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Celebrating High School Seniors in the Fort Lee Community

Celebrating the Go Anywhere, Do Anything Resilient Spirit of the Military Child.

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Fort Lee Traveller 2010 Holiday Guide.

Over the last two years, Jennifer Pittard has put in over 2,800 volunteer hours helping other Army spouses. She’s in the Army Community Services office so much people assume she’s a paid employee, but she says, “That’s just where my heart is – working with Army families.”

Deanne Polanin knows how to handle the home front. She’s gained that knowledge through years of solo parenting during her husband Joseph’s long Navy career. The explosive ordinance commander has spent at least 10 deployments including two 12 months in duration and constant travel overseas an…

Tara Campbell grew up with a mother who had been a Navy nurse and a father in the reserves with Naval Special Warfare, but she still tries to learn as much as she can about her husband’s role in the Navy and what she can do to support him. Married to LS1 Benjamin Campbell who is stationed ab…

New York native and 20-year Air Force veteran Vitto Iuliano believes in helping others. Before retiring two years ago, his last tour of duty was as a first sergeant. “I love to talk to people and I love to help people,” he said. “I’m a people person.”

Over the last year, Jennifer Pittard has put in over 2,800 volunteer hours helping other Army spouses. She’s in the Army Community Services office so much people assume she’s a paid employee, but she says, “That’s just where my heart is – working with Army families.”

To the casual observer military spouses may appear to fit a stereotype. Married to service members, they’ve all had their fair share of hails and farewells, coping with separation and overcoming challenges. Most could relate similar stories about solo parenting, missed holidays and special e…

Although Michelle Burns doesn’t get paid, she puts in a 40-hour work week. The wife of STG3 Bob Burns Jr., a sonar technician aboard USS Ramage, Michelle is the ship’s family readiness group president.

“Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.” ~ Rollo May

April Kumley • ATC William Kumley, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower

When Navy wife Keri Peko co-founded an autism support center in Chesapeake 2005, her goal was to share with others the map she’d made after years of trying to navigate the maze of services for her own special needs child. Her paycheck consisted of coffee, M&Ms and the satisfaction of hel…

Brenda Lee Crawley grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas, but until she met her husband, she didn’t know anything about the Navy or the base there. Married for seven years to Logistics Support Second Class William Crawly, Brenda Lee is also mother to 4-year-old Hannah and 6-year-old Henry.

I want to live in TV Land. I want to survive a hostage takeover looking like I just walked out of the salon. I want to awake from a coma with perfectly applied lipstick.

Junko Pilch was born in a Navy family, spent a decade as an Air Force officer and is now a military spouse raising a new generation of military kids. Junko is the wife of Air Force Lt. Col. Lansing Pilch, the former commanding officer of the 27th Fighter Squadron at Langley Air Force Base.

Deanne Polanin knows how to handle the home front. She’s gained that knowledge through years of solo parenting during her husband Joseph’s long Navy career. The explosive ordinance commander has spent at least 10 deployments including two 12 months in duration and constant travel overseas an…

When California native Kathleen Zepeda married Al, the boy next door, she never imagined she’d spend the next 17 ½ years in an East Coast Navy town. Kathleen says her childhood friend surprised everyone by joining the Navy and only shared the news the day he signed the papers. After boot cam…

Vivian Greentree’s husband of eight years, Navy Lt. Cmdr. (select) Michael Greentree, has been away from home for a long time. Stationed in Japan for an unaccompanied one year tour, he was only home for two months before volunteering for 10 months in Iraq. The Navy Flight Officer is currentl…

1. Lists Fort Lee Duke's Welcome Center and Welcome Center in two entries. I think one is probably enough for that list.

Some say the hardest job in the military belongs to the military spouse. Our military spouses are unsung heroes who maintain the home-front during lengthy deployments, selflessly give back to their communities through volunteer work, and provide moral support for their loved ones serving at …