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Brian Vandenberg, Edited News Release From The Missouri State Highway Patrol | July 4, 2013
WAYNESVILLE, Mo. -- One Fort Leonard Wood soldier was killed, and another was seriously hurt in an ATV crash between Waynesville and Dixon.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Timothy Panzar, 25, of St. Robert was driving the ATV when it drove off Highway 28, hit a tree, flipped over and landed in the Big Piney River. Panzar was thrown into the water, along with his passenger, Erik Kolbow, 33, of Fort Leonard Wood.  Panzar died at the scene.  Kolbow was airlifted to a hospital in Springfield with what the Highway Patrol calls serious injuries.  Both were assigned to the 4th Maneuver Enchancement Brigade.
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by Marie Saavedra, KY3 News and msaavedra@ky3.com | September 13, 2010
WAYNESVILLE, Mo.- A dedication ceremony was held Monday for a new veterans cemetery at Fort Leonard Wood. The military donated 229 acres on Highway H in Waynesville for the state cemetery. Missouri is first in the nation in the amount of cemetery acreage devoted to veterans, and second, behind Hawaii, in the number of veterans cemeteries in the state, with a total of five. "This cemetery is dedicated to the veterans who made us free, the veterans who kept us free, those who serve as role models to the ones that wear the uniforms today," said Rep. Ike Skelton, speaking at the dedication ceremony.
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by Sara Forhetz, KY3 News | January 3, 2012
WAYNESVILLE, Mo. -- A military service member stationed at Fort Leonard Wood was hospitalized on Monday after breaking into the off-post home of his commanding officer.  Pulaski County Sheriff J.B. King says the burglar suffers from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and contemplated suicide. A neighbor of the commanding officer called the sheriff's department about 3:45 p.m. Monday to report the burglary at the home on Rhyme Lane off Missouri 17 north of Waynesville.  Deputies found the burglar had broken a window to get inside.
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by Dustin Hodges, KY3 News and dhodges@ky3.com | September 10, 2013
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- New virtual training is helping soldiers here.  The Army's new DSTS, or Dismounted Soldier Training System, is like a video game that creates hostile or hazardous situations around the world. Soldiers put on virtual reality goggles and use special guns that have buttons and a joystick on them and work as the video game controller. Then the trainer creates a realistic simulation of up to 28 different places in the world, and the commanders can choose different missions for the soldiers to practice.
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Jay Scherder and jscherder@ky3.com | December 31, 2010
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo -- An EF-3 Tornado came through around 9:30 am New Year's Eve morning. The sirens went off, people were notified quickly, and luckily only two minor injuries were reported. General David Phillips says it was the best possible scenario for a tornado to hit because many people had gone home for the holidays. As far as the damage is concerned, about 12 homes were completely destroyed. Home built during the World War II era were also damaged. They were a part of the World War II musuem on the post.
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by: Jerry Jacob | April 30, 2013
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- More than a thousand members of the civilian community and business community gathered Tuesday for an Army listening session at Fort Leonard Wood in advance of Army troop reductions. Lt. Col. Patricia Tilson is part of the Army panel traveling to bases across the country to hear of potential impacts of proposed military cuts.  She says this is the panel's fourth stop after hearings at Ft. Riley, Ft. Sill, and Ft. Carson. "This tonight is by far the best attended.  What a great turnout.
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Doug Owen, KY3 News | February 8, 2013
FORT LEONARD WOOD. Mo. -- A man accidentally shot himself in the leg with his own gun on Fort Leonard Wood on Friday afternoon. It happened at the post commissary. The 72-year old man was taken by ambulance to the community hospital on the post.  Nobody else was hurt. Officials say he was carrying a concealed weapon he had not registered with Fort Leonard Wood.  No word yet on if he could be in trouble for carrying the unauthorized gun.
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KY3 News | January 30, 2011
A unit of soldiers from Fort Leonard Wood will head to Afghanistan Monday. The 55th Mobility Augmentation Company will leave from the Springfield-Branson National Airport's old terminal at 7:30 Monday night. The group of more than 75 soldiers will help clear roads and support other Army soldiers in the war-torn region. The 55th MAC company will be in Afghanistan for at least one year.
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by KY3 News | February 8, 2011
MOUNTAINBURG, Ark. -- An Army Humvee from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., was in a minor accident on Interstate 540 on Tuesday morning about 10:30.  An Army spokeswoman says two soldiers have minor, non-life threatening injuries. Soldiers from the 94th Engineer Battalion, 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade were on their way from Forth Chaffee, Ark., to Fort Leonard Wood.  A silver passenger car ran into the Humvee, which was the rear vehicle in the brigade's convoy. A medical helicopter took a soldier to a hospital in Fort Smith.
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edited news release | November 9, 2010
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. –- The fire that started early Sunday afternoon was still burning in several small spots on Tuesday.   Fire Chief Jeffrey Sukalski says about 60 personnel were fighting the fire on Tuesday morning, along with six dozers from several Leonard Wood units assisting.  Fort Leonard Wood's Fire Department established an incident command post and reports the fire is well under control but, due to the nature of the fire, the areas surrounding the fort will be smoky for several more days.
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