Fort Leonard Wood, in the beautiful south central Missouri Ozarks, covers more than 62,911 acres, of which, 53,995 is used for training.
The fort is located in Pulaski County, which has a population of 52,274. Bordering the installation to the north are the towns of Waynesville, population 4,830, and St. Robert, population 4,340. The post is two miles south of Interstate 44. St. Louis is a two-hour drive to the east along Interstate 44 and Springfield, Mo., is a little more than an hour’s drive to the west.
A strong bond exists between Fort Leonard Wood and surrounding communities. Post residents participate in Chamber of Commerce activities, parades, festivals, speaking engagements, civic meetings and social gatherings to tell Missourians how much they consider themselves a part of the regional community, and that they want to be good neighbors.
More than 100,000 people visit Fort Leonard Wood’s Museums each year, and officials expect the number of visitors to increase as the facilities collection of historical artifacts continues to grow. One of the museum’s unique projects is the restoration of a World War II company area that features a dining facility, barracks, company headquarters and officer quarters from the 1940s.
ABOUT FORT LEONARD WOOD FLW PRESENCE ON THE INTERNET Fort Leonard Wood has an official website loaded with information, history, events and services, all located on the Internet athttp://www.wood.army.mil.
The Communities Overview page athttp://www.wood.army.mil/wood_cms/1880.shtmlprovides a map showing how to get to Fort Leonard Wood, plus links to various school districts, state travel and information sites, and post service information pages.
On Facebook, you can find the officially operated Fort Leonard Wood Garrison Commander page athttp://www.facebook.com/fortleonardwoodmissouri#!/pages/Fort-Leonard-Wood-Garrison-Command/124355610912326and the Fort Leonard Wood Fan page at:
There are several other Facebook pages sponsored by various units, commands and organizations. The fort also has a following on Twitter.
Graduation dates and locations for units graduating from Basic and other trainings can be found online at:http://www.wood.army.mil/wood_cms/grad/859.shtml#5404.
The post newspaper, The Guidon, publishes articles, photos, and other information on its site athttp://www.myguidon.com. The Guidon office can be reached at (573) 563-5014.
Another great place to find out about upcoming community events both on and off post is through the monthly Woodworks meeting held at 10 a.m. on the last Wednesday of each month. The Woodworks calendar and monthly compilation of upcoming events and services is also available on the Fort Leonard Wood website athttp://www.wood.army.mil/wood_cms/2258.shtml.
Please keep in mind, however, that not all websites and social networking pages are official representations or communications of the units, commands or organizations whose names and information they bear, and that many are operated by private citizens not related to Fort Leonard Wood or any other government agency.