Contributions Sought for ‘Thank You’ Video

Fort Lee community members are invited to record a “thank you” video message for essential personnel, on- or off-post, who continue to serve in support of us all during the COVID-19 pandemic. The service they provide allows us to continue the mission of defending the nation.

Being as creative as you like, record a short video (up to 15 seconds) that captures your message of appreciation. Attach the video as a reply to the message highlighting the video project that has been posted to www.facebook.com/ArmyFortLee. The best videos will be included in a compilation that will be shared across Fort Lee and with our partners in the surrounding communities.

For questions about the project, contact Susan Garling at susan.n.garling.civ@mail.mil or 804-735-3463.

 

AWC Hosting 21-Day Challenge

Fort Lee community members can participate in a 21-Day Challenge at their home or office. The activity is being hosted by the Army Wellness Center. While the challenge began April 20, signups remain open. 

AWC encourages community members during this period to prioritize individual health and wellness. The challenge is point based, and a scorecard will be sent to those interested to assist in the daily tracking of healthy activities. The person with the most points at the end of 21 days will receive useful health education items from the AWC.

For more information, email vanessa.n.scales.ctr@mail.mil.

 

Red Cross Offers Mental Health Course

The American Red Cross is offering a free online course entitled “Mental Health First Aid for COVID-19.”

The instructional goals are to help build resilience and support all through this crisis period by reviewing basic principles of providing psychological first aid. The class includes topics on how to recognize and manage individual stress and lend support to family members, friends and coworkers.

To take the course, visitwww.redcross.org/take-a-class/classes/mental-health-first-aid-for-covid-19-online/a6R3o0000014ZIg.html .

Tutor.com Expands Military Family Eligibility

To help alleviate the academic stress that may be experienced by military families due to COVID-19 disruptions, the DOD has temporarily expanded eligibility for more military-related individuals at no cost for Tutor.com.

The program provides on-demand academic support 24/7 online in more than 100 subjects for grades kindergarten through college.With the expansion, online tutoring and homework help is available to any adult or child in a DOD Civilian or active duty, National Guard, Reserve or Wounded Warrior military family. Those who are newly eligible, should create an account at tutor.com/military, and others with continued eligibility should use their existing account.

For more information, visit www.tutor.com/military/eligibility or emailmilitarysupport@tutor.com.

Exchange Extends Return Policy

For authorized shoppers who need to make a return but are hesitant to visit a store during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service is extending its return policy. Purchases made since March 16 are eligible for returns through July 1.

The policy applies only to items purchased in brick-and-mortar Exchanges. Items ordered online can be mailed back and are not covered in the return policy.

Extensive preventive measures have been implemented at its facilities, but the Exchange understands some shoppers prefer not to visit a store at this time.

FMWR Launches Life at Lee Bingo

Fort Lee Family and MWR has launched Life at Lee Bingo for community members.

To play this fun online activity, download a Bingo card at lee.armymwr.com. Once completed, participants can take a photo and post it to their Instagram page – or they can direct message to FMWR on Facebook or Instagram – making sure to tag it with @FortLeeFMWR. Every Wednesday, the agency will randomly select people to win a fandana that doubles as a face covering. Participants must be at least 18 years and a DOD ID cardholder to win.

For more information, visit lee.armymwr.com/promos/life-at-lee-bingo.

Request Removal of Stinging Insect Nests

With the warmer spring weather, Fort Lee housing residents and installation building managers may require the removal of wasp, bee and other insect nests found in loft spaces, high overhangs, window frames, garages, sheds and other less frequented places.

For assistance within family housing, call 804-733-1558, 888-547-2041 or put in a service order at www.fortleefamilyhousing.com. For administrative buildings on post, call the Service Order Desk at 804-451-1914.