Fort Hood’s Army Career and Alumni Program is rearranging its employer visits to better meet the needs of soldiers, said Linda Christ, program director.

Instead of hosting a couple of employer visits on various days of the week, Christ said ACAP will now consolidate visits on Mondays, beginning next week.

“It’s a traditional job fair setting in a smaller more intimate format,” Christ said.

The idea came about because previous employer visits were tied to the three-day workshops held at the Copeland Soldier Service Center for soldiers separating from the Army.

The workshops are now five days and at the Central Texas College campus.

The smaller, weekly job fairs will not replace the two large hiring events hosted by ACAP, but allow soldiers transitioning at any time of the year to get the same opportunities, said Tamara Brethouwer, Fort Hood ACAP marketing coordinator.

“We are seeing a lot of soldiers getting out rather quickly and they may not have access to our job fairs,” she said. “It bridges that gap.”

Each “ACAP Monday Mini” will be from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Oveta Culp Hobby Soldier and Family Readiness Center and will feature 10 to 15 employers.

“It’s not the same people every time,” Christ said. “In month, you could go to two, three or four job fairs.”

But the event is not just for soldiers. Family members and civilian employees are encouraged to attend.

“We want to stress that family members and civilian employees are not just invited, but encouraged and welcome,” Christ said. “We really want them to attend.”

Monday Minis will not be held every Monday, because of space availability or holidays.

For more information on ACAP events, call (254) 288-ACAP or 288-JOBS. Also find information on Facebook and Twitter at FortHoodACAP.

Contact Rose L. Thayer at or (254) 501-7463. Follow her on Twitter at KDHmilitary.

Rose L. Thayer is the military editor for the Killeen Daily Herald. She joined the paper in February 2011 as a health and military reporter. View her complete profile Here.

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