Friday, August 12, 2011

Fort Leonard Wood

Marine is in Mo. at Fort Leonard Wood. The place is an Army facility but Marine reports there is representation from all branches there training for their future placements. He said the Army outnumbers everyone else, but there are a lot of people there.

The Mission of MANSCEN is to provide the Nation with values-based individuals, leaders, and teams trained in basic combat skills and chemical, engineer, military police and transportation disciplines who are prepared for success in any future environment.  Fort Leonard Wood
Marine is close to his father's original home. The facility is about 75 miles from the family grave yard and 104 miles from his uncle's house.

Fort Leonard Wood, in the beautiful south central Missouri Ozarks, covers more than 62,911 acres, of which, 53,995 is used for training.  The fort is located in Pulaski County, which has a population of nearly 45,000.  Bordering the installation to the north are the towns of Waynesville and St. Robert, with an approximate combined population of 6,700.  The post is two 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.

Also Marine says there is plenty available to do on the weekends on the base: fishing, swimming, kayaking, paint ball and much more. MWR

Marine said they have already had several tornado warnings ... Last year they had a tornado.

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