COVID-19 Update Virtual Town Hall Today

Join Maj. Gen Rodney D. Fogg, CASCOM and Fort Lee commanding general, and other senior leaders for a COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall today at 1 p.m. The presentation will be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/USACASCOM.

All community members are encouraged to participate and ask questions – either directly during the Facebook livestream or submitted as a private message to the USACASCOM page prior to the event. As a reminder, Fort Lee transitioned to HPCON-Bravo on Sept. 8, so this would be a good time to get clarification on how that will change installation access and services.

 

Virtual Retiree Appreciation Day Set for Sept. 25

The Soldier for Life Retirement Services Office will host a Virtual Retiree Appreciation Day Watch Party Sept. 25, 1 p.m. There will be no in-person RAD this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Military retirees and their spouses will hear remarks from senior installation leaders, the commander of Kenner Army Health Clinic, and representatives from Family and MWR and the Department of Veterans Affairs. No registration is required. The event will be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/ArmyFortLee

For more details, email usarmy.lee.imcom.mbx.leee-ima-rso@mail.mil or call 804-734-6973 or 734-7345.

 

Lee Education Center to Reopen

The Army Education Center at Fort Lee will reopen for in-person appointments Sept. 28 in building 12400, 700 Quarters Road.

To make an appointment and for details, email wanda.l.bridges2.civ@mail.mil or jeromy.r.johnson.civ@mail.mil.

 

Seminar Introduces Career Skills Program

A free virtual Army Career Skills Program Seminar will be held Sept. 24, 10 a.m. - noon.

The national ACSP provides free job coaching, licensure and credentialing, job placement and more. Participants will learn about area resources for improving job skills and have networking opportunities with a group of technology enterprises and colleges. The seminar is for transitioning service members, veterans and spouses. It is hosted by the Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program. To register, email army.lee.sfltap@mail.mil

For general questions, email verna.f.bellamy.civ@mail.mil.

 

Eyewitness to History Virtual Event

The Virginia War Memorial will present a virtual program “Market Garden, the Battle Between D-Day and the Bulge” Sept. 25, 2:30 p.m. It is part of the VWM Eyewitness to History series.

Operation Market Garden took place Sept. 17-25, 1944, with allied forces capturing a series of bridges in Holland that would eventually lead to the crossing of the Rhine River into Germany. The event includes an interview with Dr. Guy DeGenaro, a glider pilot who participated in the original operation that was featured in the 1977 film “A Bridge Too Far.”

For more information and to register, visit us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_J5o5mOsSTISZAD0MMuqujQ.

 

Kenner Adjusts Schedule for Columbus Weekend

Kenner Army Health Clinic and Troop Medical Clinics 1 and 2 will be open with normal business hours for patient care on the Oct. 9 military training holiday. All clinics and services will be closed in observance of Columbus Day on Oct. 12.

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

 

Berkeley Plantation Homeschoolers Month

Homeschooled students and their families can receive a special rate during September at Berkeley Plantation in Charles City County. 

Students can learn about life in the 18th century, tour the plantation, view centuries of artifacts in its museum and more. The homeschool rate is $9.25 per adult and $6 per student kindergarten through high school. Children under age 6 are free.  Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more. The historic site is located off Route 5 between Richmond and Williamsburg. It is open 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For additional details, call 888-466-6018 or visit www.berkeleyplantation.com.

Signup Continues for G.I. Jane Challenge

The G.I. Jane Challenge – a one-day outdoor competition for women with skeet shooting, archery, mountain biking and rock wall climbing – is scheduled for Sept. 26, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., starting at Outdoor Recreation, building 15014, 5th Street.

This competition is open to military members and their spouses, government civilians and contractors. The entry fee is $45. All equipment is provided.  Participants should bring their own lunch, snacks and water bottles. Registration is required by Sept. 25.

For more information, call 804-765-2212 or 765-2059.

 

Add Virus Protection to Emergency Kits

Safety agencies in the commonwealth remind Virginians to include COVID-19 protection when restocking emergency preparedness kits during the current hurricane season.

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 should be mindful of weather conditions during late summer and fall road trips to ensure they’re not caught off guard.

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