Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

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2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

3 Votes - "Most Patriotic"

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Fort Leonard Wood is a community of soldiers, civilian volunteers, and veterans alike surrounding one of the most prominent Army posts. The town is home to the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center (MANSCEN). The small town is united in patriotism and demonstrates service both overseas and in emergencies on American soil. The people demonstrate sacrifice in their response to natural disasters, having rebuilt their own community after a tornado for example.

Fort Leonard Wood covers more than 62,911 acres of land – 53,995 is used for chemical, engineer, military police, transportation soldiers, airmen, sailors, and international student training.

Visitors can tour the Fort or attend a graduation or welcome home ceremony to witness the support this community shows for the base. You can also visit the Pine Valley Golf Course, Frog Rock, or Mark Twain National Forest. St. Louis is a two-hour drive, while Springfield is about an hour and a half drive from Fort Leonard Wood.

The Road Rally team found locals had overflowing pride in their country and overwhelming support for those serving in the military. Captain and Clark said this is “a town that from the museums to the barracks would escort you through a thorough and deep understanding of what it means to be an American soldier and the honor that comes with it.”

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Reviewed by LarryWax
on March 19, 2017
Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, an active military post is home to all branches of the military; Army, Marine, Air Force and Navy. Fort Leonard Wood is home to Pulaski County, Missouri and the surrounding communities are proud of our soldiers, veterans and their families for choosing this way of life to protect our country and sacrifice for our freedoms. Any day of the week you will see the American Flag flying and proud soldiers serving our country. Families come from across the United States to visit their graduating soldiers throughout the year and you will not find a more stirring ceremony. Also, home to museums, memorials and historic attractions that stir the patriotism in all of us. In Pulaski County there are many events, activities and organizations that are making things happen to make this area the best and most Patriotic Community in Missouri. HOOAH!
Reviewed by BWiles
on September 17, 2012
Ft. Leonard Wood recognizes the commitment (active and retired) Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen and their families make every day. The strength of the families is supported by the patriotism of the community.
Reviewed by SpecialK
on September 17, 2012
We all LOVE Fort Leonard Wood Missouri! We support our Troops! <3
Reviewed by SSWINDHAM
on September 17, 2012
Every branch of the military is represented here: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. They train Engineers, Military Police, Transportation, and Chemical Corps in addition to basic training for Army. The towns of St. Robert and Waynesville are just outside the installation and the communities are heavily populated by former and retired military that have fallen in love with the Mid America "Americana Pride" that runs deep. There may be bigger places, but none with bigger American Pride!
Reviewed by Gamcbeth
on September 17, 2012
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