By Maj. Gen. Donna Martin Special to GUIDONOct. 1 and Sept. 30 mark the beginning and end of the U.S. government’s fiscal year.As we close out fiscal year 2019, we may not end the evening of Sept. 30 with a countdown, a ball dropping, or fireworks; however, each member of this team — military, civilian, family, and community — has much to celebrate.Each person’s contribution, each … [Read more...] about The Fort Leonard Wood Annual Report: Celebrating our accomplishments
By Maj. Gen. Donna Martin and Command Sgt. Maj. James Breckinridge Special to GUIDONOn Sept. 18, we celebrate the 72nd birthday of the United States Air Force, established as its own military branch of service in 1947 when President Truman signed the National Security Act.Brave patriots have long defended our way of life from the skies. From the U.S. Army Balloon Corps’ aerial … [Read more...] about MSCoE command team message: Celebrating the Air Force Birthday
From Defense Health Agency Special to GUIDONDepression can range from feeling a little sad, with mild “ups and downs,” to severe levels that may include major disruptions in functioning, and perhaps thoughts of suicide. Telling a person who is depressed, “Hey, just pull yourself together,” usually doesn’t work.Signs of depressionThere are many signs of low mood and depression. … [Read more...] about The symptoms of depression
“Originally, it was for family. I had children, got married, I needed a steady job. I had friends who were in the military, told me great things about it.I figured out it was going to be for me and after that, just joined.It’s been 12 years now. It’s been good for my family. The Army has taken care of me.”“I joined the Army because it was expensive to go to college.So I joined and … [Read more...] about Viewpoint: Why did you join the Army?
By John Seman Special to GUIDONAs we close out Antiterrorism Awareness Month, it is important to learn how to react in case you are ever, unfortunately, involved in an active shooter situation. In order to be prepared, you must know the indicators to look out for, both in the workplace and at home, which may lead an individual to resort to becoming an active shooter:— Aggression or … [Read more...] about Antiterrorism Awareness: Reacting to an active shooter
(Editor’s note: ASAP will hold a Suicide Prevention Awareness Kickoff Event, titled “Choose to Live,” 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 at the Main Post Chapel.)“I just want people that come to the event or are reading this to know it’s okay not to be ok.Everybody has thoughts. Sometimes they have stressors, they get down and those are okay thoughts.Just know there are other options. Choose … [Read more...] about Viewpoint: What does ’Choose to Live’ mean to you?
Interviews and photos by Sam Campbell“So, I’m really sure that everybody is going to (learn) a lot about my country.We are planning to show you our main dishes, our culturally-important things, like how we dance, and why we are considered the 1st place smiling country in the world.You’re going to love us. We are planning to give you actual Colombian coffee.”“(Attendees) are going … [Read more...] about Viewpoint: What can attendees learn about your culture at Know Your World?
By John Seman Special to GUIDONIn our continuing support of promoting Antiterrorism month, I would like to concentrate on AT awareness for the entire family. Twice a month I conduct an AT level 1 brief for those who have recently been hired in the GS/NAF system here at Fort Leonard Wood. The majority of the people I speak with are retired military with the rest being family members and … [Read more...] about Antiterrorism Awareness is for the entire family
By Michael Campbell Special to GUIDONWith school starting, the Fort Leonard Wood Fire Prevention staff wants to remind parents on some important fire safety issues to keep everyone safe.Many families may still be in summer vacation mode, with eating, playing and sleeping. As parents, we try to get the kids geared up to focus on studies. So the FLW Fire Prevention staff wants to assist … [Read more...] about Fire safety: Back to school
By Lee Porterfield Special to GUIDONAugust 2019 marks the 10th annual observance of Army Antiterrorism Awareness Month.The purpose of Antiterrorism Awareness Month is to instill Army-wide heightened awareness and vigilance and to prevent and protect Army-critical resources from acts of terrorism.Force Protection is a much broader approach to recognizing and acknowledging the wide … [Read more...] about August is Antiterrorism Awareness Month