FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (May 10, 2024) – The following Fort Leonard Wood announcements are for the week of May 13 through May 17.

May 16

A workshop for voting assistance officers is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. May 16 in Lincoln Hall Auditorium, with information on the voting process, along with resources for VAOs. Visit for additional details on voting for service members and their families.

The Fort Leonard Wood Commissary will have a sidewalk sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 16 to 18, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 19. Call 573.596.0783 for details.

May 22

The next Ready and Resilient, or R2, Fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 22 at the Main Post Chapel. The R2 Fair provides opportunities to participate in activities and speak with subject matter experts about resources and assistance programs that can help with life stressors. Some mandatory training opportunities will be offered. Call 573.596.6754 for details.

May 28

The Fort Leonard Wood ID Card Office will be closed May 28 for software updates at the ID card stations. The office will resume normal hours May 29. Call 573.596.0744 for details.

June 4

A Basic Skills Education Program class, for Soldiers interested in potentially raising their General Technical score, is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays June 4 to 18 in Bldg. 499. Call 573.598.0172 for details.

June 5

Fort Leonard Wood’s Truman Army Education and Personnel Testing Center is hosting an education fair, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 5 at the Exchange indoor mall. Call 573.598.0172 for details.

June 8

Youth Sports and Fitness will be offering Mini Sports for ages three to four. Kids will spend two weeks learning the skills of each sport: Basketball, Soccer, and T-Ball. Season runs from June 8 through July 13. Sessions are 45 minutes long at 9, 10, or 11 a.m. on Saturday mornings. Current year’s sports physicals required for all participants. Cost is $30 per child, t-shirt included. Register through May 31 at Parent Central Services or by calling 573.596.0238.

The Fort Leonard Wood Marine Corps Detachment is hosting its Volkslauf 10K fun run, starting at 8 a.m. June 8 at the Auto Skills Center. The race contains multiple man-made obstacles, mud pits and river crossings. Cost is $35 per person. Register by June 7. For more information or to register, visit

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.


Register throughout the month of May for the Diecast Shootout to be held at the Auto Skills Center. Racing begins in June. Finals will take place at the 4th of July Car Show. Prizes will be awarded. More details to come. Cost to register your car in $2 or $1 for stock children’s class. Register all month in May at the Auto Skills Center. For more information, call 573.596.0243.

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.

Fort Leonard Wood’s photo studio has head and shoulder photo appointments — for command teams and instructors — available from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Department of the Army photo appointments — when a current official photo needs to be maintained in the DA Photograph Management Information System — available from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Call 573.596.0233 for details and visit the to make an appointment.


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.