23rd QM Brigade D&C Competition | Aug. 27

Three advanced individual training battalions under the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade will compete in two levels of competition Aug. 27, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., at Williams Stadium.

The competition will include a structured event with specified drill and ceremony movements and a freestyle event in which competitors are allowed to incorporate theatrical elements combined with D&C movements. It is open to the community. The Air Force Color Guard and Drill Team will perform at halftime.

For details, call (804) 765-3589 or (706) 992-3559.

Exchange Free Layaway for Holidays

A free layaway program is available to authorized shoppers of the Army and Air Force Exchange Sept. 1 - Dec. 14. The Exchange will waive its standard $3 service fee for all layaway purchases of $25 or more that are paid in full by Dec. 24. A deposit of 15 percent is required to hold items on layaway at the Exchange.

Shoppers should visit customer service for complete program details and eligibility information.

Pre-retirement Seminar | Aug. 26

A pre-retirement seminar for military members who are within 12-24 months of separation from service will be held Aug. 26, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., at the Soldier Support Center auditorium, building 3400, 1401 B Ave.

The program will cover a variety of post-military-career topics including veteran benefits, entitlements, health care and more. Spouses of separating military members are welcome.

For details, call (804) 734-6555 or 734-6973.

16TH OD Bn Professional Development Talk | Sept. 8

Retired Maj. Gen. Robert D. Shadley, former Chief of Ordnance, will speak about the 1996 Aberdeen Proving Ground sex scandal during a professional development session set for Sept. 8, 11:30 a.m., at the Lee Theater.

The scandal served as the catalyst for the Army’ Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Prevention Program.

FEGLI Open Season | Sept. 1-30

A Federal Employee’s Group Life Insurance Program Open Season is set for Sept. 1-30.

This is the first FEGLI Open Season since 2004. Eligible federal employees can elect any coverage offered including Option C, which covers the lives of eligible family members. Employees do not need to be enrolled to elect coverage. There is no medical exam required and no health questions to answer. The effective date of coverage change is delayed one full year to the beginning of the first day of the first full pay period on or after Oct. 1, 2017, as long as an employee meets pay and duty status requirements.

For details, visit https://www.opm.gov/retirement-services/publications-forms/benefits-administ ration-letters/2016/16-204.pdf.

POW/MIA Lunch | Sept. 15

Fort Lee and the Robert E. Lee Chapter, Association of United States Army will co-sponsor a POW/MIA National Recognition Luncheon, Sept. 15, 11:30 a.m., at the Lee Club. The program will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The guest speaker will be Ann Mills-Griffiths, chairman of the board of directors of the National League of POW/MIA families.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased through any agency sergeant major or by calling (804) 765-7218.

TARP Briefing | Sept. 13

A Threat Awareness and Reporting Program briefing is set for Sept. 13, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., at the Lee Theater. For details, call (804) 734-1569.