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Chef Robert Irvine is served by 1st Lt. Johnnie Kaapuwai at the Tomahawk Dining Facility on Camp Humphreys.

Food Network star chef visits Black Jack troops

CAMP HUMPHREYS, Korea — Many Soldiers lined up waiting for their chance to shake hands and have their picture taken with world-famous celebrity chef Robert Irvine at the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Pittman Tomahawk Dining Facility here Aug. 10.

Irvine, who is known for his shows on the Food Network – "Dinner: Impossible," "Restaurant: Impossible" and "Worst Cooks in America," is currently on a world tour visiting military bases of all branches.

"It's very cool to come to these dining facilities," Irvine said. "This dining facility is amazing. The leadership here really understands food and what it takes to build these Soldiers up so that they can get fed and get out to continue doing their job."

He said supporting the service members is something he takes great pride in and is a very serious mission for him and his team.

"We spend over 100 days a year on the road with our military," Irvine added. "For me, it's very important letting our men and women who serve know that we care about them."


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The U.S. Army Garrison - Fort Hood Safety Office reminds everyone to take the proper precautions if attempting to view the solar eclipse Monday. The eclipse will start at approximately 11:40 a.m., Aug. 21, and continue until approximately 2:38 p.m. Safety officials warn everyone to never look at the eclipse directly, unless wearing eclipse glasses. Do not use regular sunglasses as they will not provide adequate protection to your eyes when viewing the sun directly. They remind parents to always supervise their children when using solar filters and to never look at the sun through a camera lens, telescope, binoculars or any other optical device.


The III Corps, Fort Hood and 13th Expeditionary Command equal opportunity offices will host a Women’s Equality Day observance from 1:30-2:30 p.m., Aug. 24, in the Grande Ballroom at Club Hood, Bldg. 5764. The featured guest speaker will be Sanfrena Britt, adjunct professor at Texas A&M-Central Texas. For more information, call 287-7974.


A Sprint Triathlon is set for 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 9, at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area. The race consists of a 300-meter swim, 12-mile bike and 5K run. Trophies will be awarded for the overall best male and female runners. Run medals will be awarded to the top three finalists. A T-shirt is included with registration. Runners can register in advance at Leisure Travel Service, Apache Arts and Crafts, Sprocket Auto Crafts, Sportsmen's Center, or on-site on the day of the race. For more information, call 285-5459.


The U.S. Army Arts and Crafts Contest recognizes the artistic talent and creativity on two experience levels: Novice and Accomplished. Entries can be submitted in one of 10 categories: Ceramic Art, Digital Art, Drawings, Fiber Art, Glass Art, Metal Art, Mixed Media 2D, Mixed Media 3D, Paintings, Wood Art. Entries will be accepted through Aug. 31. For more information, contact Apache Arts and Crafts Center at 287-0343 or 532-2586 or go online to Fort Hood MWR Army Arts and Crafts Contest.


For information on operating hours of Fort Hood's outdoor pools this summer, call 287-4548 or go online to Fort Hood MWR.

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