New ‘breed’ of Army dog handlers

By Melissa Buckley
GUIDON staff

Soldiers of the U.S. Army’s Military Police Corps newest military occupational specialty are making history on Fort Leonard Wood.

The inaugural company of 31 Kilos, Military Working Dog Handlers, is about to finish phase one of Advanced Individual Training.

The Soldiers are learning the duties and all-around responsibilities of military police from seasoned military working dog handlers.

However, they won’t see…    


Let us give thanks

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

Tomorrow, we celebrate Thanksgiving, which is one of the most popular holidays in America.

Established by the Pilgrims in 1621,  Thanksgiving was acknowledged on a national basis…     Read More...


Fort Leonard Wood Tree-Lighting celebration set Dec. 2 at Joint Services Park

By Matt Decker
Leisure/Sports editor

They’re two American favorites: Christmas and the open road.

This year, area residents can celebrate both while helping Fort Leonard Wood kick off the holiday season with its Route 66-themed Christmas Tree Lighting event, scheduled from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2 at Joint Services Park.



At Last: 35th Engineers win flag football crown

Story and photos by Matt Decker
Leisure/Sports editor
Last year, they lost the championship by two points to a hail-Mary pass on the final play of the game. This year, the 35th Engineer Battalion Warriors held on for a 22-21 victory over the 92nd Military Police Battalion to become the 2015 Commander’s Cup Flag Football Tournament champions and claim the tournament plaque.