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Director of Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Column From the desk of Nicholas Johnsen

Some months remind me of the Bill Murray Movie “Ground Hog Day”, and February is one of those months. I know Valentine’s Day is coming up. Matter of fact it has never changed over the years anymore than my belly button has changed locations. So the challenge is to be ahead of the bow wave and not behind it when thinking about your lovely wife. Not that I am an athlete of much capability anymore I think the saying goes like this: “Men, let’s put this one away early and not wait until the buzzer!” If you are at a loss take a look at what programs we are offering during the month that might be your safety net for this much appreciated day by our wives. While many are not aware of this there has been a raging debate within Fort Hood as to who made the best hamburger and you get a chance to sort that out and vote by trying our hamburgers out at those FMWR facilities that do burgers. I have selected my winner along with a long shot-we’ll see how close I come in the reading a crystal ball skill test. See our article on how this is going to be conducted. Finally, be safe in all that you do! Respectfully,

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Voices of the Great Place

What is the most romantic thing a Valentine has done for you?

Hobbies

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A Season Fore Golfing

Featured Facility

Casey Memorial Library: Under Construction

Feature

Burger Lovers Unite: Ultimate Hood Burger Challenge

Travel

Break into ITR for Great Spring Trips

Outreach

Hood Howdy Folks! Welcome to the Great Place

Fort Hood FMWR Location Guide/Phone Listings

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Map, Listings, Addresses & Phone Numbers

Special Events & Dining

A Murderer Among Us

Sports & Fitness

Spin-a-Thon: Spinning 101

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Army Community Service

Family Focus on Deployment

Child, Youth & School Services

Are you Fort Hood’s Next Young Star?

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Hood Happenings is an unauthorized, official monthly magazine for Family and 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, FMWR 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.

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18 Garrison Commander COL Bill Hill Director FMWR Nicholas R. Johnsen Deputy Director FMWR Lorenzo J. Westbrook ACS Chief Jeanie Barton NAFSM 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 Ashley Holladay Public Relations Kelsey West Monty Campbell Sales Assistant Tashika Dixon

Production Manager Nixie Romero Marketing Clerk Tina Wilgeroth Graphic Designers Tanna Jones LaVonda K. Wills Robert Johnson Graphic & Web Designer Jason Weiss

Cover Design Tanna Jones Editor Kelsey West

www.hoodmwr.com 254-287-0337

To advertise in this publication: Hood Marketing / P.O. Box X / Fort Hood, TX 76544 • tracy.thomas3@us.army.mil • 254-532-5481


MARCH 5 Party at the Greens, The Courses of Clear Creek 6 Outward Bound, CYSS, BLORA 6 MADE Fort Hood’s Young Stars Tryouts/Screenings, CYSS, High Chaparral Youth Center 6 Spring Break Blowout, CYSS, High Chaparral Youth Center 7 Sunday Brunch, Club Hood Each Monday, Family/Bowlopolis Night Each Monday and Wednesday, Zumbatomic, Meadows Elementary School Each Tuesday, Beef and Burgundy, Club Hood Each Thursday, Family Pasta Night, Club Hood Each Thursday and Friday, Xtreme Bowling, Phantom Warrior Lanes Weekdays, Daily Lunch, Club Hood Contact 254-287-4ACS for complete listing of ACS reoccurring classes. Contact 254-287-8029 to sign up for programs at Child, Youth & School Services.

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FEBRUARY 1-26 Ultimate Hood Burger Challenge, multiple locations 1 Rear Detachment Ops, Oveta Culp Hobby 2-3 /15-16 Lifeguard Training Course, Abrams Pool 2/9/16/23 Common Sense Parenting,ACS, Bldg.9409 2/9/16/23 Super Fun Tuesdays, CYSS Comanche Youth Center 2-4 Army Family Team Building Level 1, Lane Volunteer Center 3 Army Career and Alumni Program Job Fair, ACS, Club Hood 4/15 Deployment Symposium, ACS, Oveta Culp Hobby 4 Reunion Workshop, ACS, Oveta Culp Hobby 4 Credit Booster & Understanding Insurance Class, ACS, Bldg. 16005 5 Polar Bear Classic GC’s Tournament, The Courses of Clear Creek 6 Feb-10 Apr Dominoes Tournament, Patton’s Inn 6 Guided Fishing Tour, BLORA 7 Sunday Brunch, Club Hood 7 Super Bowl Watch Party, Backbone Lounge 8 Parent Education Advocacy Workshop, ACS, Comanche Chapel 8-10 Intramural Bowling Tournament 9 Home Front I for Soldiers Returning Home, ACS, Oveta Culp Hobby 9-10 Family Readiness Group Leaders Course, ACS, Oveta Culp Hobby 9 Community Resource Course, ACS, Oveta Culp Hobby 11 Book Club, Barnes and Noble (Harker Heights) 11-15 BOSS Ski Trip 11 Stress, Anger & Conflict Management, ACS, Oveta Culp Hobby 11 EFMP Mental Health “Speak Out” Support Group, ACS, Oveta Culp Hobby 11 Single Soldier Parent Support Group Movie Night, ACS, Bldg. 16005 11 Sweetheart’s Dinner, Phantom Warrior Center 12 Army Family Team Building Level II, Lane Volunteer Center 12 EFMP Multiple Sclerosis(MS)Support Group,ACS, Copperas Cove 12 Youth Sweetheart Red and White Dance, CYSS, Bronco Youth Center 13 Youth Super Saturday, CYSS, Walker SAS 13 Winter Classic, The Courses of Clear Creek 14 Murder Mystery Dinner Theater “Cupid’s Arrow”, Club Hood 15 EFMP Parent Education Advocacy Program, ACS, Oveta Culp Hobby 17 Relationship Enrichment Program, ACS, Oveta Culp Hobby 17 Explore Learning & Play, ACS, Bronco Youth Center 17 Reunion Workshop, ACS, Oveta Culp Hobby 18 US Citizenship & Immigration Information Session, ACS, Oveta Culp Hobby 18 Consumer Affairs and Identity Theft, ACS, Bldg. 16005 18 Home Buying, ACS, Bldg. 16005 19 Family Readiness Group Leader Course, ACS, Oveta Culp Hobby 19 Black History Program & Soul Food Feast, CYSS, High Chaparal Youth Center 19 Friday Evening Getaway, CYSS, Walker SAS 19 I.Am.Strong Concert, Howze Theater 19/27 Getaway, CYSS, Walker SAS 20 Cirque du Soleil-Alegria, CYSS, Austin, TX 20 Boating Safety Course, BLORA 23 Army Family Team Building Level III, ACS, Lane Volunteer Center 23 Battlemind for Couples, ACS, Oveta Culp Hobby 23 Savings and Investment, ACS, Lane Volunteer Center 23 PCS on the Go, ACS, Lane Volunteer Center 24 FRSA Course, ACS, Oveta Culp Hobby 25 Stress, Anger, & Conflict Management Workshop, ACS, Oveta Culp Hobby 25 Hood Howdy, Club Hood 25 FRG Focus Form, ACS, Oveta Culp Hobby 25 Budget and Debt Management,ACS, Lane Volunteer Center 26 Sav a Tot/Boost a Youth Program, ACS Sprocket Auto Craft Center 26 Late Night Austin Park & Pizza, CYSS, Austin TX 26 Feb-13 Mar Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament, Patton’s Inn 26 CG’s Warrior Payday Scramble, The Courses of Clear Creek 27 Spinathon, Abrams Physical Fitness Center

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In honor of Valentine’s Day on February 14, what is the most romantic thing a Valentine has done for you? He bought me a plane ticket instead of sending me flowers so we could get married early! Melisa Cantrell My husband and I love playing Scrabble (though neither of us are very good). One morning he got the kids up quietly, made breakfast, and on the table was the Scrabble board with words like “beautiful”, “love”, “strong”, etc. spelled out. I think he managed to use almost every tile! He is a true romantic even after three kids and five deployments! Christal Bardfield My husband was gone on deployment number two. He called me one day telling me that I needed to drive to Baumholder to drop some of his paperwork off. I was in the middle of my Saturday weekend cleaning marathon and I was really annoyed that I had to drive over there. When I got there, my husband was there! I had no idea he would be there. He called me the days before from different airports he stopped at… I had no idea. Bianca Kaiser Wisdom My husband was deployed and sent me flowers for every letter in the words “Happy Valentine’s Day”. He will be gone this year for Valentine’s Day again so I can’t wait to see what he does! Lovell Brown


Enjoy a night out with your one and only or come to meet him or her! Sweetheart’s Dinner Provided by BOSS February 11

Open to the public For tickets call 254-287-0270

Dinner served at 7pm $30 per person, or $ 50 for a couple

Featuring:

• A delicious menu of London Broil, baked chicken with cream gravy, rosemary baby red potatoes, Sonoma blend vegetables, tossed salad, bread, New York cheesecake and beverages • Live entertainment by No Better Cause • Event photographer to capture your romantic night out No Better Cause is an award winning pop/soul/funk a cappella group. With a unique assortment of both original songs and uniquely arranged covers, No Better Cause is guaranteed to deliver a show that people of all ages can appreciate and enjoy.

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Hobbies

by Ashley Hollday

he weather is brisk and that means the greens at the Courses of Clear Creek are calling your name! Fort Hood’s very own golf course has lots to offer golfers of every skill level around this time of year. For the more seasoned golfers, the Courses of Clear Creek will host a Winter Classic 4-Person Scramble on February 13. The fee to compete is $10, which goes towards the prize money fund, plus greens fee and cart. Also sign up for the monthly CG’s Warrior Payday Scramble, which will take place on February 26. Teams of four must consist of at least three players from a battalion on Fort Hood and the cost to play is $30 per person. The official golf season begins in March, so stop by the courses on February 22 to get your annual passes! And in honor of the new golfing season, come Party at the Greens on March 5 for a 9-hole scramble. A $35 per person registration fee will

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include green fee, cart, dinner and great prizes. It’s one of the biggest Fort Hood golfing events of the year so you definitely don’t want to miss out! If you’re not so experienced in the golfing arena, have no fear because golf clinics are here! The clinics will kick off on March 9 with the Men’s Clinic, which will take place at 5:30pm on Tuesday and Thursday for 3 weeks. The clinic is only $55 for six total sessions. The Ladies Clinics (both beginner and advanced) will begin in April, so sign up early to reserve your spot! Finally, did you know that you can host golf fundraisers at the Courses of Clear Creek? Earn money for your organization or battalion and also have a lot of fun! For more information on any of these events or for information on the many other golfing events in the months of February and March, check www.hoodmwr.com or call the golf course at 254-539-1983. Get out on the CCC’s greens and tee up! s


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Casey Memorial Library:

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heck out the action at Casey Memorial Library as construction is underway for a 3000 square foot addition, which will house the new children’s room. This will free up space for a relaxing reading area in the main library. The new children’s room will feature a collection of learning kits for checkout, a children’s activities computer, a card catalog computer and computers for parent and child to work together. Or join the Patches Reading Club for fun reading and rewards! The library has many activities in addition to the regular services such as reserving books, interlibrary loans, references and research assistance. Enjoy monthly displays of books and materials on special subjects. Story time is held every Friday from 10-11am for preschoolers to age 5. A special activity this February is a chance to compete in the Library Olympic Games! Packets are available for pick up beginning February 1 so get ready for a little friendly library competition! If you’re in a crafty mood, stop by our monthly craft classes on the third Wednesday of each month or our all day Make ‘n Take Craft classes on the fourth Saturday of each month. Special programs include the Spring Fling on March 19, which will be a day of fun activities for kids during spring break. Whether you choose to relax with a book, research topics on the internet, create a craft or join in story time, Casey Memorial Library has everything you need! For questions give us a call at 254-287-4921. s

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Burger Lovers Unite “You’re all out of your league!” The Strike Zone

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here really isn’t anything more American than a hot, juicy hamburger fresh off the grill. We take our burgers real seriously around these parts; especially us Texans. Burger lovers unite! Fort Hood Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation brings you the Ultimate Hood Burger Challenge in honor of Burger Lover’s Day on February 15. Though I personally eat them year round, at this time of year, a hamburger is a welcomed break: a food reminder that sunny summer days and easy eating outside is just around the corner. Beginning February 1, stop by the Sportsmen’s Center Grill, Strike Zone at Phantom Warrior Lanes, The Courses of Clear Creek Snack Bar or Club Hood and order up a scrumptious hamburger. With your order, ask for a Burger Challenge voting card (free of charge). Through February 26, stop by each location and receive a stamp on your card for ordering a burger. You’ve got four weeks to sample four different hamburgers, as often as you desire;

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have lunch, dinner or make it an afternoon snack. After you’ve tried a burger at each location and your card is stamped by each facility, use your card to vote for your favorite (by circling the location that served up the most mouthwatering hamburger). Drop the card in the marked box at the Sportsmen’s Center Grill, Strike Zone at Phantom Warrior Lanes, The Courses of Clear Creek Snack Bar, Club Hood or the Marketing Department in the Phantom Warrior Center. Voting ends at midnight on February 26 and only entries with a stamp from each location will be counted. The facility that receives the most votes will win a beautiful hamburger plaque to display proudly on their wall for all to see. What’s in it for you besides sampling tasty burgers throughout our post? Well, one voting card will be drawn and that person will win their own kit fit for a hamburger king- a Weber “Smokey Joe”mini grill, grilling utensils, charcoal and, of course, a grill master’s apron. s


“We have the secret weapon!” The Sportsmen’s Center Grill “We are driven for victory.” CCC Snack Bar

by Kelsey West

Using the basic toppings and condiments, there are over 5,000 ways to personalize your hamburger. My perfect hamburger consists of meat, cheese, tomatoes, mustard and toasted buns... Keep the green stuff away and don’t even think about touching my buns with mayo. Get out there and indulge in your favorite hamburger!

n The Sportsmen’s Center GrillOpen Monday-Wednesday 10:30 am - 3pm, Thursday - Friday 10:30 am - 6 pm and Saturday-Sunday 10:30 am - 2 pm. The Grill is located on Rod and Gun Club Loop, at 53rd Street and North Avenue, Bldg 1937. n Phantom Warrior Lanes’ Strike Zone Open Monday- Thursday 8:30 am - 10:30 pm, Friday 9 am - 11pm, Saturday 10 am midnight and Sundays and holidays 10 am - 10:45 pm. The Strike Zone is located at the Corner of Clear Creek Road and Santa Fe Avenue, Bldg 49010. n The Courses of Clear Creek Snack BarOpen daily from 10 am to 2 pm and weekends, holidays and training holidays from 6 am to 4 pm.The Courses of Clear Creek is located on Battalion Avenue at Clear Creek Road, Bldg 52381. n Club HoodLunch is served Monday-Friday 11am-1:30pm in the Mesquite Dining Room. Club Hood is located on 24th Street and Tank Destroyer Boulevard, Bldg 5764. For more information on the Ultimate Hood Burger Challenge, visit www.hoodmwr.com or call 254-287-0337. n DFMWR Marketing DepartmentBldg. 194, Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm.

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Travel

Break Into ITR

for Great Spring Trips by Monty Campbell

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pring break is just around the corner and the question that many of us get from our children is, “Where are we going to go this year?” or “Can we go here or there.” And obviously, we suddenly think to ourselves that we don’t know where to go for a small getaway or where to begin looking for different trips.

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Fort Hood’s Information, Ticketing and Registration Office has just what you have been looking for – Spring Break vacation ideas. Not only are the trips innovative, but they also have that ability to take you away from your normal surroundings and allow you to experience a getaway. For those of you who have wished upon a star one night and dreamed of going to “Neverland”, now is your opportunity. ITR offers a variety of ticketing options to both Disneyland and Disneyworld. Whether you want to get away from Central Texas for a short period or even longer, the hopper packages at each resort vary. There are hoppers that range from as little as a 3-day stay to a hopper that spans the entire week. The choice is all up to you and be prepared for the time of your life. If the Disney theme park is not a fit for Spring Break, do not worry because ITR has several other entertainment options available to you. From Six Flags trips, to Sea World to the Killeen Putt-Putt facility, ITR has discounted tickets for the hardest working, strongest and best Soldiers and their Families. Come check it out for yourself. ITR has a plethora of deals from various amusement parks, hotels and museums that will continue to amaze you. ITR is located in the ECOC Building, Building 4930 on Clear Creek Road. For more information, on these or any other ticketing or trip options, call 254-554-6800. s


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Outreach

Welcome to the Great Place by Jade Coleman

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f your mind is loaded with a million and one questions about what the Great Place has to offer… DING!DING!DING!…we have one BIG Texas sized answer for you! It’s “Hood Howdy” time folks! Brought to you by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Army Community Service Relocation Readiness Branch; this FREE event serves as an overall installation orientation whose mission is to welcome and make the relocation process easier and less stressful for newly-arrived or existing Soldiers and Families. Hood Howdy is a bi-annual event that occurs in February and August. If you just arrived you are right on time! The next Hood Howdy is on February 25 at Club Hood from 10 am-2 pm. Hood Howdy offers an abundance of information pertaining to local programs, activities, and over 100 businesses to include the local Chambers of Commerce. Housing, Emergency Services, commissary, medical services, and recreational opportunities are presented to help Families receive the quality of life they deserve and feel right at home. Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation agencies will also be available to provide A to Z information concerning their services; some of which include financial counseling, job search assistance and Child, Youth & School Services. We know that you may have questions and con-

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cerns that are unique to your Family, so one-onone information about our various services will be available to you as well. If you are on the search for a new job due to relocating, don’t forget to bring your resume along. Another added benefit to attending Hood Howdy is that the ACS Employment Readiness Branch will sponsor a mini Career Fair with over 25 participating employers. The very job you need could be on stand-by at Hood Howdy. Here at the “Great Place”, we love our Families and we know Families love to have FUN! So, don’t forget to bring the children along. Hood Howdy is very Family-friendly with games, door prizes, food and activities that are appropriate for all ages. This year attendees can register to win a PSP GO, so don’t miss out. You name it, Hood Howdy’s got it! The Army Family Covenant takes pride in the fact that its members are committed to providing our Families a strong, supportive environment where they can thrive, so come to Hood Howdy and let us show you how proud we truly are to serve you. For more information about Hood Howdy call 254-286-6780 or visit our website at www.hoodmwr.com. Hood Howdy is open to the public. See ya soon! Club Hood is located in Building 5764, 24th Street at Tank Destroyer Boulevard, next to the East Gate. s


Strong Beginnings Give your child the head start they deserve! Preschool Program includes: -School readiness skills -Daily “smart start� activity -Daily math and writing samples -SKIESUnlimited instructional classes -Yearly progress is tracked -Three convenient locations -Trained instructors To enroll your four-year-old child today, call Parent Central Services at 254-287-8029.

Children must have turned four years old on or before September 1 and be registered with Child, Youth & School Services. CYS Services is open to dependents of active duty military, retirees, Department of Defense civilian employees and contractors. Retirees are eligible on a space-available basis.

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Recreational Activities Apache Arts & Crafts Center Phantom Warrior Lanes Community events Center (Bingo) Sprocket Auto Crafts School Age Services (SAS Sites) Clark elementary School Clear Creek elementary School Duncan elementary School Montague elementary School Venable elementary School Walker / Meadows Site Sports & Fitness Programs Competitive Sports Info Aerobics & Skating Intramural Sports Hood Stadium Varsity Sports Youth Sports

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Murderer Among Us by Monty Campbell

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t was a cold, dark night in a warm, moist room when the guest heard the most startling scream that she had ever heard. Several thoughts ran through her head. Was it her friend that was supposed to meet her at the bar for drinks prior to their dinner? Was it a maid that was working late into the evening, preparing the executive suite for the CEO of a major corporation’s stay? Or was it that young model, that was in town for the photo shoot before the BCS National Championship game? Eva was excited to be in town to meet up with some of her investment partners, which would eventually help pave the way for her illustrious career in real-estate development on the west coast. It had been a dream of Eva’s since she had taken some classes in high school. This was her moment to shine but the shrill of the scream disturbed her. Growing up in the rural fields of Indiana, Eva had never

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been to Los Angeles before, let alone the west coast, and the hustle and bustle of the big city was beginning to get to her. This ultra-foreign concept of city life had her concerned and now this sudden shriek…what was she to think? Could she be in the midst of some high-profile killing spree? Eva began to relax, after a few more drinks of her beverage, and convinced herself that the scream she heard was a mere fluke occurrence of a door shutting on someone’s fingers or the stubbing of a toe. And besides, her friend was notorious for being a few minutes late. Becoming more alarmed of her friend not showing for the dinner date, Eva began questioning random guests about whether or not they had heard the scream, as well. Everyone she asked claimed to have not heard anything of the sort and some guests even resorted to asking Eva how much she had to drink.


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EATURING F 27-hole championship course Large all natural tee box at our 300 yd driving range State-of-the-art pro shop Clubhouse with Snack Bar Tournaments, clinics and private lessons…and more!

Battalion Avenue at Clear Creek Road, Bldg 52381 254-287-4130 See you on the green!

Eva knew what she heard was not a figment of her imagination and her friend, although often late to meetings, was never THIS late, so she began to set out on a quest to find out what and where the scream actually came from. Have you ever had the opportunity to try and figure out a strange mystery or for that matter, have you had the opportunity to try and solve a murder? Of course, we are talking about a Murder Mystery Theater – not an actual crime scene investigation. Well, now is your opportunity as Club Hood presents its annual Valentine’s Day murder mystery theater, “Cupid’s Arrow”, February 14. Dinner will be served at 5 pm with the show to begin at 6 pm. The cost of the dinner theater is $35 per ticket and reservations are preferred. For more information or to set reservations, call 254-532-5073. s

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Health

by Tashika Dixon

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have to admit I was little skeptical about the spinning program when I first heard about it. I can comprehend the appeal of riding with friends on the local roadways, but cycling in a packed, hot, and smelly exercise room? And going nowhere? Boring…right?

Of course, I was completely mistaken! Granted, the surroundings remain the same, but the ride changes continuously. Spinning class keeps your mind engaged while strongly challenging your whole body. What is this new found fitness program I am speaking of? Spinning is an aerobic exercise that takes place on a specially designed stationary bicycle called (and clearly adequate) a spinning bike. As you pedal, inspiring music plays and the instructor eggs you on through a mental picture of an outdoor workout. “You’re going up a long hill now, you can see the top, you’re almost there...” During the class you have the freedom to vary your pace—ranging from pedaling as fast as you can, to cranking up the tension and pedaling slowly from a standing position. Spin class burns serious calories (about 450 in 45 minutes to be exact) and offers an amazing aerobic workout that makes your heart pump fast. It also tones various muscle groups like your quadriceps, hamstrings, and my favorite the, gluteus maximus! Because you stay in one place with the same basic movement throughout, Spin class doesn’t involve a lot of coordination; it’s easier to focus on your form than in other types of aerobic lessons. And although you follow the general instructions of the spin teacher, you are in control when it comes to your pace. You can finish a spin class, regardless of your fitness level, simply by adjusting your pace or the tension level of your bike. Moreover, this awesome fitness opportunity is offered for FREE at Abrams Physical Fitness Center here on the “Great Place.” Spinning class will not only meet, but exceed your expectations. s Class times are: „ Mon, Wed, Fri - 8 - 9am or 12 - 1pm and Tues, Thurs 10 - 11am, 12 - 1pm, 5:30 - 6:30pm „ Plus, child care is available Monday and Wednesday 12-1pm for those registered with Child, Youth & School Services

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TO GET RID OF A LITTLE

The Fort Hood Recycle Center accepts the following: (*Please rinse and remove lids)

Paper, newspaper Office files  Cardboard  Mail Telephone books, coloring books Toner cartridges  Metal cans *  Aluminum cans * Tin cans * Plastic bottles*  Detergent bottles * Shampoo, conditioner and bubble bath bottles * Milk, water and juice jugs *  Wooden pallets Printer toner cartridges Scrap metal of all kinds

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Prices change monthly. Call for updated price. The Recycle Center is located at the south end of 72nd Street next to Railhead Drive (Business Office is Bldg 4626, Recycle Processing Center is Bldg 4621). For more information call 254-287-6437.

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inters aren’t too harsh in Texas, but usually cold enough to scare us away from the great outdoors. February is about the time that the sweet sun reappears and temperatures begin to draw us outside again. Fort Hood’s Family and Morale,Welfare and Recreation has just what you are looking for as they have amped up the adrenaline with Area 111, Fort Hood’s own ATV Park, the Paintball Course at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area, and The Sportsmen’s Center Archery and the Skeet Ranges. Open during daylight hours only, Area 111 (located on Clear Creek Road and West Range Road) encompasses the true passion of the sport with varying, natural terrain for riders of all skill levels. While personally-owned vehicles are not authorized on the course, the course does welcome dirt bike and ATV owners. Riders must wear a helmet, gloves, goggles and closed-toe shoes. As another safety precaution, the buddy system is mandatory. All users must purchase an ATV permit, prior to riding at Area 111. Permits are available at the Sportsmen’s Center, Bldg. 1937, Rod and Gun Club

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by Monty Campbell

Loop and may be purchased either annually or daily. The annual Family package can be purchased for $50, while an annual individual permit costs riders $20. One-day permits are also available for $5 per rider. For more information, call the Sportsmen’s Center at 254-532-4552. As if the adrenaline of an ATV course does not already warm you up, how about a game of paintball at the newly re-opened BLORA paintball course? BLORA is located on North Nolan Road, 10 miles from East Range Road. Access to the park is also possible from FM 439 and Sparta Road. Splat it up at BLORA’s Paintball Course, with three playing fields, available for beginners to experts on Saturday, Sunday and Holidays, 10am-6pm. Special arrangements, coordinated and approved in advance, may be made to accommodate large groups on weekdays. Open to the public. For more details call the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area office at 254-287-4907. . Finally, if those two activities do not warm you up the Sportsmen’s Center has an archery range and trap and skeet shooting for the avid outdoorsman. s


Army Family Team Building

Get Your Mind Army Strong with Army Family Team Building Classes Classes can: ■ Improve overall personal growth ■ Promote personal and Family readiness ■ Assist Soldiers and Family Members in adapting to change ■ Help Families become self-reliant and informed AFTB classes are a must for spouses, Family Members and every one part of the Army Family, including Family Readiness Group leaders, volunteers and anyone interested in the Army way of life! Classes are completely FREE and offered at the Lane Volunteer Center or in your unit setting. Contact the AFTB office at 254-287-2327.

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Family Focus on Deployment by Stephanie Mello

hroughout the continuous phases of the deployment cycle, Soldiers live and train for the next deployment. Ever vigilant, they continue to hone their skills, train in their specialty skill and prepare to engage “the enemy” one more time. They “steel up” for the day when, once again, they march forward onto buses and airplanes and wave farewell to their Families and love ones. Standing in the dark hours of the night, in gyms, unit parking lots, and designated departure points, are the Families who remain behind. Tissues in hand and children in tow, they face yet another time of separation and wonder again what new challenges this deployment will bring. To better prepare and support those Families, Army Community Service (ACS) Soldier and Family Readiness Branch (SFRB) continuously identifies and provides ways to breech the constant stresses and challenges faced during deployments. Family Focus on Deployment (FFD) is one of the many activities that ACS promotes to enhance the readiness of Fort Hood Families. Since its initial implementation in January 2007, FFD has provided seven quarterly activities to more than 3,500 Family Members and over 1,000 military children. The far reaching short and long term impact of this “best practice” program reflects directly on the Army Family Covenant promise to promote Soldier and Family readiness and quality of life enhancement through continued direct support and intervention. Reduced stress, enhanced readiness, camaraderie, a shared sense of belonging, care and

concern directly reflect on the community mindset, visibly demonstrating that Fort Hood Families remain in the forefront of support by and for our military. Families attending the FFD have encountered a wide variety of activities and venues. Each activity targets a different aspect of the challenges a Soldier and Family must face during the various cycles of deployment. Spouse Field Exercise, Chill and Unwind, Financial Readiness, Personal Preparation and Military Youth Mock Deployments are but a few of the special events prepared and presented to Fort Hood Families to enhance and improve their resiliency – their ability to face adversity and challenge, and come through to the other side of the deployment. Every quarter, Family Focus on Deployment events are scheduled; with the next Military Youth Mock Deployment event tentatively scheduled for April 17. This event invites school age children to learn more about the deployment process that their parents face before moving forward to their new stations. This is the third event dedicated to reaching out to the children of Fort Hood and continues to grow in impact, purpose and reach. Tentatively scheduled for April 17,the next FFD promises new activities, displays and events designed to further ensure the readiness of Fort Hood’s military kids. For more information on this and other ACS programs and activities, stop by Army Community Service, Soldier and Family Readiness Branch, Bldg 16005, TJ Mills and Old Ironsides, or call 254-288-3566.s www.hoodmwr.com

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Are you Fort Hood’s Next Young Star?

by Koy Grant

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o you think you have what it takes to be Fort Hood’s next young star? Do you have the voice of Mariah Carey, the stage presence of Justin Timberlake and the dance moves of Michael Jackson? If you answered yes, we need you to enter the CYS Services Presents: Made Fort Hood Young Stars Competition. The competition is a four-week, single elimination singing competition similar to television shows like “American Idol.” Each Saturday throughout March, youth in first through twelfth grade will compete for the title of Fort Hood’s Young Star, the opportunity to perform in front of their peers at the Month of the Military Child Fest and Youth Ball, plus win Visa gift cards valued at $225. The first round of competition will be a cappella and judged by a panel, the subsequent rounds of judging will be based on 50 percent of judges’ vote and 50 percent of the audience vote. Registration runs through February 26 and is free for all youth who are registered with CYS Services. The first three rounds – March 6, 13 and 20 will be held at High Chaparral

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Youth Center with the final round held at Phantom Warrior Center on March 27. All rounds will be held 2-4pm. For participants who would like a bit of prep for the competition, the Edge program and SKIESUnlimited are offering the “Want to be A Star? Get Made!” package this month featuring Sensation in Song, Groove and Star Power. Sensation in Song will teach the basics of singing, Groove will teach the basics of dance and Star Power will include instruction on stage posture, walk and presentation techniques. Open to youth in first through fifth grade, the cost is $40 and includes transportation to and from High Chaparral Youth Center to the classes, instruction, all equipment and supplies and snack. Parents may register youth at Parent Central Services located in the Rivers Building, Bldg 121, located on 761st Tank Battalion Avenue. For information, call 254-553-3995. If you think you have what it takes to be crowned Fort Hood’s Young Star, sign up for the CYS Services Presents: Made Fort Hood Young Stars Competition. Who knows... one day soon we might see your name in lights! s


S•N•A•p to it

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ake the right choice for your special child and be part of the Special Needs Accommodation Process (SNAP) on Fort Hood. In conjunction with Army Community Service and the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), SNAP is available to help establish child care, school-age, youth services or recreational sports and fitness activities that may help alleviate stress on parents. SNAP consists of a multi disciplinary team of professionals who assist Families with determining the safest, least restrictive and most appropriate placement for children, youth and teens requiring special care. The program’s ultimate goal is to help all children reach and realize their full potential while accommodating their special needs. The process evaluates health, developmental, physical, social, emotional, learning, and behavioral issues that may affect your child. It is SNAP’s philosophy and goal, when reasonable, to honor personal choices for child care, school age services and youth services, as well as participation in recreational activities for children. To get started, parents must first register their child with Child, Youth & School Services on Fort Hood. Registration can be completed at Parent Central, inside the Rivers Building (Bldg 121, at 761st Tank Battalion Boulevard). During registration, simply complete the SNAP screening form, which will be reviewed. For more information, call Child, Youth & School Services at 254-287-8029 or stop by Parent Central Services to speak to someone in person. s www.hoodmwr.com

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