FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (April 12, 2018) – The following Fort Leonard Wood announcements are for the week of April 16 through 20.

April 14

A Military Child Fair is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 14 at the Main Exchange parking lot. There will be several activities and a prize drawing at 1:30 p.m. The USO Mobile Unit will provide free hotdogs, chips and soda. For more information, call 573.329.2400.

The 5k Fun Run and Kids’ Half-Miler will begin at 8 a.m. April 14 at Davidson Fitness Center. Event is open to the public of all ages. Baby strollers and dogs on leashes are permitted. Kid’s Half Miler beings at 9 a.m. This is a free event. For more information, call 573.596.4359.

Crappie Tournament, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 14 at Lake of the Ozarks Recreation Area. No boat is required. Participants can fish off of the docks, shore, or personal boats. Cost is $30 per person entry fee and an additional $10 big crappie fee. For more information, call 573.346.5640.

Saturday Legal Assistance, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 14 at the Fort Leonard Wood Legal Assistance Office. The office will be open special weekend hours to provide legal assistance services through a staff of three Judge Advocates and two paralegals. Legal assistance attorneys and  paralegals can help with wills, powers of attorney, basic estate planning, family law matters such as divorce, custody and support, landlord/tenant issues, military administrative actions, real estate, and consumer law and other issues.   Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Active duty, reserve and national guard soldiers, active duty family members, and retirees are eligible.  For more information, or for an appointment, call 573.596.0629.

24/7 Dad, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 14 at Army Community Service, Building 486. For more information, or to register, call 573.596.0212.

April 15

Best Sapper Competition Opening Ceremonies are slated for noon April 15 at Training Area 160. For more information, visit

April 16

Lt. Gen. Robert B. Flowers Best Sapper Competition Dedication Ceremony, 1 p.m. April 16 in the U.S. Army Engineer Museum Engineer Regimental Room. This event is open to the public. For more information, visit

April 17

An Engineer Spouse’s Day event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 17. The day will feature a competitive, team-building experience that involves a closer look at engineer vehicles, inert mine detection, door breaching with manual tools, an urban operations paintball exercise, rappelling, and more. Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to complete all events. Attendees will also gain a greater understanding of the resources available to spouses within the Fort Leonard Wood community. Military spouses of all services are welcome. Cost is $25 and includes a T-shirt and lunch. Attendees must be 18 years or older to participate. RSVP on or before April 13 by calling Capt. Maxwell, 35th Engr. Bn., at 573.596.7701, or visit for registration and event details.

Fort Leonard Wood Homes Adult Craft: Beaded Bracelet, 4:30 to 6 p.m. April 17 at Stonegate Community Center. All events are free for residents, however participants must RSVP on Facebook at to ensure adequate supplies. For more information, contact Monica Turner at or call 573.329.1009.

Engineer Week Industry Display, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 17 – 18 at Nutter Field House. For more information, visit

April 18

USO Spouses Network Event, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 18. Participants must register online. For more information, call 573.329.2039 or email Kelly Brownfield at

April 19

S.T.E.A.M. Lab, 4 to 5:30 p.m. April 19 at the Bruce C. Clarke Library. This event will include science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics projects. For April the library will be teaching different water activities and the importance of clean water and conservation. Due to the use of water it is suggested to bring a towel and change of clothes. For more information, call 573.563.5857.

General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital Health Promotion Team’s Education Series,  “Missouri Plants and Wildlife-disease Prevention,” noon April 19, in the MEDDAC classroom. This class informs residents of the different wildlife and plants in the area as well as what insects carry diseases and how to protect yourself when outdoors. This class is free and is open to the public. For more information, call 573.596.9359.

The Best Sapper Competition Awards Ceremony is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. April 19 on Gammon Field. This event is open to the public. For more information, visit

The lives and service of fallen Engineers will be memorialized with the Fallen Sapper Tribute Ceremony, which is scheduled for 6 p.m. April 19 at Sapper Memorial Grove. The tribute will include words from leaders across the regiment, a rendering of honors and a wreath-laying ceremony in Sapper Memorial Grove. This event is open to the public.

April 20

The Engineer Regimental Ball and Awards Ceremony is planned for 7 p.m. April 20 at Nutter Field House. Child & Youth Services will provide a list of certified babysitters for those who need child care during the event. Children must be pre-registered through CYS. For more information about child care services, contact CYS at 573.596.0238 or 573.596.0421.

Household E-Cycling Event, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 20 in the Nutter Field House parking lot southwest corner. E-cycle old computers, printers, fax machines, televisions, audio equipment, cell phones, microwaves and household batteries. No government or business electronics allowed. For more information, call 573.596.0882 or visit

April 22

Chapel Volunteer Round-Up, noon to 2 p.m. April 22 in the atrium of Hoge Hall. Volunteers are needed to help Religious Support Office programs such as Vacation Bible School, Youth Group, Children’s Church and more. Volunteer packets will be reviewed and fingerprinting will be available. For more information, call 573.596.2127.

April 23

The 399th Army Band will present “Swing into Spring,” an evening of live big band jazz, beginning at 6:30 p.m. April 23 at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

April 24

The annual National Prayer Breakfast at Fort Leonard Wood is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 a.m. April 24 at Pershing Community Center. Lt. Gen. Robert Van Antwerp, who retired from the U.S. Army as Chief of Engineers, is the featured guest speaker for this year’s event. Tickets are available from unit executive assistants. Donations of up to $5 will be accepted at the door. For more information, contact Chaplain (Capt.) Tony Cech at 573.528.8153.

April 26 and 27

A Soldier For Life — Transition Assistance Program Transition Summit will be held April 26 – 27 on post in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hiring our Heroes (HOH) program. This event prepares service members and their spouses who will transition from the military within the next 24 months and connects them with resources, employers, and jobs. This event is mandatory for service members who will transition in the next 24 months, and is open to all veterans and individuals eligible to receive transition assistance. Events include Hiring our Heroes workshops focused on specific vocations conducted by industry professionals, a networking event providing an opportunity to establish relationships with a number of national employers, presentations and panel discussions, and a national hiring and education fair. This event is open to all service members, veterans and family members. For more information, call 573.588.0176 or follow SFL—TAP on Facebook at

April 28

Mother Daughter Tea Party, sponsored by the American Red Cross, noon to 2 p.m. April 28 at the Engineer Museum. This event is free for mothers and their daughters, ages 5 to 7. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the ARC at 573.596.0300.

Healthy Kids Day, sponsored by the Armed Services YMCA, 9 a.m. to noon April 28th at the USO. There will be family-friendly games, face painting and food sponsored by the USO. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 573.329.4513.

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