AAFES giveaways: Listen to to win free food at select AAFES locations and movie passes at Palmer Theater.


Hood Highlights: Sign up for the free Fort Hood Family and MWR newsletter. Hood Highlights is a comprehensive source for information about events, programs, services, resources and giveaways in a user-friendly PDF, emailed to subscribers each week. To sign up for Hood Highlights or update a subscription, email

Through July 31

Cash giveaway: Register to win a one-time cash prize of $4,000. The winner must be eligible for USAA membership and have a USAA deposit account to collect earnings. Register at One entry allowed per person. Contestants must be 18 or older. Call 254-532-5481.

Through Aug. 13

Summer reading: The Casey Memorial Library has an online reading program for adults, teens and children. Those who read 10 books or three hours and log their reading online will earn a prize. Register at


Summer Reading Program: Enjoy an animal-related story and activities from 9 to 10 a.m. as part of the Paws to Read summer program at the Casey Memorial Library. Ages 0 to 17 can participate.


Thursday Music Mix: From 3 to 8 p.m., enjoy pool, shuffleboard, popcorn and finger foods on covered patio decks and listen to a live DJ at Backbone NCO Lounge, Building 194 on 37th Street. The event is free and open to ages 18 and older. Call 254-532-5073.


Friday afternoon movie: Watch a movie from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Casey Memorial Library’s room 156 in the library annex.

Military Officers Association of America: Active-duty and retired officers of all services are welcome to the noon meeting at Yank Sing Chinese Restaurant, 1705 E. Central Texas Expressway, Killeen. Central Texas College Chancellor Tom Klincar is the guest speaker. Buffet line begins at 11:30. Cost is $9.50.


Free movie screening: Watch “Transformers: Age of Extinction” at Palmer Theater. Doors open at noon and movie starts at 2 p.m. Pick up tickets at Palmer Theater, Clear Creek Main Exchange or Warrior Way Specialty Store. Seating open to nonticket holders 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Paws for Reading Program: Children are invited to come out and read with a therapy dog from 11 a.m. to noon at the Casey Memorial Library. Reading to a dog is a fun experience and it builds the child’s confidence. Children must pre-register for the program. Call 254-287-4921 to sign up.

Fatigues to Fabulous Fashion Show: Clear Creek Main Store will host the event beginning at 1 p.m. in the Clear Creek Main Exchange Food Court.

June 25

LGBT Pride Observance: A postwide observance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month will be at 1:30 p.m. at Club Hood. The guest speak is Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith, U.S. Army Reserve deputy chief of staff, the first openly gay female general officer.

July 4

Independence Day Celebration: A fireworks display and other festivities are set from 6 to 10 p.m. at Hood Stadium. A DJ and two 1st Cavalry Division Bands will perform. Various food and beverage vendors will sell food and drink. Capping off the events’ activities will be a dazzling, 30-minute fireworks display choreographed to patriotic music. This event is free and open to the public. Individuals requiring special accommodations due to disability should call 254-286-5342. Prohibited items: explosive weapons, firearms, knives, clubs, brass knuckles, glass containers (except baby bottles), pets, alcohol and fireworks. Permitted items: strollers, small coolers (for baby formula), camelbacks (will be searched), umbrellas, blankets, lawn chairs and small wagons.

ACAP events

Fort Hood’s Army Career and Alumni Program will host a Monday Mini Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 30 and July 14 at Oveta Culp Hobby Center Soldier and Family Readiness Center.

The Fort Hood ACAP Mega Job Fair is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Club Hood.

Upcoming seminars starting at 1 p.m. are:

June 25: Resume Building Seminar: Resume/Application Development

June 26: Starting a Business Seminar: Bankrolling your Business

July 2: Federal Resume Seminar: Federal Job Resume/ Application

July 7: Resume Building Seminar: Resume/Application Development

July 8: Education Seminar: Troops to Teachers

July 9: SBDC: Small Business Development

July 10: Starting a Business Seminar: Being your own Boss

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 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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