The following Fort Leonard Wood announcements are for the week of April 23 through 27.

April 23

The 399th Army Band will present "Swing into Spring," an evening of live big band jazz, beginning at 6:30 p.m. April 23 at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

April 24

The annual National Prayer Breakfast at Fort Leonard Wood is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 a.m. April 24 at Pershing Community Center. Lt. Gen. Robert Van Antwerp, who retired from the U.S. Army as Chief of Engineers, is the featured guest speaker for this year's event. Tickets are available from unit executive assistants. Donations of up to $5 will be accepted at the door. For more information, contact Chaplain (Capt.) Tony Cech at 573.528.8153.

April 26 and 27

A Soldier For Life — Transition Assistance Program Transition Summit will be held April 26 - 27 on post in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hiring our Heroes (HOH) program. This event prepares service members and their spouses who will transition from the military within the next 24 months and connects them with resources, employers, and jobs. This event is mandatory for service members who will transition in the next 24 months, and is open to all veterans and individuals eligible to receive transition assistance. Events include Hiring our Heroes workshops focused on specific vocations conducted by industry professionals, a networking event providing an opportunity to establish relationships with a number of national employers, presentations and panel discussions, and a national hiring and education fair. This event is open to all service members, veterans and family members. For more information, call 573.588.0176 or follow SFL—TAP on Facebook at

April 28

Mother Daughter Tea Party, sponsored by the American Red Cross, noon to 2 p.m. April 28 at the Engineer Museum. This event is free for mothers and their daughters, ages 5 to 7. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the ARC at 573.596.0300.

Healthy Kids Day, sponsored by the Armed Services YMCA, 9 a.m. to noon April 28th at the USO. There will be family-friendly games, face painting and food sponsored by the USO. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 573.329.4513.