FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (June 21, 2019) — The following Fort Leonard Wood announcements are for the week of June 24-28.

June 24

The U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School will hold its 101st Regimental Anniversary celebration June 24 through 28. Events include the CBRN Warfighter forum; a change of leadership for the 3rd Chemical Brigade at 9 a.m. June 24; the Chemical Corps Regimental Association 2019 CBRN Exhibition June 25 and 26; a CBRN Spouses’ day event; the Honor to Our Fallen Sunrise Service June 26; the Chemical Corps Regimental Run; the State of the Regiment address both on June 27, and the Green Dragon Ball June 28. To register for the CBRN Spouse’s Day event, which is planned for June 25, contact the 3rd Chemical Brigade at 573.596.6163, or 573.596.0789. Tickets for the Green Dragon Ball, are available through the Protocol Office at 573.563.6152. RSVPs for the Spouse event and Ball are requested by June 14.

June 26 to 28

The Special Operations Recruiting Battalion will be in Fort Leonard Wood from June 26 to 28. The Recruiting Team will hold informational briefings from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 26 and 27 in Room 101 of the Bruce C. Clarke Library. During these briefs soldiers will be able to get more information on Army Special Operations branches that include Special Forces, Psychological Operations, and Civil Affairs. They will also have the ability to begin the packet in order to attend Selection for one of the ARSOF branches. In addition, the Recruiting Team will hold a Physical Fitness Assessment 7 a.m. June 28 at the track located on the corner of Minnesota and Nebraska, next to the Specker Dining Facility. The uniform for the PFA will be the Army Physical Fitness Uniform. ARSOF is looking for soldiers who are motivated team players and creative problem solvers who are willing to take the next step in their careers.

July 2

United States Army Engineer School Change of Commandant Ceremony, 9 a.m. July 2 at MSCoE Plaza. Brigadier General Robert F. Whittle, Jr. will relinquish command to Colonel (P) Mark C. Quander.

July 4

These Colors Don’t Run 5k, 8 a.m. July 4 at Davidson Fitness Center. T-shirt pickup will be from 4 to 6 p.m. July 2 at Davidson Fitness Center. Your receipt is required. Volunteers are needed. Please contact Davidson Fitness Center if you are interested in helping out. Colored chalk powder is thrown in the air and at clothing. Chalk does discolor fabric and skin. An alternate passage around chalk points will be available. Cost is $15 for pre-registration and $20 for race day registration. Pre-register in person only at Davidson Fitness Center until July 2. Race day registration will be held from 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. For more information call 573.596.0131 ext. 6.4359.

Join us for Fort Leonard Wood’s celebration of our nation’s 243rd birthday, and the largest fireworks presentation in Central Missouri 3 p.m. July 4th at Gammon Field. The event is free and open to the public. There will be activities, games, music and a car show. There will be special appearances by Red Sun Rising and Jerrod Niemann. Red Sun Rising will perform at 6:30 p.m. and Jerrod Niemann will perform at 8:15 p.m. For more information call 573-596-6913.

July 5

The Civilian Personnel Office located in Building 470 will be closed to the public July 5.

July 11

General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital will host its Lunch and Learn Series at 11:45 a.m. July 11 at the GLWACH MEDDAC classroom. The topic will be on What You Ought to Know About Skin Care.


Looking for a gown for your next military ball or school dance? The House Next Door offers free gown rentals through their Gowns Galore program. The only cost to you is dry cleaning before you return your rental. Gowns Galore is open from 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday through Thursday at 13900 Replacement Ave., Building 493. For more information call 573.596.0131 ext. 6.6781.

Shuttle bus service is now available from designated bus stops on an established route for valid DoD ID card holders on official business. This service should be used by personnel for administrative functions, such as travel between barracks, the Consolidated Troop Medical Clinic/hospital and places of duty, as well as movement to meet official business appointments. The service does not provide service to installation AAFES locations or eating establishments. Shuttle service is available from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays (except federal holidays). For more information, call Gene Zerby at 573.596.0131 ext. 4534.

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.

Army Community Service Bright Start Play Group runs from 9 to 10 a.m. and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Children between the ages of 0 and 3 years are eligible to participate. The children will take part in hands-on activities and interact with other children. For more information, call 573.596.0212.

Army Community Service Music Group for Children with Autism takes place at 5:30 p.m. Mondays at ACS. This program is for children and parents to learn social and communication skills through music. For more information, call 573.596.0212.

Did you know the Career Skills Program is a component of the Soldier Life Cycle that encourages and prepares Soldiers for civilian employment? Transitioning service members who have or are currently in the process of transitioning and are interested in pursuing an internship in an industry of their choice should visit the Career Skills Program Administrators in Building 499, Room 24. For more information, call 573.596.1810.

Army spouses can now apply for reimbursement of up to $2,500 in professional relicensing expenses through Army Emergency Relief when they move to another state. The first step for spouses is knowing the certification requirements in their new state. If assistance is necessary, spouses who are eligible for the reimbursement will need their Soldier to apply for the reimbursement at their command. They will need a completed SF 1034 form, a copy of their PCS orders, and copies of the old state license or certification, the new license or certification, marriage certificate, and proof of fees paid. Soldiers and their spouses will be able to apply for this assistance within 180 days of arrival to their new location by presenting the license or certification from the previous state along with their application, which they can find on

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.