Vol. 72, No. 2
Serving the community of Fort Lee,Virginia, since 1941
January 12, 2012
WHAT’S INSIDE 49ers Face Challenges While Closing Shop
Page 3 ICE Kiosks Allow Quick, Easy Customer Feedback Page 5
Keep Safety in Mind Near Construction Sites Page 9 Holiday Safety Message ................Page 2 Fort Lee USO Celebration.............Page 3 News Briefs ....................................Page 4 America’s Military ........................Page 10 ACS Discovery ..............................Page 14 Calendar of Events................Pages 19-21
Mission Complete Last Logistics Unit Returns from Iraq See Page 12
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Traveller 101: â€˜You Are the Storyâ€™ by Patrick Buffett 0DQDJLQJ(GLWRU
Two of the most frequent questions posed to the Fort Lee Traveller staff are â€œhow can I get in the paper?â€? and â€œwhat does my organization need to do to get an event publicized and/or covered by a reporter?â€? Typically, the response to such queries is some variation of â€œtell us something about yourself that would be interesting to othersâ€? or â€œgive us the information and weâ€™ll make it happen.â€? The Traveller counts on the community for good story ideas, and its success is measured by the variety of valuable information it provides to the Fort Lee audience. Unlike civilian newspapers off-post; the Traveller has a military-specified mission to accommodate the command information needs of installation leaders. In addition to publishing frequent articles that focus on safety, health, environmental protection, changes to policy and more, the post newspaper tells the Fort Lee story through photos and features that highlight key events, significant achievements, the quality of military training and the unique aspects of a diverse community. Other things you should know about the post newspaper LQFOXGHWKHIROORZLQJ It serves the entire Fort Lee community. If a segment of
the post population is under-represented in the publication, itâ€™s usually the result of insufficient communication. Simply SXWZHFDQÂśWFRYHUDVWRU\LIZHGRQÂśWNQRZLWÂśVKDSSHQLQJ Therefore, the Traveller encourages story submissions via email or phone from any agency or individual on post. Contributed articles and photos are eagerly accepted. While the Travellerâ€™s four-member writing team produces a lot of stories, it canâ€™t cover every ceremony, training event, unit function, community outreach project, etc., across the full spectrum of Fort Lee-assigned schools, headquarters and tenant activities. If you call us with a story idea and weâ€™re not able to cover it, or if your unit is involved in an evening or weekend activity thatâ€™s worthy of mention in the Traveller, snap a photo and send it to us with a short write-up that includes the 5 Ws â€“ who, what, when, where and why. Remember that action shots are always better than static group photos or individuals cheesing it up for the camera, and those JRRG TXDOLW\ SKRWRV PXVW EH VXEPLWWHG LQ -3(* IRUPDW (highest resolution possible) to meet the requirements of our printing process. Cameras are available for short-term sign-out at the Public Affairs Office if needed. Requests for publicity should be submitted as early as possible. The Traveller will publish routine requests for publicity up to a month in advance (or 45 days for events requiring sign-up or ticket purchases). Donâ€™t forget
those club meetings, approved housing block parties, neighborhood yard sales or charity car washes â€Ś theyâ€™re important too. The Travellerâ€™s primary writing staff is comprised of IRXULQGLYLGXDOV7$QWKRQ\%HOOVHQLRUZULWHUDQGVSHFLDO assignments reporter (734-6948); Amy Perry, news events and assistant editor for page production (734-7484); Kimberly Fritz, Family and community life reporter (7347190); and Kit Weigel, general assignments and production assistant (734-7610). The managing editorâ€™s phone number is 734-7147. Any one of these individuals can assist you with a story or publicity request. Our coverage is online as well. In addition to all the top stories from our print publication, www.ftleetraveller.com offers photo galleries, a direct link to the newspaperâ€™s Flickr VWUHDPWKH)RUW/HH:HOFRPH*XLGHDQG3KRQH'LUHFWRU\ and more. The Travellerâ€™s social media site, www.facebook. com/ftleetraveller offers photos and â€œconversational newsâ€? that runs the gamut from whatâ€™s featured in this weekâ€™s paper to important community event updates and advisories. The Traveller staff also welcomes your feedback about any of its products. Tell us how often you read the post paper, where you get it and what sections you like the most or donâ€™t like at all. Direct audience input helps the entire Public Affairs staff produce better products that meet the needs of the widest range of community members.
CG Encourages Safety During Upcoming Holiday Martin Luther King Jr. Day helps us begin a new year filled with great promise. Dr. King, the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, was an avid civil rights leader. His actions helped ensure the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. As Dr. King once said, â€œThe time is always right to do the right thing,â€?
As we celebrate Dr. Kingâ€™s birthday and legacy, letâ€™s make safety a top priority. Cold weather injuries are of high risk this time of year. Leaders must ensure that service members are properly trained and equipped, that standards are enforced, and that we all take care of each other â€“ itâ€™s the right thing to do.
Commanding General ....................Maj. Gen. James L. Hodge 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 .............. Kimberly K. Fritz Production Assistant ................................... Kathryn C. Weigel
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conditions. Michelle and I wish each of you a happy and safe Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. We look forward to your safe return after the holiday. â€“ Maj. Gen. James L. Hodge, CASCOM and Fort Lee commanding general
COVER Photo by Stephen J. Baker
Congressman J. Randy Forbes welcomes home an Army Reserve Soldier with the 275th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion during a ceremony at Fort Lee. The unit was the last CSSB to leave Iraq.
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Upcoming Deactivation Challenges 49ers by T. Anthony Bell Senior Writer/Special Projects
The 49th Quartermaster Group is faced with a number of challenges as it prepares to deactivate its headquarters element later this year. Fort Lee’s only active duty U.S. Army Forces Command unit, the 49th is scheduled for inactivation on Oct. 1. The inactivation includes HHC, 49th QM Group, the 109th QM Company and 16th QM Co. Three other companies and a detachment will remain. An element of the Reserve Component will take over as the higher headquarters. Lt. Col. Marc D. Thoreson, the group executive officer, said the unit is actively dealing with a number of issues related to the inactivation in addition to performing its normal training and deployment missions. “First, there’s the personnel piece,” he said. “Obviously, we have to ensure that the Soldiers and their Families have as much predictability as possible as we move forward. They need to know whether they will be moved elsewhere on the installation, moved to a sister unit or whether they will have to PCS.” To fulfill its obligations to Soldiers and their Families, Thoreson said the unit is undergoing a thorough scrub of its personnel
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Members of the 16th Quartermaster Company, 530th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 49th QM Group, assemble a shower unit during training last year. The 16th is one of several 49th Group units facing deactivation later this year. files to identify and prepare those Soldiers for the mentioned possibilities. Secondly, the 49th is busy inventorying and inspecting vehicles and other equipment it has to turn in according to its scheduled personnel losses.
“Because we are a unique unit, we have a lot of unique equipment,” said Thoreson of his unit, the Army’s only active duty petroleum and water group when it was reactivated in 1993. “As such it takes a little longer to process. If we had MRAPs, it would
go pretty fast, but we have a lot of fueling equipment and some obsolete vehicles so that process is a little slower. We still have a mission so we have to balance turn-in with our mission as a brigade.” Lastly, Thoreson said the inactivation will require some of the unit’s various missions to be consolidated or realigned. “For those units that are inactivating, we have to find a way to realign that mission with either another unit that is still here or coordinate with the installation to make sure those functions are transferred in some form or fashion,” he said. The 49th provides honor guards for various events, performs post clean-up duties and supports the Quartermaster School’s Aerial Delivery and Field Services Department. It also supports the fuel and water training facilities at Fort Pickett and Fort Story, respectively. When the inactivation is completed, only the 108th QM Co., 612th Movement Control Detachment, 54th QM Co. and 111th QM Co. will remain. All units currently fall under the umbrella of the 49th’s 530th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion. Its command element, HHC, 530th CSSB, is slated for deactivation Oct. 1 as well. SEE 49TH, PAGE 11
Fort Lee USO Center Celebrates First Anniversary by Kimberly K. Fritz Family/Community Life Reporter
The Fort Lee USO Center flung open its doors and welcomed military, Family and community members into its warm and relaxing environment Wednesday to celebrate its first anniversary here. It’s what they do at the USO – serve service members – and in the last year, the center has seen more than 50,000 of them stop by to use the computer lab or play a favorite game, catch up on movies or just relax as if at home. Kasinda Thomas, the Fort Lee USO director, said they’ve built
up their volunteer base, expanded their operating hours and spread the word about the USO’s mission, which is to enhance the quality of life of U.S. Armed Forces personnel and their Families. She also said there is still much to do to serve this community of military members. “There are many people in the Central Virginia area who don’t know we have a USO at Fort Lee and at the Richmond International Airport,” Thomas said. “I continue to network in the surrounding communities to let them know what we do and how they can help.”
The USO offers a variety of assistance and outreach that fits the needs of military members and their Families here. Some of these programs include emergency lodging, mobile outreach, orientation, information and referral, special holiday programs, summer concerts and military appreciation days. “Our programs help us to offer a deployment kit for military children with deployed service members that help them cope with deployment,” Thomas said. “We have the Sesame Street DVD set to help military children understand and deal with the changes in their
homes, and we offer a reading program where we connect service members with their child during the deployment by videotaping them reading a book to their child. We mail it to the child after they deploy. We also open that program to service members separated from their children while attending school.” Thomas said it’s a special way for Families to stay connected. The staff and volunteers at the center are looking forward to the future. “I see many things on our horizon,” she said. “I’m developing a few new programs that will
help bring the local community and the military closer together. I see more people interested in giving their time to volunteer at their local USO, and I look forward to making many more people aware of who we are and what our mission is.” The Fort Lee USO is open Tuesday-Thursday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and after 6 p.m. by appointment only, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday hours are for advanced individual training students only. The center is also open most Monday holidays.
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MAR2 Program Shortens Medical Review Process by T. Anthony Bell Senior Writer/Special Projects
Army commanders now have at their disposal a tool that can quickly determine whether Soldiers with permanent medical limitations can adequately perform their military occupational specialties. The MOS Administrative Retention Review, or MAR2 for short, is an Armywide pilot program that has the potential to shave months off the mandatory administrative review that results in the retention, reclassification or medical separation of the Soldier. Sgt. Maj. David Reynolds, command career counselor, Combined Arms Support Command, said MAR2 was implemented at four installations as a pilot program in August 2010 and was expanded to an Army-wide pilot over the following 15 months. The program is still listed as a ‘pilot’ because it’s still pending final signature by the Department of the Army leadership. He said it is a major improvement over the program it could replace. “The intent of MAR2 is to simplify the process,” he said, “rather than dragging the process out over seven or eight months.” Prior to MAR2, Soldiers who were designated with profiles or permanent medical limitations were required to attend an MOS Medical Retention Board. The Soldier and his or her medical records faced a board of various commanders and medical professionals who were tasked to make the determinations based on the information presented. Sometimes this MMRB process took between six and 10 months, said Reynolds, and was inefficient enough to warrant a review in light of the increased operational tempo of many units. “The Department of the Army determined that once the local medical authority made the determination on the
Soldier’s condition and issued a medical profile, the board appearance could be skipped and the packet forwarded through the local retention office,” said Reynolds. “We would process the paperwork through to the Human Resources Command and they would make the determination based on the information presented.” The process consumes about one month’s time, said Reynolds. “Some of them are returned as quickly as 14 days,” he added. The increased processing efficiency is a boon to commanders, who were often placed in a state of quandary when making deployment decisions regarding Soldiers with undetermined medical statuses. “This greatly enhances the leadership’s ability to staff their teams, especially for U.S. Forces Command elements,” said Reynolds, referring to deployable units. Since the pilot program’s implementation here, Reynolds said no packets have been processed. “That could be due to various reasons,” he said. “It could be from a lack of knowledge, although I brief the program at all the meetings I attend. The medical teams and commanders on the ground need to know how viable the program is, now that such a quick turnaround is possible.” The MAR2 process starts with the profiling authority along with the unit commander and the Soldier involved. Once a (P3) profile is issued, the Post Retention office needs a copy as soon as possible so a packet can be officially initiated for proper signatures. HQDA/HRC is so sure of this new program, they’ve allocated a noncommissioned officer to work as the MAR2 NCO for the installation to replace the many workers who managed the old MMRB. For more information, contact the supporting career counselor.
NEWS BRIEFS Pharmacy Change The retail pharmacy contract between Express Scripts Inc. and the Walgreens pharmacy chain has expired. To find one of the 56,000 network pharmacies nearby, visit http://www. express-scripts.com/tricare and click on “find a pharmacy.” Military pharmacies and TRICARE Pharmacy home delivery remain available.
Beacon Theatre and Chesterfield’s EanesPittman Public Safety Training Center. For details, call (804) 734-7896.
MLK Observance The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance is slated for Jan. 17, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Lee Club. Dr. Michael Shackleford is to speak. The Fort Lee Equal Opportunity Office and Headquarters and Headquarters Company, CASCOM, are hosting the event. For details, call (804) 734-6596.
The Fort Lee Religious Support Office is organizing a class/research project focused on the biblical basis for resiliency. The class will be held on nine consecutive Wednesdays beginning Jan. 18, 6-7 p.m., at Memorial Chapel on Sisisky Drive. Installation Chaplain (Col.) James White will teach the class. Each participant will evaluate his or her level of biblical resiliency at the beginning and end of the class and will complete a selfdevelopment plan for future growth. For details, call (804) 734-6494.
Applications for $1,000 scholarships from the Virginia Advisory Council on Military Education must be postmarked by Jan. 17. Applicants must either work or reside in Virginia. Five categories of scholarships are available. They will be awarded March 29 at the VA-ACME conference. For applications and criteria, visit www.vaacme.org/scholarships or the Army Education Center, building 12400, Fort Lee.
Flames of War
The seventh annual Flames of War Day is set for Jan. 14, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the U.S. Army Women’s Museum. The tournament of miniature war games is open to the public. The theme is “Race for Rome: Italy, January to July 1944,” and will feature 32 wargamers commanding miniature armies. A guided tour of “Anzio Annie,” the infamous World War II railroad gun, will be held at 1 p.m. Participants need to pick up driving directions by 12:50 p.m. at the museum. Both events are free. For details, call (804) 734-4327 or 734-4411.
Chesterfield County Public Schools recently launched an electronic newsletter about its 62 schools. Parents of Chesterfield students who would like to ensure they receive the newsletter can register their email address by visiting www.mychesterfieldschools.com and clicking “Join our mailing list.”
Survivor Day The public is invited to participate in any of the seven Survivor Day seminars in Central Virginia on Jan. 14, 9 a.m. – noon. Each participating family will receive a free survivor kit and backpack. Pre-registration is required at www.survivorday.com or 211. Among the locations are the Colonial Heights Technical Center, Hopewell
AWF Scholarships The Army Women’s Foundation offers college scholarships for women serving in the Army (including Reserve and National Guard), those who have served honorably and their children. The deadline for applications is Feb. 1. The Legacy Scholarships may be used for tuition assistance at the community college or four-year college level. The scholarships provide $1,000 for community college studies and $2,500 for study at a four-year institution. Scholarships are based on merit, academic potential, community service and need. Details and an application are available at www.AWFDN.org.
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New ICE Kiosks to Enhance Feedback Process by Kimberly K. Fritz Family/Community Life Reporter
In the near future, 20 new Interactive Customer Evaluation kiosks will be installed at establishments throughout Fort Lee. The devices will be an â€œimmediate and convenientâ€? resource that community members can use to rate their customer-service experience anywhere on the installation, according to David Lees, one of the projectâ€™s collaborators. Lee said, â€œCustomers wishing to provide input will have the option of using one of the kiosks at the time of their transaction by clicking a link or two and filling out a form with their submission and comments.â€? Once the form is submitted, the comments will be routed to the appropriate directorate for reply, if requested and reply information is provided, and a copy is provided to the garrison command team. The units, which will replace most of the commentcard submission boxes and the re-purposed desktop computers currently in use, have arrived and are in the process of being imaged and delivered, said Ted Davis of the Plans, Analysis, Integration Office. â€œItâ€™s a work in progress and we hope to be completed by early February,â€? Davis said.
Currently, the Transportation Office in the Soldier Support Center and the Central Issuing Facility both have operational kiosks. â€œThese kiosks will allow patrons to submit their comments conveniently and in a completely user friendly manner,â€? Davis said. The kiosks will be located in customer service based operations like lodging, Outdoor Recreation, the Legal Assistance Office, the Family Life Chapel, the Air Force and Navy Dining Facility, the Home of Ordnance Dining Facility, Clark and MacLaughlin Fitness Centers, three Child, Youth and School Services facilities, the Lee and Regimental Clubs, the Bowling Center, the Education Center, the Soldier Support Center, the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security and others. The ICE system allows customers to submit online comment cards to rate the service providers they have encountered at military installations and related facilities around the world. It is designed to improve customer service by allowing managers to monitor the satisfaction levels of services provided through reports and customer comments. The kiosk project was spearheaded by the Directorate of Logistics, PAIO and the garrison information management office.
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Kiosks Issue Reward Points for Recycling Two Dream Machine Recycling Kiosks are now located at the Fort Lee Exchange and PXtra. These computerized kiosks accept empty drink cans and plastic bottles and issue points that users can redeem for select merchandise and discounts or even donate to charity. Recycling at the kiosk is as easy as touching the screen, scanning a card (provided at the machine) and depositing an item. Recyclers receive a printed receipt and can go online to view point totals and reward options. Each recycled item is worth five points and rewards include tickets to local sporting events, travel deals and contributions to charities. Dream Machine recycling also supports a program called Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities.
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Varsity Team Has Rocky Start Donald Flowers of the Fort Lee men’s varsity basketball team shoots a free throw during a game against Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall at the Washington Area Military Athletic Conference game Jan. 7. JBM-HH won 90-68, as its offensive and defensive rebounding proved to be too powerful for the smaller Fort Lee team. Trahern Holden, 71st Transportation Battalion, led Fort Lee in scoring with 24 points, and Patrick Bates, PWD, added 12. In game 2 against Quantico, Fort Lee held a slim 2-point halftime lead (41-39) but fell short at the end 83-80. Holden had another good all-around game and scored 17 points with teammate Tyrell Thompson, 54th Quartermaster Company, adding 21. Fort Lee made only 18 of 29 free throws. Next up for Fort Lee in the WAMAC league is a rematch with JBM-HH at Fort McNair on Jan. 21.
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Tour Explores Historic Mansionâ€™s Haunted History Virginia is famous for its tales of historic haunts. The ghosts of Civil War soldiers, many of whom suffered gruesome deaths, reportedly roam battlegrounds and centuriesold buildings in every corner of the commonwealth. The large number of alleged sightings raises the question of whether these other-worldly visits are real. One particular site thatâ€™s within a stoneâ€™s throw of Fort Lee is the Centre Hill Mansion in Petersburg. On Jan. 24 from 6-9 p.m., it will host a Ghost Watch gathering that recognizes a legendary annual visit by a whole regiment of specters. According to accounts from past residents and recent occupants of this landmark home, a large group of ghostly soldiers, presumably from the Civil War, makes their presence known at the mansion every year on Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. The reports are eerily similar. The door that now opens into the mansionâ€™s office is heard to open, followed by the noise of soldiers marching along the passageway with their sabers clanging. They climb the stairs and enter the room over the office. Approximately 20 minutes later, the troops are heard descending the staircase, crossing the hall and leaving after slamming the door. Then all is quiet. Another famous ghost sighting at the mansion is the beautiful woman dressed in white who has been seen frequently by people strolling on the grounds. No one has ever learned who she was. This â€œappearanceâ€? began to occur in the latter part of the 19th century. Once during this time, a small child living in the house told his mother of a â€œpretty ladyâ€? who had visited him during the night, sat on the side of his bed, held his hand and talked to him. He indicated that he could see right through her. The description he gave perfectly matched that of the woman others had seen in the window above the front entry door. Mrs. Campbell Pryor lived in the house in the late 1890s and told of the mystical playing of a little melodeon that stood in a corner of the library. She said she often heard the music played by invisible hands as there was not anyone other than herself in the house at those times. Whether you believe this assortment of spooky tales or not, Centre Hill Mansion is an experience you shouldnâ€™t miss if you live or work in the Fort Lee area. The federal-style mansion reflects the lifestyle of a prominent antebellum family and features Greek Revival interior woodwork, plaster motifs and furnishings. Tours of the home will be offered during the Ghost Watch event. Visitors will have access to several areas not regularly open to the public. Space is limited and reservations must be made in advance. Ticket prices range from $3 for children 12 and under to $5 for adults. Centre Hill Mansion is located at 1 Centre Hill Avenue, Petersburg. For additional information, call (804) 733-2401.
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109th Conducts FARP Training Exercise by 1st Lt.Thomas Pritchard 49th Quartermaster Group PAO
Refueling operations are one of the most important pieces in the puzzle of U.S. Army logistics. On Dec. 7, the 109th Quartermaster Company, 530th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 49th QM Group, conducted forward area refueling point layout and operational procedures at Fort Pickett to enhance the Soldiers’ ability to deploy worldwide. During this training, multiple teams were evaluated on a scenario-based exercise that stressed the importance of the proper procedures of refueling UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. FARP training improves the Soldier’s ability to refuel rotary wing aircraft that are required for any type of military operation, whether overseas or at home. The 109th QM Co. earned a proficient rating during the evaluation portion of the exercise. Also, this training exercise has prepared the company for two upcoming training events: Operation Maritime Raider and Operation South Bound Trooper. During these events, the 109th will support the 36th Canadian Infantry Brigade and 37th Canadian Infantry Brigade with approximately 40 Soldiers operating forward logistical elements that provide rotary wing aircraft refueling, ammunition resupply and food services operations.
One Soldier refuels an UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter as another guides one to a safe landing during the 109th Quartermaster Company’s Dec. 7 forward area refueling point exercise.
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Name: Spc. Nicketa Bond Unit: 16th Quartermaster Company, 530th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 49th QM Group MOS: 92S – laundry, shower and clothing repair specialist Age: 25 Time in service: six years Hometown: New York City by way of Kingston, Jamaica Family: married
Describe yourself: “I’m quiet, shy and scared of snakes.” Your favorite sport: “Soccer, because it’s fun and takes a lot of energy.” Pastimes: Reggae dancing – it’s my favorite thing to do.” How you would change the world?: “I would become a nurse, and help the sick, poor and homeless.” If you won the lottery: “I would spend it on a house and boat, and I would help the homeless – get them off the street.” Dream car: “Hyundai Sonata” The one person you most admire: “My mom – she’s loving, caring and the person who has always been there for me.” The one place you would go on vacation:
“Jamaica.” Talk about your childhood in Jamaica: “It was rainy and hot, and the beach was beautiful. It was also fun. I grew up with my cousins; they taught me how to ride a bike and climb trees.” If you were the Army chief of staff and could change policy, what policy would you change?: “The uniform policy. You look the same way every day. I would allow Soldiers to come in civilian clothes one day a week – like a fun Friday.’ One deﬁning moment: “My time in basic training. I didn’t think I could make it through at one point, but I didn’t want to give up. I told myself I needed to hang in there, train more, learn more and move on to a different
station.” In retrospect, how do you see your basic training experience?: “It was hard; very hard. I learned a lot about myself. I learned how to be strong, and I learned how to teach others to be strong.” Describe your job: “My job is important to Soldiers because we give them the opportunity to wear clean clothes. That makes them happy, and it makes me feel good inside to be able to help them out.” Why you joined the Army: “To go to college and travel all over the world.” Did the Army fulﬁll your initial expectations?: “Yes.” You deployed to Iraq in 2008. What kind of experience was that
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49TH — FROM PAGE 3 “However,” said Thoreson, “we’ve submitted a request to delay that inactivation for one year on the basis that the 612th, 108th and the two mortuary affairs units need a battalion headquarters. They need some mission command functions that they can’t provide themselves. We believe the request will be approved.” Both the 108th and 612th are scheduled for deployment to Afghanistan at some point this year. When they return, their futures are uncertain as is both mortuary affairs units to some extent. The Army may decide to inactivate the 108th and 612th or transfer them to other locations, according to the 49th Group. The 54th and 111th, the Army’s only active duty mortuary affairs units, are not likely to be inactivated but may be transferred. If any of the units remain at Fort Lee, they may be realigned under battalions either at Fort Eustis, home of the 7th Sustainment Brigade, or Fort Bragg, N.C., home of the XVIII Airborne Corps,the 49th’s current higher headquarters.
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Last Logistics Battalion in Iraq Returns Home When Soldiers from the 275th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion deployed to Iraq last March, they embarked on a historic 10-month mission that helped close the chapter on more than eight years of American military operations in the country. At a “Welcome Home Warrior Citizen Ceremony” attended by friends, Family members and dignitaries honoring the returning troops here in Bunker Hall’s Green Auditorium on Sunday afternoon, Lt. Col. Christopher “Sam” Houston, commander of the 275th CSSB, said the unit’s initial mission in Iraq was similar to that of preceding CSSB’s supporting Operation New Dawn. “We went to (Contingency Operating Base) Speicher, which is in Tikrit, Iraq,” Houston said. “At COB Speicher we were responsible for the combat sustainment of United States Division - North in a geographic area that encompassed more than 60,000 square miles.” Houston said the mission changed quickly, and the 275th became responsible for retrograde operations, directing the logistics of a drawdown operation larger than any tackled by the U.S. military since World War II. “We had to do something that no CSSB had ever done before … the complete closure and drawdown of United States and coalition forces out of Iraq,” Houston said. The 275th accomplished its mission at COB Speicher with
such efficiency that it was ordered south to Camp Liberty in Baghdad to close down bases for U.S. Division - Central. After a repeat performance there, the 275th was sent even further south to COB Adder near Nasiriyah, Iraq, to close the remaining bases. The 275th was expected to maintain a constant level of logistics support to troops still in Iraq even in the midst of relocating – something the unit had never done – but Houston said they pulled it off like true professionals. While in the country, he said the 275th moved 1.8 million cases of bottled water, supplied 16 million gallons of fuel, processed 40,000 shipping containers and issued 16 million rounds of ammunition. It was a major accomplishment for a unit as relatively new as the 275th, which was activated in November 2006 as the first Army Reserve CSSB under the 55th Sustainment Brigade, based at Fort Belvoir. “There had been other drawdowns of forces, even in this same area, but what made this one different is that there was no cease-fire agreement, there was no peace treaty,” Houston said. “All of the retrograde that we conducted out of Iraq was under threat of hostile enemy action, and oftentimes our convoys were under attack while we completed our mission. But we are proud to say that we safely completed it without losing any Soldier to hostile enemy action.” Before the 275th deployed to Iraq, Col. Theresa Baginski, 55th Sustainment Brigade commander, told its Soldiers: “There will be years in the future when Soldiers
and units and generals will come forward, and they will study what your sustainment unit has done as part of this retrograde mission when we’re faced with a similar situation.” Baginski was here Sunday to greet them again and praised them for the unit’s success in completing its mission. “Be proud of what you accomplished,” she said. Houston said the 275th closed the doors on the final installations in Iraq Dec. 18, 2011, the same day U.S. troops made their way across the border into Kuwait. “It felt very good to turn the lights off in Iraq,” he said. “You get up every day and you put on the cloak of a hero,” said U.S. Rep. J. Randy Forbes, R-Va., who was on hand to welcome the Soldiers home. The 275th includes Soldiers from the Richmond area, Hampton Roads, Northern Virginia and other parts of the state. Capt. Dassie Jones of Virginia Beach deployed with the 275th CSSB. The father of two said, “It’s good for the Soldiers to finally reunite and get back to some normalcy with their families.” Forbes said most Americans have little understanding of how much the nation’s military members sacrifice on their behalf. “To the members of the 275th: let me thank you on behalf of the United States of America,” he said. His voice brimming with emotion, Houston told his troops and the audience, “The only remaining mission is the mission we’re on now – to successfully reach home.” Mission accomplished.
he Army Digital Photo Contest winners were announced recently, and two Fort Lee Soldiers were among the winners. First Lt. Greg Montainio, a student assigned to Company C, 71st Student Battalion, Army Logistics University, captured a first place prize with his “MMA Fighter.” The image was entered in the Military Life category. In the Black and White category, Sgt. 1st Class Omar Delgado’s entry, “Lotus,” captured a second place prize. Delgado also won an honorable mention for “Design Elements.” Another Fort Lee-affiliated entry, Barbara Underwood’s “Dock and Clouds,” also earned an honorable mention. It was entered in the monochrome category of the “Others” division. The Army Digital Photo Contest is more than 50 years old and is divided into a “military” and “others” categories. First place entries were awarded a $300 prize; $200 for second and $100 for third. There were also honorable mentions in each category. Log on to www.armymwr.com to see all winners.
PHOTO BY STEPHEN J. BAKER
Fort Lee Public Affairs
(ABOVE) Army Col. Theresa R. Baginski addresses Soldiers and Family members from the 275th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion during a redeployment ceremony at Fort Lee Sunday. (LEFT) Congressman J. Randy Forbes welcomes home an Army Reserve Soldier with the 275th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion during the ceremony. The unit was the last CSSB to leave Iraq.
by Stephen J. Baker
“MMA Fighter” by 1st Lt. Greg Montainio
“Lotus” by Sgt. 1st Class Omar Delgado
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AFTB Training Builds Leaders, Advocates by Nancy Burns AFTB Program Manager
Army Family Team Building is a wonderful program offered by Army Community Service. It’s designed to help military members and their spouses thrive during their military journey. So many times, I’ve seen those new to the military struggle due to a lack of knowledge regarding the military lifestyle. In AFTB, we fill in the blanks for them. Challenges can accompany any changes in life; however, attending AFTB classes can turn you into a change master instead of a change victim. AFTB trainings help produce great leaders and advocates for today’s military. This free training has the following four levels: Level I: This course provides an introduction to the Army life and how to maneuver through daily challenges. It offers an inside view of the Army lingo and community resources as it provides an understanding of the goal and
impact of the Army mission on daily life. Level II: Personal growth through self-development is the focus of this course. Participants learn how to improve their communication skills, personal relationships and stress management skills. They discover how teams form CONTRIBUTED PHOTO and grow and learn how to Nancy Burns solve problems and how to resolve personal conflict. They obtain much needed knowledge on Army traditions, customs, courtesies and protocol. Level III: Participants explore thriving in the Army and civilian life by expanding leadership skills, effective communication techniques and learning to mentor others into
The Army Community Service Classic Couponing Class meets Jan. 31, 12-1 p.m. at ACS. Learn where to find coupons and how to use them effectively in shopping for groceries or at drug stores. Space is limited. To register, call (804) 590-4282 or email couponforlife@gmail. com.
(Jan. 26 and Feb. 28), Developing a Spending Plan (Jan. 17 and Feb. 15), Misuse of Checking Privileges (Jan. 18 and Feb. 16), and Holiday Spending (Nov. 8 and Dec. 6). First Termer class meets from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The other classes meet 1-3 p.m. For details and registration, call (804) 734-6388.
ACS Financial Readiness Training offers 17 free courses. Most of them are repeated and are held at ACS. Training topics with the next two class dates are as follows: Personal Finance Management (Feb. 6 and March 6), Consumer and Advocacy Rights (Jan. 25 and Feb. 7), PCS Move (Jan. 19 and Feb. 21), Debt Liquidation (Feb. 1 and March 1), TSP (Feb. 2 and March 5), Basic Money Management (Jan. 23 and Feb. 22), Planning for Baby (Feb. 8 and March 8), Auto Purchase and Insurance (Feb. 9 and March 12), Home Buying (Feb. 13 and March 13), Credit Card Debt (Feb. 14 and March 14), Bank and Credit Union Services (Jan. 24 and Feb. 23), Identity Theft (Jan. 30 and Feb. 29), First Termer (Jan. 13 and 20), Budget Development and Financial Planning
The ACS Exceptional Family Member Program offers an EFMP Support Group, 6-8 p.m., at ACS once a month. This group is slated to meet Feb. 22, March 21, April 25, May 23, June 20, July 25, Aug. 22, Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 21 and Dec. 12. This program has been changed from the Autism Support Group to the EFMP Support Group. EFMP also offers a Crafting and Resiliency Group, 5:30-7:30 p.m. monthly. Meetings are scheduled for Feb. 8, March 14, April 18, May 16, June 13, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 14 and Dec. 5. For the craft group, a reservation must be made a week in advance so that sufficient craft supplies will be available. A different craft project will be featured at each meeting. Resiliency topics will be
leadership positions. They learn about the different leadership styles, how to run an effective meeting, how to manage group conflict and how to coach and mentor others. Level IV: This course will provide participants with the tools and skills to become an instructor/trainer. They learn what works, how to motivate people and develop their own speaking skills. They also learn how to effectively present information as well as how to manage the learning environment and decide what method of instruction is best for you. (Levels I – III are prerequisites.) The AFTB trainings not only will enhance your military lifestyle, but they also will bring personal growth and enrichment into your skill set and leadership abilities. If you want to thrive and become resilient in your new military lifestyle, call today. Army Community Service provides free lunch at each AFTB class. Call Army Community Service today at (804) 7346388 or 734-7979 and to register and begin your journey. Classes are held at ACS, building 9023.
Employment Readiness Six employment readiness classes are available at ACS this year. The classes, with the next two dates, are as follows: Interviewing Skills and Dressing for Success (Feb. 8 and March 7), Job Search Strategies and Application Assistance (Feb. 8 and March 7), Small Business Workshop (April 4 and 18), Career Exploration (Feb. 7 and March 6), Spouses Overseas Employment Orientation (Feb. 7 and March 6), and Resume Writing (Feb. 7 and March 6). Times for the classes vary. For details and registration, call (804) 734-6388.
Master Resilience Training Master Resilience Training in four modules is being offered at ACS this year for military Family members. Its purpose is to provide them with the foundation to take a productive approach toward the challenges of living the military lifestyle. Space is limited and reservations are required for the classes held at the Soldier Support Center, Room 106, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Module 1 is offered Jan. 17 or Feb. 28; Module 2, Feb. 8 or March
21; Module 3, March 6; and Module 4, Jan. 9 or April 23. For details and reservations, call (804) 765-7636 or 734-7979.
AFTB Classes Army Family Team Building classes are held at ACS, building 9023, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Child care is available. The training is offered in four levels as follows with dates for this year: Army Basics (Level I) will be taught on Feb. 7, April 3, May 1, July 17, Aug. 1, Sept. 4 and Dec. 4. Management Skills (Level II) is a twoday course slated for Feb. 14-15, May 8-9, Aug. 7-8, Sept. 11-12 and Dec. 11-12. Leadership Skills (Level III) is a twoday course scheduled for Feb. 21-22, May 15-16, Aug. 14-15, Sept. 18-19 and Dec. 18-19. Instructor Training (Level IV), a three-day course, will be taught June 26-28 and Nov. 13-15. The June 26 class will be at the Family Advocacy Program building; others will be at ACS. These classes will be held 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., except on Nov. 15 when the class will end at noon. For details and registration, call (804) 765-7636 or 734-7979.
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SGT. MCGILLICUDDY’S COOL WORD SEARCH by Kathryn C. Weigel Production Assistant
Find the words and phrases associated with civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed on Jan. 15, the anniversary of his birth in 1929. The words and phrases in the puzzle are forward, backward, vertical, horizontal and diagonal.
Arrested (more than 20 times for demonstrating) Atlanta Birmingham Bus Boycott Boston University (earned Ph.D. there) Bust in Hopewell (on Ashford Plaza) Civil Disobedience Congressional Gold Medal (awarded in 2004) Coretta Scott King (widow) Divinity Degree (from Crozer Theological Seminary) Dexter Avenue Baptist Church (in Montgomery, Ala.)
Ebenezer Baptist Church (home church in Atlanta) Federal Holiday (established in 1986) Fifteen (age at high school graduation) “I Have a Dream” (1963 speech in Washington, D.C.) “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” (1963 civil rights manifesto) Mahatma Gandhi (strong influence for nonviolent protests) Man of the Year (1963 Time honor) March on Washington Memphis (Tennessee city where he was assassinated in 1968) Montgomery, Alabama Morehouse College (undergraduate degree) Protested Vietnam War SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference) Thirty-five (age he received the Nobel Peace Prize) Three Hundred Eighty-Two (days in bus boycott) War on Poverty SEE ANSWERS, PAGE 21
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CASCOM Announces Connelly Awards The winning units for the 2012 Philip A. Connelly Award for Excellence in Army food service have been selected for the active Army, National Guard and Reserve components. The U.S. Army Quartermaster School, which is part of the Combined Arms Support Command, headquartered at Fort Lee, manages the program through the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence. The International Food Service Executives Association and Department of the Army G-4 are co-sponsors of this awards program. The Connelly awards program has had a major impact on the degree of professionalism now associated with Army food service. From providing nutritional meals to creating morale boosting environments, food service professionals keep the Army rolling along. This program honors those professionals, Soldiers and DA civilians, who rise above the standard and continually demonstrate excellence in food service. The 2012 winning units are as follows: Â‡ 0LOLWDU\ *DUULVRQ ZLQQHU WK 6SHFLDO )RUFHV Group (Airborne) Consolidated Dining Facility, Panzer Kaserne, Stuttgart, Germany. Â‡ 0LOLWDU\ *DUULVRQ UXQQHUXS 7DORQ &DIH QG Combat Aviation Brigade, Camp Humphreys, Korea. Â‡ &LYLOLDQ *DUULVRQ ZLQQHU 'LQLQJ )DFLOLW\ 1R Fort Gordon, Ga. Â‡ &LYLOLDQ *DUULVRQ UXQQHUXS &DVH\ 0DLQ 'LQLQJ
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mission,â€? said Teresa Ann Domeier, one of the evaluators. â€œFood prepared correctly will fuel the Soldiers to perform their best. This program promotes excellence and teamwork. It is a great morale booster, not only in the food service section but within the entire unit.â€? 7KH&RQQHOO\SURJUDPZDVHVWDEOLVKHGLQ0DUFK and is named for the late Philip A. Connelly, former IFSEA president, who was responsible for obtaining that organization's sponsorship with the Army. Its objectives include improving the professionalism of food service personnel in order to provide the best quality product and service to military members; and providing recognition for excellence in the preparation and serving of food in Army dining facilities and during field kitchen operations. All finalists displayed the highest standards of excellence and are to be congratulated for their outstanding performance, said Lt. Col. Rossie Johnson, JCCoE director. The food service staffs of these units deserve special recognition for their contribution toward improving the Armyâ€™s food service program and for their efforts in enhancing the quality of food service provided to warfighters. 7KHUHZLOOEHDQDZDUGVFHUHPRQ\LQ0DUFKWRKLJKOLJKW the achievements of the winning commands. â€“ Combined Arms Support Command Public Affairs
Reserve Website Offers 600,000 Jobs to Veterans :$6+,1*721 Âą 7KH ODUJH QXPEHU of veterans coming out of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan are a good resource for American businesses looking for great employees, said an Army Reserve general. About 20 million veterans now reVLGHLQWKH8QLWHG6WDWHVVDLG0DM*HQ Keith Thurgood, chief of staff, U.S. Army Reserve Command. The unemployment rate for those veterans who are coming out RIUHFHQWFRQIOLFWVLVDERXWSHUFHQW â€œFor some of the generational cohorts, YHWHUDQV LQ WKH WR \HDUROG UDQJH that unemployment is nearly three times the national average,â€? Thurgood said. The QDWLRQDO XQHPSOR\PHQW UDWH LV DERXW percent now. So many veterans available for work, Thurgood said, is â€œan opportunity for the nation,â€? because veterans have skill sets that are usable by any business. â€œThe Army does two things really well that every business wants,â€? he said. â€œThey deliver results, and they produce leaders -- they fill the leadership pipeline. If you were to take those two characteristics
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that website, and he said response from the employers has been good. â€œThey are very, very happy with the quality of people they are getting and the ease with which we can do business,â€? he said. The Reserve component also has program service mangers in specific regions across the United States, about two dozen of them, who are working to connect veterans who need a job with private sector human resource professionals who are looking for employees. Thurgood said the Reserve is working to expand that force of service managers. :K\ YHWHUDQV KDYH D PRUH GLIILFXOW time finding work when they leave the VHUYLFH LV D WZRIROG SUREOHP Âą DQG SDUW of that is based on Soldierâ€™s humility, Thurgood said. â€œIf you think about the culture of the United States Army, by and large, the force is what I would describe as a humble force,â€? Thurgood said. â€œSoldiers are not used to talking about themselves and making themselves look better. It is about
discipline, it is about the team, it is about accomplishing the mission. And we collectively are only a small piece of that. Thereâ€™s a little bit of reluctance to say â€˜Iâ€™m actually good.â€™ And these Soldiers are good.â€? So Soldiers, Thurgood said, have a hard time selling themselves in the job market. They also have a hard time knowing how to translate the skills they learned in the Army to skills that employers want in the private sector. Thurgood said the Army can bolster its programs designed to help Soldiers make that transition from the Army to the priYDWHVHFWRUÂąSURJUDPVOLNHWKH7UDQVLWLRQ Assistance Program. â€œI think there is some more structure we need to put around TAPS,â€? he said. â€œIf you start to integrate all these activities in a way that makes sense, youâ€™ve really got a good framework that can be good for the nation and good for our Soldiers.â€? â€“ Army News Service
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OCS Board The Fort Lee Officer Candidate School Board will convene Feb. 16, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Soldier Support Center. Applications are due to the Strength Management Division no later than 4 p.m. Feb. 7. For details, call Angela Bragg at (804) 734-6402.
Inventory Closing The Fort Lee Central Issue Facility in buildings 1603 and 6241 will be closed Feb. 6-10 for its annual inventory of all organizational clothing and individual equipment items. Customers are asked to complete all transactions before the inventory starts. Normal operations will resume Feb. 13. For emergencies, contact Ralph Anderson at (804) 734-3575 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Darius Nicholson at 734-3062 or darius.l.nicholson.civ@mail. mil. A CIF representative also will be stationed at the south “exit only” door of building 1603. For details, call Mitch Heller at 734-5246 or Nicholson.
Loan Closet Open House The annual Army Community Service Relocation Lending Closet open house for commanders, sergeants major and first sergeants will be Jan. 17, 9-11 a.m. Those planning to attend are asked to call (804) 7347589 or email email@example.com by Jan. 11.
Career in Teaching A briefing on teaching as a second career will be held Feb. 10, 10-11:30 a.m., at the Army Education Center, 700 Quarters Road, building 12400. The briefing is sponsored by Troops to Teachers, which pays up to $10,000 in stipends and bonuses to military members who become teachers. For details, call Troops to Teachers at (757) 683-3327 or visit www.odu.edu/troopstoteachers.
Operation Homefront is accepting nominations for the 2012 Military Child of the Year Award until Jan. 15 at www.OperationHomefront.net/MCOY. A winner from each service will receive a $5,000 award during a special ceremony in Washington, D.C. For details, check the website.
Parents Class A self-care class for parents who would like to obtain over-the-counter medications for children from Kenner Army Health Clinic Pharmacy is offered on the first Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. in the Preventive Medicine classroom on Kenner’s second floor. The next class is set for Feb. 2. For details or registration, call (804) 734-9125. Parents may also register at the Wilkerson Pediatric Clinic.
Texas Hold’em Texas Hold’em No Limit Tournaments will take place at the Sports Zone, building 3640, on Jan. 18 and 25; Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; and March 7, 14 and 21 with finals on March 28. There is a $5 registration fee. Multiple entries are allowed. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. on tournament days with play staring at 6 p.m. For details, call (804) 734-6678.
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toss tournament on Jan. 25 with finals on Feb. 1. The winning teams will be awarded prizes. There is a $10 fee per team. Registration is 5:30 p.m. on the day of the tournament. Tournaments start at 6 p.m. For details, call (804) 734-6678.
Marriage Seminar Military members and spouses are invited to attend a Marriage Enrichment Seminar at Kenner Army Health Clinic, third floor. The seminar is based on Gary Chapman’s book, “The Five Love Languages.” Seminars are slated for three dates in 2012 – Jan. 20, March 16 and May 18. Each four-hour seminar begins at 8 a.m. For details and enrollment, call (804) 734-6381.
Dinner, Discipleship The Religious Support Office hosts a Dinner and Discipleship event Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m., at Memorial Chapel. The event includes classes for children, teens, Protestant men and women and Catholics as well as Financial Peace and Marriage Seminars. For details, call (804) 734-6483.
Remembrance Walk A Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Walk is slated for Jan. 17, 6-7:30 a.m. Participation is open to everyone in the Fort Lee community. The walk, sponsored by the Installation Equal Opportunity Office and Headquarters and Headquarters Company CASCOM, will start and end at Mifflin Hall, 2221 Adams Ave.
Youth Council The Fort Lee Red Cross will hold its monthly Youth Leadership Council meeting on Jan. 14, 2-4:30 p.m., at the Red Cross office, building 9028. The council is open to all teens age 13-17. For details, call (804) 731-5682 or email carnealc@ usa.redcrosss.org.
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Eight Family and MWR fitness classes are being offered free through Jan. 14 at MacLaughlin Fitness Center. The choices include restorative yoga classes that are always free. Clark Fitness Center offers a free Workout with Weights in the House of Pain fitness class. To participate, one must be 18 or older and complete a physical fitness assessment before class. To participate in other fitness classes, one must be 16 or older and an eligible FMWR fitness facility patron. For details, call (804) 734-6198.
Youth ages 13-17 may become certified babysitters through a class offered by SKIES Unlimited. The free course has three sessions and is held on an as-needed basis. A minimum of six participants are required. Family members of military, Department of Defense Civilians and contractors and retired military are eligible. For details, call the Parent Central Service Office at (804) 765-3196 or 734-2933.
Personal Trainers Personal trainers are available at MacLaughlin Fitness Center. Appointments are required. For costs and other details, call (804) 734-6198.
3-D Archery Family and MWR will host 3-D Archery Shoots on Jan. 28, Feb. 25 and March 24, 9 a.m., at the Fort Lee Outdoor Recreation Archery Range. There will be seven divisions of competition on each event date. Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for Fort Lee permit holders, $5 for youths (ages 13-17) and $3 for cubs (ages 12 and under). For details, call (804) 765-2212.
Traditional Archery A Traditional Archery Shoot is set for Feb. 26, 10 a.m., at the Fort Lee Outdoor Recreation Archery Range. The competition will be divided into three divisions and four events. Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for Fort Lee permit holders and $5 for youths (ages 13-17). For details, call (804) 765-2212.
Super Bowl Party The Sports Zone will host a Super Bowl XLVI Party on Feb. 5, 4 p.m., at its C Avenue facility. General admission is free, but two VIP packages are available. The Golf Simulator VIP package costs $50 per person and the Stage VIP package costs $25 each. The packages cover special seating in reserved areas, beverages, bar food and personal wait staff. Registration for a package is available at the Sports Zone bar during operating hours. For details, call (804) 734-6678.
Womenâ€™s Martial Arts Womenâ€™s Martial Arts Self-Defense is a one-hour group exercise class that combines martial arts and selfdefense techniques to improve physical fitness levels. The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., at MacLaughlin Fitness Center. The cost is $69 a month or $8 a class. For details, call (804) 734-6198.
Bumper Bowling Free bumper bowling is available for pre-schoolers and a parent or guardian through SKIES Unlimited. Shoes are included. The sessions are at the Fort Lee Bowling Center, building 9040. Sessions are 9-11 a.m. through April and 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. May through August. Participating children receive a free snack. Registration is ongoing and space is limited. For details or registration, call the Parent Central Service Office at (804) 765-3196 or 734-2933.
â€˜Snuggle With a Bookâ€™ All branches of the Appomattox Regional Library System are participating in the Library of Virginiaâ€™s winter reading program, â€œSnuggle With a Book,â€? during story times through March 2. The program is for children birth to age 5 and a parent. Registration is available at each branch. ARLS story times are Mondays, 10:30 a.m., Hopewell Library; Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Prince George Library; Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m., Dinwiddie Library; and Fridays, 10:30 a.m., Carson Depot Library. For details, call (804) 458-6329 or visit www.arls.org.
Freedom Classic Festival The 2012 Freedom Classic Festival will be Jan. 12-15 in Richmond. It concludes with the annual Virginia Union University-Virginia State University basketball game at the Richmond Coliseum on Jan. 15. An art show, gospel choir showcase and drumline competition are also part of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. weekend program. For details and tickets, visit www.freedomclassic.com or www.facebook.com/freedomclassic.
Book Signing Petersburg native Betty Nunnally will be featured during Friday for the Arts on Jan. 13 in historic Petersburg. She is the author of the newly released book, â€œBlandford First,â€? and will be at the Siege Museum, 15 W. Bank St., 6-8 p.m., for a brief presentation and book signing. For details, call (804) 733-2402.
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Open Mic Night Open Mic Night at Studio 231 is Jan. 13, 6:30â€“9:30 p.m., upstairs in the historic Butterworth Building, 132 N. Sycamore St., Petersburg. Admission is a $5 donation. For details or to register, call (804) 590-5817 or email email@example.com.
Art Exhibits The Petersburg Area Art League is hosting two art exhibits Jan. 13 - Feb. 4 at its 7 E. Old St. location. One show will include American art works collected by Alexander C. Graham Jr. The works were created between 1840 and 1940. The other show will feature original works by Petersburg resident Pat Abbott-Ryan. The exhibits open Jan. 13 with a Friday for the Arts reception, 6-9 p.m. For details, call (804) 861-4611.
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Youth Mini Olympics Chesterfield County is one of six U.S. localities invited to participate in the 2012 International Childrenâ€™s Games, sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee. Students with a parent connected to Fort Lee, as well as those who live in the county, may apply to compete in swimming, track and field, tennis, soccer or volleyball. The games will be in Taegu, Korea, in July. Applications are available at www.teamchesterfield.org.
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Sycamore Rouge will host its sixth annual celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 16. The event begins at 2 p.m. It will be followed by a reception. Both are free and open to the public. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. For details, visit www.sycamorerouge.org or call (804) 975-5707.
The National Park Service, which includes the Petersburg National Battlefield facilities near Fort Lee, is waiving admission fees for 17 dates this year. The first fee-free days are this weekend â€“ Jan. 14-16, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. There are 394 NPS facilities throughout the country. Other fee-free days will be April 21-29, June 9, Sept. 29 and Nov. 10-12. For details, visit www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks. htm.
Free expert reviews of military-related historical items will be offered at the Virginia War Memorialâ€™s Paul and Phyllis Galanti Education Center on Jan. 14, 10 a.m. - noon. Two experts will offer their opinions on the origin and history of any military-related artifact. They will not estimate monetary value. The Virginia War Memorial is located at 621 Belvidere
Boat operators are required by Virginia law to show proof they have passed an approved boating safety education course. A free class that meets Virginia standards and is accepted in all other states will be offered by Southside Regional Medical Center, 200 Medical Park Blvd., Petersburg, on three dates â€“ Jan. 21, Feb. 11 and March 10, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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