By Mr. Stephen Standifird (Leonard Wood)October 6, 2016
The spouses of senior leaders at Fort Leonard Wood held the second annual Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Senior Leader's Spouse Day Sept. 28.
Mary Beth Savre, wife of Maj. Gen. Kent Savre, Fort Leonard Wood and MSCoE commanding general, said this event is important, so senior spouses can take the information back to other spouses in their units.
"I think it's important for all of us to recognize what we have on this great installation," she said. "We have a lot to offer on this awesome post."
The nearly 30 spouses in attendance received briefs from various departments within Army Community Service, toured single Soldier housing, visited a child care center in Family housing and participated in recreation activities at Daugherty Bowling Center, the FMWR Rec Plex and Piney Valley Golf Course.
One participant said the opportunity to hit golf balls at the driving range was one of her favorite parts of the tour, because it afforded her the opportunity to meet some of the other spouses in similar positions here.
"I hadn't met anybody yet, and this was a good way to get to know the other ladies," said Charice Wallace, spouse of Air Force Maj. Scott Wallace, 364th Training Squadron, Detachment 1 commander.
U.S. Army Garrison Fort Leonard Wood Command Sgt. Maj. Tyson Goolsby said spouses in the Army are the most valuable assets to their Soldiers.
"The role you play is important to us.," he said. "The hardest MOS in the Army is the Army spouse. I appreciate what you do."
"We really are doing so much for our Soldiers and our Families," she said. "Thank you to all of you."