Fort Leonard Wood
A State of The Art Training Facility
Fort Leonard Wood is the Army’s Maneuver Support Center, training more than 80,000 initial entry engineer, chemical defense, and military police enlisted soldiers each year. Advanced training includes 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 training you will receive an information packet within a few weeks of their arrival at the installation. Graduations generally consist of one day for Family Day, with Graduation occurring the following day.
Please be prepared for Family Day. You will receive instructions regarding restrictions on how far they may travel, as well as their possible requirement to remain in uniform during Family Day. Families will receive specific information, at the briefing, in addition to instructions given in the soldier’s graduation packet. After your briefing, stop by the Pulaski County Visitors Center, at 137 St. Robert Blvd, St. Robert, for ideas of things to do and restaurant recommendations.
A few ideas: Check out our online Historic Driving Tour and plan a stop at the Mahaffey Museum Complex. This complex houses three indoor museums representing history of the Engineers, Chemical Corps and Military Police. Across from the complex is an authentic and complete World War II company area and an open-air military vehicle museum. While in the area, pay tribute to our fallen heroes by visiting sights along the Veterans Memorial Tour of Pulaski County. Or enhance your tour by accessing our online Veterans Memorial Tour on your smartphone!
Planning Your Visit: Book your lodging early as multiple graduations are held each week. Many families drive in, but if you plan to fly, Fort Leonard Wood is easily accessible by air. Enjoy convenient daily jet service between the Waynesville-St Robert Regional Airport and St. Louis Lambert Airport. You will find more tips in the letter you receive regarding the graduation events and on the Fort Leonard Wood website.
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