Dental Clinics Closed Friday for Commander’s Call

The dental clinics at Fort Lee will be closed Nov. 13 to allow for staff attendance at a commander’s call. This will not impact other medical services provided at Kenner or Mosier Consolidated Troop Medical Clinic. The dental providers will resume normal operations on Nov. 16.

 For dental emergencies, call 804-931-7936.

 

CFC Fund Drive Underway

Fort Lee has launched its 2020 Combined Federal Campaign fundraising drive. It continues through Jan. 12 and donors can contribute online.

CFC is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, raising more than $8.3 billion in its 59-year history. Pledges made by federal civilian, postal and military donors during each fund drive season support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world. CFC participation is completely voluntary.

For more information and to set up an account to contribute, visit https://cfcvab.givecfc.org.

 

Kenner Sets Thanksgiving Weekend Hours 

All Kenner Army Health Clinic facilities and services will be closed Nov. 26, Thanksgiving Day. All services resume Nov. 27.

To schedule appointments, call 1-866-533-5242. To request an 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 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

EFMP Offers Holiday Survival Workshop

The Exceptional Family Member Program is offering a Surviving the Holidays Workshop Nov. 17, 11 a.m. - noon. The event will be held virtually via conference call.

This annual EFMP event for enrolled parents will focus on ways to handle holiday stress with special needs children. It will introduce ways to incorporate youngsters into holiday planning, among other topics

For reservations and more information, contact Nancy Burns at 804-734-6393 or nancy.l.burns2.civ@mail.mil or Jessica Naccarato at 734-7965 or jessica.r.naccarato.ctr@mail.mil.

 

Jobs Available at Fort Lee Lodging Facility

The Fort Lee lodging facility – Holiday Inn Express/IHG Army Hotels – has local job positions available, and opportunities for employment can similarly be found at other facilities worldwide.

Transitioning military personnel, military spouses or family members are encouraged to explore various employment opportunities.

For more information, visit www.ihg.jobs or www.indeed.com and search for Holiday Inn Express on Fort Lee, Virginia. 

Exchange Rewards Academic Success

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service rewards students in grades 1-12 who maintain a “B” or better average.

As part of the “You Made the Grade” program, now in its 20th year, youngsters can receive a $5 Exchange gift card for each grading period in the school year. To receive the prize, present a valid military ID and proof of an overall “B” average at the customer service area in the main store. Qualifying students, including homeschoolers, also can register for a drawing to win a $2,000, $1,500 or $500 Exchange gift card. These forms are found on the back of the You Made the Grade gift card sleeve. Students should send completed forms to You Made the Grade, PO Box 227398, Dallas, Texas, 75222-7398.

For further information, visit www.shopmyexchange.com or https://wp.me/p9Q7PG-1wZ.

Free Sesame Street App Available to Military Families

Sesame Street for Military Families is a free app that helps pre-school and elementary-aged children manage transitions. It is available for iPhones and Android devices in English and Spanish.

The app features parent guides, storybooks, videos and much more. Topics covered include deployments, homecomings, grief and other subjects.

For more information, visit MilitaryFamiliesNearandFar.org.

Gift Cards Up for Grabs

One authorized shopper will win a $1,000 Exchange Gift Card in the AAFES Holiday Storybook Sweepstakes through Dec. 25.

Second and third prizes – $500 and $300 gift cards, respectively – also will be awarded. To enter, authorized patrons should submit an essay of 500 words or less about a favorite holiday memory.

Visit shopmyexchange.com/sweepstakes for more information and rules. Winners will be selected on or before Jan. 31.