FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Oct. 21, 2022) — The following Fort Leonard Wood announcements are for the week of Oct. 24-Oct. 28.

Oct. 25

Get into the Halloween spirit with spooky movies at 4 p.m. Oct. 25 and 27 at the Bruce C. Clarke Library. Movies will be rated PG in the Children’s Room and PG-13 in the Community Room. Event is free and open to all ages but you must be 13 and up to attend without an adult. Stop by the library or check our website at for the movie schedule. For more information, call 573.563.4113.

Oct. 26

Put on your costumes and take a walk in front of the Bruce C. Clarke Library while reading a book page by page. The Story walk will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 26. We will be reading “How to Scare a Ghost” by Jean Reagan. Stick around to trick or treat in the library after the story. There will also be a costume contest at 4:30 p.m. In case of inclement weather, event will be moved indoors. For more information, call 573.563.4113.

Join in the fun and create a pumpkin painted in a literary theme. This is Bruce C. Clarke library’s 6th Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Submit your pumpkin to the circulation desk today. The winner will be announced after the story walk on Oct. 26. Pumpkins must be painted only – no carved pumpkins will be accepted. Open to all ages. For more information, call 573.563.4113.

Oct. 27

The Fort Leonard Wood Transition Assistance Program is hosting a hiring fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at Nutter Field House. All service members, veterans and family members are welcome to attend. Call 573.596.0175 for details.

Oct. 28

Enter if you dare. The BOSS Haunted House is back to get you into the Halloween spirit. Bring your friends for a spooky good time. The Boss haunted house will be in Building 709 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 28 through 29. Appropriate for ages 10 and up – parent discretion is advised. Cost is $2 per person. Concessions will be available for purchase. All proceeds support the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Program.

The U.S. Army Garrison Fort Leonard Wood Trunk-or-Treat event occurs from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Main Exchange, and will include games, trunk-or-treating and music by the 399th Army Band Rock Band “The Roughriders.” All ages are welcome. This event is free of charge.

Oct. 29

X-tremely Spooktacular Bowling is taking place from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 29 at Daugherty Bowling Center. Go in costume and have the chance to win prizes. Cost is $2 per game. Price does not include shoe rental, which is $3.

Oct. 31

Trick-or-treating in Fort Leonard Wood’s housing areas is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31, and General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital is hosting candy X-ray from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 31 in the Radiology Department.

Nov. 5

Support Fort Leonard Wood’s first half marathon. Run begins at 9 a.m. Nov. 5 and will take place along the Fort Leonard Wood troop trail. Check-in at Abrams Theater parking lot. Awards will be presented to the first male and female finishers. Pre-registration from now through Nov. 3 is $20. Day-of registration is $30. Pre-register online at, by calling 573.596.6913, or in person at Installation Wide Events. Open to ages 13 and up. For more information, call 573.596.6913.


Applications for the Dental Assistant Program will be accepted through Jan. 9, The program is a free, six-month combination of classroom and hands-on training designed to provide skills necessary to become employed at any dental treatment facility. Candidates must have regular access to Fort Leonard Wood. Applications are available by calling Jason Ramlow at 816.536.0108, or by email at

Tricare beneficiaries ages six months and older can now receive their flu shots at the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital Immunizations Clinic on a walk-in basis from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. The shots will also be available for beneficiaries ages 18 to 64, federal employees, contractors who are mandated to receive the shot and tenant units without medical assists from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays at the Harper Clinic, located in Bldg. 500.

The 2022 Federal Employees Health Benefits open season is Nov. 14 to Dec. During this time, FEHB enrolees can change their health care, vision and dental insurance coverage. More information on eligibility, enrollment, plan comparisons and premium information is available on the BENEFEDS website at, where you can also register for a virtual benefits fair available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15 and 22, and Dec. 1 and 8.

The John B. Mahaffey Museum Complex hours of operation have changed to 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

Due to an increase in applications, the Army Benefits Center is asking Army civilian employees to submit retirement applications six months in advance. Call the Fort Leonard Wood Civilian Personnel Advisory Center at 573.596.0927 if assistance is needed.

Anger Management courses will be held monthly on Fridays throughout October in Army Community Service Room A from 12 to 1:30 p.m. People who have a problem with anger don’t always know how to express it in appropriate and constructive ways. This course will help you out with healthy ways to recognize and manage anger. Course is free. To register, call 573.596.4268.

Stress management courses will be held on Fridays throughout October in Army Community Service Room A from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Working through each lesson in this course will help you better understand the origins of your stress and provide you with a practical approach for reducing stress in your life, thus improving your health and emotional well-being. Course in free. To register, call 573.596.4268.

Visit Daugherty Bowling Center on Fridays and Saturdays for extreme bowling. Event takes place Fridays from 10 to 11 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 to 11 p.m. Cost is $5 per game or $25 per lane, per hour (up to six bowlers). For more information, call 573.596.1498.

Join us Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. at the Bruce C. Clarke Library for Story Time! We’ll read two books and do a small craft afterwards. For more information, call 573.596.4113.

The Wednesday Evening Scramble will be held at Piney Valley Golf Course every Wednesday. The 4-person scramble includes 9 holes with a 5 p.m. shotgun start. $20 per person. Early signup is required, stop by the Piney Valley Golf Course or call 573.329.4770 to register today.

Give to the red, white and blue through the Armed Services Blood Program. Please become a blood donor today. We are located at Bldg. 822 across from Nutter Field House. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sundays through Tuesdays and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. Walk-ins are always welcome. For appointments, please call 573.596.5385.