A program dubbed Bears and Blankets, a community policing effort by the Directorate Emergency Services with the help of the Survivor Outreach Services, is bringing comfort to children and families across the installation one bear at a time.The initiative officially began when Jody Carmack, SOS support coordinator, and members of Fort Leonard Wood’s SOS Coffee Group reached out in 2017 and … [Read more...] about Residents find comfort in community policing efforts
Students in Chemical Basic Officer Leaders Course, class 06-18, served as escorts for an event honoring Gold Star Mothers held Sunday at Fort Leonard Wood’s Memorial Grove.The event, organized by Joday Carmack, Survivor Outreach Services support coordinator, consisted of a tour of Memorial Grove, a concert by the 399th Army Band in the World War II Chapel and dinner in the World War II mess … [Read more...] about FLW holds Gold Star Mothers Day event
The Legal Assistance Office is currently looking for full- and part-time volunteers to assist with the 2018 tax season, which runs from January through April 2019. Volunteers are needed for both weekdays and weekends.No previous formal tax training is required, as training is provided. Volunteers will attend a multi-day training session conducted by the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance … [Read more...] about Tax Center volunteers needed for 2019
Story and photos by Kenton LohraffSnake season means it is time for increased snake activity and a higher likelihood people may encounter potentially dangerous species.Reptiles are ectothermic, and they must absorb heat energy directly from the sun or from their environment to maintain optimum body temperatures.Many species will bask in the sun or absorb latent heat through … [Read more...] about FLW outdoor enthusiasts beware: It’s snake season!
In support of the Armed Services’ Voting Assistance Program, the United States Army has designated the week of Oct. 1 through 8 Absentee Voting Week.This is a voting emphasis week to encourage all who have received their state absentee ballot to vote the ballot and return it to their state of legal residence.If an absentee ballot has not yet been requested by filling out a Federal Post … [Read more...] about Absentee Voting Week: Are you registered?
The Starbucks on Fort Leonard Wood, located inside the Exchange Mini Mall in Building 490, closed at 1 p.m. Sept. 11 for a two-month renovation project. The renovation is anticipated to last until Nov. 3.A kiosk, located in front of the current Starbucks, is up and running serving your favorite Starbucks beverages. Hours of operation are from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, from 8 … [Read more...] about Starbucks kiosk open during renovation
By Carl NormanEveryone can get fit and save a life at the same time Sept. 25 by donating blood at Davidson Fitness Center’s monthly Armed Services Blood Program blood drive on Court 1.The drive runs 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and is open to everyone – military or civilian – who is 17 years old and older. All donors will receive a free ASBP t-shirt, some juice and cookies, and a heart-felt thank … [Read more...] about Davidson Fitness Center to host ASBP blood drive
A recruiting team for the Army's Security Force Assistance Brigade is scheduled to be on Fort Leonard Wood Oct. 2 and 3.Briefings are scheduled to be held at 10 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. in Lincoln Hall Auditorium.Soldiers in SFAB are combat advisors. Recruiters are searching for leaders, self-motivators and “change makers.”The team is looking for eligible Soldiers from more than 60 military … [Read more...] about SFAB recruiting team to visit FLW
The Fort Leonard Wood Homeland Defense/Civil Support Program’s new Urban Search and Rescue course graduated its first Rescuer Level I and II class earlier this month.During the 35-day Rescue Course for active-duty, six different disciplines are taught: rope rescue, confined space rescue, trench rescue, structural collapse rescue, vehicle rescue and machinery rescue. The 12-day Extractor … [Read more...] about Urban Search and Rescue graduates first Level I, II class
By Tammy Fink and Saunci BarrettAs of July 27, the Department of Defense will continuously monitor individual’s security eligibility through the new Continuous Evaluation program. This new policy mandates that individuals who hold a security clearance will be continuously evaluated to determine if they meet the requirements to maintain that clearance. The security clearance renewal due every … [Read more...] about Major changes to security clearance requirements
The Fort Leonard Wood Fire Department is scheduled to host a Car Safety Seat Inspection from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at Williams Elementary School, located at 8041 Pulaski Avenue.This event will give parents the opportunity to have their childrens’ car seats checked by certified inspectors for proper installation.According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control, 90 percent … [Read more...] about FLW FD to hold free safety seat inspections
Chaplain (Col.) David Bowlus, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Garrison chaplain, speaks about the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, before requesting a moment of silence during a remembrance ceremony held Tuesday in Lincoln Hall Auditorium. … [Read more...] about FLW holds 9/11 remembrance ceremony
By Michael Campbell Special to GUIDONIn a fire, every second counts. It is important for members of our community to know what to do if there is a fire. Fire safety education isn’t just for school children.This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” works to educate people about three ways they can reduce the likelihood of having a … [Read more...] about Look, listen, learn: Be aware, fire can happen anywhere
National Preparedness Month is a good time to focus on learning new life-saving skills, or to brush up on skills you may have learned in the past. Below is a list of skills important know in the event of an emergency.First Aid & CPRAmerican Red Cross offers first aid, CPR and AED training, both online and at local chapter offices. Official certification by the American Red Cross … [Read more...] about Be prepared by learning new life-saving skills
Fort Leonard Wood’s own 399th Army Band Missouri Brass was voted not only winner of best Music Performance Team in the Small Instrumental category, but they also earned the overall title of 2017 Army Music Performance Team of the Year in a recent Army-wide competition.This is the second time in three years a Music Performance Team from the 399th has won the competition, which began in 2012 … [Read more...] about Missouri Brass wins Army-wide competition