Looking for pictures of a soldier at Fort Leonard Wood? Well you've come to the right place, sort of. Throughout their time in BCT professional photographers, chaplains, and OSA staff and others will take and publish pictures of your soldiers. In fact, some units even release videos. In some cases you can win special video messages by participating in forums, or get a picture of your soldier holding a sign.
While we don't actually have any Fort Leonard Wood photos here on this website, we do know where to find them. For most families, there will be two places to bookmark and look for photographs of soldiers at Ft. Leonard Wood. The first is the Fort Leonard Wood photography website; which can be a little tricky to navigate.
Fort Leonard Wood Photos
First, head to the Fort Leonard Wood photos website by clicking HERE.
From the menu that appears choose your soldiers unit number. For instance let's say your soldier is in the Delta company of 210, or D210. You would choose D210 from the menu. Sometimes there will be more than one option, there will be D210, and then D210 with a bunch of numbers following, like D210 _20120625. You want the simple option, just D210, not the one with the numbers following. Those numbers are the graduation date of a unit prior to your soldiers unit. Your soldier hasn't graduated yet, so we want the option with no graduation date.
Once you've chosen the unit, you'll see a list of links, if your unit has photo's up already, it can take up to three or more weeks to see pictures of soldiers, it generally doesn't, but it can.
Each link represents an activity, if there are numbers before the activity, such as 01, 02 or 03, etc. Those are sets of pictures left over from the last cycle. The current cycle links don't have numbers in front of, or behind them. We've circled the pictures from the current cycle in the image on the right. You'll be looking for something similar to this when you're looking for your soldiers photo's.
The first set of pictures is usually New Arrivals, that varies, but pretty commonly that's the first opportunity you'll have to scour through hundreds of pix looking for your loved one. NBC is the gas chamber, and it's also the first picture many family members find of their soldiers, it seems as though a real effort is made during this event to get a picture of each and every soldier.
You aren't likely to find pictures of your soldier in every event, but you should be able to keep up with what he/she is doing by following the pictures, and get a handful of photographs for your scrapbook.
Finding Pictures of Soldiers on Facebook Pages
Another resource for families is the unit's Facebook page. Not every unit has one, and of those that do, they're not all frequently, if ever, updated. Some units however have VERY active Facebook pages and are a great place to find pictures, and sometimes video's, of soldiers. In fact, at least one unit rewards families for being active on Facebook with the chance to win videos of their soldiers! Check out our Company List for a list of Facebook Pages and other unit information.
The last two places I'd recommend you keep an eye on for pictures if they're available to you are the chaplains page and the USO's facebook page. Here's a link to the Main Ft. Leonard Wood facebook page. This isn't a BCT specific page, but a page for the entire base. Here's a link to the USO for Fort Leonard Wood on Facebook.