Vol. 72, No. 34
Serving the community of Fort Lee,Virginia, since 1941
August 23, 2012
A Fitting Tribute Post Event Part of Campaign to Acknowledge Service, Sacriﬁce of Vietnam Veterans See Page 3
Chaplain’s Corner ..........................Page 2 News Briefs.....................................Page 4 Off Duty in the Community ..........Page 7 Army Civilians.................................Page 9 Thunderstorm Survival ................Page 15 Calendar of Events................Pages 19-21
Army Logistics University Welcomes New Leader Know Your Neighbor: Chesterﬁeld County Page 12 Page 4
Camp Youths Learn First Response Duties Page 14
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John Dodd, Jack Cole and Mark Jezewski pose in front of Psychotic Reaction, a refurbished gun truck that is similar to the ones used during the Vietnam War. The three attended the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Friday at the Fort Lee museum complex. See story on Page 3. Photo by T. Anthony Bell To reach the Traveller Staff, call (804) 734-7147.
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NEWS BRIEFS Flu Campaign
PHOTO BY KIMBERLY K. FRITZ
Col. Robert A. “Rick” Harney, right, accepts the Army Logistics University guidon from ALU President John E. Hall during an assumption of responsibility ceremony Tuesday at the university. Harney was previously assigned to the U.S. Army Quartermaster School.
Harney Takes ALU Charge by Kimberly K. Fritz Family/Community Life Reporter
The Army Logistics University welcomed a new commandant Tuesday at a ceremony held in the university’s multipurpose room. Col. Robert A. “Rick” Harney assumed responsibility of the massive learning center in front of his Family and many supporters. Ensuring the military mind is kept active won’t be a problem for this quartermaster. His previous two assignments were within the U.S. Army Quartermaster School, first in the Office of the QM General and then as the assistant commandant. John E. Hall, ALU president, said when looking for a commandant Harney’s career path is a good template. “He brings an understanding of the Training and Doctrine Command vision and an understanding of the needs of the commandants we support,” Hall said. “He’s going to make us a better team than we already are.” Hall spoke of the challenges Harney may face in his tenure as ALU commandant. “ALU is under tremendous scrutiny
from the highest levels of the Department of the Army,” Hall said. “Not because we’ve done something wrong but the exact opposite.” Hall said that TRADOC Commander Gen. Robert W. Cone wants Army schools and training centers to mimic the model ALU leaders created when the school opened in 2009. “We’ve gained tremendous efficiencies,” he said. “What we still haven’t gained yet is the standardization through consolidation.” Hall said that task will be Harney’s charge as commandant. During his speech, Harney said he was honored and humbled by his new position. He thanked his Family, which included extended members who traveled from North Carolina to celebrate the day. “I look forward to this extremely important mission,” Harney said. “You have my total commitment of excellence in all we do.” Then, paraphrasing Gen. Maxwell Taylor, Harney said, “‘I view my position of leadership as one of servitude to Soldiers and their Families’ – I feel the same way. I look forward to serving with you all.”
To expedite the delivery of flu shots to Fort Lee’s active duty personnel, Kenner Army Health Clinic will schedule multiple weekday and weekend clinics starting in September. Two goals are to maximize resources and minimize loss of instructional time for advanced individual training students. Kenner is attempting to contact key military organizations to coordinate clinic times since the Department of Defense requires at least 90 percent of all active duty Soldiers be vaccinated before Dec. 17. Units that have not been contacted can make arrangements through the following people: Sgt. 1st Class Sonya Wood, (804) 737-9324 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Sgt. Laura Gonzales at 734-9050 or laura. email@example.com; and Lt. Col. Younghee Song at 734-9344 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Authorized civilian beneficiaries may obtain flu shots at Kenner during regular immunization clinic hours.
Run for Fallen
Fort Lee’s annual Run for the Fallen will be Sept. 15. Registration and check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the event starting at 10 a.m. There will be 1-mile and 5-mile routes for runners and walkers as well as the option of walking the track at Williams Stadium. The total number of miles that participants run, walk or roll in honor of service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice will be reported to the national initiative. To register, visit http://leemwr.com/ Comm/ACS/com_acs_acs.htm. Units may register by calling (804) 734-6446. For details, call (804) 765-7636 or 734-6446.
The 2012 Garrison Organizational Day will be held Sept. 13, 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., at the HideAway. Tickets cost $5 and are available from directorate representatives. There will be a cookout with hot dogs and hamburgers, board and lawn
games, paintball, a cake walk and music by the 392nd Army Band.
Honor Flight Trip
Honor Flight Historic Triangle of Virginia plans an Oct. 20 trip to Washington, D.C., for World War II and Korean War veterans who wish to visit national memorials. The trip is free for these veterans. They may apply to participate in the trip at www. honorflightva.org or by calling (877) 424-8387. People interesting in volunteering to serve as guardians to assist and safeguard the veterans may also apply via the website. Guardians are asked to pay their own expenses. Arlington National Cemetery, the Iwo Jima Memorial, the WWII Memorial and the Korean War Memorial are among the sites to be visited. For details, call (804) 337-3487.
The 508th Transportation Company is offering a Remedial Drivers Course on Sept. 8, beginning at 8 a.m. The course focuses on improving drivers’ awareness and is designed for service members with traffic violations or poor driving behavior. The program supports Fort Lee’s personal vehicle traffic safety program and assists Soldiers in avoiding costly traffic tickets, said Andrew Williams. For details and registration, email Williams at andrew.a.williams2.civ@ mail.mil.
To honor military retirees and their Family members, the Retirement Services Office will hold its annual Retiree Appreciation Day Sept. 22, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., at the Soldier Support Center, building 3400. Rep. J. Randy Forbes of Virginia’s 4th Congressional District will be the keynote speaker. Retirees and Family members will be able to get identification cards in Room 115 and 113 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. For details, call (804) 734-6555.
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Transporter Event to Fight Alzheimerâ€™s by T. Anthony Bell Senior Writer/Special Projects
Chief Warrant Officer 4 William McClain is one of the millions of Americans impacted by Alzheimerâ€™s. â€œI lost my grandmother to the disease about 10 years ago,â€? said the Transportation School instructor/writer. â€œAlso, my administrative assistantâ€™s father was recently diagnosed with the disease so itâ€™s close to our heart, and we want to give back to our community.â€? In the spirit of giving something back, McClain has helped to organize the Donate2Walk2 charity event scheduled for Wednesday, 6:30 a.m., at the Golf Company parking lot, building 3004 on B Avenue. Sponsored by the Trans. School and the Greater Richmond Chapter of the Alzheimerâ€™s Association, the eventâ€™s goal is to raise funds to help fight
Alzheimerâ€™s and shed some light on the disease itself, said McClain. Alzheimerâ€™s, named for the German neuropathologist Alois Alzheimer, is a common form of dementia that generally affects those 65 years of age and older, although it can strike much earlier. Early symptons include the inability to remember recent events. As it progresses, Alzheimer patients suffer from confusion, irritability, aggression and long-term memory loss. There is no cure and patients typically die from the disease. According to the National Institute on Aging, more than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimerâ€™s. McClain, a native of North Carolina, said he saw firsthand the devastating nature of Alzheimerâ€™s. â€œI didnâ€™t get to see my grandmother at the tail end of the disease,â€? he recalled, â€œ but the part I did see was very bad. â€œKnowing that there isnâ€™t a cure 10 years from the day
TRANSPORTERS The guest speaker, retired Col. Emit Knight, was a member of one of the first American units to step foot in Vietnam, arriving with the 8th Trans. Helicopter Co. in December 1961. He recounted his time there, noting the collective contributions of those who survived and who didnâ€™t. He was careful to keep the tone light, combining factual storytelling with bits of humor. â€œOur orders were classified secret,â€? he recalled when the unit was notified of its impending assignment. â€œThey essentially
it happened, Iâ€™m hoping this walk will help us come up with a cure and help people to become aware.â€? Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan Waddy, the course manager/ transportation automation branch chief, and one of the organizers, further emphasized the awareness aspect. â€œIt will be an outstanding event,â€? he said. â€œWe want to get people out there to get them to understand what this disease is.â€? Col. Nancy J. Grandy, assistant commandant, Trans. School, and Sherry Peterson, chief executive officer, GRCAA, are scheduled to be the guest speakers. The organizers suggest that each participant donate $2, and in the spirit of finding a cure, walk a two-mile, predetermined distance. Registration and donations are scheduled for 6-6:30 a.m., and the walk begins at 6:45 a.m. For more details, call (804) 765-1923 or 765-1938.
Grp. during the war, said the apâ€” FROM PAGE 3 preciation for his service came slowly and unpredictably. read, â€˜to proceed to an overseas destinaâ€œIt was 22 years (after the war) tion to participate in an exercise in excess and a lady came up to me in a store,â€? said of 30 days.â€? The crowd responded with a the Grand Rapids, Mich. native. â€œI donâ€™t even chuckle. He continued â€“ â€œOur first piece know how she knew I was a veteran; she said, of it lasted a year, and the exercise turned â€˜Thank you for your service.â€™ It shocked me out to be a war that lasted 10 more years.â€? so bad I didnâ€™t know what to say to her. The Vietnam War officially ended in â€œNow, when we march in a parade, 1975, and it would be years before there Army units will let the Vietnam vets march was a collective reckoning of the service ahead of them,â€? he continued. â€œIt shows and sacrifice of those who served. Jack respect plus the guys nowadays are getCole, a transporter assigned to the 444th ting treated well because of what we got. Trans. Co., 27th Trans. Bn, 8th Trans. Hey, they deserve it, and weâ€™re getting our
recognition now. God bless America.â€? Cole, Kritzer and most of the Vietnam veterans at the event attended The Gathering, a reunion of Vietnam-era transporters that held its 10th annual event in Prince George County earlier in the week. President Barack Obama proclaimed May 28, 2012 - Nov.11, 2025 to be a commemorative era in which Americans acknowledge the Vietnam Warâ€™s the 50th Anniversary and recognize and honor the more than 3 million men and women who served in the war, the more than 58,000 who died and the more than 1,600 who are still missing.
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Drinking, Most Activities Don’t Mix by Lead Sgt. Rico Williams Provost Marshal Office
Everyone knows drunk driving is illegal and hazardous for the person behind the wheel, but what about the danger an impaired driver poses to others riding in the same vehicle? In many off-duty accidents, service members have lost their lives as passengers in cars driven by drunk drivers. One of the most widely known safety campaigns – “Don’t Drink and Drive” – has been reinforced throughout every level of the military. Soldiers, Family members and civilian personnel are urged not to drive after drinking and have been warned of the potential consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol. OK, drunk driving – bad, got it. But a message of equal importance is that per-
forming just about any activity while impaired is also dangerous and can result in injury or death. Pedestrians have been hit by cars when they wandered into the road or attempted to cross traffic while drunk. Some were hit and killed by trains while walking on the tracks. Sounds pretty impossible to most of us as trains are big and loud, but it has happened 12 times since 1998, with three of those deaths occurring during the past year. Of all 12 pedestrian/train collisions, only two were confirmed not to have involved alcohol. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, roughly half of all pedestrians, ages 21-44, who were killed in traffic accidents in 2008 had a blood alcohol content of 0.08 or higher. You might wonder how so many people
manage to get hit by cars or, worse yet, a big and noisy train. The answer lies in the effects of alcohol – diminished coordination and balance plus impaired attention and judgment. These impairments contribute to many types of accidental injuries – motor vehicle and pedestrian accidents, as well as falls, drowning and burns. Most of the people killed during pedestrian activities, who had not been drinking, were actually killed when they had car trouble or stopped to help someone on the road. Alcohol is the most frequently abused drug throughout the world and related injuries are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Alcohol intoxication, common in both social drinkers and alcoholics, profoundly impairs cognitive function and motor skills. Ironically, many people feel a sense of
mastery while they are drunk, leading them to believe that they can do anything as well as, if not better than, anyone else. This is evidenced in a number of accidents where people decided to try balcony climbing or hanging out of barracks’ windows while under the influence of alcohol. Many of these accidents did not have happy endings. Since fiscal 1999, 32 Soldiers have died from off-duty falls. Only eight of these Soldiers were confirmed not to be under the influence. Data from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control also show that excessive alcohol consumption is a significant factor in accidental deaths from falls in the civilian sector. The NCIPC reports alcohol is involved SEE MIX, PAGE 11
262nd Thanks Area Businesses for Support of 23rd QM Brigade Event Lt. Col. Ronald Childress Jr., commander of the 262nd Quartermaster Battalion, presents a certificate of appreciation to Jeff Heckert, a representative from Omni Loans, during an Aug. 16 ceremony at Fort Lee. Several off-post businesses such as the Appomattox River Peanut Company
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— FROM PAGE 10 in 40-50 percent of drowning deaths among young males. In addition, alcohol use is involved in about 50 percent of all deaths associated with water recreation, such as boating. Seventyfive Soldiers have drowned in swimming, boating, fishing and personal watercraft accidents over the last decade. Ninety-two percent of them were males and 75 percent were under the age of 30. In those cases where substance use was examined, 42 percent involved the use of alcohol. Alcohol can impair our ability to do many things. That is why all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico impose a BAC limit of below 0.08 for driving. In addition, most states impose a BAC limit of either 0.08 or 0.10 or lower for boating, and all states have boating-under-the-influence laws. If you see a battle buddy about to misstep and possibly cause harm to him/herself or others, intervene. It usually doesn’t take much to influence him or her to do the right thing. If you drink, take a cab. If you drink, don’t go swimming. If you go boating, wear a life jacket. If you have a particularly argumentative friend who insists on acting stupid, call the police. It’s better to have a ticked-off friend with a public intoxication ticket than to wake up the next morning, hung over, to find out that your friend is now a statistic in a database. Watching out for your buddies, even when you aren’t on duty, is still part of the job description of “friend.”
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hesterfield County may not share a common boundary with its neighbor Fort Lee, but there are many similarities in the people department. “Historically, a fairly significant number of employees, both uniformed and civilian, from Fort Lee have found homes in the county and take advantage of the quality of life we offer here,” said James J. L. “Jay” Stegmaier, county administrator. “A fair number of individuals who are not from central Virginia have come through Fort Lee during their various tours and liked Chesterfield County enough to come back when they retired.” The county’s roots are military, too. When English settlers came in 1611 to what is now Chesterfield County, they established a fortified town, Henricus. The men stood guard and defended the neck of land that protruded into the James River. It was the second successful settlement in the New World and boasted both a hospital and a university, among other amenities, when the town was destroyed in a 1622 Indian raid. Today, military and Department of Defense employees choose to live in Chesterfield for a number of reasons. “We have, for the last five years, been named by Colin Powell’s America’s Promise Alliance as one of the 100 Best Communities in America for Young People,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Daniel A. Gecker. “The county also has the ‘sixth best suburb in America’ (Midlothian) and is one of a handful of American localities with a triple A bond rating because of its sound fiscal management,” said Gecker. He also points to the lowest crime rate in the area. “Chesterfield is, quite simply, the kind of community families want. We have excellent schools, safe as they are convinced (the money is) spent wisely,” Gecker streets, a variety of shopping and dining choices, and an en- said. viable quality of life.” tegmaier said the county’s “status as the lowestdding to those attributes – and highly favored by cost, full-service local government in Virginia” is its 316,000 residents – are 40-plus public parks another plus. “It’s simply a great place to be, and and athletic facilities with 300 soccer, softball, yet living here costs less than living in many communities baseball and football fields. County recreational areas in- with fewer amenities and opportunities.” clude nearly 3,800 acres of green space. Pocahontas State The strength of the relationship between the county and Park is also in the county. the installation also lies in the The James and Appomattox work of regional partners. give Chesterfield more than The civilian governments 90 miles of river frontand the Crater Planning age. The Greater Richmond District Commission “came Aquatics Partnership opened together and worked very this past spring in the county, hard in order to preserve adding several pools and a and strengthen the fort’s fitness center to its already position with the defense impressive line-up of recreestablishment” during the ational options. process that culminated in “In short,” said Gecker, the 2005 Base Realignment “Chesterfield is perfect. … and Closure decision, said Petersburg I can’t think of a place in Stegmaier. the United States I’d rather Meadowville Technology Colonial Heights and Hopewell be.” He cited willing taxpayPark in the eastern portion the Counties of ers as another measure of of the county “is a tremenChesterfield’s merit. “The dous asset to both the county Chesterfield, Dinwiddie vast majority of our comand the installation,” said and Prince George munity is willing to invest Stegmaier. “The area around dollars in the county as long Meadowville is expanding
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both commercially and residentially, providing increased shopping, housing and employment opportunities for the Fort Lee community.” Meadowville is in the county’s Bermuda District off Route 10 near Interstate 295 and is a major development focus for the county. The world’s leading hummus-maker, for example, is adding a research facility to its production facility in Meadowville where Amazon will open a million-square-foot fulfillment center in the near future. Northrop Grumman and Capital One are among other companies with operations in the area. ome to chemical and other industries as well as an array of shopping centers and malls today, Chesterfield once mined coal commercially. French Huguenot settlers discovered coal in the Midlothian area about 1701, and mining became a commercial venture about 1730. The coal fueled production of colonial cannons for the Revolutionary War. It also spurred development of early transportation improvements for roads and railroads. Currently, the county is moving toward Chesterfield 2035, a new comprehensive plan. After input from a crossdepartmental team of county employees, the Planning Commission held a number of work sessions in preparation for its upcoming Sept. 10 public hearing on the document. The plan, when adopted by the Board of Supervisors, will set long-range goals for the county in areas such as economic development, housing, transportation, revitalization, historical and cultural resources, and the environment. Although the county is carefully considering its future,
it is also preserving its past. Gecker considers Henricus of natural habitat welcome blue herons that have established Historical Park the county’s best-kept secret, and it was vot- a rookery there. Bald eagles and ospreys also nest there. ed Best Park by readers of Richmond.com earlier this year. Kayakers and canoeists often explore this area of the James The park is a living history museum operated as a non-profit River. hesterfield also is the site of the nation’s oldest organization by the Henricus Foundation and the counties of land grant institution of higher learning – Virginia Chesterfield and Henrico. State University in the Ettrick area. John Tyler “Henricus is a part of American history,” Gecker said, and it started the county tradition of taking care of its residents – Community College has two campuses in the county. Also the first chartered college there educated both colonists and part of the county’s infrastructure are its private hospitals. Indians. It was at Henricus, he added, that private property Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Hospitals are owned by rights were first implemented in North America. Tobacco HCA while the county’s newest, St. Francis Hospital, is a Bon Secours Facility. The Capital Area Health Network was first cultivated commercially there as well. ocahontas spent some time at Henricus as a pris- plans to open a community health center in the Bermuda oner of the English and converted to Christianity District later this year. there. Despite her friendliness toward the colonists, Chesterfield, which houses the Defense Logistics Agency the town was destroyed by marauding Indians in 1622. A - Richmond in the Bellwood area, shows its appreciation dozen colonial structures to the military by providhave been re-created and are ing additional support to used to teach visitors about its employees who serve life on the site from the time in National Guard and before English settlers arReserve units. “We go well rived through the Civil War beyond the basic provision For more photographs of Chesterfield County, and beyond. The park offers of preserving their jobs for visit www.facebook.com/fortleetraveller. discounted admission to acwhen they come back,” said tive duty and retired military Stegmaier. When citizen The county website is www.chesterfield.gov. members and their Families. Soldiers are called up and The website for Henricus Historical Near Henricus is the deployed, the county also Park is www.henricus.org. Dutch Gap Conservation pays the employees any difArea. More than 810 acres ferential in salary while they
(FAR LEFT) Children and adults alike enjoy fishing along the banks of one of the many bodies of water in Chesterfield County. Water activities can be enjoyed nearly year-round along the James River, Lake Chesdin and the streams and lakes in Pocahontas State Park. (LEFT) A reenactor portraying a member of the Powhatan tribe at Henricus Historical Park demonstrates fishing net repair to children visiting the park. Indian women performed such tasks for hundreds of years before English settlers led by Sir Thomas Dale established the town of Henricus in 1611. Henricus, which had the New World’s first hospital and first college, was the second successful English settlement. (ABOVE) The 1917 courthouse is decked out for Memorial Day. are on active duty. This is done to ease the financial burden of separation on the Families, said Stegmaier. The county’s expanded support program has been recognized by the secretary of defense and others. The county supports veterans in other ways. The Board of Supervisors has approved tax-relief policies for military veterans with 100 percent disability. Tom Winfree, a county resident and Village Bank president, started a non-profit organization, Families of the Wounded Fund Inc. It makes it possible for Family members to have extended stays with military members who are in rehabilitation at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center for spinal cord and brain injuries. hesterfield’s connection with Fort Lee will remain strong. “The growth of Fort Lee has been very positive for the region,” said Stegmaier. He noted BRAC has helped stabilize the county during a time of economic downturn and give it positive real estate news this year. “To the extent that people move here, we have to provide the quality schools and other services to support them. Overall, it seems clear (Fort Lee’s expansion) has been a positive impact.”
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The Fort Lee Retirement Services Office is hosting a pre-retirement seminar Aug. 24, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., at the Soldier Support Center, building 3400. It is for all Soldiers who plan to retire within 18 months. Spouses are welcome. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. A number of retirement planning topics will be covered. For details, call (804) 734-6973.
A career expo is slated for Aug. 30, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Lee Club, 1100 Lee Ave. Current and prior military members may pre-register at www.CivilianJobs.com. For details, visit the website or call (678) 819-4132. The Army Career and Alumni Program is sponsoring a job fair on Oct. 18, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Regimental Club, building 2609, on C Avenue. Pre-registration is recommended at www. jobzoneonline.com. Participants also may send a resume as a Word document attached to an email to webmaster@ jobzoneonline.com; put Fort Lee in the subject line. For details, call (434) 263-5102 or (540) 226-1473.
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The International Military Student Office at the Army Logistics University is hosting a Know Your World program on Malta on Aug. 29, 11:30 p.m. - 1 p.m., in Green Auditorium, Bunker Hall. A reception will follow. For details, call (804) 765-8159.
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The 49th Quartermaster General’s annual Women’s Equality Day 3k Walk/Run will be Aug. 24, 6:30 a.m., at the U.S. Army Women’s Museum. The event celebrates the 1920 adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that gave women the right to vote. For details, email email@example.com.
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The Jessie J. Mayes Tri-Cities Chapter of the 555th Parachute Infantry Association Inc. will meet Sept. 5, 6 p.m., at the Regimental Club, building P-2609, on C Avenue. Prior airborne experience is not a prerequisite for membership or attending. For details, call (804) 614-7886.
The Fort Lee Religious Support Office is offering Wednesday religious education nights for eight weeks starting Sept. 12. There will be dinner at 5:30 p.m. and classes for ages 5 - adult. Watchcare will be provided for younger children. For details, call (804) 734-6483.
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The Transportation School is sponsoring an Aug. 29 Alzheimer’s Walk, 6:30-7:30 a.m., to raise awareness of the disease and collect donations for the Greater Richmond Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Participants will meet in the Regimental Club parking lot, 711 B Ave. The walk’s theme is “Donate $2 and walk 2 miles to help end Alzheimer’s,” said Chief Warrant Officer 4 William McClain, walk coordinator. For details, call McClain at (804) 765-1939.
The Theatre Company at Fort Lee will hold auditions for its KidKapers production of “Captain Bree and her Lady Pirates” on Sept. 8, 10 a.m., at the Lee Playhouse, 4300 Mahone Ave. Director Tyler D. Wilson is seeking 22 youths, ages 8-18, to portray pirates, sailors and members of the English upper class. Those auditioning will be expected to sing 16-32 bars of a Broadway standard and dance. A CD player and accompanist will be provided. No performers are paid. Rehearsals will begin immediately for an Oct. 5-7 run For details, call (804) 734-6629.
Registration is open for the Sept. 17-21 Field Sanitation Team Training offered by the Kenner Army Health Clinic Environmental Health staff. The course will meet 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m. that week in building 11031, Classroom 1. Each company is required to have at least two Soldiers certified and on orders as company field sanitation team members. Hands-on training in water trailer inspections, water quality testing, field food service sanitation inspection cri-
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teria and heat stress monitoring is included in the course. The 50 student spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, send form 4187 to Christopher Carter at email@example.com or to Maria Paris at firstname.lastname@example.org. For details, call (804) 734-9014.
FITNESS & SPORTS Farewell Scramble
A farewell golf scramble in honor of Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham will be held Aug. 28, 8 a.m., at Cardinal Golf Course on post. Mulligan proceeds will benefit the Association of Quartermasters scholarship fund. Golf fees include lunch. They are $35 for course members, $40 for active duty personnel and $50 for others. Guests may attend lunch only ($10). Payments are due by Aug. 24 at the golf club. For details, call (804) 734-2899.
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The Fort Lee Sergeants Major Association will hold its inaugural golf scramble on Sept. 12 at the Cardinal Golf Club. Registration must be completed by Sept. 2. The cost is $40 for Cardinal members and $50 for others. For details, call Sgt. Maj. Premas Liverpool at (580 699-1584 or Sgt. Maj. Carl Kroll at (804) 691-6196.
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The annual Software Engineering Center - Lee Tactical Logistics Directorate Fall Golf Classic will be Sept. 21, 7:30 a.m., at the Cardinal Golf Course on post. The tournament participants will include the Salute Military Golf Association, and the event raises funds for the organization that provides golf lessons, equipment and playing opportunities for combat-wounded service members. Sept. 14 is the registration deadline. The cost is $40 for Cardinal members and $50 for others. For information and registration, contact Chuck Johnston at (804) 734-7142 or charles.m.johnston.civ@ mail.mil or Sophia Akrea, 734-2764, sophia.l.akrea.civ@ mail.mil.
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FMWR Outdoor Recreation is offering opportunities to kayak on the Appomattox River. The $10 fee includes all equipment. Participants must register two days in advance. Outings depart at 5:30 p.m. from Roslyn Landing in Colonial Heights. Kayaking is available every other Wednesday. The next outing will be Aug. 29. Others are planned for Sept. 12 and 26. For details, call (804) 765-2212 or visit www.leemwr. com/events.htm#kayak.
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Military Salute at Fair
The Dinwiddie County Fair will salute Fort Lee military personnel on Sept. 6 by offering them free admission to the event at Virginia Motorsports Park, 8018 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg. The normal cost is $5 per carload or $5 per walk-up. The fair runs Sept. 6-9. Hours vary each day. For details about the fair, visit www. DinwiddieCountyFair.com.
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A free training event on child abuse and neglect mandated reporting will be held Sept. 10, 10-11:30 a.m., at the Cameron Foundation, 228 S. Sycamore St., Petersburg. Registration is required by contacting Jane Clayborne at (804) 458-2704 or email@example.com. Participants also may register at www.thejameshouse.org (scroll down to Upcoming Events). The cost-free training is offered by The James House and Greater Richmond Stop Child Abuse Now. For details, call 458-2704.
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St., Petersburg. Registration will be at 10 a.m. with the giveaway beginning at noon. A parent or guardian must be present with each child. For details, call (804) 451-4481 or visit www. thereachoutcenter.com.
a free full-day training event, A Multicultural Perspective: Domestic Violence Impacts all Communities, on Aug. 29 at First Baptist Church, 236 Harrison St., Petersburg. Registration is required at www.thejameshouse.org. For details, call Jane Clayborne at (804) 458-2704.
Police Heroes Race
The Petersburg Police Heroes 5k and 10k Race will be Sept. 8 in the Petersburg Battlefield Park to honor the fallen heroes and the families affected by the 9/11/01 tragedy. Registration will be 6:30-8:30 a.m. The fee is $30 for civilians and $25 for public safety and military personnel. For details, call (804) 863-2729 or email cwalker@ petersburg-police.com.
Heights Movie Night
A summer Movie Under the Stars event is offered at Shepherd Stadium, Colonial Heights. “Mirror, Mirror,” starring Julia Roberts, will be shown at 8 p.m. Aug. 25 on the stadium’s 26-foot screen. Gates open at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $2 for adults and $1 for children under 12. Advance ticket packages are available. Concessions will have food available for purchase. Attendees need to take their own seating. For details, call (804) 520-9390.
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