The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families

Abrams Physical Fitness Center

Parents and children alike will be reminiscing during this free, 60-minute show that entertains as well as educates 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 1 and 6 p.m. today at Abrams Physical Fitness Center, building 23001 on 62nd Street and Support Avenue. This event is open to the public.

Doors open 30 minutes before 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. The show is targeted to children ages 1 to 6, but older children are welcome. There will also be free giveaway items including an Elmo twirly light and USO bandanas.

For more information or special accommodations, call the Special Events Office at (254) 288-7835.


The Enlisted Spouses Club will host its 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


Phantom Warrior Scramble

A golf scramble is one of the primary forms of tournament play, and this four-person scramble offers fun, leisure, camaraderie and value. Teams must consist of three players from the same division, directorate, battalion, brigade, company or branch, as well as any additional player that the team desires. Noon shotgun start, 11 to 11:45 a.m. on-site registration at the Courses at Clear Creek. The scramble is $30 per person, with the option to purchase mulligans for an additional $5 per person.


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 drive-thru facility is 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.


Operation Rising Star

Operation Rising Star is the competition that determines the best voice on Fort Hood. Register now for a 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.

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.

The winner of the local Fort Hood Operation Rising Star Competition moves on to the Army-wide competition for the grand prize. The audience can get into the fun, too. The most supportive unit or family readiness group to attend each performance will receive $300 for unit funds. For official rules/details/application, go to or call (254) 287-6116.


The National Night Out Kickoff Party will be at the Bronco Youth Center and Smith Middle School from 5 to 8 p.m.


2012 Gold Star Mothers Day

Gold Star Mothers will be invited to meet at the Survivor Outreach Services Center, to share memories of their fallen soldiers, their journeys in dealing with their losses and support to other mothers who have lost a child serving their country. Lighting a luminary on Gold Star Mother’s Day has become a tribute to those mothers and lets them know they don’t stand alone. Luminaries may be made by attendees to take home. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Survivor Outreach Services at (254) 553-3655, building 10043 on Battalion Avenue.

Saturday and Sunday

The Sportsmen’s Center Hunter Education Course

New Texas hunting and fishing licenses and Fort Hood hunting and fishing permits are on sale through Oct. 21. All hunters must show proof of Hunter Education Certification to qualify for a Fort Hood hunting permit. The Sportsmen’s Center sponsors classes coordinated through the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

The Sportsmen’s Center classes are the second part to the free online course on the Texas Parks & Wildlife website. Students will have to complete an exam and obtain a passing score to become certified.

The Sportsmen’s Center recognizes all valid state Hunter Education Certifications. The Hunter Education Certification is a one-time requirement. The state deferral program for Hunter Education Certification does not apply on Fort Hood. $15 will be due to the instructor on selected course date. Pre-registration isn’t required, but those requiring special accommodations due to a medical disability must contact the Sportsmen’s Center before the selected course date.

Students are encouraged to complete courses as soon as possible. Dove season starts in September. October is archery only season, and the general gun season covers November and December. Feral hogs can be hunted throughout the year without a harvest limit. The Sportsmen’s Center is on Rod and Gun Club Loop, 53rd Street and Murphy Road, building 1937. For class times and more information, call (254) 532-4552.

Oct. 3 – 9

Career Fair Week

Great opportunities for job-seekers to connect with employers actively recruiting. In celebration of Career Fair Week, Oct. 3 – 9, the Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program has three, free offerings:

Military spouses are invited to come out to the Military Spouse Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3 at Club Hood, building 5764 on 24th Street at Tank Destroyer Boulevard. The Military Spouse Career Fair will consist of a Career Fair Forum, Employer Panel, “Think Before You Post” and Navigating (sessions begin at 9:30 am).

Youth ages 16 to 22 are invited to participate in the Youth and College Students Virtual Career Fair and persons with disabilities are invited to a take part in the Hiring People with Disabilities Virtual Career Fair. Both virtual career fairs will be available online at, from Oct. 3-9. Virtual career fair job-seekers should have resumes and employment information available in order to apply at employer websites. Virtual career fairs are hosted in partnership with the Army Community Service’s Exceptional Family Member Program (254-288-2089) and Child, Youth & School Services. For more information, call (254) 286-6684 or got o

Oct. 6

Southwest Airlines State Fair Classic and LTS Bus Ride

Do you want to go to this year’s annual battle between Grambling State and Prairie View A&M, but don’t want drive or fight the traffic of the big city? Join us with Leisure Travel Services’ (761st Tank Battalion, next to Military Clothing Sales, Building 136) bus trip to the Southwest Airlines State Fair Classic and Bus Ride at 10 a.m. Oct. 6. The cost is $56 for a ticket to the football game, bus and state fair or $24 for a ticket to the football game and state fair. The deadline to sign up for the bus is Sept. 29. The football game starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call (254) 287-7310.

ACAP events

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


Wellhead: Oilfield Industry Positions.


Cybertex: Technical School.

ATDS: Technical School.

Airstream: Technical School.

Allied: Technical School.

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