Public Affairs Office
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Dec. 4, 2019) – Hundreds of trees are scheduled for delivery to Fort Leonard Wood Tuesday, Dec. 10, through the Trees for Troops program. The free trees will be available for pick-up, by active-duty military members and their families, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Fort Leonard Wood Automotive Skills Center.
Remaining trees will be available to retirees and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation-authorized patrons from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday.
An identification card and sign-in will be required upon pick-up. There is a limit of one tree per family.
Press is invited to come see the heartwarming holiday tradition of Soldiers and their families picking out the perfect tree.
Reporters wishing to cover this event should contact the Public Affairs Office at 573-563-5038, no later than 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9.
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.
More information about Fort Leonard Wood is at: https://home.army.mil/wood/index.php/about/mission