Want to get into the holiday spirit? For me, there’s no better way than with a classic movie. The following is a list of my top 10 favorite holiday flicks. Some are sentimental favorites because I grew up watching them; some are more recent discoveries, and a few are, admittedly, guilty pleasures. If you haven’t seen them, I urge you to give these films a try: No. 10 “Elf” (2003, PG). — … [Read more...] about Sentimental cinema: Christmas favorites can help stoke the holiday spirit
By G. Anthonie Riis Special to GUIDON How often has your merry Christmas turned into a nightmare after Christmas as the credit card bills start arriving? According to a recent survey by NerdWallet — a personal finance company cited by publications such as Forbes and the Associated Press — 35 percent of 2018 holiday shoppers who accrued debt are still paying off last year’s Christmas … [Read more...] about Limiting your holiday shopping budget
By an anonymous Fort Leonard Wood smoker Special to GUIDON I’m a smoker. I’m called that by people I love, people who love me and by people who don’t know me at all. I hate saying it, but that is, by definition, a part of what I am. No matter how I may try to spin it — I only smoke a half pack per day; I only smoke more when I’m in social situations; I only smoke when I’m stressed … [Read more...] about Only a smoker…
Special to GUIDON Military With less than 24 hour notice, drill sergeants Staff Sgt. Amara Quijano and Staff Sgt. Daniel Yeates, 1st Engineer Brigade, 31st Engineer Battalion, assembled a full honors team for a funeral detail for retired Brig. Gen. John Clayton Reppert. Maj. Gen. Donna Martin, commanding general of the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood, … [Read more...] about MSCoE Heroes of the Week
By Ron Blevins Special to GUIDON Fort Leonard Wood’s most precious water sources — such as the Big Piney River — are under threat from something people here may not realize is such a threat at all. As we enter the fall and winter months, Missouri weather gets wetter as rain historically increases in intensity and frequency. Although there is a year-round focus on storm drains, increased … [Read more...] about Only rain in the drain: Avoiding drain pollution
Special to GUIDON GUIDON 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. Military Capt. 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 GUIDON Oct. 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 GUIDON Depression 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 depression There 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 GUIDON In 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 GUIDON With 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