Public Affairs Office

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Oct. 11, 2019) – The Homeland Defense/Civil Support Office on Fort Leonard is conducting a Limited Objective Experiment at 9 a.m. Oct. 16. on the installation. Reporters are invited to attend and observe service members evaluating technology designed to lessen the hazards service members and first responders face when dealing with incidents such as natural disasters.

According to the Homeland Defense/Civil Support Office, the technologies will be evaluated during a scenario involving a mock 5.7 magnitude earthquake along the New Madrid Seismic Zone, an area that is of serious concern to the state of Missouri.

The evaluation will take place at the Urban Search and Rescue Range, one of Fort Leonard Wood’s latest and state-of-the-art training facilities that includes a rubble pile and collapsed buildings.

Reporters wishing to attend this event should RSVP to the Public Affairs Office at 573.563.4145 by 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Fort Leonard Wood’s Urban Search and Rescue training area, where service members are scheduled to evaluate new technologies aimed to assist military and civilian first responders. (Photo by Dawn Arden)


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 and Air Force detachments on any Army installation as well as a large Navy construction detachment.

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