Barbershops Begin Appointment-Only Services

The barbershops at the Main Exchange, PXtra and on the Ordnance Campus are now providing appointment-only haircuts to military members, retirees, DOD Civilians, contractors and family members.

They will operate under required COVID-19 sanitation and safety operating procedures for that service. The measures include barbers and customers wearing face masks, customers sanitizing their hands before entering the shops and hair washing prior to being cut.

To schedule one of the 20-minute appointments, call 804-861-5881 (main store barber), 835-9127 (main store salon), 861-6060 (PXtra), or 861-1866 (Ordnance Campus).


Motorcycle Safety Training Courses Return

Army Traffic Safety Training Program courses for motorcycle riders resumed June 1 with a class-size-limit of eight students.

All participants will be required to social distance and wear face coverings during classes.  In addition, those riding on the motorcycle training range will maintain a safe social distance when possible and wear either a face covering, a 3/4 helmet with shield or full-face helmet.

To register for ATSTP courses, visit A CAC is required to access the site.

Governor Grants Additional DMV Extensions

Governor Ralph Northam has extended renewals of driver’s licenses, vehicle registrations and more to Aug. 31. This measure covers credentials that expired between March 15 - May 31 and June 1- July 31.

All renewal fees will remain the same and no late fees will be assessed for customers who renew during the extension period. The month in which the new credential expires will not change from the original date of expiration. For example, a customer with a vehicle registration originally expiring in May 2020 will be issued a renewal that expires in May 2021.

For further information, visit

Boots to Business Class set for June 15-16

A free virtual self-employment training workshop will be offered June 15-16, 8:30 a.m. - noon. Participants will receive an overview of business ownership.

It is open to transitioning service members and spouses. The training is sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration and facilitated by Old Dominion University Center for Enterprise Innovation. Registration is required and a link will be emailed to those who register.

For further details and to register, contact the Soldier for Life-Transition Assistance Program at 804-550-1766 or email

Urgent Need for Blood Donations

The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donations to prevent another shortage as hospitals resume surgical procedures and patient treatments that were temporarily paused earlier this spring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Healthy individuals who are feeling well are asked to make an appointment to donate in the weeks and months ahead by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting, calling 800-733-2767 or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device. Several blood drives in locations near Fort Lee will be held. One is scheduled June 13, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., at Midas at Everything Sports, L.L.C, 10810 Paulboord Drive, Midlothian; and another is set for June 22, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., at Petersburg Family YMCA, 120 Madison St.

Donors are requested to make and keep scheduled appointments to help meet the current need.

Virtual Workshop to Focus on Federal Hiring

A free virtual Federal Hiring Workshop is set for June 26, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

A Subject matter expert will provide a wide range of information and resources for participants to understand the federal application hiring process and developing a federal resume and other requirements. It is open to all community members. Registration is required and a link will be emailed for the workshop.

For further details and to register, contact the Soldier for Life-Transition Assistance Program at 804-550-1766 or email

Sweepstakes Features Gift Card Prizes

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service will award $4,750 in Exchange gift cards to authorized shoppers during the Big League Chew Bubble Gum sweepstakes through June 30.

The first-through-third prizes include a $2,500 Exchange gift card, a $1,500 Exchange gift card and $750 Exchange gift card. To enter, visit

No purchase is necessary to enter or win.