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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 30, 2017 10:39:53 AM EDT

Advisory: Month of the Military Child Kickoff set for April 3

FORT LEE, Va. – Media are invited to attend a kickoff ceremony and parade in honor of the Month of the Military Child here, April 3.

Fort Lee Garrison Commander Col. Adam Butler will open the event with a proclamation signing before children, parents, 392nd Army band members, police and fire personnel, and emergency vehicles parade through one of the installation housing areas.

WHAT: Month of the Military Child Kickoff and Parade

WHO: Fort Lee children, parents and staff

WHEN: 3:30 p.m., Monday, April 3

WHERE: Fort Lee Youth Center

Since 1986, Army installations around the world have recognized the sacrifices and courage of military children by celebrating the Month of the Military Child throughout April.

In addition to the kickoff and parade, Fort Lee children will engage in a variety of fun activities to commemorate Month of the Military Child including pinwheel planting, fly a kite day, wear purple for military kids day and a Spring Fling to name a few.

Media must contact Sarah Gauvin at (804) 734-6965 / (804) 400-7273 or sarah.r.gauvin.civ@mail.mil by noon Monday to arrange for a media escort to the event.

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Fort Lee Soldiers, families and civilian employees began a century of support to the nation in 1917 when Camp Lee was established to train the 80th Division for service during WWI. Today, Fort Lee is the Army’s Home of Sustainment and supports the training, education and development of adaptive Army professionals in fields such as transportation, supply, culinary arts and equipment repair and maintenance. Major organizations on the installation include the Defense Commissary Agency, Defense Contract Management Agency, Combined Arms Support Command, the Army Logistics University, U.S. Army Ordnance School, U.S. Army Quartermaster School and U.S. Army Transportation School. Fort Lee supports nearly 86,000 Soldiers, retirees, veterans, family members and civilian employees and boasts an economic impact of about $2.4 billion per year.

For more information contact:

Sarah Gauvin
Fort Lee Public Affairs
(804) 734-6965
(804) 400-7273
sarah.r.gauvin.civ@mail.mil