Housing Town Hall Set for May 11

The quarterly Housing Town Hall – set for May 11, 5 p.m. – will be livestreamed via the installation’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ArmyFortLee.

All military families residing on post are encouraged to participate. A large portion of the meeting will be focused on audience comments and questions, which can be raised during the session or submitted in advance through direct message to the Facebook page (please avoid posting phone numbers, addresses or other personally identifying information).

Col. Hollie Martin, garrison commander, will be the primary briefer during the session and Maj. Gen. Rodney Fogg, CASCOM and Fort Lee commanding general, is tentatively scheduled to speak. Representatives of Hunt Communities, Fort Lee’s housing partner, will be in attendance.

 

AER Campaign Extended to June 15

Col. Hollie Martin, garrison commander, has extended the deadline of the 2020 Army Emergency Relief fundraising campaign through June 15.

AER assistance is available to Soldiers who need help with covering the cost of food, rent, car repairs, funeral expenses, emergency medical care and more. Those eligible include single and married active duty (or Title 10 activated) Soldiers and their dependents, retirees and their dependents, and surviving spouses or orphans of Soldiers who died while on active duty or after they retired. To donate, visit aerhq.org. The Fort Lee code is 01016.

For other details, email patsy.piggott2.civ@mail.mil.

 

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.

Cardinal Recreation Facility to Reopen May 7

The Cardinal Golf Club is scheduled to reopen May 7 with a number of safety measures in place.

Hours of operation are from dawn to dusk, seven days a week. Face coverings are required to enter the clubhouse. All payments must be made with credit or debit cards. Golf carts will be single rider only except for an immediate family member. In addition, snack and drink service will only be from the pro shop. The snack bar remains closed. There will be continued enhanced sanitizing of golf carts and rental equipment

 For additional details, call 804-734-2899.

AAFES Broadcast Features Top Stars, Rising Talent

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is hosting celebrities and musical guests during live exclusive segments on the Exchange Facebook page, www.facebook.com/shopmyexchange/videos.

Service members and their families can comment during “Tune-In Tuesday,” “Tune-In Thursday” or “Chief Chat” for a chance to have their questions read live. Recent celebrities included actors Mark Wahlberg, country singer Scooter Brown, Texas country-singer Travis Smith and rock band Islander.

For further updates about future scheduled guests, follow the Exchange Facebook page.

 

Recovered COVID patients asked to give plasma

In coordination with the Food and Drug Administration, the American Red Cross is seeking blood plasma donations from people who are fully recovered from COVID-19.

According to the FDA, people who have successfully fought off the virus have antibodies in their plasma that could help others do the same.  Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 lbs. or more, be in good health and have a prior verified COVID-19 diagnosis.

For a donor application, visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Gift cards up for grabs in pet photo contest

Army and Air Force Exchange Service shoppers have a chance to win $3,000 in Exchange gift cards during the Patriot Pet Photo Contest through May 31.

To enter, submit a patriotic pet-themed photo to shopmyexchange.com/sweepstakes. Two grand prize winners will receive a $500 Exchange gift card. Eight second place winners will receive a $200 gift card. Participants must be age 18 or older.

Winners will be selected on or about June 15.