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Fort Lee

Vol. 72, No. 38

Serving the community of Fort Lee,Virginia, since 1941

Sept. 20, 2012

WHAT’S INSIDE

A Final Farewell for the 49th QM Group Page 3 Know Your Neighbor: Dinwiddie County

Page 16 Post Airmen Donate Time to Battlefield

Page 23 Commentary ..................................Page 2 News Briefs.....................................Page 4 Civilian Spotlight............................Page 9 Off Duty in the Community ........Page 13 Kenner Connection ......................Page 22 Calendar of Events................Pages 24-28

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COMMENTARY

CG Speaks Out About Suicides, Sexual Harassment Team, 7KHVHQVHRIFRPPXQLW\WKDWH[LVWVKHUH truly makes Fort Lee one of the best places to live and work in the Army. I firmly believe high standards, complemented with consistency, are the marks of true professionals and all are trademarks of Team Lee. (DFK GD\ WKH WHDP LV PDNLQJ D difference. You are leading the way, and it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure Fort Lee continues to be the community of H[FHOOHQFHWKDWLWLVWRGD\ I often speak about how, as war-fighting logisticians and sustainers, we will give the shirts off our backs and the boots off our feet to support the fight. That same level of commitment and dedication is needed both on and off the battlefield. I want to talk to you today about a few subjects of critical LPSRUWDQFH (DFK HIIHFWV RXU PLVVLRQ readiness and our ability to function as a WHDP Âą VXLFLGH SUHYHQWLRQ VH[XDO DVVDXOW DQGVH[XDOKDUDVVPHQW We’ve recently lost Soldiers to possible suicide and received reported incidents of VH[XDO PLVFRQGXFW 7KLV \HDU D QXPEHU of our troops and Army Family members have either communicated suicidal thoughts, made suicidal gestures or attempted suicide. Teammates, I ask for your continued support and commitment to our community. We need your help. My intent is not to lose another team member, and we are hard at work on this mission. We are launching the “What Can I Do – Not What I Should Have Doneâ€? campaign; however, this educational and awareness program is just the beginning. It will take

suicides. Our primary goal is to ensure each member of the team is treated with dignity and respect and is encouraged to VHHNDVVLVWDQFHLIKHRUVKHLVH[SHULHQFLQJ challenges. To complement the Army’s programs, Fort Lee has developed and implemented several initiatives to support education and provide assistance whenever and wherever it is needed. A localized pocket card will be issued to service members with the phone numbers RI D FKDSODLQ DQG WKH VH[XDO DVVDXOW DQG domestic abuse hotline, both of which are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The card is also available online at www.lee.army.mil. Posters will also be placed around the installation. Help is only a phone call away. It is crucial for our warriors, civilians and Families to recognize that seeking help during times of stress is a sign of strength. Leadership involvement is the key to creating healthy environments Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche where all team members are encouraged to seek help. Our success depends on each of the whole team – working together and you – the whole team. Suicide is a tragedy that can be H[WHQGLQJ D KHOSLQJ KDQG WR WKRVH ZKR prevented. One caring person can mean may be suffering. On Sept. 27, we will hold an installation- the difference between life and death. wide stand down day as a way to familiarize No one should ever feel like he or she all members of our military Family with stands alone. If you know someone who the health promotion, risk reduction, needs help, it is your duty to take positive suicide prevention and comprehensive action. And if you need help, we are here resources available. The day’s activities to support you. No team member is alone will also focus on how to improve the on Fort Lee. I also wanted to speak to you today about health and discipline of the force. The Army continues to take aggressive VH[XDO DVVDXOW DQG VH[XDO KDUDVVPHQW action to promote health, identify and 3OHDVH XQGHUVWDQG VH[XDO DVVDXOW LV D reduce risky behaviors, and prevent very serious crime. The Department of

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The Fort Lee “Travellerâ€? 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 VXFKPDWHULDOZLWKRXWVSHFLÂżFFOHDUDQFHH[FHSWPDWHULDOVSHFLÂżFDOO\GHVLJQDWHGDVFRS\ULJKWHG Liaison between the printer and the commanding general, Fort Lee, is maintained by the 3XEOLF$IIDLUV2IÂżFH)RUW/HH&LUFXODWLRQ7KLV&LYLOLDQ(QWHUSULVHQHZVSDSHULVDQ DXWKRUL]HGSXEOLFDWLRQ&RQWHQWVRIWKHÂł7UDYHOOHU´DUHQRWQHFHVVDULO\WKHRIÂżFLDOYLHZRIQRU endorsed by, the U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee. Advertising in this publication including inserts or supplements does not constitute endorsement by the Department RIWKH$UP\RU0LOLWDU\1HZVSDSHUVRI9LUJLQLD(YHU\WKLQJDGYHUWLVHGLQWKLVSXEOLFDWLRQVKDOO EHPDGHDYDLODEOHIRUSXUFKDVHXVHRUSDWURQDJHZLWKRXWUHJDUGWRUDFHFRORUUHOLJLRQVH[ QDWLRQDORULJLQDJHPDULWDOVWDWXVSK\VLFDOKDQGLFDSSROLWLFDODIÂżOLDWLRQRUDQ\RWKHUQRQPHULW IDFWRU,IDYLRODWLRQRUUHMHFWLRQRIWKLVHTXDORSSRUWXQLW\SROLF\E\DQDGYHUWLVHULVFRQÂżUPHG the printer shall refuse to print advertising from that source until violation is corrected. The Âł7UDYHOOHU´ LV DQ XQRIÂżFLDO SXEOLFDWLRQ DXWKRUL]HG E\$5  DQG SULQWHG E\ WKH 0LOLWDU\ 1HZVSDSHUV RI9LUJLQLD D SULYDWH ÂżUP LQ QR ZD\ FRQQHFWHG ZLWK WKH 8 6$UP\ &RPELQHG Arms Support Command or Fort Lee. The editorial content is prepared, edited and provided by WKH3XEOLF$IIDLUV2IÂżFHRI+HDGTXDUWHUV86$UP\*DUULVRQ)RUW/HH

'HIHQVHKDV]HURWROHUDQFHIRUERWKVH[XDO PLVFRQGXFW DQG VH[XDO KDUDVVPHQW 2XU JRDODW)RUW/HHLVWRSUHYHQWVH[XDODVVDXOW DQG VH[XDO KDUDVVPHQW %H FRQILGHQW WKDW acts reported will be handled appropriately. As service members, we treat each other with respect, we watch out for one another and take care of each other. We don’t take advantage of one another. As a community, we take all allegations RI VH[XDO DVVDXOW DQG VH[XDO KDUDVVPHQW seriously. Victims are encouraged to FRQWDFW WKH LQVWDOODWLRQ VH[XDO DVVDXOW response coordinator or the unit victim advocate; both are available to coordinate victim support services. Together, let’s create an environment on Fort Lee that eliminates instances of VH[XDODVVDXOWDQGVH[XDOKDUDVVPHQWDQG also provides compassionate care for the victims of these terrible abuses. The health and welfare of our service members, civilians and Families is my top priority. Although the stand down event is just for one day, training and outreach will continue. Fort Lee is committed to doing what is needed to care for our most vital assets – our team members. CASCOM and Fort Lee have a proud legacy and together we will continue to EXLOG RQ WKH VROLG IRXQGDWLRQ WKDW H[LVWV ([FHOOHQFH LV QRW DQ DFFLGHQW DQG ZLWK each member of the Team working together, we will be the model installation for our great Army. Support Starts Here! – Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, CASCOM and Fort Lee commanding general ON

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Hundreds of runners from Fort Lee and the surrounding communities set off on the Run for the Fallen course Saturday at Williams Stadium. RFTF is a tribute event that pays homage to the military members who lost their lives in the wars of Southwest Asia. See story on Page 18. Photo by T. Anthony Bell To reach the Traveller Staff, call (804) 734-7147.


News

Forty-Niners Sign Off at Seay Field by T. Anthony Bell Senior Writer/Special Projects

The 49th Quartermaster Group, once the active Army’s only petroleum and water unit, quietly faded into the annals of history during an inactivation ceremony Friday at Seay Field. About 300 people attended the event to include a number of dignitaries and past members of the unit. Brig. Gen. (promotable) Jeffrey N. Colt, deputy commanding general, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, was the presiding official. The general, representing the 49th’s higher headquarters and wearing its trademark maroon beret, paid a stirring tribute to the Army’s logisticians in general and the 49th specifically during his remarks, saying it was a privilege to pay homage to the unit, its Soldiers and their achievements. “I would like to express my personal and professional gratitude to all the 49er team, past and present, including the Family members attending,” he said. “(We’re) not just witnessing but celebrating this magnificent group’s last 19 years of faithful and outstanding service to our Army and our nation.” The 49th QM Group was the only active Army Forces Command element at a post with a heavy concentration of Training

and Doctrine Command-related activity. Its existence here was marked by its outgrowth from the now-deactivated 240th QM Battalion to a unit that deployed thousands of Soldiers to Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq. Among its accomplishments during the wars was the construction of the largest petroleum pipeline ever built by the U.S. military. During his remarks, Col. Rodney Fogg, the 49th’s commander, who earlier received the Legion of Merit in a separate ceremony, followed up Colt’s expressive, quoteladen speech with a bit of humor. “‘Don’t cry because it’s over,’” he opened. “‘Smile because it happened’ – Dr. Seuss.” Resultant chuckles from the crowd grew into full laughter, laying to rest a tone of solemnity. Fogg went on to convey what the unit has endured and accomplished, summing it up by saying the quote from the famous children’s author was appropriate. “We are smiling because it happened,” he said, “and we have a lot to smile about. We can smile because of the men and women standing on the parade field today, Soldiers who stepped up and volunteered to serve. They volunteered during a period of conflict, fully ready to sacrifice for their country.” SEE INACTIVATION, PAGE 14

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(CLOCKWISE FROM TOP) Col. Rodney Fogg proudly watches his last pass in review as commander. • Sgt. Maj. Jay Porter furls the unit guidon. • Fogg and Porter share a laugh of relief afterward. • Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Colt accepts the cased colors from Fogg.

Installation Gate Hours to Change on Oct. 1 Access control hours at Fort Lee gates are set to change, effective Oct. 1. U.S. Army Installation Management Command directed all of its installations to transition from contract security guards to Department of Army security guards by Sept. 30. Fort Lee is currently on track to make the transition on time. As a result, modifications to the gate hours will occur on Oct. 1. The previous Fort Lee senior mission commander approved the access plan in June

of this year. The change in gate hours was not a quick decision. It was determined over a period of months with input from the Fort Lee tenants and community. Detailed traffic studies at each gate, personnel authorizations and requirements for access control, and the required change from contract to DA guards also factored into the decision-making process. “We understand that a change in the normal routine will take some getting used to, but we ask

for patience as we undergo the transition,” said Fort Lee Provost Marshal Maj. David Martin. Despite the change, the modifications to the gate hours provide several benefits to the community, particularly extended hours at Mahone Gate, maintaining 24-hour access to Jackson Circle and changing the main gate location from Lee Avenue to Sisisky Boulevard. – Provost Marshal Office

New Gate Hours • Lee Avenue: Monday Friday, 5 a.m. - 8 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday. • Mahone Avenue: Daily, 5 a.m. - 1 a.m. • A Avenue: Monday Friday, 5 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. • Shop Road: Monday Friday, 6 a.m. - 2 p.m. (com-

mercial vehicles only); closed Saturday and Sunday. • Sisisky Blvd.: Open 24 hours daily. It’s the new Main Gate. • Jackson Circle: Open 24 hours daily to staff, residents and guests. • Temple Avenue: Monday Friday, 4:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday.


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NEWS BRIEFS Stand Down Run

A Suicide Prevention Stand Down Day Run is set for Sept. 27, 6-8 a.m., along 11th Street, B Avenue, 20th Street, Shop Road and Front Access Road. As many as 10,000 troops are expected to participant. Post motorists should expect significant traffic delays during the event, particularly in the CASCOM Headquarters area, and congestion around Williams Stadium, the PXtra and the Lee Theater where participants will part. Delays may result in some employees reporting to work later than usual. Safety is the No. 1 priority during the event, and patience and awareness of Team Lee is greatly appreciated. PHOTO BY KATHRYN C. WEIGEL

Caps representing each of the five military services and a civilian hat rest on a table honoring American prisoners of war and those missing in action at the Sept. 12 POW/MIA National Recognition Day luncheon at the Lee Club here.

Lee Event Honors Prisoners, Missing by Kathryn C. Weigel Production Assistant

Prisoners of war have taught America’s military members a great deal, said Garrison Commander Col. Rodney Edge Sept. 12 during the annual POW-MIA Recognition Day luncheon at the Lee Club. “We have learned much about war, and about the courage and honor possible in war, from our former POWs,” said Edge. “Their ability to endure that, in so many cases, came from their having faith in one another.” Memoirs from former captives in the Vietnam War share how they managed to communicate and “maintain esprit de corps over long years of confinement,” he said. “They drew upon inner resources both mental and spiritual. They passed on to one another sustaining truths: that a human being can maintain integrity even amid mistreatment, can fight loneliness, can conquer a situation so fundamentally unfair.” As he welcomed members of the Fort

Lee community to the luncheon, Edge said, “As we observe the 50th anniversary of (the beginning of) the Vietnam War this year, it’s particularly important to remember that 1,661 American military service members and civilians who served during that conflict are still listed as unaccounted for by the Defense Prisoner of War/ Missing Personnel Office. “Our country remains steadfast in its commitment to finding those missing, but that doesn’t stop the pain for many. For them, the Term ‘POW/MIA’ isn’t just a few letters on a black and white flag. It’s a brother, a husband, a father, a son or a daughter,” Edge said. Edge also saluted Mary Hoff who designed the POW/MIA flag while her husband was among the American prisoners detained during the Vietnam War. “It is the only flag, aside from Old Glory, that has flown above the White House,” he said. “In 1989, it was installed in the Capitol rotunda as a symbol of this nation’s commitment to fully account for those who are still missing.”

Post Town Hall

The next Installation Town Hall will be Oct. 9, 3-4:30 p.m., at the Lee Theater. Among the topics to be covered are gate hours and new access requirements, road projects on and around Fort Lee, the residential community initiative and civilian hiring practices. For details, call (804) 734-7997.

Jewish Holy Days

Observance of Rosh HaShanah concludes with a memorial service at 11 a.m. Sept. 23. Yom Kippur observances begin Sept. 25 and continue through Oct. 8. Sabbath and festival services will be conducted at Congregation Brith Achim, 314 South Blvd., Petersburg. In accordance with Army regulations, commanders will excuse Soldiers wishing to attend services when that does not interfere with mission accomplishment. For a detailed schedule of services, call (804) 732-3968.

Clinic Closing

Kenner Army Health Clinic will be closed the afternoon of Sept. 27 in support of the Army and Fort Lee Suicide Prevention and SHARP Stand Down Day observance. The clinic will be open in the morning to address sick call and acute care appointment needs. All clinics and services, including the pharmacy, will be closed so staff

may participate in the important Armywide training. Patients with emergencies should call 911 or go to the closest emergency room.

KAHC Renovates

Kenner Army Health Clinic has started renovating the main corridors on the first floor. Protective barriers have reduced the width by half. Patients and visitors are asked to use caution in the construction areas. The project will be completed in stages, starting with the TRICARE corridor. For details, call (804) 734-9189 or 734-9086.

CFC Kickoff

The Combined Federal Campaign will kick off its annual fundraising effort with a golf event and barbecue dinner at the Cardinal Golf Course on Sept. 28. Golfing is to start at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $30.50 for club members, $33.50 for active duty personnel and $44.50 for all others. The fee, due by Sept. 25, includes dinner. Non-golfers may attend the dinner for $10. For details, call (804) 765-3833.

Classic Car Show

Fort Lee’s Car Show at the HideAway on Oct. 6 will support the Fisher House at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The Family and MWR Directorate here will co-sponsor the event with Oldies But Goodies Classic Cruizers. The cost to register a new or classic car, truck or motorcycle is $15, payable at registration on show day, 8 a.m. - noon. Spectators will be admitted free. Awards will be presented at 3:30 p.m. For details, call (804) 765-1539 or visit www.leemwr.com.

ACAP Help

The Army Career and Alumni Program and Army Community Service offer many job fair opportunities on or near military installations each year. Visit www.acap.army.mil for a list.


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A Benefit Concert to Support the new Petersburg Public Library and Create a Greater

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Amazing Performances Under One Roof!

Saturday, October 6 at the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School Concert 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm) • $35 Per Person + Processing Fee*

Buy your tickets online at www.petersburglibraryfoundation.org or call the Foundation Office 733-2387 x35 or 30 and pay by cash/check. *$3.75 fee for credit card, $1.00 fee for cash or checks.

BJ Leiderman For over 30 years, this award-winning composer has enjoyed a multifaceted career as composer, lyricist, producer, copywriter and voice talent. He is best known as composer of the themes for Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, Car Talk, The People’s Pharmacy, Common Ground, A Moment In Time with Dan Roberts and Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me! on National Public Radio and Marketplace on American Public Media. As Creative Director of BJ Leiderman Music, Leiderman has scored numerous TV and radio commercials and corporate promotional videos for clients including Coca-Cola, ExxonMobil, US Air, Corporation For Public Broadcasting, US Environmental Protection Agency, US Chamber of Commerce, General Mills and General Electric.

The Petersburg Symphony Orchestra Under the direction of Ulysses Kirksey, The Petersburg Symphony is made up of 60 members, and performs quality music performances, including major symphonic pieces and contemporary favorites. A treasured community musical offering that features some of the most talented musicians in the region. The Symphony Orchestra offers four concerts a year between October and April.

Robbin Thompson An award-winning singer/songwriter and recording artist, Robbin Thompson has been prominent on the national and international music scene since the early 1970s. Owner of Virginia’s largest post production recording facility, In Your Ear Music and Recording, Robbin Thompson has written songs with and shared the stage with members of the Dave Matthews Band, The Eagles, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Phil Vassar and many others. He has recorded 13 albums and written music for hundreds of radio and television commercials. His song “Sweet Virginia Breeze,” co-authored with friend Steve Bassett, is considered by many to be the “official unofficial state song of Virginia.”

Sponsored by: Columbia Gas • Dominion Foundation • Mr. William A. Patton • Southside Regional Medical Center


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Going Long William Burroughs, a student assigned to the Logistics Noncommissioned Officer Academy Advanced Leader Course, scrambles just beyond the outstretched hands of a defender and launches a pass to a teammate during a scrimmage game at Nowak Stadium Saturday. The game pitted the automated logistics specialists against the food service specialists of classes 12507 and 12-006, respectively. The food service specialists won the game, 34-19.

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Experience. Nearly 70 years of combined experience in caring for women. Tri-Cities OB/GYN Associates welcomes our newest members, Dr. Paul Meyers and Terry Wootten, Nurse Midwife – as well as their patients from the South Hill/ Mecklenburg County area – as they join Dr. Shannon Gilham. They are here to take great care of women at every stage of life, including that very special time when a woman is about to become a mother. Our staff has access to all the resources at Southside Regional Medical Center, including a full-service Labor & Delivery Well Baby Nursery and NICU that proudly serves the Tri-Cities, Fort Lee and surrounding counties of central and southern Virginia. Southside Regional Medical Center received a 5-Star rating from HealthGrades® in 2012 for Gynecologic Surgery and is the Richmond region’s only hospital in the Top 10% of the nation.* These caring professionals are currently accepting new patients, and same-day appointments are available. Call today to schedule your appointment at our Petersburg office (804-765-5206)or our Colonial Heights office (804-520-1099). Or visit our website, SouthsidePhysicians.com for more information.

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Halverson Visits Training Area

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Johnathan Waddy, left, Defense Transportation Automations Branch Course manager and instructor, U.S. Army Transportation School, briefs Lt. Gen. David D. Halverson, Training and Doctrine Command deputy commanding general and chief of staff, on curriculum offered at the school’s multi-modal training area during a Sept. 11 visit. While training at the site, transportation management Soldiers learn how to load cargo onto rail cars and airplanes.

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Helping Out Hopewell Paul J. Meyers, MD Board-Certified OB/GYN

Terry Wootten, CNM, MSN Certified Nurse Midwife

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Members of the Medical Staff and Allied Health Staff at Southside Regional Medical Center. Southside Regional Medical Center is directly or indirectly owned by a partnership that proudly includes physician owners, including certain members of the hospital’s medical staff.

Nearly 50 lieutenants from Basic Officer Leader Course Quartermaster Class 12-007 donated their time to help Hopewell with multiple events during their training at Fort Lee. The students helped with the Hopewell City Block Party held in June and with the National Night Out event in August. Pictured above, 2nd Lt. Nicholas Faulk, right, and 2nd Lt. Christopher Wells speak to local youth about community service.


ARMY CIVILIANS Name: Margaret P. Garnes Hometown: Brodnax Family: married with two boys and grandchildren Where she works: Personnel Services Branch, Soldier Support Center Job title: chief, Personnel Services Branch Time on the job: 30 years civil service, nine as a contractor What you want people to know about you: “I am a hard worker and dedicated to my job. Personally ... my granddaughter says I am too soft. I am a caring, loving and giving person who tries to do my best for everyone I know.� What you can’t live without: “God and religion.� Pet peeve: “Depending on someone who doesn’t come through for you.� Favorite quote: “God is good all the time.� Favorite place to go on vacation: “The beach. I love the relaxation of being near the water.� Your hobbies: “Bike-riding and I love working

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billed back to DOL,” Benner said. “In other words, the garrison was basically footing the bill for those excessive services, and it led to this decision that offers better A new government vehicle refueling and car wash control of the expense.” A single-source of service ensures better resource dispolicy will result in significant cost savings for the incipline, the director also noted. Government vehicle opstallation. Already in effect, the policy “applies to all military erators will be able to purchase only regular fuel at the and civilian personnel (to include individuals on tem- pump with their fleet credit cards, and the exchange serporary duty status) on Fort Lee who operate, control vice has already set a discount price for the car wash. For or manage the use of GSA-leased vehicles that run on that service, users will pay inside the store and receive MOGAS (regular gasoline).” Those vehicles will be a code that will allow them access to the drive-through refueled only at the Army and Air Force Exchange gas facility. “We’re also going back to the old-school requirement station, according to the command-signed directive. Car of a dispatcher checking washes are also restricted the inside of the vehicle to the automated AAFES when it’s returned to make facility on post and limited sure it’s cleaned,” Benner to four-per-month. said. “The thought process “We anticipate an 80 there has never changed. percent reduction in our We’re providing you the annual GSA charge-back vehicle to perform a specicosts as a result of this fied mission or function, new procedure,” noted the and we understand the exinstallation’s Director of terior will get dirty – that’s Logistics Hugh Benner. just the environment – but “The total savings could the condition of the inteeasily exceed $150,000 in rior is the driver’s responthe first year.” sibility. The government “Charge-back costs” are the expenses that are Bob White, shouldn’t be paying for not covered by the baInstallation Transportation Officer folks who don’t clean up after themselves. Instead, sic lease agreement with we’ll provide the necesthe General Services Administration. Those include any fuel purchases other sary supplies and equipment at the TMP for drivers to than regular unleaded gasoline, car wash charges that ex- vacuum and clean windows before they complete the ceed $25 per month and damage repairs that are beyond turn in of that vehicle.” Benner noted that leadership awareness and support the classifications of “normal wear and tear.” Fort Lee currently leases about 650 vehicles, but Army-mandated are important factors in the enforcement of the new polireductions in the Transportation Motor Pool fleet will cy. If vehicle operators are allowed to circumvent the esresult in a projected 200-vehicle decrease in the fleet, tablished procedures, any additional costs incurred will according to Installation Transportation Officer Bob now be passed along to the agency that was responsible for the excess charges. In situations where adherence to White. “A close examination of our charge-back costs re- the policy would be impractical – i.e., an extended TDY vealed a lot of discrepancies that prompted the new pol- trip where it would not be possible to refuel at an AAFES icy,” Benner said. “We found many recurring instances facility – advance coordination with the TMP is essenof vehicles being refueled with mid-grade and premium tial. “Every organization throughout the government is livgasoline. For car washes, some of our vehicle operators were circumventing the requirement of going through ing in an environment of constrained resources, so meathe TMP to set up an appointment with one of the five sures like this shouldn’t be surprising to anyone,” White off-post vendors that supported Fort Lee. They would noted. “We simply took a look at old practices and found just show up at the facility and ask them to clean the a way to reduce costs while maintaining an efficient level of service. It’s way better than the less-desirable opvehicle without specifying the type of service desired.” That can make a big difference in cost, Benner noted. tion of cutting positions and reducing manpower.” To view a copy of the new GSA leased vehicle fueling The average base-level price for washing the exterior of a vehicle is $25. Cleaning inside and out bumps the bill and washing policy, visit www.lee.army.mil, mouse over up to $35 in many cases, and the charge for detailing the “Services” menu option and click on the “Fort Lee Policy Letters” link in the drop down menu. The policy services typically exceeds $125. “The operators of those vehicles probably never con- letter is located in the “Transportation, Roads & Motor sidered the fact that the additional costs were being Vehicles” category. Managing Editor

We simply took a look at old practices and found a way to reduce costs while maintaining an efficient level of service. It’s way better than the less-desirable option of cutting positions and reducing manpower.


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Hooray Festival Filled With Family Fun Hopewell will host its biggest annual celebration with free fun for families Saturday and Sunday in the Cawson Street area of the downtown district. The Hooray for Hopewell Festival has been part of community life for more than 30 years. Attendance usually ranges near 5,000. Opening ceremonies for the outdoor event begin at 10 a.m. Saturday with the festival continuing until 10 that evening. On Sunday, the festivities will open at noon and close at 5 p.m. Among the arts and crafts vendors, shoppers will find artists from North Carolina and western Virginia who are participating for the first time this year.

Continuous on-stage entertainment, face painting, balloon sculpting and a petting zoo are major features of the event. Jonathan the Juggler will be roaming the arts and crafts area for further festival fun. The on-stage, kid-based featured entertainers include the Richmond Ballet’s Minds in Motion performers, Learning Safari – a live animal demonstration with rain forest critters, Jonathan the Juggler and Magic Lee – a balloon twister. On Sunday, Zoo-to-You Petting Zoo will be a big hit for the kids between 1 and 4 p.m. Musical groups include Vertigo, playing dance and a variety of other sounds Saturday afternoon. Still Smokin’ is slat-

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Just moments before his speech, Fogg had stood with the unit’s guidon as his senior enlisted Soldier, Sgt. Maj. Jay Porter, furled and then cased the colors. Just behind them stood fractional representations of the remaining units – Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 530th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion and the 54th, 111th and 108th QM companies in addition to the rear detachment of the 612th Movement Control Team. The 49th’s inactivation will trigger further transitional actions among its subordinate units. The 54th and 111th,

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weeks, it will add Massengill estimates that by next summer, the county will 43 Civil War battles and skirmishes, more than any other 400 logistics-re- have recouped its investment in preparing the Amazon site. jurisdiction in the nation. lated jobs to the Traditional business and industry are not the only investThe National Park Service also operates a unit of the local economy. ments the county is making in its future. “Quality of life be- Petersburg National Battlefield in Dinwiddie. The Five Amazon will came a big issue for us in the last decade,� said Massengill. “We Forks Unit preserves the history of the battle of the same be joining an- have invested heavily in name that closed two rail other logistician, parks and recreation. We lines into Petersburg, the Wal-Mart recently opened a $3.5 ending all hope for Gen. D i s t r i b u t i o n million sports complex Robert E. Lee’s army Center. The that last month was recand forcing his retreat to county’s largest ognized by the Virginia Appomattox Courthouse For more photographs of Dinwiddie County, employer, Wal- Association of Counties where he surrendered to visit www.facebook.com/fortleetraveller. Mart’s workforce with an achievement Gen. Ulysses S. Grant ranges from 700- award.� on April 9, 1865. The county’s website is 1,200, depending Dinwiddie shares The Five Forks Unit, www.dinwiddieva.us. on seasonal and Lake Chesdin and its Pamplin Park and the economic fac- recreational opportuniCivil War soldier mutors. ties with Chesterfield County. Virginia Motorsports Park in seum draw many tourists every year who want to study the A n o t h e r Dinwiddie is one of the largest spectator sports venues in the war or retrace the steps of ancestors. They are often trying Dinwiddie business, Gerdau Ameristeel, is the county’s region. The drag strip offers a place to race for everyone from to “put the pieces of the puzzle of family history together,� largest taxpayer and the leading producer of long steel in the amateurs to top dragsters that racing fans see on ESPN. Well said Massengill. Americas. Employees there are among the county’s more located on Boydton Plank Road (Route 1), the park is also used “Historic Route 1 was the main thoroughfare up and highly paid workers. The Gerdau facility produces 12 mil- for other outdoor activities, including the recent Dinwiddie down the East Coast� before interstate highways were lion tons of mill-finished steel a year and is “one of the most County Fair that broke attendance records this year. built, Massengill said. Virginia has partnered with North state-of-the-art mills you’ll find,� said Massengill. There is historical tourism in Dinwiddie as well. “We are and South Carolina to promote recognition of the historiThe new Amazon facility is located in the Dinwiddie the silent Mecca of the Civil War,� said the county admin- cal significance of old Route 1. Of course, Route 1 replaced County Commerce Park, one of two industrial parks in the istrator, noting the county is starting to invest in its history. a timber road that connected Petersburg with Boydton in area. The park was purchased with grants from the Tobacco Plans are being made for Civil War sesquicentennial events Mecklenberg County in the 1800s. Route 1’s name in the Master Settlement Agreement of 1998 that also paid some that will bring visitors to the county for several days at a county – Boydton Plank Road – honors that bit of history. construction costs. The agreement is the result of lawsuits time. Looking toward the county’s future, Massengill said, settled by 46 states against the major cigarette manufactur“We are blessed with Pamplin Historical Park (where “Dinwiddie is not where it was a decade ago. I think we’re ers. It allocated funds to offset health care costs for people the Union army broke through the Confederate lines) and well positioned to move forward.� In the last decade, adversely impacted by tobacco use, to aid farmers whose the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier,� Massengill he said, “more people have realized you can live in the market for tobacco was lost or diminished and to help com- said. Many consider Pamplin to be the most innovative Civil northern end of Dinwiddie County and be in downtown munities hurt by the reduction in local tobacco crops. A dark War historical attraction in the country. fiber broadband network is a key feature of the park, proThe majority of the actual fighting during the Siege of SEE DINWIDDIE, PAGE 20 viding the tenants of one of Virginia’s GigaParks with very Petersburg, he said, occurred in Dinwiddie. The county saw high-speed communications capable of meeting any telecommunication need, said Massengill. The other industrial center is the Dinwiddie County Airport and Industrial Authority, most of which was built in the 1980s and ’90s. The airport was once used by the military as well as the Civil Air Patrol and private flyers. The county is also served by two railroads – CSX and Norfolk-Southern. As new businesses locate in the industrial parks, they make it possible for more county residents to work close to home. Massengill noted that 67-69 percent of county’s workforce commutes elsewhere to work. Having more jobs in the county improves the residents’ quality of life, he said. 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Heartfelt connections tie Fort Lee to its largest neighbor though the two do not share a common boundary. Awareness of and support for the military are part of the warp and woof of everyday life in Dinwiddie, which is situated between Fort Lee and Fort Pickett. Many county residents currently serve in or are retired from the military or civilian jobs on one of the posts. County Administrator W. Kevin Massengill moved to Dinwiddie as a lad when his father became area first sergeant for the Virginia State Police and then superintendent of the state agency. He grew up around many military Families from Fort Lee and Fort Pickett, attending county schools with their children. “I grew up going to the (Fourth of July) fireworks and listening to the Fort Lee (392nd Army) Band. I played football against Fort Lee teams in recreation league,� said Massengill.

Today, he coaches a baseball team of 7- to 9-year-olds, George County, Dinwiddie was formed in 1752 and named half of whom are children of active duty military members. for the colonial Lt. Gov. Robert Dinwiddie. At more than 500 Fort Lee and the military are “just embedded into the way square miles, Dinwiddie is larger than the Tri-Cities, Prince we have our lives here,� George and nearly half of Chesterfield Massengill said. County combined. A small part of Dinwiddie Much of the land in Dinwiddie – more County was once the home than 85 percent – is still zoned for agriculof a recreational and trainture, and county resident Maxwell Watkins ing area for the post. Bought was recently named the Virginia winby the Quartermaster ner of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Association in 1943, Lake Southeastern Farmer of the Year award. Jordan was Fort Lee’s playSoybeans and corn are the major crops. ground for a time, accordCotton, wheat and tobacco are also grown Petersburg ing to The Quartermaster as are loblolly pine trees. Colonial Heights and Hopewell Review. Today, it is one of The county’s economy, however, is the Counties of Dinwiddie’s new subdivigrowing along modern lines and, said sions. (For more on Lake Massengill, “Logistics is big in Dinwiddie.� Chesterfield, Dinwiddie Jordan, see Page 20.) When Amazon opens a 1.1 million-squareand Prince George Originally part of Prince foot facility in the county in the next few

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ivienne Wicks has never met 1st Lt. Ryan P. Jones, but she knows much about him. “He was a joker,” she said, “but he was a leader. He went to school to become an officer and he wanted to go much further with his career.” Furthermore, she said, “He was an old soul in a young man’s body, and he wanted to do good.” The 1st Infantry Division Soldier did as much good in his 24 years of life as he could, said Wicks. Jones and another Soldier were mortally wounded May 2, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq. Wicks said it’s an obligation of the heart to honor his deeds. “He’s always in my thoughts,” she said. “I think about him nearly every day.” Thoughts of Jones weighed on her heart more than usual on Saturday. She and more than 30 of her coworkers from Petersburg’s Southside Regional Medical Center joined thousands more at Williams Stadium to remember fallen military members at the third annual Run for the Fallen, a remembrance event held all over the nation and in several other countries to honor those who lost their lives during the wars in Southwest Asia. Fort Lee’s version of RFTF drew a mix of supporters from throughout the Fort Lee community and the Tri-Cities. Participants ranged from those like the Southside group to the Dinwiddie (County) High School football team to active duty military members, Family members and throngs of advanced individual training students who lent an enthusiastic, vocal presence to the festivities. Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, the Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, said he was wowed by the outpouring of support and the electric atmosphere. “I was truly overwhelmed,” he said after he completed the run. “When you look at the support from the Patriot Guard (Riders), the local community and the Fort Lee community, it was absolutely amazing.” The PGR is a motorcycle club that nurtures its proud reputation for escorting returning service members and military funeral processions. un for the Fallen began in 2008, three years after Jon Bellona’s college roommate, Army 1st Lt. Michael J. Cleary, was killed in Iraq. An avid runner, Bellona gathered a group of fellow runners who endeavored to run a mile for every military member lost during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The inaugural run began at Fort Irwin, Calif., and concluded at Arlington National Cemetery located just outside the nation’s capital. It was completed in 72 days and featured a staked American flag and personalized sign card at every mile along the way. Angela Bellamy, Survivor Outreach Services coordinator at the Fort Lee Army Community Service, the event organizer, said Run for the Fallen is meant to help surviving Families through their periods of grief. “Our survivors want to remember,” she said, “and they heal when they (do) remember.” Bellamy said there is plenty of affirmation concerning the event’s viability. “Some of my survivors came up to me this morning and

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hugged me and said ‘This means so much to us that we’re remembering our child,’” she said. “I have gotten so many hugs today from these survivors. That’s what this is all about – remembering everyone who sacrificed for our freedom.” Although it was a remembrance event, RFTF was less of a solemn occasion and more of a festive one. Christine Murphy, an SOS financial counselor that has worked extensively with survivors, said that is by design. “The thing is, when you’re going through grief, most survivors need something to lift them out of that solemn quiet,” she said, referring to the event’s tone. “They get enough of that. They need someone to reach out and pull them out of the dark spots they are already in.” n Saturday morning, it seemed hundreds of arms were collectively ready to lift survivors to heights of normalcy. Most of the participants – runners and walkers – donned T-shirts emblazoned with the images of deceased military members or wore bibs that featured names. The public address system blared patriotic music that competed with the vocalizations of units as they belted out choruses of “hooahs,” cadences or unit mottos at the call of their superiors. When the individual runners and units set out on the course staked with pictures of the fallen, the enthusiasm was at its height and the procession resembled a giant, uncoiling snake. Despite the fact that participants were paying honor to those who lost their lives, there was an unmistakable energy in the air – something along the lines of a celebration, said Shannon Cleary, 1st Lt. Cleary’s older sister and one of the guest speakers. “The hurt never goes away,” she said after her speech, re-

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ACAP Expands TAP Workshop Working to ensure Soldiers leave the service well informed, the Fort Lee Army Career and Alumni Program has added Veterans Affairs Health Care and the Virginia Wounded Warrior programs to the participants of the installation’s Transition Assistance Program workshops. The Veterans Health Care TAP class held in August was the first time these organizations have been included in this program that focuses on preparing Soldiers to leave the service. The addition of these two organizations gives Soldiers much needed information on federal and state physical and mental health assistance options. Prior to the change, only the Veteran Benefits Administration participated in TAP training and provided information regarding education, housing, disability compensation, life insurance and other non-medical benefits the VA offers. The addition of VHA and the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program brings much needed information regarding medical assistance to the forefront. “Soldiers will be much better equipped for their transition out of uniform,” said Carmen Rohena Pastrana, ACAP program manager. “Access to good health care is an extremely important aspect of everyone’s life, especially in these challenging economic times. To my knowledge, this is the first program focused on health care benefits of its kind at any military base in the Mid-Atlantic Region,

and I’m very proud that Fort Lee is at the forefront in assuring that our Soldiers receive the most comprehensive information available.” “Former service members can register for the Fort Lee ACAP classes as well, if they feel they need a refresher,” said Ruth Miller, VA woman veteran outreach coordinator and VHA TAP trainer. “This is an excellent opportunity because VA health care and other benefits is a complex subject. I’ve actually attended the VBA briefing 11 times and learn something new each time I attend.” All transitioning Soldiers will attend the TAP workshop at least once prior to separation or retirement. Because the TAP workshop covers so many programs, Soldiers are encouraged to take advantage of refresher training. Soldiers (separatees) who have left service can attend TAP classes for up to 180 days after leaving active duty. Retirees can attend TAP at any time classes are offered after their retirement. Remaining 2012 Veterans Health Care briefings are scheduled Center for Oct. 18, Nov. 1, Nov. 8, Nov. 2 and Dec. 13. All classes will take place at 130 p.m. in Room 124A in the Fort Lee ACAP center, 1404 B Ave., building 3400, Soldier Support Center. People interested in attending TAP should call (804) 734 12 or email DFDS OHH#VHUFRQDFRP.

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Instead of having his Airmen in hold status spend their days cleaning the dormitories over and over, the military training flight commander here has found a way to promote volunteering while helping Fort Lee and the local community. On any given day, about 3050 Airmen are waiting for a start date for training or orders to their new base after graduating, and 2nd Lt. Blandon Prowse, 345th Training Squadron MTF commander, decided their time could be better spent than performing “hey-you” duties around the squadron. “We waste a lot of federal man hours when the Airmen are just hanging around the dormitory, cleaning the same stuff every day,” said Prowse. “We always try to make a positive impact in the community – it’s part of our training. This volunteer project helps show the Airmen the importance of volunteering within the community.” The flight leadership has sought out opportunities where the Airmen could volunteer and found several different places that would benefit from the extra support. They include the Petersburg National Battlefield, local food pantries and multiple locations on Fort Lee such as Outdoor Recreation, the Stray Animal Facility and FMWR. The Airmen’s efforts at the Petersburg National Battlefield are particularly noteworthy. At least three days a week – sometimes up to five days – 10-12 Airmen go to the battlefield to help out on projects. “They have participated in general maintenance work (weed-eating/mowing) at the park, trail restoration, creek bed restoration, planting trees, building bridges and other structures,” said Prowse. “Airmen rotate in and out quickly – most are able to

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Airman 1st Class Jamesrey De Dios, services training student from the 345th Training Squadron military training flight, mows the lawn at City Point in Hopewell to help volunteer one or two days before starting classes, so none of them end up getting burnt out on the project.” A few Airmen volunteer several more times, based on how often they want to go and how long they are in hold status. Airman Derick Reed, a student awaiting an air transportation course, has volunteered seven times, and said he likes giving back to the community. “I enjoy volunteering at the battlefield – it’s definitely better scenery than being stuck at the dorms cleaning,” he said. “I’ve

landscape the area. While waiting for class start dates, Airmen from the MTF volunteer their time at several locations through their partnership with the Petersburg

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“One of the projects they are working on is weed-eating the headstones at Poplar Grove,” Beaver continued. “I would have to pull my entire crew to weedeat the 6,000 headstones there. The Airmen knock it out in a day or two with only one staff member with them. My crew is able to do work they need to do that requires more expertise.” Prowse said he appreciates the effort the battlefield staff makes with the Airmen. Not only do they get proper safety briefings, but they also learn about the history of the local area.

“One of the things we are most grateful for is that the park rangers and maintenance workers always take the time to explain the history behind all the sites before they begin working on them, such as the Battle of The Crater, Poplar Grove Cemetery, City Point/Grant’s Headquarters and the Siege of Petersburg,” he said. “This way, we instill in our Airmen an appreciation for the deep historical significance of the surrounding area as well as an awareness of the sacrifices of military members of previous generations.”


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EVENTS Marriage Seminar

Marriage enrichment seminars for active duty military and spouses is set for Sept. 26, Oct. 31 and Nov. 28, 8 a.m. - noon, at Liberty Chapel. The seminars, co-sponsored by Kenner Army Health Center and Army Community Service, are based on Gary Chapman’s book, “The Five Love Languages.” Light refreshments will be provided. For details and enrollment, call (804) 734-6381.

Drug Take-Back

Fort Lee’s fourth Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is set for Sept. 29, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the visitor center adjacent to the Lee Avenue gate. Anyone may turn in unused and/or out-of-date medications for safe disposal. For details, call (804) 734-9693.

Air Force Birthday

The 345th Air Force Training Squadron and Air Force Association Leigh Wade Chapter 169 will host a membership drive Sept. 22, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Fort Lee Post Exchange. Volunteers will be handing out slices of birthday cake in celebration of the Air Force’s 65th birthday. For details, call (804) 765-1839.

AFAP Conference Input

Community input is now being accepted for the 2012 Fort Lee Army Family Action Plan Conference, which is slated for Oct. 2-4 at Liberty Chapel. Events begin at 9 a.m. each day. Soldiers, Family members, retirees and Department of the Army Civilians may participate in the conferences as volunteers and by submitting issues for consideration. Details on submitting an issue and a form to use are available at http://leemwr.com. Search under Community Services for Army Community Service. For details on the conferences and the process, contact AFAP Program Manager Nancy Burns at nancy.l.burns2. civ@mail.mil or (804) 734-7979.

Retiree Council

The Fort Lee Retiree Council will meet Sept. 21 to consider issues and concerns of retirees who are encouraged to forward such matters to the Retirement Services

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Fort Lee Fire and Emergency Services personnel will be cooking pancakes Oct. 11, 7-10 a.m., at Fire Station No. 2 across from the main Exchange. Proceeds will help support the Holiday Helper Program. The minimum donations are $4 for adults and $2 for children. Groups of more than 50 should call (804) 479-0136 to ensure availability.

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Fort Lee’s annual Oktoberfest is set for Oct. 13, 5-10 p.m., at the Post Field House. Admission is $6 for adults; children 12 and under are admitted free. Food, beverages and game tickets will be sold separately. Schenickelfritz and the Oompahs will provide the music while the Hirschjaeger Dancers perform German folk dances. KidZone inflatable games will be available for children. For details, visit www.leemwr.com.

Rock the Fort

Club Beyond will host Rock the Fort on Sept. 30 at Memorial Chapel, building 10600, at the corner of Sisisky Boulevard and Battle Drive. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for the family friendly event. The four bands slated to perform are rock bands Nine Lashes, The Wedding and Attaboy and hip hop group NF. The concert is open to the public. Those who attend will also have a chance to learn about Club Beyond and other agencies that have events for teens at Fort Lee. For details, call (804) 734-6494.

Nashville Concert

Nashville singer-songwriter Bernie Nelson will perform Oct. 12 at the HideAway at Fort Lee. There will be no cover charge, and the concert is open to everyone age 21 and older. Doors open at 4 p.m. with the concert slated for 6 p.m. Nelson wrote the country hit “Daddy Never Was the Cadillac Kind” that was popularized by Confederate Railroad. Current Nelson songs are “Come On, Man,” sung by Jimmy Van Zant, and “Looking for America,” performed by Mark Wills. For details, call (804) 765-1523.

Retiree Day

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 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. For details, call (804) 734-6555.


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Sudden Death Pool Tournaments continue at the Family and MWR Sports Zone, building 3650, on C Avenue. Tournament dates are Sept. 24, Oct. 8 and 22, and Nov. 5 and 19. Registration opens at 5:30 p.m. with play beginning at 6 p.m. The cost is $5 per person per night. Prizes will be awarded to first and second place winners each night. For details, call (804) 734-6678.

Poker Run

The Journey Home Poker Run, sponsored by the Fort Lee Family and MWR Directorate and the Warrior Brotherhood Motorcycle Club, will be Sept. 22 at the HideAway. Registration will be 10 a.m. - noon. The event will support the Missing in America Project. The cost is $15 per rider and $10 for passengers and additional poker hands. Food, vendors, prizes and raffles will be at the HideAway from 3-7 p.m. For details, call Staff Sgt. Robert T. Russell at (804) 734-5563.

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The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is offering its customers a chance to win $500 by writing a 220- to 500-word essay on the Exchange value representatives who best depicts his or her lifestyle and how the contestant identifies with the individual. The deadline is Oct. 4. The value representatives are a newly enlisted military member, a retiree, an officer, a reservist and a spouse who have been appearing in Exchange advertisements since February. The contest is open to all military and Department of Defense identification card holders who are age 18 or older. Contest details and rules are available at www. shopmyexchange.com/patriotfamily/contests.htm.

Job Fair

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.

Parents Class

A self-care class for parents who would like to obtain over-the-counter children’s medications from Kenner Army Health Clinic Pharmacy is offered on the first Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. in the Preventive Medicine classroom on Kenner’s second floor. The next class is set for Oct. 4. For details or registration, call (804) 734-9125. Parents may also register at the Wilkerson Pediatric Clinic.

ACS Relocation Training

Army Community Service offers several training programs each month to help military Families with transitions. An installation-wide newcomers’ brief is held every Monday, 2 p.m., at the Soldier Support Center, Room 125. Spouses and civilians new to Fort Lee are welcome to attend and learn more about the available resources, programs and services here. The overseas brief is at 9 a.m. every third Wednesday at the Soldier Support Center. Citizenship and immigration classes are at 1 p.m. the first Tuesday at the Army Community Service facility on Mahone Avenue. Hearts Apart meets at 10 a.m. on the first Friday, and sponsorship at 10 a.m. on the third Tuesday. To register or get details, call (804) 734-7589.

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yard sale! saturday 9/22/2012 from 11am-4pm at 2305 Buckner Street,Petersburg, VA. boys clothing infant and toddler sizes, toddler toys,childrens movies, household items, hand tools, tackle boxes and homemade jewelry.

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Ariens HP lawn tractor, 28 inch cut, hydrostatic drive, like new, cost 1500, sell for 700. Dean Fossum 804-526-7516

Earn additional income from home. Perfect for Military spouses! Must have internet access. Free training. Call Sue 804-334-3165

23814 River Rd. • Petersburg, VA 23803 Phone: (804) 732-6943

Sunday School ............................9:45AM Morning Worship ......................11:00AM Evening Worship .........................2:00PM Wednesday Evening....................7:15PM 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 “Independent & Fundamental�

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5209 JERRAL Drive, Prince George ,Virginia 23875

Tanning Bed Old. Needs some repair. Have part you take apart and pick-up. 804-536-2704. Tanning Bed old needs some repair. Have part you take apart & pick-up.804-536-2704. Free.

Clothing Coach vintage classic black duffel handbag, 13x15 size, strap and brass zipper, $65. Call 804-452-1050

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$895/mo.1 BR, 1BA Fully Furnished, You need nothing but your suitecase! Smoke-free secure building, No Pets.

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• Apartments • Style . . . . . . . . . . . Rate 1 BR . . . . . . . . . . . $599 2 BR . . . . . . . . . . . $659 3 BR . . . . . . . . . . . $699 NO APP FEE • $99 DEPOSIT 1025 S. Crater Rd. Apt. 13A Petersburg, VA 23805 Call me @ (804)733-6298 or Email us @ Cratersquare@ druckerandfalk.com

Fri. and Sat. 9am-4pm Sun. 11am-4pm Varied glass and china with thistle design, crystal stemware, Antique Victorian furniture, china cabinet, Hitchcock rocker, entertainment center, upright piano, chest freezer, lawn and garden furniture, electronics and computers, comic jelly glass collection, assorted kitchen and household, bdrm furniture full, twin, queen and king, linens, men’s, women’s and vintage children’s clothing and toys from 50’s and 60’s; HO trains and tracks, LP records, Vintage magazines, costume jewelry and many other quality estate items. # at 8 am.

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• Income producing 3BR/1BA home on 1.02 acres w/detached garage • Near Hopkins Rd. Elem, Meadowdale Library, Meadowdale Shop. Ctr, & Chippenham Pky. • Only $25,000 suggested opening bid!! • Home tour - Tues, 9/25 @ 12 noon

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For Rent-House (All) 4 BR, 2.5BA, Large 2 story near Fort Lee! 2100 square feet, Garage, like new built in 2008! $1600/mo Call Brian @ (804)921-7333 Prince George Co. House for rent, 2801 Courtland RD 3BR, 2Bath, 20 minutes to Ft Lee, pool and pond access. $950 Bill Collins 1-800-550-1873

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For Sale-Home (All) 20 minutes from Fort Lee! 9116 Omaha Street, 23237 Spacious 2,888 sq. ft. Turn-Key home minutes from Route 288! 3BR and a LOFT! Gourmet Kitchen/Gorgeous GRANITE Countertops, Hardwood Floors, MEDIA ROOM and a Bonus Room, HUGE Two Car Garage and Storage Shed! $239,950. Maryann Nettesheim,Realtor (804) 687-2345 ReMax Commonwealth 1231 Alverser Drive Midlothian,VA 23112

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804-402-0322 Prince George- All brick rancher, 2265 sqft living space. 3BR, LR, DR, 2.5BA, lrg FR w/frplc, EIK, 2 car finished gar. Corner lot with irrigation sys. Some owner financing possible. 804-691-9899 for app’t. PRINCE GEORGE VA MOBILE HOME FOR SALE 2 bedroom, 2 bath, central air, cathedral ceilings, screen porch, in established MH community. Close to Fort Lee. $15,000 OBO 804-861-4233.

      

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(804) 526-0502 1001 Blvd. Colonial Heights, VA 23834 Aimee Bradley Property Manager APARTMENTS ASK ABOUT OUR MILITARY SPECIALS! Colonial Heights $650/month 209 A Jefferson Ave. Large 2BR, 1BA, eat-in kitchen, hardwood floors throughout. Colonial Heights $720/month 1500 Concord Ave. 2BR, 1.5BA townhouse. W/D hookups. Rent includes water, trash & sewer.

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Colonial Heights $700/month 401 Orange Ave. 2BR, 1.5BA, All Electric. HOUSES Colonial Heights $700/month 502 Braxton Ave. 2BR, 1BA, living room, kitchen, dining room, central air gas heat. Colonial Heights $720/month 3115 Dale Ave. 2BR, 1.5 bath, Living room, eat-in kitchen & private patio. Colonial Heights $1,200/month 1011 Layfayette Ave. 4BR, 1.5 bath, all electric, Renovated, Must See!

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HOUSES CONT. Colonial Heights $700/month 1123 Shuford Ave. 2BR, 1 bath, renovated home, great yard, close to shopping, Fort Lee & I-95. Chester $750/month 3712 Dupuy Ave. 2BR, 1 bath, living room, kitchen & laundry room. Giant yard. WILL NOT LAST! Hopewell $850/month 1813 Trenton St. 4BR, 2 bath, electric, gas hot water heater, refrig, dishwasher, stove. Newly renovated. Matoaca $900/month 21635 Magnolia Ave. 3BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen. Petersburg $1,000/month 1816 Chuckatuck Ave. 3BR, 1.5 bath, living room, dining room & kitchen. Washer/dryer hook-up. All electric.

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