INSTALLATION STATUS: Open Weather Warning 03-016 (Valid 26 MAR 15 0300L Until Further Notice) Moderate Thunderstorms are forecast to occur on the Fort Hood Reservation. High Winds greater than or equal to 35 kts (40 mph) but less than 45 kts. (52 mph) and/or Large Hail greater than or equal to 1/4 but less than 1/2in.

Weather Warning 03-016 (Valid 26 MAR 15 0300L Until Further Notice) Moderate Thunderstorms are forecast to occur on the Fort Hood Reservation. High Winds greater than or equal to 35 kts (40 mph) but less than 45 kts. (52 mph) and/or Large Hail greater than or equal to 1/4 but less than 1/2in.

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Dr. Liston Bailey briefs staff of the Noncommissioned Officer Academy on the new pilot program Criterion.

New program launches at Fort Hood NCOA


The Army's Training and Doctrine Command implemented a new program, Criterion, to test at the Non-commissioned Officers Academy Tuesday at Fort Hood.

Criterion is a Web-based service that uses automated scoring technologies to evaluate writing samples and provide students with an instant holistic score and annotated diagnostic feedback that analyses elements of grammar, usage, mechanics, style, organization and development.

"Across the Army, we are looking for ways to improve NCO education in general," said Dr. Liston Bailey, Learning Innovations and Initiatives Division Institute for Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development chief at TRADOC headquarters.

Fort Hood is one of the first, out of four other installations, chosen to pilot the new course requirement.


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Hood Happenings

AMERICAN DREAM U

Transitioning Soldiers are invited to attend a workshop and motivational sessions hosted by American Dream U from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 27 at Palmer Theater and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 28 at Oveta-Culp-Hobby Center. There will be a wide variety of speakers. Topics will include those interested in finding their dream job or starting your own business.

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Fort Hood is now hiring certified lifeguards for the 2015 summer season. Those interested may apply at www.usajobs.gov. The Directorate of Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation is offering certification classes for those not certified. The first classes are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mar. 16-20 at Abrams indoor pool. The cost is $150. To register for classes, call 287-4648 or 285-5942.

FREE TAX PREPARATION

The Fort Hood Tax Center is open weekdays through April 15. The hours of operation will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and Thursday open until 7 p.m. Assistance with both state and federal income tax returns is provided. Because of space limitations and privacy concerns, children are not permitted to accompany parents to appointments. The tax center is located in Bldg. 13, on 52nd Street between Support Avenue and 761st Tank Battalion Avenue, adjacent to the III Corps and Fort Hood Headquarters. Clients will be served on an appointment basis. For more information, call 287-3294 or 288-7995.

CPAC HOURS CHANGE

Effective immediately, the Fort Hood Civilian Personnel Advisory Center, located in Bldg. 4820, will be closed each Wednesday afternoon from noon to 4 p.m. The CPAC staff will not be available for walk-in customers during this period. In case of an emergency, call the CPAC front desk at 288-2002.

ABRAMS POOL, GYM BOTH OPEN

The Abrams Physical Fitness Center indoor pool has reopened. Hours of operation are from 5-9 a.m. and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. on weekends, training holidays and holidays. Additionally, the center itself has also reopened with its renovations completed. The Abrams PFC is open from 5 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m.-7 p.m., on weekends and training holidays.

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