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• The Peninsula Warrior - Army


OCTOBER 19, 2012

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Fort Eustis Fall Festival

child and one community at a time. For more information, call Lance Musser at 713-1399 or email

The Fort Eustis Fall Festival will be held today and Saturday at the Murphy Field Sports Complex. Hours are 4 to 9 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. This event is free and open to the public. German and American food and beverages will be available for purchase. Festival activities will include hay rides, face painting, games, pumpkin carving contests, paint ball, bounce houses and more. The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band ensembles, Tuba/Euphonium Quartet, Brass Band, and TRADOC Transit Authority, will perform from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. today; TRADOC Rock is scheduled to perform 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Non-DoD ID cardholders must use the Fort Eustis main gate to secure a pass. Valid vehicle registration, proof of insurance and a photo ID are required for access. For more information, call 878-3606.

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MCAHC Public Flu Fair McDonald Army Health Center is hosting a Public Flu Fair Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Jacobs Theater, Bldg. 647, Monroe Ave. This event is open to all eligible military beneficiaries. For more information, contact Sgt. 1st Class Jeffery Bowers at 314-7526.

New Testament Seminar The Regimental Memorial Chapel will host a Walk Thru the Bible New Testament Seminar Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the chapel, Bldg. 923, Lee Blvd. Discover how the four gospels complement each other to present the most significant biography ever written, and receive powerful insights from the lives of beloved bible characters. This seminar is educational for new and mature believers, young people, and adults. Free child watch care is available for children ages nine and under. For more information or to register, contact Jeanne Vaul at 878-1455 or email

Soldier and Family Readiness Soldier and Family Readiness (ACS) classes and briefings for October will include: ■ Budgeting –Tuesday, 9 to 10 a.m. Are you tired of living paycheck to paycheck? Need a financial “check-up?” We will teach you the basics of developing a written plan while setting goals for a successful financial future. ■ Federal Employment Search –Thursday, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Instruction will include an overview of the federal employment system and step-by-step instructions on applying for federal positions. Participants will also have an opportunity to ask questions of an Air Force Human Resources Specialist. ■ Spouse Resilience Seminar – Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon. Spouses will learn the skills necessary to help master challenges associated with the military lifestyle – before, during, and after a deployment. The primary objective of this course is to teach spouses the communication tools that help build strong families. Free hourly child care is available; seating is limited

Trick-or-Treat hours Trick-or-Treat on Fort Eustis will take place Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. Only children ages 12 years old and younger may participate. There will be extra Military Police patrolling the housing areas during trick-ortreat hours.

Night at the Museum “Night at the Army Transportation Museum” will be Oct. 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the museum, Bldg. 300, Washington Blvd.This family-friendly Halloween event is free and open to the public. Come trick-or-treat and see the exhibits “come alive.” All children ages 12 and under (in costume) will receive a treat bag. Arts and crafts will also be available. For more information, call 878-1115

so sign up today. To register, contact Roger Bullis, Master Resilience Training Facilitator, at 878-3173 or email Classes and briefings will take place in Bldg. 650, Monroe Ave. For more information, call 878-3638.

Street Smart presentation A Street Smart presentation is scheduled for Nov. 7 at 1:15 p.m. at Jacobs Theater. Street Smart is an eye-opening, life-saving program that shows in graphic detail the effects of irresponsible behavior such as driving under the influence and not wearing seatbelts.

Kiwanis Club of Fort Eustis The Kiwanis Club of Fort Eustis meets at noon on the second Thursday of each month at the Fort Eustis Club. All interested parties are invited and welcome to attend the meetings. Kiwanis International is a global organization of members of every age who are dedicated to changing the world, one

■ Make Your Own Scarecrow – Residents are invited to bring hats, gloves, old shirts, and jeans to make their own scarecrow Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Community Center. BBC will provide straw, twine and refreshments. ■ Trick or Treat at the Community Center – Stop by the Community Center and show off your “bootiful” costumes Oct. 31 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. BBC staff will be handing out treats. ■ Halloween Pet Pick of the Month – BBC wants pictures of your family pets dressed in their Halloween best. Submit your pictures with the pet’s name, address, and phone number. Pictures will be displayed in the Community Center’s lobby during October. The winner will be notified by Nov. 5. ■ Fall Yard of the Month – BBC will be looking for the best “Fall” or “Spooky” decorated yard. Judging will take place throughout October. Winners will be notified by Nov. 5. The activities listed above are for BBC residents only. The Community Center is located at Bldg. 126, Madison Ave. For more information, call 328-0691.

Free sitter website The Department of Defense provides a free Internet sitter service for military families. The website finds inhome child care, nannies, tutors, elder care providers, pet sitters and other services in local communities. Active-duty members of all military branches, including activated National Guard and reserve members and their families, can receive a free membership to the service, saving an average of $120 a year. The program provides military families with instant access to caregiver profiles, background checks, pictures, references, reviews, a four-step screening process, and a specialized matching technology to select the right caregiver. For more information, visit

Range schedule Ranges, training areas and associated facilities are off limits to personnel not engaged in scheduled firing, operations or inspections unless clearance is obtained from the Range Control Fire Desk or a designated Range Control Technician. The Range Control office telephone number is 878-4412, ext. 226 or 878-3834, ext 234. The range operations schedule through Wednesday is: ■ Today – Ranges RD, 1, 2, 3 (7 a.m. to 4 p.m.); ■ Saturday – Ranges 2, 3 (7 a.m. to 4 p.m.); ■ Sunday – Ranges 2, 3 (7 a.m. to 4 p.m.); ■ Monday – Ranges RD, 1 (7 a.m. to 4 p.m.); ■ Tuesday – Ranges RD, 1 (7 a.m. to 4 p.m.); ■ Wednesday – Ranges RD, 1, 2, 3 (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.). All personnel are required to check in and out with Range Control before going into or departing from any range or training area.

Peninsula Warrior Oct. 19, 2012 Army Edition  

Fort Eustis edition of the Oct. 19, 2012 issue of Peninsula Warrior

Peninsula Warrior Oct. 19, 2012 Army Edition  

Fort Eustis edition of the Oct. 19, 2012 issue of Peninsula Warrior