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First Day of School


It’s that time of the year again…back to school… and schools around the division rolled out “the welcome mat” for the big day! The school division welcomed nearly 70,000 students for the first day of school. At John B. Dey Elementary, the first day of school is always an exciting one but this one was made even more special as More than 20 soldiers from Fort Story helped make the day run a little smoother for both students and staff. The soldiers are from the 11th Transportation Battalion helped teachers and students for the entire week. The school has been partnering with Fort Story for more than 15 years and according to Lee Capwell, Principal at John B. Dey Elementary,

“It has been a great partnership that we have with Fort Story and continually we can rely on the soldiers to come through for us during the beginning of the year and it’s just wonderful.”


The 11th Transportation Battalion, commanded by Lt. Col. Karl Linderman, consists of over 850 Soldiers who practice 27 different military occupational specialties in Seaport Operations Companies, an Inland Cargo Transfer Company, a Headquarters Detachment, a Harbormaster Detachment, and an Automated Cargo Documentation Detachment in support of the 7th Sustainment Brigade.


Photography by Craig McClure



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Taken on September 3, 2012