Public Affairs Office

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – For the first time, more than 300 Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers are taking part in a combined graduation ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. July 25 on Gammon Field.

With more than 1,000 family members and friends expected to attend, the ceremony will make a great visual for local viewers and offer media the opportunity to see Soldiers reunite with their loved ones. Media will have the opportunity to interview new Soldiers and their loved ones.

The graduation is scheduled to include static displays, a traditional pass and review, graduates standing in formation and walking through smoke.

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Media with questions or those who are interested in attending this event should RSVP by Wednesday, July 24 at 4:30 p.m. to the Fort Leonard Wood Public Affairs Office at (573) 563-4145, or (573) 563-5038.


About Fort Leonard Wood

Fort Leonard Wood is a thriving and prosperous installation that has evolved from a small basic training post more than 75 years ago to a premier Army Center of Excellence that trains more than 82,000 military and civilians each year.

Fort Leonard Wood is home to the U.S Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and three U.S. Army schools: the U.S. Army Engineer School; U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear School; and the U.S. Army Military Police School. In addition to training engineer, CBRN and military police specialties for the Army, Fort Leonard Wood also provides gender-integrated in-processing and Basic Combat Training for new Soldiers.

Fort Leonard Wood also hosts and trains with the largest Marine Corps and Air Force detachments on any Army installation as well as a large Navy construction detachment.

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