After more than a year of renovations, Fort Leonard Wood’s Building 2101, better known as the Black Officers Club, was memorialized and renamed Tuesday in honor of the late artist Staff Sgt. Samuel Countee, who painted the building’s recently-restored mural 74 years ago.Maj. Gen. Donna Martin, commanding general of the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood, cut the ribbon … [Read more...] about Historic Black Officers Club memorialized for WWII Soldier-artist Samuel Countee
Take a world tour without having to leave Missouri at the 19th annual “Know Your World” event, where more than 70 international military officers representing 38 countries will showcase displays from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 23 at Nutter Field House.The evening is designed to bring awareness to Fort Leonard Wood’s diverse military presence and the personnel from around the world that come to train on … [Read more...] about ‘Know Your World’ event showcases international presence at Fort Leonard Wood
Maj. Gen. Donna Martin, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general, collaborated with statewide educators and delivered the headlining speech at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s 58th annual Cooperative Conference for School Administrators in Osage Beach, Missouri, July 30.“Military leaders and school administrators have a few things in … [Read more...] about State educators host commanding general
Four Soldiers were awarded the Sergeant Audie Murphy Award and one military spouse was presented with the Margaret C. Corbin award during a ceremony held July 25 in Lincoln Hall Auditorium.The SAMA recognizes noncommissioned officers for their significant contribution to the development of a professional NCO Corps.The Corbin award honors the memory of Revolutionary War heroine Margaret … [Read more...] about MSCoE holds SAMA ceremony, Corbin award presentation
“I joined because while I was working in New York, there wasn’t much to do. Usually the average ranged from working minimum wage and living check to check. In order for me to actually succeed, I thought, ‘Why not join and improve myself as a young adult who goes to college?’So I took one step forward, I took the oath, and I enlisted.”“I wanted to join ever since sophomore year (high … [Read more...] about Viewpoint: Why do you serve?
The Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron MO-153 brought cadets from Missouri and six other states across the country to Fort Leonard Wood for Encampment, its centerpiece training event.Cadets from the ages of 12 to 18 must pass the physical, professional and mental tasks of the one-week team-building event to reach the commissioned officer ranks of the U.S. Air Force civilian auxiliary.“I … [Read more...] about Civil Air Patrol tests cadets’ vigor at Fort Leonard Wood
The U.S. Army Engineer School held a change of responsibility ceremony Monday at the John B. Mahaffey Museum Complex’s Engineer Regimental Room where Chief Warrant Officer 5 Dean Registe assumed the position from Chief Warrant Officer 5 Jerome Bussey as the 5th Engineer Regimental Chief Warrant Officer.Col. Mark Quander, USAES commandant, offered remarks and presided over the passing of the … [Read more...] about Registe new RCWO for Engineer Regiment
ABOVE: Chief Warrant Officer 5 Jerome Bussey speaks to participants at an awards ceremony following the annual Warrant Officer Golf Scramble held Friday at Piney Valley Golf Course. The tournament was the final event of the Warrant Officer Cohort’s 101st birthday observance.RIGHT: Kyle Prock putts a ball into the hole as teammates Michael Ruess and Josh Hazel watch from the green during the … [Read more...] about Warrant Officers finish birthday celebration on the golf course
Venturing Crew 863, a Boy Scouts of America affiliate program based out of Dallas, Texas, toured Fort Leonard Wood July 12.The co-ed group plans trips, or “ventures,” for its members and advisors, and is primarily operated by youth officers.According to President Alec Cambre, an incoming high school sophomore, the crew decided on visiting Fort Leonard Wood after completing a camping trip … [Read more...] about Dallas-based youth leadership group visits Fort Leonard Wood
On July 9, elected officials, and business and academic leaders from the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, including Springfield Mayor Ken McClure, visited Fort Leonard Wood to improve regional and business collaboration.During the site visit, guests from the chamber were shown the Chemical Defense Training Facility, the National Guard Kit Bond Aviation Support Facility, the John B. Mahaffey … [Read more...] about Springfield Chamber of Commerce tours post, talks collaboration
“I like to explore my surrounding areas, go hiking. I like to go off-roading in my Jeep out in Devil’s Elbow. That’s always fun.I like to do things I don’t usually do on a daily basis, whether it be an hour, two hours away, kind of giving me an understanding of my surrounding areas.”“I like to go off-roading, hiking and camping. I do a lot of fishing. I’ll admit I play a lot of video games … [Read more...] about Viewpoint: How do you unwind?
Fort Leonard Wood first responders received awards Monday for saving a Marine’s life March 8 after he collapsed from full cardiac arrest.According to the incident report, emergency crews were dispatched at 1:46 p.m. that day and found Marine Corps Pfc. Shannon Rhodes unconscious and unresponsive on the physical training track adjacent to Building 1612.Lt. Jason Ploss and Sgt. Darrell Freed … [Read more...] about Installation first responders receive recognition for life-saving actions
The Maneuver Support Center of Excellence is scheduled to celebrate the Warrant Officer Cohort’s 101st birthday July 19 at Fort Leonard Wood.Themed “Celebrating 101 years of technical expertise,” the event will feature a professional development symposium on talent management, a cake-cutting reception and a golf scramble tournament at Piney Valley Golf Course.Every Soldier and DoD … [Read more...] about Warrant officers prepare to celebrate 101 years of technical expertise
“Know your swimming ability, and if you know that you can’t swim, either wear a life jacket or invest in swim lessons.It’s an important life skill that everybody should have. It really starts there. Everybody wants to have fun, but it needs to be safe.”“Wear sunscreen. Put it on every time after you swim, or if you’re just swimming a lot.It’s been cloudy this summer and kind of rainy, … [Read more...] about Viewpoint: What is your best summer swimming safety tip?
With a force of only five people, the industrial hygiene team, located at suite 130 at the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital, monitors workplace health and safety for every employee and Soldier on the installation.According to Ralph Armistead, program manager, their job requires a wide breadth of specializations, such as medicine, noise reduction, chemistry and even … [Read more...] about Team safeguards health: Industrial hygienists serve as ‘eyes and ears of preventative medicine’ on post