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Fort Lee

July 5, 2012

Serving the community of Fort Lee,Virginia, since 1941

Vol. 72, No.27

A Summer Celebration Forty-Niners Feast at VFW-Sponsored Picnic

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WHAT’S INSIDE

Commentary ..................................Page 2 America’s Military..........................Page 7 Off Duty in the Community ..........Page 8 Kenner Connection ......................Page 12 Sgt. McGillicuddy .........................Page 21 Calendar of Events................ Pages 26-29

59th Ordnance Brigade Changes Command

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Soldier Thankful for Military Benefits Former Armorer Marks 102nd Birthday Page 6 Page 16


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COMMENTARY

Why We Celebrate High School Graduation by T.Anthony Bell

Those sacrifices can sometimes EHH[WHQVLYHDQGFDQKDYHSURIRXQG impacts on children. Moving For the past five years, the every three or so years, for one, is Fort Lee Traveller has shared the a staple of military life and a point joys and triumphs of high school of contention for many who serve. commencement activities with its Some say changing addresses annual graduation special edition every so often increases a child’s that hits newsstands in mid- to late- resilience, makes him or her more self-reliant, provides a basis for June. To produce this issue, we solicit openness and creates opportunities members of the community – military for enrichment that are hard to find personnel, government civilians, anywhere. On the other hand, moving can retirees and contractors – to submit images of their graduates along often be a beast of a challenge. with other pertinent information Some children may find it difficult that is included in an eight-page to make friends, have trouble adjusting to different educational advertisement-free supplement. ,WXVXDOO\WDNHVDORWRIH[WUDZRUN standards or simply can’t warm up to put it all together, but it’s a labor to a new school or neighborhood. The bottom line is that the results of love because it recognizes the sacrifices children make to support aren’t guaranteed. Our military communities have seen the situation the careers of their parents. Senior Writer/Special Projects

produce young adults with very admirable attributes, but quite a few military children are subject to loneliness, academic problems and even juvenile delinquency in some cases. It’s a factor of the military lifestyle that needs to be acknowledged. As a community, we should appreciate WKH FRPSOH[LW\ RI PLOLWDU\ childhood and the desire, sense of purpose and motivation it requires to successfully navigate through it. High school graduation for military children is a monumental milestone and shouldn’t be taken for granted. Once again, the Traveller offers its congratulations to this year’s graduates and thanks all the parents for their submissions and for a job well done. Here are two more of our achievers.

Devin M. Barber Lt. Col. Creighton R. and Donna E. Barber Prince George High

Morgan Davis Jacqueline Davis and Roscoe Davis Matoaca High School

Are College Degrees Worth Money, Time, Effort? by Jason Alderman

earn $550,000 more than high school grads over a lifetime, according to a Pew Research I’m a firm believer that the Center study. Not only that, more knowledge you acquire, the the current unemployment rate richer your life will be. But as among college grads is only half college tuition and fees continue that of high school grads. So, assuming your kid is to skyrocket, students and parents increasingly are asking, “Is a interested in college, ask yourself, “How much can we afford to degree really worth the cost?� For many people it certainly spend without digging ourselves LV2QDYHUDJHFROOHJHJUDGXDWHV into a hole?� Unless you started 9LVD)LQDQFLDO(GXFDWLRQ3URJUDP

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socking away money long ago or Junior can count on a full-ride scholarship, you’ll probably need to take out student (and parent) loans to pay for that degree. Read carefully so you’re not saddled with too much debt. Here DUHDIHZIDFWRUVWRUHPHPEHU Not all degrees are created equal. The average college graduate now carries roughly $25,000 in student loan debt, but

many families rack up far more, especially if they have several children. Students should follow their passions – in education and in life – but remember, someone with a degree in engineering or computer sciences will probably garner much higher pay and more easily pay off loans than graduates in lower-paying fields like education. In other words, don’t take on

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debt that will overwhelm your future ability to pay it off. To save money, many students start out at a community college then transfer to a four-year institution. Calculate college’s true cost. As with buying a car, when tallying a college’s true cost there’s the sticker price – the stated full cost for tuition, fees, SEE COLLEGE PAGE 10

COVER

Three-year-old Isabella Sanden gets her face painted by Brianna Boston during the 49th Quartermaster Group Organizational Day at Williams Stadium June 28. See Page 17 for story and more photos. Photo by T. Anthony Bell To reach the Traveller Staff, call (804) 734-7147.


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NEWS

New 59th Ord. Bde. Leader Takes Charge by Amy Perry Production/News Assistant Editor

The 59th Ordnance Brigade conducted a change of command ceremony Friday at Whittington Field on the Ordnance Campus. Col. Pharisse Berry, outgoing commander, handed the reins to Col. Thomas Rivard during the event overseen by Col. Edward M. Daly, Ordnance School commandant. Berry served as the 61st Ord. Bde. commander before it deactivated in October 2010. He then took command of the 59th Bde. and had a great deal of impact on the Ordnance School as it completed its BRAC realignment to Fort Lee, said Daly. “For the past few years, Pharisse Berry has led the charging efforts that endured as we provide and have provided the operational Army with well trained, highly agile and motivated Ordnance warriors,” he said. “I am grateful for the fact that he has commanded at a time when the challenges and mission required nothing less than an experienced, committed, selfless and outstanding leader. “You have definitely demonstrated that excellence is not a single act … and that leadership is not just about position, but attitude and action,” Daly noted. In ceremony speeches such as these,

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Col. Thomas Rivard, left, incoming commander, 59th Ordnance Brigade, takes the guidon from Col. Edward M. Daly, Ordnance School commandant, during the 59th Ord. Bde. change of command ceremony June 29 at Whittington Field, Ordnance Campus. said Berry, many will run through a list of accomplishments for the outgoing commander, and he said he did appreciate the kind words by Daly. “But when I look back on the last 24 months, I don’t think of the things that we accomplished at the brigade since my arrival, I think about all the people – Soldiers

and civilians – who made those accomplishments happen,” Berry said. “Sure, I’m proud of everything the 59th Ordnance Brigade has accomplished since its arrival here at Fort Lee, but it could not have happened if it weren’t for those dedicated professionals who planned, argued, collaborated, coordinated and executed to en-

sure we completed the BRAC mandate on time.” He also had some words of advice for the incoming commander, Rivard. “Make sure you know the words to the Ordnance Song,” he joked. “Command Sgt. Maj. Sultan Muhammad will be watching and by the time you leave here, you will be able to sing it in your sleep.” Daly welcomed the team of Rivard and his wife, Amy, during the ceremony. The Rivards most recently served at the Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pa. “Tom is the perfect choice for this command,” Daly said. “He understands the importance of support to the warfighter and is a leader who brings an extraordinary combination of talent and experience to the position.” Rivard thanked his Family, friends and fellow military members for attending the ceremony and stressed the importance of their mission. “Our mission is to train world class Ordnance Soldiers who can contribute immediately to our world class Army,” he said. “Our mission is immensely important. “I pledge to provide you the best leadership that I can as we work toward the priorities given to us,” Rivard said. “Just as I hope you will give the best working for me, you can expect that I will give the best working for you.”

Ord School Receives 12 New Hercules Recovery Vehicles by T. Anthony Bell Senior Writer/Special Projects

The Ordnance School has added a new tracked vehicle to its training inventory. Ten M88A2 Hercules Recovery Vehicles arrived at the Ordnance Campus June 27-28. They will complement the inventory of M88A1s used in the tracked vehicle repairer advanced individual training course and additional skill identifier course. Sgt. 1st Class Misael Exantus, instructor-writer, Track Metalworking Recovery

Training Department, said the course currently uses 12 M88A1s for training but only exposed engines for the slightly different but much improved M88A2. He said students will get a more hands-on experience with the new vehicles. “Now, the student can get into those vehicles and have a better understanding of them,” said Exantus. Exantus added that the program of instruction will be modified slightly later this year to accommodate the new vehicles. Four of the M88A2s will be

allotted to the 91H AIT course. The remaining vehicles will be used in the ASI course. The 91H course will continue to use the M88A1s, which the Army will eventually phase out of its inventory, said Exantus. The Hercules is the primary recovery vehicle for the M1 Abrams Tank. Larger than the M88A1, the Hercules has a larger cab and a more powerful engine with improved towing, winching and hoisting capabilities. It also has an improved arPHOTO BY T. ANTHONY BELL mored coat. It weights 70 tons and costs roughly $2 million William Polito, a contractor, prepares an M88A2 Hercules per vehicle. for delivery to the U.S. Army Ordnance School July 28.


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Lee to Offer Military Sport Bike Course by Amy Perry Production/News Assistant Editor

Fort Lee will offer specialized training for sport bike ke riders, starting at the end of July. The Motorcycle orcycle Safety Foundation Military tary Sport Bike Rider Course was developed in close collaboration ollaboration with the Army and Navy Motorcycle Safety Education and d Training Safety Centers, said Edward Newell, Fort Lee safety and occupational nal health specialist.. This one-day ay course is mandaatory for all Fort ort Lee active duty uty military sport bike riders. Sport bike riders must complete the MSRC within 12 months of completing the Basic Rider Course. In addition, riders should attend sustainment training every three years after completing the MSRC, which is an Army mandate found in AR 385-10. “The course consists of approximately three hours of classroom interactive lessons and approximately four hours of on-cycle range time,” said Newell. “The classroom segment focuses on behavioral aspects of riding such as attitude and personal risk assessment, and includes discussions about braking proficiency, cornering techniques, traction management, and specific characteristics unique to sport bikes. The goal is to provide riders with a way to further develop personal riding strategies to minimize risk, with particular emphasis on the SearchEvaluate-Execute strategy.” The range session builds on these topics by providing riders the opportunity to develop and improve skills in braking, cornering and swerving, said Newell. Included is a demonstration of the components of total stopping distance and

NEWS BRIEFS Vacation Contest

The Family and MWR Great Getaways Sweepstakes is under way through Aug. 31. Patrons who play the Great Getaways game at www.AFRCresorts.com have an opportunity to win one of four all-inclusive vacation packages to an Armed Forces Recreation Center. To learn more about the world-class vacations available for service members and their Families, visit the website.

FAST Class

The 60-day Functional Academic Skills Training – or FAST – class is being offered online for preparation for the Armed Forces Classification Test. For details, visit the Education Center, 700 Quarters Road, building 12400 or call (804) 765-3570 and speak to a counselor.

PPE for All

practice in obstacle avoidance and evasive maneuvers. Other course elements include risk awareness activities, rider perception, and attitude and behavior. “This course will help riders shake the rust off and help enhance their skills,” said Newell. The MRSC is for all active duty military members permanently assigned to Fort Lee. The classroom portion of the course will be held in the Safety Classroom in building 6050, and the motorcycle range will be located at the 530th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion Motor Pool at Mahone and A Avenue. Fort Lee also offers the Basic Rider Course and the Experienced Riders Course, which can be accessed by visiting https://apps.imcom.army.mil/AIRS/ usg_disclaimer.aspx. Sign-ups are limited to military members. To attend the MRSC, visit the Army IMCOM Registration System at https:// a p p s . i m c o m . a r m y. m i l / A I R S / u s g _ disclaimer.aspx. The maximum number of riders per class is 12 along with two certified MSF instructors. Several scheduled sessions are already full.

All motorcycle riders entering Fort Lee are required to use the same personal protective equipment, or PPE, as military personnel, according to the Safety Office. Although the current Fort Lee Policy 3-08 outlines PPE requirements for military members, Army Regulation 385-10 applies to all riders on an Army installation. Additional information can be found on the Safety Office web page at www. lee.army.mil.

OCS Board

The Fort Lee Officer Candidate School Board will convene on Sept. 18 in the Soldier Support Center, 1401 B Ave. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Strength Management Division. For details, call Angela Bragg at (804) 734-6402.

Band Concert

The 392nd Army Band and the Petersburg Symphony Orchestra will perform together for the first time at City Point on Aug. 3. The free 7 p.m. outdoor concert is part of a series sponsored by the Petersburg National Battlefield at General Grant’s Headquarters at City

Point, 1001 Pecan Ave., Hopewell. Those attending the 90-minute concert are encouraged to take chairs or blankets and a picnic dinner. The rain date is Aug. 4. For details, call (804) 732-3531, ext. 203, or 734-4323.

Reunion Slated

Registration has begun for the Fort Lee Petroleum and Water Department’s biennial Liquid Logisticians Reunion, formerly the Old Timers Reunion. It will be Sept. 7-8 and is open to all petroleum and water career management field personnel – active duty, retired, Department of Defense Civilians, contractors and their Families. For details, call (804) 734-2810 or visit www.quartermaster.army.mil/pwd.

Consumer Help

Army Community Service, in partnership with the Better Business Bureau, is offering a new program called Military Life Consumer Advocacy. It makes resources accessible to military personnel who have been the target of unscrupulous predatory business practices. The Military Line Consumer Advocacy program also fills a critical gap for military members moving to a new community and looking for a trustworthy business. For details, call the BBB at (804) 6480030 or the ACS Financial Team at 7347952.

10-Miler Training

The inside three lanes of the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade Track adjacent to the Post Field House are reserved for Fort Lee Army 10-Miler Team Training July 11 and 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The other lanes and the grassy area in the center of the track will be available for others to use.

Vendor Space

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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straightforward. I am not the type to hold anything against anybody. I’m also goaloriented.� Weakness: “I care too much.� If you won the lottery ... : “First thing I would do would be to get my Family out of debt; I would set us up for success and buy a house; and then I would give some to charity because you have to always give back.� Pet peeve: “People who are not honest.� Your ideal life: “Just being a Family man.� The person you most admire: “My mother. She’s the strongest person I know. I grew up in a single-parent household. She’s always been through the ups and downs and tried to give me and my brother the best life.�

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Your dream car: “Ferrari – a 2004 F430.â€? Worst fear: “Failing.â€? Talent: “My compassion.â€? Dream vacation: “Hawaii.â€? One life-changing event: “When my father died (I was 13). I went from having a father to no father. I basically had to be the man of the house, be an example for my brother and that made me grow up faster. I didn’t have the luxury of having a perfect household. I had to grow up and take on a lot of responsibility, quickly.â€? Why you joined the Army: “I have a brother who was infantry, my sister is admin and my grandfather was in the Marine Corps. I joined the Army to give the service members who have had backto-back deployments a break. I ÂżJXUHG,FDQVWHSLQ,FRXOGJR and then they could stay.â€?

Did the Army fulďŹ ll your initial expectations? “No. I thought it would be more of a brotherhood because we’re such a unique group that takes care of one another, but I really don’t see that any more.â€? Best thing about the Army: “It’s always about progression. The Army is structured to make you progress, and it’s up to you if you want to progress. That’s a good thing.â€? Worst thing about the Army: “It’s becoming too lenient. I think we are lowering standards. It makes me feel that a person who is doing right, a person who might have messed up and a person who is just messing up are all equal – until you somehow set yourself apart. I think you take the person who is doing good and those who are on the right track over the ones who aren’t doing good;

you don’t let them in. That’s my opinion.â€? What it really means to be a Soldier: “You’re here for a reason, and that reason is to protect the nation. To do that, you are held to so many standards, and you have to maintain them. With that, you get structure, you get education – all these great things – so you have to basically be a role model.â€? What you would change if you were Army chief of staff: “The uniform. I’d change it to something with all buttons, leaving velcro only on the patch areas.â€? Where you see yourself in ďŹ ve years: “I want to be DVWDIIVHUJHDQW,ZDQWWRÂżQLVK up college; be debt free; and become a father.â€? – Compiled by T. Anthony Bell

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spirit of baseball and show its appreciation of the local military community by offering complimentary tickets to games throughout this month. The Petersburg Generals Baseball Club is offering free admission for military personnel and their Families (valid military identification required) at all home games for the remainder of the season. The Generals play several times each week as a member of the Coastal Plain League, which features 14 teams from Virginia and the Carolinas. The Petersburg team is comprised of accomplished college-level athletes looking for a spot in the major leagues. Seventy players have advanced since 2000 when the Generals joined the CPL. This season looks like another strong one with the team in contention for a league title. On July 14, the ballpark will celebrate

Military Appreciation Night with a special opening tribute to all service members in the Tri-City Area. That will be followed by the contest between the Generals and the Edenton Steamers out of North Carolina. All home games also feature post-event fireworks. The Generals’ other home games include the following: Friday, 7:05 p.m., versus the Martinsville Mustangs Tuesday, 7:05 p.m., versus the Morehead City Marlins Wednesday, 7:05 p.m., versus the Gastonia Grizzlies July 13, 7:05 p.m., versus the Peninsula Pilots July 16, 7:05 p.m., versus the Wilson Tobs July 18, 7:05 p.m., versus the Fayetteville Swampdogs

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Register for Symposium The Transportation Corps will celebrate its 70th anniversary during the 27th annual Transportation Symposium, July 26-27. Visit www.transportation. army.mil and click on the 2012 Symposium link or scan the QR code for details. Another contact is Lt. Col.. Doug Vallego at (804) 7657902, douglas.m.vallego. mil@mail.mil.

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Volunteers at the Fort Lee Stray Animal Facility provide the kind of loving attention that helps pets living there maintain their family-friendly disposition. The facility has an on-going need for volunteers, both from permanent party personnel and students and their Family members. Robina Wahl, the wife of 1st Lt. Ronold Wahl III with Headquarters and Headquarters Co., 530th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, found herself being recruited to help at the facility when she stopped by looking for a Family cat that had escaped from their quarters. “It’s been fun coming here,” she said. “I feel like I’m making the animals happy.” Her husband sometimes spends his lunch break lending a hand with the animals at the facility. Breann Hollister, whose husband Capt. Joe Hollister is a student in the Captains Career Course at Army Logistics University, worked at a humane society while they were stationed

at Fort Eustis before coming to Fort Lee. She hopes to continue working in the animal welfare field professionally when they move to a new duty station later this year. Hollister, who has two dogs at home, fosters dogs from the shelter and helps with administrative tasks from home in addition to working at the facility a couple of days a week. Hollister noted that fostering pets and volunteering at the shelter are ways to spend time with more animals without increasing the number of pets owned by a Family. These activities can also help a Family gauge whether children are ready to care for pets of their own. Volunteers can be foster parents to facility residents, help with feeding and exercising them or pitch in wherever their interests and talents lie, said Mike Johnson, post game warden. For information about becoming a volunteer, call Johnson at (804) 652-5979. – Staff Reports


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Students enrolled in Florida Institute of Technology classes at the Army Logistics University have teamed up with the Richmond and Tri-Cities Big Brothers and Big Sisters to bring a site-based program to the youth of Fort Lee. An event at the Fort Lee Bowling Center will kick-off the program in the community. Bowl for Kids’ Sake is set for 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., July 14. The cost is $10 per person and includes two games and shoe rental. Organizers hope to kick-start the Big Brothers and Big Sisters program that will match mentors with military youth. The program is the brain-child of the Florida Institute of Technology’s masters program class. Erika Collins, one of the event organizers, explained Bowl

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Program Sets Soldiers Up For Civilian Success by Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Jo Bridgwater U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

FORT EUSTIS – The Army’s Training and Doctrine Command is responsible for teaching roughly 150 military Occupational Specialties to enlisted Soldiers using 15 schools across eight locations providing nearly 200,000 Army professionals each year with opportunities to become experts in their fields. TRADOC and the Army are increasing their efforts to help Soldiers take those skills with them – through credentials, earned with their military training and experience – when they leave the serviceand compete for jobs in the civilian sector. “The knowledge, skills and abilities Soldiers possess are very valuable and marketable to civilian employers,” said Brig. Gen. Pete Utley TRADOC’s deputy chief of staff for operations and training. “What we are trying to do is work with civilian credentialing agencies and TRADOC schools to identify credentialing opportunities for more MOSs.” At a June 12 roundtable meeting in Washington hosted by the American Legion with the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civilian Personnel and Quality of Life Tony Stamilio, representatives from TRADOC and civilian credentialing agencies gathered to discuss how to achieve appropriate recognition of military training and experience through credentialing programs. During the meeting, Stamilio stated each year between 80,000 and 100,000 Soldiers leave the Army after learning skills provided by Army schools. “We need to make sure we do all we can to support our Soldiers who have served and fought in war,” said Stamilio, who believes another benefit of credentialing is to “further professionalize the force” while helping the Army to “fill gaps and improve training.” In particular, the Army is looking at 10 MOSs that have a high volume and high unemployment rate. “The guidance is to consider all MOSs, but we need to

need for lifelong learning,” said Sellers. look closely at providing proper “Soldiers can leverage the training credentialing opportunities for and experience they acquired throughthe highly unemployed MOSs out their career to obtain MOS-related such as infantryman, combat encredentialing and certifications,” said gineers, military police, medics, Sellers. “These technical certifications human resources specialists, moand credentials are valuable whether you tor transport operators, wheeled remain in the Army or leave and work in vehicle mechanics, logistics spethe civilian sector.” cialists, and food service specialIn addition, Soldiers may visit the ists,” said Stamilio. Army Credentialing Opportunities OnAccording to Maj. Neil Line COOL website for information on Wahab, TRADOC training, how they can fulfill the requirements for plans and operations, the enlistcivilian certifications and licenses that ed Soldier is the primary focus; are related to their MOS. The COOL however, the Army is also lookwebsite also allows Soldiers to see what ing at initiatives for warrant and jobs are potentially available to them commissioned officers. based on the skills inherent in their MOS. Credentials can be provided “The Army’s Transition Assistance from government agencies like Program workshop uses the COOL weba commercial truck driver’s lisite to help in the employment process,” cense and from non-government PHOTO BY SGT. 1ST CLASS KELLY JO BRIDGWATER said Sherman Watkins, a counselor with agencies such as the National Institute for Automotive Service Food service specilaist Pvt. Kayle the Soldier Family Assistance Center Excellence that provides creden- Witzman prepares hot rolls as and Army Career and Alumni Program tials for mechanics. part of her advanced individual on Fort Eustis. “Soldiers are having suc“Soldiers are able to chart the training at Fort Lee. The food ser- cess in their job search as a direct result necessary training that will as- vice MOS is part of a pilot program of using COOL.” “In the next five years, roughly a milsist them in obtaining profes- spearheaded by the Department sional credentialing and certi- of Defense as a way for Soldiers lion people will leave military service and the Army spends one-half billion fication by using the Army’s to receive job credentialing. dollars per year on unemployment comCareer Tracker, said Khadijah Sellers from TRADOC’s Institute for NCO Professional pensation,” said Wahab. “Initiatives to assist Soldiers with job credentialing will enhance military job skills while (inDevelopment. “What is important is for Soldiers to understand that ACT creasing) employability prior to separation.” “The acquired skills of the professional Soldier are viable will assist them to find MOS-related credentialing and certification that maximizes the training they received. ACT in the civilian market and the credentialing and certification provides an integrated approach to a Soldier’s personal and program is key in providing our veterans a smooth transiprofessional development, which capitalizes on a mutual tion from warrior to civilian,” said Stamilio.

Tool Helps to Create Individual Development Plan FORT EUSTIS – Are you an Army Soldier, officer or government civilian who has an individual development plan, or IDP, due in the near future? If so, you may be interested to know about the newly developed step-by-step navigation tool called the Army Career Tracker that can help create an IDP in a few simple steps. “ACT provides an easy-to-use interface with supporting technology, which assists the user and supervisor with the creation, approval and tracking of the IDP,” said Khadijah Sellers, who works with the Training and Doctrine Command’s

Institute for Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development on streamlining the IDP process within ACT. According to Sellers, the IDP provides a cross-functional approach to integrating a Soldier’s personal and professional development and is focused through the lens of lifelong learning. Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth Williams, career management NCO for the Office of the Chief of Transportation at Fort Lee, said it’s important for leaders to motivate their Soldiers to use the ACT and develop their IDPs. “The fact is it’s not enough to dream

about promotions, schools and desired positions -- you have to plan a course of action to achieve those goals,” Williams said. “I try to promote the use of ACT in every professional development briefing that I give. I tell Soldiers that ACT can help them succeed, and their IDP will give them the necessary steps to achieve their goals.” Not only does Williams encourage his Soldiers to use ACT to develop their IDPs, he uses it for his own development as well. “One of the best things about creating my IDP is that it is individually tailored to my personal goals,” he said. “I can always

refer back to my IDP on the ACT site so I can learn and develop new ways to be more effective in my job.” Williams said creating an IDP through ACT is pretty simple. “When I created my IDP, I used resources that are available on the ACT site for career development such as the Professional Development Model, the Army Training Requirements and Resources System, and Credentialing Opportunities On-Line. If I had a question about a school or a position, the answers are usually hyperlinked and SEE IDP PAGE 24


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In recent months, there has been a significant increase in the number of people not wearing seatbelts while driving on the installation. Research has shown that in Virginia, when lap and shoulder seat belts are used properly, the risk of fatal injury to front seat passengers is reduced by 45 percent and the risk of moderate-tocritical injury is reduced by 65 percent. Additionally, there has been an increase in using cell phones without a hands-free device while driving. In some cases, individuals have been seen simultaneously violating both policies. Failure to

use restraint devices or hands-free devices while driving are violations in accordance with CASCOM & FL Regulation 190-5 and both can result in the loss of installation driving privileges. The duration of suspension of privileges increases with each violation and could result in the permanent loss of driving privileges on the installation. Failure to wear a seat belt can result in an automatic 30-day suspension of driving privileges. A second violation can bring 90 days of suspended driving privileges and, for a third violation, a 120-day suspension could be imposed. If people are seen driving and using their cell phones on the installation without a handsfree device, their base

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The deadline for the Traveller Calendar is Thursday at noon for publication in the following week’s edition. All submissions are edited for space and grammar. Email submissions to patrick.n.buffett.civ@mail.mil. For details, call (804) 734-7147.

EVENTS Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School at Memorial Chapel will be held Aug. 6-10, 5:50-8:30 p.m., for preschool (age 4) through 6th grade children. There will be a cook-out on Aug. 11, 10 a.m. - noon. Registration is being held at Memorial Chapel, building 10600 at the corner of Sisisky Avenue and Battle Drive. For details, contact Jolynda Strandberg at (804) 7346483 or jolynda.h.strandberg.civ@mail.mil.

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ately after casting for the Sept. 7-23 production. For details, call (804) 734-6629.

Education Workshop

Arts, Crafts Contest

The Military Affairs Office at Virginia State University will host a Military/Veterans Education Workshop on July 9, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., at Jones Dining Facility on the VSU campus. Presenters will include representatives from the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, Fort Lee Education Center and VSU. For details, contact Patrick J. Bingham at (804) 5047028 or pbingham@vsu.edu.

Entries for the Army 2012 Arts and Crafts Contest are due July 9. Photos of ceramics, drawings, wood, prints, fibers, water-based paintings, oil paintings, glass, metals/ jewelry and two- and three-dimensional works need to be submitted to https://artscrafts.fmwrc.army.mil. For assistance with submissions, contact the Picture Perfect Frame Shop, building 9024, before the deadline. For details, call (804) 734-6137.

Theater Auditions

Military Families who missed spending the December holiday together because of a deployment are invited to the sixth annual Christmas That You Missed event sponsored by USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia, radio station 97.3 and Ocean Breeze Water Park in Virginia Beach on July 18. Admission to the water park will be free. A summertime Santa will greet children and hand out gifts while Families enjoy a catered dinner and enjoy the water features. There will be photos with Santa and a live performance by J.T. Hodges. For details, call the Fort Lee USO Center at (804) 765-3045.

The Theater Company at Fort Lee will hold auditions for “The Apple Tree,” a Tony Award-winning musical, on July 7 at 2 p.m. and July 8 at 7 p.m. at the Lee Playhouse, building 4300, on Mahone Avenue. Director Ann Easterling said eight women and eight men, ages 18-60, are needed for the cast. Those auditioning should be prepared to sing 32 bars; an accompanist will be provided. Auditionees should be dressed for movement and prepared to read from the script. No performers are paid. Rehearsals will begin immedi-

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Family Pool Day

Family Fun Day at Battle Drive Pool will be July 22, 2-5 p.m. The annual event features family water games. Regular pool fees apply. The pool is open to military members, Department of Defense and Department of the Army Civilians, retirees and their Families. For details, call (804) 734-6198.

Wilderness Challenge

Registration for the annual all-military Mid-Atlantic Region Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Wilderness Challenge is open to all members of the armed forces. The challenge will be Oct. 4-6 in the Appalachian Mountains. It will be hosted by ACE Adventure Resort in West Virginia. Each team must have four active duty military, including one female. The cost is $500 per team. For details on the event, sanctioned by the U.S. Adventure Racing Association, visit www.wildernesschallenge.net or call (757) 887-7256.

Book-signing

A book-signing event featuring James Elstad, author of “The Southern Revolution” is set for July 20, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Fort Lee Exchange. The novel is about a future war between the states. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. For details, call (804) 861-5585.

Right Arm Night

Family and MWR offers a time for bosses to relax and build camaraderie off duty with their “right arm” throughout the year. Right Arm Night will be hosted at the Overtime Sports Bar in the Lee Club on July 20, beginning at 4 p.m. Snacks, pool and darts will be available at no charge. Other dates and locations are Aug. 17, Sports Zone; Sept. 21, Overtime; Oct. 19, Sports Zone; and Nov. 16, Overtime. For details, call (804) 734-7547.

Free Game Tickets

The Petersburg Generals baseball team is offering 100 free tickets to active duty service members and their Families (with valid military identification cards) for games in June and July. July 14 is Military Appreciation Night. Game nights are July 6, 8, 13, 14, 20 and 29. Friday and Saturday games will start at 7:05 p.m. except for the June 15 game, which is set to begin at 6:05 p.m. for a double-header. Sunday games will begin at 4:05 p.m. The Generals, a team of college students from across the nation, play at the Petersburg Sports Complex, 555 Birdsong Road. Service members are asked to arrive at least 30 minutes before game time. Those attending with a company or platoon should be in uniform. For details, call Petersburg Parks and Leisure Services at (804) 733-2394.

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ACS GED Classes

Army Community Service will offer summer General Equivalency Diploma classes July 9 - Aug. 15. Classes are 9-11:30 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in building 6045. For details or registration, 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. Childcare is available. Available are Army Basics, Level 1 on July 17; Management Skills, Level 2 on Aug. 7-8; and Leadership Skills, Level 3, Aug. 14-15. For details or a full schedule, call (804) 734-6388.

Story, Craft Hour

The New Parent Support Program of the Fort Lee Army Community Service holds a story hour and craft time for parents and children up to age 4 on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, 10-11 a.m., at Memorial Chapel. Participants may take a snack. For details, call (804) 734-6505.

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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 and meet 1-3 p.m. For details, call (804) 734-6388.

FITNESS & SPORTS Zumba’s Back

Family and MWR Zumba fitness classes will resume July 10. Classes during July and August will be at Clark Fitness Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., and at MacLaughlin Fitness Center Thursdays, 11 a.m. - noon, and Saturdays, 1-2 p.m. For details, call (804) 734-6198.

Celebrity Golf Tourney

tration is due by Sept. 4. The tournament precedes the Prime Vendor Food Show on Sept. 20, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Lee Club. For details, call (804) 734-5012 or 734-5030.

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Swim Lessons

A Tai Chi class focusing on the Yang style and Qi Gong exercises meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon - 1 p.m., at MacLaughlin Fitness Center. The cost is $4 per class or $20 for 10 classes. Tai Chi is a group exercise class focused on self-defense and moving meditation. Participants make slow, flowing movements to connect the mind and body as well as help circulation, joint mobility and stress relief. For details, call (804) 734-6198.

Two opportunities for swim lessons at Battle Drive Pool are set for July 9-19 and July 30 - Aug. 9. Participants must be at least 5 years old. The cost is $45 for military and $50 for Department of Defense Civilians. No refunds will be given. For details and registration, call (804) 765-3852, email swimming@leemwr.com or visit the Picture Perfect Frame Shop in building 9024.

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The annual Software Engineering Center - Lee Tactical Logistics Directorate Fall Golf Classic will be Sept. 21, 7:30 a.m., at the Cardinal Golf Course on post. The tournament participants will include the Salute Military Golf Association, and the event raises funds for the organization that provides golf lessons, equipment and playing opportunities for combat-wounded service members. Sept. 14 is the registration deadline. The cost is $40 for Cardinal members and $50 for others. For information on SMGA, visit www.smga.org or www.youtube/user/ SMGA11. For details and registration, contact Chuck Johnston at

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The Lost Souls 8nited Methodist Church, in partnership with Commonwealth Power Sports, will host Bike Night at the +ideAway every Thursday, 7-10 p.m. It is an opportunity for motorcycle enthusiasts to fellowship, eat and give back to the Fort Lee community. For details, call (804) 896-1073.

Lincoln Exhibit

The national traveling exhibit, ³Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,´ will be at the James City County Library through July 13. The library is at 7770 Croaker Road. For details, visit www.wrl.org//incoln or call (757) 259-4070.

VHS Open House

The Virginia +istorical Society will host a free Family Day Open +ouse July 21, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., at 428 N. Boulevard, Richmond. It will feature music, games, a book sale, tours and prize giveaways. For details, visit www.vahistorical.org.

Lunchtime Lectures

The +istoric +opewell Foundation Inc.’s annual Lunch and Lecture Series is now being offered every Wednesday at noon through Aug. 29, It takes place at the Appomattox Regional Library System +eadquarters, 209 E. Cawson St., +opewell The series is free. Attendees may take lunch with them. ++FI provides free drinks and dessert for the Wednesday lectures. For details, call (804) 45804682 or visit www. historichopewell.org.

Yorktown Calendar

The 2012 +istoric Yorktown Events, Festivals and Activities Calendar, which has information about the year’s special events, is available at The Gallery at York +all, 301 Main St., at the corner of Main and Ballard streets, and at York County Parks and Recreation, 100 County Drive, and at the Public Information Office at 224 Ballard St. Event calendars may also be viewed and downloaded in a PDF format online at www.visityorktown.org. They include the schedules for the 2012 Shagging on the Riverwalk Beach Music Concert Series and the Civil War lecture series.

Library Programs

Four public library systems offer programs to the Fort Lee community. All have summer reading programs. The Appomattox Regional Library, which serves +opewell and the counties of Dinwiddie and Prince

George, has scheduled a number of special events at its branches. They include family movies with popcorn, musical programs, puppets, owls and falcons, a tie dye party for teens and a magic show. For details, visit www.arls. org. The Chesterfield County Public Library programs include the Mickey Moore’s Magic Show, Mad Science Fire and Ice Spectacular, and picture book creation for children. An adult program on Gardening with Native Plants will be July 17, 10:30 a.m. ± noon, at the Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. For program details and locations, visit www.library.chesterIielG.gov. The Colonial +eights Library has slated a paper bead jewelry workshop for July 10, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and magician Mike .lee for July 12, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. For details, visit www.colonialheightsva.gov and search for the library. The Petersburg Public Library System is hosting a performance by juggler and magician Jonathan Austin on July 11, 11 a.m., at Tabernacle Community Life Center, 444 +alifax St. Starting July 13, the library will offer a free yoga class at the main library, 137 S. Sycamore St. It will meet each Friday at noon. For details, visit www. ppls.org.

Women’s Weekend

A Women’s Outdoor Week will be held Aug. 3-5 for females age 8 and older who want to learn survival skills like those used by .atniss in ³The +unger Games.´ It will be at the +oliday Lake 4-+ Education Center in Appomattox. The center and Wilderness Discovery created the weekend so women and girls can learn animal tracking, foraging for edibles, archery, rifle or shotgun shooting, hiking and canoeing as well as tackle a ropes course. The cost is $150 per person and pre-registration is required. Girls 17 and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult. For details, call (877) 614-5289 or visit www. trackingsurvival.com.

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