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Engineers with the RNLA's 11th AMB assemble a frame to attach charges to that will be propped onto the side of a brick wall section for a breach training exercise at House Creek Urban Assault Course.

US EOD, Dutch engineers conduct joint explosive training


A group of engineers from the Royal Netherlands army spent a day learning and sharing with the 75th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company at Fort Hood, May 12.

After a few short delays in the morning, the two groups went out to the House Creek Urban Assault Course to do some breaching exercises on walls and doors. Several wall sections were built for the exercise, including brick, cinderblock and concrete-filled cinderblock, to simulate common structures that might need breaching downrange.

The Dutch engineers, led by Sgt. Sjoard Kuin from the 11th Airmobile Brigade, showed the American EOD techs two different strategies the RNLA uses for breaching walls, including building an "H-frame" from wood and covered with charges – another word for explosives – to propped up against the wall. The groups used as little amount of explosive as possible to blast a man-sized hole in the walls, rather than to destroy the entire wall.

"Today was to get familiar with the American EOD," Kuin said. "See what the difference is between what we do in Holland and what (the Americans) do, and also the different materials they use and what we use and get information exchanged."


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HONORING HERITAGE

III Corps and Fort Hood recognize Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a special event featuring guest speaker Maj. Gen. (Retired) Antonio Taguba 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., May 26, at Phantom Warrior Center. For more information, call 630-9165.

STRONG B.A.N.D.S.

There are several Strong B.A.N.D.S. events this month:
• Apache Arts and Crafts Decorative Painting Project run Tuesdays-Saturdays at Apache Arts and Crafts Center, Bldg. 2337 761st Tank Battalion and 62nd Street.
• Casey Memorial Library Storybook Walk is 9-10 a.m., daily at the Casey Memorial Library Bldg. 3202, 72nd Street, at 761st Tank Battalion Avenue.
• Band of Spinsters runs from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 26 at Abrams Physical Fitness Center Bldg. 23001 62nd Street at 761st Tank Battalion Avenue.
For more information on these events, call 285-5459 or go to Fort Hood MWR.

HERITAGE HONORED

III Corps and Fort Hood recognize Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a special event featuring guest speaker Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Antonio Taguba, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., May 26 at the Phantom Warrior Center. For more information, call 630-9165.

HOLIDAY HOURS

Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center has announced its holiday hours over Memorial Day weekend for the hospital, its clinics and pharmacies. For a complete list of CRDAMC Memorial Day holiday hours, go to Fort Hood Calendar

Hospital officials remind the community that the Nurse Advice Line is available 24/7 by calling (800) TRICARE, or 1-800-874-2273 and selecting option one. Individuals living in the Fort Hood military community area entitled to military healthcare can talk to a registered nurse about urgent health issues, guidance on non-emergency situations and information about self-care options for injuries or illness.

MUSIC ON THE LAWN

Fort Hood's free outdoor concert series, "Music on the Lawn," begins June 3 behind Chili's Bar and Grill on T.J. Mills Boulevard. The band Warhorses are scheduled to play from 7:30-9 p.m., but a live DJ will also play music beginning at 6:30 p.m., and between sets until 10 p.m. Soldiers and Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Prohibited items include pets, glass containers, and alcoholic beverages.

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