Spring is in the air and warm weather is coming, even though in Virginia, we sometimes wonder when it will finally get here.
Defense Logistics Agency Installation Support at Richmond’s Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Office is busy planning spring and summer activities. They also have a variety of summer equipment available for employees to rent and discount tickets for amusement parks, movies, and sporting events.
Outdoor Recreation is gearing up for outdoor activities with the rentals of picnic pavilions, campground/recreational vehicle overnight lots, boat/canoe rentals, as well as grills, canopies, tables, chairs, sleeping bags, and recreational games such as corn hole, volleyball, horseshoe and croquet sets.
The Information, Tour and Recreation Office is selling Busch Gardens Season Passes for $121 per person and Kings Dominion Season Passes for $78.00 per person. Passes include parking. ITR offers discount Regal movie tickets for $9 and a movie package for $28 that includes two tickets and a $10 concession gift card. Richmond Squirrel tickets are also available for $5.50 per person.
The Fitness Center is hosting a deep sea fishing trip to Virginia Beach April 30 for $125 per person, the deadline to register April 20; a golf tournament May 12 at the Fort Lee Cardinal Course; a 5k run/walk on center May 18; and a WellBeats-A-Thon May 27. WellBeats is a new interactive exercise video instruction competition for the young at heart.
Employees can start forming their softballs teams now. The season starts June 16.
The outdoor pool is being prepared and will open on weekends only from May 28 until June 21. After June 21 it will be open Tuesday through Sunday, and closed on Mondays for maintenance. FMWR is currently hiring lifeguards. If employees know of anyone interested in lifeguard this summer, applications are on usajobs.gov.
April is Sexual Assault and Awareness Prevention Month and the Month of the Military Child.
FMWR’s Family Advocacy Program is partnering with 80th Training Command, bringing awareness to sexual harassment/assault response and prevention with the following activities:
- April 14: Self-Defense Class at FMWR Fitness Center from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
- April 20: Sharp 5K Run/Walk starting at the Running Trail on DSCR at 11 a.m.
- ·April 27: National Denim Day wear jeans and show your support for Sexual Assault Awareness Month
The Betty Ackerman-Cobb Child Development Center is celebrating the Month of the Military Child with a Patriotic Parade honoring armed forces families and daily activities during the week of April 11- 15. The CDC will also host a parent BBQ April 22, a Story Walk April 28 and a St. Jude Trike-A-Thon in June. For more information and specific dates and times, contact the CDC at ext. 3018
Also in April, the Bellwood Credit Union will be sponsoring the Earth Day Shred Event on center from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. April 27 at the old post office, Building 19.
Throughout the months of April, May and June, the FMWR Marketing Office will host monthly mini fairs in the Center Restaurant.
Back in December, new employees started receiving FMWR new employee informational packets in each New Employee Orientation Class. Employee should be sure to review their marketing packets for a chance to win a special FMWR prize.
During the month of May, all FMWR programs are partnering with other MWR services as well as the Army to broaden participation and promote health and fitness events across the installation with
Strong B.A.N.D.S, a wellness and physical fitness program offered by the Army (learn more at: www.armymwr.com/strongbands). B.A.N.D.S stands for balance, activity, nutrition, determination, and strength. This is the first year DLA is participating in this program.
The Wellness Office will also schedule seminars as part of this program to help employees recognize stress overloads, eat healthy and have a positive body image. The annual Health and Wellness Fair will be in the Center Restaurant May 11.
The CDC will encourage fitness through their Let’s Move program to put children on the path to a healthy future through activities and developing healthy habits.
In conjunction with Strong BA.N.D.S, the Farmer’s Market will be starting late April or early May, on a new day and at a new location this year. The market will be located in front of Building 33-C Bay on Thursday’s from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.