FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (April 12, 2024) – The following Fort Leonard Wood announcements are for the week of April 15 through April 19.

April 16

A team will visit Fort Leonard Wood April 16 to 18 to provide Army Disaster Personnel Accountability and Assessment training for command officer representatives. The sessions are scheduled to last from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Thurman Hall, Rooms 3722 and 3738, and each trainee need only attend one of the days. Attendees are asked to arrive 30 minutes early. Those interested must register by April 12. Call 573.596.2665 for details.

April 17

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.

April 18

Army Special Operations seeks Soldiers who are motivated team players, creative problem solvers and willing to take the next step in their careers! The Special Operations Recruiting Battalion visits Fort Leonard Wood at Double Time Coffee from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 18 and 19 and from 3:30 to 8 p.m. April 19, at Roubidoux Park, to provide Soldiers informational briefings about the Army Special Operations branches: Special Forces, Psychological Operations, and Civil Affairs as well as detailed guidance regarding the application packet to attend Assessment and Selection for the Army Special Operations branch of choice. Call 270.798.9818 for more details.

April 19

Join us to solve a one-of-a-kind comedy mystery performed by Ozarks Actors Theatre. The Murder Mystery will be held at 6 p.m. April 19 at Pershing Community Center. Volunteer to become a character and join the fun. Suitable for ages 13 and older. Register in advance by April 18 at Registration is also available day-of at the door. Cost for early registration is $15 or $25 with appetizer buffet. Day of registration is $20 or $25 with appetizer buffet.

April 20

Join us from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20 at Gerlach Field for the ultimate Month of the Military Child celebration at the MOMC Palooza. Enjoy bounce houses, music, food trucks, static displays, an obstacle course, games, and much more. This free event is in partnership with the Department of Public Works to celebrate Earth Day.

Join us from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20 at the Lake of the Ozarks Recreation Area for our annual crappie tournament. No boat is required. Participants can fish off our docks, the shore or personal boats. Cost is $30 per entrant and $10 for optional additional big crappie. Call 573.346.5640 for more information.

April 27

Fort Leonard Wood’s Religious Support Office is hosting an event from 5 to 7 p.m. April 27 at the Main Post Chapel called Military Kids Thrive, intended to provide resiliency tips for military children. A family dinner is included. Register no later than April 22 by calling Martha Strong at 573.596.0089.


Fort Leonard Wood community members needing a dress for a formal function can contact the Operation Deploy Your Dress location at the Armed Forces YMCA on post, located at 13900 Replacement Ave. Donations are also accepted.

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.

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.


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.