Senator Hawley Tours Fort Leonard Wood, Continues Pressing for Answers on Housing Conditions

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) delivered remarks on the important work being done at Fort Leonard Wood to strengthen our nation’s military. He also visited with Fort Leonard Wood residents about base housing in need of replacement.

Two weeks ago, Senator Hawley sent a letter to Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth requesting an update on the Army’s plans to replace aging homes at Fort Leonard Wood.

Earlier this year, he pressed Secretary Wormuth and Chief of Staff of the Army General James C. McConville for answers about military housing at Fort Leonard Wood.  

In June 2021, Senator Hawley asked the Secretary and General McConville for information about the Army’s plans to replace housing on base. Following that exchange, the Army confirmed it had allocated funding for housing at Fort Leonard Wood. More recently, however, the Army informed the Senator’s office that funding was no longer available. Concerned by the Army’s lack of progress, Senator Hawley demanded answers directly from the Army’s leaders.

While visiting Fort Leonard Wood Senator Hawley also met with Major General Jim Bonner, Command Sergeant Major Delapena, and Colonel Hilburgh.