Fort Leonard Wood, Springfield-Branson partnership

Story and photo by Kate Mansell
GUIDON volunteer

Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Airport on Fort Leonard Wood and Springfield-Branson National Airport are now officially partners in emergency readiness.  The two parties signed a formalized agreement earlier this year.

“The Memorandum of Understanding came about because of the continuous use of the airfield and then the activation of the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade on quick-response missions. This gave them the ability to deploy much quicker,” said Darlene Battle, Installation Transportation  Officer.

The MOU between the two parties explains the relationship between the post and airport during emergencies or drills where the military would need to use the airport’s facilities.

In the event of a natural disaster, the military is charged with flying relief supplies to the state.

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