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New Home Care program provides another benefit to living on post

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A new program allows Fort Hood residents to have their homes watched while they are away.

The new Home Care program is available to all Fort Hood family housing residents who plan to be away from home for at least 14 days and who are enrolled in the Directorate of Emergency Services’ House Watch program.

Whether going on vacation or visiting a friend or relative, residents need to inform their community office and complete a form.

Each week, a staff member will check the home for a possible home emergency and preventive maintenance.

“We are sensitive to the needs and concerns of our residents,” said Marvin Williams, director of property management.

“I am proud to offer a program designed specifically for soldiers and families. Our residents can now leave their home in the hands of a caring on-site property management and maintenance team, available 24/7, and feel confident upon their return,” he said.

“This is just one of the benefits of living on post,” Williams added.

Families with a deployed service member can sign up for an extended period of time as an alternative to moving out.

For more information on how to sign up, stop by the community office or go to www.forthoodfh.com.

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. You can contact Rose L. Thayer at rthayer@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7463. Follow her on Twitter at KDHmilitary.

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