Fort Bragg team triumphs in Best Sapper Competition

GUIDON staff

Hailing from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Capt. Jason Bahmer and Sgt. 1st Class David Rizo, Team 5, proved victorious in Fort Leonard Wood’s 10th Best Sapper Competition.

Bahmer and Rizo, assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, brought their A-game to defeat the other 47 two-person teams, who covered more than 50 miles in 50 hours as a part of the BSC events, which tested their physical and mental…     Read More...


Teachers make a difference

By Maj. Gen. Kent Savre and Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Ward
Special to GUIDON


There are very few professions with members who create a lasting impact in our lives and really build the future of America the way teaching does.  Read More...


Center celebrates Missouri’s native peoples

By Tom Uhlenbrock
Missouri State Parks

The American Indian tribe that became known as the Missouria had first choice, and they built their thatched lodges on the hills above a spring in the fertile Missouri River valley.

They planted corn, beans and squash, and gathered roots and seeds from the wetlands below. The upland woods and prairies, and bottomland forests and river sloughs, provided a supply of otter, beaver, turtles, muskrat,…     Read More...


Marines change ‘everything’ for 2016 Volkslauf

By Matt Decker
Leisure/Sports editor

For 16 years, Fort  Leonard Wood’s U.S. Marine Corps Detachment has held one of the most rugged and unique 10k events in the Show-Me State. But as they made plans this year’s 17th annual Volkslauf Mud Run, race organizers decided to add a new twist:

“It’s true. We are running the race backwards,” said Marine Staff Sgt. Andrew Breen. “Where we finished last year is where…     Read More...