FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (April 5, 2018) – The following Fort Leonard Wood announcements are for the week of April 9 through 13.
23rd Annual Community Fun Fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 7 at the Child Development Center and School Aged Services. This event promotes family wellness, child development issues, parenting skills, and child abuse prevention awareness and is open to the public and all ages. For more information, call 573.596.0238.
The annual Kid’s Trout Fishing Derby has been rescheduled for April 7, and will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at Stone Mill Spring Recreation Area, located on Fort Leonard Wood Route 26, just past the Piney Valley Golf Course. Children ages 2 to 15 can participate with supervision of a parent of guardian. For more information, contact the Outdoor Adventure Center at 573.596.4223.
Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood Days of Remembrance Holocaust Observance, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 11 at the Main Post Chapel. Rachel Miller will serve as guest speaker. For more information, contact Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Ray at 573.563.7425.
PT in the Woods, 6:30 to 7 a.m. April 20 at Gerlach Field. This event is a 30-minute aerobics workout for service members and their families. Open to children ages 3 to 18. Each participant will receive a t-shirt and a healthy breakfast. Service members will be awarded a “Get out of PT Session” pass with their commander’s approval. Open to all branches of service. For more information, call 573.596.2611.
Mission Installation Contracting Command Acquisition Forecast Open House, 8:30 a.m. to noon April 11 at the U.S. Army Engineer Museum. Event sign in begins at 8 a.m. There is no fee to attend but registration is required. For more information or to register, email anita.l.mclain.civ@mailmil. or fax 573.596.0267 to MICC, ATTN: Anita McLain.
Author Talk with Michael Frizell, 5 p.m. April 12 at the Bruce C. Clarke Library. For more information, call 573.563.4113.
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 www.wood.army.mil/usaes/ENFORCE.html for registration and event details.
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.
The Engineer Regimental Ball and Awards Ceremony is planned for 7 p.m. April 20 at Nutter Field House. Doors open with a social hour at 6 p.m. RSVP for the event by April 6 to the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Protocol Office at 573.563.8070, or by registering online at www.wood.army.mil/usaes/ENFORCE.HTML. 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 www.wood.army.mil/newweb/garrison/recycle.html.
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 www.facebook.com/399tharmyband.
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 www.facebook.com/sfltap.flw.
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.