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Director of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Column From the desk of Nicholas Johnsen
June brings back the memories of a warm and fun filled summer with lots of water activities. I especially liked the thrill of jumping into a northern Idaho lake to discover that it was still freezing, given the snow run off from that winter. Sure made a quick swimmer out of most of us in those parts. Here we have BLORA (Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area) and your opportunity to do the same! The lake actually gets very pleasant as we move into July/August. Please remember that while participating in a water activity that drinking does not mix!! So save yourself and your BFF by sticking to non-alcoholic drinks. Also don’t forget to apply plenty of sunscreen so you can minimize your risk to melanoma and the painful experience of sunburn. Take a moment on June 6 to reflect upon the Normandy Invasion, and say thanks to those who continue to serve and protect us in Afghanistan and other foreign soils so that we remain free and safe. Be safe this summer and take advantage of all the outdoor activities that are available for your recreational use.
Nicholas R. Johnsen
June HOOD HAPPENINGS MAGAZINE VOLUME 10 • NUMBER 6 • 2011 3 Voices of the Great Place Fort Hood Spotlight
4 Recreation Explore the Great Outdoors 6
Featured STORY The Home of the Brave
8 Entertainment It’s Showtime 10 Recreation A Super Bowl 11 Recreation A Midsummer Knight’s Read 12 Fort Hood Family and MWR Location Guide/Phone Listings Map, Listings, Addresses & Phone Numbers 14 OUTDOOR Have a Ball!
16 HEALTH Food for Thought 18 TRAVEL A Rock Solid Attraction 20 Army Community Service Sticks and Stones 21 Army Community Service T*A*P*S Fills in the Gaps 22 Child, Youth & School Services The SKIES the Limit 23 Child, Youth & School Services Get With the Program!
24 AAFES 101 Critical Days of Summer
Director of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation
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 NAFSS Chief Susan Burns
BD Chief Mike Ernst RD Chief Johnny Pelton CYSS Chief Yveta Phillips Marketing Chief Tracy Thomas Administrative Assistant Sara Browning
Account Executive Jade Coleman Johanna Rosson Public Relations Monty Campbell Wilson Mathews III Sales Manager Tashika Dixon Sales Assistant Shelly Damo
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JUNE 1 CARE Team Course, Bldg 18000 1 DVAT: Domestic Violence Awareness Training for the Work Place, Bldg 18000 1 Dad’s 101, Bldg 18000 1,15,22,29 Savings & Investing, Bldg 12020 Suite 400 1,22,29 Credit Booster, Bldg 12020, Suite 400 2 Covering Your Assets/Insurance, Bldg 12020 Suite 400 2,16,30 Financial Peace University, Comanche Chapel 3, 7 Money Personality, Bldg 12020, Suite 400 4 Guided Fishing Tour, BLORA 4 Boot Camp Fitness Event, Abrams PFC 4-5 Water Fest, BLORA 4-5 Overnight Trail Ride, BLORA 7 Army Family Team Building (AFTB) Level I, Bldg 16005 7 FRG Leader Course, Bldg 18000 7 Banking, Bldg 12020 Suite 400 7,15,21 Budget/Debt Management, Bldg 12020, Suite 400 8 Youth CareerLaunch and Job Fair, Club Hood 8 Consumer Rights & Obligations/Identity Theft, Bldg 12020 Suite 400 8 Self-Care Group-Survivor Outreach Services, Bldg 10043, SOS Center 8 Home Buying 101, Bldg 12020 Suite 400 8 EFMP Support Groups Meeting, Bldg 16005 8, 15, 22, 29 Summer Reading Program, Casey Memorial Library 9, 23 Stress, Anger & Conflict Management Workshop, Bldg 18000 9 FRG Leader Advanced Topics Training, Bldg 18000 10 Garrison Commander’s Tournament, Courses of Clear Creek 11 Youth Fishing Derby, BLORA 13 International Spouse Support Group, Bldg 50001, Clear Creek Commissary 13 Rear Detachment Operations (RDO) Course, Bldg 16005 13 Self-Care Group-Survivor Outreach Services, Bldg 10043, SOS Center 13-23 Adult Swim Lessons, Thomas Pool 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 Junior Golf Clinic (Session 1), Courses of Clear Creek 14 FRG Key Caller, Bldg 18000 14 EFMP Orientation, Bldg 18000 14 FRG Fund Custodian Training (Night), Bldg 18000 14,21,28 Banking, Bldg 12020, Suite 400 15 Military Spouse Emerging Leaders Course, Bldg 18000 15 Relationship Enrichment Program, Bldg 18000 15 SOS Social Hour, Bldg 10043, SOS Center 15 CARE Team Course (Night), Bldg 18000 15 Craft Class, Casey Memorial Library 16 Waiting Families Support GroupHome Decorating w/Dollar Ideas Tips & Demos, Bldg 121 16 Financial Peace University (fee required), Comanche Chapel 17 Money Personality, Bldg 12020, Suite 400 18 Boating Safety Course, BLORA 18 Moonlight Cruise, BLORA 18 Summer Fun 15 Mile Bike Race, Iron Horse Gym 20-30 Intramural Volleyball League Post Tournament, Abrams PFC
21 International Spouse Support Group Citizenship & Immigration Information Session, Bldg 18000 21, 23, 28 Army Family Team Building (AFTB) Level I, Bldg 16005 21 FRG Community Resource Course (Bus Tour on Day 3), Bldg 18000 21 EFMP Heart of Texas Self Help Group, Robertson Ave Baptist Church, Copperas Cove 22 Community Services Council, Community Events Center 23 Moonlight Madness, The Courses of Clear Creek 23 Stress, Anger & Conflict Management Workshop, Bldg 18000 23 Military Spouse Meet and Greet Find That Creativity Through Jewelry Making, Bldg 12020 Suite 400 23, 24 MS Excel Computer Class, Bldg 284 23 Rear Detachment Operations (RDO) Course, Bldg 16005 24 Phantom Warrior Scramble, Courses of Clear Creek 24 Army Family Team Building II (AFTB II), Bldg 16005 24 FRG Caller (Night), Bldg 18000 24 Save-A-Tot, Boost –A-Youth Child Safety Seat Inspection, Sprocket Auto Crafts 24 Time for Tots, Bldg 18000 24 ACS Outreach Program Natural Home Remedies Body Scrub Workshop, Bell County Help Center, 201 E. Ave D, Killeen 24 FRG Focus Forum, Bldg 18000 25 FRG Fund Custodian Training(Night), Bldg 18000 25 EFMP Make & Take Craft Day Bldg 3202, Casey Memorial Library 28 FRG Leader Course (Night), Bldg 18000 28 PCS on the Go Scrapbooking your Memories, Bldg 12020 Suite 400 28 Mini-Meet 100M & 200M Relay, Abrams Pool 28 EFMP Make and Take Craft Day, Casey Memorial Library 29 Phantom Warrior Scramble, Courses of Clear Creek 30 MS Outlook Computer Class, Bldg 284 30 Mini-Meet Front Dive & Cannonball, Abrams Pool
2 Freedom 5k Run/Walk, Abrams PFC 4 Freedom Fest, Sadowski Field 6, 13 Summer Reading Program, Casey Memorial Library 7, 8 Soldier Show, Abrams PFC 9 Youth Fishing Derby, BLORA 9 Post Wide Swim Meet, Comanche Pool
The Courses of Clear Creek
I have been hearing much talk about this new high tech bingo and I am not exactly sure what it is. Could someone please elaborate? Jan Steinberg
YOUTH Junior Session One:
What you are referring to is iBingo. Electronic bingo takes away the stress of keeping up with bingo cards, chips, and markers. It is played on touch-screen handheld devices that are located at Phantom Warrior Lanes (Clear Creek Rd at Santa Fe Ave, Bldg 49010). You can check out your device from the cashier and then pre-load it with the number of bingo cards you select. You can play as long as you like and then return the unit to the counter to collect your bingo winnings. For more information give Phantom Warrior Lanes a call at 254-287-3424.
$45 per child June 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 Ages 5-8, 8 am Ages 9-12, 9 am Ages 13 & up, 10 am Junior Session Two: $45 per child Tuesdays and Thursdays starting July 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 Ages 5-8, 8 am Ages 9-12, 9 am Ages 13 & up, 10 am Our huge driving range can accommodate 35 golfers at one time. Range balls can be purchased in either the Pro Shop or down at the range. Bags: $3.25 Medium: $4 Large: $6 The Snack Bar serves daily specials from 10am – 2pm Monday: Chicken Nuggets Tuesday: Soft Tacos or Beef & Bean Burrito Wednesday: Chopped Beef Sandwich Thurdsay: Chicken Wrap Friday: Tuna Sandwich The Courses of Clear Creek, Bldg 52381, Bn Ave 254-287-4130
by Johanna Rosson
Central Texas is known for its beautiful lakes and rivers, which provide hours of fun. Summer is the perfect opportunity to reconnect and really take time to discover who we are again. This often involves road trips, getting your feet wet and letting your hair down! There are many great destinations nearby and Family and MWR has the resources to help any traveler. No matter how adventurous or where your travels may take you, be sure to make this a summer to remember! For many, the first stop is Fort Hood Recreational Equipment Checkout, conveniently located on Clear Creek Rd. in the same building as Leisure Travel Services. They have a huge variety of campers and pop-ups, as well as fishing boats with motorâ€™s and trailers, canoes, Flat bottom boats with oars, camping gear, and all kinds of sporting goods. In addition, REC rents inflatables for birthdays, block parties or any occasion. Renting a camper is very af-
fordable and easy to do, so if you are all about convenience then this is the way to go.The campers are fully furnished, airconditioned and ready to roll! The helpful staff REC is always happy to suggest different campsites both on and off the beaten path.With your camper reserved, you can walk next door to Leisure Travel Services to formulate a game plan. LTS has everything from discounted tickets for Killeen area fun to discounted tickets and packages for attractions and amusement parks in Houston, Corpus Christi/South Padre, San Antonio, Arlington, Dallas/Ft Worth and more. The next stop is the Sportsmenâ€™s Center on Rod and Gun Club Loop, 53rd Street and Murphy Rd. Hunting, fishing and archery is the focus there and they provide great opportunities for all levels of sportsmen, including amazing skeet and archery ranges. The pro shop carries a wide variety of equipment as well as bait, state hunt-
Cruise Come out and see the beauty of Belton Lake like never before!
ing and fishing licenses as well as Fort Hood hunting and fishing permits. Breakfast and lunch are great there and provide a chance to grab a bite with friends and Family. For those of you who prefer to stay closer to home for your getaways, take a short trip to Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area. BLORA is an amazing place with opportunities for everything from primitive campsites and RV hoop-ups to charming, completely furnished one and two bedroom cottages with unbelievable views of Belton Lake. BLORA is truly a treasure and offers waterslides and swimming, horseback riding, paintball, and mountain bike and nature trails. Whether staying long term or just a day of swimming, fishing and paddle boating, this place can’t be beat. I hope this has given you some insight on how to plan your very own summer adventures in the Great Outdoors of Texas! Happy Trails! For more information on resources available to the traveler at Fort Hood go to www.hoodmwr.com. s
Open To The Public
Must be 21 years of age and older
Tour begins at the BLORA Boat Dock Marina, Bldg 20120, from 7 – 10 pm 2011 CRUISE DATES Jun 18 Jul 4 Sep 10 Nov 12
Bring your own snack & beverage and make it a moonlight dinner cruise! $30 per Couple
$20 per Person
Limited seating available, call 254-287–6073/5526 to make your reservation! Cruise fee must be paid within 48 hours in order to confirm reservation. Pay Cruise fee at the following locations: -BLORA Boat Dock -LTS, Bldg 136, 761st Tank Battalion -REC, Bldg 4930, Clear Creek Road Patrons participating in the cruise will be given free entrance into the park.
by Monty Campbell
e all dream about IT, study about IT and many of us have fought for IT. What is IT? IT is the ideal of living in the land of FREE and the home of the BRAVE! Without IT, we would not have the freedoms that we enjoy today. IT is because of our undivided patriotism and pride for the greatest country in the world that we a have a day to celebrate - Independence Day. Around Fort Hood, we have associated Independence Day with the most spectacular celebration and festival in Central Texas, Freedom Fest. Freedom Fest 2011 will not disappoint as Family and MWR continue to bring astounding entertainment to the entire military community. With a full day of fun activities for the whole Family, a concert featuring the nationally renowned Swing group, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, and ending with an unbelievable fireworks show, Freedom Fest is an event like none other. Initially conceived as an iconoclastic response to the grunge movement of the Pacific Northwest, the Daddies’ music is a mix of swing, rock and ska.
While the band’s early work was heavily rooted in funk rock and punk, their eclectic studio albums have since incorporated influences from many genres of popular music and Americana into their sound, most prominently rockabilly, glam rock, psychedelia, rhythm and blues, country, worldbeat, jazz and soul. After years of extensive touring within the third wave ska scene, the Daddies ultimately broke into the musical mainstream with their swing-based compilation “Zoot Suit Riot” (1997). Released at the onset of the late 1990’s swing revival, “Zoot Suit Riot” went on to sell over two million copies in the United States while its eponymous single became a radio success, launching the Daddies to the forefront of the retro-swing genre, a perceived pigeonholing the band openly denounced in favor of their ska and punk influences. The Freedom 5K Run/Walk kicks off the holiday with a competitive run, down Fort Hood’s main streets. The run begins at 8 am from Abrams Physical Fitness Center (62nd Street and Support Avenue,
Bldg 23001). Registration is free and open to the public. Participants may stop by any of the Fort Hood physical fitness centers now through the day of the race or log on to www.hoodmwr.com to register. Trophies will be awarded for the best overall male and female times. Medals will also be awarded to 1st - 3rd place finishers, in each age category. For more information about the race, call 254-285-5459. After the run, head home and pick up the Family (if they werenâ€™t in the race as well) and get ready for a day chocked full of fun. The gates for Freedom Fest open at 1 pm with live musical entertainment, a free carnival and static military displays. Donâ€™t forget about the amazing festival food or the always entertaining HEB buggy cart races. Also, check out the 50-gun salute and military dogs and handlers performance. After all what is Independence Day without fireworks? Come out and end your day with a 30-minute fabulous
firework show choreographed to patriotic music. For those looking to celebrate Freedom Fest at Fort Hood, we encourage you to plan ahead to avoid the rush. For your convenience, there will be on and off-post pick-up locations, to transport you right to the stadium. Off-post locations will be: Killeen, Ellison and Shoemaker High Schools. Visit hoodmwr.com for more information. s
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by Wilson Mathews III
amily and MWR Command along with exclusive sponsors SHARP and Navy Federal Credit Union proudly present the U.S. Army Soldier Show, a 90 minute live musical performance at Abrams Physical Fitness Center on July 7 and 8. Come and watch extraordinarily gifted Soldiers perform different music genres and cultures from around the world. This is a true treat that has something that everyone will enjoy! On July 7 and 8, the cast and crew of the 2011, U.S. Army Soldier Show will travel to Fort Hood and transform, Abrams Physical Fitness Center into a grand concert hall. The show is free and open to all, and patrons are guaranteed to be jamming right along with the performers
of this show. The performances span a variety of genres of music, so don’t be surprised if you hear a song or two from some of this past year’s popular movies in addition to some oldies. The Soldier Show will have live music and singing throughout that will move you to dance in the aisles. The show is so good that it will be playing for two days on Fort Hood and you may even want to see it twice! Although many of the Soldier performers are excited about the opportunity to expand on their craft and entertainment training, by playing the various instruments, they are even more excited about the opportunity to give back to their fellow Soldiers and their Family members.
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For all of you Soldiers (Active Duty, U.S. Army Reserve, U.S. Army National Guard), with sufficient time in service remaining, who feel that you have what it takes to go up against some of the best talent in the Army, check out the US Army Soldier Show auditions. Submissions must be received by January 18, 2012, but in consideration of deployments and mission requirements, exception to policy requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis. The top candidates are then brought to Fort Belvoir for a six-day live audition/ evaluation process and narrowed down until the final cast is selected. For more audition information visit http://www.armymwr.com/recleisure/ entertainment/soldiershow/. For more information about the U.S. Army Soldier Show on Fort Hood call 254-288-7835. Come out and see this great show, and good luck to all of our Fort Hood applicants! s
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by Wilson Mathews III
pare yourself all the fuss of traveling off post and striking out, come bowl at Phantom Warrior Lanes. Phantom Warrior Lanes has something to offer every type of bowler, from novice to veteran. The facilityâ€™s 48 lanes and 42-inch scoring screens make it the number one bowling facility! Phantom Warrior Lanes is also equipped with automated pop-up bumpers to ward off those pesky gutter balls. Family Night is held every Monday night from 5 to 9 pm, except on federal holidays. The cost is just $20 per lane, per hour which includes shoe rental and a medium soft drink for
each player. Every Wednesday from 5 pm â€“ midnight there is a Wednesday Night Special that allows bowlers the opportunity to bowl for only $1.95 per game/person and a meek shoe rental fee of $1.75 per person. Xtreme Bowling takes bowling to a whole new level with high-energy music, neon bowling balls and pins and a colorful light show. This glow-in-the-dark good time takes place every Friday and Saturday from midnight until 2 am for only $40 per lane, including shoe rental. Also a full service Pro Shop stocks the latest bowling equipment. Bowlers wanting custom equipment not in stock can even place special orders. After or even before you have a super bowl, the Strike Zone snack bar features a large selection of all your favorite foods. Visit Phantom Warrior Lanes for a super bowl, Bldg 49010, on Clear Creek Road at Santa Fe Avenue For more information, call 254-287-3424. s
by Erica Stiner
At Java Café Without getting out of your car!
tep back into the Middle Ages during Casey Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Program. This year, the program expands to include free activities and prizes for all ages, children through adults. Register, log reading, and write reviews online or pick up a paper log at the Circulation or Children’s Desks. The more you read, the more prizes you can earn. Books, magazines, audio books, newspapers and graphic novels all count. Be prepared for six fun and busy weeks. Children (Pre K – age 12) will want to come every Wednesday, June 8 through July 13 for stories, activities, snacks, and prizes. Adults can escape from it all during the biweekly Tuesday Brown Bag Book and Movie Group. Bring a lunch, discuss your latest read, or the book of the month, and stay for a related movie. Thursday evenings, biweekly, are set aside for teens to explore the Middle Ages. Learn how to uncover your family’s history June 24 during “Genealogy 101” (age 12 - adult). Perhaps you are royalty! Summer Reading opens June 6 with a visit from a Medieval Times King and Movie Matinee. Movie showings will continue all summer Monday afternoons. Casey Library will feature such films as “How to Train Your Dragon” and “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”. Finally, return July 15 for a knighting and awards ceremony for all who complete the Summer Reading Challenge. s Registration is open now through July 10 – sign up today! Casey Memorial Library, Bldg 3202, 72nd & 761st Tank Bn 254-287-4921 Monday - Thursday 10 am - 8 pm Friday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm Sunday – Noon - 1200- 8 pm https://usarmy.evanced.info/casey/sr/homepage.asp *Prizes available while supplies last
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Chapels Bldg Comanche Chapel 52024 Iron Horse Chapel 37012 1 Cav Memorial Chapel 31001 Red Team Chapel 24008 Spiritual Fitness Center 12012 4th ID Memorial Chapel 10041 19 Street Chapel 9406 13th SC(E) Chapel 39010 Historical Old Post Chapel 53 West Fort Hood Chapel 91074
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Lounges & Restaurants Bldg Map Chili’s Grill & Bar 50 Legends Pub 5782 54 Patton’s Pub 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
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by Galen Ryan
re you looking for a place to “have a ball”? Look no further than BLORA paintball fields, enjoy time outdoors while you show your friends just who is the best shot in the group. Come out and experience the exhilaration of competing in a game of strategy, athleticism and technical skill. The paintball course is located off of Liberty Hill Road next to the entrance to BLORA. The course offers five different fields of play, ranging from speedball to woodsball. Speedball is the type of paintballing most non-initiated people will recognize, it is known for its symmetrical playing fields consisting of cover created from inflatable bunkers or other structures. Woodsball is played in more natural terrain forcing the players to find cover in the environment. Whichever variant you choose to play BLORA’s paintball course will offer a great time. Paintballing may seem like a strictly off work hobby, however many units on post have taken advantage of the lessons and skills that are exhibited during a day on the paintball course. Companies on post have been known to participate in games to increase teamwork and group cohesion, as well as have an interesting place for a Company gathering. The field is open Saturday and Sunday from 10 am - 6 pm and Monday - Friday by appointment only. All fields are outdoors so weather is
a factor for availability. Players must be at least 10 years of age, individuals 10 - 17 years of age must have a legal guardian’s signature to play. Prices are $30 per person, which includes the marker (gun), a hopper to carry your paintballs, safety gear (includes mask), unlimited air and 500 paintballs. Group rates are available for $25 per person. If you have your own paintball equipment which consists of a marker, hopper, and safety equipment it is $25 per person. Drinks are available at the course, food is not served, however outside food is allowed. If you are a beginner interested in getting started in the world of paintball, or even a player with years of experience, BLORA paintball course has something to offer you, so come down and get in the game!
For more information please call 254-287-2523. s
The Fort Hood Stray Animal Facility
will be having an adopt-a-thon at this years
Freedom Fest (July) and Oktoberfest (October). The adoption packet will include a microchip, the first set of shots, the first dose of Heartguard as well as a flea/tick preventative. *All dogs will also have been heartworm tested and de-wormed.
Come see us and add a new member to your Family!
For more information about adopting a pet or about the Fort Hood Veterinary Clinic, call 254-287-2823.
The Community Events & Bingo Center Clear Creek Road, Bldg 50012, behind AAFES gas station 254-532-9253
Come out and play Bingo six days a week. This newly renovated state of the art facility, also offers several stations to replenish your Bingo supplies. B 12
I 44 T*A*P*S, Fort Hood Survivor Outreach Services and Fort Hood senior leadership invite you to the Survivor Seminar for adults and Good Grief Camp for children
July 23-24 If you have been affected by the death of a loved one in the military, whether it was a Family Member, friend or fellow service member we encourage you to attend this special weekend of comfort, sharing, support and information. For more information or registration, visit www.taps.rog or call 800-959-TAPS (ask for Tina or Vanessa).
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Tuesday - Saturday doors open at 5pm, Bingo 6:30 - 9 pm Sunday doors open at Noon, Bingo starts at 1:30 pm Bingo closed Monday Three progressive jackpots Tuesday - Sunday Cash prizesÂ Over $3000 paid out daily One jackpot starts at $10,000, another at $3,000 and another starts with a percent of the first days play Special games offered throughout the year Progressive game numbers go up weekly Computer handsets available Monitors display the last ball called Private party and function rooms available
FOOD FOR THOUGHT by Shelly Mae Damo
re your taste buds ready for something new and exciting on Fort Hood? Well, look no further, because Chili’s Grill & Bar restaurant is here! This Chili’s Grill & Bar is unique, because it serves breakfast in addition to all your other favorites such as burgers, steaks, fajitas and quesadillas... The restaurant offers an enjoyable Family-friendly atmosphere, as well as a “fast and easy” take-out option for those who crave a delicious meal in a hurry. This Chili’s Grill & Bar stand alone restaurant has been anticipated since its construction began in November 2010, and now the wait is finally over. The grand opening in May was fantastic and having a meal at Chili’s Grill & Bar restaurant is another extraordinary way for Fort Hood to kick off the summer! Stop by Chili’s Grill & Bar located at the corner of T.J. Mills Blvd and 761st Tank Battalion Ave or call 254-526-7271 to speak with the lovely staff. Chili’s is open Sunday - Thursday from 7 am - 10 pm and Friday - Saturday from 7 am - 11 pm. ▲
Patton's Pub Where old friends gather & new friends are made
Erin B. Shank
Pool tables and darts are FREE! WEDNESDAYS: Happy Hour 4:30-6:30 pm Ice Cold Draft for $1 THURSDAYS: Listen to DJ Yoko Spinning Favorites, Dance & Enjoy Karaoke FRIDAYS: Sip your Favorite Beverage on the Covered Patio & Enjoy Free Finger Foods
AFTB Spanish Classes Army Family Team Building
Old Ironsides & 20th Street Wednesdays & Fridays 4:30-9:30 pm Thursdays 3-9:30 pm The Pub can also be booked for private parties or training classes for more info call
Clases de AFTB en Español Ven y aprende con nosotros… ¿Que significan las abreviaturas que se usan en el ARMY? ¿Cuales son tus beneficios como familia militar? ¿Donde puedes ir a buscar ayuda dentro de la base? ¿Que esperas de la vida militar? Para mas información llámanos al 254-287-2327 Visítanos en el Centro Voluntario Lane Edificio #16005 Esquina de las calles T.J. Mills y Old Ironsides Ft. Hood, TX
Translation Spanish Classes Come and learn with us… Acronyms used in the Army. What your benefits are as a military family? Where you can go to receive assistance? What to expect from military life? For more information call 254-287-2327 Visit us at the Lane Volunteer Center Building 16005 Corner of T.J. Mills and Old Ironsides Ft. Hood, TX
A ROCK SOLID
hould you believe in the haunted tales, we have one that is worth listening to. The local Comanche and Tonkawa Native American tribes both feared and revered a 425-ft high batholith, which has come to be known as “Enchanted Rock”. The massive pink granite slab has been rumored to be a mystical and haunted place for hundreds of years. Many stories have been told about the rock and its surrounding area ranging from Native American sacrifices to ancient buried treasures. It has even been said that those attempting to climb the rock with negative intentions will be cursed. Not every story told was untrue, however a plaque near the summit immortalizes one such event. In 1841 Captain Jack Hays of the Texas Rangers was cut off from his company and pursued by Comanche warriors to the rock, where he made managed to survive by hiding in one of the many crevasses. The rock covers over 640 acres and is located between Gillespie and Llano Counties.
by Galen Ryan
The park in which it’s located is host to many activities; camping and backpacking are the most popular among them. The trail to the summit is a well worn and popular path. If you’re not drawn to the rock for its mysterious and otherworldly history; then you will be more than pleased to observe the beautiful and varied wildlife and vegetation. The park is a famous spot for bird watching and the rock is home to brightly colored iguanas and other lizards. The Summit Trail has become so popular that the park occasionally has to close down around 11 am and reopen later in the day. Whether you believe in the haunted tales of the rock or just want to experience a gorgeous natural wonder, you will not leave without knowing why it is called “Enchanted Rock”. For more information on trips to the Enchanted Rock stop by Leisure Travel Services (Bldg. 136, 761st Tank Battalion, next to Military Clothing Sales), call 254-532-5292 or log on to www.hoodmwr.com. ▲
and Stones by Leslie Brown
ticks and Stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,â€? is a familiar childhood chant, but unfortunately, very untrue. In fact, verbal/ emotional abuse is an insidious form of domestic abuse that can have more grave, long-lasting, effects than physical abuse. Emotional abuse is more than just verbally berating oneâ€™s partner or children. It is the pervasive pattern of chipping away at the self-esteem, self-worth, or independence of another person. It includes such behaviors as yelling, name-calling, intimidation/menacing behaviors, isolation and blaming. It creates a climate of fear in which the abuser has the control and the victim lives in fear and shame. The victim may doubt their own abilities to make decisions and feel as if there is no way out as the abuser has led them to believe that they will not be able to make it on their own and that they are worthless.
While emotional abuse is often a hidden form of abuse, there are signs when emotional abuse is present. The victim may be restricted from spending time or communicating with friends and Family or other social outlets. The victim may have very low self-esteem which is a marked change if they use to be confident and out-going. Depression, anxiety, and even suicidal behaviors may also be displayed. Because of the components of emotional abuse like financial abuse, the victim may not have access to financial resources, credit or even be able to use the car. If you are a victim of domestic abuse or you know someone that is in an abusive relationship, there is help available. Listen to them and validate their experience with your support. The Army Community Service, Family Advocacy Program-Victim Advocacy Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day to confidentially speak with an advocate for support, safety, resource information and to report abuse (restricted and unrestricted) at 254-702-4953. Please call the Fort Hood Family Advocacy Program Care Line to make an unrestricted spouse abuse report at 254-287-CARE (2273). s
Fills in the Gaps by Tina Saari
*A*P*S (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) will host its 3rd Annual Fort Hood Survivor Seminar for adults and Good Grief Camp for children this summer, July 7-9. Families of our Fallen Military Heroes are welcome to join us for a weekend of care, comfort and fun while connecting with other Survivors from the area. All Families are welcome, no matter the relationship to the Fallen Hero or the circumstances of the death. T*A*P*S Good Grief Camp for children and teens provides a safe and supportive atmosphere to conduct activities and opportunities to learn coping skills, establish and identify support systems and create awareness that they are not alone in the grief of their loved one. Children and teens meet others of their own age group to share and learn, together. Each child will be paired with an active duty military member from the Fort Hood community that will be their trained mentor, acting as a big brother/sister and buddy for the weekend, letting them know the military has not forgotten about them. These conferences provide Families with a wealth of information, resources and personal contact with fellow Survivors in a spirit of friendship and understanding. Survivors can attend workshops designed to help you heal and cope with life after loss. We have gentle, supportive discussions allowing you to share and discover that you are not alone. We conduct memorial tributes, allowing us to honor our loved ones as we connect with others to find hope and healing. Join us as we â€œRemember the Love, Celebrate the Life and Share the Journey!â€? This event is free of charge to all of our Survivors and accommodations will be provided to those who do not live in our area and are driving more than an hour away. Founded out of tragedy in 1994, T*A*P*S has established itself as the front line resource to the families and loved ones of our military men and women. T*A*P*S provides ongoing emotional help, hope, and healing to all who are grieving the death of a loved one in military service to America, regardless of relationship to the deceased, geography, or circumstance of the death. T*A*P*S meets its mission by providing peer-based support, crisis care, casualty casework assistance, seminar and camps, and grief and trauma resources. If you are suffering the loss of a military loved one, or if you know someone who can use support, please call 1-800-959-TAPS (8277) or visit www.taps.org. s
The SKIES the Limit by Sky Clark
ort Hoodâ€™s SKIESUnlimited program is truly soaring! SKIESUnlimited stands for the Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration & Skills and provides Instructional Programming for youth six weeks to 18 years. This Child, Youth & School Services program has many new instructional classes in Martial Arts, Sign Language, Dance, Music and much more. For your convenience, Karate, Dance and Art classes are now available at the Cordovan Art School in Harker Heights. These classes will also be offered on site at several of our Fort Hood Elementary Schools to provide an opportunity for children to participate after school without parents having to worry about the additional burden of transporting them back and forth to a class location. We are excited about offering these new options to parents so everyone has an opportunity to participate in our fun and educational Instructional Programs. Children with a deployed parent are entitled to $300 in FREE SKIESUnlimited classes during the length of deployment (children must be registered with CYS Services and provide a copy of deployment orders).
In order to better serve, Child, Youth and School Services, SKIESUnlimited program now offers Visual art classes for children on the Autism spectrum. This class is designed so that children with Autism can explore the world of art and feel comfortable approaching the experience. The instructor will have a set of project options and different media available to choose from to accommodate the varying needs of the children in the class. This will allow them to get messy or stay clean, touch or mold, draw or paint. Art is an exciting avenue for children to communicate, explore sensory experiences and express themselves. Classes are held at Cordovan Art School in Harker Heights. Classes are for children ages 4-12 and are only $55 per month for up to 2 children per family. Please call the SKIESUnlimited office for more information, at 254-287-4592, email hood. firstname.lastname@example.org or sign-up for CYS Services online at https://webtrac.mwr. army.mil/webtrac/hoodcyms.html or at Parent Central Services in the Rivers Bldg 121. For more information on accessing your online account, call 254-287-8029. s
Get With the Program! , It s easy
by Kim Bleakley-Sias
hank goodness for summer break because sometimes we all just need a break. The kiddos get a break from school, and the parents…well, parents don’t always get a break, but here’s the good news! Chaffee Child Development Center offers an opportunity for parents to get a break this summer from kiddos between the ages of 6 weeks to 5 years, and has an exciting new way for parents to learn about the hourly care program and policies! Chaffee CDC now offers parents the option of completing parent orientation online during a time that’s convenient for you. Got about 20 minutes to spare between cleaning up after dinner and putting the kids to bed? Then you have time to complete parent orientation online!
Rather than taking time out of your already busy schedule during the day to get this task accomplished, we’ve created an online version that contains all the same information presented during an in-person orientation session and made it into an easy to read and follow format. Technology-based information sharing is the wave of the future and the intent is to develop an online orientation based system for all Child, Youth & School Services programs. Of course, Chaffee CDC still offers in-person orientation sessions and is always available for facility tours. If you’re a first time hourly care user and are interested in completing parent orientation online, contact the CYSS Parent Central Services office at 254-287-8029 for all of the scoop! s
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101 Critical Days of Summer by Cathy Orona
The “101 Critical Days of Summer”, begins on Memorial Day and ends on Labor Day. This is the time of year
when people enjoy a host of outdoor fun activities. Statistically this has been shown to be the period when outdoor accidents increase. Be prepared and be safe with a few easy tips.
Plan before you partake in any summer activity Check all equipment Beat the HEAT!! Use sunblock and drink plenty of water Never Swim alone Don’t drink & drive Remember bugs like camping too so don’t forget your bug repellant! Practice boating safety, Be aware – Be Alert Get OFF your cell phone when you drive!
ith June being National Safety Month, AAFES is committed to doing their share to keep our Military Patrons safe and healthy. The Exchange is supporting the military’s mission to reduce motorcyclerelated injuries and deaths among service members by offering a one-time 20 percent discount off of one Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) item to cyclists that successfully complete their locally required motorcycle safety riding course. The Exchange’s Senior Enlisted Advisor Chief Jeffry Helm said “Through this initiative, the Exchange is playing a large role in ensuring the safety and well being of service men and women.” The PPE program was first tested here at Fort Hood and proved so successful it was expanded throughout the United States and Europe in 2010. Since the PPE program has rolled out,
military cyclists are now better equipped to meet local riding requirements. The Exchange sells PPE, to include helmets, gloves, protective eyewear and body armor in 136 facilities worldwide as well as online at www.shopmyexchange.com. Products sold through this program meet the highest safety standards to include all military specs and European and Pacific testing standards. The Exchange Online Mall is the place to find that hard to find motorcycle gear through such popular retailers as Black Hawk Customs and Cycle Gear offering special military discounts to authorized Exchange shoppers. Summer is a time for fun and building happy memories with friends and family, but remember “Think Safety” not only in the month of June but throughout the year. You are not replaceable! Don’t become a statistic. s
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