Through Oct. 14

Swimming: Fort Hood’s outdoor recreational pools are open from noon to 8 p.m. every day. For more information on pool party reservations and scheduling, call the aquatics office at 254-287-9430. All pools are open to all ranks. For a complete list of Fort Hood’s eight pools with hours and rules go to


Preschool Story Time: Enjoy stories, songs and a craft on a weekly theme from 10 to 11 a.m. at Room 156 of Casey Memorial Library annex. Day cares and homeschoolers are welcome.

Fridays in September

Operation Rising Star: The competition that determines the best voice on Fort Hood. Register now for your chance to win the Ultimate Recording Music Experience — record, mix and master an album with studio professionals. $850 in cash prizes to be awarded locally. The competition is at 7 p.m. at the Phantom Warrior Center and is open to active duty, Reserve, National Guard or military family members, 18 years of age and older with a valid DOD ID card. Operation Rising Star is an individual singing competition. Registration is open and is first come, first served. To register, stop by the BOSS Office, Building 9212 at Old Ironsides Avenue. Call 254-287-6116.


Donations: Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association_Texas Inc. is seeking contributions from the local community in support of its second annual “9-11 Fun Run.” This event is a charity ride to raise funds for the William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home in Temple. The Texas State Veterans home is a 160-bed facility licensed and certified to provide skilled nursing and domiciliary care to aged and infirm Texas war veterans. In addition to state and federal funding, the home relies upon veteran’s service organizations, civic and church groups for sponsorship of numerous activities and programs for the general well-being of the veteran patients at the home. All proceeds will go to support the Texas War Veterans Home. For more information, contact Michael “Thumbtack” Nail at, or go to

Sunday through Dec. 29

NFL Sunday Ticket: Each Sunday, during football season, come out to Backbone NCO Lounge, Building 194 on 37th Street, and watch your favorite NFL teams play for free. The facility boasts 14 42-inch TV screens for your viewing pleasure, free popcorn as well as assorted snack foods and drinks available for purchase. Open to everyone 18 years of age and older. Call 254-532-5073.


The Book Club: Meets from noon to 1 p.m. to discuss “When She Woke” by Hillary Jordan. Copies of the book are available at the reference desk. Bring a lunch. The book club will be held in Room 160 in the library annex. Call 254-287-2716.

Sept. 12

The Book Club: Meets from 6 to 7 p.m. to discuss “When She Woke” by Hillary Jordan at a study table in the Casey Memorial Library. Copies of the book are available at the reference desk. Call 254-287-2716.

Sept. 14

Fort Hood Hunting and Fishing Day: Hunting and fishing season is already upon us so bring the whole family to the Sportsmen’s Center for a day of fishing, archery, shooting and turkey calling. Fort Hood Hunting and Fishing Day is from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sportsmen’s Center, Building 1937 on Rod & Gun Loop. There will be a fishing derby from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. and an archery shoot at 9 am. Both events are free; however, you must bring your own equipment and applicable permits. For only $2 a round, you can participate in a turkey shoot at the skeet range at Building 1943. The last event is the turkey calling contest for adult and youth categories from noon to 2 p.m. A barbecue lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meals are $7.50 adults and $3.75 for children 12 and younger. End the day with an awards ceremony with door prizes at 3 p.m. Call the Sportsmen’s Center 254-532-4552.

“The One” Watch Party: Mayweather vs. Alvarez: Enjoy the boxing match of the season without having to fight the hassle of off-post venues. Join Legends Pub in watching Floyd Mayweather Jr. take on newcomer Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and will be open to all 18 years and older. For only a $10 cover charge, you can enjoy this incredible fight as well as free finger foods (while supplies last) and covered patio decks with outdoor TVs and ceiling fans. Monthly drink specials will be available for purchase. Call Legends Pub, Building 5764, 24th Street at Tank Destroyer Boulevard, at 254-532-9324 or 254-287-5215.

ACAP events

Fort Hood’s Army Career and Alumni Program is hosting Mini Job Fairs from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Oveta Culp Hobby Soldier and Family Readiness Center.

Upcoming seminars at the ACAP Center starting at 1 p.m. are:

Today: Federal Resume Seminar: Federal Job Resume/ Application

Monday: Advance Resume Writing Seminar: Resume/ Application Development

Sept. 11: SBDC: Small Business Development

Sept. 12: Starting a Business Seminar: Being your Own Boss

Sept. 17: Educational Seminar: Troops to Teachers

Sept. 18: Federal Resume Seminar: Federal Job Resume/Application

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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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