FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Nov. 8, 2018) – The following Fort Leonard Wood announcements are for the week of Nov. 12 through Nov. 16.

Nov. 13-15

Women’s Basic Self-Defense Classes are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. November 13 through 15. The November 13 class will be held at ACS Room 109. The November 14 & 15 classes will be held in the Pippin Youth Center Gym. The Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) system is taught by nationally certified instructors and educates women on awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and risk avoidance. No experience is necessary. Open to females only, ages 14 and up. Open to service members, family members, and DoD civilians. The event is free but participants must attend all days. For more information, call 573-563-0212.

Nov. 14

The Fort Leonard Wood Retiree Council quarterly meeting, 10 a.m. Nov. 14, Bldg. 470, Room 2122. For more information, contact Noah Stevens at

Nov. 15

USO Spouses Coffee Connections, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 15. Pre-registration required. Call 573.329.2039, email or visit the “USO of Missouri, Inc. — FLW USO Club” Facebook page for details.

S.T.E.A.M. Lab, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at Bruce C. Clarke Library. S.T.E.A.M. Lab is a place for children of all ages to come learn, play, build, and create. Enjoy kits, projects, and crafts that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. The S.T.E.A.M. Lab is open to the public, all ages and will take place the third Thursday of every month. For more information, call 573.563.4113.

College & Career Night, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Middle School Teen Center, Building 9625 located at 2538 Young Street. Join us for a college and career prep night for high school youth. Representatives from various colleges, ACT and enrollment information, summer/part time job opportunities, and career information and opportunities in the STEM field will all be available. Open to the public. For more information, call 573.596.0209.

Nov. 16

USO Spouses Craft Social, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 16. Pre-registration required. Call 573.329.2039, email or visit the “USO of Missouri, Inc. — FLW USO Club” Facebook page for details.

Nov. 17

Fort Leonard Wood Community Spouses Club Craft and Antique Fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at Nutter Field House. Visitors can shop for homemade crafts and antiques, food and more. It also includes children’s games and photos with Santa at 12:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, free for children 15 and younger. The event is cash only. For details, email or visit

Nov. 26

The Fort Leonard Wood community can participate in a free household E-cycling event , scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 26 in the southwest corner of the Nutter Field House parking lot. Items that can be E-cycled include old computers, printers, fax machines, televisions, audio equipment, cell phones, microwaves and household batteries. No government or business electronics or appliances, such as refrigerators, washers and dryers, will be allowed. For more information, call 573.596.3843.

Nov. 30

National American Indian Heritage Month Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 30 at Pershing Community Center. Tickets are $12 per person and available at the Equal Opportunity Office. Call 573.596.0601 for details.

Dec. 4

Fort Leonard Wood Annual Charity Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 4 at the USO. Between 20 and 25 charities are expected to be in attendance. The event is open to all service members, DOD employees, government contractors and military retirees.

Dec. 8

USO Family Holiday Cheer Event, 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 8. Call 573.329.2039, email or visit the “USO of Missouri, Inc.— FLW USO Club” Facebook page for details.

Dec. 13

399th Army Band holiday concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at Baker Theater. The concert is entitled “Letters from the Front: A Musical Holiday Card from the 399th Army Band.” The event is free and open to the public.


The Fort Leonard Wood Combined Federal Campaign is underway and is scheduled to run through Jan. 12. The CFC provides federal employees with the opportunity to donate to charities via a one-time donation or payroll deduction. According to, the CFC is one of the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaigns, raising millions of dollars each year. For more information or to schedule a brief, call Michele Piccione-Leone at 573.563.4057, or email

The Legal Assistance Office is currently looking for full- and part-time volunteers to assist with the 2018 tax season, which runs from January through April 2019. Volunteers are needed for both weekdays and weekends. No previous formal tax training is required, as training is provided. Volunteers will attend a multi-day training session conducted by the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. Interested individuals may contact Capt. Tim Bowman at 573.596.0629, or visit the Fort Leonard Wood Legal Assistance Office, on the first floor of Building 315 located at 316 Missouri Avenue. Once selected, volunteers are registered with the Army Volunteer Corps.

General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital’s Patient Townhall, 1 p.m. the second Monday of each month in the MEDDAC classroom. This is the public’s chance to speak to hospital leadership and positively affect change. For more information, call the GLWACH Public Affairs office at 573.596.9359.