FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (March 15, 2024) – The following Fort Leonard Wood announcements are for the week of March 18 through March 22.

March 18

The Fort Leonard Wood Spouse Resource Center is hosting a resume-building class at 1 p.m. March 19 in Bldg. 470, room 2222. Call 573.596.3196 for details.

Youth Sports and Fitness will be offering Youth Bowling. The season will run from April 3 to May 16. League times for ages five to eight will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursdays. League times for ages nine to 15 will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Youth will receive a pair of bowling shoes at the conclusion of the season. Cost is $70 per youth. Register by March 29 at Parent Outreach Services or by calling 573.596.0238. For more information, call 573.596.0185.

March 20

Join us at CDC 614 for parenting discussions at 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. March 20th. This month’s discussion will be Parent and Child Communication. Feel free to bring your own lunch, children are welcome to attend. For more information, please call 573-596-0238.

March 22

Join us for Friends, Food and Fun from 3 to 7 p.m. March 22 at Dru Pippin Youth Center. Enjoy fun food like pizza and desserts. Event is free and open to youth in grades six through 12. For more information, call 573.596.0209.

March 23

Join us for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. March 23 at Softball Complex B. Enjoy an Egg Hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny and loads of fun activities. Egg hunt staggered start times are:

  • 9:30 a.m. for ages two and under
  • 10 a.m. for ages three to five
  • 10:30 a.m. for ages six to eight
  • 11 a.m. for ages nine to 12

No strollers allowed in the egg hunting areas and no pets are allowed at the event. There is no registration required for this free event.

Join us at the Lake of the Ozarks Recreation Area form 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 23 for our annual crappie tournament. No boat required. Participants can fish off docks, the shore or personal boats. Cost is $30 per entrant and an optional $10 additional for big crappie. Call 573.346.5640 for details.

March 26

The next quarterly on-post housing town hall is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. March 26 at Stonegate Community Center. Call 573.596.0984 for details.

Join us at 10:30 a.m. March 26 at the Bruce C. Clarke Library for Story Time. We’ll read a couple of books, do some music and movement and have a small craft afterwards. Stay a while later and play with STEM kits. Cost is free. For more information, call 573.563.4113.

March 27

The Fort Leonard Wood Spouse Resource Center is hosting a USA Jobs overview and federal resume review at 9 a.m. March 27 in Bldg. 470, room 2222. Call 573.596.3196 for details.

A Child Youth Services Hiring Fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. March 27 at School Age Center, Building 616. Apply to become a Child and Youth Program Assistant. Walk-ins need to bring their resume, proof of education and their social security card. Apply online at to expedite the process. For more information, call 573.596.0239.

March 29

In addition to regularly scheduled religious services, a Protestant Good Friday Service is set for noon March 29 at Soldier Memorial Chapel. A Catholic Good Friday service begins at 6 p.m. March 29 at Soldier Memorial Chapel.

March 31

A Community Easter Sunrise Service starts at 6:30 a.m. March 31 at the Military Police Memorial Grove (inclement weather location is the Specker Barracks Chapel). Two Easter Sunday masses will be held on March 31: 9 a.m. at Soldier Memorial Chapel and 1 p.m. at the Main Post Chapel. Call the Religious Support Office at 573.596.2127 for details.


Don’t miss Daughtry Bowling Center’s Friday Special 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each and every Friday! Adult games are $2 each, children’s games are $1 each and shoe rental is at regular rate. Call 573.596.1498 for more details.

Applications are now being accepted for the Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation scholarship program for the 2024-2025 academic year. All current Balfour Beatty Communities housing residents — including spouses and children — set to be attending an accredited college or university in the fall of 2024 — or who are enrolled in a program of study designed to transfer directly into a four-year program — are eligible to apply. Applications are being accepted now through March 21. Go to for details.

The Religious Support Office is offering its spring Faith Skills religious education classes on Wednesday evenings through May 1. The classes include a dinner at 5:30 p.m. and run until 7:30 p.m. Call 573.596.0089, or email for details. A Faith Skills Facebook group is also available here.

The Fort Leonard Wood Tax Center is open through April 15 to provide free tax return preparation services. Due to limited resources, this year’s complete filing services will be limited to Gold Star family members and retirees. The Tax Center is located at 316 Missouri Ave., Bldg. 315, and the hours of operation are 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Staff will operate under a drop-off and pick-up process, and like in 2023, in-person appointments will not be available. Active-duty service members will receive guided self-support as they file their own taxes, 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. February 23 and March 29 in Thurman Hall, Room 3316. Please call the Tax Center during business hours at 573.596.1040 for more information.

Beginning in mid-February, contractors will be performing a required inspection of all Fort Leonard Wood on-post family housing, to include a visual survey of the exterior, along with the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, plumbing and electrical systems. The inspectors – who will wear a mask and shoe covers, if requested – will need access to the interior of each home for approximately one hour per house, and at least one resident 18 years or older must be present during the inspection. An online self-scheduling option is available by clicking here or by scanning the QR code on the door hangars that will be placed on each home. Call the Fort Leonard Wood Housing Division at 573.596.0984 for details.


About Fort Leonard Wood

Fort Leonard Wood is a thriving and prosperous installation that has evolved from a small basic training post 80 years ago to a premier Army Center of Excellence that trains nearly 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.