Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Did you know that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month? There are several ways to participate. Display a purple ribbon during the month of October to create awareness and bring honor to those affected by domestic violence. If you or someone you love is hurting, help is available.
Visit your local Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program to learn more about services available to support military families. Get involved this month with advocates across the nation in an effort to combat domestic violence. Domestic violence has no boundaries. The Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program office is located on West Fort Hood, building 76020 on Crocket Street. For more information, call (254) 286-6774 or (254) 618-7582 or go to http://hoodmwr.com/acs/apb.html#favap.
Spouse’s Combat Day
Open to all military spouses and friends. Come on out and experience life as a soldier. Bring your war fighting skills and compete against other teams in a mini physical fitness test, rock wall climbing, grenade throwing, target shooting and more. Registration is from 8 to 8:50 a.m. No child care will be provided, coordinate with CYSS two weeks in advance or with a baby-sitter. It is $20 to participate if you preregister and $25 at the door. You will receive a T-shirt and awards. Food will be provided. Participants will be put into teams of four. For more information, call Cleo McDonald (254)553-3300 or (254) 449-5260 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preschool StoryTime at Casey Memorial Library
Come out and enjoy a great story from 10 to 11 a.m. For more information, call (254) 287-2716. The Casey Memorial Library is building 3202 on 72nd Street and 761st Tank Battalion Avenue.
Fall Demo Day and Sale
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the driving range, enjoy 10 percent off merchandise sales of $50 or more at the Courses at Clear Creek, building 52381 on Battalion Avenue at Clear Creek Road. All major golf companies come with the latest product for customer demonstrations. For more information, call (254) 287-4130.
UFC Fight Night Watch Party
Rather than face the crowds and charges of downtown venues, come out to the Backbone NCO Lounge, building 194 on 37th Street, and enjoy an evening of fights without any of the hassle. Not to mention, the convenience of being able to see these highly coveted bouts on 14 flat panel TVs. The UFC fights begin at 9 p.m., but the doors open at 8 p.m. The event is free and open to all DoD ID-card holders, 18 years of age and older. Enjoy free, shuffleboard, ping pong, pool and free finger foods (while supplies last), as well as various snack foods and drinks available for purchase. For more information about the UFC Fight Night Watch Party and/or facility rental options, call (254) 532-5073.
Every Sunday through Jan. 6
NFL Sunday Ticket
Come out to Backbone NCO Lounge every Sunday during football season to watch the games from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free shuffleboard, ping pong, pool and popcorn, as well as various snack foods and drinks available for purchase. The facility also boasts 14 flat panel 42” TVs. Free and open to all, 18 years of age and older. Backbone NCO Lounge is located inside Phantom Warrior Center, building 194 on 37th Street. For more information, call (254) 532-1534 or (254) 532-1560.
Monday through Nov. 30
2012 Army Digital Photo Contest
Look through your archived photos or grab your digital cameras and start shooting for that perfect shot, as the deadline is Nov. 30 in the 2012 Army Digital Photography Contest. The images will be judged in five categories* — people, place, object, military life and experimental process. There are two separate divisions:
Division I — active-duty participants
Color Digital Images Class (5 categories)
Monochrome Images Class (5 categories)
Division II — authorized MWR patrons**
Color Digital Images Class (5 categories)
Monochrome Images Class (5 categories)
First, second and third place will be awarded for each class and category of the two divisions of the contest. To enter participants must complete the online profile and submit entries between Oct. 15 and Nov. 30 at the contest website, https://apps.imcom.army.mil/apptracmain. The contest guide and entry forms are available at Apache Arts & Crafts Center, building 2337 at Tank Battalion Avenue and 62nd Street.
*Official photographs taken for service functions or in the line of duty are not eligible.
**Includes: soldiers’ families, retirees, civilian employees and families.
For more information, call (254) 532-2586.
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. Sign up for a game of friendly competition. The day begins with a noon shotgun start, and on-site registration from 11 to 11:45 a.m. The cost is $30 a person, with the option to purchase mulligans for an additional $5. The scramble is held at the Courses at Clear Creek, building 52381 on Battalion Avenue at Clear Creek Road. For more information, call (254) 287-4130.
Post Wide Yard Sale
From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in all the housing areas. Goodwill, Furniture for Families; and the Refuge Corporation partnered with Fort Hood for this event to collect items that residents no longer need. There is an FRG fundraising opportunity involved as well during the yard sale. For more information, call Ms. Shannon at (254) 288-3412.
Children’s Halloween Bingo
Let’s share the joy of bingo with the little ones and watch their little faces light up as they play, win prizes and shout “BINGO!” For only $5 per child (age 2 to 12) children can enjoy 10 games for toys, lunch, coloring books and goodie bags, all at the Community Events and Bingo Center from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. In order to ensure every child has a seat and is able play, please limit additional adult guests. The Community Events and Bingo Center is in building 50012 on Clear Creek Road, behind AAFES gas station. For more information, call (254) 532-9263.
Fishing for Freedom
Come out to the 2012 Fishing for Freedom Tournament at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area. Enjoy a free day of competitive fishing on one of Central Texas’ finest lakes and whoever reels in the largest fish wins a new 2013 Triton Boat. There are thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. The tournament is limited to the first 300 teams. Fisherman partners will be randomly paired. The barbecue dinner will be served Oct. 19 at the Killeen Civic and Convention Center, which is free to all participants. Both boaters and soldiers are needed to participate. BLORA is on North Nolan Road, about 10 miles from East Range Road. Access to the park is also possible from Farm-to-Market 439 and Sparta Road. For rules, regulations and registration form, go to www.fishingforfreedom.org. For more information, call (254) 699-9151 or (866) 397-5934.
Oct. 20 and 21
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, regardless of age, 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 certification is a one-time requirement. The state deferral program for certification does not apply at Fort Hood. The $15 fee is due to the instructor on selected course date. Pre-registration for the course isn’t required, but those requiring special accommodations due to a medical disability, must contact the Sportsmen’s Center prior to the selected course date.
Students are encouraged to complete courses as soon as possible. Dove season started 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.
Baby Loves Disco “We Are Family” Tour
Across the country, the Baby Loves Disco “We Are Family” Tour is transforming clubs, shopping malls, community spaces and military bases into child-proof discos as toddlers, pre-scholars and parents looking for a break from the routine playground circuit let loose for some post naptime, pre-dinner fun. Baby Loves Disco is an afternoon dance party, ideal for children ages 6 months to 7 years. It features classic disco tunes from the ’70s and ’80s, mixed by live DJs and is guaranteed to get those little bodies moving and grooving. The Baby Loves Disco “We Are Family” Tour is from 4 to 7 p.m. at Comanche Youth Center, building 52019 on Tank Destroyer Boulevard. Fort Hood’s presentation of Baby Loves Disco is free and open to all. As co-founder, Andy Blackman Hurwitz notes, “Thanks in part to H&M, we are able to keep the show on the road and bring the disco to people who need it the most.”
For more information, call Rebekah Brittsan at (254) 287-7438 or go to www.babylovesdisco.com. Those with Latex allergies, please take precaution, as there will be latex balloons on-site.
Military Spouse Emerging Leader Course
This course is designed to provide future or current military spouse unit leaders with the information, skills and tools he or she will need to take on the role of an informed, involved, productive and proactive member of the unit team.
Featured classes focusing on the unit level include:
Role of the Spouse in the Unit
Courtesies and Protocol
Care Team Overview
This course is recommended for noncommissioned and officer spouses of platoon-level through company-level unit leaders.
Class will be held at the Lane Volunteer Center, building 16005 on the corner of TJ Mills Boulevard and Old Ironsides Avenue. All students must preregister. Call (254) 288-2794 to enroll.
Now to Dec. 13
Six Flags Logo Electric Guitar Sweepstakes
Win big by purchasing tickets to Six Flags Fiesta Texas from Leisure Travel Services, building 136 on 761st Tank Battalion, next to Military Clothing Sales through Dec. 13.
Purchaser will be entered into a drawing for a 39-inch electric guitar with a Six Flags logo on it. The drawing will be held Dec. 14.
Open to family and MWR patrons. You do not need to be present to win. For more information, call (254) 287-7310.
Fort Hood’s Army Career and Alumni Program presents the following scheduled employer visits:
Edward Jones: Financial Advisors.
Allied: Technical School.
ATDS: Technical School.
Airstream: Technical School.
GE: Various Positions.
Baker Hughes: Various Positions.
Primerica: Financial Advisors.
Atoms Energy: Energy and Support Positions.
Subsea Robotics: Technical School.
Wyotech: Technical School.
Upcoming Seminars at the ACAP Center starting at 1 p.m. are:
Today: Own Your Own Business: Overview.
Monday: Advanced Resume: Resume/Application.
Oct. 17: Federal Resume: Resumix Application.
Oct. 18: Own Your Own Business: SCORE.