94th Engineer Battalion cases colors

Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Mark Patton
Special to GUIDON

The wheelchair-bound former sergeant settled into the spot reserved for the distinguished guest as he watched his former battalion march onto Fort Leonard Wood’s Gammon Field one last time.

The bill of Sgt. Erik Schei’s Operation Iraqi Freedom cap couldn’t disguise his smile.

On Oct. 26, 2005, then Spc. Schei’s life changed forever as a Sniper’s armor-piercing bullet entered…     Read More...


Energy Awareness Month promotes renewable energy

By Maj. Gen. Leslie Smith and Command Sgt. Maj. Terrence Murphy
Special to GUIDON

Service members, leaders, civilians,  Families, and teammates . . .

October is National Energy Awareness Month, a national effort to underscore how energy is central to our national…     Read More...


Events celebrate pumpkins, fall, Halloween


Pumpkin Fest slated from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Rec Plex

GUIDON staff
Each year, fall brings cooler temperatures, changing colors and a variety of festivals and Family activities. Fort Leonard Wood has its own tradition of fall festivals leading up to Halloween, including its annual Pumpkin Fest.



Fightin’ Fifth dominates on archery range

Story and photos by Matt Decker
Leisure/Sports editor

The 5th Engineer  Battalion became the first post champions of the 2015 fiscal year, winning the Commander’s Cup 3D Archery Tournament Friday at the Outdoor Adventure Center.

“We carried each other through; our arrows were good, and luckily, flew straight today,” said Fightin’ Fifth team member Blake Wanstrath, who accepted the championship plaque along with teammates Tyler Testerman, Greg Strickling and alternate…     Read More...