Garrison gets the job done
Installation Management Command’s mission is to integrate and deliver base support to enable readiness for a globally-responsive Army.
Garrison Command Team FY19 highlights:
— Executed the renovation and grand opening of the Staff Sgt. Samuel A. Countee Hall — culminating more than 10 years of planning and preparation.
— Executed more than 9,200 training events on the Ranges and Training Area complex.
— Expended more than 74 million rounds of ammunition in arms-proficiency training.
— Trained 10,161 Soldiers in financial readiness.
— Assisted 284 Soldiers with Army Emergency Relief funds, totaling $418,215.
— Published more than 18,500 student/trainee Permanent Change of Station orders.
— Coordinated military funeral honors for more than 3,200 veterans.
— Obtained a 91 percent rate of Pre-Separation Readiness Training.
— Issued more than 14,000 ID Cards.
— Hosted more than 500 events geared at increasing morale, wellness and recreation for Fort Leonard Wood community members.
— Inspected 110 facilities for compliance with safety regulations.
— Published more than 1,150 articles of interest to the FLW community online or in the GUIDON.
— Coordinated approximately 60 community engagements.
— The Better Opportunities for Single Service Members Program won first place in the IMCOM Promotional Competition in July.
— Completed more than 21,000 background investigations for installation access.
— Impacted more than 1,000 community members in Emergency Services outreach programs.
— Renovated and opened the Ozark Tavern.
— Executed more than 4,000 work orders for emergency/routine maintenance of facilities.
— Inspected 1,806 family housing units.
— Maintained 271 miles of roadways, 27.7 miles of railroad, 2,238 buildings, including 1,304 permanent-party barracks spaces, and 16,848 Soldiers-in-training billets.
— Hosted Survivor Outreach events for more than 80 family members of veterans.
— Successfully executed a budget in excess of $150 million.
— Chapel and religious education attendance was more than 59,000 people — including Soldiers in training, permanent party, youth outreach and veterans and/or family members attending.
FMWR brings community together
Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation contributes to the retention, readiness and mental, physical and emotional well-being of military personnel, and to the welfare of their families by providing a varied program of recreational, social and community activities that promote self-reliance, resilience and stability.
This fiscal year, FMWR provided the Fort Leonard Wood community with more than 500 quality-of-life programs and services that assisted in creating an environment where Soldiers and families could thrive.
— Provided the Fort Leonard Wood community with two extremely successful Ready and Resilient Fairs with more than 1,000 participants. The R2 fair provided significant opportunities for community members to learn what resources are available to them and how these resources can help build resilience in an ever-changing environment.
— The installation Fourth of July celebration provided the Fort Leonard Wood community a chance to celebrate the nation’s independence with a fun-filled day of entertainment, games, food and fireworks. More than 10,000 people came out to enjoy the festivities. The July 4th celebration is supported in part with recycling dollars from the Fort Leonard Wood Recycle Program.
— Stood up the Alpha Warrior Battle Rig, which focuses on alternative fitness and strength exercises. The new obstacle course allowed FMWR to give units the opportunity to condition together in a unique environment. The Alpha Warrior Program specializes in creating an obstacle course which tests agility, functionality and resilience.
— Better Opportunity for Single Service Members Program won Best Overall BOSS program at the 2019 BOSS Conference held July 22 through 26. The conference celebrated the 30th anniversary of the BOSS Program and involved approximately 250 single Soldiers, FMWR professionals and command sergeants major from 64 Army garrisons worldwide. The conference included training, education and events such as physical training, as well as giving back to the local community by cleaning up the Military Field in the Indianapolis downtown area.
(Editor’s note: The above articles were submitted to the GUIDON by U.S. Army Garrison Fort Leonard Wood and FMWR, respectively. It is the eighth report in a nine-part series.)