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The Texas Stars would like to thank you for your service through a special Military Appreciation Weekend. To show our gratitude, we will offer complimentary tickets to area military families. Reserve your FREE tickets now for Friday March 9th and/or Saturday March 10th as the Texas Stars take on the San Antonio Rampage. To reserve your tickets today, please respond to Amber Cooney ( with the following: -Name - Branch - Number of Tickets Requested -Handicap Access (if necessary)

-Email Address to issue a confirmation Our players will skate in special camouflage jerseys on both evenings, which will be auctioned off to benefit area charities serving our military community. We will feature flag presentations, color guard presentations, and special activities throughout the weekend. On Saturday evening, the first 3,000 fans in the building will receive a Texas Stars Digi Camo baseball cap courtesy of United Heritage Credit Union. Tickets will be available for pickup at the Cedar Park Center box office beginning Thursday, March 8th. Tickets not picked up in advance will be placed at will call the evening of the requested games. The Cedar Park Center box office hours are Monday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm and on Saturday beginning at 10 am – game time due to an Austin Toros basketball game. Thanks to generous corporate partners and sponsors, we have a high quantity of tickets available. Please feel free to send this information out to other military families in your network. Questions or concerns may be directed to me at the contact information below. We are very excited to recognize the service of our community’s heroes and I hope to see you all on the 9th and 10th.

2012 AFAP Conference FORSCOM will host its 2012 AFAP Conference 30 April -3 May in Fayetteville, NC. Fort Hood has been granted two delegate slots. 1-Active Duty, Married E5-E6 and 1 Spouse of a 1LT-CPT. All interested should contact Diane Mansfield-Williams, the Program Manager for Army Family Team Building. There will be a selection process to determine who will get these slots. Nominations must be received NLT 1 Mar. This is a funded TDY, however, Childcare is not funded. Additionally, they are accepting applications for experienced facilitators, recorders, transcribers and issue support persons. Final selections will be made by FORSCOM. For more information please contact Diane Mansfield-Williams, Program Manager, Army Family Team Building / Army Family Action Plan Office: (254)286-6600

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Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area An Egg Hunt in the dark, whoever heard of such a thing? Bring your children to Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area’s (BLORA) Flashlight Egg Hunt, April 5. Over 63,000 eggs are hidden for children 2- 12 years old to find. Pre-hunt activities begin at 6 p.m. and include: concessions, attractions, photos with the Easter Bunny and more. The hunt begins at 8:30 p.m., but BLORA’s gate closes at 8:10 p.m., so get there early. Children ages 2 – 7 years old, must hunt with an adult. The fee is $6 per passenger vehicle and more for larger vehicles. Flashlight Egg Hunt is open to the public. For more information, call 254-287-2523. BLORA is located on North Nolan Road approximately 10 miles from East Range Road. Access to park is also possible from FM 439 and Sparta Road.

Mark Your Calendars for the next CASE LOT SALE at Clear Creek Commissary May 3rd, 4th, and 5th 0900-1900



Casey Memorial Library Annex Tuesday, March 13th 5:45 p.m.

Thursday, March 15th 2:00 p.m.

New Army Emergency Relief Assistance Categories Effective 2 January 2012, Soldiers can receive up to $4,000.00 in AER assistance for: Dental (Dental needs necessary for individual health)—root canals, extractions, orthodontia, etc.

Furniture (Essential & Economical)—To establish a household or to replace loss resulting from natural disaster

*Replacement Vehicle (Down payment  on  reliable  vehicle  to  replace  a  vehicle  that’s  not   economically wise to repair) Free games, prizes, popcorn, inflatable bouncer & fun — rain or shine! Date: Friday, March 16th Time: 1000-1300 Questions? Call 254-287-4921 Bldg 3202, 72nd St. & 761st Tank Bn Ave. Ft. Hood, TX 76544

*Rental Vehicle (Soldiers on emergency leave or awaiting repair on a primary vehicle) *Not eligible under Commander Referral Process For more info, call (254)288-6330 or email

Fort Hood Worship Opportunity Lenten, Easter, and Passover Jewish Passover Schedule 2012 Passover Seder 6 Apr 1830 to 2030 Spirit Ft. Hood (SFH) chapel Catholic Lent / Easter Schedule 2012 Ash Wednesday 22 Feb 1200 to 1300 Spirit of Ft. Hood (SFH) Chapel . 1800 to 1900 SFH Chapel 1130 to 1230 Darnall Hospital Stations of the Cross 24 Feb, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Mar 1800 to 1900 OIF Chapel followed by soup and bread fellowship Walking in the Footsteps of Christ 30 Mar 0830 to 1130 Cedarbrake Retreat Center Lenten Retreat 31 Mar 0900 to 1500 SFH Chapel Palm Sunday 1 Apr 0900 to 1000 SFH Chapel 1200 to 1300 OIF chapel Holy Thursday 05 Apr 1900 to 2030 SFH Chapel Good Friday 06 Apr 1600 to 1645 Live Stations of the Cross, 58th and Tank Destroyer 1700 to 1745 Good Friday Mass, SFH Chapel Holy Saturday 07 Apr No Saturday Mass or Confession 2000 to 2200 SFH chapel Easter Vigil Mass Easter Sunday 08 Apr 0900 to 1000 SFH Chapel 1200 to 1300 OIF chapel

Protestant Lent / Easter Schedule 2012 Ash Wednesday 22 Feb 1130 to 1200 Ironhorse Chapel followed by soup and bread) 1200 to 1230 Spiritual Fitness Center Good Friday 06Apr 1830 to1930 Tenebrae Service 1CD Memorial Chapel Easter Sunrise 08 Apr 0700 to 0800 III CORPS parade field *All other Protestant services for Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday will be during normal service times.

th Saturday, March 10 10:00 - 5:00 Casey Memorial Library Bldg 3202, 72nd St & 761st Tank Bn Ave Ft. Hood

Honor our veterans by making “saddle bags� to donate to veterans staying at the Olin E. Teague Medical Center. These handy bags attach to walkers and wheelchairs to make carrying belongings easy. Previous sewing experience is not required. However, if you have a sewing machine, iron, or ironing board you prefer to use, feel free to bring them. There will be a limited number of sewing machines available. The Crossroads to Texas Quilt Guild will be providing fabric and patterns. If you prefer to bring your own fabric, you will need a yard of good quality, sturdy, woven cotton or cottonpolyester blend fabric appropriate for adults. We ask that children be 10 or older. Children ages 10-12 must be accompanied by a parent. Lunch will be provided around noon and snacks will be available. You can stay all day or come for a couple hours. Preregistration is appreciated, but not required. Call 254-287-4921 or e-mail Erica Stiner, Public Services Librarian, at to register or ask questions.

2012 Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Event Fort Hood, TX March 28, 2012 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Please join us for a FREE one-of-a-kind hiring fair for military spouse job seekers and employers at Club Hood, Building 5764, 24th Street & Wainwright Drive, Fort Hood, TX. This hiring fair is for military spouses, including  active  duty,  Guard  and  Reserve,  and  veterans’  spouses. Employers and job seekers must pre-register for this FREE event by going to Registration closes on March 20, 2012 This hiring event, sponsored by Capital One and  the  Fort  Hood  Officers’  Spouse  Club, is being conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Killeen Chamber of Commerce, Fort Hood, Texas, Fort Hood Enlisted Spouses Club, U.S. Army Morale, 3rd Corps, Welfare and Recreation, Club Hood, Fort Hood ACAP Center, the  U.S.  Department  of  Labor  Veterans’  Employment  and   Training Services (DOL VETS), Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), and the United States Army Reserve. If you need assistance registering, please contact us at

Fort Hood Education Services College Fair When: April 2, 2012 11am-7pm April 3, 2012 9am-2pm Where: Fort Hood Community Events Center Bldg 50012 Clear Creek Road This is your opportunity to visit College Representatives from around the state and country. Don’t miss out on this important event! For more information phone (254) 287-4824


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AMEDD Medical Career Development Day In Processing Briefing & Career Paths and SSDC Info. Know Your GI Bill: Old and New St Mary's University Spring Break --------------------- No College Classes

0900-1500 1300 1300 Term Begins No College Classes

Transferring Post 9/11 GI Bill Chapter 33 Workshop ROTC Green to Gold Briefing

1430 1300

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Army Medical Commissioning Program AMEDD In Processing Briefing: Career Paths and SSDC Info. Texas A&M University Centrl Texas Know Your GI Bill: Old and New Transferring Post 9/11 GI Bill Chapter 33 Workshop

1400 1300 Term Begins 1300 1430


ROTC Green to Gold Briefing


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