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Director of Family and MWR Column
From the desk of Nicholas Johnsen October is a unique month as it brings lots of exciting opportunities. I’ll start these opportunities in reverse order, and not necessarily as an indication of importance: Halloween, Army Family Action Plan (AFAP), and October Fest. These and much more are available to you so after scanning this commentary wade on into this month’s “Hood Happenings” magazine for the “rest of the story.” Remember how neat it was to go around wearing that plastic mask? You could barely see out of those little eye holes and it collected all of the moisture from your breath and dripped that same moisture down the inside front of your costume of choice. To make it even more memorable it fit poorly? I sure do! I can remember the sweet taste of victory, no pun, of counting the goods upon my return home. I know times have changed, and I often wonder if they have changed for the better, but Fort Hood will conduct Halloween and you’ll need to stay tuned to the Sentinel and other channels as the word goes out as to when Halloween will be observed. AFAP will be conducted 25-28 Oct 11 and we will be asking for volunteers to come and sort through the input of issues we have collected throughout the year. All of us have benefited from this great program, and I have no doubt that we all will continue to benefit in the future. Please consider being a volunteer delegate for this year’s AFAP conference-we need your thoughts on these issues. Oktoberfest will be celebrated with all of the normal trimmings associated with this special event. Please come out and join us for a great evening of fellowship and camaraderie as we all share our stories of our tour(s) to the FRG..oops Germany! It is a great event and fun for all. Safety first is not just a catchy phrase-it should be ingrained in every aspect of our lives. It should be a constant companion to warn us well in advance of our taking an action that could harm us or others. It is that invisible layer that surrounds our battle buddies, our teammates, and our Family’s- who all know the sadness and heartbreak that can come from taking our focus off of safety.
Nicholas R. Johnsen
HOOD HAPPENINGS MAGAZINE VOLUME 10 • NUMBER 10 • 2011
5 10 2 Fort Hood Spotlight In De-stress
16 Army Community Service Another Helping
4 Hobbies A Labor of Love
18 Leisure Check Out the Fun
5 Feature Facility You Can Find Me in The Pub…
20 Outreach A True Scare
6 Adventure Hitch Your Wagon!
21 Outreach Disability Visibility!
8 Family Eerie-edibles
22 PARENTING Time Out for Parents
10 Entertainment There’s a Festival Brewin’ 12 Fort Hood Family and MWR Location Guide/Phone Listings Map, Listings, Locations & Phone Numbers
24 Consumer An Extension of Services
14 Finance A Wealth of Resources
Director of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Hood Happenings is an unauthorized, official monthly magazine for Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation activities within Fort Hood. Contents are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, or the Fort Hood Command. The appearance of advertising in this publication does not constitute endorsement by the Department of the Army or the Fort Hood Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Fund. Everything advertised in this magazine shall be made available for purchase, use, or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical/mental handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user, or patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity policy is confirmed, Family and MWR shall refuse to accept advertising from that source until the violation is corrected. The information in this issue is current at time of publication. Activities and events are subject to change. For confirmation please call the activity.
Garrison Commander COL Mark Freitag DFMWR Nicholas R. Johnsen Deputy DFMWR Lorenzo J. Westbrook ACS Chief Jeanie Barton NAFSS Chief Susan Burns
BD Chief Mike Ernst RD Chief Johnny Pelton CYSS Chief Yveta Phillips Marketing Chief Tracy Thomas Administrative Assistant Tina Wilgeroth
Account Executive Jade Coleman Johanna Rosson Public Relations Monty Campbell Wilson Mathews III Sales Manager Tashika Dixon Sales Assistant Shelly Damo
Production Manager Nixie Romero Graphic Designers Tanna Jones LaVonda K. Wills Robert Johnson Visual Information Specialist Jason Weiss
Cover Design LaVonda K. Wills Editor Wilson Mathews III
To advertise in this publication: Hood Marketing / P.O. Box X / Fort Hood, TX 76544 • firstname.lastname@example.org • 254-532-5481
CALENDAR Visit us at HoodMWR.com or Facebook, for all the latest information
4,11,18,19,25, Budget/Debt Management, Bldg 12020, Suite 400 4, 11, 18, 25 Banking, Bldg 12020, Suite 400 5 Army Family Team Building Level I, Bldg 16005 5, 26 Credit Booster, Bldg 12020, Suite 400 5, 19, 26 Savings and Investing, Bldg 12020, Suite 400 4 Beef & Burgundy, Club Hood 6 Covering Your Assets/Insurance, Bldg 12020, Suite 500 6, 27 Financial Peace University, Comanche Chapel 7, 21 Money Personality, Bldg 12020, Suite 400 8 Youth Fishing Derby, BLORA 8 Moonlight Madness, Courses of Clear Creek 9 Army Shadow 10 Miler, BLORA 12 Consumer Rights & Obligations/Identity Theft, Bldg 12020, Suite 400 12, 14 Home Buying 101, Bldg 12020 Suite 400 12 ACS Coupon Clippers, Bldg 121, ACS Conference Room 12, 18 EFMP Support Groups, Bldg 16005 14 Oktoberfest, PWC Parking Lot 14-15 Fishing for Freedom, BLORA 14-17 Online Youth and College Students Career Fair, HoodMWR.com/acs 14-17 Virtual Career Expo: Hiring People with Disabilities, HoodMWR.com/acs 15 Int’l Spouse Support Group Int’l Festival, Killeen Community Center 15 Fall Demo Day & Sale, Courses of Clear Creek 15 Boating Safety Course, BLORA 16 Outdoor pools scheduled to close 18 Beef & Burgundy, Club Hood 20 Bench Press Competition, Abrams PFC 21 Military Spouse Meet and Greet, Hair bows & Headbands Crafting Class, Bldg 12012, Suite 400 21 Phantom Warrior Scramble, Courses of Clear Creek 22 Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, Club Hood 22 Children’s Halloween Bingo, CEC 25-28 AFAP Conference, Comanche Chapel 26 Community Services Council Meeting, Community Events and Bingo Center 27 Mini-Meet 50m Relay, Abrams Pool 28 Save-A-Tot, Boost-A-Youth Child Safety Seat Inspection, Sprocket Auto Crafts 28 Time for Tots, Bldg 18000 29 DFMWR Auto Auction, LZ Phantom Storage Lot 29-31 BOSS Haunted House, PWC Parking Lot
Fort Hood Spotlight In De-stress Stress is any obstacle, constraining force or influence that causes hardship. A key part of stress management is to identify your true sources of stress, look closely at your habits, attitude and excuses. Determine the level of impact the stressors have on your life and possible solutions. Listed below are a few tips that may help you “De-stress”. Make yourself a priority; set aside “Me Time”, whether enjoying a day at the spa or a quiet evening reading a book or listening to soothing music. Nurture yourself from within, proper nutrition plays a significant role in overall well-being. Exercise, regular exercise releases endorphins that have a calming effect on the body. Sleep well, allow your body adequate time for quality rest and recuperation to rejuvenate the body. Grow and develop: try something new like painting, playing an instrument, taking a class, word puzzles, bird watching or chanting to sharpen and promote clarity of mind. Seek help, don’t be afraid to ask for help and seek counseling and medical attention. Army Community Service offers Military Family Life Consultants whom provide free confidential consultations and counseling. To take advantage of this resource, call 254-553-4705. Military Family Life Consultants are not medical doctors nor do they administer medical services, but are skilled professionals whom provide counselings, consultations and resources. Seek prompt medical attention, should your stress seem insurmountable.
1- Feb 29 Unlimited Golf Special, Courses of Clear Creek 1 Beef & Burgundy, Club Hood 1-12 Intramural Flag Football League Post Tournament, Santa Fe Field 4 Resiliency Rocks! Parent Appreciation Day, Comanche Chapel 5 Run to Remember, Cameron Field 5 Guided Fishing Tour, BLORA 6-27 Adult Swim Lessons, Abrams Pool 9 Natalie Stovall, Phantom Warrior Canter
Featuring over 2011 115 holiday light displays in a 5.5 mile drive through BLORA
November 18 - Jan 8 5:30 - 11pm
Open November 18 - 20, every Thursday thru Sunday from November 24-December 11 and nightly from December 15 - 24
For more info on Santa’s Village call 254-532-2586.
No ID is needed when entering from Sparta Road ®
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Gate Fees: Car, Mini-Van, or Pick-Up - $5 15 passenger van, limos & RVs -$15 24 Passenger van - $25 47 passenger van or larger bus - $40 Santa's Village Located in Live Oak Pavilion at BLORA featuring Cowboy Café, arts and crafts, concessions and pictures with Santa
Open to the Public
How to get to Nature in Lights: From Fort Hood: Clear Creek Rd or TJ Mills Blvd to Old Ironsides Ave Turn right on to Old Ironsides Ave Turn left on to Martin Dr/East Range Rd Turn right on to North Nolan Rd, go 9 miles Turn left on Cottage Rd Killeen/Copperas Cove: Hwy 190 to WS Young North to Rancier Ave Turn right on to Rancier Ave/Hwy 439 Turn left on Sparta Rd Turn right on Cottage Rd Temple/Belton: Interstate 35 exit Hwy 190 West Exit Loop 121 North Turn left on to Sparta Rd Turn right on Cottage Rd
Visit NIL Mon-Wed evenings and receive the Fourth edition collectible Nature in Lights ornament, while supplies last. Details and directions 254-287-2523 or hoodmwr.com
A Labor of
by Shannon McRae Have you ever considered helping others as a hobby? Volunteering has a meaningful, positive impact on the community, as well as volunteers. It is said, in order to help yourself; you should do something to help others. However, sometimes you donâ€™t want to commit to a long-term obligation. Volunteering is the perfect way to discover something you are really good at or develop a new skill. Volunteer experience stands out on a resume and if you are in school or looking for a job, this can be a great way to fill in the breaks between jobs. A volunteer experience can lead to something you never imagined or help you discover a hobby or interest you were unaware of. Sometimes we get locked into the â€œrat-raceâ€? of life. Volunteering can give the perfect escape from everyday routine and create a balance in our lives. Finding new interests and hobbies through volunteering can be fun, relaxing, and even energizing. Volunteers predominantly express a sense of achievement and motivation, which is ultimately generated from the desire and enthusiasm to help.
Some of the exciting benefits of volunteering are: you can never tell who you will meet; what new skills you will learn; or what impact it will have on your life. I am very passionate about volunteering; it is truly a labor of love for me. Volunteering has provided the opportunity to make many lasting friendships, learn more about myself, and find my true calling in life. Volunteering reflects and supports a complete picture of you and gives real examples of your commitment, dedication, and interests. Show people what you are passionate about and maybe you will inspire them too! There are many ways to give back to your community, and the great thing about volunteering is you can give as little or as much time as you have available. For more information volunteer opportunities in your community, contact the Fort Hood Army Volunteer Corps at 254287-8657. s
You Can Find Me in by Galen Ryan
atton’s Pub is where it’s at! So come out to the Pub and join Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) in celebrating the spookiest holiday of the year at the annual BOSS Halloween Costume Party. You may be too old to trick-or-treat, but you are never too old to mingle, be festive, enjoy free food and a live DJ on the only day of the year when it’s okay to wear an outrageous costume. The costume party is on Friday, October, 28 from 7 - 11 pm and a special prize will be awarded for the best costume. For more
information on the BOSS Halloween Costume Party, call the Boss Office at 254287-6116. Patton’s Pub is open Wednesday and Friday, from 4:30 - 9:30 pm; and Thursday, from 3 - 9:30 pm. The Pub is open to all, 18 years of age and older. Although Patton’s Pub is closed Saturday - Tuesday, it can be booked for private parties, training classes and more. Located at 20th Street and Old Ironsides Avenue, Building 9212. For further details about this amazing venue, call at 254-5325073. For more information on awesome events, visit HoodMWR.com… hope to find you in the Pub! s
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Wagon! by Johanna Rosson
Hitch your wagon for Fall Festivals and “off beat” annual events! Oktoberfest October 14 5 – 11 pm Fort Hood, TX
HoodMWR.com This is the largest Fall Festival in the area! Come on down to the Phantom Warrior Center parking lot and enjoy entertainment, a large selection of festival foods and beer, a pumpkin patch, face painting, inflatable’s and fall arts and crafts. (See page 10 for details)
Great Luling Rubber Duck Race October 15 Luling, TX
www.lulingcc.org Hundreds of rubber ducks set sail on the San Marcos River, racing for prizes; proceeds help keep the pump jacks brightly
decorated. Just a stone’s throw away at the Zedler Mill there will be a Catfish and Hush Puppies Cook-Off, Pie Contest, Auction, Music and Catfish Plates. Just a two-hour drive from Fort Hood!
3rd Annual Wild West Fest October 22 Dripping Springs, TX
www.dswildwestfest.com Just an hour and a half down the trail, is the 3rd Annual Wild West Fest. This family festival celebration offers activities for all ages. Activities include an equestrian playday, a ranch rodeo, barrel races, a goat show, arts and crafts vendors, chili and salsa cook-offs, a pumpkin carving contest, an old-fashioned pie contest, kids heritage games, and a kid friendly haunted house. Evening entertainment/ dance with Dale Watson.
Sweet Berry Farms Open through early November Marble Falls, TX
www.sweetberryfarm.com Autumn is here! This place ROCKS for traditional Family fun! How many other places can you enjoy stuffing your own scarecrow, hayrides, ‘Texas’ Hayfield Maze for children, picking flowers, horse rides, face painting, ice cream, picnic tables and wide open spaces, the Pumpkin Grille, mini petting zoo and of course pumpkins, gourds, squash and other decorative items? Contact Leisure Travel Services to get discounted tickets to following spook-tacular destinations!
Six Flags Over Texas
Weekend evenings (October)
www.sixflags.com/overTexas Fright Fest offers frightfully fabulous shows, chilling attractions and horrifying haunted houses!
Sea World Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday (October) San Antonio, TX
www.seaworld.com Kid-friendly thrills before 6 pm and after 6 pm the creepier thrills take place.
Cameron Park Zoo October 31 Waco, TX
www.cameronparkzoo.com ZooBoo is a safe Halloween activity for kids of all ages. ZooBoo features candy, face painting, hay rides, games and more.
Leisure Travel Services Bldg. 136, 761st Tank Battalion, next to Military Clothing Sales 254-287-7310 or 254-532-5292 Monday – Friday, 10 am – 6 pm Closed Saturday, Sunday & Federal Holidays
Nov 5, 8 am
Open to All
On-site Registration, 7 - 7:30 am
Battalion Avenue between 25th and 27th Streets Lottery drawing for free T-shirts, trophies awarded to the overall best male and female runners and medals given to the top three finalists. Register at any Fort Hood Physical Fitness center or online at HoodMWR.com.
by Johanna Rosson
hese eerie-edibles will whet the appetites of even the pickiest little monsters! And they are fun to make too!
1 ½ cups (3 sticks) softened butter 2 cups creamy or crunchy peanut butter 1 cup crispy rice cereal 1 (16-ounce) box confectioners’ sugar 2 (16-ounce) packages white chocolate candy coating, melted 1 cup fruit flavored loop cereal Red gel icing
12 unfrosted cupcakes 1 ½ cups white chocolate chips 1 can (16-ounces) dark chocolate frosting Chocolate Halloween sprinkles
In a large bowl, combine butter and peanut butter and beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually beat in rice cereal and confectioners’ sugar and then cover and chill for four hours. Shape peanut butter mixture into one-inch balls. Using a skewer or toothpicks, dip peanut butter balls in melted candy coating. Place on wax paper, and place one fruit flavored loop cereal “o” on hole from toothpick to make the center of the “eye.” Repeat procedure with the remaining peanut butter balls, candy coating and fruit cereal. When chocolate has hardened, squeeze one drop of red gel icing in the center of each frosted cereal “o” and decorate the surface with squiggles of red gel icing. Store Monster Eyes in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Makes about four dozen candies.
Using the top of the cupcake as a guide for size of skull, draw outline of skull, eyes and nose on white paper. Place on baking sheet covered with wax paper. Melt white chocolate chips in microwave as package directs. Spoon into a sturdy zip lock bag; snip tip off a corner with scissors. Using the drawing placed under the waxed paper as a guide, pipe a white chocolate skull on to the paper leaving the eyes and nose uncovered. Move the drawing over and repeat the process, piping out the other 11 skulls onto wax paper. Refrigerate the chocolate skulls to set. Spoon two tablespoons of frosting into another zip lock bag, set aside. Use remaining frosting to frost the tops of the cupcakes. Roll the edges of the cupcakes in the sprinkles. Peel the white chocolate skulls from the wax paper and place on each cupcake. Snip the tip off of the corner of the bag with the reserved icing. Use this to draw the mouth and scar on each skull.
ARE YOU READY
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Festival Brewin’ by Monty Campbell
ook! Over there on the horizon, do you see that? No, it’s not a bird, it’s not a plane, this isn’t even Superman…it is clearly the festival that will have Fort Hood Families dancing and partying the night away – the 2011 Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest is a festival that the citizens in Germany hold for around three consecutive weeks, ending in a grand celebration. Here at “The Great Place”, we have decided to forego the nearly three-week celebration and capture all of the jubilation in one great day!
German flavors. The festival is free, but food and drinks will be sold at a nominal fee. Watch strong-willed contestants compete to outlast one another in a Beer Stein Strongman and Strongwoman Competition. Who will have the endurance, strength and will to outlast their competitors as they hold their full beer stein at an arm’s length away from their body? The last competitor standing, with their arm extended, wins a custom-made Oktoberfest beer stein.
On October 14, beginning at 5 pm, the Phantom Warrior Parking Lot will be transformed into a German-like wonderland full of tents and booths, not to be confused with the Alps and Black Forest of the southern state of Bavaria. The event is open to the public, and all ages are welcome. Once the event begins and the dignitary taps the keg, the celebration will be on! The mugs will be filled to the brim with ice-cold genuine German beer, tantalizing odors of schnitzel sandwiches, currywurst, pretzels and juicy bratwursts will drift enticingly in the air, and the aroma of sweet German style desserts will surely open your horizon to an array of authentic
Don’t forget to savor your thirst for beer in a designated area that will be available for beer tasting, and dance along to live music featuring a band from Houston, the Crisis, that will engage and entertain the crowd throughout the evening! Also, for all of you cyclists out there, there is the Pubcrawler of Austin for you to pedal and sip! The fun doesn’t end there as festival-goers can visit the arts and crafts tents - where vendors will have a variety of fall crafts, including ceramic mugs, decorated gourds and wreaths. The more youthful crowd at the festival will be enthralled with the myriad of activities for them, as well. There will be face
painting, inflatables, a pumpkin patch, adrenalinepumping rides and more. So donâ€™t be afraid of what is looming in the near future as it is a celebration that we will all enjoy. Come out and share the experience of Oktoberfest with us - an evening of spirit, friends, music and good times. For more information about Oktoberfest or any other great events this month, contact the Fort Hood Family and MWR Special Events Office at 254-288-7835. s
(All area code 254) Chapels Bldg Comanche Chapel 52024 Iron Horse Chapel 37012 1 Cav Memorial Chapel 31001 Red Team Chapel 24008 Spiritual Fitness Center 12012 4th ID Memorial Chapel 10041 19 Street Chapel 9406 13th SC(E) Chapel 39010 Historical Old Post Chapel 53 West Fort Hood Chapel 91074
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Child Development Centers Parent Central Services Clear Creek CDC Comanche CDC Fort Hood CDC Chaffee CDC Child Development Services, Admin Montague CDC Kouma CDC/SKIESUnlimited Family Readiness Centers Oveta Culp Hobby SFRC Soldier & Family Assistance Center 1CD Center 3rd Signal Brigade Center Brave Rifles Readiness Center
Army Substance Abuse Program Bldg Map Phone ASAP Control Office 2241 33 287-2892 Sexual Assault Prevention & Response 2242 34 288-4931 Travel / Museums Leisure Travel Services (1) 136 14 287-7310 Leisure Travel Services (2) 4930 43 287-6024 1st Cav Museum 2218 47 287-3626 3d ACR Museum 419 64 288-3590
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Lodging Bldg Map Phone Holiday Inn IHG Army Express Keith Ware Hall Reservations Desk 36006 37 532-8233 Poxon Guest House 111 40 532-8233 5700 Area 5700 45 532-8233 Information / Assistance Programs Relocation Assistance Program 121 44 287-4471 Volunteer Services 16005 52 287-8657 Abuse Hotline 121 44 287-Care (2273) Army Community Service 121 44 287-4ACS Army Emergency Relief 121 44 288-5003 Army Family Team Building 16005 52 286-6600 Community Life Program 1001 36 618-7720 Consumer Affairs 121 44 287-CITY (2489) Financial Readiness Program 121 44 288-2862 Food Program 121 44 287-7130 Loan Closet 121 44 287-8595 Mobilization & Deployment (ACS) 16005 52 288-2794 Visitor’s Control Center 69012 39 287-9909 Library Services Casey Memorial Library Circulation Desk 3202 20 287-4921 Library Overdue Section 3202 20 287-4878 Library Reference Section 3202 20 287-5202
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Lounges & Restaurants Bldg Map Chili’s Grill & Bar 50 44 Java Café 123 38 Legends Pub 5782 63 Patton’s Pub 9212 67 Club Hood 5764 63 Phantom Warrior Center 194 54 Backbone NCO Lounge 194 54 Courses of Clear Creek Snack Bar 52381 6 Sportsmen’s Center 1937 50 Strike Zone/Phantom Warrior Lanes 49010 13 Outdoor Recreation Activities Belton Lake Outdoor Rec Area (BLORA) NAF 126 75 BLORA Boat Dock NAF 155 75 BLORA Reservation Office NAF 126 75 BLORA Sierra Beach 20140 75 Courses of Clear Creek 52381 6 Recreational Equipment Checkout 4930 14 Hunt & Saddle Club 1937 50 Hunt Control Office 1941 50 Sportsmen’s Center 1937 50 Skeet Range 1937 50 West Fort Hood Travel Camp 70004 76 Bronco Youth Skate Park 6602 60 ATV Park Area 111
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Family Services Bldg Map Phone Employment Readiness Branch 284 53 286-6684 Army Community Service HQ 121 44 618-7891 Exceptional Family Member Prog. 121 44 287-6070 Family Advocacy 76020 79 286-6774 Family Advocacy New Parent Support 290 53 287-2286 Program 0-3 Children Civilian Personnel Advisory Ctr 4220 21 288-2089 Assistance Program Family Child Care 121 44 287-5448 Youth & School Age Services, Admin 121 44 287-8436 Supplemental Programs & Services 121 44 287-8029 Information & Referral 121 44 287-4ACS School Liaison Office 121 44 288-7946 SKIESUnlimited Academy 121 44 287-4592 Woman, Infant & Children (WIC) 289 532-8680 Survivor Outreach Services 10043 66 288-3655 The edge Program-CYSS 121 44 553-3995 The HIRE Program - CYSS 121 44 287-9658
Physical Fitness Centers Bldg Map Phone Abrams Physical Fitness 23001 31 287-2016 Burba Physical Fitness 9301 69 287-8298 Harvey Physical Fitness 31006 18 287-0195 Iron Horse Physical Fitness (SRP) 37017 16 287-0193 Kieschnick Physical Fitness 39008 26 287-4293 Grey Wolf Physical Fitness 24006 28 287-0194 Starker Physical Fitness 87010 72 287-9639 West Fort Hood Physical Fitness 91068 82 553-2010 Fort Hood Comprehensive Soldier Facility Fort Hood CSF HQ 12022 58 285-5693 Warrior Adventure Quest 12019 319-1619 Army Center/Enhanced Performance 12020 288-4671 Applied Fitness Center 12018 57 287-8219 Spiritual Fitness Center 12012 56 553-1195 Personal Financial Asst Ctr., Ste 400 12020 61 553-4698 Military Family Life Cons, Ste 500 12020 61 553-4705
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Centralized Marketing Information Area Copeland Center (Front Desk Open 24hrs 7 days a week) Oveta Culp Hobby Soldier & Family Readiness Center (Open Mon-Fri 7:30am-8:30pm) Swimming Pools Aquatics Office Abrams Pool (Indoor) Comanche Pool 13th SC(E) Pool 62nd St Pool 42nd St Pool Martin Pool Patton Pool Thomas Pool West Fort Hood Pool Youth Centers Bronco Youth Center Comanche Youth Center High Chaparral Youth Center Miscellaneous Services American Red Cross (toll free) 1-877-272-7337 BOSS Program Combined Federal Campaign NAF Civilian Personnel Advisory Center Palmer Theater Howze Theater Veterinary Clinic Robertson Blood Center Inprocessing DFMWR Headquarters Fort Hood Recycle Center Client Services (Legal Assistance)
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A Wealth of Resources by Sylvia Gavin
nowledge is power! Yes, it’s a well-worn cliché, but true nonetheless. Knowledge of your personal financial resources will empower you like no other. Personal financial management can be difficult if you don’t know where to start. The Army Community Service Financial Readiness Branch has an abundance of resources to help you on the path to wealth. All services provided are free of charge. Below is a sampling of resources designed to help you increase your knowledge and your bottom line. Do you know what your (money) sign is? Your quest for knowledge may begin with the ACS Money Personality Workshop. This resource will explore such questions as, how did your upbringing affect your view of money? What does ‘wealth’ mean to you? What experiences have you had that have changed your views about money? So much of what one does on a daily basis depends on the credit score. Do you want to purchase a car, obtain insurance and get a job? Credit score may play a big part in all of these. Expand your knowledge and possibly your wealth by attending the ACS Credit booster class, designed to help you understand your credit report and how to boost your score. A free FICO score is also available to active duty Soldiers and their Families. Do you have more debt than money on a monthly basis? Sometimes debt overwhelms Families and causes them to dig deeper and deeper in debt. The Budget Debt Management class offers ways to create accurate budgets/ spending plans, while learning strategies to manage personal debt. You may be surprised by how snowballing your debt payments will help you to eliminate them in a more expedient way.
Army Army Family Family Action Action Plan Plan Conference Conference
Let your voice be heard and
contribute to the solution! Free and open to all
October 25 - 28 Comanche Chapel
Savings and investing are often used synonymously, when in reality, one precedes the other. A sound emergency savings is a perquisite to beginning investing. The Savings and Investing class will help you to set and prepare for future goals in savings and investing. If the classroom is not your cup of tea, ACS Personal Financial Readiness Specialists are available for individual and Family sessions. The specialists can assist you in developing a plan to help you reach your financial goals using an array of resources including books, video lessons, the Internet and the ever-popular phone apps. Your one stop place for resources in personal financial management is found at the Army Community Service Financial Readiness Branch. If you need assistance or an appointment please contact the Financial Readiness Branch, Personal Financial Readiness Specialists (PFRS) at Rivers Building 121, 254-287-8979 or Personal Financial Assistance Center (PFAC), Building 12020, Suite 400, 254-553-4701. â–˛
The AFAP Conference is where your voice is heard about your concerns on the quality of Army life, by Army Leadership. An AFAP issue is any obstacle that affects the readiness and well-being of the Fort Hood community and/or the Army. For more information about the conference contact the Fort Hood AFAP Office at Lane Volunteer Center.
Lane Volunteer Center Bldg 16005, corner of TJ Mills Boulevard & Old Ironsides Avenue
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ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE
Another by Jade Coleman
ere at “The Great Place”, we consider ourselves a Family, and Family should never let Family go starvin’ like Marvin! A closed mouth doesn’t get fed so open up your mouth ask for assistance and let the ACS Food Pantry provide you with a helping! Anyone with a military ID card can receive assistance from the ACS Food Pantry. The ACS Food Pantry will provide those who need assistance with enough food to last 3 – 5 days, depending upon their particular circumstance. In addition to filling your tummies, the ACS Food Pantry offers budget counseling to help improve the weight of your pockets. The ACS Food Pantry relies heavily on donations from the community so PLEASE help us keep our pantry stocked with food ANYTIME! Items accepted
as donations include: nonperishable food products that have not exceeded the expiration date; and other items such as diapers and hygiene products. Pork-nbeans, noodles, canned spaghetti, q-tips, soap, tooth paste, and dental floss or whatever items you have to share, please bring them! There are two ACS Food Pantry locations. One is in the Rivers Building, Bldg. 121 and the other is located at the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Training Facility in Bldg. 12020, Suite 400. Both ACS Food Pantries are open Monday - Friday, from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm and are closed on weekends and holidays. ▲ Contact the ACS Food Pantry to get information on this additional helping, call 254287-8979.
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Classic fiddle meets modern music!
5:30 - 8:30pm Phantom Warrior Center
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You’ve heard Charlie Daniels’ “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” and Metallica’s “Enter Sandman”, but have you heard them blended together in an amazing compilation? Natalie Stovall puts it all together on one stage, in one night. Whether onstage with the Opryland Kids Club, wowing crowds with her fiddle playing, or singing to anyone who would put her on stage, she has been keeping audiences on the edge of their seats for two decades. For more information or individuals requiring accommodations for a medical disability please contact 254-286-7835
t h e t Fun u O k c e Ch by Erica Stiner
s it gets cooler outside, we tend to lean towards indoor activities, so why not check into Casey Memorial Library to check out some fun! Check out great books, DVDs, audio books, exam study guides, CDs and even Blu-rays…but wait-- that’s not all, there is much more going on that is free for all. There will be a showing of the movie “Sleepy Hollow” Tuesday, October 4, at 6 pm for adults (17 years of age and older, 100 minutes). This tale of love and haunting based on the short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving has chilled and enthralled readers for nearly a century. We’ll provide popcorn and a dessert. Stay after the movie to discuss the story and other books you’ve been reading. If you can only make a short stop, there are still activities in which you can take part. Pull out your favorite board game or play one of ours on Game Day, Sunday, October 16 any time from 3:30 - 6:30 pm. We have games for every age, from Chess to Uno. Studies indicate even simple games like Chutes and Ladders can help young learners improve math and social skills, so come have fun and keep your mind in shape.
Casey Memorial Library Bldg. 3202, 761st Tank Battalion Ave & 72nd Street 254-287-4921
Do you have a report or paper to write? Learn how to search for online information on the internet and in Army Library subscription databases such as Academic OneFile and the Science Resource Center. You’ll need a MilitaryOneSource.com or Army Knowledge Online account to access the databases. This will be an interactive session, so please create an account before coming to the session on October 17 at 5 pm, pre-registration is not required. To get you ready for trick-or-treating, decorate a bag at the monthly Make ‘n Take Craft Wednesday, October 19, from 5 - 7 pm. Books make great (lowcalorie) treats, so check out a few while you’re here. Let loose the skeletons from the closet Saturday, October 29 during Science Saturday between 10 am – 4 pm by making a skeleton. Bring your bag back for a Trick-or-Treat Scavenger Hunt October 30 starting at 1 pm. There will be an adult course and a children’s course, so everyone can take part. Relax from the Hunt for awhile with Halloween cartoons from 12 – 5 pm, sure to make you shriek, if only with laughter. So, come one, come all, and check out the fun at Casey Memorial Library! s
Monday - Thursday, 10 am - 8 pm Friday - Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm Sunday ,12 - 8 pm
BLORA Archery Range Authorized Family and MWR patrons - FREE General Public - $3
32 Archery shooting stations located throughout natural terrain Bring your own bow Field points only Shooters under the age of 16 years old require adult supervision Located at the base of Liberty Hill Road
Read and adhere to posted archery rules and safety signs prior to shooting. Currently, only 13 of the 32 designated archery shooting stations have permanent targets installed at the present time. Designated walking route is 1 mile in length with a rest stop picnic shelter unit located at the halfway point. Designated practice range site is currently being installed. After enjoying the Archery Range, don’t forget to clear the range at the registration office. For more information, call 254-287-2523. Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area is located on North Nolan Road (Sparta Road) approximately 10 miles from East Range Road. Access to the park is also possible from FM 439 and Sparta Road. HoodMWR.com
A True Scare by Casey Fogle
s October arrives, so do visions of witches, werewolves, ghosts and goblins. There is a true scare that the Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program (FAP) encounters- Domestic violence! Domestic violence is a frightening subject, because many people do not like to talk about it. We see a friend whose partner seems controlling, yet we say nothing. We watch our teenagers get too involved in a relationship and we justify it as “kids will be kids.” We are terrified in our own homes, but we do not want to face the fact that we may be in an abusive relationship. Many programs on Fort Hood, from the Sexual Assault Program and Response Program to the Fort Hood iWatch Antiterrorism Program, encourage everyone to “Intervene, Act, Motivate” or “See Something, Say Something.” The same is true of domestic violence. Does a friend seem afraid? Can shrieks be heard coming from a neighbor’s house? If so, be knowledgeable about available services and reach out! The Family Advocacy Specialist (FAS) Program provides direct assistance, through which each Battalion has a Soldier who is wellversed in Family issues and Fort Hood programs. Suspicions of child abuse must be reported through 254-287-CARE, the Fort Hood reporting
point of contact. The Victim Advocate Crisis Line is also available 24/7, at 254-718-7583. Promoting healthy relationships may eliminate domestic violence altogether. FAP works to reduce domestic violence through prevention education.Courses include Common Sense Parenting; the Relationship Enrichment Program; Stress, Anger and Conflict Management and Expect Respect dating violence education for Youth and Soldiers. Programs are also designed to support single Soldier parents, provide information for youth and provide child safety information. During the scariest time of the year (Halloween), FAP is busy drawing attention to Domestic Violence Prevention Month. We begin with a purple ribbon campaign, and encourage everyone to wear a purple ribbon to show support for victims and awareness of this important issue. Professional development workshops, awareness events, and information tables are just a few examples of how the Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program is committed to advocating domestic violence awareness and prevention. If you would like more information or if you know of someone who could benefit from FAP, don’t be afraid to call or have them call 254-286-6774. ▲
by Angela Powell Lewis
ave you ever looked for something very important, only to realize that it was not accessible or hiding in plain sight? Well look no further, because awareness gives greater disability visibility. October is National Disability Awareness Month and we are celebrating the opportunity to continue offering exciting programs to Families with Exceptional Family Members (EFMs). Come swim Tuesday mornings with the Sea Turtles, walk or stroll the III Corps track during the Disability Awareness Walk or take a Parent Education Advocacy Program (PEAP) class and learn how to be your childâ€™s strongest advocate by understanding how education laws work to benefit you. In addition, we want you to help us to focus more attention on the challenges that matter the most to our Families. This month, the Army Community Services Exceptional Family Member Program will participate in the annual Army Family Action Planning Conference. Disability visibility increases when we encourage Soldiers and Families to enroll, speak up, speak out and be heard! All year long, EFMP is available to provide insight into the many support programs available to Families both on and off the Installation! We
offer personal assistance with community support options, advocacy, systems of care navigation and special needs advisory services. Some Families will also qualify for respite care services. In addition, we have partnered with a large number of other organizations to bring some services right to your front door. There is a myriad of information and resources for Families to access. Just let us know what you need! For your convenience, we are located in Building 121 (also known as the Rivers Building) on the corner of 761st Tank Battalion Avenue and T.J. Mills Boulevard. Our main phone number is 254-287-6070. If you would like to know more about our ongoing and upcoming programs, we invite you to visit our website at HoodMWR.com/acs/efmp.html. If you have a particular question for our trained and knowledgeable Systems Navigators, please send us an e-mail at Hood.DMWR.ACS.EFMP. SYS.NAV.DISTRO@conus.army.mil. Not enrolled in EFMP yet? Initiating the assessment process to enroll is fairly simple, and assistance is available at the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, on the first floor, in room 1243A with the medical EFMP office. Their main phone number is 254-288-8099. â–˛
Time Out for
by Jodie Cain Smith
ttention all Fort Hood Parents! Mark your calendars for the Child, Youth & School Services 2011 Parent Appreciation Day. For all of your hard work as personal chef, chauffer, teacher, nurse, life coach and housekeeper, we at CYSS want to say, â€œThank you!â€? Take time out spend a fun, free day with good friends and get ready to meet new ones on November 4, from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm, at Comanche Chapel. The Parent Appreciation Day celebration will feature a light breakfast, exciting classes, lunch, entertainment and giveaways, all geared to towards offering parents a day of relaxation, fun and an opportunity to explore a new hobby or skill. Classes include culinary arts, physical fitness, arts and crafts, marriage and Family exploration, resiliency training and more. Participants will have the opportunity to choose which classes they wish to attend, so make the day as relaxing or adventurous as you like. During morning registration and continental breakfast, map out your day with friends. Enjoying a delicious lunch provided by Family and MWR and entertainment from local youth. Be prepared to cheer and marvel at the talented students, the fabulous fruits of labor! Childcare at Comanche Chapel from the Kids On Site program is available on a space-available basis. Children must be currently registered with
CYSS and reservations are strongly recommended. CYSS registration requirements are available at HoodMWR.com. To attend Parent Appreciation Day and/ or reserve childcare for the day, call 254-2882141. Parents, feel free to bring friends, dress comfortably and get ready to relax, laugh, dine and enjoy your time out! s
Parent Appreciation Day
Yeah, that’s right-FREE pie! Get your FREE piece of the pie with the purchase of lunch at Club Hood, Phantom Warrior Lanes or the Sportsmen’s Center (Weekdays, 11 am – 1:30 pm). Its easy as pie to receive a FREE whole pie with the purchase of a lane for Family Night (Mondays, 5 - 9 pm) at Phantom Warrior Lanes. *This special treat is the courtesy of partnership between USO and Family and MWR and is available while supplies last. www.HoodMWR.com
An Extension of Services by Cathy Orona
echnology is a major component in everyone’s life and Fort Hood shoppers are no different. The world has gone mobile, and the Department of Defense’s oldest and largest Exchange Service is following suit, with the implementation of “Army and Air Force Exchange Service Mobile Marketing”. The text messaging effort permits AAFES to reach Fort Hood shoppers through a medium that is accessible 24/7. In order to take advantage of this program, text “Exchange” to 95613 to opt-in and receive exclusive offers, such as 10 percent off online purchases. “Mobile Marketing” promotions include offers from the Exchange, the Military Star Card and Exchange Online Store. To redeem an offer, shoppers simply provide the 12-digit UPC to the cashier or enter the promo code online during checkout. The Exchange’s commitment to go where authorized Exchange shoppers go is not limited to geographic location. “Mobile Marketing”, as well as coupons posted on Facebook are examples of the Exchange’s dedication to bring the Exchange benefit to military Families. One of the best ways to shop the Exchange is through our website. More than 18 million items
are available through the Exchange Online Store and Exchange Online Mall at shopmyexchange. com, with an average savings of 10 - 20 percent. Some Mall vendors do charge tax but offer special discounts to the military community. Dozens of retailers offer military discounts on shopmyexchange.com; retailers such as Patriot Outfitters, Danner, FTD Florist, 5.11 Tactical and even Family and MWR vacations. Our customers also enjoy free shipping for most items when they use their Military Star Card, in addition to easy access to the millions of items 24/7. Shopmyexchange.com is always open, always nearby and always available when YOU want to shop! Shop for your favorite brands at the best prices from the comfort of your home or wherever you may be. We even have online military clothing available through shopmyexchange.com. Express Name Tape Plus offers clothing for all services, full selection and 3-day shipment (CONUS) shipped directly to your home, with Express service available. The Exchange has been serving the armed forces for 116 years. Society has gone mobile and we have too! s
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Published on Oct 1, 2011
Published on Oct 1, 2011
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