By Maj. Gen. Donna Martin and Command Sgt. Maj. James Breckinridge Special to GUIDONWe observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October to celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities and to remind ourselves of the value they bring to our workforce.This year, we celebrate over 70 years of inclusion with the theme, “The Right Talent, Right Now,” reminding us … [Read more...] about MSCoE Command Team: In observance of NDEAM
Special to GUIDONGUIDON will begin a new series, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Heroes of the Week, which will feature one military and one civilian individual every week and highlight their contributions to Training and Doctrine Command, the U.S. Army and the nation.MilitaryCapt. Bruce Leuthold, Company A commander, 554th Engineer Battalion, led the team of engineers who … [Read more...] about MSCoE Heroes of the Week
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
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
(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
By Centers for Disease Control Special to GUIDONWhen used as directed, EPA-registered insect repellents are proven safe and effective, even for pregnant and breastfeeding women.Use Environmental Protection Agency-registered insect repellents with one of the active ingredients below.— DEET— Picaridin (known as KBR 3023 and icaridin outside the US)— IR3535—Oil of lemon … [Read more...] about Protecting against mosquitoes
By Pamela Doty Special to GUIDONAccording to U.S. Coast Guard statistics, alcohol use is the leading known contributing factor in recreational boater deaths and a leading contributor in boating accidents.I know from my experience in tracking water-related fatalities nationwide that alcohol is also involved in many swimming deaths. What you may not know are some of the specific reasons … [Read more...] about Alcohol and water don’t mix
By Humane Society of Southwest Missouri Special to GUIDONWhile there are many ways to prevent tick infestation, it is impossible to completely protect your dog from ticks.Ticks are small, commonplace and extremely resilient and any dog that spends any amount of time outside runs the risk of getting ticks.Thankfully, there are ways to prevent ticks from causing your dog to become … [Read more...] about Humane Society: check the dog for ticks
By Susan Lawson Special to GUIDONThis week, American flags will be displayed across the nation in celebration of the Independence Day holiday. Following a few guidelines can ensure we are displaying Old Glory properly.In 1923, the U.S. National Flag Code was created and distributed nationwide. The code became Public Law in 1942 and became the U.S. Flag Code we know today. The U.S. … [Read more...] about Commentary: Old Glory deserves to be displayed the right way