FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Feb. 9, 2018) – The following Fort Leonard Wood announcements are for the week of Feb. 19 through 23.
Head to the Daugherty Bowling Center for Monday Madness taking place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Monday. Pricing specials include games, shoe rentals, corn dogs, nachos and small fountain drinks all for $1 each. For more information, call 573.596.1498.
Reboot Combat Recovery
The Religious Support Office is offering a 12 week course focusing on the spiritual aspects of combat recovery. The free course titled “Reboot Combat Recovery,” is not a support group but practical help for service members and families dealing with the after effects of combat. The course will be held at 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays at the Main Post Chapel. For more information, call 270.985.8764.
A deployment ceremony for the 509th Clearance Company, 5th Engineer Battalion, is scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday at Nutter Field House. The community is welcome to attend. For more information, call 573.596.1173.
Bold in the Cold
The Fort Leonard Wood Better Opportunities for Single Service Members announced that it will host the annual “Bold in the Cold” event at 10 a.m. Feb. 24 at the lake at Training Area 250. Held annually on post, the event invites participants to dress in costume and compete for a variety of awards, including “Best Team Theme,” “Best Couples Theme,” “Best Individual Costume” and the swimmer with the “Most Moxie.” For more information, call 573.596.5967.
Installation’s historic driving tour gives glimpse of past
Fort Leonard Wood is home to many sites of interest, which include both historical and natural highlights. These points of interest may be visited by taking a driving tour of the installation. The current driving tour is a collaborative effort between the installation’s John B. Mahaffey Museum and the Directorate of Public Works’, Natural Resources Division, to enlighten those living on and visiting the installation. Some properties included in the tour are eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Learn more about the installation’s historic driving tour by reading the Guidon story at http://www.myguidon.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=21778&Itemid=39.
Prioritize U.S. Army Fort Leonard Wood in your Facebook News Feed
Last month, Facebook announced a “major” change to how the social media giant prioritizes content users will see in their News Feed. “We’ve gotten feedback from our community that public content — posts from businesses, brands and media — is crowding out the personal moments that lead us to connect more with each other,” Facebook Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post dated Jan. 11. As a result, users will see less public content and more from family, friends and groups in their News Feed. The focus will also change from “helping you find relevant content to helping you have more meaningful social interactions,” he said. So, what does this mean for the Fort Leonard Wood Facebook page? “To continue seeing important news and information from Fort Leonard Wood in your News Feed, users will need to follow six, simple steps,” said Dawn Arden, Fort Leonard Wood Command Information chief. See the steps in the full Guidon article at http://www.myguidon.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=21775&Itemid=39.
Spotlight on Education: Basic Skills Education Program
The Basic Skills Education Program is designed to enable a Soldier to raise his or her General Technical score to 110 or higher by improving their basic skills in mathematics, vocabulary and reading comprehension: the three areas used to determine the GT score. BSEP is normally an eight-week program, but students may test out early. Classes meet from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays through Fridays in Room 18 of the Truman Education Center. Classes will not be held on holidays, training holidays or in the event of weather-related closures. Learn about the program and how to register at http://www.myguidon.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=21774&Itemid=39.
For more information, contact the Fort Leonard Wood Public Affairs Office at 573.563.4145.