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Fort Lee

Picture Perfect

Serving the community of Fort Lee,Virginia, since 1941

Vol. 71, No. 28

July 14, 2011

Post Frame Shop Offers Variety of Services See Page 5

WHAT’S INSIDE Commentary ..................................Page 2 America’s Military ..........................Page 9 It’s the Law ...................................Page 12 Kenner’s Corner............................Page 20 McGillicuddy’s Word Search ........Page 21 Calendar of Events................Pages 25-29

Back to Basics: Senior Noncom Offers Patrol Cap Staycations: Weston Wear Tips House Takes a Look Back Page 18 Page 3

Traveller Kids Highlights Summer Activities

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COMMENTARY

Respite Care: Enhancing Quality of Life for Caregivers by Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch Commander, U.S. Army Installation Management Command and Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management

Starting in this month, the Exceptional Family Member Program is standardizing and streamlining the process for delivering respite care to eligible families in need of support. The EFMP is a mandatory enrollment program that works with other military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive, coordinated community support, housing, educational, medical and personnel services to families with special needs. It is focused on helping these families find the support and care needed to ensure all their members can thrive. Respite care is one way EFMP helps to provide support for all family members – in this case, the caregivers. Caring for a family member with special needs, especially severe chronic medical conditions, is an around-the-clock job. There may be no end to a caregiver’s love, but everyone who shoulders such responsibilities needs a break to rest and recharge. EFMP respite care provides that break.

Qualifying families are eligible for up to 40 hours of respite care a month for each certified family member. In an effort to enhance service delivery to EFMPenrolled families, IMCOM has revised EFMP respite care policies and procedures. The revision is effective this month. It includes changes in eligibility criteria and the Family Services Needs Matrix, and online training for EFMP managers and physicians. An EFMP respite care panel will be established at each garrison to review and recommend approval or disapproval of all respite care submissions to the garrison commander, who is the decision authority. Garrison EFMP managers are available to provide more detailed information to families currently receiving respite care. Soldiers or family members who have questions about it or other EFMP-related services can also visit the EFMP web page at Army OneSource (www. myarmyonesource.com). This revision to policy and procedures is part of the Army EFMP Strategic Action Plan to improve services and support for families with special needs. Also as part of the strategic action plan, at the beginning of this fiscal

year EFMP added 43 systems navigators, or non-clinical case managers, at 26 garrisons stateside and overseas to connect families with required systems of care. The focus on enhancing the effectiveness of EFMP could not be more important or timely. It is important because the EFMP is one way the Army keeps key promises it made in the Army Family Covenant: providing access to high-quality medical care, educational opportunities and family programs that foster an environment in which families can thrive. It is timely because the Army’s commitment remains as strong as when the covenant was signed in 2007; however, we are operating in a different fiscal reality in 2011. Just as Soldiers or family members ask “Is it worth it?” before opening their wallets, we are doing the same, making sure we are using resources as efficiently as possible to provide quality services to families. Army life poses challenges for any family, but especially for families with special needs. It is part of our job, our commitment, to make sure we are delivering the right services in the right way to support the health and wellbeing of all family members.

Renters Insurance: Why it’s Important to Have by Jason Alderman Visa Financial Education Program

One common misconception among many people who rent their homes is that they are covered under their landlord’s insurance in case of an accident, burglary or other disaster. Let me dispel that myth: Landlords typically only insure the building and any fixtures they own, so renters are responsible for lost or damaged possessions. And, if someone has an accident in your apartment, you’re liable.

Given this level of risk exposure, it’s surprising that up to two-thirds of renters don’t have insurance. You may feel your belongings aren’t worth insuring, but suppose you had an electrical fire or burst pipe: Think how much it would cost to replace your possessions – not to mention pay for alternate housing during repairs. Here are a few tips for finding the right coverage: Ask what’s covered. Renter’s insurance commonly covers property that’s lost, damaged or stolen due to most occurrences

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including fire, lightning, windstorms, hail, explosions, smoke, vandalism, theft, plumbing leaks, electrical surges or falling objects. You’re also usually covered away from home – for example, if something is stolen from your car or hotel room, or if you get mugged. However, flood, hurricane and earthquake damage usually isn’t covered, so you’ll need a separate rider. Catalog everything you own and how much it would cost to replace. Consider furniture, clothing, electronics, jewelry,

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: 11,000. 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 Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee.

art and other collectibles, books and CDs, sports equipment, etc. Many insurance companies and personal financial software packages provide free inventory forms. To settle claims faster and verify losses for tax purposes, save receipts and photograph or videotape everything; then store copies in a safe deposit box or other offsite location. Compare payout options. “Actual cash value” coverage pays the amount needed to repair or replace your belongings, SEE INSURANCE, PAGE 24 ON

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Carol Jean Gilfone, a framer at the Picture Perfect Frame Shop, lines up the matting for a framed project. See 5 for story and photos. Photo by T. Anthony Bell

To reach the Traveller Staff, call (804) 734-7147 or e-mail LeeePublicAffairs@conus.army.mil.


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NEWS

Spouses Find Friends, Resources in FRGs by Kimberly K. Fritz Family/Community Life Reporter

Family Readiness Groups are as diverse as the people and the mission they support. Far removed from the gossip galleries of yesterday, today’s FRGs are supported by all levels of command and Army programs. Fort Lee’s FRGs cater to cadre families within the Training and Doctrine Command units at Combined Arms Support Command, 23rd Quartermaster Brigade, 59th Ordnance Brigade and the 71st Transportation Battalion. The 49th QM Group also has FRGs - although with a much different mission than others across the installation since its units deploy on a fairly regular basis. When units deploy, like the 109th QM Company did from June 1, 2010, to June 1, 2011, the spouses banded together to fight the loneliness, the hardships of single-parenting and the long days of deployment. The FRG kept meeting places entertaining so they would be a treat and something to look forward to, said Trudy Hinton, 109th FRG leader. “We’d meet over dinner at the Olive Garden or other places where we could enjoy ourselves and take a break from the pressures at home,” she said. “The USO office helped out during the holidays providing crafting materials to decorate a stocking for each of the deployed

members of the unit.” TRADOC units may not face the long months of deployment, but they are not without their challenges Gone are the campaign hats of drill sergeant duty but the long hours and unpredictable schedules remain. Within Fort Lee’s training units, the chores and demands of the household fall squarely on the shoulders of the spouse not tending to a demanding training schedule. Tiffany Gallucci, the 266th QM Battalion FRG leader, credits active leadership with getting and keeping families and volunteers involved. “Col. Johnny W. Sokolosky (commander, 23rd QM Bde.) and Lt. Col. Eric J. Sloughfy (commander, 266th QM Bn.) are active and make sure that each and every family member feels welcome and involved in our FRG,” Gallucci said. The battalion holds quarterly events that include holiday activities, fund raising and informational meetings, she said. “We invite organizations from all over the installation to join us for our meetings,” Galluci said. “We try and have Army Community Service, Child, Youth and School Services, Family Housing, and others join us so our members can get important information that is valuable to everyone, especially newcomers.” Vikorita Green, the FRG leader for CASCOM’s

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, credits the group’s volunteers with their successes. “We have great volunteers who understand FRG’s history and importance, and are willing to give our FRG their time, work and support,” Green said. “I am so thankful for their commitment and constant support.” FRGs today aren’t limited to the phone trees that once served as the main line of communications between unit leaders and family members. Social media plays a big role in keeping families connected, said Green. “Our FRG leverages social networking and the Army’s Virtual FRG site where members can build avatars and meet in the café,” she said. “We also utilize the Army’s voice messaging system.” The automated system contacts members by telephone and informs them of meeting changes and any pertinent information between regularly scheduled meetings. “Of course, we are still using old fashioned email and telephones,” Green said. Whether or not an FRG is active and successful greatly depends on the satisfaction of its members who are often the volunteers. SEE FRGS, PAGE 15

Proper Wear of the Patrol Cap T

he Army recently reinstated the wearing of the patrol cap with the Army Combat Uniform. The following is a summary of the policy specifics taken from Army Regulation 670-1 and a list of reminders and tips for wear:

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Place the cap on your head so that the seam in the front of the cap is centered with the bridge of your nose. The ends of the brim should be touching the top of your temples. No hair should be visible from the forehead. Rank insignia is always centered on this front seam.

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Adjust the cap so that the band of the cap is

wrapped around the largest part of your head and is parallel to the ground. A good trick to use is to place your index and middle fingers together and place them horizontally on top of the point where the top of the ear connects to your head. The brim should be just touching the top edge of your middle finger and level with the ground.

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Smooth out any parts of the cap that are sagging on your head. The cap should have clean crisp angles. If worn correctly, the top of the cap should be at a slight forward angle.

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Remove the cap and place it in your pocket whenever you are indoors, unless otherwise ordered by a commanding officer. The cap should be worn at all times when outside, again, unless other-

wise ordered by a commanding officer.

Reminders for wear

• Soldiers should try to remember that the PC is not a civilian ball cap and they are not living back on the block. • The PC is to be worn parallel to the ground above the ears/temple and two fingers above the bridge of the nose. It is not to be worn like a beanie cap. • The Soldier should be able to see past the brim while in normal wear. The brim is not to have a severe curve/curl and the top is NOT to have a curl/tuck either. Blocking/starching is not permitted. • If the PC does not fit properly, go purchase a new one as soon as possible. – Sgt. Maj. David Reynolds, CASCOM and SCoE Command Career Counselor


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DADT Repeal Training Nearly Complete at Lee by Amy Perry Production/News Assistant

With the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal certification expected any day now, Fort Lee and its tenants are reporting nearly 100 percent completion of personnel training. The Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps began training all of the nation’s 2.2 million military members in February to prepare for repeal of the law that precluded gay men and lesbians from serving openly in the military. Congress voted for repeal in December and President Barack Obama signed it into law. Since then, the services have been conducting training to ensure compliance with the repeal of DADT. Ninety-nine percent of Tier 3 personnel (regular military) from the Combined Arms Support Command have completed the training as of Tuesday, while the Tier 1 and 2 personnel (commanders, chaplains, judge advocate personnel, etc.) are at 100 percent. Those numbers include the command’s subordinate organizations such as the Quartermaster School, Ordnance School and Soldier Support Institute among others. Sgt. Maj. James Brown, CASCOM G-3 office, said Soldiers have been receptive to the training so far and most of their concerns involve how to handle issues administratively. “The Soldiers are finding the training informative,” said Brown. “We’ve seen lots of questions about the gay or lesbian partners and how they would be handled administratively.” This week, the commander-driven DADT training was completed for Soldiers in the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 49th Quartermaster Group. Capt. Jimmie Leonard, the company commander, said the top unit leaders were conducting the training themselves “We want to make sure our Soldiers are completely trained,” said Leonard. ���The Soldiers are glad to be informed about the repeal act.” In the company, Leonard said most of the Soldiers questions involved their quarters and sharing a room with someone with a different sexual orientation. According to a Department of Defense Fact Sheet, commanders do have the discretion to al-

ter billeting assignments to accommodate privacy concerns of individuals on a caseby-case basis where it is in the interest of maintaining morale, good order and discipline, and is consistent with performance of the mission. Leonard said any questions posed by the Soldiers that were not immediately answered were put up through the chain of command to ensure the correct information was given. That sort of effort fits the Army’s mandate to conduct effective and informative training in the most efficient timeframe possible. Other services on post are also ensuring their personnel are fully trained on the repeal act, as it affects the entire Department of Defense. Fort Lee’s 345th Training Squadron, a tenant of the 37th Training Wing from Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, is upto-date with their personnel completely trained, said Chief Master Sgt. Jim Gill, 345th TRS command chief master sergeant. “With the trainees who have gone through the training, they showed surprise that the military hadn’t already rescinded the DADT policy,” said Gill. “Some of the active-duty personnel had more experience with the old DADT policy, so there were some questions and concerns about sharing dorm rooms during deployments with someone who preferred same-sex orientation.” Another question that arose is whether same-sex couples would be able to share rooms during deployments and which agency would handle any issues with discrimination, Gill noted. The Marine Corps Detachment personnel are at 100 percent completion for the training, said Marine Corps 1st Sgt. Robert Bailey. “All of the Marines have been very positive about this repeal act,” said Bailey. “What we saw during the training was exactly what was expected: professionalism. It doesn’t matter for males or females, regardless of their orientation, as long as they are professional, there’s no problem with them working together.” SEE DADT, PAGE 22

NEWS BRIEFS Warrant Briefings Service members interested in becoming warrant officers may attend one of four briefings slated for July 19 and 20 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the computer lab at the Fort Lee Army Education Center, 961 Bishop Loop Road. A Warrant Officer Recruiting Team from special Operations Recruiting Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C., will conduct the briefings. For details, call (910) 432-9697 or email demetris.council@usarec.army.mil or daniel.bikowsky@usarec.army.mil.

Road Closures Fort Lee drivers should watch for two road closures on post. From July 20-29, 14th Street north of B Avenue will be closed for telecommunications installation. Access to the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade parking lot will be via the gravel driveway from 13th Street. Through July 25, 34th Street from A Avenue to Jessup Street is closed for installation of a 42-inch storm drain. Access to the Garrison Command and Army Logistics University parking lots is through the ALU compound during this time. Adverse weather conditions could delay the work. For details, call (804) 734-5977.

ticular importance are correct building addresses, hours of operation and phone numbers for each activity. Ideas for new content are also welcome. To review a copy of the current guide, visit www.lee.army.mil and click on “Installation Guidebook and Telephone Directory” under important links at the bottom right of the page. Submit input via email to kimberly.k.fritz@us.army.mil or leeepublicaffairs@conus.army.mil.

Kenner Command Col. Joseph S. Pina will assume command of Kenner Army Health Clinic from Col. Vivian T. Hutson on July 19, 10 a.m., on the front lawn at the clinic. The ceremony is open to the Fort Lee community. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at Liberty Chapel on the corner of C and Mahone avenues.

PT at Battlefield

A change of responsibility ceremony for the Army Logistics University is set for July 22, 10:30 a.m., in the Heiser Hall Multipurpose room, building 12420. John E. Hall will assume command from Col. Mark A. McCormick. The Fort Lee community is invited. For details, call (804) 765-4759.

All military members who are participating in routine physical training may use the trails of the Petersburg National Battlefield free, according to a recently released park brochure. Unit training may be conducted 5:307:30 a.m. A special use permit is available for other hours. Individuals may use the park from 7:30 a.m. to sunset. All participants must weat their service’s official PT clothing and enter through the Mahone Avenue access area. No weapons, real or simulated, are allowed. PT is restricted to the multipurpose lane when using the tour road. For details, call (804) 732-3571, ext. 104.

2012 Directory

Command Change

Production of Fort Lee’s 2012 Post Guide and Telephone Directory will begin soon, and the Garrison Public Affairs Office is asking for input to ensure the product is accurate and useful for the community. All organizations on the installation, including tenants, clubs and community groups, may submit information, highresolution publicity photos (300 dpi) and content ideas for the guide. Of par-

A change of command ceremony for the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade is set for 7:30 a.m. July 21 at Williams Stadium. Col. Aimee Kominiak will assume command from Col. Johnny Sokolosky. The ceremony is open to the Fort Lee community. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be in the Post Field House. For details, call (804) 734-3026.

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Frame Shop Offers Custom Framing, Engraving, More by Kimberly K. Fritz Family/Community Life Reporter

PHOTOS BY KIMBERLY K. FRITZ

(ABOVE) Diana Martinez measures a plaque for engraving using equipment in the Picture Perfect Frame Shop. (RIGHT) Some of the many products and services available at the shop line the shelves. The Picture Perfect Frame Shop is in building 9024. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays.

For more information about the services available to military and civilian personnel, call (804) 734-6137 or visit the shop in building 9024.

When looking for a professional service to take care of framing, engraving, trophies, banners and posters, and arts and crafts, Fort Lee personnel can call on Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Picture Perfect Frame Shop located in building 9024 on Battle Drive. The shop specializes in framing prints, collages, collections and anything else a creative mind can imagine, said Diana Martinez, Picture Perfect shop manager. “The equipment we use allows for a lot of creativity in the projects,� she said. “Unlike chain arts and crafts stores, we aren’t limited to basic matte cuts. We are able to customize our products, which allows our patrons to be more creative with their designs.� Martinez’s favorite tool is the Gravograph, a laser engraving machine that allows her to etch glass, engrave wood and other surfaces with precision. The process is quick and not expensive, she said. The frame shop has items available for purchase that also can be engraved or etched. Don Stivers prints are available for purchase as well. A free scrapbooking class is offered on the last Wednesday of each month and framing classes on the third Wednesday of the month.

     

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       Educators from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond tour Fort Lee student training areas and learn about operations in the lathe module area from Jack Peters, division chief, Metalworking Services, in Cohen Hall on the Ordnance Campus on July 8. VCU President Dr. Michael Rao, VCU Provost Dr. Beverly Warren, School of Business Dean Ed Grier and Mark Rubin, executive director of Government Relations also met with William F. Moore, deputy to the Commanding General, Combined Arms Support Command, and leaders from the Army Logistics University, the Ordnance, Transportation and Quartermaster Schools, and the Garrison.

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event is the place for you. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for student spectators with identification and children under 12 are free with a paid adult. Racer entry fees are $17 for street racers, $30 for test and tune and $10 for student test and tune. If Street Wars isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t your style, then wait until Saturday night for the Mark Dunning Industries East Coast Truckinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Nationals brought to Virginia for the first time by the National Hot Rod Diesel Association. The NHRDA is the largest truck racing and pulling organization from the West Coast. This all-day schedule begins at 8 a.m. with a Big Rig Truck Show and finishes with the Truck and Tractor Pulls set for 6 p.m. In between are Diesel Drag Racing, Monster Truck, Burnout Contest and much more. Gates open at 2 p.m. for the Truck Pull show. Tickets for adults for both shows are $20, youth (6-12) $5 and a special military price of $5. Adult Truck Pull only tickets are $10. For other details, call (804) 862-1160.

               

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ACAP: Learn to Retire Comfortably VA Healthcare Briefing Forty-one percent of retirees describe their first five years of retirement as “adequate or struggling,” while 57 percent of them have no idea how much is needed for retirement. Ninety-seven percent of all investors say it is important to increase one’s investment knowledge. Sixty-six percent of pre-retirees plan to have a second career to work, while only 8 percent of retirees consider themselves “well off.” With a little education and the right planning now, retirees can enjoy a worry-free retirement. Working should be an option not a necessity. The Army Career and Alumni Program is sponsoring the “Retirement Planning Today” class to help officers, enlisted members, civilians and their spouses who are near or already retired improve their financial situations. The class will be offered July 23, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., at the Soldier Support Center, building 3400, Room 124A. “Learning what not to do is as important as learning what to do,” said retired Lt. Col. Richard C. Tutwiler Jr. “Not all things are what they seem.”

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Post Skate Park Hosts Tournament Roughly 25 boarders pitted their skills against one another at a Fort Lee Skate Park Tournament July 9. Marcos Camayagua was a big wnner in the tourney, earning the top spot in three events of the junior category. Gavin Rice captured first place in the intermediate division and Koby Hayes won first place among the open contestants. The next tourney is scheduled for Aug. 13. For more details, call (804) 765-2212. Game of Skate 1st â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Marcos Camayagua 2nd â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Josh Parham 3rd â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Austin Mayes

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Air Force General Takes Charge of DLA Aviation by Trinace Johnson DLA Aviation Public Affairs

RICHMOND – Air Force Brig. Gen. Scott Jansson assumed command of Defense Logistics Agency Aviation from Rear Adm. Vincent Griffith in a standing-room -only change of command ceremony at the Frank B. Lotts Conference Center here July 7. Prior to commanding DLA Aviation, Jansson was director, Iraq Security Assistance Mission, U.S. ForcesIraq, Baghdad. He oversaw the implementation of security assistance programs for Iraq to include foreign military sales, international military education and training and end-use monitoring. Vice Adm. Alan Thompson, Defense Logistics Agency director, presided over the ceremony. “I’m delighted to have Brig. Gen. Scott Jansson joining the DLA Team,” Thompson said. “You can be very confident, as I am, that the Air Force has sent its very best.” Thompson went on to say, “Vince [Griffith] is going to be the top fleet logistician of the Atlantic Fleet. He has thrived and been a tremendous contributor [to DLA]. He contributed from day one and has continued to contribute until the end of his assignment.” Griffith will assume duties as the assistant deputy chief of staff for Fleet Readiness/Fleet Supply Officer, N4B, Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk.

In the two years that Griffith commanded DLA Aviation, he said, “This country has engaged in two wars, had an economic downfall and we still had a great DLA Aviation work force.” “We had one single principle: improving war-fighter support,” Griffith said. During the ceremony, Griffith was awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal for distinguishing himself by exceptionally superior service while serving as commander from June 2009 to July 2011. “Brig. Gen. Scott Jansson, welcome aboard,” Griffith said. “To use a Navy term, today I turn the helm over to you. I’m confident you will lead this wonderful team to greater heights. It has been a pleasure to serve as DLA Aviation’s commander.” “I am excited about becoming a part of this team: Team Aviation,” Jansson said. “My focus will be supporting our warfighters.” Jansson also said that he wanted to enhance collaborations and find new, innovative ways of becoming more efficient. Jansson has a master of science in astronautical engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology and a master of science in national resource strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University. Some of his past assignments include: vice commander, Ogden Air Logistics Center at Hill Air Force Base,

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Whether the contract is for the purchase of a home or a car, for a cell phone plan, or for some other product or service, people tend to sign the official documents without fully reading all the terms. It is important that you understand all those terms to know what you are truly going to get for your money. When reading the contract, if there is a term you do not understand, either look it up in the dictionary for yourself or come into the Legal Assistance Office and consult with any attorney. Do not rely on the salespersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s explanation of the term. A simple term like â&#x20AC;&#x153;waiverâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;as isâ&#x20AC;? may have significant legal ramifications. You may give away valuable rights that you may have by signing such a contract. Furthermore, if anyone is pressuring you to sign a contract, this should sound alarm bells in your head.

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Officers from the Quartermaster Basic Officer Class 11-006, along with Department of the Army Civilians and family members, assisted the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 637 Garden Club July 9 as part of their class volunteer project.

The Quartermaster Basic Officer Class 11-006 assisted the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 637 Garden Club July 9 as part of its class volunteer project. The class social officer, 2nd Lt. Anna McDonald, coordinated the landscaping of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last Man Standing Monumentâ&#x20AC;? in order to build esprit de corps and camaraderie between QM BOLC students and their community. Introduced to the public on Memorial Day 1921, this was the first monument in Virginia dedicated to the men who lost their lives in combat during World War I. The veterans who built this monument established a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last Man Standing Club.â&#x20AC;? Having purchased an expensive bottle of whiskey to be left sealed, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last Manâ&#x20AC;? was sworn to set up glasses, open the bottle and drink a toast to his fallen comrades. This decades old pact was fulfilled

by Augustus â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gusâ&#x20AC;? Robbins in1980, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last Man Standing.â&#x20AC;? The monument has been revamped and refurbished over the years. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gigantic columns and artistic iron grillwork pay tribute to Hopewellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fallen Soldiers, POWs, and MIAs from World War I to the present. With the assistance of the 30 active duty, Army Reserve, National Guard, Department of the Army Civilians and family members who helped in the beautification efforts of the monument, over a dozen plants, bushes and scrubs were upgraded with new liners, plastic borders and fresh mulch. Due to the efforts of QM BOLC Class 11-006, the monument of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last Man Standingâ&#x20AC;? will continue to glorify the men who gave their lives for their country for years to come. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; QM BOLC 11-006

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WARRIORS TRAINING WARRIORS

CASCOM Activity Noncoms Prepare Soldiers for Various Missions by T. Anthony Bell Senior Writer/Special Projects

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ort Lee’s Warrior Training Center personnel have been a fixture at the annual Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition since 2006, operating and managing many of the training events. While it is their most visible mission, it is certainly not the bulk of what they do, said Sgt. 1st Class James L. Mills, the WTC’s assistant noncommissioned officer in charge. “Our mission is to train Soldiers, NCOs and officers on the Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills,” he said. Mills said that means the nine NCOs assigned to the Command Arms Support Command activity are primarily trainers of the 15 individual tasks and four team drills the Army deems necessary to survive in combat. Those tasks are primarily taught to units as part of their mandatory pre-deployment training. “We train Soldiers at Fort Lee, but we also reach out and train Soldiers at Fort Story, the District of Columbia (metropolitan area) and those units belonging to the Reserve and National Guard,” he said. During the last year, the WTC personnel trained more than 2,500 individuals, said Mills. That number includes pre-deployment training and training required by CASCOM institutions. “We conduct training for the (Logistics NCO Academy’s) Senior Leaders Course and Advanced Leaders Course and also the (Army Logistics University’s) Basic Officer Leaders Course,” he said. “We also conduct a pre-command course for colonels and above.” The amount and variety of training the WTC conducts is surely an indication that it has a unique mission, said Mills. “We do something the Army needs to get back into doing,” he said. “A lot of the units don’t have time to train. Why? Deployments, deployments, deployments. We fill a critical void.” Filling that critical void means lots of work for the instructors and an appreciation for what it means to prepare

from the quality of WTC instructors. They are afforded the opportunity to hone skills in the normal course of their duties, subsequently using them to train some of the best Soldiers the Army has to offer. Furthermore, they get to work with some of the Army’s top leadership figures in doing so. For one instructor, it is an honor complete. “We get to interact with the Sergeant Major of the Army,” said Staff Sgt. Harold King of the competition that is the SMA’s signature event. “I believe that working with him under the PHOTOS BY T. ANTHONY BELL Best Warrior Competition is a really big fulfillment. Not many staff (TOP) The CASCOM Warrior Training sergeants can say they worked with the Center staff is responsible for inSergeant Major of the Army in the Best stitutional and pre-deployment Warrior Competition.” training, assisting active duty est Warrior is an event that has put and reserve component units all Fort Lee in the national spotlight. over the state in the latter. It also Accordingly, Mills said the scheduled supports the Best Warrior compe- October showcase is a very large blip on tition that takes place annually at the WTC’s radar. Fort Lee. (LEFT) The WTC’s Staff “Our peak season for normal trainSgt. Kirk Hoxie (black shirt) ref- ing is during the summer months,” said erees a combatives match during Mills, “but we prep for the Best Warrior the Ultimate Warrior Competition Competition all year and ramp it up startheld in the spring. ing in August.” The ramp-up will include supportSoldiers to survive in combat, said Staff Sgt. Colin Dayton, ing the Training and Doctrine Command’s Best Warrior a weapons instructor. Competition scheduled to take place at Fort A.P. Hill next “I thought I would never have this opportunity to do this month. type of training for other people,” he said. “I’ve undergone It also includes a visit by the SMA himself sometime prior plenty of this type of training myself, but I never had the op- to the DA Best Warrior Competition. Mills said this year’s portunity to affect more people than being here.” competition is shaping up to be anything but run-of-the-mill. aving the opportunity to train large numbers of “We just had a visit by the Army Asymmetric Warfare Soldiers has a wide range of benefits. It helps train- Group, and they talked about how to enhance each of the ers to appreciate the Army as a profession for one, it increas- scenarios featured during Best Warrior,” said Mills of the es their skills to very high levels, and it motivates them to Army’s operational analysis activity. “We are seeing bigger stay sharp, said Mills differences than any year Best Warrior has been held at Fort “What I noticed about the instructors here is that they are Lee.” eager to learn, willing to train and always trying to improve “Best Warrior” (Oct. 2-7) will feature 24 Soldiers from their technique,” he said. “It’s very rare that you see staff Army commands all over the world who will compete in a sergeants who are hungry and excited about training.” skills contest in two divisions. It is scheduled to take place at The Army’s Best Warrior Competition ultimately benefits Fort Lee for the ninth consecutive year.

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TRICARE Supports National Prevention Strategy FALLS CHURCH – Recently, the U.S. Surgeon General and members of the National Prevention Council, including former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, released the first ever National Prevention Strategy. The strategy provides a plan to shift the nation from a focus on sickness and disease to one based on wellness and prevention. The goal of the National Prevention Strategy is to increase the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life. The strategy provides these recommendations that are essential to improving the nation’s health: • Building Healthy and Safe Community Environments. Prevention of disease starts in communities and at home, not just in the doctor’s office. • Expanding Quality Preventive Services in both Clinical and Community Settings. When people receive preventive care, such as immunizations and cancer screenings, they have better health and lower health care costs. • Empowering People to Make Healthy Choices. Policies and programs can make

healthy options the easy and affordable choice. When people have access to easy-tounderstand information and resources, they are empowered to make healthier choices. • Eliminating Health Disparities. By eliminating disparities in achieving and maintaining health, we can help improve quality of life for all Americans. To help achieve these goals, the strategy identifies recommendations to reduce the leading causes of preventable death and major illness. The strategy’s seven priorities are these: • Tobacco Free Living • Preventing Drug and Alcohol Abuse • Healthy Eating • Active Living • Injury- and Violence-Free Living • Reproductive and Sexual Health • Mental and Emotional Well-being TRICARE applauds the National Prevention Council’s efforts and recommendations. “For years, TRICARE has promoted healthy lifestyles by educating beneficiaries and providing tools and resources for making good decisions about healthy liv-

ing,” said Ginnean Quisenberry, director, Population Health, Medical Management and Patient Centered Medical Home Division of TRICARE. Quisenberry played a key role in preparing the Department of Defense’s input to the National Prevention Strategy. “These efforts come not just from within the health system, but are also becoming a focus in areas such as our child care centers, schools, commissaries and fitness centers. Making our communities healthier is a great step toward improving the health of individuals as well.” TRICARE already has several efforts in place for beneficiaries to get healthy and stay healthy. The “Get Fit” campaign, www. tricare.mil/getfit, was started to increase obesity awareness and get beneficiaries and their families moving. Programs and resources, as well as information on treatment coverage for alcohol problems, are available at www.tricare.mil/alcoholawareness. TRICARE has numerous resources for beneficiaries seeking assistance with quitting tobacco including brochures and toll free smoking help lines, (go to www.tricare.mil/healthyliving/tobaccocessation for

more information). Another quit smoking resource is the Department of Defense’s www.ucanquit2.org website, which offers tools, a 24/7 online chat, support message boards and a quit smoking program called “Train2Quit.” TRICARE’s mental health resource center, www.tricare.mil/mentalhealth, provides confidential access to mental health resources for beneficiaries and their families. TRICARE also covers clinical preventive services that are available for all beneficiaries. Beneficiaries can visit TRICARE’s website, www.tricare.mil/preventiveservices, for more information on covered services. The National Prevention Strategy is supported by the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health. The council is composed of the heads of 17 federal agencies and chaired by the U.S. Surgeon General. More information on the National Prevention Strategy and the National Prevention Council can be found at www. HealthCare.gov/center/councils/nphpphc. – TRICARE

Spouse Employment Program Expands to All Services by Megan Neunan Army News Service

WASHINGTON – The Army Spouse Employment Partnership was expanded earlier this month by the Department of Defense and opened its resources to all military services and the U.S. Coast Guard, and to both active and Reserve components. The new Military Spouse Employment Partnership, or MSEP, welcomed 15 more partner companies and a new website at www.msepjobs.com. “This swings the door wide open for all military spouses to take advantage of the partnership,’” said Jim Sawhook, the program manager and government representative for MSEP on what he called the “re-brand of Army’s highly successful program.” In its seven years, ASEP connected 100,000 Army spouses with partner employers around the globe. The department saw a proven system, established and successful partnerships and a program that was easily made available to help all military families, Sawhook said. “I think one of the biggest wins for it will be in spouse career continuation,” he added, talking about a strength of ASEP he sees easily achieved under MSEP, “So when a spouse moves from one duty station to the next, there’s an opportunity for them to work for the same employer or with

another partner employer in the same type of position.” The MSEP representative explained military spouses have to repeatedly go back to the bottom of their career ladders because they move so often. “This should help with that,” he said. Fifteen companies joined the partnership last week, starting MSEP toward its goal of more than 100 partners by the end of this fiscal year. All partners – including Home Depot, Wal-Mart and Microsoft – commit to transfer military spouses within the company or help them find equivalent work when they receive orders to move. Sawhook said he sees a strategic advantage to MSEP over ASEP, but no disadvantage for Army spouses. He thinks the expanded labor pool (i.e., spouses from all services) will mean more businesses sign on to become partners and thus offer even more choices for spouses. “That along with the geographic diverseness among the installations and the partner organizations would prevent jobs from not being available because of the expansion,” he explained. The new job site, at www.msepjobs.com, has been live for a few weeks. It gives military spouses two options on the homepage: first, to click for more pre-search preparation and second, to start searching for jobs by zip code or by state. The preparation button (on the far left) sends users to

MilitaryOneSource.com, where there is a number to call for help with resumes and more. Clicking away to the interactive map, users can scroll over their states and see the number of jobs available per field, from IT to finance to education. The site look is clean and navigation intuitive. “This is something that is good for spouses. It’s good for the military, for retention – satisfaction with the military mobile lifestyle,” said Sawhook, who added that popular job website features, such as job and resume matching, will be added in the future.


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Weston Offers Slice of Life From Earlier Eras by Kathryn C. Weigel Production Assistant

dependencies on the property, the summer kitchen and the laundry. Extensive archaeological work was done to research the buildings prior to their reconstruction. One is the site of All Manor of Things, a popular gift shop known for its interesting mix of offerings. In the 1970s, not long after HHFI acquired the Weston property, an unexploded Civil War cannon ball fell from its hiding place between the second story floor and the first story dining room ceiling. Fort Lee Soldiers assisted with proper disposal of the ordnance and provided the non-profit with a defused cannonball of the same period to display. Soldiers stationed here have also lent their expertise and assistance to a variety of projects on the grounds through the years. For more information about HHFI and its properties, call 458-4682 or visit www.historichopewell.org.

Weston Plantation in Hopewell offers visitors an experience with what life was like at an earlier time in American history and perhaps a ghostly encounter as well. The house, owned and restored by Historic Hopewell Foundation Inc., still has 85 percent of its original moldings, wainscotings and chair rails. An architectural historian describes Weston as “a classic example of Virginia Georgian architecture” and “the very essence of the Tidewater plantation home.” Weston overlooks the Appomattox River and is the only surviving 18th century plantation house on that river. “Weston gives visitors a really PHOTO BY KATHRYN C. WEIGEL good glimpse into how people lived Weston Plantation, built in 1789, overlooks the Appomattox River in Hopewell a long time ago,” said staff member and is one of two Historic Hopewell Foundation Inc. museums. Claire Haley. “It’s really quite different from today. Weston is a little step back in time. You Avenue in Hopewell, is open Monday through Saturday, get a feel for how people lived in the late 18th and early 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 1-4:30 p.m. Admission 19th centuries.” for guided tours is $8 for adults, $6 for active duty miliThe stories of life at Weston from children and adults tary and free for children 12 and under accompanied by through the centuries appeal to all ages, said Haley. an adult. Group tours are available by appointment. HHFI has a speThe grounds and pier are open Historic Hopewell Foundation Inc. also cial program for to the public free of charge. The owns and operates the City Point Early children ages 8-12 gardens, river view and an opporHistory Museum, which has a new exhibit, coming up. Inspired tunity to fish beckon many visi“Seeking Freedom Where the Rivers Meet: by the memoir of tors. The plantation is a popular Contrabands, Colored Troops and City 12-year-old Emma wedding and party venue. The Point.” Woods, Emma and English basement is used for proThis museum at 600 Brown Ave., Hopewell, George Days is a grams and meetings. is open free Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4:30 two-day program Weston was built in 1789 by p.m. and Sunday 1-4:30 p.m. Using words and set for Aug. 16-17, William and Christian Eppes 9 a.m. - noon, at images, the exhibition seeks to explain the Gilliam. The Gilliam family arWeston. The cost is rived in Virginia in the 1600s as African-American experience of moving from $25. Participants learn about the last days of the Civil indentured servants but owned several plantations by slavery to freedom during the Civil War. War through activities, exploration, crafts and games. the late 1700s. Christian was the daughter of Richard This museum was built in 1887 as St. Emma and her family lived at Weston as refugees as the and Christian Robertson Eppes of nearby Appomattox Dennis Chapel, a Catholic place of worship for war was drawing to a close. Manor where Gen. U.S. Grant was headquartered durU.S. Navy personnel stationed at City Point. Space for Emma and George Days is limited. For de- ing the Siege of Petersburg. Her maternal grandfather After being used as a private residence for tails or to register, call (804) 458-4682. descended from Pocahontas. many decades, the property was deeded to For those with interests outside the normal, there is Weston is a five-bay home with a hipped roof. Its wide HHFI nearly 100 years after its construction. It reportedly plenty of paranormal activity in the house. central hallway connects front and back doors – with the was opened to the public in 1995 after being Police officers checking on Weston Plantation after dark front being the one facing the river, the colonial highrestored. claim to see strange glows. Many volunteers and three way. Visitors came by boat more often than by horse or To arrange a group tour or find more ingenerations of residents have reported seeing a female horse-drawn conveyance. formation about HHFI and its properties, call apparition in a blue dress with long blonde hair. Ghostly The house, which is listed on the National Register of activity is reported to be very busy in the house’s master Historical Places, is furnished with period antiques and (804) 458-4682 or visit www.historichopewell. bedroom. selected reproductions. org. Weston Plantation, 400 Weston Lane, off North 21st Three years ago, HHFI opened two reconstructed

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Question: What is usually a painless, slowly progressive disease and the leading cause of blindness in the United States, often having no noticeable symptoms until catastrophic irreversible vision damage has occurred? The answer is glaucoma. More than 3 million Americans are estimated to have glaucoma, but less than half of them are aware they have it. While certain groups of people are at higher risk to have glaucoma, the disease cuts across all segments of society. People in the highest risk groups are those over the age of 60, those with diabetes, very nearsighted individuals, those with a relative with glaucoma and AfricanAmericans, who are six to eight times more likely to develop glaucoma. The average age of onset can be a decade sooner for African-Americans. Glaucoma is actually a group of diseases that cause damage to the optic nerve. The optic nerve is the main connection between the eyeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s photoreceptor layer (the retina) and the part of your brain responsible for transforming retinal signals into images (the visual cortex). The op-

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SGT. MCGILLICUDDY’S COOL WORD SEARCH July Holidays, Observances by Kathryn C. Weigel Production Assistant

Find the listed words in the puzzle – and find a special occasion to celebrate this month. They are forward, backward, vertical, horizontal and diagonal. Amelia Earhart Day (24) Anti-Boredom Month Bastille Day (14) Blueberry Month Build a Scarecrow Day (3) Canada Day (1) Cell Phone Courtesy Month Country Music Day (4) Cousins Day (24) Cow Appreciation Day (15) Culinarians Day (25) Disobedience Day (3)

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Bob is a recent addition to the menagerie at the Fort Lee Stray Animal Facility, building 11027. He appears to be a Shih Tzu mix who is a year to 18 months old and weighs 30 pounds. His soft coat is gray and white. A shy fellow, Bob is one of those canines who would benefit from a calm environment and patient adults. The adoption fee of $45 covers the required microchip, neutering, shots and veterinary records. Cats and kittens are available for adoption as well as dogs and puppies. For details about pets and hours, call (804) 898-8208. Visit the facilityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Facebook page for information on other animals available for adoption.

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Services Blood Program blood drive on July 18, 9 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3 p.m., at Fire Station No. 2, B Avenue. Participants may schedule an appointment at www.militaryblood.dod.mil. Donating blood takes about an hour, and each contribution can save up to three lives.

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EVENTS Morrow Farewell Reservations are now being accepted for the Farewell Golf Scramble and Dinner â&#x20AC;&#x201C; honoring the upcoming retirement of U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Lee Commander, Col. Michael G. Morrow â&#x20AC;&#x201C; on July 29, 12:30 p.m., at the Cardinal Golf Club. The format for the golf competition is a four-person scramble. Participants will make their own teams. The entry fee is $30 for Cardinal members, $35 for active duty and $45 for others. The fee includes golf, cart, lunch, beverages and the farewell dinner. For the dinner only, the cost is $15, and the meal will be served at approximately 5:30 p.m. The registration deadline for both activities is July 27. For details, call (804) 734-2899.

Country music artist Chris Young will perform at Fort Leeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Williams Stadium on Aug. 21, 4 p.m. The concert is sponsored by the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia as part of the USO Military Concert Series. Fort Leeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s FMWR is also hosting the event. Parking and general admission are free and open to the public. The open seating is on a first-come, first served basis. Limited reserved seats are on sale at Ticketmaster and www.whisperconcerts.com. Fort Lee visitors without a Department of Defense decal on their vehicles should be prepared to show a driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license, proof of insurance and a current vehicle registration. Anyone 18 years of age or older must show a state driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license or government-issued picture ID to gain access to the installation. For details, call (804) 765-3045.

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26-28. The cost of $239 includes travel, two days on the river, evening entertainment and five meals. Participants must take their own camping equipment. Those 12-17 years old must be accompanied by a participating adult. For details, call (804) 765-2212.

Dueling Pianos Everyone in the Fort Lee community is invited to an FMWR Dueling Pianos show on Aug. 7, 6 p.m., at the Regimental Club. The all-request show is described as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;sing-along, clap-along, rock â&#x20AC;&#x2122;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; roll, comedy instrumental event.â&#x20AC;? Tickets are $10. Refreshments will be served 5-6 p.m. For details, call (804) 765-1539.

CYSS Programs Registration for the Before- and After-School Program at CYSS starts Aug. 1 for youths attending kindergarten through 5th grade in Prince George County public schools. A part-day preschool program for youths 3 to 5 years old starts in late August. Morning and afternoon sessions of the three-hour weekday program are available. The Strong Beginnings Pre-K Program will also start in late August for children entering kindergarten next fall. For details about the programs and registration, call (804) 765-3852.

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Summer Reading The FMWR Fort Lee Community Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Midsummer Knightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Read summer reading program continues through Aug. 5 for children, teens and adults. Participants in the free program receive giveaways based on the number of books they read and enter on their reading logs. The library is on the second floor of the Army Logistics University, building 12420. For details, call (804) 765-8095.

Traumatic Grief Group The dreaded, sudden loss of a friend in a combat zone produces unimaginable suffering. Physical and psychological health problems may be caused by unresolved grief. The Department of Behavioral Health has organized a support group for active duty military who lost a friend in combat. The group meets Mondays, 10-11:30 a.m., in the

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All youngsters in the Fort Lee community are invited to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Get on the Bus to the Big Apple,â&#x20AC;? the theme of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vacation Bible school program. It will be Aug. 1519, 6-8:30 p.m. at Memorial Chapel. Space is limited so parents are encouraged to register children soon. For details and registration, call (804) 734-0970.

A Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Trauma Group is available at Kenner Army Health Clinic Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m. The open support group is for service members who have had difficult life experiences that are having a negative impact on their lives. Women experiencing stress, relationship troubles, anger issues, nightmares, mood swings or anxiety due to experiences such as sexual assault, domestic violence or combat trauma may be interested. For details, call (804) 734-9371 or 734-9720.

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The 7th Sustainment Brigade will host an open house in Third Port, Fort Eustis, on July 30, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Visitors will be able to tour an Army landing craft and talk with Soldier mariners about the mission of Army watercraft. For details, call (757) 878-5112, ext. 308.

Reservations for a leisure bus trip to New York City on Nov. 10-13 are being accepted by the Fort Lee Civilian Welfare Fund, the sponsor. A deposit is required to reserve seats, with full payment due by Aug. 30. Cost varies depending on the number of people sharing the hotel room. For details, call (804) 734-1891.

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FITNESS & SPORTS Golf Tourney The Feeding the Force Celebrity/VIP Golf Tournament will be Sept. 14 at the Fort Lee Cardinal Golf Course. The Captainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice Scramble 18-hole tournament is for teams of four players with at least one female member if possible. Tournament sponsors are the Fort Lee Installation Food Service Management Division and SYSCO of Hampton Roads. The entry fee varies by membership and rank. It is due by Sept. 1. For details and registration, call (804) 734-5012.

Biggest Loser Weigh-in for the next round of FMWR Sports and Recreation Department Biggest Loser Competitions will be Aug. 8, 1-7 p.m., at the Warrior Zone on C Avenue. The free competition will run through Nov. 14. All participants will receive a fitness goodie bag. The top three winners will receive special prizes. For details, call (804) 734-6106.

Bear Hunt A limited number of spaces are available for the fourth annual bear hunting trip to Cherryfield, Maine, Sept. 5-10, sponsored by the FMWR Outdoor Recreation Office. The initial deposit is due by mid-July. The $875 cost covers the hunt, housing and transportation. For details, call (804) 765-2212.

Go Fish â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for Free Military members may fish free at a private, continuously stocked pond about five minutes from Fort Lee. It is a keep or release area. You can fish from the shore or rent a John boat, kayak or canoe from the FMWR Outdoor Recreation Office. The pond is behind the Tackle Shop and Rod Rental, 1708 Riverdale Ave., Prince George. For details, call (804) 765-2212.

Trap, Skeet Shoots Skeet and trap shoots for members of the National Skeet Shooting Association or the Amateur Trapshooting Association are offered by the FMWR Outdoor Recreation Office. Cost varies. Skeet shoots are slated for July 23-24, Aug. 13-14 and

        

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YOUTH Tackle Football Registration for tackle football will be July 18-29 for youths age 7-14. A current sports physical and birth certificate are required for registration. Cost varies. For details, call (804) 765-3852.

Flag Football Registration for flag football will be July 18-29 for youths age 5-7. A current sports physical and birth certificate are required for registration. Cost varies. For details, call (804) 765-3852.

Cheerleading Registration for cheerleading will be July 18-29 for youths age 5-14. A current sports physical and birth certificate are required for registration. Cost varies. For details, call (804) 765-3852.

Piano Classes Group piano classes for youths, age 6-17, will be offered Tuesdays, 4:45-5:45 p.m., at the FMWR Program Facility, building 4301. The cost is $40 a month. For details, call (804) 734-0612.

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Soccer Skills A weeklong program to help youths 7 to 17 years old build soccer skills will be offered by SKIES Unlimited July 25-29. The cost is $95 for the half-day and $135 for the full-day program. For details, call (804) 765-3852.

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Battlefield Program A special program, “A Meteor in the Night Sky: Lee’s Assault on Fort Stedman,” will be July 19, 7 p.m., at Tour Stop No. 5, at the Petersburg National Battlefield’s Eastern Front Unit, 5001 Siege Road, Petersburg. A series of Tuesday evening programs is being held through Aug. 16. For details, call (804) 732-3531, ext. 200.

posted at www.nps.gov/pete, the park’s Facebook page and on Twitter @PetersburgNPS. The phone number for Grant’s Headquarters in Hopewell is (804) 458-9504.

Magic Show Magician and illusionist Wes Iseli will perform for the Petersburg Public Library System at 10 a.m. July 27 at the Tabernacle Community Life Center, 444 Halifax St., Petersburg. The event is free to the public. Every child attending will receive a grab bag. For group reservations or details, call (804) 733-2387, ext. 26. The Petersburg library’s summer reading program continues at all branches. It includes special programs for teens and adults. Participating teens have a chance to win a laptop computer and printer and other prizes. Adults have a chance to win a Sony Reader. For details about summer programs including films, visit www.ppls.org.

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Twilight Concert Grant’s Headquarters continues its free outdoor City Point Twilight Concert series July 15, 7 p.m., with the Back Porch Swing band (bluegrass and folk). The public is invited to take a picnic and lounge chairs or blankets for seating. The last concert on Aug. 19 will feature the Fort Lee Army Band (patriotic music). If there is inclement weather, concert status will be

The Duke of Gloucester St. in Colonial Williamsburg is the site of a farmers’ market every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. - noon. Among the 50 or more vendors are fresh seafood, bakery items, cookery and crafts as well as cooking classes, gardening tips, strolling musicians and a wide assortment of food items. For details and directions, visit www. williamsburgfarmersmarket.com.

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A workshop in screen printing will be held July 23, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., at the Petersburg Area Art League, 7 E. Old St., Petersburg. The cost is $40 for PAAL members and $45 for nonmembers plus a $25 materials fee. To register, visit www.paalart.org or call (804) 8614611.

    

The Petersburg National Battlefield and the Richmond Astronomical Society have slated free Skywatch programs for this year. Three more will be held at General Grantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Headquarters, 1001 Pecan Ave., Hopewell, on Aug. 6, Oct. 8 and Nov. 5. Two Skywatch events will be Sept. 24 and Nov. 19 at the Five Forks Visitor Contact Station, 9840 Courthouse Road, Dinwiddie.

RAS members will provide telescopes for the visitors to use. Rangers recommend visitors take a flashlight, jacket, blanket or chairs and telescope if they have one. For details, call (804) 732-3531, ext. 204.

    

Sycamore Rouge and Battersea Foundation are presenting â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Odysseyâ&#x20AC;? on the lawn at Battersea (1289 Upper Appomattox Lane, Petersburg) through July 16 at 8 p.m. The free performances will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Those attending the play should take chairs or blankets for seating. They may also take a picnic dinner. Snacks and beverages will be sold on site. A donation of $10 a car is suggested to help support the non-profit organizations sponsoring the play.

  

The Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum of Richmond is celebrating its 30th anniversary with special events through August. For details, visit .

   

James Brown, host of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The NFL Todayâ&#x20AC;? and a minister, will speak July 17, 4 p.m., at Resurrection Life Christian Center Church, 216 E. Washington St., Petersburg. For details, call (804) 732-7300.

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The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is offering a unique athletic competition, the New River Trail Challenge, on Sept. 24. Competitors will bike 40 miles, kayak 12 miles and run 13.1 miles in the New River Trail State Park in Foster Falls. Entry forms for individuals and teams are available at www.virginiastateparks.gov. Cost varies.

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