Engineer BOLC students develop confidence one explosion at a time

Story and photos by Melissa Buckley
GUIDON staff

To the engineer students who had just detonated their first explosive charges the sound of falling rocks and dirt pelting the bunker was music to their ears.  

“A confidence blast is the first shot at the demolition range. Each student primes a block of TNT, stick of dynamite and block of C-4, and then ties each one into…     Read More...


Civilian vs. military justice

By Lt. Col. Sheri Jones
Special to GUIDON

When I was in high school, before I learned that the military even had lawyers, I believed commanders imposed punishment on the spot without so much as attempting to get the other side…     Read More...


U.S. Army Soldier Show returns to post Aug. 1

By Matt Decker
Leisure/Sports editor

Rousing music, vibrant costumes, entertaining choreography colorful visuals — all the elements of a Broadway production will be on display when the U.S. Army Soldier Show comes to Fort Leonard Wood. Army Entertainment will present its 2014 production, “Stand Strong” at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1 in Abrams Theater. Admission is free, and the show is open to the public. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.



Hundreds turn out for ‘NFL Play 60’

Story and photos by  Matt Decker
Leisure/Sports editor

Hundreds of children ran, jumped, kicked and tackled their way to good health during NFL Play 60, held by the St. Louis Rams July 16 on Fort Leonard Wood’s Gerlach Field. Designed for children ages 7 to 14 but open to all ages up to 18, the event let participants play at more than a dozen different activity stations from noon to 2…     Read More...