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  • The Department of the Army Inspector General Army Community Service Soldier and Family Programs inspection Sensing Session for family members and family readiness group leaders is from 1:30-3 p.m. Sept. 14 in room 142/144 of Pioneer Chapel. The session seeks feedback from family members and FRG leaders regarding the ACS soldier and family programs at Fort Leavenworth.
    The annual Fort Leavenworth Retiree appreciation Day is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Lewis and Clark Center. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
    The Fort Leavenworth Consignment and Thrift Store, on the corner of Pope and Grant Avenues, will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 9. Regular store hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and consignments are taken until 12:30 p.m. when open.
    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 Courses are Sept. 26-27, Oct. 4-5 and Oct. 24-25. Motorcycles are provided for the Basic Rider Course. The next Basic Rider Courses II (formerly known as the Experienced Rider Course) are Sept. 30, Oct. 7 and Oct. 19. 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 Courses are Sept. 15 and Oct. 14. 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.
    Personnel claims for damage to household goods are now handled by the U.S. Army Claims Service Center for Personnel Claims Supports in Fort Knox, Ky. The Fort Leavenworth Claims office will only be available to assist claimants to effectively contact the USARCS-CPCS with a claim. For more information, contact the Fort Leavenworth Claims Office at 684-4913.
    The public is encouraged to submit nominations for the Fort Leavenworth Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding military and civilian leaders of the U.S. armed forces who have served at Fort Leavenworth and have made a significant contribution to the achievement, tradition or history of Fort Leavenworth and the armed forces. Nominees must be deceased, discharged or retired from active-duty or civilian service at least 10 years before the nomination. For nominations, contact the Combined Arms Center History Office at 684-2125/2132 or e-mail kelvin.d. crow.civ@mail.mil or joseph.r.bailey1.civ@mail.mil with the nominee’s name, a short description of his or her service and contributions to Fort Leavenworth and the Army.
    The Fort Leavenworth staff judge advocate’s legal assistance and claims offices new hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays. The offices are closed on all federal and training holidays.
    Page 2 of 2 - Household hazardous waste can be dropped off at the HHW Collection Point in the basement of 810 McClellan Ave. weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There are also outside drop-off cabinets that can be used after hours. Products should be kept in their original containers, when possible. Household hazardous waste includes automotive products, home improvement products, paint, varnish, paint thinner, paint stripper, caulk and adhesives, pesticides, household cleaners, batteries, cosmetics, lighter fluid, and arts and crafts materials. E-waste is also accepted at the collection point, including computers, cell phones, cameras, modems, monitors, televisions, printers, game systems and general electronics. Used motor oil and antifreeze can be dropped off at the Auto Craft Center at 911 McClellan Ave. or at an off-post garage or auto parts store.
    The Fort Leavenworth Adjutant General’s Office ID Cards operations is now offering same-day walk-in appointments. Same-day appointments will not be offered over the phone. The AG’s office is open for appointments all day Monday through Friday, except every first Wednesday of the month and federal holidays. Appointments must be made online at https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil/default.aspx.
    The Suicide Prevention Program offers several classes to help soldiers, civilians and family members identify high-risk behaviors and apply suicide intervention skills. 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).
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