FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (March 29, 2019) – The following Fort Leonard Wood announcements are for the week of April 1 through April 5.

REAL ID compliant licenses, IDs now available 

The Missouri Department of Revenue has announced REAL-ID-Act-compliant driver’s licenses and IDs are now available to Missouri drivers. Current driver’s licenses and identification cards issued by the state of Missouri are not compliant with the REAL ID Act passed in 2005. The state has received an extension which is set to expire Aug. 1, 2019. To access Fort Leonard Wood, visitors need to have either a DoD-issued ID card or a REAL ID compliant driver’s license. More information on the REAL ID Act can be found at Individuals wishing to maintain non-compliant licenses and cards may find a list of approved supplemental documents from the Fort Leonard Wood web page:

April 3-4

The Directorate of Emergency Services Law Enforcement and Fire and Emergency services is scheduled to hold a Rescue Task Force Training seminar on active-shooter response April 3 and 4 on Fort Leonard Wood. Due to the realistic nature of this training event, those located in the vicinity of the training may hear simulated shots and other special effects sounds.

April 4

A Ready and Resilient, or R2 Fair, is set from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 4 at the Main Post Chapel. The R2 Fair is open to service members, family members and civilian employees. The event will showcase several resources while providing an opportunity for community members to receive interactive training opportunities and prevention techniques for a variety of health, wellness and readiness topics. For more information, contact the Army Substance Abuse Program office at 573.596.0938.

For baseball fans, a group of Fort Leonard Wood service members has been invited to unfurl the flag during the National Anthem at Busch Stadium April 4. Game time is 3:15 p.m. and the St. Louis Cardinals take on the San Diego Padres in the Cardinals home opener.

April 5

April 5 is designated as Gold Star Spouses Day and is observed every year to recognize the sacrifices made by the surviving spouses of our fallen service members. The Army remains grateful for all individuals, non-profit organizations, and non-governmental organizations which complement the Army’s continuum of support. Today and every day we honor the surviving husbands and wives of fallen Soldiers.

Registration for the 2019 Strike Out Sexual Assault bowling event is open now through April 1. The event is scheduled to take place from 1 to 4 p.m. April 5 at the Daugherty Bowling Center located at 1609 South Dakota Avenue. The event is intended to bring awareness to the role we all have in Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assault Response and Prevention. For more information about the bowling event, call 573-528-4098/596-0600. The Fort Leonard Wood Sexual Assault Response Hotline is 573-855-1327 and for more information on the Army SHARP Program visit: or

As part of the Month of the Military Child, the Mad Hatter Parade is planned from 4 to 5 p.m. April 5. Children will fashion hats at the Child Development Center, with musical support from the 399th Army Band.

April 6

On April 6, families are invited to the 24th annual Month of the Military Child Community Fun Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Child Development Center and the School Age Services Center. The theme of this year’s event is “Down on the Farm,” and will include farm animals and family-friendly activities.

April 8-12

Engineer Regimental Week takes place on post April 8-12, and includes the Senior Engineer Leadership Conference, the Best Sapper Competition April 8-10, the Army Engineer Association’s Industry Exhibition April 9-10, a Family Readiness Group event for spouses and service members April 9, the Fallen Sapper Tribute April 11, the Engineer Regimental Run April 12, and the Engineer Regimental Ball & Awards Ceremony April 12. #USAES #ESSAYONS

April 8

The Chemical Defense Training Facility plans to host a ribbon cutting ceremony April 8 at 2 p.m. at the CDTF. The event signifies improvements that were recently made to expand and enhance training opportunities for both the operational force and institutional training domain. Tours of the facility for personnel will be held April 2 and 3 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day.

April 9

In combination with Engineer Regimental Week April 8-12, the annual Engineer Family Readiness Group event is planned from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 9 at Training Area 250. Military spouses and service members are welcome to attend. The day will feature a team-building experience that involves a closer look at all Engineer capabilities within the Regiment, displays of engineer vehicles and more. Cost is $20 includes a shirt, lunch, and all events. To receive T-shirt size of choice, RSVP is requested by April 5 by calling 573-596-5371.  Must be 18 years or older to participate. View the invitation online at:

April 10

Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s PT in the Woods is scheduled for 6:30 a.m. April 10 on Gerlach Track with registration beginning at 6 a.m. Celebrate the Month of the Military Child with a 30-minute aerobics workout for service members and their children ages 3 to 18. For more information, call 573.596.2611.

April 13

An Easter Egg Hunt is planned for 9 a.m. April 13 at Gammon Field. Enjoy activities, musical entertainment, face painting, balloon artist, petting zoo, and photos with the Easter Bunny at 9 a.m. The Egg Hunt begins at 10 a.m. Age groups for the egg hunt will range from ages 2 and under, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12 years old. No strollers will be allowed in egg hunting areas and no pets allowed at event. To learn more about this free event, contact 573-596-6913.

April 18

National Volunteer Week will be April 7 through 13 this year. Fort Leonard Wood will highlight the contributions made by our remarkable Army Volunteer Corps at the annual installation volunteer awards recognition ceremony. The ceremony takes place from 2:30 to 4 p.m. April 18 at the Pershing Community Center. A check symbolizing the dollar value of volunteer hours contributed during the 2018 calendar year will be presented to the installation leadership.

April 29-May 2

The U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School plans to host the 2019 Best CBRN Warrior Competition April 29-May 2 on Fort Leonard Wood. A maximum of 25, two-person teams will be accepted for the competition.

June 1

Registration for the 20th annual Volkslauf 10K Fun Run, is officially open. The “extreme 10K event,” hosted annually by the U.S. Marine Corps Detachment, is scheduled for June 1 on Fort Leonard Wood. Pre-registration will remain open through May 15. After that, teams and individuals can still register, but fees will increase. Register in person at Building 1704 or get more information @2019VolkalufMudRace on Facebook.


Community Orientation is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon, Thursdays at Building 470, Room 2224. This program is part of a seven-day cycle for in-processing Soldiers called Arrive Strong. Spouses are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact 573.596.0136.

The Fort Leonard Wood Tax Center will remain open through the end of April, and is located on the first floor of the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Building 315. Appointments can be made by calling the Fort Leonard Wood Tax Center at 573.596.1040. The FLW Tax Center’s hours of operation are Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays.  While appointments are encouraged, walk-ins are welcome during the Tax Center’s hours of operation.