Fort Leonard Wood

Historic Black Officers Club named for WWII Soldier-artist Samuel Countee

Sam Campbell FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo., Aug. 13, 2019 – After more than a year of renovations, Fort Leonard Wood’s Building 2101, or better known as the Black Officer’s Club, was memorialized and renamed today in honor of the late artist Staff Sgt. Samuel Countee, who painted the building’s recently-restored mural 74 years ago. Maj….

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Memorialization of WWII era Black Officers Club set for Tuesday

Public Affairs Office FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Aug. 9, 2019) – In 1945, Staff Sgt. Samuel Countee, an African American Soldier and artist, painted a mural for Fort Leonard Wood’s World War II era Black Officers Club located in Building 2101. After 74 years this very building will be memorialized in his honor. A ribbon-cutting…

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Fort Leonard Wood SHARP Summit 2019: Assault survivors share their stories

Public Affairs Office FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – Two survivors of sexual assault shared their stories of strength and resilience after experiencing trauma while serving in the military during Fort Leonard Wood’s annual SHARP Summit, July 31. About 300 leaders filled Lincoln Hall Auditorium to hear Heath Phillips and Maj. Hali Picciano recount how their…

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Missouri educators host commanding general

By Sam Campbell FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – Maj. Gen. Donna Martin, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general, collaborated with statewide educators and delivered the headlining speech at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s 58th annual Cooperative Conference for School Administrators in Osage Beach, Missouri, July 30. “Military leaders…

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