At The Great Place…
The Community Relations Branch of the III Corps & Fort Hood Public Affairs Office is proud of the outreach support it provides to communities throughout Central Texas and beyond. Some of the products and services available include:
- Group tours
- Subject matter expert speakers
- Static displays of Army ground equipment
- Soldier Color Guard
- 1st Cavalry Division Band, Horse Cavalry Detachment and the Division's Museum
Seeking an Army spokesperson and more...
Citizens and civic organizations often want Army participation in their community events – such as a military band, color guard, exhibits, or a speaker.
How/s that done?
The process starts with submitting a written request 45 days prior to the event via email to the Fort Hood Community Relations Branch:
For a list of military contacts in your state area, please refer to:
State National Guard Homepages or
United States Army Reserve by using the "Unit & Command Locator"
here. For information about military bands and to find a band located close to the event,
refer to the Army Bands Online website here.
Real World Mission
Participation in public programs can only be authorized when such support is in the best interests of the Dept. of Defense and the military services.
The support must not interfere with unit mission or training programs. In all cases, operational commitments must take priority and can even cause previously
scheduled appearances to be cancelled on relatively short notice.
No cost to the government
DoD policies require that Armed Forces participation in public events be provided at no additional cost to the government.
Armed Forces musical units are organized for ceremonial and traditional purposes and to support recruiting activities. However, they may be authorized to
provide certain specified presentations, such as patriotic ceremonies, for public programs. Armed Forces musical organizations are not permitted to provide
entertainment, background, dinner, dance or other social music at public or private events in competition with the customary or regular employment of local
civilian musicians. More information about Army Bands can be found at http://bands.army.mil.
Limited resources permit only one band and/or choir to perform at an event, and the Military Services reserve the right to cancel support to sponsors who have
scheduled more than one such military unit.
Fort Hood Public Affairs Office
ATTN: Community Relations Branch
761st Tank Battalion Ave.
Bldg. 1001, Room W105
Fort Hood, TX 76544-5005
Ms. Nancy Bourget, Community Relations Branch Chief
E-mail: Ms. Nancy Bourget
Mr. Steve Moore, Public Affairs Specialist
E-mail: Mr. Steve Moore