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TRADOC VISIT Gen. David Perkins tours CASCOM, gets ďŹ rsthand look at operations, training procedures

WELCOME BACK SOLDIERS More than 40 members of the 54th Quartermaster Company returned Monday

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Have you thought about how your decisions today will bring consequences to your life tomorrow? Maybe the result will be positive â&#x20AC;&#x201C; sound decisions equal good consequences. However, the results also can be bad, and these are the things we want to

avoid. Bad decisions equal bad consequences. Let me provide a couple of examples. In the Old Testament of the Bible, there are two men with similar situations. Both are tempted to have sex with a woman that they are not married to. One man thinks about instant gratification; the other thinks about the big picture â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the long term effects of his decision.

In 2 Samuel 11 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; David (the instant gratifier) sees a woman taking a bath and has to have her. He is warned about the consequences (verse 3), but ignores the warning. He has sex with the woman and it brings him a lifetime of consequences. He failed to realize that decisions today bring consequences for tomorrow. In Genesis 39 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Joseph had a woman who was after him for

sex. No doubt that she was beautiful; she was Potipharâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife. He was an officer, and those in his position were â&#x20AC;&#x153;entitledâ&#x20AC;? to desirable women. She said to Joseph (verse 7), â&#x20AC;&#x153;Come to bed with me.â&#x20AC;? What did he do? He thought about the consequences of tomorrow! He said (verse 9), â&#x20AC;&#x153;How could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?â&#x20AC;? Thinking through the process allowed him

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Before the Great Recession of 2008 overturned many long-held financial beliefs, it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t uncommon for people to differentiate between â&#x20AC;&#x153;good debtâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;bad debt.â&#x20AC;? The thinking was that certain kinds of debt were worth taking on because you come out ahead in the long run. Buying a home and financing a college education were two notable examples. But when home values plummeted and the cost of a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree soared

into five or six digits, those once-safe investments in your future suddenly seemed risky or unattainable. Nowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good time to step back and examine the concept of good debt versus bad debt and why, in certain cases, acquiring debt may still make sense â&#x20AC;&#x201C; provided you plan carefully and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exceed what you can reasonably expect to repay. This simple distinction still applies: Taking on socalled good debt can help boost an individualâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s credit rating or allow the person to buy something that will increase in value over time, whereas bad debt often fuels

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the purchase of items that are disposable, unnecessary or rapidly depreciable. One of the best ways to build a strong credit history is to show lenders you can pay off debt responsibly. People are more apt to qualify for a mortgage, car loan, or other large debt if they demonstrated sound repayment behavior. Just remember: Carrying multiple loans or high-limit credit cards could harm your rating, since lenders might worry youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re taking on more debt than you can repay. Student loans. The average college graduate earns $47,422 a year, compared

to $26,349 for high school graduates â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a difference of $21,073. Using simple math, some calculate the difference in total earnings over a 40-year work life as more than $800,000. However, such estimates donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t factor in the crippling student loan debt many graduates face or their inability to find work in a chosen field during difficult times. But still, the unemployment rate among college grads is roughly half that of high school grads â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4.5 percent versus 8.4 percent. College is still a worthwhile investment for many people if they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go overboard on loans

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to overcome the temptation. He fled from Potipharâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife and his life was better because of it. Bottom Line â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Think before reacting â&#x20AC;&#x201C; think about the consequences! Ask yourself, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Would God approve?â&#x20AC;? Would my family approve? Would my life improve because of this decision? Will I be a better Soldier for this decision? Would I be proud to share this information in my formations? If not, then you need to leave it alone. You will be better because of thinking through your decisions today that will bring consequences to your life tomorrow! One decision can change your life forever.

and choose a degree with good earnings and employment potential. Mortgages. Before the real estate crash, homeownership was considered good debt because, historically, when someone finally paid off their mortgage their home was usually worth much more than the purchase price. For many, this probably still will be true, unless they bought during the market upswing or are forced to sell before prices can recover. After all, mortgage interest rates are historically low and interest and mortgage points are still tax-deductible. Just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t buy more house than you can afford. Factor in expenses like property tax, primary mortgage in-

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Command Sgt. Maj. Clifton Johnson, Logistics Noncommissioned Officer Academy commandant, gives troops a safety pep talk after an esprit de corps run Friday. See Pages 12-13 for more photos.


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Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, gives the oath of office to Brig. Gen. John P. Sullivan, Chief of Transportation and Transportation School commandant, during a promotion ceremony Friday at the Trans. School auditorium. Sullivan’s wife, Jennifer, daughter Alanna, and son, John, joined him on stage.

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The mental image of a young, inexperienced Soldier must have surely offered a contrast in time and place for Jack Sullivan. “I remember when he was a second lieutenant,” the father said with a hint of sentimentality just before his son’s promotion ceremony. “I never thought he would become a general.” One could only imagine the father’s swelling pride in the moments leading up to Col. John P. Sullivan’s advancement to brigadier general Friday at the Transportation School auditorium. The younger Sullivan, who now serves as the Chief of Transportation and Transportation School commandant, earned the honor roughly 27 years after he ascended from the Fordham (N.Y.) Reserve Officer Training Corps’ program. It’s an achievement the elder Sullivan said he doesn’t take lightly. “It’s unbelievable because I was an enlisted man,” said the Air Force veteran, “so, having a son who is a general officer is just beyond description.” The elder Sullivan was one of a few hundred who filled the darkened school auditorium for the ceremony. Army camouflage dominated the scene, but a large number of civilians also were in attendance. They included former logisticians and various community members from the local area and beyond to include Joint Base Langley-Eustis, the Trans. Corps’ traditional home. In addition, a large contingent of Sullivan family members from up and down the Eastern Seaboard was on hand to share in the achievement. Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, was the ceremony’s presiding officer. During his initial remarks, he thanked all for their attendance and made it a point to single out Sullivan’s wife, Jennifer, for sacrificing much in support of her husband’s career. “There’s one thing I want you to leave here with today,” said Wyche as he paced on the elevated stage.

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(RIGHT) Brig. Gen. John P. Sullivan and his wife, Jennifer (center), pose for pictures with a well-wisher on the second floor of the Transportation School after the promotion ceremony. The event attracted hundreds of attendees from throughout the Army logistics community. (FAR RIGHT) Maj. Gen. Larry Wyche and Sullivan share a laugh just moments before the ceremony began.

“This promotion is as much yours as it is his.” The crowd responded with spontaneous applause. Wyche, who was previously stationed with Sullivan at the 10th Mountain Division of Fort Drum, N.Y., started his praise of the transporter by putting the achievement in context. “When John’s (promotion) lists were published,” he said, “there were 2,421 officers considered for promotion to brigadier general. Thirty-five of those were selected. Four of them were logisticians.” According to Wyche, those numbers equated to a selection rate of 1.4 percent. “Think about that for a second,” he said, implying a connection between the achievement and Sullivan’s level of competency.

“That’s the type of individual we’re promoting today – the best of the best.” Wyche went on to highlight Sullivan’s moral character, work ethic and leadership qualities. In reference to the latter, he noted how Sullivan and current CASCOM Command Sgt. Maj. Terry E. Parham deployed the 548th Corps Support Battalion to Iraq in 2005, achieving high standards of operability under challenging circumstances. “What you may not know is that, over the last 12 years, we have lost over 6,700 Soldiers and DOD Civilians between the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan,” he said. “Well, when John deployed his outfit from Fort Drum, he went to Iraq (having)

to take all these different organizations, pool them together and provide support for (units within) the entire country of Iraq. “Many of those individuals he had never seen before,” he continued, “but teammates, I’m here to tell you that not one of his Soldiers is part of that 6,700. He brought everyone back home to their loved ones.” Following Wyche’s remarks, Sullivan was joined on stage by his wife and two kids, Alanna, 8 years of age, and John, 7. He then took the oath of office from his commanding officer and later stood at

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attention while his wife and Wyche pinned the star ranks on the epaulets of his uniform jacket. Sullivan stooped while his kids did the same for the shoulder boards of his shirt. As is tradition, Sullivan was honored with a general officer belt and pistol, which was presented by former Trans. Corps Regimental SEE BEST, PAGE 6


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Virtual Choir Project The entire military community and the American public are invited to join in the singing of “The Army Goes Rolling Along” as part of a virtual choir project. Submissions are due by May 15. Anyone can participate, as an individual or as a group. Submission guidelines are available at www.lee.army.mil/virtualchoir including video and audio from the 392nd Army Band and recording tips. A video, featuring the submissions combined in one virtual choir, will premiere at a Fort Lee ceremony celebrating the 239th Army birthday in June. For details, email ArmyFortLee.PAO@mail.mil or call (804) 734-7451. Keith Desbois

Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general of U.S. ArmyTraining and Doctrine Command, center, comments on the importance of the Combined Arms Support Command’s upcoming Rehearsal of Concept Drill during a discussion at the Army Logistics University on April 22.

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The Combined Arms Support Command here hosted an April 22 visit by Gen. David G. Perkins, the new commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. In addition to showing the many facets of training at the “Home of Army Sustainment,” the visit was an opportunity to highlight CASCOM’s support of an “Army of Preparation” – focusing on quality initial entry training, superior logistics capabilities and effective leader development. CASCOM is responsible for training more than 180,000 students annually through 541 courses taught by the Ordnance, Quartermaster and Transportation schools, Soldier Support Institute and Army Logistics University. It is also a major subordinate command of TRADOC. Perkins started his visit at Joint Base Langley-Eustis

where he observed the U.S. Army Transportation School’s watercraft training. Col. John P. Sullivan, (promoted to brigadier general on April 25) Chief of Transportation and school commandant, discussed the importance of Army watercraft and how it supports the strategic, operational and tactical mobility for Joint and Army forces. Sullivan also explained the school’s credentialing initiatives that provide Soldiers in all transportation military occupational specialties the opportunity to earn civilian accreditation for their experience. Motor transport operators, for example, are receiving training waivers that can be applied toward a commercial driver license. Maritime Soldiers can be certified and licensed on specific watercraft and port operation systems. After leaving JBLE, Perkins travelled to Fort Lee to continue observing how CASCOM provides game-changing professionals and solutions to logistics

challenges. Upon his arrival, he visited the U.S. Army Logistics University for a preview of the command’s upcoming Rehearsal of Concept Drill. The ROC Drill allows CASCOM to capture lessons learned, best practices and recommended solutions with the intent of refining sustainment capabilities for the force. The outcome of the exercise will help the command develop potential solutions to support future Army sustainment operations. Perkins’ next destination was the Logistics Exercise and Simulation Directorate. He saw first-hand how the directorate advises the CASCOM leadership on the use of training technologies to execute the sustainment individual and collective learning missions. The general’s last stop was at ALU’s Green Auditorium where he spoke to an assembly of military and civilian leaders, sharing his command philosophy. SEE VISIT, PAGE 19

Military Collectors Show at QM Museum The 3rd Annual Fort Lee Military Collectors Show is set for May 24, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum, building 5218, A Avenue and 22nd Street. Admission is free. Participants can buy, sell and trade military collectable items from all eras. Proceeds support the QM Foundation. For details, email bornkm@comcast.net.

QM Foundation Scholarship Deadline The deadline for submission of applications for 2014-2015 Henry Scholarships from the Quartermaster Foundation for the has been extended to June 30. Recipients must meet one of the following: (1) Be a military member or former military member who has injuries that make career retraining necessary. (2) If a military member is completely disabled, preference will be given to the spouse for training in a field enabling the spouse to be the bread winner. (3) Be an active duty QM or logistician. (4) Be a child, step-child, grandchild, or spouse of an individual in item 1. Applications should be sent to: President, U.S. Army Quartermaster Foundation, P.O. Box A, Fort Lee, VA, 23801. For an application and details, email grammypruett@comcast.net or call (804) 520-7797.

Pool Passes on Sale Summer-long passes for Battle Drive Pool, which opens May 24, are on sale. Customers can save $20 by purchasing discounted season passes by May 23 at the Picture Perfect Frame Shop, building 9024. Daily pass rates are $3; monthly rates are $25-$60 and season rates are $55-$100. The pool is open to all military members and their families and DOD Civilians. The pool is located behind the Lee Club off of Battle Drive. For details and hours of operation, call (804) 734-6198.

Change to In-Processing Brief The Defense Military Pay in-processing brief for permanent party Soldiers is set for every Tuesday and Thursday at 1 p.m., in the Soldier Support Center auditorium. Service members should bring: PCS orders with amendments, DD1610s if applicable, original lodging receipts with a zero balance, receipts for any reimbursable expense of $75 or more, a signed DA-31 form and advance travel information pertaining to this PCS. All Finance out-processing briefs are held at 8:30 a.m. each Wednesday in the Soldier Support Center.

Run for the Fallen The fourth annual “Run for the Fallen” will be held May 3, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., at Williams Stadium. Survivor Outreach Services will host the event and community members are invited to run as a tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their nation’s freedom. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. Pre-registration is preferred by visiting www.leemwr.com/runforthefallen, or by calling (804) 734-6445. If you would like a photograph of your fallen military member to be displayed along the route, email the image to sos@leemwr.com. For details, call (804) 734-6445.


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Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, and Jennifer Sullivan, pin stars on the shoulders of Brig. Gen. John P. Sullivan at a promotion ceremony Friday at theTransportation School auditorium. Sullivan, the Chief ofTransportation and Trans. School Commandant, was also joined on stage by his two children, Alanna and John.

elevated to brigadier general as hundreds look on Continued from page 3 CSM Allen Offord. CSM Cynthia Howard, the current RCSM, presided over the unfurling of Sullivan’s one-star flag. During his remarks, Sullivan thanked all who supported him along the way – family members, the transporter and logistician communities, and others he served with throughout the years. He gave special thanks to Wyche for officiating the ceremony and provided details on how their relationship was cultivated. “We served together in the 10th Mountain Division some years ago,” said Sullivan, “but I think it is wor-

thy of note that during much of that time, we weren’t actually stationed together.” In 2005-2006, Wyche was serving as commander of the only sustainment brigade in Afghanistan while Sullivan headed Logistics Task Force 548 in Iraq. “I think it is important to note that we were serving in different theaters because it speaks volumes about the type of leader he is,” Sullivan said of Wyche. “On multiple occasions, from Iraq, I reached out to him for guidance – whether it was for help in navigating a complicated situation or just to serve as a sounding board as I worked through an issue… He always, always made

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time for me. No phone call or email ever went unreturned. His guidance was valuable in helping our battalion achieve mission success.” The noncommissioned officers who have been a part of Sullivan’s career also received special mention.

“Our Army has many strategic advantages over any potential adversary, but I’m content that our chief strategic advantage is the strength and professionalism of our NCO Corps,” he said “I’m extremely blessed to have served with some phenomenal noncommis-

sioned officers,” he said. “I’m very happy that so many of them are on hand today. In many ways, this is their ceremony, not my ceremony.” Sullivan assumed duties as the COT and commandant on April 21 of last year. The 27th Soldier to hold the position, he is responsible for developing doctrine and training for 17,000 students annually at Fort Lee, JBLE and other installations.

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Capt. Jodi L. Corcoran quickly dismisses the notion that 35 years of age is too old to endure the rigors of a volleyball trial camp that might include attendees much younger. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in the Army,â&#x20AC;? she said with a tinge of insult. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in the best shape of my life at 35, and I consider myself highly competitive. I do better on my PT test now than I did at 20.â&#x20AC;? Corcoran, who recently completed the Captainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Career Course at the Army Logistics University, took her self-assuredness and physical trainingbuilt fitness level to the 2014 All Army Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Volleyball Trial Camp that started Monday at Fort Bragg, N.C. She said her

attendance â&#x20AC;&#x201C; no matter what the outcome â&#x20AC;&#x201C; has more to do with passion than anything else. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Like most people in the military, you love being part of a team and the camaraderie that you share,â&#x20AC;? said the Florida native who was assigned to ALUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alpha Company, 71st Transportation Battalion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just the sport for me.â&#x20AC;? Corcoran is a veteran of the All Army team. She made the roster two consecutive years starting in 1999. Although she is experienced, she said a decade-long break coupled with the expectation of experienced competitors will be factors in making the squad. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of the players are returning players,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my biggest concern with the competition because if

championship match and finished 6-0. So, how does a spry veteran like Corcoran T. Anthony Bell make the roster of the all -services team? they played last year or the year CrossFit â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the new-age before, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be playing against strength and conditioning prosomebody who won gold last gram embraced by gyms all year for the Army so Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going over the country â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is the elixir to have to pick my game up and in Corcoranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fitness formula. work much harder to try and â&#x20AC;&#x153;My former unit (at the 3rd make the team this year.â&#x20AC;? Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, During the Armed Forces Ga.) implemented a lot of tournament last year, the Army CrossFit training, and I condominated the Air Force in the tinue with the program either on

the side or during our PT programs,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has really helped me to stay in volleyball shape.â&#x20AC;? Corcoran also has provided herself with a healthy dose of recreation-level play in a Richmond league during her six-month stay here. Furthermore, she has participated in other competitive venues. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are tons of tournaments throughout the year,â&#x20AC;? she said. The Army team will name 9-12 players during the trial camp, said the 5-foot-4-inch Corcoran. She will try to make the team as a libero, a backcourt position limited to digging or defending against spikes from the opposing team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m â&#x20AC;Ś. the little alligator in the back row,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a defensive specialist. My heart and drive is complementary to playing that position. It goes well with my personality.â&#x20AC;? Corcoran said her on-court SEE CAMP, PAGE 10

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personality is frenetic, highenergy and non-stop. “People are always telling me ‘Jodi you need to slow down. Jodi, you need to relax,’” she said the former enlisted Soldier. “I have a lot of energy. I’m like the little bunny (Boingo) in ‘Hoodwinked!’ But you need a lot of energy to play that position because you’re in every play and you’re constantly moving. Whether the ball is coming to you or not, you’re still in that base position, that low position and you’re ready; you’re calling what you see

and you’re communicating. That is my strength – energy, drive and the fact that I read well.” Whether or not she makes the team, Corcoran said the trial camp experience is a golden opportunity to share in a sport she’s been a part of most of her life. “It builds that competitive spirit and camaraderie and you gain lifelong friends,” she said. “When I was enlisted, this was one of the best opportunities that I participated in. I’m so thankful for that opportunity now to compete and play in the sport that I love.” The sentimentality

ends there. Truth be told, Corcoran is a gamer and has no plans to take on her next assignment without having made the team and helping it succeed. “The Army does not train people to go out and lose, so I’m going to win,” said the Soldier whose follow-on assignment is Fort Carson, Colo. “I going to make the team. I’m going to get gold.” Editor’s note: Corcoran expressed thanks to the following in supporting her efforts to make the team: Capt. Megan Scavezze, 1st Sgt. Ricardo Robinson, Debra Larkins and Jennifer Lovato.


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Brig. Gen. John F. Haley, Chief of Ordnance and the Ordnance School commandant, and Command Sgt. Maj. Clinton G. Hall, Ordnance Corps regimental CSM, salute as “Taps” plays during a wreath-laying ceremony Monday at the tomb of President James Monroe in Richmond’s Hollywood Cemetery. “He was a diplomat, a government official, military leader, United States Representative, governor of Virginia and our fifth president of the United States,” said Haley. “We are proud to be here today as part of the tradition of celebrating and remembering this loyal public servant and important leader in American history. Born in Westmoreland County on April 28, 1758, he was an heroic officer in the Revolutionary War, and dedicated his life to building this state and this great nation. He was one of the most qualified men to ever assume the office of the president.” Ray Kozakewicz


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Academy run n a show of pride (RIGHT) Command Sgt. Maj. Clifton Johnson, Logistics No oncommissioned Officer Academy commandant, and guidon-bearer Sgt. Wesley Surface leads cadre members and students on a victory lap around Williams Stadium at the end of the NCOA Esprit de Corps Run Friday. About 500 members of the academy y participated in the run. The 6-mile jaunt circled through the central part of Fort Lee and the Ordnance Campus before concluding back b at the stadium. (BELOW RIGHT) Staff Sgt. Daniel Coshatt, a student in the Transportation Senior Leader Course, Class 14-014, calls c out cadence while his unit departs Williams Stadium in preparation for the run. (BELOW LEFT) Johnson gives high-fives to passing students as they complete the run. Many of the students shouted “no shame” as they passed the CSM, alluding to the commandant’s philosophy: uphold the warrior ethos, Army values and NCO Creed, and everything will take care of itself and, therefore, you will cause no shame (to themselves or the NCO corps).

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The participants of the 262nd Quartermaster Battalion Motorcycle Safety Ride here Friday climb aboard their bikes and crank up engines in preparation for a trip to Waverly, approximately 20 miles southeast of Fort Lee. The event began with bike inspections and a route and safety briefing. About a third of the 17 participants were novice riders with less than two years on the road. The event was an opportunity to share bike maintenance and riding tips in addition to the emphasis placed on safe riding practices.

¶/LIH/LQHUV· ULGHIRUVDIHW\ (ABOVE) With arms linked together, the participants of Friday’s motorcycle safety ride pray for an accident-free journey. (RIGHT) Staff Sgt. Joseph Hernandez, the noncommissioned officer in charge of the 262nd QM Bn. Motorcycle Mentorship Program, discusses the hand and arm signals that are commonly used during group rides so participants are aware of each other’s actions. Knowing visual cues is important, Hernandez said, because it allows riders to quickly alert others to potential road hazards ahead.

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Troops ‘tackle’ sexual assault The first “Tackle Sexual Assault” flag football game took place on April 23 at Williams Stadium. Organized by the Fort Lee Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention team, the event pitted a very healthy and boisterous 59th Ordnance Brigade unit against a much smaller but equally trash-talking 23rd Quartermaster Brigade squad. “We (the SHARP members) came up with a plan to show how sexual assault and harassment can negatively affect the Army team,” explained Quenita Samuel, the garrison’s SHARP victim advocate. “At 5-minute intervals throughout the game, each unit had to give up one player – representing a member lost because of a sexual crime. It’s a good way to show how a team relies on its members and suffers when someone is taken out of the picture by harassment or an assault.” Despite the steady loss of players, both teams were determined to complete the mission of securing the first TSA flag football trophy. While the Quartermasters demonstrated a strong passing game, Ordnance steadily pounded down the field with mostly short-yardage running plays and posted an 18-7 victory. (ABOVE) The players pose for a photo after the game. (FAR LEFT) Spc. Marquis Wright gains short yardage for the Ordnance team. (LEFT) Capt. Rodney Milbourne scores the only Quartermaster touchdown.


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(ABOVE) Family members and friends document the return of their Soldiers during a redeployment ceremony Monday at the Post Field House. More than 40 personnel from the 54th Quartermaster Company, 82nd Special Troops Battalion, returned after their deployment to Kuwait and Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (RIGHT) Spc. Gabriel Galdeano, a returning Soldier from the 54th QM Co., greets his wife, Laura Leach, and child, Jude Galdeano, after the redeployment ceremony.

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Patients often recognize that a nurse is the health care professional with whom they and their families have the most direct contact. But they might not realize that nurses also are leaders in improving the quality of care and expanding access to care. Due to their efforts, nurses aross the United States will be celebrated May 6-12 to raise awareness of their role in meeting the health care needs of the community. National Nurses Week is celebrated annually in conjunction with the May 12 birthday of Florence Nightingale, the

founder of modern nursing. “Florence Nightingale applied the lessons she learned supporting the British Army in the Crimean War to both military and civilian nursing,” said Col. Richard Prior, deputy commander for nursing. “This profession has continued to modernize and evolve, employing the latest in scientific evidence, best practices and technology to care for those who are ill and prevent disease before it happens.” This year’s theme, “Nurses: Leading the Way,” recognizes nurses as leaders at the bedside, in the boardroom, throughout communities and in the halls of government. The nursing profession is held in

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Logistics Noncommissioned Officer Academy Advanced and Senior Leader Course students learn about the history surrounding the Shelton House from a park official at the Totopotomoy Creek Battlefield at Rural Plains. The trip to the Mechanicsville area historic site April 5 was part of a community service project. About 80 ordnance, quartermaster and transportation Soldiers volunteered their services for a clean-up project that included removing the overgrowth and logs near the Shelton House and its cemetery. The students also repaired portions of nearby trails. Students plan and participate in one community project during their NCOA training.

Perkins emphasized the importance of mentoring leaders to be agile and adaptive so they can be successful on the “ever-changing battlefield of the future.” After his presentation, Perkins recognized 12 individuals for their “gamechanging” contributions to expeditionary operations.

Each person was presented a commanding general’s coin and received congratulations for exceptional performance. At the conclusion of his visit, Perkins commented that what makes the U.S. Army a strategic power is the worldwide logistics capabilities that the Soldiers and civilians of CASCOM provide to the war-fighter.

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You do it for us. We build it for you.

LOCAL ACTIVITIES

FOR THE

EVENTS

We want to show our appreciation to the heroes of today! For a limited time, if you are an active or retired military service man or woman you can take advantage of up to $12,500 in Savings!

From the $250’s Contact: Kathy Elliott - 804-461-8715 Sales Office Address: 500 Tralee Drive Chester, VA 23836

“Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” opens Friday and runs until May 18 at the Lee Theater. The play retells the story of Huck Finn, the runaway slave Jim, and their adventures on the Mississippi River. The performances are Fridays and Saturdays, May 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, May 4, 11 and 18 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for youth. For reservations and details, call (804) 734-6629.

Sesame Street at Lee | May 6

Mother’s Day Brunch | May 11

Katie, a “military muppet,” and the friendly fuzzy characters from Sesame Street will visit Fort Lee for two performances May 6, 4:30 and 7 p.m., at the Post Field House. Admission is free to DOD ID cardholders and their children. Seating is first-come, first-seated. For details, call (804) 765-3176.

The Lee Club will offer a Mother’s Day Brunch, May 11, 1 p.m. The menu items include custom omelets, a Belgian waffle bar, grilled salmon, seafood platters, steamed shrimp, chicken Shenandoah, a fresh garden salad bar, gourmet desserts and more. The cost is $23.95 per person, $11.95 per child (3-10), and 2 and under are free. Reservations are required by May 9. For reservation and details, call (804) 734-7547 or 734-7541.

ROCKS Officer Professional Development | May 6 The Central Virginia Chapter of ROCKS Inc., will host an Officer Professional Development session on May 6, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., in the multi-purpose room at Army Logistics University. The guest speaker is Maj. Gen. Gwen Bingham, commanding general of White Sands Missile Range, N.M. She also served as the 51st Quartermaster General at Fort Lee. For details, call (804) 734-1767.

555th PIA Meeting | May 7 HHHuntHomes.com *Offer is only available with certain loan programs and subject to credit approval/qualifications with preferred lender. Offers cannot be combined with any other offers or incentives. Actual homes as constructed may not contain the features and layouts depicted and may vary from photos, renderings and plans. Features and options may not be available on all plans or in all communities. Homes depicted may not represent the lowestpriced homes in the community and may be shown with upgraded landscaping and optional features. Prices shown may not include charges for options, upgrades and/or lot premiums. Floorplans, elevations, features, plans, amenities, specifications and related information, and information concerning the pricing, incentives and availability of our homes, are subject to change without notice. See Sales Executive for full details.

Spouses Award Luncheon | May 9 The third annual Fort Lee Heroes at Home Military Spouse Awards will be presented during the Military Spouse Appreciation Day luncheon, May 9, at the Lee Club, building 9009, Battle Drive. Check-in begins at 11 a.m. with lunch and the awards ceremony at 11:30. The program is sponsored by Military Newspapers of Virginia – publisher of the Traveller – and USA Discounters. Reservations are due by May 6 at www. militarynews.com/RSVP. There is no charge for spouses of active duty and retired military members. The cost for other guests is $15. For details, call (757) 222-5275.

‘Big River’ at Lee Theater | May 2-18

WELLSPRING VILLAGE & RAMBLEWOOD FOREST

FORT LEE COMMUNITY

The Jessie J. Mayes Tri-Cities Chapter of the 555th Parachute Infantry Association, Inc., will conduct its monthly meeting, May 7, 6 p.m., at building P-9050 across from the old lodging office, Mahone Avenue. Prior airborne experience is not a prerequisite for membership or attendance. For details, call (804) 861-0945.

Cardinal Day-Night Scramble | May 16 A spring day-night tournament is set for May 16, 6 p.m., at the Cardinal Golf Club. This event is a four-person scramble. The cost is $40 for members and $55 for all others. The fee includes golf, a cart, dinner, beverages and prizes. Paid registration is required by May 13. For details, call (804) 734-2889.

Housing Life at Lee Celebration | May 17 Residents of Fort Lee family housing are invited to the “Life at Lee” celebration, May 17, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Splash Park behind the Welcome Center, 1510 Sisisky Blvd. This free event, sponsored by Fort Lee Commonwealth Communities, LLC., will feature a barbecue lunch, a bouncy house, face painting, prizes and more. For details, call (804) 733-1558.


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Calendar, continued SPORTS & FITNESS

For details, call (804) 734-3229.

Armed Forces Day Runs | May 17

Kayaking on the Appomattox | May 14, 28

THE

GATE

Strong B.A.N.D.S. Fitness Classes | May 1-31

Acoustic Concerts The Fort Lee community is invited at Central Library | to participate in a free fitness initiative May 1, 8, 22 – Balanced lifestyle, Actively motivated, Nutritional health, Determined to excel, Strength and conditioning – May 1-31. During the month, special fitness classes and challenges will be offered at MacLaughlin and Clark Fitness Centers. Normal fees apply for all applicable fitness training sessions. For details, call (804) 734-6198.

23rd QM Brigade Golf Scramble | May 16 Spaces are still available for the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade Golf Scramble on May 16, 11 a.m., at the Cardinal Golf Club. The cost is $36 for members and $50 for all others. The entry fee must be paid by May 2.

The Spring Acoustic Concert Series will kick off with The Stray Birds on May 1, 7 p.m., at the Chesterfield Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. Jeni and Billy will perform May 8, Cary Street Ramblers are set for May 15 and the Company Store is slated for May 22. All performances are free. For details, visit http://library. chesterfield.gov.

Mother’s Day Bingo | May 3 An early Mother’s Day Special 50/50 Bingo game will be held May 3, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., at the Hopewell Memorial American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 146, 217 E. City Point Road,

Make Us Your Home Away From Home While at Fort Lee!

First Baptist Church of Hopewell Where Neighbors Become Family Rev. W. Darrell Boggs, Pastor 401 N. 2nd Avenue Hopewell, VA 23860 Less than 5 miles from Fort Lee – Corner of Rt. 10 and 2nd Ave. in Downtown Hopewell

(804) 458-2752 www.fbchopewell.org

Sunday Worship Schedule First Praise Service 8:45 a.m. (Casual/Contemporary)

Sunday School Traditional Worship

9:45 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

The Virginia War Memorial, 621 South Belvidere St., will be closed to visitors on May 2 and May 4 while the USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships are under way in downtown Richmond. The memorial will re-open on May 3, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. For details, call (804) 786-2060.

President’s Cup Tourney at Jordan Point | May 16 The 13th annual President’s Cup Golf Tournament is scheduled for May 16, 10:30 a.m., at Jordan Point Country Club, 1100 Jordan Point Road, Hopewell. The cost for the 18-hole event is $550 for a Best Deal Team, $400 for a four-person team and $100 for a single player. The registration deadline is May 6. The fee includes a lunch at 11 a.m. and dinner at 5 p.m. For details, call (804) 458-5536.

Fort Lee Scout Spaghetti Dinner | May 16 Boy Scout Troop 2826 will host a spaghetti dinner and auction, May 16, 6:30 p.m., at Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, 501 Compton Road, Colonial Heights. Meal donations are $5 per person and $15 per family. For details, call (804) 931-1203 or email eric.l.wagner1965@gmail. com.

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Wednesday:

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Two kayaking on the Appomattox River excursions are coordinated each month through September by Family and MWR Outdoor Recreation, The next four dates are May 14 and May 28, and June 11 and 25. All equipment will be supplied with a trip map at Roslyn Landing, 265 Charles Dimmock Parkway, Colonial Heights, upon arrival. Cost is $12 per session. Participants must register at least two days prior to the session and arrive by 5:30 p.m. For details, call (804) 765-2212.

The Family and MWR Sports Office will host Armed Forces Day 5K and 8-Mile runs, May 17, 8 a.m., at Williams Stadium. The cost prior to 3 p.m., May 16, is $17 for active duty military and $20 for civilians. The late registration fee is $25 for all participants at Williams Stadium on race day, 6:45-7:45 a.m. To pre-register, visit http://www.raceit. com/search3/event.aspx?id=25008. Awards will be given to top finishers. For details, call (804) 765-3896.

There will be pull tabs, door prizes and other Mother’s Day specials. The doors open at 10 a.m. For details, call (804) 691-8264.

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FREE CLASSIFIED AD Advertising Policy & Deadlines QUALIFICATIONS FOR FREE ADS: • Eligibility: Active duty or retired military, their eligible family members and active or retired civil service employees • Free ads cannot be of a commercial nature (i.e., business opportunities, help wanted, etc.) and must be personal property of the eligible member. They also should not represent a sustained income or business or be sold or listed through agents or representatives. • When advertising a home for rent or home for sale, the home must be THE PRIMARY RESIDENCE. (All rental properties are considered to be paid ads.) • When advertising animals for sale, the ad will only be considered free if there is only one animal being sold. (LITTERS BEING SOLD ARE CONSIDERED PAID ADS) • The classified editor reserves the right to edit or refuse ads based on advertising policies.

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