FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (March 29, 2024) – The following Fort Leonard Wood announcements are for the week of April 1 through April 5.

April 1

Fort Leonard Wood’s Month of the Military Child proclamation signing and kick-off celebration is set to take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 1 at Daugherty Bowling Center. The event will feature raffle drawings and giveaways, bowling and concessions. Visit for details.

2024 Youth Sports & Fitness Summer Season will run from 28 May – 20 July. This summer’s sport is Co-ed Volleyball. Volunteer coaches needed for all age groups! If interested, call us at 573.596.0185. Cost to register is $50. Register at Parent Outreach Services through May 3. For more information, call 573.596.0238.

April 3

The German Liaison Element to the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence is hosting a German Easter service for the Fort Leonard Wood community, starting at 5:30 p.m. April 3 at Soldier Memorial Chapel, followed by a reception in the chapel’s annex. Call 573.563.4028 for details.

Fort Leonard Wood’s monthly Community Information Forum will next take place at 10:30 a.m. April 3 in Lincoln Hall Auditorium. The forum is designed as an information exchange and dialogue between garrison leaders and the community. April’s theme is Month of the Military Child. Visit the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation visit for details.

April 9

Join us at10:30 a.m. April 9 at the Bruce C. Clarke library for Story Time. We’ll read a couple of books, do some music and movement and have a small craft afterwards. Stay awhile later and play with STEM kits. The event is free. Call 573.563.4113 for more information.

April 13

Reel in the big one 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13 at the Lake of the Ozarks Recreation Area’s Big Bass Tournament. Each boat must have a DoD authorized ID card holder. Cost is $40 per boat or an additional $10 for optional big bass. For more information, call 573.346.5640.

April 19

PT in the Woods will be held at 6 a.m. April 17 at Gerlach Track. Come let your child experience the morning exercise program their mom or dad does every morning, but with a lot more fun. Open to ages 3-18. Kids receive a PT in the Woods t-shirt while supplies last. Registration for this free event begins on-site at 6 a.m.


Fort Leonard Wood’s photo studio has head and shoulder photo appointments — for command teams and instructors — available from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Department of the Army photo appointments — when a current official photo needs to be maintained in the DA Photograph Management Information System — available from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Call 573.596.0233 for details and visit the to make an appointment.

Don’t miss Daughtry Bowling Center’s Friday Special 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each and every Friday! Adult games are $2 each, children’s games are $1 each and shoe rental is at regular rate. Call 573.596.1498 for more details.

The Religious Support Office is offering its spring Faith Skills religious education classes on Wednesday evenings through May 1. The classes include a dinner at 5:30 p.m. and run until 7:30 p.m. Call 573.596.0089, or email for details. A Faith Skills Facebook group is also available here.

The Fort Leonard Wood Tax Center is open through April 15 to provide free tax return preparation services. Due to limited resources, this year’s complete filing services will be limited to Gold Star family members and retirees. The Tax Center is located at 316 Missouri Ave., Bldg. 315, and the hours of operation are 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Staff will operate under a drop-off and pick-up process, and like in 2023, in-person appointments will not be available. Active-duty service members will receive guided self-support as they file their own taxes, 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. February 23 and March 29 in Thurman Hall, Room 3316. Please call the Tax Center during business hours at 573.596.1040 for more information.

Beginning in mid-February, contractors will be performing a required inspection of all Fort Leonard Wood on-post family housing, to include a visual survey of the exterior, along with the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, plumbing and electrical systems. The inspectors – who will wear a mask and shoe covers, if requested – will need access to the interior of each home for approximately one hour per house, and at least one resident 18 years or older must be present during the inspection. An online self-scheduling option is available by clicking here or by scanning the QR code on the door hangars that will be placed on each home. Call the Fort Leonard Wood Housing Division at 573.596.0984 for details.


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.