Post to Honor Fallen with Special Activities
Community members are invited to view a first-time Virtual Butterfly Release program set for May 21, 10 a.m., and tour the Walking Memorial Tribute that day through May 26, both honoring fallen service members.
The activities are being organized by ACS Survivor Outreach Services and Family and MWR. The virtual presentation features butterfly templates decorated by Gold Star Families and posted on social media. Gold Star Father Lawrence G. Sprader Sr., will speak about his fallen son Sgt. Lawrence G. Sprader Jr. Participants can download and decorate a butterfly image to place in their window. For the walking tribute, hundreds of photo memorials depicting fallen military members will be displayed along an approximate 3-mile loop on the installation.
For further details, visit www.facebook.com/Survivor-Outreach-Services-Fort-Lee-VA.
Barbershops Reopen for Military Customers
The barbershops at the Main Exchange, PXtra and on the Ordnance Campus have reopened to provide haircuts to active duty military members in uniform only.
They will operate under required COVID-19 sanitation and safety operating procedures for that service. The measures include barbers and customers wearing face masks, customers sanitizing their hands before entering the shops and hair washing prior to being cut.
The shops will operate by appointment only in 20-minute blocks.
Kenner Adjusts Schedule for Holiday Weekend
Kenner Army Health Clinic and Troop Medical Clinics 1 and 2 will be open with normal business hours on May 22 (training holiday) for patient care. All Kenner facilities and services will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on May 25.
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. The Kenner COVID-19 hotline will be available at 1-866-533-5242. For medical emergencies, dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Commonwealth Plans Virtual Memorial Day Ceremony
A virtual Commonwealth Memorial Day Ceremony will be presented May 25, 10 a.m. The 30-minute event will feature a combination of live and recorded content from the Virginia War Memorial and the state veterans’ cemeteries. There will be no public ceremonies at these sites.
For more information, visit www.dvs.virginia.gov.
Wellness Center Offering Virtual Classes, Coaching
The Fort Lee Army Wellness Center offers a variety of virtual education classes and telephonic health coaching for community members to take part in at their home or office. All are free.
Virtual health education classes are held throughout the week. Upcoming sessions include Meals in Minutes, May 26, 4:30-5:15 p.m.; and Staying Fit: Home and Away, May 28, 9-9:45 a.m. Other classes include Upping Your Metabolism and Stress Management. The telephonic activities can be undertaken in 30-minute appointments and include Health Assessment Reviews, Sleep Hygiene, Nutrition, Stress Management and Goal Setting. AWC encourages community members during this period to prioritize individual health and wellness.
For more information and registration, email email@example.com.
Resilience Directorate Releases R2 Guide
The Army Resilience Directorate has prepared the Resource and Activity Guide for units, Soldiers, families and individuals to help them during the COVID-19 crisis.
The guide provides information and resources to the Army community based on the five Dimensions of Strength – Physical, Emotional, Social, Spiritual and Family. The resources can be downloaded to train, operationalize and practically apply the resilience and performance skills the Army promotes.
To access the guide, visit at home.army.mil/lee/index.php/download_file/1062/0.