Thursday through Saturday

The Class Six will have a tent sale from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Stop by and check out the great deals and giveaways. On Sept. 13 they will be engraving Gentlemen Jack, Woodford Reserve and Collingwood Bottles. On Sept. 14, they will be making customized labels on Jose Cuervo.


The Red Cross will have an information table set up at the Clear Creek Main Exchange from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Friday through Sunday

DECA Mega Case Lot Sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Come check out the specials being offered in all departments.

Sept. 14, 21 and 28

Operation Rising Star

Operation Rising Star is 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. There will be $800 in cash prizes awarded locally. Each week the competition begins at 7 p.m. at the Phantom Warrior Center, building 194 on 37th Street. The competition is open to active duty, Reserve, National Guard or military family members, 18 years of age and older with a valid military ID card. Operation Rising Star is an individual singing competition. Similar to American Idol and other televised competitions, participants are judged by a panel of judges and by an audience of their peers. Singers compete each week for the chance to win the local first place prize of $500. The winner of the local Fort Hood Operation Rising Star Competition moves on to the Army-wide competition for the chance to win the Ultimate Recording Music Experience — Record, Mix and Master a demo with studio professionals. The prize includes a three-day trip to Los Angeles, Calif., for the winner and a guest. The audience can get into the fun, too. The most supportive unit or family readiness group to attend each local performance date will receive $300 for unit funds. For official rules/details/application, log on to or call (254) 287-6116.

Sept. 14, 21 and 28

Pick-me-up Fridays

To celebrate National Coffee Day this September; every Friday Java Café offers “Pick-me-up Fridays.” Come by each Friday in September from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for your mid-day “pick-me-up” and receive a free gift. The convenient drive-through facility is located in the Rivers Building parking lot, on the corner of T.J. Mills Boulevard and 761st Tank Battalion Avenue. Java Café is open Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call (254) 287-2129.


Sprint Triathlon

The Fifth Annual Sprint Triathlon will be held at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area. The race kicks off at 8 a.m. and includes a 3.1 mile run, 300-meter swim and 12-mile bike ride portion. Participation is free and open to all. To register, stop by any Fort Hood fitness facility or register online at For more information, call (254) 285-5459.


Exercising Our Soles

Army Community Service’s Exceptional Family Member Program “Exercising Our Soles” Exercising builds motor skills and develops muscles, hand and eye coordination, endurance and confidence. This class will empower children to embrace exercise while having fun and learning the ABCs of fitness, agility, balance, coordination and strength. Classes are held on the third Saturday of the month from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and RSVP is required to attend. Classes will be held at either the Spirit of Fort Hood Chapel, 31st Street and Tank Destroyer Boulevard, or at The Ohana Place, 19th Street Chapel at Battalion Avenue. Call (254) 287-6070 or email to confirm class times/locations, RSVP and for additional information.

Sept. 22

UFC Fight Night Watch Party

Rather than face the crowds and charges of downtown venues, come out to the Backbone NCO Lounge and enjoy your evening of fights without the hassle. Watch these highly coveted bouts on 14 flat panel TVs. This UFC pay-per-view watch party will feature UFC 152 at the Backbone NCO Lounge, building 194 on 37th Street. The fights begin at 9 p.m., but the doors open at 8 p.m. The event is free and open to all Defense Department ID-card holders, 18 years of age and older. Enjoy free, shuffleboard, ping pong, pool and popcorn, as well as various snack foods and drinks available for purchase. For more information about this pay-per-view watch party and the future Backbone NCO Lounge watch parties, call (254) 285-5073.

Sept. 25 and 26

The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families

Abrams Physical Fitness Center

Sunny day — Sweepin’ the clouds away… Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street? Parents and children alike will be reminiscing plenty as a classic children’s educational television show is coming. This free, 60-minute show will entertain as well as educate the military family community, helping children cope with the challenges of homecomings, deployments and changes. Come out and join them at The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families, at 2 and 5 p.m. on Sept. 25 at 2 and 5 p.m. and at 1 and 6 p.m. on Sept. 26 at Abrams Physical Fitness Center, building 23001 on 62nd Street and Support Avenue. This event is open to the public.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to each show. Admission is free and seating is provided on a first come, first serve basis. Cameras are allowed, but no video recording or professional photography. Keep in mind that a group photo from each event will be available on the USO’s Flickr account to download and print at home. There will be an area inside the venue for stroller storage. The show is targeted to children 1 to 6 years old, but older children are welcome to come join in the singing and dancing as well. There will also be free giveaway items including an Elmo twirly light and USO bandanas. If you have questions or special accommodations needed, call the Special Events Office at (254) 288-7835.

Sept. 27

The Enlisted Spouses Club will host their annual membership drive “Round-Up” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Montague Family Life Building. The Western themed event is open to all spouses of E-1 through E-9 (active duty, retired, and Gold Star spouses). There will be food, fun, dance lessons, and prizes, as well as a “Best Dressed Cowgirl” contest. Yearly dues are $25. For more information, email

ACAP events

Fort Hood’s Army Career and Alumni Program presents the following scheduled employer visits:


L3 Communications: Electronics, Installers & mechanics.

Edward Jones: Financial Advisors.

Torque: Oilfield and Mining Positions.


ATDS: Technical School.

Cybertex: Technical School.

Airstream: Technical School.

The Ocean Corp: Technical School.


Texas Department of Public Safety: Highway Patrol Officers.

ORION: Various Positions.

Sept. 19

Shell Oil: Oilfield Positions.

Edward Jones: Financial Advisors.

Primerica: Financial Advisors.

Sept. 20

Subsea Robotics: Technical School.

Wyotech: Technical School.

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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