Community Members Invited to Give Blood

Kenner Army Health Clinic will host a blood drive on Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. both days, at Larkin Hall, 3501 A Ave.

All community members are encouraged to participate in this event that’s being held in support of the Fort Bragg, N.C., and Portsmouth Naval Hospital Blood Donor Centers. They provide quality blood products for service members, veterans and their families during times of peace and war. All donors will be screened for COVID-19 before being allowed to enter the building. Other social distancing and protective mask protocols will be required. Anyone who feels ill or believes they have come in contact with someone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should stay at home.

For more information, visit www.militaryblood.dod.mil.

 

Commissary CLICK2GO Shopping is Back

Fort Lee Commissary shoppers can begin placing orders today via the 24/7 CLICK2GO online grocery service for pickup starting Aug. 3.   

To use the service, customers should visit my.commissaries.com and open an account. Then, they can choose from the variety of products in stock at the Fort Lee store. Pickup time during regular store hours must be at least six hours after the order is placed (after Aug. 3). Payment must be made by credit card. Debit cards requiring a PIN number are not accepted. Lee customers will not be charged a service fee as part of an introductory offer. Beginning Sept. 8, an extra $4.95 will be applied to each order as it is at all curbside pickup locations. 

For further information, access the CLICK2GO portal on commissaries.com.

 

Lee Changes Warning System Test Schedule

The installation’s Mass Warning Notification System will now be tested every first and third Thursday of the month at 12:15 and 6:15 p.m. This is in lieu of the tests conducted every Wednesday. Also, the ALERT! emergency notification test will now be conducted every third Thursday at 10 a.m. The next test is scheduled for Aug. 20.

Military and civilian employees are reminded it is mandatory to sign up to receive ALERT! notifications. Those who have not registered can do so by signing in with their Common Access Card to any computer connected to the government network. Visit alert.csd.disa.mil/AlertSplashPage. If any difficulties are encountered, seek assistance from your organization’s computer technician or the personnel manager assigned to most units.

 

Garrison Change of Command Set for Aug. 7

Col. Hollie J. Martin will relinquish her duties as garrison commander to Col. Karin L. Watson during a ceremony set for Aug. 7, 10:30 a.m. The passing of the colors will be officiated by Vincent E. Grewatz, director of Installation Management Command.

In-person attendance is by invitation only as a COVID-19 safety precaution. Community members can watch a livestream of the ceremony at www.facebook.com/ArmyFortLee.

 

AWC Encourages Fitness with BodPod Challenge

The Army Wellness Center is conducting a BodPod Quarantine challenge for active duty service members and their families, retirees and DOD Civilians.

The participant with the highest level of body fat reduction during the period of Aug. 1 - Oct. 31 wins. To take part, people should complete a pre- and post-BodPod assessment at the AWC between those dates at 9205 Mahone Ave. AWC also offers virtual classes and appointments with a health educator.

For more information and to schedule an appointment, call 804-734-9925.

Shoppers Can Double Discounts on Tax-Free Weekend

During Virginia’s annual “tax-free holiday” weekend Aug. 7-9, shoppers at the Exchange can save an additional 5.3 percent for school supplies and more.

Retail stores are required to waive the 5-percent sales tax on any school-related product selling at $20 or less per item. Also exempt are clothing and footwear priced at $100 or less per item and certain hurricane preparedness supplies. Because Exchange merchandise is always tax exempt, its stores are adding to the potential savings by matching local sales tax discounts to offer an additional 5.3 percent off select items.

To see which products qualify for this tax-free benefit, visit www.tax.virginia.gov/virginia-sales-tax-holiday.