RICHMOND, Va. – Media is invited to cover an event in which recruiters in the Virginia area are hosting 83 of the U.S. Army’s newest recruits at a Mega Future Soldier Event April 23 at Fort Lee.

What: Mega Future Soldier Event – Fort Lee Asset demonstration, training, and Future Soldier Swear-in
When: Noon, Saturday, April 23
Where: Fort Lee, VA – Training Area 27

During the Mega Future Soldier event, recruits and family members will be able to engage and experience live demonstrations from Fort Lee units to include K9 – Military Working Dogs, Mine Resistant Armor Protected Vehicles (MRAP), EOD Robotics, Night Vision & Virtual Reality goggles, Fuelers, and an Army Parachute Display. The demonstrations and training exercises will give recruits first-hand experience of what it is like to join the Army. This event is in support of United States Army Recruiting Command’s Army Service Week, a week long push to showcase the value of military service.

Major General Mark Simerly and Lieutenant Colonel Eric Peterson, will host a public oath of enlistment ceremony at the conclusion of the Mega Future Soldier event at 2:30 pm. The Future Soldiers participating are young men and women from across Virginia and West Virginia. Immediately following the ceremony, Future Soldiers will be able to connect with Fort Lee Soldiers, learn about their experiences, and ask questions about topics such as basic training and Advanced Individual Training.

Media is welcome to attend. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Carrie Poore at Richmond Battalion Public Affairs at or (804) 461-0726


Fort Lee is the Army’s Home of Sustainment and supports the training, education and development of adaptive Army logistics professionals. The installation supports more than 90,000 Soldiers, retirees, veterans, family members and civilian employees in the local area. Fort Lee has a regional economic impact of about $2.25 billion per year. Major organizations on the installation include the Combined Arms Support Command, Army Logistics University, U.S. Army Ordnance School, U.S. Army Quartermaster School, U.S. Army Transportation School, Defense Commissary Agency and Defense Contract Management Agency.

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