1st Cavalry Division Round-Up Newsletter

April 2007
1st CAV GIFT SHOP/MUSEUM Crossed Sabers Souvenir Shop.. Phone 532-2075 Website: . www.crossedsabers-chaptergiftshop.com The Gift Shop is operated by the Cav Association. Your support is appreciated. All profits go to scholarships and direct support of 1st Cav activities Volunteers are still needed and child care can be provided. Contact the Gift Shop for details. NEW HOURS Hours: Mon – Fri: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Sat & Tng Holidays: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Sun & Fed Holiday: Closed 1st Cav Museum Phone: 287-3626 AAFES/COMMISSARY Website: www.aafes.com www.commissaries.com Clear Creek Main Exchange, 532-7200, Hours: 7 days a week 0800-2200 Warrior Way PX, 532-8100 Hours: 7 days a week 0900-2100 Call 287-3066 for a recording listing the movie schedule on Ft. Hood. Palmer Theater Admission: Adults $3.00 (12 years & older) Children $1.50 (3 - 11 years) 3 years and under FREE Clear Creek Commissary, 287-5943 Hours: Sun - 0900-1900 ACS Now offering Cooking Classes for those on a budget. Contact Thomas Dinwiddie at ACS 22874ACS Tues-Sat, 0900-2000 Warrior Way Commissary, 287-8401 AAFES UPDATE Please check on the AAFES website for up to date savings and coupons and movie schedules. Commissary news Shop the commissaries for great prices and good bargains. ACS http://www.hoodmwr.com/acs/ This is a great web site with all sorts of wonderful info. Too much to put in the newsletter, but check it out and bookmark it. You can find out the dates of AFTB training, youth training, FRG leader training etc. Don’t forget, if you need training at an FRG meeting, ACS can help with speakers for FRG meetings. ACS is offering a wide variety of support groups as well as classes. Check out the flyer attached to the newsletter as well as their web site. All classes are held at the Lane Volunteer Center, Bldg 16005, Corner of Hood Rd. & Old Ironsides. Please call 287-2327 to sign up. CHAPLAINS CORNER http://www.hood.army.mil/chaplai n

1st CAV Division REAR D Chaplain -287-4409; Cell 2911589 Upcoming Events:
April 8 Easter Sunrise Service 0700 Comanche Chapel Guest speaker will be CH (retired) James M. Hutchens author of Beyond Combat. Refreshment will be served after the service. Red Team 58th Street Chapel (Catholic Mass) 2000 April 7th Easter Mass April 8, 2007 0800 1000

ACS FOOD PANTRY NEEDS SUPPLIES. Please donate if you can. AFTB For more information please call: 286-6600 The Army Family Team Building Program is a series of classes led by volunteer trainers, consisting of information on resources, benefits, leadership, and interpersonal skills.

1200 Spanish SUNDAY SCHOOL The Protestant Sunday School services are held at Comanche Chapel. The service is held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. each Sunday. Coffee, doughnuts and juice will be available. Child care is provided at no cost. For more information, call Stacey Wilson at 287-1543.


THE AWANA CLUBS This is a post-wide, bible based, Christ-centered program that is designed to reach children of all ages. This exciting ministry meets every Sunday from 3-5:00p.m.at Comanche Chapel. We are in need of volunteers. For more information please contact Stacey Wilson @ 287-1543, or 288-6546 CHAPEL YOUTH GROUPS LIFE (Living in Faith Eternally), Fort Hood’s high-school age Catholic Youth Group meet every Sunday (except first Sunday of the month)2:00-3:30 at the 58th Street Chapel For more information call 254-2871541 Non-Denominational Outreach Club Military Community Youth Ministry MCYM has begun weekly club meetings at 6:54-8:03 p.m. Wednesdays at Comanche Chapel in Rooms 103 and 105. MCYM/Club Beyond is for middle school and high school students only. Those interested in volunteering with MCYM can call Johnny Russell at 338-4322.

PWOC (Protestant Women of the Chapel) meets Mondays from 6pm-8pm and Tuesdays from 9am-noon. Childcare and a monitored homeschool room are provided. We have 4 new classes just getting started on Tuesday mornings. These are: "Boundaries", "When the Boxes are Unpacked", "Restore My Heart", and "Knowing God's Will". Several other studies are open to newcomers as well. Newcomers are always welcome to enjoy the worship, study, friendship and opportunities to serve. Some upcoming events include a newcomer luncheon on April 21 and two events for wives of deployed soldiers--an Easter Egg Hunt April 7 and a Mother's Day Tea May 5. Contact kitten333@earthlink.net or diane@4porters.net. Prayer Group-All are invited to join us for a time of prayer every second Tuesday of the month at 73rd Street Chapel from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. We are praying corporately for our troops down range and their families here. Our next prayer meeting will be April 10. POC: Deb O'Donnell deborah.odonnell1@yahoo.com

Extended Hour Child Care for shift workers and emergencies. The CD Home will target shift work care other than normal duty hours, respite, emergency, extended, and transition care for children with special needs/services. Children who are currently enrolled in CYS, ages 4 weeks through 12 years are eligible to use this service. Exceptions can be granted in an emergency. There will be a fee to use this program, but payments for emergency/respite care will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Email Address for CERO. Central Registration now has an email address cysregistration@hood.army.mil. This e-mail address was designed to help the patrons to transition from one installation to another. CERO will soon begin closing at 1500 every Friday for records administration. Updates to software will allow CYS records to be electronically transported from one CYS to another. R&R Child Care E-4 and below, 10 hours free child care while spouse is home on R&R Children must be registered with the CDC. E1 – E4 no cost childcare – All children must be registered with the CYS to receive care. Active duty junior enlisted (E-1-E-4) families will receive 5 free hours per month for one child or 10 free hours per month for two or more children. The no cost cards for this care are available at CRO (Central Registration Office) with a recent LES verifying eligiblity. Call directly any of the three centers to reserve space and time. Hourly Care is now available at any of the three CDCs on Fort Hood. Clear Creek CDC – 288-5222 Comanche CDC – 287-4848

Military Council of Catholic Women The Catholic women of Fort Hood (MCCW) meet on Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30 at Comanche Chapel. The childcare and homeschool rooms open at 9:15. Come join us for Rosary, fellowship and Bible study. For more information, contact Karen at 254-213-1654 or

CHILD AND YOUTH SERVICES ACTIVITIES Before and after school care for Kindergarteners will now be in the CDCs. Transportation to and from school will be provided. Parents should attend an orientation and ensure their CDC knows what their child’s teacher’s name is. CDS is now offering infant and toddler partday programs in 2 or 3 day packages and part day preschool and toddler programs. Call 287-8029 for more info.


Fort Hood CDC – 287-6037 To obtain information about emergency child care assistance, please contact: Child and Youth Services 288-3039 Child Development Services 2883865 Family Child Care 288-3190 Family Advocacy and Prevention 286-6774 Army Emergency Relief 287-8500 For assistance after duty hours, contact the 287-CARE hotline.

Dean at momof3terrors@hot.rr.com . The Fort Hood Area Enlisted Spouses Club invites spouses of Enlisted Service Members E-1 thru E-9 to become a member and participate in their great activities! The annual ESC membership dues are $10.00. FISHER HOUSE Host A week at the Fisher House: Support soldiers and their families in a time of need by donating approximately $20 worth of food items to the Fisher House. Contact Mr. Issac Howard at 532-3730 for info. Host a coffee for groups of less than 20. HEALTH CARE/HOSPITAL INFO Please remember to cancel any appointments that you do not need. The number for cancelling hospital appointments is 288-7777. Army Volunteer Corps Advisory Committee (AVCAC) Please remember to remind everyone who volunteers to document their volunteer hours online with ACS. You never know when you will need additional documentation to get that perfect job and if you are a registered volunteer and submit your hours monthly, ACS can provide you with that documentation, no matter where you volunteer. For questions about volunteer opportunities, or how to document your volunteer work, call Lane Volunteer Center at 287-VOLS (8657). Don’t forget that all volunteer work can now be recorded on line. VMIS(VolunteerManagement Information System) is online now and every volunteer need to register to e-mail your volunteer hours. If you have not registered for MyArmyLifeToo, select on "Register for the site" at the Login page. You will then be taken through site registration followed

registration followed by OPOC registration. If you need assistance call Kimberly Parker 287- 8657 or email Kimberly.parker@hood.army.mil Child Youth Services is in desperate need of volunteers. Anything from clerical to coaching sports is available. Contact Peggy Stamper at CYS for more information. Outreach Services will come to FRG meetings and brief on what is available for Youth Services. They will also come to battalions and register on special days for inactive registration. This is to have your child registered in the event of an emergency. NO fee is involved for this type of registration. Janice McMillan is the POC. LAYETTE This is a non-profit organization, staffed and manned by volunteers from the brigades and battalions of the First Team. The purpose of the program is to welcome newborn babies to the First Team by delivering a free Layette Gift Bag to each 1st Cav baby born at Darnall Army Community Hospital. Ladies, If you are volunteering for Layette you have free childcare. The first thing is to register with CYS. After registering call CDC and reserve the date you are volunteering. Once you arrive to CDC sign in the Volunteers Book. Pick up your pink card and take it with you to have the 1 CAV Patient Rep. Liaison (SSG Wallace Taylor to sign your card after you leave). Phyllis Kirklin at 542-4886 or Phyllis1k2@aol.com NEW FOR SIBLINGS!!!! The Layette Program has new buttons that reads "I'm a Cav Trooper too! Please give one to each sibling of a newborn. The buttons are in the cabinet in a bag.

ENLISTED SPOUSES’ CLUB Thursday, April 19th. 7:00 pm. Montague Community Life Building. ESC will hold it's elections for the 2007-2008 Executive Board. For more info, contact Rachel Dean, momof3terrors@aol.com or call 539-9875 (after 6:30 pm) The ESC was able to donate $1500 to the Fort Hood Area Military Family Scholarship Fund. Thanks to all that supported the Enlisted Spouses Club this past year. ESC Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month. They are held at 7:00 PM at the Montague Community Life Building on West Fort Hood. Coming from Fort Hood on Hwy 190, take the Clark Rd/West Fort Hood exit, turn left. Once you pass through the gate, there's a Shoppette on the immediate left. Just past the Shoppette is a small tan building. This is where ESC meets, it is the Community Life Building. (basketball hoops are in the parking lot) Upcoming events: ESC will squeeze in a membership drive, to be announced at a later date. New membership forms can be attained at the ESC meetings or requested via e-mail to Rachel

There will be a meeting on Thursday April 26 @ 6:30 pm. These


volunteers will help to prepare the layette bags that are handed out to our new babies and their familes. Please join us if you can. Contact Phyllis for info. A strip map will be forwarded by e-mail.

If you wish to receive an e-mail copy of the newsletter after the round up meeting, send Jan a request with your e-mail address. POC: Jan MacWatters, 628-0202 Email: janmac60@hotmail.com

Awards will be given to Layette Volunteers on 30 April at 7 pm. MCEC (Military Child Education Coalition) www.militarychild.org MCEC (Military Child Education Coalition) is a nonprofit organization which addresses the educational needs of the military child. In order to do this, MCEC develops partnerships with school districts, trains counselors in the unique needs of military children, trains students to help meet the transition needs of other students and so much more. The goal of MCEC is to be a resource and advocate for military families and their children.. To get more info on MCEC, please visit the website or call Jacqy with any questions at 213-1200

with Victory Sports Group (VSG), military families have been eligible to receive a $199 test preparation program for $9.95, the cost of shipping and handling. The program is scheduled to end July 2007. However, families may now use the program for an entire year even if the program is requested on the last day of the sponsorship. To obtain this special pricing, family members must access the offer through the DoD Military Homefront website,

NMFA The Operation Purple Camp Experience Many children are experiencing multiple deployments or have more than one parent or family member deployed. The stories from those who attended Operation Purple summer camps offer a glimpse of the heavy emotional and psychological burden that falls on the sons and daughters of service members. The goal of these free summer camps is to bring together youth who are experiencing some stage of a deployment and the stress that goes along with it. Operation Purple camps give kids the coping skills and support networks of peers to better handle life’s ups and downs. This year more than 40 weeks of camps will be held at 34 locations in 26 states. The camps’ outreach programs provide the skills and positive outlets for their feelings, but it’s the camaraderie campers are able to build with one another that’s so important. Learning coping skills, making new friends, and experiencing life lessons at an early age are what make Operation Purple camps so unique. Operation Purple summer camp registration begins March 15th and ends May 1st! For more information log onto http://www.nmfa.org

http://www.militaryhomefront.do d.mil/portal/page/itc/MHF/MHF_ DETAIL_0?current_id=20.20.100 .
After verifying military status, the DoD website will forward the user to the external VSG website where the order will be processed. For more information on the program visit the website at http://sat.eknowledge.com/. Questions regarding the program should be directed to: brandon@eknowledge.com.

OFFICERS WIVES’ CLUB www.forthoodowc.org Tuesday April 17 “A Bit of Nostalgia” Last names starting with A-L call 520-2211 or OWCRSVPAL@hotmail.com Last names starting with M-Z call 520-2127 or OWCRSVPMZ@hotmail.com Reservations can be made on our website at www.forthoodowc.org RED CROSS The Red Cross, located in the Reynold's House, behind the Warrior Way Commissary, is open MondayFriday 8 AM to 4:30 PM. They are

NEWCOMERS WELCOME This normally takes place on the last Tuesday of the month. Please contact Carol Livengood to get more information. Everyone new to Ft Hood is encouraged to attend. POC: Carol Livengood 286-6282 carol.r.livengood@hood.army.mil NEWSLETTER If you have anything to submit for publication, please e-mail it to Jan MacWatters at the address below before the 29th of the month. You can check out the Newsletter on the 1st CAV Site at http://pao.hood.army.mil/1stcavdiv/ www.armyfrg.org

SAT/ACT Power Prep Offer Extended: Thousands of military families have already benefited from free SAT/ ACT Power Prep software. For the past two years, through the generosity of NFL players associated


there to provide emergency communications between families and soldiers, financial assistance, crisis counselling, classroom instruction, and disaster services. Phone # during duty hours: 287-0400 Fort Hood 24-hour Red Cross emergency assistance: 287-4745 Natl 24-hour Red Cross emergency assistance: 1-877-2727337 The Post Deployment Health Assessment (PDHA) Team is still looking for individuals with management/leadership and/or medical professional experience to volunteer to work with soldiers returning from deployment. Interested individuals can contact the Red Cross office at 288-8824 or 2870400 or Mr. Guy Orr, the SRP/PDHRA Administrator, at 6188803. ROBERTSON BLOOD CENTER The Clinic hours are 0730-1530 Monday thru Friday. Unfortunately if you have lived in Europe between the years of 1980 – 1996, you are not eligible to give blood. Tatoos and Body Piercing: Interesting but True: You must wait one year after receiving a tattoo or body piercing to give blood. (14 gage ear piercing is fine.) Many people cannot give blood according to the above guidelines, so if you are able to donate, please stop by the Robertson Blood Center and give blood. SUPPORT GROUPS There is a support group called "Waiting Families" for the spouses of deployed soldiers and waiting families. Free child-care is available. The meetings are from 6:30-8:30 PM on the following dates: 21 Feb, 23 April, 16 May, 27 June, 18 July, 15 August, 26 Sept, 17 Oct, and 14 Nov. Contact (254)288-1431

or email Karen.filippi@hood.army.mil for more info. SANTA’S WORKSHOP

Log on to www.swsfh.com to see our brand new website and stay tuned throughout the year to find current information

You can reserve the Soldier & Family Readiness Center for your next meeting by calling 2866284/5 or drop by anytime. Due to the number of FRG meetings being held, you will need to reserve your room well in advance. The center is located at the corner of Old Ironsides and 75th Street. THRIFT SHOP Phone: 532-2948 hoodthriftshop@aol.com New: You can now use your credit card at the thrift shop. Remember one man’s trash is another’s treasure. They also need volunteers so if you have the time, please stop by and volunteer. Your FRG group can also raise money by volunteering in the Thrift Shop. Contact the Thrift Shop for details. Sales Hours: Tue & Thurs: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Wed: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 1st/3rd Sat 9:00 am – 2:00 pm We are located in Bldg. 50003 on Clear Creek Rd. between the Main PX and Ft. Hood National Bank. Consignment Hours: Tue, Wed & Thurs: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm 1st/3rd Sat of month: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


The Fort Hood Area Military Family Member (FHAMFM) Scholarship Fund is an independent organization developed for the purpose of providing scholarships. Eligible applicants, high school seniors and military spouses, must possess a current military ID card and live in Bell, Coryell, Lampasas, or Williamson County. Donations still being accepted. If you would like to make a donation to the Scholarship Fund, you can do so right up until the end of May. Any group or individual may make donations. For more information call (254) 2862334. This is a voice mailbox. Please leave your name and telephone number and allow at least 48 hours for a response.

SFRC The new SFRC is fully equipped to accomplish the mission of supporting soldiers and families. Some of the resources the SFRC can provide are three large classrooms, two lounge areas, eight internet computers with web cam capabilities, wireless internet, a large kitchen and a children’s play area for the division’s so-called Little Team. There are also photo copiers, fax machines and three stand-alone computers to assist family readiness groups in producing their monthly newsletters.

Vive Les Arts

Vive Les Arts will be presenting Peter Pan. Again, there will be a free show for military family members. Please contact Vive Les Arts for mor information.
Please browse the following websites to access information about holiday events at area theaters:


KILLEEN Vive Les Arts Theatre 526-9090 www.vlatheatre.com For tickets to Austin theaters:www.austix.com area

Catering and Conference Center Purple Heart/Volunteer Recognition Ceremony Tuesday 24 April 10am Fort Hood Catering and Conference Center

TEMPLE CAC Mayborn Stage & Auditorium 254-773-9926 www.cacarts.org Lots of fun stuff at Cultural Arts Center. Check out the web page for up to date detailed information. AUSTIN State 512-719-SHOW www.austintheatre.org Theater

Jan MacWatters Editor, 1st CAV Round Up Newsletter


Zachary Scott Theatre 1510 Toomey Road 512-476-0541 www.zachscott.com

VOLUNTEER CHILD CARE FUND This fund pays for the child care for our wonderful volunteers.

Additional Information

FamilyNews@MyArmyLifeToo.co m www.military.com Fort Hood Phone Directory http://www.hoodmwr.com/directory.ht m http://www.forthoodowc.org/blog/inde x.php Link to OWC flyer for upcoming events. UPCOMING CAV DATESO REMEMBER 1stCav Division Memorial 19 Apriil 1:30pm Memorial Chapel Town Hall Meeting 19 April 6:30 PM