FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Oct. 4, 2018) – The following Fort Leonard Wood announcements are for the week of Oct. 8 through Oct. 12.

Oct. 6

Oktoberfest, 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 6 at Pershing Community Center. Authentic German music, games and more. Food and beer available for purchase. Call 573.596.6913 or visit for details.

Oct. 9

Pre-retirement briefing for active-duty personnel, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Oct. 9 at Lincoln Hall Auditorium. Attendance is mandatory for all Soldiers with approved retirements and at least 12 months before their retirement date. For more information, call 573.596.0947.

Horror Movie Series, 3 p.m. Oct. 9 at Bruce C. Clarke Library. Get into the Halloween spirit with different iconic horror movies every week. Movies will be rated PG-13 and will be shown on the following dates: October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30. All ages are welcome, but youth must be 13 and older to attend without an adult. Event is free and open to the public. For movie title information, call 573.563.4113.

Oct. 13

Fort Leonard Wood Legal Assistance Office special hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 13, for active duty service members, National Guard, military family members and retirees. Call 573.596.0629 for an appointment.

Pink 5k, Duathlon and Kid’s Half Miler, 8 a.m. Oct. 13 at Davidson Fitness Center. Get fit and raise awareness about breast cancer. The free event is part of the installation’s 2018 5k Fun Run Race series. Participants can take part in the 5k fun run starting at 8 a.m., or with advance registration, take part in the duathlon, which consists of a 5k run, a 10k bicycle ride and another 5k run. Registration for the duathlon can be completed in person now through Oct. 12 at DFC. The 5k will be followed by the Kid’s Half Miler at 9 a.m. For more information, call 573.596.4359.

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. 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.

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.