DMV Postpones Renewals
The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles has extended renewals of driver’s licenses, vehicle registrations and more.
Only documents expiring between March 15 and May 15 are covered by the 60-day extension, and it is from the original date of expiration, not today. This includes credentials for individuals 75 and older who are typically required to make an in-person visit to renew. In addition, the Virginia State Police has suspended enforcement of motor vehicle safety inspections for 60 days per a directive from Governor Ralph Northam.
The federal REAL ID requirement for domestic airline travel also has been postponed until Oct. 1, 2021. For further details, visit dmvnow.com/COVID19. The Fort Lee DMV Office is now closed through April 23.
RSO to Livestream Easter Sunrise Service
Community members are invited to watch a livestream of Fort Lee’s Easter Sunrise Service set for April 12, 7 a.m. There will be no public program for the community to attend.
Organized by the Religious Support Office, the 30-minute service can be viewed at www.facebook.com/fortleereligiousactivities. Those scheduled to speak during the broadcast include Chaplain (Col.) Terry Romine, garrison and CASCOM chaplain; his deputy, Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jonathan W. Fowler; and RSO project officer Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Timothy Smith. Music featuring a drummer, keyboardist and a guitar player from RSO also is planned.
For additional information about this and other RSO activities and programs, call 804-734-6494 or follow them on Facebook.
PGCS Offers Virtual Counseling
During the COVID-19 pandemic, school-aged family members of the Fort Lee community can receive telehealth non-medical counseling through the Prince George County School System. This free temporary service is an initiative of the Military & Family Life Program.
Non-medical video counseling sessions are available to all minors, ages 6-17. The parent or guardian must be available for each of these sessions. School military life counselors who have been working with parents and students during the school year will provide the services.
For more information, contact Alyssa Coates, PG High School, 804-704-5131; Julie Stoke, Harrison Elementary School, 804-712-9030; LaTesha McIntosh, J.E.J.Moore Middle School, 804-691-1739; Mary Claiborne, Clements Jr. High School, 804-898-5932; or Vernita Ellis, North Elementary and South Elementary schools, 804-704-3541.
Exchange Offers Virtual Fun for MOMC
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is celebrating the Month of the Military Child by offering 150 prizes to youngsters who take part in fun online activities.
The virtual celebration includes the Play-Doh Online Sculpt Challenge, Lego Build Online Challenge, Dande’s Adventure Sweepstakes and a number of other giveaways. Prizes include toys, games and gift cards.
For more information and to participate, visit publicaffairs-sme.com/Community/momc.
Online Ordering an Ideal Social Distancing Tool
Authorized Army and Air Force Exchange Service shoppers are encouraged to participate in the agency’s order online and pickup in-store program. It is available at no additional cost to patrons. More than 2 million items are available.
After orders are placed and shipped, the Exchange will contact shoppers when their merchandise is ready for pick-up at the Customer Service counter. Some products may be subject to rationing or are temporarily unavailable during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To take part, customers should visit shopmyexchange.com, click on items needed and select the “Pick Up in Store” option. Military retirees and veterans with installation access privileges also can use this service.
Only Airport Taxi Authorized on Fort Lee
As a reminder, Airport Taxi – 804-222-6666 – is the only commercial taxi company authorized to conduct unrestricted business on Fort Lee including transporting passengers around post and to and from surrounding communities.
At this time, the company has reduced the number of cabs to eight on the installation. Each vehicle is being disinfected between passengers. All cabs have signs in the windows stating no training Soldiers are authorized to utilize them per the senior mission commander’s orders. In addition, all other commercial passenger vehicles including ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft are prohibited on-post at this time unless they are performing food delivery.
Continue to monitor www.facebook.com/ArmyFortLee for updates.