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Fort Lee

Vol. 71, No. 19

Serving the community of Fort Lee,Virginia, since 1941

May 12, 2011

In the Line of Duty Fort Lee Sergeant Among Those Remembered at Memorial Event See Page 10 for Story, Photo

WHAT’S INSIDE Commentary ..................................Page 2 ORD Week Coverage .....................Page 3 America’s Military ..........................Page 9 Movie Schedule ............................Page 15 Crossword .....................................Page 23 Calendar of Events................Pages 26-29

Life Line Battalion Welcomes New Commander

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Lee Members Celebrate Safety Office Launches Awareness Campaign National Day of Prayer Page 7 Pages 16-17


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COMMENTARY

IMCOM: Fiscal Reality Changes – Army’s Commitment to Soldiers, Families Doesn’t by Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch IMCOM Commander

A fundamentally different fiscal reality. We will be hearing some variation of that phrase from Army leaders for a long time to come. The Army’s budget is smaller than it has been in previous years, and it will get smaller still. However, a different fiscal reality does not change the reality of what we owe to Soldiers and families for their service and sacrifice. The Army’s commitment to Soldiers and families remains as strong as ever. For the last 18 months, the Installation Management Community has been taking a hard look at the programs and services we provide to Soldiers and families, with an eye not only to costs but also to effectiveness. As the inevitable belttightening comes, we are not trying to do more with less. We are working to make sure we can do the important things better. One of our most important efforts has been to fully establish Survivor Outreach Services, to provide survivors with longer-term, expanded support and care after casualty assistance ends. SOS staff have made tremendous progress in a short time, receiving more than 24,000 cases from Casualty and Mortuary Affairs, and they continue to enhance services as more survivors provide feedback. This past year, SOS initiated a survivor vehicle decal program to ease installation access, established a Facebook page and held the inaugural SOS summit to address challenges Survivors face. Other efforts include the following: • Transforming how Army Community Service delivers services by cross-training more generalists to handle multiple programs and moving service locations out into communities. • Adding 44 more systems navigators to Exceptional Family Member Programs at 26 installations, to assist

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families with special needs members in accessing educational, medical, housing and personnel services on and off post. • Hiring more than 240 additional Army Substance Abuse Program counselors for installations worldwide. • Launching the Confidential Alcohol Treatment and Education Pilot, a program that allows Soldiers to seek help for addiction without mandatory command involvement. • Launching a pilot program in which military student transition consultants join school liaison officers in working with school districts, garrisons and families to help students succeed at their new schools. • Revising the Total Army Sponsorship Program that helps prepare Soldiers, families and civilians for their new duty station. • Reinvigorating the Army Family Action Plan process, with an analysis and review process that has reduced the backlog of active AFAP issues from 86 in February 2010 to 51 in February 2011. This is a snapshot of what we have been doing to enhance support for Soldiers and families. It does not begin to convey the full scope of the programs and services installation management professionals provide every day, including housing, public works, emergency services, environmental programs, recreation, child care, single Soldier programs and Family programs. When we look at some big indicators, we see evidence that the Army is meeting the needs of Soldiers and families. The Army is exceeding its recruitment and retention goals, and on the most recent Survey of Army Families, the majority of spouses said they are satisfied with the Army as a way of life. This is significant after 10 years of ongoing conflict – it speaks to the dedication of Soldiers and their families and the Army’s commitment to providing a quality of life commensurate with their service. In the new fiscal reality, it will be more of a challenge for the Installation Management Community to provide the

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Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch level of support we want to for our Soldiers and families, but we will. We are finding better and smarter ways to provide services and programs by asking ourselves the same questions families ask when they look at their own budgets: do we really need it? Is it worth the cost? What are we willing to do without? To answer these questions, we need to keep hearing from Soldiers and family members— through ICE and local AFAP summits, for example—about the specifics of what is working, what needs to be improved, and what is missing. The commitment to supporting Soldiers and families remains as strong as ever, but more than ever, we have to make sure we are on target in meeting their needs. ON

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Members of Fort Lee’s Department of the Army Civilian Police form the honor guard for Wednesday’s 17th annual Tri-City Law Enforcement Memorial Breakfast at Moose Lodge 1472 in Hopewell. Presenting the colors are Jennifer Warshawsky, left, Robert Ashcraft, Ron Sims and Tasheka Davison. See Page 10 for story and an additional photo. Photo by Kathryn C. Weigel To reach the Traveller Staff, call (804) 734-7147 or e-mail LeeePublicAffairs@conus.army.mil.


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Ordnance Hall of Fame Inducts 17 Corps Leadership, Others Pay Tribute to Community’s Significant Contributors of Fame honors on behalf of Chief Warrant Officer 4 John W. Engeman who died in combat. “To me, it’s a great honor to see this In more than 28 years of military happen,” Patrick said. “My dad served service, Col. (promotable) Clark W. 28 years and I was with him the whole LeMasters Jr. has probably attended time, and everyday he just poured hundreds of military ceremonies and his heart into his work. He loved the formal occasions. Army, loved the Ordnance Corps and Maybe none impressed him like loved being a warrant officer.” the one at the Lee Club May 4. Chief Warrant Officer 4 Engeman “It was a wonderful ceremony,” was killed five years ago in Iraq by said the chief of ordnance after the an improvised explosive device. He formalities. “I can’t think of a better was on a volunteer assignment as an way to honor people who have served observer-controller/trainer. our country.” Capt. Engeman is currently a stuLeMasters was referring to the dent at the Army Logistics University. 2011 Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame Mrs. Engeman is currently the survivor Induction Ceremony at which he preadvocate for Headquarters, U.S. Army sided. He was clearly wowed by the Installation Management Command, event he had never before attended San Antonio (see story, Page 18). and was impressed with the contribuPHOTOS BY T. ANTHONY BELL James Q. Wheeler was also posthutions the inductees made over their mously inducted. His last assignment careers. (ABOVE) Retired Department of the Army Civilian was as director, U.S. Army Defense “It’s unbelievable when you look James L. Flinn III accepts his induction certificate and Ammunition Center at McAlester at it,” he said. “If you just add up the medallion. Flinn was one of three civilians so honored Army Ammunition Plant. A DAC time they were in uniform, serving on during the Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame Ceremony training facility is named in his honor. active duty – 503 years worth of serheld May 4 at the Lee Club. (LEFT) Retired Sgt. Maj. Command Sgt. Maj. Sammy J. vice – and many of them are providJames “Chip” Herrell hugs his daughter Stevie after Brinson Jr., the 10th contemporary ining service in various realms.” his honor. ductee, captured the sentiment of many Seventeen Ordnance Corps of those who earned the honor: living with the others in a receiving line afSoldiers and civilians were honored for the event that drew out their careers with the singular purter the ceremony and tried to describe approximately 300 people. Four were historical inductees, pose to do the best job they could and the humility he felt in being among his and the remainder were contemporary. Retired Sgt. Maj. treating the opportunity as if it were a fellow inductees. James “Chip” Herrell, who hung up his boots in 2005, stood priviledge. “All you have to do is look up “I just came to serve my country,” and down this same line at these said Brinson, “not knowing that almost individuals and equate that with 30 years later I would be inducted. I what you’ve done in your career,” just wanted to be a Soldier’s Soldier.” Halstead he said. “I never once believed Historical Brinson capped his career as commandant, that they (his achievements) were as meaningCol. Mary G. Goodwin Col. Leroy T. Hillman Noncommissioned Officers Academy at APG. He retired in ful as what these people accomplished. So to Chief Warrant Officer 5 Lt. Col. Charles B. 2006 and continues to support Soldiers through active parstand here and have this honor bestowed upon Roscoe D. Leggs Jr. Kingsbury ticipation. me with this group is just incredible. I’ll go to Chief Warrant Officer 5 Lt. Col. Francis H. Parker The Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame honored its first inmy grave with this.” Jeffrey A. Martin Maj. Allen F. Grum ductees in 1969. It includes Ordnance Sgt. Moses Williams, During the latter part of his career, Herrell preChief Warrant Officer 4 John Contemporary a Buffalo Soldier and Medal of Honor recipient; Staff Sgt. sided over a large military occupational specialty W. Engeman Lt. Gen. Claude V. Roy Judkins, the most decorated explosive ordnance disconsolidation effort as the Ordnance Corps proCommand Sgt. Maj. Sammy Christianson posal technician; J.M. Browning, inventor of the Browning ponency sergeant major. He is currently assigned Maj. Gen. Willie B. Nance Jr. J. Brinson Jr. Automatic Rifle; and Robert Parrot, inventor of the rifled to the Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity Sgt. Maj. James “Chip” Maj. Gen. William “Mike” cannon. at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. The Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is Herrell Lenears Standing in the middle of the receiving line, traditionally held as part of Ordnance Week activities that inJames L. Flinn III were Capt. Patrick Engeman and his mom, Maj. Gen. Vincent E. Boles cluded a golf tournament, formal ball and various briefings. Donna Engeman. Earlier, they had received James Q. Wheeler Brig. Gen. Rebecca S. a standing ovation as they accepted the Hall The corps celebrates its 199th anniversary this week. by T. Anthony Bell

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NEWS BRIEFS Safety Premier

Col. Johnny W. Sokolosky, 23rd Quartermaster Brigade commander, hands the 262nd QM Battalion guidon over to Lt. Col. Ronald Childress Jr. during a change of command ceremony May 4. PHOTO BY AMY PERRY

Life Line Team Gets New Leader by Amy Perry Production/News Assistant Editor

The 262nd Quartermaster Battalion changed leaders during a ceremony May 4 at the Post Field House after being rained out of Williams Stadium. Lt. Col. Ronald Childress Jr. took command from Lt. Col. Hugh D. Davis during the “Life Line to Victory” battalion change of command, as Col. Johnny W. Sokolosky, 23rd Quartermaster Brigade commander, presided over the event. Sokolosky said Davis was an exceptional leader and told the crowd of his accomplishments. “Battalion command is a demanding position made all the more difficult by the unique challenges of being part of TRADOC,” Sokolosky said. “I am proud to say that I cannot think of a more focused and efficient leader than Davis who was qualified to handle the rigors of this command. Hugh Davis proved that he was an outstanding coach, trainer and mentor – dedicated to the mission of sending the best qualified quartermaster warriors to the operational Army. “Soldiers go to war from AIT, and this great leader made sure they were trained and ready,” Sokolosky continued. Davis thanked everyone for attending and spent time recognizing individuals for their contributions to his command. “Thank you to everyone who made this battalion the great battalion it is,” said

Davis. “I hope these simple thanks and the vision I had over the last 24 months made a difference for someone, somewhere. If we made AIT a memorable place or kept even one Soldier from stepping off the chosen path, then it was all worth it.” While introducing the new commander, Sokolosky brought attention to the importance of command selection. “The selection of command to the 262nd Quartermaster Battalion is a testament to the confidence and trust the Army has in you,” Sokolosky said to Childress. “Ron is exceptionally qualified to lead and is no stranger to Fort Lee and TRADOC. I know your qualifications, and I am confident in you. I am confident you have what it takes to continue making history in this (battalion).” While thanking everyone for attending to see him assume command, Childress told his future battalion about how honored he is to serve as their commander. “Life line team, I’m well aware of the great privilege I’ve been given today,” he said. “Command is always a privilege, so I’m honored for the opportunity to command the 262nd QM Battalion, which has the daunting challenge of graduating Soldiers of character – highly motivated, self-disciplined, physically fit, technically competent logistics warriors – who are prepared to move successfully to their next assignment. I’m extremely proud to be their commander, and I’m proud to serve with them.”

The new TRADOC interactive video, “Off-Duty: On Guard,” premiers May 24, 10 a.m., at the Aerial Delivery Auditorium for officers and senior noncommissioned officers. The interactive video is a tool leaders will be able to use with troops to reinforce off-duty accident prevention efforts. “It will help raise Soldiers’ awareness levels of the decisions they make while giving them practice in intervening in the unsafe decisions of others,” said Jimmie Faye Lundie, CASCOM safety director.

Birthday Ball Tickets for the Army Birthday Ball on June 11 are available at the AKO website www.us.army.mil/suite/page/606311. The ball is open to all Army active duty, National Guard and Reserve personnel as well as veterans, retirees, Department of the Army Civilians and contractors, family members and invited guests. The cost is $90 per person. The ball will be held at Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center, National Harbor, Md.

AAFES ‘Sweeps’ The Army and Air Force Exchange Service and Coca-Cola have partnered to offer military shoppers an opportunity to win monetary prizes in the Coke Living Free sweepstakes. Contestants must be at least 18 years old and fill out an entry form at the exchange by May 19. Six grand prizes of $5,000 each and six first place prizes of $500 each will be awarded.

Book Drive A local Girl Scout is collecting gently used children’s books to donate to Read Aloud Virginia for children in the Petersburg area. For details or to arrange pick-up, call (804) 536-8912, 243-3183 or e-mail gmrw@me.com.

Pool Passes Season passes for the Battle Drive Pool are on sale now at the Picture

Perfect Frame Shop, building 9024, on Battle Drive. There is a $20 discount on season passes purchased by May 28, the day the pool opens. The regular cost of passes ranges from $55 to $100, depending on rank. The pool will open at 10 a.m. on May 28 and at noon on May 29-30. For details about passes and swim classes, call (804) 734-6198 or e-mail swimming@leemwr.com.

Army 10-Miler One more opportunity to try out for Fort Lee’s Army 10-Miler Team is set for May 21 at the Armed Forces Day 8-Miler. Fort Lee will have male and female teams. All selections will be based on try-out results. For details, call (804) 734-6106.

C-BA Course CASCOM is hosting a one-day costbenefit analysis class on May 24. Seats for the seven-hour course for employees who review or develop C-BAs are available for on a first-come, firstserved basis. To register, e-mail name and contact information to meg.ridley@us.army.mil or lynda.r.pitchford@us.army.mil.

ASAP Training Department of the Army Civilian employees must complete two hours of Army Substance Abuse Program prevention training annually. May 13 is the deadline to complete this year’s training. Civilians may complete three of the six training modules at www.lee.army.mil/ hrd/army.substance.abuse.program.aspx to satisfy the two-hour requirement. Supervisors should contact Jacqueline Glenn, ASAP prevention coordinator, at (804) 734-9182 or jacqueline.r.glenn@ us.army.mil.

FCC Training The Family Child Care program is accepting applications from on-post residents for child care provider training. New classes start May 16 and May 27. For details, call (804) 765-3850 or 734-2985.


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Post Recognizes National Day of Prayer by Amy Perry Production/News Assistant Editor

In observance of the 60th annual National Day of Prayer, Fort Lee held its annual breakfast at the Regimental Club May 5. The guest speaker was Chaplain (Col.) James R. White Jr., the new Fort Lee garrison senior chaplain, As he introduced White, Col. Michael G. Morrow, U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Lee commander, asked the audience to keep their leaders in their thoughts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This great nation that we all love so greatly has had some tough times, but through those tough times â&#x20AC;&#x201C; things like famines, disasters, drought, tough economic times, depressions, periods of conflict and war â&#x20AC;&#x201C; weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always endured,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve endured because of great men and women, like the ones sitting in this room who have come together and volunteered their service to this great nation. A lot of years and a lot of tough times, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always come out on high ground and done well as a nation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As we get together for our 60th National Day of Prayer, I ask you to hold a special place in your thoughts and prayers for our leaders at the national level and at the local level for all they do to help run this great nation and keep us strong,â&#x20AC;? Morrow continued.

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Chaplain (Col.) James R. White Jr., the new Fort Lee garrison senior chaplain, was the guest speaker for the May 5 Prayer Breakfast observance here. White has served in the Chaplain Corps since 1983 and has been stationed in or deployed to the U.S., Germany, Honduras, Saudi Arabia, Haiti, Africa, Iraq and the South Pacific.

His wife, Leta, and he have been married for nearly 40 years and he said they are happy to be here in Virginia. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We love the Army â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we love our armed forces,â&#x20AC;? said White. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a joy to be here at the place where the generating force puts together the support for our Army. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a joy for my wife and me to be here.â&#x20AC;? White spoke about spiritual resiliency and introduced the crowd to the work of Dr. Julius Segal, a psychologist and author. In Segalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Winning Lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Toughest Battles: Roots of Human Resilience,â&#x20AC;? He discusses his lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work of providing therapy and assistance to thousands of prisoners of war and victims of hostage situations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the most devastating experiences that one can suffer in life is being humiliated by being a prisoner of war and trying to get over it,â&#x20AC;? said White. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Segal worked with mostly Army folk and people who had survived traumatic trials in life â&#x20AC;&#x201C; tremendous losses.â&#x20AC;? One of the concepts Segal discussed as an important part of resiliency was communication â&#x20AC;&#x201C; being connected with meaningful relationships and communicating their issues with those relationships. White said relationships and communication are absolutely vital for spiritual resiliency, and the way to get a â&#x20AC;&#x153;GLOâ&#x20AC;? in a life. GLO, or God, Loved ones and Others, is what makes each person have SEE PRAYER, PAGE 11

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your goals in life.â&#x20AC;?   ! . * , *   +)  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would go to Paris (France). Of course Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m from the Paciď&#x20AC; c Islands, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been to Fiji, Hawaii, Guam, Jamaica and Puerto Rico. I want to see what Paris is like.â&#x20AC;?   *) &

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bitten by a Great White Shark. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve still got the scar to prove it.â&#x20AC;?  ,  . * )   '&$ â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think I just passed out, and my brother came out there with his boat, realizing I was out there stranded. When I woke up, I was in the ER. I got a total of 56 staples.â&#x20AC;?  ,  . * &)  '*  -!&$ â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can overcome anything.â&#x20AC;? . . *   ) &. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To better my education.â&#x20AC;?   & )&. -!& â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was 2005 and we were in Camp Fallujah (Iraq). We were rolling out of the gate and an IED went off. It blew up the third truck in front of us. We thought we were clear to go. We kept rolling and our HUMVEE got blown up, too. At that time, most of the vehicles werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fully armored. They were taking metal off cabinets and putting it on doors. I got shot under the rib cage

and my back is gone. I thank God for everything because I can still do 13-minutes on the run and can do about 86 pushups.â&#x20AC;?  * ! . ), ) ')   ) &#"   *) . *& -!&' â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lifechanging. It makes you respect what you have now. In America, people take their lives for granted and many take what Soldiers do for granted.â&#x20AC;? ') )  *) ) &. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Teamwork. You have to motivate people to work as a team, and I see a lot of that in the Army.â&#x20AC;? &') )  *) ) &. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The early morning PT formation. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get it.â&#x20AC;? ) & . *&  '$ â&#x20AC;&#x153;To get my masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in architectural design and to take that dream vacation to Paris.â&#x20AC;?

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A Fort Lee Military Police sergeant who was killed in the line of duty in 1974 was among the individuals honored Wednesday during the 17th annual Tri-City Law Enforcement Memorial Breakfast at Moose Lodge 1472 in Hopewell. The late Sgt. Gregory Lee Mathews also will be honored Friday during a candlelight vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. Mathews is the first Fort Lee police officer to have his name added to the memorial wall. The breakfast and vigil are part of the May 15-21 National Police Week observance. Attendees at the local memorial breakfast included law enforcement personnel from the Fort Lee Military Police Detachment and the Provost Marshal Office, as well as civilian officers from police and sheriff’s departments from the greater Tri-City Area and from state and federal agencies. Family members of fallen officers participated in the “Last Roll Call” that honored 18 area officers who have died in the line of duty. Maj. Donald Moore, Fort Lee PMO and event host, was the guest speaker. “Today we honor the heroes who have made the supreme sacrifice in days past so that we might live in peace,” Moore said. A 24-year-old military police officer, Mathews died after being struck by a vehicle on Jan. 23, 1974, while searching for inmates who had escaped from what is now the Federal Correctional Institution in Prince George County. Mathews saw a fellow Soldier in the path of a vehicle in which an inmate was escaping. He pushed that Soldier to safety and was struck. “It has been 37 years for me,” Sgt. Mark A. Mathews, Gregory’s brother, wrote earlier this year. “My brother was my whole life; he taught me everything. He was my hero. He taught me to be a leader and not a follower. He

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Honorary Inductee The Fort Lee Chapter of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club inducted 1st Sgt. James W. Tribble as an honorary member of the organization. Pictured above, CASCOM Command Sgt. Maj. C.C. Jenkins places a SAMC medallion on Tribble Monday. The ceremony was held during the Sustainment Week activities and many of the sergeants major and other high ranking enlisted members who were attending the CSM conference were on hand to view the presentation in the installation SAMC headquarters at Army Logistics University.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t kid yourself â&#x20AC;&#x201C; no matter how busy we are, we must have time for family â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it is critical for our spiritual resiliency and our relationships,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Army will come and go. Family is important. It is absolutely vital. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Today, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in the GLO for someone,â&#x20AC;? he continued. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do us any good to hold grudges and to be angry. If we carry those grudges, it hurts us, not them. We do more destruction to ourselves. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to forgive, forget and love our families. Be the loving person you need to be for somebody in your family today.â&#x20AC;? As for the â&#x20AC;&#x153;G,â&#x20AC;? White said that referred to God, something no one can be. White told the audience about a Soldier who was severely injured and through prayer, found comfort and the will to go on. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work, the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work, nothing worked, but God was able to touch his soul,â&#x20AC;? said White. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our challenge is to let the GLO shine in our lives for others to see, so others will see and know that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll worry about the significant others that we work with and see every day, our loved ones, and to draw that strength from God in a way that only God can give us.â&#x20AC;?

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The following are Fort Lee Theater movie listings. The price of admission is $4.50 for adults and $2.25 for children.

 7 p.m. – Limitless An action-thriller about a writer who takes an experimental drug that allows him to use 100 percent of his mind. As one man evolves into the perfect version of himself, forces more corrupt than he can imagine mark him for assassination. Running time 103 minutes. Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving a drug, violence including disturbing images, sexuality and language.

 2 p.m. – Hop Blending state-of-the art animation with live action, Hop tells the comic tale of Fred, an out-of-work slacker who accidentally injures the Easter Bunny and must take him in as he recovers. As Fred struggles with the world’s worst house guest, both will learn what it takes to finally grow up. Running time 95 minutes. Rated PG for some mild rude humor.

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Multiple Activities Signal Start of Safety Campaign

The Statistics Don’t Lie ... According to the U.S. Army Safety Center, 51 Soldiers have already died this year in motor vehicle-related accidents. While driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and speeding are prominent factors that resulted in these needless deaths, other incidents were the result of poor or ignored safety precautions and distracted driving. • Multiple studies have proven the hazards of using a handheld cell phone while driving. Investing in a hands-free device or, better yet, safely pulling over before making a call or sending a text message decreases your chances of an accident. • Use of seat belts is the best way to decrease the chance of injury during a vehicle crash, yet only 85 percent of Americans regularly wear them. If everyone buckled up, it would save more than 5,000 lives each year, according to estimates. • Aggressive driving is a growing cause of accidents each year, according to national studies. More than half of all motorists on the highway do not maintain a safe following distance, fail to signal when changing lanes and “water bug” (weaving between lanes to pass slower traffic). Correcting these habits is imperative, particularly during the summer months when traffic congestion increases significantly in southeast Virginia. • Don’t forget to “summerize” your vehicle. It’s just as important as the maintenance performed for winter months. Install

new wiper blades for those rainy day drives and check the tire pressure often to make sure your vehicle is getting the right traction and fuel economy. Check your emergency kit also so you’re prepared for those unexpected roadside stops. • Two out of every five drivers admit to falling asleep behind the wheel during long drives and even their daily commute, according to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. That unfortunate statistic underscores the need for frequent breaks during summer travel. • The likelihood of being killed in an accident is 26 times greater on a motorcycle, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. One of the greatest dangers is not being seen by other motorists. Another is the lack of experience among younger riders. Motorcyclists can ensure a safer ride by inspecting their bikes before heading out on the road and wearing the right safety gear to include a reflective vest and helmet.

According to government estimates, an average of 74,000 people are injured in lawn mower accidents each year. The power lawn mower can be one of the most dangerous tools around the home. It is a tool that is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects with deadly speed. • Read the operating guide for your mower. The better you understand the equipment, the safer you will be. • Know the mowing area and its hazards. If there are objects that cannot be removed (i.e., rocks, sprinkler heads, grounding poles), either check to see if the mower can pass over it safely while the engine is off first or simply mow around the object. • Always use care on inclines. Mow across the incline when using a push mower; ride up and down the incline when using a riding lawn mower. • Never refuel a mower while the motor is running or after it has been in operation and is still hot. The gasoline can be ignited by a hot muffler. • Don’t allow grass or other debris to accumulate on top of your mower as it could become a fire hazard.

• Never run your mower if you notice a leak. There’s a good chance it’s gas or oil that can be harmful to you and your lawn. • Don’t allow passengers on a riding lawn mower. If they fall and get run over it will cause serious injury/amputation. • Never run your mower on pavement where objects are more likely to be thrown at high speeds. • Stay clear of a hot engine after mowing. Mufflers can reach up to 1,200 degrees, hot enought to burn anyone or anything. • Always make sure your mower is in good working condition. The lawn mower is safest when everything runs properly. • Don’t operate a mower if it’s smoking. It usually means something is way too hot or on fire. • Always keep all four wheels on the ground. A tilted mower is more likely to eject hazardous projectiles.

Nearly 18,000 people a year are treated for outdoor grill injuries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Administration. In 2009, the Coast Guard tracked 4,730 recreational boating accidents that caused 736 deaths and 3,358 injuries. Drowning probably accounts for another 20,000 deaths per year or more, and the unfortunate reality is that the majority of these accidents could have been prevented with better planning and a bit of common sense. • Alcohol is a leading cause of summertime accidents. It’s wise to set drink limits if you’re grilling or enjoying picnic activities. Avoid alcohol completely if the activity involves swimming or sports where coordination and clear thinking are imperative. • Before grilling, inspect the area for possible hazards – i.e., children in the area or the possibility of dry grass, deck material or even the side of home catching on fire. Don’t use gasoline to light charcoal and remember that propane for gas grills can build up and ignite in a very short amount of time. • Never swim alone – take a friend or choose a location that has a lifeguard on duty. If your children are playing near or in the water, watch them at all times and make sure there is no

horseplay that could become dangerous. • Learn First Aid and CPR. Make sure that anyone who cares for your children learns CPR. • A personal flotation device should be within an arm’s reach or, better yet, worn by all boat passengers. Be aware of weather conditions and avoid water activities completely if lightning storms are predicted. • More than 30,000 fires are reported during a typical 4th of July. Leave fireworks to the pros and remember personal use of pyrotechnics is prohibited on Fort Lee. • Always have a cell phone handy when enjoying outdoor activities.

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New Kent County Deputy Sheriff Brandon Jenkins s checks the proper installation of a child safety seat during the 2010 Safety Day Obse ervance here.

Each year in May, the Installation Safety Office kicks off its summer safety campaign with a series of special events and activities that explore the common hazards community members face every day and good accident prevention measures that will help them maintain a safe work and home environment. Open to all military members, military families, government civilians and contractors, the kickoff includes safety training, vehicle and motorcycle inspections and drinking and driving prevention, and education activities. A highlight of the annual effort is the Fort Lee Safety Day celebration. It focuses on every aspect of safety awareness including accident prevention in the workplace, driving safety, fire prevention and seasonal safety – a particular point of concern in Virginia. The theme of this year’s campaign is “Be Safe This Summer,” and the upcoming activities include the following: • A Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Ride to Yorktown and back on May 23. Registration is required. Contact Kelly Hinnant at (804) 765-3124 or e-mail kelly.

hinnant@us.army.mil for more information and a registration form. • Fort Lee Safety Day will take place on May 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Regimental Club. Industrial supply and motorcycle vendors will show their wares at the event. It will include a wide variety of safety displays, a fatal vision driving course, vehicle extrication and fire extinguisher demonstrations and ergonomics training classes at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Safety displays include boating, drug and alcohol awareness and the railroad. The Environmental Management Office will be there to educate visitors on safety to earth and animals, weapons and unexploded ordnance safety, chemical safety and more. A $1 off coupon for lunch at the Regimental Club is available to all who attend the Fort Lee Safety Day event. • The TRADOC and Combat Readiness/ Safety Center has introduced a new interactive DVD for Soldier training. It reinforces appropriate attitudes and behaviors necessary to promote off-duty safety. Leaders are encouraged to conduct safety training using this DVD. The DVD is avail-

able from the Installation Safety Office on the 3rd floor of the Garrison Headquarters, building 12010. For more information, call 765-3130. • A special program titled “Drive to Stay Alive” returns to Fort Lee for nine shows in June. Please plan on attending one of these presentations that are tentatively scheduled for June 21-23 at the Lee Theater. Times will be announced at a later date. The presenter of the program use statistics and film clips to bring home the harsh facts about drunk and distracted driving. Distracted driving is now among the biggest causes of fatal accidents. Many states are enacting laws that will prohibit texting and driving – a situation that’s 23 percent more dangerous than everyday driving hazards and four times more deadly than driving drunk. So you can see this program will be excellent training for anyone. For more information about these events or other upcoming activities for the Summer Safety Campaign, call the Installation Safety Office at (804) 765-1661 or 765-3130 Let’s “Be Safe This Summer.” – Installation Safety Office

‘Be Safe This Summer’ Get Your Motors M Running Spring has sprung and motorcycle enthusiasts everywhere are once again braving the streets and highways for some two-wheeledd fun, fellowship and fuel-efficient transportation. To start the riding season out right, Fort Lee is hosting a Mootorcycle Safety Ride on May 23 at 8 a.m. in the Garrison Headquarterss parking lot. It is an opportunity bring all installation riders – young, old, cruisers, baggers and sport bikes – together to exchange motorcyclle safety/ awareness ideas and network with others who share a similar interest. The ride, sponsored by the Installation Safety Office, wiill depart from the parking lot behind building 12010 after vehiclee inspections and route and safety briefings. The destination of the riide is the Yorktown Battlefield with a lunch stop at the Yorktown Coaast Guard Dining Facility. The route will include the historic and scenic Colonial Parkkway between Jamestown and Yorktown. A free ferry ride across thhe James River is also part of the journey.

There will be fuel and rest stops with photo opportunities and time to network with each other to discuss motorcycling issues and plans for future rides. Help with spreading the word about the ride is needed. There are many new military members and civilians who arrived over the winter months, and they too will probably want to take advantage of this opportunity to meet other riders and build friendship and partnerships for the riding season. All participants are required to wear the appropriate safety gear for operating a motorcycle on Fort Lee. Please arrive at the event with enough fuel to complete the first 50-to-70-mile leg of the journey at a minimum. For more information and registration, contact Kelly Hinnant at (804) 765-3124 or kelly.hinnant@conus.army.mil. FILE PHOTO

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An Army officer participates in a recent motorcycle safety event on Fort Lee.


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Widow Finds Healing in Advocacy Work get prepared,” she continued. “In a second, our Soldier is dead and we’re out. He’s out of the Army and we’re out.” When her husband died in Iraq, The depth of Engeman’s experiDonna Engeman experienced the ences as a survivor helped to promote helpless despair many feel after the change in the system. The result has loss of a loved one. been the implementation of a more “In the first few months after John comprehensive program that considers died, I didn’t have anything in me,” she the emotional ties survivors have with said in reference to the death of Chief the military. Warrant Officer 4 John Engeman. “The thing I am most proud of is that “Honestly, I wanted to crawl in that we have well over a hundred survivor coffin with him.” outreach services teams between the Engeman and her son, Capt. Patrick active Army side, the National Guard Engeman, attended the Ordnance and Reserve,” she said. “We have them Corps Hall of Fame Induction on our installations and at National Ceremony May 4 on her husband’s Guard and Reserve sites. They have behalf. She shed tears at thoughts of been huge.” his memory and the pride she feels as Engeman said the teams are scattered a result of his sacrifice and service. everywhere, to include geographically “I’m so very proud – of him and displaced areas, ready to assist families my son,” she said after the ceremony. and loved ones when a military memPHOTOS BY T. ANTHONY BELL “And I’m so proud of the Army and ber has been lost. Ordnance Corps. What other orga- (ABOVE) Donna Engeman, widow of Chief Warrant “Our survivors don’t have to come nization in the world does stuff like Officer 4 John Engeman, beams with pride after in (to an installation) for services,” she this? Isn’t this a great Army?” said. “We go to them. This is a push accepting an induction certificate on his behalf Engeman’s sentiment wasn’t so May 4 at the Lee Club. Mrs. Engeman was on hand system. We can get to them if they need rosy in the wake of her husband’s for the Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame Induction our help.” death five years ago. All the usual Ceremony in which 17 Soldiers and civilians were And what if survivors require assisemotions that surface as a result of a introduced as members. Trailing behind Mrs. tance and support after the CAO has loss soon gave way to a kind of dis- Engeman is her son, Capt. Patrick Engeman, who disengaged? satisfaction bordering on anger stem- nominated his father. (RIGHT) Donna Engeman “Not until our survivors are ready,” ming from the casualty support she shows a Hall of Fame pin to her son. said Engeman. “Our mission is to be received. there as long as the survivor wants or “I wasn’t very happy with the command I work for,” she said, “beneeds to be a part of the Army.” way my husband’s family was treated after he was killed,” cause when survivors come to me Engeman said it is unfair and unreshe recalled. “I felt we were left out after our CAO disen- and say, ‘Hey, we’d like to see this alistic to think that survivors can pick gaged.” changed’ or ‘I need help with this up, transition and move forward right Casualty assistance officers are charged with notifying or that,’ I turn around and say to the away. relatives of military members who have been killed unex- Army, ‘We need to listen to this per“What we learned from survivors is pectedly, like those in combat. After notification, they serve son. We need to take a look at this. that they need some time during transito assist with administrative matters relating to the death, Is what we’re doing right? Are we tion,” she said. “A lot of times it isn’t acting as a liaison between the family and government. missing something here?’ going to happen in six months or it may not happen in a “They took care of everything, the benefits and entitle“Sometimes people don’t want to hear that.” year. It’s probably not going to happen in three years. If ments but at a certain point, CAOs have to disengage and Engeman, whose husband spent more than 20 years in you’re pushing someone out the door, it makes it that much go back to their duties,” she said. “I wasn’t quite ready for the Army, said the crux of her problem with the casualty as- more difficult. him to disengage. I was a little bit mad, and I wanted to sistance process is the emotional ties the surviving families “But if you tell them, ‘Hey, take as much time as you change that.” have with the Army and its institutions. She said it is dif- need. We’re here to help you, and we’ll do what we can.’ The activist in Engeman was born. She became closely ficult for survivors to simply release from their relationship That makes it a lot easier and takes a lot of stress off of connected with others who walked her path and worked with the Army, one that was probably cultivated through us.” to focus more attention on their plights. Two years ago, much tribulation. She compared a survivor’s ordeal with a Engeman’s stress level has seemingly subsided. After the she took on a paid position as a survivor advocate for the Soldier upon his or her retirement. ceremony, she was all smiles, receiving many thanks for her U.S. Army Installation Management Command’s Survivor “Think about it,” she said. “When someone is getting support and sacrifice and wishes of good fortune. Outreach Services Program. She said she is just that – an ready to retire, they have sometimes up to a year to prepare “I just want to thank everyone for their support,” she advocate. for it, and we have ACAP and transition services for that said, “because it means so much for our surviving fami“I’m an advocate for survivors and sometimes that Soldier and their families to help them prepare. lies to know that their loved ones are remembered. That just doesn’t allow me the luxury of being a team player in the “A lot of our survivors – we have less than a second to goes so far in our healing.”

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Recruiting Tactics with Teeth Working dog handler Spc. Patrick Robinson, of Fort Leeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 217th Military Police Detachment, demonstrates a working dogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s law enforcement capabilities at Wausau East High School in Wausau, Wis., April 14. Robinson participated in a Total Army Involvement Recruiting program with the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Milwaukee. The program is designed to support recruiters in the field by generating awareness of the Army.

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Traveller Launches â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Stay-cationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Writing Contest â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stay-cationâ&#x20AC;? travel features are a great way to get involved in your community newspaper, and they could result in a special prize at the end of the summer! If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re visiting any of the parks, recreational facilities, historical areas or summer concert/festival sites within the TriCity Area (less than a 90-minutes drive from Fort Lee), the Traveller would like to invite you to shoot photos and write a short story about your experience. Photos can include friends and family members, as long as theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re participating in the activities the vacation spot has to offer. When shooting photos of structures, exhibits, scenery, etc., you should look for unique perspectives (angles) and interesting lighting effects. All photos must be high quality (in focus, well lit, free of

distracting backgrounds, 200 dpi or greater), and individuals pictured must be fully identified with first and last name and their association with Fort Lee. Digital photos are recommended, however, the Traveller has the capability to scan hard-copy photos. The Traveller cannot pay for film processing. Please obey all rules regarding photography established by the particular venue youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re visiting. Stories should be approximately one typewritten, singlespaced page (10- or 12- point type) and include at least three observations about the travel destination â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for example, what display/feature did you like the most and why?; what other features made the visit special and why?; and what travel tips would you recommend to others visiting the same site? The write-up can also include tips for parking; places to eat

within, or close to, the area; and general information about hours of operation, admission costs, handicap accessibility and times when special activities occur. Materials can be submitted to the Traveller via e-mail to leeepublicaffairs@conus.army.mil, or hand delivered to the newspaper office in building 9024 on Battle Drive. Please include the writerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s full name in the email. All â&#x20AC;&#x153;stay-cationâ&#x20AC;? features submitted will be edited for grammar, content and factual correctness. Regardless of editorial changes made, the submitting individualâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name will appear as the byline and photo credit, where applicable. In instances where more than one travel feature is submitted for a particular issue of the newspaper, the most comprehensive work (good quality

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With the warm weather approaching, more people are heading outdoors to enjoy some freedom and fresh air. Those getting into summer shape are probably taking their exercise routine outside as well. Keep in mind that any new activity is an adjustment your body has to process, and it takes time. Take your approach to physical activity with ease. Your body may have been sedentary all winter and now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to get active. Start off in small sessions of exercise over a period of time. Intense activity is not advised if your body is not adequately prepared for it. The best thing to do is warm up the body with light exercise for 15 minutes and then stretch. This will reduce the possibility of injuries that are common among weekend warriors. It will also help those who may have high blood pressure or other health issues. Try walking instead of a two-mile run, or shoot hoops before engaging in a pick-up game. Avoid the all-out rush of getting your yard and garden ready in one weekend. This can lead to overused backs and achy knees and shoulders. Remember good mechanics

while weeding the garden, preferably kneeling on a cushion rather than bending at the waist. If digging holes for the new plants, try to remember to use the legs for leverage and not to over-twist the trunk. And of course, always think safety while using lawnmowers and weed eaters. Now that the weather is nice, keep in mind that your body also needs to adjust to the changes. Many suffer from allergies and need to take the necessary precautions to prepare the respiratory system for physical activity. With the warmer weather, allow the body to acclimate to the temperature changes. Dress appropriately for the activity, and take more breaks when the temperature rises. You may even have to cut back on the intensity level, depending on your activity. In warmer weather, remember to increase the fluid intake throughout the day, not just during exercise. For those who are unfortunate enough to suffer an injury, keep these few pointers in mind. The first thing to do is stop your activity immediately. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t try to fight through the pain; this will only make it worse. Next, assess the injury and determine if it is a life threatening injury or an emergency, and seek appropriate professional medical attention immediately. With injuries that are not an emer-

        



 

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Scout Earns Trip to Indy Races Indy Car driver Sebastien Bourdais poses with Boy Scout Glen Meza and his mom Kimberly Meza after a recent race at the famous Indianapolis Raceway. Meza earned the VIP treatment selling popcorn while a member of Redstone Arsenal Pack 451. During the visit, Glen got to meet the Boy Scout car driver and owner and was able to watch one of the races. Glen is now a member of Fort Lee Pack 921.

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ACAP can make a positive difference in your retirement. Before you retire you can learn about your benefits and have access to valuable job search resources such as workshops and counseling. You’ll also find research tools and automated resources. Once you retire, you’ll continue to receive the same kind of support. Even if you don’t live near an ACAP Center, you can remain in contact with your counselor by e-mail, fax and phone. Consider your center a hub where you can get answers, use resources, receive advice and learn. ACAP Services As a retiring Soldier, the first ACAP service you receive is preseparation counseling, during which you’ll complete DD Form 2648, the Preseparation Counseling Checklist for Active Component Service Members. The information provided during this session will help you sort out your transition activities and understand your benefits. You’ll receive referrals to other service providers and be encouraged to create a personal transition time line to help you set individual goals for

accomplishing your transition activities. ACAP is more than preseparation counseling. Through ACAP you can schedule a Department of Labor (DOL) Transition Assistance Program (TAP) workshop where you’ll learn how to conduct a successful job search. You’ll find your ACAP Center is an excellent place to go for employment assistance and support for your job search. The ACAP Center has a professional staff of counselors that provides job search seminars and offers counseling as well as online tools and resources. Learn about the job search process. Even if you plan to work for yourself or your community or you plan to volunteer, your center’s counselors can provide resources, Internet access and useful links, interactive computer applications and feedback to help focus your efforts. ACAP won’t leave you once you’ve retired. The same services and resources you have available to you before retirement will be there for your use long after you’ve left active duty. For more information, visit our office located at 1401 B Avenue; building 3400, Room 126 or call (804) 734-6612. – Information provided by ACAP


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4. A pleasing visual feature when found on the petals of a flower or blades of grass 5. Los Angeles is known for this manmade and natural phenomenon 6. Ground clouds 9. Tornado over water 11. Precipitation but not rain 13. Sometimes caused by lightning 17. A type of frozen precipitation

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Units to Receive Honors for Deployment During a time of war, the ability to quickly and effectively deploy and redeploy units to support the fight is vital to mission accomplishment. The Deployment Excellence Award provides an opportunity to recognize outstanding units and their efforts to keep the force sustained. The DEA is managed by the U.S. Army Transportation Corps as part of the Chief of Staff of the Army's Combined Logistics Excellence Awards program, which recognizes achievement in the areas of deployment, maintenance and supply operations. These awards highlight the crucial role logistics plays in supporting the warfighter. This award has significance at the unit level and beyond. “The DEA competition has been going on for 10 years and every year the units and installations impress us more and more,” said Kevin Rhodes, DEA validation team member and Operational Deployment observer. “You would think with multiple deployments and turn-over of trained deployment personnel, the Army deployment process would be suffering. However, it’s those multiple deployments and all the trained and dedicated personnel that keep the process moving without missing a beat.” The purpose of the awards program is to recognize active, reserve and national guard Army units and installations for their accomplishments in meeting or exceeding Army deployment standards. Another goal of the program is to share innovative deployment initiatives between units and Soldiers worldwide. Each unit is evaluated on its ability to meet deployment standards and timelines. The competition consists of two phases: Phase 1, the evaluation process and Phase 2, on-site teams to evaluate semi-finalists from Phase 1.

Phase 1 consists of a board evaluation. Submission packets are evaluated by a 10-member board representing major commands. After review, the DEA validation board selects the semi-finalists for each category. Each year the number of units to submit entries has increased. “The DEA program is not just Transportation centric, it involves all branches. All units deploy, not just Transportation units.” Henry Johnson, DEA Program Manager, said. “We have strived every year to get the word out to all types of units and participation has increased.” The second phase is comprised of on-site evaluations where units are graded in many categories to include deployment planning, support training and equipment preparation. Evaluators traveled to units world-wide in order to determine the winners and runner-ups. The DEA board and validation team scores are combined to determine the winners. DEA is cosponsored by the Deputy Chief of Staff, G3 and the Deputy Chief of Staff, G4 and administrated by the U.S. Army Transportation Corps. The awards will be presented during the CLEA ceremony at the Greater Richmond Convention Center Friday. The ceremony is the culminating event after the Sustainment Commanders Conference and Association of the United States Army Sustainment Symposium happening this week. This year's winners are as follows: All Army Operational Deployment Small Unit Category: Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Stryker Cavalry, Rose Barracks, Vilseck, Germany All Army Operational Deployment Large Unit catego-

ry: 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii Active Army Small Deploying Unit Category: Battery A, 5-7 Air Defense Artillery Battalion, Kaiserslautern, Germany Active Army Large Deploying Unit Category: 2nd Bn. (Airborne), 503rd Infantry, Vicenza, Italy Active Army Supporting Unit Category: 14th Transportation Bn., Vicenza, Italy Army Installation Continental United States Category: Fort Bragg, N.C. Army Installation Overseas Category: U.S. Army Garrison, Vicenza, Italy Army Reserve Small Deploying Unit Category: Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command, Fort Bragg Army Reserve Large Deploying Unit Category: 377th Theater Sustainment Command, Belle Chasse, La. Army Reserve Supporting Unit Category: 11th Aviation Command, Fort Knox, Ky. National Guard Small Deploying Unit Category: Co. B, 3rd Bn., 20th Special Forces Group, Roanoke Rapids, N.C. National Guard Large Deploying Unit Category: 53rd Infantry Bde. Combat Team, Pinellas Park, Fla. National Guard Supporting Unit Category: Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Edinburgh, Ind. – CASCOM Public Affairs Office

Fort Lee F&ES Prepares to ‘Fun Friday’ Continues with Celebrate Everyday Heroes AAFES Merchandise Card Fort Lee Fire & Emergency Services has scheduled several events for EMS Week, starting Monday May 16. This year’s theme, “Everyday Heroes,” recognizes the exceptional service being provided to countless patients every day, often under incredibly challenging circumstances. It illustrates the fact that EMS providers are dedicated to saving lives and limiting suffering on a daily basis. They are selfless professionals who put their own lives on hold, day after day, to respond to the emergency needs of others. The following is the schedule of EMS Week events that will include free blood pressure screenings, informational handouts and tours of Advanced Life Support equipment: • May 16, DECA building 11200, 9 11:30 a.m. • May 16, ALU building 12420, 1:30 -

3:30 p.m. • May 17,AAFES PXtra, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. • May 17, AAFES Troop Store, Ordnance Campus, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. • May 18, AAFES Exchange, 9:30 11:30 a.m. and Children’s EMS Day at PX 6 - 8:30 p.m. • May 19, Commissary 9-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m. • May 20, CASCOM HQ, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:30–3:30 p.m. For more information or with questions, call Assistant Chief Brian Harness at (804) 765-3967 or e-mail brian.d.harness@ us.army.mil.

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The Traveller is continuing its weekly “Free Fun Fridays!” Facebook contest. This week, the Fort Lee Army and Air Force Exchange Service has provided a $15 AAFES Merchandise Card as our prize. When a Traveller staff member posts “Where can you find the best items at the best prices?” to our Facebook page on May 13 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., the first person

who responds with “Shopping at my exchange” will receive the prize. Participants may win only once for Free Fun Fridays. Prizes can be picked up at the Public Affairs Office in building 9024. To arrange pick-up, call (804) 734-7147. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ftleetraveller. – Staff Reports


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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. E-mail submissions to leee-publicaffairs@conus.army.mil. For details, call (804) 734-7147.

EVENTS Arts, Crafts Contest The FMWR Arts and Crafts Department is sponsoring a contest for two- and three-dimensional art projects. Submit jpeg images of ceramics, drawings, wood, prints, fibers, glass, metals and jewelry, and oil-based and waterbased paintings at https://artscrafts.fmwrc.army.mil by June 30. Participants must have an AKO account to submit images of their work and verify their eligibility. Visit the Picture Perfect Frame Shop, building 9024, for more contest information and submission assistance. For details, call (804) 734-6137.

Bean Bag Toss A bean bag toss tournament is slated for May 20, 6 p.m., at The HideAway on 5th Street off C Avenue. Registration (4-5:45 p.m.) is on a first-come, first-

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served basis and costs $10 for a two-person team. For details, call (804) 734-6106 or 734-6067.

Flacfest 2K11 Flacfest 2K11 is a party slated for the Fort Lee Regimental Club on June 4, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. The cost is $20 per person, and attendees are asked to wear all white. The party is open to the public. There will be dancing, light hors d’ouvres, door prizes and a cash bar. For details, call (804) 765-4079.

Troops to Teachers A briefing on teaching as a second career will be May 13, 10-11 a.m., at the Army Education Center, 700 Quarters Road. This program pays stipends and bonuses of up to $10,000 to military members who become teachers. For details, call (757) 683-3327 or visit www.odu.edu/ troopstoteachers.

Fitness Challenge Activity cards for participating in the Fort Lee Civilian Employee Fitness Program are available at FMWR fitness center front desks, the Bowling Center, Cardinal Golf Club and the Warrior Zone. Civilians may also

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sign up for the President’s Challenge by visiting www. presidentschallenge.org. Both programs are free, but some FMWR activities (such as golf and bowling) and fitness classes do charge fees. Rewards will be given to participants in the local program as they collect “punches” in their activity cards. For details, call (804) 734-6106.

‘Cake Ace’ to Visit Duff Goldman, star of the popular Food Network television show “Ace of Cakes,” will visit the Fort Lee Commissary May 19, 10 a.m. - noon. There will be photo and autograph opportunities. Duff will present a 3-D Beneful birthday cake in honor of the dog food company’s 10th anniversary. There also will be multiple prize giveaways. For details, call (804) 765-1485.

OCS Board The Fort Lee Officer Candidate School Board is slated to convene on June 9. For consideration, submit applications to the Strength Management Division by 4 p.m. May 31. Each board will meet 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in Room 205 of the Soldier Support Center. For details, call (804) 734-6402.


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Army Birthday Salute The Association of the U.S. Army and the Virginia War Memorial will co-host a celebration of the 236th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Army on June 18, beginning at 10 a.m., at the Virginia War Memorial and Paul and Phyllis Galanti Education Center, 621 S. Belvidere St., Richmond. The public is invited to the celebration. It will include displays of Army vehicles and equipment as well as reenactors, patriotic ceremonies, presentations and videos, and interactive games for children.

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Management, June 7; Baby Basics, June 8; Lamaze, July 9; and Parenting with Love and Logic (series of three classes), Aug. 1, 10 and 17. For details and registration, call (804) 734-6381.

Also offered at the Soldier Support Center are a mandatory Overseas Briefing every third Wednesday and a Newcomers Briefing every Monday. For details, call (804) 734-6388.

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The Crater Small Business Development Center of Longwood University will offer a class, Financing the Business, on May 18 through its Entrepreneurial Training Program in the Army Community Service Training Room. For details, call (804) 734-6388.

Being financially ready is a factor in many aspects of life from making a permanent change of station move to welcoming a baby into the family or managing debt and spending. Army Community Service offers a variety of classes at Fort Lee on more than a dozen topics. For a schedule of classes, call (804) 734-6388 or visit www.leemwr.com/Comm/ACS/com_acs_financial.htm.

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Surviving Spouses A support group for surviving spouses of military service members is held every other Thursday at the Army Community Service conference room. Meetings will be 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. on May 19, June 2, 16 and 30, July 14 and 28. For details, call (804) 734-6446 or 734-6388.

Family Advocacy Classes Six Family Advocacy Program classes are available through Army Community Service throughout the year. Listed with the next available class date, they are Lamaze/ Childbirth, May 14; Stress Management, May 17; What to Expect Now That You Are Expecting, June 1; Anger

Six Employment Readiness Workshops are available through Army Community Service. They are Spouses Overseas Employment Orientation, May 14; Small Business Workshop, May 18; Career Exploration, June 14; Resume Writing, June 14;Interviewing Techniques and Dress for Success, June 15; and Job Search Strategies and Application Assistance, June 15. For details and registration, call (804) 734-6388.

Workshops designed to support relocation by service members and their families are available through Army Community Service. Listed with the next scheduled meeting date in building 9023, they are Immigration and Citizenship, May 16; Sponsorship, May 17; Hearts Apart, June 6; and Homebuyer Workshop, June 14 and 16.

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Weekly post-deployment meetings for Soldiers and spouses offer tools for handling transitional challenges. A military family life consultant facilitates the group that meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Army Community Service. For details or registration, call (804) 734-6648.

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Four classes in Army Family Team Building are available through Army Community Service, building 9023, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on the following dates: Leadership Skills, Level III, May 17-18; Army Basics, Level I, June 1; Management Skills, Level II, June 7-8; and Instructor Training, Level IV, June 21-23. Childcare is available. For details or registration, call (804) 734-6388.

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FITNESS & SPORTS Skateboard Competitions Four skateboard competitions have been slated at the FMWR Adventure Park on C. Avenue. They are set for May 14, June 11, July 9 and Aug. 13. Registration opens at 10 a.m. with competition starting at 11:30 a.m. each day. Junior competition, for ages 12 and under, has a $5 entry fee. Intermediate competition, for ages 13 and up, has a $7 fee. Open competition has a $10 entry fee. Contestants must show an identification card as proof of age, wear a helmet and pay the fee. For details, call (804) 765-2212.

Armed Forces Day Sports The FMWR Sports Office will hold three races on Armed Forces Day, May 21. All start at 8 a.m. Planned are a 1-mile Fun Run, a 5K and an 8-mile Road Race. The first 200 people to register for a race will receive a free T-shirt. Registration fees vary by race and whether the runner or team registers early. There are four runners per team. Late registration for individuals (but not teams) will be 6:45-7:45 a.m. at Williams Stadium on race day. For details and costs, call (804) 765-3896. The Sports Office is also hosting a softball tournament on May 21-22 to honor Armed Forces Day. Companies

interested in competing must complete and return an entry form to the Sports Office in building 4320 by May 18. Forms are at the MacLaughlin Fitness Center front desk. The cost is $200 for military teams and $250 for non-military teams. For details, call (804) 765-3058.

Tryouts for the Fort Lee Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Softball Team are being held Wednesdays and Fridays, 6 p.m., at Nowak Field. All active duty personnel, Army retirees and Department of Defense Civilians are eligible to participate. For details, call (804) 765-3057.

Registration for soccer intramurals has been extended to May 25. Coaches are to hold their first meeting at 4 p.m. May 25 at MacLaughlin Fitness Center, building 4320. Any companies interesting in participating in this free activity must complete an entry form and return it to the FMWR Sports Office. Forms are available at the front desks at MacLaughlin and Clark Fitness Centers. For details, call (804) 765-3896.

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Unionist View When Virginia voted to secede from the Union, Petersburg was represented by Thomas Branch, a conditional Unionist. Excerpts from his speeches will be read May 13, 7 p.m., in a program at the Siege Museum, 15 W. Bank St., Petersburg. The program is sponsored by the Petersburg Department of Tourism as part of its commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. For details on the free program, call (804) 733-2402.

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Fetner in Concert Ron Fetner, a musician whose work has elements of folk, blues, southern Appalachian, rock and jazz, is to perform at the Williamsburg Library Theatre, May 13, 7:30 p.m. The library is at 515 Scotland St., Williamsburg. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for Friends of Williamsburg Regional Library and students and $7 for those under 16. For details and reservations, call (757) 259-4070.

Greek Festival St. Elpis Greek Orthodox Church in Hopewell is holding a one-day food festival May 14, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. There is no charge to attend the festival; however, the food will be for sale. For details, call (804) 861-0773.

Secession Events

The Petersburg National Battlefield is seeking volunteers to help with archaeological test excavations at Gen. Ulysses S. Grantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Headquarters Unit, 1001 Pecan Ave., Hopewell. Volunteers must be at least 15 years old and available to work at least two six- to eight-hour days between May 19 and 24. Only 10 volunteers will be used each day. For details or to sign up, call Julia Steele at (804) 732-0171, ext. 304.

The Petersburg National Battlefield will commemorate the 150th anniversary of Virginiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s secession from the Union with a program at Appomattox Plantation, 1001 Pecan Ave., Hopewell, May 14-15. On May 14, there will be guided tours that focus on the reaction of the Dr. Richard Eppes family and the enslaved people who worked for them. Tours will be at 11:45 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:34 p.m. Living historians will provide informal talks to visitors May 14, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and May 15, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. These programs are free. For details, call (804) 732-3531, ext. 203.

Art Shows

Heritage Festival

The Petersburg Area Art League opens two shows on May 13, 6-9 p.m., at its 7 E. Old St., Petersburg, location. The main gallery will feature â&#x20AC;&#x153;School Lunch,â&#x20AC;? works by New York painter Lisa Weinblatt. The upstairs gallery will feature â&#x20AC;&#x153;If You Want Butterflies, You Have to Feed the Caterpillarsâ&#x20AC;? by students at St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School. For details, call (804) 861-4611 or visit www.paalart.com.

The 20th annual Native American Heritage Festival at Occoneechee State Park in Clarksville is May 14. Gates open at 10 a.m. The grand processional will be at noon. The cost is $5 per adult, $3 for children 3-12 years old and for seniors 62 and older. For details, call (434) 374.2210 or (919) 269-4300.

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Open Mic Night A free spoken word and poetry open mic night is set for May 13, 6:30-9:30 p.m., at Studio 231 in the old Butterworth Building, 132 N. Sycamore St., Petersburg. Original personal poetry will be pre-

Market Days The annual waterfront Yorktown Market Days season opens May 14, 8 a.m. - noon. Market Days are each Saturday through September with monthly markets in October-December. For details, visit www.riverwalklanding. com or call (757) 890-3500.

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