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Waynesville, MO

Freedom of Road Riders

Local 28 Freedom of Road Riders is the premier motorcycle rights organization. Not a club, but a political action group based upon the ideals of Safety, education and protecting the rights of those who ride. We are to Bikes what the NRA is to guns. With over 2800 members in the state of Missouir, we offer any rider, any motorcycle events and rides, plus a chance to work with local politics in ensuring the government does not reduce our freedoms. Local 28 FORR meets the fisrt Friday of every month in Buckhorn (outside of Waynesville) off Hwy 17 North, at the Pulaski County Fort leonard Wood Shrine Club at 7 pm. All are wlecome to come sit in our meetings and see what we are about. Aslo you can go to http://local28forr .com/ for all our information  (Oct 3, 2012 | post #1)

St. Robert, MO

Fort Leonard Wood sees rise in sex misconduct cases

Does PJ stand for Petite Jerk? I retired from the Army when you were a little dribble on your Mama's thighs, and I still continue as a Civilian to serve and have gone to more foreign countries that shot back at you than you learned in geography class. You sound like one of the extreme drop out that could not cut it in the real Army and will become a total failure in the Civilian World living in their mama's basement trying to be a cyber hero.  (Aug 3, 2009 | post #44)

Waynesville, MO

Trainees killed at Fort Leonard Wood

Bottom line is no, you might make sure he gave you the right address as they will not forward it or search for him if it was sent wrong  (Apr 7, 2009 | post #25)

Waynesville, MO

Trainees killed at Fort Leonard Wood

are you kidding me, does this neanderthal thinking still exist? Apparently you were never a real soldier who learned that all people in the military are green. I would rather have any race or creed in a fox hole with me that I can rely on than some one who has this racist thought in their head  (Mar 28, 2009 | post #23)

St. Robert, MO

menegitis/graduation

Tell them congratulations and thanks for defending this country  (Mar 16, 2009 | post #49)

Waynesville, MO

Trainees killed at Fort Leonard Wood

If his story is correct, then i hope they clean that company up, from the leadership down. While I have seen a few single Drill's that have this view, i would not call it ramport. What I am more worried about here is, a Drill Sgt that DID do something wrong, and is now trying to slam FLW to make himself look good. It would not be the first time. I guess it will all come out in the wash.  (Mar 16, 2009 | post #17)

St. Robert, MO

menegitis/graduation

If 4 soldiers had died here, don't you think tha media would have been having a hay day here? Has anyone heard anything at all about more cases. You know why, there aren't any at this time. As far as the rest, you are all upset because the media has hyped this up. You are concerned about your kids. Understand that. What I don't understand is this. These evil people you are bad mouthing and saying are treating your poor poor children worse than prisoners... are someone elses babies. They are americans serving their country, and unless you have worn their boots, bleed in their battles, you should not be out their mouthing them, telling the world they treat your kids worse than prisoners. They are making soldiers here, not french fry cooks at McDonald's, and someday, when your kids are in a battle in a foreign country taking fire, and they do the right thing and come out alive because of the training and treatment they are getting here, I hope you remember those words, and praise these people who are trying against all odds to produce the best quality soldier in the world. Stop putting down the heroes here who are trying to make soldies out of these kids with no facts. Of course your kids are complaining. Basic training is not supposed to be easy, or comfortable. I don't a single person in the 30+ years I have been dealing with the Army that said they liked it. If they did like it and did not complain, then I would be worried. Tried to give you the facts. You may not like it, and you can continue to spread your rumors about how bad it is here, so be it. But as long as this place continues to be hard on these kids and send out qualified personnel into the world to protect this country, that is all theat matters.. Peace Out  (Mar 5, 2009 | post #30)

St. Robert, MO

menegitis/graduation

Angie, have you ever been in a battle? I have, and guess what? The enemy does not stop shooting because you have the sniffles. If you can't train with a little cold, doing an actual fire fight with one will be real rough. And no, you can't call in sick in the middle of a battle. And your petty comment saying these kids are treated worse than a prisoner…tell you what, have your kids go spend a week in a prison and then ask them where is it worse. They only get the bare amount of medication because they must still train, and I don't know about you, but I would really not want my kid on a live grenade range, or a rifle range all doped up with cold medicine. As far as how hard they are treated here, and this is for all you parents who say you are concerned about your children here, pray your children are pushed to the max here, pray they are not only pushed physically but mentally to the breaking point, so they are prepared when they go over to the sand box, because I can guarantee Hajee will push them, and at that point when bullets are flying or an IED goes off it is entirely too late to find out if you can hack it or not. So pray that these drill sergeants push your kids so hard that when the time comes, they do the right thing at the right moment because it is installed in them to do just that. You make it sound like there is nothing but evil being done to these kids here. Well, remember these evil people doing this were in the same place your kids are now just a couple of years ago, and have since gone to war. These evil people who are taking such terrible care of your children know exactly what these kids need to make it out there in the real Army. You may not get it, but I sure as hell hope your kids do.  (Mar 4, 2009 | post #26)

St. Robert, MO

menegitis/graduation

I don't know where they got their information, but there have not been anymore deaths except the original 2. The Medic who got it is responding to the treatment. Nobody is ignoring anyone medical treatment here. You may disagree, but they are giving them what they need. He may have a cold, it is the cold and flu season here. Nobody can stop that and if they are sick but only with a cold, chances are they are still training and the cold is taking awhile to go away. If they put them in bed, the soldiers miss training and they have to cycle through to the next training company and will be here twice as long. You last comment is way out of line though. Those trainees are being given the treatment and training they need to go to war. If you want them to be pampered here, expect them to be coming home in a box. Sorry to be so blunt, but this is not the boyscouts, this post is taking civilian from every walk of life, and giving them the best training they can, but also getting these civilian to be in the right frame of mind to go to war, fight to defend themselves and their fellow soldiers and if needed give their lives to protect our freedoms. To say these soldiers are treated worse than prisoners.. shame on you. I understand these are your babies, but you need to understand, Basic training takes your babies and makes soldiers out of them.  (Mar 4, 2009 | post #23)

St. Robert, MO

Fort Leonard Wood sees rise in sex misconduct cases

The soldiers are not coming here and getting raped. Actually, there have not been any cases of trainees getting raped in quite awhile. There have been 4 cases of Drill Sergeants having consensual sex with a trainee. Big differance. And all of them have been tried, and convicted and punished.  (Mar 2, 2009 | post #31)

St. Robert, MO

Second soldier from Ft. Wood dies of viral meningitis

I'm not talking down to anyone, I am giving you the facts. You may not agree with them, that is your call. Just because you don’t agree with what I am saying does not make me a bad person, nor does it mean I am talking down to you. Alot of what you get is what the media wants to tell you and not the truth. Yes there are bad DS’s here. But they are a small minority. How often do you hear from the media about all the great NCO’s here who are dedicated to taking your children and turning them into fine soldiers. As far as the sex crimes, I never said it was OK. My point in the whole manner was the media, and many people posting on here make it sound that all your children are being raped. Yes it is a bad thing, yes it is wrong and yes each one of those DS should be sent to Leavenworth. But that activity is not the norm, it does not happen everyday, and the command here does do everything it can to prevent it. Every soldier that comes here, be fore they even go to a unit for training, is given a day long class on what they can and what a DS can do while they are here. Every DS has to not only sit in classes on this but also sign a statement. As far as soldiers waiting hours to see a doctor. Sorry, it sucks, but unfortunately all the military doctors here are mostly overseas helping soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, so the ratio of doctors to soldiers is bad. Everyone here, from retired civilians, to active duty soldiers to the trainees have to wait. And this time of year with cold and flu, it is even longer. As far as standing outside in 1 degree weather, I find that very hard to believe, since we have not had temps drop down to 1 degree. And there are large waiting rooms at both the clinic and the hospital. They may have been outside waiting for the bus to take them to the doctors, but not standing outside to see a doctor. Folks, I understand your concerns. I have 4 kids, 2 of which were in the sevice, one Army and one Marines. Maybe because they grew up in this environment and were prepared by me, they adapted and did not allow themselves to be put in a situation like this, they did OK. The military does the best it can with what little it does have. I will tell you this, the Army died a little when politicians got involved with it. I retired from the Army 10 years ago, and the difference then to what goes on now, there were no weekend passes, and unfortunately this is where most of the fraternization comes from. DS meets the soldier in a bar and bad thing happen. Or worse invites them over to their house during a weekend pass. Old school, this did not happen because the DS did not have those opportunities to be alone with them like that. Also, old school, when an NCO got out of line, the other NCO's took care of business behind the barn. If a soldier did not cut it, they were simply washed out and sent home. Now, because too many people cried to their congress person, the Army is under pressure to graduate every single soldier, regardless if they are cut out for it or not. I understand your concerns, but the Army and FLW is not a bad place. There are bad apples in it that make the rest of it look sour, but most of the people here involved with training are here to do good things. You want to you your Congressman for some good? Tell them about the lack of money for good training here, or the understaffing of personnel, from the Hospital to the Drill Sergeants. Most of these units are at 75% strength or below because most NCO’s are needed overseas, and with the Army drawdown, the post just can’t fill these slots. On a last note, thanks for raising children who have volunteered to protect this country  (Mar 2, 2009 | post #35)

St. Robert, MO

Is it true NCO`s were sleeping with new soldiers and got ...

WTF, you are from Arizona, playing it off that you are the FLW Command Group? Please  (Feb 24, 2009 | post #10)

St. Robert, MO

Second soldier from Ft. Wood dies of viral meningitis

You make it sound like hundreds or thousands of soldiers are being sexually or physically abused here. Actually, in the last 12 months, only 4 cases were convicted. And these were only sexual crimes by military law. They were all consenual. In your world, they would not even make the paper, as they would only be adultry and nothing more. But to the military they are law, and they pwere punished for it. But they were also consensual. As far as the sickness, call up your Hospital there and ask how many people are in there right now for pneumonia. Again, civilian hospitals all over the country are full of people with bad cases of the flu, or pneumonia, but that never makes the media. Let it happen on a military base and all hell breaks out. The Army takes very good care of its people. But the people also need to take care of them selves too. I have seen the diet of these kids when they get away from the unit for a weekend or pass, and it is junk food city. Then they go back to their unit, and after a days hard work on the ranges, boom, they are sick. The units can only educate them, not babysit them 24/7 to ensure they eat and bath right. Parent, you want to help out, stop sending them boxes of junk food. Army chow may not taste like a 5 star reasturant, but if they stick with it, and wash hand and bath right, they have a good chance of not getting sick in the first place. Back to the media, again, 20,000 trainees, and less than 100 cases of pnemonia in a year, and now we have this mengintis, (which I hate seeing a soldier loss his life to) and it become a national thing getting all you parent all in arms over. In Camden MO< there is a lady right now in the Hospital with it, same thing in Aurora MO. They have no connection with FLW, they just got it. Call your local are hospitals, and I am sure over 10% of you will find it is even in your area. How many of you parents ever had your children vacinated for this? Probably none, because until you heard about this you did not know how severe this was or that it could be prevented. http://www.menactr a.com/ This site tells you all about the prevention of this. The Army is now taking this precaution. But just like you, this has never happened here, so they were not prepared. With the help of the CDC, they are taking every precaution to take care of this. Don't let the media who have nothing better to do turn this into a OJ Simpson trial. Unfortunately you will never hear on the media, the 19,900 civilians that came through here, and left here as soldiers, doing great things out there to keep this country free. All you ever here is the 100 that came here and had a bad go of it  (Feb 24, 2009 | post #24)

St. Robert, MO

Second soldier from Ft. Wood dies of viral meningitis

All of you parents that can not get ahold of your kids, you should get on their case, as they should have given you all the contact info you need. Understand, they are in basic Training so will not be able to call you every day, but if their is an issue, you will be notified here is a link you can use to answer your questions. Don't know how fast they respond, I have never used it, but I just found it. http://www.wood.ar my.mil/grad/grad_r fi.htm  (Feb 20, 2009 | post #20)

Waynesville, MO

Community meeting at Fort Leonard Wood

There are two new cases. HOWEVER... one of them is viral meningitis; the person is a civilian nurse who treated the two deceased trainees who died of bacterial meningitis who is now at Lake Regional Medical Center in Osage Beach. The fourth is a Florida National Guard member who was in the same company of the 554th Engineers as the two deceased trainees and has now presented meningitis symptoms after graduating and returning to Florida, but the case doesn't at least initially appear to be bacterial meningitis.  (Feb 20, 2009 | post #6)