FORT HOOD — Fort Hood Family Housing in partnership with the Department of Emergency Services and various installation organizations, held its annual National Night Out event at Hood Stadium, from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday.

The nationwide annual event focused on residential safety and crime prevention.

“The overall safety of our residents is of utmost importance to Fort Hood Family Housing, and this event really brings that goal full circle in a fun and educational way,” said Mack Quinney, Project Director for Fort Hood Family Housing. “National Night Out is all about heightening crime prevention awareness and strengthening the neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.”

The event was open to all Fort Hood residents as soldiers living in the barracks. Activities for all age groups were available and included Billy the Bad Guy, quad bungee jump, a rock climbing wall, game truck, giant hamster ball track, K-9 military working dog demonstrations, emergency response vehicle displays, free food, face painting, live music and other activities.

Quinney said the National Night Out event provides soldiers and families the opportunity to get to know their local law enforcement, all while bringing the Fort Hood community together to send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are fighting back and taking a stand against crime.

“This we feel is truly what makes this event a success,” Quinney said.

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