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.
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.
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.