FORT LEE, Va. – Soldiers from across Fort Lee will support the Virginia Best of the Best State Raider Meet Competition set for March 26 at Pocahontas State Park.

The competition will feature over 100 Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps cadets from across the state. Competitive activities and judging will take place from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Maj. Gen. Mark T. Simerly, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, will be on-site in support of the Army’s March to Service initiative – a two-week effort to reconnect and generate community support for the Army and recruiting.

WHAT: Virginia Best of the Best State Raider Meet Competition

WHEN: March 26, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE: Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Rd, Chesterfield, Va.

The JROTC teams will compete in a series of challenging events including a litter carry, logistics relay, 5K run, one-rope bridge, and a team physical fitness test. The event also will feature static displays of equipment used by the Transportation, Ordnance and Quartermaster Schools at Fort Lee.

March to Service, which runs from March 21-31, has Army leaders heading outside the gates to meet with community and education representatives across the country to ensure they understand the opportunities and benefits available through military service.
Media interested in interviewing the senior commander, or any of Fort Lee’s participating Soldiers, may contact Alyssa Crockett for assistance at the event. Call (804) 735-8586 or send an email to Please confirm attendance before 4 p.m. Friday, March 25.


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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