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Lt. Col. Mark Belinsky talks with troopers after they completed training Friday at Fort Hood's Crittenberger Multi-Purpose Range Complex.

Sabre Squadron preps for Afghan deployment


In preparation for an upcoming deployment, troopers with 2nd Squadron "Sabre," 3rd Cavalry Regiment conducted a platoon live-fire exercise July 6-15 at Crittenberger Multi-Purpose Range Complex.

The platoon-sized elements not only conducted battle drill training on entering and clearing a trench during the live-fire exercise, but also increased readiness and proficiency in reaction to a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack.

"This training is all about repetition and giving all of our leaders an opportunity to get it right by conducting multiple iterations. (The training) allows them to not only learn from initial mistakes, but it gives them a chance to go over it, identify challenges and try some new techniques," said Lt. Col. Mark Belinsky, the squadron's commander. "This is a precious period of time when we train and prepare to go to Afghanistan. So, all troopers definitely have their game face on and are very focused on getting this right because they may have to do this actual mission while in Afghanistan."

The training was based on previous, real-life scenarios in deployed environments to ensure it was as realistic as possible.


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SUMMER MOVIE SERIES

Casey Memorial Library is hosting its summer movie series. Movies will be shown 2-4 p.m. every Friday in Annex Room 156 of the Casey Memorial Library on Fort Hood. Every screening is free. The lineup of movies include:
• July 22: "Air Bud" PG
• July 29: "The Rookie" G
• Aug 5: "Angels in Endzone" PG
• Aug 12: "Muppets Take Manhattan" PG
For more information, call 554-7762 or go to HoodMWR.com.

MUSIC ON THE LAWN

Fort Hood's free summer concert series, "Music on the Lawn" continues July 29 with live Top 40/R&B hits. On Aug. 5, southern rock is the featured musical genre, and Aug. 12 features Latin music. The concert series is held behind Chili's on T.J. Mills Boulevard. A DJ kicks things off at 6:30 p.m., with live music from 7:30-9 p.m. The DJ finishes up from 9-10 p.m. Soldiers and their Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. For more information, go to HoodMWR.com.

ABRAMS CLOSINGS

The pool at the Abrams Physical Fitness Center is closed until July 25. The 42nd Street pool (located at 42nd Street and Old Ironsides) will be available Monday through Friday for the following activities:
• 5-9 a.m. Lap swim/scheduled unit PT
• 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Lap swim
• 1-5 p.m. scheduled drown proofing/
   Combat Water Survival Training
• 5:30-7 p.m. Dolphin swim team practice.

There will be no recreational swimming at this facility.

Additionally, the Abrams Basketball Courts have closed for renovations. The courts are scheduled to reopen for use Aug. 2. For a complete list of fitness centers available, visit HoodMWR.com.

HIRING EVENT

The city of Allen is now hiring recruits and certified police officers. A hiring event will be held on Fort Hood July 30 at Copeland Soldier Service Center Building B110, 1st Floor, B Wing, T.J. Mills Boulevard and Battalion Avenue. The hiring process will include: an entrance exam, physical assessment, background investigation, oral board, polygraph, psych evaluation, physical exam and drug screen Applicants must apply online at www.cityofallen.org. To talk to a recruiter, call (214) 509-4210.

SESAME STREET TOUR

Sesame Street and the USO are bringing the furry, fuzzy and friendly Muppets to military Families around the world for the the Sesame Street/USO Experience. The event is 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Aug. 1, and 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Aug. 2. The event is free for military Families and their children. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each show. For more information, call 288-7835 or go to HoodMWR.com.

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