News Briefs
Thursday, 12 January 2017
West Gate closure
The Fort Leonard Wood West Gate is scheduled to be closed 6 a.m. May 6 until 6 a.m. May 7 for vehicle barrier maintenance.

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.

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. April 27 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.

 
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.
 

New Exchange hours
Two Exchange facilities now have new operating hours. Boston Market’s hours are as follows: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. South Express are: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

For more information, call 573.329.2200, ext. 300.
 
PPPT program
All Soldiers and civilians interested in becoming an exercise leader or who have been tasked by their unit to be one and have not completed the training for the Fort Leonard Wood Post-partum Physical Training program, are required to attend the next certified training session May 1 though 5 at Davidson Fitness Center.

Attendees may include unit NCOs, health care personnel, and FMWR personnel interested in program implementation. Requirements are: Enthusiasm about helping others succeed; E5 and above or junior officer; not pregnant or postpartum; not on a permanent physical profile for no PT and must have at least six months remaining on station.

Those interested should submit name, rank, work address, unit name, work phone number, and email by April 26 to Staff Sgt.  Pretoria Richardson at 573.596.0131 ext. 60471 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
School reunion
“Last Call — Army Officer Candidate School 75th Anniversary Celebration, Reunion and Memorial Dedication May 7 to 11 in Columbus and Fort Benning, Georgia. This celebration represents all Army officers commissioned through any Officer Candidate School, regardless of previous locations or branch affiliation.

For more information, contact Nancy Ionoff at 813.917.4309 or visit www.ocsalumni.org/events/cart.php?id=1 .”
 
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 ( Tuesday, 18 April 2017 )