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Fort Hood officials who were instrumental in the planning process of the Mission Training Complex break the ground for the facilities.

Post breaks ground on training center

Despite the overcast afternoon, the 1st Cavalry Division band commanded the audience with their upbeat tunes, and two large construction machines staged the backdrop for the nine Fort Hood officials that dug their shovels into the dirt for the Mission Training Complex groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 9.

The new MTC will support individual through collective, simulation-driven mission command training for III Corps and Fort Hood units.

"This new facility being built will more than double our current square footage for the mission training complex," Bill Nance, chief of operations for the Fort Hood mission training complex, said.

The facility will be 140,481 square feet and will replace the original MTC that currently encompasses 10 facilities scattered throughout the installation.

"It will consolidate our mission training into a single campus," Nance said.


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Hood Happenings


Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area's annual Nature in Lights offers more than 130 light displays for Soldiers and their Families to view 5:30-11 p.m. from Nov. 17-Jan. 7. The event is open to all. For more information, call 287-2523.


A Thanksgiving buffet will be served at 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at Club Hood. The meal is open to all. The cost is $21.95 for adults, $7.95 for children 5-12 and free for kids 4 and under. For more information, call 287-5215, 287-8815 or 532-5073.


The III Corps holiday tree lighting ceremony is set for 5:15 p.m. Nov. 30 at the III Corps Flagpole. For more information, call 553-5407.


The Williamson County Symphony Orchestra will perform its annual holiday concert from 7:30-9 p.m. Dec. 9 at Howze Theater. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event is open to all.


The Fort Hood Identification Card Office at the Copeland Soldier Service Center will be closed on Nov. 24 in observance of the training holiday.


Fort Hood residents are reminded that the fall hunting season in Texas began Sept. 1. The main hunting season will run through January 2018. Residents are advised they may hear an increased volume of weapons firing during the hunting season. Residents who witness weapon safety violations by hunters should report their concerns to the Fort Hood Police at 287-4001. The Sportsmen's Center is Fort Hood's hunting and fishing headquarters. Located at Bldg. 1937 Rod & Gun Club Loop off of Murphy Road, they offer Texas Super Combo License (hunting & fishing) to qualified Soldiers at no cost, though Fort Hood permit fees still apply. For more information, call the Sportsmen's Center at 532-4552.

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