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Fort Lee

Vol. 72, No. 44

November 1, 2012

Serving the community of Fort Lee,Virginia, since 1941

SHARING, CARING,

READING! Ordnance Soldiers Volunteer at Local School

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WHAT’S INSIDE

Commentary ..................................Page 2 Army Civilians.................................Page 6 News Briefs.....................................Page 8 Safe Driving ..................................Page 22 Kenner Connection ......................Page 24 Calendar of Events................Pages 25-29

Local Soldier’s Remains Identified After 66 Years Page 16

Fall Fest Treats Families to Seasonal Fun at Post Field House Page 18

Daylight Savings Time: Fall Back One Hour Sunday at 2 a.m.


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‘Walking the Walk’ to Save a Life by Sarah Gauvin

Donation occurs in the hospital where less than five percent of your marrow is collected from the back of your pelvic bone using a special needle and syringe. The surgical I consider myself a woman of conviction and I’m a big procedure is considered simple and will be performed under believer in “walking the walk,â€? not just “talking the talk.â€? \RXUFKRLFHRIJHQHUDORUORFDODQHVWKHVLD(LWKHUZD\FDUH So, as the public affairs specialist responsible for making is taken that you feel no pain during the procedure. sure everyone on Fort Lee knows about the C.W. Bill After the procedure, donors will stay overnight in the Young DoD Marrow Donor Registry Drive on Nov. 7 at hospital. Pain medication may be prescribed as donors can WKHPDLQ3RVW([FKDQJH.HQQHU$UP\+HDOWK&OLQLFDQG H[SHFWWRIHHOVRPHVRUHQHVVLQWKHLUORZHUEDFNIRUIRXUWR Army Logistics University Cafeteria here, I felt I should be seven days after surgery. Most donors are back to work in the first in line to register. just a few days and your body will completely replenish Still, I have to admit I was scared. What if I’m a \RXUPDUURZZLWKLQIRXUWRVL[ZHHNV match? Will donation be painful? Will the procedure take Meanwhile, the recipient is given the donation within 48 me away from my obligations to my husband, son and hours of your surgery and begins a much longer road to office? Then it dawned on me‌What if I’m not a match? information takes about eight minutes. UHFRYHU\7KHUHFLSLHQWDQGWKHLUIDPLO\ZLOOVSHQGWKHQH[W $FFRUGLQJ WR VHQLRU UHFUXLWHU IRU WKH SURJUDP (GG\ Most people are never matched with someone who needs several weeks ensuring that the new marrow is accepted by Medina, 30,000 people are diagnosed with diseases each DERQHPDUURZWUDQVSODQW0HGLQDIRUH[DPSOHKDVEHHQ the body, multiplying and replacing their old marrow. year that require bone marrow transplants and 700 of in the registry for 19 years with no match. Those who are Not all matches are asked to donate bone marrow. those are military members or their dependents. designated as a possible match, whether immediately or in Another way the DoD Marrow Donor Program registry is Unfortunately, these military families face a sobering the future, go through additional screening. used is for the donation of peripheral blood stem cells. If reality. According to Medina, of those who need a donor, If you are identified as a potential match, a DoD Marrow you are designated a match for someone needing these stem 75 percent can’t even find the match within their own Donor Program coordinator contacts you to ask if you are cells and you agree to donate, the process is pretty simple. family and the chances a random donor is a match are low. interested in moving forward with the process. If you are, The actual donation process is similar to donating That’s because tissue types are inherited and some tissue the coordinator will ask a short set of health questions. plasma. You are hooked up to an apheresis device that types are unique to certain racial or ethnic groups. The Since it may be several years since you registered, your takes the blood from your body, separates out the stem DQFHVWU\FDQÂśWMXVWEHFORVHÂąLWKDVWREHH[DFWDFFRUGLQJ health may have changed or you may have acquired a cells and then places the blood back into your system. The to Medina. FRQGLWLRQWKDWH[FOXGHV\RXUSDUWLFLSDWLRQ major difference is that donors will spend a week before That’s why having a robust registry is so important and If those answers are satisfactory, blood samples will be this procedure receiving daily injections of the drug called why I am glad that I added my sample to 700,000 other taken. The blood samples confirm the marrow match, set filgrastim, which increases the number of stem cells in your potential donors in the C.W. Bill Young DoD Marrow the degree of the match and test for immunities. blood stream. Donor Program registry. If this test indicates that you are the best match, you There are no side effects of the donation itself but Some people are hesitant to sign up because of the receive detailed information about the donation process the filgrastim may make you feel like you have flu-like perceived pain of donation or because of unknowns in the DQGDWKRURXJKSK\VLFDOH[DP7KLVLVWKHWLPHWRPDNHDQ symptoms. The onset of headaches, bone and muscle aches SURFHVV0\RZQDQ[LHWLHVSURPSWHGPHWRUHIOHFWRQWKH informed decision about going through with the donation. are common and disappear shortly after donation. facts for a few minutes. If you confirm your participation in the donation, the So for the relatively small cost of a sore rear-end or So let me take you through the process. WUDQVSODQWZLOOEHVFKHGXOHGDERXWVL[WRHLJKWZHHNVODWHU a couple of days of headaches, you could save a life. It After filling out a two page form on your general health In the meantime, the patient receiving the transplant will doesn’t seem like much of a toss-up now, does it? and contact information, you provide four cheek swabs. endure intensive chemotherapy or radiation to ready their SEE DONORS, PAGE 11 The whole process to provide your sample and registration bodies to receive and best use your marrow. Community Relations Specialist

Commanding General ................... Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche Garrison Commander ............................ Col. Rodney D. Edge Public Affairs Officer ............................................ D.R. Bingham Command Information/Managing Editor ....... Patrick Buffett Senior Writer/Special Assignments ................ T. Anthony Bell Production/News Assistant Editor ........................Amy Perry Family/Community Life Reporter ..................................Vacant Production Assistant ................................... Kathryn C. Weigel

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Fort Lee’s Sgt. 1st Class Paula Bond laughs with Joshua Manke, a 1st grader at North Elementary School in Colonial Heights. Bond and seven other Soldiers participated in a reading activity session recently in an effort to connect with the community. Photo Illustration by T. Anthony Bell To reach the Traveller Staff, call (804) 734-7147.


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Sandy Skirts Virginia, Bashes Northeast by Kathryn C. Weigel

tion took seriously the potential (damage) that Sandy could have brought to us,” she added. “The AARs from Irene and the earthquake made a As members of the Fort Lee community watched difference in how Fort Lee prepared for this upcoming television reports of “Frankenstorm” Sandy batterweather season,” said Fields. ing the New Jersey shore with 80 mph winds and Personal preparation for adverse weather is a perpouring a 13-foot surge of seawater into New York sonal responsibility, said Bowman. He wants memCity Monday night, they were snug in dry homes, bers of the post community to “like” the National most of which didn’t need the generators that many Weather Service on Facebook and stay in touch had on stand-by. with other sources of weather information, many of The Tri-City Area and Richmond got off easy. which are accessible via smart phones. “People need While millions of people further up the Atlantic coast to be vigilant about monitoring the weather,” said lost electrical power, only 15 percent of Fort Lee Bowman. “Tornadoes, hurricanes – they are part of experienced a dark period. About 5 p.m. Monday a life in Virginia. It’s important to understand the value tree took down a power line near Warehouse Road of staying informed.” behind the Fort Lee Office Supply Store, according The region’s strongest wind gusts were 40 mph, NOAA IMAGE to the Provost Marshal Office. The PMO and a bar- This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said James Foster, a meteorologist with the National racks, building 9303 at the corner of B Avenue and photo of Hurricane Sandy shows its immense size. Weather Service in Wakefield. Sandy was no longer 31st Street, were among the occupied buildings that hurricane strength when the storm’s effects reached lost power, said Tim Richardson, deputy director of the neighbors had a longer wait for normalcy. Virginia. The James and Appomattox rivers did not even Improvements were made to the PMO’s auxiliary pow- reach flood stage though both were up “a couple of feet,” Directorate of Public Works. Power was restored to the barracks in about two hours, er source as a result of the 2011 Irene after-action report, Foster added. said Richardson, and the PMO’s automatic generator said Bowman. An AAR on Fort Lee’s response to Sandy By Tuesday morning, the area had received 2.17 inches kicked over and kept it operational. All power was restored is expected to be compiled in the near future. of rain from the storm system; however, said Foster, the “There is no comparison at all” between Sandy’s im- region’s annual rainfall is still about 4 inches below normal. to the post by 9:40 p.m., said Brendan J. Bowman of the pact and Irene’s, said Richardson. “With Irene, most of Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security. While the Fort Lee area is in for chilly days and nights Fort Lee also fared well in comparison to the impact the post was down for days.” With Sandy, power was off the rest of this week, according to Foster, schools reHurricane Irene had here in late August 2011. Irene top- here a maximum of four hours and 40 minutes. opened and Halloween trick-or-treaters were expected to Alexis N. Fields, chief, Protection Branch of DPTMS, be out in force Wednesday. pled trees and power lines, leaving many in the region and most homes and offices on post without electricity said, “We were prepared. We had all of the stakeholders According to recent news reports, at least 65 U.S. when that storm struck Aug. 27. Power was restored to involved, and they had discussed all the contingencies” deaths were blamed on the storm. Two people died in post facilities within about four days while many civilian before Sandy neared the area. “Everyone on the installa- storm-related traffic accident in Central Virginia. Production Assistant

Online Application to Ease Manual Access by Cody Starken Army News Service

WASHINGTON – The Army plans to have a new, easy-to-use method for Soldiers to access manuals and other military publications by 2015. The new 10-page Army Doctrine Publications, known as ADPs, will be available on videos. The more detailed Army Doctrine Reference Publications, or ADRPs, will be on interactive computer-based training. The Army Training Publications will be on a MilWiki site, a collaborative website that enables Soldiers to participate in doctrine development. Retired Col. Clinton J. Ancker III, director of the Combined Arms Doctrine

Directorate, spoke recently about the Army Doctrine 2015 strategy at the Association of the United States Army Annual Convention at the Washington, D.C., Convention Center. “As an officer, noncommissioned officer or Soldier, you can track your responsibility with this new system,” said Ancker. “All Army professionals should have an understanding on how the Army operates.” The system will allow Soldiers at any level to access Army doctrine, references, field manuals and technical publications through various digital outlets. These outlets include DVD videos, interactive multimedia instruction videos and a wiki site allowing Soldiers to participate in doctrine development.

“We want to make the Army publications more accessible, and more collaborative,” said Ancker. Integrating doctrine with digital applications will allow doctrinal resources to be readily available to Soldiers and provides a new approach to how doctrine is used to support education, training and operations, he said. Users can locate Army publications specific to their jobs from an easy-to-use hierarchal process. The redesign focus was based on guidance from Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno, who directed “a Doctrine Strategy to categorize our manuals differently, reduce their length and number, and leverage emerging technology to make

them more collaborative and accessible,” said Odierno. By 2015, the Army plans to have only 50 field manuals on tactics and procedures. The rest of the doctrine will be in ADPs, ADRPs and Army Techniques Pubs, or ATPs. The end result of Army Doctrine 2015 is to provide the user an easy way to access military publications via mobile devices, and other non-tradition methods, but the physical hard copies will still be available. It is expected the new streamlined system for delivering Army doctrine will be complete by 2015. For more information, log into http://usacac.army.mil/cac2/MCCoE/ doctrine2015tables.asp.


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Name: Sonya Foust Family: Married with two children Hometown: Greensboro, N.C Where she works: Fort Lee Commissary Defense Commissary Agency) Title: produce manager Years with DeCA: 22 What you do: â&#x20AC;&#x153;As the produce manager, I ensure thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good produce on the Ă&#x20AC;RRUIRURXUSDWURQV,PDNH sure our customers have the best fresh product there is.â&#x20AC;? Describe yourself: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m

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The Fort Lee Tax Assistance Center is seeking volunteers to provide services to military members, retirees and their Families. A week of free training will be provided by the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate Dec. 3-7. Optional computer training also will be available. People interested in donating their time and talents to the Tax Assistance Center may call Sheran Walker at (804) 765-1505. Volunteer forms are available at the Legal Assistance Office, building 1108, 441 First St.

KAHC Holiday Hours

Kenner Army Health Clinic and Troop Medical Clinic I will be open Nov. 9, a training holiday, for patient care and closed on Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day. TMC II will be closed Nov. 9. Patients with medical emergencies should call 911 or report to the nearest hospital emergency room. For acute or urgent care needs on holidays and after hours, call the KAHC administrative officer of the day at (804) 734-9000 for referral authorization to visit an urgent care center.

Blood Drive

The Fort Lee Software Engineering Center is sponsoring a blood drive on Nov. 15, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., at Fire Station 2, B Avenue. All blood types are welcome. Types AB and O are most in demand. All donations will directly support deployed service members and other military treatment facilities within the Department of Defense. To schedule an appointment online, visit www. militaryblood.dod.mil or call (910) 396-9925.

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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training will be held Dec. 11-12 at Liberty Chapel. The two-day workshop prepares caregivers of all backgrounds to provide suicide first-aid. The training is free, but applicants must be able to attend both full days to receive certificates and CEUs. For details, email kerima.a.gibbons@us.army.mil or call (804) 734-9056.

An All Saints Day mass will be held Nov. 1 to commemorate the Catholic holy day of obligation. The 7 p.m. mass will be at Memorial Chapel at the corner of Sisisky Boulevard and Battle Drive. Also, an All Souls Day mass will be held Nov. 2, 11:45 a.m., at Memorial Chapel. For details, call (804) 734-1437.

Hope Now Rescheduled

Hope Now has been postponed to Nov. 7 because of Hurricane Sandy. It will offer mortgage help to active duty military, guard and reserve, military retirees and Fort Lee civilian employees 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Post Field House at the corner of 16th Street and A Avenue. The free one-day event provides an opportunity for mortgage holders to meet face-to-face with their lenders. Open for discussion are short sales, interest reduction, various government programs, loan modifications, refinancing options and Servicemembers Civil Relief Act protections. Attendees should take their monthly mortgage statement, two most recent pay stubs, documentation on all income, and most recent bank statements and utility bills (showing name and address). For details, call the Housing Services Office at (804) 765-1597 or 765-1963.

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Hunting season at Fort Lee will continue through Jan. 31, 2013. All wooded and training areas are off limits without prior clearance from Range Control at (804) 765-2286 or Outdoor Recreation at 765-2212.

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The Fort Lee Exchange has space available for vendors who are military Family members or retirees. Persons with fun, creative or unique merchandise who would like to open a sales space at a PX location on post should call Pam Taylor or Chitarra Daniels at (804) 861-5585 or email danielscm@aafes.com.


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To all those whoserve, we thank you. Friday for the Arts After a long week at work, most people are ready for a little fun and a relaxing change of pace. Fort Lee community members are fortunate because they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to go far to find a leisurely weekend activity. Petersburg has a monthly celebration called Friday for the Arts held the second Friday of each month in its historic downtown area. The next one will be Nov. 9. Friday for the Arts takes place along many blocks in the vicinity of South Sycamore Street from the city library to Sycamore Rouge and beyond. Each month, there are new exhibits to view. Local galleries, restaurants and shops stage exhibits and remain open throughout the evening. If music is your pleasure, there are performers from many different genres to include jazz, classical and rock. If you enjoy viewing original works of art, there will be some spectacular pieces created by premier artists in the area. More than 50 artists have painted concrete â&#x20AC;&#x153;canvassesâ&#x20AC;? with designs ranging from abstract to realistic. Friday for the Arts is an eventful evening for the entire family. Enjoy the leisurely pace and take part in the festivities. For more information and to see a full schedule of events, visit http://morals102.wix.com/ffta1.

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Emotions Overflow for Holiday Program by Susan Garling PAO Program Services

A Soldier is told to stop what he’s doing and report to a specified facility on post. It’s an uncertain moment, and he wonders if he is in trouble. That fear turns to relief, however, when he arrives at his destination and finds holiday music playing, snowflakes hanging from the ceiling, the smell of fresh popcorn, the hustle and bustle of military and civilians alike dressed in holiday garb and toys everywhere. In that moment, the Soldier takes on a different demeanor. An obvious relief comes over him as he realizes he has been sent to shop for his children’s holiday gifts free of charge. As emotions come to the surface, he offers a big hug and says, “Thank you.” This is Holiday Helper. It’s also the story of a visiting father who is here to see his son deploy in just a matter of days. As he accompanies the Soldier to the “toy store” located on Fort Lee to pick up the gifts being wrapped for his grandchildren, he stands there in amazement with tears streaming down his face. He’s overwhelmed that the community would do something so special for his son. Holiday Helper is also about the Fort Lee Family struggling to recover from a devastating house fire. While they were fortunate to escape without injury, they lost all of their possessions. The children are provided with an array of toys, hats

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Spc. Keith Nelson shops for one of his four children last year during the annual Holiday Helper activities. This year, the program will provide each child with three gifts and as many stocking stuffers as desired. and mittens and mom and dad are given food vouchers to assist with their meals. The effects of Holiday Helper are also felt by military Families from all over the United States staying at the Fisher House in Richmond to be close to their service member recovering from war injuries or

illness. A mother who is doing all she can to get by in a strange place is relieved when a delivery is made of toys, hats and mittens. She can put her mind at ease knowing her children will have a wonderful holiday. Another face of the program is seen by the Family of a U.S. Marine who is facing

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foreclosure. Hard working and dedicated, he does everything possible to provide for his wife and five children. When he was chosen to receive a donated “Little Tykes House” for the kids, he was both grateful and humbled. He was also provided with a live holiday tree and food vouchers to help cover the cost of a holiday meal. After being allowed to shop for toys, hats, mittens and all of the stocking stuffers he needed for his little ones free of charge, this Marine returned to Holiday Helper to volunteer and give back to other military Families. His act of kindness touched so many. And let’s not forget about the many local businesses, DoD Civilians, community members, military spouses, military members and commanders who all scramble each year to get on the volunteer schedule to wrap gifts or serve as “elves” to assist program participants with their shopping. The reward is that sense of holiday spirit, and being there to witness military members taking care of their Families when they sacrifice so much to take care of the nation’s freedom. It’s seeing the relief on young faces, knowing the financial burden of providing for their children’s holiday toys has been removed. Young and old are thankful and gracious and the experience is moving and heartfelt. This is Holiday Helper. Each year, the program serves more SEE HELPER, PAGE 11

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than 500 military Families and more than 1,200 military children have benefitted from the toys it provides. Those figures will continue to grow as the Holiday Helper Association seeks ways to expand the operation. Holiday Helper is entirely supported by community donations. Contributors include individual community members, local businesses, military units, various post tenant agencies, churches, schools, local chambers of commerce, and community associations and groups. The HHA works hard to secure grants and also receives donations through the Combined Federal Campaign (enter agency 98644 on your pledge card to donate directly to the program). Junior-ranking military members from all branches of service are nominated by their commanders to receive support from Holiday Helper. Military members are then assigned a certain day and time to shop at the “toy store” located on Battle Drive, building 9027, just across the street from the post pool near the Lee Club. Each of the nominees will receive a food voucher, three toys per child, hats and mittens, stocking stuffers, books and puzzles, a live tree if needed and free gift wrapping. A limited number of bikes are donated annually and each unit commander is allowed to select a military recipient based on need. The Fort Lee Holiday Helper Program had humble be-

ginnings in an Army Community Service training room more than 10 years ago. Former ACS Director Karen McComas was keenly aware that there was a need to provide for many of our junior ranking military who were struggling financially to make ends meet, much less purchase toys for their children during the holidays. It was her dream to ensure that no military child would go without during the holiday season, and so, Holiday Helper was born. Today, McComas is the chairman of the board for the Holiday Helper Association, and she is still there each year to work as an elf while savoring every minute she gets to spend helping military Families. The HHA receives both monetary and gifts in kind from all over the state. Those with newborns are always appreciative of the homemade baby blankets or sweater sets made by individuals in the community. Others choose to donate footballs, dolls, gift cards for teens, watches, jewelry, learning and educational toys, tricycles, DVDs, sports equipment, telescopes, skateboards, board games, craft sets, infant items and so much more. Support our young Families this holiday season by ensuring “No Military Child Goes Without.” If you want to join the program as a helper, contact the Army Volunteer Coordinator at (804) 734-7827. To make a donation or for more information, contact a Holiday Helper board member at 519-3616 or 305-7599. All commanders should submit their Holiday Helper nomination forms by the close of business Nov. 21 to mail4joymetzger@gmail.com.

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JCCoE Offers New Additions to Field Ration Menus by Amy Perry Production/News Assistant Editor

The Unitized Group Ration – Short Order menu recently underwent changes after a six-month test at four Army installations last year. The UGR is for use in deployed locations or during remote training exercises. The new menu allows commanders and food advisers to offer additional choices to Soldiers out in the field, said Beverly Hamlette, Joint Culinary Center of Excellence field feeding specialist. Previously, field ration meals included casserole or meat-based entrees such as meat loaf, baked chicken, or spaghetti and meatballs. The new short order option is similar those found in dining facilities and has never been offered for the field environment. “The new menus were developed by our partners at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, and they have worked very hard to ensure these menus are built to provide the right nutrition for our Soldiers,” said Hamlette. “This concept was designed in efforts to continue to provide the Army diner more variety, alternative meat options and mixed menu items, thus providing both mainline and short order options in a field/deployed environment.” The new short order items available are the Philly steak hoagie, chicken nuggets, Italian sausage sub, beef enchi-

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Education Week Opportunities Abound at Lee The Army Continuing Education System, or ACES, will observe American Education Week Nov. 12 - 16. Activities are located in the Army Education Center (building 12400), Liberty Chapel (building 9100) and building 6050. Soldiers, Family members, and the entire Fort Lee community are welcome to participate in these activities. Nov. 13 is Soldiers Day at the AEC. Between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., active duty Soldiers are invited to speak with counselors about their educational goals, update their GoArmyEd accounts, learn about tuition assistance and the GI Bill, and research their educational interests. The Education Fair at Liberty Chapel, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Nov. 14, will provide visitors the opportunity to answer these questions: Are CLEP/DSST accepted in my degree plan? Will I be given credit for military schools? Will my credits transfer? Can my degree be completed upon transfer to another base? What about financial aid? Can I use my GI Bill? What do I need for acceptance to a master’s program? What entrance test is required? Can I enroll in GoArmyEd? What is GoArmyEd.com? Many colleges, universities and technical schools will be at the fair to offer information on various degree and certificate programs. A Veterans Affairs information briefing is slated for Nov. 15, 10-11:30 a.m., in Room 107 of AEC. Participants will receive information on basic eligibility requirements, the application process, and payment of education benefits. The Montgomery GI Bill Chapter 30 (active duty) and Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) will be discussed. Call (804) 765-3570 to reserve a seat. Two briefings for those interested in becoming warrant officers are scheduled for Nov. 15, 10-11:30 a.m. and 1:303 p.m., at building 6050. A warrant officer recruiter will attend both sessions to offer participants information about the application process, packet submission and much more. A financial aid workshop is slated for Nov. 15, 1:30-2:30 p.m., at the AEC. This workshop will be presented by a financial aid student coordinator. This is a general briefing for all service members, Family members and the entire Fort Lee community. Phone 765-3570 to reserve a seat. A Troops to Teachers briefing is planned for Nov. 16, 10-11:30 a.m., in Room 107, AEC. There will be discussions on eligibility requirements and the stipends/bonuses of $10,000 for teaching in certain areas. Phone 765-3570 to reserve a seat. A session on Post-9/11 transfer of education benefits will be held 1:30-2:30 p.m. Nov. 16, in Room 107, AEC. A career counselor will discuss the procedure to transfer education benefits to Family members and the submission process on milconnect. Phone 765-3570 to reserve a seat. – Army Education Center

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Women’s Museum to be Featured in Documentary by Keith Desbois CASCOM Public Affairs

History came alive Oct. 23 as the U.S. Army Women’s Museum here participated in a documentary highlighting the service of women in the armed forces. The production is called “Unsung Heroes – The Story of America’s Female Patriots,” and focuses on the accomplishments and advancements women from all branches of service have made throughout American history. It is produced by Academy Award winner Ron Howard and written and directed by Emmy winner Frank Martin. Francoise Bonnell, U.S. Army Women’s Museum director, provided a historic overview and references to use as the backdrop for the production. She shared stories and personal accounts of female service members from the Revolutionary War to the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. One of the accounts Bonnell high-

lighted is the awarding of the Medal of Honor to Mary Edwards Walker. She was a doctor during the Civil War who was an alleged spy and captured as a prisoner of war. To this date, she is the only woman ever to be awarded the nation’s highest military honor. Staff Sgts. Jessica Cobble and Guadalupe Alexander, Soldiers assigned to the Combined Arms Support Command, were also interviewed. The two recounted personal stories of what life was like being deployed in a combat environment. Both served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Cobble was assigned as a mortuary affairs collection point noncommissioned officer during her deployments. Alexander was attached to an infantry unit in Iraq and provided automated logistics support in both theaters. Stories such as those of Walker, Cobble and Alexander will fill this two-hour documentary special. It will air on the Public Broadcasting Service next year.

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shortly after the plane went missing, many parts and remains were found between 1983-99 as the glacier slid downward from its resting place at an altitude of 12,000 feet, said the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office. Two years ago, the remains were re-evaluated using advanced DNA technology, and Cassellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s DNA was determined to match that of his motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Anderson, along with her two older siblings, Franklin, 82, and Mary Lee Cassell Musulin, 80, were on hand to witness the arrival of the remains at the airport. They watched in solemn tribute as Fort Lee Soldiers ceremoniously removed

the flag-draped coffin from the commercial aircraftâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cargo storage area and carried it to a waiting hearse. They also traveled to Amelia County to do the same in preparation for a memorial service that was held Sunday. Tech Sgt. Cassell was 21 years old when he died with his fellow airmen. An Arlington National Cemetery burial plot was dedicated to the crew years ago, but no personal items had been returned, said Anderson, who was lonly a few monhs old when her brother was drafted and departed for World War II. Despite the declaration that her brother was deceased, Anderson said her father held a glimmer of hope that his son was still alive, especially considering the fact the no personal items were found. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My father always thought that maybe, maybe he survived and one day would show up,â&#x20AC;? said Anderson, â&#x20AC;&#x153;because they got nothing, nothing except a telegram.â&#x20AC;? Anderson said the identification of the remains brings an end to the years of speculation about her brotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It does bring closure, especially for my sister and brother,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Also, because I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know him and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t experience the grief at that time, it gives me such a good feeling that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what my father and mother always wanted.â&#x20AC;?

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HENRICO COUNTYâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; In 1947, the parents of Army Tech. Sgt. William S. Cassell received word that their son was one of eight airmen presumed dead after the aircraft in which they were flying went missing. The following year, the wreckage of a U.S. B-17G Flying Fortress was discovered in the French-Italian Alps near the Estellette Glacier. It was determined to be Cassellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plane but the remains were unidentifiable and the wreckage was declared non-recoverable. Until now. More than 60 years after he was declared deceased, Cassellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remains were finally returned to his Family during a planeside ceremony Friday at the Richmond International Airport. A day earlier, Hannah Cassell Anderson said she was taken with the news that their older brother was finally coming home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was just amazed and thrilled at the same time,â&#x20AC;? said the 68-year-old Anderson, â&#x20AC;&#x153;because not only did they have his remains, but they also had his dog tags, which was just wonderful.â&#x20AC;? Although bits and pieces of the wreckage were found

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Fort Lee Ordnance Soldiers Lend Hand to 1st Graders at Colonial Heights School by T. Anthony Bell Senior Writer/Special Projects

First grade teacher Jane Briggs noticed the immediate and visible impact the visitors had on the students in her classroom and was grateful for their presence. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I cannot tell you how thankful I am,â&#x20AC;? she said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;because I know they are busy and have so many things that are so important but nothing is more important than 6-year-olds learning to read.â&#x20AC;? Briggs, a teacher at North Elementary School in Colonial Heights, was brimming with pride and appreciation watching Fort Lee Soldiers interact with her pupils during reading activities Oct. 25 at the school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m watching the faces of the children but also the faces of the military, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so exciting to see the connection being made,â&#x20AC;? she said during the reading sessions. The Soldiers, all assigned to Alpha Company, 832nd Ordnance Battalion, 59th Ord. Brigade, located on the Ordnance Campus, are part of the unitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s effort to extend hands of support to build meaningful relationships with the communities outside its confines, said its commander, Capt. Forrest Clay.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The community outside the gate is the cornerstone of what we have here at Fort Lee,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every time we go outside those gates, those civilians are there to support us so we have to make sure we give back to them as much as they give to us.â&#x20AC;? During the most recent school visit, Eight Soldiers and one senior noncommissioned officer were on hand to help Briggs with her class of roughly 20 students. At one table, two Soldiers played a bingo-like game with the pupils, jokingly and gently urging them on. At another table, children read aloud as Soldiers listened. There were also many instances in which reading took a back seat to studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; curiosity and questions Afterward, Soldiers said time spent with the children furthered their personal enrichment and aspirations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love children, and I want to be a teacher one day,â&#x20AC;? said Pfc. Ashley Kinsey, a 21-year-old Bamberg, S.C. native. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anything I can do to brighten their day and perhaps help with their future â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all it fulfills me as a person.â&#x20AC;? Twenty-year-old Pvt. Rachel Bailey had similar sentiments. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know I loved reading as a child,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even now, reading is a really big escape for me. I was telling one of the students the last time I was here that you can go

anywhere you want to go and be anything you want to be reading a book.â&#x20AC;? Sgt. 1st Class Paula Bond, a member of the Alpha Co. cadre, spent much of her time with one child who on a previous occasion wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as open as the other children, displaying a level of shyness and introversion. He initially showed the same signs during this session but quickly opened up to the senior NCO. Bond was clearly enlightened by the experience and said getting to know the kids was just as valuable as the reading assistance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being able to interact with the children is very rewarding,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We make some great connections while reading to them and hearing them read as well as getting a little feedback on who they are, what they like, etc.â&#x20AC;? Clay, who has a son in Briggsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; class, said he could have chosen a number of activities to make contributions but education has the biggest payoff. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is the foundation of everything,â&#x20AC;? said the former middle school teacher. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to make sure we are educating those around us. Reading, science and math are going to help our economy, our Army, our world to be better places. It all starts with education.â&#x20AC;? Alpha Co. will continue to work with the school and hopes to adopt it in the future, said Clay.


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(RIGHT) Jeff Snow, a Software Engineering Center-Lee employee, twists together a balloon hat for one of the youth participants of the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat event that took place Oct. 24 at the Post Field House. The event also included games for children and adults, a rock wall, and free food and beverages. (BELOW) Lennon Bess, 4, grabs a treat from the Installation Safety Office table that was among the displays at the festival. Other agencies in attendance included the Fort Lee USO Center, Kenner Army Health Clinic, and Fire and Emergency Services.

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(RIGHT) Anthony Medina, 7, listens to his parents’ advice as he scales the rock wall during the 23rd QM Brigade Fall Festival. At other games nearby, participants strutted their strength at a strongman game and Soldiers tossed bean bags at a target in a southern-born contest known as “cornhole.” (FAR RIGHT) Isayah Murphy, 4, checks out the driver’s seat of a military police cruiser during the festival. Fort Lee Police officers Harold Shreves and Earl Crawford represented the post Provost Marshal at the event. In addition to showing off one of their department’s vehicles, they shared information about the law enforcement mission here and tips to deter crime in the military community. McGruff the Crime Dog also participated in the festival and posed for photos with kids.

(ABOVE) Roderrick Crawford shows his Halloween spirit at the face-painting booth that was part of the 23rd QM Brigade Fall Festival. Hundreds of Soldiers, Family members and guests attended the Oct. 24 event. Also pictured is event volunteer Karen Dinkelman. (BELOW) Sarah Stancy, right, and Laurie Buffum, center, react to a comment by one of the youth participants of the fall festival. Also representing the Fort Lee USO Center was Pamela Tunstall. The trio handed out candy and shared information about activities and volunteer opportunities available at the USO.

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Communicating the Culture of Leadership by 1st Lt. John Lanzafame 82nd Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

Graduating logisticians from the Captains Career Course at the Army Logistics University recently attended a panel discussion featuring leaders from the 82nd Sustainment Brigade. Col. Chris Sharpsten, 82nd Sustainment Bde. commander. spoke to the Soldiers about his leadership vision. The brigade is charged with the mission of supporting the XVIII Airborne Corps and 82nd Airborne Division in its execution of the Global Response Force and must be ready at a moment’s notice to translate the intentions of command into action by aligning resources behind a common goal. Sharpsten said he believes it’s essential for the brigade to infuse every team member with his vision, goals and expected results in order for the unit’s diverse mission set to be successful. Sharpsten and a panel of command teams built from the 659th Maintenance Company, 264th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, and the 249th QM Co., 189th CSSB, met to discuss the essential qualities of leadership and how they permeate the leadership of the 82nd Sustainment Bde. The graduates listened intently to Sharpsten as he articulated the culture of leadership in the his brigade. The program began with Sharpsten introducing the graduates to three rules of leadership. These rules form the foundation of his leadership style and are taught to all of the brigade’s incoming officers. The rules are as follows: when in charge, take charge; find problems and solve problems; and audaciously execute your commander’s intent. “When in charge, take charge” is a rule of leadership that

highlights the importance of never abandoning one’s leadership responsibilities, said Sharpsten. Effective leadership requires that a leader encourage an expression of opinion from team members but reserve the sole right to make the decision, especially when faced with adversity. “Find problems and solve problems” is a rule of leadership that highlights the importance of being proactive and anticipatory, he continued. Effective leadership requires that a leader act diligently to assess a situation and act deliberately to solve conflicts. “Audaciously execute your commander’s intent” is a rule of leadership that highlights the importance of having a passionate commitment to the success of the mission, he said. Effective leadership requires that a leader never waiver from accepting and promoting the vision of the team and remain undaunted when faced with adversity. In addition to Sharpsten’s address, the program provided a two-hour question-and-answer period. The leadership panel fielded a wide range of questions from the graduates, from how to interview for a company command position to handling shortage annexes in change-of-command inventories. The two most compelling questions were “what are the best attributes of a company commander?” and “what are the command’s most challenging difficulties?” The leadership panel responded to the first question with a list of attributes that included being confident yet humble, having a clear vision of your command, being “up-front” and visible and genuinely caring for the well-being of your Soldiers. In response to the second question, the leadership panel stated there will always be challenges to overcome and problems to solve, each requiring a different solution.

Col. Chris Sharpsten Always be prepared to weigh the facts of the situation and execute the commander’s intent. The session concluded with a small group discussion on the importance of empowering subordinates to do their jobs. As the Army continues to downsize, Sharpsten recognizes the importance of receiving more output from fewer resources within the 82nd Sustainment Brigade. He said he is confident that the rules of leadership emphasized under his command will maximize productivity in future operations and mature leaders of all ranks to accomplish a variety of mission sets anytime, anywhere.

ALL ARMY BB TEAM VISITS FORT LEE The 2012 All-Army Basketball Team played an exhibition game against the Semi-Pro Richmond Elite team on Friday at the MacLaughlin Fitness Center. Nearly 250 people attended the game. Nine-year-old Erica (Ali) Cherry, daughter of 1st Lt. Eric Cherry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 530th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, sang the national anthem. After being down for most of the game, the All-Army team rallied to win by a narrow victory of 78-77. Fort Lee’s own 1st Lt. Cleveland Richard, 16th Ordnance Battalion (No. 20) was a member of the starting lineup for the All-Army team. The squad is heading toward Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, this weekend where it will participate in the Armed Forces Championship, which starts Nov. 4. (LEFT) Sgt. Montavious Waters shoots a jump shot during the game. (RIGHT) Pvt. David Turner pushes toward the basket against a defender. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS


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Army Community Service will mark Military Family Month by hosting its annual Military Appreciation Dinner Nov. 8, 5:30-8 p.m., at the Regimental Club. Reservations are due by Nov. 2. ACS promises an evening of good food, face painting, a clown for the children, good music and door prizes. For reservations or details, call (804) 734-6388.

MCCW Meeting

The Fort Lee Military Council of Catholic Women will meet Nov. 2, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., at Memorial Chapel. Watch care will be provided. No reservations are needed. The meet and greet will include a program – Communion of Saints, presented by Betty Lent – the All Souls Day mass and a brunch. For details, email Jeanine Majewski at majewskial@ aol.com.

Kenner Army Health Clinic will host a community and veterans appreciation open house and Patient Centered Medical Home kick-off on Nov. 8, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. The event will offer health awareness and educational opportunities. Seasonal flu and pneumonia vaccines will be available. For details, call (804) 734-9086.

Training to Stop Abuse

Certified facilitators will conduct training on the prevention of child sexual abuse at Memorial Chapel on Nov. 18, 1-5 p.m. Lunch will be provided. The training by VIRTUS aims to make participants aware of the signs of child sexual abuse, the methods and means by which offenders commit abuse, and five easy steps to prevent it. For details or to pre-register by Nov. 11, contact Lydia Harding at lydia.e.harding.ctr@mail.mil or (804) 7340970.

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The Fort Lee Civilian Personnel Advisory Center will host an open season benefits fair on Nov. 7, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., at Liberty Chapel, 9100 C Ave. Participants will be able to discuss benefit options for 2013 with several insurance companies. Open season is Nov. 12 - Dec. 10. Changes may be made by calling the Army Benefits Center Civilian at (877) 276-9287 or visiting www.abc.army.mil.

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Army Community Service offers several training programs each month to help military Families with transitions. An installation-wide newcomers’ brief is held every Monday, 2 p.m., at the Soldier Support Center, Room 125. Service members, spouses and civilians new to Fort Lee are welcome to attend and learn more about the resources, programs and services here. The overseas brief is at 9 a.m. every third Wednesday at the Soldier Support Center. Citizenship and immigration classes are at 1 p.m. the first Tuesday at the Army Community Service facility on Mahone Avenue. Hearts Apart meets at 10 a.m. on the first Friday, and sponsorship at 10 a.m. on the third Tuesday. To register or get details, call (804) 734-7589.

Family Team Building

Army Community Service offers ongoing classes in its Army Family Team Building curriculum. All classes are held 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at ACS, building 9023, on Mahone Avenue. Childcare is available. For details or a full schedule, call (804) 734-6388.

Financial Readiness

Seventeen courses aimed at improving one’s financial readiness are offered by the Fort Lee Army Community Service. Classes are usually held at ACS, building 9023, on Mahone Avenue, 1-3 p.m. For details, call (804) 734-6388.

FITNESS & SPORTS Turkey Shoot Tourney

The Cardinal Golf Club will hold its Turkey Shoot Golf Tournament on Nov. 17, 9 a.m. The format is a two-person scramble. The cost is $40 for members and $45 for non-members. Every player receives a frozen turkey. Participants must register and pay by Nov. 14. For details, call (804) 734-2899.

Free Throw Contest

A free throw contest for women in advanced individual training will be held Nov. 28, 6:15 p.m., at MacLaughlin Fitness Center. Competition will be for teams of five women. Awards will be given to the highest scoring team and the highest scoring individual. For details or to sign up, call (804) 765-3057.

New League Forming

The Family and MWR Sports Department is forming a new basketball league for players age 35 and older. It is open to active duty personnel, Department of Defense Civilians and retirees. The season is slated to be Jan. 10 - Feb. 28 at MacLaughlin Fitness Center. For details or to sign up, call (804) 734-3896.

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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. Classes for which there is a fee include Boot Camp, Tai Chi, aerobics, Zumba and Step Kick. Free classes include Workout with Weights in the House of Pain and yoga. Iyengar yoga is free for active duty Soldiers and spouses of deployed service members. Restorative yoga is free for all qualified participants. For details, call (804) 734-6198.


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YOUTH Youth Fall Festival

The Fort Lee Youth Fall Festival will be Nov. 3, 1-4 p.m., at the Post Field House, 16th Street at A Avenue. Activities will include pumpkin decorating, sand arts and crafts, hay rides, a haunted house, a rock climbing wall, inflatables and two performances of “Rockin’ Robin Revue” (1:30 and 2:45 p.m.) by the Chesterfield Children’s Theatre. The event is open to the public. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For details, visit www.leemwr.com or call (804) 734-6106.

Martial Arts Classes

Child, Youth and School Services offers two martial arts classes for military, Department of Defense Civilian and DoD contractor Family members. SKIES Mixed Martial Arts Classes for ages 5-17 meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. The cost is $55 a month. The SKIES Pee Wee Mixed Martial Arts Classes for ages 3-5 meet Tuesdays or Thursdays, 5:10-5:55 p.m. The cost is $28 a month for four classes. Both classes meet in the Child Development Center Multi-Program Facility, building 10622. For details, call (804) 765-3852.

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Library Story Hour

A weekly story hour for children up to age 5 is held Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., at the Fort Lee Community Library on the second floor of the Army Logistics University. Pre-registration is required because of space limitations. For details, call (804) 765-8095.

Home School Dance

A special dance class for home-schooled students is available Mondays, 10:45-11:45 a.m., at the Multiprogram/SKIES Unlimited Facility. The class in ballet and tap is for students, ages 5-12. The cost is $34 per month For details, call (804) 734-0612.

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CYSS Teams

Child, Youth and School Services will hold registration for cheerleading (ages 5-13) and Basketball (ages 4-15) from Nov. 7-30. Registration for wrestling (ages 5-13) will be Nov. 1-30. Fees vary with the sport, age and parent’s military or civilian status. The basketball parents’ meeting will be Dec. 11, 6 p.m., at the Post Field House. To register, visit the CYSS Central Registration Office, building 10612, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., weekdays. A current sports physical and birth certificate are required. For details, call (804) 765-3852.

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Worth Fighting For Holiday Savings

Actor Kirk Cameron is slated to speak at the Nov. 9 Love Worth Fighting For event in Richmond. The conference begins at 7 p.m. at the Richmond Outreach Center. Musical guest Warren Barfield will also participate in the event sponsored by Feed Your Faith. Tickets cost $20-$35. For details, visit www.feedyourfaith.org.

Chili Cook-off

The second annual Discover Virginia Chili Cook-off will be Nov. 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at Greene County Community Park. The family-friendly event will be held at 379 Mays Road in Ruckersville. Admission is free. Participants should take their own chairs. Chili-tasting tickets are $5 in advance at www.discovervirginia. net and $8 at the gate. Beer and wine tasting tickets are an additional $10.

Food Drive

The Lost Souls United Motorcycle Club of Fort Lee and the Unleashed Beasts Motorcycle Club of Prince George County will hold a Thanksgiving food drive Nov. 17, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., at Hooah’s Sports Grill on Oaklawn Boulevard in Prince George. Everyone who donates food items is invited to a buffet. The food will benefit needy families associated with Clements Middle and Walton Elementary schools. For details, call (804) 835-0055 or 8961073.

Military Salute

The University of Maryland Terrapins will honor military personnel and their Families as well as Department of Defense enployees at their Nov. 3 football game at Byrd Stadium in College Park, Md. The Terps will play the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. For details about discounted tickets, call (301) 405-8116 or email nguinan1@umd. edu.

Men’s Group

The James House is offering a support group for adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The cost-free, confidential group will meet Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m., Nov. 5 - Dec. 3. Registration is required. For a preliminary appointment, call (804) 458-2704 or email liesl@thejameshouse. org.

A free workshop on holiday savings, led by local coupon experts, will be Nov. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Richmond TimesDispatch Hanover Production Center, 8460 Times Dispatch Blvd., Mechanicsville. There will be a coupon swap and recently expired coupons will be collected for military Families stationed overseas. Registration is required by visiting www.TimesDispatch.com, keyword “coupon,” or by calling (804) 649-6902.

VFW Bazaar

The Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 637 will hold its Serving From the Heart Bazaar Nov. 3, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., and Nov. 4, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., at 335 S. 15th Ave., Hopewell. Live music by Zakiyah will accompany a variety of crafts and vendors, a bake sale, raffles and door prizes. There will be a wrap and ship table as well.

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Tickets for the six performances of “The Christmas Star” at Colonial Heights Baptist Church are now on sale. Performances of the play, which sold out last year, are slated for Dec. 5-9. Tickets cost $8-$12. They can be purchased at www.chbaptist.com. For details, call (804) 526-0424.

Swift Creek Tea

Tea, Toys and Tunes, a holiday event at Swift Creek Mill, will feature holiday decorations, live music, antique toys and a visit by Santa. It will be Dec. 2, 2-4 p.m. Seating is limited for this fundraiser for the non-profit theater. Tickets are $25 per person. For details or reservations for the afternoon tea, call (804) 748-5203.

Knit, Crochet

The Southside from the Heart Knit and Crochet Group meets at Appomattox Regional Library branches each week. The group offers free knitting and crocheting lessons and has donated more than 800 items to local charities. It meets in the Hopewell main library on the first and third Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. and on the second and fourth Thursdays from 10 a.m. - noon. It also meets at the Dinwiddie branch on the second and fourth Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m. For details, call (804) 458-6329.

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