Easter Sunrise Service Set for April 21

        Chaplain (Maj.) Nathan Witham, Army Logistics University chaplain, will be the featured speaker at Fort Lee’s Easter Sunrise Service April 21, 7-8 a.m., at Williams Stadium. The worship event is open to the public and all religious denominations are invited.

        The theme of the service will be “He Lives.” Music will be provided by a 392nd Army Band brass quintet and the Fort Lee Chapel Choirs. The designated offering will go to the Fort Lee Rock Solid Youth Ministry to assist in their programming and other mentoring activities. After the service, guests are invited to a continental breakfast at the event site.

        The alternate inclement weather location for the Sunrise Service is the Lee Theater, Mahone Avenue.


Lee to Recognize Community Volunteers

Fort Lee’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Reception is set for April 18, 2-3:30 p.m., at Liberty Chapel, corner of Mahone and C avenues.

The event will recognize volunteers and the organizations who support them. Certificates will be presented to people who have achieved gold and lifetime levels of volunteer service in 2018.

For details, call Susan Loden at 804-734-9693.


Purple Up Day Features Free Treats for Kids

Children who wear purple while visiting any Army and Air Force Exchange Service restaurant April 13 will receive a free treat.

The Exchange is celebrating Purple Up Day, a worldwide acknowledgement of the strength and sacrifice of military children during the Month of the Military Child. The offer is for any military dependent 18 years of age or younger while supplies last.

For additional details, call 804-862-4542.

VHM Premieres ‘Battle of the Bulge’

The Virginia War Memorial will premiere the film “Battle of the Bulge” April 11, 6:30 p.m., at 621 South Belvidere St., Richmond.

The film documents the struggles Virginia veterans encountered during this last major German offensive on the Western Front in December 1944. Pre-registration is required by visiting vawarmemorial.org/BOTB by April 5.

For directions and VWM information, visit www.vawarmemorial.org.

Exchange Rolls Out Contests for Kids

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service and its vendor partners are sponsoring 11 sweepstakes featuring more than $20,000 in prizes to honor military kids during the Month of the Military Child.

The prizes include $10,000 in scholarships. Parents can text “PURPLE” TO 89884 through April 30 for a chance to win one $5,000 grand prize and one of five $1,000 first prizes. For a list of all MOMC sweepstakes and how to enter any of the other nine contests through April 30 visit the Exchange Hub page on shopmyexchange.com. No purchase is necessary to enter or win.


Signup Underway for CISM Military Games

All-Army Sports is seeking track and field athletes to compete in the International Military Sports Council World Games set for China in October. 

U.S. Armed Forces will compete against the military of other countries. Primary considerations will be the 2016 Trial “A” standard with the CISM “B” standard also being considered for the team. View the standards at www.armymwr.com/programs-and-services/sports-and-fitness/all-army-sports.

The deadline to apply is April 15 through the Army FMWR web address noted above.