The Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee needs a few good residents to join.

The organization is comprised of an active group of members dedicated to expressing their admiration, appreciation and support to military personnel and their families, co-chairperson Jeanne Isdale said.

Most of the members are business owners who understand the sacrifice and selfless dedication the military provides, she said, and many were active in the military before retiring and settling down in Heights.

Ted Smith, co-chairperson, served as a chief of legal assistance at Fort Hood for three years as an Army captain.

“My heart is attached to these guys because I know how they have to cope with a lot of stress and their families have to cope with the stress when they are gone and deployed,” he said. “We have adopted the 3rd Cavalry Regiment as our adopted unit in Harker Heights so a lot of what we do focuses on them and their families.”

The committee sponsors an array of events throughout the year that support service members, including an annual fish fry at the Smith Ranch and a family party planned this fall.

“I know it’s important they have local support they can fall back on, show them a good time and make them feel part of the community, which they are,” he said.

The Military Affairs Committee currently has 97 members. To join the committee, call (254) 699-4999.

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