FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (June 7, 2024) – The following Fort Leonard Wood announcements are for the week of June 10 through June 14.

June 11

A pre-retirement briefing is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon June 11 in Lincoln Hall Auditorium. Soldiers are required to attend at least one pre-retirement briefing before retiring. Spouses are encouraged to attend. Call 573.596.6637 for details.

June 13

Join us at 12 p.m. June 13 for the Commander’s Golf Scramble. This 4-person, 18-hole scramble is open to the public, ages 18 and older.

June 14

Celebrate the 249th Army Birthday with Fort Leonard Wood June 14th. The celebration will kick off at 5 a.m. at Gammon Field with a division-style birthday run. There will be a cake cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. at MSCoE Plaza.

The U.S. Army Engineer School is hosting a celebration at noon June 14 in Colyer Park, in honor of the Army Engineer Regiment’s 249th birthday.

June 15

Registration for the USO Support Motorcycle Ride is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. June 15 at American Legion Post 43, in Lebanon, Missouri. Riders will depart at noon and travel along Historic Route 66 to the American Legion Post 331, in St. Robert. Call 573.512.1419 for details.

June 17

The next garrison quarterly town hall is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon June 17 in Nutter Field House.

June 18

Recreational Softball begins on June 18. Register your team by June 11 at Davidson Fitness Center or by calling 573.596.4359. Cost is $325 per team. There are 15 team slots available, minimum 9 players per team.

June 22

A Wreaths Across America mobile education exhibit will make a stop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 22 at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery – Fort Leonard Wood (25350 State Highway H, in Waynesville), with information on veterans and how everyone can play a part in remembering and honoring them. Click here for more information.

June 25

Army Special Operations recruiters will visit Fort Leonard Wood to provide informational briefings from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 25 in Thurman Hall, Room 1521, and June 26 and 27 in Dillard Hall, Room 2108. Soldiers in the ranks of private first class through staff sergeant, and first lieutenants from year groups 2020 through 2022, are invited to attend. Call Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Frost at 315.383.9675, or
email for details.

U.S. Army Garrison Fort Leonard Wood will conduct a change-of-command ceremony at 10 a.m. June 25 on the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Plaza, where Col. Anthony Pollio will relinquish command to Col. Steven Bartley.

July 4

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


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.

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