FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (April 8, 2019) – The following Fort Leonard Wood announcements are for the week of April 8 through April 12.

April 7-13

National Volunteer Week is taking place this week, April 7 through 13. 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. R.S.V.P. for the ceremony is needed by Thursday, April 11, as seating for this event is limited. For more information or to RSVP please call the Army Community Service Volunteer Corps Coordinator at 573.596.4334.

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. The 2019 Best Sapper Team will be announced at 7:30 a.m. April 11 on Gammon Field.  #USAES #ESSAYONS

April 8

The Chemical Defense Training Facility held 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. More information will be posted in the Fort Leonard Wood GUIDON 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 11

A Fallen Sapper Tribute to memorialize the life and service of fallen engineers lost in war and support operations will be hosted by the 554th Engineer Battalion at 6 p.m. April 11 at the Engineer Memorial Grove. The event includes a moment of silence, firing of volleys and a wreath-laying ceremony.

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.

A Superhero 5K Fun Run is scheduled for April 13 and steps off from Davidson Fitness Center at 8 a.m. A Kids Half-Miler begins at 9 a.m. Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite superhero costume. Come meet Clean Water Casey from the Fort Leonard Wood Recycling Center in recognition of Earth Day. Other April Awareness Observances will have information booths featured at this event. Leashed dogs, children on bikes (helmets required), and strollers are welcome. For more information call 573-596-4359.

April 18

A Change-of-Commandant ceremony for the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School is slated for 10 a.m. April 18 at MSCoE Plaza.

April 26

In combination with the National Earth Day observance, Fort Leonard Wood will host an Earth Day celebration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26 at Nutter Field House. This year’s theme is “Sustain the Environment to Secure the Mission,” and includes many earth-friendly information and activity booths. Free household e-cycling will be offered during the event. For more information, visit

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.

May 11

A King’s First Queen, Mother-Son Dance will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at the Pershing Community Center.  Tickets will go on sale starting April 15. Price is $20 per person. For more information, call 573.329.4513.

May 8-9

A Soldier For Life – Transition Assistance Program, in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hiring Our Heroes, is scheduled to hold a career summit May 8 and 9. A networking reception will be held May 8 at the Pershing Community Center from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Workshops and a career fair are slated to take place the following day, May 9, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Nutter Field House. For more information about the event and resume writing resources, call 573-596-0175, or visit SFL-TAP FLW on Facebook.

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.