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HOOD HOWDY

WARRIOR ADVENTURE QUEST

SESAME STREET RETURNS

No. 98

July 2010

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THE 2010 U.S. ARM

THE ARMY’ S GOT TALENT

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

I can remember growing up in a small town in northern Idaho and looking forward to the 4th of July. My parents’ relatives (both came from big Families) would all come together to celebrate with a huge outdoor fest. We would then all load up in millions of vehicles (maybe not millions) and head off to watch the 10-minute firework display at the local university. Life got grand when technology allowed for a simulcast of the music that was being piped into the fireworks display. Life was grand! Here is the great news-we don’t have to drift back years ago to those times when we have a great day lined up for everyone on this 4th of July! Freedom Fest is one of the largest events that Fort Hood conducts each year and this will be the last year it will be conducted at Hood Stadium. A new stadium is being built as a result of the new hospital complex that is going in and it will be designed to accommodate entertainment events. This issue of “Hood Happenings” provides lots of activities for not only the 4th of July but also for the whole month. Get out there with your Family, sunscreen up and have a blast at “The Great Place”!

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Voices of the Great Place

In honor of National Ice Cream Day on July 18, our Facebook friends share their favorite ice cream flavors.

Hobbies

Fishing: An Outdoorsman’s Hobby

Featured Facility

Right on Target: Sportsmen’s Center Archery Range

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Feature

The Army’s Got Talent

8

Travel

Explore Houston for $5 or Less

10

Entertainment

Sesame Street Returns to Fort Hood

12

Fort Hood FMWR Location Guide/Phone Listings

14

Recreation

Warrior Adventure Quest: Are YOU Ready for the Challenge?

Sports

New to Family and MWR: Phantom Warrior Rugby Team

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10

Map, Listings, Addresses & Phone Numbers

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Military Life

Thank You for the Journey

Fitness

Just Do it Right

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Army Community Service

Hood Howdy

Child, Youth & School Services

Go to the SLO

Teen

Preparing Your Child for College

24

Health

How to Have a Spa Day on Fort Hood

24

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Respectfully,

Nicholas R. Johnsen

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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, 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 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 Manager Tashika Dixon Sales Assistant Shelly Damo

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

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


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PROUDLY SUPPORTING OUR MILITARY SINCE 1991 Computers

Gaming

Bedrooms

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Mattresses XBOX 360 Bundle 2

Living Rooms

Wii Bundle

• Quality Merchandise • Superior Customer Service • Immediate Delivery • Allotment Experts • No Credit? Bad Credit? No Problem! Dining Rooms

• Power of Attorney Accepted

Tires & Rims

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

I can remember growing up in a small town in northern Idaho and looking forward to the 4th of July. My parents’ relatives (both came from big Families) would all come together to celebrate with a huge outdoor fest. We would then all load up in millions of vehicles (maybe not millions) and head off to watch the 10-minute firework display at the local university. Life got grand when technology allowed for a simulcast of the music that was being piped into the fireworks display. Life was grand! Here is the great news-we don’t have to drift back years ago to those times when we have a great day lined up for everyone on this 4th of July! Freedom Fest is one of the largest events that Fort Hood conducts each year and this will be the last year it will be conducted at Hood Stadium. A new stadium is being built as a result of the new hospital complex that is going in and it will be designed to accommodate entertainment events. This issue of “Hood Happenings” provides lots of activities for not only the 4th of July but also for the whole month. Get out there with your Family, sunscreen up and have a blast at “The Great Place”!

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Voices of the Great Place

In honor of National Ice Cream Day on July 18, our Facebook friends share their favorite ice cream flavors.

Hobbies

Fishing: An Outdoorsman’s Hobby

Featured Facility

Right on Target: Sportsmen’s Center Archery Range

6

Feature

The Army’s Got Talent

8

Travel

Explore Houston for $5 or Less

10

Entertainment

Sesame Street Returns to Fort Hood

12

Fort Hood FMWR Location Guide/Phone Listings

14

Recreation

Warrior Adventure Quest: Are YOU Ready for the Challenge?

Sports

New to Family and MWR: Phantom Warrior Rugby Team

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20

22

23

10

Map, Listings, Addresses & Phone Numbers

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16

Military Life

Thank You for the Journey

Fitness

Just Do it Right

18

Army Community Service

Hood Howdy

Child, Youth & School Services

Go to the SLO

Teen

Preparing Your Child for College

24

Health

How to Have a Spa Day on Fort Hood

24

22

Respectfully,

Nicholas R. Johnsen

Your INCrEDIBlE CrEDIt StorE®

STORE HOURS: M-F 10am-9pm SAT 10am-8pm • SUN 12pm-5pm

Credit approved online or by phone in minutes!

kIllEEN, tX 901 South Fort hooD St., 254-690-0000 / 1-866-495-5600

www.usadiscounters.net

Director of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation

CHECK OUT OUR ®

IN OUR KILLEEN STORE Check out our internet specials

You are automatically approved for credit at USA Discounters if you are Active Duty Military or a Government Employee.

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, 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 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 Manager Tashika Dixon Sales Assistant Shelly Damo

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 • tashika.dixon@us.army.mil • 254-532-5481


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JULY 1,8 Credit Booster, Lane Volunteer Center 1 Covering Your Assets, Property Personal & Liability Insurance, Bldg 12010 1,8,15,29 Financial Peace University, Comanche Chapel 3 Freedom Fest 5K Run/Walk, Abrams PFC 4 Freedom Fest, Hood Stadium 4 Moonlight Cruise, BLORA 6,8 Relaxation and Stress Relief, Bldg.12020 Suite 500 6-10 Harlem Legends Basketball Camp, Comanche YC 6,21 CARE Team Course, Oveta 7 Autism Support Group, Oveta 7,13,14 FRG Leader Course, Oveta 7,8,9 FRSA Course (Must be an FRSA employee), Oveta 8 Mental Health Support Group, Rivers Building 8,22 Stress, Anger, & Conflict Management Workshop, Oveta 7,14 Summer Reading Program, Casey Memorial Library 9 Book Club, Harker Heights Barnes and Nobles 10 Youth Fishing Derby, BLORA 12 Rear Detachment Ops, (RDO) 12 Down Syndrome Support Group 13-15 & 20-22 Junior Golf Clinic (Session Two), The Courses of Clear Creek 13 Homefront Debriefing, Oveta 13,15 Maintaining a Healthy Marriage During Deployment, Resiliency Campus 13 Exceptional Family Member Program Orientation(EFMP), Oveta 14 Teen Reading Program Pizza Party, Casey Memorial Library 15 Camp Care-A-Lot, Peaceable Kingdom Retreat, Youngsport, TX 15 Consumer Affairs and Identity Theft, Resiliency Campus 15 US Citizenship & Immigration Information Session International Spouses Support Group, Bldg 18000 15 Home Buying 101, Bldg 12020, Resiliency Campus 15 Girl Talk 3, A Personal Safety Educational Workshop, Kouma Village Community Center 16 Big Bottom, Legends Pub 16 Garrison Commander’s Tournament, The Courses of Clear Creek 16 Dad Let’s Talk-A Fatherhood Forum for Partners of Female Soldiers, Oveta 16 Career Connections Seminar, Workforce Solutions of Central Texas 16 FRG Focus Forum, Oveta 17 Ford: Operation Drive One, Soldier Development Center 17 3-Person Golf Scramble, The Courses of Clear Creek 17 Boating Safety Course, BLORA 17 Post-Wide Swim Meet, Abrams PFC 17 Zumbathon, Abrams PFC 17-18 Sesame Street, Abrams PFC 21-23 US Army Soldier Show, Abrams PFC 22 SOS/TAPS Seminar 24 Moonlight Madness, The Courses of Clear Creek 30 Save a Tot/Boost a Youth Program, Sprocket Auto Craft Center 30 Phantom Golf Scramble, The Courses of Clear Creek 31 Military Long Drive Competition, The Courses of Clear Creek

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Visit us at www.hoodmwr.com, Facebook, MySpace or Twitter for all the latest information

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In honor of National Ice Cream Day, July 18, our Facebook friends share their favorite ice cream flavors. “Chocolate chip cookie dough. Reminds me of my dad and being a kid again!” -Jeanette Helms “Homemade ice cream at the river condo surrounded by Family and friends! I love that ice cream makers are automatic now!” -Kaila Bryan “Rocky road. It’s just like a great friendshipa sweet, nutty, crazy combination that just works great together.” -Kelli Goodwin Sourbeck “Bluebell Ultimate Neapolitan! It’s three great flavors all in one. My kiddos love it too because they don’t have to pick!” -Stephanie and Eddie Gonzales

AUGUST 1 Sunday Brunch, Club Hood 7 Guided Fishing Tour, BLORA Each Monday, Family Bowlopolis Night, Phantom Warrior Lanes Each Monday & Wednesday, Zumbatomic, Meadows Elementary Each Tuesday, Beef & Burgundy, Club Hood Each Thursday, Family Pasta Night, Club Hood Each Thursday & Friday, Xtreme Bowling, Phantom Warrior Lanes Each Friday, Career Assessment, Bldg 284; Job Search With Confidence, Bldg 284; Bringing Home Baby, Oveta; EFMP Sea Dragons Swim Program, Abrams Pool Weekdays, Daily Lunch, Club Hood 254-287-4ACS for ACS classes 254-287-8029 for programs offered by Child, Youth & School Services All dates subject to change.

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Connect with Fort Hood Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation online: Visit us on the web at www.hoodmwr.com. Facebook.com/forthoodfmwr MySpace.com/forthoodfmwr Twitter.com/forthoodfmwr www.hoodmwr.com

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JULY 1,8 Credit Booster, Lane Volunteer Center 1 Covering Your Assets, Property Personal & Liability Insurance, Bldg 12010 1,8,15,29 Financial Peace University, Comanche Chapel 3 Freedom Fest 5K Run/Walk, Abrams PFC 4 Freedom Fest, Hood Stadium 4 Moonlight Cruise, BLORA 6,8 Relaxation and Stress Relief, Bldg.12020 Suite 500 6-10 Harlem Legends Basketball Camp, Comanche YC 6,21 CARE Team Course, Oveta 7 Autism Support Group, Oveta 7,13,14 FRG Leader Course, Oveta 7,8,9 FRSA Course (Must be an FRSA employee), Oveta 8 Mental Health Support Group, Rivers Building 8,22 Stress, Anger, & Conflict Management Workshop, Oveta 7,14 Summer Reading Program, Casey Memorial Library 9 Book Club, Harker Heights Barnes and Nobles 10 Youth Fishing Derby, BLORA 12 Rear Detachment Ops, (RDO) 12 Down Syndrome Support Group 13-15 & 20-22 Junior Golf Clinic (Session Two), The Courses of Clear Creek 13 Homefront Debriefing, Oveta 13,15 Maintaining a Healthy Marriage During Deployment, Resiliency Campus 13 Exceptional Family Member Program Orientation(EFMP), Oveta 14 Teen Reading Program Pizza Party, Casey Memorial Library 15 Camp Care-A-Lot, Peaceable Kingdom Retreat, Youngsport, TX 15 Consumer Affairs and Identity Theft, Resiliency Campus 15 US Citizenship & Immigration Information Session International Spouses Support Group, Bldg 18000 15 Home Buying 101, Bldg 12020, Resiliency Campus 15 Girl Talk 3, A Personal Safety Educational Workshop, Kouma Village Community Center 16 Big Bottom, Legends Pub 16 Garrison Commander’s Tournament, The Courses of Clear Creek 16 Dad Let’s Talk-A Fatherhood Forum for Partners of Female Soldiers, Oveta 16 Career Connections Seminar, Workforce Solutions of Central Texas 16 FRG Focus Forum, Oveta 17 Ford: Operation Drive One, Soldier Development Center 17 3-Person Golf Scramble, The Courses of Clear Creek 17 Boating Safety Course, BLORA 17 Post-Wide Swim Meet, Abrams PFC 17 Zumbathon, Abrams PFC 17-18 Sesame Street, Abrams PFC 21-23 US Army Soldier Show, Abrams PFC 22 SOS/TAPS Seminar 24 Moonlight Madness, The Courses of Clear Creek 30 Save a Tot/Boost a Youth Program, Sprocket Auto Craft Center 30 Phantom Golf Scramble, The Courses of Clear Creek 31 Military Long Drive Competition, The Courses of Clear Creek

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Visit us at www.hoodmwr.com, Facebook, MySpace or Twitter for all the latest information

Calendar

In honor of National Ice Cream Day, July 18, our Facebook friends share their favorite ice cream flavors. “Chocolate chip cookie dough. Reminds me of my dad and being a kid again!” -Jeanette Helms “Homemade ice cream at the river condo surrounded by Family and friends! I love that ice cream makers are automatic now!” -Kaila Bryan “Rocky road. It’s just like a great friendshipa sweet, nutty, crazy combination that just works great together.” -Kelli Goodwin Sourbeck “Bluebell Ultimate Neapolitan! It’s three great flavors all in one. My kiddos love it too because they don’t have to pick!” -Stephanie and Eddie Gonzales

AUGUST 1 Sunday Brunch, Club Hood 7 Guided Fishing Tour, BLORA Each Monday, Family Bowlopolis Night, Phantom Warrior Lanes Each Monday & Wednesday, Zumbatomic, Meadows Elementary Each Tuesday, Beef & Burgundy, Club Hood Each Thursday, Family Pasta Night, Club Hood Each Thursday & Friday, Xtreme Bowling, Phantom Warrior Lanes Each Friday, Career Assessment, Bldg 284; Job Search With Confidence, Bldg 284; Bringing Home Baby, Oveta; EFMP Sea Dragons Swim Program, Abrams Pool Weekdays, Daily Lunch, Club Hood 254-287-4ACS for ACS classes 254-287-8029 for programs offered by Child, Youth & School Services All dates subject to change.

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Connect with Fort Hood Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation online: Visit us on the web at www.hoodmwr.com. Facebook.com/forthoodfmwr MySpace.com/forthoodfmwr Twitter.com/forthoodfmwr www.hoodmwr.com

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Hobbies

Fishing:

An Outdoorsman’s Hobby by Monty Campbell

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eed some down time to relax? Are you looking for something to take your mind off of the daily routines? Why not start a new hobby or continue a longlasting hobby of others? Fishing has stood the test of time and with the outstanding summer in Central Texas, remains one of the favorite hobbies of outdoorsmen. Fishermen around Fort Hood find that they have more than ample opportunity to test their skills among the plethora of lakes and ponds in Central Texas. More importantly, for those that do not want to travel great distances to create memories or strictly fish, Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area (BLORA) is merely 14 miles northeast of main Fort Hood. BLORA has 12,385 acres of surface area and a maximum depth of 124 feet for the avid fisherman. Before heading out to BLORA or any of the other various ponds on Fort Hood, make sure that you head on over to Sportsmen’s Center (53rd Street and North Avenue, Bldg. 1937) and pick up your fishing licenses.

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To fish in any of the ponds on Fort Hood, fishermen must purchase a Fort Hood Fishing Permit for $15 and be in possession of a Texas state fishing license. If you would rather fish out at BLORA, you do not need the Fort Hood Fishing Permit but you do need a Texas state fishing license. Texas state fishing licenses are FREE for Active-duty military, who are residents (living in the state for at least six months) and $58 for everyone else. In addition to Belton Lake, the Department of Public Works Nature Resource branch in coordination with Texas Parks and Wildlife team up to stock the lakes and ponds on Fort Hood. Certain ponds in the winter are stocked with lake trout and in the summer the stock of choice is catfish. The most heavily stocked lakes are Cantonments A and B. Cantonment A is located off of Clarke Road and Cantonment B is across from Central Texas College. For more information on fishing requirements, call the Sportsmen’s Center office at 254-532-4552. s

by Kelsey West

am quite the girly-girl and many people are surprised to find out I grew up competing in archery tournaments with my dad. For hobby, sport or skill, archery offers the chance to relieve stress and is

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

a fun, Family-friendly activity. People of all ages (and girly-ness) are able to enjoy archery. Little known is that Fort Hood has its own outdoor archery range at the Sportsmen’s Center. The range offers a place for shooters of all levels to hone their skills. Eight targets are set up at varying yardages. There are also two targets for use with broad heads. You must have your own equipment to use the range. The cost is $6 per day or $25 per year. Children 17 or under can obtain a year pass for $15. For Families of two or more, there is a 20 percent discount. Looking to meet others in the sport? The Hood Bowhunters Club is the official archery club of Fort Hood. Meetings are every third Tuesday at 7pm at the Sportsmen’s Center. Club membership is open to the public. For more information about the Archery Range, contact the Sportsmen’s Center at 254532-4552. The Sportsmen’s Center is located at Rod and Gun Loop, 53rd Street and North Avenue, Bldg 1937. s

AMERICA! COME CELEBRATE & SAVE!

July 3ly , . t a S Open th of Ju Closed

Mon, 4

• Free Refreshments! • Fun Games & Prizes for Everyone! • Some of the Best Financing of the Year!* • Great Selection of Silverado Trucks! • Sign Up for our Free Preferred Owner Program & Save Up to 5% at Our Service Department!

Expwy. 190 @ Trimmier connellcars.com _______________ 254-247-2557

(*) For 0.0% APR, monthly payment for every $1000 you finance is $27.78 for 36 months; $20.83 for 48 months; $16.67 for 60 months; $13.89 for 72 months. For 1.9% APR, monthly payment for every $1000 you finance is $28.60 for 36 months; $21.65 for 48 months; $17.48 for 60 months. For 2.9% APR, monthly payment for every $1000 you finance is $29.04 for 36 months; $22.09 for 48 months; $17.92 for 60 months. EXAMPLE down payment is 12%. Length of contract limited. W.A.C. See dealer for details. Must be used towards the purchase of a vehicle. Not av available with some other offers. See your dealer for details.

www.hoodmwr.com

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FeaturedFacility

Hobbies

Fishing:

An Outdoorsman’s Hobby by Monty Campbell

N

eed some down time to relax? Are you looking for something to take your mind off of the daily routines? Why not start a new hobby or continue a longlasting hobby of others? Fishing has stood the test of time and with the outstanding summer in Central Texas, remains one of the favorite hobbies of outdoorsmen. Fishermen around Fort Hood find that they have more than ample opportunity to test their skills among the plethora of lakes and ponds in Central Texas. More importantly, for those that do not want to travel great distances to create memories or strictly fish, Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area (BLORA) is merely 14 miles northeast of main Fort Hood. BLORA has 12,385 acres of surface area and a maximum depth of 124 feet for the avid fisherman. Before heading out to BLORA or any of the other various ponds on Fort Hood, make sure that you head on over to Sportsmen’s Center (53rd Street and North Avenue, Bldg. 1937) and pick up your fishing licenses.

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To fish in any of the ponds on Fort Hood, fishermen must purchase a Fort Hood Fishing Permit for $15 and be in possession of a Texas state fishing license. If you would rather fish out at BLORA, you do not need the Fort Hood Fishing Permit but you do need a Texas state fishing license. Texas state fishing licenses are FREE for Active-duty military, who are residents (living in the state for at least six months) and $58 for everyone else. In addition to Belton Lake, the Department of Public Works Nature Resource branch in coordination with Texas Parks and Wildlife team up to stock the lakes and ponds on Fort Hood. Certain ponds in the winter are stocked with lake trout and in the summer the stock of choice is catfish. The most heavily stocked lakes are Cantonments A and B. Cantonment A is located off of Clarke Road and Cantonment B is across from Central Texas College. For more information on fishing requirements, call the Sportsmen’s Center office at 254-532-4552. s

by Kelsey West

am quite the girly-girl and many people are surprised to find out I grew up competing in archery tournaments with my dad. For hobby, sport or skill, archery offers the chance to relieve stress and is

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

a fun, Family-friendly activity. People of all ages (and girly-ness) are able to enjoy archery. Little known is that Fort Hood has its own outdoor archery range at the Sportsmen’s Center. The range offers a place for shooters of all levels to hone their skills. Eight targets are set up at varying yardages. There are also two targets for use with broad heads. You must have your own equipment to use the range. The cost is $6 per day or $25 per year. Children 17 or under can obtain a year pass for $15. For Families of two or more, there is a 20 percent discount. Looking to meet others in the sport? The Hood Bowhunters Club is the official archery club of Fort Hood. Meetings are every third Tuesday at 7pm at the Sportsmen’s Center. Club membership is open to the public. For more information about the Archery Range, contact the Sportsmen’s Center at 254532-4552. The Sportsmen’s Center is located at Rod and Gun Loop, 53rd Street and North Avenue, Bldg 1937. s

AMERICA! COME CELEBRATE & SAVE!

July 3ly , . t a S Open th of Ju Closed

Mon, 4

• Free Refreshments! • Fun Games & Prizes for Everyone! • Some of the Best Financing of the Year!* • Great Selection of Silverado Trucks! • Sign Up for our Free Preferred Owner Program & Save Up to 5% at Our Service Department!

Expwy. 190 @ Trimmier connellcars.com _______________ 254-247-2557

(*) For 0.0% APR, monthly payment for every $1000 you finance is $27.78 for 36 months; $20.83 for 48 months; $16.67 for 60 months; $13.89 for 72 months. For 1.9% APR, monthly payment for every $1000 you finance is $28.60 for 36 months; $21.65 for 48 months; $17.48 for 60 months. For 2.9% APR, monthly payment for every $1000 you finance is $29.04 for 36 months; $22.09 for 48 months; $17.92 for 60 months. EXAMPLE down payment is 12%. Length of contract limited. W.A.C. See dealer for details. Must be used towards the purchase of a vehicle. Not av available with some other offers. See your dealer for details.

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The Army’s Got

Talent

by Jade Coleman

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he 2010 Army Soldier Show and Operation Rising Star competition will have you pinching yourself to be sure you’re still at Fort Hood and not in New York City on Broadway or in Hollywood sitting in the front row of American Idol. As the most modern version yet, the 2010 Soldier Show titled “v.27.0” has a social media theme. It represents the re-establishment of the modern Soldier Show and the personal computer revolution of 1983. Over the past 27 years, advances in technology such as social media have helped keep Soldiers and Families connected no matter where the mission takes them. Soldier Show production director Victor Hurtado explained the concept of the production, “It's the 27th year and it's a new version, just like a new version of a computer program, but it’s built on the foundations of all the past versions. Basically, it's like a computer screen.When you walk in, you'll see the desktop, and all of the transitions are like Facebook or Google with a PDF.” Soldier Show “v.27.0” will keep you entertained as its cast of 22 Soldiers selected from different garrisons in the U.S. and Germany present to you the 90-minute high-energy production. The show is very integrated, featuring a diverse variety of musical genres including R&B, rap, rock, country, gospel and pop. The show premiered in April at Fort Belvoir to kick off a six and a half month tour that will be going to 52 different venues and its making it’s 20th stop right here at the GREAT PLACE! So gather up

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your Family and friends and come on out on July 21, 22, or 23 where the show will transform the Abrams Physical Fitness Center into Broadway. We want you to come be a part of the founder’s legacy as it continues on. Now, speaking of legacy, you could become a legend. If you have a voice that can compete with Carrie Underwood, Fantasia Barrino, Taylor Hicks, Rueben Studdard or Jordan Sparks, what in the heck are you doing still singing in the shower?The time has come for you to get out of that shower, dry yourself off, put on some clothes of course and come out and compete in this year’s 2010 Operation Rising Star Competition coming in August. Operation Rising Star is a military-wide singing competition building on the success of American Idol, with a military spin. All men and women serving within any branch of service, and their Family Members 18 years or older, are eligible to compete at any of the hosting garrisons around the Army, if assigned to that garrison. As a contestant, you will perform live during an eight-week elimination competition and compete for awesome prizes and a chance to be the Fort Hood Operation Rising Star winner.As the Fort Hood winner, you will move on to compete at this year’s Army-wide Operation Rising Star Finals. Last year’s finalist, Lisa Pratt earned an all-

expenses-paid trip to record a three-song demo CD at DMI Music’s Firehouse Recording Studios in Pasadena, CA. Other contestants from competitions in the past have been selected to be in the Soldier Show. You never know where this competition can lead you. So, are you out of the shower yet? Without a doubt, The Army’s got talent and this month Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation can’t wait to put it all on display. For more specific details on both the 2010 U.S. Army Soldier Show and Operation Rising Star Competition, please visit hoodmwr.com or call 254-286-5342. s www.hoodmwr.com

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Feature

The Army’s Got

Talent

by Jade Coleman

T

he 2010 Army Soldier Show and Operation Rising Star competition will have you pinching yourself to be sure you’re still at Fort Hood and not in New York City on Broadway or in Hollywood sitting in the front row of American Idol. As the most modern version yet, the 2010 Soldier Show titled “v.27.0” has a social media theme. It represents the re-establishment of the modern Soldier Show and the personal computer revolution of 1983. Over the past 27 years, advances in technology such as social media have helped keep Soldiers and Families connected no matter where the mission takes them. Soldier Show production director Victor Hurtado explained the concept of the production, “It's the 27th year and it's a new version, just like a new version of a computer program, but it’s built on the foundations of all the past versions. Basically, it's like a computer screen.When you walk in, you'll see the desktop, and all of the transitions are like Facebook or Google with a PDF.” Soldier Show “v.27.0” will keep you entertained as its cast of 22 Soldiers selected from different garrisons in the U.S. and Germany present to you the 90-minute high-energy production. The show is very integrated, featuring a diverse variety of musical genres including R&B, rap, rock, country, gospel and pop. The show premiered in April at Fort Belvoir to kick off a six and a half month tour that will be going to 52 different venues and its making it’s 20th stop right here at the GREAT PLACE! So gather up

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your Family and friends and come on out on July 21, 22, or 23 where the show will transform the Abrams Physical Fitness Center into Broadway. We want you to come be a part of the founder’s legacy as it continues on. Now, speaking of legacy, you could become a legend. If you have a voice that can compete with Carrie Underwood, Fantasia Barrino, Taylor Hicks, Rueben Studdard or Jordan Sparks, what in the heck are you doing still singing in the shower?The time has come for you to get out of that shower, dry yourself off, put on some clothes of course and come out and compete in this year’s 2010 Operation Rising Star Competition coming in August. Operation Rising Star is a military-wide singing competition building on the success of American Idol, with a military spin. All men and women serving within any branch of service, and their Family Members 18 years or older, are eligible to compete at any of the hosting garrisons around the Army, if assigned to that garrison. As a contestant, you will perform live during an eight-week elimination competition and compete for awesome prizes and a chance to be the Fort Hood Operation Rising Star winner.As the Fort Hood winner, you will move on to compete at this year’s Army-wide Operation Rising Star Finals. Last year’s finalist, Lisa Pratt earned an all-

expenses-paid trip to record a three-song demo CD at DMI Music’s Firehouse Recording Studios in Pasadena, CA. Other contestants from competitions in the past have been selected to be in the Soldier Show. You never know where this competition can lead you. So, are you out of the shower yet? Without a doubt, The Army’s got talent and this month Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation can’t wait to put it all on display. For more specific details on both the 2010 U.S. Army Soldier Show and Operation Rising Star Competition, please visit hoodmwr.com or call 254-286-5342. s www.hoodmwr.com

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Travel

EXPLORE HOUSTON FOR

$5 or less

8 hoodhappeningsjuly2010

by Ashley Holladay

I

tching to get out and explore a new city this summer? The bustling metropolis of Houston is just a three hour drive and offers a little something for everyone. Being a born and raised Houstonian, I have the scoop on just a few of the wonderful and affordable summer attractions to keep your Family enthralled.

Discovery Green – Located in the heart of downtown Houston, this two acre lawn offers plenty of room to lounge around, have a picnic or enjoy one of the many free activities. There are almost daily events that range from fitness to educational seminars to free summer concerts. In case that isn’t enough, there are gardens, a playground, a party pavilion, a model boat pond, a one-acre lake, a fenced-in dog park, strolling paths and splash fountains for fun for the whole Family. Miller Outdoor Theatre – Located in Hermann Park just across the street from the Houston Zoo, this outdoor theatre offers free lawn seating for all of its events. There are many great shows and concerts to see during the summer months, including Houston Symphony’s Summer Nights series. Traders Village - Traders Village is Houston’s largest flea marketplace with more than 100-acres of open-air shopping, festivals and special events every weekend. There are free summer concert, every weekend.

Sam Houston Boat Tour - The Port of Houston Authority offers a 90-minute round-trip cruise along the Houston Ship Channel. The tour is free but reservations are required 24 hours in advance. Register your tour online at http://boattours.poha.com/boattour/. Buffalo Bayou – Buffalo Bayou is a small body of water that flows through downtown Houston. Get some exercise on the hike and bike trails or rent a kayak and explore the bayou on water. Galveston – If you’re looking for some oceanfront fun, Galveston Bay is just a short drive from downtown Houston and offers plenty of public beaches and cool ocean waters for you to enjoy. Museums – Houston has no shortage of amazing museums and many of them offer free or minimal entry fees. Some of my favorites include the Children’s Museum, the Art Car Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Health Museum and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. s www.hoodmwr.com

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Travel

EXPLORE HOUSTON FOR

$5 or less

8 hoodhappeningsjuly2010

by Ashley Holladay

I

tching to get out and explore a new city this summer? The bustling metropolis of Houston is just a three hour drive and offers a little something for everyone. Being a born and raised Houstonian, I have the scoop on just a few of the wonderful and affordable summer attractions to keep your Family enthralled.

Discovery Green – Located in the heart of downtown Houston, this two acre lawn offers plenty of room to lounge around, have a picnic or enjoy one of the many free activities. There are almost daily events that range from fitness to educational seminars to free summer concerts. In case that isn’t enough, there are gardens, a playground, a party pavilion, a model boat pond, a one-acre lake, a fenced-in dog park, strolling paths and splash fountains for fun for the whole Family. Miller Outdoor Theatre – Located in Hermann Park just across the street from the Houston Zoo, this outdoor theatre offers free lawn seating for all of its events. There are many great shows and concerts to see during the summer months, including Houston Symphony’s Summer Nights series. Traders Village - Traders Village is Houston’s largest flea marketplace with more than 100-acres of open-air shopping, festivals and special events every weekend. There are free summer concert, every weekend.

Sam Houston Boat Tour - The Port of Houston Authority offers a 90-minute round-trip cruise along the Houston Ship Channel. The tour is free but reservations are required 24 hours in advance. Register your tour online at http://boattours.poha.com/boattour/. Buffalo Bayou – Buffalo Bayou is a small body of water that flows through downtown Houston. Get some exercise on the hike and bike trails or rent a kayak and explore the bayou on water. Galveston – If you’re looking for some oceanfront fun, Galveston Bay is just a short drive from downtown Houston and offers plenty of public beaches and cool ocean waters for you to enjoy. Museums – Houston has no shortage of amazing museums and many of them offer free or minimal entry fees. Some of my favorites include the Children’s Museum, the Art Car Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Health Museum and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. s www.hoodmwr.com

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Entertainment

Club Hood Freshly Refined

RETURNS Special to Hood Happenings

he Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families, a free traveling show exclusively for Military Families, is back in the U.S. after an around the world tour that took some of our favorite furry muppets to military installations across Europe and Asia Pacific. The show is an extension of the resource Talk, Listen, Connect which Sesame Workshop created to help grown-ups discuss with their kids the challenges of deployment, multiple deployments and when a parent comes home injured. The multimedia kit encourages parents to listen to what their children have to say or what they might be worried about. During the live performance, Zoe, Elmo, Rosita, Cookie Monster and Grover sing and dance for approximately 30 minutes, bringing children and their Family messages of support and offer ways to cope when a parent or other relative is far from home. Additionally there are giveaways like an Elmo twirly light and USO bandanas that children, young and old will enjoy. “The momentum that this show has gathered since it first performed for military kids

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and families is unbelievable,” said Gary E. Knell, Sesame Workshop CEO and President. “To see how Families come together and then use the

messages from the show to talk to their kids is the greatest reward that we could ask for. We at Sesame Workshop are thrilled to continue this work with our partners and friends at the USO and reinforce our commitment to Military Families.” “There is no denying the positive impact this tour is having on our nation’s military community,” said Sloan Gibson, USO president. “The fact that more than 100,000 troops and Family Members have attended these shows so far speaks volumes about the tour’s relevance to today’s military. We listen to our troops and understand the challenges they face at home, and are proud to call Sesame Workshop our partner in helping to ease the daily stresses on Military Families.” The Sesame Street Workshop/USO partnership debuted its first show at the Marine Corps

Air Ground Combat Center at Twenty-nine Palms, CA in July 2008. Since then the Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families has traveled more than 45,000 miles to 76 bases in nine countries. More than 120,000 service members and Families have been entertained during 176 shows. The tour will be making its way to Fort Hood on July 17 and 18. For an up to date tour schedule, visit www.uso.org. ▲

Sunday Brunch 11am - 2pm

1st Sunday Monthly Themed Cuisine

BEEF & BURGUNDY 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Tuesday

Family Pasta Night

5pm - 7pm

Thursday

DAILY LUNCH 11am - 1:30pm

456

Weekdays

SESAME STREET/USO

Experience for Military Families

July 17-18

Abrams Physical Fitness Center 254-768-2771 www.hoodmwr.com

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Entertainment

Club Hood Freshly Refined

RETURNS Special to Hood Happenings

he Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families, a free traveling show exclusively for Military Families, is back in the U.S. after an around the world tour that took some of our favorite furry muppets to military installations across Europe and Asia Pacific. The show is an extension of the resource Talk, Listen, Connect which Sesame Workshop created to help grown-ups discuss with their kids the challenges of deployment, multiple deployments and when a parent comes home injured. The multimedia kit encourages parents to listen to what their children have to say or what they might be worried about. During the live performance, Zoe, Elmo, Rosita, Cookie Monster and Grover sing and dance for approximately 30 minutes, bringing children and their Family messages of support and offer ways to cope when a parent or other relative is far from home. Additionally there are giveaways like an Elmo twirly light and USO bandanas that children, young and old will enjoy. “The momentum that this show has gathered since it first performed for military kids

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and families is unbelievable,” said Gary E. Knell, Sesame Workshop CEO and President. “To see how Families come together and then use the

messages from the show to talk to their kids is the greatest reward that we could ask for. We at Sesame Workshop are thrilled to continue this work with our partners and friends at the USO and reinforce our commitment to Military Families.” “There is no denying the positive impact this tour is having on our nation’s military community,” said Sloan Gibson, USO president. “The fact that more than 100,000 troops and Family Members have attended these shows so far speaks volumes about the tour’s relevance to today’s military. We listen to our troops and understand the challenges they face at home, and are proud to call Sesame Workshop our partner in helping to ease the daily stresses on Military Families.” The Sesame Street Workshop/USO partnership debuted its first show at the Marine Corps

Air Ground Combat Center at Twenty-nine Palms, CA in July 2008. Since then the Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families has traveled more than 45,000 miles to 76 bases in nine countries. More than 120,000 service members and Families have been entertained during 176 shows. The tour will be making its way to Fort Hood on July 17 and 18. For an up to date tour schedule, visit www.uso.org. ▲

Sunday Brunch 11am - 2pm

1st Sunday Monthly Themed Cuisine

BEEF & BURGUNDY 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Tuesday

Family Pasta Night

5pm - 7pm

Thursday

DAILY LUNCH 11am - 1:30pm

456

Weekdays

SESAME STREET/USO

Experience for Military Families

July 17-18

Abrams Physical Fitness Center 254-768-2771 www.hoodmwr.com

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INDEX

(All area code 254)

U.S. HIGHWAY 190

10

CLEAR CREEK GATE 8

77TH S

CLEAR CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

10

78 FIELD

HOOD STADIUM

TO KILLEEN BUSINESS 190

U.S. HIGHWAY 190 U.S.

NORTH LINK DR

HIGH

VENABLE VILLAGE

WAY 19

0

KOUMA MEMORIAL VILLAGE

52

RD

ILL

H ER

Phone 532-9324 287-8484 287-5215 287-5215 532-5073 287-4130 532-4552 287-2434 287-4907 287-6073 287-2523 287-6644 287-4130 287-4126 532-4552 287-5847 532-4552 532-4552 288-9926 288-3770 532-4552

RD

HIGH

Lounges & Restaurants Bldg Map Legends Pub 5782 54 Patton’s Pub (Lounge) 9212 57 Club Hood 5764 54 Phantom Warrior Center 194 48 Backbone NCO Lounge 194 48 Courses of Clear Creek Snack Bar 52381 5 Sportsmen’s Center 1937 34 Strike Zone/Phantom Warrior Lanes 49010 11 Outdoor Recreation Activities Belton Lake Outdoor Rec Area (BLORA) NAF 126 72 BLORA Boat Dock NAF 155 72 BLORA Reservation Office NAF 126 72 BLORA Sierra Beach 20140 72 Courses of Clear Creek 52381 5 Recreational Equipment Checkout 4930 12 Hunt & Saddle Club 1937 34 Hunt Control Office 1941 34 Sportsmen’s Center 1937 34 Skeet Range 1937 34 West Fort Hood Travel Camp 70004 66 Bronco Youth Skate Park 6602 51 ATV Park Area 111

53

PERSHING PARK

SS

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Y RD

MAR TIN D R

16TH ST

$

DR

OLD BATTALION AVE WAINWRIGHT HEIGHTS WAINWRIGHT DR MAGISTRATE’S COURT

64

WALKER VILLAGE

MIL

ITAR YR

ESE

RVA TI

HOOD ARMY AIRFIELD WARRIOR WAY COMMISSARY

ON

ST

19TH ST

72

WARRIOR WAY PX

AV E

ON AV E

CENTRAL

EAST GATE

PAT TON PARK

CE

12

54

CHAFFEE VILLAGE

AC

$

FISHER AVE

BATTA LI

DFMWR Headquarters

TH

51

V

Fort Hood Lodging Bldg Map Phone Poxon Guest House 111 38 532-2100 Keith Ware Hall Reservations Desk 36006 24 532-8233 Information / Assistance Programs Relocation Assistance Program 121 43 287-4471 Volunteer Services 16005 44 287-8657 Abuse Hotline 121 43 287-Care (2273) Army Community Service 121 43 287-4ACS Army Emergency Relief 121 43 288-5003 Army Family Team Building 16005 44 286-6600 Community Life Program 1001 25 618-7720 Consumer Affairs 121 43 287-CITY (2489) Financial Readiness Program 121 43 288-2862 Food Program 121 43 287-7130 Loan Closet 121 43 287-8595 Mobilization & Deployment (ACS) 16005 44 288-2794 Visitor’s Control Center 69012 39 287-9909 Library Services Casey Memorial Library Circulation Desk 3202 18 287-4921 Library Overdue Section 3202 18 287-4878 Library Reference Section 3202 18 287-5202

55

MEADOWS ELEMENTARY

DFMWR HQTRS

1ST ARMY HQTRS

AV E

R

ST 21ST

50

O HO

71

HS 20T

T

48 49

56

WHEELS

63 OLD IRONSIDES

TRA LD

MCNAIR VILLAGE

CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE

LIBERTY VILLAGE

LION AV E

$

42 41 40

62

U.S.O.

10

75

$

47 77

NK BATTA

23

od Fort Ho Center RAILHEAD DR PRICHARD Recycle

9

HQTRS

761ST TA

46

Law Enforcement American Red Cross

BOR

WARRIOR WAY GATE

DER

ST

74

R DR ENGINEE

24

WRATTE

22

43

76

Vehicle Registration

E

HELL ON

61

Gold Star Family

OOD

11

DARNALL HOSPITAL

N DR

AL AVE E OUSE AV WAREH

REPL

38

25

21ST

60

57

Dental Clinics

MURPH

NORTH AV

CEN

26

44

58

Post Office

FT. H

SANTA

FE AV E

79TH S

T

12

$ 7

TERMIN

T

COMMISSARY

TO COPPERAS COVE & WEST FORT HOOD

AVE

35

36

37

III CORPS

58TH ST

21

72ND S

T

TA N

SMITH MIDDLE SCHOOL

NORTH CLARKE RD GATE

SUPPORT

T

TROYER

45

28 27

29

TANK DES ROYER K DEST

THRIFT SHOP

30

13TH SU ST COMMANAINMENT D (E) 19

COMANCHE II

MAIN POST EXCHANGE

Oveta Cu Hobby SFRClp 73

31

62ND S

SHOPPETTE

32

E

B LOOP

INPROCES AND VISITOSING INFORMAT R’S IO CENTER N

33

EAST RANGE RD GATE

GUN CLU

ST

73RD ST

1ST CAV HQTRS

20

N NOL ORTH A 9 MILN RD. TO B ES LOR A

AY RW

1

AVE E

BATTALIO N AV

D

YER

LZ PHANTOM

CLARKE RD

OLD IRO

AV E

287-5448 287-8436 287-8029 287-2214 288-7946 287-4592

RIO

R EK

TRO

WHEELS

NSIDES AV

SUPPORT

RE

6

3

HELL ON

18

288-2089

$ Bank

R WA

RC

EA

2 DES

CL

TA N K

CLARKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

ROD AND

17

21 43 43 43 43 43 43

Resiliency Campus

34

E

16

SOL DEVELODIER PM CENTERENT

COMANCHE III HOBBY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

15

HOWZ THEATEE R

COMANCHE I

NORTH AV

67TH ST

13

76TH ST

4 C.W. DUNCAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

AUDIE MURPHY MIDDLE SCHOOL

AV E

14

75TH ST

77TH ST

COMANCHE III

WHEELS

74TH ST

E

5

76 287-2286

Fitness Centers Bldg Map Phone Abrams Physical Fitness Ctr. 23001 29 287-2016 Burba Physical Fitness Ctr. 9301 60 287-8297 Harvey Physical Fitness Ctr. 31006 16 287-7098 Iron Horse Physical Fitness Ctr. 37017 14 287-4380 Kieschnick Physical Fitness Ctr. 39008 19 287-4203 Grey Wolf Physical Fitness Ctr. 24006 32 287-7465 Starker Physical Fitness Ctr. 87010 63 287-9639 Wellness Center / Resiliency Campus 12018 46 287-5586 West Fort Hood Physical Fitness Ctr. 91068 69 553-2010 Resiliency Campus Bldg Phone Resiliency Campus HQ 12022 285-5693 Warrior Adventure Quest 12019 319-1619 Army Center / Enhanced Performance 12020 288-4671 Wellness Center 12019 288-8488 Functional Fitness Center 12018 287-8219 Spiritual Fitness Center 12012 553-1195

SOUTH RANGE RD

NORTH AV

HELL ON

Phone 286-6684 287-6070 287-6070 286-6774 287-2286

53R

WEST RA N

TURKEY RUN RD

73 287-6069 75 286-5768 15 286-6284/6285 22 285-5411 61 286-6728

25TH

To ATV Park & North Fort Hood

18000 36042 37007 4475 9409

24TH ST

287-3626 287-3715

Map 76 43 43 71 76

WAY 195

45 55

27TH ST

2218 419

Family Services Bldg Employment Readiness Branch 284 Training Facility 121 Exceptional Family Member Prog. 121 Family Advocacy 76020 Family Advocacy New Parent Support 284 Program 4+ Family Advocacy New Parent Support 284 Program 0-3 Family Member Employment 4220 Assistance Program Family Child Care 121 Youth & School Age Services, Admin 121 Supplemental Programs & Services 121 Information & Referral 121 School Liaison 121 SKIESUnlimited Academy 121

31ST ST

287-6024

Phone 287-8029 288-5222 287-4848 287-6037 287-4749 288-3196

37TH ST

42

Bldg Map 121 43 4819 9 52024 2 113 40a 198 40b 121 43

33RD ST

136

Child Development Centers Parent Central Clear Creek Child Development Ctr. Comanche Child Development Ctr. Fort Hood Child Development Ctr. Chaffee Child Development Ctr. Child Development Services, Admin Family Readiness Centers Oveta Culp Hobby SFRC Soldier & Family Assistance Center 1CD Center 3rd Signal Brigade Center Brave Rifles Readiness Center

42ND ST

285-2090

Phone 287-0469 287-4034 287-0469 287-4034 286-5678 287-7494 288-7494 287-1391 288-6545 288-9442

LS B LVD

12

Map 1 13 17 31 47 56 62 20 37 68

DS T

4930

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

TJ M IL

Bldg Map Phone 2241 27 287-33098

GE RD

Army Substance Abuse Program ASAP Control Office Travel / Museums Leisure Travel Services Location 1 Leisure Travel Services Location 2 1st Cav Museum 3d Museum

Fort Hood Recycle Center

Recreational Activities Bldg Map Apache Arts & Crafts Center 2337 30 Phantom Warrior Lanes 49010 11 Community Events Center (Bingo) 50012 7 Sprocket Auto Crafts 9138 58 School Age Services (SAS Sites) Clark Elementary School 51600 6 Clear Creek Elementary School 4800 8 Duncan Elementary School 52802 4 Montague Elementary School 84001 70 Venable Elementary School 60160 53 Walker / Meadows Site 85018 64 Sports & Fitness Programs Competitive Sports Info 23005 29 Aerobics & Skating 324 49 Intramural Sports 23005 29­­­ Hood Stadium 4652 23 Varsity Sports 23005 29 Youth Sports 6602 51

Phone 287-0343 287-3424 532-9253 287-2725 288-6310 554-3667 287-4362 539-8695 523-4217 287-7950 287-3622 287-5623 287-3622 287-6987 285-5459 288-3770

Centralized Marketing Informatiom Area Resiliency Campus (Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm) 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 Abrams Pool (Indoor) Aquatics Director 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 Fitness 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 Veterinary Clinic Robertson Blood Center Inprocessing DFMWR Headquarters Fort Hood Recycle Center Client Services (Legal Assistance

Bldg Map Phone 12018 46

287-5586

18010 36

287-3832

18000 73

287-9274

23001 23001 52932 2239 2479 1679 137 5774 193 91075

29 29 3 26 33 35 41 54 48 67

287-4648 287-9430 287-7544 287-3689 287-4094 288-3484 287-5037 285-5837 287-8637 288-9838

6602 51 52019 3 5485 52

287-6745 287-5834 287-5646

8640 194 1001 4220 334 4909 2250 18010 194 4626 4617

287-0400 287-6116 287-0345 288-2055 287-3066 287-2823 285-5808 287-3832 287-4339 287-7881 287-7901/3199

65 48 25 21 50 10 28 36 48 74 78

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INDEX

(All area code 254)

U.S. HIGHWAY 190

10

CLEAR CREEK GATE 8

77TH S

CLEAR CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

10

78 FIELD

HOOD STADIUM

TO KILLEEN BUSINESS 190

U.S. HIGHWAY 190 U.S.

NORTH LINK DR

HIGH

VENABLE VILLAGE

WAY 19

0

KOUMA MEMORIAL VILLAGE

52

RD

ILL

H ER

Phone 532-9324 287-8484 287-5215 287-5215 532-5073 287-4130 532-4552 287-2434 287-4907 287-6073 287-2523 287-6644 287-4130 287-4126 532-4552 287-5847 532-4552 532-4552 288-9926 288-3770 532-4552

RD

HIGH

Lounges & Restaurants Bldg Map Legends Pub 5782 54 Patton’s Pub (Lounge) 9212 57 Club Hood 5764 54 Phantom Warrior Center 194 48 Backbone NCO Lounge 194 48 Courses of Clear Creek Snack Bar 52381 5 Sportsmen’s Center 1937 34 Strike Zone/Phantom Warrior Lanes 49010 11 Outdoor Recreation Activities Belton Lake Outdoor Rec Area (BLORA) NAF 126 72 BLORA Boat Dock NAF 155 72 BLORA Reservation Office NAF 126 72 BLORA Sierra Beach 20140 72 Courses of Clear Creek 52381 5 Recreational Equipment Checkout 4930 12 Hunt & Saddle Club 1937 34 Hunt Control Office 1941 34 Sportsmen’s Center 1937 34 Skeet Range 1937 34 West Fort Hood Travel Camp 70004 66 Bronco Youth Skate Park 6602 51 ATV Park Area 111

53

PERSHING PARK

SS

hoodhappeningsjuly2010

Y RD

MAR TIN D R

16TH ST

$

DR

OLD BATTALION AVE WAINWRIGHT HEIGHTS WAINWRIGHT DR MAGISTRATE’S COURT

64

WALKER VILLAGE

MIL

ITAR YR

ESE

RVA TI

HOOD ARMY AIRFIELD WARRIOR WAY COMMISSARY

ON

ST

19TH ST

72

WARRIOR WAY PX

AV E

ON AV E

CENTRAL

EAST GATE

PAT TON PARK

CE

12

54

CHAFFEE VILLAGE

AC

$

FISHER AVE

BATTA LI

DFMWR Headquarters

TH

51

V

Fort Hood Lodging Bldg Map Phone Poxon Guest House 111 38 532-2100 Keith Ware Hall Reservations Desk 36006 24 532-8233 Information / Assistance Programs Relocation Assistance Program 121 43 287-4471 Volunteer Services 16005 44 287-8657 Abuse Hotline 121 43 287-Care (2273) Army Community Service 121 43 287-4ACS Army Emergency Relief 121 43 288-5003 Army Family Team Building 16005 44 286-6600 Community Life Program 1001 25 618-7720 Consumer Affairs 121 43 287-CITY (2489) Financial Readiness Program 121 43 288-2862 Food Program 121 43 287-7130 Loan Closet 121 43 287-8595 Mobilization & Deployment (ACS) 16005 44 288-2794 Visitor’s Control Center 69012 39 287-9909 Library Services Casey Memorial Library Circulation Desk 3202 18 287-4921 Library Overdue Section 3202 18 287-4878 Library Reference Section 3202 18 287-5202

55

MEADOWS ELEMENTARY

DFMWR HQTRS

1ST ARMY HQTRS

AV E

R

ST 21ST

50

O HO

71

HS 20T

T

48 49

56

WHEELS

63 OLD IRONSIDES

TRA LD

MCNAIR VILLAGE

CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE

LIBERTY VILLAGE

LION AV E

$

42 41 40

62

U.S.O.

10

75

$

47 77

NK BATTA

23

od Fort Ho Center RAILHEAD DR PRICHARD Recycle

9

HQTRS

761ST TA

46

Law Enforcement American Red Cross

BOR

WARRIOR WAY GATE

DER

ST

74

R DR ENGINEE

24

WRATTE

22

43

76

Vehicle Registration

E

HELL ON

61

Gold Star Family

OOD

11

DARNALL HOSPITAL

N DR

AL AVE E OUSE AV WAREH

REPL

38

25

21ST

60

57

Dental Clinics

MURPH

NORTH AV

CEN

26

44

58

Post Office

FT. H

SANTA

FE AV E

79TH S

T

12

$ 7

TERMIN

T

COMMISSARY

TO COPPERAS COVE & WEST FORT HOOD

AVE

35

36

37

III CORPS

58TH ST

21

72ND S

T

TA N

SMITH MIDDLE SCHOOL

NORTH CLARKE RD GATE

SUPPORT

T

TROYER

45

28 27

29

TANK DES ROYER K DEST

THRIFT SHOP

30

13TH SU ST COMMANAINMENT D (E) 19

COMANCHE II

MAIN POST EXCHANGE

Oveta Cu Hobby SFRClp 73

31

62ND S

SHOPPETTE

32

E

B LOOP

INPROCES AND VISITOSING INFORMAT R’S IO CENTER N

33

EAST RANGE RD GATE

GUN CLU

ST

73RD ST

1ST CAV HQTRS

20

N NOL ORTH A 9 MILN RD. TO B ES LOR A

AY RW

1

AVE E

BATTALIO N AV

D

YER

LZ PHANTOM

CLARKE RD

OLD IRO

AV E

287-5448 287-8436 287-8029 287-2214 288-7946 287-4592

RIO

R EK

TRO

WHEELS

NSIDES AV

SUPPORT

RE

6

3

HELL ON

18

288-2089

$ Bank

R WA

RC

EA

2 DES

CL

TA N K

CLARKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

ROD AND

17

21 43 43 43 43 43 43

Resiliency Campus

34

E

16

SOL DEVELODIER PM CENTERENT

COMANCHE III HOBBY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

15

HOWZ THEATEE R

COMANCHE I

NORTH AV

67TH ST

13

76TH ST

4 C.W. DUNCAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

AUDIE MURPHY MIDDLE SCHOOL

AV E

14

75TH ST

77TH ST

COMANCHE III

WHEELS

74TH ST

E

5

76 287-2286

Fitness Centers Bldg Map Phone Abrams Physical Fitness Ctr. 23001 29 287-2016 Burba Physical Fitness Ctr. 9301 60 287-8297 Harvey Physical Fitness Ctr. 31006 16 287-7098 Iron Horse Physical Fitness Ctr. 37017 14 287-4380 Kieschnick Physical Fitness Ctr. 39008 19 287-4203 Grey Wolf Physical Fitness Ctr. 24006 32 287-7465 Starker Physical Fitness Ctr. 87010 63 287-9639 Wellness Center / Resiliency Campus 12018 46 287-5586 West Fort Hood Physical Fitness Ctr. 91068 69 553-2010 Resiliency Campus Bldg Phone Resiliency Campus HQ 12022 285-5693 Warrior Adventure Quest 12019 319-1619 Army Center / Enhanced Performance 12020 288-4671 Wellness Center 12019 288-8488 Functional Fitness Center 12018 287-8219 Spiritual Fitness Center 12012 553-1195

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Family Services Bldg Employment Readiness Branch 284 Training Facility 121 Exceptional Family Member Prog. 121 Family Advocacy 76020 Family Advocacy New Parent Support 284 Program 4+ Family Advocacy New Parent Support 284 Program 0-3 Family Member Employment 4220 Assistance Program Family Child Care 121 Youth & School Age Services, Admin 121 Supplemental Programs & Services 121 Information & Referral 121 School Liaison 121 SKIESUnlimited Academy 121

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Child Development Centers Parent Central Clear Creek Child Development Ctr. Comanche Child Development Ctr. Fort Hood Child Development Ctr. Chaffee Child Development Ctr. Child Development Services, Admin Family Readiness Centers Oveta Culp Hobby SFRC Soldier & Family Assistance Center 1CD Center 3rd Signal Brigade Center Brave Rifles Readiness Center

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Army Substance Abuse Program ASAP Control Office Travel / Museums Leisure Travel Services Location 1 Leisure Travel Services Location 2 1st Cav Museum 3d Museum

Fort Hood Recycle Center

Recreational Activities Bldg Map Apache Arts & Crafts Center 2337 30 Phantom Warrior Lanes 49010 11 Community Events Center (Bingo) 50012 7 Sprocket Auto Crafts 9138 58 School Age Services (SAS Sites) Clark Elementary School 51600 6 Clear Creek Elementary School 4800 8 Duncan Elementary School 52802 4 Montague Elementary School 84001 70 Venable Elementary School 60160 53 Walker / Meadows Site 85018 64 Sports & Fitness Programs Competitive Sports Info 23005 29 Aerobics & Skating 324 49 Intramural Sports 23005 29­­­ Hood Stadium 4652 23 Varsity Sports 23005 29 Youth Sports 6602 51

Phone 287-0343 287-3424 532-9253 287-2725 288-6310 554-3667 287-4362 539-8695 523-4217 287-7950 287-3622 287-5623 287-3622 287-6987 285-5459 288-3770

Centralized Marketing Informatiom Area Resiliency Campus (Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm) 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 Abrams Pool (Indoor) Aquatics Director 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 Fitness 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 Veterinary Clinic Robertson Blood Center Inprocessing DFMWR Headquarters Fort Hood Recycle Center Client Services (Legal Assistance

Bldg Map Phone 12018 46

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Recreation

Are YOU Ready for the

CHALLENGE?

by Art Ortiz

D

o you like mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking, paintball or the chance to bungee jump? All redeployed Soldiers will have the opportunity to experience one of these outdoor activities when they participate in the Warrior Adventure Quest (WAQ) Program. The program is designed for units in their first 120 days of redeployment to Fort Hood. Warrior Adventure Quest is an adventure program for redeployed Soldiers to learn a new outdoor activity during their Reset Cycle by providing outdoor adventure opportunities to help the soldier relax and decompress. The WAQ is a way to help Soldiers with the Army’s holistic (mind, body, spirit) approach to reset by introducing Soldiers to a lifetime activity—such as rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, paint-

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ball, or the opportunity to experience bungee jumping—to aid in mitigating perilous behaviors by providing alternatives to reduce boredom. These outdoor activities provide the space for Soldiers to relax, participate in a new activity, and focus on having some fun. The WAQ program is a four phase process. The first phase, BattleMind I training, is some classroom time for the leaders E6 and above. During this training, the leaders learn about what their Soldiers and they might be experiencing emotionally, psychologically and socially. The next portion is Phase II, BattleMind II. This phase is for the Soldiers, as a unit, who will be participating in the activity the following day. During this training, just as the leaders received, the Soldiers gain an awareness and understanding of the cycle of transition they will experience, emotionally, psychologically and socially. Phase III is the activity day where the Soldiers of a unit have selected an activity from rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, paintball or bungee jumping in which to participate. At the conclusion of the activity, the group comes together to pro-

cess their day’s activity. This is Phase IV of the WAQ program. This time is known as the Leader Led After Action Debrief, (L-LAAD). The unit’s leader, E6 or above, leads a discussion with the Soldiers about their experience. As more redeployed units experience the WAQ program, Family and MWR Outdoor Recreation will see more Soldiers wanting and participating in more adventure programming and trips. The WAQ program is completely funded by Family and MWR and these funds provide the equipment so that the Soldier may have the opportunity to learn new skills while taking guided trips: mountain biking at Cameron Park in Waco, kayaking the Guadalupe River, rock climbing at Enchanted Rock State Natural Park in Fredericksburg, backpacking in Big Bend National Park, or other adventures to help Soldiers get outdoors, relax, and stop boredom. Contact the WAQ Program Coordinator and Recreation Specialist Art Ortiz at 254-287-4907 to schedule a WAQ activity for your redeployed unit. The adventure awaits! s

www.hoodmwr.com

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Recreation

Are YOU Ready for the

CHALLENGE?

by Art Ortiz

D

o you like mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking, paintball or the chance to bungee jump? All redeployed Soldiers will have the opportunity to experience one of these outdoor activities when they participate in the Warrior Adventure Quest (WAQ) Program. The program is designed for units in their first 120 days of redeployment to Fort Hood. Warrior Adventure Quest is an adventure program for redeployed Soldiers to learn a new outdoor activity during their Reset Cycle by providing outdoor adventure opportunities to help the soldier relax and decompress. The WAQ is a way to help Soldiers with the Army’s holistic (mind, body, spirit) approach to reset by introducing Soldiers to a lifetime activity—such as rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, paint-

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ball, or the opportunity to experience bungee jumping—to aid in mitigating perilous behaviors by providing alternatives to reduce boredom. These outdoor activities provide the space for Soldiers to relax, participate in a new activity, and focus on having some fun. The WAQ program is a four phase process. The first phase, BattleMind I training, is some classroom time for the leaders E6 and above. During this training, the leaders learn about what their Soldiers and they might be experiencing emotionally, psychologically and socially. The next portion is Phase II, BattleMind II. This phase is for the Soldiers, as a unit, who will be participating in the activity the following day. During this training, just as the leaders received, the Soldiers gain an awareness and understanding of the cycle of transition they will experience, emotionally, psychologically and socially. Phase III is the activity day where the Soldiers of a unit have selected an activity from rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, paintball or bungee jumping in which to participate. At the conclusion of the activity, the group comes together to pro-

cess their day’s activity. This is Phase IV of the WAQ program. This time is known as the Leader Led After Action Debrief, (L-LAAD). The unit’s leader, E6 or above, leads a discussion with the Soldiers about their experience. As more redeployed units experience the WAQ program, Family and MWR Outdoor Recreation will see more Soldiers wanting and participating in more adventure programming and trips. The WAQ program is completely funded by Family and MWR and these funds provide the equipment so that the Soldier may have the opportunity to learn new skills while taking guided trips: mountain biking at Cameron Park in Waco, kayaking the Guadalupe River, rock climbing at Enchanted Rock State Natural Park in Fredericksburg, backpacking in Big Bend National Park, or other adventures to help Soldiers get outdoors, relax, and stop boredom. Contact the WAQ Program Coordinator and Recreation Specialist Art Ortiz at 254-287-4907 to schedule a WAQ activity for your redeployed unit. The adventure awaits! s

www.hoodmwr.com

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Sports

New to Family and MWR:

CREATE AN ORIGINAL SUMMER

Phantom Warrior Rugby Team

F

ort Hood has good reason to be proud of the return of the Phantom Warrior Rugby team to competitive play. The team started practicing for the 2010 season back in January. With only two games under its belt before tournament play, the team traveled to Fort Benning, GA on May 1 to play in a 9-team tournament taking fourth place overall. They played more games over that weekend than they’ve played all season long. Sgt. Miguel Luzunaris, of 1st Calvary Division, who has only played rugby for the past six months, said that despite the nearly four hours of powerful play, “This is my newfound love when it comes to sports.” The team played four games over the course of the weekend. Each game was 50 minutes, consisting of two 25-minute halves with a five-minute half-time. On the first day of the tournament, the team edged the Cherry Point team from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., winning 13-12. Shortly after, the team geared up for the Fort Benning team, but lost by a score of 24-0. The second day of the tournament, with their energy levels slightly lower and carrying a few injuries, the team rallied together and totaled 25 points to 0 over the team from Fort Drum, NY The tournament ended with a disappointing 20-19 loss to the Marines from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. Luzunaris, who played in nearly all four games, said, “It takes heart. It takes a non-stop mentality. You can’t stop until it’s time to stop. If you slow down just a little bit, they can take advantage of you and it’s over. ” Luzunaris and the rest of the team aren’t stopping now that the spring season is ending. They will continue to practice two days a week at the baseball fields near the Sante Fe Gate until the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation constructs a new

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by Capt. Marvin J. Baker 120th Infantry Brigade Public Affairs Officer

JULY 5 - AUGUST 20, 2010 TH TH - AUGUST AGES 3 - 18 20

JULY 5

rugby field later this summer. The team plans to start practice at 6 pm on Tuesdays and 4 pm on Thursdays. This summer, the team plans to participate in several 7-man team rugby tournaments in Texas and Louisiana. For more information, contact 2nd Lt. Dan Schmidt at 301-503-5700. ▲

AGES 3-18

$185 FOR A HALF DAY CAMP

and $295 FOR ALL DAY CAMP (materials included)

AGE 9-12

AGE 3-5 DATES

MORNING

9am-12noon

AFTERNOON

July 5 - 9 July 12 - 16 July 19 - 23 July 26 - 30 Aug 2 - 6 Aug 9 - 13 Aug 16 - 20

Princesses & Super Heroes Puppet Making In the Style of the Masters Food Art 3-D Crafts Travel the World Thru Art Puppet Making

3-D Crafts Sports Cartooning Military Art Cartooning Animal Art Local Heroes

1pm-4pm

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MORNING

9am-12noon

July 5 - 9 July 12 - 16 July 19 - 23 July 26 - 30 Aug 2 - 6 Aug 9 - 13 Aug 16 - 20

Portraits Passion for Fashion Photography Computer Animation* Computer Animation* Entrepreneurship Bootcamp* Entrepreneurship Bootcamp*

AGE 6-8

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1pm-4pm

Claymation Sports In the Style of the Masters Photography Cartooning Animal Art Local Heroes

AGE 13-18

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MORNING

9am-12noon

AFTERNOON

July 5 - 9 July 12 - 16 July 19 - 23 July 26 - 30 Aug 2 - 6 Aug 9 - 13 Aug 16 - 20

Princesses & Super Heroes Puppet Making In the Style of the Masters Food Art Claymation Travel the World Thru Art Puppet Making

Claymation Sports Cartooning Military Art Cartooning Animal Art Local Heroes

1pm-4pm

DATES

MORNING

July 5 - 9 July 12 - 16 July 19 - 23 July 26 - 30 Aug 2 - 6 Aug 9 - 13 Aug 16 - 20

Portraits Sports Travel the World Thru Art Claymation Cartooning Photography Travel the World Thru Art

9am-12noon

AFTERNOON

1pm-4pm

Computer Animation* Passion for Fashion Photography Computer Animation* Computer Animation* Entrepreneurship Bootcamp* Entrepreneurship Bootcamp*

* Denotes two week class

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904 Mountain Lion Circle #400 Harker Heights, TX 76548

(254) 654-5709

Round Rock

3810 Gattis School Rd #108 Round Rock, TX 78665

(512) 275-4040

Register by phone or at cordovanartschool.com. Discounts available for Active and Retired Military. Partners with SKIESUnlimited. Call SKIESUnlimited for details, pricing and registration for camps and workshops at 254-287-4592. ProudProud Partners with SKIES Unlimited. Call SKIES Unlimited for details, pricing and registration for camps and workshops at 254-287-4592.

www.hoodmwr.com

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Sports

New to Family and MWR:

CREATE AN ORIGINAL SUMMER

Phantom Warrior Rugby Team

F

ort Hood has good reason to be proud of the return of the Phantom Warrior Rugby team to competitive play. The team started practicing for the 2010 season back in January. With only two games under its belt before tournament play, the team traveled to Fort Benning, GA on May 1 to play in a 9-team tournament taking fourth place overall. They played more games over that weekend than they’ve played all season long. Sgt. Miguel Luzunaris, of 1st Calvary Division, who has only played rugby for the past six months, said that despite the nearly four hours of powerful play, “This is my newfound love when it comes to sports.” The team played four games over the course of the weekend. Each game was 50 minutes, consisting of two 25-minute halves with a five-minute half-time. On the first day of the tournament, the team edged the Cherry Point team from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., winning 13-12. Shortly after, the team geared up for the Fort Benning team, but lost by a score of 24-0. The second day of the tournament, with their energy levels slightly lower and carrying a few injuries, the team rallied together and totaled 25 points to 0 over the team from Fort Drum, NY The tournament ended with a disappointing 20-19 loss to the Marines from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. Luzunaris, who played in nearly all four games, said, “It takes heart. It takes a non-stop mentality. You can’t stop until it’s time to stop. If you slow down just a little bit, they can take advantage of you and it’s over. ” Luzunaris and the rest of the team aren’t stopping now that the spring season is ending. They will continue to practice two days a week at the baseball fields near the Sante Fe Gate until the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation constructs a new

16 hoodhappeningsjuly2010

by Capt. Marvin J. Baker 120th Infantry Brigade Public Affairs Officer

JULY 5 - AUGUST 20, 2010 TH TH - AUGUST AGES 3 - 18 20

JULY 5

rugby field later this summer. The team plans to start practice at 6 pm on Tuesdays and 4 pm on Thursdays. This summer, the team plans to participate in several 7-man team rugby tournaments in Texas and Louisiana. For more information, contact 2nd Lt. Dan Schmidt at 301-503-5700. ▲

AGES 3-18

$185 FOR A HALF DAY CAMP

and $295 FOR ALL DAY CAMP (materials included)

AGE 9-12

AGE 3-5 DATES

MORNING

9am-12noon

AFTERNOON

July 5 - 9 July 12 - 16 July 19 - 23 July 26 - 30 Aug 2 - 6 Aug 9 - 13 Aug 16 - 20

Princesses & Super Heroes Puppet Making In the Style of the Masters Food Art 3-D Crafts Travel the World Thru Art Puppet Making

3-D Crafts Sports Cartooning Military Art Cartooning Animal Art Local Heroes

1pm-4pm

DATES

MORNING

9am-12noon

July 5 - 9 July 12 - 16 July 19 - 23 July 26 - 30 Aug 2 - 6 Aug 9 - 13 Aug 16 - 20

Portraits Passion for Fashion Photography Computer Animation* Computer Animation* Entrepreneurship Bootcamp* Entrepreneurship Bootcamp*

AGE 6-8

AFTERNOON

1pm-4pm

Claymation Sports In the Style of the Masters Photography Cartooning Animal Art Local Heroes

AGE 13-18

DATES

MORNING

9am-12noon

AFTERNOON

July 5 - 9 July 12 - 16 July 19 - 23 July 26 - 30 Aug 2 - 6 Aug 9 - 13 Aug 16 - 20

Princesses & Super Heroes Puppet Making In the Style of the Masters Food Art Claymation Travel the World Thru Art Puppet Making

Claymation Sports Cartooning Military Art Cartooning Animal Art Local Heroes

1pm-4pm

DATES

MORNING

July 5 - 9 July 12 - 16 July 19 - 23 July 26 - 30 Aug 2 - 6 Aug 9 - 13 Aug 16 - 20

Portraits Sports Travel the World Thru Art Claymation Cartooning Photography Travel the World Thru Art

9am-12noon

AFTERNOON

1pm-4pm

Computer Animation* Passion for Fashion Photography Computer Animation* Computer Animation* Entrepreneurship Bootcamp* Entrepreneurship Bootcamp*

* Denotes two week class

Harker Heights

904 Mountain Lion Circle #400 Harker Heights, TX 76548

(254) 654-5709

Round Rock

3810 Gattis School Rd #108 Round Rock, TX 78665

(512) 275-4040

Register by phone or at cordovanartschool.com. Discounts available for Active and Retired Military. Partners with SKIESUnlimited. Call SKIESUnlimited for details, pricing and registration for camps and workshops at 254-287-4592. ProudProud Partners with SKIES Unlimited. Call SKIES Unlimited for details, pricing and registration for camps and workshops at 254-287-4592.

www.hoodmwr.com

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Fitness

MilitaryLife

Thank You for the Journey! I’m I’m proud proud of of my my husband, husband, my my friend friend and and my my hero! hero!

by Tonya Coleman, spouse of CSM Arthur Coleman

B

eing a military spouse is an awesome place to be. I thank God for this wonderful opportunity of service; great opportunities to share and touch others’ lives in ways some could never even imagine. I count it all joy and an honor to serve in such a beautiful way. As a military spouse, we continue to protect and provide for our Family in the absence of our Soldier. We stand in the gap with undying love, selfless service and untiring support. Fort Hood, “the Great Place”, is home to the III Armored Corps and rests in the beautiful “hill and lake country” of Central Texas between Killeen and Copperas Cove. Fort Hood is the largest post in the Free World. Our Soldiers and Families can expect to have one of the highest quality of life standards in the Army. New housing, quality medical care, thriving communities, recreation and schools combine to ensure that Fort Hood is The Great Place. When I started this journey almost 30 years ago, no one could have prepared me for the adventurous times and tasks, good times and challenges ahead. Of course, I often think I have probably forgotten more things than most people will ever have the opportunity to experience.

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As a senior leader, mentor and advisor, I just sponsored our first CSM/SGM Spouse Empowerment Session. Our theme “Supporting the Backbone” was a great hit. Why? Because that’s what we do as a Military spouse each and every day- support the backbone, our Soldier. As we take on our unique and important role as spouse, we know we hold the reigns of our household, our marriage and our Families. We hold the reigns with our love and support; through education with hands on teaching with our children and other spouses; learning and training for better employment and better quality of life; and doing all we can to be productive citizens and influencing our children to become productive citizens no matter where the Army sends us. We possess a resiliency, spiritual, physical and mental beyond reproach. We laugh, have fun and continue to make a difference each day. We continue to keep a positive attitude and hold it all together as the car breaks down, the washing machine overflows, the dog dies and the cat runs away. Truly, our Soldiers are able to focus on the mission at hand because they know the military spouse has everything under control back home. ▲

Just Do It Right!

T

o run a triathlon…oh, what a crazy thought many people think it is! In all actuality though, the thought is not that crazy at all and it helps maintain a healthy lifestyle. At least that is exactly what it did for me back in 2008, when I entered and finished the inaugural Great Place Amazing Race Fall Series Triathlon at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area. It is now your time to train for a triathlon as the Great Place Amazing Race Fall Series Triathlon returns to BLORA for its third year on September 18. It is an opportunity to maintain that healthy lifestyle and condition yourself for more physical activities. Fort Hood’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation brings the community this opportunity to work out several different muscle groups in this sprint triathlon.The triathlon features a brisk swim, healthy bike ride and finally, a challenging run to the finish line. Each event is a true test of fitness, endurance and strength. Before even beginning to enter this test of endurance, athletes need to develop a training regimen and be extremely disciplined, while training for the big race. The major idea is not to overdo your routine or else you will be unable to participate in the event.

by Monty Campbell

Begin your training program by marking one day of the week that you will take off from the training program to allow your body to recuperate. After you have determined which day of the week that you would like to take off from training, alternate between running, swimming and biking for the rest of the week. An example of a week of workouts may look like this: Monday – Off Tuesday- Run 15 minutes Wednesday –Bike 5 miles Thursday – Swim 200 meters briskly Friday – Run 15 minutes Saturday – Bike 5 miles Sunday – Swim 200 meters Remember to be able to complete this sprint triathlon it will take dedication and time. Also as a reminder, keep the workouts aerobic and drink plenty of water! The race is FREE and open to the public. To sign up for the Great Place Amazing Race Fall Series Triathlon, participants may pick up an entry form at any Fort Hood physical fitness center or log on to www.hoodmwr.com. ▲

www.hoodmwr.com

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Fitness

MilitaryLife

Thank You for the Journey! I’m I’m proud proud of of my my husband, husband, my my friend friend and and my my hero! hero!

by Tonya Coleman, spouse of CSM Arthur Coleman

B

eing a military spouse is an awesome place to be. I thank God for this wonderful opportunity of service; great opportunities to share and touch others’ lives in ways some could never even imagine. I count it all joy and an honor to serve in such a beautiful way. As a military spouse, we continue to protect and provide for our Family in the absence of our Soldier. We stand in the gap with undying love, selfless service and untiring support. Fort Hood, “the Great Place”, is home to the III Armored Corps and rests in the beautiful “hill and lake country” of Central Texas between Killeen and Copperas Cove. Fort Hood is the largest post in the Free World. Our Soldiers and Families can expect to have one of the highest quality of life standards in the Army. New housing, quality medical care, thriving communities, recreation and schools combine to ensure that Fort Hood is The Great Place. When I started this journey almost 30 years ago, no one could have prepared me for the adventurous times and tasks, good times and challenges ahead. Of course, I often think I have probably forgotten more things than most people will ever have the opportunity to experience.

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As a senior leader, mentor and advisor, I just sponsored our first CSM/SGM Spouse Empowerment Session. Our theme “Supporting the Backbone” was a great hit. Why? Because that’s what we do as a Military spouse each and every day- support the backbone, our Soldier. As we take on our unique and important role as spouse, we know we hold the reigns of our household, our marriage and our Families. We hold the reigns with our love and support; through education with hands on teaching with our children and other spouses; learning and training for better employment and better quality of life; and doing all we can to be productive citizens and influencing our children to become productive citizens no matter where the Army sends us. We possess a resiliency, spiritual, physical and mental beyond reproach. We laugh, have fun and continue to make a difference each day. We continue to keep a positive attitude and hold it all together as the car breaks down, the washing machine overflows, the dog dies and the cat runs away. Truly, our Soldiers are able to focus on the mission at hand because they know the military spouse has everything under control back home. ▲

Just Do It Right!

T

o run a triathlon…oh, what a crazy thought many people think it is! In all actuality though, the thought is not that crazy at all and it helps maintain a healthy lifestyle. At least that is exactly what it did for me back in 2008, when I entered and finished the inaugural Great Place Amazing Race Fall Series Triathlon at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area. It is now your time to train for a triathlon as the Great Place Amazing Race Fall Series Triathlon returns to BLORA for its third year on September 18. It is an opportunity to maintain that healthy lifestyle and condition yourself for more physical activities. Fort Hood’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation brings the community this opportunity to work out several different muscle groups in this sprint triathlon.The triathlon features a brisk swim, healthy bike ride and finally, a challenging run to the finish line. Each event is a true test of fitness, endurance and strength. Before even beginning to enter this test of endurance, athletes need to develop a training regimen and be extremely disciplined, while training for the big race. The major idea is not to overdo your routine or else you will be unable to participate in the event.

by Monty Campbell

Begin your training program by marking one day of the week that you will take off from the training program to allow your body to recuperate. After you have determined which day of the week that you would like to take off from training, alternate between running, swimming and biking for the rest of the week. An example of a week of workouts may look like this: Monday – Off Tuesday- Run 15 minutes Wednesday –Bike 5 miles Thursday – Swim 200 meters briskly Friday – Run 15 minutes Saturday – Bike 5 miles Sunday – Swim 200 meters Remember to be able to complete this sprint triathlon it will take dedication and time. Also as a reminder, keep the workouts aerobic and drink plenty of water! The race is FREE and open to the public. To sign up for the Great Place Amazing Race Fall Series Triathlon, participants may pick up an entry form at any Fort Hood physical fitness center or log on to www.hoodmwr.com. ▲

www.hoodmwr.com

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ArmyCommunityService

Hood Howdy N

by Sara Browning

Did You Know? ACS offers an emergency food pantry made possible with donations from private organizations. This service can assist a Family for up to five days and can financially advise the Family for a better budgeting experience.

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ew to Fort Hood? Looking for something to do but can’t find your way around post yet? Well you are prime audience for Hood Howdy on August 3 at Club Hood. Do you want to know what all the hype is about? Well, keep reading! At Hood Howdy you are guaranteed to smile, whether it is the jokesters on the microphone or the free gifts from Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. It offers prizes, a Family atmosphere, a chance to meet surrounding neighbors, and tons of information on many services that are important to you. Are you interested in being a volunteer while your spouse is deployed? If you are, be sure to stop by the ACS Soldier and Family Readiness table with the Army volunteer coordinators. The Volunteer Corps is open to all military personnel and Family and you could get up to 50 hours of funded childcare while volunteering. Did you just PCS? Utilize the ACS Relocation Readiness Branch. They offer a lending closet that is an awesome supplement to your household goods, if they haven’t arrived already. I bet you didn’t know that the ACS Relocation Readiness branch also offers an orientation for new military spouses. Whether you know your way around Fort Hood or not, Hood Howdy is a window into the surrounding businesses that are of the most advantage to you and your Family’s needs. Local sponsors are sure to entice you to come by with goodie bags. You can learn of some great programs from some great organizations. The Fort Hood Enlisted Spouse’s Club has started the “Belle of the Ball” program that lends out formal gowns for proms, pageants, or any formal occasion. Ladies, be sure to check out their table in the sponsorship room. There is so much to see, Hood Howdy has expanded into the whole building! Club Hood is located on 24th Street and Tank Destroyer Boulevard. You can’t miss the big building by the East Gate. What better way to have fun and spend no money at all? Hood Howdy is absolutely free and did I mention the giveaways? Just be sure to sign up when you walk in the door and you will be leaving with more than you had when you came in. You don’t have to join us to receive all the wonderful benefits from Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, but why miss out on the fun? And you just might learn your way around! For more informatin, checkout www.hoodmwr.com. ▲

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by Sara Browning

Did You Know? ACS offers an emergency food pantry made possible with donations from private organizations. This service can assist a Family for up to five days and can financially advise the Family for a better budgeting experience.

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ew to Fort Hood? Looking for something to do but can’t find your way around post yet? Well you are prime audience for Hood Howdy on August 3 at Club Hood. Do you want to know what all the hype is about? Well, keep reading! At Hood Howdy you are guaranteed to smile, whether it is the jokesters on the microphone or the free gifts from Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. It offers prizes, a Family atmosphere, a chance to meet surrounding neighbors, and tons of information on many services that are important to you. Are you interested in being a volunteer while your spouse is deployed? If you are, be sure to stop by the ACS Soldier and Family Readiness table with the Army volunteer coordinators. The Volunteer Corps is open to all military personnel and Family and you could get up to 50 hours of funded childcare while volunteering. Did you just PCS? Utilize the ACS Relocation Readiness Branch. They offer a lending closet that is an awesome supplement to your household goods, if they haven’t arrived already. I bet you didn’t know that the ACS Relocation Readiness branch also offers an orientation for new military spouses. Whether you know your way around Fort Hood or not, Hood Howdy is a window into the surrounding businesses that are of the most advantage to you and your Family’s needs. Local sponsors are sure to entice you to come by with goodie bags. You can learn of some great programs from some great organizations. The Fort Hood Enlisted Spouse’s Club has started the “Belle of the Ball” program that lends out formal gowns for proms, pageants, or any formal occasion. Ladies, be sure to check out their table in the sponsorship room. There is so much to see, Hood Howdy has expanded into the whole building! Club Hood is located on 24th Street and Tank Destroyer Boulevard. You can’t miss the big building by the East Gate. What better way to have fun and spend no money at all? Hood Howdy is absolutely free and did I mention the giveaways? Just be sure to sign up when you walk in the door and you will be leaving with more than you had when you came in. You don’t have to join us to receive all the wonderful benefits from Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, but why miss out on the fun? And you just might learn your way around! For more informatin, checkout www.hoodmwr.com. ▲

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Teens

Child,Youth&SchoolServices

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•Having a problem at your child’s school and not sure how to address it? Go to the SLO. •Your teen is college bound and not sure how and what to do to help? Go to the SLO. •Need to talk with the recognized subject matter expert on school related topics? Go to the SLO. •Need to know about resources to help prepare your child to move? Go to the SLO.

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ake a look at most Army Families and they look pretty much the same as any other family – with a few big differences. One big difference is that they move and transition to a new state or country about every three to five years. Approximately 50 percent of Army personnel have children and this means that the majority of the Army population will encounter issues associated with child care, youth supervision and school transitions. Therefore, military Families certainly have a vested, on-going interest in the quality and availability of child, youth, and school support services program. For child care, youth programs and services, Fort Hood is proud of its award winning Child,Youth and School Services program. For school transition and education support assistance, the place to go is the installation School Liaison Officer.

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by Terri Jones, School Liaison Officer

by Terri Jones, School Liaison Officer

•New to the installation and not sure where to start to register and enroll children into the right school as smoothly as possible? Go to the SLO. Go to the

Preparing Your Child for College

•Need information on educational resources and websites? Go to the SLO. The School Liaison Officer (SLO) is the Army’s designated “point person,” responsible for serving as the liaison between Families, local school districts and various other community partners in education to promote quality education and academic support for military children and youth. A seamless transition and ease of fitting back into a routine is both helpful and reassuring for military students and Families. Remember, the SLO is here to work with parents and the local school community to address educational issues that involve military children, but the SLO is not here to “fix” a problem. The SLO is here to inform and link military Families to the individual, group or other resource that can address and resolve the issue. For assistance, please call your SLO at 254-288-7946, or email at hoodcysslo@ hood.army.mil, or you may Go to the SLO in person at the Rivers Bldg. 121, room 147. s

This is the time of year you begin wondering if you began early enough in preparing your child for college and all the transitions that come with this move. The earlier, the better; there are many things that a parent can do to give students a good start. Beginning in elementary and middle school, encourage your child to focus on strong study habits, good grades, along with extracurricular activities and community service. Many college scholarships have requirements for school and community based extracurricular involvement. As early as 9th and 10th grade help your child look at career possibilities. Compare their talents and specific interests with career requirements. Start inquiring about college entrance requirements for the college of their choice. In 11th grade contact colleges for applications and information on scholarships, financial aid and other funding options. Find out what tests are required for admission, and register for them. Once your child enters their senior year, you should be in the final stages of preparation for college. Start requesting letters of recommendation from teachers, sending test scores and mailing those college applications. Once a college choice is made, it is time to sit down and have a discussion about the budget. Look at all the known expenses such as tuition, books, housing options/costs, clothing, and transportation. There also needs to be a very real discussion of the temptations of easy credit that will invariably be marketed towards incoming college students. Many young people’s credit has been destroyed by impulsive college spending. This is the start of a new and exciting stage of life for you and your child. By getting an early start you can feel confident of a bright future for your child.s

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You MUST be at least 18 years old to enter, unless active duty military. Sweepstakes is open to active duty, guard and reserve members, military Family Members and civilians. Employees of DFMWR Marketing & Advertising Branch, USAA and their Family Members are not eligible. One entry per person. No purchase necessary. Sweepstakes ends August 31, 2010 at 5 pm CST.

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Teens

Child,Youth&SchoolServices

Go to the SLO! Go

he

to t

Go to the

SLO

SLO

SLO

•Having a problem at your child’s school and not sure how to address it? Go to the SLO. •Your teen is college bound and not sure how and what to do to help? Go to the SLO. •Need to talk with the recognized subject matter expert on school related topics? Go to the SLO. •Need to know about resources to help prepare your child to move? Go to the SLO.

T

ake a look at most Army Families and they look pretty much the same as any other family – with a few big differences. One big difference is that they move and transition to a new state or country about every three to five years. Approximately 50 percent of Army personnel have children and this means that the majority of the Army population will encounter issues associated with child care, youth supervision and school transitions. Therefore, military Families certainly have a vested, on-going interest in the quality and availability of child, youth, and school support services program. For child care, youth programs and services, Fort Hood is proud of its award winning Child,Youth and School Services program. For school transition and education support assistance, the place to go is the installation School Liaison Officer.

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by Terri Jones, School Liaison Officer

by Terri Jones, School Liaison Officer

•New to the installation and not sure where to start to register and enroll children into the right school as smoothly as possible? Go to the SLO. Go to the

Preparing Your Child for College

•Need information on educational resources and websites? Go to the SLO. The School Liaison Officer (SLO) is the Army’s designated “point person,” responsible for serving as the liaison between Families, local school districts and various other community partners in education to promote quality education and academic support for military children and youth. A seamless transition and ease of fitting back into a routine is both helpful and reassuring for military students and Families. Remember, the SLO is here to work with parents and the local school community to address educational issues that involve military children, but the SLO is not here to “fix” a problem. The SLO is here to inform and link military Families to the individual, group or other resource that can address and resolve the issue. For assistance, please call your SLO at 254-288-7946, or email at hoodcysslo@ hood.army.mil, or you may Go to the SLO in person at the Rivers Bldg. 121, room 147. s

This is the time of year you begin wondering if you began early enough in preparing your child for college and all the transitions that come with this move. The earlier, the better; there are many things that a parent can do to give students a good start. Beginning in elementary and middle school, encourage your child to focus on strong study habits, good grades, along with extracurricular activities and community service. Many college scholarships have requirements for school and community based extracurricular involvement. As early as 9th and 10th grade help your child look at career possibilities. Compare their talents and specific interests with career requirements. Start inquiring about college entrance requirements for the college of their choice. In 11th grade contact colleges for applications and information on scholarships, financial aid and other funding options. Find out what tests are required for admission, and register for them. Once your child enters their senior year, you should be in the final stages of preparation for college. Start requesting letters of recommendation from teachers, sending test scores and mailing those college applications. Once a college choice is made, it is time to sit down and have a discussion about the budget. Look at all the known expenses such as tuition, books, housing options/costs, clothing, and transportation. There also needs to be a very real discussion of the temptations of easy credit that will invariably be marketed towards incoming college students. Many young people’s credit has been destroyed by impulsive college spending. This is the start of a new and exciting stage of life for you and your child. By getting an early start you can feel confident of a bright future for your child.s

Two lucky DFMWR patrons will win $5,000 of cold, hard cash.

ENTER NOW! - AUGUST 31 Go to www.hoodmwr.com Terms:

You MUST be at least 18 years old to enter, unless active duty military. Sweepstakes is open to active duty, guard and reserve members, military Family Members and civilians. Employees of DFMWR Marketing & Advertising Branch, USAA and their Family Members are not eligible. One entry per person. No purchase necessary. Sweepstakes ends August 31, 2010 at 5 pm CST.

www.hoodmwr.com

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Health

How to Have a Spa Day on Fort Hood by Ashley Holladay

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know, I know. You are probably looking at the title of this article and thinking “Huh?!” I suppose the first thing we should do is define what I mean by a spa day.To me, a spa day is a day of relaxation, pampering and “me time”. Who has the money these days to actually spend a spa day at an actual spa? So come with me as I guide you through my spa day on Fort Hood. First, start your morning off right by indulging in a delicious

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and nutritious fruit smoothie from Java Café, on the corner of 761st Tank Battalion and TJ Mills Boulevard. The café offers a drive-thru so you don’t even have to set foot outside of your car…this is a day about pampering yourself after all! Then stop by the Wellness Center to let a professional masseuse work out all the kinks in your body. Thirty minute treatments start at just $20 and walkins are welcome. Or if you feel like splurging, I personally recommend the hot stone massage, which costs $70 for 60 minutes. For more information or to make an appointment, call the Wellness Center at 254-287-5586. Once you’ve enjoyed your massage, spend a few minutes relaxing in the sauna at the Wellness Center. Let your body sweat out the toxins and relax those tired muscles. Just make sure to

drink plenty of water after your massage and sauna to rehydrate! When you depart from the Wellness Center, stop by one of the many dining options on post for a healthy lunch. I recommend the salad and potato bar offered at Club Hood’s daily lunch from 11 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday. To relax even further, head over to Casey Memorial Library and settle in on one of the comfy chairs with a good book. Or check the book out and enjoy reading it on a lounge chair at one of the many outdoor pools located across post. Finally, The Clear Creek P/X cosmetic counters offer free makeup consultations so you can come away from your spa day looking AND feeling like a million bucks! Enjoy your day of relaxation! You deserve it! s


Health

How to Have a Spa Day on Fort Hood by Ashley Holladay

I

know, I know. You are probably looking at the title of this article and thinking “Huh?!” I suppose the first thing we should do is define what I mean by a spa day.To me, a spa day is a day of relaxation, pampering and “me time”. Who has the money these days to actually spend a spa day at an actual spa? So come with me as I guide you through my spa day on Fort Hood. First, start your morning off right by indulging in a delicious

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and nutritious fruit smoothie from Java Café, on the corner of 761st Tank Battalion and TJ Mills Boulevard. The café offers a drive-thru so you don’t even have to set foot outside of your car…this is a day about pampering yourself after all! Then stop by the Wellness Center to let a professional masseuse work out all the kinks in your body. Thirty minute treatments start at just $20 and walkins are welcome. Or if you feel like splurging, I personally recommend the hot stone massage, which costs $70 for 60 minutes. For more information or to make an appointment, call the Wellness Center at 254-287-5586. Once you’ve enjoyed your massage, spend a few minutes relaxing in the sauna at the Wellness Center. Let your body sweat out the toxins and relax those tired muscles. Just make sure to

drink plenty of water after your massage and sauna to rehydrate! When you depart from the Wellness Center, stop by one of the many dining options on post for a healthy lunch. I recommend the salad and potato bar offered at Club Hood’s daily lunch from 11 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday. To relax even further, head over to Casey Memorial Library and settle in on one of the comfy chairs with a good book. Or check the book out and enjoy reading it on a lounge chair at one of the many outdoor pools located across post. Finally, The Clear Creek P/X cosmetic counters offer free makeup consultations so you can come away from your spa day looking AND feeling like a million bucks! Enjoy your day of relaxation! You deserve it! s


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