FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Sept. 30, 2022) — The following Fort Leonard Wood announcements are for the week of Oct. 3-Oct. 7.
Fort Leonard Wood’s Fire Department is hosting a poster contest in honor of October’s Fire Prevention Week. This year’s campaign theme is “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape.” Winners will be chosen from two groups: kindergartners and first graders, and second and third graders. Posters should be relevant to the theme; each poster must be the work of one child; the child’s name, grade, school and teacher’s name must be on the back of the poster; and no stickers or cut outs may be pasted on the posters. Entries are due by 11 a.m. Oct. 4 at Fire Station No. 3, Bldg. 2375. Call 573.596.0886 for details.
The October Community Information Forum is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Oct. 5 at Pershing Community Center. The monthly forum is designed as an information exchange and dialogue between the garrison and the community, to improve quality of life for service members, families, civilians and retirees.
Join the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Program for free golf lessons from 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Piney Valley Golf Course. Free and open to single Soldiers, single parents and geo bachelors ages 18 and up. Spots are limited so register by Oct. 3 by calling 573.596.5862.
Fort Leonard Wood’s Truman Education Center is hosting a combined college commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Oct. 7 at Nutter Field House. Call 573.596.0172 for details.
The Big Bass Tournament will be held at the Lake of the Ozarks Recreation Area from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Lake of the Ozarks Recreation Area. Each boat must have a DoD ID card holder. Cost is $40 per team. There is also an optional $10 for Big Bass. For more information, call 573.346.5640.
The Fort Leonard Wood Fire Department is set to host their annual Fire Fest celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Main Exchange parking lot. Meet local firefighters, see fire trucks and learn about fire safety. Sparky the Fire Dog will be on hand, along with the 399th Army Band’s rock band. Food and refreshments will be available courtesy of the USO. Call 573.596.0886 for details.
A pre-retirement briefing is scheduled for 8 a.m. Oct. 11 in Lincoln Hall Auditorium, and includes information on the benefits to which retired military personnel and their dependents are entitled. Call 573.596.6637 for details.
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.
About Fort Leonard Wood
Fort Leonard Wood is a thriving and prosperous installation that has evolved from a small basic training post 80 years ago to a premier Army Center of Excellence that trains nearly 80,000 military and civilians each year.
Fort Leonard Wood is home to the U.S Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and three U.S. Army schools: the U.S. Army Engineer School; U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School; and the U.S. Army Military Police School. In addition to training engineer, CBRN and military police specialties for the Army, Fort Leonard Wood also provides gender-integrated in-processing and Basic Combat Training for new Soldiers.
Fort Leonard Wood also hosts and trains with the largest Marine Corps Detachment and Air Force Squadron on any Army installation as well as a large Navy construction detachment.
More information about Fort Leonard Wood is at: https://home.army.mil/wood/index.php/about/mission