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					         The Signal
                                                                                                                       Fort Gordon

Friday, May 18, 2012                                           Published for the Department of Defense and the Fort Gordon community                                                  Vol. 33, No. 20

 News                                                                        Crowds attack Marine

                                                                                                                                                                           MUD Challenge
Armed Forces Day
  The Augusta Warrior
Project and major sponsors
across the CSRA, supported
by Fort Gordon, will con-
duct an Armed Forces Day
celebration called “Thunder
Over Augusta” Saturday,
May 19 at 3 p.m. at the
Evans Towne Center Park
(Lady A. Amphitheatre).
“A Salute to Our Heroes,”        Children race from the starting line
opening ceremony will com-       to the first mud challenge in the 5th
mence with a mass induc-         Annual Marine Mud Challenge at Fort
tion ceremony of new re-         Gordon.
cruits into the U.S. Army and
the reciting of the Soldier      Bonnie Heater
Creed by more than 300           Fort Gordon Public Affairs
soldiers. Throughout the af-
ternoon there will be military      Fort Gordon Marines are bent
demonstrations, music, and       on improving the annual Marine
displays from all branches       Mud Challenge. This year the
of the military, including the
Signal Corps Band, the Na-
                                 Marines went high tech. “We
val Information Operations       didn’t use a watch, pen and paper
Command Navy Choir, the          to record finishing times,” said
Military Police working dogs,    retired Marine Gunnery Sgt.
and Army combatives by the       James Meek, the creator of the
Fort Gordon NCO Academy          Fort Gordon Marine Mud Chal-
students. There will also be     lenge. “Instead we used chip
a motorcross stunt team,         technology and electronic timing
skydiving, a kids zone, ven-
dors and food. Beginning
                                 to document participants’ race
at 4:30 p.m., live musical       times.”
groups will perform, followed       Five bands entertained the
by a fireworks display at ap-    crowd for the first time in the
proximately 9:15 p.m.            history of the event. The Fifth
                                 Annual Marine Mud Challenge
ASAP Training                    held May 12 at Fort Gordon drew

                                                                                                                                                                                                     Photos by Bonnie Heater / Fort Gordon Public Affairs Office
  Fort Gordon’s last annual      more than 300 children and 2,000
Substance Abuse Preven-          adults. The competitive portion
tion training session is         of the challenge concluded at
scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to      noon with an award presenta-
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:30
                                 tion. “It’s tradition to dip each
p.m. May 14 in Alexander
Hall. All civilian employees     medal in mud before placing it
are required to attend a         around the winner’s neck,” said
training session. Contact        Marine Capt. Clinton Armstrong,
Michael Reed at 791-5797         the U.S. Marine Detachment
for more information.            commander. Participants in the
                                 noncompetition division of the
Lt. Gen. Gray                    challenge continue throughout
Bridge Dedication                the day to tackle the 5 mile off-
 The City of Augusta is          road course with its 19 different
renaming the bridge on           obstacles through stream cross-
Walton Way between 5th           ings, hills, water obstacles and
and 7th Street in downtown       mud. All worked to complete the
the Lt. Gen. Gray Bridge in      course at their own pace.
honor of Lt. Gen. Robert E.
Gray, a former Fort Gordon
                                    The Marine’s Dominate team
                                                                            (Above) A Marine helps a young girl
Commander and chief of           won the first place trophy in the
                                                                           off the Marine Wall, the last obstacle,
the U.S. Army Signal Corps,      competitive paramilitary divi-            before the finish line in the 2012 Fort
who died Nov. 23, 2011 in a      sion with a finishing time of 52          Gordon Marine Mud Challenge.
two-vehicle accident outside     minutes.                                  (Right)Participants splash as they
Millen, Ga. The dedication                                                 jump over logs in a muddy filled pit.
ceremony is scheduled 10
a.m. June 5.                      “It’s tradition to dip each medal in mud
                                 before placing it around the winner’s neck”
  INSIDE                                                       ~U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Clinton Armstrong

                                 Spouses share day of appreciation
                                                                   ing an orientation on the M4         The 480th Intelligence,
                                 Bonnie Heater                     Carbine Rifle and basic rifle     Surveillance and Reconnais-
                                 Fort Gordon Public Affairs
                                                                   marksmanship instruction          sance Group hosted their
                                    Around the nation Military     and the other group was           2nd Annual Air Force Mili-
                                 Spouse Appreciation Day           bused to an obstacle course       tary Spouse Appreciation
                                 was observed May 11. At           on post. While at the FOB the     event May 10 at the Wesley
                                 Fort Gordon the Air Force         spouses also tried their hand     United Methodist Church
                                 and the Army celebrated the       at urban fire training.           in Evans, Ga., where they
                                 occasion in distinctly differ-       After completing urban fire    invited spouses of Marines,
   Vietnam draftee               ent ways.                         training the group boarded an     the Navy, the Army and the
                                    The Army, on the other         Army bus and headed for the       Warrior Transition Battalion
                                 hand, honored their spouses       obstacle course while the         from Fort Gordon for a night
          Page 9                 on May 11. Dressed in the         other group returned to the       of fun and pampering.
                                 Army Combat Uniform and           FOB for basic rifle marks-           The first hour of the
Viewpoint         Page 4                                           manship instruction.
                                 wearing athletic shoes the                                          evening was full of spa treat-
The Plug                         spouses assembled for the            After the obstacle course      ments by local businesses.                               Bonnie Heater / Fort Gordon Public Affairs
                                                                   there was Drill and Ceremony      Then it was onto an elegant      Maj. Gen. Alan R. Lynn calls out numbers of spouses to collect
Briefs            Page 5         annual Army Combat Spouse
                                                                                                                                      prizes during a Spouse Appreciation Lunch held May 11.
                                 Day at the Forward Oper-          and lunch. The rest of the        evening of dining and fellow-
HealthNET         Page 10        ating Base [Sgt. 1st Class        afternoon was spent at Range      ship. Military leadership        “Glam it Up” contest was          Newton, Shannon Napier,
                                 Robert Dunham Base], which        8. After some preliminary         from the 480th ISR Group         held. One spouse from each        Emily Martin, Jax Pardub-
          is managed by the 551st           marksmanship instructions, it     showed their appreciation for    table was selected by her         sky, Dantzel Rhodes, and
            GordonPAO            Signal Battalion. According       was time for live fire with the   the spouses by serving them      peers to model the fashion        Jenna Jones. Cody Anne
                                 to Col. Joseph Layton, 15th       M9 9mm Beretta pistol and         their meal. During dinner        creation the group dreamed        Pauli received an award,
                                 Regimental Signal Brigade         M16A1 rifle. After the last       assorted door prizes were        up at a table and a prize was     but was unable to attend the
                                 commander, the guest speaker      weapon was turned in, Layton      given away. The spouses          awarded to the overall winner.    event.
                                 for the event, the annual event   presented each spouse with a      learned about spring trends         Fifteen Air Force spouses         The program concluded
                                 is designed to familiarize        certificate of completion for     in fashion and how to acces-     received award certificates       with the first ever presen-
                                 spouses to military life and      their participation in Combat     sorize through The Limited       during the evening. The key       tation of the Jerry Miko
                                 help them understand the          Spouse Day.                       Store representative Carmen      spouses recognized were           Community Service Award
                                 demands of an Army career.           As one spouse said, “It’s      Simon, who was the guest         Tech. Sgt. Erin Highberger,       and the Sherry Meyer Lead-
                                    At the FOB the spouses         been an awesome time getting      speaker.                         Tech. Sgt. Jenny Tuckett,         ership Award. These are
                                 were divided up into separate     to understand what my                With assorted pieces of       Sherry Meyer, Jerry Miko,         legacy awards which will be
                                 groups with one group receiv-     husband does in the Army.”        jewelry, scarves and hats a      Jalyn Hemingway, Jenny                 See spouse, page 2
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                                                      Spouse                         in his honor, was recognized
                                                                                     for his community involve-
                                                                                     ment. Jerry volunteers at the
                                                                                                                        480th ISR Group commander,
                                                                                                                        received the first Sherry Meyer
                                                                                                                        Leadership Award, which was
                                                                                                                                                             Although the Air Force and
                                                                                                                                                          the Army may have celebrated
                                                                                                                                                          the annual event in different
       Post-wide                                             From page 1
                                                    presented at future annual Air
                                                                                     Fort Gordon Fisher House,
                                                                                     the American Red Cross at the
                                                                                                                        named in her honor. She was
                                                                                                                        recognized for mentoring
                                                                                                                                                          ways the overall objective
                                                                                                                                                          was the same. It was a means

   Training Exercise                                Force Military Spouse Appre-     Dwight D. Eisenhower Army          spouses and building up the       to show spouses appreciation
                                                    ciation Events.                  Medical Center, and assists        Air Force spouse group.           for the sacrifices they make
                                                        Air Force spouse Jerry       with the Wounded Warrior golf         This year’s event was hosted   every day by supporting their
       Advisory                                     Miko, the first to receive the
                                                    legacy award which was named
                                                                                     events at Wedges and Woods.
                                                                                        Sherry Meyer, the wife of the
                                                                                                                        by the Air Force Airmen and
                                                                                                                        Family Readiness program.
                                                                                                                                                          Soldier‘s or Airman’s career.

              June 11-15

      Fort Gordon will conduct a full scale
   annual antiterrorism exercise June11-15.
   Several agencies from across the Central
   Savannah RA will participate with the
   installation. This exercise is designed to
   assess the Installation’s ability to respond
   to multiple natural and man-made incidents
   and to establish the capability to effectively
   coordinate and communicate during emer-
   gencies with surrounding communities.
   Fort Gordon’s Law Enforcement, Fire
   Department, Medical Personnel, and Tenant
   Organizations will respond to simulated
   response scenarios across Fort Gordon
   during the exercise.

      Expect traffic delays at Access Control
   Points, ACPs, 1, 2, 3 and 5 during the
   exercise period especially during rush hours
   and lunch periods. Please allow adequate
   travel time to avoid tardiness and arrive at
   appointments on schedule. All personnel are
   urged not to visit the installation between
   June 11-13 for non-essential reasons. Doing
   so will help reduce frustration on our visi-
   tors part, and help us replicate the reduced
   flow of traffic at higher Force Protection
   conditions. Normal vehicle parking in
   several designated parking areas will be
   prohibited or altered. Some prepositioning
   of equipment will begin on June 7, and
   blocking of designated parking areas is
   scheduled to begin June 12-14.
      Your cooperation during this important
   Force Protection Training is appreciated.
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Viewpoint                                                             InformatIon, opInIons and Commentary

                                                                                                                                                            How does
                                                                                                                                     Armed Forces Day
                                                                                                                                                     relate to you?

                                                                                                                                                                   “Armed Forces Day gives people
                                                                                                                                                                the opportunity to show their support
                                                                                                                                                                for America’s fighting men and
                                                                                                                                                                women and serving as a Soldier, I’m
                                                                                                                                                                humbled by their appreciation.”

                                                                                                                                                                          Capt. Kevin W. Carpenter
                                                                                                                                                                 324th Signal Battalion (Expeditionary), HHC

                                                                                                                                        “It’s just another opportunity
                                                                                                                                    to communicate to friends and
                                                                                   Photo provided by Army Community Service         family what we do and a chance to
                                                                                                                                    celebrate all the good Soldiers do in
 Brooke Lynn, Monika Hall, and Lori Pflieger cut the cake for Military Spouse Appreciation Day, May                                 our community and overseas.”
                                                                                                                                       Chief Warrant Officer 3 Sherill Smalls

Essay Winner                                                                                                                        324th Signal Battalion (Expeditionary), HHC

‘The invisible uniform’                                                                                                                                           “It’s one of the times we can
Spc. Charles Hall                         like any wife would. Sometimes I         a Girl Scout Troop Leader, Mayor                                            reflect what we do and share with the
297th Motor Pool                          feel like she is pushing me to hard,     of Olive Terrace and she man-                                               community our experiences we’ve
                                          but I have found that if she doesn’t     ages to go to school. She is very                                           had in the service on deployments
   My wife, what can I say about          push as hard as she does, I would        involved in church and ensures                                              around the world.”
her, she is my rock. Let me tell          surely not be where I am today. For      we keep God the head of our life.
                                                                                                                                                                       Marine Sgt. Thomas Gardiner
you a little about Mrs. Monika            that I am truly thankful! My wife        Thought we are not perfect people
                                                                                                                                                               Marine Cryptology Support Battalion, Company D
Hall. Eleven years ago, when              has overcome many obstacles in           and we have flaws like any couple,
I first met her, I knew we were           her life, being adopted and a single     we strive to do our best! My wife
destined to do great and won-             parent for a brief time. Five years      not only supports the Fort Gordon
derful things. Our life together          ago when I lost my father she was        Community, but she also supports
has not been easy but she has             right by my side holding my hand         the Richmond County Community
always been there to support and          every step of the way.                   as well. I sometimes think my job                 “People near military bases have
push me. Three years ago when I              My wife goes above and beyond         is though and difficult, but trying to         a chance to be around military
decided to join the army, it was          not only for me, but for the commu-      accomplish the mission she does in             servicemembers talk about their
a very hard decision. She sup-            nity as well. When she is not being      one day is something a little hard-            experiences and talk with kids.”
ported me every step of the way.          a wife and a mother of three, she is     er than mine. Without my wife, I
                                                                                                                                           Marine Cpl. Michael Brown
When I left for basic training, it        a Full time employee at Child Youth      don’t know where I would be. She               Marine Cryptology Support Battalion, Company D
was tough to leave my wife and            and School Services. Every day           truly is my ROCK! The bible says,
our three children, but I knew she        when she gets off work at 2:00 she       “When a man finds a wife, he finds
could handle it. The week I left          goes to Freedom Park Elementary          a good thing.” Well, Monika Hall
so many things went wrong that            School and volunteers. She is cur-       is truly my good thing. I can’t help
normally wouldn’t go wrong. My            rently the 2nd Vice President of the     but salute my spouse, she truly does
wife as wonderful as she is, made         PTA. She also took on the role of        wear an invisible uniform.
sure everything was handled.              the Family Readiness Group Lead-             *Spc. Hall submitted this essay
Some things I never even knew             er for HHSC 297th Military Intel-        on behalf of his wife for the Mili-
about until I returned 7 months           ligence Battalion. This role though      tary Spouse Appreciation Essay
later.                                    not easy but she tackled it. It’s very   Contest. As a result of Hall’s win-
    Arriving at Fort Gordon and           difficult being a FRG leader but she     ning entry, he and his wife will                                              “It relates to me, by keeping me
being a new military spouse, I’m          was able to do it, though she is no      share a gourmet lunch with the                                              motivated, disciplined, goal driven in
sure she did not know what to             longer FRG Leader she still helps        Gen. Alan R. Lynn, U.S. Army                                                my life and career.”
expect. She did like she always           families who are in need and help        Signal Center of Excellence and                                                         Pvt. Raymond Green
has done and jumped right in. She         supports all events that the BN has.     Fort Gordon commanding gen-                                                   359th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, HHC
has ensured that I stay on track          Along with these things she is also      eral, in his office.

National Prescription Drug Take
Back Day seen as a huge success                                                                                                                     The Signal
                                                                                                                                  The Signal is an unofficial publication autho-
                                                               and our total will be added to the DEA’s tally. Not            rized by AR 360-1 and printed each Friday in the
Karen Abraham                                                                                                                 interest of the Fort Gordon and Central Savannah              Commanding General
ASAP Risk Reduction Program Coordinator
                                                               only did we collect four times as much as we did in            River Area. The contents of The Signal are not                Maj. Gen. Alan R. Lynn
                                                               October 2011, but we had a much higher turn out from           necessarily the views of, or endorsed by, the U.S.
                                                                                                                              Government, the Department of Defense, the U.S.               Garrison Commander
   According to a recent posting on the Drug Enforce-          active duty Service Members. This is of particular             Army, U.S. Army Signal Center of Excellence or                 Col. Robert A. Barker
ment Agency’s website “April 28, citizens turned               importance due to changes made in how long a pre-              Citizen Newspapers.
                                                                                                                                  The Signal is published weekly using offset                        Editor
in a record-breaking 552,161 pounds (276 tons) of              scription is valid after being dispensed by the phar-          production and has a circulation of 14,000 copies.               Wilson A. Rivera
unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper            macy. Using prescriptions for controlled substances                Editorial content is prepared, edited and pro-
                                                                                                                              vided by the Public Affairs Office of Fort Gor-                  Assistant Editors
disposal at the 5,659 take-back sites that were avail-         (schedules II-V) will have an authorized use for six           don, Nelson Hall, (706) 791-7003, or fax (706)                      Nick Spinelli
able in all 50 states and U.S. territories. When the           months from date of dispensing. Using past this six            791-5463. Editor (706) 791-7069. The editorial                     Bonnie Heater
                                                                                                                              content of this publication is the responsibility of
results of the four Take Back Days to date are com-            month time frame will result in a Service Member               the Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Army Signal 35th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade
bined, the DEA and its state, local, and tribal law-           being given a finding of “no legitimate use”, which            Center of Excellence, Fort Gordon, Ga.                         Sgt. Dianne M. Carter
                                                                                                                                  Items submitted for publication in The Signal           Sgt. Trent D. Weatherspoon
enforcement and community partners have removed                could result in harsh consequences up to discharge             should be sent to The Signal, Fort Gordon, Geor-
over 1.5 million pounds (774 tons) of medication               from military service.                                         gia 30905, by noon on Friday before issue. All                   706th MI Group
                                                                                                                              submissions become Army property and should                    Sgt. Joshua A. Bowles
from circulation.”                                                Hopefully, this event will continue to be held in           be typed, double-spaced with the author’s name,
   Here at Fort Gordon the Fort Gordon Army Sub-               an effort to address this problem, which, I might add,         signature, and mailing address. Photos should                7th Signal Command (T)
                                                                                                                              have information attached describing photo                        Neil Guillebeau
stance Abuse Program, Dwight D.Eisenhower Army                 is not limited to teens as shown by the University of          and have photographer’s full name. The editor                     Siobhan Carlile
Medical Center, the AFEES Main Post Exchange and               Maryland’s Center of Substance Abuse Research, Vol.            reserves the right to reject or edit all submissions
                                                                                                                              or advertising that do not conform to The Signal’s                   DDEAMC
the Directorate of Emergency Services participated in          19, Issue 47 of the CESAR fax, published in Decem-             journalistic standards. All photos are U.S. Army                     Wes Elliott
the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) 4th Annual                 ber 2010 which states: In 2008 there were an esti-             unless otherwise designated.
                                                                                                                                  The appearance of advertising in this publi-
National Prescription Take Back Day on Saturday, 28            mated 256,097 emergency department visits by adults            cation, including inserts and supplements, does                   Editorial Office
                                                                                                                              not constitute endorsement by the Department of          Fort Gordon Public Affairs Office,
April 2012. The initiative was held on the 2nd floor           ages 50 or older involving the misuse and abuse of             Defense, or the Citizen Newspapers, of the prod-              Bldg. 29801 Room 209,
of DDEAMC and at the Main Post Exchange by set-                pharmaceutical drugs—more than double the estimat-             ucts or services advertised.                                   520 Chamberlain Ave.,
ting up turn in sites, and informational displays on           ed 115,803 visits in 2004.                                         Everything advertised in this publication shall        Fort Gordon, Ga. 30905-5735
                                                                                                                              be made available for purchase, use, or patronage
prescription drugs/substance abuse. This gave anyone              It’s important to note you don’t have to wait till          without regard to race, color, religion, sex, nation-
in the Augusta community an opportunity to dispose             next year’s event to dispose of outdated, unwanted             al origin, age, marital status, physical handicap,
                                                                                                                              political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor
of unwanted, outdated and unused prescription drugs.           medication, however. Proper disposal methods are               of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or
   Each day, approximately 2,500 teens use prescrip-           outlined on the Federal Drug Administration web-               rejection of this policy of equal opportunity by an
tion drugs to get high for the first time according            site:
                                                                                                                              advertiser is confirmed, the publisher shall refuse
                                                                                                                              to print advertising from that source until the vio-Advertising Office
to the Partnership for a Drug Free America. Stud-              Consumers/BuyingUsingMedicineSafely/Ensur-                     lation is corrected.
                                                                                                                                  Opinions expressed are those of individuals,     (706)724-2122
ies show a majority of abuse prescription drugs are            ingSafeUseofMedicine/SafeDisposalofMedicines/                  and are not to be considered those of the Depart-
                                                                                                                              ment of the Army or its agencies. Distribution on
obtained from family and friends, including the home           ucm186187.htm.                                                 post is free.                                                     Civilian Printer
medicine cabinet.                                                 If additional information is needed please phone                The Signal is authorized by the command- Citizen Newspapers,Waynesboro, Ga.
                                                                                                                              ing general of Fort Gordon through The Citizen Publisher: Roy Chalker
   Fort Gordon’s event was very successful! Between            Michael Reed, 791-5797, or email Michael.alvin.reed            Newspapers, P.O. Box 948, Waynesboro, Ga.
                                                                                                                                                                                    General Manager: Bonnie Taylor
225-250 pounds of prescription drugs were turned in  
                                                                                                                                  Ads may be faxed to (706) 554-2437.
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Submissions                           vera at wilson.a.rivera.civ@mail.
                                                                                Fort Gordon and Augusta, Ga., region area code is (706).

                                                                                will run from noon. until 10:30     training advice. Cycling and Zum-    ments are not required but are       Association, Inc., located in
 Briefs must be in Time-Date-         mil. or visit the Public Affairs Of-      p.m. The celebration highlights     ba classes will be held and there    available online. For more infor-    Columbus, Ga., and adjacent to
Place format, short 100-words         fice in Nelson Hall, Second floor.        military capabilities, Family       is a full sized indoor gymnasium     mation about donor eligibility,      Fort Benning, Ga., represents
or less about a military affiliated                                             readiness, community relations,     for basketball, volleyball, pickle   call (706) 787-1014 or see www.      and supports all Army officers
event and include a point of          Public Affairs                            and the contributions of Fort       ball and a child’s rock climbing               commissioned through an Army
contact. E-mail Wilson A. Ri-         Representatives                           Gordon and local Reserve Com-       wall. The Kroc Center is located
                                                                                                                                                         Golf Scramble                        Officer Candidate School, regard-
                                        AR 360-1 requires commanders            ponent Units to the CSRA. The       at 1833 Broad St. in downtown                                             less of location or branch. The
                                      to appoint a unit public affairs          event consists of live and static   Augusta. All military guests must      The Signal Corps Regimental        next reunion is scheduled April
                                      representative to a unit that is not      displays covering a wide range of   bring their military ID for entry.   Association at Fort Gordon           25-29 at Fort Benning. For more
                                      supported by a designated public          military capabilities.                                                   will host their semi-annual golf     information, call 221-8720 or
                                      affairs officer. If interested in tell-
                                                                                                                    Memorial Day Service                 tournament June 22 to provide        email
                                      ing your unit’s story, writing and        Armed Forces Day at                  The Central Savannah Rivera         scholarships to deserving mili-
                                      taking photographs of Soldiers in                                             Area Veterans Activities Office      tary community Family mem-           Change of Responsibility
                                      action and their off-duty com-
                                                                                Kroc Center                         will host a Memorial Day Service,    bers. Prizes will be awarded for       The 369th Signal Battal-
                                      munity activities, become a unit            The KROC Center is offering       10 a.m. May 28 at the All Wars       Longest Drive, Closest to the        ion Change of Responsibility
                                      public affairs representative IAW         a free day pass to all active &     Monument, located at 4th and         Pin, First, Second, Third place      Ceremony will be held June 1
                                      ST 45-07-01. Contact Wilson A.            retired military and their im-      Broad Streets in downtown Au-        and Door Prizes. Cost is $60         at 8 a.m. on Barton Field. For
                                      Rivera at 791-7069, the Public            mediate Family May 19 in honor      gusta. For more information, call    ($50 for members) per person         more information, call 791-2588,
                                                                                of Armed Forces Day. The            733-1496 or 3485.                    which includes cart, green fees,     791-0832.
                                      Thunder Over Augusta                      center will be open from 7am to                                          lunch, range tokens, gift packet,
                                                                                                                                                                                              Clean Air Campaign
                                       The City of Augusta Special              6pm with a full indoor aquatic      Blood Drive                          and prizes. Registration is from
                                      Events Committee, Augusta                 center which includes a hot tub,      The Armed Services Blood Pro-      6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. and the         By changing the way you get
                                      Warrior Project and major spon-           children’s splash pad, lazy river   gram will conduct a blood drive      shotgun start begins at 8:30.        to work, you can be part of the
                                      sors across the CSRA supported            & slide. The facility also has a    on the 5th floor of the Dwight D.    To sign up, RSVP no later than       solution to improving air quality
                                      by Fort Gordon will conduct an            full fitness corridor with top of   Eisenhower Army Medical Center       June 18 by calling Sgt. Maj.         in the Central Savannah River
                                      Armed Forces Day celebration              the line electronic cardiovascu-    9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 31. Blood       Mark Papenfuss at 791-9337.          Area. Fort Gordon partnered
                                      called “Thunder Over Augusta, A           lar machines and a full line of     collected will be sent to care for                                        with The Clean Air Campaign
                                      Salute to Our Heroes,” May 19 at          strength training equipment.        injured troops downrange and for     SCRA Luncheon                        in an effort to reduce traffic and
                                      the Lady Antebellum Amphithe-             A certified personal trainer will   patients at Eisenhower. Donors        The next Signal Corps Regi-         air pollution. Instead of driving
                                      ater, Evans, GA. The celebration          be available for military fitness   must be at least 17 years old and    mental Association at Fort Gor-      alone, The Clean Air Campaign
                                                                                                                    in good general health. Appoint-     don, Adolphus Greely Chapter         can help you find a better option,
                                                                                                                                                         Professional Development Lun-        like carpooling. For making the
                                                                                                                                                         cheon will be held from 11:30        switch from driving alone, you
                                                                                                                                                         a.m. to 1 p.m. June 28 in the        can earn $3 a day, up to $100. In
                                                                                                                                                         Gordon Conference and Catering       addition, you can win prizes and
                                                                                                                                                         Center North Wing, Victoria          earn gas cards! Sign up at www.
                                                                                                                                                         Room. The guest speaker will
                                                                                                                                                         be Maj. Gen. Steven W. Smith,
                                                                                                                                                         Director, Cyber Directorate          Housing Referral Network
                                                                                                                                                         Office of the Army CIO/G-6.            AHRN is the community hous-
                                                                                                                                                         The event is open to everyone.       ing website designed to help mili-
                                                                                                                                                         Please reserve your seat by          tary members and their Families
                                                                                                                                                         June 26. Call 791-4242 or send       with finding housing in their
                                                                                                                                                         an e-mail to charles.schrader@       assigned location. This network
                                                                                                                                                to RSVP or for           provides a database of currently
                                                                                                                                                         more information.                    available rental housing ranging
                                                                                                                                                                                              from apartments to single Fam-
                                                                                                                                                         DEFY                                 ily homes. AHRN also includes
                                                                                                                                                           Drug Education for Youth is        shared rentals and for sale by
                                                                                                                                                         looking for adult mentors and        owner properties. As AHRN
                                                                                                                                                         youth ages 9-12 to participate in    evolves it continues to offer bet-
                                                                                                                                                         the 2012-2013 DEFY program.          ter advantages to our customers.
                                                                                                                                                         DEFY is open to all active-duty      Military personnel may access
                                                                                                                                                         military, retiree and Depart-        rentals via their mobile device
                                                                                                                                                         ment of Defense affiliates. If in-   at The
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                                                                                                                                                         improvements for the well-being      enue to assist military personnel
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                                                                                                                                                         Fort Gordon Garrison Com-            contact Valerie Scott at 791-
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                                                                                                                                                         Scholarship contest                  are encouraged to address issues
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                                                                                                                                                         interested in competing for the      that can’t be resolved through
                                                                                                                                                         Fort Gordon Sergeants Major          that means can be elevated to
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                                                                                                                                                         ship essay packet by logging         of the RCI staff are located at
                                                                                                                                                         onto         771A Pecan Court in McNair
                                                                                                                                                         Once on the homepage, click          Terrace, and Room 129, Darling
                                                                                                                                                         on the 2012 Scholarship Essay        Hall. For more information, call
                                                                                                                                                         Instruction tab, print it out and    Sharon Butler, the post RCI Li-
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                                                                                                                                                         to compete for the scholarship       or drop by Room 129, Darling
                                                                                                                                                         award, all applicants must           Hall.
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                                                                                                                                                         Steele at (706) 855-4035.            through Friday and noon to
                                                                                                                                                                                              6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
                                                                                                                                                         Post Combined College                There’s free Wi-Fi, Direct TV  ,
                                                                                                                                                                                              billiards, darts, ping pong and
                                                                                                                                                         Graduation Ceremony                  air hockey. The facility is open
                                                                                                                                                           This year, Army Continuing         to all single servicemembers. For
                                                                                                                                                         Education Services and the           more information, call 791-3025.
                                                                                                                                                         Fort Gordon Education Center
                                                                                                                                                         have joined forces with educa-       Lost Property
                                                                                                                                                         tors from across the country           The Fort Gordon Law Enforce-
                                                                                                                                                         to honor and strengthen their        ment Center Found Property
                                                                                                                                                         commitment to provide quality        Custodian has received several
                                                                                                                                                         education for Soldiers, members      bicycles, wallets, cell phones, and
                                                                                                                                                         of other services assigned to        other lost property. If you wish
                                                                                                                                                         Fort Gordon, and their Families,     to claim any property secured in
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                                                                                                                                                         Commencement Exercise will be        MP Desk Sergeant at the Law
                                                                                                                                                         held 2 p.m. June 7 in Alexander      Enforcement Center between
                                                                                                                                                         Hall at Fort Gordon. For more        9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on normal
                                                                                                                                                         information call, 791-2000. The      duty days. Please bring proof of
                                                                                                                                                         Fort Gordon Education Center         ownership or be prepared to give
                                                                                                                                                         is located at 741 Barnes Ave,        a detailed description of the lost
                                                                                                                                                         Bldg. 21606, Fort Gordon.            item. For more information, call
                                                                                                                                                         Vietnam Wall
                                                                                                                                                          A replica of the Vietnam
                                                                                                                                                         Memorial Wall is scheduled to        Stress Management class
                                                                                                                                                         be on display May 24-28 on             Army Community Service will
                                                                                                                                                         Barton Field. For information        offer Total Force Stress Manage-
                                                                                                                                                         or to volunteer call Paul Knox       ment classes to all Active Duty,
                                                                                                                                                         at 399-1347 or Ms Stewart at         National Guard, Reserve, Family
                                                                                                                                                         791-5653.                            Members, Retirees and DoD
                                                                                                                                                                                              Civilians, at no cost. For more in-
                                                                                                                                                         USAOCSAA hosts reunion               formation, call ACS at 791-3579
                                                                                                                                                            The United States Army Of-        to register.
                                                                                                                                                         ficer Candidate Schools Alumni
6 • May 18, 2012
                                                                                       The Signal
Warriors come from warriors:
a mother's perspective
Jessica Overbeck
                                   knowledge of the experience,
                                   you can't just sit there.
Army News Service
                                      "Even though I had never
   Marilyn Durso cherishes         met Nick, when I heard from
a Mother's Day gift that           Greg about what happened,
she calls "a sweet acknowl-        in that moment, everyone
edgment from a son to his          becomes your son and daugh-
mother."                           ter," Marilyn said. "You
   It's a shirt with the words     quickly learn that the military
" Wa r r i o r s C o m e F r o m   family is large, and it's not
Warriors" sprawled across          just the people in uniform; it's
the front that her son, 1st        friends, the community and
Lt. Greg Durso, gave her a         the people who are willing to
few years ago while he was         donate blood."
attending the United States           Marilyn said her son had
Military Academy at West           wanted to become a Soldier                                            Vikki Fernette / Army News Service
Point, N.Y.                        from childhood.                    Marilyn Durso donates blood at the Walter Reed
   At the age of 23, Mari-            "As a mother, you don't         National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., with
lyn's son, an Army ranger,         want him to do anything            her son, 1st Lt. Greg Durso, a platoon leader with the
deployed for the first time.       that puts him in harm's way,       10th Mountain Division from Fort Drum, N.Y., by her side.
   "Wearing it meant more          but you have to rely on his        Durso recently returned to the U.S. from deployment
to me personally than wear-        confidence, his training," she     in Afghanistan. He and his mother visited three of his
ing it for show," she said,        said. "It's roulette out there,    friends recovering from severe injuries at Walter Reed.
explaining why she wore the        you worry from [the time they
shirt under sweaters during        enlist]."                          said Lt. Col. Robert Pell, chief    York to Bethesda, Md., and
her son's deployment.                 But for Durso, knowing          of blood services at the Walter     an hour in a donating chair.
   When her son returned           the Armed Services Blood           Reed National Military Medi-           "I can't wait to go back,"
home, Marilyn donated              Program is able to provide         cal Center. "The Durso's truly      Marilyn said. "How do you
blood, April 13, for warriors      lifesaving blood to ill or         define commitment, to each          not do something that is so
and their families through         injured service members            other, their military family        simple? If donating blood
the Armed Services Blood           worldwide helps alleviate          and especially to the Armed         can keep them alive until they
Program and would meet             some of her fears of sending       Services Blood Program that         get to come back home, it's a
several warriors and another       her son off to war.                they support with their selfless    privilege."
"Warriors-Come-From-                  "When I hear the story of       blood donations."                      To find out more about
Warriors" mother.                  Nick's injuries and the story         Marilyn is eligible to           the Armed Services Blood
   A platoon leader with           that led to his survival, I know   donate blood again in July,         Program or to schedule an
the 10th Mountain Division         in my mind what [our sons          and is planning on making           appointment, please visit us
at Fort Drum, N.Y., 1st Lt.        and daughters] are doing is        the trip down to Walter Reed        online: www.militaryblood.
Durso led 40 American and          real. And it reminds me that       to do so.                  To interact directly
about 30 Afghan Soldiers.          there are men and women               "The facilities are beauti-      with some of our staff, see
One day while on patrol, his       over there right now who still     ful and you get the chance to       more photos or to get the
platoon encountered several        need our help," Marilyn said.      thank a Soldier firsthand and       latest news, visit us here:
roadside bombs. When the              Vogt, Tharp and Mille are       see what they are up against,
platoon stopped, Pfc. Rex          all recovering at the Walter       see their spirit and their great    ryblood,
Tharp, took a knee and trig-       Reed National Military Medi-       attitudes," she said of the         militaryblood, and www.twit-
gered a pressure point. After      cal Center in Bethesda, Md.        hospital.                 
he hit the first one, Spc. Joe     When 1st Lt. Durso returned           For Marilyn, knowing that           Pfc. Rex Tharp, Spc. Joe
Mille ran to help him, but         from Afghanistan, he, his          her donation can save up to         Mille and 1st Lt. Nicholas
in the process, triggered a        mother and his grandmother,        three members of the military       Vogt are still recovering at
second bomb.                       Nancy McCauley, went to            family, the brothers and sisters    the Walter Reed National
   "They never cried out,          visit them.                        in arms of her own son, is well     Military Medical Center in
they never lost their cool,"          Marilyn and McCauley            worth the drive from New            Bethesda. Md.
Marilyn said. "They were           were able to donate blood

                                                                                 Chapel Call
more concerned about the           while they were there.
other one."                           At first, Marilyn said she
   Both Tharp and Mille lost       worried the visit would make
their legs from their injuries.    her worry more, but she said
                                                                          **CHAPEL CALL
   "But because they were so       "it brought me peace and
                                                                          Collective Protestant Services: (Sundays)
poised and had it together,        confidence instead."
                                                                          9 a.m. – Liturgical Service, Bicentennial Chapel
the medic and the rest of             "It was an emotional feel-
                                                                          9:30 a.m. – Contemporary Service, Friendship Chapel
the team were able to attend       ing to experience how truly
                                                                          10:30 a.m. – Eisenhower Army Medical Center Chapel
to them more efficiently,"         dedicated the Durso-McCau-
                                                                          Noon. – Faith Gospel Service, Good Shepherd Chapel
Marilyn said. "It's survival,      ley family was to the well
                                                                          11 a.m. – Bicentennial Chapel
spirit and camaraderie. Who        being of those who do so
                                                                          11 a.m. – Friendship Chapel
wouldn't want to belong to         much to serve and protect
                                                                          Catholic Services:
a group of people who live         us all," said Vikki Fernette,
                                                                          Daily Mass, Mon-Fri, 11:45 a.m., DDEAMC Chapel
under that code?"                  blood donor recruiter from the
                                                                          Weekday Mass, Mon, Wed, Thur, 11:30 a.m.,
   Not long after, 1st Lt.         Walter Reed National Military
                                                                          Good Shepherd Chapel
Durso learned that another         Medical Center.
                                                                          Saturday Confessions, 3:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Chapel
friend of his had been                During her visit, Marilyn
                                                                          Saturday Vigil Mass, 5 p.m., Good Shepherd Chapel
severely injured during a          was able to meet and spend
                                                                          Sunday Mass, 8:30 and 10 a.m., Good Shepherd Chapel
separate mission.                  some time with Vogt's mother,
                                                                          Sunday Mass, 11:45 a.m., DDEAMC Chapel
   One month into his              Sheila, and said she could see
                                                                          Jewish Activities: Mr. Shoenholz, -787-1353
deployment, 1st Lt. Nicholas       where Vogt got his strength.
                                                                          Holy Day, Sabbath, and Daily Services available off post
Vogt's platoon also struck            "She's amazing," said
                                                                          Islamic Services: For Information, 772-4303
several roadside bombs.            Marilyn of Sheila. "A mother
                                                                          Jumah (Friday) Prayer Services, 12:30 p.m., Islamic Act Ctr
Moments after the first deto-      will do anything to help her
                                                                          LDS Services: Mr. Estep- 799-9651
nation, Vogt pushed one of         children get through a rough
                                                                          Sunday, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Friendship Chapel
his Soldiers out of the way        time. The mothers of those
                                                                          Wiccan/Pagan Services: Sunday, 2 p.m., Rel Supp Ofc
of a second bomb, and took         who are injured stop their
                                                                          Religious Education – Children & Youth Classes:
the brunt of the blast himself.    lives to support their sons.
                                                                          Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Protestant Sunday School, Rel Ed Ctr
Vogt survived, but before          Visiting them and donating
                                                                          Sunday, 11:30 a.m., (Sept-May) Catholic RE (CCD),
his ordeal would be over,          blood is so simple, and it's so
                                                                           Rel Ed Ctr
he would require nearly 500        humbling."
                                                                          Wednesday, 7 p.m., Faith Gospel Classes, Religious Ed Ctr
units of donated blood.               "It was an honor and a
                                                                          Youth Groups and Other RE Programs: Randy. Dillard,
   "Nick's story is a heart-       privilege to meet and chat
wrenching account of               with three generations of
                                                                          Religious Education / Bible Studies – Adults Classes:
survival and what people           patriots who have experi-
                                                                          Sunday, 9:30 a.m., Prot Adult Studies, Rel Ed Ctr-791-4703
are willing to do keep             enced firsthand the close fight,
                                                                          Sunday, 11:30 a.m., RCIA and “Coffee and Theology,”
others alive," Marilyn said.       both deployed forward and
                                                                           Rel Supp Ofc
"Once you have an intimate         in support from back home,"
                                                                          Tuesday, 7 p.m., Prot Women of the Chapel, FLC
                                                                          Tuesday, 7 p.m., Little Rock Study, Good Shepherd Chapel
                                                                          Tuesday, Noon, 513th at Motor Pool Conf Room
                                                                          Tuesday, 11:30 a.m., 706th MI GP, GCL, Room 117
                                                                          Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Discipleship Training,
                                                                           Friendship Chapel
                                                                          Wednesday, 7 p.m., Faith Gospel Svc at Religious Ed Center
                                                                          Wednesday, 11:30 a.m., Post-wide Study Luncheon,
                                                                          Thursday, 9:30 a.m., Prot. Women of the Chapel, REC
                                                                          Military Council of Catholic Women,
                                                                          Good Shepherd Chapel-791-4308
                                                                          Religious Support Office (Info), Bldg 29601, Barnes,
                                                                          Bicentennial Chapel, Bldg 28414, Brainard Ave, 791-3959
                                                                          Good Shepherd Chapel, Bldg 29608, Barnes Ave, 791-4803
                                                                          Faith Gospel Service, 791-4298
                                                                          Friendship Chapel, Bldg 25603, Barnes Ave, 791-2056
                                                                          DDEAMC Chapel, Hospital, 3rd floor, 787-6667
                                                                          Chaplain Family Life Center, Bldg 38804,
                                                                          Academic Dr, Good, Old Fashion, Discipline 791-1732
                                                                          Religious Education Center, Bldg 39709, 39th St, 791-4703
8 • May 18, 2012
                           The Signal
                   OPERATION SANDBOX GA
                       Operation Sandbox Ride for the Troops will    Bikers Report for Tour of Duty
                      take place 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012,
                    starting at Augusta Harley-Davidson. Proceed           Sat, May 19th
                     through Fort Gordon past barracks to thanks
                       servicemembers as they ride by. Operation      Augusta Harley-Davidson
                     Sandbox provides care packages for deployed        Augusta, Ga. 10 a.m.
                    service members and all proceeds from the bike
                          registrations will go to that funding.
                                                                                          The Signal                                                                                         May 18, 2012 • 9

Vietnam draftee recalls day his number
was called, now looks to retire
335th Signal Command (Theater)
                                        he did not want to win but now he             and was promoted to Chief Warrant           civil service
   EAST POINT, Ga. – Vietnam-           has different thoughts.                       Officer 4 in 1997. At his promotion         employee, Super-
Era Draftee retiring after almost          Although he had not set his sights         party he informed Soldiers, Fami-           vising Human
40-years of Service.                    on a permanent job or career he               lies and friends that he had reached        Resources Special-
   Chief Warrant Officer 5 Archie       was shocked when his grandmother              his goal unaware of what changes            ist, with the 335th
C. Moore, Senior Human Resources        sent him the draft notice from                would come his way later in life.           Signal Command
Technician, 335th Signal Command        North Carolina to his aunt’s house                In Dec 2000, Moore took an              (Theater) and hope-
(Theater), will soon add his name       in New York. That day resonates               early retirement from his civilian          fully transition into
to the military history books when      in his mind as if it was yesterday            job at New Jersey’s Department of           a Real Estate career
he retires as one of the Army’s last    and he recalled the letter that read          Agriculture and moved to Colum-             with his wife.
draftee Soldiers after 39-years of      “Greetings from the President of              bia, S.C. where he transferred to               On May 28
service.                                the United States” who at the time            the Army Reserve unit, the 310th            2012, Chief
                                        was President Nixon. After receiv-            Personnel Group at Fort Jackson,            Warrant Officer
   Moore, born in 1952, was drafted     ing his draft notice Moore decided            S.C. Two years and three month              Moore, will offi-
in 1972 during the Vietnam conflict.    to see a recruiter and enlist in the          later, he was mobilized for 9-11,           cially retire from
Moore at the time was classified as     Active Army as an Administrative              Global War on Terrorism and served          the U.S. Army. He
1-A; meaning available immedi-          Specialist at Fort Dix, N.J.      He          on active duty for over four years as       can now plan to
ately for military service. His draft   served four years on active duty at           the Senior Human Resources Tech-            spend his week-
number was 91. During that year         Fort Dix and continued his service            nician. During this mobilization,           ends with his wife,
the draft board called up to number     in the Army Reserve; reaching the             Moore would reach the pinnacle              his family and
97 using the Vietnam Lottery, which     rank of Sgt. 1st Class.                       of his field; achieving the rank of         hopefully do some
contained 366 blue plastic capsules.       In June 1985, Moore was                    Chief Warrant Officer 5, which is           traveling. Now he
Each plastic capsule contained the      appointed and commissioned to                 the highest rank a warrant officer          looks back over the
birthdates that were placed in a        Chief Warrant Officer 2 and served            can attain. He attributes his rank to       39 years and eight
large plastic container and drawn by    as the Assistant Inspector General            his wife, Valerie, who encouraged           months of military
hand to assign a number for all men     at the 78th Division (Training) in            him to move in order to increase his        service with the U.S. Army and            retirement is a milestone reached
within the 18-26 age range specified    Edison, N.J. During the course of             career opportunities.                       states that he had a remarkable           thanks to his family and thousands
by the Selective Service. Moore         the next 12 years, he was mobilized               Moore’s current plans include           career that he enjoyed from start         of Soldiers who helped him and
stated that this was one lottery that   for Operation Desert Storm in 1991            continuing to work as a federal             to finish. Moore said that this           who he served with along the way.

                                                                     Unit keeps Soldiers medically ready
                                                                     Spc. Anthony Hooker
                                                                                                             not here every day [for work[,     potential issues such as gum        in the Augusta area. They
                                                                     359th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade
                                                                                                             this is a reminder that I need     decay and cavities. Before leav-    also may have a conflict at
                                                                        When Army Pfc. Malcolm               to keep my medical status up       ing, each patient also received     work. Their employers may
                                                                     Dixon went to an April battle           to date.”                          a class on proper dental care.      not allow them to travel or
                                                                     assembly, he understood                     Capt.Theodore Forbes,             Christie Smith, the event        there is the concern of income
                                                                     that a visit to the dentist             commander of Headquarters          manager, said the main goal in      being lost because of work
                                                                     was likely. Dixon, a human              and Headquarters Company,          any visit is to make sure every     missed. Ideally, we want to be
                                                                     resource specialist with the            359th TTSB, said Soldiers          servicemember is healthy, and       given time to use services that
                                                                     359th Theater Tactical Signal           under his command always           emphasized how individual           keep our Soldiers medically
                                                                     Brigade, wasn’t looking                 need to be pushed to be in good    Soldiers and units come out         prepared. LHI provides us the
                                                                     forward to an exam, yet he              standing. Forbes said, although    ahead with being seen on a          flexibility to plan our [Soldier
                                                                     patiently waited in a makeshift         the Army is proceeding with        training day.                       Readiness Program] so Soldier
                                                                     dentist office at Fort Gordon’s         a reduction of force, there are       “Having us come out here         participation is maximized.”
       Spc. Anthony Hooker / 359th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade
Private first-class Malcom Dixon receives an x-ray                   Army Reserve Center.                    shortages in certain military      is cost-effective for individu-         As a tenant resident of Fort
during a dental examination April 15 at the Army                        “[The Army] is taking                occupation specialties that need   als because there is no out-of      Gordon, the 359th TTSB also
Reserve Training Center on Fort Gordon. Dixon, an                    health as a big deal, making            to constantly be filled.           pocket expense,” Smith said,        reaches out to post facilities
Aiken native, is a human resources specialist with the               sure nothing is wrong with                  “Medical readiness has         saying a visit to the private       normally designated for active
359th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade.                               us,” said Dixon. “While I am            become a big point of conten-      sector dentist could cost $150 to   duty servicemembers. With
                                                                                                             tion,” Forbes said. “The [359th]   $200. “The units win because        the May drill period begin-
                                                                                                             is an ‘always available unit,’     so many of their troops can         ning on a weekday, Cabasan
                                                                                                             meaning members always             be taken care of in a short         reserved a period of time
                                                                                                             have to be available to deploy.    period . . . we expect to see       for 359th Soldiers to receive
                                                                                                             We have missions that come         nearly 60 people today. The         immunization updates at the
                                                                                                             from our higher command - the      actions today save supervisors      Mark A. Connelly Health
                                                                                                             missions could be domestic or      the extra work of tracking          Clinic. Working with the 359th
                                                                                                             an overseas duty . . . and we      their servicemembers’ medical       to identify and screen Soldiers
                                                                                                             don’t know when Soldiers will      records. You walk in, complete      was Capt. Lauren Subroski,
                                                                                                             be selected.”                      the exam and within 72 hours,       the head nurse at Connelly.
                                                                                                                 Logistical Health Incor-       the results should be uploaded      Subroski said although most
                                                                                                             porated, a contracted dental       onto MEDPROS.”                      of the clinic’s patients are
                                                                                                             group, provided the on site care      One of the biggest chal-         students attending school at
                                                                                                             to the Soldiers. With a national   lenges for Army Reservists is       Ft. Gordon, treating visiting
                                                                                                             network of nearly 250,000          to be in compliance with the        servicemembers has become
                                                                                                             medical and dental providers,      Army’s medical standards.           an evolving task.
                                                                                                             LHI routinely sends out medi-      Sgt. Rosalie Cabasan, a unit            “We recognize a lot of our
                                                                                                             cal personnel to Reserve and       administrator with the 359th        Reservists and Guardsmen are
                                                                                                             Guard Armories and drill halls.    TTSB, regularly assists in          not located near Fort Gordon,”
                                                                                                             The outreach services relieve      helping Soldiers get immu-          said Subroski. “BRAC [Base
                                                                                                             units from the tedious challenge   nization updates or physical        Realignment and Closure] led
                                                                                                             of getting Soldiers medically      exams scheduled. Cabasan said       to the closing of Fort McPher-
                                                                                                             qualified in a timely manner,      getting Soldiers in compliance      son in Atlanta, a decision that
                                                                                                             said an LHI representative.        is no easy task.                    affected a number of service-
                                                                                                             On this date, Soldiers had their      “It’s difficult because of       members who regularly visited
                                                                                                             teeth x-rayed and received         distance,” Cabasan said. “Many      that post. Consequently, our
                                                                                                             a dental exam to screen out        of our Soldiers do not live         clinic tries to make services
                                                                                                                                                                                    easier to obtain.”
                                                                                                                                                                                        While helping finalize a
                                                                                                                                                                                    patient list with Cabasan,
                                                                                                                                                                                    Subroski learned a number
                                                                                                                                                                                    of the 359th soldiers had not
                                                                                                                                                                                    received a TDap (Tetanus-
                                                                                                                                                                                    diphtheria-pertussis) shot,
                                                                                                                                                                                    an immunization created to
                                                                                                                                                                                    combat the rise in the pertussis
                                                                                                                                                                                    (whooping cough) rate in the
                                                                                                                                                                                    United States. Encouraged
                                                                                                                                                                                    by officials representing the
                                                                                                                                                                                    Center of Disease Control to
                                                                                                                                                                                    dispense TDap shots, Subroski
                                                                                                                                                                                    used the list she and Cabasan
                                                                                                                                                                                    created to make certain most
                                                                                                                                                                                    of the Soldiers visiting the
                                                                                                                                                                                    clinic received the Tdap
                                                                                                                                                                                        Subroski said units that
                                                                                                                                                                                    maintain a good point of
                                                                                                                                                                                    contact can coordinate dates
                                                                                                                                                                                    for their visits and expect a
                                                                                                                                                                                    quick response.
                                                                                                                                                                                        “The service the clinic
                                                                                                                                                                                    gave us was big because our
                                                                                                                                                                                    Soldiers are always facing
                                                                                                                                                                                    mobilization,” said Cabasan.
                                                                                                                                                                                    “The list I provided in April
                                                                                                                                                                                    can also be used in July during
                                                                                                                                                                                    our annual training exercise
                                                                                                                                                                                        Forbes said that having
                                                                                                                                                                                    services rendered during battle
                                                                                                                                                                                    training assemblies is a huge
                                                                                                                                                                                    asset for his company.
10 • May 18, 2012 • The Signal                                                                                                                                       The Signal • April 20, 2012 • 11

Army awards health professions scholarships
Gini Sinclair                           medicine has helped finance the            school face an average debt of nearly
                                        education and training of thousands        $160,000, according to the Associa-
Army Medical Recruiting Brigade
                                        of health care professionals across        tion of American Medical Colleges.
                                                                                                                                "In a time of economic uncertainty, young
   During fiscal year 2011 the Army     the United States."                        Additionally, more than one-third            healthcare professionals should carefully con-
awarded health professions scholar-        For many students seeking a             of medical school graduates are
ships to 502 students, including 287    career in healthcare, the burden of        also burdened with undergraduate             sider their options before assuming significant
medical students and 127 dental         student loan debts and the process         educational loans.
students.                               of qualifying for a loan, are both            "Initially, I took the scholarship
                                                                                                                                debt to finance their education. Through the
   Those scholarships covered the       serious issues that keep them from         because of the money," said Col.             HPSP program, Army medicine has helped fi-
costs of more than $24 million in       pursuing advanced degrees.                 Christopher A. Dillon, MD, Adoles-
tuition alone. Currently more than         According to a study by the             cent Medicine Staff Physician, San           nance the education and training of thousands
1,100 medical students are attend-      Association of American Medical            Antonio Military Medical Center,
ing more than 150 schools, thanks       Colleges, annual tuition and fees at       San Antonio. "I never expected to
                                                                                                                                of health care professionals across the United
to the Army's Health Professions        state medical schools in 2010-2011         practice medicine in the Army 24             States.”
Scholarship Program.                    averaged approximately $25,000             years later. I have had the oppor-                                                                ~Col. Scott Dingle
   The F. Edward Herbert Army           for state residents and $48,000 for        tunity to tour the world, participate
Forces Health Professions Schol-        non-residents. At private schools,         in humanitarian missions, provide          be used at any accredited school in        special pay incentives.
arship Program, or HPSP, is avail-      tuition and fees averaged $42,000          medical care to our service mem-           the United States or Puerto Rico.              After graduation, medical pro-
able to help students finance their     for residents and $43,000 for non-         bers, local nationals and contract         Current scholarship students are at-       fessionals can be assigned to work
graduate medical, dental, veterinary    resident students. These figures           workers from around the world. I get       tending an extensive list of schools       in any of the eight Army medical
and clinical psychology degrees, as     do not include housing or living           to practice medicine the right way.        including Harvard, Vanderbilt and          centers, 27 medical department
well as select nursing and specialty    expenses.                                  I spend about 30 minutes with each         Duke.                                      activities or numerous clinics in the
degrees.                                   "The HPSP program alleviates            patient and get to give comprehen-            In addition, HPSP awardees in           United States, Europe, Korea, and
   "In a time of economic uncer-        many of the financial concerns," said      sive care for each visit."                 the Medical Corps and Dental Corps         Japan. Dental clinics are organized
tainty, young healthcare profession-    Maj. Carl Tadaki, general surgeon,            Army HPSP scholarship amounts           are eligible for a one-time $20,000        into five major centers with clinics
als should carefully consider their     Ireland Army Community Hospi-              vary by school and specialty. The          bonus.                                     in the United States, Europe, Korea
options before assuming significant     tal, Fort Knox, Ky. "It pays all the       program provides students with the            Upon graduation and entry to            and Japan. Currently, health pro-
debt to finance their education,"       tuition, all the books and a stipend       full cost of tuition, school-related       active duty as an officer, health care     fessionals in the U.S. Army serve
said Col. Scott Dingle, Medical         to live on. It alleviates most of the      fees and books, and a monthly              professionals receive increases in         a community of over 3.5 million
Recruiting Brigade commander.           financial burden that people incur."       stipend of $2,060 throughout the           salary and opportunities for a broad       Soldiers, retirees and their family
"Through the HPSP program, Army            Graduates who finance medical           school year. The scholarship can           range of residencies, fellowships and      members.

Microemulsion could allow vaccines to be stockpiled long-term
C. Todd Lopez                     a mixture of an oil and water      oxidation or other means."           surfactant works in addition       quickly like in the case of             "The Army can have this
Army News Service                 that requires high energy in-          Muderhwa has worked              to two pharmaceutically-           emulsions," he said. "But           vaccine to be distributed to
                                  put for its formulation. While     to develop an emulsion that          acceptable surfactants, Span       what I have found is that, if I     Soldiers and to the popula-
   At an Army medical lab         a vaccine is in storage, the       forms readily and sometimes          80 and Tween 60, in the mi-        add aluminum adjuvant com-          tion," he said. "I think the
in San Antonio, the observed      ingredients of the emulsion        spontaneously and that would         croemulsion.                       pounds, which are the only          future will be to make, for
stability of a recently con-      protect and preserve the "pro-     last longer by being thermo-            "The co-surfactant works        ones approved by the Food           example, a vaccine against
cocted "microemulsion"            tein antigen" portion of the       dynamically stable. One way          with the surfactants to reduce     and Drug Administration for         biological weapons. You can
could one day be key to the       vaccine, its active component.     to do that is with a microemul-      the surface tension to near        use in human vaccines like in-      make a vaccine containing
long-term stockpiling of im-         The emulsion also serves        sion. The particles of oil in the    zero," Muderhwa said. "In an       fluenza, and I mix that micro-      anthrax or containing neuro-
portant vaccines for distribu-    as a medium to deliver the         microemulsion are smaller            emulsion, the surface tension      emulsion with the aluminum          toxins, and stockpile them."
tion in case of disaster.         antigen into the body. Ad-         than in a regular emulsion.          is not zero. So the molecules      compounds, it is still stable".         Muderhwa's research
   Maj. Jean M. Muderhwa,         ditionally, the emulsion can           "When you have an emul-          repeal themselves with time           Thus, Muderhwa's concoc-         opens up new possibilities
a biochemist who serves as        help the antigen stick locally     sion of the oil-in-water type,       until they fail because of the     tion is the result of a composite   in vaccine research.
deputy director of the lab        inside the body for a longer       and you measure the particle         tension. So they give up. They     adjuvant formulation consist-           "In contrast to emulsions,
at the Department of Clini-       time. That gives the immune        size of the oil, you can make        fail to stay together for a long   ing of a microemulsion con-         microemulsions are thermo-
cal Investigation at Brooke       system of an individual or         those particles smaller and          time. In a microemulsion,          taining aluminum-adsorbed           dynamically stable and are
Army Medical Center, for-         patient more time to react to      smaller by adding a co-surfac-       since you are suppressing          model protein antigens and          easy to formulate," he said.
mulated the mixture which         the antigen.                       tant, such as a short chained        that interfacial tension, the      immunogenic agents, such as         "Also, given their larger in-
appears robust for both lon-         But emulsions can separate      alcohol, for example, isopro-        particles stick closer to one      microbial cell components,          terfacial area, i.e., large sur-
gevity and temperature varia-     due to time and temperature        panol or pentanol," he said.         another. "                         for example monophosphyl            face-to-volume ratio, these
tions.                            changes. When that happens         "By doing that, you ensure              A vaccine, however, is not      lipid A. Muderhwa used both         dispersions will provide the
   The compound was stored        to vaccines in storage they        the flexibility of the interfacial   simply oil, water, surfactants     aluminum hydroxide and              opportunity to study the ef-
at both room temperature and      may have to be destroyed,          layer leading to decreased           and in the case of Muderhwa's      aluminum phosphate in his           fect of increasing the surface
in the refrigerator with equal    Muderhwa said. Finding an          interfacial tension to nearly        compound, the co-surfactant        compound.                           area increase on the immune
results. "They have been          emulsion that is more robust is    zero. The result is a transpar-      glycerol. A vaccine must also         Just how long will the com-      response."
stable for eight months; so       important to creating vaccines     ent solution. And this solution      contain its active component,      ponents of the microemulsion            Right now, though, the
storing at room temperature       that can be shelf-stable for       is thermodynamically stable."        the protein antigen, and also      stay emulsified? It's been less     work is still in the experi-
does not hurt," he said.          longer periods of time.                In Muderhwa's microemul-         sometimes adjuvants such           than a year at this point, but      mental stages, he said, and
   Muderhwa recently pre-            "If you make an emul-           sion, he didn't use isopropanol      as aluminum hydroxide and          Muderhwa thinks the micro-          it could be some time before
sented his findings at the an-    sion containing the vaccine,       or pentanol because of its tox-      aluminum phosphate. While          emulsion he's put together          there is benefit to the Army.
nual meeting of the American      the emulsion only lasts a          icity if administered internally     Muderhwa saw that the mi-          in his lab could be stable for          "This is just a formulation
Society for Biochemistry and      few weeks or few months,"          and because of its effect of         croemulsion he'd created was       a long, long time. "I think         to be used to test on mice.
Molecular Biology.                Muderhwa said. "When they          destabilizing the system with        stable, he'd also need to add      years. Ten or fifteen or twenty     If it works in mice, I will
   Some vaccines are created      separate, the components           time. Instead, he used glycerol      the additional important com-      years," he said.                    have to apply for an inves-
in the form of an emulsion,       begin to degrade; either by        as the "co-surfactant." A co-        ponents to make it a vaccine.         Longer stability for a vac-      tigational new drug with the
                                                                                                             "Microemulsions are very        cine means that large amounts       FDA, to allow me to start
                                                                                                          sensitive to change in com-        of vaccines could be manu-          clinical trials in humans," he
                                                                                                          position. If you add an extra      factured and stored for emer-       said. "It's a long process that
                                                                                                          compound, they also separate       gency use.                          will take time."

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May 2012: Directorate of Emergency Services Report
Date	 										CIV/Rank										Name	 	               	        Unit	       	         Offense	              	      Location	of	Offense

17-Apr-12	       Pfc.	 ANDERSON,	SALVATORE	M.	 A/63rd	 	         SPEEDING	44/25	                                    AVE	OF	THE	STATES/GATE	5
23-Apr-12	       Spc.	 BAIN,	SCOTT	L.	       	     A/	67th		     SPEEDING	52/40	                                    N	RANGE	RD
		9-Feb-12	      CIV	 BELLINGER,	JEANETTE	B.	 N/A	 	             SPEEDING	59/40	                                    N	RANGE	RD/	VET	CLINIC
14-Apr-12	       Sgt.	 BLEES,	JEFFREY	M.	 	        A/551st		     SPEEDING	64/45	                                    CONTROL	LAKES/RANGE	RD
22-Apr-12	       Pvt.	 BROWN,	ANANTASIA	M.	        1214th	 	     SPEEDING	41/25	                                    CHAMBERLAIN	/BRANT	HALL
26-Feb-12	       CIV	 BROWN,	ERIKA	L.	 	           N/A	 	        SPEEDING	38/25	                                    BRAINARD	RD
		3-Feb-12	      CIV	 BROWN,	FRANCINE	 	           N/A	 	        SPEEDING	28/20	                                    42ND/BRAINARD
29-Feb-12	       CIV	 BURLEY,	SYLVIA	        	     N/A	 	        SPEEDING	42/25	                                    AVE	OF	THE	STATES
23-Apr-12	       Spc.	 CABRERA,	JESSE	M.	 	        HQ/63rd	      SPEEDING	50/40	                                    N	RANGE	RD
13-Apr-12	       Spc.	 CALVIN,	NATHANIEL	J.	       B/67th	 	     SPEEDING	49/40	                                    RANGE	RD
12-Feb-12	       CIV	 CARWELL,	FAYE	         	     N/A	 	        SPEEDING	36/25	                                    AVE	OF	THE	STATES
12-Feb-12	       CIV	 COOPER,	RUTH	          	     N/A	 	        SPEEDING	36/25	                                    AVE	OF	THE	STATES
29-Feb-12	       CIV	 COPELAND,	ANTONIO	           N/A	 	        SPEEDING	43/30	                                    36TH	ST
12-Feb-12	       CIV	 COWART,	DUSTIN	C.	 	         N/A	 	        SPEEDING	47/25	                                    BRAINARD	RD
24-Apr-12	       Spc.	 DAIGLE,	TYLER	J.	 	         C/DDEAMC	 SPEEDING	32/15	                                        GORDON	TERRACE/BRAINARD
17-Feb-12	       CIV	 DAVILA,	CHASITY	R.		         N/A	 	        SPEEDING	36/25	                                    RICE	RD
		8-Feb-12	      CIV	 DAVIS,	SHEENA	H.	 	          N/A	 	        SPEEDING	33/20	                                    BRAINARD/SCHOOL	ZONE
24-Apr-12	       Spc.	 DRAUSZEWSKI,	PAUL	M.	 A/WTB		             SPEEDING	42/25	                                    22ND/CHAMBERLAIN	AVE
14-Apr-12	       PO3	 DURRETT,	MATTHEW	R.	         Navy	Trng	DET	SPEEDING	66/45	                                    RANGE	RD
		8-Feb-12	      CIV	 ELAM,	VICTORIA	E.	 	         N/A	 	        SPEEDING	44/25	                                    CHAMBERLAIN	AVE
16-Apr-12	       Pfc	      ETHERTON,	CHRISTIAN	M.	 707th	MI	     SPEEDING	45/30	                                    3RD	AVE/28TH	ST
24-Apr-12	       PO2	 EVANS,	GRANT	E.	 	           NAVICOM	      SPEEDING	29/15	                                    GORDON	TERRACE/BRAINARD
22-Apr-12	       Lt	Col	 FABRIZO,	ANDREW	 	        A/DDEAMC	 SPEEDING	46/35	                                        CHAMBERLAIN	AVE
		7-Feb-12	      CIV	 FEW,	RICHARD	          	     N/A	 	        SPEEDING	35/25	                                    RICE	RD
16-Apr-12	       Spc	      FITCHETT,	ROBERT	 	     518th	TIN	    SPEEDING	51/40	                                    N	RANGE	RD
12-Apr-12							Staff	Sgt.	FLEMMING,	YASHENNA	R.	 297th	MI	      SPEEDING	42/30	                                    3RD	AVE/28TH	ST
10-Feb-12	       CIV	 FRANZ,	BRICE	          	     N/A	 	        SPEEDING	35/25	                                    RICE	RD
29-Feb-12	       CIV	 GILLEN,	KEVIN	         	     N/A	 	        SPEEDING	36/25	                                    36TH	ST
21-Feb-12	       CIV	 GOODLETT,	BRIAN	 	           N/A	 	        SPEEDING	43/25	                                    AVE	OF	THE	STATES
11-Apr-12	       Airman	HAWKINS,	KELLEN	 	         31st	IS	 	    SPEEDING	41/30	                                    3RD	AVE/28TH	ST
12-Feb-12	       CIV	 HICKS,	KRISTINA		 	          N/A	 	        SPEEDING	35/25	                                    RICE	RD
		4-Feb-12	      CIV	 HILL,	CASANDRA	K.	 	         N/A	 	        SPEEDING	36/25	                                    RICE	RD
		7-Feb-12	      CIV	 HULL,	DORENE	          	     N/A	 	        SPEEDING	35/25	                                    RICE	RD
		8-Feb-12	      CIV	 INGRAO,	ANTHONY	 	           N/A	 	        SPEEDING	46/25	                                    CHAMBERLAIN	AVE
14-Apr-12	       Pfc	      JIMINEZ,	JOSE	A.	 	     B/67th	 	     SPEEDING	44/35	                                    CHAMBERLAIN	AVE
23-Apr-12	       Sgt	      JOHNSON,	JASMAINE	D.	   C/63rd	 	     SPEEDING	58/40	                                    OLIVE	TERRACE/N	RANGE	RD
10-Feb-12	       CIV	 KING,	JESSICA	         	     N/A	 	        SPEEDING	37/25	                                    RICE	RD
19-Nov-11	       CIV	 LYLES,	LINDSEY	M.	 	         N/A	 	        SPEEDING	35/25	                                    RICE	RD/LIBRARY
23-Dec-11	       CIV	 MCLEAN,	LARRY	         	     N/A	 	        SPEEDING	38/25	                                    CHAMBERLAIN/GATE	1
13-Dec-11	       CIV	 MCMILLAN,	GARY	J.		          N/A	 	        SPEEDING	38/25	                                    RICE	RD/BARTON	FIELD
		4-Feb-12	      CIV	 MIRZA,	WAJAHAT	H.		          N/A	 	        SPEEDING	48/35	                                    CHAMBERLAIN	AVE
27-Feb-12	       CIV	 MOORE,	ALONZA	JR.		          N/A	 	        SPEEDING	45/35	                                    CHAMBERLAIN	AVE
13-Apr-12	       Capt	 MOSE,	STEPHEN	L.	 	         HQ/A	73rd	    SPEEDING	43/25	                                    21ST/	CHAMBERLAIN	AVE
17-Feb-12	       CIV	 MURRAY,	VERESA	 	            N/A	 	        SPEEDING	50/35	                                    15TH	ST
		4-Feb-12	      CIV	 NELSON,	SHANA	R.	 	          N/A	 	        SPEEDING	47/35	                                    19TH	ST
		4-Feb-12	      CIV	 NORMAN,	RALPH	L.	 	          N/A	 	        SPEEDING	47/35	                                    19TH	ST
29-Mar-12	       Capt	 OLIVER,	DAVID	L.	 	         A/DDEAMC	 SPEEDING	46/25	                                        CHAMBERLAIN	AVE/GATE	1
22-Feb-12	       CIV	 PETIT,	DENNIS	E.	      	     N/A	 	        SPEEDING	46/30	                                    N	RANGE	RD
20-Apr-12	       Capt	 PORTER,	LARRY	T.	 	         442nd	 	      SPEEDING	42/25	                                    22ND/CHAMBERLAIN	AVE
23-Apr-12	Sgt.	1st	ClassREED,	JASON	H.	      	     HHC/67th	     SPEEDING	61/45	                                    RANGE	#1/RANGE	ROAD
21-Feb-12	       CIV	 RODGERS,	MUNCIE	 	           N/A	 	        SPEEDING	38/25	                                    AVE	OF	THE	STATES
15-Feb-12	       CIV	 SAPP,	KIM	        	    	     N/A	 	        SPEEDING	36/25	                                    RICE	RD
14-Apr-12	       Pvt	      SCHROEDER,	ISAAC	 	     C/67th	 	     SPEEDING	27/15	                                    BRAINARD/HILL
20-Apr-12						Staff	Sgt.	 SCHULTE,	RICHARD	N.	    C/WTB		       SPEEDING	46/35	                                    8TH	AVE/19TH	ST
		4-Feb-12	      CIV	 SHEPHERD,	KILISA	 	          N/A	 	        SPEEDING	50/35	                                    CHAMBERLAIN	AVE
28-Feb-12	       CIV	 SUBER,	ABLE		          	     N/A	 	        SPEEDING	48/30	                                    N	RANGE	RD
		3-Feb-12	      CIV	 THOMPSON,	MIRIAM	A.	         N/A	 	        SPEEDING	36/25	                                    RICE	RD/BARNES
25-Feb-12	       CIV	 VANTASSEL,	JASON	 		         N/A	 	        SPEEDING	36/25	                                    AVE	OF	THE	STATES
12-Apr-12	       Pfc	      VIAUD,	KIRBY	O.	  DET@MTM	4th	MI	 SPEEDING	35/25	                                        RICE/N	RICE
12-Feb-12	       CIV	 WINDSOR,	CASSANDRA	H.	 N/A	 	              SPEEDING	46/35	                                    AVE	OF	THE	STATES
18-Feb-12	       CIV	 XU,	YUNBO	 	           	     N/A	 	        SPEEDING	46/25	                                    AVE	OF	THE	STATES
		8-Dec-11	      CIV	 XU,	YUNBO	 	           	     N/A	 	        SPEEDING	40/25	                                    RICE	RD/LIBRARY

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information	 are	 all	 just	        also	looking	out	for	military	       to	Expresses	as	well.                    becoming	 more	 prev-                        identical.	                                    price	 matching	 policy	 as	
a	 click	 away	 through	 the	       families’	 literal	 “bottom	            “A	strong	mind	and	body	              a l e n t 	 a s 	 s h o p p i n g	               “We	even	offer	a	14-day	                   well	 as	 exceptions	 can	
Exchange’s	“Operation	Be	           lines”	 with	 healthy	 eating	       are	 important	 to	 military	            tools,	 price	 matching	                     price	 guarantee	 on	 any	                     be	 found	 at	 http://www.
Fit”	 website.	        options.	 Charley’s	 Steak-          members	 and	 their	 fami-               is 	 b eco min g 	 in cr eas -               item	originally	purchased	           
offers	tips	for	all	members	        ery,	 Taco	 Bell	 and	 other	        lies,”	said	Davenport.	“The	             ingly	popular.	With	this	                    f r o m 	 t h e 	 E x c h a n g e , ”	         CustomerService/price-
of	the	family,	from	novice	         Exchange	 restaurants	 have	         Fort	 Gordon	 Exchange’s	                in	 mind,	 the	 Army	 &	                     s a i d 	 t h e 	 F o r t 	 G o r d o n	       Match.htm.
to	expert.		                        a	 wide	 array	 of	 nutritional	     healthy	 options	 are	 the	              A i r 	 F o r c e 	 E x c h a n g e	         Exchange’s	 Main	 Store	
   “Providing	 fitness	 and	        facts	 available	 for	 diners	       perfect	supplement	for	both	             Service’s	 “We’ll	 Match	                    Manager,	 Sheila	 Miller.	
nutritional	 information	 is	       to	 review	 to	 ensure	 they’re	     conditioning	efforts.”