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TOP-NOTCH PERFORMANCE Annual Soldier Show teaches military members, families about resiliency

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EDITOR | BUILD ON PROJECT A SUCCESS

Teacher thanks Lee community for support of PGHS fundraiser members – Daly, Will Bonnell, Tyneshia Griffin and Madison Kirkland – will be traveling to Senegal later this month to help with the construction of the schoolhouse. What is BuildOn? It’s a nonprofit organization that seeks to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations abroad and at home. This is accomplished through fundraising, community service and education. With approval by our school board in October, PGHS started the first BuildOn chapter in Virginia. We hold the distinction also of being one of

To the Fort Lee community, On behalf of Bon Secours Healthcare System Virginia, we continue to appreciate having the ability to be a joint supporter of the national and state efforts to provide Healthcare and/ or employment assistance to retirees,veterans and their families. We understand our role lies mainly in the Virginia Values Veterans program. Fortunately, we have been afforded the op-

portunity by the City of Petersburg to connect with the local effort at the Petersburg Freedom Support Center to support the needs of our nation’s veterans, retirees and their family members. On May 12, a local off-post newspaper article announced to the community the great news of this partnership and additional health care resources to this community. Unfortunately, some things were

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

added to the story that has caused some unnecessary confusion. We would like to clarify for the local citizens, leaders and military community that we at Bon Secours will honor the courage and sacrifice of all who protect and have protected our freedom with the building of a Primary Care Center in the Freedom Support Center. Bon Secours Healthcare services will soon play a large role in the new Freedom Support Center for veterans, retirees and their family members. Kenner Army Health Clinic maintains the primary mission of being the health care provider of choice and the Department of Defense’s

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.

– Cynthia Hasley Social Studies Teacher Prince George High School

premier integrated system for health at Fort Lee for active duty service members and their families. We remain part of the local health care network that can be used by military members with coordination of care and prior approval by Kenner AHC. We hope this clarifies any misunderstandings. Please feel free to contact William Barrett, the vice president of Military Affairs at Bon Secours Healthcare System by email at William_Barrett@bshsi.org. – Retired Col. William Barrett Jr., Bon Secours Healthcare System, VP Military Affairs

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the few high school chapters among others that are typically formed at the college level. Our primary goal this year was to fund an entire school (building and materials) for Senegal, a place where most of the population is illiterate and educational opportunities are nonexistent. I took on the responsibility of faculty sponsor for BuildOn because I recognized the spirit of unselfishness among our high school class and their concern for people and issues other than themselves. Over the past seven months I have been so impressed with the young men and women

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the dedicated mother of Nicole Daly, our chapter president, (both Fort Lee family members) and Levi Owens who was a guiding force while we organized events that we had never done before. In addition to the 5K, our fundraising efforts included a hat sale, collecting and recycling used electronics, jeans days at various schools, a Chick-Fil-A night, and our members simply asking businesses and individuals for contributions. Everyone worked hard, and we did it together. As a result of these efforts, four of our

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I have a message to share with the Fort Lee community … “Whoohoo, we did it!” Our BuildOn chapter at Prince George High School achieved its goal of raising more than $21,000 in order to build a school in Senegal, Africa. That’s an accomplishment for which many supporters in our local community deserve credit, including the Soldiers and staff at Fort Lee who went above and beyond to make our (April 13) Run On for BuildOn 5k successful. Others who deserve special notes of thanks are Cathy Daly,

who took part in our mission this year. They have blossomed into articulate, confident, dedicated, giving, young adults. I anticipate the continuation of BuildOn next school year, and we’ve laid the groundwork for a new program called ZAP – Zeroes Aren’t Permitted – that will be focused on students who are having difficulties with homework or just need a structured place to study and broaden their academic skills. It will be an after-school program. We promise to continue working hard for education everywhere. I hope to have another group of dedicated, unselfish, giving students next year. Thanks again,

Amy Perry

The 23rd Quartermaster Brigade color guard salute the American flag during the national anthem at the QM Corps change of command ceremony Monday at the 262nd QM Battalion Parade Field.


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Kirklin takes charge of Corps, named 53th QM General Amy Perry Production/News Assistant Editor

After serving as the top quartermaster for 22 months, Brig. Gen. John “Skip” E. O’Neil IV passed the Quartermaster School guidon and regimental colors to Col. Ronald Kirklin during a change of command ceremony Monday at the 262nd QM Battalion Parade Field. Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, commanding general, CASCOM and Fort Lee, officiated the ceremony that welcomed the 53th QM General and the newest commandant of the QM School. O’Neil has been outstanding over the course of the last two years, said Wyche. “My message is very simple today; it is to convey – on behalf of Team Lee – our sincere appreciation to Brig. Gen. O’Neil and his wife Michelle for a job well done,” he said. “When you see and deal with Brig. Gen. O’Neil, you are dealing with a Soldier of profound intellect and vision. He is a proven leader with a quiet confidence, and he has led the Quartermaster team with a passion, dedication and commitment that is unmatched. “Let there be no doubt in your mind that Skip O’Neil is an impact player and a winner who has changed the game on how we train and support our warriors,” Wyche continued. The commanding general’s mantra of Fort Lee being the Army Sustainment think tank was a common thread throughout the morning’s speeches, and he said O’Neil represented the epitome of his vision for CASCOM. “When I think of the CASCOM vision, we will always think of Skip O’Neil,” said Wyche. “He has been that brilliant and exceptional thinker. He has played a critical role in the transformation of CASCOM

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Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, CASCOM and Fort Lee commanding general, hands the Quartermaster School guidon to Col. Ronald Kirklin during a change of command ceremony for the Quartermaster Corps and School Monday on the 262nd QM Battalion Parade Field. The regimental colors were also passed at the ceremony. Kirklin replaced Brig. Gen. John E. O’Neil IV.

and the Quartermaster School to be recognized as that premiere learning institution while he always delivered Army and jointlevel solutions. “Thank you for a job well done,” he continued. “You are truly a war-fighter logistician. Your accomplishments and legacy as 52nd Quartermaster General will be echoed for a long time.” O’Neil thanked his family, fellow Soldiers and civilians, who were instrumental to his success as the QM School commandant and QM General. “General Wyche, thank you

for the opportunity to command under your expert, caring and thoughtful leadership,” he said. “It’s been the experience of a lifetime, and I only wish we had more time. “Fort Lee is indeed the best place to serve in the Army because of its people, and I thank you for who you are and what you do each and every day,” O’Neil said. Turning his attention to his replacement, he said that while they hadn’t served together, he knew the corps would flourish under his command. “What I do know for certain is

that your sterling reputation with character, competence and commitment is shared universally by everyone who knows you,” O’Neil said. “The corps is in great hands.” O’Neil’s next assignment is as the director of Logistics, Engineering, Security Cooperation, J-4, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp Smith, Hawaii. Wyche welcomed Kirklin to his new post and said he knew the incoming commander would do an outstanding job. “His credentials speak for themselves,” said Wyche, who has known Kirklin for more than

20 years. “I assure you that the Quartermaster Corps and School are in great hands. Colonel Kirklin is a focused leader and a war-fighter logistician who will get the job done. The Army could not have picked a better team than Ron and Phyllis, and we are truly excited to have you all on board.” Kirklin thanked Wyche and O’Neil for the warm welcome and said it was great to be back at Fort Lee. He previously served as the course director for the Combined Captains Career Course, Army Logistics Management College from 2002-2004. “I’m truly honored and humbled to be standing before you today,” he said. “I also embrace the responsibilities and opportunities that lie ahead, and I look forward to meeting and working with all of you in the future.” Showing his appreciation for the more than 20 years of mentorship, Kirklin thanked Wyche for his support. “General Wyche, thank you for your mentorship to me over the years and having the constant confidence in my abilities as a leader,” he said. “I’m excited about being part of the Army sustainment think tank and premiere learning institution, and I look forward to delivering gamechanging professionals and solutions.” To his new co-workers, fellow Soldiers and civilians of the QM Corps, Kirklin said he was ready to get to work. “I’m looking forward to working with you in the coming days and together we will carry on the legacy of the second oldest branch in our Army,” he said. “You have my complete trust and confidence, and I have no doubt that our corps will continue to flourish with dedicated, committed professionals like you serving our nation. “There is no other place I would rather be than right here, right now, serving as a team member among the best leaders, Soldiers and community the Army has to offer,” he concluded.


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CHPC Survey The senior commander’s Community Health Promotion Council has launched the inaugural Community Strengths and Themes Assessment Survey to capture community member’s feelings on quality of life, health, safety and satisfaction within the Fort Lee environment. Input is needed by July 20 from active duty, DOD Civilians, contractors, retirees and family members. The top identified issues will be reviewed by the CHPC and established as priorities to be addressed. To complete the survey, visit https://usaphcapps.amedd.army.mil/Survey/ se.ashx?s=251137456E6E1E69. Printed copies also are available at various locations on the post. Contributed Photo

Air Force Lt. Gen. Wendy Masiello, incoming Defense Contract Management Agency director, accepts the agency’s flag from Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall during a change of leadership ceremony Friday at the Lee Club.

Lt. Gen. Masiello takes command of DCMA Air Force Lt. Gen. Wendy Masiello assumed command of the Defense Contract Management Agency from Acting Director James Russell during a change of leadership ceremony Friday at the Lee Club. As head of DCMA, Masiello leads 11,900 civilians and military personnel who execute worldwide contract management responsibilities, covering more than 20,000 contractors and over $217 billion in unliquidated obligations. Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall presided over the event. He spoke about past successes and welcomed Masiello to her latest leadership position in a distinguished 34-year career. “Wendy had pioneered the area of service contract management for the Air Force, and her leadership there brought her to our attention,” said Kendall, speaking about when he first became acquainted with Masiello when she was a brigadier general. “She is an open-minded, clear thinker who goes beyond just doing well with the things that have already come down and finds new ways to do business – something that is incredibly important to DCMA as we move forward.” After Kendall spoke, Russell performed his last actions as acting director by thanking the commanding general of the Combined Arms Support Command, Maj. Gen. Larry Wyche, Fort Lee leadership

and representatives from the community. “Fort Lee is truly now DCMA’s hometown,” said Russell. “We are very happy to be here, and we couldn’t be prouder to partner with you all.” Kendall then led the passing of the agency’s flag, as Russell, who will be resuming his role as deputy director, officially relinquished leadership responsibility to Masiello. After assuming command, she too thanked the greater Fort Lee community and leadership for its agency support and welcome. As her remarks drew to a close, she focused on her respect for the DCMA workforce and her excitement to be joining the agency. “For the men and women of the Defense Contract Management Agency, I’ve had the privilege of getting to lead some of you and work one-on-one with the commanders coming in from around the world,” said Masiello. “It has been an eye-opening experience to see the talent, to listen to what is going on around our agency, and to know how responsible and passionate you all are about protecting our taxpayers’ dollars. I am so proud to represent you to the outside community, but more importantly to be your partner – and I commit to you that my job here is to serve all of you.” – Defense Contract Management Agency Public Affairs

Tickets for Golf Tournament Free tickets are available to military members for the Quicken Loans National Golf Tournament, June 25-29, at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. The tickets are available at the Fort Lee Leisure Travel Services Office in the Regimental Club. All active duty military, Reservists, National Guard, retired military, DOD Civilians and family members are eligible. There is a limit of four tickets per person on a firstcome, first-served basis. The Tiger Woods Foundation, in cooperation with the OSD/ JS Welfare and Recreation Association, is sponsoring the giveaway. For details, call (804) 765-3789.

262nd QM Battalion Masquerade Ball Tickets are available for the 262nd Quartermaster Battalion’s Masquerade Ball set for Aug. 15, 6 p.m. - midnight, at the Lee Club, 1611 B Ave. The event is for all 23rd Brigade commissioned and noncommissioned officers. Tickets are $35 per person, and there will be a cash bar. Daycare is available upon request. For registration and details, call (804) 734-7055 or email kate.b.garth.mil@mail.mil.

Exchange Smart Car Giveaway Military shoppers can win a smart car from the Army and Air Force Exchange during the Welch’s/Sour Jacks contest. Two cars valued at $15,000 each will be awarded through July 31. The drawing will take place on or about Aug. 29 Authorized shoppers, over 18 years old, can enter the giveaway by visiting the Exchange and completing an entry form. No purchase is necessary. For details, visit https://www.flickr.com/photos/aafespa/14347262134/sizes/l/.

Job Fair A military veterans job fair is set for July 9, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Regimental Club. It is open to all military ID card holders and their families For details, call (804) 765-7657.

Liquid Logistics Reunion The U.S. Army Quartermaster School Petroleum and Water Department will host its 2014 Liquid Logistics Reunion, Sept. 12-13, at the PWD. The event is open to all current and former members of the petroleum and water purification career management fields. For registration and details, call (804) 734-2820.

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Free Soldier Show performance focuses on strength, resiliency From a poem scratched on the back of an envelope by a prisoner during the War of 1812 to current-day troops smart-phoning home from the Middle East, the 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show tells the enduring story of how military members and their families “Stand Strong.” The 80-minute production features music, dancing, special lighting effects and a cast of talented Soldiers, both active duty and reserve, from every corner of the nation and several military bases overseas. A Soldier Show performance is set for June 25, 7:30 p.m., at Williams Stadium. It’s free and open to the public. “What I like about this year’s show is that it tells the Army story by showcasing those things that instill strength and character in our Soldiers and their families, inspiring them to exemplify Army values and take care of themselves and each other,” said Lt. Gen. David Halverson, com-

mander of the Installation Management Command, the headquarters element for Army Entertainment and the Soldier Show. The 2014 production weaves physical readiness training, the Sexual Harassment/ Assault Response and Prevention program, sponsorship, ceremonial drill, and even the loss of a Soldier and suicide prevention into the script. “The entire show, artistically, is reinforcing Army messaging,” said artistic director Victor Hurtado. “Social media and (mass) media are not the only ways to deliver those messages – you also need that human factor.” Building emotion with creative scripting and powerful vocal performances – crafted by Music Director Joey Bebe, Choral Master Vicki Golding and Sound Designer Blair Ferrier – the show explores SEE SOLDIER SHOW, PAGE 10

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Military cast members from the 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show sing a medley of tunes during the opening performances of the “Stand Strong Tour” at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, in April. The show is coming to Williams Stadium, Fort Lee, on June 25 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.


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Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Haskell, 217th Military Police Detachment Operations sergeant, carries the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Flame of Hopeâ&#x20AC;? during the state-wide law enforcement Special Olympics run that passed through Fort Lee Friday morning. More than a dozen Soldiers, Department of the Army Civilian Police Officers, members of Fire and Emergency Services and other community members participated. Approximately 2,000 law enforcement personnel from across Virginia team up annually to carry the torch 1,900 miles in eight days to raise awareness of Special Olympics and donations for the program. This is the fifth year that Fort Lee Law Enforcement has hosted the Torch Run, and they raised $800 for the Virginia Special Olympics. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Through this event, we build great relationships and it all benefits a wonderful cause â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Special Olympics,â&#x20AC;? said Maj. David Martin, Fort Lee Provost Marshal.

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Wyche welcomed the group following their arrival in the multi-purpose room and gave a short orientation to Fort Lee. After a short business meeting, Bill Moore, deputy to the commanding general, CASCOM, and a consortium member, delivered a CASCOM command briefing, and John E. Hall, ALU president, gave an overview of the university. The LRT members next were taken on a short bus tour of Fort Lee en route to the Virtual Welding and Manufacturing Facility on the Ordnance Campus. “We had many options to

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2014 QM Hall of Fame Inductees: Retired Maj. Gen. Frank F. Henderson Retired Maj. Gen. Kenneth A. Jolemore Retired Maj. Gen. Larry J. Lust Retired Maj. Gen. John C. McWhorter Jr. Retired Maj. Gen. Felix A. Santoni Retired Brig. Gen. Leo A. Brooks Retired Brig. Gen. William Fedorochko Jr. Retired Brig. Gen. Robert J. Jellison Retired Brig. Gen. Paul E. Smith Retired Brig. Gen. Ernest A. Vuley Jr. Donna L Shands, retired SES civilian Retired Col. Thomas A. Banner Retired Col. William M. Causey Retired Col. Foster F. Fountain Jr. Retired Col. Oscar J. Harrison Retired Col. Harvey R. Hood Retired Col. Eugene L. Manner Retired Col. Lewis Peterka Retired Col. Karl C. Rush Retired Col. Samuel B. Spicely Chief Warrant Officer 5 John J. Lowes, deceased Retired Chief Warrant Officer 5 Peter Motrynczuk Retired Chief Warrant Officer 5 Karen L. Ortiz Retired Chief Warrant Officer 5 Paul L. Simmons Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 David P. Blacka Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Paul Haynes Jr. Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Cynthia A. Pritchett Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Lawrence M. Tucker, deceased Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Troy J. Welch Nancy B. Bain, retired James F. Barros, deceased Albert O. Pettis, retired

(ABOVE) Brig. Gen. John E. O’Neil IV, then Quartermaster General, right, along with Command Sgt. Maj. Spencer Gray, regimental CSM for the QM Corps, left, and Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Kelly, 23rd QM Brigade CSM, conduct an inspection of troops during the 2014 QM Regimental Review, Hall of Fame and Distinguished Unit of the Regiment Induction Ceremony here Friday. About 200 guests – many of them senior leaders from CASCOM and Fort Lee – attended the mid-morning event that featured the usual assortment of marching units, a color guard and ceremonial music by the 392nd Army Band. (BELOW) The 2014 QM Hall of Fame inductees watch military units “pass in review” during the ceremony. They include three World War II veterans; a former Army officer (retired Col. Louis “Pete” Peterka) who was credited with one of the first High Altitude, Low Opening parachute jumps; and 16 individuals who served in Vietnam. The honorees are wearing their hall of fame medallions that were presented by O’Neil, front left, and Gray at the ceremony. The Quartermaster Corps will celebrate its 239th birthday Monday. Additional information about its history is available at www.facebook.com/QuartermasterMuseum.

Three World War II veteerans; a former Army officer who was crediited with one of the first High Altitude, Low Opening parachute jumps; and 16 individuuals who served in Vietnam were among those honored at a Quartermaster Regimental Review, Hall of Fame and Distinguisheed Unit of the Regiment Induction Ceremoony here Friday at the 262nd QM Battalion parade p field. About 200 guests – manyy of them senior leaders from CASCOM andd Fort Lee – attended the mid-morning eveent that featured the usual assortment of maarching units, a color guard and ceremoniall music by the 392nd Army Band. Soldierss from the 59th Ordnance brigade also proviided an artillery salute. “The regimental review is a particularly noteworthy ceremony for a number of reasons,” said Brig. Gen. Johnn E. O’Neil IV, then the Quartermaster G General, during welcoming remarks. “You see before you a new generation of Soldieers who volunteered to serve their nation att a time of great consequence. We remain ann Army at war even as we transition to beccome an Army of preparation, ready to resp pond to the next contingency and the next reendezvous with destiny. “These troopers executinng drill and ceremony with exacting militarry precision are expertly led by the backbon ne of our Army, the noncommissioned officcer corps,” he continued. “Collectively, thhis NCO corps forms the fist that is the strriking power of Army Strong. Ladies and gentlemen, g I introduce to you the Americann Soldier who is known the world over as thee ultimate symbol of resolve and commitm ment sent forth into dark, distant and danngerous places with U.S. Army stitched over o their heart and old glory on their right shoulder. They are symbols of freedom and protectors of liberty. They are indeed the strength of our nation.” Giving his troops an oppoortunity to witness their predecessors’ ind duction into the Quartermaster Hall of Famee is also significant, O’Neil said, because itt builds pride in the corps and reminds them m of their proud and storied history. “Perhaps there is a futuree game-changer

standing in formation today that will one day join this distinguished group in the hall of fame,” he noted. O’Neil then turned the audience’s attention to the 32 ceremony honorees. Their contributions extend from World War II to current military operations in Afghanistan, he noted. In recognition of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, he specifically acknowledged the service of retired Colonels Oscar Harrison and Louis P. Peterka, the two World War II veterans in attendance. The third WWII vet is retired Brig. Gen. Paul E. Smith, who was not in attendance. “(As a group,) these hall-of-famers paved the road we currently travel,” O’Neil said. “They provided the game-changing solutions of their time, many of which endure in our Army today. This exceptional group of leaders is forever woven into the fabric of our corps. Collectively, their service to the nation extends more than 615 years, and you can double that if you count the service of their spouses.” The honorees and the family members who represented those who had passed away then filed out onto the parade field for the induction. Each was presented a medallion and certificate recognizing their appointment to the Hall of Fame. A large, white rose was given to each of the spouses. Retired Maj. Gen. Felix A. Santoni, who served as a quartermaster officer for nearly 40 years and is now the senior civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army-Puerto Rico, said it was among the most significant moments in his life. “(Fort Lee) is where I started my Army career as a young ROTC cadet,” he said. “Now I am being honored here as a distinguished member of the corps. It’s really an overwhelming feeling. I am grateful that I have been given this opportunity.” Santoni also gave high marks to the induction ceremony itself. “These Soldiers out here look great … they are excellent representatives of our logistics corps,” he said. “I appreciate what they have done to honor us. This has been a wonderful experience.” This year’s distinguished unit of the regiment is the 101st Sustainment Brigade. None of its members were able to attend the ceremony.

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From enlisted Soldier to Chief of Staff of the Combined Arms Support Command, Col. M.C. Stephen Cherry IV has pretty well been there and done that. After more than 30 years of service to the nation and the Army, Cherry decided it was time to hang up the combat uniform and retire. “I promised my family after 30 years in the Army I owed them a vacation at the beach,” the Mount Olive, N.C., native said. He started his career in 1984 after graduating from East Carolina University. At the time, he was not able to join the Army as an officer even though he had a degree. Intent on serving his country, Cherry enlisted as an infantryman. “I kind of did it backward, I graduated college and then enlisted,” he said. “I already had my degree, so after two years in the infantry, I decided I liked the Army and applied to officer candidate school.” The newly commissioned 2nd Lt. Cherry attended the Infantry Officer Basic Course and Army Airborne School before becoming an Infantry rifle platoon leader with the 5th Infantry Division in Fort Polk, La. After four years he was selected for promotion to captain, at which time he was reclassified as a quartermaster officer. “My last infantry battalion commander joked with me that I would be handing out canteen cups at supply after finding out I would become a quartermaster officer,” said Cherry. “Laurie convinced me, though, that it would be better than I had imagined.” His wife was right, he added. Becoming a logistics officer afforded him opportunities he believes would not have been available in other occupational specialties. “My father was a Naval supply officer, so I guess I was destined to become a logistician,” he said. After completing the Captains’ Career Course, Cherry was selected to participate in the Training with

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Retired Maj. Gen. Scott G. West presents Col. M.C. Stephen Cherry IV an American flag that was flown at the Combined Arms Support Command during his retirement ceremony June 6. Cherry was CASCOM’s Chief of Staff at the time of his retirement.

Industries Program. TWI was developed to provide Soldiers experience in higher level managerial techniques so they would have an understanding of the relationship of their industry as it relates to specific functions of the Army. Soldiers work at participating civilian businesses for one year at a corporate level. He began work at Hertling Industries in Brooklyn, N.Y., learning about textile manufacturing. The experience allowed Cherry to be assigned to the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, as the Cadet Services Division chief. He was in charge of acquiring the materials to make the cadet uniforms, which at the time were produced at the academy. “I think TWI is one of the programs that separate logisticians from the war-fighters,” he said. “You have an opportunity to go out to civilian industries, learn what it is about, and bring that back to the Army.” After leaving West Point, Cherry got to “see the world” with his next duty assignment in EL Gorah, Egypt. He was assigned as the executive officer of the 1st Army Support Battalion, Multinational Force and Observers

where he was able to experience other cultures. It also is one of his favorites. “It was one of my most memorable assignments,” he said. “We provided support for 12 different nations and while I was there I had the opportunity to visit many places you usually only read about.” Over the years, Cherry had many challenging assignments including a stint at the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Pentagon staff, and commanders of the 264th Combat Support Battalion (Airborne) and the now deactivated 49th QM Group during Unified Response, the relief operations in Haiti. The most important thing he is looking forward to in retirement is spending more time with his family he stated. As far as what the future holds for him, that will be the next adventure he embarks upon. “I don’t have a firm grasp on what is next for the Cherry family, but we want to stay connected to the military in some way,” he said. “I feel with my experience and some of the things I’ve done, I would like to continue to make a contribution in some regards.”


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Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, CASCOM and Fort Lee commanding general, awards the Army Achievement Medal to Pvt. Quiten Kratez from Bravo Company, 832nd Ordnance Battalion, during the 59th Ord. Brigade combined advanced individual training graduation in Ball Auditorium on the Ordnance Campus June 3. Kratez earned the title of distinguished honor graduate from the 91G (Fire Control Repairer) course. Wyche was the guest speaker during the ceremony in which 56 Soldiers graduated.

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Command Sgt. Maj. Federico Abreu, the incoming command sergeant major for the 266th Quartermaster Battalion, receives the Noncommissioned Officer Charge from Command Sgt. Major Thomas J. Kelly, 23rd QM Brigade CSM, during a change of responsibility ceremony in the Petroleum and Water Department Auditorium June 4. Abreu replaces CSM Wendy A. Robinson whose next duty assignment is Bagram, Afghanistan, where she will assume responsibility as the 401st Army Field Service Brigade CSM.

Family and MWR Outdoor Recreation hosted a 3-D archery competition on May 24 with 45 participants competing. The top-scoring archers are as follows: Open Division 1st, Chris Durrbeck – 315 2nd, David Mott – 314 3rd, Scott Nunnally – 313 Bowhunter 1st, Robert Moore– 306 2nd, Tony Ricci – 301

3rd, Kevin Smith – 301 Traditional 1st, James Beyer – 273 2nd, Charlie Barton – 234 3rd, Joe Edwards – 220 Women’s 1st, Lisa Moore – 289 2nd, Tina Wilson – 279 3rd, Leah Duty – 248 Cubs 1st, Brandon Duty – 305 2nd, Corey Moore – 141 3rd, Katelyn Sanchez– 61 The next 3-D competi-

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A Boy Scout, representing the next generation of military collectors, closely examines a World War II U.S helmet at the 3rd Annual Fort Lee Military Collectors event at the U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum May 24. Sponsored by the QM Foundation, the show attracted more than 200 visitors and military collectors from Virginia and other states. A total of $490 was raised from vendor table fees to support the foundation. More than 30 Cub Scout Webelos and Boy Scouts attended to get the New Collector Kits of military insignia that were offered by the show organizers to help support their Merit Badge requirements.


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Amy Perry

Staff Sgt. Dusty Griffin, a squad leader with the 111th Quartermaster Company, recently helped a gunshot victim in his neighborhood.

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After an alleged attempted robbery June 2 left an elderly man with gunshot wounds, a Fort Lee Soldier quickly came to help the victim and provided first aid until the paramedics got to the scene. Staff Sgt. Dusty Griffin, a squad leader from the 111th Quartermaster Company, said he got home a little after 6 p.m. and had finished dinner when he decided to go outside to smoke. “As I was standing outside, I heard three pops,” he said. “It was real quick, like bam! bam! bam!” At first, Griffin thought the noise was firecrackers but quickly dismissed that notion when he remembered they were illegal in Virginia, except on a few major holidays. He started across his lawn to investigate. “I was at the end of my yard and I saw a guy run and jump in a vehicle,” he said. “The car took off but slowed down as it passed me.” Griffin said he was concerned that there would be additional gunshots at his house, but the driver of the vehicle just took off down the road. “At that point, I was worried that someone was injured based on the number of shots and the location of the gun fire,” Griffin said. “My instincts kicked in, and I just ran down the street.” Only 5-6 houses down the block, Griffin saw an elderly man with a chest wound and he immediately went into action. “I had just gotten off work; I was in my tan T-shirt, no hat or anything,” he said. “I saw he had

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been hit and my training kicked in. I took my T-shirt off, ripped it up, put it over the wound and had him apply pressure to it while I ran back to my house to get my medical kit.” Griffin used the medical kit – the same one the Army issues to Soldiers before they go downrange – to apply a pressure dress-

ing on the wound and then let the paramedics take over once they arrived. Prior to serving as a mortuary affairs Soldier, Griffin was a combat engineer with two deployments under his belt. He said he feels the annual combat lifesaver course all Soldiers take really helped him be prepared for

the situation. “CLS is all designed around how to treat people with combatrelated wounds,” he said. “You can’t get more combat-related than a gunshot.” This isn’t the first time Griffin has used his Army training to help others in need. Once, when he was stationed at Fort Drum,

N.Y., Griffin was headed home on leave and was the first on the scene of a wreck. “A lady had run off the road, and the cops weren’t even there yet,” he said. “I had my medical gear in the car with me because I always travel with it. I got out and ran over to help her. I didn’t even think twice about it. I made sure the lady was OK – she was in shock – and I called the police department.” Although his training has helped him developed life-saving skills, Griffin said he would have tried to help out, regardless. “Training kicks in, but I also look at the way I was raised,” he said. “I was raised to help someone in need. The training definitely helped, but even if I wasn’t in the military, I would still have stuck my neck out to help someone.” Although Griffin said he’s not sure of the health outcome of his neighbor, he hopes his contribution made a difference. “I reacted, and I did what I thought was best,” he said. “EMTs got on site and took over. I’m not an expert, I’m not a doctor. If it helped saved the man’s life, I’m glad.” Griffin has received a lot of attention around his company and from friends and family, as well as around the local community due to news reports that applauded his efforts “People joke around here as well as my friends and family on Facebook, and they call me a hero,” said Griffin. “I’m not a hero. I was just a Soldier who was in the right place at the right time to be able to help someone. That’s the way I see it.”

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KENNER CONNECTION | EYE PROTECTION

Eyepro: it’s not just for the battlefield Maj. Stephen K. Schlegel Chief, Eagle Eye Clinic Kenner Army Health Clinic

Would it surprise you if I told you there are approximately 2.5 million eye injuries every year and that 50,000 of those injuries will result in a partial or permanent loss of vision. Did you know 600,000 of these injuries are from sports and recreational activities? Sports involving kids, ages 5-14, account for the most eye injuries and baseball leads the way. Did you realize the sun can wreak havoc not only on our skin but also our eyes? Ultra violet and blue light play a large role in the development of cataracts and macular degeneration. When most hear the word eyepro, they think of large, heavy glasses that are worn when deployed or on a field training exercise. Do you think eyepro when heading to the beach, mowing grass, when power washing the deck, fishing, treating the pool with a healthy dose of chlorine, or even when taking a stroll around the neighborhood? You should. Eyepro serves two very important roles when it comes to protecting our eyes. First and most obvious is the protection from trauma and ocular foreign bodies. Secondly, eyepro provides protection from

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harmful UV and blue light. Visible light has a wave length of 380nm to 780nm. UV light has a wave length ranging from 50nm to 380nm and is divided into 3 categories; A, B and C. Blue light exists in the shorter wave lengths of the visible spectrum at 381nm to 500nm. UVA, UVB and blue light all pose the greatest risk to eye health. It is this range (280nm-500nm) that can lead to the development of cataracts and more serious macular degeneration. Most sunglasses block UV and blue light, however, less expensive sunglasses may not block the entire UV and blue light spectrum. If you spend long hours outdoors, particularly in the snow or on the water, do yourself and your loved ones a favor. When shopping for your next pair of sunglasses – spend a little time (and money) to make sure they are rated to UV 400. For fishermen, UV protection is critical. Polarized lenses are strongly recommended. Polarized lenses not only provide comfort by blocking the glare off the water they also will help you to see obstacles (and fish) beneath the surface much clearer. Eye injuries are undoubtedly one of the most frustrating of injuries an individual can sustain. Why? Because according to the U.S. Eye Injury Registry summary report from 98-2002, 90 percent of all ocular injuries could have been prevented. The vast majority of eye injuries treated at KAHC could have been prevented, and the patient is often the first one to admit it. Eyepro isn’t just for summer. It shouldn’t be used only when running the weed eater. Think seriously about eye protection anytime you are around objects moving at a high rate of speed, when using tools or equipment that propels objects in an unpredictable manner or even when using strong detergents. Eagle Vision Clinic wishes you a very safe and fun summer, and the next time you head for the lake, beach or pick up a ball and bat and break out the fireworks, do yourself and loved ones a huge favor, put on a good looking pair of UV-protecting, large-frame sunglasses.


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the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence will host a CASCOM civilian wellness kick off on June 12, 2:30-4 p.m., at building 6025, Aerial Delivery and Field Services Department. The free professional development event will focus on wellness and resiliency. It will include information booths and blood pressure and body mass index stations. Medical professionals will talk about the Army Performance Triad – obesity, health and nutrition; sleeping habits; and exercise. For details, call (804) 734-5997.

EVENTS Water Safety Campaign | June Fort Lee Family and MWR Aquatics and Outdoor Recreation teams encourage community members to practice water safety during Feet First Into Water Safety awareness month through June 30. Several activities will be held to enhance participants’ water safety knowledge. Learn to Water Ski will be offered at the Appomattox Small Boat Harbor, Prince George, June 12 – 30; Kayaking on the Appomattox is set for June 11 at Rosalyn Landing, Colonial Heights; and Learn to Swim will be held June 16-26 at Battle Drive Pool. Normal activity fees apply. For details, call (804) 734-6198.

Classics at the Fort Car Show | June 14 The Classics at the Fort Car Show is slated for June 14, 8 a.m. - noon, at the Regimental Club. Showcase your car, truck or motorcycle at this event that features dazzling chrome and revved-up engines. Spectators will be admitted free. Proceeds from the event will

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ROCKS Officer Professional Development | June 19 The Central Virginia Chapter of ROCKS Inc., will hold an Officer Professional Development session, June 19, 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m., in the multipurpose room at the Army Logistics University. The free event will include speakers on financial management. For details, call (804) 734-1767.

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Summer Reading KickOff | July 1 The Fort Lee Community Library’s Summer Reading Program will kick off with a free magic show, July 1, 10:3011:15 a.m., at the Lee Theater. The event will feature Prince Charming, the magical rabbit. The library is located on the 2nd floor of Army Logistics University, building 12420, 34th St. Reservations for special activities are requested and are open to children, teens and adults. For details, call (804) 765-8095.

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Field Sanitation Team Training | July 21-25 Kenner Environmental Health will provide Soldiers with FST training, July 21-25, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., at building 3400, room 125A, Soldier Support Center. This important training is key to mission sustainment – and each company-sized unit must have at least two Soldiers certified. There are only 50 slots available and it is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Soldiers must not be interrupted during the training. For registration and details, email tiffany.a.brownhoward.mil@mail.mil.

Teen Autism Social Group | June 12 The ACS Exceptional Family Member Program will host an Autism Social Group program on June, 12, 6-7:30 p.m., at ACS, building 9023 1231 Mahone Ave. This free program is for teens, ages 10-18. For details, call (804) 734-7965.

YOUTH Read-2-Rover | June 16 The Read-2-Rover program will be held on June 16, 5-6 p.m., at the Fort Lee Community Library. While there is no age limit, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is not required. The program is offered every third Monday. All families in the community are welcome. The library is located on the 2nd floor of Army Logistics University. For details, call (804) 765-8095.

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The American Legion Riders, Two Rivers Chapter 146 in Hopewell, is sponsoring the 5th Annual “Ride for the Warriors,” a motorcycle ride benefiting the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program, June 14. It begins at 297 East Poythress St. and ends at the McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The cost is $15 per rider in advance and $20 on ride day. Passengers are $5. For pre-registration and details, visit www.post146.com.

A SKIES Unlimited soccer camp for ages 7-17, sponsored by Child, Youth and School Services, will be held July 21-25,at the Fort Lee Soccer Field behind the Youth Center, building 6008, 16th and A Ave. The cost is $135 for a full-day program, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., and $95 for a half day, 8 a.m. - noon. All participants must be registered with CYSS. For registration and details, call (804) 765-3852 or 765-3196.

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NARFE Meeting | June 19 National Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold its monthly meeting, June 19, 11 a.m., at the new Petersburg Library, 201 W. Washington St. The program will include a shortened business meeting followed by a luncheon and awards ceremony. Pre-registration is requested. For reservations and details, call (804) 861-8251.

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FOR 6 YEARS ON SELECT MODELS

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