Some may ask — what does ice cream have to do with developing leadership and teamwork skills? The answer may surprise you. Today, the Army observes its 243rd birthday, and Fort Leonard Wood will celebrate with a cake-cutting ceremony by the installation’s eldest and youngest service members and Department of the Army civilians. This year, the command added an ice cream social to the list of … [Read more...] about Leadership, teamwork and ice cream?
The words “Operation Steel Dragon” may not mean a lot to most, but for second lieutenants attending Fort Leonard Wood’s Chemical Basic Officer Leader Course, this redesigned capstone exercise means they will be better prepared to support maneuver commanders on the battlefield. Students from CBOLC class 03-18 gave their capstone brief June 1 to a panel consisting of both combat arms and … [Read more...] about Students learn to think ‘maneuver’
The U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School is gearing up to host the Best CBRN Warrior Competition from June 19 through 23 at Fort Leonard Wood. Registration for the competition is open until 3 p.m. June 15. The competition is open to active- duty, Reserve and National Guard CBRN Soldiers. To be eligible to compete, teams must consist of two military personnel in … [Read more...] about Registration open for Best CBRN Warrior Competition
Fort Leonard Wood plans to celebrate the U.S. Army's 243rd birthday with several events on post June 14, which is the official Army birth date. The events, which are all open to the public, include a division-style Army birthday run kicking off at 5:30 a.m. from Gammon Field, followed by the annual birthday cake-cutting ceremony and ice cream social at 10 a.m. at the Maneuver Support Center of … [Read more...] about Fort Leonard Wood to celebrate 243 years of Army service to the nation
By Regan Mertz GUIDON volunteer In 2017, Fort Leonard Wood recycled or diverted approximately 9,000 tons of material from landfills in Missouri. Recycling is measured in terms of tons of material diverted from landfills. Materials that can be recycled are paper products such as cardboard, paperboard, office paper, mixed paper like magazines and junk mail, and newspaper, aluminum cans, clean … [Read more...] about Are you familiar with Fort Leonard Wood’s recycling program?
The wind picked up, pushing rain clouds across the hazy sky as Soldiers with class 18-007 Company C, 35th Engineer Battalion, fit one last rehearsal in before friends and family filled the stands for graduation May 18 on Gammon Field. Even with Missouri’s typically indecisive weather, outdoor graduations are becoming more frequent for Basic Combat Training and One Station Unit Training … [Read more...] about Outdoor graduations return to installation
The 14th Military Police Brigade activated 1st Battalion, 58th Infantry Regiment, in a ceremony held May 24 at Swift Gym. As part of the Army’s End Strength Increase initiative, the battalion will serve as an additional Basic Combat Training unit giving Fort Leonard Wood the capacity to train 5,000 additional troops per year. “This time last year, the Army chose Fort Leonard Wood to increase … [Read more...] about 1-58th unfurls colors at FLW
The U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School at Fort Leonard Wood plans to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Chemical Corps with a Veterans Homecoming June 28. The event is open to all Chemical Corps veterans, and each veteran is invited to bring one guest. Events planned that day include: — A Sunrise Service at 6 a.m. at the Chemical Corps Memorial Grove, … [Read more...] about USACBRNS to host Veterans Homecoming
By Jennifer Alfonso GUIDON volunteer Now that sunny weather has arrived, it’s time to get out and explore. Whether you choose to do so here in Missouri, or out and about anywhere else in the United States, it is important to keep a watchful eye for poison ivy, oak and sumac. Poison ivy Native to Missouri, poison ivy can climb 60 feet high, stand upright without support for more than 6 feet … [Read more...] about Be on the lookout for poison ivy
Story and photos by Regan Mertz GUIDON volunteer The second annual Air Force Ground Transportation Rodeo was held on May 18 and 19 at Training Area 244. The competitors came from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana; Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas; McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas; Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri; Scott Air Force Base, Illinois; Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, paired … [Read more...] about Detachment holds Air Force-wide Transportation Rodeo
Columbia College’s main campus is located in Columbia, Missouri, and was established in 1851. The first extended campus was founded in St. Louis in 1973, after an Army education services officer was interested in providing courses to Army recruiters in the St. Louis area. “(The Fort Leonard Wood campus) was established in 1974 to serve the military population and their families on the … [Read more...] about Spotlight on Education: Meet Columbia College
Story and photo by Regan Mertz GUIDON volunteer On May 16, 11 Soldiers from the 14th Military Police Brigade were inducted into the Noncommissioned Officer Corps during a ceremony at the Engineer Museum. According to event organizers, the induction ceremony serves as a celebration in which the newly promoted Soldiers merge into the ranks of a professional noncommissioned officer … [Read more...] about Soldiers join elite NCO Corps
By Chris Frazier Special to GUIDON The hottest months of the year are on the horizon, and health organizations nationwide are urging Soldiers and civilians to start preparing now to prevent heat illnesses. Each year in the United States, an average of 658 people die as a result of extreme heat, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC recommends everyone take the … [Read more...] about Keeping cool as summer heats up
By Paul Schonenberger Special to GUIDON Seasons change, but as we enjoy the benefits of the warmer weather we cannot forget our requirement to maintain our facilities and keep them as efficient as possible. The Directorate of Public Works have ordered the change over from heating to cooling now that the temperatures seem to have stabilized. This means facilities, are operating different … [Read more...] about DPW: Energy monitors needed