FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Aug. 23, 2019) — The following Fort Leonard Wood announcements are for the week of Aug. 26-30.
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 leonardwood.armymwr.com. For more information, call 573-596.6913.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Martial Arts Trial Class is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. Sept. 4 at SKIES Unlimited, Building 614. Reserve your spot now as only 20 slots are available. This free event is open to authorized youth, ages 6-18. Children must be registered with Child and Youth Services. Register youth at Parent Outreach Services in Building 470, Room 1126. For more information, contact 573.596.5039.
A Retiree Gold Tournament is scheduled for Sept. 6, with a shotgun start set for 8 a.m. Cost is $60 per person and includes green fees, range balls, cart and lunch. To sign up contact Piney Valley Golf Course at 573.329.4770.
The FMWR Fall Yard Sale is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 7 at Baker Theater Parking Lot. Register by Sept. 5 at the installation Wide Events Office in Pershing Community Center or online at the FMWR website. Cost is $20 for advance registration and $25 same day registration. Tables are $5 each and are only available for advance registration. For more information and rules, call 573.596.6913.
Movie in the Park Campout, at Colyer Park featuring “The Secret Life of Pets 2” is scheduled for Sept. 12. Tents can be set up at 5 p.m. with activities from 6 to 7 p.m. The movie will begin at sundown, 7:20 p.m. For more information, call 573.596.6913.
General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital is slated to host a lunch and learn on the topic of stress eating at noon Sept. 12 at the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital dining facility.
An All-Nighter Paintball Tournament is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Outdoor Adventure Center. Tournament is limited to 16 teams. Registration ends at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 19. Open to the public, ages 13 and older. Cost is $50 per team and includes markers, masks and air. Bags of paint are $12. Prizes will be awarded for first through third places. For more information, call 573.596.4223.
Work is currently being done to the street lights on the outbound lane of Missouri Avenue from the Main Gate to Diamond Street. The work is part of an ongoing project by Fort Leonard Wood’s public utility contractor, Laclede Electric, to replace the street lights’ circuit along Missouri Avenue from the Main Gate to First Street. The project is expected to last throughout the fall and will impact street lights on both the outbound and inbound lanes.
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 https://home.army.mil/wood/index.php/about/Garrison/garrison-policy. 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 a.m.to 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.