Here are the Archived entries for 2 2017

Army Wellness Center to provide community with cardiac education Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 February 2017
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By Derek Gean
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February is National Heart Month and staff members at the Fort Leonard Wood Army Wellness Center want to boost awareness when it comes to heart health.

 The center is hosting a Heart Healthy Event from 7 a.m. to noon Tuesday.

 “Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States; one in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, equal to 2,200 deaths per day, said Kelly Scarbrough, heath promotion technician.

 “Here at the AWC we want to educate you on how to promote a healthy lifestyle and teach you ways to improve your overall health and well-being,” she said.

 The event is scheduled to feature the following classes:

 Healthy Sleeping Habits – 7 a.m.
 The Healthy Sleep Habits Class will provide participants with information about the science of sleep and ways to better achieve quality sleep.

 Cardiovascular Risk Factors – 8 a.m.
 This class will highlight the different risk factors for cardiovascular disease and ways to prevent it.

 Stress Management – 9 a.m.
 Participants will learn tips to manage stress and help improve resiliency.

 Upping Your Metabolism – 10 a.m.
 This class will provide participants information about eight different tips to improve body composition and increase metabolism.

 High Intensity Interval Training –  11 a.m.
 This exercise session will include workouts for all skill levels.

 The day is also designed to give community members the opportunity to tour the wellness center.

 “Our mission at the AWC is to provide integrated and standardized primary prevention programs and services that promote enhanced and sustained healthy lifestyles to improve the overall well-being of Soldiers and Family members,” Scarbrough said.

 With that mission in mind, she said the staff members want to highlight many of the misconceptions of cardiovascular disease. She said factors such as, age, gender, ethnicity and Family history are out of one’s control, but there are several modifiable factors one can control.

 Modifiable factors are poor diet, tobacco use, insufficient physical activity, stress, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes,” she said.   

 According to Scarbrough, an estimated 15.5 million people in the United States have coronary artery disease, and each year, 1.5 million patients suffer an acute myocardial infarction, and more than 600,000  die.  

 “With better understanding of the different signs and symptoms of heart disease, especially the ‘atypical’ symptoms experienced by women and the elderly, the diagnosis of heart disease can be improved. The prognosis for the patient is better when diagnosis and treatment are initiated early,” Scarbrough said.

 Aside from just learning about heart health, organizers hope to highlight the value the Army Wellness Center provides eligible members of the Fort Leonard Wood Community.

 “We do overall health and wellness education, body fat testing and metabolic testing that tells them what their caloric intake per day needs to be,” said Meleena Littlejohn, health educator.

 “Our resources off post would cost clients $3,000 and we offer that for free.”

 Class sizes are limited to the first 27 people to register. The program and AWC services are open to active-duty service members and their  Family members, military retirees and their Family members, and Department of Defense civilians.

 For more information on the program, the AWC or to register for a class, call 573.329.1900. 
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 22 February 2017 )
Kidís Trout Fishing Derby slated Feb. 25 Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
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By Daphne Kampinga
Special to GUIDON

On Feb. 25, the Outdoor Adventure Center and the Natural Resources Branch of Fort Leonard Wood, along with the U.S. Forest Service and the Missouri Department of Conservation, will host the annual Kid’s Trout Fishing Derby at Stone Mill Spring Recreation Area, located on the Mark Twain National Forest adjacent to Fort Leonard Wood.

Anglers ages 15 and younger are invited to come and fish for nearly 1,000 hungry rainbow trout.

Children ages 15 and younger participate in the 2016 Kidís Trout Fishing Derby at Stone Mill Spring. This yearís event is scheduled Feb. 25.
No pre-registration is required. Kids can register at the spring branch on the day of the derby. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. and continue until 1 p.m. Fishing will begin at 11 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. 

All fishing permit requirements are waived for this derby, and there are no other fees required to participate in this fishing event.

Remember that February can be windy and cold or have beautiful spring weather — a range of both in the same day is also possible — so, please dress accordingly.

Six hundred rainbow trout will be stocked into Stone Mill Spring Branch prior to this year’s event. All of these fish will still be in the stream and will be available for children to catch and keep on derby day. The fish will be stocked by the Missouri Department of Conservation just before the event.

Young anglers will be allowed to keep up to four trout. Any natural, prepared or artificial bait can be used during the derby. Due to the size of the expected crowd, once a child has caught and kept a limit of trout, they must stop fishing. Only one fishing pole per angler is allowed: This will help minimize crowding along the shoreline.

Participants should bring their own fishing poles, tackle and bait.  A small number of poles and some basic tackle will be available for loan on a first-come-first-serve basis, but the supply runs out fast, so please bring your own.

Young anglers need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the event.

Adults are welcomed to give young anglers fishing tips and encouragement, but will not be allowed to fish themselves. Parents and guardians can help youngsters bait hooks and cast, but must allow the child the fun and thrill of reeling in the trout on their own.

Young anglers fish from the banks of Stone Mill Spring during last yearís Kidís Trout Fishing Derby. Participants should bring their own bait, tackle and fishing poles to the event.
As a bonus, any young angler who catches a trout with a special tag will get to choose a prize of his or her liking from a special group of prizes.

The Outdoor Adventure Center will provide free hotdogs and drinks, but participants are reminded that no potable water is available at the site. Everybody is welcome to bring their own food and beverages and use the limited number of picnic tables and grills at the recreation area. A latrine will be available on the site.

The small parking lot located at the trailhead to Stone Mill Spring Recreation Area is not large enough to  accommodate visitor’s vehicles during the derby. For this reason, no vehicles will be allowed on the gravel road at the end of Route 26. Vehicle parking will be allowed along the shoulders of Route 26 back along the roadway toward Piney Valley Golf Course.

The Outdoor Adventure Center will provide a shuttle bus service free of charge. The shuttle bus will run between the golf course parking lot and Stone Mill Spring’s parking lot approximately every 15 minutes between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Children and adults will be allowed to fish after the derby ends; however, the area will revert back to the normal regulations as stated in the Missouri Wildlife Code. Both Missouri and trout permits will be required after the derby, and the daily limit per person stays at four trout. Folks should keep in mind that if they remain at the spring branch after the shuttle-bus service ends, they will have to walk a mile or more back to their vehicle.

For more information, you may contact the staff of the Outdoor Adventure Center, located on FLW K, at 573.596.0131, ext. 64223. If you are coming from off post, please note the Installation Access Information via a link from the Fort Leonard Wood main webpage: newweb/index.htm.

(Editor’s note: Kampinga is a fisheries biologist with the Directorate of Public Works’ Natural  Resources Branch.)
Last Updated ( Friday, 24 February 2017 )
Itís crunch time for intramural basketball teams Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
GUIDON staff

Fort Leonard Wood’s intramural basketball season continued with games held Feb. 7 and 8 at Davidson Fitness  Center.

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In Conference A games played Feb. 7:

— The 3rd Chemical Brigade defeated the U.S. Marine Corps Detachment, 64-41;

— The 14th Military Police Brigade beat the 58th Transportation Battalion, 60-41;

— The 554th Engineer Battalion defeated the Medical Department Activity, 43-39;

— The 5th Engineer Battalion picked up a forfeit win.

The 3rd Chem. Bde., at 5-0, is the only undefeated team remaining in Conference A. It is followed in the standings by MEDDAC, at 4-1, and the 14th MP Bde., at 4-2.

In Conference B games played Feb. 8

— The 50th Engineer Company defeated the 35th Engineer Battalion, 41-39;

— The 43rd Adjutant General Battalion and the Navy Detachment both won against respective opponents that, for predetermined conflicts, could not attend the game;

— The 1st Engineer Brigade picked up a forfeit win.

The 43rd AG Bn. leads the Conference A standings with a record of 5-0, followed by the 55th Mobility Augmentation Company, at 4-1, and the 50th Engineer Company, at 4-2.

Two weeks remain in the intramural season.

Recreation League

In Rec League games played Feb. 6:

— The 58th Trans. Bn. team beat Forward Support Company, 49-44;

— The Rookies defeated the 43rd AG Bn., 63-32;

— The Hit Squad picked up a forfeit win.

The Rookies and the Hit Squad lead the Rec League standings, both with records  of 4-0.

Three weeks remain in the Rec League season.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 23 February 2017 )
Adult softball tryouts set for Saturday at Hilltopper Field Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
GUIDON staff

ImageFort Leonard Wood Varsity Softball will hold tryouts from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Hilltopper Field, located on Nebraska Avenue.

Tryouts will held for varsity “B” men’s, intramural men’s and varsity women’s divisions. Tryouts are open to Fort Leonard Wood  service members, retirees and Department of Defense civilian employees.

For more information, contact Coach Orlando Galarza at 310.801.7067.

Last Updated ( Friday, 17 February 2017 )
Sign ups underway for Texas Holdíem Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
GUIDON staff

The final Texas Hold’em Marathon of the season is scheduled for 6 p.m. Feb. 24 at Pershing Community Center.

ImageCheck-in begins at 5:30 p.m. Play will begin at 6 p.m. and continue until the last hand is dropped.

The winners will receive cash prizes, which are based on participation.

Entry fees are $20 per person in advance now through Feb. 23 or $30 at the door. To register online, or for more information, visit
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 21 February 2017 )
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