All Army and Air Force Exchange Service facilities will be closed Nov. 22 for Thanksgiving. The Main Exchange will open at 6 a.m. Nov. 23 for its Black Friday sale and all other facilities will open at their regular time, except for Starbucks, which will open at 5 a.m.

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 by the Rod and Gun Club and benefits 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.

Fort Leavenworth Leisure Travel Services has discounted tickets for Disney’s Armed Forces Salute 2019. For more information, call 684-2580.

The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers and Army Community Service Angel Tree will be in the lobby of the Post Exchange Nov. 23 through Dec. 19. 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 under the tree. 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.

Department of Defense policy prohibits the use of CBD oil and other hemp-based products, natural or synthetic, by service members.

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.

Sherman Gate hours are 6:30-8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday for inbound traffic and 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for outbound traffic only. The gate is closed on weekends and federal holidays. For information, visit

The U.S. Disciplinary Barracks Sales Store is closed from Nov. 26-30 while it moves back into its renovated building at 740 W. Warehouse Road. The store reopens Dec. 3. Call the store at (913) 684-4811 for information.

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. Threat Awareness Reporting Program training is from 8-9 a.m. and face-to-face Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention training is from 9-10 a.m 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 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. 

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

For information about post status and road closures during inclement weather, visit and click on the “post status” link in the “top links” section.

The VISITOR CONTROL CENTER is open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The facility is closed on all federal holidays except Memorial Day. After hours, visitors to Fort Leavenworth must obtain a visitor pass in advance or be escorted by a uniformed military member or spouse, a military retiree or spouse, or DoD civilian.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel/SATO’s business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Customers can contact CWT SATO after-hours at (866) 832-8692.