Fort Leonard Wood

Base Name:  Fort Leonard Wood, MO

Base City:  Waynesville, MO

Base Operator Phone Number: 573-596-0131

                   

Family Readiness Center/Fleet & Family Services:

-          Address: Bldg. 486, Replacement Ave.

-          Phone Number: 573-596-0212

-          Website:    http://www.fortleonardwoodmwr.com/acs.php

 

Cost of Living:

-          BAH/OHA: starting at $696 for E-1 without dependents and $927 for E-1 with dependents


Housing:

-          Housing Office:

o   Amount of on base houses available: 2,300

o   Phone Number: 573-329-0122

o   Address:  235 Ellis, Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473

o   Website:  http://www.ftlwoodfamilyhousing.com/

o   Off-base/privatized housing

-          AHRN:    https://www.ahrn.com/fortleonardwood.php

 

 Lodging: Foster Lodge

§  Address:  BLDG 470, Replacement Ave.

§  Phone Number: 573-596-0999 

§  Website: http://www.ihg.com/armyhotels/hotels/us/en/fort-leonard-wood/mflwa/hoteldetail

 

Schools/Daycare:

-          Child Development Center

o   Address: Bldg. 615, Replacement Ave

o   Phone: 573-596-0197

o   Website: http://www.fortleonardwoodmwr.com/cys_childcare.php#cdc

-          Military Certified Providers off-base? yes, more info: 573-596-0185

 

-          Elementary:  

o   Partridge Elementary: K-5th

§  Address: 7078 Young St., Fort Leonard Wood, MO

§  Phone: 573-842-2600

§  Website: http://waynesville.schoolwires.net/Domain/15

o   Thayer Elementary: K-5th

§  Address: 4273 Thayer Rd., Fort Leonard Wood, MO

§  Phone: 573-842-2200

Website: http://waynesville.schoolwires.net/Domain/14

o   Wood Elementary: K-5th

§  Address: 7076 Pulaski Ave., Fort Leonard Wood, MO

§  Phone: 573-842-2625

Website: http://waynesville.schoolwires.net/Domain/16

 

-          Middle:   

o   Waynesville Sixth Grade Center: All Grade 6

§  Address: 810 Roosevelt St., Waynesville, MO

§  Phone: 573-842-2300

§  Website: http://waynesville.schoolwires.net/Domain/11

o   Waynesville Middle School: Grade 7-8

§  Address: 1001 Historic Rt. 66, Waynesville, MO 65583

§  Phone: 573-842-2550

§  Website: http://waynesville.schoolwires.net/Domain/10

 

-          High School:

o   Waynesville High School: Grades 9-12

§  Address: 200 G.W. Lane Street, Waynesville, MO 65583

§  Phone: 573-842-2400

§  Website: http://waynesville.schoolwires.net/Domain/8

 

Medical Services:

-          Tricare region (West, Central, North, South): West

-          Address:  General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital, 126 Missouri Ave, Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473

-          Phone Number:  573-596-0035

o   Apt Line: 866-299-4234

o   Info: 573-596-0035

-          Tricare: 877-988-9378

-          Website: http://glwach.amedd.army.mil/

-          Hospital on base (or clinics only): Hospital

 

Things to do:

-          Water Park/Parks:  Davidson Fitness Center Indoor Pool

§  Address: 1300 S. Dakota Ave.

§  Phone: 573-596-7450

§  For info on the other pools visit website: http://www.fortleonardwoodmwr.com/sports_pools.php

 

-          Gym/Fitness Center:

o   Davidson Fitness Center

§  Address: 1300 S. Dakota Ave.

§  Phone: 573-596-4359

o   Specker Gym

§  Address: 6060 Michigan Ave.

§  Phone: 573-596-7377

§  Website: http://www.fortleonardwoodmwr.com/sports.php

 

-          Base Vet Clinic: GLWACH Veterinary Treatment Facility

o   Address: Bldg. 2399 Minnesota Ave.

o   Phone:  573-596-0094

o   Website: http://glwach.amedd.army.mil/organization/vet_clinic/vet_main.htm

-          Outdoor Rec: Outdoor Adventure Center

o   Address: Bldg. 2290

o   Phone: 573-596-4223

o   Website: http://www.fortleonardwoodmwr.com/outdoor.php

-          RV/Camping Facilities and/or storage rental: Available Contact ODR

 

-          Bowling alley: Daughtery Bowling Center

o   Address: Bldg. 1609, S. Dakota Ave.

o   Phone: 573-596-1498

o   Website: http://www.fortleonardwoodmwr.com/daugherty.php

 

-          Library: Bruce C. Clarke Library

o   Address: Bldg. 3202, MSCoE Complex, 1st St. & Nebraska Ave.

o   Phone: 573-563-4113

o   Website: http://www.wood.army.mil/library/community.html

 

-          Golf Course:  Piney Valley Golf Course

o   Address: FLW 20, Off Water Intake Rd.

o   Phone:  573-329-4770

o   Website: http://www.fortleonardwoodmwr.com/pv.php

 

-          Movie Theater:

o   Phone: 573-329-6176

o   Website: http://www.shopmyexchange.com/ReelTimeTheatres/Movies-FtLeonardWood.htm

 

-          Hobby Shop: Arts & Crafts Frame Shop

o   Address: Bldg. 490, N Dakota Ave.

o   Phone: 573-596-0242

o   Website: http://www.fortleonardwoodmwr.com/arts.php

 

-          Auto shop: Auto Craft Shop  

o   Address:  Bldg. 1383, Nebraska Ave.

o   Phone: 573-596-0243

o   Website:  http://www.fortleonardwoodmwr.com/auto.php

 

-          Local Attractions:

o   Branson, MO:  http://www.branson.com/

o   Silver Dollar City Amusement Park:  http://www.silverdollarcity.com/

o   White Water Amusement Park:  http://www.silverdollarcity.com/white-water.aspx

o   Six Flags Amusement Park Eureka:  https://www.sixflags.com/stlouis

 

For more information visit:   http://www.visitpulaskicounty.org/ttd.asp

 

-          ITT office information:  ITR

o   Address: Bldg. 490 N. Dakota Ave in PX Mini Mall

o   Phone: 573-329-8587

o   Website: http://www.fortleonardwoodmwr.com/itr.php

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27/03/2012
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Vonda T. asks: PCS'ing TO FT. LEONARD WOOD MO. I WOULD LIKE TO STAY ON base CAUSE I HAVE 3 LITTLE GURLS CAN SOMEONE PLEASE POINT ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION AS TO WHICH HOUSINGS ARE THE BEST. ALSO IF I DO END UP STAYING OFF POST WHERE IS THE BEST AREA. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO APPLY FOR HOUSING? PLEASE LET ME KNOW. THANKS.




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Nina Washington says:
July 13, 2011 at 7:13 am

Fort Leonard Wood or Fort Lost in the Woods as most people refer to it.

I guess if you are into rural living, this is paradise. Shopping is scarce unless you are willing to do some major driving. If you have kids, the post has lots of stuff for them to do but if you don?「どィび「t, you are going to be bored. There are one or two activities each month for adults but that is it. There is bingo if you are into that. Normally I am a huge nature lover but hiking in the woods here is a whole different ball game. They are infested with ticks. Just every where! There is boating, fishing, camping and horse back riding but not much else unless you want to learn how to cave.

Plan on spending weekends driving to St. Louis or Kansas City if you want any type of decent shopping. The nearest mall is 90 minutes away in Springfield and the best it has is Macy?「どィび「s. The outlets are ok but not great. You can find those and other retail outlets at Osage Beach about an hour north. The local communities are small and have the small town mentality. Everything closes early so be prepared to find everything you need during banking hours. If you are lucky, a few business stay open until 7 pm and may be open on Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm.

The weather here is fairly typical of the Midwest. 4 seasons, with it getting really hot and humid in the summer and freezing in the winter. I can?「どィび「t tell you it is great here but I can tell you there have been many days that I have to remind myself it could be much worse.




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Nadine Albrecht says:
May 22, 2011 at 5:56 pm

I would like to introduce to you Nadine Albrecht. Nadine was kind enough to guest blog on my blog.
She is currently a stay-at-home mom who isn?「どィび「t often found at home. She is an Army Veteran who served in the Idaho Army National Guard, Active Army and Army Reserves before hanging up the dog tags to focus on her family. You can often find her in the kitchen whipping up some yummy goodness to feed her growing boys.
She is a volunteer warrior, though currently scaling back after our latest move. She volunteers with Army Family Team Building and both the Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack. Since all that is NOT enough she also has a successful blog ?「どィ?The Albrecht Squad?「どィャ . Read also what she is thankful for this holiday season.

?「どィ?Being happy doesn?「どィび「t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you?「どィび「ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.?「どィャ

Hello from beautiful Fort Leonard Wood, MO! Yes, I said Fort Leonard Wood. You might know it as ?「どィ?Fort Lost in the Wood?「どィャ or you may have grimaced or even said yuck when you read that first sentence. It wouldn?「どィび「t be the first time I received that reaction and I?「どィび「m sure it won?「どィび「t be the last. Being an Army family we are often sent to places that are deemed less than desirable. I know that FLW is one of those places that people try to avoid. When my husband called me from Iraq to tell me that he was on orders to FLW, I was ecstatic! No, really I was. Yes, I had heard all the ?「どィ?bad?「どィャ things from people about this place. But to be truthful, they really weren?「どィび「t all that bad and most of the people who shared those opinions had never even been here. They were going off of the stereotype of this installation. There were a few who had been here and shared their disgust with me about their time here. Well I have to say I didn?「どィび「t enjoy Fort Jackson, SC much either while I was at basic training and the closest I got to nature was when my face was staring at the dirt while I was being smoked. I don?「どィび「t think it?「どィび「s fair to judge an entire community because of your limited experience to it while attending basic training.

I bring this up because I recently had the opportunity to attend some Army training and I was surrounded by hundreds of other Army wives. They came from all over. We had name tags that identified which duty station we were from. People would see our installation and the smirks, the scoffs and the insults would come. Repeatedly I told them that we loved it here and that I truly believed t hat FLW was one of the Army?「どィび「s best kept secrets. People were shocked by that response but it?「どィび「s true. And let me tell you why I believe that?「どィャカit?「どィび「s about perspective.

Over my 14 years of marriage to my Soldier, we have lived in some places many avoid at all costs. South Korea, Fort Knox, and Fort Riley just to name a few. We heard negative and continue to hear negative things about those duty stations. But you know, we loved each one for different reasons. And the main reason we could learn to love these places was perspective. For our family, we try to focus on the positive and not the negative. Most people don?「どィび「t like FLW because it?「どィび「s in the middle of nowhere. Well it really isn?「どィび「t, we aren?「どィび「t out in the middle of the boondocks. We have an amazing community that supports the Military. No, we don?「どィび「t have a mall and don?「どィび「t have many big name restaurants or stores but really if that is what you need to make you happy well I would seriously consider taking a step back and reevaluating life.

We have four beautiful seasons here and while I could do without the humidity in the summer I can live with it, we?「どィび「ve lived in other places with humidity or really high heat. As far as my husband goes, he can handle a summer in Missouri over another summer in Iraq. One of the bonuses of being here at FLW is that my husband is not currently on a deployment cycle. If we were somewhere else he would have been gone again. Here we get a two year break and for that I am grateful. We recently completed our first year of living together consecutively in over a decade and we were able to do that because of where we live. We have enjoyed trips to some of the most beautiful places in the U.S., right here in MO. My husband has been able to watch his kids in all their various activities and most of all we?「どィび「ve just been able to be together as a family. We have no material distractions; we cook in our kitchen and enjoy meals around our own dining room table. We take long drives and enjoy the beauty of the woods.

As many of my Military family friends know, there are many places that we would rather not end up, but if you do, try to keep it all in perspective. If you can?「どィび「t find something positive about the area itself, I challenge you to look at how your family can benefit from being where you are.

-Nadine Albrecht


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Natalie S says:
May 22, 2011 at 5:53 pm

We have/will be there for the next 3+ years. We?「どィび「ve been there for 1 year so far?「どィャカ My husband is a Combat Engineer in the Army. There is alot to do on post- bowling, movie theatre, site-seeing, amazing river to tube/canoe down, very nice px that has almost everytihng you need, STARBUCKS!, and right off post, there is a TON of stuff- restaurants, shopping, hotels. If you drive 45 minutes to Osage Beach, there is so much to do; an amazing outlet mall, Target, tons of restaurants, movie theatres, lake to swim/hike.


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R D says:
April 7, 2011 at 7:01 am

The area is beautiful and if you like rural activities (ATV rodeo, anyone?), you?「どィび「re in luck. There is hiking, fishing, hunting and camping galore. What there ISN?「どィび「T is shopping. If you want anything not carried at Walmart, you are out of luck unless you are willing to drive an hour or more. The activities on post are not bad, but not awe-inspiring. Check out their MWR website for current specifics.


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susanna says:
November 24, 2010 at 7:48 am

Nadine Albrecht guest blogged about Ft.Leonard Wood on my blog. Read it if you are heading to MO. It is encouraging.


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Kerstin Lopez says:
November 16, 2010 at 1:48 pm

FLW is often referred to as ?「どィ?Fort Lost in the Woods?「どィャ but your experience there can still be good. FLW MWR has an endless amount of events on post?「どィャカtake advantage of them. My son enjoyed all the holiday events and especially the kid?「どィび「s fishing derbies. If you?「どィび「re looking for something to do off post, you?「どィび「ll probably have to travel to Rolla to the skating rink or to Springfield which has an array of activities for children such as Chuck E. Cheese, a mall, zoo, etc. St. Louis is just a 2 hour drive and has the arch, zoo, mall and many more activities to choose from. If you are an outdoor person, this is the place for you. Fishing, camping, hunting and hiking are at your fingertips. Your best bet is to go to LORA (Lake of the Ozarks Recreation Area) ran by MWR. They have all these available and at great prices for military and families. Enjoy your time in Missouri.


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