Fort Leonard Wood http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Zweifel Issues Report To Shore Up Missouri's Military Infrastructure http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/zweifel-issues-report-shore-missouris-military-infrastructure <p>State Treasurer Clint Zweifel issued a report aiming to shore up the state’s military installations and contractors.</p><p>The report comes several months after Gov. Jay <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-announces-partnership-protect-and-enhance-military-presence-missouri" target="_blank">Nixon appointed Zweifel to head the Missouri Military Partnership</a>, an initiative to bolster defense installations throughout the state. Missouri is home to several major military bases, including Whiteman Air Force Base in western Missouri and Fort Leonard Wood in mid-Missouri.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:14:27 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 34902 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Zweifel Issues Report To Shore Up Missouri's Military Infrastructure Nixon Announces Partnership To Protect And Enhance Military Presence In Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-announces-partnership-protect-and-enhance-military-presence-missouri <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Gov. Jay </a><a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Nixon</a>has issued an <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/orders/2014/14-01.htm">executive order</a> designed to help prevent military bases in Missouri from being closed or downsized.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The order creates a partnership between state and local officials and business leaders. The goal is for those groups to examine ways to keep and expand the nation's military presence in Missouri.</span></p><p></p> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 00:34:49 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32938 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Announces Partnership To Protect And Enhance Military Presence In Missouri Homebound Soldiers To Swell Pre-holiday Rush At Lambert Airport http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/homebound-soldiers-swell-pre-holiday-rush-lambert-airport <p>Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is preparing for a surge in visitors as the busy travel period surrounding Christmas and New Year’s Day begins Friday.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Public Relations Manager Jeff Lea says the airport is expecting a 15 to 20 percent increase from normal passenger traffic at peak travel times over the next two weeks.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“The biggest travel day prior to Christmas for air travel is going to be Friday,” he said.</span></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 23:23:43 +0000 Joseph Leahy 32400 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Homebound Soldiers To Swell Pre-holiday Rush At Lambert Airport Fort Leonard Wood to honor female St. Louis soldier http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fort-leonard-wood-honor-female-st-louis-soldier <p><em>Updated to correct date of dedication.</em></p><p>Fort Leonard Wood is dedicating a new building in honor of Missouri&#39;s first female solider killed by hostile fire.</p><p>The south-central Missouri Army base says a memorial plaque honoring Sgt. Amanda N. Pinson of St. Louis will be formally unveiled during a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 26 for the new Training Support Center.</p><p>Pinson was 21 in March 2006 when a mortar exploded in the central Iraq city of Tikrit, killing her and 22-year-old Spc. Carlos M. Gonzalez, of Middletown, N.Y. Both were based at Fort Campbell, Ky.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 21:53:52 +0000 The Associated Press 4140 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Fort Leonard Wood to honor female St. Louis soldier Mo. Congressmembers discuss possibility of base closings http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-congressmembers-discuss-possibility-base-closings <p>Three members of Missouri&rsquo;s congressional delegation met at the State Capitol&nbsp;Wednesday to voice opposition to another round of base closings.</p><p>Although there are no scheduled base closings anywhere in the U.S. right now, the Obama Administration is pushing for another round of discussions that could begin as early as next year.&nbsp;<a href="http://akin.house.gov/"> Congressman Todd Akin </a>(R)&nbsp;from the St. Louis area says now&rsquo;s not the time to close military facilities, especially in Missouri. Thu, 05 Apr 2012 05:09:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3431 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Congressmembers discuss possibility of base closings Morning headlines: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-january-3-2012 <p><strong>Durbin&nbsp;supports&nbsp;calls for repeal of&nbsp;Defense of Marriage Act</strong></p><p>Some U.S Senators will be looking to repeal the&nbsp;Defense of Marriage Act this year.</p><p>The law prohibits federal recognition&nbsp;of same-sex marriages.</p><p>Ill. Democratic&nbsp;Senator Dick Durbin says he wants it repealed as it relates to federal benefits.</p><blockquote><p>&quot;I believe that we&nbsp;should have marriage equality in this county, that we should treat people fairly, that we should not&nbsp;discriminate against them in this circumstance,&quot; said Durbin.</p> Tue, 03 Jan 2012 15:29:58 +0000 Julie Bierach, KBIA, WBEZ & The Associated Press 2777 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 Commander: Army investigating sexual assault complaints at Fort Leonard Wood http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commander-army-investigating-sexual-assault-complaints-fort-leonard-wood <p>The commanding general of <a href="http://www.wood.army.mil/wood_cms/">Fort Leonard Wood</a> says the Army is aggressively investigating sexual assault complaints.</p><p>Major General David Quantock met with reporters on Wednesday, one day after 17 current and former soldiers filed a federal class-action lawsuit accusing the Pentagon of failing to take their complaints of sexual abuse by other soldiers seriously.</p> Wed, 16 Feb 2011 18:25:32 +0000 The Associated Press 545 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Commander: Army investigating sexual assault complaints at Fort Leonard Wood