Public Affairs Office
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Aug. 13, 2022) — For the first time in more than 20 years the public was invited inside the gates of Fort Leonard Wood to meet with Soldiers and learn what the Army does at the installation.
During the event, visitors watched as 20 civilians completed the Oath of Enlistment marking the beginning of their Army journey, followed by live demonstrations with Military Working Dogs by the Military Police Soldiers, breaching and movement techniques by Engineer Soldiers and Sensitive Site Exploitation by Chemical Soldiers.
Visitors were also able to participate in hands-on activities at various stations and check out military vehicles and equipment around Gammon Field.
About Fort Leonard Wood
Fort Leonard Wood is a thriving and prosperous installation that has evolved from a small basic training post 80 years ago to a premier Army Center of Excellence that trains nearly 80,000 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 Detachment and Air Force Squadron on any Army installation as well as a large Navy construction detachment.
More information about Fort Leonard Wood is at: https://home.army.mil/wood/index.php/about/mission