FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (March 14, 2023) — Summer’s right around the corner and many people here are already planning for a permanent change of station or a much-needed vacation.
If overseas travel is being planned, there are a few additional requirements service members and Defense Department civilians and contractors need to keep in mind.
The Fort Leonard Wood Antiterrorism Office — or a unit-level antiterrorism officer — will guide potential overseas travelers to Fort Leonard Wood Form 3003, Foreign Travel Application, and the DOD’s Foreign Clearance Guide. Both were created to ensure all personnel receive the proper briefings and training prior to departure.
Filling out the FLW Form 3003 is the first step to any travel outside the U.S for all DOD personnel assigned here. The document must be completed and signed by the traveler, then sent to their supervisor, ATO and security manager for approval and signatures. Use of FLW Form 3003 is mandatory to document, track and maintain for all foreign travel — it must be maintained for two years.
The FCG is the regulatory guidance all DOD personnel, to include contractors, must follow. Each country has a different set of requirements, and approval can take anywhere from weeks to months, depending on the location — approval is also not guaranteed and can be rescinded at any time.
Call the AT Office at 573.563.5507 or 2068, or speak with a unit-level AT representative, for more information on overseas travel requirements.
About Fort Leonard Wood
Fort Leonard Wood is a thriving and prosperous installation that has evolved from a small basic training post more than 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