Fort Leonard WoodCommunity
Welcome to Ft Leonard Wood
Welcome to the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence (MSCoE) and Fort Leonard Wood, where engineer, chemical, military police and transportation Soldiers, plus Marines, Airmen, Sailors and international students from allied nations receive training.
Fort Leonard Wood, in the beautiful south central Missouri Ozarks, covers more than 62,911 acres, of which 53,995 are used for training.
The fort is in Pulaski County, which has a population of 53,221. Bordering the installation to the north are the towns of Waynesville, population 5,365, and St. Robert, population 5,747. The post is 2 miles south of Interstate 44. St. Louis is a two-hour drive to the east along Interstate 44 and Springfield, Missouri, is a little more than an hour’s drive to the west.
A strong bond exists between Fort Leonard Wood and surrounding communities. Post residents participate in community activities, parades, festivals, speaking engagements, civic meetings and social gatherings to tell Missourians how much they consider themselves a part of the regional community and that they want to be good neighbors.
More than 100,000 people visit Fort Leonard Wood’s museums each year, and officials expect the number of visitors to increase as the facilities’ collection of historical artifacts continues to grow. One of the museum’s unique projects is the restoration of a World War II complex, which features a dining facility, barracks, company headquarters and officer quarters from the1940s.
ABOUT FORT LEONARD WOOD
FLW Presence on the Internet
Fort Leonard Wood has an official website loaded with information, history, events and services, all located on the internet at www.wood.army.mil.
On Facebook, you can find the officially operated Fort Leonard Wood fan page at www.facebook.com/fortleonardwoodmissouri.
There are several other Facebook pages sponsored by various units, commands and organizations. The fort also has a following on Twitter and Instagram.
Graduation dates and locations for units graduating from basic and other trainings can be found online at www.wood.army.mil/newweb/graduation.html.
The post newspaper, The Guidon, publishes articles, photos and other information on its site at www.myguidon.com. The Guidon office can be reached at 573-563-5014.
Please keep in mind, however, not all websites and social networking pages are official representations or communications of the units, commands or organizations whose names and information they bear, and many are operated by private citizens not related to Fort Leonard Wood or any other government agency.
Whether by car, bus or plane, it’s easy to get to Fort Leonard Wood. If driving, the most direct route is by Interstate 44, which runs from St. Louis to Oklahoma City. About halfway between the cities of Lebanon (population: 14,650) and Rolla (population: 19,559) are the St. Robert, Waynesville and Fort Leonard Wood exits with signs marking the route to the post. Coming from the east, take Interstate 44, Exit 161. From the west, take Interstate 44 Exit 156, and follow the signs.
Traveling by Air
If traveling by air to Lambert International Airport at St. Louis, car rental and bus transportation are available. Information and assistance for military personnel and their families are available at the United Services Organization (USO) in Lambert International Airport.
The website for the Waynesville-St. Robert Airport, located at Forney Field on Fort Leonard Wood, is www.flyflw.com.
Cape Air serves as a link between Missouri’s major airports and Forney Field and Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Airport at Fort Leonard Wood. Ticket reservations can be made by calling 866-CAPE-AIR or by visiting the website at www.capeair.com.
Greyhound Bus Lines
Greyhound Bus Lines has a terminal just off post to serve arriving and departing passengers. Shuttle service operates from the post to the bus terminal (telephone number 573-336-5913). To check fare and schedule information, please call 800-231-2222 or visit www.greyhound.com.
IHG Army Hotels have been tailored to accommodate the needs of military travelers, their families and other guests of the installation. Whether you are a PCS or TDY traveler, reuniting with a family member or you are visiting the installation on business, the IHG Army hotel staff is here to help make your stay as comfortable as possible.
Lodging is open 24/7 for your convenience. Check-in is at the Candlewood Suites on Fort Leonard Wood, Bldg. 2020, 4990 Nebraska Ave. across from the post Commissary. To obtain a reservation, please call 877-771-TEAM or visit the website at www.ihgarmyhotels.com.
When you’re going to be on the road for a while, sometimes it’s the little things that keep you going. The hotel staff is here to provide those little things and create a comfortable place for you to relax.
Soldiers arriving during duty hours must report to the Central In- and Out-processing Office in the Soldier for Life (Dillard Hall), Building 470, Room 2105, in uniform and with their personnel, financial, health and dental records in their possession.
If delayed and requiring an extension of leave, Soldiers should contact their losing unit or call Fort Leonard Wood Enlisted Strength Management at 573-596-2665 or Fort Leonard Wood Officer Strength Management at 573-596-8107.
Single Soldiers receive lodging from their sponsoring unit, and those with family members are referred to the Lodging Office at Candlewood Suites, for temporary lodging.
Soldiers with pets should contact the Lodging Office at 800-677-8356 or 573-596-0999 for reservation information or information on local kennels.
Soldiers arriving after duty hours or on weekends should report to the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Building 3200, in Hoge Hall, 573-563-4045.
Marine Corps personnel should report to the Marine Corps Detachment personnel section in Building 1705 on Eighth Street during normal duty hours. After normal duty hours, they should report to Building 1770, 573-596-0752. All personnel should be in proper military uniform and have their original orders and health and dental records with them. Single or unaccompanied Marines will receive billeting assignments in the barracks, and accompanied Marines will proceed to the Family Housing Branch, Soldier for Life Center, Building 470, Room 1207, for housing assignments. For more information, call 573-596-0752.
Navy personnel should report to the Navy Detachment at 1750 Cooley Ave. If reporting on weekends or holidays, contact duty personnel at 573-596-0488.
For more information about naval assignments at Fort Leonard Wood, write to: Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering Detachment (CSFE DET), 1750 Cooley Ave., Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473.
More information on arrival for personnel can be found at the Fort Leonard Wood website at www.wood.army.mil/navy.
Air Force personnel should report to the schoolhouse on the day of training: EA, B-5400; EM, B-3203; PE, B-12400; and VO, B-12423.
Single or unaccompanied Airmen receive billeting assignments in single Airmen housing.
Accompanied Airmen will proceed to the Family Housing Branch in the Soldier for Life Center, Building 470, Room 1207, for housing assignments.
After duty hours, students should proceed to the IHG, Candlewood Suites, for billeting. For more information, call 573-596-0999.