Post Office Closed Until Jan. 2

The U.S. Post Office on Fort Lee is closed until Jan. 2 for unanticipated critical maintenance.

Customers with a P.O. box at the Mahone Avenue facility can retrieve their mail from a temporary location at 300 A Ave., weekdays, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. This is the former UPS store location adjacent to Starbucks in the Main PX. The temporary location is for P.O. box customer pickup only. Outbound mail/shipping services, stamps and shipping materials are not available.

Patrons can send mail and packages at the Prince George Post Office, 6605 Courthouse Road. Hour of operation are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Saturday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Petersburg Main P.O. is at 29 Franklin St., and operates Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. - noon. Customers also can visit www.usps.com for other shipping and service options.

For more information, contact the Petersburg Main P.O. branch at 804-732-2939.

 

Brigade Loop Conversion Effective Dec. 30

A one-way traffic conversion will go into effect Dec. 30 around Brigade Loop on the Ordnance Campus.

This change will promote a more efficient traffic flow while providing additional safety for the many military personnel training in that area. Additionally, and for the same reasons, the road will be marked with no parking signs except for at the bus stop in front of the Ordnance barracks facility. The no parking restrictions will be enforced immediately after the respective signs and street markings are completed.

For questions, contact Fritz Brandt in the DPW Master Planning Division at 804-734-5977.

 

TSP Implements Two-Step Authentication

Those enrolled in a Thrift Savings Plan are reminded that two-step authentication to log into accounts online became mandatory this month.

This added security feature helps protect a participant’s account against fraud. A security code, sent to the individual’s cellphone, must be entered to complete sign-in.

A walkthrough guide for setting up the authentication is available at www.tsp.gov/PDF/formspubs/tsplf43.pdf.

Kenner Facilities Adjust Hours for Holidays

Kenner Army Health Clinic will close Dec. 19, noon - 2 p.m., for staff holiday luncheons. Additional closures are planned for Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Troop Medical Clinic 1 will be closed for the duration of the holiday block leave period, Dec. 20 - Jan. 3. The active duty clinic and TMC2 will support advanced individual training troops on those dates on a walk-in basis, 6 a.m. - 2 p.m. For details, call 804-734-9057.

Beneficiaries needing after-hours care or authorization to visit an urgent care center should call the nurse advice line at 1-800-TRICARE and choose option 1. This also is the number for assistance during vacation travel. For emergency medical help, dial 9-1-1 or go to the nearest health facility that offers that service.

Tax Center Seeks Volunteers

The Fort Lee Tax Assistance Center is seeking volunteers to prepare federal and state returns throughout the upcoming tax season.

No experience is necessary. Free training is provided. Volunteers are being sought for various administrative positions, as well. Slots are open for retirees, family members and others. The center will be open from January to mid-May in building 5209, 20th Street. It offers free tax help to military ID cardholders

For further details, call 804-765-2283 or email stuart.a.hamm.mil@mail.mil.

 

Commissary Announces Holiday Hours

To accommodate authorized patron shopping needs over the holidays, the Fort Lee Commissary has announced special hours.

The days and operating hours are as follows: Dec. 23, 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Dec. 30, 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.; and Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The facility will be closed Dec. 25, Christmas Day; and Jan. 1, New Year’s Day.

The commissary staff wishes all Fort Lee community members a happy holiday.

 

Meet the XKids at ShopmyExchange.com 

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service has enlisted a team of young experts to offer reviews of new toys for this holiday season and beyond.

The XKids – a group of 13 youngsters, ages 3-12 – tested and rated the hottest toys of the season. Their recommendations are highlighted throughout the Exchange’s Toy Book and their special page on the Community Hub.

Learn more about these energetic youths and read their reviews at ShopMyExchange.com/XKids.