• U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr., front left, speaks with Capt. Lamonte Russell and his wife about being displaced from their home by a recent tornado on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Jan. 4, 2011. Russell is assigned to the 3rd Chemical Brigade. The New Year's Eve tornado damaged several other military houses.

    Casey meets tornado victims - 1

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr., front left, speaks with Capt. Lamonte Russell and his wife about being displaced from their home by a recent tornado on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Jan. 4, 2011. Russell is assigned to the 3rd Chemical...

  • Damaged cars sit in front of destroyed homes on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., after a tornado swept through family housing Dec. 31, 2010.

    Tornado damage

    Damaged cars sit in front of destroyed homes on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., after a tornado swept through family housing Dec. 31, 2010.

  • A Soldier conducts a traffic control point as local emergency responders assess damage to military housing following a tornado touchdown on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Dec. 31, 2010.

    Tornado recovery on Fort Leonard Wood

    A Soldier conducts a traffic control point as local emergency responders assess damage to military housing following a tornado touchdown on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Dec. 31, 2010.

  • Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. discusses recovery measures by 193rd Brigade Support Battalion Soldiers with Col. Frank Y. Rangel Jr., commander of the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, after a tornado struck Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., New Year's Eve. The 193rd BSB is part of the 4th MEB, whose mission is to respond to any large-scale domestic disaster that would require federal assistance.

    Casey speaks with Rangel about tornado recovery

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. discusses recovery measures by 193rd Brigade Support Battalion Soldiers with Col. Frank Y. Rangel Jr., commander of the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, after a tornado struck Fort Leonard Wood, Mo...

  • Soldiers assess damage to military housing following a tornado touchdown on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Dec. 31, 2010.

    Soldiers assess tornado damage

    Soldiers assess damage to military housing following a tornado touchdown on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Dec. 31, 2010.

  • Houses damaged during a tornado New Year's Eve, on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., are ready for Soldiers and their family members to pick up belongings so they can move into new homes on the post, Jan. 2, 2010.

    Houses damaged by tornado

    Houses damaged during a tornado New Year's Eve, on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., are ready for Soldiers and their family members to pick up belongings so they can move into new homes on the post, Jan. 2, 2010.

  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. speaks with Capt. Nathan Kaminski and his spouse, Louise, outside the remains of their home on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., during his visit to to asses the damage and reassure the families who weathered the storm.

    Casey speaks with tornado victims

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. speaks with Capt. Nathan Kaminski and his spouse, Louise, outside the remains of their home on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., during his visit to to asses the damage and reassure the families who weathered the...

  • Maj. Gen. David E. Quantock, commanding general Fort Leonard Wood, and Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, speaks with Capt. Lamonte Russell, who was displaced after the New Year's Eve tornado that damaged several military houses on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Jan. 2, 2011. Russell is assigned to the 3rd Chemical Brigade. His home collapsed during the tornado.

    Quantock speaks with tornado victims

    Maj. Gen. David E. Quantock, commanding general Fort Leonard Wood, and Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, speaks with Capt. Lamonte Russell, who was displaced after the New Year's Eve tornado that damaged several military houses on Fort Leonard...

  • Soldiers assess damage to military housing following a tornado touchdown on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Dec. 31, 2010.

    Soldiers assess tornado damage

    Soldiers assess damage to military housing following a tornado touchdown on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Dec. 31, 2010.

  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and Maj. Gen. David E. Quantock, commanding general of the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., commend Sgt. Andrew Dean, a military policeman assigned to the 463rd Military Police Company, 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, for his actions to recover a family trapped in military housing following a tornado that struck Fort Leonard Wood, Dec. 31, 2010. The family spoke with Quantock earlier in the week about their gratitude toward Dean.

    Casey and Quantock commend MP

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and Maj. Gen. David E. Quantock, commanding general of the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., commend Sgt. Andrew Dean, a military policeman assigned to the 463rd Military...

  • Spc. Devin Hurd and Spc. Kyle Ernsting feed and water dogs left in a home during a tornado on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Dec. 31, 2010. Hurd and Ernsting, military policemen, are assigned to the 252nd Military Police Detachment Special Reaction Team.

    SRT feeds dogs after tornado

    Spc. Devin Hurd and Spc. Kyle Ernsting feed and water dogs left in a home during a tornado on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Dec. 31, 2010. Hurd and Ernsting, military policemen, are assigned to the 252nd Military Police Detachment Special Reaction Team.

  • Sgt. Andrew Dean reports the status of a damaged military housing structure, Jan. 2, 2011, after a tornado touchdown on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Dec. 31, 2010. Dean, a military policeman assigned to the 463rd Military Police Company, 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, was one of the first responders after a New Year's Eve tornado struck the post.

    MP reports on tornado damage

    Sgt. Andrew Dean reports the status of a damaged military housing structure, Jan. 2, 2011, after a tornado touchdown on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Dec. 31, 2010. Dean, a military policeman assigned to the 463rd Military Police Company, 4th Maneuver...

  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. observes damage caused to military housing from a tornado that struck Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Dec. 31, 2010. More than 100 families were affected by the storm.

    Casey assesses tornado damage

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. observes damage caused to military housing from a tornado that struck Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Dec. 31, 2010. More than 100 families were affected by the storm.

  • Sgt. Timothy Hanck leads members of a special reaction team as they assess damage to military housing after a tornado touchdown on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Dec. 31, 2010. Hanck, a military policeman, is assigned to the 252nd Military Police Detachment, 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade.

    SRT assesses tornado damage

    Sgt. Timothy Hanck leads members of a special reaction team as they assess damage to military housing after a tornado touchdown on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Dec. 31, 2010. Hanck, a military policeman, is assigned to the 252nd Military Police Detachment...

  • The collapsed home of Capt. Lamonte Russell on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., is ready for him to retrieve personal belongings, Jan. 2, 2011. Russell, who was rescued from the building just after a tornado damaged military housing on New Year's Eve, is assigned to the 3rd Chemical Brigade.

    Vehicle and house destroyed by tornado

    The collapsed home of Capt. Lamonte Russell on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., is ready for him to retrieve personal belongings, Jan. 2, 2011. Russell, who was rescued from the building just after a tornado damaged military housing on New Year's Eve, is...

  • Lt. Col. Eric Shirley, commander of the 193rd Brigade Support Battalion, describes tornado damage to Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. during his visit, Jan. 4. The 193rd BSB is part of the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade whose mission is to respond to any large-scale domestic disaster that would require federal assistance.

    Casey briefed on tornado damage

    Lt. Col. Eric Shirley, commander of the 193rd Brigade Support Battalion, describes tornado damage to Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. during his visit, Jan. 4. The 193rd BSB is part of the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade whose mission is...

  • An aerial view from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter shows recent tornado damage to the motor pool area on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Jan. 3, 2011. A tornado struck the area New Year's Eve and also damaged several military homes.

    Aerial view of tornado damage

    An aerial view from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter shows recent tornado damage to the motor pool area on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Jan. 3, 2011. A tornado struck the area New Year's Eve and also damaged several military homes.

  • Army soldier looks at a wedding photo hanging from a wall in military housing damaged during a tornado on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Dec. 31, 2010.

    Soldier looks at destroyed house after tornado

    Army soldier looks at a wedding photo hanging from a wall in military housing damaged during a tornado on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Dec. 31, 2010.

  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. exits the Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., USO after visiting with volunteers at the Army Community Service tornado family assistance center. More than 100 homes were affected by the Dec. 31, 2010 tornado.

    Casey visits tornado family assistance center

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. exits the Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., USO after visiting with volunteers at the Army Community Service tornado family assistance center. More than 100 homes were affected by the Dec. 31, 2010 tornado.

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