Add Virus Protection to Emergency Kits

With the arrival of hurricane season, safety agencies in the commonwealth are reminding Virginians to include COVID-19 protection when restocking emergency preparedness kits.

People are advised to add masks, gloves and hand sanitizer to the kits and not to wait until a storm is imminent before taking action since items sell out quickly. As always, the emergency kit also should include water, non-perishable food, a flashlight and extra batteries, a first aid kit, cleaning supplies and more. Residents also should be mindful of weather conditions during summer road trips to ensure they’re not caught off guard.

For more information about emergency preparedness, visit www.ready.gov.

Kenner Adjusts Hours for July 4 Weekend

All Kenner Army Health Clinic facilities and ancillary services will be closed July 3 in observance of Independence Day. 

The KAHC main clinic and Mosier Consolidated Troop Medical Clinic 2 will re-open for normal operating hours and services July 6. TMC 1 will be closed for the training holiday. To request authorization to visit an urgent care center after hours or when the clinic is closed, call the nurse advice line at 1-800-TRICARE and choose option 1. 

For an emergency, dial 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room.

 

Clinic to Temporarily Close for Safety Stand-down 

Kenner Army Health Clinic, Mosier Consolidated Troop Medical Clinic, Troop Medical Clinic 1 and all ancillary services including the pharmacy will close at noon, June 26, for staff to participate in safety stand-down activities. All services will resume normal hours of operation June 29.

To schedule appointments, call 1-866-533-5242. For after-hours care, call the nurse advice line at 1-800-TRICARE and choose option 1. For an emergency, go to the nearest emergency room or call 9-1-1.

 

Armed Forces Voters Week Starts June 28

All Fort Lee community members are invited to participate in Armed Forces Voters Week, June 28 - July 5. This is a time when service members, retirees, DOD Civilians, families and others should register to vote if they have not already done so and request an absentee ballot for the national election in November if they are stationed away from their home state.

Have questions about where or how to register or request a ballot? Information and assistance is available through your unit voting assistance officer. The installation VAO is Capt. Diana Petty who can be reached at 804-765-7505 or diana.l.petty.mil@mail.mil.

VWM Premiers New War Documentary

A new documentary film “Korean War - Back From the Yalu,” will be premiered virtually on two social media sites of the Virginia War Memorial on June 25 at 7 p.m.

The 23-minute film includes interviews with 17 Virginia service members who served in the Korean War, 1950-1953. It is the 26th film in the award-winning Virginians at War documentary series produced by VWM.

To view the movie, visit www.facebook.com/VirginiaWarMemorial or vawarmemorial.org.

Entry Window Open for Army Birthday Contest

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is giving away more than $5,400 in tactical gear to authorized shoppers with a winning entry in the Army 245th Birthday sweepstakes. The submission deadline is July 9. The prizes include multiple Sawfly Ballistic Eyewear systems, Mercury Tactical Gear Campaign Deployment Packs and other gear.

In addition, AAFES has other ongoing sweepstakes. In the Big League Chew Bubble Gum contest through June 30, three Exchange gift cards totaling $4,750 will be awarded. Entries for a Garmin-sponsored contest will be accepted through July 9, and four smartwatches – one valued at $769 – will be awarded. Authorized shoppers can submit a photo illustrating their personal best at work, leisure or with their family by July 2 for a chance to win a $1,000 Exchange gift card. Second and third place winners will be awarded $500 and $250 gift cards, respectively. In a fourth contest though July 12, six patrons will share $4,500 in prizes for submitting a current family photo or video in the “better together” sweepstakes.

For further details and entry in any of these offers, visit www.ShopMyExchange.com/sweepstakes.