Commissary Brings Back CLICK2GO Shopping

The 24/7 online grocery ordering service CLICK2GO is returning to the Fort Lee Commissary next week. Patrons can begin placing orders July 30 with pickup starting Aug. 3 during regular store hours.

To use the service, customers should visit my.commissaries.com and open an account. Once that is accomplished, they can choose from the variety of products in stock at the Fort Lee store. Pickup time 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.

Kenner Conducting School Physicals

Kenner Army Health Clinic encourages parents to bring their children's immunizations and physical exams up to date as the new school year approaches.

The Pediatrics Clinic is accepting appointments from beneficiaries for back-to-school checkups. All military dependents being registered for kindergarten need immunization and health exam paperwork completed. Older children enrolling in Virginia schools for the first time also need an exam that is no more than a year old. Youngsters already enrolled in Virginia schools are typically good to go unless they need a current (dated no earlier than May) sports physical.

To schedule appointments, call 1-866-533-5242.

 

‘Change of Charter’ ceremony set for July 30

A Change of Charter Ceremony for the TRADOC Integration Office Sustainment Mission Command will be conducted on July 30, 8 a.m., at the 1st Logistics Memorial on the corner of Lee and A avenues. Col. Justin S. Herbermann will be assuming director responsibilities from Col. Sydney A. Smith who heads up the CASCOM Fielded Force Integration Directorate.

Bod Pod Open at AWC

Fort Lee community members can make appointments for Bod Pod assessments at the Army Wellness Center. It is considered the gold standard for measuring body composition because of its ability to detect small changes in body fat and lean mass.

The test helps with nutrition and exercise programs, determines risk factors for major diseases, and assists in individual weight management goals. AWC also offers telehealth appointments and audiovisual classes. For any in-person appointments, masks are required and other protection measures are in place.

To schedule an appointment or for further information, call 804-734-9925 or email vanessa.n.scales.ctr@mail.mil.

 

PGC Kindergarten Registration Underway

Prince George County Public Schools is conducting kindergarten registration.

To be eligible, children should be 5 years old on or before Sept. 30. Parents should call the school their child will attend to make an appointment to register. A Q-and-A listing about the process is available at www.pgs.k12.va.us. Itdetails the required documents and the steps parents can take to prepare their child for school.

For other information, call 804-733-2700. Military parents outside of PGC should check their local school district’s website for similar info.

 

Exchange Patrons Can Donate to Relief Funds

Army and Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can make at-the-register donations to Army Emergency Relief and the Air Force Assistance Fund year-round. Contributors have the option to donate in increments of $1, $5 and $10 or can give any other amount.

AER and AFAF provide emergency assistance, sponsor educational scholarships and offer community programs that make life better for service members and their families. At-register donations totaled nearly $800,000 over the past three years.

 

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 offering discounts on select items.

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