SSA Inventory Closure Now Set for July 27-31
The Logistics Readiness Supply and Service Division warehouse – buildings 6242/6243 – here will be closed to allow for a 100-percent inventory July 27-31.
Customers are asked to complete all turn-ins by noon, July 24. Normal operations will resume Aug. 3. For more information, call 804-734-5246.
Sales Tax Holiday Set for Aug. 7-9
Virginia’s annual “tax-free holiday” for school supplies and more is set for Aug. 7-9.
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.
Birthday Celebration Features Bevy of Prizes
In honor of its 125th anniversary on July 25, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service has opened several contests to the military community with more than $8,500 in prizes. The deadline for entry is July 30.
In the GoPro sweepstakes, five authorized shoppers will win a $500 Exchange shopping spree and a waterproof action camera. Three shoppers will take home GOTRAX Hoverfly Ion hoverboards. In other sweepstakes, five winners will receive a Schwinn High Timber mountain bike, 10 people will be awarded Bell bicycle helmets and four winners will receive Callaway Strata golf club sets.
To enter any of these sweepstakes and others, visit www.shopmyexchange.com/sweepstakes.
Football ProCamps Can Be Viewed Online
Community members can view four Facebook Live ProCamps workout sessions featuring NFL professional football players July 13-20. Each 90-minute event will include four different drills.
The lineup of scheduled dates, times and players is as follows – 9 a.m., July 13, Andre Roberts, Buffalo Bills; 9 a.m., July 15, Latavius Murray, New Orleans Saints; 10 a.m., July 18, Malcolm Perry, Miami Dolphins; and 10 a.m., July 20, Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings.
To view any of the sessions, visit www.facebook.com/ProCamps.
Privately Owned Weapons Must Be Registered
The Provost Marshal Office reminds Fort Lee community members that registration is mandatory for personally owned weapons brought onto the installation. This applies to those who live or work on-post.
In addition, weapons cannot be stored in vehicles, even if they are secured. Privately owned weapons and ammunition are prohibited from unit barracks, transient quarters or lodging. They must be stored in the unit arms rooms. When transporting POWs in a vehicle, they must be secured in the trunk or encased in a container (other than the glove compartment). Weapons must be registered by those engaging in authorized activities such as hunting and skeet shooting, per Army regulation.
For registration forms and other instructions, visit home.army.mil/lee/index.php/my-fort-lee/all-services/weapon-registration.
Anybody Can Buy, Give AAFES Gift Cards
Exchange gift cards are a good way to show appreciation to U.S. military personnel serving around the world. They can be used by troops deployed to contingency locations where AAFES is serving them with convenience stores, food kiosks and clothing sales.
While only authorized shoppers can redeem Exchange gift cards, anyone can send one by visiting www.shopmyexchange.com and clicking “Purchase Gift Cards” at the bottom of the page. Gift cards in amounts ranging from $10 to $500 can be addressed to a specific individual or sent to “any service member.”
Recipients can use these gift cards that never expire at any Army, Air Force, Navy or Marine Corps exchange.