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Thursday, 12 January 2017
Tax center
The Fort Leonard Wood Tax Center, located in Bldg. 315 on Missouri Avenue, in the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate is now open for 2017.
The hours of operation are from  9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and on select Saturdays.

The tax center offers free tax return preparation services for active-duty service  members, Family members, and retirees. Appointments can be made by calling 573.596.0131, ext. 61040. Walk-ins will be accepted on a limited basis.

For more information on the tax center, go to www.wood.army.mil/newweb/garrison/documents/osjatax.pdf.

Sturgis Heights demolition
The demolition of the buildings, located on Piney Hills Drive and Sturgis drive, is underway and should take approximately 120 days depending on weather and other unforeseen circumstances..

Contractors are expected to be on site from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays after demolition begins.
For more information, contact the Garrison command at 573.563.4004.


Special Operations brief
U.S. Army Special Operations Special Forces Brief is scheduled at 11 a.m. 4 p.m. April 11 and 12 in Truman Education Center, Room 11. Find out about careers in Army Special Operations in civil affairs, psychological operations or the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment.
 
For more information, call 27.798.9818, 719.369.3437 or visit goarmysof.com.

 
Retiree of the year
The Fort Leonard Wood Retiree Council is seeking nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Retiree of the Year.

Selectee must have been retired at least 10 years and currently living within the Fort Leonard Wood Retirement Services area of responsibility.
Retiree must have distinguished military service that spanned combat or non-combat service or they can also have continued distinguished service after retirement from the U.S. armed forces.

Provide nominations to Noah Stevens, Retirement Services officer, at 573.596.0131, ext. 66637 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it no later than April 30.

DOD sexual assault safe helpline
The Department of Defense sexual assault helpline is 877.995.5247.

Fort Leonard Wood military members, Department of the Army civilians, and Family members can also call the post’s 24/7 SARC number at 573.855.1327.
 
Mobile app
PS Magazine now has a mobile app. To read PS on a phone or tablet, see maintenance videos and catch the latest maintenance updates. Download free from the appstores: on AndroidL https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mil.logsa.army.psmag&hl=en and on Apple:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/p. .magazine/id1082232259?mt=8.
For more information, contact Glen Adams at 256.955.9878 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Retirement briefing
The Fort Leonard Wood Retirement Services Office conducts  Career Status Bonus (CSB)/Reduced Retired Pay Plan (REDUX) briefing the last Thursday of each month. The next briefing is scheduled for 9 a.m. March 30 in the  Soldier For Life Center, Building 470, Room 2110.
If eligible for a CSB of $30,000, you will have the choice of remaining subject to the provisions of the High-3 Retirement System or electing a $30,000 CSB and being subject to retirement under REDUX. 
To be eligible, Soldiers must: Be on active duty. Complete 15 years of active-duty service. Have a Date of Initial Entry to Military Service that is Aug. 1, 1986 or later. Qualify under Service regulations for retention to 20 years of active-duty service.
To attend the monthly briefing, you must have 14 ½ to 15 years of active service.
For more information, call 573.596.0131, ext. 60947.
 
Army wellness center
Want to learn ways to improve body composition, metabolism, fitness and learn techniques to improve resiliency?
If you have a government ID and are in the DEERS system, you are eligible.
For more information, call the FLW Army Wellness Center at 573.329.1900.
The center is located in the tech park off Replacement Avenue in Building 2081.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 30 March 2017 )