Soldiers learn to master fitness

Story and photo by Melissa Buckley
GUIDON staff
The difference between a pushup and an eight-count pushup is a higher Army Physical Fitness Test score. That knowledge and other secrets were unveiled as the U.S. Army Physical Fitness School conducted a four-week class on Fort Leonard Wood.

Fifty Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers will become Master Fitness Trainers on Friday with a new additional skill identifier and an additional duty…     Read More...


On hold with home phone

By Mike Bowers
Managing editor

It seems I am an endangered species, destined for extinction along with the CDs, cassettes, pay telephone booths, analog TVs and paper checks.

I am a member of the rapidly dwindling American population who have not…     Read More...


Discover the inventor, scientist, American icon at George Washington Carver National Monument

Story and photos by Anthonie and Shatara Seymour
Special to GUIDON

 For many Americans, George Washington Carver’s name conjures images of peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes. To others, his achievements as a scientist and inventor are eclipsed by the fact that he was an African American who excelled in an almost exclusively white profession in the early 20th century.

 However, few know of his love and great talent for…     Read More...


Teams kick off Commander’s Cup tourney

GUIDON staff

  Sixteen teams began play in the 2015 Commander’s Cup Flag Football Tournament last week on Fort Leonard Wood’s Fields 1 and 2.

  The 795th Military Police Battalion kicked off the competition Nov. 12 by earning a 24-0 win over Staff Judge Advocate, while the 43rd Adjutant General Battalion picking up a forfeit win in the preliminary round.