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Annual PWOC Free Market set for Wednesday, taking donations Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 March 2017
By Derek Gean
Assistant editor
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If you are looking to downsize or hoping to find a new treasure, the Fort Leonard Wood Protestant Women of the Chapel might have the perfect event for you.

The PWOC is scheduled  to host their annual Free Market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Main Post Chapel.

“Our Free Market is an opportunity for the community to have a place to bring their unwanted goods, while finding something they love, or need,” said Sarah Shannon, publicity and administrative coordinator for PWOC.

Community members are welcome to attend the event and “shop” for whatever items they might need.

From 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, PWOC members will be at the chapel accepting donations.

“The purpose of the market is to bless our local community, both military and civilian.” Shannon said.

Organizers said they welcome most gently used items except for undergarments and swim suits.

“During previous years, we have seen everything from furniture, to jewelry, to baby items. Many clothing items usually still have tags,” Shannon said.

She added that spring cleaning or “PCS purging,” as she calls it, is the “perfect” time to gather items for the free market.

“Instead of useful goods being sent to the dumpster, donating to the Free Market means your ‘trash’ may be someone else’s ‘treasure,’” Shannon said. “People new to Fort Leonard Wood may need that lamp you were going to trash for their new home, or a mom with four growing kids may be able to ‘shop’ for spring clothing from the items your children have outgrown. It is a great way to give to others, while helping rid your home of unwanted clutter.”

Shannon said she encourages people to consider donating anything they haven’t used in the last year.

“I do this every year, and it helps make our PCS moves less stressful, when there is not as much to go through and pack,” Shannon said.

Any remaining donations not “picked up”  during the market will be donated to Good Samaritan of the Ozarks following the event.

For more information, visit the PWOC Facebook page or email Shannon at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Last Updated ( Wednesday, 29 March 2017 )
 
Restaurants will gather to offer samples at annual ‘Taste of Pulaski County’ event Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
GUIDON staff

Taste-tempting samples from 14 local and area restaurants and food vendors, as well as a variety of themed baskets, will be available during the 12th annual Taste of Pulaski County and Basket Auction. The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the St. Robert Community Center.

Hosted each year by the Waynesville-St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce, the event is designed to give visitors an opportunity to try several different restaurants in one location, with each participating restaurant serving their best menu items. During the event, attendees can also bid on a variety of themed baskets, which include items donated by local and area businesses.

This year’s list of participating establishments includes the B&B Waynesville Patriot 12, Colton’s Steakhouse and Grill, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Domino’s Pizza, the Elbow Inn and BBQ Pit, Lamb’s Donuts, Nona’s Kitchen, the Ozark Coca Cola-Dr. Pepper Bottling Company, Starbucks, Sweetwater BBQ, Tastefully Done Marinade, TK’s Pizza, the Uranus Fudge Factory and Vidies Catering.

Founded in in 2005 as a way for restaurants to show off their most popular dishes, the Taste of Pulaski County event was combined with the chamber’s long-established basket auction in 2006 as a way to expand what had simply been a fund-raising event into a day of Family-friendly fun and entertainment.

ImageTickets to the Taste of Pulaski County and Basket Auction are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children ages 4 and younger.

For more information, visit www.tasteofpulaskicounty.com or call the chamber at 573.336.5121.

(Editor’s note: The Taste of Pulaski County and Benefit Auction is a nonprofit, non-federal entity that is not part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and has no governmental status. This article does not express or imply endorsement.)


Last Updated ( Saturday, 25 March 2017 )
 
Registration ends March 30 for Texas Hold’em event Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
GUIDON staff

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Advance registration is open now through March 30 for the Texas Hold’em Marathon, scheduled at 6 p.m. March 31 at Pershing Community  Center.

Advance registration is $20 and can be completed in person at the Installation Wide Events Office, located inside Pershing Community Center, or online at https://leonardwood.armymwr.com.

Same-day registration is $30 per player. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

During the marathon tournament, play will continue until the final hand is dropped. Cash prizes will be awarded based on participation.

The event is open to the public. Participants must be ages 18 or older.

For more information, visit the website or call 573.596.6913.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 30 March 2017 )
 
New MSCoE CSM: Stanley assumes mantle from Ward Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 March 2017
 
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Command Sgt. Maj. Jon Stanley accepts the noncommissioned officer sword from Maj. Gen. Kent Savre, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general, during his assumption of responsibility ceremony March 10..
Story and photo by Stephen Standifird
Managing editor
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The Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood welcomed its new command sergeant major in a ceremony Friday in Nutter Field House.

Command Sgt. Maj. Jon Stanley, who assumed responsibility as the top enlisted leader for MSCoE and Fort Leonard Wood during the ceremony, is no stranger to Fort Leonard Wood. He completed One Station Unit Training and was the command sergeant major for 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade here.
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Stanley

Stanley replaced Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Ward, who retired following 33 years of service to the Army.

“Today, Command Sgt. Maj. Ward not only relinquishes responsibility, but he culminates 33 years of honorable service,” said Maj. Gen. Kent Savre, MSCoE and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general. “Roy has been instrumental in developing our young leaders here at Fort Leonard Wood. He consistently expressed the importance of education commitment and selfless service.”

Savre highlighted the leadership and mentoring Ward provided to the service members across the installation daily, including himself.

“(Ward) has always been a leader from the front, and he’s always had my back,” Savre said.

Ward took the opportunity to thank those who have been supportive during his time at MSCoE, pointing out it was because of the great team and their support that made his final assignment  successful.

“I am so grateful that my last ride was with this organization in this community,” Ward said. “It has truly been an honor.”

Savre next turned his attention to Stanley.

“As the Army Song goes, the Army keeps rolling along. As great leaders move on, great leaders step up,” Savre said. “I take great pleasure in welcoming Stanley to our team of teams here at the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence.”

Ward added, Stanley is the right command sergeant major for MSCoE, saying it was a “perfect fit.”

“(Stanley) brings a unique set of insights and perspectives and many other essential attributes that will help this organization do great things,” he said.

Stanley thanked MSCoE leadership for giving him the opportunity to join the team.

“I am truly excited to be involved with this well-oiled machine here at the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence,”  he said.

Stanley was most recently the command sergeant major for the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff-Engineer, U.S. Army Europe Headquarters. His assignments include Company D, 10th Engineer Battalion, Kitzengen, Germany; Co. C., 307th Engineer Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; and 4th Engineer Battalion, Fort Carson, Colorado.

He wears the master parachutist, Air Assault and Combat Action badges, as well as Sapper and Ranger tabs.

His awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with six oak-leaf clusters, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and Meritorious Service Medal with five oak-leaf  clusters.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 29 March 2017 )
 
Walker new top enlisted at USAES Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 March 2017
By Stephen Standifird
Managing editor
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Command Sgt. Maj. Trevor Walker  symbolically took possession of the noncommissioned officer’s sword from Command Sgt. Maj. Bradley Houston March 9 at Lincoln Hall Auditorium — signifying Walker as the new U.S. Army Engineer School regimental command sergeant major.

Houston assumed responsibility as the engineer school senior enlisted adviser in June of 2015, but his time on Fort Leonard Wood goes back to his days as a drill sergeant and again with 1st Engineer Brigade.
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Command Sgt. Maj. Trevor Walker accepts the noncommissioned officer sword from Brig. Gen. James Raymer, U.S. Army Engineer School commandant, during his assumption of responsibility ceremony, March 9. Photo by Mike Curtis, Visual Information Center

“It has been the highlight of my career to serve as your command sergeant major, and I am proud of what you represent,” Houston said.

Houston will assume responsibility as command sergeant major at the Joint Improvised-Treat Defeat Organization in Virginia.

“Command Sgt. Maj. Houston has demonstrated to all what it means to be a capable regimental command sergeant major,” said Brig. Gen. James Raymer, U.S. Army Engineer School commandant. “His impact will be felt for years to come.”

Raymer welcomed Walker and his Family back to Fort Leonard Wood,  saying he was the right Soldier for the job.

“(Walker) has been preparing to assume this position for his entire Army career,” Raymer said. “We selected him among a group of incredibly well-qualified peers for this position as regimental command sergeant major.”

Walker, a native of North Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, thanked Houston for a smooth transition into the command- sergeant-major role.

“I will not let you or the Engineer Regiment down. (Houston) will be a hard act to follow,” Walker said.

Walker said being at the Engineer Regiment and Fort Leonard Wood is an honor and a privilege.

“I will do whatever I can to continue to improve the regiment,” Walker said. “I am looking forward to being a part of this great team of teams.”

Walker is coming to Fort Leonard Wood from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Calvary Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

He joined the U.S. Army and completed One Station Unit Training here in 1989.

Walker’s assignments include assignments at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Polk, Louisiana; and Korea. In addition to serving as command sergeant major of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, he was also command sergeant major for 169th Engineer Battalion, here.

Walker has attended numerous schools, training programs and civilian institutions, including: First Sergeant Course, Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officer Course, Combat Lifesaver Course, Sapper Leader Course, and Assistant Master Resilience Trainer Course.

He is currently attending American Public University to earn his Master of Arts in Management.

Walker’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with one oak-leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with silver oak-leaf cluster.

He is a member of the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club and is a recipient of the Army Engineer Association’s Bronze de Fleury Medal.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 29 March 2017 )
 
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