The German Armed Forces Liaison Office, in partnership with community volunteers, hosted the annual German Christmas Service Monday evening at the Fort Leonard Wood World War II Museum Complex Chapel. The church service, and subsequent social gathering, has become a Christmas staple for Fort Leonard Wood community members of German heritage. The sermon was delivered in German and … [Read more...] about Community, liaison office bring German Christmas to the post
Since he was 12 years old, Spc. Leonne Castellas knew he wanted to be a drummer. His parents said they knew even earlier. “If we go back in time, my wife Tanya and I recollect that much earlier, when he was still a toddler, he would take the pots, pans, spoons and other metal utensils from the kitchen, put them on the floor and bang away on them,” Castellas’ father, Rodney Castellas, said. “At … [Read more...] about An American Dream: How a passion for percussion brought one Soldier his citizenship
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?
Take a world tour without having to leave Missouri at the 19th annual “Know Your World” event, where more than 70 international military officers representing 38 countries will showcase displays from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 23 at Nutter Field House. The evening is designed to bring awareness to Fort Leonard Wood’s diverse military presence and the personnel from around the world that come to train on … [Read more...] about ‘Know Your World’ event showcases international presence at Fort Leonard Wood