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Active-shooter exercise hones guards’ reaction

 
Story and photo by Melissa Buckley
GUIDON staff
melissa.k.buckley2.civ@mail.mil

Motorists entering Fort Leonard Wood didn’t see any civilian security guards working the gates last week, for a good reason — they were all in annual training.  

The training, conducted by the Special Reaction Team members from the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, focused on preparing the gate guards for an active-shooter incident.  

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Alcohol Awareness Month: Abuse risks health, job

By Maj. Gen. Leslie Smith and Command Sgt. Maj. Terrence Murphy
Special to GUIDON

Service members, leaders, civilians, Families and teammates.

The national effort to bring awareness to the dangers and long-term health issues resulting from drinking alcohol is…     Read More...

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Independence celebrating Truman's 130th

 
Special to GUIDON

Independence, Mo., is  celebrating the 130th  birthday of President Harry S. Truman with a variety of events throughout the month of May.

Born in  Lamar, Mo., Truman (1884-1972) called Independence home from the time he was 6 years old, and lived there for most of his life. The only U.S. president from Missouri, Truman’s motto was, “The Buck Stops Here.” He is still considered Independence’s favorite son.
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Staff Judge Advocate wins mini golf trophy

 
Story and photos by  Dawn Arden
Assistant editor
dawn.m.arden.civ@mail.mil

Ten teams came out Friday, taking advantage of the sunny spring weather to participate in the Commander’s Cup mini golf tournament. The Staff Judge Advocate’s office took home the trophy with a score of 193.

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