Housing the U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command, U.S. Army Ordnance School, U.S. Army Quartermaster School and Army Logistics University, is Fort Lee Army Base in Price George located next to the tri-cities of Hopewell, Virginia-Petersberg and Colonial Heights. This installation also shares its border with the counties of Dinwiddie and Chesterfield. This installation has teamed up with the local community to provide services like lodging, shopping, recreation and more.
Cost of living: Fort Lee is a high cost military installation; living costs in Virginia are higher than average of most major cities in the U.S by 8%.
Automated Telephone Attendant Number: 804-765-3000
Base Population: Acccording to the latest BRAC report from 2011, the population of this installation has risen to 48% consisting of 10,286 Trainees/Students, 3,830 Active Duty Personnel, 2,471 contractors, 12,657 family members, 31,065 retiree family member, 5,330 civilians and 12,447 retirees along with their family members.
City/area population: Richmond Metro- 239,083 and Prince George- 41,207
Child Development Centers: The CDC service here at Fort Lee offers full day care, hourly care as well as preschool and before/after school care for children aging 6 weeks to Kindergarteners. Contact- 804-765-3852
Youth Programs: The MST (Middle School and Teen) program at Fort Lee provides a variety of youth activities for 6th graders to 12th graders. Contact- 804-765-3763
Airman and Family Readiness Center: 804-734-6388
Employment: With the intermediate household income being $63,074 and the unemployment rate being as low as 5.5%, Fort Lee army installation in Price George provides mostly industrial employment. There are plenty of employment available in the nearby tri-city areas as well as in Richmond which is at a commuting distance from here, in the restaurant business and retail.
Financial facilities: There are two financial institutions in the installation; Fort Lee Federal Credit Union and Sun Trust Bank.
Commissary: There is only a single but large commissar located here on post at Fort Lee. Contact- 804-765-1036
Exchnage System: In here, there’s only one 1 large exchange, 1 shoppette and 1 mall. Contact-804-861-5971/5970
FMWR: Fort Lee does offer a lot of options for recreation, including outdoor recreation, Bowling Center, Adventure Club, Auto Crafts, Lee Club, Cardinal Golf Course, Lee Playhouse Theatre, Battle Drive Pool, Sport Zone, Fitness Center and Leisure Travel Services.
Medical Services: The Kenner army Health Clinic is the medical service provider here at Fort Lee. They aim in providing cost effective primary care services. Contact- 804-734-9000. The Bull Dental Clinic in building 8204 serves as the primary dental care service provider in this Installation.
This installation was once an active training center during both the World Wars. It was named after the Confederate General Robert E. Lee. It was during World War II that this place housed a Quartermaster Board for development and Research, a Technical Center and Quartermaster Replacement Training Center. In 1905, this installation, a camp back then, got re-designated to Fort Lee.
It was later in the year 1941 when the Quartermaster School left Philadelphia and was welcomed Camp Lee as its new location. It was because of the Quartermaster Training Center that this place carried out intense training programs for the Quartermaster Corps. It was then in 1962 that Fort Lee headquartered Quartermaster Corporations followed by starting to report to the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command in 1973.
Fort Lee in Price George, VA houses some of the major units like U.S. Marine Corps Detachment, 16th Ordnance Battalion, U.S. Army Quartermaster School, 23RD Quartermaster Brigade, U.S. Army Ordnance School, Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS), U.S. Army Garrison, U.S. Air Force 345th Training Squadron, Army Logistics Management College, Defense Commissary Agency, Combined Arms Support Command Sustainment Center of Excellence, 59TH Ordnance Brigade, 392nd Army Band, Army Logistics University, 244TH Quartermaster Battalion, 266TH Quartermaster Battalion and 262ND Quartermaster Battalion.
Housing available at Fort Lee is privatised housing for military personnel. There are 1505 quarters here out of which 1 quarter is for officers and the rest are available for allocation to enlisted soldiers. All quarters range from 2 to 5 bedrooms and are situated in the 7 neighbouring areas. For more information on housing call- 804-733-1588.
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