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  • The Fort Leavenworth Thrift Shop will be open until 4 p.m. Dec. 14. Regular store hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with consignments taken until 12:30 p.m. when open.
    Sherman and Hancock Gates are closed for all traffic Dec. 24 through Jan. 2. Grant Gate remains open 24/7 during the holiday season. Normal gate hours return Jan. 3.
    The Fort Leavenworth Thrift Shop Welfare applications are available at the Thrift Shop cash register 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. All applications are due Feb. 26 and funds will be available in April.
    Live Christmas Tree Collection will begin Dec. 26 through Jan. 4 in the cordoned off area of the parking lot above Merritt Lake. The trees will then be placed in the lakes to provide structure for the fish. Tree placement will be done by the Rod and Gun Club and will benefit the fish and fishermen. For more information, call Neil Bass at 684-8979.
    Firewood permits are required to harvest firewood from post and are allowed only in designated areas. The cost of a permit is $25 and is good for one 128-cubic-foot area of wood. The money collected from firewood sales is spent on forestry projects on Fort Leavenworth. For more information, call Neil Bass at 684-8979.
    The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers and Army Community Service Angel Tree will be in the lobby of the Post Exchange through Dec. 17. To donate a gift, select a tag from the tree, purchase an age- and gender-appropriate gift, present the angel tag to the cashier for a 10 percent discount and place the tag and wrapped gift in a collection box by the registers. For more information, call Jeff Honey at (913) 271-1602 or Jessica Brushwood at 684-2823.
    claims for damage to household goods are handled by the U.S. Army Claims Service Center for Personnel Claims Supports in Fort Knox, Ky. The Fort Leavenworth Claims Office is only available to assist claimants to effectively contact the USARCS-CPCS with a claim. For more information, call 684-4913.
    Commissary hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday with no early bird shopping; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday with 8-10 a.m. early bird shopping; and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday with 7-9 a.m. early bird shopping.
    The standard meal rates for cash-paying customers at the dining facility are $3.45 for breakfast, $5.60 for lunch, $4.85 for dinner and $9.10 for holiday meals. The drive through is open 4:30-9 a.m., 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and 4-6 p.m. Weekday dine-in hours are 6:30-8 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 5-6:30 p.m. Weekend dine-in hours are 8-9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 5-6:30 p.m. Grab-and-go hours are 8-9 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. Grab-and-go is closed for dinner weekends and holidays.
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    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.
    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).
    Monthly mandatory post training is the first Wednesday of the month. Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention training is from 8-9 a.m, Equal Employment Opportunity training is 9-10 a.m., Equal Opportunity training (military only) is 10-11 a.m. and Threat Awareness Reporting Program training is from 11 a.m. to noon at the Post Theater. Attendees must sign-in before the start of each class with a Common Access Card.
    The Fort Leavenworth staff judge advocate’s legal assistance and claims offices hours are 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.
    The Fort Leavenworth Adjutant General’s Office ID Cards/DEERS operations offers same-day walk-in appointments. Same-day appointments are not taken over the phone. ID Cards/DEERS is open for appointments 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except every first Wednesday of the month and federal holidays, with the last ID card issued at 3:30 p.m. Make an appointment online at https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil/default.aspx.
    The Suicide Prevention Program offers 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.
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