Traveller Accepting Grad Tribute Submissions

The submission deadline for the 2019 Fort Lee Traveller high school graduation tribute is May 31.

Parents who want their graduate included must submit a head-and-shoulders photo of the individual(s) with the first and last name of each student and each parent; the parent’s rank (if applicable); the parent’s status and place of duty; the student’s age and high school; and a telephone number to be used (but not published) if additional information is needed. The photo submitted should be copyright-free (if taken by a studio or commercial vendor), 5-by-7 inches, 200-dpi or greater, and in JPEG format.

Parents who do not have a photo of their graduate can make arrangements with the Public Affairs Office staff to have one taken. Materials can be submitted via email to fortleetravellernews@gmail.com or armyfortlee.pao@mail.mil. For questions, call 804-734-6948.

Newcomers Orientation Schedule Changes to Biweekly

The Army Community Service-sponsored Newcomers Orientation sessions for spouses, service members and civilian employees will now be held every two weeks instead of weekly. The next four scheduled dates are May 6, May 20, June 3 and June 17. The briefings begin at 2 p.m. in the Soldier Support Center, Room 125, building 3400, 1401 B Ave.

        Participants will learn about the Army and Air Force Exchange, Child and Youth Services, Directorate of Public Works, Safety, Housing, Family and MWR, and other community support agencies.

        For additional details, call 804-734-6762.

 

ALU Plans Drivers, Riders Safety Event

The Army Logistics University will conduct a Drivers and Riders Safety Event on May 16, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the motorcycle training range on the corner of Mahone and A avenues. It is open to all ALU staff, students and family members.

The event will include vehicle safety inspections, child seat checks, motorcycle riding demonstrations, static displays, prize drawings and more. Food and beverages will be available for purchase on site. Supporting organizations include the Fort Lee Fire Department, the Virginia State Police, Colonial Harley Davidson, and many others.

For further details, call 804-765-8120. 

Prince George Seeks Commencement Volunteers

Prince George County is in need of volunteers to assist with its High School

Graduation Commencement June 15, 7:30 a.m. - noon, at 7801 Laurel Spring Road. 

To volunteer or for more information, contact Beth Andersen at bandersen@pgs.k12.va.us, Paola Jones at pjones@pgs.k12.va.us, Karen Webb at kwebb@pgs.k12.va.us or call804-733-2720.

 

SRMC Taking Applications for Teen Program

Southside Regional Medical Center is accepting applications for its 2019 Junior Volunteer program for teens, ages 14-18.  The six-week program runs July 12 - Aug. 22, 8 a.m. - noon, Monday-Thursday.

Applications can be picked up at the SRMC Welcome Center, 200 Medical Park Blvd, Petersburg, and must be returned by June 3. Junior Volunteers will be required to submit to a drug screening and TB test. For an application, visit http://bit.ly/2GaBoAV.

For more information, contact Lisa Mason at 804-765-5786 or lisa_mason@SRMConline.com.

‘Favorite Father' Nomination Window Open

Nominations are being accepted for the Favorite Father Awards, a special recognition event set for June 4, 6:30 p.m., in the Living Learning Center, Virginia Union University, 1500 N. Lombardy St., Richmond.

The awards – part of the International Fatherhood Conference – will recognize dads throughout the commonwealth who are making a difference in their families and in their communities. Nominations must be submitted through www.facebook.com/strongerparentsVA by May 17.  Multiple recipients will be chosen from around the state.  

For details on the conference, visit www.npclfathersandfamilies.org/register-today.