Public Affairs Office

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Jan. 11, 2024) — Due to forecasted weather, an early, staggered release for non-mission essential personnel, as previously identified by supervisors, is authorized for Friday, Jan. 12.

Maximum telework is encouraged, and the unscheduled leave policy is in effect for Friday, Jan. 12. Please check with your immediate supervisor for more details.

Supervisors are encouraged to manage early release with the following guidance beginning at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 12:

10:30 a.m., personnel who reside 30 miles or more from Fort Leonard Wood,

11 a.m., personnel who reside 20 to 29 miles or more from Fort Leonard Wood,

11:30 a.m., personnel who reside 10 to 19 miles from Fort Leonard Wood,

12 p.m., personnel who reside less than 10 miles from Fort Leonard Wood,

12:30 p.m., personnel who reside on the installation.

Child Development Centers and School Age Services will close at 1 p.m. (30 minutes after the last release). Fitness centers will close at 11:30 a.m.; for all other MWR facilities’ closures for Jan. 12, please check the MWR web pages and for details.

Appointments at the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital currently scheduled after 11 a.m., Jan. 12, will be rescheduled. The Emergency Department remains open 24/7. Call the hospital line at 1.866.299.4234 for additional recorded information about hospital service closures.

The Commissary will close at 1 p.m., Jan. 12.

The Main Exchange and Exchange Mini-Mall will close at 4 p.m., Jan. 12, and the South and North shoppettes will close at 5 p.m.

For current road conditions on the installation, call the SNAIR hotline at 573.563.4141, or visit the SNAIR web page at

Updates can also be found on the official Fort Leonard Wood Facebook page at


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.

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