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Fort Lee

Vol. 72, No. 43

Serving the community of Fort Lee,Virginia, since 1941

Oct. 25, 2012

Pumpkin Pals CDC Multi-Center Hosts Its First Harvest Fest See Page 19

WHAT’S INSIDE

Fall Safety Message .......................Page 2 News Briefs.....................................Page 6 Off Duty in the Community ..........Page 7 Kenner Connection ......................Page 20 Word Search .................................Page 21 Calendar of Events................Pages 26-29

Archaeology Event Honors Past Director NCO, Soldier of the Year Named at Luncheon Page 16 Page 3

Artist Uses Art to Escape

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COMMENTARY

Staying Safe Compensate for Changes in Conditions as Colder Weather Approaches Fall and winter landscapes provide glimpses of nature’s beauty, but these picturesque scenes are not without risk. As we go into the fall and winter season, we must compensate for changing weather conditions and the reduction of daylight hours. When driving in these conditions, drive at appropriate speeds and turn on your headlights. Be especially watchful for joggers, troop formations, pedestrians and children playing in the housing areas. Bikers and joggers must wear reflective clothing that is visible in all directions after dusk and before dawn.

When driving in rain, fog, sleet or snow, stay within the limits of your vision. Drive slowly and increase your following distance. Your speed should be adjusted for the conditions and match the flow of traffic. As roadway conditions may vary depending on the sun, shade or roadway surface, watch for slick spots, especially under bridges and on overpasses. Be prepared to react physically and mentally. Trips should be planned to minimize travel in darkness. Be a defensive driver. Always buckle your seat belts. Don’t drink and drive. Take

advantage of the designated driver program. If using a phone while driving, make sure LWLVDKDQGVIUHHGHYLFHDQGGR127WH[W while driving. We must all pledge to be more safety conscious. Assess every situation for hazards and find ways to control them. Make safety an integral part of your life. Safety is everyone’s responsibility. – Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche CASCOM and Fort Lee Commanding General

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Staff Sgt. Carlos Lorenzo helps his son, Derek, a 3-year-old in the preschool class, paint a pumpkin at the Harvest Fest held at the CDC Multi-Center Oct. 23. See Page 19 for more photos. Photo by Amy Perry To reach the Traveller Staff, call (804) 734-7147.


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NEWS

October 25, 2012 • TRAVELLER • 3

Curation Facility Marks 10th Anniversary by Kathryn C. Weigel Production Assistant

Fort Lee’s Regional Archaeological Curation Facility marked its 10th anniversary Tuesday by honoring the woman who brought it into existence.

A magnolia tree was dedicated to Carol Anderson, who is now chief of the Environmental Management Office at the Directorate of Public Works. It was her efforts and foresight that made the facility possible, said guest speaker Jimmy Blankenship, historian and curator at the Petersburg National Battlefield. After describing the Civil War conflicts that took place on what is today Fort Lee, Blankenship said Anderson is responsible for the “top of the line facility” where the National Park Service and other clients store artifacts. “The battlefield’s entire museum collection, except what is on display, is stored in this building,” he said. “It it part of Carol’s legacy, and from the park’s point of view, the best part of it,” said Blankenship. When Anderson was named cultural resources manager in EMO in 1992, the first thing she

ran into – literally – was a box of prehistoric artifacts that kept her from putting her feet under her desk. Anderson’s hard work and perseverance brought the regional center into being, said Amy Wood, current cultural resources manager. Once she’d moved that box of archaeological artifacts, Anderson began studying Army regulations and archaeological surveys that had evaluated sites at Fort Lee. She tracked down post artifacts at Virginia Commonwealth University, the College of William and Mary, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and assorted warehouses in flood-prone areas. None of the places housing bits of history found at Fort Lee met federal standards. So, it was obvious to Anderson that Fort Lee needed a proper facility for storing and studying its artifacts. The federal government requires archaeological surveys be done before construction starts on its lands. Artifacts that are found need to be stored in a facility that has climate controls, alarm and fire suppression systems and a back-up power supply, as Fort Lee’s center does. SEE RACF, PAGE 23

Directorate of Public Works employees Cori Reish, left, Colin Darby, Andrew Menefee and Alex Alvarado admire sharks' teeth that are up to 40 million years old Tuesday during the Fort Lee Regional Curation Facility's open house. PHOTO BY KATHRYN C. WEIGEL

What Rules Apply for Election Day Time Off? While the government strongly encourages its workforce to participate in the Nov. 6 Election Day activities, federal employees are reminded that administrative time off for voting is limited to a few specific circumstances. Excused absences “should rarely be needed,” noted Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry in a recent memo to installation human resource directors. “Typically, polling places throughout the United States are open for extended periods of time, and an increasing number of jurisdictions are offering early voting options,” the memo explained. “Agencies have discretionary authority to grant excused absence to the extent that such time off does not interfere with agency operations. (The head of each agency or his or her designee is also authorized) to adjust policies to circumstances as they unfold.” The memo advised agencies to consider the following guidelines when creating their policies on excused absence for vot-

ing in the upcoming election. Granting Excused Absence for Voting In areas where the polls are not open at least three hours before or after an employee’s regular work hours, an agency may grant a limited amount of excused absence to permit the employee to report for work three hours after the polls open or leave from work three hours before the polls close, whichever requires the lesser amount of time off. For example, if an employee is scheduled to work from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and his or her assigned polling place is open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m., the employee should not be granted excused absence for voting since a window of three hours is open at the end of the workday to vote. However, if an employee is scheduled to work from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and the assigned polling place is open from 6 a.m.-7 p.m. (as they are in Virginia), the employee may be granted 30 minutes of excused absence from 4-4:30 p.m., if requested. Extended Commuting Distance

If an employee’s polling place is beyond normal commuting distance and voting by absentee ballot is not permitted, the agency may grant excused absence (not to exceed one day) to allow the individual to make the trip necessary to cast a ballot. If more than one day is needed, the employee may request annual leave or leave without pay for the additional period of absence. Early Voting An increasing number of jurisdictions offer a period prior to the day of the election during which voters may cast ballots early. Some employees, such as those on alternative work schedules, may find it convenient to vote during these early voting periods. Agencies should grant excused absence for early voting only when (1) the employee will be unable to vote on the day of the election because of activities directly related to the agency’s mission (such as travel) and cannot vote by absentee ballot, or (2) early voting hours are the same as, or exceed, voting hours

on the day of the election, in which case the information provided under “Granting Excused Absence for Voting” applies. If an employee chooses to vote earlier, but the hours in which polling places are open are shorter than on Election Day, the employee is not eligible for excused absence because he or she opted to vote at that time. Also, an agency should not grant an excused absence during non-workday’s resulting from compressed or other alternative work schedules if it coincides with a day that polling places are open for voting. Additional Information For general information on federal pay, leave and work scheduling policies, visit www.opm.gov/oca/. Since policies may differ from agency to agency, employees should contact their human resources office for information on their agency’s policy on excused absence for voting. – Garrison Voting Assistance Office and Staff Reports


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A Closer Look at AFAP Conference Issues by Nancy Burns Army Community Service AFAP Coordinator

Of the 16 issues and recommendations submitted for the installationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Army Family Action Plan Conference a few weeks ago, five became priority matters that were presented to Gen. Larry D. Wyche, the CASCOM and Fort Lee commanding general. The details of those top issues â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which included special parking for expectant mothers and fixing the inconveniences of the TRICARE referral process â&#x20AC;&#x201C; were detailed in an Oct. 11 Fort Lee Traveller article. What happened to the other 11 issues, and why were they not prioritized? Those questions can be answered with an explanation of how the AFAP process works â&#x20AC;Ś volunteer conference delegates from the community discuss every issue submitted in great detail and decide which ones can reasonably be resolved if forwarded to installation or higherlevel leaders. The following is their assessment of the issues that were not discussed at the Oct. 4 out-brief. No. 1413 Barking dogs: The group chose not to prioritize this issue after speaking to subject matter experts. The Villagesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (Pinnacle Housing) lease already covers this situation. The installation noise ordinance also establishes quiet hours between 10 p.m. - 8 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and midnight - 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday. All complaints should go through the resident relations specialist. After hours, residents should call the military police desk, (804) 734-7400, so a complaint can be documented and put on the blotter. The next day, the resident should follow up with the resident relation specialist. The policy also states there is a 21-day policy to fix the problem and, after that, the Family will need to get rid of the dog or vacate on-post housing. No. 0813 On-site childcare at Kenner Army Health Clinic for parents who have appointments: During discussions with a subject matter expert, the working group learned that this matter has been explored and the Fort Lee Child Development Center cannot set up a room for that specific purpose. The CDC requires a guaranteed minimum number of children every day. Also, due to Kenner regulations, the room would have to be sterile, meaning no toys, etc. There are 10 slots available at CDC for patients with children; however, there is an hourly charge. No. 0513 Not enough automatic external defibrillators on the installation: The group chose not to prioritize this issue because there is already a plan of action concerning AEDs. Fort Lee Assistant Fire Chief Brian Harness said the department is purchasing AED equipment with endof-year funds. The goal is one unit per floor and one per 300 feet in administrative buildings on post. Currently, 218 units are in service and another 105 have been purchased at a cost of $1,500 each. Obtaining the additional 196 units needed is a priority for the Directorate of Emergency Services. Since AEDs have never been used

on Fort Lee, Harness said increased awareness and training is also a priority. No. 0113 Dog Park: A plan of action is also in place for this issue, according to Antony Nelson from FMWR. The identified obstacles include funding and finding an appropriate location. Maintenance would not be an issue, Nelson said, as long as owners take responsibility for cleaning up pet waste. No. 1113 No turn arrow at A Avenue and 34th Street traffic light: According to John Royster from the Directorate of Public Works, the traffic signal was installed when Jessep Street, was closed for construction of Army Logistics University facilities. It allowed vehicles from ALU to enter and exit the area more efficiently. Jessup Street has since opened and a new lodging facility is under construction nearby. DPW said a study will be conducted after the lodging facility opens (projected for January 2013) to determine what impact it will have on traffic patterns. This study would determine if left turn arrows are warranted per the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. DPW will obtain a cost estimate for the study and request the funds from garrison. No. 1013 Protecting and identifying special needs Family members: The group decided not to prioritize this issue because a Prince George County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department program already exists and includes Fort Lee. There is no charge for this service. No. 0613 Gym hours on training holidays: According to Kyle Nelson from FMWR, Clark Gym will now be open on training holidays from 4:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. No. 0313 Army Community Service Employment Lab computers need upgrading: ACS is already working with its information technology support team to make more employment websites accessible in the employment lab. No. 1513 Soldier Support Center services provided to trainees upon arrival: The submitted issue was not specific enough to merit much discussion. Many of the situations identified were inherited by Fort Lee and are already being resolved. Subject matter expert Robert Reese said the SSC is working on an issue of miscommunication of responsibility between the S-1 office and the support center. No. 0913 Privacy fences in housing: Noting that the suggestion had already been considered, DPW subject matter expert Albert Williams said it would be too costly to fence in all of the houses on Fort Lee. In addition, it adds maintenance responsibilities to renters not desiring a fence. No. 0713 Spouses should be encouraged to in-process with their Soldier sponsors: Robert Reese from the Human Resources Department said spouses cannot be tasked to attend briefings. Furthermore, in-processing mostly involves Soldier-related paperwork that would be of no interest to the spouse. There are briefings that are more relevant to Families that spouses are already encouraged to attend. This information is included in the packets given to Soldiers and published in the post newspaper and on the Internet. The recommendation to

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All Saints Day masses will be held Nov. 1 to commemorate the Catholic holy day of obligation. The 11:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. masses will be at Memorial Chapel at the corner of Sisisky Boulevard and Battle Drive. Also, an All Souls Day mass will be held Nov. 2, 11:45 a.m., at Memorial Chapel. For details, call (804) 734-1437.

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The annual Fort Lee Education Fair will be Nov. 14, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at Liberty Chapel. It will provide visitors an opportunity to learn about the various academic programs offered by universities, colleges and technical schools that have partnered with Fort Lee. Information about tuition assistance and other financial aid will be available. The fair is open to community members. For details, call (804) 756-3570.

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Hunting Season

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Jan. 31, 2013. All wooded and training areas are off limits without prior clearance from Range Control at (804) 765-2286 or Outdoor Recreation at 765-2212.

Holiday Hours

Kenner Army Health Clinic and Troop Medical Clinic I will be open Nov. 9, a training holiday, for patient care and closed on Nov. 12 to observe Veterans Day. TMC-II will be closed Nov. 9. Patients with medical emergencies should call 911 or report to the nearest hospital emergency room. For acute or urgent care needs on holidays and after hours, call the KAHC administrative officer of the day at (804) 734-9000 for referral authorization to visit an urgent care center.

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The city of Petersburg is now operating red light traffic cameras at the intersections of Washington and Adams streets and Crater and Wagner roads. The intent is to reduce the high rate of vehicles running red lights. A grace period is in effect until midnight Oct. 31 when police will begin ticketing violators. Tickets are $50 per infraction and are sent by mail.

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Students in military Families who receive report cards with an overall B average or better are eligible for rewards from the Army and Air Force Exchange Service’s “You Made the Grade” program. Rewards range from a free meal to a haircut or a magazine. Students with good grades may also register for a drawing to win an Exchange gift card. To receive the “You Made the Grade” booklet, students present their valid military identification and proof of their grades to the Exchange. They may receive a coupon package for every qualifying report card. For details, visit www.shopmyexchange.com.

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The Army and Air Force Exchange Service Online Savings Club offers notices of sales events, coupons and automatic entry for chances to win prizes. To join, visit www.shopmyexchange.com/ SavingsClub.

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The Southside Virginia Chapter of the American Society of Military Comptrollers will meet Oct. 31, 11:30 a.m., at the Lee Club. Al Runnels, ASMC director, will speak at the luncheon. The cost is $12.50. Paid reservations are due Oct. 25. For details, call (804) 765-0800.


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Purple Heart Presentation Chief Warrant Officer 4 Leonard R. Levy, a CASCOM armament capabilities developer, receives the Purple Heart medal Oct. 12 from Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, left, as his wife Marie helps hold the citation. Levy accepts the award for wounds received in action during Operation Enduring Freedom II. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Purple Heart is not something Soldiers desire to receive. It is earned through their actions and commitment to duty,â&#x20AC;? Wyche said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Today, he bears the scars of war, a testament to his promise kept, (his promise) to support, defend and faithfully discharge his duties.â&#x20AC;? Levy was driving a High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle near Balad, Iraq, on Feb. 13, 2005, when a road-side bomb detonated and caused him severe head trauma.


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School Redistricting Decision Clarified School redistricting was among the topics of discussion at the Oct. 9 Installation Town Hall at the Fort Lee Theater. Referencing an Aug. 23 decision by Prince George County Schools â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just 12 days before the start of the school year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to reassign about 90 students in the Monroe Manor housing area from L.L. Beazley to South Elementary School, a concerned parent asked if the situation will be repeated next year. Particularly troublesome, the parent noted, was the fact that many did not receive actual notice until five days before the start of classes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Prince George County Public Schools (the primary district serving Fort Lee) monitors student enrollment on an annual basis to ensure buildings and grounds are utilized to capacity, pupil-teacher ratios are low and consistent across all schools for academic and elective offerings, and all schools remain accredited,â&#x20AC;? said Prince George School Superintendent Dr. Bobby Browder. Pursuant to sections 22.1-78, 22.1-79 (8) in the Code of Virginia, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The division superintendent will recommend to the board such changes in attendance areas that are necessary for the orderly operation of the schools. These recommendations will take into account the need to provide for the competent instruction of the pupils as well as transportation issues.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not uncommon, noted Nancy Elzie, Fort Leeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s school liaison officer, for districts to make student realignment decisions in the weeks before schools start if the number of end-of-summer enrollments exceed school capacity or desired student-teacher ratios. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At this time, there are no plans to recommend any further changes in attendance areas (redistricting),â&#x20AC;? said Browder. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will continue to monitor the situation and notify parents as soon as possible if there are any future redistricting plans.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; FMWR and Staff Reports

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Human Element Still Most Critical Factor in Security “Loose Lips Sinks Ships” is a well known World War II slogan. The words clearly expressed what could happen if the wrong person obtained information and how it could put the Soldier in danger. The slogan is just as important today as it was then. More than ever before, protecting classified and sensitive information depends on the human element of security – our Soldiers, civilian employees and contractors. Security of our Army’s information is of the utmost importance. This includes not only classified information but sensitive information (For Official Use Only). Just because it is not classified does not mean it does not need to be protected. There is a large amount of information that, while unclassified, could still do a great deal of damage to our deploying and deployed units were it to fall into the wrong hands. Here are the do’s and don’ts of protecting information: ‡ Do not discuss classified or sensitive information in public places. The snack bar, airport or common use areas are not the place to be discussing the status of units being deployed, classified information, or new technology that is being tested. You never know who is in the next booth. ‡ Do not leave a security container unsecured and unattended. Use SF 702 to register when and who opened and closed a security container. ‡ Do not process classified information on an unclassified computer. If unclassified information is downloaded from a classified system, the diskette is considered classified

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(LEFT) Staff Sgt. Matthew Senna and his wife, left, and Sgt. Saral Shrestha and his wife pose for a photo after being names NCO and Soldier of the Year at a Sergeant Major of the Army Best Warrior Competition Awards Luncheon in Washington, D.C. (FAR LEFT,TOP) Shrestha drags a 180-pound dummy in the stress fire lane that was part of the Oct. 17 BWC Warrior Task and Battle Drill event at the Fort Lee Range Complex. (FAR LEFT, BOTTOM) Senna sets his compass in preparation for the Oct. 16 land navigation event at the range.

Kenner Medics Lend Skills in Support of Best Warrior and the environment – screaming and moaning role players, and ghastly wounds – was nothing short of chaos. Dixon complimented the competitors for keeping their composure Each fall for the past nine years, military and civilian em- under stressful and realistic conditions and performing at ployees throughout Fort Lee have teamed up to support the their best or, in some case, far better than expected. Sgt. Laura Gonzales from the Family Medicine Clinic Department of Army Best Warrior Competition – an event that brings 24 of the service’s top Soldiers together to test said the warriors were graded on proper placement of a comtheir military skills and mettle in a series of challenges that bat application tourniquet, bandaging wounds, single person carry or movement of patient to a casualty collection point exude the highest Army standards. and proper documentation Kenner Army Health of an injured Soldier. Clinic is among the support“The competitors did a ers. Its role was apparent at great job focusing despite a mass-casualty event durtheir surroundings,” she ing the wee morning hours said. “In situations like this, of Oct. 17 in an area near the the training Soldiers rePost Field House. Thirteen ceive does become almost experts from the KAHC like breathing. As a medic, Medical Company graded I know that the injured perthe competing Soldiers and son’s life is in my hands. NCOs as they performed There isn’t anyone else there first aid on role players with to help him. During pre-dea wide variety of simulated ployment training, I heard injuries. and saw all of the explosions Master Sgt. Douglas but once I realized there was Schwab, Kenner’s senior a casualty the only thing that enlisted adviser, said Best mattered was making sure Warrior gives the medical they had the best chance at a company troops an opporfull recovery.” tunity to put their field-enviKAHC Medical Co. 1st ronment skills to use, and he Sgt. David Faughnan said called it an honor to support Kenner also supports Best the competition that’s overWarrior by providing an seen by the Sergeant Major NCO for the planning and of the Army. preparation phases. Sgt. “We look forward to this 1st Class Eric Kelley was competition every year,” he assigned to the Warrior said. “It’s a place where we Training Cell beginning in can put our skills to use and PHOTOS BY KIMBERLY K. FRITZ also work with the Army’s Sgt. Sarah Thiel (TOP) and Sgt. Laura Gonzales June and helped to create best.” evaluate warriors as they tend to casualties and oversee the event. Kelley ensured each Staff Sgt. Sherry Dixon, during an Oct. 17 Best Warrior Competition of the competitors had the noncommissioned officer event at the Post Field House. proper medical equipment in charge of the Wilkerson Pediatric Clinic, said they evaluated candidates on their abil- needed to treat the simulated wounds. Dixon, Sgt. Stephanie Van Ausdall and Sgt. 1st Class ity to meet or exceed the standards in an environment that becomes especially challenging when organizers add real- Gary Rodney each received a coin from Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler for their work during the event. life scenarios, like combat-wounded Soldiers. Dixon said she was honored and happy to be selected to “The stressors added to the scenarios always separate the mainstream from the best of the best,” she said. “Combat receive a coin from the SMA. “It validated my philosophy about doing the right thing medics (and troops rendering immediate first aid) must remain calm and accurately recall all of the rescue procedures all the time, no matter who is or isn’t watching,” she said. “It that need to be performed because someone’s life is at stake.” is great to be rewarded for your efforts, whether it’s a coin or The Oct. 17 scenario involved an active shooter situation a simple thank you.” by Kimberly K. Fritz

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Infantryman, Ordnance Soldier Nab 2012 Best Warrior Titles WASHINGTON – Staff Sgt. Matthew Senna was named the Army’s 2012 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year and Sgt. Saral Shrestha was named the Army’s 2012 Soldier of the Year during an award ceremony here, Oct. 22. The two Soldiers received their accolades at the Association of the United States Army’s Sergeant Major of the Army Awards Luncheon. They earned the titles after proving their mettle Oct. 15-19 at the Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee. “It was about the total Soldier concept,” said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III. “We stressed them mentally as well as physically. We challenged them on their creative and critical thinking skills while under pressure. Each one (who competed) should be very proud of what they achieved to get to this place.” “The competition was so fierce that it could have been anybody’s game,” said Senna, referring to the four-day-long competition, in which the top 24 Soldiers

and NCOs from across the Army competed in physical fitness events, knowledge of military topics, rifle marksmanship, day- and night-land navigation and other warrior tasks and battle drills. Senna, an infantryman with tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, said it was the hardest thing he’d ever accomplished because “we were up against the best the Army has to offer, and we’re the best Army in the world.” Senna is assigned to Bravo Company, 7th Army NCO Academy, in Germany. He has served in the Army 10 years and is pursuing an associate’s degree. He said he wants to attain the rank of command sergeant major. Shrestha, who came to the United States from Nepal when he was 17, joined the Army at age 21. He said his wife, Elisha, helped him study. He said she went with him every weekend on land navigation exercises during his off-time, and she even ran track with him. I kept telling him he was going to win. I’m really proud of him,” said Elisha.

Shrestha, a power generation equipment repairer, is assigned to Group Service Support Co., Group Support Bn., 3rd Special Forces Group, U.S. Army Special Forces Command, Fort Bragg, N.C. He has served for three years in the Army and has a bachelor’s degree in computer information science. His goals is to earn a master’s degree in computer engineering and become an Army officer. Both Soldiers credit their wives with being the best coaches; staying up with them through long hours of the night, helping them study battle drills and tasks. Both said they will make the Army a career. Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III presented the awards to the Soldiers. In recognition of their achievements, Senna and Shrestha will represent the Army at special events throughout the coming year. – David Vergun, Army News Service


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Artist’s Vision More Than What Meets Eye and support he needed to navigate his way through the various stages of youth, Senior Writer/Special Projects he added. “We were typical kids growing up,” If the life of Devon “Von” Crew said Crew, “video games; going outside could be expressed with a work of art, (to play), when it was comfortable; nothit would probably be told with a 2-footing outside of the norm.” by-3-foot, acrylic-on-canvas piece he Crew, however, experienced something completed and hasn’t yet named. as a youngster that indicated to him that “It’s a cave,” he said. “You’re standhe wasn’t normal. One day, he spotted a ing inside of it, and your view is outman who was twisting balloons into variward.” ous shapes and bolted toward him, hoping In the painting’s dark foreground, to snag one. cracks in the ceiling allow rays of light “As I was running, the sun was comto pass through. “You have stalacing out and I ran into this dumpster,” he tites hanging from the cave walls, and said. “It knocked me backward, my back there’s a glister look to it,” added Crew. hit a fence and I just sat there (semi-conA tinted, pink sky that Crew descious). I was hurt, bleeding, and I needscribes as a bit “misplaced in its color” ed stitches when I got to the hospital. It lies at the center of tranquil-looking was pretty bad.” background, complemented by side-lit PHOTO BY T. ANTHONY BELL Crew said his mother had known since mountains on the horizon. he was a toddler that he had vision prob“My interpretation of that scene is Devon Crew, 22, stands with several of his acryllic paintings that were displayed lems that would get progressively worse. ‘escape,’” said the former post employ- during Tuesday’s showing at the Virginia Lighthouse for the Blind Office Supply Nevertheless, she reared him like a noree who recently transferred to Defense Store at Fort Lee. Crew suffers from retinitis pigmentosa and is legally blind. mal child. “A doctor told my mother that Supply Center-Richmond. “I literally, started to blame him. In my heart, I needed that blame to by the age of 5, I wouldn’t have any sight at all,” he said. physically wanted to take my hand and that brush and be placed on something or someone or some being. I was “She just didn’t believe it and didn’t want to believe it. those paints and create a scene for that escape.” enraged in different ways.” She said, ‘This doctor doesn’t know what he’s talking The word “escape” in Crew’s vernacular is a metaphor The 22-year-old Crew grew up the third of four chilabout. I’m going to put this in God’s hands.’ for the acts of artful self-expression he engaged himself “My sight has been stable my entire life.” in to counteract the negative emotions he sometimes felt. dren in a single-parent Richmond household. His mother, Deborah, he said, worked several jobs to support the Crew said he suffers from retinitis pigmentosa and is “I grew up with a positive frame of mind but at the family. His two older siblings – especially his brother, same time it was a negative outlook ... ,” he recalled. “I SEE ARTIST, PAGE 24 started trying to refuse God in all areas of my life, really. I Antoine, nine years his senior – provided the guidance by T. Anthony Bell

Traffic Delays Promise Smoother Flow Soon by Kathryn C. Weigel Production Assistant

An $11.4 million highway project that impacts Fort Lee is in its final phase, said Shane Mann, project control engineer with the Virginia Department of Transportation. All road work should be completed by mid-November, he added, though some work involving temporary lane closures may continue for a short while. The finished product promises to be worth the wait for Fort Lee commuters. Final surface paving and line striping for the Route 36 project began Monday and is expected to conclude by 6 p.m. Friday. The work impacts the stretch of

highway from the Lee Gate east to the Interstate 295 interchange. VDOT requires the contractor to maintain two lanes of traffic eastbound from 3:30-7:30 p.m. and westbound from 7:30-9:30 a.m., said Mann. Traffic has been disrupted for some months, especially at the Sisisky Gate intersection with Temple Avenue. The intersection has been reworked. New signals are being installed there and at the new double left turn lanes from Temple onto Route 36 near the gate. Once the work is completed, drivers who use the Sisisky Gate will experience better traffic flow in several ways, said Mann. Drivers turning right onto Route 36, which is also called Oaklawn

Boulevard, will have a free flow lane. That means they proceed through the intersection unimpeded regardless of signals for other travel lanes. This will be especially beneficial to those drivers headed for I-295 or Hopewell. Two straight lanes will carry traffic from Sisisky to Temple, doubling the amount of Colonial Heights-bound traffic that clears the intersection on each green signal. There will continue to be a left turn lane for traffic headed toward Petersburg. The westbound lanes of Route 36 will have two left turn lanes at the Sisisky Gate, doubling the access for I-295 and Hopewell drivers.

Although it may seem strange that traffic from Temple Avenue now must make a left turn onto Route 36 before turning right onto Sisisky Avenue, Mann said the intersection was designed this way to improve traffic flow. Temple Avenue traffic will no longer compete with traffic exiting the post via Sisisky. The Virginia Department of Transportation project also includes a third eastbound lane from Temple Avenue to Jefferson Park Road where a divided right turn lane is being installed. The one-mile project was begun in June 2011. For the latest real-time traffic information or road conditions, visit www.511virginia.org or call 511.


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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month by Sgt. 1st Class Jessica Byrd Kenner Army Health Clinic, Radiology NCOIC

Throughout the year and especially during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Department of Radiology here at Kenner Army Health Clinic encourages you all to stand up and think pink. Nearly everyone in the U.S. knows or has someone in their lives affected by breast cancer. It is crucial that the community be aware of how it can save lives by raising awareness about breast cancer and early diagnosis. It is estimated that more than 220,000 women and 2,190 men in the United States will be diagnosed with breast

cancer and more than 40,000 will die from this disease each year. This means one out of every seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. While the percentage of men en ck is small, they should also check themselves periodically by do-n ing a breast self-exam while in the shower and reporting any y changes to their physicians.. It is recommended that adult women en of all ages do monthly self breast examinations. Women at the age of 20 should have a clinical breast exam at least every three years and every year starting at the age of 40.

If you are 40 years of age or older or eexperiencing symptoms, such as a lump, pain or nipple disc discharge, you should see your provider and request a clinical breast ques examination e and a mammogram. Mammography is the best screening ttool used today to fight breast cancer. fig It can find cancers at an early stage when they are small (too small to be felt) and most responsive to treatment. The use of mammography has helped to save numerous lives. At KAHC, we are taking a stand to

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Find the listed special events and observances held during October. The words and phrases in the puzzle are forward, backward, vertical, horizontal and diagonal. Alaska Day (18) Apple Month Boss’s Day (16) Clock Month Columbus Day (8) Dessert Month Eleanor Roosevelt’s birthday (10-11-1884) Energy Awareness Month Family History Month Golf Day (4) Grover’s birthday (14) Halloween (31)

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‘Ballyhoo’ Begins Theater Run Nov. 2 The Tony Award-winning comedy “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” opens next week at the Lee Playhouse. Shows are set for Nov. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 4, 11 and 18 at 3 p.m. All performances are open to the general public. The second show in the theater’s Main Stage season, “The Last Night at Ballyhoo” was written by Alfred Uhry (playwright of the well-known “Driving Miss Daisy”), and it continues his exploration of the Jewish experience in the American South. The setting is 1939 Atlanta and Uhry deftly juxtaposes the global news of Hitler’s invasion of Poland and the world premiere of “Gone with the Wind” at the Loew’s Grand Theatre on Peachtree Street. However, in the Freitag household, the conversation is about who is taking whom to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season for Atlanta’s Jewish youth. Under the direction of Julie Fulcher-Davis, the play’s characters deal with the contradictions of being Jewish in a traditional southern community while facing the complications of a changing, modernizing world that will soon be engulfed in global war. “Though this play is set some 70 years ago, it holds extreme significance today because history continues to repeat itself and humanity as a whole continues to create the same issues,” said Fulcher-Davis. “I love when theatre allows us, as human beings, to laugh at ourselves and in doing so perhaps, even in some small way, impact change

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within ourselves and ultimately change for many. Theater is powerful that way.” Adolph Frietag (Dale Blake) is the patriarch of the family who is wary of Hitler’s aggressive actions in Europe but acquiesces to the social injustice he suffers in Atlanta. He shares his home with his widowed sister Boo Levy (Ann C. Easterling), the status-conscious mother who is determined to find a prominent Ballyhoo date for her daughter Lala (Emily Haswell), and Reba Freitag, Adolph and Boo’s widowed sister-in-law, whose daughter Sunny (Sarah Erway) is the light of her life. Into this family’s life come two young men – Joe Farkas (Christopher Stevens), a Brooklyn native who works for Adolph, and Peachy Weil (Sean Ruhf), a “Louisiana Weil” with “good blood lines” on whom all of Boo’s hopes for Lala’s happiness are pinned. It is the arrival of Joe, the “other kind” of Jew whose family heritage can be traced to “east of the Elbe,” that challenges the status quo and compels the family to examine where they came from and who they really are. “This wonderful ensemble of actors brings such a rich and full life to these characters,” said Fulcher-Davis. “This script is abundant with wit and clever repartee delivered with sharp and authentic aplomb from this talented cast. Watch out though, just as the laughter starts roaring, a zinger will snare your heart.” Family rivalries and jealousies that may seem all too familiar to audiences cause the tension that is the source

her aid. Brad Hill, the chief of Job Order Contracting, put on his architect’s hat and designed the facility. Mehboob Munshi prepared the electrical plan. Joe Baassiri designed the mechanical system. Maurice Singleton, an engineering technician, was project manager for construction and kept the project within the budget. Beth Acuff, who was then Virginia state curator, advised the design team. A curation facility with room to share was built within the allocation. Not only does it provide proper storage, but it also provides access to artifacts to scholars who want to study them. New scientific discoveries and technological advances continue to allow archaeologists to learn new things from the old artifacts. RACF has provided emergency storage for Jamestown artifacts during Hurricane Isabel in 2003. Three years later, it also provided temporary storage for a rare book collection from Petersburg that was threatened with water damage. Visitors at the open house had a chance to view artifacts from Fort Lee and other installations that store their materials here.

of most of the play’s laughs. Boo is resentful of Adolph’s position in the family business; the sensible college student Sunny and the selfish social butterfly Lala have it out over whose father’s funeral was more tragic and who has the better date to Ballyhoo; and everything the pleasant, content Reba does causes Boo great annoyance and frustration. “This play is a perfect way to usher in the upcoming holiday family gatherings. You are sure to catch a glimpse of your own family as you share in the trials, laughter and warmth with this family,” said Fulcher-Davis When the play opened in 1997, The Los Angeles Times said, “Alfred Uhry’s achingly beautiful play “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” (is) luminous and powerful. ... Uhry draws his characters with so fine a pen, on such a solid foundation, that the story takes on the sharp poignancy of life.” “Just one more gift Uhry gives us in this play, a love story. Not just any love story, the love story that is still breaking hearts today – the one where the untruths and constraints of our thoughts and religions takes precedence over the human heart,” said Fulcher-Davis. “Who wins here? Come see the show and find out.” Tickets for “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” are $12 for adults and $6 for youth. The Lee Playhouse (Lee Theater) is located in building 4300 on Mahone Avenue. For reservations or more information, call the box office at (804) 734-6629. – Theatre Company of Fort Lee

Spread out across one table was an impres- said in an interview earlier this month. sive array of shark’s teeth found on post “The prehistory and history of Fort Lee are about a week ago. Some of them date back in good hands.” 40 million years, said curator Amanda Vtipil. Blankenship also displayed some interesting Park Service artifacts that included a framed piece of needlework from the Eppes plantation, a photograph of the Civil War hospital that cared for 6,000-10,000 soldiers a day and a custommade uniform for a Confederate “rich kid” that fastened PHOTO BY KATHRYN C. WEIGEL with Union buttons, probably because Jimmy Blankenship, historian and curator at the Confederate buttons Petersburg National Battlefield, points out the diwere too scarce. rection in which a military railroad ran during the “When I retire, this Civil War as he addresses the audience at the Fort facility is still going Lee Regional Curation Facility's 10th anniversary to be here,” Anderson open house Tuesday.


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legally blind. Symptoms of the genetically based, â&#x20AC;&#x201D; FROM PAGE 18 degenerative eye disease include tunnel vision, blurred vision, poor color separation and slow adjustment to drastic changes in light conditions. Crew, a Virginia Lighthouse for the Blind employee, said he has virtually no peripheral vision, and the vision he does have is somewhat blurry. Jazzman Woody Shaw and former mayor of San Francisco Willie Brown are two notables who have the disease. While the dumpster accident was the first time Crew knew he had a problem, it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t an isolated event. There were more over the course of his youth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They added up and stacked on top of each other,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where the rage came from.â&#x20AC;? The anger resulting from the realization that he had a potentially life-changing disease caused him to be angry at God and threw him into the darkest of places, much like the foreground of the cave in his painting. Art, a talent he had cultivated since elementary school, became a place of solace. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was almost like a pool,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re filthy with stress, anger and dissatisfaction with your life â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all filth â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and you jump face-first into this pool. And as soon as you hit that surface, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gone. When you put the brush to the canvas, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have stress and you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have anger. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re free from all of that.â&#x20AC;? What motivates Crew to paint often takes a backseat to questions of how he accomplishes such a task as a vision-impaired artist. Helen Milner, his supervisor at VLB and one of his biggest supporters, said those thoughts emerged when she first saw

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The deadline for the Traveller Calendar is Thursday at noon for publication in the following week’s edition. All submissions are edited for space and grammar. Email submissions to patrick.n.buffett.civ@mail.mil. For details, call (804) 734-7147.

All-Army Basketball

The All-Army basketball team will take on the Richmond Elite semi-pro team at the MacLaughlin Fitness Center Oct. 26, 6 p.m. Admission is free. The Richmond Elite cheerleaders will perform at half-time. For details, call (804) 765-3076.

Autism Seminar

Kenner Army Health Clinic and Army Community Service will offer a seminar by the Virginia Institute of Autism on Autism spectrum disorder. The seminar is to address the immediate and future needs of military Families that include children with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and pervasive developmental disorders. It will be Oct. 25, 6:30-8 p.m., in the ACS conference room in building 9023 on Mahone Avenue. For details, call (804) 734-6393.

ACS Dinner

Army Community Service will mark Military Family Month by hosting its annual Military Appreciation Dinner Nov. 8, 5:30-8 p.m., at the Regimental Club. Reservations

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Costume Party

Overtime Sports Bar will host a Halloween costume party Oct. 31, 7 p.m. The cost is $3 in advance and $5 at the door. Cash prizes will be awarded in the costume contest. Overtime is on the lower lever of the Lee Club, building 9009, at Mahone Avenue and Battle Drive. For details, call (804) 734-7547.

Monster Ball

The HideAway will host its Monster Ball on Oct. 27, 6 p.m. - 2 a.m. There will be costume and trivia contests as well as door prizes for which costumed participants are eligible. There is no cover charge. For details, call (804) 765-1539.

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The Fort Lee Military Council of Catholic Women will meet Nov. 2, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., at Memorial Chapel. Watch care will be provided. No reservations are needed. The meet and greet will include a program presented by Betty Lent, the All Souls Day mass and a brunch. For details, email Jeanine Majewski at majewskial@ aol.com.

KAHC Open House

Kenner Army Health Clinic will host a community and veterans appreciation open house and Patient Centered Medical Home kick-off on Nov. 8, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. The event will offer health awareness and educational opportunities. Seasonal flu and pneumonia vaccines will be available. For details, call (804) 734-9086.

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A hiring event for veterans and military spouses will be held Nov. 8 at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market St., Virginia Beach. It is sponsored by RecruitMilitary and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Veteran-friendly employers will be on-hand to meet with potential employees. For details, call (513) 677-7055.

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The Fort Lee Civilian Personnel Advisory Center will host an open season benefits fair on Nov. 7, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., at Liberty Chapel, 9100 C Ave. Participants will be able to discuss benefit options for 2013 with several insurance companies. Open season is Nov. 12 - Dec. 10. Changes may be made by calling the Army Benefits Center Civilian at (877) 276-9287 or visiting www.abc.army.mil.

Ops, WO Recruiting

A recruiting team from Fort Bragg, N.C., will brief service members interested in becoming Army warrant officers or in joining special operations in civil affairs or psychological operations on Nov. 15, building 6050, located on Mekong Road behind the Post Field House. Briefings will be as follows: psychological operations, 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.; warrant officer, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; and

civil affairs, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. For details, call Sgt. 1st Class Demetris Council at (804) 931-1668.

Marriage Seminar

Marriage enrichment seminars for active duty military and spouses are set for Oct. 31 and Nov. 28, 8 a.m. - noon, at Liberty Chapel. The seminars, co-sponsored by Kenner Army Health Clinic 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.

Autumn Tasting

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Registration is $15 for club members and active duty personnel and $20 for others. The fee covers beverages, light food and complimentary glasses. Participation is limited to the first 60 paid registrants. Participants must be age 21 or older. For details, call (804) 734-2889.

Digital Photo Contest

Color and monochrome photos by Army personnel are being accepted for entry in the 2012 Army Digital Photography Contest until Nov. 30. There is no fee to enter. Cash prizes will be awarded to winners in each category. Submissions must be JPG images. They may be submitted at https://apps.imcom.army.mil/apptracmain. For assistance with a submission, visit the Picture Perfect Frame Shop in building 9024 on Battle Drive before Nov. 29. For details, call (804) 734-6137.


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Parents Class

The next self-care class for parents who would like to obtain over-the-counter children’s medications from the Kenner Army Health Clinic Pharmacy will be Nov. 1, 1 p.m., in the Preventive Medicine classroom, second floor of KAHC. For details or registration, call (804) 734-9125. Parents may also register at the Wilkerson Pediatric Clinic.

Poker Tournaments

Texas Hold’em No Limits Tournaments are slated at the Sports Zone on these dates: Oct. 25 and Nov. 1, 8 and 15 with finals on Nov. 29. The nightly registration fee is $5. Registration will be at 5:30 p.m. with play beginning at 6 p.m. Prizes will be given to the top winners each evening. For details, call (804) 734-6678.

scramble. The cost is $40 for members and $45 for others. Every player receives a frozen turkey. Participants must register and pay by Nov. 14. For details, call (804) 734-2899.

YOUTH Halloween Story Hour

The Fort Lee Community Library will host a special Halloween story hour Oct. 30, 4:30-5:30 p.m., in the Army Logistics University’s first floor Food Court. There also will be prizes for Halloween costumes. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Make reservations or get details at (804) 765-8095.

Youth Fall Festival

FITNESS & SPORTS Turkey Shoot Tourney

The Cardinal Golf Club will hold its Turkey Shoot Golf Tournament on Nov. 17, 9 a.m. The format is a two-person

The Fort Lee Youth Fall Festival will be Nov. 3, 1-4 p.m., at the Post Field House, 16th Street at A Avenue. Activities will include pumpkin decorating, sand arts and crafts, hay rides, a haunted house, a rock climbing wall, inflatables and two performances of “Rockin’ Robin Revue” (1:30 and 2:45 p.m.) by the Chesterfield

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Children’s Theatre. The event is open to the public. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For details, visit www.leemwr.com or call (804) 7346106.

Harvest Fest

A Harvest Fest is set for Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m., at Memorial Chapel, Battle Drive at Sisisky Avenue. This community event will feature games, grilled hot dogs, a cake walk, biblical pumpkin carving, train rides and lots of family fun. For details, call (804) 734-6483, 734-0970 or 734-0968.

CYSS Teams

Child, Youth and School Services will hold registration for cheerleading (ages 5-13) and Basketball (ages 4-15) from Nov. 7-30. Registration for wrestling (ages 5-13) will be Nov. 1-30. Fees vary with the sport, age and parent’s military or civilian status. To register, visit the CYSS Central Registration Office, building 10612, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., weekdays. A current sports physical and birth certificate are required. For details about classes and parents’ meetings, call (804) 765-3852.

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The Richmond Ruff Riders and Serenity are hosting the inaugural HIV/AIDS Awareness Ride and 5k WalkRun on Oct. 27, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Petersburg Sports Complex on Ballpark Road. The cost is $5 per participant. There will be events for all ages. Participants are asked to wear red or white shirts in support of the event. All proceeds will be donated to Serenity, an organization dedicated to reducing the transmission of HIV. For details, call (804) 861-9977.

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Howard Owen, a Fredericksburg author, will speak at the Prince George Library, 6605 Courts Drive, on Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m. Owenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest novel, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oregon Hill,â&#x20AC;? is set in Richmond and has been well reviewed nationally. Also, an evening of Poetry, Prose and Pizza is slated for Oct. 25, 7 p.m., at the Prince George Library. Suffolk author Nathan Richardson will host the community gathering that includes an open mic event for writers to share their own poetry or prose or recite a favorite piece by another writer. Participants may sign up for five minutes of mic time when they arrive

The University of Maryland Terrapins will honor military personnel and their Families as well as Department of Defense employees at their Nov. 3 football game at Byrd Stadium in College Park, Md. The Terps will play the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. For details about discounted tickets, call (301) 4058116 or email nguinan1@umd.edu.

Veterans Salute

VFW Bazaar

The Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 637 will hold its Serving From the Heart Bazaar Nov. 3, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., and Nov. 4, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., at 335 S. 15th Ave., Hopewell. Live music by Zakiyah will accompany a variety of crafts and vendors, a bake sale, raffles and door prizes. There will be a wrap and ship table as well.

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Sycamore Rouge and the Historic Petersburg Foundation will offer the Petersburg Ghost Walk on Oct. 27, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8. The walking tour will start at 7 p.m. at 21 W. Old St. Tours are limited to 25 participants. Tickets are $15. They can be reserved at www.sycamorerouge.org. For details, call (804) 957-5707.

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The Shiloh Seventh-Day Adventist Church will honor veterans with a special program on Nov. 3, 6 p.m. The church is located at 310 W. South Boulevard, Petersburg. Veterans are asked to take or wear their service hats. Refreshments will be served. For details, call (804) 712-3249.

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