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    Ordnance inducts new hall-of-famers

    The Ordnance School paid tribute to its 2016 Hall of Fame inductees during a ceremony May 11 at Ball Auditorium. The organization welcomed 13 new members who made significant contributions to the Ordnance Corps throughout their careers.

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    New leader takes charge of 266th

    Lt. Col. Brian S. Neill took the reins of command from Lt. Col. Scott B. Kindberg during a 266th Quartermaster Battalion change of command ceremony May 12 on Seay Field. Col. Tamatha A. Patterson passed the mantle of leadership from one Soldier to the next as the host of the event.

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    Army OKs headphones indoors

    Soldiers may now listen to music devices, with command approval, while wearing the Army physical training uniform and working out at indoor fitness facilities. The change in policy was announced May 6 in a memorandum signed by Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick J. Murphy.

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    Hopewell shares many Fort Lee ties

    “Fort Lee is an integral part of who we are as a city,” noted Charles E. Dane, assistant city manager of Hopewell. “Most of us have family members or friends who work or have retired there. It’s a partnership we have long-cherished and will continue to nurture in the years ahead.”

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    Campaign stresses need for planning

    The Fort Lee Emergency Management team is promoting Hurricane Awareness Week, which continues through May 21. Two steps are being heavily emphasized – getting appropriate insurance coverage if residing in a flood zone and gathering/checking emergency response kits.

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Summer Safety

Last fiscal year, 37 Soldiers died and another 17 suffered life-altering injuries in off-duty mishaps between Memorial Day and the first day of fall in late September. Of those fatalities, 30 involved driving or riding: 15 on motorcycles and 15 in four-wheeled vehicles, with drownings and accidental discharges of privately owned weapons rounding out the total. A quick review of the reports reflects a majority of these accidents were due to a momentary indiscretion in decision-making and, therefore, wholly preventable. I know we can and will do better this summer.

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