FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (June 7, 2018) – The following Fort Leonard Wood announcements are for the week of June 11 through June 15.
Kids catfish derby, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 9 at pond 228 on Fort Leonard Wood. This free event is open to the public. Youth ages 2-15 years old must be accompanied by an adult. There will be great prizes for tagged catfish. Limit 4 catfish per angler. Registration will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the day of the event. For more information contact, 573.596.4223.
5k Fun Run, 8 a.m. June 9 starting at Davidson Fitness Center. This is a non-competitive 5k and kids half-miler for Men’s Health Month. Open to authorized patrons, all ages. Baby strollers and dogs on leashes permitted. There will be a Mini Health Fair included in the event. Bring your 2018 Race Series Punch Card or sign up for one! No pre-registration required. The 5k Fun Run will begin at 8 a.m. and the Kid’s Half-Miler will begin at 9 a.m. This event is free. For more information, call 573.596.4359.
Annie Get Your Gun, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 10 at the Outdoor Adventure Center. This ladies class instructs on how to properly handle, clean and fire a .22 handgun. Firearms and ammunition will be provided. The class will take place in a controlled environment and lunch will be provided. Open to ages 16 and older. Cost is $25 per person. Register by Friday at leonardwood.armymwr.com/calendar/event/annie-get-your-gun/2303161/27711. For more information, call 573.596.4223.
Bruce C. Clarke Library Maximum Movie Monday, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. June 11 at the library. For more information, call 573.563.4113 or 573.563.5857.
Fort Leonard Wood plans to celebrate the U.S. Army’s 243rd birthday with several events on post June 14, which is the official Army birth date. Events that day include a division-style Army birthday run kicking off at 5:30 a.m. from Gammon Field, followed by the annual birthday cake-cutting ceremony and ice cream social at 10 a.m. at the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Plaza. The final tribute for the day will be the Streamer and Retreat ceremony at 4:30 p.m. at the MSCoE Plaza for members of Fort Leonard Wood and the surrounding communities. For more information, contact the Fort Leonard Wood Public Affairs Office at 573-563-4145.
USO Craft Time For Dad, 5 to 7 p.m. June 15 at the USO. RSVP required. For more information, call 573.329.2039 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer paintball tournament, 10 a.m. June 16 at Outdoor Adventure Center. Tournament is 2 out of 3 games, single elimination. Trophies will be given to 1st and 2nd Place. Open to ages 13 and up. Free hot dogs, and refreshments. Cost is $50 per team. Register by June 15 at the Outdoor Adventure Center or by calling 573.596.4223.
Bruce C. Clarke Library Maximum Movie Monday, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. June 18 at the library. For more information, call 573.563.4113 or 573.563.5857.
June 18 and 19
The Fort Leonard Wood Commissary has scheduled a free P&G Football ProCamps event for military children, featuring Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert, June 18 and 19 on Fort Leonard Wood. Registration for the camp is open to boys and girls who are military children going into grades one through eight. Participants must be dependents of active-duty service members, National Guard, Reserve, military retirees or Department of Defense civilian employees. Parents will need to show their ID card or their child’s dependent ID card in order for the child to participate. Camp sessions will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 18 and from 9 a.m. until noon June 19 at a venue on Fort Leonard Wood to be named later.
BOSS Single Service Member Day, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 20 at Lake of the Ozarks Recreation Area. A buss will depart Davidson Fitness Center at 8:30 a.m. Arrive by 8 a.m. Free, and Oopen to permanent party single service members from all branches. For more information, call 573.563.5967.
Bruce C. Clarke Library S.T.E.A.M. Lab, 4 to 5:30 p.m. June 21 at the library. This is a free event. For more information, call 573.563.4113 or 573.563.5857.
USO Spouses Coffee Connections, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m June 21. RSVP required. For more information, call 573.329.2039 or email email@example.com.
MSCoE CG’s Golf Scramble, noon June 22 at the Piney Valley Golf Course. For more information, call 573.329.4770.
Hop on the Bus to Six Flags, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m June 23. The bus will leave Leisure Travel Services, located in the Exchange Mini Mall, at 8 a.m. and will return at 8 p.m. Open to the public, all ages. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $60 per person and includes entrance to Six Flags, Hurricane Harbor, and transportation. Register by June 22. For more information, call 573.329.8587.
Bruce C. Clarke Library Summer Reading Program Reading Takes You Everywhere: Great Barrier Reef, 4 p.m. June 25 at the library. For more information, call 573.563.4113 or 573.563.5857.
The U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School at Fort Leonard Wood plans to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Chemical Corps with a Veterans Homecoming June 28. The event is open to all Chemical Corps veterans, and each veteran is invited to bring one guest.
Several events planned that day include:
- A Sunrise Service at 6 a.m. at the Chemical Corps Memorial Grove, followed by a Sunrise Service Breakfast.
- A tour of the 1st Lt. Joseph Terry CBRN Responder Training Facility at 8:30 a.m.
- The Hall of Fame/Distinguished Member of the Corps Induction Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in Baker Theater.
- A no-host lunch with Soldiers at the 84th Chemical Battalion dining facility at 11:30 a.m. Cost of the meal is $5.60 per person.
- A visit to the Chemical Corps Museum, along with group photos at 1:15 p.m.
- A Veterans Recognition Ceremony in the 84th Chemical Battalion classroom at 3:30 p.m.
Veterans are asked to register by June 12, and may register online at: https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/anim.cfm?i=388855&k=01694A017E52. Once registered, participants will receive an information packet, which will include post access instructions and a map of event locations. Transportation on post will be made available to the first 50 veterans and guests registered. For assistance in registering or for more information, contact Kip Lindberg, Chemical Museum director, at 417.350.9922, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or call the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Protocol Office at 573.563.6145.