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Director of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Column From the desk of Nicholas Johnsen
As a young boy, I remember the hazy, lazy scorching month of August and the return to school. This certainly applies to us here in Central Texas. I would ask that you remain particularly observant, during the opening weeks of school, for our children and where they may be crossing or walking to school. Give yourself a little extra time to get to your duty location so that we can help keep them safe for the start of this new school year. As many of you experienced with the weather trends here know, we will be scorching right along into October, most likely. T hanks to the Soldier support, we will keep as many pools open as possible to include BLORA. We w i l l t a ke a l o o k a t t h e h o u r s o f operation to ensure we are parallel to attendance. Finally, please remain safe. If each of us asked ourselves the question “What is the worst thing that could happen to me in the action I am about to take?” And if we mitigated that risk in our action we could avoid not just simple little accidents, but the one that could take a life. Life is too precious to make it a second thought.
August HOOD HAPPENINGS MAGAZINE VOLUME 10 • NUMBER 8 • 2011
2 Voices of the Great Place Fort Hood Spotlight 4 Feature Facility An Outdoor Galore 5 DINING Get Served! 6 Feature Story Getting Schooled 8
TRAVEL The Peak of the Week
10 SPECIAL EVENTS Twinkle, Twinkle, Rising Star 11 SPECIAL EVENTS Deep in the Art of Texas 12 Fort Hood Family and MWR Location Guide/Phone Listings Map, Listings, Locations & Phone Numbers
14 MORALE Feel Good in the Hood 16 OUTREACH FRGs Fundraise With Ease 18 FITNESS Moving and Improving 20 Army Community Service Rain, Rain, Go Away
21 TEENS Calling All Teens 22 Accommodations For Rent 23 Child, Youth & School Services Producing Greatness 24 Consumer B Above Average
Nicholas R. Johnsen 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 Sara Browning
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 Marketing Clerk Tina Wilgeroth 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
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1 “TANGLED” (Movie), Casey Memorial Library 1 EFMP Advisory Committee, Bldg 121 1-11; 15-18 Adult Swim Lessons, Thomas Pool 2 Army Family Team Building Level 1, Bldg 16005 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Banking, Bldg 12020, Suite 400 2,9,16, 23, 30 Budget/Debt Management, Bldg 12020, Suite 400 2 Beef & Burgundy, Club Hood 3,24 Credit Booster, Bldg 12020, Suite 400 4 Festival of the Arts, Phantom Warrior Center 4 Hood Howdy (Information and Career Fair), Club Hood 4,11,18,25 Family Resilience Academy, Bldg 18000 6 Guided Fishing Tour, BLORA 8 “INKHEART” (Movie), Casey Memorial Library 9 Army Family Team Building Level 1 (Spanish), Bldg 16005 9 EFMP Adult Brown Bag Book Discussion, Casey Memorial Library 9 EFMP Orientation, Bldg 18000 11 Family Night, Club Hood 11 Martin Lawrence Comedy Show, Abrams PFC 12-13 Teen AFAP Conference, Bldg 18000 13 Youth Fishing Derby, BLORA 13 Hotter than Hades 5k Run/Walk, Abrams PFC 16 Beef & Burgundy, Club Hood 17 Craft Class, Casey Memorial Library 18 Hood Hero Award Ceremony and Luncheon, Club Hood 19 Back to School Bash, Bronco Youth Center 20 Boating Safety Course, BLORA 20 2-Person Tip & Tuck Tournament, Courses of Clear Creek 25 Family Night, Club Hood 25 Mini-Meet 25m Relay, Abrams Pool 26 Save-A-Tot, Boost-A-Youth Child Safety Seat Inspection, Sprocket Auto Crafts 26 Natural Home Remedies Body Scrub Workshop, Bell County Help Center, Killeen 26 Phantom Warrior Scramble, Courses of Clear Creek 27 Make ‘n Take Craft Class, Casey Memorial Library
My husband returns from deployment in late September and when he returns I would like for us to take up a new sport or activity, as we get back into the swing of things. Any recommendations? Yolanda J. Mills Hello Yolanda J., Glad to hear that your hubby is returning soon! If you are looking to get back into the “swing” of things, then you should definitely swing by the Courses of Clear Creek, located on Battalion Avenue at Clear Creek Road. Nestled amongst the serene Central Texas hills, the Courses of Clear Creek offers an outstanding opportunity for golfers of every level. In addition to reoccurring tournaments, clinics, scrambles and special golf events, private/group lessons are also available to you. If while playing golf you happen to work up an appetite, you can grab a bite to eat from the snack bar inside the clubhouse. Before your husband returns, you may even want to surprise him with some cutting edge golf gear from the Pro Shop, located inside the clubhouse as well. The Courses of Clear Creek is another terrific Family and MWR facility, which provides the Fort Hood community with an incomparable resource. For information or prices, tournaments, events, hours, lessons and more, call 254-287-4130.
1, 9, 16, 23, 30 Preschool Story time, Casey Memorial Library 3 Cardio Spin Blast, Abrams PFC 3-4 Club Championship, Courses of Clear Creek 4-25 Adult Swim Lessons, Abrams Pool 9 Garrison Commander’s Tournament, Courses of Clear Creek 10 Moonlight Cruise, BLORA *The Sportsmen’s Center furthers interest in hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreational activities. The Center offers a snack bar, party rooms, Pro Shop, Hunt Control Office, equine boarding stable and skeet and archery range. Located on Rod and Gun Club Loop, 53rd Street and Murphy Road, Bldg 1937, call 254-532-4552 or stop by for more information.
State-of-the-art bowling facility, complete with 48 lanes and 42-inch flat screen automatic scoring displays. Xtreme Bowling, reoccurring specials and promotions and league bowling offered throughout the year. A full service Pro Shop that stocks the latest bowling equipment, and even affords patrons the option of placing special orders for particular equipment.
Providing Fort Hood with an amazing facility to partake in fun, food and games for over 10 years!
A variety of affordable and delicious treats at the Strike Zone snack bar. Made-to-order breakfast and hot, fresh coffee is also available for the earliest of risers’. Two rooms filled with the most up-to-date arcade machines, along the lines of virtual reality, racing, a variety of sports games, an easy-touse online terminal to play Fantasy Sports and more.
Monday – Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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iBingo, which is played on touchscreen handheld devices to free players from the hassle of keeping up with bingo cards, chips, and markers.
Thanksgiving Day, 5 pm – Midnight; Christmas Eve, Noon – 7 pm; Christmas Day, 5 pm – Midnight; New Year’s Eve, 5 pm – 1:30 am; New Year’s Day, 5 pm – Midnight.
Wireless internet is available to patrons with a notebook computer or PDA equipped with a standard internet browser and WiFi compliant wireless Ethernet card.
Clear Creek Road at Santa Fe Avenue, Bldg 49010 254-287-3424 www.hoodmwr.com
*Open to all DoD ID-card holders’ and their guests.
An Outdoor Galore
he month of August ushers in a whole new opportunity to get out and explore Fort Hood as never before. Early license sales start on August 15, so get ahead of the game and beat the rush. This is a prime time to get outfitted for the upcoming dove and teal seasons that begin in September and of course, archery season kicks off in October too. Come on in and get loosened up on the Archery or Skeet/Trap Range. Don’t forget about Hunting and Fishing Day, held on September 17.The festivities include, a fun shoot, fishing derby, turkey shoot, calling contest and much more! The Sportsmen’s Center is THE gathering place for hunting, fishing and overall outdoor recreation enthusiasts.The facility is devoted to
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the conservation and presentation of wildlife, their habitats and environment; the sports of hunting, fishing and archery, and the recreational use of guns for skeet, trap or other target shooting. The Sportsmen’s Center Pro Shop carries a wide variety of hunting, fishing, skeet shooting and other outdoor equipment. Fishing bait is also available. State hunting and fishing licenses too! The Hunt Control Center is located in the Sportsmen’s Center Pro Shop, which provides information on hunting and fishing requirements on Fort Hood and administers both gun and archery annual turkey and deer hunt programs. It also runs Tele Trac, the hunting area reservation telephone registry system.
There are five requirements to hunt on Fort Hood 1 Access Card 2 Hunter Education Certificate 3 Fort Hood Hunting Permit 4 State License (with proof of at least six months Texas residency, Soldiers are eligible for the free State “Super Combo” License) 5 Firearm Registration (Provost Marshal’s Office, 254-287-4001 or at the Visitor’s Control Center, 254-287-9909) The Sportsmen’s Center is truly an outdoor galore, furthering interests in hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreational activities. So much so, that all of the aforementioned Fort Hood hunting requirements, for the EXCEPTION OF FIREARM REGISTRATION can be obtained at the Sportsmen’s Center. The Center even offers a snack bar, party rooms, picnic sites, playground and equine boarding stable.
For additional information on the Sportsmen’s Center and/or Fort Hood hunting requirements, call 254-532-4552 or long onto www.hoodmwr.com.The Sportsmen’s Center is open Monday – Friday, from 8 am - 6 pm and weekend hours of operation are from 7 am - 6 pm. So, Feel free to stop by the Sportsmen’s Center anytime during normal business hours, located on Rod and Gun Club Loop at 53rd Street and Murphy Road, Bldg. 1937. s
Get Served! by Wilson Mathews III
Yeah, that’s right! Get served- enjoy Club Hood’s delightful dining options! Daily Lunch Weekdays - 11 am – 1:30 pm v v v v
There’s always something fresh and appetizing available Lunch is $7.50 and includes an entrée, two sides, and beverage Unlimited Soup & Salad bar for $4.75 Pick up a punch card, buy 10 meals and get one free!
Beef & Burgundy with Shrimp Appeal Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month - 5:30 – 7:30 pm v v v
Bring a co-worker, friend, or Family member and enjoy good company and quality food Devour a buffet of steamship round, baked potato, fresh salad, peel-n-eat shrimp and two glasses of your choice of wine for $12.95 Build a mountain of food on your plate because this all you can eat style buffet is sure to leave you full and satisfied!
Family Night Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month - 5 – 7 pm v v v
American barbecue or pasta themed dinners Thursday night at Club Hood is the most delicious and convenient way to enjoy a flavorful array of food with the Family! $6.95 adults, $3.95 (5-12 years of age), FREE (4 – under)
Holiday Sunday Brunch 11 am seating and 1:30 pm seating v v v v
Club Hood welcomes Families and friends to enjoy a Mother’s Day, Easter,Thanksgiving and Christmas feast, during the holidays Indulge your taste buds in an array of creative entrees, delectable salads and tempting desserts Everything is prepared and made fresh for a full break- fast and lunch $18.95 adults, $5.95 (5-12 years of age), FREE (4 – under)
Club Hood is located on 24th Street at Tank Destroyer Boulevard, Club Hood even caters events, offers room rentals and has an online lunch menu. For more information, call 254532-5329 or log onto www.hoodmwr.com.s
Itâ€™s that time of the year again! The time of year when leisure and vacationing seem somewhat eclipsed by academia and routine. As parents and their children switch their focus into academically heavier schedules, it can be difficult to locate cosmic youth enrichment
activities. Child, Youth and School Services has a variety of programs, services, and events to support the needs of registered (to register, call 254-287-8029) school-aged youth. On August 19, CYSS is hosting the Back to School Bash at Bronco
Look at what else we have going on... School-Age Care - SAC program offers before and/or after school care for children 1st - 5th grade. Programming options include homework assistance, health and wellness components, craft projects, leadership clubs and more. SAC services are available in six of the on-post elementary schools and at Walker School-Age Care Center, which serves Meadows Elementary School. Enrollment and participation fees are based on total Family income. For more info, call 254-287-8029. Middle School After-School Expansion Program - Child, Youth and School Services has partnered with Smith and Audie Murphy Middle Schools to
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Youth Center for teens, 6th-12th grade. This event will include an info-fair, live entertainment, interactive activities, a school supply and prize giveaway and more. The event will kick off at 5 pm with an info-fair and will last until 10 pm. s
offer Leopard Academy and Falcon Tutoring. This free, after school program includes Math, Science and Language Arts enrichment, along with fun extracurricular components such as the edge program and youth program led activities. Free snack and transportation to youth centers and the neighboring communities are also included. To participate in this program, contact Smith or Audie Murphy Middle School. Teen Taxi - Teen Taxi is an after school pick-up service which transports youth to designated Fort Hood Youth Centers from middle and high schools in the Killeen, Fort Hood, Copperas Cove and Harker Heights. This service is FREE and open to middle school and high school students who are eligible to utilize Fort Hood Youth Centers. Contact your schools designated youth center to sign-up. Youth Centers - Fort Hood has three youth centers, Bronco, Comanche and High Chaparral, located conveniently in Fort Hood housing areas
and open to youth, 6th-12th grade. As the hub of CYSS youth programs, youth centers offer home assistance, technology activities, sports and fitness programs, leadership and volunteerism clubs, and craft projects, just to name a few. Each youth center also has flat panel TVs, the latest gaming systems and computer programs available for teen use. Bronco Youth Center Building 6602, Tank Destroyer Blvd 254-287-6745 Comanche Youth Center Building 52019, Tank Destroyer Blvd near Comanche III. 254-287-5834 High Chaparral Youth Center Building 5485, past Shoppette in Pershing Park 254-287-5646
SKIESUnlimited â€“ Explore the Schools of Knowledge, be Inspired, Explore new activities and acquire new Skills with the SKIESUnlimited Academy. SKIESUnlimited classes are designed to compliment and support the experiences of military children, six months to 18 years of age. Program offerings range from gymnastics to music lessons. For the latest schedule and registration information, call 254-287-4592. CYSS offers our little stars a myriad of outstanding programs and services. This article only covers on a fraction of the much larger constellation of programs and services, to get a telescopic view of all the options available visit www.hoodmwr.com Want to know the latest on special events, trips, giveaways and more? Connect with the Fort Hood CYSS Teen Facebook page at facebook. com/Teen.FTHood.
Pe ak Week of the
hough August is the time of year that kids return to school and summer vacationing ends, most Families with school-age children look forward to their weekends away from their normal, Monday - Friday activities. Some like to think of weekends as “the peak of the week”, and here in Central Texas there are many peaks of interest. Texas school children are taught to “Remember the Alamo”, but so many times we overlook the cool history that surrounds our community! Austins’ Pioneer Farms provides a real Texas living history experience. The visitor can explore an 1840’s Tonkawa Encampment, an 1860’s German Immigrant Farm, as well as an 1870’s Texan Farm.The 1880’s are represented by a Cotton Planters Farm. Folks can stay and take part in the many chores of farm Families and build great Family memories while you are at it! The Farm is located at 10621 Pioneer Farms Drive in Austin. Ever imagine yourself on a real steam train? Well, just an hour’s drive from Killeen can get you and your Family on the rails! The Austin Steam Train in Cedar Park rolls through the scenic unforgettable Texas Hill Country to invite travelers to tour the historic 1912 train station in Bertram. The tour lasts about
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20 minutes, and then it’s all aboard for the return to Cedar Park. Starting in September passengers can opt for a ride with a bit more grit.The Hill Country Flyer takes visitors on the same route but with a special stop to Historic Burnet to have lunch, shop and witness a gun fight that could even make John Wayne want to flex his trigger finger! The late 70’s introduced the world to how to “Be a Pepper”. Well, Waco, (just a short trip north on I-35) just happens to be the home of Dr. Pepper.The Dr. Pepper Museum showcases the oldest major soft drink in America. The museum is amazing and “kid friendly”. One of the best parts is the soda fountain at the end of the tour. The museum is located on 300 South 5th Street in downtown Waco. Another “must see” in Waco is The Texas Ranger Museum located right off of I-35 on Texas Ranger Trail. Leisure Travel Services on Fort Hood has discount tickets for this museum and many other attractions in the area. Day trips are not only economical, but a great way to soak up local culture and still make it home before bedtime. For more day or weekend trip ideas, contact one of Fort Hood’s two Leisure Travel Services locations, at 254-287-7310 or 254-287-6024.s
SpecialEvents twinkle, twinkle,
by Monty Campbell
ou’ve seen it over and over again, but it never seems to get old. No, I am not talking about the Dallas Mavericks’ stunning upset of the heat in the 2011 NBA Finals. I am referring to the never-ending series of “American Idol” seasons, and no matter how many seasons or judges that are put in front of the camera,“American Idol” continues to receive huge ratings. Just like the singers on that television competition, I am sure that there are vocal artists from “The Great Place” that can and have blown your socks off with their vocal capabilities. Well, the wait is over because just like “American Idol” has captivated America’s audience, Fort Hood’s own singing competition is returning once again – Operation Rising Star! This year’s version of Operation Rising Star returns with flare and promises to be better than ever, showcasing the best vocal talent that the Fort Hood military community has ever heard. This year’s competition will take place at the Phantom Warrior Center (37th Street, Bldg. 194) from 7- 10 pm, the final four Fridays of September (Sept. 9, 16, 23 & 30). Just like the television show, Operation Rising Star is a singing competition where the contestants advance weekly, based on the results from the three random judges, until there is one Grand Champion from
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Fort Hood. The Fort Hood champion will then move on to the Army level competition. Prospective Fort Hood contestants, you do not have to stress about how the judges will critique you, because there are no snarky British judges to bring you down. All that you have to do is make sure that you bring your “Agame” with you and you should be just fine in this competition. Don’t forget to bring your large group of friends, co-workers, battlebuddies or even people you found off the street with you to the competition, because not only will Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation allow you to use your own musical accompaniment, but a Spirit Award will be distributed to the most supportive unit or Family Readiness Group. The audience will make up 50 percent of the determination as to who will be the local winner of Operation Rising Star. It definitely is a win-win situation for all involved. To register for the 2011 Fort Hood Operation Rising Star competition bring your voice, your talent and that competitive spirit to the Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers Office located inside the Phantom Warrior Center. For more details, contact BOSS at 254-287-0270. s
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ort Hood will be hosting its First Annual “Search for the Lone Star” this summer. Show your support from the front row or audition to perform on center stage. This is a chance for the Soldiers and Families of Fort Hood to showcase their talent. The event is open to all authorized Family, Morale,Welfare and Recreation patrons. This competition is open to adults and youth with the consent of their parents/legal guardians. Each contestant will be given a five minute time slot to perform in front of our panel of guest judges. If critiques are desired, participants must notify the show staff prior to the presentation. Critiques will be made directly following the presentation. Judges will be on hand to meet the cast and crew and provide positive points of interest in regards to the production. If selected, you will have a chance at the Grand Prize and moving on to represent the Fort Hood Garrison at the U.S. Army Festival of the Arts competition. Contestants may sing, dance, do a stand up routine, juggle, recite a poem or do anything else to showcase their “Lone Star” talent. There will be two dates that contestants may choose to audition, July 21 at the Phantom Warrior Center, or August 4 at Club Hood.Audition times will be from 6 to 8:30 pm. Judging will be based upon innovative, artistic and technical excellence. The judges’ decisions are final. There will be a prize for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. The Festival is an excellent way to get noticed; as some performers go on and join Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation entertainment programs, such as the U.S.Army Soldier Show. s
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SpecialEvents Books, Computers, Internet Access, CDs, DVDs, Videos, eBooks, Language Materials, Reference, Storytime, Periodicals and Newspapers, Electronic Databases, Study Areas, Tax Forms, Microforms & Interlibrary Loans. Monday -Thursday, 10 am - 8 pm Friday & Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm Sunday, 12 - 8 pm 72nd Street & 761st Tank Battalion Avenue, Bldg. 3202 254-287-2716
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Feel Good in the Hood by Johanna Rosson
everyone! August is here, the kids are going back to school and itâ€™s time to make yourself a priority! Keeping yourself happy and healthy is just as important as keeping your Family in check. The good news is that here at Fort Hood we have it covered whether you are seeking fitness for your mind, body or soul. People who build strength whether it be mind or body, are more equipped to handle lifeâ€™s inevitable changes, build strong relationships and lead productive fulfilling lives.
Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Training Facility The campus offers programs and facilities for personal, as well as group use. Visits can be work-related such as team-building, or private for personal enrichment. Programs are completely free of charge and offer confidentiality when needed. The facility is located on 31st Street and Battalion Avenue.
Spiritual Fitness Center A non-denominational facility for Soldiers and Families to explore their spirituality. The Spiritual Center houses classes geared towards resiliency as well as Chaplains who are available for anyone interested in meeting with them. The Applied Fitness Center offers classes such as yoga, pregnancy and postpartum yoga and Cross fit. The Retreat Massage Therapy is a holistic massage service located inside the Applied Fitness Center, 33rd Street and Old Ironsides. Massage Therapy is open Tuesday – Saturday by appointment only and there is a cost associated.
Find delight in Java Café’s Starbucks® products, muffins, sweet treats, warm beverages and chilled refreshments.
Kids On-Site Child Care Through Child, Youth and School Services is available for up to two hours and it is offered on a first come, first serve basis. Another great Family and MWR program offered is a chance to work with Military Family Life Consultants for shortterm counseling and referral services.
Abrams Physical Fitness Center
Is also at your service offering a fully qualified staff and exceptional, state of the art exercise and total body equipment. The classes offered are spin, weight training, yoga and Zumba.
Pool at Abrams Offers Water aerobics on Tuesdays and Thursdays 8 – 9 am. Water Aerobics has many health benefits. It improves circulation, enhances lung function and makes the heart stronger
Aerobics & Skating Center Offers something a little different, try roller skating and a full list of Aerobics classes including Hi/Lo Cardio, Hip Hop Funk, Gliding, Piloga, Belly Dance and many more. $25 per month or $3 per class, Monday - Thursday, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Sat 9 10:30 am Purchase your monthly card within the first seven days of each month. Monthly cards are not available after the first seven days. These facilities on Fort Hood offer so many opportunities to achieve great health and fitness. This is your time to shine! For information on all that Family and MWR has to offer, look us up at www.hoodmwr.com s
7 am - 2 pm Monday - Friday
The drive-through facility is located in the Rivers Building parking lot, on the corner of TJ Mills Boulevard and 761st Tank Battalion Avenue.
FRGs Fundraise With Ease by Wilson Mathews III
or an FRG, fundraising can be as easy as 1, 2, 3! Family Readiness Groups provide activities and support to enhance the flow of information, increase the resiliency of unit Soldiers and their Families, provide practical tools for adjusting to deployments/ separations and enhance well-being and morale. Often enough, FRGs conduct fundraisers to help generate means to continue and improve their mission,
as sometimes their hard work and dedication is not enough. The Courses of Clear Creek is steadfast in its allegiance to aiding FRGs in their fundraising quest. At the Courses of Clear Creek there are special opportunities available to Family Readiness Groups to help them further their mission. FRGs have the endowment of using the Courses of Clear Creek to host golf tournaments in order to raise money with less work on their part. The FRG’s only responsibility is to promote the tournament and to obtain Command buy-in to help bring awareness to the event. The Courses of Clear Creek gladly provides a multitude of services; such as when FRGs choose to conduct a fundraiser at the golf course; everything from setting up the golf carts and assigning the team’s, to starting holes, scoring the tournament and breaking out the winners. The Courses of Clear Creek offers an all inclusive tournament fee of $25 per person (Monday - Wednesday) and $30 (Thursday - Friday). The tournament fee includes the greens fee, cart, and prize fund (gift certificates to the Pro Shop). The FRG in turn establishes a higher fee for their tournament, usually $5 more than the all inclusive tournament fee, which is still a great value to tournament participants. FRGs may also sell optional fundraising packages such as; buy a green, buy a tee box or three mulligans for $5; and are therefore able to raise a minimum of $5 per player. Let the Courses of Clear Creek help your FRG fundraise with ease! To learn more about this terrific FRG fundraising opportunity with the Courses of Clear Creek, please call 254-539-1973 or email Jaime Deniziak, jaime. email@example.com; or Chuck McPhilomy, chuck. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Courses of Clear Creek The courses on the land of our Armed Forces…
2-Person Tip & Tuck Scramble Only 8 am Shotgun Start Registration 7 – 7:45 am
For a round & lunch!
Pair up with a partner for a game of friendly competition and lunch at this 18-hole scramble, complete with pins tucked in challenging locations.
Battalion Avenue and Clear Creek Road, Bldg 52381
Call 254-287-4130 or visit www.hoodmwr.com
Bring Your ride to
One of the premiere tournaments of the year…
8 am Shotgun Start Registration 7 – 7:45 am
*Applicable daily greens and golf cart fee not included in price.
Join in on the fun at the Courses of Clear Creek for a 36-hole individual stroke play tournament. The Club Championship is flighted after the first day and winners receive personalized etched glass trophies.
Battalion Avenue and Clear Creek Road, Bldg 52381
Call 254-287-4130 or visit www.hoodmwr.com
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26 bays to complete your own auto related projects Clean, safe and climate controlled work space State Inspections Mechanical advice & engine analysis Tool room, welding and sandblasting stations Machine shop Car lifts & vehicle storage
Sock it to Sprocket and keep more money in your pocket!
Wed - Fri, 9 am – 8 pm Weekends, 9 am – 4:30 pm Training Holidays, 9 am – 6 pm *Patrons must present a valid Military ID, wear closed toe shoes and shirts, make payment at time of service and properly dispose of all debris.
20th Street and Old Ironsides Avenue, Bldg 9138 www.hoodmwr.com
Improving by Jade Coleman
any of us make resolutions to elevate our fitness practices at the beginning of the year, but sometimes fall short of our goals at the midpoint or the last leg of the year. So why wait until January 2012 to set new workout goals? Healthy living is a process that should be upheld 365 days of each year! Cardiovascular exercise is one of the easiest and key forms of physical activity; as it burns calories, strengthens the heart, increases lung capacity and reduces stress and sleeplessness; reduces the risk of heart attacks, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes; and releases endorphins, which create a sense of well-being. We can’t argue the fact that cardio can do a body good, which is why Family and MWR is steadfast in its dedication to keeping you moving and improving, by providing consistent and exciting cardiovascular activities. Insanity FIRM Fit Class You might just go “Insane in the Membrane” as this class kicks your butt, BUT it is all worth the improvement you will notice in your overall body and health. Insanity Firm Fit is an extremely high impact cardio class that works even the most minuscule muscle groups in addition to bones and organs- That’s right, you can work out your bones and or-
gans too! The class takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 – 10 am at Abrams Physical Fitness Center. Hotter than Hades 5k Run/Walk Be sure to come prepared to the HOTTEST race of the year! Abrams Physical Fitness Center plays host to the Hotter than Hades 5k Run/Walk on August 13. The race begins promptly at 8 am, with registration available online at www. hoodmwr.com or at the event from 7 – 8 am. There will be refreshments and prizes, prizes are awarded by age category and the top three finalists will receive trophies.All above the age of five are welcome to participate in the event. Cardio Spin Blast On September 3, from 9 – 11 am come to Abrams Physical Fitness Center to sweat it out and burn up to 2,500 calories at this HIGH IMPACT cardio event. Participant registration is not required, but there are only 45 bikes available to “Spin Blasters” on a first come, first served basis. Use this article and this edition of Hood Happenings to take advantage of all of Family and MWR’s offerings. Keep on moving and improving! For additional information on any of the aforementioned cardiovascular activities or for information on alternative fitness options offered, please call 254-286-5178. s
Leisure Travel Services
Wherever your travels may take you…
Family and MWR has an amazing facility to help prepare you for your travels! Leisure Travel Services provides information on regional events and tickets for entertainment, sporting events, amusement parks, tourist attractions, popular cultural programs and even Greyhound Bus tickets. Special interest and unit/group tours are also offered for attractions throughout Texas and the Southwestern region. Now with two convenient locations to better serve!
Leisure Travel Services (1)
Leisure Leisure Travel Travel Services 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 and Federal Holidays
Leisure Travel Services (2)
Bldg. 4930, Clear Creek Road, inside Recreational Equipment Checkout 254-287-6024 or 254-554-6800 Monday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm Closed Saturday, Sunday and Federal Holidays
“FREEsical Fitness” Enjoy state of the art new fitness equipment, while saving time and money! Abrams - 254-287-2016 Bldg 23001, 62nd Street & Support Avenue
Harvey - 254-287- 0195 Bldg 31006, 73rd Street & Old Ironsides Avenue
Applied Fitness Center - 254-287-5586 Bldg 12018, 33rd Street & Old Ironsides Avenue
Iron Horse - 254-287-4380 Bldg 37017, 77th Street & Old Ironsides Avenue
Burba - 254-287-8298 Bldg 9301, 19th Street & Old Ironsides Avenue
Kieschnick - 254-287-5493 Bldg 39008, 72nd Street & Support Avenue
Grey Wolf - 254-287-0194 Bldg 24006, 58th Street & Old Ironsides Avenue
Starker - 254-287-9639 Bldg 87010, 16th Street & Old Ironsides Avenue
West Fort Hood - 254-553-2010 Bldg 91068, Clarke Road
For operating hours and more information call the facility in question at the number listed above or visit www.hoodmwr.com. www.hoodmwr.com
Rain, Rain, Go Away by Bridget Sanders
t’s raining, is pouring and you don’t want to be caught snoring! An umbrella or raincoat won’t do, because we are talking about a financial downpour. A rainy day fund sure would come in handy, now wouldn’t it? By budgeting for everyday expenses as well as unexpected emergencies you can survive, but you have to be disciplined. Start small and build up your emergency savings. You are in a really good place when you have saved six to nine months worth of your monthly living expenses in one account, which is not easily accessible. You should also have $500 to $1,000 in a second account and that is more accessible if you need it, (but hopefully locked away in your mind when you want to go on that shopping spree) so the funds can be used immediately for an actual financial crisis. Your savings should be a line item in your budget just like your mortgage, rent, electric and water bill. It’s just that important. With life happening all around you it can be hard to keep everything in that magical file of yours tucked away in your brain, so you should start by writing everything down. Write down all of your monthly expenses and add them up. It can’t be said too many times, that seeing is believing. This gives you a better idea of where your money is going and shows you expenses that can be cut. Do you really need to spend $200 a month eating out when you spend $400 on groceries? And did you pay full price for your groceries when you could have clipped coupons? These small steps can save you big money. Other money saving tips include planning for school shopping, yes, add a line item each month in your budget to take care of school supplies and clothes, if needed, for your children. Collect all loose change on a daily basis and put it in the Family’s piggy bank. Then come up with a plan on how you are going to use that money. It can be for school shoes, much needed haircuts, Family movie night, or even a Family vacation. Personal Financial Readiness Specialists are on hand to provide a customized budget that will help brighten your financial future. Contact the Army Community Service Financial Readiness Branch at 254-287-8979 or email@example.com. ▲
CALLING ALL TEENS by Diane Mansfield-Williams
Army Family Action Plan is the microphone for voicing your issues to Army leadership. It’s the process which allows the Army Family (Soldiers, Families, Retirees, DoD Civilians) the opportunity to tell Army leadership what is working and what isn’t - AND what might be a solution. AFAP alerts Army leaders to areas of concern which need attention and it gives them the opportunity to quickly put plans in action to work toward resolutions.
Teen AFAP Conference
Youth are our future, and inevitably, the future of our Army. The Teen AFAP Conference provides a forum specifically for teens. It’s an invaluable opportunity for them to network with peers and share viewpoints on issues that concern them in a safe constructive environment. Through AFAP, teens present their recommendations of ways to improve the quality of Army life.
Friday, August 12, 2 - 5 pm Saturday, August 13, 9 am - 4:30 pm Oveta Culp Hobby Soldier & Family Readiness Center Bldg. 18000, Battalion Avenue For additional information and registration instructions, call 254-287-2327 or email Hood.DMWR.ACS.AFAP.DISTRO@conus.army.mil AFAP…YOUR INVESTMENT IN THE FUTURE! ▲
AFAP has been a successful tool for resolving issues and improving the quality of life of the Army for over 27 years. Since that time, 495 issues have been completed, which have resulted in 124 legislative changes, 176 DoD or Army policy changes, and 195 improved programs or services. Teens have contributed greatly to these Army-wide results, as well as the many local changes and improvements that have taken place here at Fort Hood. Why not include improving the quality of Army life in your future plans? Now is an opportune time to get started and invest in your Army’s future. Teens ages 13 - 19 will not want to forgo this incredible opportunity! They may even feel compelled to call or text a friend or tell their friends to tell their friends to register for this chance to invest in their future.
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atherings are very common in the military community and in true military fashion, Family and MWR is quick to respond, by offering room rentals. The recently renovated Community Events and Bingo Center is equipped with an event space capable of accommodating a theater-style event of slightly more than 475 persons. The event space can also be divided into the Rose Room, which accommodates up to 375 people and the smaller Executive Room, which is capable of accommodating up to 100 guests. Along with eight large screens placed around the room, this facility is a unique, convenient space for conferences, briefings, unit functions and more. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by, for more information and availability, call 254-532-9263. Club Hood is another great choice, with four sophisticated rooms at phenomenal rates; two of
which are located at the Phantom Warrior Center. The largest rental packages being the Cascade Room at Club Hood, capable of entertaining a party of 300. For price specific information on any of the four rooms and catering options, give Club Hood a call at 254-287-8815. Looking for something more outdoorsy? Hit up Belton Lake Outdoor Recreational Area for their 17 pavilions! Each of which offer assorted entertainment. Capacity ranges from 100 - 300 persons and each area has access to grills and picnic table. The more elaborate pavilions are equipped with an enclosed kitchen and bathroom, electricity and water, as well as access to playgrounds and waterslides. Look no further than Fort Hood’s own BLORA when searching for a location to play host to your next function. For more information, please call 254-287-8303. An additional great resource for more intimate gatherings is the Sportsmen’s Center, which rents a 30 person room, during normal business hours. You may also rent the entire dining facility after normal business hours. Additional catering will be made available upon request. This is a great value for birthday parties, club meetings and more! Take advantage of this opportunity by calling the Sportsmen’s Center at 254-532-4552. The abundance of resources made available by Family and MWR cannot be expressed in just one article, so please utilize the numbers to contact the desired facility for detailed information, as they will gladly assist you. s
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savings of up to $20 off on shopmyexchange.com, to name a few. As an additional reward for good grades each “You Made the Grade” booklet contains an entry form for a quarterly savings bond drawing in which three winners are randomly awarded savings bonds of $2,000, $3,000 or $5,000. To receive the booklet, students simply come into the Exchange and present a valid military ID and proof of an overall “B” or better average to their local Exchange. This sweepstakes for the savings bonds is open to any student in grades 1 - 12. Students may receive one coupon package for every qualifying report card they receive, but may enter the savings bond drawing only once per calendar quarter. Each year the Exchange awards twelve savings bonds in the amount of $40,000! Drawings for the savings bonds are held in January, April, July and October and are conducted by an independent contractor. Military Families can contact their local Exchange for more information or check the link at www. shopmyexchange.com. The Fort Hood Exchange staff looks forward to seeing many great report cards this school year! s
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