Fort Leonard Wood

Phelps County Sheriff’s Department deputies get training opportunity at Fort Leonard Wood

Brian Hill FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Jan. 20, 2022) – Phelps County Sheriff’s Department deputies spent two days on Fort Leonard Wood this week, gaining valuable law enforcement refresher training. The eight deputies on post Tuesday and Wednesday are based out of Rolla, Missouri, and are members of what’s called a special response team —…

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Use a space heater safely with these tips

Mike Campbell FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Jan. 19, 2022) – A horrific fire in New York City earlier this month killed 19 people, and has once again brought attention to the hazards of home space heaters. Experts say the fire was not an isolated incident. Space heaters — which by some definitions can include certain…

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Stopping in time for an active vehicle barrier starts with slowing down, paying attention

Public Affairs Office FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Jan. 14, 2022) – The active vehicle barriers at Fort Leonard Wood’s access control points can rise into place in seconds, which is ideal for stopping potential threats from entering the installation. But for distracted drivers — or those not adhering to the 25 mph posted speed limit…

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Cut energy costs this winter by following a few home efficiency tips

Brian Hill FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Jan. 13, 2022) – Keeping a home cozy and warm in the winter here can be expensive, but with a little preparation, a stack of cash can be saved over the next few months, said Allen Simpson, Fort Leonard Wood’s Energy Program manager. Escaping heat can account for up…

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