August 2021 Articles

Fort Leonard Wood has Support Programs in Place for Those in Need

When Soldiers, their Families, Department of Defense Civilians and retirees here need support, or just someone to talk with, Fort Leonard Wood has many options and programs available including the Army Substance Abuse Program, the R2 Performance Center, and SHARP.


Soldiers Representing the Army at Paralympic Games

Three Soldiers in the Army’s World Class Athlete Program are getting ready to compete in the 2020 Summer Paralympic Games Aug. 24 to Sept. 4 in Tokyo, Japan. Sgt. 1st Class Elizabeth Marks, Staff Sgt. Kevin Nguyen and Staff Sgt. John Wayne Joss III are in Tokyo preparing for their competitions. Paralympians compete under a classification system that groups the eligible athletes in sport classes according to their activity limitation in a certain event.


RAND Study on Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination in the Active-Component Army

A new study will help the Army better understand the most common circumstances under which soldiers face sexual harassment or gender discrimination, and allow the service to pinpoint response and prevention efforts, said officials. The Rand Arroyo Center report, Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination in the Active-Component Army: Variation in Most Serious Event Characteristics by Gender and Installation Risk, was commissioned by the Army in 2020. RAND used data from the most recent (2018) Workplace and Gender Relations Survey of Active Duty Service Members (WGRA). The WGRA is the Department of Defense’s official survey to estimate prevalence of sexual assault and sexual harassment in the military. This effort is an example of the Army’s enduring commitment to better understand the characteristics of these harmful behaviors.