Fort Leonard Wood is the Army's Maneuver Support
training more than 80,000 initial entry and engineer,
chemical defense and military police enlisted soldiers
each year. To include training of Marines, Air Force, Coastguard, Reservists and National Guard. The communities of Pulaski County host
families attending graduation, year round, from around
the country. If your solider is receiving Basic or AIT
training you will receive an information packet within a
few weeks of their arrival at Fort Leonard Wood.
Graduations generally consist of one day for Family Day,
with Graduation occurring the following day.
prepared to visit with your soldier for a specified
amount of time on Family Day, with the possibility of
restrictions on how far they can travel, and their
possible requirement to remain in uniform. Families will
receive specific information at the briefing discussed
in the soldiers graduation packet. Each group graduating
falls under varying requirements.
Be sure to tour the
Mahaffey Museum Complex housing museums for three
branches of the Army...Engineer, Chemical and Military Police.
There is also an authentic and complete World War II
company area available for a walking tour. While in the area pay tribute to our fallen hero's by downloading our
Veterans Memorial Tour of Pulaski County brochure or enhance your tour by downloading our
online Veterans Memorial Tour to your smart phone!
Fort Leonard Wood is on 100 square miles of rugged Ozark
wilderness. With the addition of the Military Police and
Chemical schools to the Army Engineer School, Fort
Leonard Wood became the Maneuver Support Center for the
Army. Now that the two new schools are in place, the
Fort is projected to have a nearly $800,000,000 impact
on the region.
Throughout its growth, Fort Leonard Wood's soldiers and
their family members have enjoyed an outstanding quality
of life. Children attend a top-ranked school district
and activities on post are plentiful.
While living or visiting Fort Leonard Wood, take time to explore Pulaski County. Our communities offer an array of outdoor activities; floating, fall farm activities, fishing, hunting, hiking, fantastic history set along Historic Route 66, and within Pulaski County's museums; Military, Civil War and more. Delicious dining opportunities and lodging to meet any need; while visiting, prior to and after in processing, friends and family visiting or just a weekend getaway to enjoy an evening away.
Please be prepared to provide the following
information when accessing
Fort Leonard Wood.
Photo ID is for everyone in the vehicle 18 years of age or older.
Vehicle Proof of Insurance
If you do not have a Department of Defense, (DOD) ID, present identification to Security within the Fort Leonard Wood Main Gate Visitors Center to receive permission to enter the installation. Background checks are performed.
For more information about background checks and Fort Leonard Wood passes, contact the Fort Leonard Wood Visitor Center at 573.596.0131, ext. 60356.
If entering the military post on a motorcycle, have the following available.
Safety vest, gloves and helmet
Proof of attending a motorcycle safety course
Photo ID for all riders
Vehicle Proof of Insurance Click here for more specific information for motorcyclists.