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Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 4:30 am

October 21

MOAA Meeting: Military Officers Association of America will meet at 11:15 a.m. June 17 at the Shilo Inn Restaurant, 3701 South WS Young Drive, Killeen. The lunch is $15, plus another $5 cover for the cost of the room. The meeting’s program is Commissioner Tom Duncavage, Texas Military Preparedness Commission. Active-duty and retired officers, including warrant officers, of all services and Reserves are welcome. Reservations for the meeting are required. Nonmembers, make reservations by calling 254-699-3969. Members, RSVP to e-mail sent by officials.

October 22

Operation Stand Down:Operation Stand Down Central Texas is having its third annual fall homeless veteran stand down on Oct. 22 at the National Guard Armory in Killeen from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The organization is currently in need of item donations of the following (all items must be clean and serviceable) for both males and females: sleeping bags, backpacks, undergarments (must be new), warm shoes/boots, towels, washcloths, bug repellent, chapstick, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, nonperishable snacks, warm winter clothing (jeans, sweats, sweaters, etc.) and winter coats. They are also looking for any monetary donations. Contact Joann Courtland at 254-681-8522 with questions or visit www.osdct.org.

October 29

Fort Hood Retiree Appreciation Day: III Corps and Fort Hood will host its 42d Annual Retiree Appreciation Day for retired military personnel residing in the III Corps and Fort Hood area of responsibility starting with a free breakfast at 7 a.m. Oct. 29 at Club Hood, Bldg 5764. Events will occur across the post throughout the day for retirees and their families, to include guest speaker Air Force Lt. Col. (Ret) Shane Ostrom from Military Officers Association of America National speaking at 8 a.m., opening ceremonnies at Club Hood at 9 a.m., a health fair at the new Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center starting at 9 a.m. and free wills completed at the Legal Office starting at 11 a.m.

Lunch will be offered at Darnall, price depending on choice of food. A steak and shrimp lunch will be offered at Ironhors Dining Facility for $6.50 per person. Those wishing to attend the Roundup Dinner will need to bring in a payment of $20 per person to Retirement Services, located at Building 18010, Room B118. Social hour for the Roundup Dinner begins at 5 p.m. with activities starting at 6 p.m. For more information on events, visit www.hood.army.mil/dhr/rso_contact.htm. To register, call Fort Hood Retirement Services at 254-287-5210.

November 12-13

Roller Derby: Fort Hood’s Roller Derby team Hell on Wheels is hosting the 2016 M.A.D.E. Roller Derby Nationals Nov. 12 and 13 from 9 a.m. Saturday to 5 p.m. Sundat at the Bell County Expo.

Tickets are $15 a day at the door and $20 for weekend tickets. Kids 10 and younger are free. Make arrangements to pick up weekend tickets in advance by emailing howrollerderby@gmail.com.

See more about the 10 competing teams on Facebook by searching “MADE Nationals 2016.”

December 10-11

Couples therapy for PTSD: Strong Star and the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD are recruiting for a new research study. A weekend retreat will be offered in Austin Oct. 1-2 and Dec. 10-11 with no cost for treatment, food or lodging. The retreat is open to active duty service members or veterans of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom or New Dawn who are currently experiencing symptoms of post traumatic stress and their romantic partners.

For more information, contact Strong Star at 254-288-1638 or online at strongstar.org/treatment. Ask your Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center provider for a referral.


Drivers needed: The Central Texas Veterans Health Care System is seeking volunteer van drivers interested in transporting Veterans in the Killeen area to and from their scheduled appointments at the Olin E. Teague Veterans’ Medical Center in Temple. Transportation for veterans from outlying areas, such as Killeen, is provided through a van fleet donated in collaboration with area Disabled American Veterans organizations and its members. Personnally-owned vehicles are not used to transport veterans. Volunteers must meet qualifications for drivers, such as a valid driver’s license, proof of current insurance, a safe driving record and a background check. Applicants must also pass a physical examination. Volunteers are eligible for meals, flu shots and an extensive volunteer recognition program. For more information, contact the Voluntary Service Office at 254-743-0515 or 254-743-0740.

Dental program: The Fort Hood American Red Cross and Fort Hood Dental Command announce applications will be available March 1 for the 2016 Dental Assistant training program. Dental Command trains Red Cross volunteers in the basic skills necessary to work as a dental assistant. The training program runs from September 2016 to May 2017. Individuals must submit their application no later than May 2. To review program fact sheet and receive application or for more information contact American Red Cross 254-287-0400, email forthood@redcross.org or come to the Fort Hood Red Cross at 37th and Battalion Avenue, Building 288.

Bingo: The Community Events and Bingo Center offers bingo six days a week, reoccurring special events, along with computer handsets, display monitors and several stations to replenish bingo supplies. Over $3,700 in cash prizes paid out daily. One jackpot starts at $10,000, another at $3,000 and another begins with a percent of the first day’s play; in addition to progressive game numbers that go up weekly. This state of the art facility is also capable of accommodating private parties and functions of up to 450 guests. Bingo offered Tuesday through Saturday, doors open at 5 p.m., bingo from 6:30 to 9 p.m.; Sunday, doors open at noon, bingo from 1:30 to 4 p.m. The Community Events and Bingo Center is at building 50012, Clear Creek Road, behind AAFES gas station. For more information, please call 254-532-9253 or 254-532-9263.

Roller Derby Recreation League: Come out and join the Fort Hood Hell on Wheels All Girl Roller Derby Recreation League. The league is free to join and is open to female DOD ID card holders ages 16 years old and older. Females under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian present at all times. Skaters are required to provide their own equipment, during league practice and bouts. The league meets Monday and Wednesday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Health Promotions Aerobics and Skating Center, Building 324 on 37th Street. All skill levels will be accommodated. For more information, call 254-285-5372.

Zumba: Classes are 1 to 2 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Applied Functional Fitness Center; 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at West Fort Hood Gym; and 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Applied Functional Fitness Center.

Spin: Classes are from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Grey Wolf Physical Fitness Center, at 58th Street and Old Ironsides Avenue.

Yoga Classes: Enjoy yoga from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. Beginners’ yoga is 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursday. Classes are subject to change and are held at the Applied Fitness Center, Building 12018, 33rd Street at Old Ironsides Avenue. For more information, call 254-287-8219.

Every Tuesday

Just Stressed Out: Support group for female spouses or caregivers of active-duty or service members with PTSD, active-duty female service members or veterans with PTSD. Meets from 6 to 7 p.m. at 717 N. 4th Street, Suite B in Killeen. Park in the Bell County Human Services lot. For more information, contact Maureen Jouett at mail@bringeveryoneinthezone.org.

Support Group: Open to soldiers, veterans and caregivers impacted by PTSD. Hosted by Darnall Department of Ministry and Pastoral Care, the group meets from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Darnall chapel. For more information, contact Chaplain S.R. Handy at 254-288-8849 or 254-288-8850.

Fort Hood’s Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program Job fairs:

Oct. 25: NCOA Career Expos Job Fair, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Club Hood, Building 5764.

Nov. 2: Vocational & Technical Skills Career Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Soldier Development Center, Building 33009.

Nov. 7: SFL-TAP Monthly Mini Hiring Event, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oveta Culp Hobby, Building 18000.

Nov. 10: Hiring Red, White & You Hiring Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Courtyard Killeen, 1721 E. Centreal Texas Expressway, Killeen.

Dec. 07: CivilianJobs.com Job Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Phantom Warrior Center, Building 194.

Dec. 08: CivilianJobs.com Job Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Club Hood, Building 5764.

Jan. 24: Fort Hood SFL-TAP Mega Job Fair, 10 a.m to 3 p.m., Club Hood, Building 5764.

Upcoming Seminars

Soldier for Life: TAP Center starting at 1 p.m., unless otherwise noted, are:

Oct. 26/27: Operation Reinvent Career Workshop, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Oct. 27: Starting a Business Seminar, Buying an Existing Business or Franchise.

Nov. 09: SBDC, Small Business Development.

Nov. 10: Starting a Business Seminar, Being Your Own Boss.

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