By Chaplain (Maj.) Jorge Budez Special to GUIDON Every year, the liturgical calendar of the church begins Holy Week with Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday depicts the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem, “The Holy City,” where the crowd received him as their king. However, this enthusiastic entrance contrasts with the Calvary experience only one week later. For many Christians, it is easy to join … [Read more...] about Entering and exiting Jerusalem
With our G-3 and garrison teams stretched extremely thin, we called upon several recent engineer students/recent graduates to step in and assist with our barracks-capacity analysis in support of our efforts in prevention of and response to COVID-19. These junior leaders were a joy to work with and brought not only impressive technical expertise but fresh energy to our team. Each of them is worthy … [Read more...] about Inspirational Heroes of the COVID-19 Battlefield
Special to GUIDON Many young Missourians are stuck at home because of school closures, so the Missouri Department of Conversation is encouraging educators and parents alike to take advantage of its online educational resources. MDC’s virtual nature-based curriculum is free of charge and meant for students from pre-kindergarten through high school. Parents wanting to continue their … [Read more...] about Missouri’s Department of Conservation offers learn-from-home tools
By Danielle Carter and 1st Lt. Dana Larsen Meal planning is very important when trying to prevent having to make multiple visits to the grocery store. Keeping whole meals in mind – rather than just ingredients – also prevents wasted food. The following are food items to consider having on hand when staying at home for days or weeks on end: Protein: canned salmon, chicken or tuna, … [Read more...] about Keep nutrition in mind during the pandemic
The Fort Leonard Wood computer help desk is available to assist teleworkers in keeping mission-critical activities going. They can be reached at 573.563.2527. However, look over the list of dos and don’ts below before calling. Telework Dos — Start Global Video Services and, if available, Skype for Business at the beginning of each day. — If internet-connectivity issues occur, … [Read more...] about Telework Dos and Don’ts
Public Notice Regarding the Demolition of Building 430 (Red Cross Building) and Associated German POW Stonework at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri In accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act and its implementing regulation 36 C.F.R. § 800, the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Leonard Wood (USAGFLW) invites the public to comment on the proposed demolition of Building 430, the WWII-era Red … [Read more...] about Public Notice
By Carl Norman Fort Leonard Wood Blood Donor Center Recruiter To allow people to donate blood with ample social distancing, the Fort Leonard Wood Blood Donor Center has set aside 8 to 11 a.m. Thursdays for individual and small-group appointments. Appointments can be made by calling 573.596.5385, or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Fort Leonard Wood Blood Donor Center is located … [Read more...] about FLW Blood Donor Center practicing social distancing measures
By Chaplain (Capt.) Thomas Robinson This week, we still find ourselves in the season of Lent, that 40 days before Easter in the Christian calendar. As we know, many Christians resolve to give up something: coffee, animal products, certain TV shows, Netflix and the like. So, let’s look at giving up coffee. In the grand scheme of things, what is the real value of giving up coffee? Are we … [Read more...] about Repentance and coffee
Pvt. Christopher Mullins, Company B, 795th Military Police Battalion, scored a perfect 600 on the Army Combat Fitness Test. Mullins was recognized by his battalion commander with a coin of excellence for exceptional physical fitness and motivation. Mullins serves as a phenomenal example to his peers. He has been helping his battle buddies train and improve their physical fitness in preparation … [Read more...] about MSCoE Hero of the Week
FLW battalion commander has an interesting car collection By Ryan Thompson Public Affairs Office There’s a common aphorism — idle hands are the devil’s playground — that means boredom can get us into trouble. For Lt. Col. Brandon Bowman, 5th Engineer Battalion commander, having idle hands is not an option. “I can’t just sit around at home,” Bowman said. “I’m not a big video-game player. … [Read more...] about A desire to drive something a little different
By Steve Standifird Public Affairs Office I joined the Army team as a civilian a little more than five years ago after spending 10 years as a U.S. Marine. The differences are the topics of friendly banter between the services. But the similarities are what made the transition easier. Those similarities included having a defined set of organizational values that contribute to forming the … [Read more...] about What do the Army Values mean to you?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel — meaning new — coronavirus that was first detected in China. It has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019,” … [Read more...] about Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains source, status of COVID-19
By Sgt. 1st Class Mike Hieb Special to GUIDON The World War I-era Army slogan was “I Want YOU for the US Army,” featuring a poster of Uncle Sam. As a teen in the 1980s, I remember the Army urging me to “Be All You Can Be.” When I joined the Army in 2001, I was exhorted to become an “Army of One.” Since then, the Army slogan has moved on to “Army Strong,” and now, “What’s Your … [Read more...] about What is an Army of one?
All children ages 18 and under may receive free breakfast and lunch through a drive-through service at most Waynesville R-VI schools from March 17 to 20. The service will be offered from 7:45 to 9 a.m. for breakfast, and from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for lunch at the following buildings: — East Elementary — Freedom Elementary — Partridge Elementary — Thayer Elementary — Wood … [Read more...] about Schools to give free meals to students
Military Staff Sgt. David Tracy is the G-3 Current Operations Division’s ammunition account manager for the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence. Since his arrival, he has coordinated the Range Burn plan with the Directorate of Emergency Services, providing the Combat Training Company commander the ability to plan around needed fire-mitigation operations on the post’s range complex. In a … [Read more...] about MSCoE Heroes of the Week