Is Fort Leonard Wood an army base?
Fort Leonard Wood is a U.S. Army training installation located in the Missouri Ozarks. The main gate is located on the southern boundary of The City of St. Robert. The post was created in December 1940 and named in honor of General Leonard Wood (former Chief of Staff) in January 1941.
What is Fort Leonard Wood close to?
Fort Leonard Wood is located in South Central Missouri and adjacent to the towns of St. Robert and Waynesville, Missouri in Pulaski County. St. Louis is 130 miles to the East and Springfield is 80 miles to the west on I-44.
What is the closest major airport to Fort Leonard Wood Missouri?
Airports. Lambert-St. Louis International (STL) – 2 Hour Drive. Springfield-Branson Regional (SGF) – 1 hour 15 Minute Drive.
Does Fort Leonard Wood allow visitors?
The Visitor Center is located at the Main Gate (North) in building 100 adjacent to Missouri Avenue. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
What is Fort Leonard Wood famous for?
Fort Leonard Wood was established in 1940 as the US geared up for expected involvement in World War Two. It was created as an infantry training center, but soon became the Engineer Replacement Training Center (later renamed the Army Service Forces Training Center), and trained 300,000 men during the war.
Can I visit Fort Leonard Wood?
It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Visitor Center phone numbers are: (573)596-0590.
What divisions are at Fort Leonard Wood?
Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri Mission & Units
- 1-48th Infantry Battalion.
- 169th Engineer Battalion.
- 2-10th Infantry Battalion.
- 3-10th Infantry Battalion.
- 35th Engineer Battalion.
- 399th Army Band.
- 43d Adjutant General Battalion.
- 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade.
Can civilians live on Fort Leonard Wood?
Fort Leonard Wood Homes serves as the on-base housing community for active duty Army families assigned to Fort Leonard Wood and we also welcome qualified military retiree, DOD civilian and general public applicants in select neighborhoods.
Is Fort Leonard Wood good?
Fort Leonard Wood is a thriving and prosperous installation that has evolved from a small basic training post 70 years ago to a premier Army Center of Excellence that trains 80-90,000 military and civilians each year.