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Hartzler to FLW’s Major General Quantock: “I am committed to full recovery at Fort Leonard Wood!”

February 16, 2011
Press Release

In a meeting Tuesday in her Washington office with Major General David Quantock, the Commanding General at Fort Leonard Wood, Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) received an update on recovery efforts from the December 31st tornado that touched down at the post, destroying vital equipment, training sites, and dozens of homes.

“General Quantock informed me officials are still assessing the costs of rebuilding but things are progressing well,” Hartzler said. “I assured him I am committed to full recovery at Fort Leonard Wood and stand ready to assist in whatever way I can to ensure our men and women in uniform are given the assistance they need to replace what was destroyed. I also expressed my desire to see storm shelters built on the post to fully protect the soldiers and their families in the event of a future storm. I was pleased to learn General Quantock shares this same belief and has already moved forward with advancing this idea. I feel confident that after the Fort is fully recovered from this event, it will not only be better than ever; it will also be safer.”

"Despite the monumental destruction, some positive developments have emerged from the rubble,” added Hartzler. “General Quantock told me other military installations across the country will benefit from a contingencies manual that has been put together in the wake of the tornado. Those installations will be encouraged to consider storm safety and make plans to address these proposals to preserve life and property.”

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler was elected to Congress on November 2, 2010. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Agriculture Committee.