Kenner Adjusts Schedule for Holiday Weekend

Kenner Army Health Clinic and Troop Medical Clinic 2 will be open with normal business hours on May 24 (training holiday) for patient care. Troop Medical Clinic 1 will be closed that day. All Kenner clinics and services will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on May 27.

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.

 

QM Museum Plans D-Day Commemoration

The Quartermaster Museum has activities planned for June 6 to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. All community members are welcome to participate in the observance.

The commemoration will include a brown bag lecture at noon. A historian will talk about two important vehicles that were designed by the QM Corps for World War II. In addition, the museum will be displaying many items related to that period of history – uniforms, gear, equipment, etc. – in a series of special one-day displays.

For further details, call 804-734-4339.

 

Signup Underway for QM Instructor Reunion

The 16th annual Quartermaster Instructor Reunion is scheduled for June 1, 10:30 a.m., at Crystal Lake Park, Hopewell.

Those having stints at the QM School from 1960 until present are invited. For more information, contact Sterling Hunt at 804-691-3522 or sterlin725@aol.com.

Sweepstakes Offers More Than 15K in Prizes

            Army and Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can win prizes valued at more than $15,000 in three sweepstakes through May 31.

In the Perfetti Van Melle Anaheim Trip Sweepstakes, the winner will receive a trip for four to Anaheim, Calif., and tickets to Disneyland. The prize is valued at $10,000. In the Mother’s Day FitBit Sweepstakes, one grand-prize winner will receive a Fitbit Ionic Adidas Sports Edition watch valued at $279.  Five second-prize winners will receive a Fitbit Versawatch, each valued at $199. In the Bissell Pet Month Sweepstakes, five winners will receive a Bissell pet package, each valued at $787. The winners of the three sweepstakes will be notified by June 6.

In another contest – the Rockstar Polaris Sweepstakes – a military shopper will win

one-of-three Polaris Rzr off-road vehicles valued at more than $9,000.

To enter any of the May sweepstakes, visit shopmyexchange.com/sweepstakes.

           

Red Cross Reports Shortage of Type O Blood

The American Red Cross reports a critical shortage of type O blood and urges eligible donors to give now to help patients facing trauma and other life-threatening situations.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities in the Fort Lee area include: May 28, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center, 6610 Public Safety Way, Chesterfield County; May, 30, 3-7 p.m., Bruster's, 11731 Sherbert Lane, Chester; and May 31, 1:30 - 6:30 p.m., Prince George School Food Service Association, 6401 Courts Drive, Prince George County. As a thank-you, all people who donate through June 10 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. AMC always need other blood types also.

For other details or to make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call l-800-733-2767.

Blue Star Museums Program Provides Free Admission

As part of the Blue Star Museums program, military members and their families have free admission to more than 2,000 museums nationwide through Labor Day. The list of participating facilities includes children’s, fine art, history and science museums; zoos; nature centers; and others.

For a list, visit arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.