Fort Lee's first Leisure Travel Show will be April 7, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Regimental Club. The free event is open to the public. Joining FMWR's Leisure Travel Services staff will be vendors representing local and national attractions, including hotels, amusement parks and resorts.
For details, call (804) 754-3789.
Ori Brafman, a New York Times best-selling author and a major contributor to the Army Starfish Program, will speak April 11, 8:30 a.m., at a professional development event in the Fort Lee Theater.
All active duty and reserve military members and interested civilian personnel are invited to attend.
Brafman and scholar Rod Beckstrom wrote "The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations." The professional development event is sponsored by the Army Logistics University.
The Warrant Officer Recruiting Team from the U.S. Army Recruiting Command at Fort Know, Ky., will brief qualifications and application procedures to all Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and Sailors interested in becoming Army warrant officers on April 11-12, 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., in the Larkin Hall conference room.
There are special selection opportunities in these warrant technical fields: 290A, 311A, 350F, 350Z, 351L, 351M, 352N, 353T, 890A, 914A, 921A and 948D.
For details, visit www.usarec.army.mil/hq/warrant/iondex.htm.
Leisure Travel Services, now in the Warrior Zone on C Avenue, is selling discounted tickets to the April 16 Celebration of the Vine Wine Festival and the June 16-18 Roanoke Rapids Jam Concert Series in Roanoke Rapids.
The wine festival will be at the Chesterfield County Government Complex. It will feature Virginia wines and food. LTS advance tickets are $20 for a taster and $10 for a non-taster.
The Roanoke Rapids concert tickets are $48 for a one-day ticket and $87 for a three-day ticket. Performers include Willie Nelson, Sugarland, Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker.
A financial planning seminar on retiring comfortably is set for April 2, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., at the Soldier Support Center, 1401 B Ave. Spouses are welcome to participate in the Army Career and Alumni Program Center.
To register, call (804) 734-6612 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Worldwide Mortuary Affairs Conference, hosted by the Joint Mortuary Affairs Center, will be April 5-7 at Larkin Hall on A Avenue. It will focus on operations in a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear environment.
Vendors will have equipment displays on April 5, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The displays will be open to the Fort Lee military and civilian workforce. Vendors are First Line Technology, Immediate Response Technologies, VBS2, Con space, Paper Pak Industries, Communication-Applied Technology, Rapid Chambers and Mortuary Response Solutions.
For details, call (804) 734-3024.
To receive medical attention after duty hours, TRICARE beneficiaries may call the administrative officer of the day at (804) 734-9000 to reach the Kenner Army Health Clinic on-call provider.
The drama of the Last Supper, as depicted in the painting by Leonardo Da Vinci, is to be re-enacted April 20, 7:30 p.m., at Memorial Chapel, 1901 Sisisky Blvd.
For details, call (804) 734-6494.
Author to Speak
Local author Sara Norkus is slated to speak at the Fort Lee Community Library on April 25, 5-6 p.m. The library is on the second floor of the Army Logistics University, building 12420.
Norkus will read from her books, which include "The Eleventh Summer" and "Until the Wind Changes," and discuss them with the audience.
The reading is free. Seating is first-come, first-served or by reservation.
For details and reservations, call (804) 765-8095.
The Exceptional Family Member Program at Kenner Army Health Clinic is now in Room B202 across from the elevators on the second floor.
The telephone numbers are the same - (804) 734-9130 and 734-9132.
The Fort Lee Commissary and Main Exchange are participating in a March food drive to benefit the Colonial Heights Food Pantry, which serves 200 families a week.
Nonperishable foods can be dropped off at the PX or commissary through March.
Especially needed are canned meats, vegetables and fruits, cereal, peanut butter, spaghetti sauce and soups. Diapers, sizes 3-6, are needed, too.
Women's Trauma Group
A new Women's Trauma Group is available at Kenner Army Health Clinic Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m.
The open support group is for service members who have had difficult life experiences they feel are impacting their lives. Women experiencing stress, relationship troubles, anger issues, nightmares, mood swings or anxiety due to experiences such as sexual assault, domestic violence or combat trauma may be interested in the group.
For details, call (804) 734-9371 or 734-9720.
DSCR Gate Closing
The East Gate on Jefferson Davis Highway for the Defense Supply Center Richmond will be closed to vehicles through April 29 for construction work. All vehicles must use the North Gate, which is accessible via the Strathmore Road exit on Route 150, Chippenham Parkway.
Directions are available on the visitor page of the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation website, www.dscr.dla.mil.
For details, call (804) 279-3139.
Holiday Helper works year round to ensure military families are taken care of during the holiday season. The Holiday Helper Facebook page helps get the word out to families in need as well as community members who would like to donate as a way to say "thank you" to military members.
Holiday Helper also provides toys to families of Wounded Warriors at the Fisher House at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Medical Center.
The Crater Chapter Army Warrant Officers Association scholarship program plans to award two $1,000 financial awards to the most deserving high school seniors or college students. The awards will be based on the whole-person concept.
Application packets may be obtained by visiting the chapter's website at www.geocities.com/craterusawoa and must be returned not later than April 1. Completed packets should be mailed to Warrant Officer Association - Crater Chapter, P.O. Box 5032, Fort Lee, VA 23801-1601. Contact Chief Warrant Officer 4 Pamela Null (804) 765-7089 or Reggie Jacobs at 765-1019.
Applicants may be the children (natural or adopted) and dependent step-children under the age of 23 (seniors in high school or above), or spouses of individuals employed on Fort Lee and living in the Tri-City Area. All applicants must plan to attend or continue their education at an accredited and degree- (or certificate-) granting American college or university or vocational/technical institution on a full time basis and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).
Children of military members who have died or become disabled through active military service since Sept. 11, 2001, are now eligible to apply for Heroes' Legacy Scholarships through the Fisher House Foundation.
The program is open to dependent unmarried children under age 23.
These scholarships are supported by royalties from President Barack Obama's children's book, "Of Thee I Sing ... A Letter to My Daughters."
For details, visit www.militaryscholar.org/legacy/index.html.