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Natural disasters are inevitable, unpreventable and often come without warning. No part of the world seems to be spared, whether it’s a hurricane, earthquake, tornado, drought or flood. Even though such catastrophes can’t always be predicted, their likely aftermaths often can, including property loss, power or water service disruption, scarcity of food and supplies or overtaxed relief organizations. Superstorm Sandy was a powerful reminder of why it’s vital to develop a family disaster plan. By planning ahead and know-

ing what you might need under dire circumstances, you can save yourselves a lot of time, money and grief. The Federal Emergency Management Agency offers great suggestions for developing a family emergency plan, building an emergency supply kit, and learning what to do before, during and after emergencies – even a plan for family pets ( Once your physical safety has been assured, you’ll inevitably need to access important financial and legal records, whether to file insurance claims, apply for loans or simply withdraw cash. Taking these few steps now will make accessing such information

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When phone companies introduced caller ID it was a godsend to many people who appreciated the ability to easily identify who was on the line and ignore unwanted

calls, whether from telemarketers, an ex-boyfriend or an unfriendly collection agency. But as often happens, unscrupulous individuals soon began manipulating the technology to defraud people by pretending to be someone else. Their scheme is called “caller ID spoofing” and dis-

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much easier when the time comes: Create a log of all account numbers, toll-free emergency numbers, contact information and passwords for your bank and credit card accounts, loans, insurance policies, utilities and other important accounts. Update it regularly and save copies in secure, offsite locations such as a safety deposit box or with a trusted friend living in another area. You can also email the list to yourself in an encrypted, password-protected file, save it on a CD or USB drive, or use a cloud-based storage service like Dropbox that will let you access it from any Internet connection. Make PDF copies of tax returns, insurance policies and legal documents and save offsite in the same manner as above, in case your files or computer are destroyed by fire or flood. Also make digital copies of

turbingly, it’s perfectly legal in many cases. Here’s how caller ID spoofing works and what precautions to take to avoid being victimized: For a very low cost, businesses and individuals can use widely available caller ID spoofing software to generate calls that alter the telephone number and/or name that appear on the recipient’s caller ID screen. Police, private investigators and collection agencies

invaluable family photos, documents and memorabilia that money can’t replace. Document your possessions. If you should ever need to file an insurance claim or claim a tax deduction for lost, stolen or damaged property, it’ll be much easier if you have an inventory of everything you own – photos or videotape are even better. A few available tools: • The IRS’ Casualty, Theft and Loss Workbook (IRS Publication 584) includes a worksheet for cataloging and estimating the value of your possessions. • The Insurance Information Institute maintains a free, secure online home inventory software application that lets you access your home inventory, anywhere, anytime ( • Your insurance company’s website likely contains a downloadable inventory form. Make sure you fully under-

have used legal spoofing services for many years. Others who might have a legitimate reason to hide their identity when making a call include domestic violence victims and doctors returning patient calls who don’t wish to release their private telephone numbers. Beyond that, the lines of legality begin to blur. The Truth in Caller ID Act of 2009 prohibits anyone from transmitting misleading or inaccurate caller ID information

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.

stand what is and isn’t covered by your insurance policies for natural disasters. You may need additional coverage for damage associated with hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes and other weather conditions. Also: • Document any damage with photos or video before you start cleanup or repairs. • Keep track of expenses you incur to prevent further damage, for temporary housing or to move your possessions for safekeeping, as they may be reimbursable under your insurance claim. • Don’t delay submitting your claim since insurers often settle claims in the order filed. FEMA provides information on how to get government assistance before, during and after a disaster at Bottom line: Develop a family emergency plan now and make sure everyone knows what to do when disaster strikes.

with the intent to defraud, cause harm or wrongfully obtain anything of value. Violators can be penalized up to $10,000 for each infraction. Unfortunately, such penalties haven’t dissuaded many scammers. One common scam involves spoofers pretending to represent a bank, government agency, insurer, credit card company or other organization with which you do business. They count on the victims



being reassured after recognizing the company’s name on their screen. Under the pretext of warning about an urgent situation (breached account, late payment, pending insurance claim, missed jury duty summons, etc.), the spoofer will try to coax the victim into revealing personal or account information, supposedly to verify their records. Often these are robocalls, SEE SPOOF, PAGE 5


Seven-year-old Cheyenne Wynn practices dribbling the soccer ball at the Child, Youth and School Services SKIES annual soccer camp Tuesday. The weeklong camp taught the fundamental skills of soccer. More photos, Page 12.

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Staff Sgt. Paul Prevot, a U.S. Army Reserve instructor, guides advanced individual training students through the program of instruction for the Transportation Management Coordinator Course at the U.S. Army Transportation School July 17. Prevot, assigned to the 94th Division (Sustainment), is on active duty to instruct AIT students under the One Army School System. Photos by T. Anthony Bell

One Army School System on full throttle at Trans School T. Anthony Bell Senior Writer/Special Projects

The U.S. Army Transportation School is continuing to implement elements of the One Army School System, launching recent efforts to cross-train active duty and reserve component instructors. OASS, originated in 2007, was developed to create an efficient system of schools – active duty and reserve component – that could train any Soldier anywhere relative to the needs of the Army. Residually, it is a readiness tool that will ensure Soldiers from all components of the Army are trained to the same standards. Sgt. Maj. Otis C. Pate,

Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Smith, a reservist, talks to Reserve military occupational specialty - transfer students about securing vehicles for air travel at the Mockup Training Site July 15. Smith is one of several Reserve instructors slated for training that will certify them to instruct advanced individual training students.

the Trans. School sergeant major, said OASS shows much promise in helping the Army maintain the level of readiness gained from years of working with the reserve components on the

battlefields of Southwest Asia. “I think OASS is a great opportunity to improve upon what we’ve built in the last 12 years as a result of war,” said the 29-year

Soldier who has served with various reserve component units and Soldiers in Southwest Asia. “The reserve components have made great strides in improving their readiness

while the active Army has gotten better at integrating their capabilities into the operational arena.” The Trans. School’s current OASS initiatives will better support resource allocation while maintaining Soldier readiness. For example, prior to OASS, Reserve component instructors in the transportation MOSs were limited to teaching MOS-transfer students, or those Soldiers who were reclassifying from other specialties. Active duty instructors primarily teach advanced individual training students. The new initiative aims to ensure both are qualified to perform duties of the other. “The end goal of this process is to ensure that every

Soldier who comes to the U.S. Army Transportation School to gain the MOS of 88N or to re-class to the MOS of 88N will receive the same instruction and course material,” said Sgt. 1st Class Nicholas Loy, the senior active duty instructor. Currently, the 88N course – transportation management coordinator – is the only transportation MOS taught at Fort Lee (the school has satellite locations at Fort Eustis and Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.). A class that began in June was the first time an active duty instructor taught blocks of instruction to MOS-T students. Loy said there is not much difference in teaching the Reserve versus the active duty course – only that the students are more seasoned. “It was like (teaching) the other courses,” he said, “but with an MOS-T course, you have individuals who have possibly been deployed already, so they are able to relate to some of your combat/real-world experience.” Because MOS-T training takes place only once per month, it may take up to a year to train all nine active duty instructors, said Loy. On the Reserve side, two instructors have undergone training that qualifies them to instruct initial entry students. Staff Sgt. Paul Prevot, a Houston Reservist assigned to Fort Lee’s 94th Division (Force Sustainment) and on active status, said he noted the new warriors’ enthusiasm and relished the opportunity to work with the active duty instructors. “The IET students have a great outlook,” he said, “and working with the active duty instructors is SEE THROTTLE, PAGE 18

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Khristy Carranza checks out clothes for her two girls at the July clothing swap. The monthly event is held at the Jackson Circle community center.

Back-2-School clothing swap set for Aug. 13-14 Amy Perry Production/News Assistant Editor

If you’re having a hard time fitting the cost of back-to-school clothes – or any clothes for that matter – into your budget, some military spouses on Fort Lee have a way to help. The group sets up a monthly clothing swap at the Jackson Circle Community Center, and they are ramping up requests for donations for the big back-to-school event set for Aug. 13-14. Donations only can be dropped off Aug. 12, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. The hours for Aug. 13 are set for 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. On Aug. 14, the hours are 6-8 p.m. Bobbie Brown first started the swap in September 2011. As it grew, more offered their help. Michelle Lewis said she has been around swaps for most of her childhood but hadn’t seen them in military communities. “When we arrived on Fort Lee, Bobbie was starting one up,” she said. “When I saw she was doing the swaps, I got excited about them, and she drafted me into helping her coordinate the future swaps.” When the group started off, they only had one table’s worth of items. Now there are eight tables and clothing racks. The swap features clothes from newborn all the way to men’s and women’s sizes. There also are various odds and ends, like bottles and strollers. “Usually, our tables are piled high, but we got hit hard the last few months and the donations haven’t replenished them,” said

Lewis. “We don’t require people who attend the swap to donate anything in exchange. Donations are what keep the swap going, so we encourage people to donate.” Next month, the group is featuring a backto-school swap, and they are pushing for donations again. “Last year, we had so many donations piled up and we had a huge turnout because it helped people with the costs for back-toschool clothing,” she said. “So, we are pushing for donations because we are a little low and we want to get ready for the back-toschool swap.” To donate, the organizers request the clothing not to be stained or have holes. “If it’s something you would wear or sell in a garage sale, it’s good to be donated,” said Lewis. The event spanned four days last year, and more than 100 people attended. “Since I got involved, about 80 percent of my family’s clothes come from the swap,” said Lewis. “This can definitely help anyone on a budget, especially with the furlough going on.” The event is open to the Fort Lee community – they don’t turn down anyone, said Brown. “If you need clothes, we’re going to help you,” she said. For details, or to find out where you can donate your items, visit the group’s Facebook page at FortleeVAclothingswap.

Kenner Army Health Clinic will curtail services, July 25, 1- 4 p.m. The staff will attend a quarterly commander’s call and training session. The clinic will reopen in the late afternoon for ancillary services. Patients with routine needs, including scheduling appointments, prescription refills or minor illness, should contact the clinic before or after the closure. For acute urgent care needs, call the KAHC administrative officer at (804) 734-9000. As a reminder, KAHC services will be limited on July 26 as a result of the furlough. Network pharmacies and the TRICARE Mail Order Pharmacy are available. Permanent party active duty can receive health care at the Mosier Troop Medical Clinic, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., with sick call, 6-8 a.m. Beneficiaries with medical needs should call (804) 734-9000 to coordinate care. Patients with medical emergencies should call 9-1-1 or report to the nearest hospital emergency room. The Department of Behavioral Health and Social Work Services will be available by appointment only on July 26. Call (804) 734-9143 for an appointment. Patients should use the A Avenue parking lot entrance.

244th QM Blood Drive The 244th Quartermaster Battalion will hold a blood drive on July 27, 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., at Fire Station No. 2 on A Ave., across from the Commissary. The Armed Forces Blood Program at Fort Bragg, N.C., is in need of blood supplies. All donations to ASBP support military members. For details, call (804) 734-6274.

CLICK2GO at Commissary Fort Lee Commissary shoppers can buy groceries online 24/7 on weekdays through a new CLICK2GO service where the order can then be picked up at curbside. Nearly 21,000 items are available. Pickup time must be at least four hours from the order time. Visit to fill out an order form, and the groceries will then be gathered by a fulfillment worker and kept in a temperature-appropriate holding area until the pickup. Customers pay at curbside behind the commissary without leaving the vehicle. Payment can be made by credit card, debit card and DeCA gift cards.

Troops to Teachers Briefing A Troops to Teachers briefing will be held on Aug. 7, 10-11:30 a.m., at the Army Education Center, 700 Quarters Road, building 12400. Troops to Teachers pays up to $10,000 in stipends/bonuses. For registration and details, call (804) 765-3570.

Pre-Retirement Seminar The Fort Lee Retirement Services Office will host a pre-retirement seminar, Aug. 15, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., at the Soldier Support Center, building 3400. This program is for Soldiers who plan to retire within 18 months. Spouses are welcome. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Presentations will cover veterans affairs, finance, transportation, ACAP, AMVETS, Tri-Care, Delta Dental and more. For details, call (804) 734-6973.

Applications for Reduced-Price Meals Prince George County Schools provide free or reduced-price meals for children under the National School Lunch and/or School Breakfast Programs. Household size and income are used to determine eligibility. Some families will receive automatic notification of eligibility by Aug. 30. Others must submit an application. To apply for free or reduced-price meals, parents must only fill out one application per household and return it to the school division. Applications may be submitted at any time during the school year. For an application or details, call (804) 733-2710. | July 25, 2013 | Traveller | 5

DEBT NOTICE Any persons or firms with debts owed to or having just claim against the estate of Staff Sgt. Rudolph V. Barber III, deceased, formerly of the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 16th Ordnance Battalion, 59th Ord. Brigade at Fort Lee, must contact Capt. Robert Heinsohn, the Summary Court Martial Officer for the Soldier. Call (804) 765-9275 or email



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Lee Youth Sports, IMCOM, NFL to partner on local PPK competition JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – The Army is partnering with the National Football League’s “Play 60” campaign to integrate a new football-centered program that will promote a healthy and resilient lifestyles for Soldiers, families and their children. Installation Management Command will introduce the NFL’s Punt, Pass and Kick program to all garrison locations during this year’s fall and winter season, with a focus of efforts during National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in September. This national football skills competition, known as PPK, is for boys and girls

between the ages of 6 and 15 years. The oldest and largest NFL Youth Football Program was established in 1961 to give youth an opportunity to understand the importance of health and fitness as part of their daily activity. PPK will assist Army coaches and teachers in developing the fundamentals of punting, passing and kicking a football while enhancing skills associated with working as a team. Boys and girls compete in five separate age divisions with the goal of achieving their best and longest punt, pass and place-kick. The divisions include ages 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15. Division winners of the lo-

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participants can also sign up as late as the morning of the PPK event, Cordle said. “PPK synchronizes well with our conditioning camp where about 120 kids will take part,” he said. “Our goal is to get all of them involved in PPK.” There is no cost to participate in the PPK competition and no travel required. In the past, post participants had to travel out of the area. “This is very positive for our families, so we expect a strong turnout,” said Cordle. While this is the first PPK competition on the post, the Youth Sports program has been part of USA Football for four years, which is sponsored by the NFL, he said.

“PPK is also similar to our track competition we hold each year. So, we are ready and prepared,” he said. There is no cost to Youth Sports for PPK since it has the stadium, staff and volunteer coaches to conduct the event. “The package that is coming from the NFL will contain all we need – including footballs, tees and more,” said Cordle said. For details, call (804) 7345364 or 734-4945. –IMCO and Staff Reports

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The Summer Series schedule is as follows: Moon Bounce Mania Multiple moon bounces will treat little ones to jump session Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., at the Central location and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., at the Midlothian facility. This event is free with museum admission. Babar Enjoy the music of Babar as performed by the Richmond Chamber Players at 11 a.m., Aug. 3, at the Central facility. The Diggity Dudes Dance and sing along with the Diggity Dudes. Two live performances are set for 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Aug. 4, at the

Midlothian location. Super Hero and Princess Day Story times and activities featuring Rapunzel and Flynn Ryder, Ariel and Prince Eric, Spiderman, and Alice and the Mad Hatter will be at the Central location Aug. 10, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. They will also make an appearance at the Midlothian location Aug. 11, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Children’s Museum of Richmond also offers summer camps that offer engineering, the legendary Santa Club, and much more. Activities vary by location. For more information, visit or call (804) 474-7000.

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“If you’ve ever thought about adopting, please consider one of the children right here in our community,” said Marsha Sharpe, director, Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department of Social Services. “These children may enrich your life as much as you do theirs.” For information about children in the community who need families, call Lindsay Britt at (804) 717-6391. For details about the adoption initiative, visit VirginiaAdopts,, or call the Adoption Hotline at 800-Do-Adopt. Information is also available on Twitter @ VirginiaAdopts or on Facebook at Virginia Adopts. – Chesterfield County




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Fort Lee Community Library Technician Diane Hill reads a story about Africa to youth participants of the Summer Reading Program. In conjunction with the theme of this year’s program – “Have Book, Will Travel” – the library-hosted story times each Tuesday are focusing on different countries around the world. In coming weeks, participants will “visit” France, Asia and South America among other locations. All Fort Lee youths are welcome to join the program. The story times will continue through Aug. 13. For details and registration, call the library at (804) 765-8095.

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Post leaders address trafďŹ c issues with latest change to gate hours

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Members of Fort Lee Cub Scout Pack 912 pose for a photo as they check out one of the historic sites at Petersburg National Battlefield during a July 17 outing. While at the park, the scouts also completed a nature scavenger hunt and picked up trash as they hiked some of the trails. Other summer vacation activities the boys have enjoyed include a cookout at the scout hut and a swim party at the post pool. Next week, they will participate in district day camps on the campus of Richard Bland College.

Fort Lee community members are experiencing fewer traffic delays and vehicle tie-ups at installation access points thanks to a change in gate operations and hours that went into effect Monday. The revisions include lunchtime hours for the Lee Avenue Gate, along with it now being open on Fridays. The A Avenue Gate is available on Fridays as well, and the Shop Road Gate is being reopened to commercial vehicles during the work week. Current hours of operation at the gates are as follows: • Lee Avenue – 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., 4-6 p.m., Monday - Friday; closed weekends

• Mahone Avenue – 5 a.m. - 9 p.m., daily • A Avenue – 6-9 a.m., 3-6 p.m., Monday - Friday; closed weekends • Shop Road – 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Monday - Friday (commercial vehicles only) • Sisisky Blvd. – Always open (main gate) • Jackson Circle – Always open (staff, residents and authorized guests only) • Temple Avenue – 5-8:30 a.m., Monday - Thursday; closed Friday Sunday – Staff Reports


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The new Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers president wants to establish a program for single parents. Sgt. Ryan Gilboy, named to the post earlier this month, said his idea originated as a result of his prior assignment to the 59th Ordnance Brigade, where he said most of the assigned Soldiers are single parents. “I know BOSS caters to geographical bachelors and single Soldiers who are assigned to live in the barracks,” said the former Headquarters and Headquarters Company Soldier. “I also know there are a lot of single parents who maintain custody of their children all of the time and there are few zoo trips or fun, single-parent outings (that focus on them). “I just want to provide the means in the form of an outing where they can socialize and network with other

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single parents at least once a month.” In addition to focusing on single parents, Gilboy said BOSS will continue on the path established by predecessor Spc. Michael Nelson but take it even further. “I look forward to the challenges it will bring and the rewards that come with that,” said the 28-year-old Kingston, Wash., native. “I want to improve the BOSS structure at Fort Lee and move it foward. It just needs that extra little push of encouragement.”

Some of the items on BOSS’ near-term calendar include a community event Friday in which it will help the Friends of the Lower Appomattox River maintain trails near the waterway and an Aug. 27 visit to the Sitter and Barfoot Veterans Care Facility on the campus of the Maguire VA Hospital. BOSS volunteers will talk with residents, serve refreshments and play board and card games. BOSS serves to enhance the morale and welfare of single Soldiers, increase retention and sustain combat readiness. It also provides a collective voice for single Soldiers and is a tool that commanders can use to gauge the effectiveness of quality of life programs. There are no membership fees to join and although the program focuses on single Soldiers and other military members, its activities are open to all military members. For more information, call BOSS at (804) 7346581/6824.

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'5-$1(7:(67%52:1 Hometown: Norfolk Where she works: Pediatric department at Kenner Army Health Clinic where she serves as the medical director for the Exceptional Family Member Program. Family: 17-year-old twins, Jonathan and Jaylin; 20-year-old daughter, Alayna; and two toy poodles, Sampson and Delilah Hobbies: reading historical and international fiction and biographies Time on the job: ”Just under four years What her job entails: “Managing the day-to-day functions of the clinic. Making sure it delivers optimal, safe care to the children of our Soldiers. Coordinating services for families with special needs.” What are your thoughts about working at Kenner? “I juggle a lot of different responsibilities and my days can get pretty crazy. But at the end of the day, I love the kids. I have some great nurses and we have a lot of fun in the Pediatric

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Clinic.” What is something that makes you smile on your job? ”Hugs from kids.” What are some of the challenges of your job? “It can be challenging trying to do what’s in the best interest of children while navigating a highly complex health care system.” The motivating factor behind your efforts? “The children and their families.” What is your favorite food? “Coffee.” What is one thing you could not live without? “Coffee.” Favorite quote: ”It varies depending on where I am in life. Right now it’s, ‘Your gifts are not about you; your leadership is not about you; your purpose is not about you. A life of significance is about serving those who need your gifts, your leadership, your purpose.’” The person you most admire? “There are three people – my children. One lesson you have learned that you would like to share with others? “In

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order to be successful, you have to be willing to suffer a few failures along the way.” Where do you see yourself in five years, and what are your future aspirations? “I am in the process of applying to fellowship programs in developmental and behavioral pediatrics. My goal is to become a developmental pediatrician, but I want to continue to focus my practice on

working with military families.” Favorite TV Show: “Anything on Investigation Discovery.” What do you expect from your leaders? “Integrity. I am always disturbed when the actions of leaders don’t mesh with what they say.” What is something people would be surprised to know about you? ”I am a very picky eater.”

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(ABOVE) Sgt. 1st Class David Stover traverses an overhead ladder at the Fit-to-Win 2 obstacle course at Fort Jackson, S.C. (RIGHT) Sgt. 1st Class Ryan McCaffrey gives instruction on how to properly inspect the ejection port of an M-16 rifle during the rifle drill manual event.

FORT JACKSON, S.C. – Sgt. 1st Class David E. Stover, representing Army Training Center, Fort Jackson, is the 2013 active duty U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year; and Sgt. 1st Class Ryan J. McCaffrey, representing the 98th Reserve Division, is the 2013 Army Reserve Drill Sergeant of the Year. The winners were announced during a July 17 ceremony at Fort Jackson, hosted by the U.S. Army Drill Sergeant School. Both Drill Sergeants of the Year were awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. The winners were among six of the Army's top drill sergeants who competed for the prestigious award. Four active duty and two Army Reserve drill sergeants were recognized as the Drill Sergeant of the Year for their respective installation or division. The competitors endured physical and mental challenges during a 30-hour competition, held July 1517, which tested their knowledge of Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills and their ability to teach those tasks to new Soldiers. The selection process concluded with each drill sergeant appearing before a board of command sergeants major to evaluate their knowledge of leadership and drill sergeant training tasks. The active Army Drill Sergeant

of the Year receives the Stephen Ailes Award, initiated in 1969, and named for the Secretary of the Army, from 1964-1965, who was instrumental in originating the first Drill Sergeant School at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. The Army Reserve winner receives the Ralph Haines Jr. Award, named for the commander of the Continental Army Command (forerunner of TRADOC), from 1970 to 1972. The awards will be presented in a ceremony in Washington, D.C., at a later date. Drill sergeants are the cornerstone of Army readiness, entrusted with the task of preparing new Soldiers to fight and win our na-

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(RIGHT) Capt. Robert R. Lobdell proudly places his name on the unit sign in front of the Alpha Company, 16th Ordnance Battalion barracks following a July 19 change of command ceremony at Whittington Parade Field. Lobdell replaced Capt. Teneshia L. Warren. Lt. Col. Steven Carozza, 16th Ord. Bn. commander, presided over the ceremony. (BELOW) Pfc. Bethany O’Neil and Pvt. Dustin Black smile for the camera after being recognized as the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade “Log Warriors Heroes” for QM Field Training Exercise 13-29, a four-day event that concluded on July 19. When selecting candidates for the award, unit leaders pick Soldiers who demonstrate initiative, self-motivation and a positive team spirit. The nominees are then interviewed by a selection board. Both of the recent winners are assigned to Charlie Company, 262nd QM Battalion.

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(ABOVE) Jeff Bourgeois, a volunteer coach, briefs children from the Fort Lee community about the drills they will practice during the Child, Youth and School Services SKIES eighth annual soccer camp Tuesday. Forty youth participated in this year’s camp. Members of the Fort Lee community, as well as coaches from local school teams, guide the children through the weeklong camp that teaches the fundamental skills of soccer. (LEFT) Kweki Andoh, an 11-year-old boy from the Fort Lee community, practices heading, an offensive skill that helps redirect the ball, during the camp.

(ABOVE) Children from the Fort Lee community practice dribbling at the annual soccer camp Tuesday. (RIGHT) Cooper Stegmann, a 16-year-old from the Fort Lee community, works on trapping a soccer ball.

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(ABOVE) A Juliet Company, 244th Quartermaster Battalion Soldier stands guard as his team searches a suspicious vehicle during a July 15 entry control point training event here. (FAR LEFT) An actor from the Theater Company at Fort Lee reads a proclamation during the June 29 Founders Day observance in Prince George County. Several members of the theater group also performed a dramatization of the 1623 Breach of Promise Complaint in Prince George. It is believed to be the first legal case involving property disputes in North America, and it resulted in the Chief of Transportation Facebook Page 1703 proclamation that established the Prince George colony. The anniversary celebration also included a performance by the 392nd Army Band. The event took place at the Prince George Heritage Center. (TOP LEFT) Col. John P. Sullivan, Chief of Transportation, listens to a capability briefing during a July 17 visit to the Maritime and Intermodal Training Department at Fort Eustis. (BOTTOM LEFT) Several Fort Lee families were among the participants at a June 21 community outreach event at Kings Dominion. The amusement park opened its gates to “exceptional families” with chronically or terminally ill children and those with Fort Lee Army Community Service Facebook Page life-threatening ailments.

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any qualities distinguish Army noncommissioned officers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; their caring nature, industriousness and a Swiss Army knife-like set of skills when it comes to getting the job done. NCOs also stand out with initiative â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the ability to â&#x20AC;&#x153;make it happenâ&#x20AC;? in the absence of orders or guidance. That was evident on a hot and humid July 11 at the old 49th Quartermaster Group parade field. Seven Logistics NCO Academy noncoms, mostly 20-somethings, gutted out wind sprints, heaved 100-pound logs and performed pushups to muscle failure. And they went about it with a visible intensity and purpose. Sgt. John Bader, one of the NCOs, said the workout has become routine to supplement the academy physical training schedule, which fulfills the requirement but falls short for those who need more or simply want to deomontrate their exercise initiative. | July 25, 2013 | Traveller | 15


Preparing kids for camp Alison Rank, RN, CPNP Wilkerson Pediatric Clinic

Each year when the final school bell rings, millions of American children pack their bags and head out to summer camp – for most, it is a fun and rewarding experience full of excitement and challenges. While summer camp provides opportunities for physical and athletic activities, it also educates children about cooperation, independence, competition and teamwork. It’s a time for significant emotional growth, development and transition. Although most children are excited about these types of adventures, for some, it can be a scary or anxiety-provoking experience. The following tips will help parents prepare their children and

deal with issues that may arise: • Choose a camp that is suited to your child’s interests, temperament and personality. If your child likes music, art or horseback riding, pick a camp with strengths in that area. At the same time, there is nothing wrong with encouraging children to try new things or to have a variety of experiences. • Involve your child in choosing the camp. Review videos, brochures and websites together or attend open houses. Mark the first day on the calendar and count down together with your child. Spend some time sharing your positive camp experiences, and if possible, pull out your own camp photos or scrapbooks. Talk about their expectations and answer their questions. Consider going to the

library, checking out books on summer camps and reading them with your child. Get excited with your child; make a big deal of developing a checklist of items for camp, and work with your child in gathering them. • Assess your child for readiness. The right age to attend camp will vary from child to child. Make sure your child can independently manage personal hygiene such as grooming, bathing and changing clothes. If a child doesn’t seem ready for a full summer away, consider a day camp or camps with short sessions. It may be an easier transition and a more positive experience. • If you choose a camp that is within driving distance, consider an off-season visit to help familiarize your child with the setting.

Encourage children to bring favorite toys, books, music or other reminders of home such as photos or even favorite foods, if allowed. • If children have issues or problems with other campers, encourage them to try to work things out themselves before intervening. Suggest that they ask a counselor or the camp director for help or suggestions. Remember, part of camp is about learning how to deal with new people and different situations. • Don’t be surprised if your child gets homesick. It’s a normal reaction to being away from family and friends, especially for the first time. Be supportive, reassuring and consistent. Tell them you understand that it is hard to be away from home, and that you miss them, too. Try to focus on intermittent goals, like visiting day or special events. Regular, scheduled, and predictable phone contact also may be helpful. • Upon returning home, show

an interest in your child’s camp stories and encourage them to practice the new skills they acquired. Quickly develop pictures and/or create a scrapbook with your child. Help them maintain important friendships developed while at camp. Get together with friends who live close. Use email, letters and phone calls to connect with others who live far away. Most children enjoy camp. They often look forward to returning year after year. However, careful selection, preparation, and planning can increase the likelihood of a positive experience. Summer camp should focus on enhancing a child’s selfesteem and independence. The successful experience should improve social skills and provide quality peer relationships. Hopefully your camper will return feeling better about him or herself than when the summer began. Some information provided by

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Members of Fort Lee Boy Scout Troop 912 enjoyed a week of activities at Camp Shenandoah in Swoopes July 7-13. While camping in tents for the week, they participated in activities like swimming, shooting and hiking as well as attending classes to earn merit badges in chess, camping, cooking, first aid and many other personal development skills.

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Army looking at opening more combat jobs to women Julia Henning Army News Service

WASHINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Last month, the Army announced its plan to integrate women into combat roles, opening positions within 27 brigade combat teams, including the nine National Guard BCTs. The Army also opened positions within field artillery battalions down to the company level so that female officers could be battery commanders and platoon leaders. Other positions throughout the Army are being examined and could possibly open to women under the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Soldier 2020â&#x20AC;? initiative, said Col. Linda Sheimo, chief of the Command Programs and Policy

Division at the Directorate of Military Personnel Management, Army G-1. The Armyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Soldier 2020â&#x20AC;? initiative is about having the best Soldiers possible in the Army by 2020, Sheimo said. Part of that will be re-evaluating standards and validating gender-neutral standards for Army jobs, she explained. By the summer of 2015, recommendations will be made to Army senior leadership about what jobs can and cannot realistically be opened to women, she said. In 1994, then Secretary of Defense Les Aspen put into effect the Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule, or DGCAR. The rule prohibited women from being as-

signed to ground combat units below the brigade level. As part of the DGCAR, the Armyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Training and Doctrine Command reviewed positions that were closed to women every three years, Sheimo said. In February 2012, the Army asked for an exception to the DGCAR to be included as part of the Secretary of Defenseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Report to Congress on women in service. This allowed the Army to open up non-commissioned officer, or NCO, and officer ranks in nine brigade combat teams. The Army received the go-ahead, May 14, 2012. About 280 women were assigned to the newly opened positions, Sheimo

said. The Army conducted two rounds of focus groups, interviews and surveys, months apart, to assess the integration of women into those units. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The findings were pretty much all positive,â&#x20AC;? Sheimo said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were concerns about womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to do physical tasks, but over time, they were able to keep up with physical training and those types of things. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at least one brigade combat team, which was in that first group, that is actually deployed right now with females serving in those positions.â&#x20AC;? The women currently serving on those teams will serve as cadre and pave the way for more to follow, Sheimo said.

([FKDQJHFHOHEUDWHV\HDUV RIVHUYLFHZLWKVSHFLDOGHDOV DALLAS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Army and Air Force Exchange Service celebrates a past, present and future of savings and service today. It is the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 118th anniversary. In recognition of this historic milestone, the Exchange is offering two dining deals for authorized patrons to enjoy. First, Express locations worldwide will be offering any size fountain drink or Gold Peak tea free from 2 - 6 p.m. In addition, Exchange Burger King locations will be serving Whoppers for only $1.18 with the purchase of a medium size or larger drink or fry today and Friday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Offering these deals to is just another way to thank our

current patrons and former servicemembers for everything they do for our country,â&#x20AC;? said the Exchangeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Senior Enlisted Advisor Chief Master Sgt. Tony Pearson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As we have done for 118 years, we will continue to go where they go to support them and their families wherever they are called to serve.â&#x20AC;? The Fort Lee Exchange is offering several other discounts to recognize its 118 years of service: â&#x20AC;˘ The Main Exchange will have a special celebration with games from 11 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3 p.m. Giveaways â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including a Coach giveaway â&#x20AC;&#x201C; will run until 4 p.m. There also will be a Soda Stream demo from 10 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 p.m.

â&#x20AC;˘ The PXtra troop store will have product sampling, as well as vendor giveaways. The free fountain drink promotion will be available there. â&#x20AC;˘ The Military Clothing Sales store will have cake, balloons and giveaways. â&#x20AC;˘ The Express will offer the free soft drinks from 2-6 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ The Food Court is offering a free upsize on drinks with the purchase of a combo meal and will give a 30 percent discount for patrons who use their Military Star card. â&#x20AC;˘ Popeyes will offer two pieces of chicken for $1.69 from 2-6 p.m. The Exchangeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dual mission of providing authorized pa-

When the Soldier 2020 recommendations are made in 2015, Sheimo said the default will be to open jobs to women. If the Army wants to keep certain jobs closed to women, officials must present a case for that, and ask for an exclusion, she said. After passing through Army senior leadership, those recommendations will move on to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and finally to the Secretary of Defense. Then, the Secretary of Defense will notify Congress of any decisions, Sheimo said. In order to integrate women into new career opportunities as soon as possible, the Army offered female NCOs the option to reclassify into occupations previously closed to them. The Army will follow a â&#x20AC;&#x153;stairstepâ&#x20AC;? approach in placing officers and senior NCOs in previously closed units to facilitate integra-

trons with quality merchandise and services at competitively low prices and generating nonappropriated fund earnings as a supplemental source of funding for military morale, welfare and recreation programs has remained largely unchanged over the years,. The past 12 months, however, have brought considerable change to the Department of Defenseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest and longestrunning retailer. The Exchange is making strides toward bringing more well-known national brands to its stores, introducing new concept shops, expanding concession operations to include more national name brand contracts and working toward re-launching with increased product selection and greater ease of use. The size and scope of the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts have only expanded in its 118 years, with

tion of female Soldiers in positions recently opened to them. Because the reclassification is voluntary for NCOs, however, there may be few who will request this opportunity. The changes in the force structure and the size of the Army will also limit the number of NCOs who will be able to reclassify. Sheimo said she thinks women will be able to integrate into newly opened units the same way men already integrate themselves into those units by proving their competency. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the cases where women have integrated really well, it is because they proved themselves, just as men have to do,â&#x20AC;? Sheimo said. Sheimo also said she thinks that having women in units could make them better by bringing to them unique capabilities that closed units donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t already have.

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revs up integration efforts Continued from page 3 cool because everybody brings different experiences to the table. When you put that all together, it worked really well.” Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Smith, the U.S. Army Reserves’ senior 88N instructor, said the near-term objective is to cross-train 40-50 Reserve instructors per year. The long-term mark is to train every instructor. “The goal is be 100-percent interchangeable,” he said. When certain OASS milestones are reached, ideally, any Soldier will be afforded the opportunity to receive standardized training at various locations around the country.

Pate said this will be especially important for those who are required to attend the noncommissioned advanced and senior leader courses. As it stands currently, most of the Soldiers required to attend leadership courses must travel to Fort Lee to receive the training. That’s a costly endeavor, said Pate. “Why can’t we benefit the Army by having the same training on the West Coast, Middle America as well as the East Coast?” he said. “That would make the training regional. That’s one of our hopes for OASS – having an ALC, 88-series at several locations other than Fort Lee, Fort Leonard Wood


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Spc. Seth Wohllaib, a reservist, guides a Humvee out of the C-17 mock-up aircraft at the Mockup Training Site July 15. Wohllaib is a student at a Transportation School course that is normally taught by Reserve instructors, but under the One Army School System, will utilize active duty instructors as well.

or Fort Eustis. “That way, someone in Washington (state) would only have to travel to California or Nevada to attend school versus flying all the way to Virginia.” That will be a criti-


cal factor for the Transportation Corps, one of the smallest in the Army, and especially considering the impending troop and resource reductions. Pate said OASS can serve as a guard against


the cutbacks. “The last time the Army went through a drawdown, there were a lot of gaps,” he said. “With these backfills (from the Reserve components), it’s going to help us maintain readi-

ness. It’s one team, one fight.” How will the OASS initiative play out over the long term? Pate said he knows it will have a significant impact on the Transportation Corps but said it could have the same effect Army-wide. “Within the next five years,” he said, “I would like to see it fully implemented across the board. Have it to where there is truly one standard. I would like to see the day when an active duty Soldier can go to a Reserve training course and there is truly no difference in training – one team; the day when a Soldier – AIT, NCO or officer – from Fort Lewis, Wash., can train on the West Coast, and the quality of training received is no different than the training he or she would receive anywhere else.”

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EVENTS Classic Car Show | July 27 The Classics at the Fort Car Show is set for July 27, 8 a.m. - noon, at the Regimental Club. On display will be many cars, trucks and motorcycles. It will be a showcase of dazzling chrome and revved-up engines. Spectators will be admitted free. Proceeds will be donated to the Fisher House. Awards will be presented at 3:30 p.m. For details, call (804) 765-1539.

ACAP IT Career Workshop | Aug. 1 An Information Technology Career Workshop will be offered by the Army Career and Alumni Program on Aug. 1, 1:30 - 4 p.m., at the Soldier Support Center, 1401 B Ave., building 3400, room 124. Representatives from the New Horizons


Computer Learning Centers, Virginia Employment Commission and Capital Region Workforce Investment Board will speak to participants on the projections and opportunities in the IT industry. For registration, call (804) 734-6612 or email

available Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., at the Regimental Club. An instructor will teach the cupid shuffle, the electric slide, the wobble, the chacha and other line dances ranging from soul to country. For details, call (804) 765-1523.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bike Nightsâ&#x20AC;? are held at the Hideaway every Wednesday starting at 4 p.m. Riders of cruisers, sport tourers, dual sports, super motos and other motorcycles can come together for fun and camaraderie. Those who have been riding for decades or are just starting out will surely enjoy this evening of fun, music and â&#x20AC;&#x153;chrome envy.â&#x20AC;? The HideAway is located on 5th Street next to the Outdoor Recreation Center. For details, call (804) 765-1539.

The cabin-style Recreational Lodging facility at Fort A.P. Hill is available for Fort Lee vacationers. Overlooking Travis Lake, it features nine bedrooms that can accommodate up to 19 guests. Open year-round, it may be reserved by active duty military members, retirees and DOD Civilians with a CAC card. Visit for photographs.

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AFGE Meeting | Aug. 14 The American Federation of Government Employees, Local Union 1178, meets the second Wednesday of every month in building 10000-D, C Avenue. The next meeting is set for Aug. 14, 5:15 p.m. All Fort Lee bargaining unit employees are invited to attend. For information, call (804) 765-0744.

Golf Tournament | Aug. 16 The Association of the United States Army will sponsor a golf tournament, Aug. 16, 12:30 p.m., at the Cardinal Golf Club. The cost is $35-$55. The fee includes greens fee, golf cart, barbeque and door prize drawings. For registration and details, call (804) 734-0595 or 734-1563.

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Calendar, continued Golf Membership Deal | Sept. 1 The Cardinal Golf Club is offering two new membership deals after Sept. 1. A new member will receive a free sixmonth membership when a current member sponsors that individual. The sponsoring member also will receive half off his or her membership. Both must pay the annual dues at the time of registration. For details, call (804) 734-2899.

Field Sanitation Team Training | Aug. 26-30 Kenner Environmental Health will provide FST training for Soldiers, Aug. 2630, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., at building 6071 (between Shop Road and A Avenue off of 11th Street). 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 or

555th PIA Meeting | Aug. 7 The Jessie J. Mayes Tri-Cities Chapter of the 555th Parachute Infantry Association, Inc., will conduct its monthly meeting, Aug. 7, 6 p.m., at building P9050 across from the old lodging office, Mahone Avenue. Prior airborne experience is not a prerequisite for membership or attending. For details, call (804) 861-0945.


For details and to RSVP, call (804) 734-7353.

SPORTS & FITNESS Kayaking on the Appomattox | Aug. 7 Kayaking on the Appomattox River, coordinated by Family and MWR Outdoor Recreation, is offered twice a month through September. The next two dates are Aug. 7 and 21. All equipment will be supplied with a trip map at Roslyn Landing in Colonial Heights upon arrival. Cost is $12 per session. Participants must register at least two days prior to the session and arrive by 5:30 p.m. For details, call (804) 765-2212.

YOUTH CYSS Dance Exploration Workshops | July 29 Aug. 2 Child, Youth and School Services will offer SKIES Unlimited dance exploration workshops for ages 6-14, July 29 - Aug. 2, 8 a.m. - noon, at the Multi-Program Child Development Center, building 10622, Battle Drive. The cost is $65. Instructors will help the children learn self-discipline, develop coordination, improve musicality, meet new friends and have fun. This is an ideal class for beginning and experienced dance students. All participants must be registered with CYSS. For registration and details, call (804) 765-3852 or 765-3196.

6800(57,0( Susan Garling Public Affairs Specialist

Find the words and phrases associated with summer. The answers in the puzzle are forward, backward, vertical, horizontal and diagonal.

A Day at the Beach A Day at the Park Air Conditioning Vacation Bible School | Baseball ACS Aug. 5-6 Basking in the Sun A Kids in the Book – New Testament program will be offered Aug. 5-6, Breezy Scream-Free Parenting 5:45 - 8:30 p.m., at Memorial Chapel. Butterflies Class | Aug. 7, 14, 21 Conducted by highly skilled instructors, Cookouts The ACS Family Advocacy Program this free program reveals the “big picture” Counting the Stars will offer three Scream-Free Parenting of God’s story through a fun, kinetic style Cutting the Grass Classes on Aug. 7, 14 and 21, 11:45 a.m.12:45 p.m., at Army Community Service, building 9023, 1231 Mahone Ave. This three-part program will offer parents advice on how to be calm and avoid yelling at children and others. There will be no childcare available for the sessions.

of learning. Participants will also learn more about praying and reading the scripture. All youths who have completed grades K-5 may participate. For details, call (804) 734-6483 or 7340970.

Family Picnic Flowers in Bloom Fourth of July Go for a Swim Going Barefoot Golf Muggy and Hot Schools Out Sitting Under a ShadeTree Sunglasses Take a Leisure Stroll Tan Lines The Warmth of the Sun VacationTime

For visit



answers, community_life/puzzle/. | July 25, 2013 | Traveller | 21

Calendar, continued OUTSIDE



Food Drive | July Peoples Advantage Federal Credit Union is holding a non-perishable food drive during July at its locations in Petersburg, Colonial Heights and Chester. Donations of canned fruits, meats, vegetables, rice, peanut butter, and other needed food items for adults, children and infants will be accepted Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Nationally, more than 50 million Americans are struggling with hunger. For details, call (804) 748-3081 ext. 705.

Magic Show | July 30 The Appomattox Regional Library System will present award-winning magician Rob Westcott, July 30, in two free shows. The 45-minute programs are filled with magic, puppetry and audience participation. The first performance is 3:30 p.m., at the historic Beacon Theater, 401 N. Main St., Hopewell, and the second show is at 6:30 p.m., at Prince George Library, 6605 Courts Road. For details, call (804) 458-6320.

Korean War Ceremony at VWM | July 27 A special ceremony commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice will be held July 27, 10 a.m., at the Virginia War Memorial, 621 South Belvidere Street, Richmond. Admission is free and the public and especially all Korean War veterans are invited. The ceremony will be held indoors at the VMI Hall of Honor. The event is co-hosted by Chapter 143, Korean War Veterans of America. The Virginians at War documentary film, “Hill Fights,” will be shown. It will conclude with the laying of a wreath in the Memorial’s Shrine of Memory where the names of the 932

Virginians who were killed in action in Korea are engraved upon its walls. For details, call (804) 786-2060 or visit

Experts in the Garden | Aug. 3 The Butterfly Society of Virginia will provide guided tours of the Bristow Butterfly Garden at the Norfolk Botanical Garden on Saturdays in August, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Members will be available to answer butterfly habitat gardening questions. The tours are Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. For details, call (757) 748-7036.

Basketball Camp | Aug. 5-9, 12-16 A Chuck Moore Basketball Camp for boys and girls will be held, Aug. 5-9 and 12-16, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Richard Bland College, 11301 Johnson Road, Petersburg. The program is for ages 7-17, and the cost is $100 per session prior to the first day. A $15 pre-registered discount for military families is available. The program features daily contests, fundamental stations, quality instruction, guest speakers, character building and 3-on-3 games. For registration and details, call (704) 726-7780 or email dpayton@

Jobs for Veterans | Aug. 6 The Greater Peninsula Jobs for Veterans Program will offer an information session, Aug. 6, 5-6 p.m., at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center, 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton. Sponsored by Peninsula Worklink, in partnership with Thomas Nelson Community College and the Virginia Employment Commission, the program’s mission is training eligible veterans for immediate employment in one of six high-demand career fields. Future sessions will be held Aug. 20, and Sept. 3 and 7 at the same time and location. For details, call (757) 766-4914.

Charity Car Show for Veterans | Aug. 10 The 14th Annual Southern Knights

Cruisers Car Show, dedicated to veterans, will be held on Aug. 10, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., at Richard Bland College, 11301 Johnson Road, Petersburg. Admission is free. The rain date is Aug. 11. All monies raised will go to the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program, the Fisher House and McGuire Veterans VA Hospital. This event is expected to attract approximately 300 cars, trucks and bikes. There will be raffles, prizes, awards and a live auction. The first 250 participants will receive an event dash plaque. For details, visit www. or call (804) 526-8865.

Petersburg Police Heroes 5k, 10k Race | Sept. 7 The Petersburg Police Department will sponsor a Heroes 5k and 10k race, Sept. 7, 9 a.m., at the Petersburg National Battlefield Park. The event will honor the fallen heroes and the families who were affected by the 9/11 tragedy. A pre-race ceremony will be held. Walkers and groups are welcome. The cost is $25 for military and public safety participants, and $30 for all others. The race will follow a scenic historic course with paved roads and trails. There is ample free parking. Registration is online only until midnight Sept. 4 at On race day, registration is 6:30-8:30 a.m. For details, call (804) 431-6040.

Farmer’s Market | Every Wednesday Pick up fresh, local produce and more every Wednesday, 3-6 p.m., at the Chesterfield County Farmer’s Market. The event takes place at the Government Center Complex, just off Iron Bridge Road, on Mimms Loop, near the School Board building. Selections include fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade breads, jams and jellies, sorbets, goat’s milk products, fresh herbs and plants, prepared foods, crafts and made-on-the-spot kettle corn. Cash is preferred. For details, call (804) 748-1161 or visit

WE ARE OPEN EARLY & LATE FOR OUR MILITARY FAMILIES! The Restoration Preparatory Academy • Now Enrolling Pre K-12th Grade • One-on-One Instruction • Hot Meals • Reasonable Tuition • Caring Teachers •Special Needs Students Accepted • A Member of The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) • Accepting Applications at this location

6751 Billy Memorial Drive, Prince George, VA 23875

(804) 862-9571 or June 17, 2013 to August 30, 2013 - Before and After School Care providing transportation to all children in Prince George County Public Schools and Summer Programs.

Field Trips, Games, Food, Fun & Music





Meera A. Gokli, D.D.S. Steven R. Lubbe, D.M.D. David L. Keeton, D.M.D. ORTHODONTICS FOR ADULTS & CHILDREN


Provider of Tri-Care/Retirees United Concordia, Delta, Anthem and MetLife

651 Southpark Blvd. | Colonial Heights, VA

804-526-9815 |

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Classifieds TO PLACE AN AD...




(804) 526-8692


Call: (804) 526-8656 Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Layaway Available MATTRESS SETS Full- $99, Queen- $129, King- $169 40% Military Discount on all other sets!

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Religious Announcements BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH 3115 Oaklawn Boulevard • Hopewell, Va 23860

“Where Christ Makes the Difference” II Cor. 5:17 Sunday Morning . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00 AM Sunday Evening . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30 PM Wednesday, Bible Study . . . . . 7:00 PM

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(804) 526-0502 1001 Blvd. Colonial Heights, VA 23834 Aimee Bradley Property Manager APARTMENTS


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Petersburg $800/month 2572 Pinehurst Dr. 3BR, 1BA, All electric. Move in ready!


ON ANY SWEARINGEN OWNED APTS. Our 1,000 sqft., 2BR, 1.5BA townhomes offer a great living room, eat-in kitchen, deep linen closet, large pantry, & private patio. Close to the Interstate, Ft. Lee, Shopping & more. Rent includes water, trash & sewer. At Swearingen Owned Apts only!

ASK ABOUT OUR MILITARY SPECIALS! APARTMENTS Colonial Heights On Special $675/month 1500 Concord Ave. 1,000 sqft., 2BR, 1.5BA, walk-in pantry.

Colonial Heights $1500/month 2506 Bent Oaks Dr. 4BR, 2.5BA, large kitchen, family room, dining room, game room & so much more. Hopewell $850/month 4003 Gloucester Dr. 3BR, 1.5BA, partially renovated, all electric. Move in ready. No refrig. DUPLEX Colonial Heights $710/month 310 Kent Ave. 2BR, 1BA, living room, kitchen, central air, crown molding. Move in Ready!

Just Moments from... • 1-95, I-85 & Fort Lee (2 miles) • Southpark Mall • Historic Petersburg

$99 DEPOSIT STYLE RATE 1 BR .................$599 2 BR .................$659 3 BR .................$699

Apartments Feature: • Clubhouse & Swimming Pool • Playground • Walk in Closets • Ceiling Fans • Central Heat/Air • 24 Hour Maintenance

$895/mo. 1 BR, 1 BA, Fully Furnished, You need nothing but your suitcase! Smoke-free secure building, no pets. Rent includes all utilities. Call Jeff, 804-283-5760

Articles For Sale Need CPap machine ASAP. Pregnant. Lost mine in fire. Please call 804-651-3367

Babysitting & Childcare Child Care in my home, all ages, 35 yrs. experience in Portsmouth. References provided. Non-smoker. Call 757-403-1688. Child Care in my home, all ages, 35 yrs. experience in Portsmouth. References provided. Non-smoker. Call 757-403-1688.

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CHESTER $1250/mo 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms Available (floor plans up to 1200 sq.ft.) 6 & 12 Month Leases • Small Pets Welcome • Swimming Pool & Fitness Center • Washer/Dryer in Select Apartment Homes

(804) 733-8710

1700 Johnson Road, #2D • Petersburg, VA 23805 Managed by Drucker & Falk, LLC

3 BR, 2 Bath, LR, DR, Sunroom, 3 Fireplaces, Shed, Basement Thomas Dale Schools, 1900 sqft

Contact Mike: 804-896-3793

For Rent-House (All) For sale or rent. 2Br, 1Ba, Central Air, Oil heat. 1 mi. from Ft. Lee. Call 804-691-9298.

For Rent-Rooms Howard Johnson @ I-95 & I-295 (Fort Lee just a few miles)$199 - weekly special. Fully furnished hotel room! Olympic Size Pool, Playground, 24 hour front desk clerk. Rent includes all utilities, free high speed internet and plenty of parking. Call Bobby, 804-895-3857 | July 25, 2013 | Traveller | 23

$2,000 SIGN ON BONUS Linde, the world’s leading global gases and engineering organization is currently hiring Bulk Truck Drivers in the Chester, VA area. Excellent Pay – World Class Benefits – Annual Bonus Opportunity Consistent Start Times – Two Consecutive Days Off Duties Include: • Making Liquid CO2 truck deliveries to tonnage customers. Requirements: • High School Diploma • Class A CDL License with Hazmat and Tanker endorsements • Minimum 3 years verifiable CDL driving experience with the last 3 accident free

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


• No more than 5 ads per week, per household. • Free ads will not be accepted via official mailing channels such as guard mail or postage and fees paid indicia. Free ads will be accepted by fax, mail, delivery or Web site. See end of this ad for details. • We cannot accommodate phone inquiries regarding free classified ads. • Renewals, corrections and cancellations cannot be taken by phone and must be resubmitted. • Copy for free classified ads should be typed or printed legibly. • Ads which are illegible, too long or otherwise do not conform to instructions will not be published • Automotive ads must begin with make, model and year (in this order). • Real estate ads must begin with the name of the city, followed by the neighborhood. DEADLINE: 5pmcode___________________________________________________________________ Thursday the week prior to publication. Address and phone number must be included on form. City, state, ZIP Name of Person Placing Ad: Work phone# Home phone# ______________________________ Mailing Address: City, State, ZIP Code: Sponsor Rank/Rate/Grade____________________ Work Phone #: Home Phone #: Command: __________________________________________________________________________ Sponsor: Rank/Rate/Grade: Command: Include home # and/or address within text of ad. Approximately 25 characters (including spaces) per line.

Please apply online for one of our five locations in Hopewell, Prince George, Chester and Waverly Clip and Fax to: (757) 853-1634 or mail or deliver to:

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