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Fort Leonard Wood


 Fort Leonard Wood

  • Fort Leonard Wood is named in honor of General Leonard Wood, former Chief of Staff. Fort Leonard Wood is located in Pulaski County, Missouri.



ECRC, Detachment Fort Leonard Wood
Navy LNO Contact Information
Phone: (757)462-4744


Transportation to Fort Leonard Wood

  • Fort Leonard Wood is located in the heart of the Ozarks off Interstate 44. The post is approximately 130 miles west of Saint Louis and 90 miles east of Springfield.
  • Distance from major airports in Missouri: Lambert-St. Louis International (STL) - 2 Hour Drive. Springfield-Branson Regional (SGF) - 1 hour 15 Minute Drive. Waynesville Regional-Forney Field (TBN) Airport - On Fort Leonard Wood.

Driving Directions from St. Louis (East)

  • Drive west bound on I-70 about 4 miles, go south on 270 approximately 15 miles, drive west on I-44. Drive west bound on I-44 about 135 miles. Exit interstate on 161. At the stop light turn left onto Missouri Avenue. Drive approximately 3 miles at the end of the public road will be the Fort Leonard Wood Main gate.

Driving Directions from Springfield (West)

  • Drive Northeast on West Kearney, turn left onto US-160 Northwest Bypass and merge eastbound onto I-44. Drive approximately 86 miles west towards St. Louis. Exit on 161 and make a right onto Missouri Avenue at the stop light. Drive approximately 3 miles at the end of the public road will be the Fort Leonard Wood Main gate.

Additional Transportation Information

  • Ground - There is a Greyhound bus station in the city of St. Robert, Mo; just outside the main gate that make routine stops at this location. Rental car agencies are available at both Lambert and Springfield Airports.
  • Air - Most major carriers fly into both Springfield, and Lambert-St. Louis Airports.
  • USA Express operates an airport shuttle service daily between Fort Leonard Wood and Lambert-St. Louis.
  • Contact information for USA Express is, 800-872-9399 or online at You must make reservations in advance.


  •     PST and Evasive Driving class, members are required to complete the Army's accident avoidance course off AKO prior to reporting to class.  The NKO "Drive for Life" course is also accepted.  And any member 40+ years of age must be cleared for strenuous physical activity.

  •   Make sure you have a current driver's license.


    Post Office

    • Business Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 am-4:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am-1:30 pm, Sun closed.
    • Last Daily Collection Mon-Fri 5:00 pm
    • Members may have mail sent to Ms. Sara Sawyer.  They'll be notified via phone or email if we've received something for them.  (See below Contact information for address)




    • MAINTAIN OPSEC!!  (Operational Security) when communicating with friends and family
    • Internet connection varies per location



    • The Fort Leonard Wood Lodging Office front desk is located in Building 470, the Soldier Service Center, Suite 1201 and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your convenience. You are encouraged to make advance reservations and may do so by email or by phone.
    • For berthing reservations call 1-800-677-8356 or 573-596-0665.  Front Desk:  573-596-0999                                Fax number:  573-596-0943
    • The reservations office is open:
      Monday 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Tuesday thru Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 
      Saturday 7:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
      Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    • You may call at any time for assistance. Our front desk personnel, or reservations staff, will be able to answer your questions regarding rate information, reservations, and general inquiries.
    • For maps and directions see

    Messing is available on Base


    Laundry Facilities

    • Laundry machines are available in the barracks.  Detergent is not provided.



    • Fort Leonard Wood, MO Points of contact:
    • Sarah Sawyer: 
      Sarah E. Sawyer
                  Student Registration/PLR
                  CSFE/ECRC Det Ft Leonard Wood
                  1750 Cooley Avenue
                  Fort Leonard Wood, MO  65473

                        Phone: (573) 596-0488/DSN 581-0488
                        Fax      (573) 596-1673

    ECRC IA Navy Liaison Office: (785) 240-1342
    Fort Leonard Wood information main number: (573) 596-0131

    Fort Leonard Wood Website: 

    Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center (ECRC) is your Immediate Superior in Command (ISIC) and maintains administrative supervision during your Individual Augmentee Training.