FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (April 26, 2019) — The following Fort Leonard Wood announcements are for the week of April 29 through May 3.
April 29-May 2
Dragon Soldiers from across the Army will compete for the title of Best C-B-R-N Warrior this week April 29-May 2. Spectators are encouraged to come out and cheer for their teams beginning at 11:30 a.m. May 2, as they complete their final events and cross the finish line on Gammon Field. Awards are slated to be presented at noon. Times are subject to change slightly and updates will be provided as information becomes available. Follow the competition on Facebook at chem.bde.
The Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal is planning to hold an in-service recruiting event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 30 for Soldiers in the rank of Private First Class through Sergeant, who are interested in becoming future Army EOD Technicians. Meet with recruiters between the PX Mini-Mall and Ozark Tavern on post. For more information, call 573.596.3094.
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 breakfast, hosted by the Religious Support Office, provides a multi-faith opportunity to offer thanks and to nurture the spiritual fitness of the installation. Tickets are available through Brigade representatives.
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.
The Noncommissioned Officers Academy is slated to host the Holocaust Days of Remembrance from 11 a.m. to noon, today, 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.
The Best C-B-R-N Warrior competition concludes May 2 on Gammon Field. Spectators are encouraged to come out and cheer for their teams beginning at 11:30 a.m., as they complete their final events and cross the finish line on Gammon Field. Awards are slated to be presented at noon. Times are subject to change slightly and updates will be provided as information becomes available. Follow the competition on Facebook at chem.bde.
Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will hold an Army Ten-Miler Time Trial at 6 a.m. May 4 at the Troop Trail located on the corner of South Dakota and Iowa avenues. The time trails are open to all active-duty service members from all branches of service. Additional time trials will be held June 1 and Aug. 3. Qualifiers can win a chance to represent Fort Leonard Wood during the Army Ten-Miler held in October in Washington, D.C. For more information, call 573.596.4359 or visit the event listing at https://leonardwood.armymwr.com.
The annual Spring Cleaning Yard Sale takes place from 8 a.m. to noon, May 4 at the Baker Theater Parking Lot. Day of registration is $25 per space and tables are available for $5 each. 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.
A Women’s Self-Defense class will be held on May 4 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Army Community Service in rooms 109 and 127, and offered again on May 14 at ACS in room 109 and May 15 and 16 from 9 a.m. -12 p.m. at Pippin Gymnasium. The class is designed for females ages 14 and older. Service members, family members and DoD civilians are welcome. For more information on these classes, contact 573.528.4098.
Fort Leonard Wood MWR will kick off the first of five events for the annual Strong B.A.N.D.S. campaign, Saturday, May 4. Scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. at Davidson Fitness Center, Saturday’s event lets participants meet fitness instructors, sample classes, and plan summer workouts. Admission is $3. Strong B.A.N.D.S. stands for Balance, Activity, Nutrition, Determination and Strength, and is held annually by Army garrisons worldwide to promote health and fitness. For more information on upcoming Strong BANDS events, visit leonardwood.armymwr.com. For the full story, visit https://www.myguidon.com/strong-b-a-n-d-s-fitness-events-start-may-4/.
Fort Leonard Wood is scheduled to host its fifth annual Hiring Our Heroes Career Summit May 8 and 9. The two-day summit includes a networking reception for job seekers from 5 to 7 p.m. May 8 at the Pershing Community Center. Industry workshops and resume writing resources will be available from 8 to 1:30 p.m. May 9 in Nutter Field House, followed by a Career Fair for employers and job seekers from 1:30 to 4 p.m. The event is open to all service members, veterans and military spouses. Service members who will transition in the next 24 months are strongly encouraged to attend. Job seekers can save some time by registering online at hiringourheroes.org/events.
The USO on Fort Leonard Wood is hosting “Craft Time for Mom” on May 10, from 5-7 p.m. at the USO. Registration is open now to the first 25 families to sign up. Bring your Military ID card to register in person at the USO. This event is geared towards the children making a surprise gift to present to their Mom on Mother’s Day! For more information, contact 573-329-3029.
“A King’s First Queen,” Mother-Son Dance is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11th at the Pershing Community Center. The event includes a special evening with a live DJ, buffet dinner, dancing and fun activities. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. to provide Moms and Sons with the option for a professional photo opportunity at an additional fee. General admission ticket cost is $20 per person and can be purchased online at the Armed Services YMCA Fort Leonard Wood website, in person at the YMCA Building 493, or by calling 573.329.4513.
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.