(Fort Leonard Wood)–Workers at Fort Leonard Wood’s Forney Airfield, which also serves as Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Airport is putting the finishing touches on significant upgrades to the air traffic control tower to better serve an increasing number of military and civilian flights in and out of the area. The tower is receiving a much-needed renovation, including new computer consoles, lighting controls, and monitoring systems. The new system has a digital display and a touch-screen menu. It also has several enhanced maintenance functions. The maintenance menu will tell where problems exist and what needs to be done to fix them. All the current upgrades are set to be done by October 1st. In the meantime, the air traffic control mission is being performed out of a mobile air traffic control tower being leased from the FAA. Forney Airfield has seen increased air traffic in recent years. The Covid-19 pandemic and corresponding protocols have led to more and more trainees arriving and departing Fort Wood on chartered flights with enhanced sanitation measures.