FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (April 26, 2024) – The following Fort Leonard Wood announcements are for the week of April 29 through May 3.

April 29

Kids bowl free from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. from now all the way through September at Daugherty Bowling Center. Offer available to registered youth Wednesday through Saturday. There are two free games per child per day. Shoe rental is at regular rate. Register at For more information call 573.596.1498.

Youth Sports and Fitness will be offering Mini Sports for ages three to four. Kids will spend two weeks learning the skills of each sport: Basketball, Soccer, and T-Ball. Season runs from June 8 through July 13. Sessions are 45 minutes long at 9, 10, or 11 a.m. on Saturday mornings. Current year’s sports physicals required for all participants. Cost is $30 per child, t-shirt included. Register from April 29 through May 31 at Parent Central Services or by calling 573.596.0238.

May 6

Starting May 6, the South Gate will be open 24/7, and the West Gate will be open from 4 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. There are no changes to the hours of operation for the North or East gates.

May 9

The Fort Leonard Wood Transition Assistance Program is hosting a career fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 9 in Nutter Field House. Call 573.596.7070 for details.

May 16

The Fort Leonard Wood Commissary will have a sidewalk sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 16 to 18, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 19. Call 573.596.0783 for details.

May 22

The next Ready and Resilient, or R2, Fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 22 at the Main Post Chapel. The R2 Fair provides opportunities to participate in activities and speak with subject matter experts about resources and assistance programs that can help with life stressors. Some mandatory training opportunities will be offered. Call 573.596.6754 for details.


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.