Lee Hero Contest
Regal Southpark Mall Stadium 14 is holding a contest to select a Fort Lee hero. The winner, who must be permanent party, and three friends will be guests at the first evening showing of the movie "Act of Valor." The winner and his or her party also will be treated to dinner at Applebee's before the movie and have free limousine transportation.
To nominate someone, write a letter of no more than two pages telling the movie theater why your nominee should be chosen. Take the nomination and a photo to be displayed for voting to the theater's customer service desk before the theater closes on Feb. 16.
Theater patrons will be able to vote for the nominee of their choice between Feb. 17 and 23. The winner will be announced Feb. 24.
The Kenner Army Health Clinic wants its clients to have the best possible experience while receiving health care. Any Tricare beneficiary with a compliment, suggestion or concern about KAHC services is asked to first speak with his or her treatment team.
Those who feel their concerns are not being addressed may text their concerns to the Kenner patient advocate at (804) 267-0338. This employee is specifically designated to manage feedback from clients and work with management and employees to facilitate resolutions.
The Fort Lee Area Spouses Club is accepting applications for its 2012-'13 scholarships. Graduating high school seniors who plan to attend college, currently enrolled college students and military spouses enrolled in college are eligible.
Candidates cannot receive a scholarship more than twice, and a parent or the non-military spouse of an applicant must be a member of FLASC. Half-year memberships are available for $10.
Applications must be postmarked no later than March 30. Applications are available at the Fort Lee Education Center, Army Community Service, Family and MWR, area schools and at www.fortleespousesclub.com.
Three Ash Wednesday services are planned for Feb. 22 by the Fort Lee Religious Support Office to mark the beginning of the Lent.
An ecumenical service is set for 11:45 a.m. and will be immediately followed by a Catholic Mass. An additional Catholic Mass is slated for 7 p.m. at the Memorial Chapel.
For details, call (804) 734-6494.
Retired Chaplain (Col.) David P. Peterson will speak at the National Day of Prayer Breakfast on March 16, 6:30-8 a.m., at the Lee Club. Peterson was Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf's chaplain during Desert Storm.
The suggested donation is $5.
For details, call (804) 765-8012.
Kenner Army Health Clinic is hosting a change of command ceremony at 10 a.m. Feb. 21 at Liberty Chapel. Capt. Steven B. Brown will relinquish command of the Medical Company to Capt. Marie A. Daniell.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org by COB Feb. 16 to accept the invitation. For details, call (804) 734-9587.
New policies about attire at social activities at Fort Lee clubs are in place. They apply to the Regimental Club, the Lee Club, the Hideaway and Sports Zone.
Sneakers or footwear for sports or gym uses are not permitted where dancing will take place. Exempt from this policy are the sports bars, hail and farewell events, Comedy Night, Right Arm Night and dining events in the club system.
Pants and trousers must be worn at the waistline. Undergarments and skin below the waist may not be exposed.
Special themed events that have dress requirements are exceptions to the policy.
Because the clubs have no enclosed designated smoking areas, smoking is prohibited in all Fort Lee clubs.
The Fort Lee Chapter of the American Red Cross needs to fill 120 volunteer positions for the National Veterans Wheelchair games to be held in Richmond. Volunteers will work as lift teams at Richmond International Airport on June 24 and July 1 assisting wheelchair-bound veterans participating in the games. Volunteers' paperwork is due by March 15.
Individuals and groups interested in volunteering need to contact Christy Carneal at (804) 731-5682 or CarnealC@usa.redcross.org.
Kenner ‘No Shows'
Kenner Army Health Clinic is working to decrease its number of "no shows" or people who fail to show up for or cancel an appointment. A scheduled appointment can be canceled by calling 1-866-533-5242 at any time. Clients are asked to cancel appointments at least 24 hours in advance or as soon as they know they will not be able to keep an appointment.
When appointments are canceled, Kenner is able to move another Soldier, Family member or retiree into the time slots.
"No shows" reduce the productivity of the health care provider teams. They waste time and money and take appointments away from people who need them, according to KAHC officials.
Clients are asked to "like" KAHC on Facebook and post their solutions for eliminating "no shows."
Nominations of youths age 8 to 18 for the ninth annual search for Huggable Heroes may be made through Feb. 27 by visiting www.buildabear.com/huggableheroes. The competition is sponsored by Build-A-Bear Workshop, which gives a $10,000 prize to each of the 10 youths selected. The prize includes a scholarship worth $7,500 and a donation of $2,500 to a charity chosen by the recipient.
Visit the website for details.
Star Card Savings
Military Star Card holders receive 10 percent off their purchases at all Army and Air Force Exchange Service restaurants by using the card. They also save 5 cents a gallon at AAFES fuel stations.
For details, visit www.shopmyexchange.com.
History Web Link
The Department of Defense has developed a special webpage for African-American History Month. It is www.defense.gov/home/features/2012/0212_aahm/.
The webpage offers a timeline of significant events in black history as well as archival photos and stories about topics ranging from the movie "Redtails" to Buffalo Soldiers and the military's highest ranking black women.
New Hotline Number
The Department of Defense Child Abuse and Safety Violation Hotline number has changed to 1-877-790-1197.
Anyone seeing or suspecting child abuse, child neglect or a safety violation in DoD child and youth programs or schools can report it to the Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program at (804) 734-6381 or the Fort Lee Safety Office at 765-3130.