first_img stop. reset. Stop everything! Tickets are now on sale for the world premiere of Regina Taylor’s stop. reset. at the Signature Theatre Company. Starring Carl Lumbly and LaTanya Richardson Jackson, stop. reset. will begin performances August 20 at off-Broadway’s Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre in the Pershing Square Signature Center, with opening night set for September 8. Directed by Taylor, the play is slated to run through September 29. Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 29, 2013 The stop. reset. creative team includes scenic designer Neil Patel, costume designer Karen Perry, lighting designer Lap Chi Chu, sound designer Robert Kaplowitz, projection designer Shawn Sagady, hair and makeup designer Valerie Gladstone, fight director Rick Sordelet and vocal and dialect coach Stephen Gabis. The play tells the story of Alex Ames (Lumbly), the owner of Chicago’s oldest African-American book publishing company. As e-books begin to outsell printed copies, Ames must question his employees to determine who is still relevant in a rapidly changing world. When Alex meets J (Cordova), a mysterious youth plugged into the future, Ames is forced to discover how far he will go to survive in a world where the real and the virtual are more closely tied than we think. In addition to Jackson and Lumbly, stop. reset. stars Michi Barall, Teagle Bougere, Ismael Cruz Cordova and Donald Sage Mackay. last_img read more

first_imgRelocating to a new home can be one of the most stressful situations in life. Whether moving across town or the nation, preparation and organization make all the difference.For military moves, visit for information about moving resources and to learn about the allowances and responsibilities of a military-sponsored move.Decide whether to make your move a do-it-yourself operation.For a DIY move, consider distance, labor help and the costs of renting the moving van, gas, lodging during the move and insurance. A transportable storage unit can bridge a professional and DIY move. When the unit is delivered to your residence, you load and secure it for transport and then unload it at your new residence.Whatever the method, be sure to obtain as many quotes as possible from professional movers, as well as cost estimates for a DIY move. Next, compare the costs for each type of move, factoring in the stress and physical exertion involved. Ask any company you are interested in for references and use them to inquire about reliability and customer service.Regardless of which method you choose, the first step should be to inventory your personal belongings. The list, with photographs of any valuables, will be important for both insurance purposes and to help keep you organized during transit.Plan for one full day to pack each room — though the kitchen and garage may take longer. Make a rough estimate of your packing schedule and then add 50 percent more time. It always takes longer than predicted to pack. Toss or donate unused items to lighten your load. Visit, or for locations near you or to arrange a pickup.Pack for success:Consider what you are packing and control box weight. Books should go in small boxes while bedding can easily fill a larger box.Wrap fragile items with cardboard dividers, tissue paper or air bubble wrapping.Use bright colors when wrapping small items so they don’t get thrown out accidentally.Use crumpled paper or newspaper to line the top and bottom of boxes.Tape a copy of your inventory list to boxes to identify what’s inside and where it should go.last_img read more

first_imgU.S. MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCYThe Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is a research, development, and acquisition agency within the Department of Defense. Our workforce includes government civilians, military service members, and contractor personnel in multiple locations across the United States. We are focused on retaining and recruiting a dedicated workforce interested in supporting our national security.As we develop, test, and field an integrated Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), the MDA works closely with the combatant commands (e.g. Pacific Command, Northern Command, etc.) who will rely on the system to protect the United States, our forward deployed forces, and our friends and allies from hostile ballistic missile attack. We work with the combatant commanders to ensure that we develop a robust BMDS technology and development program to address the challenges of an evolving threat. We are also steadily increasing our international cooperation by supporting mutual security interests in missile defense.The MDA is committed to maximizing the mission assurance and cost effectiveness of our management and operations through continuous process improvement.DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY/MISSILE AND SPACE INTELLIGENCE CENTERThe Missile and Space Intelligence Center produces comprehensive scientific and technical assessments of foreign weapons systems.The Defense Intelligence Agency’s Missile and Space Intelligence Center assesses foreign missile and space systems for clients, warfighters, weapons developers, homeland security-intelligence and policymakers. The center uses scientific and technical methods to evaluate all sources of intelligence data to determine foreign weapon characteristics, performance and operations so U.S. and allied forces can triumph in current and future conflicts.In addition, the center projects future trends in foreign weapons systems’ research and development, characteristics and limitations. It also monitors and reports on foreign developments in applied sciences and technologies that have warfare potential, and alerts Department of Defense planners and decision-makers of any that could adversely affect U.S. national security.last_img read more

first_imgFar and away, the most beautiful way to travel to Alaska is on the AMHS ferries operated by the state. The AMHS ferries carry passengers and vehicles from Bellingham, Washington, and Prince Rupert, British Columbia, up the Inside Passage to the Alaska cities of Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg, Sitka, Juneau, Haines and Skagway. The boats have parking decks, sightseeing solaria, staterooms and food service.The ferry will not get you all the way to Anchorage. The most common debarkation point is Haines, Alaska, which is nearly 760 miles from Anchorage. This road requires crossing into Canada for a few hundred miles, so all immigration and customs rules (found in the “driving” section) should be adhered to.For less of a drive during the summer months, you can get off the ferry in Juneau and catch a connecting ferry to Whittier, Alaska. Whittier is nestled between the glacier-capped Chugach Mountains and Prince William Sound.The journey from the edge of Prince William Sound through the Chugach Mountains includes a drive through the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel (North America’s longest combined railroad-highway tunnel) that connects Whittier to Anchorage — only 45 miles to the north, or about a 1 1/2-hour road trip. There is also an Alaska Railroad station in Whittier that provides train service to Anchorage June through mid-September. Plan ahead for this trip as the Juneau-Whittier route is only scheduled May through October and runs three times a month.Passengers traveling to Whittier are advised to check the Whittier Tunnel website at for a schedule of when the tunnel is open to vehicle traffic. Bicycle and foot traffic is prohibited through the tunnel, and there are vehicle size and other restrictions of which you should be aware before traveling through the tunnel. For a recording of the Whittier Tunnel schedule, call toll-free 877-611-2586.The trip from Bellingham to Haines takes about three days, and the Bellingham to Whittier route takes about five days, often requiring an overnight stay in Juneau. Remember, from Haines it’s about two more days of driving to get to Anchorage. Reservations for travel via the AMHS should be made three to six months in advance. You or the Traffic Management Office can book your passage. You will be reimbursed for passage and stateroom berths for all command-sponsored family members as well as one vehicle.Passenger travel, including a stateroom on the ferry, is at government expense. Your Transportation Office can issue you a Government Travel Request for passage, or you can be reimbursed when you arrive at your new duty station in Alaska. If you did not ship a POV to Alaska, you can receive reimbursement for the cost of the vehicle placed on the ferry; the vehicle cannot exceed 800 cubic feet. If you have already shipped a privately owned vehicle through the government and decide to take the ferry and place another vehicle on the ferry, you may be reimbursed for the cost of transporting your vehicle on the ferry.For more information about the AMHS ferry service or to make reservations, visit or call 800-642-0066.last_img read more

first_imgRecreation BOWLINGPhantom Warrior LanesBuilding 49010, Clear Creek Road and Santa Fe AvenuePhone 254-287-3424 or 254-532-30608:30 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to midnight SundayState-of-the-art facility with 48 lanes, automatic scoring, pop-up bumpers and Xtreme Bowling with high-energy music, neon bowling balls, pins and light show. The facility includes league play, snack bar, pro shop, video arcade, billiards, birthday party packages, family night and iBingo.GOLFThe Courses of Clear CreekBuilding 52381, Battalion Avenue (west of Clear Creek Road)Phone 254-287-4130Open sunrise to dusk dailyThe 27-hole course with challenging greens is in the scenic rolling hills of Fort Hood. The facility includes a four-hole children’s course, clinics, tournaments, driving range, pro shop, snack bar, club, cart rentals, fundraisers and unit/organization opportunities.RECREATIONAL VEHICLESWest Fort Hood Travel CampBuilding 70013, Clarke Road, West Fort HoodPhone 254-288-99267 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and SundayFeatures 80 full hook-up RV sites with 50-30-20 amp electrical service, water, sewer and basic cable. There are 16 pull-through sites (limited 30-day stay), 64 back-in sites, dump stations, 24-hour lounge with coin-operated laundry, showers and internet hookup, playground and secured storage sites.HUNTING & FISHINGSportsmen’s CenterBuilding 1937, Rod & Gun Club Loop (off Murphy Road)Phone 254-532-4552Hours vary by seasonThe facility offers state hunting and fishing license and post permits, pro shop, guided and unguided hunts, seasonal fishing and hunting contests, bow qualification testing, archery range – stationary (on post), trap and skeet range and on-post fishing (ponds and creeks).BELTON LAKE OUTDOOR RECREATION AREA — BLORABuilding 126 (north on Nolan Road 14 miles northeast of main post)Reservations 254-287-2523/490724/7Reservations are taken six months out; available to authorized users.BLORA CampingPrimitive to full hook-up RV campsites, 30 amp, tent camping sites, primitive sites with water and electrical service; dump stations; group camp areas; playgrounds near majority of campsites; coin-operated laundry; showers and restrooms; and RV and camper storage.BLORA CottagesFully furnished one- and two-bedroom cottages, full kitchens and linens, screened-in porch and picnic tables, grills and walking distance to playground.BLORA RanchPhone 254-681-9788Guided horseback trail rides for guests 10 years of age or older, overnight trail rides, pony rides for children 9 years old and younger, petting zoo, overnight trail rides and special events.Nature Trail2-mile trail through wooded acres.Mountain Bike ParkTrails for children, novice through racer, meeting pavilion.Water and ParkEnclosed floating dock with three interior fishing wells and interior and exterior seating that is heated in the winter; beach/swimming areas, waterslides, paddle boats and Kids Auto Wash; playgrounds, party pavilions and grills; sports fields for baseball, volleyball, basketball and horseshoes; marina wet slip rentals and boat ramps; and grills on wheels (mobile barbecue pit).Paintball CourseLiberty Hill Road near the entrance to BLORAPhone 254-287-252310 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidays; by appointment on weekdaysFour courses; beginner to expert courses; marker, hopper and safety gear available for rental; group rates available; open to the public. Participants must be at least 10 years of age (with guardian signature); membership available.Archery RangeBase of Liberty Hill Road Building 126, BLORA park entrance, check-in requiredPhone 254-287-2523Open daily during daylightOne-mile walking trail, 32 archery shooting stations throughout natural terrain and practice range; bring your own bow; field points only; shooters younger than 16 years require adult supervision; designed to accommodate 3D archery shooters.ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE PARKCorner of Clear Creek Road and West Range RoadPhone 254-532-4552Open daily during daylightVarying natural terrain for all levels of riders. All users must have an ATV permit prior to riding in park. Permits are available at Sportsmen’s Center. Trucks and cars are not authorized. Buddy system is mandatory; riders may not ride alone. Helmet, gloves, goggles, closed-toe-shoes and over-ankle boots are required. Safety course is required.BOSS PROGRAM(Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers)Building 9212, Old Ironsides Avenue at 20th and 21st streetsPhone 254-287-6116Program for single Soldiers, single parents and geographical bachelors/bachelorettes, focusing on recreation, community service and quality of life among the single Soldier, installation staff and command. Monthly social events, quarterly trips such as skiing and cruises, special events such as dinners and dances, community volunteer opportunities and Single Soldiers’ Festival.WARRIOR ADVENTURE QUESTComprehensive Soldier Training FacilityBuilding 12019, 31st StreetPhone 254-319-16198 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through FridayOnly open to Soldiers, the Warrior Adventure Quest conducts an assortment of high-adventure activities for units recently returning from deployment: paintball, rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking and zero gravity.LEISURE TRAVEL SERVICESBuilding 136, 761st Tank Battalion Avenue (next to Military Clothing Sales)Phone 254-287-7310 or 254-532-529210 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Memorial Day to Labor Day. Closed Saturday and Sunday during winter hours.Provides affordable leisure and recreational activities; amusement park, concert and sporting event tickets; hotel discounts and trip brochures; and planning assistance with vacations.BINGOCommunity Events & Bingo CenterBuilding 50012, Clear Creek Road (behind AAFES gas station)Phone 254-532-92535 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. SundayBingo played six days a week, two progressive jackpots and three percentage jackpots, cash prizes with over $3,000 paid out daily and progressive game pots go up daily. Room rental accommodations are available.CASEY MEMORIAL LIBRARYBuilding 3202, 72nd Street and 761st Tank Battalion AvenueCirculation 254-287-4921Reference 254-287-5202Public Services 254-287-271610 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturdaynoon to 8 p.m. SundayBooks and study guides; computer services, copies, scanners and internet access; media, eBooks, databases, CDs, DVDs, language tapes; periodicals, newspapers and tax forms; story time, study areas and children’s room; interlibrary loans; audio books, study guides and magazines; Fort Hood Sentinel Digital Newspaper database; and ENCORE Searchable database.RECREATION EQUIPMENT CHECKOUTBuilding 4930, Clear Creek Road (across the street from the Clear Creek Exchange)Phone 254-287-1853Nov. 1 through March 31: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through SaturdayApril 1 through Oct. 1: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. SundayCamping equipment, sleeping bags, tents, coolers, stoves, lanterns, heaters and port-a-potties; pop-up and tow-behind recreational vehicle travel trailers and utility trailers; cotton candy, popcorn, snow cone and hot dog machines; coffee pots, turkey/fish fryers; canopy tents, folding chairs and tables; basketballs, footballs, tug-of-war ropes, volleyballs, horseshoes, baseballs, tennis rackets, gloves, bats, croquet sets; fishing equipment, spotlights; big glove boxing, sticky fly, jousting, backyard bouncers, event bouncers, football toss and sumo wrestling inflatable suits; mechanical bull, climbing wall, dunking booth; watercraft rentals: kayaks and canoes; and grills.SPROCKET AUTO CRAFTS CENTERBuilding 9138, 20th Street and Old Ironsides AvenuePhone 254-287-27259 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and SundayMechanical advice and engine analysis; clean, heated workspace for DIY repair; state inspections; AC repair; tool room, welding and sand blasting stations; car lifts and vehicle storage; new heavy-duty commercial automotive equipment and vehicle lifts; and toolboxes near each bay for convenience. Required qualification/safety class offered at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.APACHE ARTS & CRAFTS CENTERBuilding 2337, 761st Tank Battalion AvenuePhone 254-532-2586/287-034310 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through SaturdayCreate your own works of art or take advantage of the full-service provided by staff. Classes are offered in ceramics, woodshop, basic and advanced framing, and embroidery departments. Call for schedule and curriculum. The facility includes sales store, ceramics, framing, jewelry, crafts, woodworking, plaque, trophy, embroidery and screen printing area and Resiliency Art Room (active-duty Soldiers only).SPORTS & FITNESSAerobicsBuilding 324, 37th StreetPhone 254-287-56235:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon SaturdayDifferent classes offered each day, everything from step aerobics to kickboxing to Zumba.SkatingBuilding 324, 37th StreetPhone 254-287-56235 p.m. to midnight Friday1 to 5 p.m. SaturdaySpecialty skate sessions, classes and programs; party rooms for birthdays, meetings or family gatherings; and center/private rink rental. Texas swing classes are offered 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.Fitness ClassesSeveral convenient fitness locationsPhone 254-285-5459Class schedule and registration at, yoga, Zumba classes; monthly runs; personal trainers; and fun fitness events.PHYSICAL FITNESS CENTERSThese multi-purpose strength training facilities support self-directed exercise. All facilities are closed on the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day but are open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on training holidays.AbramsBuilding 23001, 62nd Street and Support AvenuePhone 254-287-20165 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and SundayBurbaBuilding 9301, 19th Street and Old Ironsides AvenuePhone 254-287-82985 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and SundayGrey WolfBuilding 24006, 58th Street and Old Ironsides AvenuePhone 254-287-01945 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and SundayIronhorseBuilding 37017, 77th Street and Old Ironsides AvenuePhone 254-287-1346KieschnickBuilding 39008, 72nd Street and Support AvenuePhone 254-287-54936 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday CombativesNorth Fort HoodBuilding 56480, 12th StreetPhone 254-288-01115 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday5 a.m. to 8 p.m. SundayWest Fort HoodBuilding 91068, Clarke RoadPhone 254-553-20105 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and SundayFUNCTIONAL FITNESS CENTERSFunctional fitness training conditions your body to better perform daily activities of daily life more easily and without injuries. All facilities are closed on the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day but are open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on training days and holidays.Applied Functional Fitness CenterBuilding 12018, 33rd Street and Old Ironsides AvenuePhone 254-287-55865 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and SundayHarvey Functional Fitness CenterBuilding 31006, 73rd Street and Old Ironsides AvenuePhone 254-287- 01955 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and SundayStarker Functional Fitness CenterBuilding 87010, 16th Street and Old Ironsides AvenuePhone 254-287-96395 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Fridayclosed Saturday, Sunday and holidaysINTRAMURAL SPORTSBuilding 324, 37th StreetPhone 254-288-3622Open to active-duty military, the program offers competitive league play in flag football, softball, volleyball, soccer, bowling, golf, racquetball and wrestling.AQUATICSBuilding 23001, 62nd Street and Support AvenuePhone 254-287-9430/254-285-59428 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through FridayRecreational swimming, water slides, diving boards, lap swimming, unit combat water survival training, unit physical training, lifeguard training, adult swim lessons, water aerobics, physical therapy and pool party reservations are all available. Features vary by location.Lap Swim5 to 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends, holidays and training holidaysWater Aerobics8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday and ThursdaySWIMMING POOLSAbrams Indoor PoolBuilding 23001, 62nd Street and Support AvenuePhone 254-287-4648Open year-roundFeatures eight 25-meter lanes, 4- to 12-feet deep, 1-meter and 3-meter diving boards.OUTDOOR POOLSAll outdoor pools open noon to 8 p.m. Memorial Day through mid-October.ComancheBuilding 52932, Tank Destroyer Boulevard (next to Comanche Youth Center)Phone 254-287-7544MartinBuilding 137, T.J. Mills Boulevard (by LTS and the AAFES Mega Food Court)Phone 254-287-5037PattonBuilding 5774, 24th Street and Tank Destroyer Boulevard (behind Legends Pub)Phone 254-285-5837West Fort HoodBuilding 91075, Clarke Road and Headquarters StreetPhone 254-288-983813th ESCBuilding 2239, 58th Street and Support AvenuePhone 254-287-3689ThomasBuilding 193, 37th Street (behind the Phantom Warrior Center)Phone 254-287-86371st Cavalry Division PoolBuilding 2479 (off Hell on Wheels Avenue)Phone 254-618-733642nd PoolBuilding 1676, Old Ironsides Avenue (adjacent to the water tower)Phone 254-287-4094Dining COMPREHENSIVE SOLDIER FITNESS TRAINING FACILITY (CSFTF)Fort Hood’s Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Training Facility uses a comprehensive approach to build strength in individuals and Families. A city-block sized complex at 31st Street and Battalion Avenue, the CSFTF was based on feedback from Soldiers and Family members. The CSFTF is family-friendly and flexible. All the offerings can be taken singularly or together, and everything is available in a centralized location. The CSFTF falls in line with the Army’s comprehensive Soldier fitness program, which incorporates the same holistic approach to complete mind, body and spiritual health and aims to prevent problems instead of dealing with drastic circumstances.RESILIENCE AND RESTORATION CENTERThe Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center’s Resilience and Restoration Center (R&R Center) provides outpatient psychological and consultation services as appropriate to maintain the mental health of active-duty personnel. The R&R Center is staffed with active-duty and civilian professionals, including psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, clinical psychologists, licensed clinical social workers and psychology technicians. It is the central location for outpatient behavioral health treatment on Fort Hood. Patients may self-refer to this program by visiting the Urgent Triage Center for initial assessment. Once initial assessment is made, follow-up appointments are seen at the main R&R Center.WARRIOR COMBAT STRESS RESET PROGRAMPhone 254-288-4746The Warrior Combat Stress Reset Program is designed to help address these common and normal reactions to war experiences. The emphasis is on helping to calm your mind, body and spirit after returning from war. Combat puts Soldiers in an environment where a constant state of vigilance (hyper-arousal) is beneficial to saving one’s life. We are committed to the idea that with education, the development of new and effective coping and self-regulation skills and time-limited intensive counseling we can help provide initial emotional relief for many returning Soldiers and prepare them for full recovery. This program is designed for Soldiers who are committed to an intensive and structured program of treatment and whose goal is to further their careers with continued service in the U.S. Army. The program is structured as a three-week intensive program focused on reducing hyper-arousal and reactivity. Reducing these core symptoms of combat stress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder allows other treatments to be more effective. It also provides tools for preventing future trauma. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.SCOUTSBoy Scouts have many packs and troops in the area. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Check them out at Girl Scouts offers girls the tools they need to be successful leaders now and throughout their lives. Leadership opportunities through Girl Scouting focus on engaging girls in discovering themselves, connecting with others and taking action to make the world a better place. To learn more and find a troop, visit AND GIRLS CLUBSThere are several Boys & Girls Clubs in the area. They offer services for children 7 to 17 years old. The clubs provide a variety of grouped recreation, educational and social programs. A recent affiliation between Clements Boys & Girls Clubs in Killeen and Fort Hood Army base increased club membership by 100 percent when military kids were offered free memberships.ARMED FORCES YMCAThe Central Texas Armed Services YMCA began because of a vision by volunteers that programs for youth and adults should be available in the local communities. Because the communities are made up of Soldiers and Families, the ASYMCA continues to play a major role of support for the men/women of the Armed Forces and their Families. The first Summer Day Camp site was started in 1989 and the first after-school child care program opened in 1990 in the Killeen Independent School District. In 1991, the ASYMCA expanded its child care to the Copperas Cove Independent School District. The ASYMCA provides the area with 17 before-school and 25 after-school sites serving over 750 children a day. The ASYMCA has 73 child care staff with 30 high-school seniors in co-op partnership. The centers are in Killeen at 415 N. Eighth St. and in Copperas Cove at 501 Clara Drive.Public Schools AssistancePRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS/FUNDRAISINGBuilding 194, 37th Street, Room 114Phone 254-287-00147:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through FridayPrivate organizations desiring approval from the Garrison commander to operate on Fort Hood must submit their constitution and by-laws for review and approval. Any organization interested in conducting a fundraiser event (i.e. bake sale, car wash, etc.) outside their immediate organizational area must obtain approval from the manager of the proposed location and then request approval of the date/time from this office.UNIT FUNDSBuilding 194, 37th Street, Room 114Phone 254-287-9275/96757:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through FridayUnit funds must be used for the collective benefit of all unit members for off-duty recreational purposes as described in AR-215-1, para 5-13, (K). To find out who your Unit Funds Custodian is, call or go by the office.Special Events HOOD HOWDY (FEBRUARY AND AUGUST)The Hood Howdy fair provides information about the local areas, including schools, businesses, on- and off-post agencies, housing and Family and MWR facilities. Entertainment, food and door prizes add fun to the welcome. Free event, open to all.MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD (APRIL)Each CYSS facility celebrates with activities in celebration of Month of the Military Child.FLASHLIGHT EGG HUNT (SPRING)Thousands of eggs and goodies are hidden, and children age 2 to 12 are invited to bring their baskets, flashlights and a parent to hunt for eggs in the dark at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area. Pictures with the Easter Bunny, concessions and other children’s activities make the evening egg-citing. Open to the public. Gate fees may apply.WATER FESTIVAL (JUNE)Cool off this summer at BLORA with lots of fun activities for the whole Family the first weekend of June. There will be free paddleboat rides, a kids’ auto wash, water slide, pony rides, petting zoo, climbing wall, professional fishing demonstrations, Jet Ski races and a guarded swimming area with a sandy beach. Open to the public. Gate fees may apply.SINGLE SOLDIERS’ FESTIVAL (JUNE)Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers, Single Soldiers’ Festival recognizes our geographical bachelors, bachelorette and single parent service members. This event is tailored to them and includes free food, entertainment, games, prizes, sports competitions and several other activities.INDEPENDENCE DAY (JULY)On the Fourth of July, the evening sky is transformed into the largest 30-minute fireworks display in Central Texas. Enjoy concessions and entertainment. Open to all. Fees may apply.FORT HOOD HUNTING AND FISHING DAY (SEPTEMBER)Fort Hood’s Hunting and Fishing Day is at the Sportsmen’s Center. Sports enthusiasts gather for a day full of outdoor sports, including fishing derbies, trap and skeet competitions, turkey shoots, archery shoots and more. Open to all. Fees may apply.OKTOBERFEST (FALL)All ages are invited to come out and celebrate with live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, dancing, German food, activities for the kids and a Strongman Competition. Open to all. Entry is free.NATURE IN LIGHTS (NOVEMBER THROUGH JANUARY)Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area transforms into a winter wonderland for kids and kids at heart each year. Enjoy over 5 miles of synchronized and illuminated displays. Guests can shop for gifts, take photographs with Santa and enjoy hot chocolate and treats at Santa’s Village in the park at Live Oak Pavilion. Open to all. Gate fees may apply.WILLIAMSON COUNTY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (DECEMBER)The Williamson County Symphony Orchestra performs free for the Fort Hood community annually. These world-class musicians fill the stage with beautiful music in a performance that is enjoyed by all ages. Open to all. Entry is free.ass musicians fill the stage with beautiful music in a performance that is enjoyed by all ages. Open to all. Entry is free.More Programs THE COURSES OF CLEAR CREEK SNACK BARBuilding 52381, Battalion Avenue (west of Clear Creek Road)Phone 254-287-413010 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidaysMade-to-order lunch menu. Eat on the patio and enjoy the beautiful view.PHANTOM WARRIOR LANES STRIKE ZONEBuilding 49010, Santa Fe Avenue at Clear Creek RoadPhone 254-287-342411 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. SundayA variety of menu choices; breakfast to lunch items.SPORTSMEN’S CENTER GRILLBuilding 1937, Rod and Gun Club Loop (off Murphy Road at 53rd Street)Phone 254-532-45527 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and SundaySalads and hamburgers; lunch specials on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Made-to-order breakfast.CHILI’S GRILL & BARCorner of T.J. Mills and 761st Tank Battalion AvenuePhone 254-526-727110:30 10 p.m. dailyOffers all your favorites such as burgers, steaks, fajitas and quesadillas served for lunch and dinner.Cateringcenter_img Club HoodBuilding 5764, 24th StreetEvent Planning 254-287-5215/8815Business Office 254-532-5073Office: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through FridayOffers off-premises catering to support our special events on Fort Hood any time of day. You can pick from plated or buffet breakfast, lunch or dinner options or choose a simpler, more affordable, finger food option. Each package includes delivery, tables and other infrastructure, tablecloths, setup and tear down, and a dedicated waitress for the duration of the event for a modest service fee.Club Hood has the perfect space available to host your next hail and farewell or other unit event. The only cost to the unit is food plus service charge as room fees are waived with a suitable catering bill. The club can bring a bar to you, as long as you provide adequate space and reach the minimum of $150 in sales the first two hours, Club Hood provides this service anywhere on Fort Hood at no additional cost.ROOM RENTALSWhether you are having a small gathering or large event up to 1,100 people, there is a facility on post perfect for your function. Choose from indoor or outdoor, elegant to rustic or maybe even a patio with a view. There are many settings to choose from; contact any of the listed facilities to begin planning your special event.Club Hood and Legends PubBuilding 5764, 24th StreetPhone 254-287-5215/2523/8303The Courses of Clear CreekBuilding 52381, Battalion Avenue (west of Clear Creek Road)Phone 254-287-4130Sportsmen’s CenterBuilding 1937, Rod and Gun Club Loop (off Murphy Road)Phone 254-532-4552Community Events & Bingo CenterBuilding 50012 Clear Creek Road (behind the Exchange gas station)Phone 254-532-9253Phantom Warrior Center Ballroom and Backbone LoungeBuilding 194, 37th StreetPhone 254-287-5215Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation AreaBuilding 126 (north on Nolan Road 14 miles northeast of main post)Phone 254-287-2523/8303Indoor and outdoor options available.Aerobics and Skating CenterBuilding 324, 37th StreetPhone 254-287-5623III Corps G3 has funds available to cover room rental expenses at MWR facilities for official training and FRG events. This includes OPDs/NCOPDs, safety stand-down training, FRG meetings or other mission-related training events. This is not authorized for ceremonies or social events. Call for more information.LOUNGESBackbone NCO LoungeBuilding 194, 37th StreetPhone 254-288-06283 to 8 p.m. Thursday, 4:30 to 9 p.m. FridayOffers NCOs, civilians and their guests fun and relaxation. Full-service bar, 14 flat-panel TVs, free pool tables, shuffleboard and outdoor covered patio area. Cheer your favorite team to victory with the NFL Sunday Ticket 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday during football season. Enjoy hard-hitting UFC events every month and all the top boxing matches. Room rental is available by calling 254-287-5215.Legends PubBuilding 5764, 24th StreetPhone 254-532-93243 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 4:30 to 9 p.m. FridayOffers officers, civilians and their guests a place to relax and enjoy camaraderie. Features a full-service bar with pool tables, 13 flat-screen televisions, dart boards and a patio overlooking the pool. Room rental available by calling 254-287-5215.Programs & Activities PARENT CENTRAL SERVICESBuilding 121, 761st Tank Battalion AvenuePhone 254-287-80297:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, open until 5:30 p.m. WednesdayWalk-in registrations welcome. Appointments only on Fridays. Appointments are encouraged and have priority over walk-ins. All customers must register at Parent Central Services before they may access any CYSS programs.SCHOOL-AGE CARE (SAC)Before- and after-school care for first through fifth grade. Summer Spectrum is a full-day summer camp program for school-age children. Camps available during spring and winter school breaks. Occasional care is available. Services are available in five sites across Fort Hood. All SAC sites are nationally accredited and offer full-day programs during school holidays.SAC LocationsMontague VillageBuilding 70020, Clement DrivePhone 254-553-76625:30 to 7:30 a.m. and 2:45 to 6 p.m. Monday through FridayVenable VillageBuilding 60616, Venable Road (located at Venable Elementary School)Phone 254-616-59435:30 to 7:30 a.m. and 3:15 to 6 p.m. Monday through FridayWalker SACBuilding 85018, Warrior WayPhone 254-287-49485:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through FridayMeadows Elementary SchoolBuilding 85018, Warrior Way CommissaryPhone 254-287-49485:30 to 7:30 a.m. and 2:45 to 6 p.m. Monday through FridayKoumaBuilding 48303, Johnson DrivePhone 254-285-60175:30 to 7:30 a.m. and 3:15 to 6 p.m. Monday through FridayMuskogee SACBuilding 52943, Muskogee Road5:30 to 7:30 a.m. and 2:45 to 6 p.m. Monday through FridayFAMILY CHILD CAREBuilding 283, Battalion AvenuePhone 254-553-46207:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through FridayManaged network of child care professionals, certified to provide child care in on-post government quarters, for children ages 4 weeks to 12 years. Full-day, part-day, hourly, extended and long-term care is available.KIDS ON-SITEBuilding 121, 761st Tank Battalion AvenuePhone 254-287-7437:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through FridayProvides onsite childcare during meetings/functions at approved locations.CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERSDarnall CDCBuilding 36084, Darnall LoopPhone 254-553-95567:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through FridayFull-day care. Child care for shift work requirements. Emergency care and hourly care.Clear Creek CDCBuilding 41015, Clear Creek RoadPhone 254-553-94435:30 to 7:30 a.m. and 2:45 to 6 p.m. Monday through FridayFull-day care. Services for pre-K and kindergarteners attending Oveta Culp Hobby, Clarke and Duncan Elementary schools.Fort Hood CDCBuilding 113, T.J. Mills BoulevardPhone 254-287-6037Full-day care. Strong Beginnings pre-K program.Meadows CDCBuilding 333, Tank Destroyer BoulevardPhone 254-553-8353Full-day care 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. Before- and after-school care for pre-K and kindergarteners attending Meadows Elementary School. Part-time preschool available 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Hourly care available 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Preschool hourly care available 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.Kouma CDCBuilding 48303, Johnson DrivePhone 254-285-60175:30 to 7:30 a.m. and 3:15 to 6 p.m. Monday through FridayServices for pre-K and kindergarteners attending Clear Creek and Venable elementary schools.Montague CDCBuilding 70004, Clement DrivePhone 254-287-88355:30 to 7:30 a.m. and 2:45 to 6 p.m. Monday through FridayFull-day care. Hourly care, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Services for pre-K and kindergarteners attending Montague Village Elementary School.Army Child Care in Your Neighborhood (ACCYN)Building 121, 761st Tank Battalion AvenuePhone 254-287-9658 or 254-553-39957:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through FridayProvides referrals to quality child care options off the installation in center and home-based programs.YOUTH SERVICES AND CENTERSThe centers offer programs in sports and fitness, leisure and recreation, life skills, citizenship and leadership, intervention, mentoring and support services for youth from sixth through 12th grade. Youth center hours are 3 to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday during school days; noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday on school holidays and during the summer.Bronco Youth CenterBuilding 6602, Tank Destroyer BoulevardPhone 254-287-6745 or 254-288-3770Youth sports.Montague Youth CenterBuilding 70020, Clement DrivePhone 254-553-7661/7662Youth sports.High Chaparral Youth CenterBuilding 5845, Hoover HillPhone 254-287-5646Edge!Building 121, 761st Tank Battalion AvenuePhone 254-287-80328 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through FridayProvides exciting after-school extracurricular experiences for youth first through 12th grade. The Edge! offers monthly packages in subjects that will pique your youth’s interest and expand their social and educational development.Email: usarmy.hood.imcom-fmwrc.list.cyss-edge@mail.milYOUTH SPORTS & FITNESSBronco Youth CenterBuilding 6602, Tank Destroyer BoulevardPhone 254-288-37708:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through SaturdayMontague Youth CenterBuilding 70020, Clement DrivePhone 254-553-76628:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through SaturdaySemicompetitive and recreational sports games for children and youth throughout the year. Soccer, basketball, volleyball, flag football, T-ball, wrestling, baseball, tennis, health and fitness activities. Registration at Parent Central Services, Building 121 or Bronco Youth Center. Fees vary according to sports program.INSTRUCTIONAL CLASSESSKIES Unlimited AcademyBuilding 121, 761st Tank Battalion AvenuePhone 254-287-45927:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through FridayOffers a variety of educational and enrichment opportunities for youth, from toddlers to teens. Classes include martial arts, gymnastics, dance, swimming, piano, guitar, voice, academic tutoring, Kindermusic, tumbling, cheer and more. Classes are added in response to customer input.Online: LIAISON OFFICEBuilding 121, 761st Tank Battalion AvenuePhone 254-288-79467:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through FridayServes as a communication link between Fort Hood and the surrounding school districts.Military lifestyle: provides information and assistance dealing with the impact of deployment, reintegration, school transition and relocation.Regulations and legislation: provides information and assistance with graduation requirements, impact aid, school lunch program, school redistricting, curriculum and standard test.School support: provides information and assistance with Special Education Programs, school policy, school report cards and emergency contingency plans.College and career readiness: scholarships resource, college workshops, college tours and FRIENDS initiative fostering student leadership and community involvement.OUTREACH SERVICESBuilding 121, 761st Tank Battalion AvenuePhone 254-288-49887:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. WednesdayManages the Child, Youth and School Services volunteer, parent education and resource and referral programs.READY AND RESILIENT COMMUNITY INFORMATION & REFERRAL SERVICESRivers Building, Building 121, 761st Tank Battalion AvenuePhone 254-553-1593/287-42277:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through FridayMonthly ACS calendar of events. Community Services Council monthly community information forum designed to increase awareness of programs, services, events and activities available in the greater Fort Hood community. The community events calendar is available online at HOOD USAG SEXUAL HARASSMENT/ASSAULT RESPONSE & PREVENTION (SHARP) PROGRAMBuilding 2242, Support AvenueSexual Assault Response CoordinatorPhone 254-553-0904Victim Advocate 254-288-49318 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday24/7 SHARP hotline 254-319-4671DOD 24/7 Safe Helpline 877-995-5247Provides 24/7credentialed and certified victim advocacy services. Conducts prevention and awareness training to Soldiers, civilians, and Family members assigned to Fort Hood Army Garrison.Online: READINESSRivers Building, Building 121, 761st Tank Battalion AvenuePhone 254-287-44717:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through FridayMinimizes the stressors of relocation by offering skills and resources to Soldiers and Families that simplify the moving process.Welcome packet CD.Lending closet.U.S. citizenship and immigration services town hall.Online: Hotline: 877-CIS-4MIL (877-247-4645)Naturalization ceremonySupport for a Smooth Move PCS on the GoPlan My Move: Application & Training (eSAT): Families Support Program, Bi-annual Hood Howdy Information Fair, ACS Outreach Program, Resource Mobile Information StationEmail: usarmy.hood.imcom-fmwrc.list.acs-relo@mail.milGo to Readiness Satellite OfficeCopeland Soldier Service CenterBuilding 18010, Room 209, Battalion Avenue7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through FridayEXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM (EFMP)Rivers Building, Building 121, 761st Tank Battalion AvenuePhone 254-287-60707:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through FridayEFMP is a mandatory enrollment program that works with military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated community support, housing, educational, medical and personnel services to Families with special needs.Program includes information and referral; respite care; emotional support; advocacy; systems navigation; Special Needs Accommodation Process (SNAP); support groups; and recreational and cultural activities.Email: usarmy.hood.imcom-fmwrc.list.acs-efmp@mail.milOnline: or CLINIC AT CARL R. DARNALL ARMY MEDICAL CENTERPhone 254-288-80998 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed 11:30 a.m. to noonProvides support for enrollment, disenrollment and screening.Financial ReadinessRivers Building, Building 121, 761st Tank Battalion AvenuePhone 254-288-63307:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through FridayPERSONAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE CENTERResiliency CampusBuilding 12020, Suite 400, 31st StreetPhone 254-553-46988 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through FridayOffers education, counseling and support services to assist Soldiers and their Families with their financial affairs, including living within their means and investing for the future.Email: usarmy.hood.imcom-fmwrc.list.acs-frb@mail.milOnline: AFFAIRS OFFICEPhone 254-287-2489Provides educational briefings, pre-purchase information and complaint resolution.COMMAND FINANCIAL/FAMILY ADVOCACY SPECIALIST PROGRAMA command program designed to provide financial education, training, counseling and referral procedures within the unit.ARMY EMERGENCY RELIEF (AER)Phone 254-288-2862A nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide emergency financial assistance to Soldiers, their Families and retirees through interest-free loans or grants.Services include food, rent or utilities; emergency transportation and vehicle repair; funeral expenses; and medical/dental expenses. Provides college scholarships to children, spouses and surviving spouses of Soldiers.EMPLOYMENT READINESSBuilding 284, Battalion AvenuePhone 254-286-66847:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through FridayDevelop and implement career goals through career counseling and coaching. Individual/group counseling provided for assessing job skills, interests, values, personality types, and developing and implementing career goals. Services include employment and volunteer information; job search classes and workshop; individual sessions; seminars; online training; distant job search assistance, resumes and interviews; and career assessment.Email: usarmy.hood.imcom-fmwrc.list.acs-erb@mail.milSOLDIER & FAMILY READINESSLane Volunteer Center, Building 16005, Old Ironsides AvenuePhone 254-288-35667:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through FridayEmail: usarmy.hood.imcom-fmwrc.list.sfrb@mail.milLike them on Facebook at VOLUNTEER CORPS (AVC)Phone 254-287-8657The AVC is the center of volunteer recruitment, referral and recognition.Email: usarmy.hood.imcom-fmwrc.list.avc@mail.milOnline: FAMILY TEAM BUILDINGPhone 254-286-6600A Family training and readiness program that provides participants with an understanding of Army culture along with the skills and resources needed to become self-reliant and self-sufficient members of the military community.Email: usarmy.hood.hood.imcom-fmwrc.list.acs-aftb@mail.milOnline: FAMILY ACTION PLANPhone 254-287-2327An Army-wide initiative to identify and prioritize issues to enhance standards of living for Soldiers and their Families.Email: usarmy.hood.imcom-fmwrc.list.acs-afap @mail.milOnline: & DEPLOYMENTPhone 254-288-2794Guide and educate Soldiers and Families on how to manage the complex processes of deployment and reunion.Online: The Killeen Independent School District (KISD) operates all schools on post under Texas law.ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS FOR FORT HOOD CHILDREN WHO LIVE ON POSTClarke Elementary, 51600 Comanche Ave., 254-501-1510Clear Creek Elementary, 4800 Washington Blvd., 254-501-1550Duncan Elementary on Hopi Road, 254-501-1620Meadows Elementary, on the corner of 27th Street and Tank Destroyer Boulevard, 254-501-1870Montague Village Elementary, 84001 Clement Drive, 254-501-2230Oveta Culp Hobby Elementary, 53210 Lost Moccasin Road, 254-200-6500Venable Village Elementary, 60160 Venable Road, 254-501-1980West Ward Elementary, corner of Dean and Hillcrest Avenue, 254-501-1830Half-day, pre-kindergarten classes are available in KISD. A child must be at least 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 of the school year to enter the half-day, pre-kindergarten program. The child must be unable to speak English or be from a Family whose income is at or below a certain level, according to federal guidelines. All children can attend Copperas Cove pre-kindergarten classes. The school district does not have income or language restrictions. A child entering kindergarten must be 5 years or older on Sept. 1 of the school year. Those entering first grade must be 6 years old the same date.MIDDLE SCHOOLS FOR FORT HOOD CHILDRENAudie Murphy, 53393 Sun Dance Drive, 254-200-6530Fairway Middle School serves students living on and off post and is on Garth and Whitlow drives in Killeen, 254-501-1000.HIGH SCHOOLS FOR FORT HOOD CHILDRENKilleen High School, 500 N. 38th St.Robert M. Shoemaker High School, 3302 Clear Creek RoadBus service is provided for those students who live in West Fort Hood and who attend the middle school and high schools. Children who live off post attend school at campuses near where they live. Parents needing specific information on school enrollment can contact the KISD Administration Office at 200 N. W.S. Young Drive in Killeen, 254-501-0034.For information on special education services, contact the office at 600 Williamson St., 254-501-0284. For information on Copperas Cove schools, contact CCISD at 254-547-2910.St., 254-501-0284. For information on Copperas Cove schools, contact CCISD at 254-547-2910. OVETA CULP HOBBY SOLDIER & FAMILY READINESS CENTERBuilding 18000, Battalion AvenuePhone 254-287-92747:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through FridayA family-friendly environment to hold FRG functions, Soldier trainings and Fort Hood nonprofit organization meetings; available on weekends, upon request. Units of deployed Soldiers have priority. Resources include eight meeting rooms, computer lab and kitchen.Email: usarmy.hood.imcom-frmwr.list.ochsfrc@mail.milOnline: & FAMILY LIFE CONSULTANTSBuilding 12020, Suite 500, Battalion AvenuePhone 254-553-47058 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through FridayLicensed clinical counselors who work with Families, individuals, couples and children to provide nonmedical problem identification and counseling services. Address relationships, stress management, grief after loss, occupational and other individual and family issues, providing crisis intervention when needed.Mandated reports of child abuse, domestic abuse and other duty-to-warn situationsServices are confidential and private, except for duty-to-warn situationsOnline: & PREVENTIONBuilding 76020, Crocket Street, West Fort HoodPhone 254-286-67747:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through FridayDedicated to the prevention, identification, prompt reporting, intervention and treatment of spousal, intimate partner and/or child abuse and neglect.Email: usarmy.hood.imcom-fmwrc.list.acs-fap@mail.milOnline: INTERVENTIONPhone 254-287-CARE (2273)This 24-hour hotline is set up to receive unrestricted reports of spouse and child abuse and to coordinate an emergency response for victims of family violence.COMMANDER AND TROOP EDUCATION PROGRAMPhone 254-287-8989Provides education and support services. Examples include Family Advocacy Program (FAP) Leadership Training, Commander Desk-side briefings, Troop/Unit Education, Family Advocacy Specialist Program and Junior Leadership Training that focus upon individual unit needs and support requirements to ensure mission and Family readiness.SPECIALTY PROGRAMSPhone 254-288-2092Provides an array of programs, services and activities to build and strengthen relationships regarding partner-to-partner and partner-to-child. Examples include family/life skills program (stress, anger and conflict management); dating violence prevention for teens/single Soldiers; relationship enrichment workshops and retreats; single Soldier parent support group; parenting education; redeployment training and activities; domestic violence interactive training and a child safety program.NEW PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAMBuilding 290, Battalion AvenuePhone 254-287-2286Provides services and support to Army Families with children from infant to 3 years of age. Services include in-home visitation program, therapeutic support, a support parent group, play morning, parent-child activities, information/referral services, education and resource assistance. Expectant parents may also receive services from the NPSP.FAMILY ADVOCACY VICTIM ADVOCATE PROGRAMBuilding 2242, Support AvenueFamily Advocacy Victim Advocate Program provides comprehensive assistance and liaison to and for victims of spousal/intimate partner abuse and sexual assault. The program works in concert with military and civilian agencies to meet the needs of spousal and intimate partner abuse victims.24/7 Victim Advocate Hotline: 254-702-4953 to receive restricted and unrestricted reports of spouse and intimate partner abuse and to coordinate an emergency response for victims of family violenceSOLDIER AND FAMILY ASSISTANCE CENTERBuilding 36051, 62nd StreetPhone 254-286-57687:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through FridayProvides comprehensive nonmedical services to wounded, injured and ill Soldiers assigned to the Warrior Transition Brigade and Soldiers in the Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) and their Family members/caregivers in their transition back to duty or to service as a vital member of the community. Services include military human resources; social services assistance; information, referral and follow-up; financial counseling; transition employment; education assistance; military benefits and entitlement; Veterans Affairs (VA); Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2); Traumatic Service Members’ Group Life Insurance and Combat Related Special Compensation; and Social Security Administration.Online: OUTREACH SERVICESBuilding 10043, Battalion AvenuePhone 254-288-3655Designed to provide short-term and long-term support to the survivors of Soldiers who die while on active duty. Support coordinators work with Family members to identify needs and solutions as well as to create and promote programs and events that are oriented to survivor Families.Financial counselors work with survivor Families to guide them through financial issues/concerns.Hall of Remembrance offers survivor Families a place to share their favorite photograph of their hero lost on active duty since Sept. 11, 2001.Email: usarmy.hood.imcom-fmwrc.list.acs-sos@mail.milOnline: read more

first_imgNorth Carolina Department of Health and Human Services101 Blair DriveRaleigh, NC 27603……………919-855-4800www.ncdhhs.govThe state’s Department of Health and Human Services manages the delivery of health- and human-related services for all North Carolinians, especially the state’s most vulnerable citizens: children, the elderly, disabled individuals and low-income families. The department is composed of 30 divisions and offices including Aging and Adult Services; Child Development and Early Education; Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse; Public Health; Social Services; state-operated health care facilities; and vocational rehabilitation services. The department also oversees developmental centers, neuro-medical treatment centers, psychiatric hospitals, alcohol and drug abuse treatment centers, and residential programs for children.Local health departments promote adult, child, dental and environmental health with a variety of services and health education programs. Services include cancer screenings, family planning services, immunizations, STD screening and treatment, wellness checkups, care for injuries and illnesses, WIC and nutrition services, diabetes education and more. Information on Craven County’s health center follows. Visit the Craven County Health Department’s website,, for more information on local health services.Craven County Community Health Center2818 Neuse Blvd.New Bern, NC 28562 252-636-4920last_img read more

first_imgWe’re proud of our close relationship with the Cheyenne community and our mission of defending America with the world’s premier, combat-ready ICBM force, and the 90th Missile Wing Vision: The Mighty Ninety, inspired by heritage, empowered by Airmen and driven by innovation. The world’s most trusted, dominant ICBM force.The base enjoys a rich history, spanning more than 150 years and providing the front line of defense for America and her allies. Cheyenne and the base were both established in 1867. Originally named Fort D.A. Russell, the base was renamed in 1930 as Fort Francis E. Warren to honor Wyoming’s territorial governor and first state senator.In 1949, the Army fort became an Air Force base and was renamed Francis E. Warren Air Force Base. Warren has the distinction of being the Air Force’s oldest continuously active installation. The base and the community thrive in a spirit of friendship and cooperation built over many years.Cheyenne and the surrounding communities offer something for everyone. Every July the city hosts Cheyenne Frontier Days, “the daddy of ’em all,” the country’s largest outdoor rodeo, in conjunction with Fort D.A. Russell Days, F.E. Warren Air Force Base’s open house. CFD draws in fans and rodeo participants from all over the country.Further information about F.E. Warren Air Force Base, its organizations and the surrounding community is available on the Internet at Once again, welcome to the Mighty 90 and best wishes for a most enjoyable stay.last_img read more

first_imgState Bicycle Co. takes their pop-culture crossovers to a new dimension with limited edition Rick and Morty collection. Including a few bike options from their affordable Core & Black Label singlespeed road/track/fixie line-up, State mixes it up with portal theme graphics, matching cycling kit, and even bar tape & pedal straps for those not looking to go fully out of this world.State Bicycle Co. limited edition Rick and Morty collection bikesall photos c. State Bicycle Co.State’s animation collaborations always seem to draw big interest to their simple & affordable bikes, and I can only imagine digging in to the Rick & Morty fan base is likely to see this collection sell out pretty quickly. State co-founder Mehdi Farsi says, “We could not be more excited to partner with Rick and Morty. The TV show has been one of the most exciting and daring of the last decade and we feel the opportunity to mix cycling and their favorite pop culture characters will be an awesome opportunity for self-expression for our customers.”Three bike options are available, one each from the Core-Line & Black Label complete bikes, plus a Black Label frame – all with Interdimensional Portal imagery licensed from the surrealist sci-fi series.State Bicycle Co x Rick and Morty Core-Line completeThe most affordable is also probably the most portal of them all – the $400 Rick and Morty Core Line Bike with the all-over interdimensional green paint job on the steel singlespeed bike, and the option to pick you preferred cockpit setup – flat, drop or bull horn bars.State Bicycle Co x Rick and Morty 6061 Black Label v2 completeAt $780, the lighter weight, double-butted aluminum Rick and Morty 6061 Black Label Bike gets a full carbon fork and a more subdued black paint job with portals peeking through on the bike’s logos.State Bicycle Co x Rick and Morty Black Label framesetThen, if you want to build up the alloy Black Label bike into a more custom urban fixie or even a proper track bike, there’s also a $400 frameset with the 6061 frame, carbon fork & headset in the full six size range (49-62cm).State Bicycle Co. limited edition Rick and Morty accessoriesEven if you don’t want/need a State fixed gear bike, you can still get in on the Rick and Morty fun with some similarly out there riding & finishing kit. The $80 Rick and Morty Portal Cycling Jersey goes fully into the interdimension jumping mood, or opt for the $80 Rick and Morty Neon Cycling Jersey that draws from the pool of odd beings encountered on adventures through space-time. Lastly, some $90 Rick and Morty Cycling Bibs with finish of your sci-fi cycling kit in style.A pair of $35 Rick and Morty Foot Straps will lock your feet in place for those quintessential fixie skids – compatible with most flat pedals.And my personal favorite is just the $25 Rick and Morty Bar Tape, because every drop bar bike could use some new cushioned foam bar tape. And the swirling interdimensional portals look like they’d make the perfect thing to grasp ahold of when you feel like you are spiraling out of control on your next intense effort out on the road.The whole State Bicycle Co. X Rick & Morty collection is of course exclusively available  straight from State. And act fast; I get the sense that this one is going to sell out pretty quickly.StateBicycle.comlast_img read more

first_imgAre you ready for the no holds barred interview between hard hitting investigative day time television celebrity Oprah and the disgraced (sorta kinda) 7x Tour de France winner, Lance Armstrong. If you aren’t, this amazing preview will get you excited for the drama yet to unfold tonight.You can catch Oprah’s interview with Lance Armstrong—a “special” two-night event—on Thursday, January 17, and Friday, January 18, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on OWN. The interview will be simultaneously streamed LIVE worldwide on read more

first_imgVandenbroucke rode for Team Cinelli early in 2009 but was looking for a team for 2010. Photo: Luc Claessen / AFP / GettyFrank Vandenbroucke, 34, was found dead on Monday a hotel in Senegal while on vacation. The cause of death is reported as a pulmonary edema (blood clot).Vandenbroucke (VDB) had a lively record as both a champion and cheat. He celebrated more than 50 professional wins, with two phenomenal seasons in ’98 and ’99 during which he won theGent-Wevelgem one-day classic, Paris-Nice and the Liege-Bastogne-Liege.From there, though, things spiraled downward with two drunk driving convictions (2002), being caught with doping materials (2002) and a suicide attempt in 2004. In his autobiography, he admitted to using performance-enhancing and recreational drugs.Most recently, he seemed to most to be happy and on the rebound. He trained with Team Cinelli for the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad race in February this year, and was reportedly looking for a team for 2010. According to Belgian media, VDB’s mother said she has spoken to her son on Sunday and he seemed in good spirits and was enjoying his vacation.Our condolences go out to his family and friends.last_img read more