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VOLUNTEER SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS ŚŝůĚĐĂƌĞŚĂƐƐĞĞŵĞĚƚŽďĞĂŚƵŐĞĐŚĂůůĞŶŐĞ ŝŶƚŚĞůĂƐƚĨŽƵƌLJĞĂƌƐ͘/ŐŽƚǀĞƌLJĚŝƐĐŽƵƌĂŐĞĚ ďĞĐĂƵƐĞ/ĐŽƵůĚŶ͛ƚĮŶĚǁĂLJƐƚŽďŽƚŚǀŽůƵŶƚĞĞƌ ĂŶĚĮŶĚĐŚŝůĚĐĂƌĞ͘/ĚŝĚŶ͛ƚŐŝǀĞƵƉƚŚŽƵŐŚ͘ /ĨŽƵŶĚƚŚĂƚƚŚĞƌĞŝƐĂǁĞĂůƚŚŽĨǀŽůƵŶƚĞĞƌ ŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƟĞƐƚŚĂƚLJŽƵĐĂŶĚŽŽŶůŝŶĞ͘sŽůƵŶƚĞĞƌ LJŽƵƌƟŵĞǁĂƚĐŚŝŶŐĂĨĞůůŽǁƐƉŽƵƐĞ͛ƐĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶ ƐŽƚŚĂƚƐŚĞĐĂŶŐƌŽĐĞƌLJƐŚŽƉ͘/ŚĂǀĞĂƉĂƐƐŝŽŶ ĨŽƌƉŚŽƚŽŐƌĂƉŚLJ͕ƐŽ/ŚĂǀĞƌĞĐĞŶƚůLJƐƚĂƌƚĞĚƚŽ ǀŽůƵŶƚĞĞƌĚŽŝŶŐĨƌĞĞƉŚŽƚŽƐŚŽŽƚƐŝŶŵLJƐƉĂƌĞ ƟŵĞ͘'ŝǀĞLJŽƵƌƟŵĞƚŽŚĞůƉƚĞĂĐŚLJŽƵƌĨƌŝĞŶĚƐ ƐŽŵĞƚŚŝŶŐƚŚĂƚLJŽƵ͛ƌĞŐŽŽĚĂƚ͘


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Spouse of Captain William G. Owen HHC, 244th Quartermaster Battalion - Fort Lee

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Spouse of SFC Gerald M. Owens Jr. E7/AASF - Sandston, VA

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VOLUNTEER SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS ͻ/ŶĂĚĚŝƟŽŶƚŽŵLJ͞ŚĂŶĚƐŽŶ͟ŝŶǀŽůǀĞŵĞŶƚ ŝŶŽƵƌďĂƩĂůŝŽŶ&Z'͕ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐƚŚĞŵĂŶLJ ƚƌĂŝŶŝŶŐĐůĂƐƐĞƐĂŶĚƐƚĂƚĞĂŶĚŶĂƟŽŶĂů ĐŽŶĨĞƌĞŶĐĞƐ͕/ĂůƐŽǀŽůƵŶƚĞĞƌǁŝƚŚŵLJ ĚĂƵŐŚƚĞƌƐ'ŝƌů^ĐŽƵƚdƌŽŽƉ͘/ŚĂǀĞďĞĞŶ ĚŝƌĞĐƚůLJŝŶǀŽůǀĞĚǁŝƚŚƚŚĞďĂƩĂůŝŽŶƐĨĂŵŝůLJ ƉŝĐŶŝĐƐ͕ĂƐƚĞƌďƵŶŶLJĞŐŐŚƵŶƚƐĂŶĚ ŚƌŝƐƚŵĂƐƉĂƌƟĞƐĨŽƌƚŚĞůĂƐƚƐĞǀĞƌĂůLJĞĂƌƐ͘ /ĂůƐŽǀŽůƵŶƚĞĞƌǁŝƚŚƚŚĞZŝĐŚŵŽŶĚͲĂƐƚ &ĂŵŝůLJĞŶƚĞƌ;DŽŽƐĞ&ƌĂƚĞƌŶŝƚLJͿŝŶƚŚĞŝƌ ŵĂŶLJĐŚĂƌŝƚĂďůĞĞŶĚĞĂǀŽƌƐ͘/ŚĂǀĞďĞĞŶ ĚŝƌĞĐƚůLJŝŶǀŽůǀĞĚǁŝƚŚůŽĐĂůĐŚĂƌŝƚĂďůĞ ƉƌŽŐƌĂŵƐƚŚƌŽƵŐŚŽƵƚƚŚĞ'ƌĞĂƚĞƌZŝĐŚŵŽŶĚ ĂƌĞĂŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐDĂƐƐĞLJĂŶĐĞƌĞŶƚĞƌ͕ tŽƵŶĚĞĚtĂƌƌŝŽƌƐ͕^ƚŽĐŬŝŶŐƐĨŽƌ^ŽůĚŝĞƌƐĂŶĚ Ă^ŚŽĞďŽdžĞƐĨŽƌ^ŽůĚŝĞƌƐƉƌŽũĞĐƚ͘


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www.fortleetraveller.com

May 17, 2012 • FORT LEE HEROES AT HOME • 7

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Spouse of SGT Andre Christopher Thomas HHC 49th GRP - Fort Lee

dĞůůƵƐďƌŝĞŇLJĂďŽƵƚLJŽƵƌ ďĂĐŬŐƌŽƵŶĚͬĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞĂƐĂ ŵŝůŝƚĂƌLJƐƉŽƵƐĞ͗ 'ƌŽǁŝŶŐƵƉĂŶƌŵLJďƌĂƚ͕/ ŶĞǀĞƌǁĂŶƚĞĚƚŽďĞĂŵŝůŝƚĂƌLJ ƐƉŽƵƐĞ͘/ƚƐĞĞŵĞĚůŝŬĞĂŶ ŝŶĐƌĞĚŝďůĞƐĂĐƌŝĮĐĞ͘DLJĨĂƚŚĞƌ ǁĂƐĂůǁĂLJƐŐŽŶĞĂŶĚ/ǁĂƚĐŚĞĚ ŵLJŵŽƚŚĞƌǁŽƌŬ͕ŐŽƚŽƐĐŚŽŽů͕ ĂŶĚƌĂŝƐĞĂĨĂŵŝůLJ͘/ĚŝĚŶ͛ƚƚŚŝŶŬ /ĐŽƵůĚďĞĂƐƐƚƌŽŶŐĂƐŚĞƌ͘zŽƵ ŶĞǀĞƌŬŶŽǁLJŽƵƌŽǁŶƐƚƌĞŶŐƚŚ ƵŶƟůLJŽƵŚĂǀĞƚŽǁĂůŬĂŵŝůĞŝŶ ƐŽŵĞŽŶĞĞůƐĞ͛ƐƐŚŽĞƐ͘/ŚĂǀĞ ďĞĞŶŵĂƌƌŝĞĚƚŽŵLJŚƵƐďĂŶĚ͕ ^Őƚ͘ŶĚƌĞdŚŽŵĂƐĨŽƌϭϮLJĞĂƌƐ͘sĞƌLJƐŽŽŶĂŌĞƌ ŽƵƌŵĂƌƌŝĂŐĞ/ĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞĚƚŚĞĞīĞĐƚƐŽĨϵͬϭϭ͘ ,ĞǁĂƐĂǁĂLJĂůŽƚŵŽƌĞƚŚĞŶŚĞǁĂƐŚŽŵĞ͘ ŶĚƌĞŚĂƐďĞĞŶĚĞƉůŽLJĞĚƚŚƌĞĞƟŵĞƐĂŶĚĚŝĚĂŶ ϭϴͲŵŽŶƚŚƚŽƵƌŝŶ<ŽƌĞĂ͘ĞŝŶŐĂŵŝůŝƚĂƌLJƐƉŽƵƐĞ ŚĂƐƚĂƵŐŚƚŵĞƚŽĐŚĞƌŝƐŚŵLJĨĂŵŝůLJĂŶĚĨƌŝĞŶĚƐ ĂŶĚĞŶũŽLJĞǀĞƌLJŵŽŵĞŶƚLJŽƵŚĂǀĞƚŽŐĞƚŚĞƌďĞͲ ĐĂƵƐĞLJŽƵŶĞǀĞƌŬŶŽǁǁŚĞƌĞLJŽƵ͛ƌĞŐŽŝŶŐŶĞdžƚ ŽƌǁŚĞŶLJŽƵǁŝůůƐĞĞƚŚĞŵĂŐĂŝŶ͘

ƐƵƉƉŽƌƚƚŽŵŝůŝƚĂƌLJƐƉŽƵƐĞƐ͘dŚĞƐĞƉƌŽŐƌĂŵƐ ŚĞůƉƐƉŽƵƐĞƐǁŝƚŚǀĂƌŝŽƵƐǁĂLJƐƚŽďƵĚŐĞƚĂŶĚ ƐĂǀĞŵŽŶĞLJ͘/ŝŵƉůĞŵĞŶƚĞĚĂĐŽƵƉŽŶŐƌŽƵƉƚŽ ŚĞůƉŵĂŬĞǁŝƐĞĐŚŽŝĐĞƐŽŶƵƐŝŶŐĂŶĚĞdžĐŚĂŶŐͲ ŝŶŐĐŽƵƉŽŶƐ͘/ŐŝǀĞƐƵƉƉŽƌƚƚŽƐƉŽƵƐĞƐŝŶĚĞĂůŝŶŐ ǁŝƚŚǁĞŝŐŚƚůŽƐƐďLJĞŶĐŽƵƌĂŐŝŶŐƚŚĞŵƚŽƚĂŬĞ ĂĚǀĂŶƚĂŐĞŽĨƚŚĞ&ŝƚůƵď͘/ĂůƐŽŝŶĨŽƌŵŵŝůŝƚĂƌLJ ƐƉŽƵƐĞƐŽĨƚŚĞŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƚLJĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞƚŽŐĂŝŶǁŽƌŬ ĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞďLJǀŽůƵŶƚĞĞƌŝŶŐ͕ǁŚŝĐŚĐĂŶůĞĂĚƚŽ ĞŵƉůŽLJŵĞŶƚ͘ƐĂ&ĂŵŝůLJZĞĂĚŝŶĞƐƐ'ƌŽƵƉ;&Z'Ϳ ůĞĂĚĞƌ͕/ĞŶĐŽƵƌĂŐĞŽƚŚĞƌƐƉŽƵƐĞƐƚŽĐŽŵĞŽƵƚ ĂŶĚŐĞƚŝŶǀŽůǀĞĚĂŶĚǀŽůƵŶƚĞĞƌŝŶƚŚĞŝƌůŽĐĂůĐŽŵͲ ŵƵŶŝƚLJĂŶĚƉĂƌƟĐŝƉĂƚĞŝŶĐŽŵƉĂŶLJĨƵŶĐƟŽŶƐ͘ tŚĞŶǁĞŚĂǀĞŽƵƌ&Z'ŵĞĞƟŶŐƐ͕/ŝŶƚƌŽĚƵĐĞ ŶĞǁǁĂLJƐƚŽĚŝƐƐĞŵŝŶĂƚĞƚŚĞŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶƚŽŽƵƌ ŶĞǁĨĂŵŝůŝĞƐƚŽŬĞĞƉƚŚĞŵŝŶĨŽƌŵĞĚĂŶĚŵĂŬĞ ƚŚĞŵĨĞĞůǁĞůĐŽŵĞƚŚĞŶĞǁŵŝůŝƚĂƌLJĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJ͘ tŽƌĚƐŽĨtŝƐĚŽŵͬĚǀŝĐĞĨŽƌKƚŚĞƌDŝůŝƚĂƌLJ ^ƉŽƵƐĞƐ͗ ŵďƌĂĐĞĂůůƚŚĞĐŚĂŶŐĞƚŚĂƚǁŝůůƚĂŬĞƉůĂĐĞ ƚŚƌŽƵŐŚŽƵƚLJŽƵƌŚƵƐďĂŶĚ͛ƐĐĂƌĞĞƌĂŶĚůŽŽŬĂƚ ĞĂĐŚĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞĂƐĂŶŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƚLJƚŽďĞĂďůĞƐƐͲ ŝŶŐĨŽƌƐŽŵĞŽŶĞĞůƐĞ͘

,ŽǁĚŽLJŽƵďĂůĂŶĐĞĨĂŵŝůLJͬǁŽƌŬͬŵŝůŝƚĂƌLJůŝĨĞ͍ /ŵĂŶĂŐĞŵLJů��ĨĞƐŝƚƵĂƟŽŶƐďLJƚĂĐŬůŝŶŐĞǀĞƌLJͲ ƚŚŝŶŐŽŶĞĚĂLJĂƚĂƟŵĞĂŶĚŽŶĞƚĂƐŬĂƚĂƟŵĞ͘ /ƐƚĂLJĨŽĐƵƐĞĚďLJĂƩĂĐŬŝŶŐĞǀĞƌLJƚŚŝŶŐƚŚĂƚ/ĚŽ ǁŝƚŚĂƉŽƐŝƟǀĞĂƫƚƵĚĞ͕ƌĞŵĞŵďĞƌŝŶŐǁŚĂƚ͛Ɛ ŝŵƉŽƌƚĂŶƚ͕ĂŶĚĂůǁĂLJƐƉƵƫŶŐ'ŽĚĮƌƐƚŝŶĂůů ĂƐƉĞĐƚƐŽĨŵLJůŝĨĞĂƐĂŵŝůŝƚĂƌLJƐƉŽƵƐĞ͘

VOLUNTEER

tŚĂƚĚŽLJŽƵĚŽƚŽƐƵƉƉŽƌƚŽƚŚĞƌŵŝůŝƚĂƌLJ ƐƉŽƵƐĞƐͬĨĂŵŝůŝĞƐ͍

SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS

ǀĞƌLJŽŶĞ/ŵĞĞƚŝƐĂƉŽƚĞŶƟĂůĨƌŝĞŶĚ͕ƐŽ/ƚƌĞĂƚ ƚŚĞŵĂƐ/ǁŽƵůĚĂĨƌŝĞŶĚ͘/ŽīĞƌĂŶƵŶĚĞƌƐƚĂŶĚͲ ŝŶŐĞĂƌƚŽůŝƐƚĞŶ͕ĂůŽŶŐǁŝƚŚĂŶŽŶͲũƵĚŐŵĞŶƚĂů ĂƫƚƵĚĞǁŚĞŶŚĞůƉŝŶŐƐŽŵĞŽŶĞ͘ƐĂƉĂƌƚŽĨŵLJ ũŽďǁŝƚŚƚŚĞh^K͕/ĂŵƌĞƐƉŽŶƐŝďůĞĨŽƌĚĞǀĞůŽƉͲ ŝŶŐƉƌŽŐƌĂŵƐǁŝƚŚƐƉĞĐŝĂůĞŵƉŚĂƐŝƐŽŶŐŝǀŝŶŐ

ͻsŽůƵŶƚĞĞƌƐĂƚŽůŽŶŝĂů,ĞŝŐŚƚƐĂƉƟƐƚ ŚƵƌĐŚǁŝƚŚƚŚĞtEƉƌŽŐƌĂŵ ͻDĞŵďĞƌŽĨƚŚĞ&ƚ͘>ĞĞƌĞĂ^ƉŽƵƐĞƐůƵď ͻ&Z'ůĞĂĚĞƌĨŽƌ,,ϰϵƚŚ'ƌŽƵƉ͘


8 â&#x20AC;˘ FORT LEE HEROES AT HOME â&#x20AC;˘ May 17, 2012

Congratulations www.fortleetraveller.com

Jennifer Autrey The 2012 Fort Lee Heroes at Home Military Spouse of the Year

USA Discounters is extremely proud to be the

Presenting Sponsor

of the Inaugural Fort Lee Military Spouse Awards! We recognize the important role our military spouses play in the Fort Lee community and thank you for your dedication, service and support of our Armed Services!

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