January 18

Simone Biles: U.S. Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles will be signing copies of her book, “Courage to Soar,” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Clear Creek Exchange. Copies of her book will be available for purchase at the exchange.

January 20

MOAA Meeting: Military Officers Association of America will meet at 11:15 a.m. Jan. 20 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 initial meeting in 2017 falls on Inauguration Day for President-elect Donald Trump. In order to ensure members do not miss this momentous event, the Shilo Inn will provide a 120-inch screen and projector, along with a sound system, in order to stream the inauguration ceremony. The meeting will take place in the Alamo Room.

As the event takes place at 11 a.m., doors will open at 10:30 a.m. for members to arrive, get settled, and enjoy the Inauguration.

Lunch will be served at noon. Following the meal will be the installation of 2017 officers.

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 254-699-0999. Members, RSVP to e-mail sent by officials.

February 4

MOAA Social: The Central Texas chapter of Military Officers Association of America will hold their social function Feb. 4 at the Wildflower Country Club from 6 to 8 p.m. The club is located at 4902 Wildflower Lane in Temple. Cost is $20 per person and dress is business casual. Door prizes will be offered. Reservatons are required. For more information, contact Jeff Davison at 254-722-2161 or by email at harleyds2@yahoo.com.


June 7-11, 2017

Annual Reunion: The 1st Cavalry Division Association 70th annual reunion is scheduled for June 7-11, 2017, in Killeen. Please register early to assist in coordinating the reunion. Some events will have limited seating available due to the size of available rooms. All members of the Association must register and pay the registration fee in order to attend. Early registration is from December 2016 to April 21, 2017. The fee is $20 for all members except those on active duty. Active Duty troopers pay $10 to register. Registrations post-marked after April 21, 2017, must pay late registration fee of $40. Family members attending with an Association member, widows of 1st Cavalry Division troopers and Gold Star family members do not have to pay a registration fee.

For more information, visit www.1cda.org or call 254-547-6537.


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.

By Appointment

Counseling: Bring it in the Zone is now hosting SMART Recovery Group/Individual Counseling Sessions in Killeen. This is a cognitive behavioral approach to therapy helping individuals become free from dependence of any substance using a four-point program. Call Jennifer Coleman at 254-458-1329 for individual appointments, questions or comments.

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.

Every Thursday

Support Group: Open to any kind of trauma survivors and caregivers. Hosted by Darnall Department of Ministry and Pastoral Care, the group meets from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Darnall chapel. For more information, contact Chaplain S.R. Handy at 254-288-8849 or 254-288-8850.

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

1st and 3rd Thursday

Survivors of suicide support group: Anyone impacted by suicide is invited to meet at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month in Belton. For more information email sos_gfh@yahoo.com.

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

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

Jan. 26: VA Vocational Rehabilitation Job Fair, 9 a.m. to noon, VA Medical Center, Building 202, 1901 Veterans Drive, Temple.

Feb. 1: Vocational & Technical Skills Career Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Soldier Development Center, Building 33009.

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

Jan. 11: SBDC, Small Business Development.

Jan. 12: Starting a Business, Being Your Own Boss.

Jan. 26: Starting a Business, Bankrolling Your Business.

Feb. 8: SBDC, Small Business Development.

Feb. 9: Starting a Business, Business Plan Basics.

March 1: SBDC, Small Business Development.

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