Fort Leonard Wood
Location: Located in the Ozark Mountains in Pulaski County, Fort Leonard Wood is home to the Maneuver Support Center that includes U.S. Army Engineer, Military Police and Chemical schools. Fort Leonard Wood homepage.
Cost of Living: Pulaski County's cost of living is 23.58% lower than the U.S. average.
Base Operator: 573-596-0131 or DSN 312-581-0131
- 6,946 active duty
- 12,183 family members
- 3,825 DOA civilians
- 5,702 other civilians
- 12,322 in training
- 55,170 Retirees/Family members
Area Population: Pulaski County: 44,022
Child Development Centers: Fort Leonard Wood CDC offers child care for children 6 weeks to kindergarten age. Programs include full day care, Part day preschool and hourly care. Phone: 573-596-0197. Family Child Care (FCC) is a quarters-based child care system offering care to children from 4 weeks through 12 years. Programs include full day, part day, and hourly, plus extended hours, including 24 hour and long term care.
Schools: The Waynesville R-VI Schools:
Serves Waynesville, St. Robert and Fort Leonard Wood students
About 6,000 students; 75% of students are military impacted; 60% are military dependents Student to Student volunteers help welcome new students to their schools
Students perform above state and national averages
$100 million in new school construction and remodeling during the last decade
All teachers receive advanced professional development
11 schools: 6 elementary (grades K-5; four are on post), 1 sixth grade center (grade 6), 1 middle school (grades 7-8), 1 high school (grades 9-12), an early childhood center (for children with developmental concerns) and a career center (grades 10-adult)
The Waynesville R-VI Schools operates four elementary schools on post and two off post for students in kindergarten through fifth grades. All sixth graders attend the Waynesville Sixth Grade Center, which is an off-post facility dedicated to helping students successfully transition from elementary to middle school. There is a middle school (grades 7 and 8) off post. Seventh and eighth grade students attend nearby Waynesville Middle School. High school students attend Waynesville High School off post. The Waynesville High School campus includes a Ninth Grade Center that eases the transition for students from middle to high school. Bus transportation is provided to and from school, including students temporarily residing in guest housing. For pre-kindergarten students, our Williams Early Childhood Center offers testing and works with students to overcome delays.
Youth Services: Pippin Youth Center offers activities for youth in 6th-8th grade. Phone: 573-596-0209. The Station Teen Center offers a variety of after-school, evening and week-end activities for 9th-12th graders.
Army Community Service: ACS 573-596-0212
Housing: Privatized Family housing on Fort Leonard Wood is available for all ranks and includes 2, 3 and 4 bedroom cape hart units. Housing is managed by Balfour Beatty Communities and includes 2,300 homes in 4 neighborhoods. Visit the Housing Office website or call 573-329-3105.
Employment: General employment information and assistance is available through theMissouri Career Center. Unemployment rate 6.9%. Median household income $40,107.
- MWR Facilities: Recreation at Fort Leonard Wood includes arts and crafts, bowling, library, auto hobby, recreation center, golf, gym, tennis, swimming, outdoor activities, and fishing.
- Commissaries - 1 commissary on post; 573-596-0783
- Exchange System - 1 large exchange, a mall and one shoppette on post; 573-329-2200
- Financial Institutions on post: Armed Forces Bank, N.A., Mid Missouri Credit Union
Medical Services: A 75-bed hospital, General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient care to more than 30,000 beneficiaries. Call 573-596-1490 for information.
Special Installation Messages:
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.