FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Aug. 16, 2019) — The following Fort Leonard Wood announcements are for the week of Aug. 19-23.

Aug. 20

The Protestant Women of the Chapel Kick-off is scheduled from 9 to 11:45 a.m. Aug. 20 at the Main Post Chapel. The 2019 PWOC Kick-Off is a time for fun and fellowship with other ladies of Fort Leonard Wood and the surrounding area. It is an opportunity to learn about various Bible Studies being offered this semester, make new friends and enjoy brunch. Free child care will be provided beginning at 8:45 a.m.

Fort Wood Community Spouses Club Membership Drive is slated from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Fort Leonard Wood USO. There will be food, beverages and hourly door prizes.

Aug. 21

The Military Police Industry Expo is slated to take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 21 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 22 at Nutter Field House. Event is free to attend and open to the public.

Aug. 20-22

Army Special Operations Force Recruiters are slated to visit Fort Leonard Wood with briefings scheduled Aug. 20, 21 and 22 from noon to 1 p.m. at Bruce C. Clarke Library, Room 101. A physical Fitness Assessment is scheduled for 7 a.m. Aug. 23 next to Specker Dining Facility. For more information, call 915.215.2717.

Aug. 21-22

The Military Police Industry Expo is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 21 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 22 at Nutter Field House. Event is free to attend. For more information, call 573.329.6772.

Aug. 23

The 19th Annual Know Your World event is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m.  Aug. 23 at Nutter Field House. Over 70 international military officers from 38 different countries will be hosting the event. Meander through the world in the middle of Missouri.  Come experience this unique opportunity to meet people from 38 different countries.  You can ask questions, see beautiful photos, learn a word in a new language, sample exotic food, try a new dance step, and maybe pick out a spot for your next vacation.  This fun and exciting evening provides a chance to make new friends, and if you are interested in sharing American culture with an international student while learning more about their culture, check out the Friendship Ambassador table.  Being a Friendship Ambassador is easy and a great way to learn more about a specific country. Besides food from some of the countries there will also be light desserts and sodas to enjoy while you explore the world.

Aug. 24

The Family and MWR Cardboard Boat Race is set to take place at 11 a.m. Aug. 24 at TA 250. Teams will construct a two person cardboard boat that is hopefully capable of completing the course. Check-in will be at 10:30 a.m. Rules, construction tips and registration can be found online at For more information, call 573-596.6913.

Aug. 26-27

The Fort Leonard Wood Commissary will be closed August 26 and 27 while they conduct inventory. They will resume normal hours August 28. The Fort Leonard Wood Commissary management and staff appreciate your patronage and apologize for any inconvenience.

Aug. 27

The Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood Women’s Equality Day Observance is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 27 at Pershing Community Center. The event will celebrate the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution that granted women the right to vote. The guest speaker will be Dr. Mara Woody. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. and entertainment will be provided by the 399th Army Band. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased from brigade Equal Opportunity Advisors. For more information, call 573.596.0601.

Aug. 27-29

Women’s Basic Self-Defense Classes are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Aug. 27-29 at ACS and Pippin Gym. Join us for this easy-to-learn, hands-on self-defense training! The Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) system is taught by nationally certified instructors and educates women on awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and risk avoidance. This is NOT a martial arts course. No experience is necessary. Open to females only, ages 14 & up. Open to service members, family members, and DoD civilians. The event is free but participants must attend both days. For more information or to register, call 573.596.0212.

Aug. 29

Suicide Prevention Month Kick-off is scheduled from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Main Post Chapel. Event will feature speaker Maj. Gen. Donna Martin. Resource tables will also be available. For more information, call the Army Substance Abuse Program at 573.596.0938.

The Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program will hold a hiring fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 29 at Nutter Field House. The hiring fair is open to all service members, veterans, family members, and other job seekers. Those interested in attending the hiring fair should bring paper copies of their resumes. It is also requested that attendees dress in a professional manner. For more information about the Soldier For Life Transition Assistance hiring fair, call 573.596.0175.


All Department of Defense ID card holders working on post as contractors or vendors may no longer use a DoD civilian, retiree, military or dependent ID card as a way to gain access to the installation for the purpose for which they are employed as a contractor or vendor. If a retiree accesses the installation for purposes such as their personal use of the Commissary, PX, FMWR facilities or activities such as medical appointments that are not commercial, business or contracted then the retiree or DoD ID card holder may use their issued DoD ID card. Those needing to apply for a contractor pass should visit the Main Gate Visitor Center.

The Office of The Judge Advocate General is now accepting applications for the Army’s Funded Legal Education Program. Under this program, the Army projects sending up to 25 active duty commissioned officers to law school at government expense. Selected officers will attend law school beginning the Fall of 2020 and will remain on active duty while attending law school. Interested officers should review Chapter 10, AR 27-1 to determine their eligibility. This program is open to commissioned officers in the rank of second lieutenant through captain. Applicants must have at least two but not more than six years of total active federal service at the time legal training begins. Interested officers should contact Lt. Col. Shay Stinson, deputy staff judge advocate, at 573.596.0633.

All Garrison policies to include those about vapor producing devices, use of unit funds provided by MWR and operating a taxi on Fort Leonard Wood are located at These policies provide guidance and appropriate procedures for residents, employees and visitors to follow while on Fort Leonard Wood.

The Armed Services Blood Program is in need of blood donors. The Fort Leonard Wood Blood Donor Center is located in Building 822 at the corner of Iowa and Kansas streets. People can donate from 8 3:30 p.m. Sundays through Tuesdays and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 573.596.5385 for an appointment. Walk-in donors are welcome.