Fort Leonard Wood

Fort Leonard Wood community attends funeral for four Vietnam-era veterans

Tiffany Wood FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (May 25, 2022) A light, gentle rain fell on the Missouri Veterans Cemetery – Fort Leonard Wood May 25 as four Vietnam-era veterans were laid to rest in the presence of their fellow service members. Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen from Fort Leonard Wood joined family and community members to…

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Para-swimmer, military spouse defies the odds through personal courage

Amanda Sullivan FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (May 23, 2022) When doctors told Taylor Winnett she would never swim competitively again, she was devastated. But through perseverance and personal courage, she proved them wrong by becoming a para-swimmer and member of the U.S. Paralympics 2022 National Team — and she is breaking records while doing it….

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East Gate bridge improvements slated for January completion

Brian Hill FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (May 20, 2022) Work to improve the safety of the 80-year-old bridge outside the East Gate continues, with a completion date now slated for January 2023. This week, according to Dillon Barks, a civil engineer at the Directorate of Public Works, workers are continuing to install safety equipment under…

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MSSPIX puts emerging defense capabilities in Soldiers’ hands

Brian Hill FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (May 20, 2022) Leaders from U.S. Army Futures Command and the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence wrapped up the two-week Maneuver Support, Sustainment and Protection Integration Experiments, or MSSPIX, this week, giving Army leaders and capability developers a chance to gain insights into the viability of emerging technologies through…

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