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  • Fort Leonard Wood training course preps the few females that want to lead the way

    Jan 22, 2015

    Fort Leonard Wood female Soldiers striving to become one of the first Ranger-qualified females now have a training course structured specifically to help with their quest.

  • Fort Leonard Wood access requires pass

    Jan 22, 2015

    The deadline is approaching when installation access passes will be mandatory for a select group who require entry onto Fort Leonard Wood.

  • Trash is installation's treasure

    Jan 22, 2015

    Fort Leonard Wood surpassed the Department of Defense's goals for diverting waste from landfills in 2014 -- recycling almost half of the waste generated on post and saving the installation more than a million dollars.

  • New Fort Leonard Wood program aids newcomers

    Jan 22, 2015

    Soldiers in processing to Fort Leonard Wood will "Arrive Strong," with new transitioning procedures being implemented Monday.

  • Is your toxicity stopping you as an effective leader?

    Jan 22, 2015

    Where are those dynamic leaders of old?

  • Fort Leonard Wood takes SHARP to local high school

    Jan 21, 2015

    Fort Leonard Wood is taking Sexual Harassment/Assault Response training to the high school.

  • MP school welcomes new CSM

    Jan 15, 2015

    Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Woodring is the U.S. Army Military Police School's 12th regimental command sergeant major after a change of responsibility Jan. 8.

  • Transitioning? Fort Leonard Wood hiring fair may be job ticket

    Jan 15, 2015

    More than 40 employers will soon be on Fort Leonard Wood, ready to interview job seekers and even hire new employees on the spot, according to job-fair organizers.

  • Fort Leonard Wood legal clerk retiring after 4 decades on post

    Jan 15, 2015

    Fort Leonard Wood has gone through many changes over the past four decades, and Karen Crowell has been there to see them all. Her association with the post began on Oct. 12, 1971, and more than 43 years later she will start a new chapter in life titled "Retirement" on Jan. 30.

  • Time critical when coping with matters of the heart

    Jan 15, 2015

    A General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital performance improvement project has shaved valuable minutes off the helicopter evacuation time needed to transfer patients identified as having heart attacks to a facility for specialized treatment.

  • 4th MEB military working dog handler receives Bronze Star

    Jan 15, 2015

    A 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, military police working dog handler was awarded the Bronze Star Medal earlier this month during a ceremony at the brigade's conference room.

  • Fort Leonard Wood exchange student part of Army Family

    Jan 15, 2015

    Just because you're a military Family living stateside, doesn't mean that you don't have a chance to experience a culture different than your own. The Martinez Family decided to give their four children a chance to experience a different culture by hosting a 17-year-old from Finland.

  • Winter bills can lead to frozen wallet

    Jan 15, 2015

    With the extreme low temperatures covering the Fort Leonard Wood area the last few weeks, many Families may have a big surprise in the mail when those utility bills start to arrive. Being one month into winter, there is still time to get a firm grip on finances and energy usage to help lessen the blow to the wallet.

  • Solicitation on Fort Leonard Wood has limits

    Jan 15, 2015

    The "do's" and "don'ts" of solicitation can often be confusing, especially with companies and organizations focusing on the military and wanting to be supportive.

  • Fort Leonard Wood's new training area home to Power Line Distribution Course

    Jan 8, 2015

    Fort Leonard Wood is now the home of the Power Line Distribution Course, making the post's Prime Power School the Army's training institute for medium voltage power production and distribution.

  • Fort Leonard Wood MPs to check auto glass tint shade

    Jan 8, 2015

    Newly acquired technology is allowing Fort Leonard Wood's military police officers to start enforcing existing auto window tint regulations.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Tax Center opens Monday

    Jan 8, 2015

    The Fort Leonard Wood Tax Center is scheduled to open Monday to assist Soldiers, their Families and qualified military retirees with preparation of individual 2014 tax returns.

  • GLWACH welcomes first baby of 2015

    Jan 8, 2015

    Caleb Boyd made a special appearance at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital on New Year's Day as the first baby born on Fort Leonard Wood in 2015.

  • Fort Leonard Wood's Pershing Community Center to reopen Tuesday

    Jan 8, 2015

    After being closed for more than six months for renovations, the Pershing Community Center is scheduled to reopen Tuesday. The center is reopening following the installation of a new HVAC system and some "touch-ups" to the facility.

  • Garrison welcomes new command sergeant major

    Dec 18, 2014

    The U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Leonard Wood has a new top senior enlisted advisor.

  • Wreaths Across America pays respect to the fallen

    Dec 18, 2014

    More than 400 evergreen wreaths were laid on the graves at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Fort Leonard Wood Saturday during the Wreaths Across America ceremony.

  • Army National Guard celebrates 378 years

    Dec 18, 2014

    "I am the Guard. For three centuries the custodian of security and honor, now and forever... I am the Guard."

  • Give the Best Present of the Holiday Season: A Blood Donation

    Dec 18, 2014

    It's the most wonderful time of the year. People's concern for their fellow man is more evident than any other. The Fort Leonard Wood Blood Donor Center staff hopes that attitude toward giving doesn't stop with presents.

  • Fort Leonard Wood at forefront of integrating human dimension into training

    Dec 17, 2014

    The Army is at a reflection point in history where technology and superior equipment have evened out, and the importance of the human dimension is paramount.

  • FLW first in DoD to use UV water purifying system

    Dec 11, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood is the first Department of Defense installation within the continental United States to use an ultraviolet light treatment system for drinking water purification, according to the post's Directorate of Public Works.

  • CBRN specialists offer expertise in Taiwan

    Dec 11, 2014

    A contingent of Soldiers from the U.S. Army's Chemical Regiment at Fort Leonard Wood traveled to Taiwan for an exchange that focused on decontamination and curriculum development.

  • Fort Leonard Wood's new SHARP Resource Center provides support, services

    Dec 11, 2014

    The Maneuver Support Center of Excellence is scheduled to officially open its new Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Resource Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Dec. 19 in Building 315.

  • NCOES instructors wear distinct badge

    Dec 11, 2014

    Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Noncommissioned Officers Academy instructors are the first of their profession on Fort Leonard Wood to wear their own distinct Basic Army Instructor Badge.

  • Dental assistant program helps FLW spouses create mobile careers

    Dec 11, 2014

    The Red Cross dental assistant program is helping the Fort Leonard Wood community by providing experience to local students and qualified dental assistants to the installation.

  • St. Nick's Benefit provides for more than 900

    Dec 11, 2014

    Santa and Mrs. Claus paid Fort Leonard Wood a visit Tuesday as community members gathered to thank donors and volunteers at the 34th Annual St. Nick's Benefit Ceremony at Grant Hall Auditorium.

  • Take charge of your online identity

    Dec 4, 2014

    I encourage you to review your own social media accounts and ask that your family members do the same. Personal security and operational security go hand in hand; they are vital to our workforce and nation's security and it is everyone's responsibility to practice OPSEC.

  • FLW 'rising star' hopes to shine on big stage

    Dec 4, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood's 2014 Operation Rising Star winner is at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas preparing for finals that start Saturday

  • Basic Combat Training brothers-in-arms . . . and blood

    Dec 4, 2014

    For two Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers in training, the word brother has a stronger bond than the Army brotherhood.

  • A Route 66 holiday: Community gathers to kick season off

    Dec 4, 2014

    This year, Fort Leonard Wood residents got into the holiday spirit by celebrating "Mother Road" style during a Route 66-themed Christmas Tree Lighting event Tuesday at Joint Services Park.

  • New 'breed' of Army dog handlers

    Nov 26, 2014

    Soldiers of the U.S. Army's Military Police Corps newest military occupational specialty are making history on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

  • 'Tis not the season to be stressed

    Nov 26, 2014

    The holiday season should be about making wonderful memories, not about making perfect ones, but too often we strive for perfection and ultimately get disappointed when things don't meet our expectations.

  • Cold facts to help prepare for coping with winter weather

    Nov 26, 2014

    Safety consciousness is critical this time of year, due to the diverse weather, cold, slippery roadways and darkness.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Tree-Lighting celebration set Dec. 2 at Joint Services Park

    Nov 26, 2014

    They're two American favorites: Christmas and the open road.

  • Female American Indian veteran brings recognition to fellow warriors

    Nov 26, 2014

    An American Indian veteran visited Fort Leonard Wood Friday to help bring more recognition to Native American women warriors.

  • Fort Leonard Wood commanding general hosts town hall

    Nov 26, 2014

    Soldier for Life, a new post hospital/Veterans Affairs agreement and post construction were the main focus of a town hall meeting held Friday in Nutter Field House.

  • FLW Soldiers learn to master fitness

    Nov 20, 2014

    The difference between a pushup and an eight-count pushup is a higher Army Physical Fitness Test score. That knowledge and other secrets were unveiled as the U.S. Army Physical Fitness School conducted a four-week class on Fort Leonard Wood.

  • Construction begins on Fort Leonard Wood's new weapons simulator

    Nov 20, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood, broke ground signaling the start of construction on a $3.5-million simulator building, Nov. 13.

  • FLW dining facilities prepare for Thanksgiving feast

    Nov 20, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood is scheduled to celebrate Thanksgiving with a traditional Thanksgiving meal served in 10 dining facilities.

  • Discover the inventor, scientist, American icon at George Washington Carver National Monument

    Nov 20, 2014

    For many Americans, George Washington Carver's name conjures images of peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes. To others, his achievements as a scientist and inventor are eclipsed by the fact that he was an African American who excelled in an almost exclusively white profession in the early 20th century.

  • Fort Leonard Wood fireman awarded Army award for valor

    Nov 14, 2014

    A Fort Leonard Wood fireman was awarded the Secretary of the Army's Award for Valor during the 4th Quarter Awards of Excellence ceremony held Nov. 5 in Lincoln Hall Auditorium.

  • Fort Leonard Wood prepares for Holiday Block Leave

    Nov 13, 2014

    Sending approximately 5,000 troops home for the holidays is no easy task. Multiple Fort Leonard Wood organizations are already busy making sure this gargantuan undertaking is a success.

  • Army updates reg defining inappropriate relationships

    Nov 13, 2014

    Gossip -- arguably a favorite "sport" in our society -- ranks right up there with football and basketball for things we like to talk about. And, even better, it's never out of season.

  • USACE civilians get introduction into the life of a FLW Soldier in Training

    Nov 13, 2014

    Civilian-federal employees from the United States Army Corps of Engineers -- Kansas City District got a taste of the life of an Army Soldier in Training during a three-day visit to Fort Leonard Wood Oct. 29-31, as part of their Leadership Development Program.

  • Fort Leonard Wood's Range 24 opens for training

    Nov 13, 2014

    After nearly seven years of preparation, the ribbon will be cut today on Fort Leonard Wood's new large-caliber qualification range.

  • Fort Leonard Wood gears up for American Education Week

    Nov 13, 2014

    Education benefits are often considered one of the prime benefits for military members, and Fort Leonard Wood has a resource geared for service members and their Families to get the maximum reward in pursuit of higher education.

  • FLW service members get to practice with St. Louis Rams

    Nov 13, 2014

    As part of their Salute to the Services week, the St. Louis Rams opened their outdoor practice session to more than 100 military members from all branches of the services Friday.

  • FLW SNAIR program prepares post for winter weather

    Nov 6, 2014

    With winter weather always a concern in Missouri during November through March, travelers and commuters need to know the latest road conditions before hitting the highways. For employees on Fort Leonard Wood, the post has a program in place to keep drivers informed of treacherous travel and weather-related information.

  • Faces of the Fort: Focus on FLW veterans, part III -- a WAC graduate

    Nov 6, 2014

    Since Vietnam, Lou Cruz has been serving her country, and she's not about to stop.

  • Terrain walk provides leaders up-close view of FLW capabilities

    Nov 6, 2014

    Some things you have to see with your own eyes to grasp the magnitude is the rational behind Fort Leonard Wood senior leaders getting a close-up look at training on the installation Oct. 29.

  • 5th Eng. Bn. conducts Sapper Stakes competition

    Nov 6, 2014

    Bragging rights were on the table as the 5th Engineer Battalion -- part of the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 1st Infantry Division -- conducted a Sapper Stakes competition where 11 squads from three companies flexed their engineering muscles, Oct. 21-22.

  • MSCoE conducts strategic review, professional development

    Nov 6, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood senior leaders participated in a two-day strategic review and professional development event, which focused on promulgating the Army's priorities and assessing the Fort Leonard Wood campaign plan.

  • FLW street reopens after sinkhole filling

    Nov 6, 2014

    Traffic is once again flowing the entire length of Iowa Avenue after the filling of a sinkhole that could have, theoretically, housed several rows of mid-sized vehicles, stacked five deep.

  • Army Rising Star, Fort Leonard Wood Soldier to perform at White House

    Nov 6, 2014

    In celebration of the men and women who serve the United States, Sgt. Christiana Ball, 787th Military Police Battalion drill sergeant, is scheduled to perform at the White House today as a part of the "In Performance at the White House" series and the Joining Forces initiative.

  • CBRN School welcomes senior enlisted advisor

    Oct 30, 2014

    The U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Kraus Jr. as their newest regimental command sergeant major, during an assumption of responsibility ceremony held Oct. 22 in Nutter Field House.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Garrison farewells Hatfield, greets new CSM

    Oct 30, 2014

    The U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Leonard Wood has a new command sergeant major.

  • Faces of the Fort: Focus on FLW veterans, part II

    Oct 30, 2014

    Joining the Army on a whim turned out to be one of the best impulse decisions one veteran and Fort Leonard Wood employee ever made.

  • Outpatient care now possible under new agreement between VA and GLWACH

    Oct 30, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood area veterans assigned to the Columbia, Missouri, veterans hospital living in the Fort Leonard Wood area needing hospitalization or select outpatient specialty care may no longer have to make the Columbia commute.

  • Volunteers boost Fort Leonard Wood, community on Make a Difference Day

    Oct 30, 2014

    More than 7,232 volunteer hours were invested into the Fort Leonard Wood community Saturday, as more than 1,200 participants combed the area to make a difference.

  • Hiring fairs boost vets' success in finding new careers

    Oct 30, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood service members transitioning out of the military are getting civilian jobs by coming face-to-face with employers at hiring events.

  • Army Band drummer Staff Sgt. Michael Joseph is Fort Leonard Wood's Rising Star

    Oct 30, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Michael Joseph, a 399th Army Band drummer, put down his sticks and picked up a microphone to become Fort Leonard Wood's 2014 Operation Rising Star winner.

  • Fort Leonard Wood to host Special Olympics games

    Oct 23, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood is partnering with Special Olympics Missouri to host the 2015 SOMO State Indoor Games.

  • Faces of the Fort: Focus on FLW veterans, part I

    Oct 23, 2014

    Nearly half of the more than 3,200 Department of the Army civilian employees on Fort Leonard Wood traded in their military uniforms for civilian attire.

  • Historic vehicle convoy rolls through Fort Leonard Wood

    Oct 23, 2014

    A fleet of 12 historic military vehicles made a stop on Fort Leonard Wood during the Military Vehicle Preservation Association's 2014 Show Me Missouri convoy Oct. 14.

  • Safety first on Fort Leonard Wood as Halloween nears

    Oct 23, 2014

    Witches, goblins and ghosts -- oh my! Halloween is next week and Fort Leonard Wood has announced trick-or-treat hours are scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31.

  • Fort Leonard Wood's Army Family Action Plan delegates forward five issues

    Oct 23, 2014

    A panel of Soldiers, Family members, retirees and other members of the Fort Leonard Wood community gathered last week to discuss issues facing Army-connected Families at the post's Army Family Action Plan Conference.

  • MPs build resiliency with CIPS

    Oct 16, 2014

    Ten years after it's conception, the U.S. Army Military Police School's Critical Incident Peer Support Course based out of Fort Leonard Wood is still going strong.

  • 94th Engineer Battalion cases colors

    Oct 16, 2014

    The wheelchair-bound former sergeant settled into the spot reserved for the distinguished guest as he watched his former battalion march onto Fort Leonard Wood's Gammon Field one last time.

  • Engineer reading list turns from pages to online digits

    Oct 16, 2014

    Traditional reading for the U.S. Army Engineer School has progressed from pages to online digits with the introduction of the Engineer Regiment's Resource Menu.

  • Fort Leonard Wood celebrates Hispanic heritage with Latin rhythms, education

    Oct 16, 2014

    The smell of traditional Mexican cuisine and the sound of Latin rhythms filled the room during last week's National Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.

  • FLW holds 5k for Domestic Violence Awareness

    Oct 16, 2014

    About 100 people braved the rain and cooler temperatures Saturday to participate in Fort Leonard Wood's third monthly 5k run at the Davidson Fitness Center.

  • Fort Leonard Wood firemen soak up accolades

    Oct 9, 2014

    Ask any of the Fort Leonard Wood firefighters if they do their -- sometimes dangerous -- jobs to win awards and they will say no. However, eight post firemen have been recognized for doing just that.

  • Time to drop, cover, hold on

    Oct 9, 2014

    Get ready to drop, cover and hold on Fort Leonard Wood. The installation is scheduled to take part in the 2014 Great Central U.S. Shakeout or earthquake exercise drill next week.

  • 'Fireball Run' episode films on Fort Leonard Wood

    Oct 9, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood was host to a reality show that focuses on finding missing children around the country.

  • 4th MEB trains at Missouri Airport

    Oct 9, 2014

    The 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade utilized Springfield-Branson National Airport for a Sept. 30 Deployment Readiness Exercise, or DRE, marking the first 4th MEB exercise to incorporate the airport since a formalized agreement was signed with the Fort Leonard Wood-based Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Airport.

  • MP Corps celebrates profession

    Oct 2, 2014

    The U.S. Army Military Police Corps celebrated their profession by honoring veterans who have served, Soldiers who currently serve and those who will serve with a series of events during regimental week Sept. 22 to 27.

  • Faces of the Fort: Post IG answers to ma'am

    Oct 2, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood's Office of the Inspector General has a female at the helm -- a first for the installation.

  • Inactivation ceremony set for 94th Engineer Battalion

    Oct 2, 2014

    An inactivation ceremony for the 94th Engineer Battalion is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday on Fort Leonard Wood's Gammon Field. The ceremony is open to the public.

  • SOS hosts Gold Star Family event

    Oct 2, 2014

    The Fort Leonard Wood Survivor Outreach Services hosted their annual Gold Star Mother and Family Day Recognition and Concert event Sunday at the USO.

  • Active-shooter course move adds realism

    Sep 25, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood's Active Shooter Course has a new home in the Audie Murphy Community Center -- a location that allows primarily military police students to focus training on present-day threats.

  • Fort Leonard Wood hosts Ready, Resilient Orientation Course

    Sep 25, 2014

    A Ready and Resilient Orientation Course for brigade and battalion level leadership, sponsored by the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood, was held Sept. 16 in Thurman Hall.

  • Saving the environment, one trash can at a time on Fort Leonard Wood

    Sep 25, 2014

    If you see a lady digging through your trash on post, don't be alarmed -- she is just doing her job to recycle the treasure in your can.

  • Fort Leonard Wood motorcycle ride emphasizes safety

    Sep 25, 2014

    More than 100 riders representing more than six units from Fort Leonard Wood participated in the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Post Motorcycle Mentorship Ride on Friday. Active-duty military and Family members were encouraged to participate in the event, also known as the Thunder Run, which focused on motorcycle safety and camaraderie.

  • Fort Leonard Wood's Oktoberfest celebration set Oct. 4 at Nutter Field House

    Sep 25, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood's Oktoberfest is just around the corner with a new venue and a great entertainment lineup. Set for Oct. 4 at Nutter Field House, Fort Leonard Wood's Oktoberfest will feature a community festival with traditional beer, food, contests, and live music.

  • MP Regimental Week in progress on Fort Leonard Wood

    Sep 25, 2014

    The Military Police Regimental Week is ongoing at Fort Leonard Wood from Sept. 22 through Saturday. The week started with a Gold Star Brunch Monday morning and will conclude with a regimental ball at Nutter Field House Saturday evening. This year MPs at entry control points on Fort Leonard Wood are wearing the M-1 helmet worn by U.S. service members from 1941 through about the mid-1980s.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Soldier wins 2014 Drill Sergeant of Year Competition

    Sep 22, 2014

    A Fort Leonard Wood Soldier won the Training and Doctrine Command's 2014 Drill Sergeant of the Year title, at the end of this year's competition, Sept. 11, 2014, held at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

  • VA care soon possible at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital

    Sep 18, 2014

    Veterans living in the Fort Leonard Wood vicinity may now receive medical care at the post hospital and spare the commute to Columbia, Missouri, for Veterans Affairs approved treatments.

  • Ball, run highlight events set for MP Regimental Week

    Sep 18, 2014

    A memorial service, regimental run and regimental ball are a few of the events scheduled for the Military Police Regimental Week scheduled from Monday to Sept. 27.

  • Chemical Regiment remembers fallen with OEF/OIF monument dedication

    Sep 18, 2014

    "Names inscribed on black marble, reminiscent of other names on marble halfway across the country. If you quiet your heart and mind, run your fingers over the letters, you can almost feel and hear memories -- stories of lives lost too early."

  • STL Cardinals hold Military Appreciation Day

    Sep 18, 2014

    Nearly 2,000 service members and their Families were present Saturday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, to participate in the 21st annual St. Louis Cardinals Military Appreciation Game and tailgate party.

  • Participation nearly doubles for second Fort Leonard Wood '5k for Fun'

    Sep 18, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood's second take in its "5k for Fun" monthly fitness series attracted nearly twice as many participants and twice as many exhibitors with information on a variety of health, fitness and safety issues.

  • Fort Leonard Wood evaluates new decon system

    Sep 11, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood evaluated a new Contamination Indicator Decontamination Assurance System, or CIDAS, that its developers say will change Army doctrine and save lives and resources. "CIDAS has the ability to indicate contamination within five minutes and additionally provide a visual footprint on exactly where the contamination is located," said Avery Woods, Capability Development and Integration Directorate training specialist/ developer. "It will change Army doctrine/tactics, techniques and procedures for all phases of decontamination and will save lives, resources and time by introducing a new methodology of decontaminating only what needs to be decontaminated," Woods added. Soldiers from CDID displayed the chemical detection system during a warfighter demonstration Aug. 27 at the Lt. Terry Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Responder Training Facility. This event allowed CDID the opportunity to assess the prototype and provide feedback to the designers. The CIDAS contains two chemicals that when combined at the nozzle, comes out orange in color. The mixture changes to red in the presence of a contaminant. This color change takes approximately five minutes compared to the 45 minutes it takes with solutions currently in use, saving time, money and ultimately lives. Woods added that the new system will allow for pinpoint decontamination as opposed to having to complete the whole-item process each time. "Current doctrine for Detailed Equipment Decontamination employs a five-step process that, for a single vehicle, requires 400 gallons of water and 65 minutes to complete thorough decontamination operations," Woods said. The Soldiers evaluated the small-scale applicator, which is in a backpack design with a handheld applicator to be used for immediate decontamination. There is also a mid-scale applicator and a large-scale applicator. The mid-scale applicator was designed for contamination on vehicles, personnel, equipment and evidence; this is scheduled for distribution to U.S. Army Special Operations Command teams. Large-scale CIDAS systems will be issued to CBRN platoons, reconnaissance and surveillance teams in support of decontamination operations and technical decontamination operations. Staff Sgt. Terry Cabrera, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command training developer, was one of the Soldiers participating in the evaluation process. He said the backpack design is similar to that of the Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment, or MOLLE design. He added that it had a comfortable fit. "Soldiers will benefit from this spray-on method," Cabrera said. "It provides signs of point detection with a chemical substance as opposed to a general area like other legacy detectors. It is not only lightweight, but also configured as most load-bearing equipment." Cabrera added that being mobile is a necessity on the battlefield. Despite having a couple of suggestions for minor modifications, Cabrera said he can see himself and other Soldiers using the CIDAS equipment. "Although this program/equipment is in its development stage, this is a very intuitive piece of equipment for point detection," Cabrera said. According to Woods, Soldiers can expect to see the CIDAS being issued for use in 2019.

  • R2C2 class opening to NATO

    Sep 11, 2014

    Starting in 2015, international students will be head to Fort Leonard Wood for the Route Reconnaissance and Clearance Course.

  • Motivation of 9/11

    Sep 11, 2014

    Known as Patriot Day or the National Day of Service and Remembrance -- for some service members Sept. 11, 2001, marks the day they chose to leave their civilian lives behind and become defenders of freedom.

  • Suicide -- for prevention, pay attention

    Sep 11, 2014

    Vigilant attention in our observations and interactions with others is key to preventing suicide.

  • Awareness through technology

    Sep 11, 2014

    The Ready Army motto helps instill preparedness in Soldiers, Families and community members. In this modern age, there are more ways than ever to be informed by connecting with various organizations online and on mobile devices.

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