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    Star Steeler player visits Lee

    Children of the Multi-purpose Child Development Center here received a special treat Feb. 21 when Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva read books to them. The visit by the former Army Ranger was part of a kick off tour for the 2017 youth football ProCamps

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    SMA addresses child care backlog

    Access to quality child care is an essential benefit for service members with children, especially households with dual-career parents. But, with more than 5,500 kids waiting to get into Army child care programs, senior leaders are worried the backlog could affect force readiness.

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    How vets impacted Civil Rights

    Medgar Evers, a World War II veteran who participated in the famed Red Ball Express logistical effort, marched head-first into the teeth of the civil rights struggle years later, muddying himself in the trenches of the movement’s fight against segregation in Mississippi.

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    Youth bowlers rack up trophies

    While providing a mid-season rundown of tournament results, Fort Lee Youth Bowling League advisor Al Williams Sr. expressed pride in the teamwork and friendly spirit of competition post youths have consistently demonstrated since teams formed in September.

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    Runners credit success to resilience

    All-Army runners relied on physical resilience and readiness training to attain unprecedented results at the 2017 Armed Forces Cross Country Championships in Bend, Oregon. The men swept 1st through 4th place, while the women took home gold and silver medals.

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Pedestrian Safety Awareness

I would like to draw your attention to a spike in pedestrian accidents. We’ve lost seven Soldiers in the first 100 days of this fiscal year; (a stark contrast to) the record low of two pedestrian fatalities in FY16. All but one of these senseless accidents occurred during the hours of darkness when the Soldiers were off duty. Two involved alcohol. Beyond that, the environment and situations were all different. What appears to be a common factor in each fatality, however, is every one of the Soldiers failed to recognize the hazardous and deadly situations they had put themselves into.

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Last Updated: 2/23/2017 4:26:18 PM

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