Thursday Music Mix: From 3 to 8 p.m. enjoy pool, shuffleboard, popcorn and finger foods on the covered patio as you listen to a live DJ. The event is free and open to all 18 and older. Backbone NCO Lounge is inside Phantom Warrior Center, Building 194 on 37th Street. Call (254) 532-5073.

Through Sept. 21

Savings: Every food or drink order made with a Military Star card will be discounted by 20 percent.


Movie Matinee: Watch “Three Caballeros” in Room 156 at the Casey Memorial Library from 2 to 4 p.m. Popcorn and a beverage are provided.

Aug. 2

Meet and greet: To kick off the annual Caribbean Afr’am Festival, the Clear Creek Main Exchange is hosting a meet and greet with the Reggae performers headlining the festival. Stop by from 5 to 9 p.m. to meet Mykal “Grammy” Rose along with Tasha, Mr. Perfect, Menny and Mr. Easy.

Aug. 3

Fight night: Catch the UFC Featherweight Championship bout between Featherweight super star Jose Aldo and top contender Chan Sung Jung at Legends Pub, Building 5764 at 24th Street and Tank Destroyer Boulevard, next to Club Hood. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and entrance is free and open to everyone 18 and older. Call (254) 532-9324 or (254) 287-5215.

Aug. 6

National Night Out: Fort Hood residents, come meet your neighbors and celebrate the year’s largest stand against crime from 5 to 8 p.m. at Hood Stadium. Enjoy free food, activities for children, safety displays, police dog demonstrations and more. For more information, contact your community office or email

Aug. 8

Hood Howdy: Fort Hood’s bi-annual event — a newcomers information and mini career fair — is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Club Hood, Building 5764 at 24th Street at Tank Destroyer Boulevard. Meet area chambers of commerce, more than 100 area businesses and agencies, and enjoy door prizes and refreshments. Check out the FMWR room for a chance to win an iPod Touch. Hood Howdy is free and open to the public. Call (254) 287-4471.

Aug. 8

Punt, Pass and Kick Competition: Fort Hood Family Housing and Youth Sports and Fitness host the free NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Competition, a program of Fuel up to Play 60, from 9 a.m. to noon at Hood Stadium. Boys and girls ages 6 to 15, come out and put your skills to the test as you compete to take your game to the next level. Who knows, you could advance to be in the National PPK Champion. Call (254) 288-3770.

Aug. 9-10

2013 U.S. Army Soldier Show: “Ready and Resilient: At Your Service” makes a two-day stop at Fort Hood with the music and dance you know and love. Catch it all live on stage at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 and at 2 and 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at Palmer Theater, Building 334 at 31st Street and 761st Tank Battalion Avenue. This year’s production explores what it means to be ready and resilient in today’s Army as a soldier, spouse, family member, survivor, retiree and civilian. For this 30th anniversary show, the 75-minute song and dance performance will showcase patriotic themes and popular musical numbers. The soldier show is free and open to the public, with seats available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call (254) 288-7835.

Aug. 9-11

Sales tax holiday: Save an additional 8 percent on back-to-school clothing, shoes, backpacks and limited school supplies at Fort Hood Exchange.

ACAP events

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

Thursday: Starting a Business: Being Your Own Boss

July 31: Federal Resume Seminar: Federal Job Application

Aug. 5: Advance Resume Writing Seminar: Resume/ Application Development

Aug. 6: Dress for Success: Interview Business Attire

Aug. 7: Federal Resume Seminar: Federal Job Resume/ Application

Aug. 8: Starting a Business: Bankrolling Your Business

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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