Post Soldier awarded Purple Heart for combat injuries

Story and photo by Marti Yoshida
 Assistant editor

 A Fort Leonard Wood Soldier became the recipient of one of the nation’s oldest combat medals Friday.

 Sgt. Alan Ware was presented with the Purple Heart award, during a ceremony at the 787th Military Police Battalion headquarters.

 In 2012, Ware, then a heavy equipment operator, was assigned to the 887th Engineer Support Company, 578th Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade, for a…     Read More...


Not In My Squad: Fort Leonard Wood Soldier of the Year perspective

By Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Ward
 Special to GUIDON

 Service members, leaders, civilians,  Families and teammates:  Below is a perspective from Fort Leonard Wood’s Soldier of the Year, Spc. Elliot Whitehead, concerning Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey’s initiative to empower young…     Read More...


Build a watercraft, compete for prizes at the Cardboard Boat Race Aug. 8

By Matt Decker
Leisure/Sports editor

There are several rules that participants need to follow during Fort Leonard Wood’s annual Cardboard Boat Race. However, the most important one to remember is this:

“It must be able to float — hopefully,” explained Conny Obermuller, Special Events coordinator with the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Installation Wide Events office.



Race is on for conference frontrunners

Story and photos by Matt Decker
Leisure/Sports editor

All teams want to win, but with Fort Leonard Wood’s intramural softball season now past its third week of competition, different teams have set their sights on different goals.

For some teams, like the Air Force Detachment 1, 364th Training Squadron, the goal is to build on early successes, which it did on July 14 by earning its third-consecutive victory with a…     Read More...