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Fort Lee

Vol. 71, No. 46

Serving the community of Fort Lee,Virginia, since 1941

Nov.ember 17, 2011

See Pages 20-21

WHAT’S INSIDE Commentary .................................Page 2 America’s Military ..........................Page 8 Kenner Konnection ......................Page 14 Focus on Sustainment ..................Page 17 Sgt. McGillicuddy’s Wordsearch ..Page 26 Calendar of Events................Pages 30-33

Post Marine Captures QM School’s Top Prize

Schoolhouse Chef Shares Cooking Tips Page 4 Page 3

Kenner Colonel Focuses on Service, Outreach Page 22


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COMMENTARY

Stronger IMCOM Allows Stronger Support for Soldiers, Civilians, Families by Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch ,0&20FRPPDQGLQJJHQHUDO

:KHQ , WRRN FKDUJH RI WKH ,QVWDOODWLRQ Management Command in November 2009, we set out to validate that we were doing the right things and doing things right, and to find better ways of doing business. This self-evaluation was particularly important at the time, as the Army was IRFXVHGRQILQGLQJWKHULJKWNLQGVDQGOHYHOV of support for Soldiers and families stressed by repeated and extended deployments. First, we started expanding our identity. 7RGD\ ZKHQ ZH WDON DERXW SURYLGLQJ IRU 6ROGLHU FLYLOLDQ DQG IDPLO\ TXDOLW\ RI OLIH ZH GRQœW MXVW PHDQ WKH ,QVWDOODWLRQ Management Command – we mean the ,QVWDOODWLRQ0DQDJHPHQW&RPPXQLW\ZKLFK also includes the Office of the Assistant Chief RI6WDIIIRU,QVWDOODWLRQ0DQDJHPHQWDQGWKH offices of the assistant secretaries of the Army for installations, energy and environment, and manpower and reserve affairs.

And then we started to focus the talent and expertise of this diverse community RQ RXU FRPPRQ JRDO SURYLGLQJ 6ROGLHUV FLYLOLDQV DQG IDPLOLHV ZLWK D TXDOLW\ RI OLIH commensurate with their service. ,Q 0DUFK  ZH SXEOLVKHG YHUVLRQ  RI WKH ,QVWDOODWLRQ 0DQDJHPHQW &DPSDLJQ Plan, which outlines how we provide the facilities, infrastructure, programs and VHUYLFHVUHTXLUHGWRVXSSRUW6ROGLHUFLYLOLDQ and family readiness and well-being. Since then, each update has reflected a stronger sense of community and more robust strategy for addressing the challenges we face. 2YHU WKH SDVW WZR \HDUV WKH ,0& has reviewed programs, services and infrastructure in areas such as child care, youth development, housing, education, employment, recreation and behavioral health. As a result, a number of programs and services have been enhanced, to include Survivor Outreach Services, the Exceptional Family Member Program, the Army Community Service, Child, Youth

and School Services, the Army Substance Abuse Program, the Total Army Sponsorship Program, the Army Career and Alumni Program, and Soldier and Family Assistance Centers. At the same time that we have enhanced the effectiveness of programs, services and LQIUDVWUXFWXUH ZH KDYH ZRUNHG WR LPSURYH the efficiency of delivery at every level, starting from the top. $V ZH PRYHG ,0&20œV KHDGTXDUWHUV from Virginia to Texas under Base Realignment and Closure, we also integrated a subcommand – the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command – into the KHDGTXDUWHUVDQGUHGXFHGIURPVHYHQWRIRXU UHJLRQVZRUOGZLGH,QGRLQJVRZHUHGXFHG overhead costs and streamlined delivery of services to our customers. Even as we are addressing today’s fiscal FKDOOHQJHVZHDUHORRNLQJWRWKHIXWXUHDQG how we will support the Army of 2020. Through BRAC, our installations have built and renovated facilities to support the

reshaped Army. Through initiatives such as Army Net Zero, our installations are developing sustainable practices to ensure we will continue to have the resources to accomplish our mission. Through improved NQRZOHGJH PDQDJHPHQW ZH FRQWLQXH WR strengthen our shared understanding of how to operate in a dynamic environment in ways that save time and money. And we continue to invest in our most LPSRUWDQW DVVHW RXU SHRSOH 7KURXJK D new command-wide approach to talent PDQDJHPHQW DQG ZRUNIRUFH GHYHORSPHQW ZHDUHPDNLQJVXUHZHZLOOKDYHLQSODFHWKH ULJKW SHRSOH ZLWK WKH ULJKW VNLOOV WR WDNH RQ future challenges. 7KH,0&KDVDKXJHLPSDFWRQWKHOLYHV of Soldiers, civilians and families –on how ZHZRUNWUDLQOLYHDQGSOD\7KHLPPHGLDWH resource challenges only intensify our focus on the mission. We are dedicated to doing our best in serving Soldiers and families today – and we will find ways to serve even better tomorrow.

Chaplain Gives Guidance About Power of Vision if with the eyes. Bottom line, vision is the ability to see what needs to come next. $XWKRU/\QQ$QGHUVRQZULWHVWKHIROORZLQJÂł$ERXW “Where there is no vision, the people perishâ€? (Proverbs years ago a shipload of travelers landed on the northeast coast .-9 9LVLRQLVDQHFHVVDU\FRPSRQHQWIRUOHDGHUVKLS of America. The first year they established a town site. The $XWKRXUDQGEXVLQHVVFRDFK-RKQ0D[ZHOOVWDWHVÂł6KRZPH next year they elected a town government. The third year the DOHDGHUZLWKRXWYLVLRQDQG,ÂśOOVKRZ\RXVRPHRQHZKRLVQÂśW town government planned to build a road five miles westward going anywhere.â€? Leadership will fail without vision. One’s LQWR WKH ZLOGHUQHVV ,Q WKH IRXUWK \HDU WKH SHRSOH WULHG WR impeach their town government because they thought it was calling for his or her life will not be accomplished without it. What is vision? Webster’s dictionary defines it as the a waste of public funds to build a road five miles westward faculty of sight; unusual foresight; a mental image produced into a wilderness. Who needed to go there anyway? Here were by the imagination; and the experience of the supernatural as people who had the vision to see three thousand miles across by Chaplain (Capt.) David A. Hicks 71st Transportation Battalion Chaplain

Commanding General ....................Maj. Gen. James L. Hodge Garrison Commander ............................ Col. Rodney D. Edge Public Affairs Officer ............................................ D.R. Bingham Command Information/Managing Editor ....... Patrick Buffett Senior Writer/Special Assignments ................ T. Anthony Bell Production/News Assistant Editor ........................Amy Perry Family/Community Life Reporter .............. Kimberly K. Fritz Production Assistant ................................. Tina Valentine-Vilca

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 DUPHGIRUFHVPDWHULDODQGFLYLOLDQQHZVSDSHUVDUHDXWKRUL]HGWRUHSULQWVXFKPDWHULDOZLWKRXWVSHFLÂżF FOHDUDQFHH[FHSWPDWHULDOVSHFLÂżFDOO\GHVLJQDWHGDVFRS\ULJKWHG/LDLVRQEHWZHHQWKHSULQWHUDQGWKH FRPPDQGLQJ JHQHUDO )RUW /HH LV PDLQWDLQHG E\ WKH 3XEOLF$IIDLUV 2IÂżFH )RUW /HH &LUFXODWLRQ 11,000. This Civilian Enterprise newspaper is an authorized publication. Contents of the “Travellerâ€? DUH QRW QHFHVVDULO\ WKH RIÂżFLDO YLHZ RI QRU HQGRUVHG E\ WKH 86$UP\ &RPELQHG$UPV 6XSSRUW Command and Fort Lee. Advertising in this publication including inserts or supplements does not constitute endorsement by the Department of the Army or Military Newspapers of Virginia. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, SROLWLFDODIÂżOLDWLRQRUDQ\RWKHUQRQPHULWIDFWRU,IDYLRODWLRQRUUHMHFWLRQRIWKLVHTXDORSSRUWXQLW\ SROLF\ E\ DQ DGYHUWLVHU LV FRQÂżUPHG WKH SULQWHU VKDOO UHIXVH WR SULQW DGYHUWLVLQJ IURP WKDW VRXUFH XQWLOYLRODWLRQLVFRUUHFWHG7KHÂł7UDYHOOHU´LVDQXQRIÂżFLDOSXEOLFDWLRQDXWKRUL]HGE\$5DQG SULQWHGE\WKH0LOLWDU\1HZVSDSHUVRI9LUJLQLDDSULYDWHÂżUPLQQRZD\FRQQHFWHGZLWKWKH86 Army Combined Arms Support Command or Fort Lee. The editorial content is prepared, edited and SURYLGHGE\WKH3XEOLF$IIDLUV2IÂżFHRI+HDGTXDUWHUV86$UP\*DUULVRQ)RUW/HH

an ocean and overcome great hardships to get there. But in MXVWDIHZ\HDUVWKH\ZHUHQRWDEOHWRVHHHYHQILYHPLOHVRXW of town. They had lost their pioneering vision.� )RXUTXHVWLRQVWRFRQVLGHU'R,KDYHDSLRQHHULQJYLVLRQ" +DYH , ORVW VLJKW RI ZKDW QHHGV WR EH GRQH" 'R , KDYH WKH DELOLW\WRVHHZKDWQHHGVWRFRPHQH[W"'R,KDYHWKHFRXUDJH WRGRLW"9LVLRQWDNHVFRXUDJH,WLVQRWHDV\WRFKDQJHWKLQJV IRUWKHEHWWHULQVHOIIDPLO\ZRUNHWF7KHDSRVWOH3HWHUZRXOG KDYHQHYHUZDONHGRQZDWHULIKHGLGQRWKDYHWKHFRXUDJHWR JHWRXWRIWKHERDW,HQFRXUDJH\RXWRJHWRXWRIWKHERDWEH EROGFKDQJH\RXUOLIHIRUWKHEHWWHU&DWFK*RGœVYLVLRQIRU \RXUOLIHDQGZDONRQZDWHU

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Gunnery Sgt. Brett Marks kneels at the grave of Chesty Puller. See Pages 20 and 21 for story and photos.

Photo by Tina Valentine-Vilca


NEWS

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Marine Earns Instructor of the Year Award by Tina Valentine-Vilca Production Assistant

The U.S. Army Quartermaster School named Marine Staff Sgt. Van L. Jenkins as the 2011 Distinguished Instructor of the Year in a ceremony Nov. 9 at Mullens Auditorium. Jenkins is an instructor for Marine NCOs learning advanced culinary skills. Jenkins began his career as a food service specialist when he enlisted in the Marines 19 years ago. He didn’t choose the military occupational speciality; the Marines chose it for him. “I never wanted to be a cook. I wanted to join the Marine Corps to become a infantryman,” said Jenkins. “But because they needed cooks, I became one.” During his career, Jenkins has trained with some of the finest cooks in the military. He has attended the Pro Chef School in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., where Marine NCOs train to become general aides. “The ProChef Certification course is only for top-notch students, Jenkins said. “Participants are hand selected to attend.” Jenkins is the second in his family to receive this award here. His grandfather, whom he was named after, also received the award years ago when he was an Army chef.

“In some way, I was destined to become a food service specialist and win this award,” said Jenkins. “It’s in my blood.” Students aspiring to become Marine chefs are able to learn and work alongside Jenkins as part of their initial training to complete their MOS instruction prior to entering the fleet. Pvt. Damen Snell, one of Jenkin’s students said his instructor deserved the distinction. “He has earned it,” he said. “He has taken a small class of Marines and turned us into fine cooks.” Jenkins hasn’t let earning the title spoil his approach to instructing his students. He keeps it simple. “Leave what’s in the fleet in the fleet. Being an instructor, you have to be patient and have an open mind so that your students feel comfortable asking you questions,” said Jenkins. The staff sergeant was awarded a Navy Commendation Medal for his win along with prizes that include a plaque, a desk name plate, and gift cards from Morale Welfare and Recreation and the Quartermaster Association. Winners of the Distinguished Instructor of the Year award compete in the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Competion which includes all the winners from military bases throughout the U.S. Jenkins will compete in next year’s completion, with hope of another win.

PHOTO BY TINA VALENTINE-VILCA

Marine Staff Sgt. Van L. Jenkins, a JCCoE instructor, observes as Pvt. Celina Figeroa, a student, measures sugar for a cake recipe.

Two Newly-Renovated Sports Bars to Re-open ness operations division chief, said the facilities offer trendy updates that include new furniture, Two newly-renovated more spacious layouts, entertainment facilities brighter lighting and imwill open their doors to proved color schemes. the Fort Lee community “We’re very pleased within the next few days. with the renovations and The Overtime Sports optimistic they will genBar and Sports Zone, a erate more business,” he pair of sports-themed said. eating/drinking estabIn addition to the aeslishments, are set to host thetics, Overtime boasts grand openings Nov. 18 21 flat screen televisions and Nov. 21, respectively. that are strategically Both events are schedplaced so games may be uled for 4-6 p.m. and will PHOTO BY T. ANTHONY BELL feature free menu sam- Lee Farmer, Family and MWR business and operations division viewed from every seat. pling, door prizes and free chief, stands amongst 21 flat screen TVs in the newly-renovat- It can carry every NFL game on the schedule. plays on its Buzz Time ed Overtime Sports Bar in the basement of the Lee Club. Sports Zone has 29 electronic games, dart televisions and also carlocated in the basement of the Lee Club. boards and pool tables. Sports Zone is located next to the ries the multi-game NFL package. Additionally, the Sports Zone will ofBoth facilities are open to all commufer free plays on its full-sized golf simu- fire station at the corner of Mahone and C Avenue. It was formerly called the nity patrons. lator. The new operating hours for each faThe Overtime Sports Bar, formerly Warrior Zone. Lee Farmer, Family and MWR busi- cility are listed in the accompanying box. known as the Nothin’ Fancy Lounge, is by T. Anthony Bell

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Overtime Sports Bar: Tuesday - Friday: 4 - 9 p.m. Saturday: noon -10:30 p.m. Sunday/Monday: Closed Sports Zone Building Hours of Operation: Monday: 2 – 11: 30 p.m. Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: 2-10 p.m. Thursday: 2-10 p.m. Friday: Closed Saturday: 11 a.m. -10 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Bar Hours of Operation: Monday: 4-11:30 p.m. Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: 4-10 p.m. Thursday: 4-10 p.m. Friday: closed Saturday: 4 p.m. - 2 a.m. Sunday: noon- 8 p.m.


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Holiday Guide 2011

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Surviving Holiday Deployments By Tiffany Silverberg Military Spouse Contributor Nothing highlights the loneliness of deployment like holidays. The warm winter commercials and store-displays turn into mocking reminders. The empty chair at the table calls out to us. The kissy scenes of New Year’s Eve are like pokes in the gut. But as military spouses, we are the masters of turning the ordinary into extraordinary. We can deftly transform those holidays we want to forget into memories we will always remember. As a military spouse herself, my mom had her own holiday scheme. As a child, to me it seemed like another example of her quirkiness, but as an adult, I see the brilliance. Her scheme involved trying something new. Instead of pushing through all the same traditions, with someone missing, she found something else for us to do – another way to celebrate and embrace the holidays, without focusing on what we didn’t have the years that Dad was gone. We picked up and spent winter holidays on the Hawaiian beaches. She filled our home with other families and singles who needed a home on a holiday. We tried new foods and new activities. It filled our days with vibrant, cultural memories. Now our family traditions are a conglomeration of all the places we lived and all the things we experienced. And to be honest, I don’t really remember the holidays Dad missed, just the memories we made. Each holiday presents so many opportunities to focus your energy on other traditions. Head out to a local soup kitchen and volunteer. Open your home to other families. Book your-

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self a cruise or travel somewhere new. Go to a new destination, where the climate is different and the holiday is forgotten. Give yourself a break, by not putting the standard pressures on yourself. Embrace the holiday’s excuse to relax. However, putting nostalgic traditions behind for a year doesn’t work for everyone. The year my husband was deployed, he missed all the major cold weather holidays. I couldn’t bring myself to ignore the holiday. By that point in the deployment, I had been home alone for too many months. I needed tradition. I wanted the embrace of family so I slumped “home” for Thanksgiving and then Christmas. I wept, as I walked through the terminals at Chicago OHare and heard “I’ll Be Home For Christmas.” Quite surreal when my “home” was flying over Afghanistan, and he would not be home. It was hard to ignore the holidays that year – I had to just push through. So I developed my own scheme. Instead of trying something new, I faced the holidays head on… with a plan to escape whenever I needed to. I always had an out, an escape to my room, wherever we were, at least once throughout the day. Whether I needed to change clothes or check my emails or reorganize my purse, whatever I said was the reason, I always had that escape to cry it out. I would sob out all the loneliness, the bitterness, the jealously, the annoyance, the exhaustion that came with facing the holidays, surrounded by family but alone. Knowing I had a place to just recharge kept the smile on, even when my heart felt shattered. And finally, there is the denial technique - which we all employ to some degree or another. We still buy gifts that he

By Estelle Allen Navy Federal Credit Union As the holiday shopping season is quickly approaching, the hustle and bustle of shopping can create unwanted stress. Whether you are stateside shopping for a loved one overseas or planning to give gifts to family members — it’s important to shop smart, always be aware of your surroundings and follow these tips to stay on budget. Make a list and set a budget List the people you plan to buy gifts for, the type of gifts you plan to buy and how much you plan to spend. Shop around Remember, a sale price isn’t always the best price. Look out for marketing phrases such as “While supplest last,” “Minimum two per

won’t open until he gets home. We keep the tree up – through spring and summer if necessary. We hang his stocking and favorite ornaments. We bake his favorite cookies. It’s the old “leave his boots by the front door” technique. Because everything at the holidays is a blaring reminder that he’s gone, some things have to be as though he were home. Most importantly, through all the heartache and confusion of missed holidays, we military spouses have a common coping technique, the one thing that keeps us going - we focus on the end. We know we have the best holiday of all coming. Our holiday has its own ornaments – from American flags to welcome home signs. Glitter, hearts, and red, white and blue are our decoration ingredients. We shop for months for just the right outfits. We clean the house like we haven’t done in months. We make special grocery shopping trips and start filling the refrigerator with goodies. We make lists, stop sleeping and await our big holiday, like giddy children. And when our day finally arrives, we join those who know that the giggles and grins, gratitude and gifts of that day far outweigh any that were missed. Tiffany is Navy wife and foodie with an independent streak. As a freelance writer, she brings years of journalism and language experience to non-profits, businesses and families, telling their stories online and offline. When she’s not working, she’s drinking red wine, cooking, knitting or sewing or driving around, sometimes with her pilot husband in the passenger seat. You can visit her website at www.tiffanysilverberg.com.

store,” “No rain checks” or “All items are available in limited quantities.” Have an action plan for shopping. Avoid carrying too many packages Always have one hand free. Do not leave packages visible in your car. If you continue to shop after placing packages in your trunk, move your vehicle to another location.

at the lowest price the item was sold for, which could be less than the amount paid. Check credit and debit card sales and return receipts against your monthly bills and statements and report any problems to the credit card issuer.

Go online Check out price comparison on websites such as PriceGrabber.com, Pricescan.com or Shopzilla.com. Retail companies often provide free shipping on items purchased online.

Ship packages early If you’re sending gifts out of the country or to out-of-towners, factor extra time for shipping. According to the U.S. Postal Service, Dec. 10 is the last day priority mail is sent for arrival before Christmas. Make the most out of your holiday season by shopping online, on the phone or at your local mall.

Use credit and debit cards with care Keep a paper trail by saving your receipts. Ask for a store receipt and a gift receipt. Without one, a customer may not be eligible for a refund or the retailer may offer a store credit

Estelle Allen is a public relations specialist at Navy Federal Credit Union in Vienna, Va. She writes for the Money Chat forum on CinCHouse.com. Visit navyfederal.org for more information. Courtesy of CinCHouse.com


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Make Toy Shopping Lists Work Harder With family budgets a little tighter this year, many parents may be taking a closer look at their childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s toy lists. They still want to put smiles on their childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s faces and build holiday memories, but they also want to make wise choices with lasting value. Play is important to your childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s development. Toys add magic and excitement to learning â&#x20AC;&#x201C; about life, about how things work and about how to get along with others. And of course, as children grow, their skills and needs continually change. So keep that holiday wish list, but make sure it works hard for both parents and children. Take a closer look at the toys children have requested or that are being considering. Will the toy allow the child to experience long-lasting playtime or a more complete play experience? Are there toys on the list that kids will enjoy coming back to again and again â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or will they lose interest after the ďŹ rst time they play with them? If buying for several children, can the toys be enjoyed by siblings â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or even the whole family? There are several suggestions. Toys do not have to be expensive to be beneďŹ cial. Playtime is an opportunity to promote every aspect of development, fostering physical, social, emotional, language, cognitive and imaginative skills. Some toys develop all of these in an integrated way, while others focus on one or a few. Look for toys that enhance skills in different areas: SOLO PLAY This helps children learn about themselves, fostering self-

esteem, self-direction and values. Allow children to explore their creative sides on their own. TEAM WORK This helps them practice social skills such as sharing, negotiating and cooperating with others. Some toys provide an easy way for children to build their creativity while playing together. IMAGINATION This stimulates and enhances creativity and imagination, providing a rich resource for language development and social competence. PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND MOTOR SKILLS This promotes movement, improving eye-hand coordination and balance while increasing strength and agility. LEARNING This introduces basic academics, from letters, numbers and words to more advanced school-ready concepts. Before you head out to toy stores or surf websites to do your holiday shopping, here are three other important factors worth keeping in mind: â&#x20AC;˘ Fit the age and stage of your childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s development. â&#x20AC;˘ Suit their play interests.

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NEWS BRIEFS Heritage Month The Installation Equal Opportunity Office and the 262nd Quartermaster Battalion will host a Native American Heritage Month celebration, Nov. 17, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Post Field House. A special performance by YOUNGHTANUND Brothers United is scheduled. For details, call (804) 734-6596.

Giving Thanks The Fort Lee Community Inter-Faith Congregation will host a Thanksgiving Celebration Nov. 22, 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. at Memorial Chapel. A fellowship and reception will follow the service. For details, call (804) 734-6494.

Card Lane The 10th annual Holiday Card Lane will be on display Nov. 30 - Jan. 6 near the Lee Club. All units (company and higher), staff offices, agencies and organizations within the Fort Lee community are encouraged to participate. Request for participation and a point of contact must be received by Nov. 18. For details, call (804) 479-1041 or email darvin.l.taylor.mil@mail.mil.

Grand Illumination The installation holiday tree lighting celebration is scheduled for Dec. 1, 4:30 p.m., on the Lee Club lawn. Activities include the tree lighting ceremony; the Candy Cane Express train ride; Ho, Ho, HooAH T-shirts; an ice fishing pond; Santa’s workshop; and photos with the jolliest of elves. For details, call (804) 765-3176.

Holiday Concert The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band will perform “A Holiday Festival” Dec. 8-9, 7:30 p.m., at the Ferguson Center for the Arts in Newport News. Both shows are free and open to the public. Tickets are available for pickup at the

Ferguson Center Box office (located on Christopher Newport University. The first 1700 attending will be seated for both shows. Non-ticketed patrons are welcome and will be seated 15 minutes prior to the show. For details, call (757) 501-6944.

Safety Show The 2011 Fort Lee Safety Show will feature comedian Bernie McGrenahan, who is known for his live stand-up comedy act that is ranked No. 1 for military safety and prevention programs in America. The shows are set for Dec. 6, 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., Dec. 7, 2:30 and 7 p.m., at MacLaughlin Fitness Center.

Holiday Dinner Tickets are now available for the 2011 Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee Holiday Dinner and Dance, which is set for Dec. 9, 6 p.m., at the Lee Club. Everyone in the military community is invited to this festive event that will include live holiday entertainment, prize giveaways and an exquisite meal featuring beef or chicken options and even a vegetarian plate. All guests will receive a memento from the evening. The prizes that will be given away include an MP3 player, a GPS, a flat screen TV and a home theater system. The agenda for the gathering includes a social hour until 7 p.m., a military formal dinner until 9 p.m., and dancing for the remainder of the evening. The attire for the event is military or civilian formal. Low-cost childcare is available at the Battle Drive Child Development Center (those not registered at the CDC must do so in advance). The cost is $9 per hour and sign-up/payment must be completed by close of business Nov. 28. Tickets are $30 for E-7/GS-7 and above and $25 for E-6/GS-6 and below. For details, contact Denita Caffery at (804) 765-1566 or Maj. Leona Brown at 765-7403.


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Details Emerge For AIT Holiday Block Leave by Amy Perry Production/News Assistant Editor

As the December holiday season quickly approaches, so does the opportunity for Fort Lee’s advanced individual training students to visit home for the first time since leaving for basic training. A two-week period at the end of December is designated for Holiday Block Leave. For the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade, the official dates are Dec. 17 - Jan. 2, and for the 59th Ordnance Bde., the official dates are Dec. 18 - Jan. 3. The two schools have different procedures for traveling, with the exception of a coordinating schedule to bring Soldiers to the bus station on Dec. 17. For the 23rd QM Bde., which includes students at the Transportation School, Soldiers will be authorized to travel home by air (Richmond International), bus (Greyhound-Fort Lee), train (Amtrak-Petersburg) or by a family member (parent, guardian, grandparent, sibling or spouse) in a privately-owned vehicle, said Capt. Ryan Murphy, 23rd QM Bde. assistant S-3. If a 23rd QM Bde. Soldier is being picked up by a family member, it has to be arranged beforehand through the Soldier’s chain of command, and the family member will receive additional guidance by letter, said Murphy.

Tickets can be purchased from the installation’s Leisure Travel Services or online by the Soldier. Family members may also purchase tickets for their Soldier. The travel must take place between Dec. 17 and Jan. 2. If a Soldier is flying, they will need to buy a James River bus ticket from Fort Lee to the airport in Richmond. Tickets can be purchased for a bus trip back, or students can take a cab or use Groome Transportation. Brigade transportation will be available for students returning by train to Petersburg. Soldiers from the 23rd QM Bde. are able to leave any day starting Dec. 17, as long as they return on or by Jan. 2, said Murphy. If they choose not to leave for Holiday Block Leave, they will stay in a rear detachment company that will have numerous free and discounted activities available for the Soldiers each day. For students from the 59th Ord. Bde., travel is allowed by air, train, bus or privately-owned vehicle by a family member (parent, guardian, grandparent, sibling or spouse). Family members will also receive additional guidance regarding the particulars for pickup, said Maj. Dominque Chatters, 59th Ord. Bde. operations officer. When the Soldier informs his Chain of Command that he or she will be picked up by a specific family member, the unit will then mail a letter to that person with instructions

on when and where the pick-up is authorized. When family members arrive their ID will be verified and matched against the name the Soldier submitted and the Soldier will be released. The 59th Ord. Bde. has set aside the evening of Dec. 16 for Soldiers being picked up by family members, Dec. 17 for bus or rail travel, and Dec. 18 for all air travel. Airline tickets may be purchased through the Leisure Travel Services and a sales kiosk has been set up in the Ordnance Gym and is open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-7 p.m. Soldiers may also purchase airline tickets online or directly from the airlines. Family members may purchase tickets for their Soldier. Richmond International Airport is the only authorized airport of departure and tickets should be purchased for Dec. 18. Students in the 59th Ord. Bde., must return to Fort Lee by Jan. 3, and it is recommended to pre-arrange travel to return on that day. Soldiers will be transported to Richmond International Airport on busses operated by James River Bus Lines. Tickets for the bus are being sold for select dates at the 832nd Ord. Bn. classroom, and the cost ranges from $25 - $30. SEE HBL, PAGE 19

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – About 110 advanced individual training Soldiers from the Ordnance School at Fort Lee spent Veterans Day at the National World War II Memorial here, paying tribute to those who served in past wars. The excursion to the nation’s capital was one of many the Ordnance School has organized over the past two years to help Soldiers “comprehend the breadth of their military service,” according to Staff Sgt. David Kress, one of the tour organizers from the 59th Ordnance

Brigade Chaplain’s Office. During this latest visit, the Soldiers – many of them teenagers – acted as escorts for the WWII veterans who participated in the ceremony that honored their service. Mother Nature provided a beautiful, brisk day, but the cooler temperatures did not hinder the massive crowd of supporters who turned out to show their appreciation. The ceremony’s keynote speaker was retired Army Lt. Gen. Julius W. Becton Jr. This year’s program offered special recognition to African Americans who served during World War II, including the Tuskegee Airmen and Montford

Point Marines. Members of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, 92nd Infantry Division, The Prometheans, Red Ball Express and Central Illinois Honor Flight were also recognized. Retired Col. Porcher L. Taylor Jr., a Petersburg resident and veteran of World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars, attended the event. He said the Fort Lee Soldiers who participated in the ceremony embodied many of the attributes of those who sacrificed so much. “They are a microcosm of our military: young, smart, brave, dedicated, SEE VETS, PAGE 23


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In 1992, President George Bush issued a proclamation designating the first week of November as â&#x20AC;&#x153;National Medical Staff Services Awareness Weekâ&#x20AC;? to acknowledge and thank medical services professionals for playing â&#x20AC;&#x153;an important role in our nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health care system.â&#x20AC;? Medical staff Services, as itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s know in the private sector, ensures that health care professionals are qualified to do their jobs. In the military world, this department is called â&#x20AC;&#x153;credentials.â&#x20AC;? Our health care system has come a long way from the days when anyone could hang up a shingle and provide medical care.

With these changes has brought the need to closely monitor the professionals rendering patient care and that is where our office comes into play. The Credentials Office works diligently behind the scenes to check all aspects of a practitionerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s education, training and competence, and see to it that all competent practitioners are granted privileges. Often, â&#x20AC;&#x153;credentialsâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;privilegesâ&#x20AC;? are misunderstood. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;credentialsâ&#x20AC;? one holds are the qualifications such as education, experience and training. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;privilegesâ&#x20AC;? are the liberties that are granted to a practitioner by a health care organization to practice and see patients. Our office monitors the ongoing competence of the physicians and other practitioners who provide pa-

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Be Thankful for Thanksgivingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bounty Hot roasted turkey, glazed ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing, buttered rolls, cinnamon-laced applesauce, baked macaroni and cheese, cranberry sauce and hefty helpings of gravy and pie will adorn the Thanksgiving table just one week from today. The very mention of these delectable dishes leaves one salivating and eliminates any doubt as to why the average American household looks forward to this annual guilt-free day of excess. But Thanksgiving is also about community. Its earliest origins involved Native Americans sharing the harvest and families coming together to build relationships. Consider the Mayflower settlers â&#x20AC;Ś by the fall of 1621 they had lost almost half of their original 102 people due to illness and insufficient nutrition. Native Americans came to their rescue, showing them how to properly cultivate the land and grow crops. Those actions were key to the settlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s survival and that same year they celebrated their first successful harvest. What can we learn from that example? While most of us will have a comfortable and filling Thanksgiving, many are facing the fact that they cannot afford a meal, let alone a Thanksgiving feast. For them, cranberry sauce and buttered rolls are a luxury. Mashed

potatoes and green bean casserole arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a possibility and Turkey is a distant memory. If there is one time of the year to ponder the troubles of others, Thanksgiving is it. As the average household sits down to a feast, there are too many people with nothing to serve. Food pantries are under-stocked more than ever before and the former middle-class has become a new daily patron. Area food pantries are always looking for staple items: canned tuna or chicken, soups and stews, rice, pasta, canned vegetables, cereal, oatmeal, canned fruits, tomato sauce, peanut butter, fruit juice and dehydrated milk. This year, while making the family Thanksgiving food purchase, consider buying these items too and taking them to the local food pantry. There is a food bank in nearly every locality: Central Virginia Foodbank (804) 521-2500 1415 Rhoadmiller St Richmond, VA 23220 Colonial Heights Food Bank (804) 520-7117 500 Southpark Blvd

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Farm Consolidates Fuel as Drawdown Continues by Spc. Anthony Zane 362nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq – As Operation New Dawn continues the drawdown of U.S. Forces in Iraq, Contingency Operating Base Adder has become the main fuel hub in the process of exporting military assets out of the country. The 305th Quartermaster Company, 101st Sustainment Brigade from Fort Campbell, Ky., manages the bulk fuel farm that services all military operations in southern Iraq. “Getting all the equipment that we’ve built up since 2003 out of this country – the amount is unimaginable and it has to be transported from as far north as Mosul all the way down to Kuwait takes a lot of transportation assets,” said Capt. Ervin J. Williams, COB Adder bulk fuel farm commander who hails from Blountstown, Fla. “And of course, you can’t move it without fuel. So our job is to make sure that fuel is brought in, maintained, and then uploaded and shipped out in an orderly fashion.” The fuel deposited at the fuel farm is tested and inspected before being stored in large fuel bags surrounded by berms. “We test the temperature of the fuel and

the quality of the fuel,” said 1st Lt. Phat Sanh, COB Adder bulk fuel farm officer in charge, 305h QM Co., 101st SB,West Valley City, Utah. “We do a visual inspection to see if it has a lot of water or dirt in it. We do that so we know we are getting clean fuel to our customers.” The vehicles fueling up at the bulk fuel farm are also subject to inspection to ensure they are capable of holding fuel. “We check for leaks and all the safety equipment, like fire extinguishers, and make sure the lights are all working,” said Sanh. “If a vehicle has a leak, it’s an environmental concern.” “Once we inspect all of that and everything is fine, the trucks come in and get the fuel they need and then we seal them,” said Sanh. “The vehicles are sealed as a safety precaution to ensure that there is no tampering with the fuel.” Although the overall volume of fuel moving through the fuel farm has decreased considerably with the drawdown, the COB Adder bulk fuel farm is still a 24-hour operation. Camp Cedar, which was the main hub that provided the bulk fuel to all U.S. military bases in Iraq, recently closed.

“To close Cedar, we had to move the fuel north to Adder and set up this fuel farm here,” said Williams. “Of course, the north is closing so this is where the business is. We are resizing to support the southern region. “And you can tell by the fuel consumption and how much we’re shipping out of here, how close we are to the drawdown of forces here in Iraq,” said Williams. Part of the process to consolidate the fuel is to disassemble the fuel bladders and sanitize the area. “Now, we are in the process of cleaning up and getting rid of a lot of the fuel bags,” said Sanh. “The operation here has been very smooth.” After the fuel bags are removed, the soil is tested to ensure there is no contamination, and the berms are filled in. “The mission here at the bulk fuel farm is important because this last push is all about the support of the transition from a combat operation to the logistics element of the drawdown in Iraq,” said Williams. “This is the first time we’ve done something like this,” the captain concluded. “We have to do the sensible thing here, think through this process, leave here in a orderly fashion and leave it intact like the way it was before we were here.”

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Marines Run 66.2 Miles To o Honor Chesty Puller by Tina Valentine-Vilca Production Assistant

Fort Lee Marines ran a 64.2-mile relay in honor of legendary Lt. Gen. Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller Nov. 10. The first Puller run was Nov. 11, 1988 with fewer than 100 Marines. More than 220 participated in the latest run that ended in the town of Saluda where Puller is buried. Puller was born on June 26, 1898, in West Point, 15 miles from Saluda. After joining the Virginia Military Institute in 1917, he withdrew after a year and enlisted in the Marine Corps. When his career concluded, Puller had seen more combat than any Marine at the time, and was awarded five Navy Crosses for his heroism during combat tours. Puller, known for fighting guerrillas in Haiti and Nicaragua, also participated in battles during World War II and the Korean war. “I’m excited to have this opportunity to get as close to history as possible,” said 1st Sgt. James Brown, the Marine Corps Detachment lead NCO. Puller is a figure whose accomplishments are taught to Marines during recruit training. Students attending the food service specialty course talked about their participation in the run and what it meant to them. “Being here has embodied everything the Marine Corps has instilled in us. It is a great feeling to be here today, to honor his legacy,” said Pvt. Celina Figueroa, a food service student. After completion of the formation run, Marines placed a wreath on the grave site and ceremoniously toasted Puller. A number of former Marines were on hand for the ceremony. “While I was fishing in June 1968 I accidently bumped my boat into General Puller’s. Afterward’s he gave me a good a good talking too,” said Billy Ancarrow from Whitestone. Puller is buried at Saluda’s Christ Church cemetery. He attended church services regularly and is known to fellow church members as a man who loved the Marine Corps. “He was an active member of the church,” said Barbara Cockwell, a resident of Saluda since 1964. “The Puller family would sit in the same 5th row, 5th seat every Sunday for as long as I can remember”. Lt. Col. Matthew Seay, Marine Corps Detachment commander has led Marines in this tribute twice. “It’s a way to honor and teach. It’s never about one person, there is a great group of Marines here, excellent staff NCOs. Whatever environment you put Marines in, they are going to do their best to succeed.”

(LEFT) Fort Lee Detachment Marines run in formation to Saluda’s Christ Cemetery Church to honor Lt. Gen. Chesty Puller. (ABOVE LEFT) A World War II photo of Lt. Gen. Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller. (ABOVE RIGHT) Billy Ancarrow, a resident of Whitestone, reminisces with Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Vilca about the old Marine Corps days. PHOTO BY TINA VA ALENTINE-VILCA

(FAR LEFT) Sgt. Trevor Ryan, a small arms repair instructor at the U.S. Army Ordnance School holds the guidon after the formation run. (LEFT CENTER) Lt. Col. Matthew Seay, Commander of the Marine Corps Detachment at Fort Lee, leads Marines in a ceremonial toast to Puller after the formation run. (IMMEDIATE LEFT) Marines run along Puller Highway Nov. 10 in Saluda.


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Kenner’s Commander Looks to Connect by Kimberly K. Fritz Family/Community Life Reporter

It’s been a few months since Col. Joseph S. Pina took command of Fort Lee’s Kenner Army Health Clinic and he hit the ground running, making changes to better the services provided to the Fort Lee community and veterans who receive health care at the facility. Pina’s hands-on and approachable style are evident as he walks the halls of the clinic greeting patients, asking how their visits went and if they’ve been waiting long at the pharmacy. The pulmonary intensivist said he hesitated to share his command philosophy believing all commanders have one and they are likely similarly uninteresting to patients and customers then he realized that Kenner is a different organization, and he hopes to prove it to the community. “In short,” the doctor said, “my philosophy is connecting with the community and the people we serve.” Pina was previously assigned to Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, where he worked as the chief of pulmonary medicine before becoming the chief of medicine. “I really spent most of my time working on teams – mostly for patients admitted to the hospital,” he said. “The great thing about inpatient care was that we lived and died by our teams. We had to have good teams.” Citing health care studies about patient errors and medical malpractice suits in America, Pina said the military has worked hard at defining how to deliver medi- Col. Joseph S. Pina, Kenner Army Health Clinic commander, talks with family memcine and what works best. “Teamwork is critical in many fields, in aviation, in ber Carmen Smith about the clinic’s quick resustainment, in logistics and in in that time period,” medicine,” he said. “When we Pina said. “We want work together as a team, and we everyone to use ICE buy-in as a team where everyone as a tool – for moms has their say, things work better who bring their chiland that works better for our padren to the pediatric tients.” clinic – for patients Pina believes patients are the Col. Joseph S. Pina filling prescriptions at most valuable part of the equation and they must be involved with Commander, Kenner Army Health Clinic the pharmacy or getting blood work done their care. at the laboratory. “We need them on the team,” he “Feedback gives us an opportunity to recognize said. “In the past, we’ve just given them what we thought they needed and sent them on their way. Now we know when someone does something well or to hold somethey have a lot of knowledge and they know their bodies one accountable for their actions,” he continued. “Accountability is the other side of being on a team. The better than anyone.” “Getting the patients involved in their care, we can whole team has to be accountable and the members have really achieve anything,” Pina continued. “We’ve been to be accountable and ICE is one way to do it.” Pina talked about the Army Provider Level Satisfaction promoting our strategic communications trying to get Survey, which asks for patient feedback. Patients receive people to give us feedback.” The commander said it was key for the clinic to re- a letter and survey about 7-10 days after an appointment ceive input from the community about things that go to give feedback about their experiences. Pina said it is vitally important for patients to comwell or poorly. “When I first arrived here, our Interactive Customer plete the survey and mail it. Kenner competes against other organizations in the Evaluation program showed we were getting less than five hits a month when we have hundreds of encounters Northern Region Medical Command using the APLSS

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sponse code. Smith was at Wilkerson Pediatric Clinic recently with her 22-month-old daughter Kevina. process. Positive comments give the clinic more money to reinvest into the facility and into the community. Pina wants to hear from the community – good, bad or indifferent. Laughing, he tells about one clinic visitor who pointed out that the rest rooms did not have seat covers. “It was feedback and it allowed us to make a change,” Pina said. Thinking for a moment, Pina said his goals include making Kenner the best managed ambulatory military treatment facility in the Department of Defense and to be the preferred primary care provider for the greater Fort Lee community. “The bottom line is connecting,” he said. To connect to Kenner, visit http://kenner.narmc. amedd.army.mil.

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Post Encourages Early Runners to Think Safe Reports of runners using A Avenue and other primary travel routes on post – particularly during busy morning and evening rush hour traffic – have become a cause of concern for installation leaders. The situation becomes more dangerous as daylight hours decrease and runners forget to wear reflective belts or brightly colored clothing to increase their chances of being seen by motorists. With that in mind, it’s a good time to review the established post running routes and safety requirements that apply to all joggers and walkers on the installation. Safety requirements for joggers include reflective gear during the hours of 4 p.m. to 8 a.m., every day. Aside from the PT running route, there are several tracks across post available for use. The Fort Lee Cardinal Golf Course cart path that runs alongside A Avenue is also available for PT between the hours of 5:30-7:30 a.m. Referring to the PT Running Route Map (right), the streets marked in blue and green are designated roadways for conducting PT in formation. Vehicular traffic will not use the green roadways from 5-7:30 a.m., Monday through Friday (except emergency vehicles). At all other times, the green roadway reverts to a blue roadway. Joint use by vehicles and military formations is authorized on blue roadways only. Vehicles may cross the green route when safe to do so. All physical training formations will clear roadways no later than 7:30 a.m. on duty days. Vehicle operators should seek alternate routes around military formations. Vehicle operators will stop for runners at intersections throughout the installation. Furthermore, vehicle operators

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are required to stop when a troop formation is approaching the intersection and is within 50 feet of said intersection. At all other times, vehicle operators may proceed through the intersection without stopping but will proceed with due caution in a safe and responsible manner. Vehicle operators approaching the front of a marching or running military formation will reduce speed to 10 mph or slower, pull to the right side of the road, turn off

the headlights, turn on the parking lights, and if appropriate, the emergency hazard flasher, and pass the formation with extreme caution obeying all hand and verbal commands of the formation road guards. When approaching the rear of a marching/running formation, vehicle operators will not drive within 20 yards of the last rank in the formation. Vehicle operators will use lowbeam headlights and may use the

emergency hazard flasher. Under no circumstances will vehicle operators pass the formation from the rear, except when specifically directed by the formation road guard. When so directed, pass the formation at no more than 10 mph. The Fort Lee Military Police and Department of the Army Civilian Police will issue a U.S. District Court Violation Notice, DD Form 1805, if an unauthorized vehicle is observed oper-

ating on the green roadway in violation of the policy. Pursuant Issuance of a DD Form 1805 by the Fort Lee Police Department for all military and civilian violations of this policy may result in administrative measures taken by the garrison commander. For more information on the Fort Lee Physical Training Policy, refer to the Fort Lee Web site: www.lee.army.mil. – Staff Reports


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Community Outreach Pvt. Amber Wilson, Pvt. Ruby Baker, Spc. Markeice Harris, Spc. Kurt Pascavis and Pfc. Steven Rivett were among the participants of a 262nd Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade, outreach project on Veteranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day. The advanced individual training students, along with battalion Command Sgt. Maj. Douglas F. Washington and a unit first sergeant, visited the Dunlop House Assisted Living Facility in Colonial Heights. There, they shared stories, enjoyed refreshments and watched a slide show depicting veterans residing at the facility.

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Welcoming Family Members Nearly a dozen newly arrived 23rd Quartermaster Brigade spouses attended the brigadeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inaugural Family Welcome Nov. 9. The Family Welcome was developed to help orient spouses to their military memberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unit, command, Family Readiness Group and the Fort Lee community within 30 days of arrival to the installation. The discussions involved topics relevant to new spouses: employment and education opportunities, child care services, and recreation resources.

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Community Partners Members of the Virginia State University Family and Community Service Department, Engineering Department and Agriculture Department met with Fort Lee Army Community Service director Stephanie Parker (pictured far left) recently to discuss partnerships between the two organizations. From left they are Dr. Barbara A. Board, adjunct professor, VSU, distinct extension director, emeritus, Virginia Tech, Dr. Alice F. Joyner, department chair Family and Consumer Sciences School of Agriculture, VSU, and Dr. Gladys Shelton, Consultant and former dean, School of Agriculture and National Science, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. The group discussed creating additional partnerships between the school and ACS at Fort Lee.

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EVENTS FMWR Trip Fort Lee Family and MWR is organizing a trip to Christmas Town at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg Dec. 3, 2-10 p.m. The cost is $27 per person and includes admission, bus transportation and parking fees. Leisure Travel Services also offers the Busch Gardens Christmas Town tickets for $22 for individual who want to visit the attraction at other times during the 2011 holiday season. For details, call (804) 765-3789.

Walk Against Hunger The 262nd Quartermaster Battalion is inviting other military organizations on the installation to join them as they participate in the Walk Against Hunger Nov. 19. The walk begins promptly at 10 a.m. at the corner of South Sycamore and Old Streets and will take place rain or shine. The route is 6.1 miles, though participants decide how far they will walk. Unit formations should be no larger than 50 individuals and the uniform is winter PT gear or appropriate civilian attire. Family members are welcome to participate as well. For details, call Peggy Lee at (804) 733-5877 or Porcher Taylor at (804) 861-5472.

Relocation Education Army Community Service’s Relocation Readiness Program offers the following classes this month:

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Sponsorship Training, Nov. 21, 10 a.m. - noon; and Immigration and Citizen Training, Nov. 29, 10 a.m. – noon. All classes will be held at ACS, building 9023 across from Burger King. A Newcomer’s Briefing is held every Monday, 2 p.m., at the Solider Support Center, room 125. For details or to register, call (804) 734-6388.

Troops to Teachers A Teaching as a Second Career Briefing is set for Nov. 18, 10-11:30 a.m., at Fort Lee’s Army Education Center in building 12400. For details, call (757) 683-3327.

Marriage Enrichment Military members and spouses are invited to attend a Marriage Enrichment Seminar at Kenner Army Health Clinic, third floor. The seminar is based on Gary Chapman’s book, “The Five Love Languages.” Seminars are slated for Nov. 18 and three dates in 2012 – Jan. 20, March 16 and May 18. Each four-hour seminar begins at 8 a.m. For details and enrollment, call (804) 734-6381.

Fall Wine Tasting The Fall Wine and Beer Tasting at the Cardinal Golf Course is set for Nov. 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Pro Shop. Participants must be 21 or older, and identification is required for entry. The cost for beverages, light food and a complimentary glass is $20 per person with a $5 discount for course members and active duty personnel. For details, call (804) 734-2899.

Holiday Recipe Contest The Defense Commissary Agency and the Army and Air Force Exchange Service are offering their authorized customers an opportunity to win shopping sprees just by

entering favorite recipes. Beginning Nov. 18 and ending midnight Dec. 31, commissary and exchange shoppers can go online to enter the holiday family recipe contest. Email recipes to www.patriotfamily@aafes.com or visit www. commissaries.com and click on the link to the contest registration page. Participants must submit a description of the recipe, 50 words or less to include its origin. Recipes must include specific ingredient measurements and preparation directions. The contest is limited to two entries per immediate family. There are three categories to choose from: main dish, side dish or dessert. Four winners will be chosen for each category. Firstplace winners in each category receive a $500 exchange gift card and a $500 commissary gift card donated by DeCA’s industry partners. Details for this contest can be found at www.shopmyexchange./com/community/patriotfamily/contests/htm and various in-store marketing displays and exchange tabloids.

WO Holiday Party The Warrant Officer Association, Fort Lee Crater Chapter, will host the Third Annual Warrant Officer Holiday Party, 6 p.m., Dec. 2 at the Holiday Inn, Colonial Heights. Activities will include a gift exchange (participants are asked to bring a $15 gift), the warrant officer 12 days of Christmas rendition, great food and great camaraderie. The cost is $35. For tickets, call (804) 765-7089.

Thanksgiving Buffet The Lee Club will host a Thanksgiving Day buffet, 1 p.m., Nov. 24. The menu features a breakfast assortment and traditional Thanksgiving courses, fruit, salads, pastries and champagne. Cost is $22.95 for adults, $11.95 for ages 3-10, and free for ages 2 and under. Reservations and a non-refundable pre-payment must be made by Nov. 20. For reservations, call (804) 734-7547.

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FITNESS & SPORTS Disc Golf Tournament Fort Lee’s Family and MWR Outdoor Recreation Center will conduct a Disc Golf Tournament on Nov. 19, 10 a.m., at the Outdoor Adventure Park. This is an 18-hole tournament. Participants must sign up at Outdoor Recreation no later than the Friday before the event date. Cost is $5 per person. The top five scorers will receive prizes and every participant gets a free giveaway. Discs are provided. For more information, call (804) 765-2212.

Women’s Martial Arts Women’s Martial Arts Self-Defense is a one-hour group exercise class that combines martial arts and self-defense techniques to improve physical fitness levels. The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., at MacLaughlin Fitness Center. The cost is $69 a month or $8 a class. For details, call (804) 734-6198.

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Basketball tournament. Wheelchair Basketball is a sport based on the fundamentals of able-bodied basketball with some adaptations to reflect the presence of the wheelchair, and to harmonize the different levels of disabilities players have. The tournament is set for Dec. 9-11. The first game for Dec. 9 is set for 6:30 p.m.; Dec. 10, 9 a.m.; and Dec. 11, 9 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. It will be held at MacLaughlin Fitness Center.

All Army Sports All Army Sports is currently accepting applications for boxing, women’s basketball (May 1 for men), men’s indoor volleyball (Jan. 1 for women); men’s and women’s beach volleyball and cross country. Applications are accepted at a new site https://apps.imcom.army.mil/apptracmain. A partial 2012 Calendar is available on allarmysports. armymwr.com. The full calendars will be available when the trial camp dates are finalized.

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Harry Potter Exhibit The traveling exhibit “Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance, Science, Magic and Medicine” will be on display at the Hopewell Library from Nov. 14 to Dec. 31. The 500-square-foot exhibition, using materials from the National Library of Medicine, explores Harry Potter’s world and its roots in Renaissance science. The Hopewell Library is hosting a series of free Harry Potter themed events for children, teens and families throughout the holiday season. Harry Potter Movie Mondays will run Mondays, Nov. 14 - Dec. 19, 5 p.m., and will feature a different Harry Potter film each Monday. A Hogwarts Holiday is set for Dec. 6, 6-8 p.m. Dress up as your favorite character from Harry Potter and attend for crafts, refreshments and prizes. Potions Class is set for Dec. 20, 4:30 p.m., and participants will learn the Harry Potter way to make ice cream, silly dough and fizzy drink. Registration is required. This exhibition is sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. For details or to register, call (804) 458-6329 ext. 1005.

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