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Getting Settled

WHAT’S INSIDE

06 Welcome 07 History 11 Shopping and Dining 15 FMWR Services 26 Religious Services 28 Army Community Service 31 Regional Sports and Attractions Publisher: LAURA BAXTER

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Welcome to Fort Lee

THE HOME OF SUSTAINMENT

Whether your visit is temporary or long-term, we hope you enjoy all of the things our installation and the local area have to offer. Fort Lee is situated alongside the Tri-Cities of Virginia – Petersburg, Colonial Heights and Hopewell – as well as the counties of Chesterfield, Prince George and Dinwiddie. The Army garrison shares many similarities with its neighbors. Beyond its primary mission of training sustainment Soldiers, Fort Lee is a community, a workplace and a home to hundreds of military families. Within the past decade, Fort Lee has experienced enormous growth as a result of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure mandates and its designation as the Army Sustainment Center of Excellence – a focused training base for military supply, subsistence, maintenance, munitions, transportation and more. Those decisions sparked a massive base modernization mission with a budget of more than $1.2 billion. In addition to new training facilities, administrative areas, dining facilities and barracks, Fort Lee has experienced phenomenal growth among its support facilities for military families. Fort Lee has witnessed a significant population increase as well. Much of that is due to the realignment of military organizations from other parts of the nation. In addition to the Combined Arms Support Command, Team Lee now consists of the Army Logistics University, the U.S. Army Ordnance School, the U.S. Army Quartermaster School and the U.S. Army Transportation School. Its tenants include headquarters elements of the Defense Commissary Agency, Kenner Army Health Clinic, a Military Entrance Processing Station and the Defense Contract Management Agency.

Fort Lee supports around 28,000 people on post and nearly 51,500 off post, including members from all branches of the military service, their families, government civilians and contractors, military retirees and reservists. Furthermore, as many as 70,000 troops will pass through Fort Lee’s classrooms each year, making it the third largest training site in the Army. These are the most significant statistics of all … Fort Lee fully recognizes its tremendous responsibility and the privilege to provide the most comprehensive training and quality of life services possible for the members of the military family who will pass through its gates. On a final note, the installation command team asks all Fort Lee visitors to exercise caution as they travel throughout post. Slow down, especially around any marching troop formations, construction sites and housing areas. Be aware also that the installation prohibits the use of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle as a safety precaution. Fort Lee welcomes you. We hope you will find your visit, your training or your assignment rewarding. We’re proud to say you’re a member of “Team Lee.” The U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Lee Command Team Col. Paul K. Brooks, Commander Melissa Magowan, Deputy to the Commander Command Sgt. Maj. Sheila R. Nelson, Garrison CSM

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History of Fort Lee Fort Lee is located in America’s Historic Heartland in an area called Tidewater Virginia, 25 miles south of Richmond and very near the confluence of the James and Appomattox rivers.

THE FIRST CAMP LEE Within weeks after the United States declared war on Germany in the spring of 1917, the War Department acquired a vast tract of farmland in Prince George County, Virginia (between Petersburg and Hopewell) for the purpose of building one of 32 military cantonments. Construction of Camp Lee began in June. By September, more than 1,500 buildings and over 15 miles of on-post roads had been completed. Soon, members of the 80th “Blue Ridge” Division – made up of troops from Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia – began arriving for training. Before long, Camp Lee became one of the largest “cities” in Virginia. More than 60,000 doughboys trained here prior to their departure for the Western Front and fighting in France and Germany. Included among the many facilities here was a large camp hospital situated on 58 acres of land. One of the more trying times for the hospital staff was when the worldwide influenza epidemic reached Camp Lee in the fall of 1918. An estimated 10,000 Soldiers were stricken by flu. Nearly 700 of them died in the course of a couple of weeks. Camp Lee continued to function as an out-processing center throughout 1919-‘20 following the first world war. In 1921, the camp was formally closed and its buildings were torn down, all save one – the so-called “White House.” During the war, this two-story frame structure served as 80th Division Headquarters and as temporary residence for its Commander, Major General Adelbert Cronkhite. Years later it became known as the “Davis House” in honor of the family that lived there in the 1930s and 40s. THE SECOND CAMP LEE With storm clouds again rising in Europe, Congress approved the call-up of nearly 300,000 Guardsmen and Reservists in late August 1940. In September, the U.S. government passed a Selective Service Act that allowed the drafting of up to 900,000 more men for a year. And in October, the War Department issued orders for the rebuilding of Camp Lee on the same site as before. PAGE 7 |

Overnight, the area became a beehive of activity as thousands of civilian laborers swarmed into the Petersburg-Hopewell area and began building at a furious pace. Even before the first barracks were constructed, raw recruits for the Quartermaster Replacement Training Center moved into tents in the heart of Camp Lee to begin training. In October 1941 (two months before Pearl Harbor) the Quartermaster School moved from Philadelphia to Camp Lee to begin training officers and noncommissioned officers in the art of military supply and service. Over the course of the war, Camp Lee’s population continued to mushroom until it became in effect the third largest “city” in Virginia, after Norfolk and Richmond. More than 50,000 officers attended Quartermaster Officer Candidate School. Over 300,000 Quartermaster Soldiers trained here during the war. There was a Regional Hospital with scores of pavilions and literally miles of interlocking corridors capable of housing more than 2,000 patients at a time. Here too was located the Army Services Forces Training Center, the Quartermaster (Research and Development) Board, a large contingent of Women’s Army Corps Soldiers and, for a while, a prisoner of war camp and the Medical Replacement Training Center. Camp Lee enjoyed a reputation as one of the most effective and best-run military installations in the country.

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THE POST-WORLD WAR II ERA Unlike the military infrastructure drawdown after World War I, there was no immediate decision to dismantle the second Camp Lee. The Quartermaster School continued operation and, in 1947, the Adjutant General’s School moved here as well, where it remained until 1951. The Women’s Army Corps likewise established its premier Training Center here from 1948 to 1954. Also in 1948, the ďŹ rst permanent brick and mortar structure – the Post Theater – was constructed. On April 15, 1950, the War Department reached the critical decision to keep Camp Lee as a permanent facility, and it was renamed Fort Lee. At nearly the same time, the Quartermaster School picked up the “supply by skyâ€? mission from the Infantry School at Fort Benning and that led to the ďŹ rst airborne rigger training program at Fort Lee. Then, in June 1950, the war broke out in Korea. Once again, the installation quickly sprang to life as tens of thousands of Soldiers arrived between 1950 and 1953 to receive logistics training for what would later be called the “Forgotten War.â€? The 1950s and 1960s witnessed almost nonstop modernization efforts as Fort Lee’s temporary wooden barracks, training facilities and housing units gave way to permanent brick and cinderblock structures. New multi-storied barracks were built in the mid-1950s, along with whole communities of Capehart housing for permanent party. The new three-story Quartermaster School Classroom Building, Mifin Hall, was dedicated in May 1961. Kenner Army Hospital opened in 1962, replacing the remnants of the old WWII-era facility; and the privately-funded Quartermaster Museum opened its doors

in 1963. Some years have seen far more change than others, but the overall process of modernization has continued ever since. The rapid logistics buildup in Vietnam after 1965 signaled an urgent need for many more Quartermaster Soldiers. Fort Lee responded by going into overdrive. For a time, the school maintained three shifts and around-the-clock training. A Quartermaster OfďŹ cer Candidate School opened in 1966, for the ďŹ rst time since World War II. A mock Vietnamese “villageâ€? was created on-post to familiarize trainees with guerrilla tactics and the conditions they could expect while ďŹ ghting in the jungles of Southeast Asia. Part of the sixties-era Quartermaster training program also saw the ďŹ rst widespread local use of automated data processing equipment. FORT LEE AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY As Vietnam – “America’s longest warâ€? – wound down in the earlyto-mid-1970s, the Army went through a period of reorganization. It introduced new doctrine, weapons and equipment and unveiled new training and leader development techniques. In 1973, the Continental Army Command (CONARC) headquarters at Fort Monroe was replaced by the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). Here at Fort Lee, the U.S. Army Logistics Center was created to serve as an “integrating organizationâ€? for the Quartermaster, Transportation, Ordnance, and Missile and Munitions centers and schools. All of the traditional combat service support branches were functioning here. There was a post reorganization and realignment in 1990. The Logistics Center, which until then

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had been a tenant activity, was redesignated the U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM). Its senior officer would serve as the installation commander as well. Since World War II, Fort Lee has played host to a growing number of tenant activities like the Army Logistics Management Center (ALMC), Readiness Group Lee, Materiel Systems Analysis Activity, Gerow U.S. Army Reserve Center, Defense Commissary Agency (DECA), USAR 80th Division, and several other Department of the Army and Department of Defense activities. During the 1990s, the Enlisted Supply and Subsistence and Food Service departments moved into modern training facilities. New petroleum and water field training sites were constructed. A whole new three-story wing was added to ALMC. Also, the Quartermaster NCO Academy and barracks complex was completed, as well as new on-post child care and physical fitness centers. Throughout this period, the Quartermaster School routinely graduated 20-25,000 students annually, and ALMC another 10-12,000. Two other QM School academic departments – Petroleum and Water, and Aerial Delivery and Field Services – each received state-of-the-art headquarters and training facilities after 2000. In May 2001, the Army Women’s Museum opened at Fort Lee, with more than 13,000 feet of gallery space and thousands of artifacts used to tell the long, proud history of women in the Army. Two historical forces in particular left their mark on the shape and direction of Fort Lee at the dawn of the 21st Century: first, the Army’s increased involvement in contingency type operations at home and abroad; and second, events surrounding the aftermath of 9/11, the 2001 terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and New York’s World Trade Center. Fort Lee has frequently been the site of tailored logistics training, immediate processing and rapid deployment of specialized logistics units and personnel – for operations such as Just Cause, Desert Storm, Restore Hope and many others. That process continued with Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Operation New Dawn – the follow-up stability mission that began when the U.S. ended its Operation Iraqi Freedom combat mission in September 2010. Also in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Fort Lee, like all other military installations across the country, has had to institute new policies and procedures to help protect against any future acts of terrorism. A new fence was erected to completely enclose the fort. The main gates no longer go unmanned. Protective barriers have been placed around key buildings. And now, all newly constructed facilities must abide by DoD and Homeland Security rules and regulations aimed at averting another 9/11-type disaster. BRAC 2005 AND THE FUTURE OF FORT LEE The long-term physical improvements that proceeded at a steady pace at Fort Lee over the last half century received a major boost when Congress passed Base Realignment and Closure legislation in 2005. The installation was given an important new mission – establish a Sustainment Center of Excellence that would serve as a focused training base for military supply, services, maintenance, munitions and transportation. The decision ignited a whole new building boom as the fort had to prepare for the arrival of the U.S. PAGE 10 |

Army Ordnance Center and School from Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and the headquarters of the U.S. Army Transportation Center and School from Fort Eustis, Va. Also incoming was the Air Force and Navy Culinary Schools and the Defense Contract Management Agency. Planning began for the construction of new classroom buildings, headquarters admin areas, fitness and dining facilities, outdoor training sites, barracks for students and government housing for military families. Among the centerpieces of the overall project was the $50 million Sustainment Center of Excellence headquarters building. In the summer of 2007, there was a ground-breaking ceremony on Sergeant Seay Field, the site of the new facility. To help make way for the structure, the First Logistical Command Memorial – which had been located on that site since 1974 – was carefully unmoored and moved to a more prominent spot facing the main entrance to Fort Lee. The SCoE headquarters took 18 months to build and was formally dedicated in January 2009. It now houses the Combined Arms Support Command, logistics training and combat doctrine developers, and command groups for the Quartermaster, Ordnance and Transportation Corps. During a ceremony on July 30, 2010, the old CASCOM headquarters was officially retired and the SCoE was proudly rededicated as “Mifflin Hall.” Other recent milestones include the opening of the Army Logistics University in July 2009. The 400,000-square-foot building now offers more than 200 courses and trains upwards of 2,300 military and civilian students daily. The colors of the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps were uncased at Fort Lee on Sept. 11, 2009. A subsequent ceremony two years later (Sept. 15, 2011) heralded the completion of the all-new Ordnance Campus on the north side of Fort Lee. Its buildings reflect the Army’s vision of ultra-modern training and living facilities for 21st century sustainers. Having reached full operational status, the Ordnance Campus will have an average daily population of 5,000, including students, faculty and administrative personnel. Fort Lee officially marked the arrival of the U.S. Army Transportation Corps and School on Aug. 18, 2010. The transition was bittersweet, given the corps’ long-time connection with Fort Eustis, known as the “Home of Army Transportation,” but its new role under the Sustainment Center of Excellence will be vital to an Army that’s undergoing massive modernization to prepare for the challenges of current and future missions in an “urbanized warfare” setting. As a result of the combined BRAC construction projects completed in 2011, the installation has acquired 6.5 million square feet of new facilities. The daily population has risen from 32,000 (2005) to nearly 45,000. About 70,000 troops will now be training at Fort Lee each year.

Already proud of its illustrious past, Fort Lee is looking forward to a brilliant future as the third largest training organization in the Army. About 35 percent of the force will pass through its schools each year, and its overarching mission is already being hailed as the “lifeblood of Army logistics.” GETTING SETTLED | Spring 2014


Shopping & Dining There are a number of services on-post that offers military members and their families the convenience of doing their errands locally. From veterinarian and postal services to banking and shopping, Fort Lee offers military members on-post service with a smile. FORT LEE COMMISSARY The commissary at Fort Lee is open six days a week and stocks a large variety of food and household supplies. It is located behind the post’s service station. Fort Lee’s Commissary is open Tuesday* through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Early bird shopping is authorized Tuesday through Friday between 7:30 and 9 a.m. and utilizes self checkout only. For more information, call (804) 765-2254. MAIN POST EXCHANGE The Army Air Force Exchange Service operates the Main PX located in the Community Shopping Center in Bldg. 1605, 300 A Ave., near the Sisisky Avenue Gate. The store offers clothing and shoes, jewelry, gifts, music, health and beauty aids and more for the entire family.

Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call (804) 861-5970 or 861-5971 for information. FOOD COURTS AND EATERIES The food court at the Main Exchange offers Manchu Wok, Charleys Steakery, Anthony’s Pizza, and Subway.

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You will find Popeyes Chicken at the Shoppette Complex. At the PXtra you can find Pizza Hut and a Froots, a healthy option food and drink concession. In the Army Logistics University, you can chose from Subway or Einstein Bagels. An AAFES cafeteria is located in Bunker Hall.

At the PXtra, concession operations include a Barber Shop, Internet Café, Laundry and Dry Cleaning, Computer Repair, Car Rental, Unique Gift Shop, Brigade Quartermaster and a Novelty Shop. In addition, inside the PXtra is a GameStop Store offering new and used video games. PXTRA The PXtra is located on the corner of Battle Dr. and Mahone Ave. in Bldg. 9025. The PXtra’s hours are Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call (804) 862-3763 for more information. The PXtra offers furniture, video rentals, a wide variety of convenience and food items, stationery, music, some limited household goods and a variety of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages in the Class VI section. Western Union Telegraph Service (incoming and outgoing), personal telegrams and telegraphic money orders are available at the PXtra’s customer service desk.

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FIRESTONE Firestone is a six-bay facility offering repairs including new tire sales, batteries, oil changes, brake service, Virginia State inspections and a variety of other services. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 6 a.m. 5 p.m., closed on Sundays. BURGER KING The AAFES-operated Burger King, located in Bldg. 4305 on Mahone Ave., is open Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. with drive thru service available until 9:30 p.m.. Weekend hours are Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. PIZZA HUT Pizza Hut, located in Bldg. 9025 on Mahone Ave., offers dinein, carry-out and delivery service on Fort Lee. Dine-in at the PXtra location Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Delivery on the installation available Sunday - Thursday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., and Friday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - midnight. FORT LEE THRIFT SHOP The Fort Lee Thrift Shop is a non-profit organization run by the Fort Lee Area Spouses’ Club. The shop is open Wednesday and Friday, 9:30 am - 2 p.m., and Thursday, 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. All profits go back into the Fort Lee Community to support Soldiers and families. Donations were given last year to worthy causes like scholarships for military dependents, the Holiday Helper program, Army Emergency Relief, Red Cross, Boy and Girl Scouts, the Fisher House and many others. The Fort Lee Thrift Shop provides an excellent shopping source for the community. It is a great place to shop for household items, clothing, toys, uniforms, furniture, kitchen items, electronics, books and much more. Items for consigning must be brought in during consignment hours: Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30-11:45 a.m. and Thursdays 4:30-6:30 p.m. Only 10 clothing items may be consigned per family per day. The limit for other items is 20 per day. Only those with a valid military identification (active or retired) or a valid DoD/DA identification card may consign items, but we are open to the public for shopping. A donation bin is located in front of the building for your convenience. For information, call (804) 734-3312.

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FMWR Services The Fort Lee community has access to a number of leisure activities and facilities on post. The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Directorate (FMWR) provides activities from dining, gyms and live theater productions to bowling, golf, skateboarding and swimming. In addition, service members and their families are authorized to use leisure facilities at other military installations in the area. These facilities range from a hotel and beach club at Fort Story, which is located in Virginia Beach, to the Fishing Pier on the York River at Cheatham Naval Annex. The Annex, Fort Eustis and Fort Story also have lodges and cabins for rent, while Fort Eustis has a mini park featuring a go-cart track and an aquatics center. Some of these facilities are also open to Department of Defense and Department of the Army Civilians and their families. The FMWR directorate is located in Bldg. 4005. Call (804) 734-7195 or visit www.leemwr.com for information. REGIMENTAL CLUB The Regimental Club offers a wide variety of entertainment and events throughout the year, featuring a lunch and dinner buffet

Monday through Friday. Catering services are available for military and social functions, wedding receptions, farewells, luncheons, retirement and other events. The club offers three separate lounges for your enjoyment: Connection, Denniston and Jazz Lounge. Friday nights at the club feature a wide variety of music for the community including old school jazz and blues, Top 40’s, reggae, and hip hop. The hours of operation are Wednesday from 4 p.m. to midnight; Fridays and Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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THE SPORTS ZONE The Sports Zone provides a great place to watch popular sporting events or just relax with friends. Featuring the Direct TV sports package and more than 20 large-screen televisions, a game is always on. Activites in the Sports Zone include: pool tables, dart games and a full size golf simulator. Various programs are offered throughout the year including Texas Hold’em, cornhole tournaments and more. The Sports Zone offers food and beverages. The hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. 10 p.m. During football season, the Sports Zone will be open on Sundays from 12 noon until 8 p.m. THE HIDEAWAY The HideAway, located off 5th Street beside Outdoor Recreation, offers a perfect taste of rustic bar with a modern twist. Watch sports action on any of its six flat-screen TVs. Karaoke and dance music is offered on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Indulge in games such as billiards and darts. Free pool on Thursdays. From June to September, the Summer Concert series takes place on the HideAway lawn and outdoor stage. It features a wide variety of music, food and children’s activities. The Hideaway hours are Wednesday 4 p.m. - Midnight, Thursday 4 p.m. - 10 p.m., Friday 4 p.m.- 2 a.m., and Saturday 6 p.m. - 2 a.m. It’s closed on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

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THE LEE CLUB The Lee Club, located near the intersection of Lee and Mahone Avenues, provides a country club atmosphere for patrons. This is the place for class parties, end-of-course parties or any get-together. The Lee Club caters to a variety of functions from company or family parties to weddings and military balls. The Lee Club serves lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Weekly dining opportunities include Tuesday Night International Buffets from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Holiday and seasonal Sunday Brunch events are offered as well. Look for additional information in the post newspaper or http://www.leemwr.com. THE LEE PLAYHOUSE The Lee Playhouse operates live theater and has become one of the most active performing groups in the area, offering three program styles to meet the various entertainment and cultural desires. The main-stage season produces Broadway musicals, comedies and dramas. Evening and matinee performances are open to the community. Season tickets are offered at the beginning of the main-stage season guaranteeing great seating for a year of fine entertainment. Tour Buses are always welcome. AUTO CRAFTS With vehicle lifts, bay space and tools, this facility allows patrons to perform minor vehicle repairs. Its rental space includes 10slot bays and three-vehicle lifts for minor auto repairs.

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This self-help facility is open to authorized users and has a trained instructor on duty to provide automobile repair assistance. Patrons may use tools to assist with repairs while on the premises. Short- and long-term vehicle storage is also available. The Auto Crafts Shop is located in Bldg. 9035 behind the Bowling Center on Battle Drive. Hours of operation: Wednesday through Friday, noon - 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. For further assistance, please call (804) 734-6859.

BOWLING CENTER Fort Lee Bowling Center offers 24 lanes with automated bumpers, a full-service IBPSIA certified Pro Shop and the Action City Grille. The Grille features a wide variety of food choices and an assortment of favorite beverages. The bowling center is the place for birthday parties and group outings. The staff will design an event to remember that includes custom menus. Fall/Winter leagues begin in September and Spring/Summer sign-ups are in May. Just learning the game? Try the Anytime League where you can bowl at your leisure.

LEISURE TRAVEL SERVICES The Fort Lee Leisure Travel Service Office is located in the Sports Zone. The full-service FMWR leisure travel agency specializes in a wide range of individual and family entertainment options including tickets to amusement parks, local and national attractions, vacation packages, cruises and hotel reservations. LTS will assist military and DoD Civilians in obtaining discounts for leisure travel and can accommodate travel arrangements for the civilian community. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., with limited hours on Saturdays from May to September. Fall hours are subject to change.

Have fun with the Glow ‘N Motion bowling on the weekend, or receive instruction from a former PBA professional with PBC-advancedschool certification. The Bowling Center is located in Building P-9040, behind the PXTRA on Mahone Ave. Bowling hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Wednesday from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. - 10 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Call (804) 765-3783 for information.

ADVENTURE PARK The Adventure Park offers skateboarding, batting and a climbing wall. The park is located at C and Mahone Avenues. A new disc golf course is located nearby. Signs provide range and par information. Hours of operation are: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 3:30-7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon - 6 p.m. (weather permitting). Hours are subject to change according to the season. For information call 804-765-3058. BATTLE DRIVE POOL The Battle Drive Pool offers recreational swimming for the Fort Lee community. The pool ranges in depths from 3-10 feet. Two running boards provide a platform for diving and jumping and a water slide entertains the young and young at heart. The pool is open Memorial Day through Labor Day and offers swimming lessons to children during the season. Users must purchase a pool pass to access the Battle Drive facility. Early-bird discounts are offered in May.

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CLARK & MACLAUGHLIN FITNESS CENTERS Both fitness centers offer spacious men’s and women’s locker rooms with saunas, as well as a gymnasium for basketball, volleyball and other indoor sports. The MacLaughlin Fitness Center is located on C Ave. and 22nd St. and offers five racquetball/ handball courts with a mezzanine-viewing area. Exercise rooms for aerobics, yoga, workouts and weightlifting are also available for use. A variety of fitness classes, including aerobics, karate and circuit weight training are available. Call (804) 765-3070 for more information Clark Fitness Center is located on C Ave. and 9th St. and offers the services of certified fitness trainers, who can provide a fitness assessment that includes a blood pressure check, body fat analysis, upper body strength test and flexibility test. Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call (804) 765-3635 for more information CARDINAL GOLF CLUB Fort Lee also has its own 27-hole championship golf course, fullystocked pro shop, snack bar, driving range, putting green and lockers. Golf lessons are also available from a golf professional for a fee. The course is available to active-duty, retired and DoD Civilians, federal government employees, family members and their guests. The course is open from dawn to dusk daily April through September, and from 8 a.m. to dusk, October though March. The Cardinal Golf Club provides tee times beginning at 6:30 a.m. daily. All tee times can be made by calling (804) 734-2899 for reservations.

OUTDOOR RECREATION Fort Lee’s Outdoor Recreation Center offers a variety of outdoor activities and programs from trap/skeet, archery and weapons ranges to hunting and chartered fishing trips. The ranges are open yearround; however, the hours of operation for each are subject to change due to military training or inclement weather. Outdoor Recreation offers water-skiing lessons and various other instructional classes. Authorized patrons eligible to utilize the ranges are: active duty and retired military, DoD/DA Civilians. Outdoor Recreation, located in Bldg. 15014 on 5th Street, is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and closed Sunday and holidays. For more information on fees, permits and events, call 804-765-2212. GETTING SETTLED | Spring 2014


Religious Services orship services, uplifting music, fellowship, women’s Bible studies, youth groups, pastoral counseling services and religious education programs for all members of the family are available.

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The Fort Lee Unit Ministry Team consists of chaplains, chaplain assistants, two religious education coordinators, two departments of the Army civilians, several non-appropriated fund contractors and numerous volunteers who serve to assist those at Fort Lee with their spiritual growth. Volunteers serve enthusiastically and are an invaluable part of the total ministry at Fort Lee. We encourage you to consider your gifts and talents and to invest them in spiritually rewarding experiences in our ministries at Fort Lee. To volunteer, call (804) 734-6494. To help fulfill the spiritual needs of the Fort Lee community, there are three chapels located on post and a Spiritual Fitness Center for AIT Soldiers.

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LIBERTY CHAPEL Bldg. 9100 C Avenue • 909 Contemporary Protestant: 9:09 a.m. Sunday (Continental Breakfast served @ 8:30 a.m.) • Gospel Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday • Gospel Service: 11 a.m. Sunday BALL AUDITORIUM (ORDNANCE SIDE OF POST) 18033 Aberdeen Ave (across from the DFAC) • “Reload” Christian Service: 9 a.m. Sunday JEWISH POC • 7:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday | Bri’th Achim in Petersburg Contact at (804) 732-3968 ISLAMIC PRAYER ON FRIDAY • 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Friday | Bldg 12012 (behind Garrison HQ) Contact at (804) 926-1577

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THE RELIGIOUS SUPPORT OFFICE provides administrative and managerial religious support for leaders, Soldiers, Families and civilians within the Fort Lee Community. Counseling appointments are available through unit chaplains, family support agencies and referrals from command or medical channels. For more information, call (804) 734-6494. In addition to programs and services offered on Fort Lee, there are other religious institutions for other religious denominations very close to post. For example, those of the Jewish faith can attend services at Congregation Brith Achim, located at 314 W. South Blvd. in Petersburg. For information, call (804) 732-3968. For more information about post-wide religious programs or services, call the Religious Support Office at (804) 734-6494. Visit online at www. ftleechapel.com.

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SPECIAL EVENTS Wednesday Night Religious Education Meets every Wednesday 5:30 - 7 p.m. at the Memorial Chapel, Classes for ages 4-Adult. Watchcare for children younger than 4. Contact Director of Religious Education for more info: 734-6483 Bible Studies • Women’s Bible Study at Liberty Chapel: 6:30 - 8 p.m. Mondays • Men’s Bible Study at Liberty Chapel: 6:30 -8 p.m. Mondays • Open Bible Study at Liberty Chapel: 7 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays • 59th Ordnance Brigade at HHC Conference Room (Bldg 18021): 12 - 1 p.m. Wednesday • ALU at Room #341-B: 7 p.m. Tuesdays • CASCOM Bible Study, Room 2011: 12 - 1 p.m. Tuesdays (Lunch Provided) Breakfast and Blessings Third Thursday of each month, located at the clam shell right in front of the CASCOM Bldg. 8 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and devotional provided

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Army Community Service Army Emergency Relief (AER) offers emergency financial assistance to all Army personnel, active, retired and their family members in the following categories: food, rent, required travel, utilities, essential car repairs, medical bills, funeral expenses and essential needs in the event that pay is lost or not received. Mobilization & Deployment Readiness Program is designed to provide resources and support units, Soldiers and families in preparing for pre-deployment, deployment and post-deployment. Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) allows everyone the opportunity to submit their issues which will be presented to Army leadership. It is a process that lets Soldiers and families say what’s working, and what isn’t – and what they think will fix it. Army Family Team Building (AFTB) is an official Army training program that helps develop ready families and ready Soldiers. This program contributes to unit, mission environment and lifestyle by providing them with information, knowledge and skills vital to the readiness of the force.

Employment Readiness Program (ERP) provides up-to-date support services which help customers make informed decisions when seeking employment and overcoming obstacles to career stability caused by relocation.

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Financial Readiness Program (FRP) offers classes on checkbook management, money management, and budgeting. Information is available on several other financially related topics of interest to military families. Other classes are available upon request. Information, Referral & Follow-up Program (IR&F) is designed to link service members and their family members with other military and civilian helping agencies in the community and on post. Providing information and referrals is one of the primary functions of ACS. Army Volunteer Corps (AVC) provides assistance in the recruitment, training and recognition of installation volunteers and maintains a database of volunteer positions available on the installation.

Empowerment Program Services/Victim Advocate assists those who are victims of domestic violence. This includes safety planning, protective orders, coordination of emergency services, community resource information and referrals. Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory enrollment support program that works with other military and civilian agencies to provide coordinated medical, educational, housing, community support and personnel services to Soldiers who have a special needs family member.

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Relocation Readiness Program provides assistance to military members and their families in transition by maintaining current information on installations worldwide and operating a lending closet for temporary use of basic household items. Relocation workshops can help reduce the stress associated with moving. Workshops cover a variety of topics, including pay and allowances, household goods, move-related stress and helping children cope with relocation. Family Advocacy Program (FAP) supports readiness by building healthy families and sustains strong communities by providing comprehensive approaches to prevention, identification, and intervention of child and spouse abuse in military families. Classes on Parenting, 5 Love Languages, Anger and Stress Management, Single Parent Support and others available upon request. Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) connects survivors with people who can help you move forward and find strength. Many times after you have lost a loved one, there are unresolved issues or questions that may surface months or years after the loss. We are there to help and provide you with needed resources. SOS demonstrates the Army’s commitment to families of the fallen. Sexual Assault Prevention and Prevention Program is committed to supporting and caring for victims of sexual assault and to ensuring that victims are treated according to Army policy.

This program reinforces the Army’s commitment to eliminate incidents of sexual assault that centers on prevention (education and training), immediate response (victim advocacy), and follow-up. The Army policy promotes sensitive and confidential care for victims of sexual assault and accountability for those who commit these acts. GETTING SETTLED | Spring 2014

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New Parent Support Program (NPSP) offers services from a licensed professional to expectant parents and parents of newborns through three years of age. The New Parent Support Home Visitors can visit with you at home or can schedule an office visit. Services are tailored to your Family’s needs and goals.


Regional Sports & Attractions RICHMOND FLYING SQUIRRELS The Diamond | 3001 North Boulevard, Richmond The Richmond Flying Squirrels are a minor league baseball team part of the Eastern League. It is a Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants major league club. The Squirrels were previously known as the Connecticut Defenders. WASHINGTON NATIONALS Nationals Park | 1500 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C. The Washington Nationals are a professional baseball team based in Washington, D.C. The Nationals are a member of the East Division of the National League of Major League Baseball (MLB). WASHINGTON REDSKINS FedExField | 1600 Fedex Way, Landover, Md. The Redskins are a professional football team

and a member of the East Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The team plays at FedExField in Landover, Maryland, while its headquarters and training facility are at Redskin Park in Ashburn, Virginia. NORFOLK TIDES Harbor Park | 150 Park Avenue, Norfolk The Norfolk Tides are the Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, and a member of the International League. Known as The Tidewater Tides, the team was formed in 1961. NORFOLK ADMIRALS The Norfolk Scope | 201 E. Brambleton Ave, Norfolk The Norfolk Admirals are a minor professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League, and are affiliated with the Anaheim Ducks.

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COLLEGE SPORTS University of Richmond www.richmondspiders.com Virginia Commonwealth Un. www.vcuathletics.com William and Mary www.tribeathletics.com Hampton University www.hamptonpirates.com Norfolk State University www.nsuspartans.com Old Dominion University www.odusports.com


WATER COUNTRY USA 176 Water Country Parkway, Williamsburg Plunge into outrageous fun at Water Country USA, the midAtlantic’s largest water park. Featuring a 1950s and 60s surf theme, Water Country USA offers families tons of summertime fun with more than 30 slides, water rides and super soakin’ thrills. GREAT WOLF LODGE 549 East Rochambeau Drive, Williamsburg Every aspect of Great Wolf Lodge, Williamsburg’s indoor water park, was designed for families, and almost every activity is good for everybody. Our rides are exciting, but even grandpa could give most of them a go. From waterslides and Story Time to MagiQuest and mini-golf, there are activities in every direction. BUSCH GARDENS One Busch Gardens Blvd., Williamsburg, www.buschgardens.com/bgw Busch Gardens Williamsburg is an incredible combination of European flair and high-flying action with thrilling rides, fabulous shows, and charming villages. *Special military deal available – visit www.herosalute.com

COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG The Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg stretches over 301 acres and includes 88 original 18th-century structures. Hundreds of houses, shops and public outbuildings are reconstructed on their original foundations. Hundreds of houses, shops and public outbuildings are reconstructed on their original foundations.

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LURAY CAVERNS 101 Cave Hill Road Luray, Va. 22835 4,000,000 centuries in the making beneath Virginia’s storied Shenandoah Valley, the Luray Caverns features one- hour tours. Well-lighted, paved walkways lead visitors through cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10 stories high. Enormous chambers are filled with towering columns, shimmering draperies and crystalclear pools.

VIRGINIA BEACH The three-mile oceanfront boardwalk is only part of what makes Virginia Beach so irresistible with its outgoing nature, local restaurants, unique shops and all-around beach vibe, all wrapped up in a parklike atmosphere that goes on for miles. Virginia beach is home to an eclectic mix of dining, shopping and entertainment with the Town Center area quickly becoming its central hotspot. From local live music in the city’s many nightspots to world-renowned entertainment at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, you’ll get all the glamour of a big city adventure wrapped up in small town charm.

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well-manicured, challenging greens. The state of the art practice facility includes a putting green, bunker, chipping green, and expansive grass driving range. Dogwood Trace offers a range of services to meet your golfing needs. Call 804-732-5573 for more information. The golf course is located at 3108 Homestead Dr.

VOILET BANK In 1777, shipping merchant Thomas Shore purchased 144 acres atop Archer’s Hill naming the property, Violet Bank. The present building, owned by the City of Colonial Heights, replaces the first house constructed by Thomas Shore, destroyed by fire in 1810, and rebuilt by his widow, Jane Grey. Violet Bank Museum is a superb document of Federal Design and American Interior Decorative Arts. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and a Virginia Historic Landmark. With an interpretive period spanning 1815 to 1873, the Museum served as General Robert E. Lee’s Headquarters during the first six months of the Petersburg’s campaign in 1864, the Southern Confederacy’s “Last Stand” in its fight to achieve independence. The Museum maintains an array of artifacts: guns, furnitrue, swords, glass and ceramics. Closed on Mondays, the Violet Bank Museum is located at 303 Virginia Avenue - one block off the Boulevard at South end of Colonial Heights. SWIFT CREEK MILL Housed in a 350-year-old grist mill (believed to be the nation’s oldest), Swift Creek Mill Theatre offers a range of theatrical fare. Its musicals are always smash hits. It can be reached directly via U.S. Highway 1 or via Interstate 95 South. The Swift Creek Mill Theatre is open year-round and has been popular with Richmond theatergoers for many years. Tickets may be purchased for dinner and theater or for the theater only. It also offers a daytime theater series for children. The mill is located at 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway. KEYSTONE TRACTORWORKS MUSEUM One of the largest private collections of pre-1960 totally restored tractors, collectible cars and antique trucks on the east coast. The museum encompasses over 65,000 square feet. It also have a gift shop which carries Ertl and Speccast collectibles as well as John Deere and Farmall apparel and gifts – something for every tractor enthusiast. The museum is located at 880 W Roslyn Rd. DOGWOOD TRACE GOLF COURSE Located just outside historic Old Towne Petersburg, boasts a championship layout designed by architect Tom Clark. Stretching over 6700 yards from the back tees while playing to a par 72, the course features four different sets of tee boxes and can be enjoyed by players of all skill levels. Players will find extensive bunkering, lakes and ponds with bulkheads that come into play on several holes, and PAGE 34 |

BLANDFORD CHURCH Blandford Church was built in 1735 as the seat of worship for members of Bristol Parish. The church building was abandoned in 1806 when membership in its congregation dwindled as a result of the consecration of a new church building in downtown Petersburg. In 1901, work began to restore the building for use as a Confederate Memorial chapel. The Ladies Memorial Association of Petersburg organized the restoration campaign. As part of the restoration project, the Ladies Memorial Association solicited funds from each former Confederate state for the creation and installation of a stained glass window in memory of the Confederate soldiers from that state. The church is located at 319 South Crater Rd. SIEGE MUSEUM Housed in the ca. 1839 Exchange Building, the Siege Museum interprets civilian life in Petersburg before, during, and immediately after the Civil War. Through artifacts, documents and photographs, emphasis is given to the ten-month siege of Petersburg (June 1864 - April 1865) the longest period of time that an American city has been under a military siege. The exhibition illustrates how the siege impacted civilian life in Petersburg. In addition to the permanent exhibitions, visitors to the Siege Museum can view the film, “The Echoes Still Remain” narrated by the late film star and Petersburg native Joseph Cotten. The eighteen-minute film shown on an hourly schedule explores Petersburg’s involvement in the Civil War. Children of all ages enjoy searching for the treasures highlighted in this popular activity. Pick up your free scavenger hunt guide at the front desk. The museum can be found at 15 West Bank St.

CITY POINT OPEN AIR MUSEUM This self-guided walking tour includes 25 points of interest with most focusing on the Civil War. Outdoor storyboards capture the people and events of City Point as you walk down the same streets that General Grant and President Lincoln once did. Tour begins at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Dawn to dusk, located at Crescent, Oakwood & Prince George Avenues. GETTING SETTLED | Spring 2014


WESTON PLANTATION Come and find out how ordinary people lived through some of the most extraordinary times in American history. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Weston Plantation includes an elegant 18th-century plantation home overlooking the Appomattox River plus new kitchen and laundry dependencies. The home is notable for preserving much of its original interior. Guided tour includes three floors furnished in period antiques and reproductions. An expanded gift shop is located in the laundry dependency. This year Weston Planation celebrates its 220th anniversary. Open daily on Monday-Saturday, 10:00 am-4:30 pm; and Sunday, 1:00 pm-4:30 pm. To schedule a tour, please call 804-458-4682. The plantation is at 400 Weston Lane. HERITAGE GARDENS Imagine a place of peace and rest, a kaleidoscope of seasonal color and the music of Mother Nature. This gated park located in historic City Point features lovely gardens and a covered pavilion or bandstand. Previous special events have included concerts, car shows, the Garden Party plant sale in May and the Children’s Pumpkin Painting Party in October. Located at 900 E. Broadway. GRANT’S HEADQUARTERS AT CITY POINT From June 1864-April 1865, General Ulysses S. Grant directed the 10-month Siege of Petersburg from the grounds of Appomattox Plantation at City Point. During this period, City Point served as a supply center for 100,000 Union soldiers. Located at the junction

of the James and Appomattox Rivers, it was also one of the busiest seaports in the world. Tour includes 15-minute video, Park Ranger presentation, parlor, library, Grant’s Cabin and outbuildings. Located at 1001 Pecan Ave. AMELIA PAINTBALL PARK Amelia Paintball Park, Virginia’s premiere paintball facility. We offer Corporate Team Buildings, Birthday Parties, Bachelor Parties, Bachelorette Parties, Tournament, Scenario, Walk-on play, Recreational and much more. Our field offers full 4500psi fills and 3000psi fills. We also offer rental packages, paint sales, and other items that are needed to play. We are happy to finally offer Virginia the biggest choice in regulation sized Tournament Paintball fields. Play the NPPL, CFOA, or PSP formats at our field. Located at 6851 Courthouse Rd.

GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH

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• Worship with us at: 8:15 am or 10:45 am • Sunday School for all ages: 9:30 am • On 5th Sundays we worship at 10:00 am followed by brunch • Holy Communion: 8:15 am on the 1st and 3rd Sundays, 10:45 am on the 2nd and 4th Sundays

Pastor: Richard Finck Phone: (804) 748-6058 13028 Harrowgate Road Chester, VA 23831 www.gracelutheranva.com glcoffice@verizon.net

• Brand new facility and still expanding • Family owned and operated • Residential and Commercial • Various sizes available – 10’x10’ up to 10’x30’

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THE XZONE The XZone is a place solely dedicated to todays teenager and their needs. Fun, friendly, safe staff who care and a cool environment are just a few things that add up to a great experience. We offer programs and events for the 6th-12th grader during the at-risk hours after school and during the summer when parents or responsible adults are not able to give guidance. We offer many options in the areas of education, arts, and sports. Enjoy our new skate park, paintball course, batting cages and beach volleyball court! Refreshments available in the sports area; cafe available inside for the after-school programs. Finesse your graphic design, media development, online gaming, drama, and musical skills. Visit it at 6851 Courthouse Rd.

MAGNOLIA GRANGE Magnolia Grange, a Virginia Historic Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1822 by William Winfree. It is a Federalstyle plantation house named after the circle of magnolias that once graced its front lawn. It was originally part of a large land grant to John Worsham in 1691. Here also were a tavern and gristmill in addition to the residence and its dependencies. Located at 10020 Iron Bridge Rd.

CASTLEWOOD PLANTATION Built ca. 1817-1819 by Parke Poindexter. Poindexter was Clerk of the Court at Chesterfield County from 1812 until 1847. The original landowner was Henry Winfree, who received the property as a land grant in 1754. Castlewood is one of the finest Federal period houses in Chesterfield County, featuring a formal five-part design with molded plaster ceilings in the main rooms, two stairways to each adjacent wings and beautiful carved mantels with King-ofPrussia marable surrounds. The establishment currently serves as the headquarters for the Chesterfield Historical Society and research library. Located at 10201 Iron Bridge Rd.

PRINCE GEORGE CHRISTIAN CHURCH Independent ✧ Non-Denominational

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804-732-5625 ✧ PGPastorWayne@aol.com ✧ www.PGChristianChurch.org SUNDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE Sunday School – 9:45 AM Morning Worship – 11:00 AM

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Jefferson Pointe

This community combines luxury, quality, value and service in a superb location. You’ll enjoy relaxing in the sun by our sparkling pool, exercising in our state-of-the-art fitness center or playing a game of tennis at your leisure.

Apartment Features: • Air Conditioning • Balcony • Cable Ready • Ceiling Fan(s) • Dishwasher • Oversized Closets • Washer & Dryer in Unit • 1BR, 2BR, & 2BR/Den Units

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