In honor of National Nurses Day (May 6), four military spouses were asked to describe their past experiences with the nursing staff at the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital. On this Nurses Day, we want to say, “Thank you,” to all our nurses who work so hard to keep our community safe and healthy. “It takes an incredible kind of person to pursue nursing. In my time … [Read more...] about National Nurses Day – Fort Leonard Wood military spouses discuss interactions with GLWACH nurses
Military spouses are known to be experts in flexibility and can change course in an instant. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges as well as opportunities for military spouses to rise to the occasion. Some spouses are now homeschooling their children, taking their own college classes and working remotely – some are doing two or three of these. This is new territory, but they are … [Read more...] about Stay-at-home stories from resilient military spouses
Military children serve, too. They are resilient and brave, and that’s the very reason they have a whole month dedicated to recognizing them. April has been designated as the Month of the Military Child. It is designed to honor the sacrifices made by military families worldwide. We asked 10 of our own Fort Leonard Wood military children how they have been handling their new situations at … [Read more...] about Month of the Military Child – how they are handling their new normal
By Heather Kline GUIDON Volunteer Serving as a mentor provides benefits to those building and strengthening professional and organizational relationships. According to an article by the University of Washington, a mentor may share with a mentee (or protege) information about his or her own career path, as well as provide guidance, motivation, emotional support and role modeling; a mentor … [Read more...] about FLW Soldier Q&A: How has being a mentor affected your life?
The Waynesville High School girls’ varsity swim team has found success in relay events this season, ranking in the top 20 among schools in southwest Missouri in three events. The Lady Tigers are ranked 15th in the region in the Women’s 400-meter Medley Relay, setting a time of 4:40.89 at the All Relay Meet held Dec. 5 in Springfield, Missouri. The Waynesville team also ranked 19th in the … [Read more...] about WHS girls’ swim team building on relay success
By Heather Kline GUIDON Volunteer The practice of making resolutions for the new year is thought to have first caught on among the ancient Babylonians, who made promises in order to earn the favor of the gods to start the year off on the right foot, according to History.com. People around the world still practice this tradition today in order to improve and enrich their lives, albeit … [Read more...] about FLW spouse Q&A: New Year’s resolutions — Do they work for you?
Story and photo by Heather Kline GUIDON volunteer Staff Sgt. Anthony Bollin, 1st Engineer Brigade Systems Training Integration and Devices instructor, first walked through the doors of the Army Wellness Center in January 2019. He had been trying on his own to get his diet and training under control but decided it was time to reach out for additional support. “A workout regimen was most … [Read more...] about AWC helps Soldier save Army career
By Heather Kline GUIDON Volunteer Family Child Care providers offer an alternative for families needing full, part-day or hourly care. The program is a child-care option offered in homes on post by authorized military family members and qualified civilians working as independent contractors. According to Sara Hendrix, Fort Leonard Wood Family Child Care director, the FCC has unique … [Read more...] about FCC offers alternative child-care options, stay-at-home careers
Fort Leonard Wood and the surrounding community came together for the annual, nationwide Make a Difference Day. This encompassing national volunteer day happens on the fourth Saturday of October and is dedicated to helping others. According to the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, MADD is the largest national day of community service. It was the twelfth year Fort Leonard Wood participated in … [Read more...] about Despite rain, 2,500 volunteer for FLW Make a Difference Day
United Services Organization Fort Leonard Wood hosted the Bundles and Boots Baby Shower Saturday. The event was for pregnant service members, pregnant spouses of service members and new mothers. Due to overwhelming community support, a generous $55,695 in baby gifts were donated. Each guest received 27 items, and additional prizes were raffled off during the afternoon. Traditional baby … [Read more...] about USO holds Bundles and Boots Baby Shower
Heather Kline GUIDON Volunteer Experience the Ready and Resilient Fair (R2F) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17 at Nutter Field House. The R2F is open to service members, family members, civilian employees and the surrounding community. The R2F will be showcasing several resources while also providing an opportunity for community members to receive education and prevention … [Read more...] about R2 Fair set to take place Oct. 17
Soldiers discuss employment and trade topics with event attendees at a career fair Aug. 29 at Nutter Field House. The event was hosted by the Soldier for Life — Transition Assistance Program, which creates employment and education workshops that help in preparing transitioning service members and spouses for meaningful civilian employment and educational opportunities. … [Read more...] about Soldiers talk jobs at SFL-TAP career fair
Twenty-three teams turned out for the annual Cardboard Boat Race, held Saturday at Training Area 250 by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, but only one team claimed the fastest time. “God’s Swear Word,” built by Justin Pabis and Kevin Meade, representing the 169th Engineer Battalion command team, took home the Torpedo Award in the Adult Division by finishing the race in 2 minutes, 3 … [Read more...] about Cardboard boats race at TA250
Story by Heather Kline GUIDON Volunteer The U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Fleet Management Expansion Fort Leonard Wood is scheduled to host the Second Annual Occupational Safety and Health Administration Safe and Sound Week, Aug. 12 through 19. Safe and Sound Week is intended to raise the awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs. This … [Read more...] about OSHA Safe and Sound Week approaches
Mothers dance with their sons at the annual Mother Son Dance hosted by the Armed Services YMCA at Pershing Community Center May 11. Boys were encouraged to attend with their mother, aunt, adult sister, grandmother or other mother figure. A live DJ performed for attendees and a buffet dinner was served. Professional photographs were available for any mother-son duo who was interested. More than 185 … [Read more...] about Mothers share dance with sons