INSTALLATION STATUS: Open Weather Warning (valid 28 APR 16, 2030L until further notice) Severe Thunderstorms are forecast to occur on the Fort Hood Reservation. Damaging Winds greater than 45 kts. forecast value 45 kts. and/or Damaging Hail greater than or equal to 1/2 in. forecast value 2 in. Observed Lightning is occurring within 5 nm. of the Fort Hood Reservation.

Weather Warning (valid 28 APR 16, 2030L until further notice) Severe Thunderstorms are forecast to occur on the Fort Hood Reservation. Damaging Winds greater than 45 kts. forecast value 45 kts. and/or Damaging Hail greater than or equal to 1/2 in. forecast value 2 in. Observed Lightning is occurring within 5 nm. of the Fort Hood Reservation.

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Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Colt, center left, commander of Div. West, and Col. Todd Fox, the Fort Hood Garrison Commander, prepare to cut a ribbon during a ceremony marking the completion of the first phase of the Operational Readiness Training Complex at North Fort Hood.

New training center opens doors on North Fort Hood


Col. Christopher Beaudoin, the commander of Fort Hood Mobilization Brigade, conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, marking the completion of the Operational Readiness Training Complex's first phase at North Fort Hood.

The project is part of a six phase, $288 million initiative to bring the training center into the 21st century with the end goal of being able to support a brigade size unit.

North Fort Hood is one of two installations in the country responsible for the mobilization and demobilization of National Guard and Reserve troops.


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LEMONADE DAY

Lemonade Day is a FREE, educational program designed to introduce children to entrepreneurship. This program encourages children to start, own and operate their own business. There will be an opening ceremony at 11 a.m. on April 29 in front of III Corps headquarters. Lemonade stands will be open for business both on and off post from April 30-May 1. Fort Hood lemonade stand locations can be found online at www.forthood.lemonade-day.org. For more information, call (254) 421-3913.

MEMORIAL RUN

The run is open to all and will take place from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. May 7 at Cameron Field. Families and children of all ages can participate at no cost in the recreational 3k and 1-mile run. Competitive runners must register by April 29 for the 5k and 10k memorial run. For more information, call 285-5459.

SPOUSE APPRECIATION LUNCH

Spouses of active-duty Soldiers, retired Soldiers and surviving spouses will be honored at a special luncheon during an event hosted by ACS for Military Spouse Appreciation Day May 6 at Club Hood in the Grande Ballroom. There will be a social hour from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and a luncheon from 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Retired Col. Timothy Karcher will be the guest speaker. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information, call 287-2327.

MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH

A Mother's Day brunch will be available May 8 at Club Hood, Bldg. 5764, 24th Street at Tank Destroyer Boulevard. Seatings are available at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. For more information and to R.S.V.P., call 532-5329.

Brunch is $20.95 for adults, $7.50 for children ages 5-12 and free for children ages 4 and under. Brunch includes a carving station (Virginia baked ham and top-round of beef), a lunch station (Baked chicken with raspberry glaze, herb encrusted tilapia, shrimp, red skinned mashed potatoes, macaroni & cheese and vegetables), an omelet and waffle station, assorted salads, plentiful desserts, mimosas and much more.

AER CAMPAIGN ON NOW

The Army Emergency Relief Program plays a unique and important role in helping the Army "Take Care of Its Own." The AER office provides emergency financial assistance to Soldiers, both active and retired, and their Family members during periods of valid emergencies. The campaign runs through May 15. For donations or assistance, call 288-6330.

SFL-TAP SPRING JOB FAIR

The Fort Hood Soldier for Life-Transition Assistance Program's Spring 2016 Job Fair will take place May 17 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Club Hood. Supported by Workforce Solutions of Central Texas and the Texas Veteran Commission, the job fair features over 160 local, state, national and international employers. For more information, call 288-0827.

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