Spouse Career Building Event Set for Jan. 8

A virtual Military Spouse Career Building Workshop is set for Jan. 8, 10 a.m. - noon.

The free monthly session is hosted by the Virginia Employment Commission Jobs for Veterans and the Virginia Career Works Center. The event is meant to help military spouses seek employment or training. It will feature employer panels, Q&A sessions, mock interviews, job opportunities, tips on improving resumes and more. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/monthly-virtual-military-spouse-career-building-events-tickets-132587257055. Future virtual sessions are Feb. 5 and March 5.

For more information, email dwight.mcdowell@vec.virginia.gov or call 757-503-3885. 

 

Clinic Announces MLK Holiday Weekend Hours

Over the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, Kenner Army Health Clinic, Troop Medical Clinic 1 and Mosier TMC 2 will be open with normal beneficiary care operations on Jan. 15. All Kenner clinics and services will be closed Jan. 18, a federal holiday.

To schedule appointments, call 1-866-533-5242. To request an authorization to visit an urgent care center, call the nurse advice line at 1-800-TRICARE and choose option 1. For medical emergencies, dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Theater Company Show Available on YouTube

The Theater Company at Fort Lee’s free cabaret production “Memories and Desires” – originally presented in three shows in December – is now available in one viewing on YouTube.

Veteran cast members perform songs from productions staged at the Lee Playhouse as well as some numbers from other shows. These include musical theater from “Annie,” “The Wiz,” “I Do I Do,” “Oklahoma,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Grease,” “The Sound of Music,” “Hairspray,” “Beautiful,” “9 to 5,” “Funny Girl,” “Chess,” “Anything Goes,” “South Pacific” and many others.

To view the full production, visit www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0i1vvyGd0MSahPNNI1_xfVH_Oay943eH.

 

One More Week to Go for CFC

The Fort Lee 2020 Combined Federal Campaign fundraising drive continues through Jan. 12. Donors are invited to 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 cfcvab.givecfc.org.

 

Exchange Helps Fort Lee Shoppers Stay Fit to Fight

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service supports BE FIT resolutions with health and wellness offerings for military members, retirees and their families.

Authorized shoppers can purchase the latest top-brand athletic apparel and shoes, high-tech fitness trackers, workout equipment and more at the brick-and-mortar stores and online at shopmyexchange.com.

More information about how to lead a BE FIT lifestyle including healthy recipes and workout tips, can be found at https://publicaffairs-sme.com/Community/befit/.

Pet Care Will Be Temporarily Unavailable at Vet Clinic

The Fort Lee Veterinary Treatment Facility will not offer pet care services Jan. 18 - Feb. 5. During this three-week period, the facility will be open on a limited basis for select prescription refills and medical records pick up. The operating hours will be posted on its Facebook page. Community members should leave a voice message for these services at 804-734-2446, and they will be contacted the next business day.

In anticipation of its return to full service, the VTF has scheduled two walk-in Wellness Day clinics for Feb. 20 and March 20, 8 a.m. - noon, on a first-come, first-served basis. The VTF is in building 11025, 38thStreet.

AMVETS Scholarship Application Period Begins Jan. 20

The AMVETS National Scholarship Program will be open for applications Jan. 20 - April 30.

The National Service Foundation awards scholarships in amounts up to $12,000 to veterans, active duty service members, National Guardsmen and Reservists, spouses and children/grandchildren of individuals in those categories. Students must pursue a full-time undergraduate or graduate course of study. Awards are based on academics, financial need and merit.

For more information and to apply, visit amvets.org/scholarships.