New Overnight Access Procedures at Sisisky Gate

The daily traffic pattern for the inbound lanes at Sisisky Gate have been shifted from 8 p.m. - 5 a.m. to expand the availability of first-time-visitor access.

This change requires all vehicles to enter the truck inspection point for ID card checks during the specified hours. It will allow security guards to vet visitors overnight when the Visitor Control Center is closed. High-visibility directional signs are being used to divert motorists toward the inspection point. As a reminder, all individuals 18 years of age or older entering Fort Lee are subject to a background check via identification card scanning.

For further details about Fort Lee access requirements, visit home.army.mil/lee/index.php/my-fort-lee/all-services/installation-access.

Registration Underway for Field Sanitation Course

The Environmental Health staff at Kenner Army Health Clinic is offering five eight-hour Field Sanitation Team training sessions from Feb. 22-26, in building 6050. The application deadline is Feb. 3.

The FST certification course incorporates hands-on training while covering subjects such as water trailer inspections, water quality testing, field food service sanitation inspection criteria and more. As a reminder, all military training organizations are required to have a primary and alternate field sanitation representative who has completed classroom instruction.

For registration and additional details, email Sgt. Tajah Cannon at tajah.r.cannon.mil@mail.mil or call 318-730-5561.  

 

Exchange Restaurants Offer ‘Better for You’ Meal Options

Community members are reminded Army and Air Force Exchange Service restaurants and convenience stores offer a wide selection of better-for-you meals and snacks.

The selections include the Impossible Whopper at Burger King that is made of soy and potato proteins. More than 20 items with less than 350 calories are on the menu at Popeyes. Subway and Panda Express offer six sandwiches/entrees that are 350 calories or less. Better-for-you meal and snack options also are available at other locations, including the PXtra and Xpress shoppette. All community members and visitors can dine at any of the commercial food establishments here.

For more information, visit www.shopmyexchange.com/be-fit.

Contest Prizes Include Big Screen TV

Three authorized shoppers at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service have a chance to win a $1,500 Exchange Gift card to go toward the purchase of a big-screen TV. This sweepstakes is ongoing thru Jan. 28.

In addition, one grand-prize winner in another contest thru Jan. 31 will snag a pet cleaning package from Bissell valued at $428.

To enter either of these contests, visit www.shopmyexchange.com/sweepstakes.

 

Enrollment Period Open for Pre-Retirement Seminar

Registration is underway for a virtual Pre-Retirement Seminar for military members who are within 12-24 months of separation from service. It is scheduled for Feb. 26, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The free seminar will cover a variety of post-military-career topics. Spouses and other family members of separating military members are welcome. Early pre-retirement planning is essential to a smooth transition out of the service and understanding the full range of veteran benefits and entitlements.

For more information and to register, contact the Soldier for Life-Retirement Services Office at 804-734-6555, 734-6973 or 734-7345.

Students Invited to Apply for Roper Memorial Scholarships

The Southside Virginia Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will award $2,000 Roper Memorial Scholarships to high school or home-school seniors in the greater Fort Lee area.

To be eligible, students must have a parent or grandparent who is on active duty, retired or a member of the Southside Chapter of MOAA. One scholarship is available for a Junior ROTC cadet who must be sponsored by an ROTC faculty member or school principal. MOAA also has $500, $750 or $1,000 Tuition Assistance Grants for the spring and summer 2021. To be eligible for grants, students must meet the same requirements. The scholarships and grants must be used to cover fees at a post-secondary school or institution. Applications must be mailed and postmarked by April 3.

For additional information, contact Mike Wellman, retired Air Force colonel and scholarship chair, at mikewellman@verizon.net.