FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Feb. 21, 2019) – The following Fort Leonard Wood announcements are for the week of Feb. 25 through March 1.

Feb. 26

The Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood Black History Month Celebration is scheduled for 11:30 to 1 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Pershing Community Center. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased from Brigade Equal Opportunity Advisors or the Equal Opportunity Office. For more information, contact 573.596.0601.

Women’s Basic Self-Defense Class, from 9 a.m. to noon at Army Community Service Room 109 Feb. 26, and Pippin Gym Feb. 27 and 28.  Service members, families, and DoD employees (females ages 14 and older) are invited to attend. To register, call Carol Oberwager at 573.596.0212.

Army Special Operations Force recruiters are scheduled to return to Fort Leonard Wood Feb. 26 through March 8 in search of candidates for their Special Forces, Psychological Operations and Civil Affairs programs. ARSOF is looking for Soldiers who are willing to train and prepare, both physically and mentally, to endure 10 to 21 days of assessment and selection with extensive follow-on training. All briefings are scheduled to begin at noon Feb. 26 through 28 and March 4, 5 and 7 in Room 102 of Clarke Library and March 1, 6 and 8 being held in Truman Education Center. Those participating should expect to take a physical fitness test. Tests are scheduled to be held at 7 a.m. March 1 and 8 at the PT Track on the corner of Nebraska and Minnesota avenues. For more information, contact an ARSOF recruiter at 270.798.9818.

Feb. 27

A Martial Arts Trial Class is scheduled from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at CDC 614. Reserve your spot now for this free trial class. Only 20 slots are available. Youth must be registered with Child & Youth Services to participate.  Open to authorized youth, ages 6-18 years old. Register at Parent Central Services located in Bldg. 470, Room 1126. For more information, contact 573.596.5039.

Wednesday Night Live takes place every Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Main Post Chapel. This event is open for all ages to come and strengthen their faith. For more information, please call 573.596.0089.

As part of an ongoing Army-wide effort to resolve unsatisfactory conditions in Army family housing, Fort Leonard Wood’s leadership will hold a town hall to provide information and gain feedback from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Pershing Community Center. This town hall is an internal forum for installation leaders to personally connect with Soldiers, Army families and other residents of Fort Leonard Wood to help ensure they are meeting their obligations to provide safe, quality family housing. Senior members of Balfour Beatty Communities will join Fort Leonard Wood’s senior leaders to engage residents of Fort Leonard Wood housing. These leaders want to ensure residents understand their rights as tenants in privatized housing, how to report a concern and receive prompt action, and how to address any complaint they feel is unresolved. The town hall is slated to be live streamed on the Fort Leonard Wood Facebook page.

Feb. 28

STOMP, Specialized Training of Military Parents, is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Feb. 28 at Army Community Service, Bldg. 486. Learn your educational rights as a parent of a child with a disability. For more information, call 573.596.2784.

March 1

Fort Wood Community Spouses Club Viva Las Vegas Night, beginning at 5:30 p.m. March 1 at Nutter Field House. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For more information, visit

March 9

A Big Bass Tournament is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 9 at Lake of the Ozarks Recreation Area. Each boat must have a DoD authorized ID card holder. Cost is $40 per boat and $10 additional big bass. For more information, contact 573.346.5640.

March 22

Fort Leonard Wood is slated to host its Women’s history Month Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 22 at the Pershing Community Center. Tickets are $12 per person. For more information, call the installation Equal Opportunity Office at 573.596.0601.


Applications for engineers wanting to compete in the 13th annual Lt. Gen. Robert B. Flowers Best Sapper Competition are now being accepted through March 8. The date of the three-day competition, which takes place at Fort Leonard Wood, home of the U.S. Army Engineer Regiment, is April 8 through 10. Competitors will report on April 6. Priority will be given to teams composed of two Sapper Leader Course graduates. Up to 50 teams will start the 50-hour competition, where they will travel 50 miles while completing a variety of events that test their technical and tactical proficiency as Sapper leaders. For more information, visit the BSC website at, or email the Sapper Training Company at The public will be able to follow the competition by using #BestSapper on social media.

The U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School is searching for competitors from across the Army for the 2019 Best CBRN Warrior Competition. The school is accepting applications now through March 15. A maximum of 25, two-person teams will be accepted for the competition slated to be held from April 29 to May 3 on Fort Leonard Wood. All Army applicants must be within Career Management Field 74. Competitors should be prepared to road march approximately 35 miles and compete in a variety of Soldier-related events, such as land navigation, combatives, the Combat Water Survival Test, patrol base operations and qualifying with a weapon. Participants should also be prepared to compete in a myriad of CBRN related tasks and events. For more information on requirements and nomination packets, contact Sgt. 1st Class Reginald Pleasant, USACBRNS Senior Personnel Development noncommissioned officer, at 573.563.1306.

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.

The Fort Leonard Wood Tax Center will remain open through the end of April, and is located on the first floor of the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Building 315. Appointments can be made by calling the Fort Leonard Wood Tax Center at 573.596.1040. The FLW Tax Center’s hours of operation are Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays.  While appointments are encouraged, walk-ins are welcome during the Tax Center’s hours of operation.

Alcoholics Anonymous, meets from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Main Post Chapel, Room 132. Other meetings are at 8 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays on Hemphill Road, off Highway Y in St. Robert. There is also a women-only meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesdays at this location. All meetings on Fort Leonard Wood and the Saturday St. Robert meeting are open to anyone.  For more information, visit or call Jim at 573.336.5891 or David at 573.774.5364.