FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (May 3, 2024) – The following Fort Leonard Wood announcements are for the week of May 6 through May 10.

May 6

Starting May 6, the South Gate will be open 24/7, and the West Gate will be 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.

May 8

The Fort Leonard Wood community is invited to attend the Community Salute to Service event at 6 p.m. May 8 in the Waynesville High School gymnasium, where future service members from high schools across South-Central Missouri will be honored for their commitment to serve their country.

May 9

The Fort Leonard Wood Transition Assistance Program is hosting a career fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 9 in Nutter Field House. Call 573.596.7070 for details.

May 16

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.

June 8

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


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.

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.


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.