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FASHION Performers strut their stuff during first-time ordnance event

SEE PAGE 12 BATTALION WOMEN’S EVENT FOCUSES ON MENTORSHIP An ordnance unit celebrated Women’s History Month here March 14 with a special program in which guest speakers shared life, career experiences SEE PAGE 4

ROC DRILL CASCOM gathers feedback from sustainment community that will ultimately support Army of future SEE PAGE 7

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kenner Army Health Clinic celebrates 126th anniversary of Enlisted Medical Corps SEE PAGE 9

CHILD OF YEAR National organization recognizes Fort Lee youth for volunteerism, academics SEE PAGE 17


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COMMENTARY | NUTRITION MONTH

What do you think of when you hear the word “snack?” If it’s something like candy, cake, cookies, chips or soda, then it’s easily assumed that you might not think that snacking can be something that is actually good for you. When healthful choices are made between meals, a snack can contribute to the quality of a person’s diet and help to ensure nutritional adequacy. A well-chosen snack not only tastes great but can also be that much-needed “pick-me-up,” especially if you anticipate a lengthy period of time before your next meal. Remember that carbohydrate-containing foods are going to give you energy

to continue performing well with your activities, and that protein and fat-containing foods help to slow digestion leading to a more sustained energy level. The best snack is going to have some of all three macronutrients so that your energy level and feeling of not being hungry last until the next meal. Foods from all of the food groups can be incorporated into snack time with a bit of attention to how you combine them, and actually can help you to improve your intake of important foods that you may not get enough of. A snack is only healthy if it is limited to the calories you need to maintain a healthy weight, so it’s important for the snack to stay within certain nutritional guidelines

Cancer screening improves survival In recognition of the monthlong colorectal cancer awareness campaign, the staff at Health Net Federal Services, LLC, – the managed care support contract for the TRICARE North Region – spoke with a U.S. Air Force officer about his recent colon cancer diagnosis. For Col. Wayne R. Monteith,

work came first. He was responsible for more than 5,000 people and worldwide operations, including flying the GPS constellation. He considered that his priority above routine health care. In December 2010 – at the insistence of his secretary who rescheduled the appointment three times – Monteith had his first

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colonoscopy at age 51, almost a year after his doctor’s initial recommendation. One reason for the delay was what Monteith called “institutional,” but he also felt he didn’t need one. “We are raised in our careers with a warrior ethos, to not complain and not get sick. For me, having rarely been sick, I construed it as a sign of weakness,” he said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists colorectal cancer as the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States among

ing them because they are rich in dietary fiber and fluid content. So, you may be wondering by now what dietitians snack on. There are plenty of healthy ideas on the Internet, and http:// www.ucsfhealth.org/education/healthy_ snack_ideas/index.html is just one site that breaks its recommendation into groups based on calorie content. I especially like the site’s idea for a frozen banana with peanut butter and a crunchy topping. I also like apple wedges lightly spread with peanut butter, and you’ll note that there’s fruit for energy and peanut butter for protein and heart-healthy fat to sustain that energy’s effect. Another fruit and nut snack that I love is a home-made trail mix made from raisins and dried cranberries, along with almonds and peanuts. When I make it myself, I can be sure to include the proper serving sizes of each component to achieve the nutrition goals I’ve set and also know how many portions I should divide my mix

cancers affecting men and women. Colorectal cancer screenings can, in many cases, prevent colon and rectal cancers by finding polyps before they turn cancerous. Heading to his appointment, Monteith felt he was in great health. He had been a competitive runner and his physical fitness score put him in the top one percent of the Air Force. It wasn’t until the physician assistant came to speak with him after his colonoscopy and started crying, that he realized something was wrong. “My doctor informed me I had

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an aggressive tumor that could kill me if not removed,” said Monteith. “I’m not sure if it sunk in immediately, but I certainly knew they had to be wrong. I had no symptoms. Zero.” Yet, according to the American Cancer Society, most people diagnosed with early colorectal cancer do not experience symptoms. Issues like blood in the stool, persistent stomach pain and unexplained weight loss may not appear until the disease has progressed. SEE CANCER, PAGE 14

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and usually not to exceed 200 calories. Some people might need a larger or smaller snack to provide them the appropriate number of calories to meet their goals. Another healthy snack rule is that one to two may be enjoyed daily between meals, depending on a person’s needs, but that this pattern of meals and snacks should not be confused with a “grazing” pattern that can lead to overeating. Too many Americans get most of their daily calories from foods with added sugars and/or fats, while not meeting their goals for servings of fruits and vegetables or dietary fiber. In fact, data from the Centers for Disease Control reports that only about a third of Americans consume fruit two or more times daily, and that just over 25 percent consume vegetables three or more times daily. Snack time could help to improve on that trend, which would not only benefit a person’s nutritional adequacy but also help with weight management. Remember that vegetables and fruits are the two lowest-calorie-per-serving food groups, and help you to feel full after eat-

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Steppin Out Dance Academy students perform during the “Dare to be Fierce” Ordnance Spring Fashion Extravaganza Friday at the post theater. More than 300 advanced individual training students attended the show. See Page 16 for more.


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Members of the Fort Hood, Texas, team embrace after being presented with the Culinary Team of the Year trophy.

¿º»®³°±¾ An emotional Fort Hood response after claiming the top team trophy is a testament of the annual culinary training event’s importance T. Anthony Bell

T. Anthony Bell Senior Writer/Special Projects

The anticipation among the Fort Hood, Texas, faithful was something akin to the announcement of a long-shot, at-large bid to the NCAA’s “March Madness” basketball tourney. There they sat – some with their hands tightly clasped, elbows interlocked, eyes cast downward and heads bobbing to the tune of prayers. Holding lofty expectations and a reserved demeanor, the team awaited a tensionfilled climax to the 38th Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event Awards Ceremony Friday at the Lee Theater. For the 20 or so Soldiers clad in dress uniforms and seated in the middle of the auditorium, the pressured-filled moments would only be sated by the announcement of the event’s most coveted prize – the Culinary Team of the Year trophy, a goal and obsession that devoured every morsel of time for the last four months. It was a fate that had the power to either spring them to life in a fit of joy or sink into a state of disappointment. Three hundred or so military members, their supporters and an assortment of culinary fans eagerly awaited the moment in the dimly-lit auditorium as well. The Fort Hood and Fort Stewart, Ga., teams had set the stage for

the drama during the course of the two-week event that featured 503 entries from more than 200 competitors. Hood led the gold medal count with 13. Stewart tallied 11. Spc. Colin Mullins, a Hood team member, was seated next to team manager Sgt. 1st Class Zamain Brown during the ceremony. The veteran and young Soldier typified the mood of the team, both showing signs of nailbiting anxiousness as the second-place team was announced. “... and the runner up for the team competition is Fort Stewart ...,” the master of ceremonies proclaimed. Mullins immediately turned to Brown with a wide-eyed look that was a mix of anticipation and astonishment. Brown reciprocated. Could it be true? Could the installation that calls itself the “The Great Place” win the top award after a 28-year drought and competing in only its second competition in the last six years? The Hood team was careful not to get ahead of itself. Team Hawaii, an assortment of military members from different services, was a threat as well as Joint Base LewisMcChord, Wash. The MC composed himself for the final announcement. Elongating the sentence for dramatic effect, he succinctly breathed words that would endear themselves to some and become a source of disappointment for others.

“... the winner is …. Fort Hood!” Mullins, standing a stout 6-foot, 1-inches,tall, said afterward that a sense of heaviness preceded the moments before the announcement, and a sudden rush of relief and gratification followed. “I don’t even know how to put into words how nervous I was,” he said. “As soon as it happened, we just started flying. It was like being 10 pounds and flying up.” The section of the auditorium where the Hood team sat definitely seemed lighter after the presentation. Needless to say, tears ran, hands slapped, backs were patted and shoulders hugged. It was bliss reminiscent of Soldiers returning from a combat tour, walking off the plane into the outstretched arms of emotional family members. Moments later, team members gathered and made their way to the stage with chests swelled and heads held high but cloaked with a sense of humility. Quartermaster General Col. John E. O’Neil IV and his top enlisted Soldier, Command Sgt. Major Wendy Robinson, presented the awards. The team posed for pictures. Some team members beamed, a group of five embraced and one knelt and wept – all telling signs this group of culinarians were bonded by the experience of preparing and competing in the MCACTE. Brown, struggling to contain his own emo-

tions, spoke in fragments about the keys to victory. “Hard work,” he said. “A lot of time; late nights, weekends; competitive training; constantly training; doing it over and over again; getting critiqued by your team members, having tough skin and being able to deal with what they say to you; it was hard work.” The Hood team, which finished third in last year’s competition that Stewart won, edged out the runners-up by less than a point. A win in the Student Team Skills Competition highlighted the team’s performance. In addition, three members were named to the U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team. Furthermore, 10 of the 15 team members were not only new to the team but new to the Army. Brown was prideful about his young guns. “I’m especially happy for the young guys,” said Brown, a 20-year Soldier who’s never been part of an installation-winning team. “A lot of teams try to put in guys who they know are good. We actually trained privates right out of AIT to come in here and do great things. At the end of the day, that’s what makes me feel good.” The Stewart team wasn’t feeling too shabby either. It earned wins in the Nutritional Hot Foods Challenge and Military Hot Kitchen Competition categories, and one of its junior Soldiers, Spc. Mikalia Jules, captured the Armed Forces Junior Chef of the Year title. She also was named to the USACAT. Team manager Master Sgt. Verna Bellamy said she is proud of her team and happy for the Hood team. “I’m not disappointed,” she said. “They (the Hood team) came out and did what they had to do and made it happen. The best team won.” Inasmuch drama that was present in this year’s competition, it was almost scratched due to budget constraints. Chief Warrant Officer 3 Charles H. Talley Jr., the event’s coordinator, said considering the obstacles, the event went off quite well. “We’re looking forward to next year,” he said. Brown is also looking forward. He said he now has an obligation to ensure team members take what they’ve learned at the competition back to The Great Place. “That’s the whole thing right there,” he said, “taking it back to the great place, going into the DFACs and passing the knowledge down. We have an enhancement program on our base that is really supported by the command. They really push hard for training. We get Soldiers in from all over the post for two weeks and take what they learned back to their DFACs.” Additional stories and photos from the 2013 MCACTE can be found at www. ftleetraveller.com


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Women’s History Observance The 23rd Quartermaster Brigade will host a Fort Lee celebration for the 2013 Women’s History Month Observance, March 29, 11:30 a.m., in the U.S. Army Women’s Museum parking lot. The theme is “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination.” Faith A. Wilkerson, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Mentor program director, Virginia Commonwealth University, will be the guest speaker. For details, call (804) 734-3739 or email cynthia.d.allen16.mil@mail.mil.

Exchange Facilities Fully Operational Despite sequestration, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service does not foresee any closures or changes to its day-to-day operations. The exchange expects to remain flexible to help Soldiers and their families thrive in this environment.

DMPO Change in Hours T. Anthony Bell

Braxton Reeves, daughter of guest speaker Patricia Reeves, performs a modern dance number during the March 14 Women’s History Event at the 832nd Ordnance Battalion.

Women’s history event focuses on mentorship T. Anthony Bell Senior Writer/Special Projects

Several women provided testimonials and recounted experiences that helped to shape their lives for the better during the 2013 Women’s History Celebration, March 14, at the 832nd Ordnance Battalion headquarters on the Ordnance Campus. “Be a mentor, make history!” was the theme for the event that was hosted by Bravo Company, 832nd Ord. Bn., 59th Ord. Brigade. Six local women sharedtheirstoriesandthoughts about mentorship and other issues related to career and personal advancements during a speaker-panel format. Roughly 50 Soldiers and civilians were on hand for the presentation to include Col. Thomas Rivard and Command Sgt. Maj. Edward Morris, the 59th Ord. Bde.’s commander and command sergeant major.

Second Lt. Adriane B. Armour, Bravo Co. executive officer and event coordinator, said she wanted her guests to simply share their experiences as they related to the theme, touching upon any relevant topic as necessary. “I wanted to acknowledge the hardships and successes of the past and present by focusing on how we can continue overcoming obstacles,” she said afterward. “Mentorship is solution oriented. Whether the topic is SHARP, women in combat or maintaining a healthy life/ work balance, let’s work together on a personal level to address the good and the bad.” Many of the women described what mentorship meant to them and how mentors influenced their persona and actions. Command Sgt. Maj. Shontina Edwards said she grew up as the youngest of 10 children and was

heavily influenced by an older sister, who she said organized neighborhood girls and created camaraderie through recreational activity. “We had double-dutch contests back then, and she entered us in various contests at different parks,” she recalled, “but she was teaching us about empowering one another and supporting one another.” Marine Master Sgt. Tammy Belleville, director of the Marine Airborne and Air Delivery School and a rigger by military occupational specialty, said she joined the military at age 32, becoming part of a career field that has few women. Recalling how she wasn’t afraid to work outside the box and learn from the males, she encouraged audience members to take a gender-neutral approach and seek out advice and guidance when and wherever SEE WOMEN, PAGE 11

Effective April 1, the Defense Military Pay Office will change its in-processing briefing days to Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Soldier Support Center auditorium. Service members transitioning to Fort Lee should bring the appropriate paperwork. For details, call (804) 734-7799 or email wanda.f.wallace.civ@mail.mil.

Pinwheel Garden Planting Party Fort Lee ACS Family Advocacy has scheduled a Pinwheel Garden Party, April 4, 3:30 p.m., at the Lee Gate entrance, across from CASCOM. Pinwheels, an uplifting symbol of happiness and childhood, will be planted in honor of all the children in the community. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. This pinwheel party is free and open to all. For details, call (804) 734-7353 or 734-6381.

AFGE Meeting The American Federation of Government Employees, Local Union 1178, meets the second Wednesday of every month in building 10000-D. The next meeting is set for April 10, 5 p.m. All Fort Lee bargaining unit employees are invited to attend. For information, contact Willie Slater at (804) 765-0744 or email LOCAL1178@ verizon.net.

Motorcyle Mentorship Program Kenner Army Health Clinic has established a Fort Lee Motorcycle Mentorship program to assist commanders in heightening motorcycle safety, skills and awareness. The goal is to reduce the elevated risk of motorcycle dangers in a controlled environment. For details, call (804) 734-9445.

Spring Cleanup Fort Lee has scheduled its annual Spring Cleanup Week, April 8-12, and post leaders are asking for maximum participation. The week is a collective effort that supports the installation’s environmental program by clearing leaves, trash and other debris and reducing the harmful surface runoff that can eventually enter the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Information and maps of unit cleanup areas will be distributed.

Day of Prayer Breakfast The annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast observance is set for April 23, 7 a.m., at the Lee Club. Retired Maj. Gen. Bob Dees, whose military assignments include the 2nd Infantry Division commander in South Korea, will be the featured speaker. A music performance by Danny Byram is also planned. The event is open to all, but seating is limited. Free tickets are being distributed through unit and organization chains of command. For information, call (804) 734-6814 or email todd.m.kepley.mil@mail.mil.


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ROC Drill participants help shape future of sustainment Sharon Mulligan CASCOM Public Affairs

The Combined Arms Support Command hosted the Global Logistics 2020 Rehearsal of Concept Drill at the Army Logistics University March 11-14, to gather feedback on adapting the sustainment community to support the Army of 2020 and beyond. CASCOM, a major subordinate command of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, is responsible for training more than 185,000 students annually through more than 500 courses taught by the Ordnance, Quartermaster and Transportation schools, Soldier Support Institute and ALU. Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, CASCOM and Fort Lee commanding general, kicked off the ROC drill by encouraging participants to let their voices be heard. He also stressed the importance of asking questions and sharing experiences to help shape the future of the sustainment community.

The GL2020 ROC Drill provided a forum to “examine and dissect our formations from factory to foxhole – from the tip of the spear, where Special Forces operate, all the way back to industry,” Wyche said. “It’s important to account for the lessons learned, over the last 10 years of conflict, as we refocus our force and shape how it will operate in the future.” Due to fiscal limitations, participants could not all be on site. Instead of viewing this as a challenge, CASCOM embraced the opportunity to expand participation to an even wider audience. Personnel at nearly 500 remote sites let their voices be heard, virtually, by connecting to the exercise through the Defense Connect Online system. Participating organizations from across the Army and the joint community included: TRADOC Army Materiel Command; Army G-4; Special Operations Command; Forces Command; U.S. Army Europe; the National Guard Bureau; Office of the Chief of Army Reserve; Defense Logistics

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Agency; and Army logistics units from around the world. These sustainment professionals were able to actively participate in the vignette discussion and provide their insights on a variety of topics. “The analysis from the GL2020 ROC Drill will help to identify the right end-toend sustainment structure, with the right mission command, to support the Army of 2020 in the future operating environment,” said Col. Robert Hatcher, director, CASCOM Force Development. It will also help to identify issues that require additional doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership, personnel and facilities analysis for resolution. Hatcher explained that analyzing and refining capabilities is “not a revolution in military efforts, but it is part of a continuing evolution. We’re looking from top to bottom, with a focus on the integrated nature of support.” Throughout the ROC drill, emphasis was placed on the value of input from the sustainment community in the field and the units they support. “We wanted participants to feel they were contributing to something significant for the Army,” said Col. Rodney D. Fogg, CASCOM G3 (operations). “Their opin-

ions are valued and will help us as we shape the way ahead for sustaining the future of the Army.” After listening to the discussion, Col. Bobby Ray Pinkston, chief, Logistics Division, USAREUR, said the participants all had strategically grasped what needed to be done. “The challenge becomes developing recommendations on how to get to where we need to be,” he said. To continue providing effective and efficient support, CASCOM’s CDI will analyze and develop recommendations for the priority of effort. “As logisticians and sustainers, we have performed tremendously over the last 11 years, but we cannot rest on our laurels,” Wyche said. “There is work to be done. I am confident that the sustainment strategy we are developing and employing will yield the dividends to support and sustain our great Army. “At the end of the day, this is about our ability to sustain and support the future fight,” Wyche said. “And, as sustainers we will never say no as long as we have one bullet to give or one gallon of gas to give.” For an extended version of this story and a photo, visit www.army.mil/ article/98939.

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War Memorial hosts 5K Run-Walk to Remember Everyone in the Fort Lee community is invited to the Virginia War Memorial’s annual 5K Run-Walk to Remember that will take place April 6, starting at 8 a.m., at its 621 S. Belvidere St. location in downtown Richmond. This event is both a commemoration and a celebration as it honors the sacrifices of U.S. service members past and present, and pays tribute to the veterans and military families who represent a large segment of the commonwealth’s overall population. The family friendly event includes a kid’s fun run in addition to the 5K events. The longer run-walk route travels through downtown Richmond and near the James River Canal Walk as it winds its way back to the start/finish point near the Virginia War Memorial amphitheater. All ages are invited and strollers are permitted. Awards will go to the overall top three men and women, and there will be additional prizes for active duty military participants. Those interested in participating are encouraged to sign up early (before March 29) and save. The online registration fee for the run-walk is $25, and it includes a commemorative T-shirt. The cost is lower for the kids fun run events, and all active duty military

personnel receive a $5 discount. Wheelchair participants can enter for free. Entry prices increase after April 1, and race day registration is $35. Pre-registered individuals can pick up their race packets as early as April 5, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., at the Virginia War Memorial. Community members can also show their support for the event by purchasing a memorial flag in honor of a service member killed in action or a deceased veteran. The cost is $10 each. The flags will be displayed along the running route near the memorial on race day. The commemorative race will be followed by a Veterans Transition Fair from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. It will feature an assortment of Virginia companies and organizations that offer career opportunities, legal advice, medical screening and other free or discounted services to military veterans and their families. Additionally, there will be historic re-enactors on hand, a military vehicle display and several food vendors. Come out, bring the kids and enjoy the day as you pay tribute to America’s military. For more information, contact Candi Shelton at (804) 786-2062 or cshelton@vawarmemorial.org. The event website is www.vawaarmemorial.org.

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Fort Lee Soldiers from Victor Company, 262nd Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade, help clean up debris in front of a rundown Petersburg home that’s scheduled for renovation through the Habitat for Humanity program. The outreach event took place on March 9. Five cadre members and 10 advanced individual training students volunteered for the six-hour project. In addition to the cleanup, they helped to build a new frame for the home.


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Kenner honors 126th birthday of Enlisted Medical Corps Tereasa Wade Public Affairs Officer, Kenner Army Health Clinic

Kenner Army Health Clinic celebrated the historic beginning of the Enlisted Medical Corps on March 1 – the corps 126th anniversary. Static displays were constructed by members off Kenner’s enlisted medical corps to educate employees and patients about the work each off the military occupational specialties performs in the clinic. Throughout the Army medical command’s history, the enlisted Soldier has consistently served in roles of great responsibility. “Enlisted Medical Corps Soldiers – the medics are brave

men and women who have proven to have the talent, knowledge, and skills that enhance Army medicine’s capability to achieve its mission,” said Sgt. Maj. Reginald D. Crosby, senior medical non-

commissioned officer, Kenner Army Health Clinic. “These Soldiers are truly the backbone of Army medicine.” The Enlisted Medical Corps Soldiers contribute to today’s overall 90 percent survivability rate for combat-injured service members and are an invaluable asset in the health care process. They keep our Soldiers, retirees and families healthy. The Kenner celebration concluded with an NCO “Right Arm Night” hosted by Crosby with Col. Thomas S. Bundt, commander, Kenner Army Health Clinic, serving as the guest speaker. “I am truly proud of our skilled, heroic professionals and wish the Enlisted Medical Corps a happy 126th Anniversary” said Crosby.

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Col. Thomas S. Bundt, commander of Kenner Army Health Clinic, joins Pfc. Kiera Loyd, Sgt. 1st Class Danita R. Gamble and Sgt. Maj. Reginald Crosby in the cutting of the cake to commemorate the 126th anniversary celebration of the Enlisted Medical Corps.

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Chapel presentation reveals drama of ‘Last Supper’ Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, “The Last Supper,” will come alive during a special March 27 presentation at Fort Lee’s Memorial Chapel. Admission to the event is free and open to the public. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Presented by the Protestant Men of Memorial Chapel, the “Living Last Supper” is a dramatization of Jesus’ final meal with his disciples. The costumed actors assume the poses shown in da Vinci’s painting. At the beginning of the performance, Jesus states that one of them will betray Him before the night is over. The disciples express their astonishment and question who the traitor is in their midst. Each of them comes out of their pose to give a brief soliloquy of how they came to know the Master and what He means to them. There is music interspersed throughout the performance to give it an emotional impact.

The Memorial Chapel congregation has been performing the “Living Last Supper” for more than 20 years. The actors are not professionals, but churchgoers who devote many hours of practice and learning their lines so that the performance can be a truly memorable and spiritual experience for all who see it. Memorial Chapel is located at 1901 Sisisky Blvd. Those coming to the performance from off post are reminded that a valid state- or government-issued picture identification card is required for anyone 18 years of age or older to access the installation. For more information about the upcoming performance, contact the Fort Lee Religious Support Office at (804) 7346494. – Staff Reports

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WOMEN Continued from page 4 it is available. “We all have something to gain from everyone about our life histories and experiences,” she said. Francoise Bonnell’s ideas about gender neutrality were on par with Belleville’s. The Army Women’s Museum director said it’s key to seek out good candidates for mentorship. “Sometimes you have to ask somebody to mentor you – ‘Would you be my mentor? Would you advise me?’ That’s a hard thing to do because you have to admit that you don’t know everything and you’re not perfect.” Most of the panelists agreed that women, short of full mentorship, should support their organizations and institutions as much as they can. Aimee Eisensmith, a Bravo Company Family Readiness Group leader, recounted her struggles as a young spouse caught out on a limb during her husband’s first deployments. “Nobody trained me to be a spouse,” she said. “Our job is to pass on that information. I may not have every answer or every bit of knowledge that I need, but I’m going to pass on what I know because I don’t want them to be in the dark the way I was in the dark. That’s what role modeling means to me; that’s what mentorship means to me. It’s passing on my experience and what I know to future generations.” “Everyone has something to give,” added Edwards. “Whether you know it or not, someone is watching you. You are the example, so be the example.” The event also included a question and answer session and a dance performance by Braxton Reeves, daughter of Patricia Reeves, guest speaker and school counselor.

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LEE YOUTH EARNS MILITARY CHILD OF YEAR HONORS

About 35 Soldiers from the 832nd Ordnance Battalion, military family members, and youths and young adults from the Steppin Out Dance Academy in Hopewell were the stars of a first-time “fashion extravaganza” that took place here Friday evening at the post theater. Performing before an audience of more than 300 advanced individual training students, the cast members sang, danced and modeled the latest fashions in four categories ranging from kids wear to formal apparel. Staff Sgt. Fatimah Warren, an Ordnance NCO and director of the performance, said she got the idea for the show from a previous overseas deployment where the troops put a talent showcase together just for fun. “I thought it would be a great opportunity for our Soldiers to show off their styles, creativity and originality,” Warren said. “I knew it would be a lot of fun for them as well. Overall, we want them to have a great experience while they’re here, and that includes promoting the feeling of being part of the Army Family.”

DARE TO BE FIERCE (ABOVE) Pvt. Rea Williams from Bravo Company, 832nd Ord. Bn., performs a solo dance number during the Spring Fashion Extravaganza. She was among the individuals recognized for talent and enthusiasm by the event’s judges, and earned the overall title of “Best Female Performer.” The top male performer was Pvt. Marcellus Jordan from Alpha Company, 832nd Ord. Bn. (RIGHT) Alecia Inabinett, 3, a Fort Lee family member, models kids fashions; Pvt. Jaimie Hermanyhorses, Alpha Company, 832nd Ord. Bn., models sports wear; and Pvt. Heaven Clausen, Bravo Company, 832nd Ord. Bn., models casual wear during the show. The enthusiasm of the Soldier-performers was “outstanding,” according to the director. They committed many hours to practice while also focusing on their military studies here.

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(ABOVE LEFT) Pvt. Joshua Eaton from Alpha Company, 832nd Ordnance Battalion, performs an a cappella Christian rap solo during the Spring Fashion Extravaganza Friday evening at the post theater. (ABOVE) Pvt. Darlene Gilreath from Bravo Company, 832nd Ord. Bn., models an eye-catching red and black mini-dress during the formal wear portion of the show. Gilreath’s outfit reflected the theme of the event, “Dare to Be Fierce.” The program organizers further defined that concept, noting that “fierce” stands for fearless, intelligent, energized, respected, confident and extraordinary. “That represents every service member, family member and DoD Civilian ... anyone who took the challenge to support our military forces ... you are totally fierce,” read a passage in the event program.

A military teen on Fort Lee has been selected as the Army’s Military Child of the Year by Operation Homefront. Nicole Daly – daughter of Ordnance Chief Col. Edward Daly and his wife Cathy – is a junior at Prince George High School and routinely places in the top ranks of her class. According to the Operation Homefront website, Nicole was one of more than 1,000 nominees and each service selected one overall winner. The five awardees will receive $5,000 each and will be flown with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C. for a recognition gala on April 11. The awards will be presented by senior leaders of each branch of service and an invitation to present the keynote address has been made to Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins, himself a military family member. Nicole has moved 10 times in the course of her life – starting at Fort Lee and ending up here again – and has lived in different places in the world including Korea and Italy. Less than a year ago, she moved from Fairfax to Fort Lee as her father took charge of the Ordnance School. When registering for her

junior year and deciding on classes, Nicole met Tara Bauman-Seely, a guidance counselor at Prince George High School, who nominated her for the Operation Homefront honors. “We have amazing military students, but Nicole really stood out,” BaumanSeely said. “I scheduled her in the summer right before school. She was taking these amazingly highlevel courses at her previous school. We scheduled her so she could continue those high-level courses, but she also wanted to know how she could help other military students. She wanted to get involved. “She really stood out to me,” she continued. “Her accomplishments are amazing, but she’s just humbled by the experiences she’s had.” While Nicole signed up for honors and advanced placement courses, she was interested in attending some of the other schools the local area had to offer – such as the Governor’s School – that offered academically difficult courses, but ran into snags because some programs needed to be applied for during the eighth grade, an option not available to military students. Unwilling to let that deter her, Nicole decided to get involved. She attended a military family roundtable hosted by Virginia Secretary of Veteran Affairs and

Homeland Security Terrie Suit held here last year and has contacted Congressman J. Randy Forbes about ways to make the transition easier for military children. “There’s so many disadvantages that military children have,” she said. “Through the panel and writing to congressmen, I’ve tried to initiate some of that change. I think military students should be able to attend the school that best fits their needs. It’s not the military children’s fault they were not able to apply during a certain period. They – along with their families – sacrifice so much for this country and it seems no one is willing to make exceptions for them.” During the gala, Nicole said she is especially glad that she’ll get an opportunity to speak to Congressman Forbes face-to-face about the transition issues military children face. Prince George High School is the third high school Nicole has attended, but she said she takes it in stride. “At times, you can really get down on yourself, but looking at it from a bigger picture, the advantages I’ve gain far outweigh the negatives such as the diversity I’ve been exposed to,” she said. “The thing I’ve taken from all this is the diversity; the innate appreciation for all different types of culture. It’s invaluable.”

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Military children get a unique opportunity to travel and see other parts of the world, said Nicole, and it’s something she relishes about her life as a military family member. “While in Italy, I attended an international school where there were so many different ethnicities,” she said. “That’s how I got to grow up – appreciating the different cultures. It was just normal for me, but a lot of Americans aren’t exposed to that. Sometimes when you’re young, you don’t realize how broadening and enlightening that way. As you get older, you realize how much it influenced you. You accept diversity more.” Getting other families to see the advantages in moving is also a skill of Nicole’s, said Colonel Daly. “I’m impressed that she sees moving as an opportunity as opposed to challenge,” he said. “Moving is not being separated from people she knows, but it’s an opportunity to broaden horizons with other people who can come into her life to affect her. Some people can take moving as a negative thing, and she hasn’t. It’s been really inspiring for me. I find myself upset about moving again, but she’s helped me stay balanced on that.” Aside from the tough academic schedule, Nicole also volunteers at the Fort Lee Thrift Shop and with

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Nicole Daly poses with her father, Col. Edward Daly, Chief of Ordnance, after his 2012 assumption of command ceremony at Fort Lee. Nicole was recognized as the Army Military Child of the Year by Operation Homefront. The national nonprofit organization provides emergency assistance to military families and conducts an annual contest to recognize an outstanding military child from each branch of service.

her mother when she briefs Army National Guard and Reserve members about their education benefits. “Briefing the Soldiers is a really rewarding experience,” she said. “It’s neat to see all these Soldiers taking advantage of those benefits.” Her mother – Cathy – said the award represents all the hard work at school and within the community Nicole has done. “I think she does all of the things in her life because she really cares about people and she cares about making a difference,” said Cathy. “She knows that in

order for her to make a difference she needs to excel academically and in other areas of her life as well. Nicole is not content with mediocrity – she tries to do her best in everything she is involved with.” Colonel Daly echoed his wife’s sentiments. “We’re unbelievably proud of Nicole,” he said. “She is a self-starter and really selfless and dedicated in her approach. She knows this award isn’t about her; it’s about being tied to this great profession. When she gets involved, she really wants to make a difference for other people.”


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AIT Soldier aces CrossFit workout Spc. Danielle Sidell, a 24-year-old Soldier assigned to Bravo Company, 266th Quartermaster Battalion at Fort Lee and a CrossFit contender, scored a total of 420 points during 14 grueling rounds of the CrossFit’s Open 13.2 workout Friday. She is now ranked first among individual competitors in the Individual Women’s Open Division for CrossFit competitors worldwide. Open Workout 13.2 for the Women’s Division consisted of 10 minutes of five 75-pound shoulder to overhead presses, 10 75-pound deadlifts and 15 box jumps. CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program that optimizes fitness and brings together a community that exercises to-

gether, according to its website. CrossFit Open Workouts pit competitors in timed challenges to earn spots in the regional games. The workouts have to be judged in person or by video. Because Sidelle is a Soldier in training here at Fort Lee, her workout was judged by Maj. Larris Hutton, commander, Juliet Company, 244th QM Bn., and a certified CrossFit judge. During Open Workout 13.1 released on March 8, her first of this CrossFit Open Season, Sidell scored a total of 204 points, placing her 6th among all international competitors. Sidell’s performance on Friday propelled her ahead of many of the elite CrossFit athletes including two-time CrossFit champion Annie Thorisdottir, as

well as 2012 CrossFit Games Runner Up Julie Foucher. Sidell began her athletic pursuits as a Division I Track Athlete at the University of Akron where she ran middle-distance events. Following college, Sidell decided she wanted to continue to challenge herself, and decided CrossFit was the right fit for her. Although Sidell has only participated in CrossFit for a little over a year, she is no stranger to success at CrossFit Games. Sidell participated in the CrossFit team competition last year, where her team, Specialists Crossfit, placed first in its respective region, and second overall at the CrossFit Games. As can be expected, Sidell ranks at the top of Bravo Company’s Army Physical

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Spc. Danielle Sidell, a Fort Lee advanced individual training Soldier attending the unit supply specialist course, competed at the 2012 Crossfit Hopper Challenge Friday. She is currently attempting to earn a spot at the CrossFit regional competition.

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Maj. Gen. Michael S. Tucker, the assistant deputy chief of staff for Army G-3/5/7, discusses the new Ready and Resilient Campaign during a briefing for senior leaders here Friday. The Army effort was launched on March 14 and is meant to “incorporate resilience as a critical component of Soldier and unit readiness.” Alluding to continuing incidents of suicide and sexual assault, as well as a rise in marital and family problems, Tucker told post leaders that the time for focused intervention is now. “I know there are no slackers on this team,” he said. “We’re working our butts off, but we ain’t getting the ball out of the end zone. We need to change our focus to emphasize action versus consequence management.” The new campaign will place additional emphasis on “foundational installation support systems” that promote mental, physical and spiritual fitness. The Army launched a special website – www. army.mil/readyandresilient – that provides a wealth of information about the new campaign. Tucker encouraged military leaders at all levels to familiarize themselves with the program and be prepared for immediate implementation.

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iscule. A point that should be considered, however, is computer-based injuries can severely alter your quality of life with pain similar to that of someone suffering with arthritis. Did you know there were only about 675,000 video display terminals used by businesses back in 1976? Current estimates show more than 50 million computer screens of varying capacity are being used in the workplace in addition to those that are carried around in our pockets or purses, and in nearly every room of most households. Between work and home, the majority of Americans are spending most of their day looking at a computer screen, and that increasing trend has resulted in many automation-related hazards. The most common types of

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EVENTS KidKapers Production | March 22-24 “Unhappily Ever After,” the second KidKapers production of the season, opens March 22, 7 p.m., at the Lee Playhouse. Featuring young actors and geared toward younger audiences, it shines a light on what really happened after fairy tales came to an end. Two other shows will run March 23 and 24, 2 p.m. Tickets are $4 and are available at the door for all performances. For details, call (804) 734-6629.

Golf Season Opener | March 23 The Cardinal Golf Club will hold its season opener tournament, March 23, 8:30 a.m. The format is a four-person scramble. The cost is $35 for members; $50 for non-members and includes golf, a cart, lunch, beverages and prizes.

Threat Awareness Training | March 26 Threat Awareness and Reporting Program training is scheduled for March 26 at the post theater. The first briefing is at 9 a.m. and the afternoon session, 1:30 p.m. All Army personnel and government civilians are required to attend one session. For details, call (804) 734-1569.

MOAA Luncheon | March 28 A talk on military health care will be among the featured activities, March 28, 11:30 a.m., at the Regimental Club. The luncheon is hosted by the Southside Virginia Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America. Col. Thomas Bundt, the new commander of Kenner Army Health Clinic, is the guest speaker. Advance registration is re-

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BOSS Easter Extravaganza | March 30 The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Easter Extravaganza is set for March 30, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., on the Lee Club lawn. The free event features an Easter egg hunt, temporary tattoos for children and the Easter Bunny. It is open to children, toddler to 11 years old. For details, call (804) 479-7053.

Kenner Army Health Clinic will curtail services, March 28, 1-4 p.m., to allow staff to attend a quarterly commander’s call and training session. The clinic will reopen in the late afternoon for ancillary services. Patients with routine needs, including scheduling appointments, medication refills or minor illness, should contact the clinic before or after the closure. For acute urgent care needs, call the KAHC administrative officer at (804) 734-9000.

Dueling Pianos | March 30 Two master piano players will perform in a sing-along, laugh-along evening, March 30, 6:30 p.m., at the Regimental Club. Appetizers will be served. Tickets are

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Calendar, continued Golf and Dinner | 2nd and 4th Tuesday The Cardinal Golf Course is introducing two new options on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, beginning March 26. Duffers can hit the driving range and practice with an unlimited supply of range balls, along with dinner and a fountain drink from 5-8 p.m. Option two is nine holes of golf, including a cart, along with dinner and a fountain drink. For cost and details, call (804) 734-2899.

Month of Military Child | April The CYSS program will hold a MOMC kickoff event, April 2, 3-4:30 p.m., behind the Youth Center, building 10605. A Spring Fling will be held, April 5, 2-5 p.m., on the soccer field behind the Multi-program CDC. A Volksmarch is set for April 23, 9:30 a.m., starting at Parent

Central Services, building 10624. The MOMC Parade is April 30, 4:30 p.m., in front of the Yorktown CDC. For details, call (804) 765-3857.

555th PIA Meeting | April 3 The Jessie J. Mayes Tri-Cities Chapter of the 555th Parachute Infantry Association, Inc., will have its monthly meeting, April 3, 6 p.m., at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2239, 14705 Jefferson Davis Highway, Colonial Heights. Prior airborne experience is not a prerequisite for membership or attending. For details, call (804) 733-2177.

The program will focus on understanding the importance of the SHARP (sexual harassment/assault response and prevention) program. To register and for details, call (804) 765-4635.

Florida Tech Applications | April 9 Florida Tech’s Extended Studies site will hold information meetings on gaining a master’s degree, April 9, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., at 2401 Quarters Road. Application fees are waived for new applicants who attend. Soldiers should bring an unofficial copy of their college transcript. For information, call (804) 765-4665.

SAA Month | April To highlight the importance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Army Logistics University will host a conference for installation leaders and supervisors, April 9, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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SPORTS & FITNESS Soccer Intramurals | April 3 Soccer Intramurals, coordinated by the Family and MWR Sports Office, will kick off April 3. The coaches’ first meeting is set for March 28, 4 p.m., at MacLaughlin Fitness Center. Teams should submit an entry form to MWR Sports by March 28. Participation is open to active-duty and family members. For details, call (804) 765-3896.

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Calendar, continued NEW Hours: A new program – Winner for Life – has been initiated by the Family and MWR Sports department. It offers a more practical approach to weight loss though healthier food choices and various physical and mental activities. Exercises include walking, jogging, cycling and aerobics. The program starts with a goal agreement and a weight and blood pressure review, April 11, 1-6 p.m., at the McLaughlin Fitness Center Sports Office. Two participants who lose the most weight from April to August will earn prizes. For details, call (804) 734-6948.

Army 10-Miler Teams | March-May Family and MWR will form Army 10-miler male, female and co-ed teams, March - May. Runners should report their race times to MWR after they take part in the White Bank Classic (March 30) 5-miler in Colonial Heights or the Ukrop’s Monument Ave. (April 13) 10K in Richmond. Tryouts at Fort Lee will be held April 6 and 20, and May 4, 8 a.m., at the Post Field House. The Fort Lee Armed Forces 8-miler will take place May 18, 8 a.m. For details, call (804) 734-6106 or 765-3053.

Poker Run | April 13 The HideAway will host the Never Forgotten Poker Run, April 13, to benefit the Holiday Helper Association. Registration is 10 a.m. - noon, with bikes returning by 3 p.m. The cost is $15 per rider; $10 per passenger. There will be food, prizes, merchandise and vendors through 7 p.m. For details, call (804) 765-1539.

Bike Nights | Every Wednesday “Bike Night Wednesdays” have begun at the HideAway. This is the annual warmweather-season event where riders of cruisers, sport tourers, dual sports, super motos and other motorcycles come together for fun and camaraderie. The festivities start at 4 p.m. every Wednesday. Whether you’re been riding for decades or just started out, you’ll surely enjoy this evening of fun, music and “chrome envy.” The HideAway is located on 5th Street next to the Outdoor Recreation Center. For details, call (804) 765-1539.

YOUTH Summer Camp Pre-registration | Ongoing CYSS Parent Central Services encourages parents to pre-register their children for summer camp prior to May 1. This will allow for children to be enrolled into the preferred camp weeks for the kindergarten, school-age and teen summer programs. For details and to register, call (804) 765-3852 or 765-3785.

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Gardening Workshops | March 25 A three-session gardening series will be offered beginning March 25, 6:30-8 p.m., at the Prince George Library, 6605 Courts Drive, Prince George. A fee of $50 is payable at registration. For details and to register, call (804) 458-6329 extension 3700.

Spring Music Series | March 28 The Fort Lee 392nd Army Band’s Dixieland Ensemble will perform March 28, 7 p.m., at the Hopewell Library, 209 E. Cawson Street, Hopewell. This free performance will be held in the café area. For details, call (804) 458-6329 extension 1005.

ROC Easter Egg Hunt / March 30 The Reach Out Center will hold its annual Easter egg hunt, March 30, 10 a.m. - noon, at Poplar Lawn Park, 351 S. Sycamore St., Petersburg. The free event will feature a petting zoo, horse rides, prizes, performers and more. For details, call (804) 451-4481.

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