FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Feb. 23, 2018) – The following Fort Leonard Wood announcements are for the week of Feb. 26 through March 2.
Credit Report Workshop
As part of Military Saves Week, Army Community Service is scheduled to sponsor a Credit Report Workshop for DoD families from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 26 through March 2 at the Truman Education Center. Participants will learn to understand credit, and ways to avoid debt and save money. For more information, contact 573.596.0212.
The Bruce C. Clarke library Book Brigade Book Club is scheduled for 5 p.m. March 1st at the Library. This club is designed to allow patrons to read books of their choosing. The club is open to the public. Youth must be 13 or older to attend without an adult. For more information, call 573.563.4113.
Extreme Bowling is slated for 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. March 2 at the Daugherty Bowling Center. Laser lights, glow in the dark pins and music are all components in making this an exciting spin on traditional bowling. Cost is $10 per person. For more information, contact 573.596.1498.
LORA Bass Tournament
The 2018 LORA Bass Tournament is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 10th at the Lake of the Ozarks Recreation Area. The tournament is open to the public, but each boat must have at least one military ID-card holder present. Entry fees are $40 per boat. An optional $10 fee for the tournament’s Big Bass contest is also available. For more information about either tournament or LORA itself, call 573.346.5640
Coding Class set to begin in April at Truman
The Fort Leonard Wood Career Skills Program office is teaming up with the Truman Education Center and a St. Louis-based technology company to offer a computer programming class for service members, DOD civilians, dependents and veterans. The course starts April 10 and ends Aug. 9. Classes will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, at the Truman Education Center. The class will assist in developing coding skills to prepare attendees for a career in computer programming and information technology. Career placement opportunities are slated to be available upon successful completion of the course. The course will be offered at no cost to eligible participants. Register by March 12. For more information, visit the Truman Education Center or contact the Career Skills Program administrators at 573.596.1810.
Practice fire-exit drills in your home
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, fires in one- and two-family dwellings account for 67 percent of all winter home fires, and such fires occur mainly in the early evening hours, peaking from 5 to 8 p.m. When an emergency happens, it’s critical to have a plan in place for you and your family to “get out and stay out” of your residence. Read the full Guidon article and learn how to design your fire escape plan, by visiting http://www.myguidon.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=21787&Itemid=39.
Motorcycle safety training
There are specific requirements for training that must be completed before operating a motorcycle on Fort Leonard Wood. For requirements list, go to the Internet link http://www.wood.army.mil/safety and click on Motorcycle Safety. Specific protective equipment that must be worn by motorcycle operators may be found at the same link. For more information, contact the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Safety Office at 573.596.0131, ext 60116.
For more information, contact the Fort Leonard Wood Public Affairs Office at 573.563.4145.