FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (April 19, 2018) – The following Fort Leonard Wood announcements are for the week of April 23 through 27.

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.

May 3

Space Wars S.T.E.A.M. Lab, 4 to 5:30 p.m. May 3 at the Bruce C. Clarke Library. This event will include science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics projects. Everyone is encouraged to dress as their favorite sci-fi space character and participate in all of the fun space activities. Live music will be provided by the 399th Brass Band. There will also be a chance to learn more about this year’s DoD Summer Reading Program, “Reading Takes You Everywhere.” For more information, call 573.563.5857.

May 4

USO Spouses Craft Social, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4 at the Fort Leonard Wood USO. For more information, call 573.329.2039 or email Kelly Brownfield at

Fort Leonard Wood  Commissary Sidewalk Sale May 4-6. For more information, call 573.596.0783.

May 10

Asian-American, Pacific Islander Observance, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 10 at Nutter Field House. This event is hosted by the 3rd Chemical Brigade and will feature Dr. Anne Maurina as keynote speaker. For more information, contact Sgt. 1st Class James Eddings at 573.596.3497.

May 11

USO Craft Time for Mom, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Fort Leonard Wood USO. RSVP opens April 26. For more information, call 573.329.2039 or email Kelly Brownfield at

May 12

Mother/Son Dance, sponsored by the Armed Services YMCA, 5  to 7 p.m. May 12 at Pershing Community Center. There will be a live DJ, buffet dinner, dancing and family activities. A photo opportunity will be available s at 4:30 p.m. Boys may attend with their mother, aunt, adult sister, grandmother or other mother figure. Dressy casual is the attire. Tickets are $35 per couple and $10 per each additional son. Tickets will be limited and available beginning April 23 at the Leisure Travel Office. For more information, call 573.329.4513.

May 16

2018 Army Volunteer Corps Annual Installation Award Recognition Ceremony, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. May 16 at Pershing Community Center. Doors open at 2 p.m. RSVP by May 9 as seating is limited. For more information, or to RSVP, contact Rhonda Hutsell at 573.596.4334 or