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

We have begun a new fiscal year in earnest by now assuming the churn of dust that accompanies a year end close out that w e nt s m o ot h ly an d w e have received funding on time for FY10. I want to convey to you that we will continue to make improvements across a broad front as we move through FY10. We h a v e m a n y n e w C h i l d Development Centers on the construction list. These new CDCs bring additional spaces to those parents wanting the best documented care for their children. We will all watch with excitement as Chili’s Bar and Grill becomes a reality in this fiscal year offering another eating choice for all of us at the Great Place. We have some great events scheduled for you. Thanksgiving will be a part of our lives and how we celebrate this day depends on our Family traditions. I have learned not to overdo it on eating turkey so I can stay awake for all of the football games. May you enjoy a peaceful and enjoyable T hanksgiving. Please keep in your thoughts and prayers those who are in harm’s way , and their loved ones who keep the light on for their safe return.

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HOOD HAPPENINGS MAGAZINE • VOLUME 8 • NUMBER 11 • 2009 2 VOICES OF THE GREAT PLACE Share a short story about what your favorite part of Thanksgiving is... 4 HOBBIES Gobble, Gobble - Thanksgiving Crafts 5 FEATURE FACILITY Be Well at the Wellness Center

8 Travel Central Texas Wine Tasting: Your New “Staycation” 10 entertainment Enchanted Evening: Nature in Lights 12 FORT HOOD FMWR LOCATION GUIDE/Phone Listings Map, Listings, Addresses & Phone Numbers 14 dining Holiday Dining at Club Hood

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16 Outreach The Army Quality of Life 18 RECREATION AND LEISURE G.O.O.F. Off on Us! 20 ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE Building Teams 22 CHILD, YOUTH & SCHOOL SERVICES Family Bonding - Victorian Style 23 THIRTEEN + Teens Get Involved at the Youth Center 24 Veterans Thank you, veterans!

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Respectfully,

Nicholas R. Johnsen Director of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Division

Hood Happenings is an unauthorized, official monthly magazine for Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation activities within Fort Hood. Contents are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, or the Fort Hood Command. The appearance of advertising in this publication does not constitute endorsement by the Department of the Army or the Fort Hood Family and Morale, Welfare & 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, DFMWR shall refuse to accept advertising from that source until the violation is corrected. The information in this issue is current at time of publication. Activities and events are subject to change. For confirmation please call the activity.

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6 FEATURE For All Your Life

Garrison Commander COL Bill Hill Director DFMWR Nicholas R. Johnsen Deputy Director DFMWR Lorenzo J. Westbrook NAFSS Chief Susan Burns ACS Chief Jeanie Barton

BD Chief Mike Ernst RD Chief Johnny Pelton CYSS Chief Yveta Phillips Marketing Chief Tracy Thomas Administrative Assistant Sara Browning

Account Executives Ashley Holladay Jade Coleman Public Relations Coordinators Kelsey West Monty Campbell Sales Manager Teresa Maynard Sales Assistant Tashika Dixon

Production Manager Nixie Romero Marketing Clerk Tina Wilgeroth Graphic Designers Tanna Jones Bill Welch LaVonda K. Wills Robert Johnson

Graphic & Web Designer Jason Weiss Editor Monty Campbell Cover Design Robert Johnson

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2 -22 Turkey Bowl, Phantom Warrior Lanes 2 -5 FCC “Get It” Training, Bldg 121 3 Army Family Team Building Level III, Bldg16005 Parent Education Advocacy Program (PEAP) Bldg 16005 3 3 Coping With Challenges While on R&R,Bldg 12020 Ste 500 4 Family Readiness Group Leader Course , Bldg 18000 4 EFMP Autism Support Group, Bldg 18000 4-5 CARE Team Course, Bldg 18000 Credit Booster, Bldg 16005 5 5 Coping With Challenges While on R&R, Bldg 12020 Ste 500 5 Understanding Insurance, Bldg 16005 5 Financial Peace University-Pre Orientation, Comanche Chapel Kindermusik, Bldg 18000 6 Single Soldier Parenting Network Movie Night, Bldg 16005 6 7 Sunday Brunch – Country Cookin’ themed cuisine, Club Hood 8 Victorian Tea, Phantom Warrior Center 9 Thirteenth Anniversary Bingo, Community Events Center 9 Battlemind for Couples, Bldg 18000 EFMP Down Syndrome “FACES” Support Group, Bldg 18000 9 10 FCC “Get It” Training, Bldg 121 10 Swim Express, Abrams Indoor Pool 10 Reigniting the Passion After Deployment Bldg 12020 Ste 500 10 Reunion/Reintegration Workshop, Bldg 18000 10 Homefront Debriefing I, for Soldiers, Bldg 18000 10 EFMP Orientation, Bldg 16005 11 EFMP Thanksgiving Meet & Greet, Bldg 16005 11 Holiday 12 Volunteer Management Information Training, Bldg 16005 12 Reigniting the Passion After Deployment Bldg 12020 Ste 500 12 Credit Booster, Bldg 16005 12 Mental Health “Speak Out” Support Group, Bldg 18000 12 Financial Peace University-Super Saving, Comanche Chapel 12 Stress, Anger, and Conflict Management Workshop, Bldg 18000 13 Bringing Baby Home, Bldg 18000 14 Turkey Scramble, The Courses of Clear Creek 14 Boating Safety Course, BLORA Boat Dock Marina 16 Parent Education Advocacy Program (PEAP), Bldg 16005 16 Rear Detachment Ops(RDO), Bldg 18000 17 Army Family Team Building Level I, Bldg 16005 17 Community Resource Course, Bldg 18000 17 Combat Related Stress Reactions, Bldg 12020 Ste 500 17 Bringing Baby Home, Bldg 18000 17 Heart of Texas Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Self Help Group, Robertson Ave Bapt. Church 18 Tissue Paper Cornucopia Class, Casey Memorial Library 18 Relationship Enrichment Workshop 18 Battlemind for Couples, Bldg 18000 19 Community Services Council, Bldg 50012 19 Consumer Affairs & Identity Theft, Bldg 16005 19 FRG Focus Forum, Bldg 18000 19 Combat Related Stress Reactions, Bldg 12020 Ste 500 19 Home Buying 101, Bldg 16005 19 Financial Peace University-Relating to Money, Bldg 16005 20 Army Family Covenant Signing, Club Hood 20 CG’s Warrior Payday Scramble, The Courses of Clear Creek 20 Save-a-Tot, Boost a Youth Inspection, Bldg 3138 20 Career Connection Seminar, Workforce Solutions of Central Texas 20 Nov - 3 Jan - Nature In Lights, BLORA 21 Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk, Hood Stadium 21 Spouses of Deployed Soldiers Support Group/MiTT FRG, Bldg 18000 21 Guided Fishing Tour, BLORA Boat Dock Marina 24 Homefront Debriefing II, for Soldiers and Their Significant Other, Bldg 18000 24 Reunion/Reintegration Workshop, Bldg 18000 26 Thanksgiving Day, The Courses of Clear Creek Closed 26 Thanksgiving Dinner, Club Hood 27 Training Holiday 27 Bringing Baby Home, Bldg 18000 27 Nov – 3 Jan – Holiday Sale, The Courses of Clear Creek 28 Holiday Ornament Make ‘n Take Craft Class, Casey Memorial Library 28 Boating Safety Course, BLORA Boat Dock Marina DECEMBER 1-31 Jan Nature In Lights, BLORA 1-13 Santa’s Village, BLORA 5 Williamson County Orchestra 5-6 Overnight Trail Ride, BLORA Ranch Each Monday, Family/Bowlopolis Night, Phantom Warrior Lanes Each Tuesday, Beef and Burgundy, Club Hood Each Thursday, Family Pasta Night, Club Hood Each Thursday, Ballroom Dancing, Skate & Aerobic Center Each Thursday and Friday, Xtreme Bowling, Phantom Warrior Lanes Each Friday, Surf ‘n Turf, Club Hood Each Sunday, NFL Sunday Ticket Weekdays - Daily Lunch, Club Hood Please note: Club Hood dining is closed on training and federal holidays Contact 254-287-4ACS for complete listing of ACS reoccurring classes Contact 254-287-8029 to sign up for programs offered by Child, Youth & School Services All dates subject to change. For more information contact the activity or call 254-287-0337.

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Dear Reader: It’s time for the holidays again. Time for Families and friends to gather for friendship, food and fun. Share a short story about what your favorite part of Thanksgiving is. What I like the most about Thanksgiving is being with Family. Normally, on Thanksgiving my husband’s whole Family and my mother and father-in-law all get together with us. We take turns on who hosts but I love doing it. I love to cook homemade food all the way down to the cranberry sauce. This year will be the first year that I will be doing Thanksgiving with my friends and kids. My husband’s gone and well, no Family this time so it’s time to make new memories. Family and friends will be the new best part as this Military life blossoms. Our Thanksgiving will be different. Instead of blood relatives it will be our military Families from all over the world that will continue to make Thanksgiving special. It will be a time where we can all be thankful for what our Soldiers do for our country. It’ll be a time we can be thankful for the ones that are with their spouses, children and friends. It’ll be a time we can be thankful for the ones that aren’t home and pray for their safe returns and enjoy what really matters the most. It’s not the food, although it’s great. It’s really just about being together and enjoying the most important things in life. Lisa Harrell

My favorite part of Thanksgiving has always been the whole Family bringing different things to dinner. This year will be our first Thanksgiving away from our Families. A new tradition begins. Perry Jefferies


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E L B B O G E L B B GO by Kelsey M. West

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ne of my favorite aspects of the holidays is decorating the house for the season. As a child, I looked forward to making holiday crafts, and now as an adult I love displaying the adorable crafts the little ones in my life have made for me. Apache Arts and Crafts is your one stop craft shop on post. This state-of-the-art facility has something for all your artistic ambitions- from basic crafts to woodworking to ceramics and more. Here’s a craft for your Family to try! Turkey note holder- This is a great craft for children as it is quick, easy and inexpensive. Your result will be a cute Thanksgiving turkey with a clothespin to attach a special note. An additional idea is to attach a magnet to the back and use it on the refrigerator to hang your holiday grocery list, coupons or photos. Or, your child could attach a special handwritten letter to their deployed parent to send a piece of home overseas. Make your holiday season a little extra special with handmade decor, and purchase all the supplies for your project at the full service store inside Apache. For more information, stop by Apache Arts and Crafts on 761st Tank Battalion and 62nd Street, Bldg 2337, or call 254-287-0343. s

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• 2 jumbo craft sticks • Brown acrylic craft paint, paintbrush • Small wooden clothespin • Small straw hat, cut in half • Scissors • Small red foam heart • Miniature orange foam triangle • 2 yellow foam chick feet • 2 small wiggle eyes • White craft glue • Hot glue gun • 9 feathers in fall colors

1. Paint both craft sticks and clothespin with brown paint, set aside to dry. Paint a second coat on the craft sticks, but not the clothespin. 2. Glue feathers in a fan behind one of the craft sticks. Sandwich the second craft stick behind the feathers. 3. Glue the straw hat half to the top of the craft stick. 4. Glue two wiggle eyes under the hat. 5. Glue red heart upside down for waddle. Glue the orange triangle upside down at the top of the waddle. 6. Glue the yellow duck feet to the bottom of the craft stick, pointing upward. 7. Glue the clothespin to the front of the craft stick, pointing downward.

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FeaturedFacility Be Well at the Wellness Center by Monty Campbell Have you ever felt the need to relax but still

wanted to become physically fit? Maybe becoming physically fit is your way of relaxing. Whatever the case may be, Fort Hood’s Family and Morale,Welfare and Recreation has just the lavish getaway for you – The Resiliency Campus’ Wellness Center.

The Wellness Center, formerly known as Raider Physical Fitness Center, was recently revamped and transformed into a new kind of fitness facility. The center boasts state of the art fitness equipment and fitness classes such as yoga, pregnancy and postpartum yoga, Beginners Crossfit and Crossfit. In addition, the center hosts a Wii Fit game room, where you can enjoy the benefits of video games and physical activity combined. It is a place for Soldiers and Families to relax, reconnect and rejuvenate in order to better cope with the stressful effects of Army life. The Resiliency Campus is located on 31st Street and Battalion Avenue, and consists of the Wellness Center and the Spiritual Fitness Center.You are sure to find just what you have been looking for at the Wellness Center and Resiliency Campus. For more information on the Wellness Center please call 254-287-5586. s www.hoodmwr.com

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For All Your Life by Kelsey M.West

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or All Your Life” is not just a slogan we put on our posters, it is our mission. Fort Hood Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation is truly here to serve the Soldiers and Families of the “Great Place.” November is dedicated to “Honoring the Warrior; Appreciating the Family.” For Fort Hood FMWR, the steadfast support of military and their Families is a continuing source of inspiration. Soldiers and Families face special challenges of deployments, Family separations and frequent relocations with great courage and resolve. Our facilities are constantly evolving to bring you and your Family the best possible programs and opportunities. In order to reduce stress and renew energy, Fort Hood’s nine physical fitness facilities offer state-of-theart workout equipment, swimming pools, courts, fitness classes and more. All physical fitness facilities are free to use for Soldiers and their Families. The Wellness Center on the Resiliency Campus is the newest physical fitness facility, offering popularly requested features including CrossFit,Yoga and a Wii Fit Room. Child, Youth & School Services provides child care, classes, activities and more for children six weeks to 18 years old. CYS Services is tailored to fit the demanding schedule that military life brings; offering extended hours and special care options for deployments, R&R, periods of time when the Soldier is working in the field or other unexpected situations that are all too familiar with military life. Fantastic new programs are being added constantly. It is currently free to register with CYS Services. To register your child, call the Central Enrollment Registration Office at 254-287-8029. Facilities such as The Equipment Check-Out Center, Phantom Warrior Lanes, Belton Lake Outdoor Recre-

ational Area,The Sportsmen’s Center and The Courses of Clear Creek offer a place for Soldiers and Families to take a load off and simply have fun. Often times, with the constant moving that the military life requires, it is difficult for Families to acquire such things as recreational equipment and move them across the country. All of these facilities have equipment available for check-out so there is no need to have your own to join the fun! Single Soldiers are not forgotten, thanks to the Fort Hood Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program. This dynamic program is free to join and offers Thursday Getaways, socials and exciting trips. Most recently, the BOSS program ventured to Jamaica for four days of fun in the sun. For more information on Fort Hood FMWR facilities and programs, including locations and hours of operation, see www.hoodmwr.com. Also to symbolize appreciation of our Soldiers and Families, Fort Hood FMWR provides free and reduced programs and services to make life at the “Great Place” a little more enjoyable. For more information on these opportunities, see “G.O.O.F. Off On Us!” on page 18. s

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Central Texas Wine Tasting:

Your New “Staycation” R by Tashika Dixon

ight now, in most of Central Texas, we are getting used to not broiling with 100 degree plus heat.  Vacations away from the heat seem to be a distant dream for some of us, who are locked into “staycation” mode because of bad economic circumstances.  However, there are always a few simple pleasures in our lives which help us to endure, even in tough times. These simple pleasures do not cost a lot of money, but lead to great satisfaction.  Three of my simple pleasures are my gas grill, fresh vegetables from the local farmer’s market and cool, aromatic white wines, such as Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling. Normally a red wine drinker, I have lately been gravitating toward white wine. All of these wines go well with lightly grilled fish and chicken.  Recently, I discovered that some of my favorite grocery stores have a turkey version of bacon wrapped filet mignon, which pairs

well with white wine and tastes wonderful on the grill. Even though many of us are enjoying turkey mignon instead of steak nowadays, we don’t have to give up the wine events that we love. It is a myth that wine events have to be expensive. All of our Wine Society of Central Texas local chapters work hard to put on affordable, yet high quality wine events.  For those of you in the “staycation” mode, it is not difficult to locate a Central Texas winery or tasting room near you.  A weekend or even a day among the vines or in the atmosphere of a tasting room is one of the great affordable pleasures that anyone can have for a small tasting fee.   Visit: Texas Legato Winery 2935 FM 1478 Lampasas; 512-556-9600

Pillar Bluff Vineyards 300 County Road 111 Lampasas; 512-556-4078

Vineyard at Florence 8711 West FM487 Florence; 254-793-3363

And don’t forget about Club Hood’s Beef and Burgundy Night, which is open to the public. Each Tuesday, Club Hood, 24th Street and Tank Destroyer Boulevard, presents a wonderful “All-You-Can-Eat” buffet containing steamship round of beef, baked potato, peel-n-eat shrimp, fresh salad and two glasses of your choice of Burgundy, Chablis or Blush wine. For more information, call 254-532-5073. s

Whatever way to escape we choose this year, let us enjoy the simple pleasures of this life and be thankful for what we have. 

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Sportsmen’s Center “Your Door to the Great Outdoors”

Pro Shop Hunting Fishing Skeet Range Archery Range Equine Boarding Fishing/Hunting

Licenses Breakfast & Lunch at the Grill ATV Area Passes

Rod and Gun Club Loop, 53rd Street and North Avenue, Bldg 1937 (254) 532-4552

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Enchanted Evening: Nature in Lights by Johanna Rosson

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ith all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season sometimes it’s great just to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. Well there’s no better place in Central Texas to do that than our own Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area. The Thirteenth Annual Nature in Lights will overwhelm you with warmth and delight. Around every corner of the over five mile journey, there is magic to catch your eye and fill your heart with holiday spirit. Every year an abundance of traditional light displays are combined with some new surprises to set the tone of this memorable celebration. Over one hundred displays adorn the already spectacular lakeside landscape and the winding pathways that make their way across BLORA. Meanwhile this whole experience is made even more enchanting by tuning in to the Holiday music that is choreographed to bring each scene brilliantly to life. Two of the best loved illuminated attractions are the 300-foot long nativity scene and the 500-foot long awe-inspiring drive through the “Tunnel of Lights.”

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Local businesses sponsor many of these light displays and they are carefully put together one by one and each bulb is checked and placed to ensure that your time at BLORA is merry and bright. Another nchanting and fun part of Nature in Lights is Santa’s Village. Located along the route at the Live Oak Pavilion, visitors can indulge their sweet tooth with fresh homemade cookies and hot chocolate filled with comfort in every sip on these chilly Texas nights. The night wouldn’t be complete without a stroll through the charming shopping area where you can find holiday craft vendors and other happy holiday makers. Santa Clause himself awaits your arrival for that traditional holiday photo, the perfect keepsake to preserve your memory. Santa’s Village runs Friday through Sunday Nov. 20-22 and Nov. 26 – Dec. 13. Then nightly Dec 17 – 24, Sunday - Saturday and open on Thanksgiving. Nature in Lights is proudly hosted by Fort Hood’s Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. It is recommended to come and


Legends Pub • Free Pool tables • Free Darts • Flat panel TV’s 24th St. at Tank Destroyer Blvd. 254-532-9324 Backbone NCO Lounge • Free Pool tables • DJ every Friday • Flat panel TV’s • NFL Sunday Ticket Viewing 11:30am - 8pm Phantom Warrior Center Bldg. 194 – 37th St. 254-532-5073

see the magic early in the season, early in the week and early in the evening to find a shorter line at the gate. Nature in Lights is open from November 20 to January 3 from 5:30 pm to 11pm. Visitors can receive the 2nd edition collectible Nature in Lights Ornament, Monday through Wednesday. The ornaments will be available while supplies last. November 20 - December 9, visitors can enter for your chance to win a Camping Package. Nature in Lights is carefully designed not only to recapture the magic of the holiday season but it’s a sure bet to brighten the lives of friends and Family, both young and young at heart. Gate fees range from $5 per personal vehicle to $40 for a 47 passenger van or larger bus. Make your plans this year to experience the majesty of Nature in Lights whether it’s your first visit or your 13th pilgrimage, be prepared to be dazzled by Central Texas’ largest holiday light display and an evening you will never forget. For more information: www.hoodmwr.com or 254287-2523 for details & directions. s

Patton’s Inn • Play some cards • Throw some bones • Free pool tables Old Ironsides Ave. & 21st St. Bldg. 9212 254-287-8484 All lounge operating hours are: Wed. 4:30-8pm Thurs. 3-8pm Fri. 4:30-11pm All lounges have no cover charge

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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 60160 53 Venable Elementary School 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

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very year I look forward to the holidays to spend time with Family and eat my mother’s delicious cooking. Since joining the military life, I’ve come to realize that it isn’t always possible to travel home for the holidays and enjoy these things. Club Hood understands that Soldiers and Families often need a place to enjoy a home-style holiday meal. This holiday season make Club Hood your first choice for fine dining. Club Hood will feature a scrumptious Thanksgiving meal complete with all your holiday favorites on Thursday, November 26. The menu consists of roasted turkey, honey baked ham, steamship round of beef, peel and eat shrimp, mashed potatoes with gravy, candied yams, cornbread dressing, green beans, macaroni and cheese, cranberry sauce, a salad bar and more pies, pastries and cobblers than you’ll know what to do with! There are two time options for the Thanksgiving meal, 11am-12:30pm or 1:30-3:30pm. The cost is $18.95 for adults, $5.95 for children 5-12 and free for children 4 and under. Also join Club Hood on December 6 for a special Holiday themed Sunday Brunch. Hopefully you are not on the naughty list this year, because Santa Claus will be on hand for pictures and for children (or adults) to make special gift requests. The special Holiday themed brunch will feature a menu of Cornish hens, pork tenderloin, apple stuffing, baked yams, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and a carving station of turkey, ham and beef. Also, enjoy a traditional breakfast buffet including a made to order omelet and waffle station, golden pancakes, fluffy

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"We Take Pride in Protecting Our Soldiers; One Vehicle at a Time"

Acceptance

Insurance

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scrambled eggs, creamed beef, hot biscuits, sausage, crispy bacon, hot and cold bakery items and lastly the grand dessert buffet, offering the sweetest temptations! Brunch includes mimosas, iced tea, milk and orange juice. Sunday Brunch is served from 11am - 2pm. The cost is $16.95 for adults, $5.95 for children 5 - 12 and free for children 4 and under. For all Club Hood dining, limited seating is available so do not hesitate to make reservations. This is a special experience not to be missed. Club Hood is located at 24th Street and Tank D e s t ro ye r B o u l e va rd , Building 5764, near the East Gate. Club dining is open to the public. For reservations and more information, phone Club Hood at 254-532-5329. s

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ProShop Holiday Sale

Just in time for the holidays, The Courses of Clear Creek is hosting their annual holiday sale Nov. 27 - Jan. 3, 2010 With a merchandise purchase of $25 or more, customers have a chance to draw a savings of 5 to 30 % off their purchase.

* Excluding Weekends, Holidays & Training Holidays

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For more info or to sign up, 254-287-4130 Bldg 52381, Battalion Avenue West of Clear Creek Road

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Outreach

The Army Quality of Life by Kelsey M.West

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he Army offers many great resources to Soldiers and Families in an effort to make coping with military life a little easier. Education, relocation, parenting, stress - you name it - Military OneSource is available to help you with just about any need. Free services include counseling, budget planning, emergency child care and more. Also, through Military OneSource, you are able to obtain free copies of books, CDs, DVDs and other materials. Take advantage of online support resources including message board communities, webinars and newsletters. Military OneSource is provided by the Department of Defense for Active-Duty, Guard and Reserve service members and their Families. To access these great resources and find out more information, visit www.militaryonesource.com. Also, Fort Hood’s Army Community Service is a great place to receive more information about Military OneSource benefits. Visit ACS in the Rivers Building, Bldg 121, on 761st Tank Battalion Avenue and T.J. Mills Boulevard. Another equally valuable service to the Army community is the Army Family Covenant. The covenant represents the Army’s continuing efforts to provide Soldiers and Families a quality of life commensurate with their service. The covenant is committed to building partnerships that support strength, resiliency and readiness.The mission is built around the idea that the strength of our Soldiers comes from the strength of their Families. The Army Family Covenant officially launched in 2007, but this upcoming year a renewed focus has been put on achieving its mission.The Great Place is re-launching efforts to reignite the fire of support behind the Fort Hood community as LTG Robert W. Cone signs the Army Family Covenant November 20 at 12 pm at Club Hood. The covenant brings many great benefits to Soldiers and Families from free child care and children’s programs to training and counseling to free entertainment and activities. Over the course of the next year, keep a look out for the “G.O.O.F. Off” campaign, aimed at making it easier for Soldiers and Families to “Get Out On Fort Hood”. This campaign will include free and reduced prices at Fort Hood facilities, workshops and training and more. Our mission is to make the Great Place greater and the Army Family Covenant is a key part of this effort. s

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The Great Place is re-launching efforts to reignite the fire of support behind the Fort Hood community as LTG Robert W. Cone signs the Army Family Covenant November 20 at 12:30 pm at Club Hood.


Did you know that caring for children

in on-post housing without certification is unauthorized? Caring for children other than your own can lead to you losing your government quarters. You must be a certified child care provider!

There are benefits to becoming certified: •You and your home are insured •You have background clearances •You will receive the required training, i.e., CPR, First Aid •You will be trained to work with special needs children •You can earn an extra income in your home (program will pay you subsidized fees)

For more information, call Family Child Care Office at 254-287-5448 or stop by the Rivers Building, Bldg 121, Room 137, located on 761st Tank Battalion Ave, across the street from the Mega Food Court.

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Leisure

G.O.O.F. OFF ON US

Get Out On Fort Hood by Michelle Rodriguez

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he weather is getting colder and there are far less outdoor activities to enjoy. But, who says the fun has to stop when summer disappears? Fort Hood offers an array of activities making it that time of the year to “Get Out On Fort Hood!” Now is the time to find out how to G.O.O.F. Off on us! Phantom Warrior Lanes, located on Clear Creek Road and Santa Fe Avenue, is a great place to enjoy state-of-the-art bowling. Take advantage of the $1 discount per person/game (limited to three games), everyday of the week! $1 off definitely goes a long way if you are a devoted bowler! Phantom Warrior Lanes also hosts exciting Family events and bowling league competitions. For more information, call 254-287-3424. Bookworms can swim into the sea of resources at the Casey Memorial Library. Spend a relaxing day getting lost in books with the reading program, and get acquainted with all that the library has to offer! Casey Memorial Library is located on 72nd Street and 761st Tank Battalion Avenue, Bldg. 3202. For more information, call 254-287-4921. Fort Hood’s Child, Youth & School Services has offers that can’t be beat. How often will you come across 16 hours of FREE respite care? Skip

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child registration fees and see how you can qualify for 20% off child care! Child, Youth & School Services also offers exciting classes through SKIESUnlimited, youth sports, Youth HIRED! and the Edge Program! Those yearning to be outdoors in the cooler breeze can still enjoy outdoor activities with awesome deals. Spend the day at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area mountain biking, hiking, camping and more! Admission at the gate is free for all authorized FMWR users with a valid military or civilian I.D. For more information, call 254-287-2523. Golfing is a sport that can be enjoyed throughout the year. Tee off at The Courses of Clear Creek, all day Monday - Friday with FREE nine-holes of golf! Can’t take advantage of the free golf during the week? Swing by Saturday and Sunday after 5 p.m.! The Courses of Clear Creek is nestled among the hills of Central Texas and offers a private country club atmosphere without the annoying expense of membership fees. Take advantage of our free nine-holes and discover your swinging techniques! For more information, call 254-287-4130. G.O.O.F. Off on us every day of the week! There are plenty of exciting activities to take advantage of here at the Great Place. For more ideas on how you can get out on Fort Hood, visit www.hoodmwr.com. s


Get Your Caffeine

At Java Café

We Proudly Brew STARBUCKS COFFEE

Without getting out of your car! Convenient drive-thru and the only place on Fort Hood where you can get fresh brewed Starbucks Coffee

Monday-Friday 7am – 2pm Rivers Building parking lot on the corner of TJ Mills Boulevard & 761st Tank Battalion - 254.553.1099

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sst, AFTB is still around and still connect ing Families to the Army, one class at a time. Fort Hood Army Community Service, Army Family Team Building is the place to find answers to the many questions about resources, information and opportunities for connectivity and personal growth. Army Family Team Building will celebrate its 15th Birthday this year, and more than ever it continues to meet the ever growing and changing needs of our Army and our local communities. It is the link that connects Family Members to the Army. Through the years, AFTB has changed the lives of individuals and lessened the burden of those learning to adjust to Army life. It empowers Families by giving them the tools to be self-sufficient and better prepared for day-to-day military living. Very rarely, will you run into a military spouse who has been around the Army for more than 5 years who has not in some way been involved with AFTB. Before AFTB, many Family Members had to learn the Army by trial and error, but AFTB has taken the guess work and uncertainty out of Army life. Through many growing pains, we have evolved to be the successful link that we are today. Army Family Team Building provides an opportunity to get more involved with the Army community; to learn more and connect with spouses. Army Family Team Building is a volunteer led program that has an empowering effect on people. Our instructors are comprised of Family Members and Soldiers who take pride in helping others.

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Teams by Diane Mansfield-Williams

There is something in AFTB for all members of the Army Family. For Soldiers looking to acquire promotion points, AFTB classes are included in the eligible Army Personnel and Family courses. Family Members, whether they have been in the Army for 10 days or 10 or more years, acquire a wealth of knowledge and skills. Of course there is always the opportunity to network. Level I is comprised of the basics; pretty much what you must know to make life within the Army easier. Level II has some great info on leadership skills; it’s really great for FRG leaders, housing community mayors, etc. Level III is what I like to think of as life skills; it enhances professional growth. Keep in mind – all classes are offered for free, and for anyone interested in becoming an AFTB instructor we have training for that as well. Also, to help meet the requirements of our great diverse community – these courses are offered in Spanish. There are a lot of challenges that Army Families face…just remember, AFTB is still around connecting you to the Army! Come join us on Wednesday, December 16 at Lane Volunteer Center from 11:00-1:30 pm as we spotlight this program in celebration of AFTB’s Birthday. For additional information, please call 254-2866600. The AFTB office is located in Bldg 16005, on the corner of T.J. Mills and Old Ironsides. s

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Victorian Style by Ashley Holladay

he holiday season is upon us and that means hectic schedules, lots of errands and a to-do list a mile long. With all the commotion going on around us, it’s important to take the time to do something as a Family and reconnect. On Tuesday, December 8, Child, Youth & School Services will be hosting its 4th Annual Victorian Tea for the Families of Fort Hood. In the past, it has been a very successful event with an average attendance of 300 people. This year the tea will take place in the ballroom of the Phantom Warrior Center, Bldg. 194, on 37th Street. It will be a social and elegant gathering that is designed to help youth and their Families wind down during the hectic holiday season. Best of all, the Victorian Tea is free and open to all service members and their Families. All ages are welcome so bring the whole Family! Looking for an excuse to play dress up? The Victorian Tea is the perfect opportunity to have some fun and pretend like you’re back in the Victorian era. Participants are encouraged to dress in Sunday best clothes and get creative with the Victorian theme by adding some gloves, a fancy hat or whatever you think fits the bill! Last year there were quite a few little Victorian ladies and gentlemen who made their appearance! The tea will begin at 5 pm and tea, of course, will be served. There will also be light finger foods for snacking. The agenda for the evening includes a Victorian fashion show, traditional tea readings, guest speakers and much more. The evening is sure to be a lot of educational fun and a great opportunity for some parentchild bonding. Put down to to-do list, take a breath and bring your Family to the Victorian Tea on December 8. s

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Child, Youth & School Services Presents: The 4th Annual Victorian Tea December 8, 5 – 6:30 pm Phantom Warrior Center Open to the Public Free


Thirteen +

Teens Get Involved at the Youth Center by Jade Coleman

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s your teen complaining of boredom? Are you concerned they aren’t involved in enough activities? Does your teen constantly need something to do? If you answered “yes” to any of the previous questions, we have an answer for you. Here at the “Great Place,” we offer three youth centers where your teens can release stored up energy by being involved in various activities, events and projects. Comanche, High Chaparral and Bronco Youth Centers are sure to keep your teen on the go.Whether your teen is interested in special interest clubs and social activities or game rooms and sports, the youth centers are dedicated to supporting their needs. Services at our youth centers include computer labs,

leadership guidance, special interest clubs, teen sponsorship, workforce preparation, educational assistance, USDA snacks and much more. We are dedicated to offering age-appropriate options for our youth to foster their growth and development at our youth centers. Do not delay, stop by and visit one of our centers today. Don’t keep your teen waiting to explore all the fun. The youth centers are open to children of Active-Duty Soldiers and Families, Airmen, reservists, military retirees and their Families and DoD civilian employees and one guest. For more information on Fort Hood Youth Centers please visit www.hoodmwr.com/cys_youthservices or call one of the youth centers. s

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eing part of the military,Veteran’s Day has a special meaning to all of us at the “Great Place.” Celebrated yearly on November 11 the federal holiday is the designated national holiday set aside to recognize the sacrifices made daily by our country’s brave service members, though we admire our Soldiers every day at Fort Hood. This great day has been celebrated nationwide since 1919, when President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed the holiday. Also referred to as Armistice Day, President Wilson said,“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice...”. President Wilson was referring to World War I, which just ended at the time, but this statement holds true today as thousands of our Soldiersmany from Fort Hood- are serving our country, fighting another war. This Veteran’s Day pay your respects to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country by giving their life in defense of this great nation. From all of us at FMWR, thank you to the brave service men and women - and their Families – that have protected our lands’ freedom! s

Thank You, Veterans

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by Kelsey M. West


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by Judy Johnson

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BETTER BEGINS NOW 800-531-8193 | usaa.com/hood MoversAdvantage offered by USAA Relocation Services, Inc., a licensed real estate broker and subsidiary of USAA Federal Savings Bank, an equal housing lender. Not available for employer-sponsored relocations, or for transactions in Iowa or outside the United States. This is not a solicitation if you are already represented by a real estate broker. Membership eligibility restrictions apply. USAA means United Services Automobile Association and its affiliates. Property and casualty insurance provided by United Services Automobile Association, USAA Casualty Insurance Company, USAA General Indemnity Company, Garrison Property and Casualty Insurance Company, USAA County Mutual Insurance Company, USAA Texas Lloyd’s Company, San Antonio, TX, and is available only to persons eligible for P&C group membership. Each company has sole financial responsibility for its own products. © 2009 USAA. 92247-0909


Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area • BLORA

Nov 20 - Jan 3 5:30 - 11 pm nightly

Gate Fees:

Car, Mini-Van & Pick-Up - $5 15 – Passenger Van, Limos & RVs - $15 24 – Passenger Van - $25 47 – Passenger Van or Larger Bus - $40

World Finance and Tax Service

Personal Credit and Tax Service

Santa’s Village: Nov 20 - 22, Fri - Sun, Nov 26 - Dec 13, Thurs - Sun, Dec 17 - Dec 24, Nightly, Open Thanksgiving • Seasonal Crafts & Wares • Photos with Santa • Homemade Cookies • Hot Chocolate and More

Killeen Evening Lions Club

AAFES ACE Fence Ashford Homes Blackhawk Management Central Texas College Cleo Bay Honda Coca-Cola Cove Leader Press EMBARQ Equipment Depot Freedom Furniture Heart of Texas Federal Credit Union Jack Hilliard Distributing Killeen ISD Lamar Outdoor Advertising Nami Japanese Hibachi, Sushi & Bar Oak Farms Dairy Quality Paint & Body Tarleton State University Temple Bottling Company Temple College United Rentals Western Insurance

Open to the Public

During Nov 20 - Dec 9 Enter for your chance to win One of Two Camping Packages at BLORA Drawing Held Dec 10, only one entry per vehicle per visit.

Experience the splendor Monday-Wednesday evenings and receive the 2nd edition collectible Nature in Lights Ornament. *While supplies last*

www.hoodmwr.com or 254- 287-2523 for details & directions *All pricing is subject to change Sponsorship does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Army or Fort Hood. Individuals requiring accommodations due to disability, should contact the park office two weeks prior to the event at 287-4907.


November 2009 Hood Happenings