FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Oct. 11, 2018) – The following Fort Leonard Wood announcements are for the week of Oct. 15 through Oct. 19.

Oct. 15

Fort Leonard Wood Bereavement Walk, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Gerlach Field track. Designed for those whose lives have been affected by a pregnancy loss or infant loss.

Oct. 16 and 17

Fire Safety Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 16 at Bruce C. Clarke Library. The Fort Leonard Wood Fire Department will be reading stories on fire safety. There will be stories, songs, games, and even some gifts from the Fire Department. Meet fire rescue heroes and Sparky the Fire Dog. This event is free and open to the public. There will be another opportunity to attend the event at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 17.

Oct. 17

USO Spouses Network Event, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 17. Pre-registration required. Call 573.329.2039, email or visit the “USO of Missouri, Inc. — FLW USO Club” Facebook page for details.

Oct. 18

Hiring and Education Fair, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 18 at Nutter Field House. Open to all service members, veterans, military spouses and other job seekers. Attendees should bring resumes and dress professionally. Call 573.596.0175 or visit for more information.

S.T.E.A.M. Lab, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Bruce C. Clarke Library. The focus will be on art and costumes. Patrons and children will have the opportunity to finish up that missing piece of their costume or add that bit of flair. Some materials and assistance will be available but will be limited, so bring some of your own “notions” and maybe share with others. There will be supplies for crafts and pumpkin decorating, as well. The library also has craft- and costume-making books if you need new ideas. For movie title information, call 573.563.4113.

Noise advisory: Oct. 18, 22 events may be loud

Due to a scheduled training event at Cannon Range, by Whiteman Air Force Base, residents of Fort Leonard Wood and the surrounding communities can expect additional training noise throughout the day Oct. 18. Excess noise may also occur Oct. 22 due to training on Fort Leonard Wood. Individuals may call the Fort Leonard Wood Public Affairs Office, at 573.563.4145, with concerns or issues.

Oct. 23

Protestant Women of the Chapel Program, 8:45 to 11:45 a.m. Oct. 23 at the Main Post Chapel. Special guest, singer/songwriter Mike Rayson will be on hand. For details, email Tammy Callan at or visit the PWOC Facebook page under “Fort Leonard Wood PWOC.”

Oct. 23 and 24

CPAC Pre-Retirement Benefits Overview, 8 a.m. Oct. 23 and 24 in Lincoln Hall. Those who wish to attend should fill out a form SF-182 available through HR Liaisons and training coordinators, and return it to the CPAC office, Bldg. 470. For more information, call 573.596.0927.

Oct. 25

A Ready and Resilient, or R2 Fair, is planned from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 25 at Soldier Memorial Chapel. With the help of about 30 supporting and partner agencies, the event will include interactive educational displays and resources featuring the Ready and Resilient capabilities at Fort Leonard Wood and in the surrounding community. Among participating agencies are those that focus on emergency family assistance, safety, health, wellness, financial readiness, and support for families and service members. The event, which is being hosted by the Army Substance Abuse Program office, is free to attend and open to service members, family members, DOD civilian employees and the general public. For more information, call the ASAP office at 573-596-0938 or Army Community Service at 573-596-0212.

Oct. 25, 26 and 27

This year’s BOSS Haunted House will be open from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 25, 26 and 27 in Buildings 723, 724, 727 and 728, located on West 12th Street behind Cunningham Gym. Admission is $5 per person. Visitors who arrive in full costume can receive a discount. The haunted house is open to the public and to all ages, but parental guidance is strongly recommended. For details, call 573.563.5967.

Oct. 26

USO Family Game Night, 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 26. Call 573.329.2039, email or visit the “USO of Missouri, Inc. — FLW USO Club” Facebook page for more details.

Zombie Attack lets children ages 12 and younger “battle the zombie outbreak” from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Main Exchange. Kids can help the Directorate of Emergency Services fight the undead and get free candy.

Oct. 27

Make a Difference Day, 7 a.m. to noon Oct. 27. Volunteers are needed to help paint, rake, clean up, run book, clothing or food drives and more. Volunteers, or those who have projects who need volunteers on Oct. 27, should call the Army Volunteer Corps at 573.596.0212 or send an email to


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.

Registration is open for Youth Sports & Fitness Introduction to Wrestling until Nov. 2. Open to youth ages 5-10. Practices will begin around November 19 in Building 614. All dates and times are tentative. Cost is $45 per youth. Cost includes a team uniform top and medallion. Register youth at Parent Central Services, located in Bldg. 470, Room 1126. For more information, call 573.596.2611.