, Chilean Army Logistics Division commander, for a tour of its training facilities Aug. 5-6. The goal of the visit was to increase interaction and opportunities between the armies, and assist in further development of the Chilean’s logistics capabilities. On the first day, Arriagada was greeted by Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, CASCOM and Fort Lee commanding general. Wyche briefed him on the command’s role in training all sustainment

Soldiers and civilians in the U.S. Army. CASCOM, a major subordinate command under the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, is responsible for training more than 185,000 students annually through 541 courses taught by the Ordnance, Quartermaster and Transportation schools, Soldier Support Institute and Army Logistics University. During the two days, the general viewed sustainment training at ALU as well as the Ordnance and Quartermaster schools to gain insight into U.S. Army logistics operations. At the Quartermaster School’s Logistics Training Department, he viewed

Soldiers in the Automated Logistics Course. They demonstrated how a depot functions as well as the reception and distribution of equipment. He also toured the Petroleum and Water Department to learn how Soldiers distribute and forecast fuel requirements. Arriagada visited ALU on the second day, where he learned about the comprehensive leadership courses taught to logistics officers and senior noncommissioned officers. ALU consists of three colleges and an academy that trains more than 34,000 students annually as well as instructing international military students in many of its courses. He next toured the

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Pfc. Alex Hicks, an Automated Logistical Specialist (92A) student, demonstrates how equipment is tracked in a depot-type warehouse while Maj. Gen. Victor Arriagada, Chilean Army Logistics Division commander, observes. Arriagada visited the Home of Sustainment Aug. 5-6 to increase interaction and opportunities between the armies, and assist in further development of the Chilean’s logistics capabilities.

Ordnance School, and observed Soldiers training in the Stryker Maintenance Course. Instructors demonstrated the interactive classroom training where students virtually troubleshoot problems with the vehicle. Arriagada also visited the Allied Trades Course, which instructs Soldiers in welding and machining.

Finishing up the visit, the general stopped at the U.S. Army Quartermaster School’s Aerial Delivery and Field Services Department. Subject matter experts shared knowledge about how the department trains parachute riggers and shower, laundry and clothing repair specialists. A highlight was the department’s para-

chute simulator. The device combines 3D virtual reality with parachute dynamics and realistic control to allow jumpers to hone their skills in a controlled training environment. The visit will help the Chilean military modernize its logistics capabilities pertaining to armor in order to better support its mission. | August 15, 2013 | Traveller | 9

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Battle Labs ‘go to war’ to assess capabilities of reshaped Army Patrick Buffett Managing Editor

Many Team Lee members refer to the Combined Arms Support Command as the Army’s “sustainment think tank.” It’s a big-picture acknowledgment of the command’s ability to analyze, develop and implement the right blends of training, resources, procedural guidelines and doctrine to meet the logistical needs of the future Army. A wide assortment of offices and organizations contribute to the sustainment center’s mission. Particularly noteworthy is the current work performed by CASCOM’s Sustainment Battle Lab. Its staff, along with expert advisors from the three pillars of the sustainment community – Ordnance, Quartermaster and Transportation – are often asked to “go to war” and apply proposed logistical concepts to see

how they work. The FY13 Army Phase III Simulation Exercise that concluded Aug. 2 was the battle lab’s biggest success story to date, according to Maj. Joseph Chretien, the Models and Simulations officer for the lab. More than 800 military and civilian role-players, evaluators and computer engineers from 12 installations across the U.S. participated in the SIMEX. The event was organized by the Mission Command Battle Lab at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Its results will not only shape the future of Army sustainment, but also the overall “Army of 2020” initiative itself. “Actually, experiment is a better description of the event,” Chretien said. “Our goal was not to validate future force development concepts or attempt to identify capability flaws. We applied specific C4I (command, control, communications, computers and intel-

ligence) concepts, or learning demands as we call them, and carefully recorded the data so it can be studied afterward.” Other key participants in the exercise included the Maneuver, Fires, Aviation, Signal, Intelligence and Maneuver Support Centers of Excellence at forts Benning (Ga.), Sill (Okla.), Rucker (Ala.), Gordon (Ga.), Huachuca (Ariz.), and Fort Leonard Wood (Mo.), respectively. The Space and Missile Defense Center, Colorado Springs, Colo., the Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., and the Army Capabilities Integration Center at Fort Eustis also participated. The Sustainment Battle Lab has never played such a major role in a nationwide simulation experiment, Chretien said. Two years ago, its participation would have been limited to a handful of experts sitting in a command center elsewhere and providing occasional in-

put. Today, a “collaborative simulaation environment” allows logistical experts to deliver support and analysis from Fort Leee, and that input is more valued than ever as war-fighting w units realize the importance of loggistics and its consideration when preparing foor the challenges of future operations. “I think this exercise truly refllected that change in mentality,” said Clark Swindell, S a Models and Simulations contractoor for the battle lab. “We had 20 role-players and a simulation inter-actors pulling busy seven--hour shifts throughout the event. It shows thaat (sustainment is) now a major topic … thatt this piece has to be correct if (America’s arm med forces) want to keep winning the fight.” o its role in The battle lab team also is proud of the 8-month planning process that leed up to the actual two-week SIMEX. Through a series of planning conferences and telephoniic reviews, they developed solutions to computeer software and communication issues that ultim mately contributed to the success of the overalll exercise. The team also helped develop a scenario that included real-world challenges likke unfavorable weather and terrain, lack of inffrastructure and unexpected events like vehicle breakdowns b

and local civilians asking for water. “All of that work is ultimately reflected in the day-to-day exercise activity,” Chretien said. “There has to be a lot of interaction (the role players used email, chat rooms, radio, telephone and C2 devices) to give the exercise evaluators the data they need to validate, or invalidate, the key concepts that were included in the scenario. I think we definitely met that requirement.” The results of the SIMEX will be presented to Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond Odierno and other senior leaders and component commanders. Without a doubt, they will be looking at major factors like available manpower, maneuverability, complications that hinder the completion of a mission and, perhaps, additional uses for “think-tanks” like CASCOM’s Sustainment Battle Lab. “Hopefully, we established a standard for future simulation exercises,” Swindell said. “This was a crowning achievement for the Sustainment Center of Excellence and the Sustainment Battle Lab. Knowing we played an important part in a strategic, high-visibility exercise that was unlike others in the past is reason to be proud of this accomplishment.”

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Westphal discusses challenges during TRADOC, Eustis visit Airman 1st Class Austin Harvill 633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

FORT EUSTIS – Undersecretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal visited Fort Eustis Aug. 7 to receive an update on U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command missions and speak with leaders about the future of the Army. The undersecretary’s itinerary included a stop at the 128th Aviation Brigade where he observed aviation maintenance training, While there, he reflected on Army’s the fiscal environment, why there needs to be a change and how the Army plans to move forward with these new challenges. “It is a serious challenge to all the services, not just the Army, to provide for a people-centric organization,” said Westphal. “We are working through myriad scenarios to reshape the force, find efficiency and look for ways to do things differently both as a joint force and certainly as an Army.” Westphal expressed his confidence

in TRADOC to move the Army in the right direction. “We are reshaping the future of the Army, and this command is key to that,” said Westphal. “(TRADOC) is diligently working to shape the Army of the future. It is an intellectual challenge and it requires innovation and creativity; all of which they have here.” More specifically, Westphal praised the efforts of Gen. Robert W. Cone, TRADOC’s commander. “Having confidence in TRADOC’s work allows us to give them the flexibility and resources to do the creative thinking for us concerning requirements, leadership development and training,” said Westphal. “Those faculties then become the lynchpins for every other operation in the Army. Focusing resources in the right direction is what TRADOC will help us achieve.” TRADOC and the Army budget are not the only things on Westphal’s

mind, however. He spoke more on the effect of civilian furloughs, its ineffective nature and the problematic budget issues. “We have always had an incredibly strong faith in our civilian workforce,” said Westphal. “This furlough situation is something very negative, and an ineffective way to deal with the future.” Westphal followed with assurances that the Secretary of Defense noticed this shortfall and has put substantial efforts into finding a way to pull back from further furloughs. Westphal said measures have been taken to evenly disperse Department of Defense spending across the services. “We are in the throes of a fiscal dilemma. There was a point where the Army was projected to run out of money by the end of the fiscal year due to our major contribution to the mission in Afghanistan,” said Westphal. “Thanks to the Secretary of Defense, Congress allowed us to

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Staff Sgt. Scott Kirchman, a 128th Aviation Brigade instrucctor at Fort Eustis, discusses Chinook helicopter troubleshooting procedures s with Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal during his Aug. 7 tour t of the installation. The brigade trains service members to maintain a variety v of helicopters commonly used by the Army.

redistribute defense spending more evenly to solve the problem.” Regardless of Congress’s decision, Westphal still believes the number-

s furloughs one influence on stopping comes from each in ndividual base. “We went to aall our commanders everywhere an nd said they need

to do everything possible to shift as much to next year, which has given back a few days of furloughs,” said Westphal. “Our next job is to accept that (furloughs) are not the right tool, and to find other ways to solve the budget issue and not let this happen again.” Westphal added that the president’s plans have extended the budget cuts over a longer period of time, which reduces the severity of the cuts each year and allows the natural rate of attrition for the Army to decrease the total force. Westphal hopes this means fewer furlough days or other negative responses from cropping up in the future. Westphal concluded with sharing his appreciation for all civil servants, and his faith in the Army. “Public service, uniformed or not, is an honorable profession, and I think we are blessed to have so many people who are willing to sacrifice by putting their life on the line and providing service to the American people,” said Westphal. “We have a tremendous tradition of great productivity, and I think we are going to rely more on TRADOC, our civilians and the rest of the total force to weather the effects of sequestration.”

(ABOVE) Quartermaster BOLC Class 13-007 students repaint a classroom wall at the Petersburg Boys and Girls Club Saturday. During the morning, the volunteers also scraped old paint in several classrooms and hallways and repainted them in several different vibrant colors. The class aided in the renovation of the building in order to promote an environment suitable for kids ages 6-18 to learn and hang out when they are not at school. The members of the class showed their quirky, energetic side and had a lot of fun during this volunteer project. (BELOW) Students from Quartermaster BOLC Class 13-009 price retail store items during a volunteer project at the Habitat for Humanity warehouse and storefront in Petersburg on Aug. 3. A total of 24 Soldiers volunteered their time and effort to help ease the load on the organization’s four full time employees – performing many other jobs such as rearranging and stacking pallets, breaking down and discarding old showers and discarding unusable counter tops. The students successfully completed all assigned tasks as well as additional unassigned tasks.

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(BELOW) A young Fort Lee family member enjoys the spouting features of the Sisisky Boulevard Splash Park during a July 31 summer-fun outing organized by the Exceptional Family Member Program here. A similar Splash Park gathering is set for Wednesday. Those interested in participating are asked to register at (804) 734-7965. (RIGHT) Civilian workers from the CASCOM G3/Training Development Directorate proudly show the length-of-service award certificates they were presented during an early-August ceremony. Contributing a combined total of 135 years to civil service, the honorees are Joyce Small (40 years), Kevin MacLaughlin (35 years), William Burke (35 years) and Ronald Cunningham (25 years). Also pictured are Lt. Col. Jim Renna, the directorate’s deputy director, and Vivian Williams, the director.

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(ABOVE LEFT) Sgt. 1st Class Stephanie Castle presents a plaque to Command Sgt. Maj. Troy Tyler, Regimental CSM of the Judge Advocate General Corps, following his Aug. 2 talk at a Juliet Company, 244th Quartermaster Battalion, advanced individual training graduation ceremony. (ABOVE RIGHT) Chief Warrant Officer 4 William Scavezze gives hands signals to Kevin Grobarcik during the delivery of an M-85 laundry unit to the Quartermaster Museum here. Two forklifts and a team of several Soldiers and civilians from the Aerial Delivery and Field Services Department moved the large artifact into a display area inside the facility.

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(ABOVE) Musicians from Fort Lee’s 392nd Army Band perform Aug. 8 at an off-post celebration called Chester on the Green. More than 200 members of the small community that’s just a short distance north of Fort Lee attended the performance. The band’s country ensemble Stony Creek, with featured vocalists Sgt. Terra Allen and Staff Sgt. Michelle Spinazolla, also entertained the crowd. (LEFT) About 40 noncommissioned officers graduated from the Ordnance Senior Leader Course this week. The course includes online and resident training, and it prepares staff sergeants and sergeants first class to perform the duties and execute the responsibilities of competent ordnance enlisted leaders. | August 15, 2013 | Traveller | 15

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EVENTS Right Arm Night | Aug. 15 Right Arm Night is set for Aug. 15, 4 p.m., at the Regimental Club. The Family and MWR gathering offers a time for bosses to relax and build camaraderie off duty with their “right arm” throughout the year. Right Arm Night is scheduled to continue each third Thursday of the month after the government civilian furlough period. Snacks and pool will be available at no charge with drink specials. For details, call (804) 765-1523.

Pay Day Scramble | Aug. 23 The Ordnance Center and School will sponsor a Pay Day Scramble, Aug. 23, 12:30 p.m., at the Cardinal Golf Club. With a shotgun start, the event is open


to all eligible players. The entry fee is $25 for members, $35 for active duty Soldiers and $40 for all others. This includes golf, a cart, steak-tip sandwich lunch, beverages and prizes. Players should make their own teams and register by Aug. 21. For details, call (804) 734-2899.

Bible Seminar | Aug. 24 A free Walk Though the Bible Old Testament seminar will be offered Aug. 24, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., at Memorial Chapel. A certified Bible instructor will lead the interactive and fun educational program for young people and adults using a pictorial memory system. Lunch will be provided. For registration and details, call (804) 734-6483.

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will be offered Aug. 26-27, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., at the Soldier Support Center. The training is sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs. For details, call (804) 734-6212.

Bowling | Ongoing Two discount bowling options for military and civilian community members are being offered by Family and MWR at the Fort Lee Bowling Center, building 9040, Battle Drive. Organizational team building bowling is available Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The cost is $5 per lane for hourly games – up to eight people per lane – and $1 for shoes for teams of 12 people or more. Reservations are required and subject to lane availability. Rainy day bowling is available any

day of the week until Aug. 30. The parents’ game and shoes are free when bowling with a paid child’s game each day that it rains. Bowling is subject to lane availability. For details on all the bowling options, call (804) 734-6860.

KAHC 5K Volksmarch, Health Fair | Oct. 5 Kenner Army Health Clinic has scheduled its inaugural 5K Family Volksmarch and health fair, Oct. 5, 9-11:30 a.m. The start and finish will be at the clinic’s A Avenue parking lot. This event is free and open to the community. Participants in the volksmarch will travel through the historic Petersburg National Battlefield. The program also includes a wide assortment of family exercise and health awareness opportunities. For details, call (804) 734-9086.

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Calendar, continued Employment Readiness | Ongoing

ACS Financial Readiness | Ongoing A variety of free financial readiness courses are offered monthly at the Army Community Service building on Mahone Avenue. The next class dates and topics are as follows: Financial Planning, Aug. 22; Personal Finance Management, Sept. 3; Consumer Advocacy, Sept. 4; PCS Move, Sept. 5; Debt Liquidation, Sept. 9; TSP, Sept. 10; Basic Money Management, Sept. 11; Planning for Baby, Sept. 12; Budget and Record Keeping, Sept. 15; Auto Purchase and Insurance, Sept. 16; Home Buying, Sept. 17; Credit Card Debt, Sept. 18; ; Developing a Spending Plan, Sept. 25; and Misuse of Checking Privileges, Sept. 26. The classes meet from 1-3 p.m. For details and registration, call (804) 7346388.

Five employment readiness classes are available at ACS. Times for the classes vary. The classes, with the next two dates, are as follows: Small Business Workshop, Sept. 4 and 11; Interviewing Skills and Dressing for Success, Sept. 10 and Oct. 9; Spouses Overseas Employment Orientation, Sept. 10 and Oct. 8; Resume Writing, Sept. 16 and Oct. 14; Job Search Strategies and Application Assistance, Oct. 8 and Nov. 11. For details and registration, call (804) 7346388.

Relocation Readiness | Ongoing Four Relocation Readiness classes are offered by ACS at Fort Lee. The next Overseas Briefings are set for Aug. 21 and Sept. 18, 9 a.m. - noon, at the Soldier Support Center. The other classes are 10 a.m. - noon at the ACS building.

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ESponsorship and Application Training will meet Aug. 27 and Sept. 24. Immigration and Citizenship will meet Sept. 3 and Oct. 1, and Hearts Apart will meet Sept. 6 and Oct. 4. ACS also holds a newcomers’ briefing every Monday at 2 p.m. at the Soldier Support Center. Spouses are welcome. For details or registration, call (804) 7346388.

SPORTS & FITNESS Outdoor Laser Tag | Ongoing Fort Lee Family and MWR Outdoor Recreation offers laser tag five days a week. Open to age 5 and up, the cost is $12 perperson for three games. Group rates are available for eight or more. All games must be purchased and used on the same day. The park is open 3:30-7 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and noon-6 p.m. on

Flag Football Intramurals | Sept. 16 Flag Football Intramurals, sponsored by the Family and MWR Sports department, will begin Sept. 16. The first meeting for coaches will be held Sept. 12, 4 p.m., at MacLaughlin Fitness Center. Companies interested in participating should submit an entry by Sept. 12 to the Sports Office, building 4320, C Avenue. The entry forms are located at the MacLaughin and Clark Fitness Center front desks. There is no charge. A preseason tournament is set for Sept. 16-18, and a postseason tournament, Nov. 4-7. Participation is open to active duty, spouses and family members. For details, call (804) 765-3896.

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Calendar, continued Get Fit, Stay Fit | Daily A variety of weekly fitness classes are available through the Family and MWR Sports Office. The cost is usually $4 per class, and a fitness card may be used for most. The 10-class punch card costs $20. Some classes are free. Yoga (Iyengar and Vinyasa) is free for active duty military and spouses of deployed troops. Classes for which there is a fee include Boot Camp, Yoga (Iyengar and Vinyasa), Aerobics, Core Conditioning and Spinning. Free classes include Workout with Weights in the House of Pain and yoga. Restorative yoga is free to everyone. For details, call (804) 734-6198.


and Thursday; 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Wednesday; 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday; and 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday. Youth league participants will bowl on Saturdays, September - May, 9 a.m. Youth may sign up at the bowling center. The league is open to all eligible family members, age 6 and older. The cost is $17 to register, and all league bowling is free. There will be open sign up and practice sessions on Aug. 24, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., and Sept. 7, 9:30 a.m. - noon. For details, call (804) 734-6860.




Buffalo Riders Charity Events | Aug. 16, 17

Youth Bowling League | September - May The Family and MWR Bowling Center is holding registration for a Youth Bowling League until Sept. 7. The facility is building 9040 on Battle Drive. The hours of operation are: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Monday, Tuesday

The Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club of Virginia will celebrate its 16th anniversary with several events in Petersburg. The group will hold its Inner City Poker Run, Aug. 16, 6 p.m., at the Benedict Civic Club, 500 Fleet St. A donation of $5 will benefit the Petersburg Public Library Project. The Keith Holland Memorial

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Race for a Cause | Aug. 17 The Tri-Cities Roadrunners Club will hold its 30th Annual 5k Race for the Cause, Aug. 17, 8 a.m., at White Bank Park, Colonial Heights. All proceeds will benefit the Southside Regional Medical Cancer Center and Friends of Massey Cancer Center. This event is open to walkers and runners of all ages. On race day, registration begins at 6:45 a.m. For registration and details, visit www. or call (910) 2631951.

Grant Headquarters Walking Tour | Aug. 17 Three ranger-guided walking tours describing military justice at Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s headquarters will be offered on Aug. 17, at the Petersburg National Battlefield, 1001 Pecan Ave., Hopewell. The one-hour tours are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. They will focus on the varying types of disciplinary action imposed on Union soldiers who were convicted of crimes during the Union Army’s occupation of City Point. For details, call (804) 732-3531 ext 203.

Internet Safety Seminar | Aug. 26 The Chesterfield Domestic Violence Task Force will host Internet Safety, a free seminar, Aug. 26, 2-4 p.m., in the Multipurpose Room at the Chesterfield County Department of Mental Health Support Services, 6801 Lucy Corr Blvd. Police Detective Keith Vincent will conduct the program that is for adults and teens aimed at exposing online predators. For details, call (804) 318-8265.

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