CSA assesses tornado damage at Fort Leonard Wood

By U.S. ArmyJanuary 5, 2011

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.
1 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Michael Curtis) VIEW ORIGINAL
Damaged cars sit in front of destroyed homes on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., after a tornado swept through family housing Dec. 31, 2010.
2 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Damaged cars sit in front of destroyed homes on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., after a tornado swept through family housing Dec. 31, 2010. (Photo Credit: Robert Johnson) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
3 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Heather Denby) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
4 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Heather Denby) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers assess damage to military housing following a tornado touchdown on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Dec. 31, 2010.
5 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers assess damage to military housing following a tornado touchdown on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Dec. 31, 2010. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Heather Denby) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
6 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Heather Denby) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
7 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Emily Athens) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
8 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Heather Denby) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers assess damage to military housing following a tornado touchdown on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Dec. 31, 2010.
9 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers assess damage to military housing following a tornado touchdown on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Dec. 31, 2010. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Heather Denby) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
10 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Heather Denby) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
11 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Heather Denby) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
12 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Heather Denby) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
13 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Heather Denby) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
14 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Heather Denby) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
15 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Heather Denby) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
16 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Heather Denby) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
17 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Michael Curtis) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
18 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Heather Denby) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
19 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Heather Denby) VIEW ORIGINAL