GUIDON’s paper edition is coming to an end

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FORT LEONARD WOOD, Missouri – After 55 years and nearly 2,800 issues, the July 1 HANDLEBAR is the last print edition of the Fort Leonard Wood journal.

There are several reasons at the end of the log and the pros and cons were debated before this decision was made. The main reasons relate to where the majority of our readers – the military and their families – get their information.

It seems that most people these days get news and information digitally, through social media sites and other web pages. This is also where the HANDLEBAR goes.

Many readers already know that they can find HANDLEBAR articles online at https://www.army.mil/paowood.

In addition, eGUIDON – short for electronic HANDLEBAR – has been produced every week for over a year. It was launched as a replacement for the print edition, when COVID-19 forced print operations to stop temporarily last year, and is being emailed for distribution to all users of the facility.

Like the print edition, it comes out on Thursdays and provides links to local, military, and Department of Defense articles, as well as other information readers here have traditionally found in print.

Back issues of eGUIDON are available on the Fort Leonard Wood website at https://home.army.mil/wood/index.php/Garrison/pao/eguidon.

The community is also encouraged to continue to follow the official Fort Leonard Wood Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Flickr sites:

– www.facebook.com/fortleonardwoodmissouri

– @fortleonardwood (Twitter and Instagram)

– www.flickr.com/photos/fortleonardwood

These are the best places to find the most recent and accurate installation information available, as well as lots of fun, interesting and inspiring stories, photos and videos.

Readers can also download the Digital Garrison app, available free from Google Play or Apple App stores for smartphones. Set the location to Fort Leonard Wood to receive real-time critical updates regarding weather hazards and road conditions, community events or changes in operating hours throughout the facility – the eGUIDON is also available through the app.

Thank you for allowing us to enter your homes, offices and places of business for all these years. We look forward to seeing you again soon, on the “digital” side.


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