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The holiday season is a joyous and magical time of year. Enveloped by traditions, they are a time of thanksgiving with friends and families and visits with dear ones near and far. They are a time filled with love, gifts, … Continue reading
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The Installation Management Command has the best workforce we have seen in each of our 30-plus years of service. At every installation, base and depot we visit, we are impressed by the spirit, energy and teamwork exhibited by the IMCOM … Continue reading
For 130 years, our Nation has celebrated Labor Day, the “workingmen’s holiday” as it was referred to in the 1800s. Labor Day celebrates the social and economic achievements of great American workers, like you, whose initiative, drive, and determination made … Continue reading
FORT A.P. HILL, Va. – Following In the interest of doing more with less, the garrison here recently leveraged training for Army engineers from Fort Knox, Ky., to expand Fort A.P. Hill’s ability to train Soldiers on locating buried explosive … Continue reading
- High efficient LED site lighting that is dark skies compliant, minimizing light pollution to surrounding areas and innovative stormwater management on site. “This is all part of the Army‟s holistic Net Zero approach which increases our ability to achieve the larger goal of sustainable installations,” Haefner said.
Installations reach net zero through five interrelated steps of reduction; repurposing; recycling and composting; energy recovery; and disposal.
As the Army conducts an extremely complex process of managing the business of living, working and training on installations, use and production of resources must balance so there‟s no over consumption or waste, Haefner said.
“The most exciting part of the Army Net Zero vision is this: we all have a part to play in it,” Haefner added. “This Reserve Center is one of those projects with vision. Capital energy projects are few and far between, but it is the drive of the customer, in this case, the U.S. Army Reserve, who wished to take a lead role in Net Zero initiatives are a part of this strong desire towards sustainable installations. They have taken up the challenge, Fort A.P. Hill will help them realize it, the Corps of Engineers will manage the project, Charpie will design it and Korte will build it.”
During the ceremony, Tom Lyerla, Korte project executive, and Mike Roach of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers joined Haefner with gold shovels to break ground for the center. “Fort A.P. Hill is proud of all her training facilities and flexibility which she provides for almost 100,000 Warriors who train here every year. This center … upholds that motto to provide „The Best Training and Support—Anywhere,‟” Haefner said. Continue reading
The remaining 415 Army junior cadets continue in their Army Strong efforts to stay in the game and finish what they started as they grow in confidence and leadership during the six-day camp adventure. The typical daily routine for JCLC attendants consists of a 5:30am wake up call, movement to breakfast and/or chapel at 6:30am, with strength, confidence and leadership training beginning as early as 8am, and continuing throughout the day. Some of the camp activities consist of marksmanship, rope bridge, first aid, land navigation, rappel/confidence course, and leader’s reaction course. Continue reading
The first Englishman to see the land that would be Caroline County was Captain
John Smith during his explorations of the Tidewater between 1607 and 1609. According to
Smith’s 1624 account of Virginia, forty-three tribes inhabited the area. Thirty of these tribes
were united within the Powhatan Confederacy. Their territory ranged from south of the
Potomac River to the Falls, including areas along the Rappahannock River (Roundtree 1989:
17). For nearly 40 years, the Pamunky tribe, the most powerful of the Powhatan
Confederacy in the vicinity, blocked attempts to settle along the Rappahannock and interior
land that would one day be Caroline County.
As settlement radiated beyond Jamestown, plantations were built along the James
and Potomac Rivers. Initially, a treaty in 1646 with Necotowance prohibited settlement from
the Wicomico River to the Rappahannock; however, the Act of September 1, 1649 by the
Virginia General Assembly resulted in opening the territory to settlers. The first recorded
land transfer in the area was conducted between Accopatough, the Rappahannock Chief,
and Moore Fauntleroy in 1651. Fauntleroy purchased lands situated in two necks on the
north side of Rappahannock Creek to the bounds of the Potomac River. Soon afterward in
1652, land was acquired by Colonel John Catlett I and his half brother Ralph Rowzee in the
area that is now Port Royal (Fall 1982:4). Over the next several decades, area residents
participated in building the agrarian economy that would power Virginia and the South
through the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Caroline County was formed from portions of Essex, King and Queen, and King
William counties in 1727. Encompassing 529 square miles, the county was named for Queen
Caroline, King George the second’s wife (Gray 1985:12) Similar to other tidewater counties
of Colonial Virginia, the raising, harvesting, processing, and shipping of tobacco dominated
commerce. Warehouses and docks at what would become Port Royal facilitated the brisk
tobacco trade, making the small port town a focal point of commerce throughout the
eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Corn, peas, wheat, and other grains were exported in
much smaller quantities from the county’s rich soil. Imports from England such as finished
textiles, ceramics, glassware, and exotic cargo like thoroughbred horses were off-loaded at
the docks located at the present-day town of Port Royal (Fall 1982:195-217). Continue reading
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III shares his Army Birthday message with Soldiers and their families around the world.
Sign up for the Run/Walk/Bike/Swim/Exercise to Rome program at Fort A.P. Hill Community Activities Center, Building 106. It will run until 16 September, 2011. Total mileage to Rome is 4,619. Please submit this entry form to the Community Activities Center, … Continue reading