News Briefs
Thursday, 12 January 2017
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 573.596.0131, ext. 69677. The center is located in Building 350.
Volunteers wanted
The Noncommissioned Officer’s Academy is scheduled to host Holocaust Remembrance Days in April and volunteers are needed to help make the event a success. Any Holocaust survivor or family members are invited to help with the commemoration. For more information, contact Sgt. 1st Class San Arreola at 573.596.7816.
Motorcycle safety course
The Waynesville Career Center provides a Missouri Motorcycle Safety Program. The three-day course meets 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Cost is $230.

For more information or available dates, call 573.842.2500.

Retiree of the year
The Fort Leonard Wood Retiree Council is seeking nominations for the Distinguished Retiree of the  Year. Selectee must be retired at  least 10 years and currently living within the Fort Leonard Wood  Retirement Services Area of  Responsibility.

The nominee must have a distinguished military service that spanned combat or non-combat service and continued distinguished service after retirement to retiree community and retired from United States Armed Forces.

Provide the biography of nominees to Noah Stevens, Jr., Retirement Services officer, 573.596.6637 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it no later than Tuesday.
Volunteer of the year
The Installation Volunteer Corps office is seeking nomination for Volunteer of the Year 2017, for military, retiree, civilian, family, youth, and family readiness shining star volunteers.

Two new awards added this year is World of Excellence and Exemplary Service awards.  

Selectee must be a registered Volunteer on Fort Leonard with hours certified in Army One Source / Volunteer Management Information System for 2017. Nominee must have certified volunteer service that show they have given back to the Fort Leonard Wood community and surrounding areas.  If you have a volunteer that has gone above and beyond to support the Fort Leonard Wood mission and the community, submit a nomination packet for them.  

The individuals selected for volunteer of year will be recognized at the Annual Installation Volunteer Award ceremony in April.  
Packets are available from Installation Volunteer Corps coordinator at 573.596.0212 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it   no later than Saturday.
Tax center
The Fort Leonard Wood Tax Center is now open through April 17 — the end of tax season. The tax center is located on the first floor of Building 315, 316 Missouri Avenue, at the intersection of Missouri and Headquarters avenues on post.The center provides individual income tax services for active-duty military, their families, retirees and reserve component members on orders of 29 days or more to Fort Leonard Wood.

Clients should bring: military identification, their previous year’s tax return, Social Security cards for themselves and any dependents being claimed, W-2’s, 1099’s, interest statements, proof of health insurance, a voided check or bank routing and account numbers, a power of attorney, if required; a completed client intake form provided by the tax center and any other related documents to justify itemized deductions.
Hours of operation are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Appointments can be made by calling the tax center at 573.596.1040.
Deployment ceremony
A deployment ceremony for the 509th Clearance Company, 5th Engineer Battalion, is scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday at Nutter Field House. The community is welcome to attend.

For more information, call 573.596.1173.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 15 February 2018 )