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Vol. 72, No. 14

Serving the community of Fort Lee,Virginia, since 1941

WHAT’S INSIDE

First Paralegal Class Kicks Off at Lee Page 3 CYSS Children Plant Pinwheels for Child Abuse Prevention Page 4 612th Movement Control Detachment Deploys to Afghanistan Page 8 Chaplain’s Corner ..........................Page 2 News Briefs .....................................Page 6 America’s Military ..........................Page 7 Off Duty in the Community ........Page 13 Sgt. McGillicuddy’s Wordsearch ..Page 21 Calendar of Events................Pages 26-28

A Time For Tots April Observance Focuses on Military Kids

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COMMENTARY

Chaplain Urges All to Seek Out Hope spiritual matter. Hope is a daily matter, where we find the “nuts and boltsâ€? practices that transform the reality of each day. This is the time of year when “hope springs eternal,â€? Hope is not about the seasons of the year, but instead to borrow the well known phrase written by essayist LWÂśVDERXWWKHVHDVRQVRIRXUOLIH(DFKGD\ZHPXVWEHJLQ $OH[DQGHU3RSH searching for something hopeful, something joyful. When I attended the Chaplain Officer Basic Course at down the ramp of the C-130 aircraft. We must choose to seek out the things that have joy Fort Jackson. S.C., my class began in the cold winter but I recently returned home from Afghanistan with and hope. Pray, journal, physically train, discover new ended with a new season of green. Our morning physical the 530th CSSB. The winter of my deployment has hobbies, play sports and find authentic community with training no longer had frozen earth. We were doing push transformed into a hope-filled spring. Deployments are other people. ups on thawed out ground. Cold days became warmer never easy for Families or service members, but the time We have people who can point the way when we ones. need a little help in finding hope such as the chaplains, following deployment can bring hope. My deployment in Haiti with the 530th Combat The end of any life transition brings about challenges the Military Family Life consultants, Army Community Sustainment Support Battalion missed spring altogether whether you are graduating or on staff in the schoolhouse; Service team members, behavioral health personnel at as we supported Operation Unified Response. We went finishing a deployment or preparing for one, or simply Kenner Army Health Clinic, other providers and your IURP D EOLVWHU\ FROG LQ WKH ZLQWHU RI  RQ WKH (DVW H[SHULHQFLQJ GDLO\ FKDOOHQJHV :H FDQ GZHOO RQ WKH military leadership; along with your peers, friends and Coast to the raging heat of the Haitian sun. We quickly challenges, trials and issues we face or we can seek out hope. Family members. Seek out hope! Hope does spring UHPRYHG RXU FROG ZHDWKHU RU VQLYHO JHDU DV ZH H[LWHG Hope is not simply a philosophical, psychological or eternal. by Chaplain (Capt.) A.J. Gunther

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Earn Rewards for Your Cost-Saving Suggestions These days, Fort Lee and other installations are grappling with constrained budgets that force us to reduce costs but still maintain mission readiness. Fort Lee finds itself constantly working to minimize the impact of these budget cuts on the services that touch the most people. 8QIRUWXQDWHO\LWORRNVOLNHQH[W\HDUZLOO be tough as well. Luckily, the Army has a suggestion program that encourages Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians to submit ideas on how to save money as well as make improvements. The good news is that for those really good ideas that are

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Col. Rodney Edge, U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Lee commander, reads to children from Child Development Center Battle as part of the Month of the Military Child celebrations scheduled for April on Fort Lee. Photo by Megan Green To reach the Traveller Staff, call (804) 734-7147.


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Paralegals Start AIT Training at Lee by Amy Perry Production/News Assistant Editor

Fort Lee’s newest military occupational specialty producing school started training March 26 in the trailers near the Aerial Delivery and Field Services Department building. With the 27 Deltas, or paralegals, being trained here, the Judge Advocate General Corps has officially moved all of its training operations to Virginia. While two classes are still finishing up in Fort Jackson, S.C., Fort Lee instructors are taking advantage of the close proximity to their other training locations – such as the JAG Legal Center and School, said Sgt. 1st Class Stephanie Castle, paralegal instructor. “We have more opportunities to train here,” said Castle. “We can train with the NCO Academy from Charlottesville and the new lieutenants in the JAG Corps. We have combined training that will give them a better view of the overall picture. They will be able to interact with each other and talk about experiences so the Soldiers will know why they are learning

what they are learning.” Another positive change over Fort Jackson is that the company here only consists of paralegals. “Our company at Fort Jackson was not all 27 Deltas, so our first sergeant and commander were from different MOSs,” said Castle. “Here, we have more control over content and proponent agency. And the 244th Quartermaster Battalion and 23rd Quartermaster Brigade have been accommodating to meet our training needs.” This change ensures that within the company, the Soldiers are learning skills that are more unique to their career field. The 27 Delta course here runs for 10 weeks and three days. The next class is set to start early next week. Overall, 120 students can be accommodated, with a maximum of 30 and a minimum of 20 students per class. Pvt. Jens Richards, one of the advanced individual training students in the first class, said his fellow classmates are enthusiastic to be part of the inaugural paralegal course at Fort Lee. “Everyone is really buying into the fact

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Sgt. 1st Class Stephanie Castle, paralegal instructor, teaches the first 27 Delta class at Fort Lee about drafting legal correspondence. that we are the first and we’re excited to be here,” said Richards. So far, the class has had a JAG Corps member from Fort Lee to teach a block of instruction, and the students are excited about the potential for more, said Pvt. Jordan Gremillion.

“It’s awesome – everyone is pumped up,” Gremillion said. “All the instructors are making a big deal about it. They said they have been pushing for the AIT to be in Virginia for so long because this is the home for of the JAG Corps. It’s a big deal that we are the first class.”

Celebrating Children Children from Child Development Center Sisisky sing “God Bless America” at the Child, Youth and School Services Month of the Military Child kick off Monday at the soccer field on the CYSS Campus. The program featured military dependents from CYSS programs reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and poems about being a military child. Latorial Faison, a military spouse and author, read a poem from a book she has published. After the opening ceremony, Radio Disney provided music and prizes to attendees. PHOTO BY AMY PERRY


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ACS Promotes Child Abuse Prevention parent resource table at the Child, Youth and School Services Spring Fling ‡ $SULOSPÂą/RYHDQG/RJLF3DUHQWLQJ The Army Community Service Family Class at a CYSS facility. )RU GHWDLOV RQ WKHVH HYHQWV FDOO    Advocacy Program kicked off April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month activities Friday by  Palmer said the FAP’s outreach efforts received planting Pinwheels for Prevention. The pinwheel garden is located near the Lee a lot of feedback. “I find the display tables are a good outreach Gate and was planted by Fort Lee Families and children in the School Aged Services program for the community,â€? she said. “Oftentimes, I talk to retirees and grandparents, and they will bring here. “The pinwheels symbolize hope, safety and up issues while I’m there at the table.â€? Prevention can be a difficult thing to put one’s health for children,â€? said Helena Palmer, FAP finger on, said Palmer. educator. “It starts with offering services like parenting Each year, FAP has different outreach projects – especially in April – to teach child abuse preven- classes and definitely like new parent support,â€? she said. “For me, my focus is not on how many tion. The following events planned are for April: ‡ $SULODQGDPSPÂą'LVSOD\ children have been hurt – because it’s a very sad tables at the post exchange. ‡ $SULODPSPÂą)DPLO\$GYRFDF\ SEE FAP, PAGE 11 by Amy Perry

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Six-year-old Emory Watson plants a pinwheel in the field at the corner of A and Lee avenues near Kenner Army Health Clinic March 30. About 100 pinwheels were planted in observation of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Watson is the son of Capt. Latasha Watson of HHC, CASCOM.

PHOTOS BY HEATHER VANN

Lt. Col. Donald Brown, CASCOM

Sgt. Maj. Frank Cervantes, Trans School

1st Sgt. Eulanda Whiteside, 49th QM Group

Master Sgt. Traciee Taylor, 530th CSSB

Sgt. 1st Class Jerry Snyder, 16th Ord. Bn.

Sgt. 1st Class Dion Chapman, 262nd QM Bn.

Sgt. 1st Class Maria Burnette, CASCOM

Sgt. 1st Class Jaime Garcia, 266th QM Bn.

Sgt. 1st Class Tressa Son, CASCOM

Sgt. 1st Class Rhonda Stockton, 23rd QM Bde.

Sgt. 1st Class John Baker, PWD

Sgt. 1st Class Larry Carter, CASCOM

Staff Sgt. Pedro Delgado Alicea, 832nd Ord. Bn.

Staff Sgt. Willie Fegans, CASCOM

Installation Retirement Ceremony Fourteen Soldiers were honored at the bi-monthly Installation Retirement Ceremony March 29 at Mullins Auditorium in Challen Hall. Col. Rodney

Fogg, 49th Quartermaster Group commander, was the host. The honored Soldiers contributed more than 300 years of combined military service.


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NEWS BRIEFS Veterans Job Fair A traditional job fair will be supplemented by new interactive tools during the upcoming Veterans Got Talent event at the Lee Club, June 5, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. It is open to military identification card holders and veterans only. The event is hosted by the Army Career and Alumni Program in partnership with Winning the Training Game LLC. More than 40 employers are expected for the event. For pre-registration and information, visit www.veteransgottalent.com or call (800) 737-0277.

Sunrise Service An Easter Sunrise Service will be held April 8, 6 a.m., at Liberty Chapel. Chaplain (Capt.) Keith Andrews, 266th Quartermaster Battalion chaplain, will speak. A continental breakfast and fellowship will follow the service. For details, call (804) 734-6494.

CYSS Sign-up Enrollment in Child, Youth and School Services summer programs (summer camps, Middle School and Teens, sports, SKIES and EDGE! instructional classes and activities) begins May 1. Prior to enrollment, registration paperwork must be completed at CYSS Parent Central Services, building 10624, Yorktown Drive. During the process, patrons must submit a medical action plan for children with special needs (food/other allergies, asthma, seizures, diabetes, etc.), physicals as appropriate, proof of total family income and two local emergency contacts. In order to enroll in a timely manner, it is strongly recommended that patrons complete the registration process as soon as possible. For details, call (804) 765-3852/3785.

FLASC Luncheon The Fort Lee Area Spouses’ Club will hold its “Little Black Dress” luncheon on April 17 at the Lee Club, 11

a.m. - 1 p.m. Attendees are to wear their favorite black dress or ensemble. Lunch is a trio salad plate for $11. The reservation deadline is April 11. Call (808) 561-5756 or email reservations@fortleespousesclub.com.

Sponsorship Competition Beginning April 16, the Army Community Service Relocation Readiness Program manager will award a trophy to the unit or organization that completes the most E-Sponsorship Application Training online per quarter. The ESAT application provides an online training module and downloadable tools for use in the sponsorship process. ESAT was developed as a joint effort by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Military Community and Family Policy and the Military Services. All military branches are encouraged to participate. Effective sponsorship should be available to every newcomer, be recognized as an important unit-level duty, and help service and Family members settle into the unit and community quickly. ESAT promotes effective sponsorship in three easy ways: 1) sponsor registration and training, 2) sponsor’s sample letter and tools and 3) reporting. To access the training, log on to http://apps.mhf.dod.mil/ESAT.

Earth, Safety Day More than 50 exhibitors will be on hand for the combined Fort Lee Earth and Safety Day at the Field House on April 26, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The event is open to the public, including local school children. May 1 is the rain date. Among the exhibitors will be the Wildlife Center of Virginia with a show featuring live rescued animals. Safety training will include distracted driving prevention, automated external defibrillator demonstrations and fire safety training. There will be safety, military and environmental displays as well as environmentally friendly arts and crafts and plant giveaways. For details, call (804) 765-7549 or email corienne.e.reisch.civ@mail.mil.


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Name: Spc. Cardell Ellis Unit: Romeo Company, 262nd Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade MOS: 56M – chaplain’s assistant Age: 30 Time in service: six years Hometown: Killeen, Texas Family: single with two children Pastimes: “I go to the gym, box and play video games.� Describe yourself: “My personality is laid back and chill, but I’m not a pushover.� The celebrity or historical

ďŹ gure with whom you would trade places: (President) Obama. I like his swag.â€? The one person you most admire: “My mom. She’s very inspiring, and she’s just like me – she’s a go-getter; she goes and gets what she wants and doesn’t let anyone tell her any differently. â€? Worst fear: “Heights.â€? Dream car: “A Maserati.â€? One life-changing moment: “Before I joined the Army, I was gang-banging. I went to church one day and pastor told me that there’s a bullet with my name on it. I was like, ‘Who, me?’ He asked me to come up (to the altar) for prayer. When I went up for prayer, he put his hands on me and prayed for me. The following weekend I went to a party, and my homeboy got shot in the neck right next to me. That changed my life and made me come in the Army. I said, ‘There has to be more to life than this.’â€?

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The most memorable event in your military career: “When I was a 19D (cavalry scout) stationed at Fort Drum (N.Y.) and we walked 30 miles in -20-degree weather. My feet were blistered, felt like they were going to fall off, and my back was hurting. I was like, ‘Why did I join the Army?’ It was horrible and something I won’t do again.â€? What you learned from such an experience: “That I can do anything if I really put my mind to it.â€? Did the Army fulďŹ ll your initial expectations?: “It has; it’s made me a better person. Without the Army, I think I would be lost. Since I’ve been in the Army, a lot of the guys I grew up with have passed away. The Army has made me a better man and a better father.â€? Talk about your job as a chaplain’s assistant: “I love it. It’s an exciting job. I work with

the AIT students, so you see a lot of different characteristics among the Soldiers. I also work with the senior leaders, and they teach and put me under their wings. With the chaplain, it’s been a good H[SHULHQFHEHFDXVHZKHQ,Ă€RDWWR the right, he’ll pull me back. He’s like my mentor.â€? You’ve been deployed twice. What do you remember most?: “The smell – of trash and burning debris. Every time I smell something EXUQLQJ,JHWWKHVHĂ€DVKEDFNV of Iraq. I can’t get it out of my head.â€? The qualities you like to see in leaders: “I like to see a leader who will go in the dirt with \RXDQGQRWMXVWSRLQWWKHÂżQJHU and tell you to do something. That’s what a leader is. I don’t like to see ‘spotlight rangers,’ those who like to take the credit for your work when high rank comes around.â€?

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Certification Program Puts Teachers to the Test by Patrick Buffett Managing Editor

Earning high marks during a recent accreditation inspection, an instructor development program here has the potential of becoming a standard practice throughout the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Advanced Individual Training community. The program is administered by the U.S. Army Ordnance School’s Wheel Maintenance Training Department and the Basic Wheel Division. Assigned instructors are expected to progress through a series of certification levels that demonstrate their ability to teach, learn and, eventually, make improvements to the overall course of instruction itself. “We have four levels of certification ranging from associate to master instructor,” explained Sgt. 1st Class Julius Chatters, the division’s chief instructor. “The requirements to achieve each level obviously become more difficult as you move up the ladder, but the thing that I find interesting is how it eventually comes around to you as

an instructor giving something back to the course itself through mentorship, making improvements to course materials and even reshaping the program of instruction so it’s better than it was before.” To achieve senior instructor certification, for example, the requirements include a minimum of 600 instructional hours, six satisfactory classroom observation ratings on six different subjects, attendance at professional development courses and completion of at least one project that improved a program of instruction, to include creating new visual aids. In addition to 1,000 hours of classroom time and six outstanding observation ratings on six different subjects, master certification requires a board appearance, organizing an educational forum for the division, an action that improves the overall course of instruction, and more. “It definitely increases the confidence and competency of all the instructors in our division,” said Seung Yi, one of two master-certified members of the Basic Wheel Division. “And it

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Staff Sgt. Jermaine Massalene, Staff Sgt. Calvin Avant and Charles Florence hold the associate instructor certificates they received during an awards ceremony Monday at Stever Hall, the Basic Wheel Division building on the Ordnance Campus. A fourth honoree, Staff Sgt. Scottie Cannon, was not able to attend the presentation. Associate instructor is the first of four levels of certification that can be achieved under the U.S. Army Ordnance School’s Instructor Development Program. means nothing but the best training possible for the AIT students who come to this school. That’s really the key point of all this … making sure the Army is provid-

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Cancelled Jump (LEFT) Sgt. 1st Class Celia Terre, Aerial Delivery and Field Services Department, Quartermaster School, checks a cellphone just prior to the Women’s History Month All Female Airborne Operation at Fort Pickett’s Blackstone Army Airfield March 29. The jump was cancelled due to high winds. (BELOW) Staff Sgt. Taylor Cathey, ADFSD, checks the equipment of 2nd Lt. Paula Heap, a student assigned to the Army Logistics University, prior to the scheduled jump.

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FAP — FROM PAGE 3 thing. My focus is on what you can do to keep families resilient, strong and together. I want to offer them those tools because everybody has stressful moments with their kids. That awareness is really important.” Another initiative for this month to draw awareness to child abuse prevention is an art display about “What Makes My Family Strong,” that was created by children in the CYSS and Family Child Care facilities on post. The drawings can be seen throughout the month on the Army Community Services Facebook page.

Traveller Trivia We’re bringing back Traveller Trivia to the installation newspaper’s Facebook page. Multiple times during each week in April, we’ll offer a voucher for two tickets to an upcoming movie. The tickets are courtesy of Regal Entertainment Group. Some vouchers to look forward to include “The Three Stooges,” “The Cabin in the Woods,” “The Lucky One,” “The Five-Year Engagement,” “The Raven” and “The Pirates! Bands of Misfits.” The vouchers are valid Monday-Thursday. Weekends and holidays are excluded. The Traveller Facebook page can be found at w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / ftleetraveller. Please encourage others to “like” the page and join the fun. For details, call (804) 734-7147.

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Find Good Books, Programs at Local Library Individuals who haven’t visited the local library lately may want to check it out if they’re interested in a wide range of learning and entertainment opportunities that go far beyond a big selection of books and magazines. Most library programs these days include computer classes, concerts, video gaming events, children’s craft programs, movie nights, art displays and much more. That’s in addition to the thousands of DVDs, music CDs and books that range from today’s best sellers to the classics that stand the test of time. The Petersburg Public Library is just a stone’s throw away from Fort Lee. Topping the list of exciting programs it will offer in April is a Spring Break family film series that begins with an April 10 showing of “The Lady and the Tramp” at 10 a.m. and “Hugo” at 2 p.m. Thirty-somethings may be calling in sick Wednesday, April 11, as the library hits “play” on the remake of “Footloose” at 2 p.m. The final films featured that week are “Chipwrecked” and “Puss in Boots” on April 12 at 10

a.m. and 2 p.m. respectively. All movies will be shown in the lower level meeting room of the William R. McKenney Central Branch, 137 S. Sycamore St., Petersburg. The following week, the library has scheduled a children’s theater performance of “Rumplestiltskin.” Presented by the Sycamore Rouge theatre group, the free event is set for April 18 at 10 a.m. in the Tabernacle Community Life Center, 444 Halifax St., Petersburg. The theatre production is based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm about a miller’s daughter who depends on the impish Rumplestiltskin to help her spin straw into gold. For more information and reservations for the Spring films or “Rumplestiltskin,” call (804) 733-2387, ext. 26. At the end of the month, the Petersburg Library will host a ground breaking ceremony for its new facility. That event is set for April 30, 10:30 a.m., at the corner of Washington and Market streets in Petersburg.

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The ground breaking marks the start of construction for a 10-year effort to update library services in Petersburg. The new 46,000-square-foot facility will feature an expanded children’s area, meeting rooms, auditorium and 21st century technology. When complete, the new Petersburg Public Library will offer enhanced opportunities for workforce development information and courses, adult literacy classes and a variety of youth-based programs for kids throughout the region. For additional Petersburg Library calendar listings, visit www.ppls.org. Also nearby is the Appomattox Regional Library System that serves Hopewell, Prince George and Dinwiddie. A list of its programs can be found at www.arls.org. The Chesterfield County Library System has nine locations. A list of its programs can be viewed at library.chesterfield.gov. Information about the Colonial Heights Library can be found at www. colonial-heights.com.

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Soldier Aims to Inspire, Survive and Thrive in Giant Strides s, Despite Living With Illness “Nobody can take your mind. Nobody can tell you how to think, so don’t rent space for free.” – Sgt. 1st Class Patrick J. Kelly

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he plan is set. Sgt. 1st Class Patrick J. Kelly of Mike Company, 244th Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade, will lace up his boots, throw a 50-pound rucksack over his shoulders and march around the installation until he has covered 25 miles. He will repeat it the next day. And the next. And the next. “Obviously, when I hit 75 miles on day three,” said the 35-year-old of what might be called a 100-mile gut check, “the pace might slow a little bit, but I will finish in the allotted time.” Kelly’s declaration may paint him as someone who is cocksure or a boisterous challenge-seeker. Both may be true, but his character and his quest can’t be summed up in one brush stroke. Patrick John (called “P.J.” by his wife) Kelly was born in New Hampshire and raised mostly in Arkansas, where his father moved the family as an employee of a paper company. In 1993, Kelly joined the Army to “serve my country and go (into) combat,” in his words. He enlisted as a 12B – combat engineer, a job that is essentially an infantryman with construction skills. He served until 1998 but found himself back in uniform after 9-11. “The day the ‘Shock and Awe’ started, I re-enlisted,” he said of his 2002 signup. “That was my chance to go to combat.” It was an opportunity to contribute but not one that would put him in the midst of sustained warfare as he had hoped. “They wouldn’t let me go 12B because of the stop-loss,” said Kelly, referring to the program that prevents Soldiers from changing jobs or leaving the service. “It was either 92Y (unit supply), 92A or 63B (light-wheel vehicle mechanic).” Kelly chose 92A – automated logistical specialist – and eventually

served two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, respectively. After his return from the latter in the spring of 2010, Kelly, the image of bravado who craved combat, suffered what he thought was a heart attack. He was eventually diagnosed with cancer– splenic marginal zone lymphoma, to be exact – a rare affliction that affects the B-cells of the spleen. “I have an 85-percent remission rate, so every time I get sick there’s an 85-percent chance the cancer symptoms will return,” said Kelly, who is currently in remission. There is also a 95-percent chance that it will reoccur. “They don’t know why it comes back or why you can’t get rid of it,” he added. “It could be next year. It could be when I’m 70.” A prognosis like that would turn most people’s universe upside down. Kelly’s earth is still on axis and has remained that way since he received the diagnosis. “My first response was ‘Am I going to get kicked out of the Army?’” he said. “I never once pitied myself or thought I was going to die, and believe it or not, most of it was because of my wife. I looked at her right when he (the doctor) told me, and she said it was ‘just a speed bump.’” Kelly saw it that way as well, and that attitude has made an impression on his battle buddy, Sgt. William Strickland, who served with him in Afghanistan. Strickland said he was struck by his friend’s disregard for “speed bumps” or, better still, his unwavering positivity. “That’s what helped him get through this ordeal,” said the Fort Carson,

n at a point in which he was downtrodden. Colo., Soldier. “He was never He even joked about it. Hee kept the same attitude he had before he got the diagnosis.” Still, living with cancerr is arguably more than a speed bump. Consider Kelly’s physical conditionn – at 170 pounds he looks healthy but is without a gall bladder, has no imm mune system, occasionally can’t feel his legs and suffers from atrophy in hiis left shoulder. He brags that he can still, however, do the maximum num mber of pushups. “I don’t let anything sloow me down,” the advanced individual training platoon sergeant said, notiing he has to spend more time working out. Now consider Kelly’s ddaily routine – he works 12-hour shifts pushing troops and ingests 10 pillss and vitamins throughout the course of the day to help him deal with painn and stay healthy. Details like that prompted the leadership to consider pullling him off platoon sergeant status. “As a leader, you kindd of look at your footprint to see what kind of changes you need to impplement,” said Mike Company 1st Sgt. Terry Williams. “When I first heeard about Sgt. 1st Class Kelly, I thought I might keep an eye on him and would w possibly have to move him or try to find a different job for him. Buut I tell you, within the first couple of weeks of knowing him, I knew righht off the bat I’m not going to lose this guy. I’m going to fight to keep him m no matter what.” All who know him agreee that Kelly is a face-to-the-wind dynamo who caan find positivity in the unlikeliest of corners, yet hee doesn’t downplay how serious cancer really is. H He just doesn’t like the negativity, doom and pity asssociated with having it. That was evident durinng the summer of 2010, when he was undergoing hiis second treatment of chemotherapy. He was atSgt. 1st Class Patrick J. Kelly has embarked on an effort teending a unit dining out. Alone with the battalion coommander, first sergeant and sergeant major, he to raise money for cancer research and demonstrate feelt queasy and tried to remove himself from their the potential of the human spirit. His Road March for prresence. Things went downhill from there. “I tried to exit the room so I wouldn’t throw up Cancer Research, scheduled for June 1-4, is part of his onn anybody,” he recalled, noting the affects of the campaign. His goal is to march 25 miles on Fort Lee’s chhemotherapy. “I didn’t make it.” main post each day with a 50-pound rucksack. He has Some laughed and thought he “couldn’t hold extended an invitation to anyone who wants to join hiis liquor.” The battalion commander knew about hiis condition and angrily admonished the onlookhim or donate to the cause. The funds will go directly errs, then told all the attendees about Kelly’s illto the American Cancer Society. For more information, neess. “I’m not going to say people felt sorry for me, visit www.roadmarchforcancer.com.

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but people were crying and upset,” he recalled. “I’ve come to find out that when you have this disease and you bluntly break it to somebody, they don’t know how to react.” Kelly said most people have feelings of sorrow, sympathy or pity. It’s something he wants no part of. “Most people with cancer who I know don’t want to be treated like that,” he said. “They want to be treated like a normal human being, just like anyone else.” Although he decries special treatment, Kelly is quite open with his condition and wants to help others to deal with it. The vomit episode helped turn him in that direction. “When the battalion commander (made his announcement), I thought, ‘I probably should tell people and use how I dealt with it and how I’ve maintained a positive attitude to inspire people through the different hard times that they have,’” he said. The road march is an extension of his desire to help. Aiming to raise money and awareness for cancer research, it’s also a signature charity event – one that epitomizes Kelly’s persona and one that intends to send a clear message that anything is possible. “If you have cancer and can do a 100mile road march, then I can get up and go to PT when I’m sore or I’ve got Family problems,” said Kelly, referring to the event. “There’s nothing that can’t be achieved if you put your mind to it.” It’s a cliché for sure, but nevertheless an accurate expression of Kelly’s outlook in his battle against cancer. He puts it this way: “I can’t wait to do the march and can’t wait to achieve the 100 miles,” he said. “I tell everybody whether I raise a dollar or $100,000, I’m doing 100 miles. I have a saying with my Soldiers, ‘If Sergeant Kelly tells you something, you can take it to the bank. It’s going to happen.’” One could find that statement undoubtedly cocksure and no less boisterous or challenging, but it’s hard to paint a rosier picture than that.

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Sgt. 1st Class Patrick J. Kelly is an advanced individual training platoon sergeant assigned to Mike Company, 244th Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade.


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New Exhibit Explores Civil War Supply The U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum here will unveil a new exhibit, “A War of Supply: The Quartermaster Department in the Civil War,” on April 10 at 4:15 p.m. The opening will be preceded by a guest lecture titled “Where Did Freedom Come From?” by Dr. Edward Ayers from the University of Richmond. That event begins at 3 p.m. in the museum’s Littlejohn Auditorium. Seating is limited. In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the museum has assembled artifacts from its extensive collection – including iconic items like Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s saddle and supply wagon – for the exhibit. Many of the items on display have never been seen by the public, according to Paul Morando, museum director. “Our Civil War collection is amazing and putting it on exhibit for the first time allows visitors a rare chance to appreciate the rich history of the Quartermaster Corps,” Morando said. The exhibit shows how the Quartermaster Department overcame significant challenges during the Civil War to create an effective organization that reinforced the importance of supply on the battlefield. This “army behind the army” provided logistical support never before seen in war. The ability to clothe, transport and sustain large field armies over the course of four years was crucial to Union victory. “The role of the Quartermaster Department in the Civil War was paramount, but often overlooked,” said Morando. “This exhibit focuses on how crucial supply and logistics

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Pat Fisher puts the final touches on part of the new exhibit, “A War of Supply: The Quartermaster Department in the Civil War,” at the Quartermaster Museum. The exhibit is set to open April 10, 4:15 p.m. Fisher is the museum’s exhibit specialist. were in achieving victory in that battle.” Visitors will have a chance to “try on” history with reproduction uniforms and a space to take pictures in a Civil War mockup studio. The exhibit also incorporates social media by using quick response codes and a digital trivia game via a smartphone application. “Scanning a QR code that’s attached to an

FUTURE — FROM PAGE 14 “The officers experienced hands-on training that was validated by their ALC NCO counterparts in the different staff positions,” said Capt. Mike Burns, current Golf Company commander and former Task-Force executive officer. “Over those four, 24-hour days, the NCOs enthusiastically shared their past experiences as squad leaders – an invaluable introduction to the officer-NCO relationship. The lieutenants and NCOs were battle-buddies as they stayed in the same tents, ate together, visited training sites and stood radio watch together. One lieutenant said this experience on staff was the absolute high point of his three-month training rotation.” The battalion commander contributed to the training experience by taking each task force staff group out of the operations center and into the field so they could observe the exercise without disrupting the battle-tracking and

artifact label gives visitors an interactive way to learn about history,” said Laura Baghetti, the museum’s education specialist. In February, the museum partnered with the company SCVNGR to develop a mobile game application where visitors answer questions with their smartphone based on the exhibits within the museum. A specific game will be created just for the new Civil War ex-

mission support process. In the early days of the exercise, Bibbs also conducted several hours of professional development training, which focused on joint staff relationships, application of the military decision-making process and military career development, among other topics. This training technique enhances the lieutenants’ and NCOs’ conceptual framework of the overall battle-space, helps them visualize logistical and tactical relationships between the company and battalion, and gives them a rarely shared perspective with the battalion commander. Additionally, their ALU instructor throughout the entire exercise is able to assess and mentor his or her lieutenants as they apply in the field what they learned in the classroom. During each SWFTX, adaptive leaders and logisticians from diverse backgrounds integrate into an agile team that is versatile and flexible while retaining depth. They tackle a complex and dynamic set of missions. Their innovation and cooperative creativity yields high value results and well-ingrained lessons.

hibit. “This application allows us to create a fun but educational experience for the visitor,” Baghetti noted. Planning for the new display began in December. Pat Fisher, the museum’s exhibit specialist, said he was determined to try an entirely different approach to constructing an exhibit. “I wanted to use as much of the gallery space as possible,” he said. “It was a challenge, but in the end we produced a highquality exhibit that is unlike anything we’ve done before.” From design, artifact selection, research and writing text, each member of the museum staff had a role in the exhibit, according to Morando. Moreover, the museum reached out to local Civil War authorities like CASCOM Historian Dr. Steve Anders and James Blankenship from Petersburg National Battlefield for guidance and historical accuracy. “The success of any exhibit is collaboration,” Morando said. “Having Steve and Jimmy as resources elevates it to a higher level.” The museum will maintain the exhibit for one year. Those unable to attend the unveiling ceremony can still view the presentation during regular museum hours – Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, visit the museum’s website www.qmmuseum.lee.army.mil or the museum’s Facebook page. – Staff Reports

“The SWFTX builds leadership fundamentals and introduces lieutenants from all components (active, Reserve, National Guard) to their future NCOs and Soldiers,” Golf Company First Sergeant Cornelius Marshall noted. “It strengthens noncommissioned officers as leaders and keeps them tactically sharp. It presents a unique opportunity for NCOs to influence and affect the mind-set of future platoon leaders and commanders. “When it’s over, the lieutenants and NCOs are always glad to return home to Fort Lee for their impending graduations, but they take with them valuable lessons, new skills, and often phone numbers and email addresses of fellow logisticians.” The SWFTX forges a unified team of warriors and logisticians who are ready to enter the operational force in the role the Army Chief of Staff clearly communicated – having the ability to fight and win our nation’s wars. “War-fighting is our primary mission,” Odierno notes often, “and everything we do should be grounded in that fundamental principle.”


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April Observations, Celebrations by Kathryn C. Weigel Production Assistant

Find some of April’s special observances and celebrations. The words and phrases in the puzzle are forward, backward, vertical, horizontal and diagonal.

April Fool’s Day (1) Arbor Day (27) Autism Awareness Month Big Wind Day (12) Daffy Duck’s Birthday (17) Earth Day (22) Easter (8) Garden Month Honesty Day (30) Humor Month Intl. Children’s Book Day (2) Intl. Guitar Month

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Knowing your options for medical care can help you make appropriate and costeffective decision when you need to see a doctor. Primary Care Manager Your primary care manager is your first point of contact when seeking non-emergency care. Common reasons for seeing your PCM include treatment for minor illnesses and preventive screenings. In many cases, you can also receive urgent care from your PCM by making a same-day appointment. For care your PCM cannot provide, he or she will refer you to a specialist. Urgent Care An urgent condition is one that does not

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Whether or Not to File a General Durable Power of Attorney by Kevin P. Fritz Legal Assistance Attorney, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate

We are often asked by clients in the Legal Assistance Office whether we think it is a good idea to file a general durable power of attorney in the county (or city) court clerk’s office. Although it is generally permitted in most jurisdictions for you to file your general durable power of attorney and other documents such as the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, at the clerk’s office, the better question to ask is whether you should file these documents. When such documents are publically filed and not under seal, anyone can then look at the public record to determine whether you have that particular document on file and read its contents. If you do file a general durable power of attorney in the clerk’s office, your agent, the person who is acting on your behalf under the power of attorney, can then refer people to the clerk’s office to verify that they have the power to act on your behalf. It is convenient. However, an unscrupulous person may find your publicly filed general durable power of attorney and then attempt to perform identity theft by assuming your agent’s identity and using that information to purchase goods or services in your name, attempting to leave you with the bill. Since the transaction is meant to be without your participation for some time, it provides the identity thief plenty of time to run before the deception is uncovered. You’ll usually find out about this after you receive a bill from someone you’ve never done business with. You’ll then dispute the bill and discover the fraud perpetrated upon you and this person who is billing you. That will lead you to file a police report, file an affidavit of fraud, seek to clear your name with the other person who was defrauded and clean up your credit rating. The better plan is to just provide your agent access to the original general durable power of attorney and let them produce it in all transactions you need for them to perform for you. For additional assistance with legal matters, make an appointment with an attorney at the Legal Assistance Office by calling (804) 765-1500.

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Girl Scout Guest Speaker First Lt. Renea M. Jones-Hudson poses for pictures with members of Daisy and Brownie Girl Scout Troop 247 of Midlothian March 17. The Charlie Company, 262nd Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade, Soldier spoke to the girls about integrity and respect for authority during the troop’s tour of the U.S. Army Women’s Museum here.

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A Grateful Nation Col. Bobby L. Claiborne accepts the U.S. flag from Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham, Quartermaster General, during his retirement ceremony March 29 at the Lee Club. Claiborne, senior advisor to the commanding general,concluded a 30-year career.

Commissary customers not only “save green” by cutting their average grocery bill an average of 32 percent or more – they also “think green” by using reusable shopping bags, to the tune of 5 million sold since fiscal 2006. Sales topped the 5-million milestone at the end of January, according to agency research analysts, accounting for the assortment of environmentally friendly bags now sold. “We’re so proud of how our patrons embraced this green initiative over the years,” said Defense Commissary Agency Director and CEO Joseph H. Jeu. “Now, it’s second nature to bring along reusable shopping bags or perhaps buy a few more on the spot.” At around a buck for a standard mesh bag, DeCA helps make “going green” budget friendly. They were introduced in 2007 and can handle up to 30 pounds of groceries, are washable and can be recycled when no longer usable. The bags can be found near the commissary checkouts. “Reusing bags saves the commissary money, which helps preserve the benefit by keeping operating costs down – costs paid with taxpayer dollars,” Jeu said. In addition to the reusable bags sold at commissaries, shoppers can bring their own reusable bags or bring sturdy paper or plastic bags for reuse in bagging groceries, notifying the bagger at checkout. All bags must be clean and undamaged. – DeCA Public Affairs


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Uniform was next to claim a title game berth. It defeated Golf 31-22, ending Golf’s Cinderella run. This game had some outstanding highlights led by Michael B. Lane’s back-to-back slam dunks that put the game out of reach with 3 minutes remaining. Golf Company’s leading scorer was Kejuan Mapp with 10 points. Uniform’s leading scorer was Lane with 17 points. In the championship game played March 28, both teams brought plenty of enthusiastic fans who were cheering from the start of the game to the final horn. Uniform jumped out to an early lead when Lane hit a three pointer to put his team up 8-2, Tango then went on a 6-0 run lead by a Durham defensive block that turned in to a fast break for Jamar Jones. That tied the game at 8 apiece. The game stayed close most of the second half until Uniform’s Lavexton Trimmel blocked Tango’s Dominick Mullin’s shot into the hands of Aylissa Adkins who passed to Lane for a slam dunk to seal the victory. Uniform defeated Tango 25-21, making that squad the 2012 AIT Basketball Champions. Mullins led Tango with 6 points and Jones and Durham each had 5 points. Lane led the way for Uniform with 16 points, and Adkins and Trimmel both had 3 points. Lane was named the tourney’s Most Valuable Player. – FMWR Sports Office

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

EVENTS Wrestling Show An International Championship Wrestling event will be held at MacLaughlin Fitness Center April 27, 7 p.m. The free show is open to the general public. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The doors open at 6 p.m. Among the wrestlers are Chris Masters, Val Venis, Raven, Shawn Daivari and Doink the Clown. The event will include tag team and ladies’ matches. For details, call (804) 765-3176.

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view the numerous informational displays. Birthday cake and popcorn will be served. A member of the family of the late Maj. Gen. Albert W. Kenner, for whom the facility is named, is expected to attend. The free event is open to the public. For details, call (804) 734-9086.

International Buffet The Lee Club’s international dinner buffet is offering a wide variety of cuisines on Tuesday nights during April. Thai dishes will be served April 10. Southern home cooking will be served April 17, and cuisines of several Italian regions will be featured April 24. The cost is $13.50 per person; $6.95 for children 3-10 years old. Children 2 and under are free. The Lee Club is located at the corner of Mahone Avenue and Battle Drive. For details, call (804) 734-7547.

Wheelin for a Healin The HideAway is hosting Wheelin for a Healin, a motorcycle poker run to benefit the Fisher House at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center on April 14. Registration will be 9 a.m. noon. The cost is $15 per rider and $10 per passenger. The first 300 participants are to receive free T-shirts.

Vendors and music will begin at 2:30 p.m. with Chris Lozano and the Dixie Playboys performing. The entertainment is open to the public. For details, call (804) 765-1539.

BOSS Egg Hunt Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers will hold its annual Easter Extravaganza on April 7, 10:30 a.m. - noon, on the Lee Club lawn at Mahone Avenue and Battle Drive. The egg hunt activities are open to toddlers and children up to 11 years old. For details, call (804) 734-6824.

Bean Bag Toss Tourneys Bean Bag Toss Tournaments are set for the Hideaway (on 5th Street, just off C Avenue) on May 4, June 8, July 13, Aug. 3, Sept. 7 and Oct. 3. Each tournament will be double elimination. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. Each team must have two people. Participants may register at the HideAway, 5-6 p.m., on the day of the tournament. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Competition will start at 6 p.m. The cost is $10 per team. For details, call (804) 734-6106.

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Icon Contest The Fort Lee Environmental Management Office is looking for a creative smart phone application icon for the Installation Environmental Guidebook that explains available environmental resources. The prize is a new Kindle. The competition is open to military, civilians and contractors who work at Fort Lee. The design must be 512 by 512 pixels in jpg or png format. The entry must be submitted with a written explanation of the designâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inspiration (up to 100 words in Word, double-spaced, 12-point type). To view the Environmental Guidebook, use a CAC card to visit http:// emoftlee/emo/default.aspx. Both parts should be submitted by April 13 to sharon.s.steel.ctr@mail.mil. Include name, unit or work place, email address and phone number. The winner will be announced April 26 during Earth and Safety Day at the Post Field House.

ACS Newcomersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Brief Army Community Service conducts an installation wide newcomersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; brief every Monday, 2 p.m., at the Soldier Support Center, Room 125. Spouses and civilians new to Fort Lee are welcome to attend to discover the resources, programs and services available to them. Some of the participating agencies include Child, Youth and School Services, the Environmental Management Office, housing, the Education Center, ACS and the military family life consultant. No registration is required. For details, call (804) 734-7589.

Resilience Training 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 Soldier Support Center, Room 109. Each class is 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Modules and their dates are as follows: Module 1, May 3; Module 2, April 17 or July 18; Module 3, May 30 or July 31; and Module 4, April 23, June 20 or Aug. 22.

FITNESS & SPORTS Softball Tourney The Family and MWR Sports Department will host a 16-inch Softball Intramural Tournament April 16-26. The coachesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; first meeting will be April 12, 4 p.m., at MacLaughlin Fitness Center. Any companies interested in participating in the free tournament must complete an entry form and return it to the Sports Office at MacLaughlin by April 12. Forms are available at the front desks at MacLaughlin and Clark Fitness centers. The tournament is open only to active duty personnel and their Family members. For details, call (804) 765-3896.

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Spring Tourney A Spring Handicap Tournament at the Cardinal Golf Club is set for April 21 and 22. It is open to annual members who have a U.S. Golf Association handicap. The cost is $70 for golf, cart, lunch and beverages both days as well as prizes. Participants must be registered and paid by April 18. For details, call (804) 734-2899.

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