FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Oct. 25, 2019) — The following Fort Leonard Wood announcements are for the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 1.
The Bruce C. Clarke Library will host its annual Halloween Story Walk 12:30 p.m. Oct. 30, beginning in the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Plaza. Children and parents alike are encouraged to come in costume and walk around the square, reading panels from two books, “How to Scare a Ghost,” by Jean Reagan, and “Give Me Back My Bones,” by Kim Norman. Following the story walk, all are invited to come inside the library for trick-or-treating and games. Music will be provided by the 399th Army Band. For more information, call 573-563.4113.
Join us for our 3rd Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Submit your painted pumpkins to the library Circulation Desk. Voting will take place on October 30 after the Halloween StoryWalk. We ask that pumpkins be painted from the fandom of your choice–superheroes, dragons, or even horror! Painted pumpkins ONLY–no carved pumpkins will be accepted. Open to the public, all ages.
A housing town hall is slated for 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Piney Hills Community Center. The Garrison Command will provide updates regarding on-post housing and answer questions and address concerns residents may have.
The Marine Corps Detachment, Fort Leonard Wood, will hold a Trunk-or-Treat event from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Marine Corps Detachment Command Post, Building 1705, parking lot. The St. Louis USO Mobile Food Truck will be present at the event and will offer free food and hot drinks, such as hot chocolate, cider and coffee. There are currently 20 trunks scheduled to participate, displaying decorations and candy to any trick-or-treaters. All service members, civilians and their families are welcome to attend. According to the Trunk-or-Treat’s letter of instruction, the event will resemble a street festival, and will have games, prizes and activities for all ages. At 6:15 p.m., prizes will be given for the best trunk, kid’s costume, teen/adult costume and couples costumes. In the event of inclement weather, Trunk-or-Treat may be cancelled.
Fort Leonard Wood Trick-or-Treat hours are scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31. General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital’s radiology department will offer free X-rays of Halloween candy to community members from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 31 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 1.
Registration for Winter Youth Sports will be open through November 1. The sports available are Cheer, Basketball, and Introduction to Wrestling. Sports physicals and health assessments are required before youth can practice or play. Flu shots are required by December 15. The cost for Cheer is $45 per person, ages 5-12, and includes a team uniform top and medallion. The cost of basketball is $25 for youth ages 3 and 4 and $45 per person, ages 5-10. Youth will receive a team uniform jersey and medallion. The cost of Introduction to Wrestling is $45 per person and is open to youth ages 5-10. Youth will receive a team uniform top and medallion. Register at Parent Central Services located in Building 470, Room 1126. For more information, call Parent Central Services at 573.596.0238.
Bruce C. Clarke Library presents Warrior-Con 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2. Warrior-Con is an event for our nation’s warriors and their families. This event will give you a chance to learn about local artists/authors, vendors, various gaming and cosplay groups. All Library services will be closed on day of event. Please join us for the first annual Warrior-Con and get to know your Army MWR Library. For more information, call 573.563.5857.
The Fort Leonard Wood Health Fair is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 5 in Bldg. 470, Room 2108. Government civilian employees, active duty family members and retirees can gain information about available benefit programs. Open benefit season is Nov. 11 to Dec. 9.
Registration is underway for the annual Turkey Trot 5K/10K, scheduled for 9 a.m. Nov. 9 starting at Davidson Fitness Center. Prizes will be awarded to the overall male and female 5K and 10K winners, as well as the top male and female finishers in six age groups. Pre-registration is $20 now through Nov. 5 and includes a bib and short-sleeved T-shirt. Same-day registration is $30.Registration can be completed in person at DFC. T-shirts and bibs will be available for pick-up from noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 6 at DFC. For more information, call 573.596.4359.
General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital is scheduled to hold a townhall beginning at 1 p.m. Nov. 15 in the GLWACH MEDDAC classroom.
A Free Household E-cycling event for the Fort Leonard Wood community is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 15 at Nutter Field House. E-cycle your old computers, printers, fax machines, televisions, audio equipment, cell phones, microwaves and household batteries. No government or business electronics or appliances will be accepted. For more information, call 573.596.3843.
On-post housing residents will be receiving an email-based survey in November to validate whether or not housing concerns are being addressed on Fort Leonard Wood. An Announcement will be sent a week prior from firstname.lastname@example.org, and residents are asked to add the address to their allowed sender list to prevent surveys from ending up in spam folders. Anyone who didn’t receive the email link to the survey, or who may have deleted the email, may request it be re-sent by emailing back to the same address above. All responses to the survey are confidential and anonymous. However, residents will have the option of providing contact information if they wish.
Operation Little Learner, Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and Fridays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Piney Hills Community Center. Operation Little Learner is a family bonding program designed to support social and cognitive development in little learners ages 0 to 5 years old. For more information, call 573.329.4513.
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.