Kenner Facilities Closed Monday

Over the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, Kenner Army Health Clinic, Troop Medical Clinic 1 and Mosier TMC 2 will be open with normal beneficiary care operations on Jan. 15. All Kenner clinics and services will be closed Jan. 18, a federal holiday.

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.

 

Dinner and Discipleship Returns

The Religious Support Office invites all community members to its midweek Dinner and Discipleship in-person, small-group programs at Memorial Chapel, 1901 Sisisky Blvd. The next session is Jan. 20, 5:30-7 p.m.

The D&D gatherings include a free box dinner. Adult classes include Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University; Couples Study: Song of Solomon Series; Women’s Bible Study; Great Truths of the Bible and others. In addition, there are Bible study classes for teens and younger ages. Social distancing and masks safeguards will be followed. Class sizes are limited.

For further details, call 804-734-6483 or email jonathan.w.yost.civ@mail.mil.

 

Signup Underway for Virtual Pre-Retirement Seminar

Registration is underway for a virtual Pre-Retirement Seminar for military members who are within 12-24 months of separation from service. It is scheduled for Feb. 26, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The free seminar will cover a variety of post-military-career topics. Spouses and other family members 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.

For more information and to register, contact the Soldier for Life-Retirement Services Office at 804-734-6555, 734-6973 or 734-7345.

 

Kenner Website Offers Info about COVID Vaccines

Kenner Army Health Clinic is coordinating the receipt and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine for the greater Fort Lee community. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention prioritization guidelines are being followed for administering the shots. First responders, medical providers and mission critical personnel will be the first to receive them.

In an effort to assist and inform the community, KAHC has helpful “Vaccine Information” section in the Preventive Care area of its website. Go to kenner.tricare.mil/Health-Services/Preventive-Care. The section includes vaccine facts sheets, informational videos and more.

The DOD is slated to receive enough vaccine for all 11.1 million active duty military members (including the Coast Guard) and their dependents, retirees, Reservists, civilian employees, contractors and Public Health Service personnel.

 

Hispanic Group Launches Free 24-Hour Crisis Hotline

Latinos in Virginia Empowerment Center has launched a 24/7 Hotline in Spanish for victims of violence and injustice in the state.

All services through the venue are free and confidential. The hotline is managed and staffed by bilingual and bicultural trained advocates. To contact the hotline for assistance, call 888-969-1825.

For more information, visit www.latinosenvirginia.org or www.facebook.com/Latinos.En.Va or email hola@latinosenvirginia.org.

AMVETS Scholarship Application Period Begins Jan. 20

The AMVETS National Scholarship Program will be open for applications Jan. 20 - April 30.

The National Service Foundation awards scholarships in amounts up to $12,000 to veterans, active duty service members, National Guardsmen and Reservists, spouses and children/grandchildren of individuals in those categories. Students must pursue a full-time undergraduate or graduate course of study. Awards are based on academics, financial need and merit.

For more information and to apply, visit amvets.org/scholarships.