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Col. John Woodward, commander of the 3rd BCT, 1st Cav. Div., and brigade senior enlisted adviser, Command Sgt. Maj. Alfred Ronneburg (right), uncase the unit colors during the transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, March 12.

Greywolf assumes mission in Kuwait


CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – After months of planning, training, maintaining, equipping and manning, the much-anticipated deployment of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team "Greywolf," 1st Cavalry Division, is underway.

The Greywolf command team, Col. John Woodward and Command Sgt. Maj. Alfred Ronneburg, uncased the brigade colors, while subsequently the command team of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat "Bulldogs," 1st Armored Division Col. Robert E. Lee Magee and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Williamson, cased their brigade colors in a transfer of authority ceremony here March 12.

"The Greywolf Brigade has been looking forward to this mission for some time now," Woodward said.

Along with the Soldiers and leaders from both brigades, also in attendance were Maj. Gen. John Thomson, 1st Cav. Div. commanding general; Maj. Gen. Blake Ortner, commanding general of the 29th Infantry Division; Brig. Gen. John Epperly, deputy commanding general of the 29th Inf. Div.; and Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Smith, senior enlisted adviser of the 29th Inf. Div.


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ANNUAL AER CAMPAIGN ON NOW

The Army Emergency Relief is currently accepting donations during its annual campaign. AER is dedicated to "Helping the Army Take Care of its Own" in its annual fundraising campaign. For more information, call 288-6330, visit AERHQ.org or see your unit representative.

NAF VEHICLE AUCTION

A non-appropriated funds vehicle auction will begin at 8 a.m., March 25, at Yard 36. The gate opens at 7 a.m. All sales are final. All items will be sold "as is, where is, no warranty." All major credit cards are accepted. The auction is open to all. Anyone without credentials for entering post must obtain a visitor pass via the Bernie Beck Gate. The cost is $2 and includes bidder card and auction listing. Early Registration is from today-March 24. For more information, call Sprocket Auto Crafts Center at 287-2725.

DENTAL PROGRAM APPLICATIONS

The Fort Hood American Red Cross and Fort Hood Dental Command announce applications will be available March 1 for the 2017 Dental Assistant training program. DENTAC trains Red Cross volunteers in the basic skills necessary to work as a dental assistant. The Dental Assistant Training Program runs from September 2017 to May 2018.

Individuals must submit their application no later than April 28. Applicants take a pre-screening exam, those who pass with 80 percent or higher will be interviewed to determine selection for the Dental Assistant Training program. To qualify: must have a valid military ID, be 18 years old or older, high school diploma or GED and be in the Fort Hood/Killeen area for one year from the time the program starts. To review program fact sheet and receive application or for more information contact American Red Cross 287-0400, email forthood@redcross.org or stop by the Fort Hood Red Cross at 37th and Battalion Avenue, Bldg. 288.

SPRING EASTER FESTIVAL

The Apache Arts and Crafts Center will be hopping along with their special guest, the Easter Bunny, during the Spring Easter Festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 1. Activities include ceramic painting, bouncers, vendors, games and of course, a visit by the Easter Bunny. The festival is free and open to all. For more information, call 287-0343 or 532-2586.

LIFEGUARD CLASSES

American Red Cross lifeguard certification classes have begun on Fort Hood at Abrams Indoor Pool. The classes are taught through Fort Hood Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and cost $150. Upcoming class sessions are:
• April 7-12
• April 21-26
• May 5-10
• June 5-9
For more information, call 287-4648 or 285-5942.

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