Public Affairs Office

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (June 8, 2020) — Fort Leonard Wood is scheduled to hold an official groundbreaking ceremony at 2 p.m. June 22 for the new General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital. The ceremony will be virtual at and can be found at

The construction of the hospital campus is expected to be completed in autumn 2024. The existing hospital will then be demolished.

Renovation of the existing optical fabrication lab and parking improvements are slated to follow.

The new hospital will be located on 52 acres just northeast of the existing hospital. Facilities to be constructed include a 235,400-square-foot hospital, 193,300-square-foot clinic, central utility plant, emergency back-up generators, five-bay ambulance garage, helipad and supporting facilities.

In August 2019, the $295 million design-build contract was awarded to Kansas City, Missouri based firm JE Dunn Construction with RLF Architects of Orlando, Florida — minor supporting construction has already been completed, including site and utility surveys.

For more information, contact the Public Affairs Office at 573-563-8362, no later than 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 17.

Major construction on Fort Leonard Wood’s replacement hospital is set to begin this summer, with expected occupancy of the new facility in autumn 2024. Courtesy illustration


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 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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