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Kevin Davis dumps a stove into recycling container.

Post recycles 15,000+ pounds from miniseries set

Greening the set of the National Geographic miniseries, "The Long Road Home," was a team of Fort Hood Recycle employees who collected 15,100 pounds of scrap metal. After production of the miniseries, based on Martha Raddatz's New York Times best-seller, was complete in late June, deconstruction of the set began.

"When we arrived, it was a step back into a war zone," Kenny Gaddy, material sorter and identifier, Fort Hood Recycle, said. "It was a realistic set with debris and piles of scrap metal along the narrow streets and alleyways."

Recycle employees navigated through the war-torn streets and filled five 40-yard roll-off containers with recyclables that will generate revenue and will help to sponsor Soldier and Family community events.

"It's great to have our customers and the crew from the National Geographic miniseries support our recycle program," Gaddy said. "We provide a service to help our customers and they help us out. It's a positive cycle that continuously gives back to the installation."



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Hotter than Hades 5K Run The Hotter than Hades 5K Run/Walk is set for 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 5 at Abrams Physical Fitness Center. Run trophies will be awarded for the overall best male and female runners. Run medals will be awarded to the top three finalists. T-shirt purchase is included with registration. In the event of inclement weather, Family and MWR will credit individuals for a future race.
Run events are non-refundable. Purchase in advance at one of the following convenient physical locations on post: Leisure Travel Service; Apache Arts and Crafts; Sprocket Auto Crafts; and Sportsmen's Center.
On-site day of race registration will be available, but sign up online below and save compared to day of race registration. Pre-registration online ends the Thursday prior to the event at midnight. For more information, call 285-5459 or go to HOTTER THAN HADES 5K.


The Hood Heroes Luncheon is set for 11:30 a.m. Aug. 8 in the Grande Ballroom at Club Hood. For more information, call 287-3579.


Hood Howdy is a family-friendly event full of information to get to know your new hometown and neighbors. Hood Howdy will also host Chambers of Commerce, more than 100 area businesses and agencies and refreshments. The event is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 11 at Club Hood. The event is free and open to all. For more information, call 287-4471 or (312) 737-4471.


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.


Some lane closures began May 15 near the access control point at the Bernie Beck Main Gate on TJ Mills Boulevard due to perimeter fence and gate construction. The expected completion date is Sept. 11.

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