FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (June 28, 2024) – The following Fort Leonard Wood announcements are for the week of July 1 through July 5.

July 1

Enjoy half-priced pool admission beginning at 12 p.m. July 1 from July 1 to 4 in celebration of Independence Day.

July 2

The 368th Training Squadron will hold a change-of-command ceremony at 9 a.m. July 2 in Nutter Field House.
July 3
The Marine Corps Detachment will hold a change-of-command ceremony at 9 a.m. July 3 on Gammon Field.

July 4

Don’t miss Fort Leonard Wood’s 2024 Independence Day Celebration beginning at 4 p.m. July 4 at Gammon Field. Join us for free musical performances by Huntley, NEWCO and the 399th Army Band. The event will also include military displays, bounce houses, petting zoo, car show, flying disk dog show and largest fireworks display in the area.

Wear your red, white and blue and join us for good messy fun at The Stars and Stripes Color Run at 9 a.m. July at Davidson Fitness Center. Cost is $10 in advance or $15 day-of. Pre-register by June 3 at Davidson Fitness Center.

The John B. Mahaffey Museum Complex will closed from July 4 to 7.

July 12

Morale Welfare and Recreation is hosting a Big Bass Tournament from 7p.m. to 1 a.m. July 12 at the Lake of the Ozarks Recreation Area. Each boat must have a DoD authorized ID card holder. Cost is $40 per boat and an optional $10 for big bass.

July 13

The Fort Leonard Wood Commissary has a military patron appreciation day scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 13, with gift cards and other prizes available to attendees. Call 573.596.0783 for details.
August 7
General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital is hosting school and sports physical appointments between 7:30 a.m. and noon Aug. 7 to 9 in the
Pediatric Clinic for eligible beneficiaries ages 5 to 17. Call 866.299.4234 to make an appointment.


The Fort Leonard Wood Commissary has new locations for drop-off orders when using the Click2Go option. They include the NCO Academy, Bldg. 3223, from 11 to 11:30 a.m.; 3200 Morelli Heights, from noon to 12:30 p.m.; 1950 Magness St., from 1 to 1:30 p.m.; 14763 Kidwell St., Bldg. 1945, from 1:45 to 2:15 p.m.; 1981 Cooksey St., from 2:30 to 3 p.m.; and 1910 Hall St., from 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. Call 573.596.0783, extension 3425, for details.

The Defense Commissary Agency’s Pathways Program provides students in high school, college, technical or vocational school with opportunities to explore federal careers as paid interns, and the Fort Leonard Wood Commissary currently has open positions. Call 573.596.0783, for more information on the program.

Fort Leonard Wood’s Directorate of Emergency Services has policies on checking teenager Department of Defense ID cards at installation access points. If a child is with a parent or guardian, then no ID is required unless the child looks close in appearance to an adult or if the child is driving. Additionally, DOD ID card holders under the age of 18 are not authorized to sponsor non-DOD personnel on post. More information on installation access policies is available on the Fort Leonard Wood website or by calling the visitor center at 573.596.0590.

The South Gate is now open 24/7, and the West Gate is open from 4 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. There are no changes to the hours of operation for the North or East gates.

Fort Leonard Wood community members needing a dress for a formal function can contact the Operation Deploy Your Dress location at the Armed Forces YMCA on post, located at 13900 Replacement Ave. Donations are also accepted.


About Fort Leonard Wood

Fort Leonard Wood is a thriving and prosperous installation that has evolved from a small basic training post more than 75 years ago to a premier Army Center of Excellence that trains more than 80,000 military and civilians each year.

Fort Leonard Wood is home to the U.S Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and three U.S. Army schools: the U.S. Army Engineer School; U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School; and the U.S. Army Military Police School. In addition to training engineer, CBRN and military police specialties for the Army, Fort Leonard Wood also provides gender-integrated in-processing and Basic Combat Training for new Soldiers.

Fort Leonard Wood also hosts and trains with the largest Marine Corps Detachment and Air Force Squadron on any Army installation as well as a large Navy construction detachment.