Kenner Sets Thanksgiving Weekend Hours 

Kenner Army Health Clinic and Mosier Consolidated Troop Medical Clinic will be open Nov. 29 (training holiday) for patient care. Troop Medical Clinic 1 will be closed that day. All clinic facilities and services will be closed Nov. 28 for Thanksgiving.

To schedule appointments, call 1-866-533-5242. To request an authorization to visit an urgent care center after hours or when the clinic is closed, call the nurse advice line at 1-800-TRICARE and choose option 1. For an emergency, dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

‘Rock with TRADOC’ at Holiday Concert

All Fort Lee community members are invited to the “Holiday Rock with TRADOC” concert set for Dec. 4, 7 p.m., in the Lee Theater. Admission is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Seating is first-come, first-served.

The concert is scheduled to last just over an hour. It will feature musicians from the TRADOC rock and brass ensembles performing holiday hits made famous by current artists such as Arianna Grande and music legends like Bruce Springsteen. Similar holiday concerts are set for Dec. 10, 7 p.m., at Joint Expeditionary Base Fort Story-Little Creek, and Dec. 12, 7 p.m., at Joint Base Langley-Eustis. All are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Daniel Falter at 757-501-6954 or

EFMP Plans ‘Family Visit with Santa’

The Exceptional Family Member Program is organizing free “Family Visit with Santa” sessions Dec. 4-5, 5-7 p.m., at Army Community Service, Mahone Avenue.

This is a special EFMP program for children who cannot handle or navigate the large crowd settings where Santa visits normally take place. Enrolled families can sign up for 15-minute visits with Saint Nick in the comfort of the ACS lobby. Refreshments and activities will be offered for those waiting.

For reservations, contact Nancy Burns at 804-734-6393 or

or Jessica Naccarato at 734-7965 or


VWM to Hold Pearl Harbor Ceremony

The Commonwealth of Virginia Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Ceremony will be held Dec. 7, 11 a.m., at the Virginia War Memorial, 621 South Belvidere St., Richmond.

The public is invited to the free event, which is co-hosted with the Navy League of the United States.The guest speaker will beNavyCommander Jean Marie Sullivan, commanding officer of the USS Whidbey Island.  Due to construction, parking is available at nearby businesses.

For further details, call 804-786-2060 or visit

Shoppers Get Best Deals at Exchange

Army and Air Force Exchange shoppers who find an identical item elsewhere for less can receive an Exchange gift card for the difference.

To receive a gift card Dec.1-24, authorized customers should bring the original Exchange receipt along with a current local competitor’s ad to customer service. The holiday extended price guarantee includes as compared to local retailers.

For items purchased at, call Exchange customer relations at 1-800-527-2345 or fill out the online Customer Feedback form.


Passport Processing Available at Petersburg Library

The Petersburg Public Library is now designated as an official Passport Acceptance Facility of the U.S. Department of State. The library can accept applications for new passports by appointment only.

Applicants must bring a completed application; a valid Virginia driver’s license or military ID; proof of citizenship; proof of name change if needed; recent passport photo; and payment. In addition to the application fee of $110, there is a fee of $35 payable to the Petersburg Library Foundation.

For other details and to make an appointment, call 804-733-2387.


Meet the XKids at  

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

Shepherd’s Center Seeks Volunteers

The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield has a critical need for volunteer drivers to transport seniors to medical and dental appointments, grocery stores, pharmacies, food pantries and other locations.

Volunteers also can take part in a repair service called “HandyHands” and other special assistance efforts.