General Leonard Wood, Fort Leonard Wood Missouri

Fort Leonard Wood Missouri

Fort Leonard Wood (often called Ft Wood) was named after the famous Major General Leonard Wood, a doctor and soldier who devoted his life to the military and whose military career covered more than 40 years. General Wood had many distinguishing accomplishments including being the commander of Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders during the years they gained their fame. When Ft Wood was built in 1939 the conditions around the fort were extreme, to say the least, and resources such as rations and materials were very limited. Nevertheless the Army training base, with its 1600 buildings, was completed in 6 months!  Fort Leonard Wood now has a long history of such amazing successes. Fort Leonard Wood serves as a basic training command center that transforms civilians into warriors in the United States Army Corp of Engineers.  Strict uniformity takes precedence over individuality at the base, and recruits are drilled daily into a cohesive, team-oriented unit. The basic training is divided into three phases, starting with ethics and core values.  An intensive program of physical training and combat training is the 2nd phase and some of the recruits don’t always make the cut. The final phase before graduation is the advanced individual training phase that includes a 96 hour field training assignment that simulates an actual combat mission.

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Staff members and members of other branches of the US Military are also delivered at Fort Leonard Wood, including but not limited to engineering, advanced chemical training and military police. Located in the scenic Ozark Mountain Country of central Missouri, Fort Leonard Wood simulates some of the harsh conditions found around the world. Travel to and from is not difficult but is not direct either. Air commuter service is available between St. Louis and the Fort through a few different service providers.  With a little online research it should be clear to see that Star Shuttle is by far the preferred provider and cost less.  That is a combination that is hard to beat.   It is recommended that you make reservations well ahead of time for your air travel. You can also drive from St. Louis as it is only about 2.5 hours at normal highway speeds.  When you reach Fort Leonard Wood there are a multitude of hotels available for your stay.  Prices range from about $39.00 all the way to $140.00 per night, and most have the usual accommodations like cable TV. Take Heed to this warning:  IF YOU ARE TRAVELING TO FORT LEONARD WOOD DURING A GRADUATION TIME, YOU MUST MAKE RESERVATIONS IF YOU WANT TO GET A ROOM.  IF YOU DO NOT YOU WILL BE STAYING AT LEAST AN HOUR AWAY FROM THE FORT! If you are traveling for graduation make sure to book your hotel in advance, and your car rental and air-travel, as there will be many more people just like you coming to see their family members graduate and the local hotels, car rental agents and airlines do fill up fast.
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Fort Leonard Wood (often called Ft Wood) was named after the famous Major General Leonard Wood, a doctor and soldier who devoted his life to the military and whose military career covered more than 40 years. General Wood had many distinguishing accomplishments including being the commander of Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders during the years they gained their fame. This article is continued, See General Wood in the Links Below

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