FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Feb. 13, 2020) — The following Fort Leonard Wood announcements are for the week of Feb. 17- Feb. 21.

Feb. 18

The Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and For Leonard Wood Black History Month Celebration Luncheon is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Pershing Community Center. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased from brigade equal opportunity advisors. For details, call the installation Equal Opportunity Office at 573.596.0601.

Feb. 20

The next S.T.E.AM. Lab will be at 4 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Bruce C. Clarke Library, and the staff will create a western theme. In this lab, the patrons will participate in old western activities and learn about the sciences in a totally new environment. Children and patrons are encouraged to dress up in their best western attire and come join the fun. S.T.E.A.M. Lab is held at 4 p.m. every third Thursday of the month. This is a self-paced activity for children of all ages, including teens. Patrons in this area will be free to explore, create and grow academically.

Feb. 22

Bold in the Cold is scheduled for 10 a.m. Feb 22 at Training Area 250. Support your local BOSS Program at the annual plunge! Prizes are awarded for best team theme, best couple, & individual with most moxie. Free and open to all ages. Register at the BOSS Corner weekdays from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and weekends from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. You can also register at Davidson Fitness Center. Registration is open until the day of the event.

Feb. 22, 29

Women’s Basic Self Defense Classes are slated for 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 22 and 29 at Army Community Service, Bldg. 486. The classes are free and open to females only, ages 13 and up. Service members, family members, and Department of Defense civilians are welcome. The Rape Aggression Defense system is taught by nationally certified instructors and educates women on awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and risk avoidance. Register by Feb. 20 by calling 573.528.4098.

Feb. 27

The Fort Leonard Wood Soldier For Life – Transition Assistance Program is hosting a career fair 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 27 at Nutter Field House. The event helps to prepare service members and their spouses transitioning out of the military by connecting them with a vetted network of employers from a variety of vocations seeking to hire veterans. For more information, call 573.596.0175.

Mar. 4

The Ozark Chapter of the Chemical Corps Regimental Association will hold a free chili-cooking competition Mar. 4 on Fort Leonard Wood. The Ozark CCRA Chili Cook-Off is scheduled from 11:30 to 13:30 at Shea Gym, located on West 6th Street, just west of the 3rd Chemical Brigade headquarters. There is no cost to enter the contest, which will present awards for Best Flavor, Spiciest and Most Unique. Participating individuals or teams must prepare a two-quart minimum of chili in a slow cooker. Ingredients must be printed and submitted on a standard 8 1/2-by-11-inch sheet of paper. The registration deadline is Feb. 28. To register, or for more information about the cook-off, contact an Ozark CCRA officer or email

Mar. 14

Fort Leonard Wood Child and Youth Services and the FLW United post soccer team will hold a soccer skills clinic for players ages 5 to 15 starting at 9 a.m. March 14 at the Youth Soccer Game Fields. Participants can learn fundamental soccer skills they can use during the upcoming soccer season. The clinic is free. Registration will be held on site the day of the clinic. For more information, call 573.596.2611.


Chapel Watch Care applications are now being accepted. The Religious Support Office is looking to fill positions to help with child care at the chapels on Sunday and Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings. For details, call the RSO at 573.596.2127.

Year-round youth coaches are needed at Fort Leonard Wood. You can help make a difference in the life of a child. Coaches receive a discount that allows their children to participate at no cost in the sport they coach. Volunteers must be 18 or older, have background checks, fingerprints, and undergo training in youth related topics. For more information, contact Child and Youth Services Youth Sports and Fitness at 573.596.2611.

The Fort Leonard Wood Office of the Staff Judge Advocate offers free tax preparation services for active duty, family members and retirees. All volunteers are qualified at the advanced level on the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. The tax center is located on the first floor of Bldg. 315. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (with an 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. lunch break) Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of each month. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call 573.563.5853.

The Fort Leonard Wood Retiree Council is seeking nominations for the Distinguished Retiree of the Year. The nominees must be retired at least 10 years and currently living in the Fort Leonard Wood retirement services area of responsibility. Biographies should be e-mailed to by Feb. 18. For more information, call 573.596.6637.

Fort Leonard Wood’s Directorate of Public Works is currently hiring temporary laborers and tractor operators for the 2020 mowing season (March 2 through Nov. 15). Anyone interested can apply online at (search for “laborer or “tractor operator” in the 65473 area code).

The General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital is seeking participants to provide information for a community health assessment. The health needs of Fort Leonard Wood are reviewed and analyzed every three years, which better enables the identification of specific resources needed. For more information, visit the Community Health Assessment page on the GLWACH website.

Registration for Youth Sports & Fitness Soccer, Volleyball, and Track is open through February 21. Practices begin March 14. Games will begin around April 4. Track meets begin around April 18. Sports physicals and health assessments are required. Cost for Soccer is $25 for ages 3-4 and $45 for ages 5-15. Cost for Volleyball is $45 for ages 7-15. Cost for Track is $45 for ages 5-15. Register at Parent Central Services located in Building 470, Room 1126 from January 13 – February 21. For more information, contact 573.596.2611.

Applications for engineers wanting to compete in the 14th Lt. Gen. Robert B. Flowers Best Sapper Competition are being accepted now through Feb. 21. The date of the three-day competition, which takes place at Fort Leonard Wood, home of the U.S. Army Engineer Regiment, is March 30 through April 1. Competitors will report on March 28. Priority will be given to teams composed of two Sapper Leader Course graduates. The rank and Military Occupational Specialty of the applicants is irrelevant. Up to 50 teams will start the competition, where they will travel at least 50 miles while completing a variety of events that test their technical and tactical proficiency as Sapper leaders. For more information, visit the BSC website. The public will be able to follow the competition on Facebook at, or by using #Best Sapper on social media.