FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (May 24, 2018) – The following Fort Leonard Wood announcements are for the week of May 28 through June 1.
Memorial Day Float Trip, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 26 at Happy Hollow Recreation Area. Transportation to the launch site, lunch, and refreshments will be provided. 30 canoes are available, so book in advance. Cost is $40 per canoe. Register at the Outdoor Adventure Center by May 24. For more information, call 573.596.4223.
Asian-American, Pacific Islander Observance, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 29 at Main Post Chapel. This event is hosted by the 3rd Chemical Brigade and will feature Dr. Anne Maurina as keynote speaker. For more information, contact Sgt. 1st Class James Eddings at 573.596.3497.
World War I Book Club, 11:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. May 31 at Bruce C. Clarke Library. The Book will be “Birds without Wings” by Louis de Bernieres. For more information, call 573.563.5857.
Garrison Organization Day Rough Rider Challenge, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 31 at Colyer Park. For more information contact Susan Hill at 573.596.0973.
USO Family Craft Social, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 1 at Fort Leonard Wood USO. RSVP opens May 17. For more information, call 573.329.2039 or email Kelly Brownfield at email@example.com.
Marines’ 19th Annual Volkslauf ‘Extreme’ 10K Run, 8 a.m. June 2 on Fort Leonard Wood. Pre-registration fees are $30 for individual adults, or $125 per team of five. Youth ages 6 to 17 and military personnel who are entry-level students can register for $20 per individual. Collegiate teams and youth teams can register for $70 per team. Youth teams must have one adult age 19 or older as a team captain. Teams with more than five members can register additional runners for $20 per team member. Pre-registration will remain open until Tuesday. After that date, fees will increase to $25 for individual youth, $150 for adult teams and $85 for collegiate and youth teams, while individual adult and student rates will remain unchanged. Registration can be completed in person during business hours at Building 1706, For more information, visit the @2017VolkslaufMudRace Facebook page.
Summer reading program, June 4-July 16 at Bruce C. Clarke Library. Participate in the Summer Reading Program and win badges and prizes. The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program is “Reading takes you Everywhere.” This program is open to all ages. There will be a variety of events held during the program. For more information about the events, please call 573.563.4113.
Movie in the park, 8:30 p.m. June 8 at Colyer Park. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy a free movie under the stars. The featured movie is Captain Underpants. There will be no show if there is rain or high winds. Concessions will be available for purchase from the Better Opportunities for Single Service Members Program. For more information contact 573.596.6913.
A bass tournament is scheduled from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. June 8 at the Lake of the Ozarks Recreation Area. Grab your fishing rod and lure in the big one. Each boat must have a DOD authorized card holder. Cost is $40 per boat and $10 additional Big bass. For more information, call 573.346.5640.
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.
The Infuze Credit Union is offering free tickets to service members for the 13th annual Fort Leonard Wood Military Appreciation Day at the Springfield Cardinals, scheduled for June 9 at Hammons Field in Springfield, Missouri. The free tickets are available to active-duty military, retirees, veterans, National Guard members, reservists and their dependents. Military ID must be presented at time of pick-up. Tickets may be picked up at Infuze Credit Union on Fort Leonard Wood between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Springfield Cardinals will face the Tulsa Drillers are 6:10 p.m. Fort Leonard Wood personnel will take part in a number of pre-game activities, as well as events held between innings. A fireworks display is scheduled after the game. For more information, call 573.329.8809.
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.
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.
Hop on the Bus to Six Flags, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 23 in Eureka, Mo. Join us for a day of thrills at Six Flags in St. Louis. Hop on the bus and leave the driving to us. The bus will leave Leisure Travel Services, located in the PX 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. Cost includes entrance to Six Flags, Hurricane Harbor, and transportation. Register by June 22. For more information, contact 573.329.8587.