Historic vehicle convoy rolls through post

Story and photo by Melissa Buckley
GUIDON staff

A fleet of 12 historic military vehicles made a stop on Fort Leonard Wood during the Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s 2014 Show Me Missouri convoy Oct. 14.

The seven-day tour covered 572 miles from Oct. 11 to 17 with Fort Leonard Wood being one of several stops.

Terry Johns has been organizing the convoys for the past five years. He…     Read More...


Expect, employ, empower

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

Service members, leaders, civilians, Families and teammates:

October is filled with celebrations, festivals, and community events — from small local events to those with worldwide recognition, such as…     Read More...


Events celebrate pumpkins, fall, Halloween


Pumpkin Fest slated from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Rec Plex

GUIDON staff
Each year, fall brings cooler temperatures, changing colors and a variety of festivals and Family activities. Fort Leonard Wood has its own tradition of fall festivals leading up to Halloween, including its annual Pumpkin Fest.



Fightin’ Fifth dominates on archery range

Story and photos by Matt Decker
Leisure/Sports editor

The 5th Engineer  Battalion became the first post champions of the 2015 fiscal year, winning the Commander’s Cup 3D Archery Tournament Friday at the Outdoor Adventure Center.

“We carried each other through; our arrows were good, and luckily, flew straight today,” said Fightin’ Fifth team member Blake Wanstrath, who accepted the championship plaque along with teammates Tyler Testerman, Greg Strickling and alternate…     Read More...