Fort Lee also hosts two Army museums, the U. A full program of courses was conducted, including Officer Candidate School. Parents must provide a birth certificate, social security number, comprehensive physical examination, certificate of immunizations, court-issued custody papers if applicable , previous school records and proof of residency when registering children for schools in Virginia. The new three-story Quartermaster School Classroom Building, Mifflin Hall, was dedicated in May 1961. All children must attend school in the district where they reside. Originally designated as Camp Lee, the base is still a functioning Army post today. Army Ordnance School, The U.
In 1946, the War Department announced that Camp Lee would be retained as a center for Quartermaster training. Fort Lee is located three miles east of Petersburg, Virginia, 116 miles from Washington, D. Within 60 days of construction, 14,000 soldiers, recruits and volunteers were at Camp Lee. The land hereabouts provided 17th and 18th century farmers with a rich harvest of tobacco, corn, beans, root plants, vegetables and more. Four historic markers today trace the route of the United States Military Railroad that crossed Fort Lee bringing supplies to troops along the siege line.
During the last days of the Revolutionary War, British and Tory troops were engaged in a battle by a small force of Americans near Blandford Church, between Petersburg and the present Fort Lee. Immediately troops began Quartermaster training for the Korean War and continued for the next three years. At the close of the Korean War, Fort Lee had completely transformed from a base of temporary structures to a full scale permanent Army base. B Company B Co Commander 765-9304 First Sergeant 765-9306 C Company C Co Commander 765-9319 First Sergeant 765-9318. The population density was 870. It is a tool for commanders to enhance unit deployment readiness.
B Company B Co Commander 734-5993 First Sergeant 734-5927. School bus service is also provided at temporary lodging on post. New petroleum and water field training cites were constructed. Additionally, Marine Officers attend the U. In April 1781 British troops under Major General William Phillips landed at Old City Point on the banks of the James River at present-day Hopewell and marched through Fort Lee property to defeat a much smaller patriot force defending Petersburg.
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 Congress passed a Selective Service Act that allowed the drafting of up to 900,000 more men for a year. Fort Lee is home to nearly 3,200 military personnel and as many family members, 600 single soldiers on the installation and another 2,300 families off-post. E Company E Co Commander 734-5993 First Sergeant 765-4981. Then in June 1950, war again broke out … in Korea. Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D. There was a Regional Hospital with scores of pavilions and literally miles of interlocking corridors capable of housing over 2,000 patients at a time. It's Information Desk phone number is 804-734-9000 and the Appointment Line phone number is 1-866-645-4584.
Several school systems, public and private, are found close to Fort Lee. On 15 April 1950 the War Department reached the critical decision to keep Camp Lee as a permanent facility, while renaming it Fort Lee. Protective barriers have been placed around key buildings. Kenner Army Health Clinic Kenner Army Health Clinic was opened in 1941 as an 871 bed community hospital and named after General Albert W. The rapid logistics buildup in Vietnam after 1965 signaled an urgent need for many more Quartermaster Soldiers. They can be contacted via phone at 804-765-3813. Part of the sixties-era Quartermaster training program also saw the first widespread local use of automated data processing equipment.
Over 300,000 Quartermaster Soldiers trained here during the war. In 1947 the facility was downsized to 1,100 beds and the downgraded again in 1950 to 200 beds. The handbook can only be accessed online digitally via Common Access Card at present. Included among the many facilities here was a large camp hospital situated on 58 acres of land. A few parcels of the camp were incorporated into the National Military Park of Petersburg and continued to play host to Army soldiers. Fort Lee was also recommended to become the site of the Corps Historian and Quartermaster Corps.
This 400,000-square-foot building will soon be offering more than 200 courses, is expected to be able to train upwards of 2,300 military and civilian students daily. Bull Dental Clinic is located in the center of the block between B and C avenues and 26th and 27th streets at 2601 C Ave. If you would like to continue with our optimal website experience, you don't need to make any changes. Over the next several years, the remaining housing units will either be replaced or completely renovated depending on age and condition. When construction work ended, there were accommodations for 60,335 men.
The nine-and-a-half month siege that followed was the longest in U. Army headquartered at Fort Lee, Virginia, and is responsible for the movement of personnel and matériel by truck, rail, air, and sea. Fort Lee is a United States Army post and headquarters of the U. Official recognition of its permanent status was obtained in 1950 and the post was redesignated as Fort Lee. Fort Lee was upgraded to a Class 1 military installation and command of the Quartermaster School shifted to the Continental Army Command Service School System and the Second Army.