FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (April 22, 2019) — The following Fort Leonard Wood announcements are for the week of April 22 through April 26.
The 111th Birthday of the United States Army Reserve will be observed Tuesday, April 23, with a cake-cutting ceremony at 8:30 a.m. at the Lincoln Hall Atrium. Nearly 150,000 Reserve Soldiers serve in more than 1,600 units across all 50 states and five U.S. territories. Happy birthday, Army Reserve!
The Fort Leonard Wood Garrison Command will provide an update on housing during a town hall scheduled for 6 p.m. April 23 at the Stonegate Community Center, 235 Ellis Street. All residents on Fort Leonard Wood are invited to attend.
What are the best ways to ensure clean air, fresh water, healthy forests and diverse wildlife? The answers to these and many other questions about the natural world and humanity’s place in it will be on display April 26, when Fort Leonard Wood holds its 2019 Earth Day event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Nutter Field House. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature a variety of hands-on activities, presentations and displays covering a wide range of topics. Public parking for this event will be available on the south lot between Nutter Field House and the USO. The north parking lot will be cordoned off and designated as school-bus parking only.
In conjunction with Earth Day, a Free Household E-Cycling Event for the Fort Leonard Wood Community will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26 in the southwest corner of the Nutter Field House parking lot.
The Protestant Women of the Chapel welcome all to attend a Free Market event April 27 at the Main Post Chapel, Fellowship Hall. Find or trade new or gently used household items; clothes, and furniture. Essentially, the event is a garage sale with no cost involved. For more information, contact Joy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal is planning to hold an in-service recruiting event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 30. Soldiers in the rank of Private First Class through Sergeant, who are interested in becoming future Army EOD Technicians, may meet with recruiters between the PX Mini-Mall and Ozark Tavern on post. For more information, call 573.596.3094.
The first-ever Community Salute to Service event is scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. May 1 in the Waynesville High School gymnasium. The event is being held in recognition of South Central Missouri high school seniors who are joining the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard upon graduation. The Commanding General of the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood, Maj. Gen. Donna Martin, is scheduled to be the keynote speaker along with other community and state leaders who will share words of appreciation for those choosing to enter military service.
Fort Leonard Wood will conduct a post-wide National Prayer Breakfast from 6:30 to 8 a.m. May 1 at the Pershing Community Center. The event is hosted by the Religious Support Office. This year’s guest speaker is Chaplain (COL) Marc Gauthier, U.S. Army Retired. The National Prayer Breakfast provides a multi-faith opportunity to offer thanks and to nurture the spiritual fitness of the installation. Tickets are available through Brigade representatives.
The Noncommissioned Officers Academy will host the Holocaust Days of Remembrance from 11 a.m. to noon, May 2, featuring guest speaker, Mr. Gunther Skaletz. The event, which will be held at the Main Post Chapel, is open to all service members, DA Civilians, family members, and friends/family of Fort Leonard Wood.
It’s not too early to get items together for the Spring Cleaning Yard Sale planned from 8 a.m. to noon, May 4 at the Baker Theater Parking Lot. Registration cost on or before May 2 is $20 per space and tables are available for $5 each. Day of registration is $25 per space. The Fort Leonard Wood Thrift Store will be on site to collect donations at the end of the sale. Find out more by visiting the MWR web page at leonardwood.armymwr.com or call 573-596-6913.
Fort Leonard Wood is scheduled to host its fifth annual Hiring Our Heroes Career Summit May 8 and 9. The event includes a free career fair for employers and job seekers and is open to all service members, veterans and military spouses. The Summit is a part of the Soldier for Life — Transition Assistance Program, which provides information and training to ensure service members are prepared to meet civilian career goals upon transitioning from active duty. Service members who will transition in the next 24 months are strongly encouraged to attend this event. The schedule for the two-day event is as follows: A networking reception for job seekers will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. May 8 at the Pershing Community Center. Industry workshops and resume writing resources will be held from 8 to 1:30 p.m. May 9 in Nutter Field House, followed by a Career Fair from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Job seekers can save some time by registering online at hiringourheroes.org/events.
July 12 deadline for GI Bill transfer
Soldiers with over 16 years of service who want to transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill to a dependent must do so before July 12, or risk losing the ability to transfer education benefits. For more information, contact a Fort Leonard Wood education specialist at the Truman Education Center by calling 573.596.0172.