FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Nov. 15, 2019) — The following Fort Leonard Wood announcements are for the week of Nov. 18-Nov. 22.

Nov. 20

A brown bag presentation on the topic of fire safety for the Holidays is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Nov. 20 at ACS Building 486. For more information, call 573.596.7199.

Nov. 21

A special Robotics S.T.E.A.M. Lab is planned for 4 p.m. Nov. 21 at Bruce C. Clarke Library. Patrons will have access to robotic kits and robots to use and create. There will be robotic block building for little ones all the way up to complex robotic arms for teens and adults to make. There are also plans to have a military robotics demonstration. For more information, call 573.563.4113.

Dec. 3

Fort Leonard Wood’s Tree Lighting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at Joint Services Park. Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with the lighting of the Installation Christmas Tree and a special visit from Santa. There will be musical entertainment, photos with Santa and hot drinks and snacks provided by the USO of Missouri. For more information, call 573.596.6913.

Dec. 9

A new, non-exclusive agreement will soon open Fort Leonard Wood’s taxi service to competition from anyone possessing a valid chauffeur driver’s license from the state of Missouri. Applications for the new permit will be accepted starting Dec. 9, and permits will be in effect starting Jan. 1. Taxi companies can pay for their permit at the MWR warehouse (2347 Louisiana Ave.). Applicants will be charged an annual fee of $25 per vehicle for the permit. Payments can be made by check, payable to IMWRF, or credit card at the time of acceptance of their application. Just as before, the new permit is solely for the vehicle. All drivers must be vetted through regular post entrance security procedures, with FMWR as the sponsor. For more information on the new permits, call 573.596.0118.

Dec. 14

Breakfast with Santa is scheduled for 8 a.m. Dec. 14 at Pershing Community Center. Enjoy a visit with Santa with activities and crafts. $11 for ages 11 and up, $6 for ages 4-10, and free for children 3 and under. Breakfast includes bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, tater tots, waffles, toppings, fruit, juice and coffee. Advanced registration is required by Dec. 11. For more information, call 573.596.6913.

Dec. 20

The Defense Military Pay Office in Bldg. 470 will be closed from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 20, and will re-open at 7:30 a.m. Dec. 23. Any service member with an emergency should call 317.361.0198 or 317.363.7133 during closure times.


The Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment and Military Services Coordinator are now located in Bldg. 470, Room 1108. For more information, call 573.563.5853.

The weather may be colder outside, but for Fort Leonard Wood golfers who want to keep their skills honed, it’s a good time to take advantage of the honor system at Piney Valley Golf Course. PVGC began its winter hours last week, reducing its operating hours and started its annual honor system for those who play outside those hours. Honor system rates are $5 for nine holes or $10 for 18 holes. Fees can be placed in the collection boxes at the course. PVGC is currently open Wednesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., when regular rates apply. The off-season is also a good time to learn the game of golf. As such, PVGC is extending its series of free lessons for service members on Saturdays with indoor sessions starting Dec. 7. Lessons will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at Specker Gym. For more information about the winter season at Piney Valley Golf Course, call 573.329.4770.

Help the community celebrate the holiday season by entering the Cards to the Community competition. Design your larger-than-life holiday card to be displayed throughout the season. Bragging rights for the top three cards and best overall. This event is open to the public. Register by Nov. 29. Contact the Installation Wide Events Office at 573.596.6913 for more information.

Santa Suit Rentals will be available from November through December at the Middle School/Teen Center. Rentals are first come, first served. Cost for Santa suit is $65. You can be Mrs. Claus for $55 or dress up as an elf for $45. Payment is required for reservations. Price includes a 24-hour rental. All money supports the Fort Leonard Wood youth program. For more information call, 573.596.0209.

In bowling, making three consecutive strikes is known as a turkey. This month, Daugherty Bowling Center is celebrating the Thanksgiving season by holding its annual Turkey Bowl. Now through Nov. 27, all those who bowl a turkey will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a turkey for Thanksgiving. One turkey drawing will be held for each league, along with a drawing for open bowlers. Daugherty Bowling Center is open from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays and 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays and holidays. The center is closed Mondays. Regular bowling rates are $3.25 per person per game. Shoe rental is $2.25. For more information, call 573.596.1498.