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BUTTERFLIES BRING JOY TO SURVIVOR’S CEREMONY Multi-colored monarchs bring smiles, comfort to surviving families during Fort Lee’s first Honor and Remember Event


FURLOUGH IMPACT DeCA announces additional Fort Lee Commissary closure day during upcoming furlough period

A FOND FAREWELL Team Lee says goodbye to deploying troops SEE PAGE 3


FOOD SERVICE WARRIORS Joint Culinary Center of Excellence students learn the ins and outs of cooking in the field


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A few weeks back, I was listening to the radio and heard a memorial tribute to the late George Jones. I knew that one of his signature songs was titled, “He Stopped Loving Her Today.” A shallow glance at this title suggests some broken-hearted man who cut his losses and moved on with his life. However, I was surprised when I really listened to the words: “He said, ‘I’ll love you ‘til I die,’ She told him, ‘You’ll forget in time.’ As the years went slowly by she still preyed upon his mind. He

kept her picture on his wall, went half-crazy now and then. He still loved her through it all hoping she’d come back again. Kept some letters by his bed dated 1962. He had underlined in red every single ‘I love you.’ I went to see him just today Oh, but I didn’t see no tears. All dressed up to go away first time I’d seen him smile in years. He stopped loving her today. They placed a wreath upon his door, and soon they’ll carry him away. He stopped loving her today. You know, she came to see him one last time ohh, and we all wondered if she would, and it kept running through my mind, this time, he’s over her for good. He stopped loving

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Now that the housing market has finally begun to stabilize and interest rates remain at historically low levels, more and more homebuyers and sellers are dipping their toes back in the water. If you’re planning to sell your home, you need to understand the tax implications as well as be

aware of structural and cosmetic flaws in your home and neighborhood that could undermine your asking price or keep the property languishing on the market for months. First, the tax tips: • In general, if you make money on the sale, you can exclude the gain from your taxable income (as outlined below) if you’ve owned and used the home as your resi-

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Commanding General .............Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche Garrison Commander .....................Col. Rodney D. Edge Public Affairs Officer...................................D.R. Bingham Command Information/Managing Editor...Patrick Buffett Senior Writer/Special Assignments ......... T. Anthony Bell Production/News Assistant Editor.................. Amy Perry Family/Community Life Reporter ..........................Vacant Production Assistant .............................. Ray Kozakewicz To reach the Traveller Staff, call (804) 734-7147.

dence for two out of the past five years. • You may be able to exclude up to $250,000 of the gain from your income ($500,000 on most joint returns). • If you can exclude all of the gain, you don’t need to report the sale on your tax return. • Gains that cannot be excluded are taxable. You must report them on Form 1040, Schedule D. • You cannot deduct a loss from the sale of your main home. • For more information, see IRS Publication 523, “Selling Your Home” (at

Many factors can negatively impact your being able to attract buyers and ultimately get the price you want. Sometimes there’s not much you can do: • If you’re located on a busy street or the local school district is subpar, you probably won’t receive as much as for the same house in a better neighborhood. • If your house is the only contemporary model in a sea of colonials or if your remodeled McMansion is surrounded by two bedroom/one SEE HOME, PAGE 11

Housing Q & A I would like to put a small pool in my backyard for my children to use during the hot summer days. What kinds of pools are authorized and what are the rules? As the Summer season quickly approaches, residents will want to cool down with wading pools in the housing areas. As a reminder, personally owned pools are limited to small wading pools, not to exceed 18 inches in depth and 8 feet in diameter. Residents will ensure that an adult closely supervises children utilizing the pools and pools are emp-

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

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accept the “cut your losses and move on” counsel for sacred relationships. Let us consider that we would hopefully never give up on our children. We brought them into the world, and we must commit ourselves to their overall well-being for all the days of our lives, if only through our expressed love and prayers. Should our commitment to our spouse be any less sacred? “He Stopped Loving Her Today” became a signature hit for Jones because it captures the theme of “covenant love” that even just one partner can choose “until death do us part.” If you are struggling with life or love; contact your unit chaplain, the Family Life Chaplain, or the Religious Support Office at (804) 734-6494. Stop by the RSO at the Garrison headquarters building, 3rd floor, and pick up a free copy of “How to Save Your Marriage Alone” by Dr. Ed Wheat.


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her today, they placed a wreath upon his door and soon they’ll carry him away. He stopped loving her today.” This song was a big hit for Jones because it expressed the sentiments of an unending love. I know a few people like this. They are married and have major problems. Maybe their mate left the home and is possibly involved in an affair, yet there is that spouse who refuses to give up or give in on the love or the promise. In reality, there are many such situations in which the “prodigal” mate returns. Such commitment is often challenged by the popular counsel that people need to be willing to give up their fixed notions and determinations and come to the point of “acceptance” so that they can free themselves and “move on” with their lives. Certainly, it may depend on the situation. However, life and love is complex, and we should not



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Pfc. Jeremy Bennett shares a few last moments with his wife, Brooklyn May 28 at the Post Field House. Bennett and members of his unit, Det.1 of the 54th Quartermaster Company, were headed to Southwest Asia. See Page 3 for additional photo.

Civilian furlough to impact Lee Commissary operations Patrick Buffett Managing Editor

During furlough, the Fort Lee Commissary will be closed two days per week, according to a May 24 message released by the DeCA headquarters here. “Beginning July 8 (and continuing) through Sept. 30, your commissary will close on Mondays as a result of the furloughs (of most government civilian employees) because of sequestration,” read the message that was signed by Joseph H. Jeu, Defense Commissary Agency director. “This is in addition to any day your commissary might normally

be closed. For example, commissaries that are normally closed on Mondays will now close on Tuesdays as well during the duration of the furlough.” Explaining the factors that led to the decision, Jeu noted that Monday is typically the slowest sales day for any of his stores that are open for business. Quite a few locations like Fort Lee use Monday as a store clean-up and restocking day. Since all work must cease on furlough days as a cost-cutting measure, each store will need to adjust its operations accordingly. The DeCA headquarters also will be closed on Mondays during the furlough period.

“In line with DOD (directives), DeCA has also … curtailed official travel for all conferences, training and any other events and activities considered non-critical to the agency’s mission,” Jeu wrote. “We are in this together,” he continued, “and though limited in our ability by circumstances we cannot control, I assure you we are doing all we can to mitigate the impact of sequestration on our patrons, employees, industry partners and on our mission to deliver the commissary benefit.” Throughout sequestration, DeCA has “sought whatever adjustments it could make to | May 30, 2013 | Traveller | 3

maintain an efficient and effective commissary benefit,” added agency spokesman Kevin Robinson. “We have continuously worked to maximize the flexibility of our workforce by rescheduling and shifting them around our stores to be available to serve our customers during peak periods.” Robinson also said that in early May commissaries received a hiring freeze exception from DOD that allowed them to increase manpower at stores where staffing was at 90 percent or below. It enabled them to maintain basic customer service on normal operating days. Regardless of those measures, however, the furlough of government employees is still a DOD-mandated requirement that DeCA must follow. “We are completely aware of the significance of reduced operating hours and

humbly ask for the patience and understating of our customers,” said Nadine Johnson, Fort Lee Commissary director. “While these circumstances are unfortunate, we are going to do everything possible within the limits of our current budget situation to lessen the impact of furloughs on our customers. “Our goals of good customer service and significant savings on a wide selection of products have not changed,” Johnson noted. “We remain determined to live up to the DeCA motto – Your Commissary is Worth the Trip.” Both Johnson and Jeu encouraged their customers to visit the agency’s website, www., for additional news updates and helpful shopping and meal planning information for military families. The site also provides contact information for each DeCA store.

an emotional goodbye Toddler Katelyn Perez-Perez, left, gazes into the distance while being held by her teary-eyed mother, Alexandra Perez-Perez, just after a deployment ceremony Tuesday for Detachment 1 of the 54th Quartermaster Company, 530th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion at the Post Field House. In the background Sgt. Angel PerezPerez, says goodbye to his daughter Isabel, who cried and seemed to understand that she was going to be without her father for some time. Sgt. Perez-Perez and roughly 50 others from the 54th were on their way to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

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QM training brigade gets new top noncom T. Anthony Bell Senior Writer/Special Projects

Command Sgt. Maj. Edward A. Bell Sr. told the story of how a young staff sergeant was asked by a first sergeant what steps he was taking to get promoted. The young Soldier considered the questions but was unable to reply. The superior filled in the silence, suggesting he enroll in college to get a degree. Finding his voice again, the young Soldier replied, “First sergeant, I cannot afford that application fee.” The first sergeant snapped back, “I never asked you about the fee,” implying he would cover the cost. That exchange years ago between Bell, then a staff sergeant, and his former first sergeant, Command Sgt. Maj. Charles Penn, became the impetus for Bell’s lead-

ership aspirations and an emotional subject of reflection during a 23rd Quartermaster Brigade change of responsibility ceremony May 23 at the Petroleum and Water Department Guest auditorium. Command Sgt. Maj. Spencer L. Gray, Quartermaster Corps regimental CSM, passed the ceremonial NCO sword to Bell during the ceremony, signifying the change in leadership. Brigade Commander Col. Aimee Kominak officiated. Bell assumed his new position from Penn, his mentor of 14 years. Penn was not present for the ceremony. Roughly 100 Soldiers and well-wishers attended the event. A Soldier of more 26 years, Bell said the contributions of Penn and others who led firmly and compassionately impacted how he cultivated his relationships with SEE CHANGE, PAGE 14

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Incoming 23rd Quartermaster Brigade Command Sgt. Maj. Edward A. Bell accepts an NCO Sword from Command Sgt. Maj. Spencer Gray, regimental CSM, Quartermaster Corps, during a change of responsibility ceremony May 23 at the Petroleum and Water Department Guest Auditorium. Bell, a Soldier of more than 26 years, has been assigned to multiple positions and units at Fort Bragg, N.C. He was the top enlisted Soldier with Bragg’s 82nd Sustainment Brigade during his previous assignment.

Fort Lee to identify possible renewable energy opportunities Amy Perry Production/News Assistant Editor

Fort Lee is in the early stages of working toward a large-scale renewable energy project. Officials from the Directorate of Public Works met with the Department of the Army’s Energy Initiatives Task Force last week to identify possible renewable energy sources available on the installation. “We’re in the very early stages of opportunity identification, so we’re here to understand what the energy landscape is and see if there are opportunities that would work for renewable energy on a larger scale on Fort Lee,” said Judith Hudson, EITF program director. “Should we find those opportunities, the project would progress into validating the details of the economics to make sure it’s a good deal with the Army and Fort Lee.”

The EITF focuses on two things: identifying and executing large-scale renewable energy projects across the Army and defining those processes and methods to maintain the efficiency of future endeavors. “The Army has some pretty significant goals that we are trying to achieve with renewable energy,” said Hudson. “Those goals are driven by a number of things, but primarily, they are driven in the law. The Defense Authorization Act of 2007 defined for us that within the Army, 25 percent of the energy that we consume would be renewable.” The Energy Policy Act of 2005 and the Defense Authorization Act of 2007 has mandated the federal government and the Army to actively seek out opportunities to use renewable energy as part of their energy consumption. The Army is looking to convert 25 percent – or one gigawatt – to renewable energy, said Hudson.

“To get there, it’s going to require large projects,” she said. “We have installations that are trying really hard to try to achieve that renewable level, but not every region or installation has the renewable resources to be able to do that.” In 2009, Fort Lee worked with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratories to study the various renewable opportunities here, said Gary W. Ogden, DPW Energy and Utilities Branch chief. Two specific options were identified as possibilities: landfill gas from the Petersburg landfill and solar photovoltaic power. “The Energy Initiatives Task Force came with the goal of understanding Fort Lee’s mission, the current energy program, energy security and sustainability threats and opportunities,” said Ogden. “Only after evaluating the above, could they begin to understand the solar photo-voltaic project that we asked them to help us imple-

ment and decide if it has the possibility of being implemented.” Fort Lee’s next step is receiving the EITF report to determine if the plan can move ahead as requested. The Army has been using a third-party financial approach or privately-funded projects for their renewable projects, similar in theory to the privatized housing initiative found on most Army installations. It’s important for Fort Lee to pursue renewable energy because the Army is committed to being good stewards of the land it occupies and it helps reduce national dependence on foreign petroleum, said Ogden, mentioning that there are still other ways the Fort Lee community could help save money with energy savings. “We need the entire Fort Lee community to be an active participant in helping us reduce our energy and water consumption,” he said. “It has been estimated that a change in culture – from one in which we believe we have infinite energy resources available to us and we can use as much as we want because it will always be there– to one where people conserve and use only what they need could save 15-20 percent of our total energy consumption.” | May 30, 2013 | Traveller | 5





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KAHC May 30 Closing Kenner Army Health Clinic will curtail services on the afternoon of May 30 to allow staff to attend a quarterly commander’s call and training session, 1- 4 p.m. The clinic will reopen for the evening clinic and late afternoon ancillary services. Patients with routine needs such as scheduling appointments, prescription refills or minor illnesses should contact the clinic before or after the closure. For acute urgent care needs, patients should call the KAHC administrative officer of the day at (804) 734-9000.

Salute to Grads The Fort Lee Traveller will honor high school graduates in its fifth annual Graduation Issue on June 13. Photos and information are due by May 31. Military, government civilians, contractors and military retiree families with Fort Lee ties are asked to submit a photo of

graduates with the first and last names of the student and each parent, the parent’s rank (if applicable), the parent’s status (active, retired, civilian, etc.) place of duty, the student’s age and high school, and a telephone number to be used (but not published) if additional information is needed. The photo should be copyright-free, 5x7, 200-dpi or greater and in jpg format. Submit the photos and information via email to, via mail to the Fort Lee Public Affairs Office, 3312 A Ave., Fort Lee, Va. 23801 or by hand to PAO in the garrison headquarters building. Students who do not have a photo may have one taken by the public affairs staff. For details, call (804) 734-6948 or 734-7147.

Surviving the Furlough Workshops Four training workshops focused on “Surviving the Furlough” will be held June 10 and 11 at the Lee Theater. The sessions are set for 9-11 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. each day. The topics include saving and bud-


AMERICAN HERITAGE ANNUAL PASS How can one day of fun last an entire year? Virginia residents can now visit Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center for one year for the price of one day — $20.50 for adults and $10.25 for ages 6-12 — available only online. s Interactive gallery exhibits s Hands-on experiences in

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geting, procedures for filing for unemployment, stress management and relaxation techniques, and generating an action plan to survive during the days ahead. Army Community Service, the Army Substance Abuse Program and the U.S. Army Civilian Human Resources Agency will coordinate the workshops. For details and to RSVP, email

2013 Army Soldier Show The U.S. Army Installation Management Command will present the 2013 Army Soldier Show, June 27, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., at MacLaughlin Fitness Center, building 4320 on C Avenue. The 90-minute production will highlight the strength and resiliency of Soldiers and military families through modern songs, current hits, vibrant costuming, choreography and visuals. The 3 p.m. performance is open to all, while the 7:30 p.m. show is for AIT only. Each production is free but seating is first-come first-serve. For details, call (804) 765-3176.

PPE for Motorcyclists Available at the Exchange A wide selection of Personal Protective Equipment is available at the Fort Lee Army and Air Force Exchange locations, which could make the difference between life and death for military motorcyclists. Sixty-five Soldiers and Airmen lost their lives in motorcycle accidents in fiscal 2012 in the U.S. Stop by the post Exchange for high-quality helmets, gloves, vests, an assortment of reflective products and more. For details, visit www.shopmyexchange. com.

Job Fair A job fair sponsored by JobZone and supported by Fort Lee-ACAP is scheduled for June 19, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Regimental Club. The free event is for military, family members and DOD Civilian employees. Pre-registration and resume posting is recommended by visiting www. For details, call (434) 263-5102 or (540) 226-1473.

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ROEGEANA YOUNG Hometown: Jarrett, Sussex County Family: married with two daughters Where she works: Housing Division, Department of Public Works Job title: housing specialist Time on the Job: 40 years (she will retire in one week) What the job entails: “As a housing specialist, I am responsible for managing furniture used in training barracks, unaccompanied permanent party barracks and quarters that are used to house geographical bachelors. My duties include purchasing and maintenance as well.” Toughest part of your job: “I would say communication;

making sure that everyone is on the same sheet of music. Over the years, I’ve found that I have to visit various organizations to ensure that we’re all doing things the right way and working toward the same goals.” Most interesting aspect about your work: “I love the travel (she typically attends annual conferences), the classes and meeting new people. I just enjoy it.” What you like most about your position: “Helping and interacting with the Soldiers.” Work ethic/philosophy: “I always tried to excel. With any task given to me, I’ve always tried to do my best. If you do your best, it’s always going to be remembered. People are

going to say, ‘Well, Ms. Young was responsible for making this happen or making this work well.’ If you don’t do a good job, people will remember you for that as well. So how do you wish to be remembered?” +RZ\RXGH¿QHVXFFHVV “Success to me is having a dream, working toward that dream and PDNLQJLWFRPHWUXH:KHQ,¿UVW came to work at Fort Lee right out of high school, I always wanted to be in a position in which I was

important; where I was needed. With my duties of taking care of furniture for the Soldiers, I felt the job was critical and it made me feel very important.” The regrets you have over the course of your career: “Not being more computer literate ODXJK :KHQWKH\¿UVWFDPH out, we had the magnetic-cards. I hated it. And I hated everything about them. I’ve had many opportunities to take more classes and learn more about them, but I didn’t. I do regret that. My kids have Facebook and all these apps. I’m just not interested.” Talk about your failures on the job: “I think that I got too comfortable in a lot of positions I’ve had. I missed an opportunity a few years back to be a housing intern. Since I’m family-oriented, I don’t like a lot of big changes. Had I not turned down the opportunity, I might have been able to retire at a much higher grade and might have done

GLIIHUHQWWKLQJVLQWKHFDUHHU¿HOG My advice is to be adventurous. If you get a position that could possibly advance you in the future, take it. Don’t get tied up in your personal situation. Take the risk.” Pastimes: “I spend a lot of time with my children and grandchildren.” What you can’t live without: “Life, love and happiness.” Pet peeve: “People who are impatient.” Favorite quote: “I’ve taught my children this: ‘Good, better and best.’ It means to never let it rest until your good is better and your better is best.” Future aspirations: “Try to enjoy the rest of my life. That means taking care of my health, spending a lot of time with my family and doing some traveling – I want to go to (Las) Vegas. I just love gambling.” – Compiled by T. Anthony Bell

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Capt. Taneshia Warren, commander of A Company, 16th Ordnance Battalion, proudly shows the “Partner of the Year” plaque that she accepted on behalf of the Fort Lee Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program during a May 21 ceremony in Chesterfield. Jay Swedenborg, executive director of the Communities in Schools of Chesterfield program, presented the award and thanked the many individuals and groups from Fort Lee who volunteered throughout the past academic year at a variety of schools across the county. Among the supported activities were reading programs, Fit for Life events, mentorship initiatives, school fairs and much more. The purpose of the Communities in Schools program is to “surround students with support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.” The enthusiasm of community volunteers underscores the value of education and encourages youths to strive for the highest levels of academic achievement, according to a CIS program fact sheet.

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Four members of Fort Lee’s Department of the Army Civilian Police force participated in the May 19 Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon in Fredericksburg. The race drew a total of 7,781 participants. The 13.1-mile course includes the notorious “Hospital Hill” on the Mary Washington Healthcare Campus. Pictured are DACP Sgt. Scott Brunner, DACP Sgt. Jennifer Warshawsky, DACP Officer Mysha Goins and DACP Sgt. Stanley Liss.

NEW DRUNK DRIVING LAWS TO TAKE EFFECT JULY 1 RICHMOND â&#x20AC;&#x201C; New laws effective July 1 take a tougher stance on drinking and driving and driving while distracted. Under current law, a conviction of driving while intoxicated is not considered a felony unless it is the third DWI conviction within 10 years. Beginning July 1, any DWI conviction will be a felony if a person has a prior conviction of any of the following: sInvoluntary manslaughter, alcohol sInvoluntary manslaugh-

ter alcohol, boating sDWI, maiming s Boating while intoxicated, maiming s DWI third offense or subsequent A DWI felony conviction mandates a minimum fine of $1,000 and one year in prison. Also as of July 1, texting while driving is a primary offense with increased penalties. Texting or reading text messages while driving is illegal for all motorists, no matter their age. Currently, texting while driving is a

secondary offense and can only be charged when the offender is stopped for another, separate offense. A texting while driving conviction will carry a $125 fine for the first offense and $250 for the second or subsequent offenses. The current penalties are $20 for a first offense and $50 for a second or subsequent offense. The new law increases the punishment of any person convicted of reckless driving to include a $250 mandatory fine if the person was texting at the time of a reckless driv-

ing offense. In 2012, more than 20 percent (28,112) of all crashes in Virginia (123,588) were attributed to driver distractions. More than 28,000 crashes resulted in 174 fatalities and 16,709 injuries. Nearly 1,700 crashes involved drivers using cell phone or texting while operating a motor vehicle. Summer and the holidays that fall within in serve as "the perfect time to remind drivers to focus on the task of driving and not drive impaired or distracted,â&#x20AC;? | May 30, 2013 | Traveller | 9

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The CECOM Software Engineering Center’s Federated Net-Centric Sites team at Fort Lee proudly gathers for a group photo after receiving a perfect score from the Army CIO/G6 during its recent information assurance audit. It is a vital step toward recertification to continue conducting Army Interoperability Certification testing. According to Logistics FaNS Chief William Gay, “The CIO/G6 FaNS Information Assurance audit representative was highly impressed with how well we prepared and scored in information assurance.” Gay noted that according to the audit representatives, SEC Fort Lee was “the best he has seen.” AIC testing ensures business systems have the necessary interoperability and the assurance that the networks will not be compromised. This is critical to ensuring our Joint forces have sufficient capabilities.

Col. Rick Harney, Army Logistics University commandant, Maj. Lillian Berry and Sgt. 1st Class Derik Merritt, also from ALU, present a check replica for $450 to James House Chief Executive Officer Chana Ramsey, James House Business Manager Lori Kalish and James House Director of Relations Kiffy Jonson. ALU conducted a service support project to collect items to assist the nonprofit organization that provides cost-free services for people who have been affected by sexual or domestic violence. Voluntary donations totaled more than 3,000 pounds of clothing and dry goods, as well as monetary contributions of $450. The Community Connect program helps military and community partners connect, enhancing understanding of the military and further developing the strong and positive foundation that exists.



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The combination of a gentle breeze blowing on a sunny afternoon, 36 butterflies fluttering into the air and support from the military community brought moments of peace and even joy to the surviving family members who attended Fort Lee’s first Survivor Outreach Service May 22. Gathered in the Survivors Memory Garden – a new site adjacent to the Army Community Service facility on Mahone Avenue – the participants included 44 family members and their relatives, as well as various installation leaders and other supporters from Team-Lee. During the ceremony, the honorees gathered in a circle around the pictures and names of their 20 fallen

loved ones. Those honored and remembered were stationed at Fort Lee or live in the SOS program’s area of responsibility. One highlight of the ceremony was the butterfly release that brought smiles and laughter among the family members as they opened their small packets and then watched in delight as the butterflies – some slowly and others quickly – fluttered away into the trees and flowers surrounding their new home. In explaining the meaning of the butterflies to the survivors before the release, Angela Bellamy, ACS Survivor Outreach Services coordinator, said, “This is a special time to remember and honor our fallen. Butterflies are a symbol of life and freedom. Butterflies are native. They will fly and ensure the continuation of their species,

Prior to the ceremony for the fallen, Survivor Lawrence G. Sprader Sr., reflects on the loss of his son, Lawrence G. Sprader Jr., 24. His son died in June 2007.

keeping memories alive.” She then read a poem, which concluded, “Now fly away butterfly as high as you can go. I’m right there with you more than you know.” “That little butterfly made my day,” said Connie Piper, a surviving spouse, while wiping tears from her face. Her husband, Sgt. Christopher Piper, was killed in 2005 while serving in Afghanistan. “Today was a bad day for me until I saw my butterfly. He made my day. Right now, I’m just enjoying this memory – oh, that beautiful little butterfly.” She explained her brother’s birthday also falls on the day she lost her husband. “When June 16 starts coming around, I am starting to feel some dread. It’s starting to build up in me already. I try not to get emotional, and I think about other things. Like that butterfly,” she said

Bonnie Walker, whose son Sgt. 1st Class Larry Walker was killed during his fourth tour in Iraq in 2008, poses at the entrance of the memory garden following the remembrance service.

The Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month observance at the Lee Theater May 23 featured a wide variety of dance demonstrations, displays and free food samples for everyone in attendance. About 200 community members attended the event. The entertainment included Chinese folk dancers, pictured right, who performed a ceremonial ribbon dance that is estimated to be more than 1,000 years old. The group members are Jiang Qian, Xiuyin Liang, Jinfeng Han and Xianghong Li. Later in the show, audience members were invited onto the stage. Pictured far right is the command team of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, CASCOM – Capt. Tessa Jones and 1st Sgt. Isaac Harris – joining Staff Sgt. Albert Victor and Liana Hunkin-Claytor as they demonstrate the basic dance moves of Pacific Islanders during the observance.

Photos by Ray Kozakewicz

Connie Piper, a surviving spouse, smiles as her butterfly flutters skyward during Fort Lee’s first Survivor Outreach Memorial Service May 22 at the Survivors Memory Garden adjacent to Army Community Service on Mahone Avenue. Robert Fitzgerald, a survivor who lost his son, looks at his butterfly in a small packet, waiting for it to fly away too. During the service, 44 family members honored the memories of their fallen service members.

with a smile. “Mine went north and flew that way (pointing to the sky),” said Robert Fitzgerald with a laugh. His son, lst Lt. Almar Fitzgerald, 22, lost his life on Feb. 22, 2006, in Afghanistan. “There it is circling, maybe looking at me,” as he laughed again. “I kind of look at it that my son is not dead – his organs were donated to a 7-month old baby and a 97year old man. He’s still overseas for me.” While talking about his son, Sgt. Lawrence G. Sprader Jr., survivor Lawrence G. Sprader Sr., said, “My wife (Lee) was crying when I got up today. It’s hard for me because we lost him so close to Father’s Day. We were hoping on bringing him home. God had other plans. He loaned him to us for 24 years.” Speaking about the memory garden, Sprader said, “This really helps us. We can come here and reflect at anytime. It gives us time to free our minds and remember all

the good years he gave us. But he’s missed.” “Today, we are here to honor and remember those who have lost their lives while serving on active duty,” said Col. Rodney Edge, Fort Lee garrison commander, during his welcoming remarks. “Memorial Day is a time set aside to always remember and never forget those who have bravely served our country and paid the price for the cost of our freedom. The 36 butterflies released honor and remember the fallen service members and their loved ones who are part of our Fort Lee community.” In his invocation, Chaplain (Col.) Chester Egert, said, “We dedicate this garden to their memories. We are here to remember their sacrifices and to remember the sacrifices of their families. I pray we will always remember their sacrifices.” Stephanie Parker, ACS director, who became a survivor herself when her father, Air Force Tech Sgt. Booker

T. Bethea, died during her childhood years, said she has bonded with many survivors over the past year and a half. “We have shared tears and some joys. I want to thank them for trusting us to help them through these stages of life. It’s always comforting to have a friend. Here, you have a friend,” Bellamy gave a special thanks to First Command for the donation of the butterflies, and to BB&T for refreshing the memory garden and providing lunch for the surviving families at the Regimental Club following the ceremony. After the events, family members bonded with other survivors. The conversations began with questions about their butterflies. The solemn day brought some reflection to all assembled. The memory garden opened in March 2012. It features benches, two solarpowered fountains, trees and flowers in the park-like setting.

Photos by Patrick Buffett

Show spotlights diverse Asian, Pacific culture Danielle Halafihi demonstrates a Cook Island dance during the May 23 Asian - Pacific American Heritage Month observance at the Post Theater. In addition to Soldiers, family members and friends of Fort Lee, the cast of performers included advanced individual training students who donated about three weeks of their limited after-duty time to rehearsals and other preparations for the show. The narrator for the dance demonstrations was retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Hope Bean.

(ABOVE) Danielle Halafihi and Capt. Faith Tuia demonstrate a Hawaiian hula during the May 23 Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month observance. About two dozen performers showcased various styles of dance from other island nations like New Zealand and Somoa. (BELOW LEFT) Staff Sgt. Terra Allen from the 392nd Army Band sings “All That Jazz” with accompaniment by Spc. Michael Stoner and other members of the band’s jazz ensemble just prior to the start of the observance. (BELOW RIGHT) Malik Khan, chairman of the Asian-American Society of Virginia, delivers the keynote address during the observance. Khan emphasized the importance of ethnic celebrations that promote knowledge and acceptance of other cultures. He lauded the military services for embracing diversity and making a special effort to honor other nationalities throughout the year.

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(ABOVE) Five musicians from the 392nd Army Band’s Brass Ensemble play a patriotic song during the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Memorial Day ceremony at the Virginia War Memorial Monday. The members are: 1st Sgt. Santos Godineaux, Staff Sgt. Billy Carmack, Spc. Andrew Thomas, Sgt. Jared Miles and Staff Sgt. Andrew Spinazzola. Approximately 2,000 people attended the observance and sang the national anthem while the band played. The ensemble also performed patriotic music before and after the ceremony. (ABOVE LEFT) Sgt. Jared Miles, 392nd Army Band, rings the bell after a name of a fallen Virginia military member is called during the Memorial Day service. The names of 20 Army, Navy and Marine heroes who died in the past year were announced to the large gathering by Col. Terence W. Singleton, commander of the 80th Training Command. The bell was formerly on the USS Virginia, a strike cruiser that was commissioned in 1976 and decommissioned in 1994. The bell was first displayed at the capitol and moved to the War Memorial in 2010 for more visibility. (LEFT) Six U.S. Army Ordnance Soldiers from Fort Lee place chairs in the grassy amphitheater about two hours before the ceremony. This group, along with five other Ordnance Soldiers, also unloaded ice and dispensed bottles of cold water throughout the event to ensure that the gatherers, many senior citizens, did not become dehydrated during the hot morning.

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top enlisted Soldiers emphasizes ‘giving back’ Continued from page 4 leaders, peers and subordinates. “I stand on broad shoulders of men and women who paved the way for a young country boy from Tarboro, N.C.,” he said during his remarks. “I’ve been taught throughout this journey that the best legacy that one has to offer is to give back

to those for whom you are responsible and who you provide for.” But Bell, who struggled to keep his bearing in mentioning Penn during his speech, said it was he who taught him the value of personal relationships and his role in keeping them viable and productive. “He’s a person who really invested in me as a young

Soldier,” he said after the ceremony. “He really taught me how to be successful and taught me the priorities of being a man. It was a privilege to pay an honor to him. I am here today because of the investment CSM Penn made in me – absolutely.” Gray, who was a first sergeant in the 23rd Brigade when he met Bell years ago, seemed

familiar with his work and resigned to high expectations. “He knows what right looks like,” he said during his remarks. “He’s been here. I know he’s going to do great things for the team. I have full confidence in him.” Kominiak said she met Bell some time ago, and because he had such a close relationship with Penn, the brigade hasn’t missed a beat during the transition. “Since we’ve known each other,” she said, “we’ve been

able to skip the ‘getting to know you phase’ to get right in to the ‘getting after business phase’ of leading this brigade together, and together we’ve already scored some wins.” Prior to his current assignment, Bell was the top enlisted Soldier for the 82nd Sustainment Brigade at Fort Bragg, N.C. Other past assignment locations include 532nd Military Intelligence Battalion, Yongsan, South Korea; and 249th Engineer Battalion, Karlsrule, West Germany. | May 30, 2013 | Traveller | 15


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Five Soldiers from Charlie Company, 262nd Quartermaster Battalion, pose for a photo after claiming one of the top spots in their age category during the May 18 Armed Forces Day Run at Williams Stadium. The individuals pictured and their standings are as follows: Pvt. Stephanie Affonso, 2nd place, 15-19 female age group; Pvt. Ross Miller, 1st place, 20-24 male age group; Pvt. Harrison Ladd, 4th place, 8-mile 20-24 age group; Pfc. Jake Spears, 1st place, 15-19 male age group; and Pvt. Sean Gilchrist, 3rd place, 15-19 male age group.

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(TOP) Seven Soldiers pitch in to help prepare enchilada entrees during hands-on training May 23 at the Field Operations Training Branch of the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence, Quartermaster School. The Soldiers undergo 40 hours of instruction, learning how to setup mobile cooking facilities and preparing meals in them. They also learn about sanitation practices. (ABOVE) Pfc. Andres Sanchez emerges from the Containerized Kitchen with a lunchtime meal in hand. The CK and its crew of eight can feed hundreds of people during a single dining session. (RIGHT) A sweaty Pfc. Ayron Bennett checks on a pot of boiling water that will be used to heat the enchiladas. Instructors said temperatures can reach 100 degrees in the cooking facilities.


f you’ve attended the annual Military Culinary Arts Training Event here, you probably walked away with some understanding of what food service is like in a garrison. The same operations in a field or deployment environment is markedly different. Future food service personnel learn how different it is during 40 hours of training at the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence’s Field Operations Training Branch. There, they learn to prepare meals in cramped mobile trailers and consider factors such as weather, the number of mouths to feed and mission of the supported unit. In the end, said Sgt. Dorian Herring, an instructor, field feeding is a “morale booster that gives troops something to look forward to” after a hard day’s work. – Staff Reports

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(TOP, RIGHT) Pfc. Devita Bone uses a thermometer to measure the temperature of the enchiladas her team cooked up for the lunchtime meal. Bone and the other food service Soldiers prepare roughly eight meals for their peers during 40 hours of instruction at the Field Operations Training Branch. (ABOVE) Food service Soldiers file into a Containerized Kitchen for the lunchtime meal.

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EVENTS KAHC No Tobacco Day | May 31 Kenner Army Health Clinic will celebrate World No Tobacco Day, May 31, 9 a.m. - noon, in the pharmacy waiting area. The event will focus on healthy families and healthy living with exhibits and gifts. For details, call (804) 734-9304.

555th PIA Meeting | June 5 The Jessie J. Mayes Tri-Cities Chapter of the 555th Parachute Infantry Association, Inc., will conduct its monthly meeting, June 5, 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 attending. For details, call (804) 861-0945.


AFGE Meeting | June 12 The American Federation of Government Employees, Local Union 1178, meets the second Wednesday of every month in building 10000-D, C Avenue. The next meeting is set for June 12, 5:15 p.m. All Fort Lee bargaining unit employees are invited to attend. For information, call (804) 765-0744.

Technology Expo | June 13 A technology expo will be held June 13, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Regimental Club. All military, DOD Civilians and contractors are invited to attend for free. More than 20 exhibitors are scheduled to demonstrate the latest in voice and data networks, AV equipment, ruggedized computers, cloud computing, mobile communications, tablets and much more. Refreshments will be served and giveaways offered. To pre-register, visit

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Swimming Lessons | June 17-27 Three swimming class sessions will be offered by Fort Lee Family and MWR at the Battle Drive Pool this summer. The first session is June 17 - 27, with others July 8 - 18 and July 29 - Aug. 8. Participants should be at least 5 years of age. The cost is $45 for military and $50 for DOD Civilians. Visit for the schedule. For registration and details, call (804) 765-3852.

CIF Closure | July 29 – Aug. 2 The Central Issue Facility, located in buildings 1603 and 6241, will be closed to conduct a 100 percent inventory of all OCIE items, July 29 - Aug. 2. Emergencies will be handled on a case-by-

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Theater Company Summer Camp | July 29 - Aug. 2 The Theater Company at Fort Lee has scheduled a Summer Theater Workshop for Young Artists, July 29 - Aug. 2, at the Lee Playhouse. Open to rising 3rd graders and other ages up to high school seniors, the cost is $200 per child, with discounts for families with more than one participant. Workshops will be held from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Snacks will be provided. For details and an application, visit or call (804) 734.6629.

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Calendar, continued Job Fair | July 30 A job fair is set for July 30, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Regimental Club. Sponsored by the Army Career and Alumni Program, more than 40 service, merchandising and manufacturing employers plan to participate. The event is for military members and veterans only with proper government ID. Pre-registration is required by calling (804) 734-6612 or via email to acap.

ACS Family Team Building | Ongoing Army Community Service offers ongoing classes in its Army Family Team Building curriculum. All classes are held 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at ACS, building 9023. Child care is available. The next sessions are “Army Basics,” Level 1, on June 4; “Management Skills,” Level 2, on July 23-24; and “Leadership

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Employment Readiness | Ongoing Five employment readiness classes are available at ACS this year. The classes, with the next two dates, are as follows: “Interviewing Skills and Dressing for Success,” June 5 and July 10; “Job Search Strategies and Application Assistance,” June 6 and July 9; “Small Business Workshop,” Sept. 4 and 11; “Spouses Overseas Employment Orientation,”June 4 and July 9; and “Resume Writing,” June 17 and July 15. Times for the classes vary. For details and registration, call (804) 734-6388.

Relocation Readiness | Ongoing Four Relocation Readiness classes are offered by ACS at Fort Lee. The next “Overseas Briefings” are set for June 19 and July 17, 9 a.m. - noon, at the Soldier Support Center. The other classes are 10 a.m. - noon



at the ACS building. “Hearts Apart” will meet June 7 and July 7. “Immigration and Citizenship” will meet June 4 and July 2. “ESponsorship and Application Training” will meet July 23 and Aug. 27. ACS also holds a newcomers’ briefing every Monday at 2 p.m. at the Soldier Support Center. Spouses are welcome. For details or registration, call (804) 734-6388.

Resilience Training | Ongoing Army Community Service has slated Master Resilience Training sessions to help family members take a productive approach to the challenges of the military lifestyle. Reservations are required for the sessions at Liberty Chapel. Each class is 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Modules and their dates are as follows: Module 1 – June 12 and Aug. 6; Module 2 – June 26 and Nov. 11; Module 3 – July 17 and Nov. 21; and Module 4 – July 30. For details, call (804) 734-6445 or 734-7979.


SPORTS & FITNESS Bowling | Ongoing Family and MWR is offering three bowling options for military and community members at the Fort Lee Bowling Center, building 9040, Battle Drive. Organizational team building bowling is available, Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. 3 p.m. The cost is $5 per lane for hourly games – up to eight people per lane – and $1 for shoes for teams of 12 people or more. Reservations are required and subject to lane availability. Rainy day bowling is available any day of the week, May 30 - Aug. 30. The parents’ game and shoes are free when bowling with a paid child’s game each day that it rains. Bowling is subject to lane availability. A Happier Hour League will be offered, June 13 - Aug. 8 (July 4 off). The cost is $10 per night league, limited to 20 teams. A cash prize will be awarded to the top team after a 20-team sign-up. For details on all the bowling options, call (804) 734-6860.

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Calendar, continued Jack Franklin Memorial | June 22 The Cardinal Golf Club will host the 12th Annual Jack Franklin Memorial Golf Tournament, June 22, 7:30 a.m. This event is open to all players. The format is a four-person scramble with a shotgun start. The entry fee is $35 for members, $50 for non-members, and includes golf, cart, lunch, beverages and prizes. Sign up by June 19. For details, call (804) 734-2899.

Horseback Riding | Ongoing Horseback riding sessions are offered twice a month by Family and MWR Outdoor Recreation. Riding locations are in Dinwiddie County and Battlefield Park. The cost varies per session – from $20$50 per rider. The next three sessions are June 1 and 15, and July 6. Expert rides are available by appointment only. All sessions are weather permitting and begin at 1 p.m. For details, call (804) 765-2212.

Fort Lee Paintball | Ongoing Family and MWR Outdoor Recreation offers paintball, a fun outdoor team activity. Rental packages are $25 for groups of six to nine. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. The rental fee includes a marker (gun), hopper, a CO2 tank and fill-ups, a mask, loader case and 500 paintballs. Players must be 12 or older and a liability waiver must be signed prior to participation. Personal markers are welcome but

will be calibrated to field rules. It is open Monday-Friday by appointment only. For weekends, call for availability. For details, call (804) 765-2212 or 7652210.


Flagstop Car Wash in Hopewell will hold a fundraiser for the Hopewell Aglow Community Lighthouse and give away free exterior washes, June 1, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., at its Chester facility, West Hundred Road. All donations will be accepted. There will be food and drinks available for purchase. For details, call (804) 898-5684.

33rd Annual Twi-Light 3.5 miler | June 8 The Tri-Cities Road Runners Club will hold its 33rd Annual Twi-Light Delightfully Different 3.5 Miler, June 8, at Richard Bland College, 11301 Johnson Road, Petersburg. This race features a kid’s events, a race on gently rolling hills around Richard Bland, and an after-race feast of pizza, watermelon and beverages for all ages. To register, visit www. For details, call (804) 898-0612.

Flag Day Concert | June 14 In conjunction with Friday for the Arts!, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will sponsor a free Flag Day concert by can-

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dlelight, June 14, 6:30 p.m., at 110 North Union St., Petersburg. The performance will include classical and popular music by American composers. The evening will feature Jack Preston Price on the trumpet, Joshua Wortham on the piano and Charles Lindsey, Jr., on the organ and piano. For details, call (804) 733-3415.

Motorcycle Ride | June 15 The American Legion Riders, Two Rivers Chapter 146 in Hopewell, is sponsoring a June 15 motorcycle ride It will benefit the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program and begins at the American Legion facility at 297 East Poythress, St. and ends at the McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the first bike will leave at 11 a.m. The first 250 bikes registered will receive free ride pins. The cost is $15 per rider in advance and $20 on ride day. Passengers are $5. To pre-register, visit www.post146. com.

Sunshine 5k Run/Walk | June 22 The Colonial Heights Sunshine 5kRun/Walk and Kids Run will be held June 22 at White Bank Park, 400 White Bank Road. The adult race starts at 8:45 a.m., and the 1-mile youth event begins at 8 a.m. Early registration ends June 7. The cost is $15 for the adult race and $5 for the younger event. After June 7, the cost is $25 and $10. Parents must accompany runners younger than 4 years of age.

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All proceeds are earmarked for purchase of new playground equipment at Flora M Hill Park. To register and for details, visit www. or call (804) 5209390.

Family Outdoor Experience | June 2830 A family outdoor experience is planned for June 28-30 at the Holiday Lake 4-H Center in the middle of the Appomattox/ Buckingham State Forest. The weekend will include archery, canoeing, high ropes challenge/climbing, hiking, kayaking, map and compass, riflery and more. The cost is $130 per person for the first two participants 13 years or older; each additional participant is $105 per person 13 years and older. For details, visit www:holidaylake4h. com/familyoutdoor.php or call (434) 2485444.

Knit, Crochet Group | Thursdays The Southside from the Heart Knit and Crochet Group meets at Appomattox Regional Library branches each week. The group offers free knitting and crocheting lessons and has donated more than 800 items to local charities. It meets in the Hopewell Main Library on the first and third Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. and on the second and fourth Thursdays, 10 a.m. - noon. It also meets at the Dinwiddie branch on the second and fourth Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m. For details, call (804) 458-6329 or visit

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