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FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (June 21, 2021) Fort Leonard Wood will hold its annual Independence Day Celebration starting at 3 p.m. July 4 at Gammon Field.

Activities include games, food, music, a car show, the annual Salute to the Nation, concerts by country music stars Parmalee with special guests Thompson Square and the largest fireworks show in the area.

Admission is free, and the event is open to the public. Admission to the Interactive Zone, which includes inflatables, a petting zoo, pony rides and more, is $5 per person for visitors ages 5 and older.

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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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