By Andrea Smith
Public Affairs Office

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Nov. 29, 2018) — The National Christmas Tree Association’s Christmas Spirit Foundation and Fedex are returning to Fort Leonard Wood this year with hundreds of live Christmas trees for service members and their families.

The event is part of the Trees for Troops Program and starts Friday at the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Automotive Skills Center.

FedEx, the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation, and tree farmers across America, join forces to deliver real Christmas trees to service members stationed across the United States and overseas.

More than 176,000 real Christmas trees have been delivered to service members and their families since the Trees for Troops Program launched in 2005.

Trees are free and will be available for pick-up at the Fort Leonard Wood Automotive Skills Center from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday.

The Trees for Troops program is open to active-duty military service members and their Families on Friday through Sunday. Remaining trees will be available to retirees and FMWR authorized patrons starting Monday.

Service members and families are encouraged to arrive early in order to pick out their favorite tree.

An identification card and sign-in will be required upon pick-up. There is a limit of one tree per family.

For more information, call 573.596.0243 or visit

To learn about the program, visit the Trees for Troops website at

Soldier picks favorite tree at Trees for Troops program. File photo.