FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Feb. 9, 2018) – The following Fort Leonard Wood announcements are for the week of Feb. 19 through 23.

Feb. 19

Monday Madness

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.

Feb. 21

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.

Feb. 21

Deployment Ceremony

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.

Feb. 24

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.

Feb. 24

Kid’s Trout Fishing Derby
The Outdoor Adventure Center and the Natural Resources Branch will hold the annual Kid’s Trout Fishing Derby Feb. 24 at Stone Mill Spring Recreation Area, located on Fort Leonard Wood Route 26, just past the Piney Valley Golf Course. Children ages 15 and younger can participate with supervision of a parent or guardian. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will continue until noon. Fishing will begin at 11 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. There are no fees or pre-registration requirements to participate, and all fishing permit requirements have been waived for this derby. Participants should bring their own bait, tackle and equipment. For more information, call the Outdoor Adventure Center at 573.596.4223.

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

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

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

For more information, contact the Fort Leonard Wood Public Affairs Office at 573.563.4145.