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    Gen. Odierno visits Fort Lee

    The Army Chief of Staff paid a visit to Fort Lee on Oct. 9 to get a first-hand look at the annual Best Warrior Competition. The first stop on his itinerary was a BWC testing site where competitors were demonstrating their ability to lead troops while overcoming obstacles.

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    Medal of Honor recipient welcomed

    Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins was among the guests of honor here last week. The 80-year-old took keen interest in the Best Warrior events at the range. He shook hands with most everyone he met, and laughed and lollygagged with Soldiers whenever he had the chance.

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    AFAP addresses community issues

    This year’s Army Family Action Plan conference came to a close Oct. 9 with an outbrief at Liberty Chapel. Command teams from across the installation attended the event. Childcare availability and increasing the fitness class offerings on post were among the items discussed.

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    Post worker joins cemetery project

    Tim Blanks served in the Virginia National Guard for 8 years – deploying twice. Now, a Fort Lee intern, he is using his aquired leadership skills to help create a plan to restore an abandoned African-American cemetery as part of a senior business class at Virginia State University.

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    Drill a reminder of earthquake dangers

    A few years ago, many Virginia residents would have scoffed at the notion of earthquake preparedness. The nearby seismic event in August 2011, though, changed a lot of minds, and being prepared for a future quake is a little higher on the priority list for most communities.

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Disability Awareness Month

Americans with disabilities lead thriving businesses, teach our children, and serve our nation; they are innovators and pioneers of technology. In urban centers and rural communities, they carry forward our nation's legacy of hard work, responsibility, and sacrifice, and their contributions strengthen our economy and remind us that all Americans deserve the opportunity to participate fully in society. During National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we celebrate the Americans living with disabilities who enrich our country, and we reaffirm the simple truth that each of us has something to give to the American story.

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