Fort Leonard Wood Community
The Fort Leonard Wood branch of the U.S. Post Office is at 233 Illinois Ave., Suite 1, and provides complete postal services 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. A complete line of mailing supplies is available, as well as postage stamps and related products.
P.O. boxes are available for patrons to rent. The P.O. Box lobby is open 24/7, and a vending machine is available in the lobby for your convenience.
The post office is conveniently located in Building 498. For more information, call 573-329-5909.
The Thrift Shop is a newly renovated, state-of-the-art resale shop, located in Building 493, across from the Fort Leonard Wood exchange. The store is open to the general public (no military ID needed) 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. It is also open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday and payday Saturday.
This nonprofit organization has a full staff and volunteers, disburses all profits through scholarships to individuals and financial contributions to community organizations.
Military personnel, retirees, family members and Department of Defense civilians may also consign unneeded items for sale. All items must be clean and in good condition. Call the consignment manager for same-day approval to bring in large items. Consignment hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and payday Saturday. Donations are always accepted and a tax receipt is available upon request.
For more information, call 573-329-4707/2537. You can also call the message line at 573-329-2141 anytime for consignment information, or visit http://flwthriftshop.embarqspace.com for more information about shopping, consigning items or joining the volunteer staff.
The Bruce C. Clarke Library is on both floors of Building 3202 in the MSCoE complex, just off Nebraska Avenue and First Street. All services’ active-duty military, reservists, National Guard, and DOD, DA and NAF civilian employees, as well as military and DAC retirees and family members of eligible spouses, and DOD contractors may be registered as library users. Military or civilian employee ID cards are required for library privileges.
The library’s holdings include more than 143,000 books, 12,000 movies, 4,400 audio books, 4,300 music CDs, 1,300 video games, a collection of unit histories and more than 1,500 rare books. The library has a large collection of materials on current and historical military affairs, as well as nonfiction in many other subjects.
The library also has adult, young adult and children’s fiction, mysteries, science fiction and Westerns. There are collections of books in large-print format. Books not available in the Bruce C. Clarke Library can be obtained through an online interlibrary loan service. The Bruce C. Clarke Library also loans materials to other libraries.
The children’s library offers Story Times on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. Other children events held throughout the year include the Summer Reading Program, which is open to children and adults, Creation Lab, Story Walks and a Santa Visit in December.
The Bruce C. Clarke Library provides a large number of online research and reference databases. Many of these are available to all users of the Fort Leonard Wood campus area network, and most are also available through remote access at home and work to authorized library patrons. These include full-text journals, magazines, newspapers, reference materials and e-books on a wide range of subjects. Reference services are available, which offer personalized, in-depth assistance by a reference librarian. The online reference library is at www.wood.army.mil/library.
First floor computers have commercial internet access and are available for use by authorized library patrons. The computers located on the second floor may be used by individuals with a Common Access Card (CAC). The computers have standard office programs and internet access. Support is available for standard software packages that are found on most official computers, such as all Microsoft Office Suite, and the staff will also try to assist with other software problems as well. Meeting rooms are available on both floors and may be reserved by calling 573-563-4109. Microform readers and printers are on the second floor for viewing and reproduction purposes. A coin-operated photocopier is available on the first floor.
Phone numbers are:
Bruce C. Clarke Library 573-563-5608
Community Services (First Floor)
Circulation and Information 573-563-4113
Children’s Room 573-563-5857
Media Zone 573-563-3814
Academic Services (Second Floor)
Reference and Research 573-563-4109
TRUMAN EDUCATION CENTER
The Truman Education Center is in Building 499 on Constitution Avenue. The Ed Center provides more than 80 different goal-oriented educational program opportunities for the military and civilian community, including complete college degree programs, testing services, Basic Skills Education Program on-duty classes, educational counseling, English as a second language classes, GED preparation classes and professional learning center services. Seven regionally accredited, not-for-profit colleges and universities offer more than 85 different complete undergraduate and graduate degree programs to the military and civilian community population. Central Texas College, Columbia College, Drury University, Lincoln University, Park University, Missouri University of Science and Technology, and Webster University all provide customer service in Building 499 and staff these offices with professional educators to assist students, conduct enrollment and advise students on their programs in the Truman Education Center. All seven colleges maximize opportunities for Soldiers and others by providing seated and online classes. In special cases, the on-post colleges also provide Directed Studies if a low class size prevents a student from attending a class needed to finish a degree. These schools also accept CLEP and other credit-bearing tests to speed students toward graduation. An average of 900 degrees are awarded to military and civilian students each year at associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree levels. Call 573-596-0172 Monday through Friday for more information. Hours are: 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
ARMY AND AIR FORCE EXCHANGE SERVICE
The Fort Leonard Wood Main Post Exchange Shopping Center, Building 487, provides customers the convenience of one-stop shopping. In addition to the Main PX, the center houses barber and beauty shops, a florist, a video arcade, an optometry shop, various gift shops, car rental (airport) and a large food court.
Food establishments provide a variety of refreshments, including a Baskin-Robbins, an Anthony’s Pizza, Manchu Wok, Charlie’s Grilled Subs, Einstein Bagels, Auntie Anne’s, Boston Market and Dickey’s Barbeque.
The Fort Leonard Wood Mini Mall, an Army and Air Force Exchange Service-operated facility in Building 490, contains a furniture store, Military Clothing Sales Store, Class Six, Alteration Shop, T-Mobile, Starbucks, GameStop, Jimmy John’s and Qdoba Mexican Eats. For more information, call 573-596-0131, ext. 61501.
Burger King and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen are also located in the dual food facility, Building 491. Other facilities at convenient locations on post include four AAFES branch exchanges in troop training areas, offering snacks, convenience items and a barbershop, plus two neighborhood convenience stores. The Missouri Avenue Express includes a gas station, Class Six, Redbox video rental and Dunkin Donuts, and serves the residents of Lieber Heights. There is also a Firestone with an eight-bay vehicle repair garage conveniently located behind the Missouri Avenue Express. The South Express includes a gas station and Blimpie Sandwich Shop and serves the residents of Piney Hills and Specker Barracks.
Facilities are open to all active-duty and reserve Soldiers, retirees and their Family members. Food facilities are open to all visitors to Fort Leonard Wood.
For more information about any AAFES facility, call 573-596-0131, ext. 61501.
The Defense Commissary Agency’s (DeCA) mission is to operate an efficient and effective commissary system that provides a non-pay benefit that improves the quality of life of patrons and enhances military readiness and the retention of quality personnel. The Fort Leonard Wood Commissary is near the Post Exchange at 689 Nebraska Ave. Hours are: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Special orders are processed by each department with 24-hour notice. For more information, call 573-596-0783.
MISSOURI USO INC.
Founded in 1981, the James S. McDonnell USO provides military personnel and their family members’ services to make them feel at home. This not-for-profit organization operates facilities on Fort Leonard Wood, in the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and the two Mobile USO units that support the troops at deployment and welcome home parties, training exercises, community festivals and USO of Missouri, Inc. special events.
The USO is not funded by the government, military or the United Way; it depends entirely on donations from private sources. It is the only organization who provides these unique services for the military community throughout Missouri and the Illinois counties of Monroe, Madison, St. Clair and Jersey. For more information, visit: www.usomissouri.org.
Fort Leonard Wood USO
This facility offers a place to unwind from the everyday stresses of being in the military.
Highlights of the facility:
- Canteen stocked with comfort food.
- Wireless internet access and cybercafé.
- Big-screen TVs, Xbox and DVD player.
- Entertainment events.
- Programs for trainees and permanent party military members.
- The facility is on post and is open Thursday through Sunday.
- The facility can be reserved for large military functions during non-operational hours.
- Facebook Page: USO of Missouri, Inc. – FLW USO Club
The mobile USO enables the USO to take the support on the road to meet the troops and families.
Features of the mobile USO:
- The unit travels throughout Missouri with frequent trips to Scott Air Force Base and Fort Leonard Wood.
- It supports the troops at deployment and welcome home parties, training exercises, community festivals and USO special events.
- Three full-size serving windows.
- 50-inch flat-screen television and DVD player.
- Canteen for food and beverages.
- Reservations for use of the mobiles can be made online at www.usomissouri.org.
James S. McDonnell USO at Lambert International Airport
The airport facility is open 24/7.
- Large media room with big-screen TV and Blu-ray player.
- Canteen stocked with food and beverages.
- Fully equipped nursery and playroom.
- Sleeping room with wake-up calls.
- Free long-distance calls on USO cellphones and DSN phone.
- Information and referral services.
- Facebook Page: USO of Missouri, Inc.
MISSION AND INSTALLATION CONTRACTING COMMAND
Mission and Installation Contracting Command (MICC), the local contracting office, oversees all aspects of contracting with private industry. This includes the bid and award process. It also manages the GPC credit card program. Call 573-596-0266 for more information.
NETWORK ENTERPRISE CENTER
On behalf of the 106th Signal Brigade Command Team, welcome to the Network Enterprise Center (NEC), 7th Signal Command at Fort Leonard Wood. The NEC is the single authority to deliver seamless enterprise-level C4IM common user services in support of MSCoE and Fort Leonard Wood for the Army. The NEC installs, maintains and defends the information management resources to meet the installation core missions. The NEC is responsible for the security of all systems on the Army infrastructure. NEC operates the Video Teleconferencing Center (VTC) in MSCoE.
Computer work orders can be placed via a web link found in the “Helpful Links” folder of FLW computers or by calling 866-335-2769. The Visual Telecommunications Center (VTC) Suite can be reached at 573-563-6162. For additional information, please call 866-335-2769.