The FORT LEAVENWORTH TAX CENTER offers free federal and state income tax filing with IRS-trained preparers. Appointments can be made through April 28 by calling 684-4986 or by visiting the Tax Center at 615 McClellan Ave. Soldiers E-5 and below can drop off tax documents at the Tax Center and return later to review and sign their e-file forms. Tax Center hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and 1-4 p.m. Thursdays. One-hour Saturday appointments are available March 11 and 25. Services are limited based on complexity and legal limitations.
All military personnel entering post on a motorcycle must show a valid Motorcycle Safety Foundation card or be turned away at the gate. Motorcycle safety courses are scheduled for the year. The next Basic Rider Course is March 23-24 and April 7-8. Motorcycles are provided for the Basic Rider Course. The next Basic Rider Courses II (formerly known as the Experienced Rider Course) is March 21 and April 13. Soldiers attending the Basic Rider Course II must have their own properly licensed and insured motorcycle, along with all personal protective equipment. The next Sports Bike Course is April 28. Class sizes are limited. A unit training administrator must enroll a prospective student through the Digital Training Management System at least 10 days before the class date. For information, contact Chuck Phillips, Garrison safety officer, at 684-1741.
Grant Gate will be closed from 7-9 p.m. March 22 for barrier maintenance. Sherman will be open for traffic to enter and exit the installation.
The Fort Leavenworth Thrift and Consignment Store is open until 5:30 p.m. March 21. Regular store hours are 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Consignments are accepted until 12:30 p.m.
The Suicide Prevention Program offers several classes to help soldiers, civilians and family members identify high-risk behaviors and apply suicide intervention skills. Visit the Suicide Prevention Program website at http://garrison .leavenworth.army.mil/index.php/myfort/services/services/asap or call the Army Substance Abuse Program at 684-2874 for more information. National and local resources include the Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org; MilitaryOneSource, 1-800-342-9647, http://www.militaryonesource.mil; Behavioral Health Social Work Services, 684-6771; Garrison Chaplain Office, 684-2210 on weekdays, (913) 683-2158 after duty hours; Missouri’s School Violence Hotline, 1-866-748-7047; and Kansas Bullying Prevention Hotline, 1-800-332-6378 or 1-800-CHILDREN.
The Women Veterans Call Center hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Call 1-855-VA-WOMEN (1-855-829-6636).