Greetings from Fort Lee!
As Fort Lee’s Centennial year winds down, I want to offer a heartfelt thank you once more to all of you who so graciously and enthusiastically supported our celebratory activities.
For those who want to learn more about Fort Lee’s Centennial, I invite you to take a look at some of our stories, photos, video and more at www.lee.army.mil/Centennial.
As we close in on the holidays, here are a few things happening at Fort Lee that you may want to know about and/or share in your local communities:
NEW BOWLING CENTER OPEN
Our new 30-lane bowling center opened its doors to authorized patrons and guests at the end of the August. The facility welcomes you to bowl or host your next event.
SWIMMING POOL OPEN YEAR-ROUND
Fort Lee’s swimming pool now has an all-weather dome that allows eligible patrons to use the pool throughout the year. Non-summer pool hours of operation are noon - 6 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
A NIGHT AT THE QUARTERMASTER MUSEUM
The Fort Lee Quartermaster Museum invites children grades K-8 and their families to this fun and educational evening solving museum mysteries, learning about Quartermaster heroes, and enjoying crafts, games and light refreshments. The event is scheduled for Nov. 4 at 5 p.m. and pre-registration is recommended.
FEDERAL HIRING PROCESS WORKSHOP
The workshop, scheduled for Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. in Room 126 at the Soldier Support Center, provides a wide range of information including developing a federal resume, understanding veteran preferences and the hiring process in various federal agencies.
NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH OBSERVANCE
Fort Lee is honored to welcome Chief Warrant Officer 4 Lisa Dee Standing Bear-Terrones as the guest speaker for this important observance on Nov. 8 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lee Theater. Entertainment, interpretive dance and artifacts will be on display at this public event.
VETERANS DAY ACTIVITIES
The 392nd Army Band, Fort Lee soldiers and military equipment will be out in the community in full force for Veterans Day. The support includes events throughout the region including:
• Veterans Day Ceremony, Colonial Heights
• Veterans Day Program, Hopewell
• Veterans Day Program, Petersburg
• Veterans Day Program, Prince George County
• Bensley Veterans Association Ceremony, Chesterfield County
• Brookdale Imperial Plaza Veterans Day Ceremony, Richmond
• Clover Hill Elementary Veterans Day Program, Chesterfield County
• Elizabeth Davis Middle School Veterans Day Program, Chesterfield County
• Manchester Middle School Veterans Day Celebration, Richmond
• McGuire VA Medical Center Veterans Day Program, Richmond
• North Elementary School Veterans Day Concert, Prince George County
One of Fort Lee’s favorite family events, the Grand Illumination, is scheduled for Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. on the Lee Club lawn. The event is free and open to the public and will include musical performances by Fort Lee youth, a visit and photo opportunities with Santa, hot chocolate, cookies and lots of wholesome fun for the whole family.
You can find even more upcoming events and activities listed regularly on our website at www.lee.army.mil.
Again, I want to thank you for the incredible support you have offered to Fort Lee, our military members and their families during this year and always. It is a humbling experience to see such amazing and seemingly limitless support from our neighbors.
As always, if there is anything I or my staff have the power to do for you or your communities, please let me know.
ADAM W. BUTLER, COL
U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Lee