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Fort Leonard Wood trains soldiers in a variety of disciplines, operating the U. Army Engineer School, and U. Army Military Police School. Located in Pulaski County, Missouri, the Fort has been operating for more than 75 years. The nearest airport, Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Missouri, is approximately three miles from the base for an easy trip to the post. Fort Leonard Wood trains and educates nearly 90 thousand troops a year. Advanced training for security forces also happens at Fort Leonard Wood. The fort is named after a year veteran who once had Teddy Roosevelt serve as his second-in-command in 65473 Rough Riders.
Leonard Wood was the Army Chief of Staff between and The original idea for the fort was to train infantry, but engineer training soon became part of the mission with the creation of the Engineer Replacement Training Center.
Much later, the fort would benefit from Base Realignment and Closure Commission decisions; in a large portion of U. Army Engineer School operations were consolidated there.
Army Maneuver Support Center. The Fort Leonard Wood official site points to a growing multi-service operation; today it supports both a Marine Corps Detachment and an Air Force Detachment, both said to be the largest operations of their type on an Army post.
The fort is in the central part of Missouri, which gives those ased to the post access to Missouri resort destinations, biking and hiking trails, and MO historic town of Sedalia, which features annual events including the Scott Joplin music festival, the Missouri State Fair, and much more. Fort Leonard Wood is roughly two hours away from St. Louis, Missouri, which is home to professional sports including the 65473. Louis Cardinals and the St. To the south a little over two hours away you can reach the Oklahoma state line, with Tulsa not far from there.
Soldiers arriving after duty hours will report to the Fort Leonard Wood Emergency Operations Center, call for directions or more information. Navy new arrivals report to the Navy Detachment, after duty hours call Duty Personnel at New Marine Corps arrivals during normal duty hours report to the Marine Corps Detachment personnel section in Building Marines who arrive after duty hours report to Building Air Fort Leonard Wood personnel will report to their gaining unit or school on the first official day of training.
The gaining unit will specify what paperwork and documentation is required for check-in; those arriving at the Fort TDY for school or duty must follow any instructions given by the school or training facility for arrival, check-in, etc. Fort Leonard Wood is served by the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital which has a bed inpatient care operation serving the on-base community.
Primary care is available, as well as services from the following clinics:. Fort Leonard Wood is served by three Child Development Centers, offering care for children six weeks to five years. Full-time care and part-day care are available.
A waiting list may apply, and those with orders to the Fort are encouraged to contact the CDC as soon as the new asment is known MO there are orders cut. Call the Child Development Center of Fort Leonard Wood at for more information on waiting lists, costs, and requirements. All personnel inbound to Fort Leonard Wood are directed to Missouri and manage their household goods shipments via Move.
Military members are required to accompany their dependents at all times unless the family member has a power of attorney authorizing ID services on behalf of the service member. ID requirements for dependents and retirees to get ID cards includes but may not be limited to the following:.
There are 11 schools in this district total with four on-post. About 60 percent of all students in Fort Leonard Wood schools are military dependents. Off-post, those living in the local area will, depending on their location, be served by one of the following school Missouri. Call for assistance. On-post housing is privatized; Balfour Beatty Communities operates on-post military housing for families. Unaccompanied troops in the ranks ranging from E1 to E3 are given housing in Specker Barracks.
Unaccompanied E4s and E5s are also ased on-post living quarters. All unaccompanied personnel E6 to E9 must reside off post.
Those who have dependents but did not bring them to Fort Leonard MO are required to reside off post. Reservations are allowed in advance at or toll free Pets are allowed in eight post lodging facilities on Community Fort Leonard Wood but there is a waiting list in most cases.
PCS season and training school schedules may seriously affect the availability of temporary lodging at Fort Leonard Wood depending on demand, mission requirements, etc. Those PCSing with families can make reservations 60 days in advance. An on-post shuttle system is available during regular duty hours.
There are taxis and commercial shuttle services available from area airports as well as ride-sharing services such as Uber, Lyft, etc.Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, MO, 65473
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Pulaski County Missouri