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Troopers with the 3rd Cav. Regt., render salutes as the national anthem plays during a welcome home ceremony at Cooper Field on Fort Hood.

Brave Rifles returning home


Cupid fired an arrow on Cooper Field Valentine's Day as Soldiers were reunited with loved ones, Feb. 14. An element of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment returned to Fort Hood following a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

Upon their arrival at Cooper Field, the Soldiers of the regiment disembarked their buses, lined up in formation behind the buses, obstructed from the view of awaiting Family and friends in attendance at the welcome home ceremony. The disc jockey then instructed those in the audience to shout, "Move that bus!"

When the crowd did so, the buses pulled away, revealing the Soldiers, who then marched onto the parade field.

Col. Robert Whittle, 1st Cavalry Division deputy commander for home station, then made a few short remarks.

"America's First Team heroes are home. To our magnificent Cav troopers, welcome home. We are incredibly proud of you," Whittle said. "To our Families, thank you. You make us Cav strong. To all, be safe and take care of each other. We need you."

He then released the Soldiers to the awaiting Families.


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Hood Happenings

NORTH FORT HOOD ACP CHANGE

The Fort Hood Directorate of Emergency Services announced that due to construction, the North Fort Hood Access Control Point on Texas Highway 36 is relocating to 28th Street and Park Avenue starting at 4 p.m. today, Feb 16. This relocation of the main entry to North Fort Hood will remain at the 28th Street location until further notice. For more information, call Bob Adams in the DES Operations Office at 287-1220.

CAR SHOW

The Fort Hood Exchange Car Show is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Clear Creek Exchange parking lot. The event features an array of classic and modern cars, compliments of Georgetown Area Car Club and Sun City Corvette Club. Attendees can enter for a chance to win an Exchange gift card. The show will include music and fun for the entire Fort Hood community.

HOT TOPICS

Fort Hood Hot Topics, a discussion group for military spouses, is set for 1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at Oveta Culp Hobby Soldier and Family Readiness Center. The event aims to allow military spouses to network, share and gain insight into community information and awareness. Topics include: volunteer opportunities and how to get involved, spouse employment connections, relationships, marriage and parenting and empowering Family Readiness Groups (R.E.A.L. training). You can reserve your seat by calling 553-1593 or 287-6069.

STRESS REDUCING RETREAT

The Buddhist-based program Mindfulness Based Stress Reducing Retreat is 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 23, at 13th ESC Chapel on Support Ave. and 67th St. on Fort Hood. All are welcome. Activities include meditation, yoga (bring your own yoga mat), Dharma discussion and lunch (Thai foods will be provided). For more information, call 562-395-2688 or e-mail somya.malasri.mil@mail.mil or dung.v.nguyen25.mil@mail.mil.

DENTAL PROGRAM APPLICATIONS

The Fort Hood American Red Cross and Fort Hood Dental Command announce applications will be available March 1 for the 2017 Dental Assistant training program. DENTAC trains Red Cross volunteers in the basic skills necessary to work as a dental assistant. The Dental Assistant Training Program runs from September 2017 to May 2018.

Individuals must submit their application no later than April 28. Applicants take a pre-screening exam, those who pass with 80 percent or higher will be interviewed to determine selection for the Dental Assistant Training program. To qualify: must have a valid military ID, be 18 years old or older, high school diploma or GED and be in the Fort Hood/Killeen area for one year from the time the program starts. To review program fact sheet and receive application or for more information contact American Red Cross 287-0400, email forthood@redcross.org or stop by the Fort Hood Red Cross at 37th and Battalion Avenue, Bldg. 288.

LIFEGUARD CLASSES

American Red Cross lifeguard certification classes have begun on Fort Hood at Abrams Indoor Pool. The classes are taught through Fort Hood Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and cost $150. Upcoming class sessions are:
• March 13-17
• April 7-12
• April 21-26
• May 5-10
• June 5-9
For more information, call 287-4648 or 285-5942.

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