AAFES News Service
The Army & Air Force Exchange Service at Fort Leonard Wood is helping military families go to back to school while sticking to a budget by extending its layaway program to include computers and tablets needed to succeed in the classroom.
Through Aug. 31, just in time for back-to-school season, Soldiers and other military shoppers can use layaway at the Fort Leonard Wood Exchange to hold computers, notebooks, tablets and iPads — items that are not typically eligible for the layaway program.
“Using up-to-date technology is vital to succeeding in the classroom,” said Vanessa Rowland, main store manager. “The extended layaway program helps parents and students manage their budget for back-to-school expenses.”
A $3 service fee and a deposit of 15 percent are required to hold items on layaway. Items must be picked up by Aug. 31. Shoppers can visit Exchange customer service for complete details.