CWF Announces Assortment of Adventures

The Fort Lee Civilian Welfare Fund is partnering with the Family and MWR Directorate here to offer free or partially paid trips and events for DOD Civilian employees.

Eligible workforce members can take part in the following free events hosted by Outdoor Recreation: Biking in Battlefield Park, set for Aug. 11 and 25, 5:15 p.m.; and Pontoon River Cruises on the Appomattox River, scheduled for Aug. 15 and 29. For details, call 804-765-2050. A low-cost, one-day excursion coordinated by Leisure Travel Services will transport participants to Arundel Mills Outlet Mall and Maryland Live Casino in Hanover, Md., Nov. 2, 7:45 a.m. A $35 discount is available to CWF-eligible participants. For details, call 804-765-3789.

These events are open to other community members with regular pricing. Civilian employees can enjoy up to four free or discounted events each year.

Border Patrol Recruitment Webinar Set for Aug. 6

U.S. Customs and Border Protection will host a border patrol agent recruiting webinar for transitioning military members and veterans Aug. 6, 4-5 p.m.

Presenters will provide an overview of positions and the application and hiring process. Time will be allotted for questions at the end of the webinar.

To register, visit www,

Community Invited to Women’s Equality Event

The installation’s 2019 Women’s Equality Day observance – marking the 99th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, Women’s Right to Vote – is set for Aug. 15, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., at the Lee Theater. The Fort Lee community is invited to participate in the program.

The theme is “Celebrating Women’s Right to Vote, Expanding Opportunities for All.” The guest speaker will be Command Sgt. Maj. Tomeka N. O’Neal, senior enlisted advisor for the Defense Commissary Agency here. The program also will include a video of female senior leaders on Fort Lee. Soldiers will recite the poem “I’m a Suffragette” and perform a women’s march reenactment.

For further details, contact Sgt. 1st Class Maria E. Vasquez, Bravo Company, 266th QM Battalion, at 804-765-3034.

Exchange Announces Aug 17 Back-to-School Sale

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is partnering with mall vendors here to offer back-to-school specials Aug. 17 – some for the full month of August.

The specials include one pair of prescription eyeglasses for $59.98 and 2 pairs for $89.98 at Fort Lee Optical; a drawing for a free haircut at the Barber Shop; and a $10 discount and other specials at Stylique Salon. Select restaurants and other concessionaires also are offering special pricing.

For more information, call 804-861-5585.


Next pre-retirement seminar planned for Aug. 30           

A pre-retirement seminar for military members who are within 12-24 months of separation from service will be held Aug. 30, 8:30 a.m. -  4 p.m., in the Soldier Support Center auditorium, building 3400, 1401 B Ave.

The free program will cover a variety of post-military-career topics including veteran benefits, entitlements, health care and more. Spouses of separating military members are welcome.

For other details, call 804-734-6555 or 734-6973.

Registration Open for Homebuyer’s Course 

Registration is open for a free First Time Homebuyers Workshop set for Oct. 10, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., at the Terence J. Hildner Training Support Center, building 1111, First Street.   

Participants will learn about personal finance, credit issues, qualifying and applying for a loan, how to receive a first-time homebuyer’s closing grant and more. The workshop is open to active duty military and spouses, reserve, National Guard, veterans, DOD Civilians and their spouses.

For registration and additional information, call 804-765-3862 or 765-7621.