Fort Leonard Wood will continue to be on the frequent visit list for school personnel and newly elected officials.


Fort Leonard Wood will continue to be on the frequent visit list for school personnel and newly elected officials.
At a recent meeting of Phelps for the Fort, members were told that Fort Leonard Wood recently hosted a pair of educational tours with high school and college administrators from across the nation.
Mike Alley, external communication chief at the Fort’s Public Affairs Office, said the first tour included Phoenix, El Paso, Anchorage and Seattle school officials.
The second group included school representatives from Portland, Guam and Sacramento.
Brig. Gen. Gregg F. Martin will be speaking to the new governor Jay Nixon and the state’s newly elected officials will be invited to tour the Fort.
Fort personnel recently attended the AUSA annual meeting. FLW had 16 soldiers attending. They once again had breakfast with Missouri 4th District Congressman Ike Skelton.
A new addition to the annual meeting was the family symposium. 
Members talked about hosting a welcome home event for returning military personnel from overseas duty.
The first event is scheduled for Feb. 20. Members discussed hosting quarterly events or doing one each time a group returns.
PFTF decided to try the Feb. 20 welcome and review that outcome.
“We are on board with whatever support they need from us,” noted members.
In other news, PFTF members learned:
• Boys & Girls Town is hosting Navy personnel for Thanksgiving and Army personnel for Christmas.
• FLW’s Holly Jolly Christmas Tree Lighting at Joint Service Park will take place Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. This event is open to the public.
• Feb. 28 is the Military Appreciation Basketball Event. FLW needs a letter explaining how many people will be invited and will be provided.
The group’s next meeting is Dec. 10 at the Rolla Technical Center building.