Fort Leonard Wood is celebrating it’s 246th birthday this coming Monday.
Officials are planning a number of celebrations on the base throughout the next week, including a 3-mile birthday run on Gammon Field, an Army cake-cutting ceremony and a concert by the 399th army band.
Officials say they will also have an Army Golf Scramble and child care will be provided.
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (June 8, 2021) — Established June 14, 1775, more than a year before the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Army is older than the nation it serves. In celebration of 246 years of service, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood leaders have many events planned throughout the week.
Monday begins with a 3-mile division-style birthday run, starting at 5:30 a.m. on Gammon Field. After the run, an Army cake-cutting ceremony is set to take place, also on Gammon Field. The uniform for military personnel attending the cake cutting, but not participating in the run, will be duty uniform. Families are encouraged to attend.
Also on Monday, the 399th Army Band will hold a concert starting at 4 p.m. on MSCoE Plaza, followed by a Retreat ceremony, starting at 4:30 p.m.
A fun run/walk is scheduled from 7 to 8 a.m. June 18, starting at the Daugherty Bowling Center parking lot. The same day, an Army Birthday golf scramble is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Piney Valley Golf Course.
Officials said personnel should note there will be no parking on Constitution or Iowa Avenues Monday morning while the birthday run takes place. Also, as some roads will be temporarily closed during the run, personnel should plan alternate routes to the Child Development Centers.
Reporters wishing to cover these events should contact the Public Affairs Office by noon Friday, June 11, at 573.563.4145.