Reception at Fort Leonard Wood

What happens in Reception

The first thing that happens as new soldiers arrive at Fort Leonard Wood is ‘Reception’. Here’s an inside look from a recent graduate as to what happens during reception at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri.

Upon arrival at Fort Leonard Wood, soldiers will be briefed on do's and don'ts and what may happen at reception.

Dental checkups
They may not necessarily do any work on you during reception but you'll have a check-up done to see if in the future there may need to be work done.

Eye checkups 
During reception, soldiers will have their vision checked to see if they require glasses. If it's found that corrective eye-ware is required, they will order a pair of  black glasses, and inserts for your gas mask and your eye protection.

Shots and Vaccines
Here they'll take your blood for testing and they give you roughly 6 shots in about 5 minutes including the flu shot. If you are up to date any and you have the paperwork to prove it they may let you out of a shot or two.


Looking for more information about Fort Leonard Wood Reception? Check out my blog post about my daughter's time there! 

  • Stacey Johnson

    My baby outta be at the airport on his way to fort Leonard man do I feel a little lost n that a part of me is missing I believe the worst part is knowing I can not pick up the phone n call n check on him this is his first time away from home I guess I need to realize he is a young man n not my baby no more

  • Kindra Williamson Hacker

    A piece of my heart is now at Reception. It has been rough on the old ticker…I hope she is okay and stays strong throughout this process…even though by days consist of crying I am still so proud of her.

  • eddie morales

    My daughter is at reception now .she arrived on Monday I miss her already but I know she is ok.does anybody know how we get their group# or address

  • Ted Adamcryk

    I know there is a link to see pic’s that are taken during basic training. Does anyone know what it is and where can I find it?

  • John Pyles

    My grandson just arrived at ft wood 82217 so proud of him as well as his comrades, stay army strong. See you at graduation.