Virtual Pre-Retirement Seminar Set for Aug. 28

A virtual pre-retirement seminar for military members who are within 12-24 months of separation from service will be presented Aug. 28, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. No registration is necessary, however, those interested in participating should immediately contact the Retirement Services Office (usarmy.lee-rso@mail.mil or 804-734-6973) for the event link.

The free seminar will cover a variety of post-military-career topics. Spouses of separating military members are welcome. Early pre-retirement planning is essential to a smooth transition out of the service and understanding the full range of veteran benefits and entitlements. This is the last seminar for 2020.

New A Ave. Gate Hours Go into Effect Today

The new A Avenue Gate hours, effective today, will be 5 a.m. - 6 p.m. to facilitate school bus operations. The change also will facilitate parents and students attending Prince George County School orientations.

The gate will remain closed on weekends until the installation returns to HPCON-Bravo. Updates will be posted to www.facebook.com/ArmyFortLee.

Kenner Facilities Will Be Closed on Labor Day

Kenner Army Health Clinic and Troop Medical Clinics 1 and 2 will be open with normal business hours for patient care on the Sept. 4 military training holiday. All clinics and services will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Sept 7.

To schedule appointments, call 1-866-533-5242. To request an authorization to visit an urgent care center, call the nurse advice line at 1-800-TRICARE and choose option 1. For medical emergencies, dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

 

Run for Fallen Will Be Virtual

Community members on- and off-post are invited to take part in a virtual Run for the Fallen event Sept. 12-13.

The online observance hosted by ACS Survivor Outreach Services will honor fallen heroes and their family members and friends who survive them. Participants can run or walk during the two days where they live or along a 5K route on post featuring photographs of fallen military service members on display. Race bibs, a run route map and other details are available at lee.armymwr.com/programs/virtualrunforthefallen. To submit a photograph of a fallen military member for display, email the image to fortleerunforthefallen@gmail.com by Aug. 31. 

A command group leader and Gold Star Father Robert Fitzgerald will kick off the event with remarks Sept. 12, 10 a.m. To view the ceremony and find other information, visit www.facebook.com/events/326475065166801

 

CYS Seeks Volunteer Youth Sports Coaches

Volunteer coaches are needed for various fall sports leagues offered by the Family and MWR Child and Youth Service program.

Those interested in coaching youth, ages 3 and older, can become certified to do so even if they have never played or coached before.

For further details, email fortleeyouthsports@gmail.com or call 804-765-3852.

 

PG Schedules School Orientations

Prince George County Public Schools has scheduled virtual and in-person school orientations Sept 1-3.

Parents who have registered their children for school should receive notification of the times, virtual conferencing links or in-person appointments. The general schedule is as follows: Sept 1, 8th-12th grades (virtual); Sept. 2, Pre-K (in-person and virtual) and 6th-7th grades (virtual); Sept. 2-3, Kindergarten (in-person and virtual); and Sept. 3, lst-5th grades (virtual).

For more information, visit www.pgs.k12.va.us.

 

Post to Conduct 9/11 Commemoration

A 9/11 Memorial Service will be held at Liberty Chapel Sept. 11, 11: 45 a.m. The ceremony also will be livestreamed on the Religious Support Office Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FortLeeReligiousActivities. The event coordinator is Chaplain (Maj.) Mike Keifman at 804-734-7290.

Signup Underway for Annual G.I. Jane Challenge

The G.I. Jane Challenge – a one-day outdoor competition for women with skeet shooting, mountain biking and rock wall climbing – is scheduled for Sept. 26, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., starting at Outdoor Recreation, building 15014, 5th Street.

This competition is open to military members and their spouses, government civilians and contractors. The entry fee is $45. All equipment and a lunch is provided.

For sign up and other information, call 804-765-2212 or 765-2059.