FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Oct. 28, 2022) — The following Fort Leonard Wood announcements are for the week of Oct. 31-Nov. 4.
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. If you are out driving, be alert for trick-or-treaters. Continuously scan the road in areas where children are likely to be present or where sight distances are limited. Pedestrian traffic increases on Halloween. Slow down and watch for people crossing the road or darting out from behind parked cars, bushes or shrubs and put your phone done while driving. If you are out trick-or-treating, walk on a sidewalk if one is available and always use crosswalks when crossing the road. Carry a flashlight to increase visibility. Avoid walking alone. Plan out a buddy system before Halloween festivities begin.
Fort Leonard Wood’s 2022 Combined Federal Campaign solicitation period begins Nov. 1 and runs through Dec. 16. CFC is the official workplace giving campaign for federal employees and retirees, and, as in previous years, personnel here may choose to donate to any of the thousands of participating charities via a one-time gift or through regular payroll deductions. For more information about CFC — including information on how to donate and a list of charities — visit the Gateway CFC website or the Fort Leonard Wood website.
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 leonardwood.armymwr.com, 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.
Join Army Community Service from 9 to 10 a.m. Nov. 15 for Let’s Talk — A Group for New Moms. Let’s Talk is a place for support, community, information, resources and connection with other moms during the first year after having a baby. Share the joys and challenges of motherhood with others. Free and open to moms with children under 12 months. For more information, call 573.596.4268 or 573.596.2936.
Join the Bruce C. Clarke Library from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 17 for STEAM Lab. STEAM lab is a self-paced event with various Science, Technology, Engineering Art and Math kits to explore. Free and open to ages 3 and up. Children under 13 must have parent of guardian supervision at all times. Unable to attend? Swing by and grab one of our take-home bags while supplies last. For more information, call 573.563.4113.
Registration for winter youth sports is open until Dec. 14. The sports season will be held from Jan. 9 to March 4. All practices and games will be held at the Middle School Teen Center or School Age Center. Cost for cheer ages 5-18 is $45. Practices will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost for basketball ages 3-4 is $25 and will consist of six Saturday morning sessions. Cost for ages 5 and up is $45 with practices taking place Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays. Register at Parent Central Services in Building 470, room 1126.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 benefeds.com, 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 November 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 November 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 more than 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.