FORT A.P. HILL, Va. — Fort A.P. Hill values the relationships it shares with community leaders, organizations and residents in its surrounding communities. The post is also proud of its employees who support the estimated 100,000 Warriors it trains annually. In October, Fort A.P. Hill will extend an opportunity to its neighbors to step into the shoes of its employees, the daily heroes who uphold the commitment of providing “the best training and support—anywhere.”
Fort A.P. Hill will pilot a Citizen’s Academy, created for its neighbors in surrounding localities. The academy will be Saturdays, Oct. 1, 8 and 22 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The first day will be focused on the post’s environmental program which will include activities such as collecting biological data on forest and stand conditions while learning about the process for conducting prescribed burns to prevent wildfires. The following Saturday, they will step into the boots of Warriors who train here, as they learn about unit scheduling, observe noise modeling and participate in a simulated weapons training at the Gaming Lab. On day 3, they will meet the post’s police and firefighters; participate in a scenario at the Fire Training Center; and become decision makers during a tabletop exercise related to a scenario in their own community.
At the conclusion of the course, the participants will present a joint project with the goal of synthesizing the information they have learned throughout the course. At the conclusion of this project, the participants will become official graduates of the academy and receive a certificate of appreciation/participation from the installation. A graduation will be held in conjunction with an Installation-Community Council meeting, Oct. 27.
Fort A.P. Hill is looking for business, civic, community leaders, citizens and employees in
surrounding communities (Caroline, Essex, Spotsylvania, King George counties; Towns of Bowling Green, Port Royal and Tappahannock; and City of Fredericksburg). Participants must be 18 years or older and attend every class to graduate.
To apply, provide the following information to the Fort A.P. Hill Public Affairs Office
via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax at (804) 633-8105 by Aug. 31, 2011:
• Contact information (First and last name, address, phone number, e-mail address)
• Date of birth
• Do you live or work in any of the following: Caroline, Essex, Spotsylvania, King George counties, Town of Bowling Green and Town of Port Royal, Town of Tappahannock; City of Fredericksburg? If so, where do you live/work?
• Personal History–Tell us about your interests, accomplishments, community involvement, and memberships with organizations.
• Why do you want to participate in the Fort A.P. Hill Citizen’s Academy?
• What do you hope to learn as a participant in the Citizen’s Academy?
• How did you hear about the Fort A.P. Hill Citizen’s Academy?
For more information, contact the Fort A.P. Hill Public Affairs Office at (804) 633-8324/8120.