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TAXI SERVICE Fort Lee organization creates ofďŹ cial military business taxi service projected to save government money SEE PAGE 3

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COMMENTARY | PROVOST MARSHAL OFFICE

PMO discusses safety; emphasizes traffic rules isn’t downtime for you to catch up on phone calls. It only takes a few minutes to pull over in a safe place if you need to do something that will take your eyes and/or mind off the road. CASCOM Regulation 190-5 and Army Regulation 385-10 prohibit the use of cellphones while driving without a hands-free device, such as a Bluetooth. Drivers are subject to a $75 fine or a date in federal court if stopped by the Fort Lee Police. The penalties for texting while driving were also in-

Healthy eating on a budget Capt. Lisa Reid JCCoE Dietician

With the tax deadline just around the corner, your thoughts might be drawn either to your pending income tax refund or the possibility that you might have to make a payment to the IRS. If you are in the latter situation, you will likely appreciate a few suggestions to cut costs in the kitchen. What is more important, some of the suggestions that can help you save money will also help you and your family to eat in a more healthful way. One way to reduce your food costs while making your meals healthier is to adjust your casserole-type dishes to reduce

the amount of meat in the recipe while adding protein-rich legumes. Whether you purchase canned beans or cook beans, peas or lentils yourself, they are considerably less expensive than most cuts of meat. Vegetable protein sources have little fat and no saturated fat or cholesterol. In addition, legumes are excellent sources of dietary fiber – something that most Americans don’t get enough of – and are both healthy and filling. Another way to adjust your plate follows a similar thought: make your portion of meat smaller than usual and add legumes to the starch or vegetable side. Think of how satisfying a modest – though nutritionally appropriate – portion of marinated top round steak

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would be when served with a spicy brown rice and black bean dish, along with sautéed peppers and onions. Another way to make the most of your meat purchasing dollars is to watch for sales and then stock up when you find them. Look for specials in flyers from the chain grocery stores, and meats marked down because they are getting close to their “sell by” dates. An important thing to know is what cuts are both budget-friendly and health-conscious. The staff in the meat department should be able to help answer those questions. And, don’t forget about canned chunk light tuna, a lean protein and a good source of omega 3 fatty acids that is far less expensive than its fresh or frozen counterpart. Pair it with whole grain pasta and vegetables for a delicious hot or cold entrée.

The Fort Lee “Traveller” is printed by offset process every Thursday as a civilian enterprise in the interest of personnel at the U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee, Va. 23801, by Military Newspapers of Virginia, 114 Charlotte Avenue Suite A, Colonial Heights, Va. 23834, in accordance with Department of the Army Regulations 210-20 and 360-1. This publication receives armed forces material and civilian newspapers are authorized to reprint such material without specific clearance except material specifically designated as copyrighted. Liaison between the printer and the commanding general, Fort Lee, is maintained by the Public Affairs Office, Fort Lee. Circulation: 13,000. This Civilian Enterprise newspaper is an authorized publication. Contents of the “Traveller” are not necessarily the official view of, nor endorsed by, the U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee. Advertising in this publication including inserts or supplements does not constitute endorsement by the Department of the Army or Military Newspapers of Virginia. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other non merit factor. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the printer shall refuse to print advertising from that source until violation is corrected. The “Traveller” is an unofficial publication authorized by AR 360-1, and printed by the Military Newspapers of Virginia, a private firm in no way connected with the U. S. Army Combined Arms Support Command or Fort Lee. The editorial content is prepared, edited and provided by the Public Affairs Office of Headquarters, U. S. Army Garrison, Fort Lee.

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The warm temperatures of spring and summer will soon replace the cold days of winter, and Fort Lee will see a corresponding increase in pedestrian activity and vehicle traffic as people head outdoors to enjoy the many activities that tend to occur during the April through September timeframe. Unfortunately, an increase in outside activity also tends to

bring a rise in traffic and safetyrelated mishaps – many of them also being violations of motor vehicle laws and post policies that are enforced by the Provost Marshal Office. In the past month alone, incidents of driving while using a cellphone without a hands-free device on Fort Lee were at their highest level since last fall. This practice leads to distracted driving and can cause serious injury to the driver, passengers and/ or pedestrians. Your drive time

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creased last month by the Virginia House. If Governor McDonnell signs the new bill into law, the fine for texting while driving could increase from $20 to as much as $250 for a first offense and $500 for a second offense. Various individuals on post also regularly violate the policy concerning walking or jogging outdoors while using headphones. It may seem harmless; however, experts agree that situational awareness is the key component of pedestrian safety. One can’t assume that drivers will yield the right of way or stop when a runner or walker is on the side of the road or attempting to cross, even at a designated crosswalk. Pedestrians should always be aware and prepared for the unexpected. The only location where

headphones may be worn is designated running tracks. This rule is outlined in Fort Lee Policy 0912, and applies to pedestrians in post housing and those running or walking along sidewalks adjacent to installation roadways. Another area of concern that frequently results in Fort Lee Police citations is vehicles parked in violation of the installation’s policy for reserved parking (FLP 13-12), as well as those impeding roadways or illegally parked in handicapped spaces, fire lanes and “no parking” zones. Parking violations constitute more than 30 percent of all traffic-related violations on Fort Lee. Fines for violators will vary based on the infraction. SEE TRAFFIC, PAGE 10

Depending on where you shop, you might find a wealth of savings by purchasing store brands of packaged foods. They provide high quality products even though you might not know who the producer is. Often, it is a “big name” food manufacturer that creates products for off-label or store brands. I make a special point to go to a particular retailer for their store-brand line of no-added-salt canned vegetables that help me quickly create healthy and inexpensive recipes, and I look for a lessadvertised brand of breakfast cereals at the commissary for savings. While it can be important to maintain a good basic pantry so that you are not running to the store frequently for a missing ingredient or two to create your recipes, SEE HEALTHY EATING, PAGE 14

Pfc. Israel Maleck, an 88L10 (watercraft engineer) advanced individual training student, adjusts the valve clearance on a Detroit 12V71 diesel engine at CSM Allen B. Offord’s Facebook Page a Maritime and Intermodal Training Department facility on Fort Eustis. Watercraft engineer is a military occupational specialities provided by the Transportation School, headquartered at Fort Lee. For more In Your Face, see Pages 16-17.


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OUT WITH SHUTTLE BUSES, IN WITH NEW TAXI SERVICE Increased efficiency, cost savings among reasons for change T. Anthony Bell Senior Writer/Special Projects

Those who conduct official military business on the installation will soon have access to a new transportation service. Bob White, the Installation transportation officer, detailed a taxi service that will debut within the next month and eventually replace an inefficient shuttle bus system. “It will reduce customer wait times, save money on fuel, reduce labor costs and costs associated with leasing vehicles,” he said. The new service, which has been on the drawing board for some time, is projected to save the installation more than $163,000 annually, said White, and the service will be more streamlined. “It will be run much like the taxi services downtown,” he said. “So if I’m at my office here at the Soldier Support Center and need to go to CASCOM for a meeting, all I have to do is call 30 minutes in advance, tell the dispatcher who I am, where

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Drivers Anthony Weaver and Sylvia Sanchez stand near one of the 12-passenger vans that will be used in a new installation taxi service that will replace an inefficient shuttle bus system.

to pick me up and where I’m going. It’ll then take me where I want to go and drop me off – door-to-door service.” Like the shuttle bus system, the taxi service will be free of charge and available to civilians and military members who are traveling on post to conduct official business.

Fort Lee, IMCOM celebrate Month of the Military Child SAN ANTONIO – April’s Month of the Military Child observance has been a time to focus national attention on the youngest members of the military community since 1986. This year’s theme, “Proud, Ready & Resilient,” highlights military children’s unique lifestyle and their ability to succeed despite frequent relocations, reintegration, deployments, loss or care for a wounded parent. The U.S. Army Installation Management Command serves Soldiers and families around the globe. Charged with the care of approximately 53,000

children in Child Development Centers and 45,216 youth in School-Age Services programs worldwide, IMCOM recognizes the resiliency of the Army community’s youngest members by putting a spotlight on these extraordinary individuals throughout the month of April. “IMCOM is committed to ensuring families continuously receive a combination of programs and resources at appropriate times and venues that provide nurturing, resilient environments where families thrive,” said Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter, IMCOM commanding general.

The shuttle buses, which currently make stops throughout the installation, operate on routes that take 30-40 minutes to complete, said White. Riders are required to board the vehicles at designated stops and may have to ride through other stops along the route before arriving at their destinations.

At installations across the Army, garrison leaders will celebrate children’s contributions and recognize their sacrifices through teen lock-ins, youth bike rodeos, children’s book fairs, parades and other community events. Fort Lee has four events scheduled to celebrate the Month of the Military Child. All of these events are open to the Fort Lee community. The Kick-Off celebration is set for April 2, 3-4:30 p.m. at the Youth Center. The organizers have requested everyone wear red, white or blue for the event. The MOMC Spring Fling is set for April 5, 2-5 p.m. at the Child, Youth and School Services Campus. There will be inflatables, a video game truck, community resource tables, refreshments and more. A Volksmarch is set for April 24, 9:30 a.m., and will begin at CYSS Parent

The new service will primarily use three to four 12-passenger vans and additional types of vehicles when required to offer some measure of flexibility. For instance, if dispatchers are notified that there are more riders than the van’s capacity, the service can respond with larger vehicles due to the use of magnetic signs that can be switched from vehicle to vehicle. “We can adjust to whatever the mission is,” said White. The shuttle bus service, operated at a cost of roughly $300,000 annually, was a quality-of-life amenity for advanced individual training military members but it could no longer be justified, said White. “We’ve looked at our ridership in great detail, having completed several ridership studies,” he said, “and we’ve found that our ridership doesn’t really meet the requirements of running these larger vehicles within a shuttle bus system.” White said the shuttle bus service will be phased out over the next few months as more official taxis come online. He added that another transportation alternative is also available to community members not performing official travel; two commercial taxi companies, contracted by the Fort Lee Army and Air Force Exchange Service, offering rides to any destination on the installation for around $2. Those who want to use the Fort Lee Official Taxi Service should call (804) 765-TAXI (8294) when the service is operational. For more information, call Kenneth Bolton at (804)765-7617.

Central Services, building 10624. A parade is set for April 30, 4:30 p.m., and it will include parents and children of the Fort Lee CYSS programs. “The Month of the Military Child affirms the Army’s commitment to military children,” said Ferriter. “For IMCOM, that means recognizing their critical role and continuing to offer the best possible education, childcare and youth services commensurate with their families’ service and sacrifice. People are at the heart of what we do, and during the Month of the Military Child, I hope military communities everywhere will join IMCOM in recognizing the accomplishments of our amazing young people.” For more information about Month of the Military Child, visit www.armymwr. com/momc. – IMCOM and Staff Reports


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Army-wide program returns barracks control to NCOs Since the summer of 2012, personnel from Army installations around the world have worked to change the way barracks are managed across the Army. The First Sergeants Barracks Program 2020 puts the responsibility of providing barracks management and ensuring good order and discipline back in hands of the Army units. “The core principles of FSBP 2020 are to support the mission, take care of Soldiers and use resources wisely,” said Connie Glenn, chief, Housing Division, Headquarters, U.S. Army Installation Management Command. ”We realigned the roles of the garrison and mission units as a means to standardize barracks management worldwide and reduce costs.” FSBP 2020 is a program implemented by the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management and IMCOM. Its goal is to see that barracks are managed through the military units and non-commissioned officer channels, with ongoing support from IMCOM garrison personnel. “By the end of 2012, units had moved to the forefront of barracks management when they assumed an increased responsibility for the day-to-day operations,” said Glenn. “Garrison staffs fell back to a more supportive oversight role, providing units with expertise in property management, training, mentoring and to serve as the liaison between the units and the garrison.” To develop the plan, IMCOM activated an FSBP 2020 task force comprised of experts from IMCOM Headquarters, OACSIM and 12 installations from around the world. Each garrison also created an internal team to provide support and technical advice as the plan to transfer barracks management responsibilities back to the units was being developed. Officials said the plan is a major shift in the barracks management paradigm and it was a lot to accomplish under a short deadline. “The ability for the military leadership to provide command and control in the barracks remains a key component to good order and discipline in the units,” said Al Williams, Fort Lee’s Housing Division chief. “Having a civilian organization managing and operating the bar-

racks sometimes created a layer of uncertainty for a new resident or a new NCO assigned as a squad leader. Military units can now actively be part of the assignments, terminations, service calls and routine maintenance, and more importantly, they provide the oversight to ensure personnel are seen as a valuable part of their organization.” Historically, it was commonplace for noncommissioned officers and individual units to manage the barracks where their Soldiers lived. It became apparent in 2007 that conditions in some of the Army’s barracks had deteriorated to an unacceptable level. In addition, the Army was also in the process of investing billions of dollars in barracks improvements and construction. This led the Army to reassign responsibility of barracks management functions to the garrison staff. According to Glenn, by 2012, the growth in the costs to the Army made garrison management of the barracks no longer sustainable. Despite handing the management of the barracks back to the military units, garrisons across the Army Installation Management Community still have a large role to play to include providing oversight of accompanied housing, managing other installation facilities, and providing resources, support and training for the units who are assuming barracks management. “The garrison team serves as overseers of FSBP 2020,” said Williams. “We assist unit leaders with understanding the regulations; we ensure they know what they can and can’t do. We work behind the scenes to ensure that training on the new housing database is current, technical questions are answered quickly and accurately, and the key control process and accountability are up-to-date.” While the program is working through some kinks, a huge part of the process of transitioning these responsibilities back to units and NCOs has been completed. Since the summer of 2012, 52 of the 74 IMCOM installations have migrated basic barracks management responsibilities to military units. Fort Lee completed the transition in January. – IMCOM and Staff Reports

Easter Sunrise Service An outdoor Easter Sunrise Service is set for March 31, 7 a.m., at Seay Field near the Combined Arms Support Command headquarters. The worship event is open to the public and all religious denominations are welcome. Installation Chaplain (Col.) Charles Egert is the guest speaker and his topic is “The Power of Meeting Jesus Christ.” Attendees are invited to a free breakfast after the event at Memorial Chapel. For details, call (804) 734-6494.

Women’s History Observance The 23rd Quartermaster Brigade will host a 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.

Blood Drive The 262nd Quartermaster Battalion will host an Armed Forces Blood Program blood drive, March 30, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the battalion’ multipurpose room. All Fort Lee personnel are welcome. The AFBP supplies blood to military treatment facilities around the world, including those that treat service members who are injured or wounded in overseas deployment areas such as Afghanistan. For details, call (804) 734-0650.

UOPX Scholarships The University of Phoenix is offering 20 $2,500 scholarships to current activeduty UOPX undergraduate and master’s students. Applicants must have completed a minimum of nine credits and have at least six credits remaining at the time of the award on June 17. The application deadline is April 29. For details, call (804) 765-3570.

Host Families Requested The International Military Student Office at the Army Logistics University is always looking for community members on and off-post to serve as social sponsors for international students who attend classes at Fort Lee. The hosts help the students to learn more about the local community and make them feel welcome as visitors to the U.S. For details, call (804) 765-8159 or email rebecca.a.joyner2.civ@mail.mil.

APGE 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.

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.


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SPC. JESENIA-G. ORTIZ Full name: Spc. Jesenia-Gomez Ortiz Unit: 508th Transportation Company, 262nd Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade MOS: 88M – motor transport operator Age: 33 Time in service: seven years Hometown: Humacao, Puerto Rico Family: single with two sons Your strengths : “I’m opinionated; I like to make my point. I will give you the truth, regardless of whether you like it or not. I’m honest, outgoing and talkative.” Your weaknesses: “It’s not a weakness to most people, but I’m really kind-hearted. I like to help people.” Why helping someone is a “weakness:” “Because some people can take advantage of you.” Pastimes: “I like to going out with my kids and playing sports with them. I enjoy seeing them grow.” Talent: “I think I’m a good cook.” Worst fear: “The fear of failure, especially

as a mother.” If you could change the world …: “I would change the mentality of some people, how they approach and think about life. Everybody has hard times and obstacles to overcome. I would like to help people overcome them.” The biggest obstacle you’ve had to overcome: “Getting used to being away from my family for long periods of time.” How you balance the Army and family life: “I try to get my kids to understand more about the Army so they won’t be asking, ‘Mom, why aren’t you here?’ I used to bring them to the motor pool and show them what I do, and the vehicles that I drive. I know some people don’t like that, but I just like my kids to know this is what I do and this is why it takes up so much of my time.” What you like about your job as a motor transport operator: “I love my job. I like to transport things. That’s what I did in Iraq. I think transportation plays a really big part in any operation.”

What’s not to like about your job: Long hours of driving and getting tired (laugh).” Why you joined the Army: “To get over a bad breakup with my husband. Joining got me over many things, and it showed me a lot. It showed me that there are bigger things than my problems, and sometimes you have to put them aside. I can have a thousand problems at home, but when I come through that gate, I put things behind me so I get can the job done.” What it means to be a Soldier: “Being a Soldier means having the discipline to overcome your worst fears. I never thought I would be able to shoot a weapon and drive large vehicles. I never thought I was going

to go to war, seeing people die and seeing people struggle because they are away from their families. I think it means being able to go to that person and say, ‘Hey. It’s going to be OK. We’re going to make it; I think it means being there for your peers.” You were deployed to Iraq in 2008 and 2009. Talk about one of your experiences: “I met an NCO in Iraq who was from Germany. One day we were at a Salsa dance night. He was one of the deejays. The next day he was killed, and not being able to see WKDWSHUVRQDJDLQZDVGLI¿FXOW´ Best thing about the Army: “The discipline. The Army not only shows you how to be disciplined on the job, but it shows you how to be disciplined in life, period.” Worst thing about the Army: “It takes too much time away from your family.” What you would change if you were the Army chief of staff: ³,ZRXOG¿JKWIRU VDPHVH[FRXSOHVWRJHWWKHVDPHEHQH¿WV that we get because I have friends who are in that situation.” Future aspirations: “I’m getting out of the Army, and I’m pursuing a master’s degree in nursing.” – Compiled by T. Anthony Bell

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Post bowler poised to strike at All-Army bowling trials T. Anthony Bell Senior Writer/Special Projects

The old sports adage, “There’s no shame in his game,” is totally appropriate when describing Sgt. 1st Joseph Stevenson’s efforts to qualify for the All-Army Bowling Team. That’s considering the fact that he was sent packing during last year’s trial camp but remained undeterred and hopeful. So much so that he applied again to this year’s event scheduled April 16-19 at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Apparently, the organizers too thought there was “no shame in his game” and invited him back. Stevenson said he can’t wait to seize the opportunity. “It’s pretty exciting for me,” said the Romeo Company, 262nd Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade Soldier. “It is one of the goals I made for myself when I started bowling – I wanted to at least make the AllArmy team.” The 42-year-old Stevenson said last year’s pink slip pushed him into a prolonged effort to improve his game. “Last year, I didn’t have the knowledge and skill set that I have now,” said the Fayetteville,

N.C., native who started bowling only eight years ago. “I’ve spent the year practicing on my game – spare shooting, throwing a better ball and just learning more about the sport of bowling.” Chip Wikan, manager of the Fort Lee Bowling Center, has been working with Stevenson over the past year. He said they assessed and dissected everything in his game including his timing, which was typically late, and worked to improve it. “Now he has the knowledge to be able to jump in late timing, in time or early timing,” said Wikan. “He’s got a lot better control over his speeds, he runs through the entire lane a lot easier than he did before, and that’s what it takes: it has to be automatic, and he’s gotten automatic.” While Wikan has raved about the Soldier’s timing, Stevenson said his shot consistency has been the biggest factor in polishing his game. “If I get good results by throwing a strike on a particular shot,” he said, “I’ve been able to repeat that shot several times over. I had to learn over the last year that when that shot is gone

or when I can no longer throw it at the same ball speed and same angle, I had to change something. I learned how to transition into the next shot.” That development has helped his spare game, critical to making the team and something that suffered from his own frusration and lack of knowledge. “I wasn’t as strong in that last year because I didn’t have the knowledge that I have as far as sport patterns go,” he said, referring to how the ball travels due to conditions on the lane, “so I was leaving a lot of open frames due to splits – pins being too far apart – and getting upset and not controlling my emotions. “So I’ve learned to control myself in the last year,” he continued. “I’ve learned to shoot better on sport patterns or make small adjustments in my mechanics so that I can perform at a higher level.” Stevenson said he has cut up his game over the past year to such an extent that he is brimming with confidence. Ask him whether he’ll make the team, and he’ll respond as if he’s played out a positive scenario in his head. “In my mind, I already have

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(made the team),” he said. “I’m that confident in my skills and my ability to make adjustments now. There were a lot of guys on the team last year who will be back this year. If I didn’t think I was going to make the team this year, I wouldn’t have applied.” confidence Stevenson’s seems to have grown as his

game has improved. He’ll need it. The water treatment specialist will face off against 1520 of the best bowlers in the military during the trial camp. Wikan said Stevenson’s progress has been dramatic and indicated that he needed to buy into SEE BOWL, PAGE 15

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Destiny Green – daughter of Master Sgt. LaDerek and Victoria Green – was recently selected by the National Society of High School Scholars for membership.

Fort Lee teen receives honor A Fort Lee teen has been selected for membership into the National Society of High School Scholars. Destiny Green – daughter of Master Sgt. LaDerek and Victoria Green – is 14 years old and is already pursuing an associates degree from J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. Destiny is on the dean’s list there. “On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice and commitment that Destiny has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence,” said Claes Nobel, NSHSS founder and chairman. “Destiny is now a member of a unique community of scholars – a community that represents our very best hope for the future.” Membership in the NSHSS offers qualified students scholarship opportunities and academic competitions, among other benefits. – Staff Reports

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Annual Richmond run is ‘monumental’ Drawing more than 40,000 participants each year, the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k is often described as “the world’s biggest block party.” The race’s entertaining features include costumed runners, spirit groups, party stops, live music and a dash-for the cash in which one pre-selected individual can win $2,500. Throw in a race for kiddies and a rockin’ post-race party, and you’ve got yourself one of the best social events and one of the best races in the country, according to “USA Today.” The 2013 Monument Avenue 10k is set for April 13, with event activities beginning as early at 6:45 a.m. and the first wave of runners for the race leaving

the start line at 8:30 a.m. There is also a Virginia 529 Kids Run that starts nearby at 8 a.m. The Subway Post Race Festival at Monroe Park runs from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. The race starting point is close to Monroe Park, at the corner of Broad and Harrison Streets in downtown Richmond. Those interested in running the race should register as soon as possible. According to the event’s website, the field of runners has already reached 80 percent of capacity. Spectators can also register for the Hirschler Fleischer Spirit Contest that awards cash to groups who show up on race day to cheer on the runners and walkers. The costs to register are as follows:

s -ARCH   n  FOR THE K AND $25 for the kids run s !PRIL nFORTHEKAND for the kids run s !PRIL n7ALKUPREGISTRATIONAT the Race Expo is $55 for the 10k and $30 for the kids run Note that online registration will close at 11:59 p.m. April 9, or when the event reaches capacity. Furthermore, walk-up registration will not be available if the number of registered runners has reached capacity. Payment is due at the time of registration and fees are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be deferred to another year. Each pre- registered runner will receive a goodie bag and an event t-shirt. An upgraded technical running shirt is also available for $20, and should be ordered during registration. Race packets will be available for pickup at the Arthur Ashe Athletic Center, 3001A N. Boulevard, Richmond, from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. on April 11-12.

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TRAFFIC | PMO advises

post of safety, traffic rules Continued from page 2 It should never be far from your mind that this time of year is historically the most risky for everyone. Off-duty fatalities among Soldiers during the months between April and September have risen nearly 20 percent Army-wide over the past few years, a trend that can’t be curbed without everyone’s help. Let me take this opportunity also to clarify the purpose of the Shop Road Gate, which is now designated as the access control point and inspection area for commercial vehicles coming onto Fort Lee. The designation of a separate commercial gate on an installation is not only a DoD standard, but also a matter of force protection. Privately owned and noncommercial vehicles may use Shop Road to enter Fort Lee, and regularly do so

as a matter of established pattern and convenience. However, drivers should expect delays as commercial delivery inspections are the priority at this location. The PMO requests patience from residents, employee and patrons of Fort Lee when approaching the access control points and while security guards check your credentials for entry on to post. The safety of everyone on the installation is our priority. If you need clarification of any traffic or pedestrian safety rules, please refer to the information available on the www.lee.army.mil website (click on “Fort Lee Policy Letters” link under the services menu option). The phone number for the Fort Lee Military Police desk is (804) 734-7400.


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Photos by Ray Kozakewicz

(LEFT) Five members of the Fort Lee 392nd Army Band – Staff Sgt. Andrew Spinazzola, Sgt. Jared Miles, Spc. Kevin Ward, Staff Sgt. Billy Carmack and Spc. Andrew Thomas – perform before 250 students March 18 at Sunnyside Elemen-

tary School in nearby McKenney. This was part of “Music in Our Schools” month. (RIGHT) Miles explains how he blows his French horn. The shy little girl hides her face as the boy, who is delighted, had just sounded a few notes.

Fort Lee band brightens up Sunnyside Elementary Ray Kozakewicz Production Assistant

On a dreary March 18 morning, Fort Lee’s 392nd Army Band created a rush of musical sunshine for 250 students at Sunnyside Elementary School in McKenney. Five musicians in the band’s Appomattox Brass Ensemble performed for 60 minutes as part of the Army’s “Music in Our Schools” month. This year, the band reached out to about 40 area schools during March and plans to extend the visits into April due to heavy demand. In addition, the band performs at many Fort Lee military events and other off-post civic gatherings. In these public performances, the bandsmen

exhibit their passion for music and gain many enthusiasts among the students and other groups. “It’s a real treat to have you here today. You’ll wake us up and inspire all of us. We look forward to you coming every year,” said Principal Wanda Snodgrass while welcoming the ensemble during the assembly in the school’s gym. “We’re glad to be here today at Sunnyside Elementary School,” said Staff Sgt. Andrew Spinazzola. “This is the best job in the Army to play music everyday especially in front of school children.” In addition to Spinazzola, who plays the trumpet, the other brass ensemble members were Staff Sgt. Billy Carmack, trombone; Sgt. Jared

Miles, French horn; Spc. Andrew Thomas, trumpet; and Spc. Kevin Ward, tuba. Serving as the group’s photographer for the program was Spc. Courtney Martin, a flute player. Sunnyside students were courteous and clapped quietly as the performance opened with the “William Tell Overture.” They quickly applauded and clapped louder after being encouraged by the band members. The ensemble played a mixture of 11 pieces, offering a taste of marches, jazz, classical, popular tunes, patriotic songs and even several baroque pieces. The selections included “Can-Can,” “Beale Street Blues” and “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” They closed with “Army Strong,” which drew a loud and enthusias-

tic response from all the students. Before each piece, the bandsmen took turns introducing the songs and provided a little history behind the music. When Spinazzola asked if they had ever heard of Katy Perry, there was an eruption of cheers from the students and smiles from the ensemble. They followed with a medley of songs from the pop singer-entertainer, drawing louder hand clapping, smiles and even hand gestures as if the students were conducting the ensemble. During the performance, each of the ensemble members spoke to the students and explained and demonstrated their instruments. The usual opening line – “I play the most important

instrument in our group” – drew further applause from the students and laughter from the other ensemble members. In demonstrating the French horn, Miles invited two students to join him. A young girl was a little shy but a bolder boy did not have stage fright and tried to blow the horn with some success. This drew laughter from the students while the girl covered her face. Thomas told the students that he was an elementary school music teacher before joining the Army. “I am excited to be here. It’s cool to be back in a school,” he said. The trumpet player is a native of Arizona and taught music for six years, first in an elementary school and then high school. Ward was a high school teacher before joining the Army. “We’re doing what we love and it’s great to be back in a school today,” he said.

Snodgrass said the school was delighted the Fort Lee band was able to perform and they were looking forward to future performances. The ensemble members were pleased with their performance and the reaction from the students. “But, we may want to move the Katy Perry Medley higher up in the program next time,” said a smiling Ward. After the concert, several fifth grade students asked Martin, who was wearing her Army Combat Uniform, if she was the Soldier in the Army’s TV commercial. She thanked them but explained that she was not that female Soldier. “Music in Our Schools” is an Army-wide initiative that gives students an opportunity to see music as a profession. Each year, Fort Lee invites local schools to schedule performances and the 392nd Army Band reaches several thousand participating youths.


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celebrate K-9s (LEFT) Sgt. 1st Class Carey Ford from Fort Lee’s 217th Military Police Detachment speaks at a Virginia War Memorial press conference conducted in Richmond on March 13. The day was designated by the Commonwealth of Virginia as K-9 Veterans Day. The event also included remarks by the Hon. John Cox, Virginia House of Delegates, and the unveiling of a new commemorative flag. The celebration and new observance coincides with the anniversary of the founding of the K-9 Quartermaster Corps in 1942. It recognizes service dogs who have served alongside military personnel, civilian law enforcement teams and search and rescue workers. (FAR LEFT) Delegate Cox poses for a photo with the Fort Lee participants – Ford, Spc. Matthew Wallace and his dog Rico, Staff Sgt. Rashad Harris and his dog Sara, and Staff Sgt. Jared Winn-Adams and his dog Bingo. Contributed Photos

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Under the Army Claims System, there are generally two reasons a claim is paid – either a government employee acted negligently in causing damage or there is a loss directly related to the service of a Soldier or DoD Civilian employee. Losses that are incident to service are governed by the Personnel Claims Act. Under the PCA, claimants can be reimbursed for loss or damage incident to their service that is caused by “extraordinary hazards,” which include “fire, flood, hurricane and other unusual occurrences, or by theft or vandalism.” If a loss isn’t caused by one of these hazards it won’t be covered under the PCA. Fortunately, fires, floods and hurricanes don’t occur often on the installation. Theft and vandalism, however, occur far too often and can take place virtually anywhere. The following are some specific recommendations regarding claims for theft or vandalism. Make the property as hard to steal as possible. Lock up your valuables. Don’t leave money or high dollar items in places where they can easily be pilfered. Take extra steps to protect your property like chaining your bicycle or motorcycle to a stationary object. If you fail to properly protect your property your negligence will bar any recovery. For instance, if you have property taken from your barracks room, quarters or vehicle, and you made it easy on the thief by leaving the

door unlocked, your claim will be denied because it was your own actions that led to your loss. If you hadn’t been negligent in protecting your own property, there would have been no loss. Establish what happened. You have to show the theft or vandalism took place on the installation and that you actually owned the item claimed. Report the incident as soon as possible. A lengthy delay in reporting can be considered a failure to properly substantiate the loss. The items claimed must be reasonable and useful under the circumstances. This rule applies most often in relation to vehicles. Items stored in your car that are unconnected to the use of the vehicle are not considered reasonable or useful. The digital camera or coin collection that was stolen out of the passenger compartment of your vehicle would not be reimbursable. It is unreasonable to store such valuable items in the vehicle even for a short time. It would be reasonable and certainly useful to store jumper cables and a portable air compressor in the trunk of a vehicle, but not high-dollar items that have no direct connection to the operation or maintenance of the vehicle. For questions about a potential claim, call the Fort Lee Claims Office at (804) 7651520. – Fort Lee Legal Office


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(RIGHT) Pvt. Mark Hagood is taken into custody by youth participants of the March 2 Hopewell Police Explorers Competition at the Crater Police Academy in Hopewell. Fifteen Soldiers from Alpha Company, 832nd Ordnance Battalion volunteered to serve as role players during the event that included a variety of scenarios, ranging from active shooter response to a domestic disturbance. The police explorers program introduces young adults to the career of law enforcement. (BELOW) Sgt. Michael Skeens and Sgt Devon Tilghman, Advanced Leader Course Quartermaster 92Y Class 13-006, spend some quality time with a resident of a local senior care facility during a community outreach event Saturday.

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(LEFT) Sgt. 1st Class Terence Bright pins a first sergeant rank insignia on his wife, Jennyanne Bright, during a March 8 promotion ceremony at the 266th Quartermaster Battalion headquarters. First Sgt. Bright is serving as the lead NCO for Tango Company, 266th QM Bn. Her husband is assigned to the battalion’s Petroleum and Water Department. (BELOW) Susan Loden prances through the Lee Club ballroom during the March 20 Fort Lee Area Spouse’s Club luncheon that included a fashion show featuring clothing from the Thrift Shop, one of the FLASC’s primary fund raising activities.

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(ABOVE) Marine Gunnery Sgt. Luiss Guardado, an advanced culinary instructor with the Joint Culinary Cen nter of Excellence here, sears a vegetarian dish while Col. Edward M. Daly, U.S. Army Ordnance School commandant, observes during a March 12 C Commandant Cook-off that was part of the 38th Annual Military Culinary Arts A Competitive Training Event that concluded March 15. During the cook-o off, each of the three school commandants – Transportation, Quartermasster and Ordnance – were paired with a military chef and had 70 minutes to o cook and present an entrée (FAR LEFT) Capt. Grace Hurlocker, commanderr of Papa Company, 266th Quartermaster Battalion, presents an Army Ach hievement Medal to Pvt. Brittanie Williams, an advanced individual train ning student who recently won the 23rd QM Brigade’s Soldier of the Quarter title. The award ceremony took place Monday. (LEFT) Privates Brandon Dinkins D and Joe Franklin were among the volunteers from Alpha Compan ny, 266th QM Bn. who participated in a March 23 community outreach prroject at Walton Elementary School in Prince George County. The troops spent s the day setting up booths and handing out popcorn and other refreshments for a craft and yard sale that benefitted the school’s Parent-Teach her-Student Organization.

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(ABOVE) Installations all over the world kicked off the Army Emergency Relief Campaign March 1 and Kenner Clinic is helping to fill the coffers that assist Soldiers regardless of rank in times of financial need. AER also offers scholarships for spouses and family members. Col. Thomas S. Bundt, clinic commander, Sgt. Maj. Reginald D. Crosby, clinic sergeant major, Lt. Col. Eric E. Poulsen, deputy commander for administration, and Lt. Col. Richard Prior, deputy commander for nursing, sign their AER pledge cards at the start of a March 13 meeting. (LEFT) Sgt. 1st Class Derik Merritt and Staff Sgt. Tyrone Campbell pose for a recent photo with representatives of the James House – an outreach and education center for domestic violence and other family crisis issues with locations in Petersburg and Hopewell. The Army Logistics University Soldiers were delivering the first donation from an ongoing support drive that’s being conducted in recognition of April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month.


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Fort Lee sergeants split $1 million Powerball prize Just one number away from the jackpot Staff Sergeants Nathan Sutherland and David Jenkins have regularly played Powerball together over the past year. For the March 23 drawing, with its estimated $320 million jackpot, they were joined for the first time by Sgt. 1st Class Robert Gallow. One of their tickets matched the first five numbers, missing only the Powerball number, to win $1 million. “We still can’t believe it,” said Sutherland as the three presented the winning ticket to Virginia Lottery officials. They bought the ticket at Tobacco Zone, 5224 Oaklawn Blvd., Hopewell.

The winning numbers for that drawing were 17-29-31-52-53 and Powerball number 31. Sutherland said they always play those same numbers, although they have no particular significance. On March 26, they received their checks from Virginia Lottery Executive Director Paula Otto. The three split the $1 million prize, with each receiving $333,333 before taxes. The store received a $10,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the winning ticket. The three are members of Tango Company, 266th Quartermaster Battalion, U. S. Army Quartermaster School, Combined Arms Support Command. – Virginia Lottery

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Staff Sgt. Nathan Sutherland, Staff Sgt. David Jenkins and Sgt. 1st Class Robert Gallow pose with their $333,333 checks with Paula Otta, Virginia Lottery executive director.

Official Urges Spouses to Start Job Hunt Before Moving Terri Moon Cronk American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON – Service members will soon receive their orders for summer moves, and it’s time for working spouses to update resumes, start networking for job opportunities and contact career counselors at their new locations, a Pentagon official recommends. In an interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Meg O’Grady, program manager for the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities Program, said Defense Department officials are “absolutely dedicated” to helping military spouses overcome challenges they face in looking for education and career opportunities. “We encourage all military spouses, throughout their service members’ careers, to continue gathering the tools and resources they need for their career path,” said O’Grady, a former military

spouse. “At this time of year, we find spouses are thinking about packing their houses and moving their families, but this is the perfect time to start preparing to make that move in their career.” The Spouse Education and Career Opportunities Program, which spouses can access through the Military OneSource website, can be a valuable resource, she said. Program counselors will assist spouses throughout their employment lifecycle, she added, whether it’s finding a new opportunity or preparing for a job search. Military OneSource also has information on federal employment for military spouses, who receive a hiring preference from the government, O’Grady noted. She also recommended the Military Spouse E-mentor Program, in which military spouses can find others working at their next duty station and begin networking with them. “Even if they’re in a career they

that military spouses face, and have committed to finding them not just jobs, but career paths,” she added. “The partners will educate their organizations to hire military spouses, they’ll promote them, love, it always helps to expand the and they want to know when a network and share their experi- military spouse is applying for ences with other military spouses a job.” Spouses can get more inwho might have the same needs,” formation about the partnership she said. at Military OneSource’s Military The Spouse Education and Spouse Employment Partnership Career Opportunities Program has portal. four areas that are examined with “We now have more than each military spouse: 100,000 jobs available for milis #AREER EXPLORATION TO FIND tary spouses, and since February a career spouses enjoy; 2011, we’ve actually posted over s %DUCATION TRAININGANDCRE- 800,000 jobs on the (portal,)” dentialing; O’Grady said. s %MPLOYMENT READINESS Because military spouses expetools such as resume writing, in- rience a 26 percent unemployment terview skills and “dress for suc- rate and military wives face a 25 cess” skills to start a job search; percent wage gap compared to ciand vilians, “our programs, resources s #AREERCONNECTION THROUGH and services are designed to help which spouses are connected decrease that gap,” O’Grady said. to jobs through an employment Men, who make up about 5 percent partnership. of military spouses, don’t experiThe Military Spouse ence the gap, she noted. Employment Partnership Program “Through the partnership, we’ve has 162 corporate, nonprofit and highlighted the wage gap for our private organizations that are com- (partners), … and we asked them mitted to hiring military spouses, to commit to comparable wages for O’Grady said. military spouses with their civilians “They recognize the challenges throughout their organization,” she

said. The partnership keeps her program informed monthly on military spouse hirings and promotions, O’Grady said, and also provides the number of spouses who were relocated within their organization. “Portable careers” has become a key phrase in today’s workforce, O’Grady said, and for military spouses, such careers often are popular. “We emphasize that the skills and experience (military spouses) gain from just about any career can be applied to a portable career,” she said. “Military spouses tend to find education, allied health care, and business management careers to be the most popular, so we try to support the career by addressing the challenges they face, such as licensing across the states, flexibility in the workforce, and adaptability as they move.” O’Grady said her program challenges its 162 partners to find careers within their organization that can be made portable for military spouses. All active duty, national guard and reserve spouses are eligible for the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities Program, O’Grady noted.


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A group of Soldiers from Alpha Company, 244th Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade, show just a small assortment of the items they and other company volunteers gathered recently for the Colonial Heights Food Pantry. Over a threeweek period, they rounded up multiple boxes of canned goods, boxed items and other non-perishable food that they have since delivered to the food pantry.

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Imagine a world without tobacco use. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a healthier, cleaner place thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s free of tobacco-related illnesses and deaths, and Fort Lee will get a glimpse of that world very soon. The Kenner Army Health Clinic and Bull Dental facility campuses and the areas between will go tobacco-free beginning April 1. The initiative is part of Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Patricia Horohoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s push to change Army medicine to a system for health that focuses on prevention and wellness promotion for optimizing individual health and

readiness. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Army sees tobacco use as an impairment to readiness,â&#x20AC;? said Clinic Commander, Col. Thomas S. Bundt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tobacco use is one of the single greatest causes of preventable deaths in America today and is responsible for more than 440,000 deaths each year. Kenner is ready to embrace this movement.â&#x20AC;? Bundt said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not about expelling smokers or smoke-less tobacco users from the clinicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vicinity. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is about healthy lifestyles and promoting health â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the number one priority of every military treatment facility,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We support those who want to quit.â&#x20AC;?

The tobacco-free campus encompasses the entire footprint of Kenner Army Health Clinic, Bull Dental Clinic and the areas between, which include parts of B Avenue, C Avenue, 24th St. and Mahone Avenue. Also included in the tobacco-free zone are both Troop Medical Clinics and the medical company located across from the main Kenner campus. TMC No.1 is located on B Avenue, and Mosier Consolidated Troop Medical Clinic is located on Central Avenue, Ordnance Campus. Signs will be prominently displayed to ensure staff, visitors and patients at all facilities are aware of the campus boundaries. Tobacco use areas will be located behind buildings 8151 and 8200 near the clinic. Kennerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Preventive Medicine Clinic offers Tobacco Use Cessation classes for active duty military members, retirees, their spouses and Department of Defense Civilian employees,

though some restrictions apply for prescription therapy. Quitting is not easy but the payoff is immediate. If you have considered quitting, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve already taken an important first step. Understand and accept that the nicotine found in tobacco products is powerfully addictive. Knowing and believing that you can quit can be just as powerful. Here are some other steps in the process: s -AKETHEDECISIONTOQUIT s )DENTIFY RESOURCES TO HELP you quit. s -AKEAPLANTOQUIT s )DENTIFYANDINCLUDEPEOPLE who will support you. s 3ETAQUITDATE s 3TAYAQUITTER There are a number of aids to help you stay tobacco-free, but there is no one product that works best. The success of the aid depends on what you and your health care provider decides is best. Understand that dealing with withdrawal, cravings and

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Pfc. Margaret Carter, Pvt. Kyle Fletcher, Spc. Keon Flowers, Pfc. Paulo Murray and Pvt. Jackson Greene from Charlie Company, 262nd Quartermaster Battalion, pose for a photo after completing the March 16 Leprechaun Dash in Hopewell. Proceeds from the 5K run benefitted Hopewell Public Schools. The event attracted many Fort Lee-affiliated participants and volunteers. Fletcher and Greene placed first and second respectively in their age categories. “I did it for the kids, Hooah!” shouted the Soldiers as they were being congratulated.

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16th Ordnance Battalion gives boost to AER fund More than 100 Soldiers from Delta and Echo companies, 16th Ordnance Battalion, participated in the inaugural Battle of the Barracks Basketball Tournament Saturday at Clark Fitness Center. A total of six teams – three comprised of advanced individual training students and the others filled by unit cadre – competed in the single-elimination contest. Lasting just over three hours, the tournament served as a “totally fun recreational activity that promoted positive morale and the spirit of teamwork among the ordnance Soldiers,” said Capt. Austin Franklin, Delta Company commander, who organized the event along with 1st Sgt. Sara George, the unit’s lead noncommissioned officer. “It was also an opportunity to draw attention to the ongoing Army Emergency Relief Campaign,” Franklin

said. “We’re proud of the fact that we (Delta and Echo companies) have raised more than $5,000 for the campaign thus far, and the tournament was just another chance to encourage additional participation.” Franklin said he is a true believer of the AER slogan, “Helping the Army Take Care of Its Own,” and described the program as a valuable asset that helps commanders to accomplish their basic responsibility of promoting the morale and welfare of their troops. He took command of Delta Company less than three months ago, and has already seen many instances here where AER has provided much-needed financial help to his Soldiers as well as those in Echo Company next door. The Fort Lee AER Campaign continues through May 15, he noted, and anyone in the community can

give through payroll deduction or cash contribution. Refocusing his attention on the tournament, Franklin said the teams competed well and he was particularly pleased by the enthusiasm and good sportsmanship of everyone involved. The Executioners, an Echo Company AIT team, and Team Desperado, the allcadre squad from Delta Company, walked away with championship titles and the newly created Desert Storm Battle of the Barracks trophy that will surely be displayed in a prominent location in their respective company areas. Franklin said he is now looking forward to next year’s contest and hopes the Battle of the Barracks will continue for many years to come. “As a commander, anytime you can incorporate enjoyment while working

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The winners of the inaugural Battle of the Barracks Basketball Tournament conducted Saturday at Clark Fitness Center, celebrate after the games. The teams are the Executioners (above), an advanced individual training student squad from Echo Company, and Team Desperado (below), cadre members from Delta Company.

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Easter fun Brayla Ford, Lorenzo Carozza, Jayden Webb and Riley Phillips compete in a sack race, one of the many activities of the 16th Ordnance Battalion Easter celebration Saturday on the Ordnance Campus. About 75 kids participated in the morning event that also included face painting, an Easter egg hunt, games and a costumed Easter bunny.

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EVENTS 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.

Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt | March 31 The Lee Club will host its annual Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt, March 31, 1 p.m. The cost is $18.95 per adult; $9.50 per child, ages 3-9; and free for kids 2 and younger.

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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.

Golf and Dinner | 2nd and 4th Tuesday The Cardinal Golf Course has introduced two new programs on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. 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. Discount program two is nine holes of golf, including a cart, along with dinner and a fountain drink. For cost and details, call (804) 7342899.

Grapes and Hops | April 26 A Spring Wine and Beer Tasting will take place at the Cardinal Golf Club, April 26, 5 p.m. Participants can enjoy a seasonal selection of wines, beers and food with family and friends. Tickets are $15 for members and active duty Soldiers, and $20 for all others. Tickets will be available April 1 and limited to those 21 or older. For details, call (804) 734-2899.

SAA Month | April To highlight the importance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Army Logistics

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Day of Prayer Breakfast | April 23 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. The event is open to all, but seating is limited. Free tickets are being distributed through unit and organization chains of command. For details, call (804) 734-6814 or email todd.m.kepley.mil@mail.mil.

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Calendar, continued Provost Marshal Golf Tournament | May 17 The 46th Annual Provost Marshal Golf Tournament will be held May 17, beginning at 7 a.m., at the Cardinal Golf Course. The entry deadline for the four-man captain’s choice competition is May 13. Cost for members is $45; civilians, $75; E-5 and below, $45; and E6 and above, $75. The fee includes a cart, food and drinks. The tournament also features prizes for the closest to the hole, longest drive and other competitions. For details and to obtain an entry form, call (804) 479-0633 or 734-6503.

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.

ASIST Training | April 30 - May 1 Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training is a two-day workshop that prepares caregivers of all backgrounds to provide suicide first aid. The next session will be held April 30 May 1 at Liberty Chapel. There is no cost to attend. Participants are responsible for meals and beverages, and should register only if their schedule permits them to attend the two full days. For details, call (804) 734-9143.

ACS

July 17 and Nov. 21; and Module 4 – May 28 and July 30. For details, call (804) 734-6445 or 7347979.

Family Team Building | Ongoing ACS offers ongoing classes in its Army Family Team Building curriculum. All classes are held 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at ACS, building 9023. Child care is available. The next sessions are “Army Basics,” Level 1, on May 7; “Management Skills,” Level 2, on May 14-15; “Leadership Skills,” Level 3, May 21-22 and “Instructor Training,” Level 4, April 23-25. For details, call (804) 734-6388.

Financial Readiness | Ongoing A wide variety of free financial readiness courses are offered monthly at the Army Community Service building on Mahone Avenue. Training topics with the next two class dates are as follows: “Personal Finance Management,” April 1 and May 6; “Consumer Advocacy,” April 2 and May 7; “PCS Move,” April 3 and May 8. “Debt Liquidation,” April 4 and May 9; “TSP,” April 8 and May 13 and “Basic Money Management,” April 9 and May 14. “Planning for Baby,” April 10 and May 15; “Auto Purchase and Insurance,” April 11 and May 16; “Home Buying,” April 15 and May 20; “Credit Card Debt,” April 16 and May 21 and “Budget and Record Keeping,” April 14 and May 12. “Developing a Spending Plan,” April 23 and May 28; “Misuse of Checking Privileges,” April 24 and June 26, and “Financial Planning,” April 22 and May 30. The classes meet from 1-3 p.m. For details and registration, call (804) 734-6388.

Resilience Training | Ongoing

Entrepreneurial Training | Ongoing

Army Community Service has slated Master Resilience Training sessions to help family members take a productive approach to the challenges of the military lifestyle. Reservations are required for the sessions at the Liberty Chapel. Each class is 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Modules and their dates are as follows: Module 1 – June 12 and Aug. 6; Module 2 – April 30, June 26 and Nov. 11; Module 3 – May 9,

The ACS Entrepreneurial Training Program offers several classes in conjunction with the Crater Small Business Development Center of Longwood University Richmond. “Financial Management and Record Keeping Basics” is set for April 3, 9 a.m. 12:30 p.m. “Financing the Business” is set for April 10, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. All classes are held in the ACS training room. For details, call (804) 734-6388.

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Calendar, continued SPORTS & FITNESS Softball Intramurals | April 29 - May 6 The Family and MWR sports department will hold a 16-inch softball intramural tournament, April 29 - May 6. The coaches’ first meeting is set for April 25, 4 p.m., at MacLaughlin Fitness Center, building 4320. Teams should submit an entry form to the Sports Office by April 25. Participation to the free event is open to active-duty Soldiers and family members. For details, call (804)765-3896.

Winner for Life | Ongoing A new program – Winner for Life – has been initiated by the Family and MWR Sports Office. 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 agree-

ment and a weight and blood pressure review, April 11, 1-6 p.m., at the McLaughlin Fitness Center. Two participants who lose the most weight from April to August will earn prizes. For details, call (804) 734-6198.

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 ride and $10 per passenger. There will be food, prizes, merchandise and vendors through 7 p.m. For details, call (804) 765-1539.

Personal Trainers | Weekdays Personal trainers are available weekdays by appointment at MacLaughlin Fitness Center. Specialized programs are offered for sports, weight loss, resistance training, reconditioning and people 60 or older. The cost for 60-minute sessions is $35 each for the first nine sessions and $30 each for 10 or more sessions. For details, call (804) 734-6198.

Free classes include Workout with Weights in the House of Pain and yoga. Fitness class participants must be age 16 or older and eligible fitness facility patrons. The WWW in the House of Pain class is for those 18 and older. For details, call (804) 734-6198.

Fitness Assessments | Mondays - Thursdays Free microfit fitness assessments are available Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., at Clark Fitness Center. The assessments take 20-40 minutes and check blood pressure, body fat and height and weight as well as cardio, flexibility and strength. For details, call (804) 734-6994.

Get Fit, Stay Fit | Daily A variety of weekly fitness classes are available through the Family and MWR Sports Office. The cost is usually $4 per class, and a fitness card may be used for most. The 10-class punch card costs $20. Some classes are free. Classes for which there is a fee include Boot Camp, Tai Chi, aerobics, Zumba and Step Kick.

Vinyasa and Iyengar Yoga Class | Mondays A Vinyasa and Iyengar yoga class is offered by the Fort Lee Family and MWR Outdoor Recreation Center on Mondays, 5-6 p.m., at MacLaughlin Fitness Center. Active-duty Soldiers and spouses can attend for free. For details, call (804) 734-6198.


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Calendar, continued Prior airborne experience is not a prerequisite for membership or attending. For details, call (804) 733-2177.

YOUTH Cheerleader for Lady Raiders | April 13 In partnership with the Richmond Raiders and the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia, children of active duty Soldiers, reserves and guard can become a guest cheerleader for one game with the Raiders, April 13. Practice is April 6, 1-2 p.m., for ages 6-11 and 2-3 p.m. for ages 12-16. The boys and girls selected will learn a routine with the Lady Raiders and perform live at the Richmond Coliseum during the game with the Lehigh Valley Seahawks. Registration is required. For details, email trcia@usohr.org or kasinda@usohr.org.

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Family Fun Fair | March 29 April 7 A Family Fun Fair is being held, March 29 – April 7, in the parking lot of the Chesterfield Towne Center, near the Garden Ridge store, 11500 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond. The hours are 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., MondaySaturday, and noon - 6 p.m., Sunday, There is a $2 admission and tickets will be sold for the rides and games. For details, call (804) 794-4660.

After-Dark Egg Hunt | March 30 A hunt for eggs after-dark Easter experience is set for March 30, 7:30 p.m., at the Children’s Ministry of Life Church, 16801 Harrowgate Road, Colonial Heights. A free picnic dinner will be provided along with an outdoor movie on a large screen. Parents are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and flashlights. The children will be divided into four age groups. An abundance of candy-filled eggs and glow-in-the-dark items will await the young participants after dinner. For details, call (804) 721-4996.

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.

Hard Road Trio | April 5 The Hard Road Trio, a group from New Mexico that plays an original Southwestern blend of Americana and Bluegrass music, will perform April 5, 7:30 p.m., at the Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland St., Williamsburg. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for Friends of WRL and students, and $8 for those under 16. For details, call (757) 259-4070.

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.

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Spring Fling | April 7 A Spring Fling Vendor Bazaar will be held Apri1 7, 2-5 p.m., at the Colonial Heights Community Center, 200 Roanoke Ave., Colonial Heights. The event will feature a number of national and local vendors who will display their newest products, including Avon, The Pampered Chef, Tupperware and many more. Light refreshments will be served along with thank you gifts. For details, call (804) 691-1657.

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The Hopewell Domestic Violence Taskforce, Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority and The James House are partnering to sponsor a community awareness event on human trafficking, April 4, 6-8 p.m., at the Beacon Theatre, 401 N. Main Street, Hopewell. Guest speaker Tina Frundt is a high-profile national advocate on the issue of domestic sex trafficking and a survivor of commercial sexual exploitation. The event is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted at the door. For details and registration, visit www.thejameshouse. org or call (804) 458-2704.

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