1st Cavalry Division Round-Up Newsletter

August 2006
1st CAV GIFT SHOP/MUSEUM Crossed Sabers Souvenir Shop.. Phone 532-2075 Website: . www.crossedsaberschapter-giftshop.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 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 Log on to AAFES.com for Food Court coupons 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 NEW** SUNDAY & MONDAY ALL AGES $1.00 Clear Creek Commissary, 287-5943 Hours: Sun - 0900-1900 Tues-Sat, 0900-2000 Warrior Way Commissary, 287-8401 AFTB For more information please call: 286-6600 The Army Family Team Building Program is a series of 42 classes led by volunteer trainers, consisting of information on resources, benefits, leadership, and interpersonal skills. The goal of AFTB is to improve overall readiness by promoting personal and family readiness, to assist family members in adapting to change, to help families become selfreliant and informed, and to respond to family issues. Levels 1-3 now available on line. All classes are held at the Lane Volunteer Center, Bldg 16005, Corner of Hood Rd. & Old Ironsides. Please call 287-2327 to sign up. Hours: Sun: 0900-1900, Mon: 0900-2000, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 1000 - 2000, Sat: 0800 - 2000. Don’t forget that the food court at the Main PX is being renovated and expanded. Meanwhile, food and drinks are available in front of the PX. ACS http://www.hoodmwr.com/acs/ 1st CAV Division REAR D Chaplain--CH (COL) DeWayne Brewer-2874409 Below is a list of Chapels available for Family Readiness Groups and other organizations requesting to use the Chapels: Red Team Chapel 285-5859/5065 Monday thru Friday: 1800- 2100 hrs Sanctuary: 250 Activity Room: 25-30 Memorial Chapel (73rd St 287-0469 Monday thru Saturday: 1800-2100 (Sat: 0900-2100) Sanctuary: 250 Activity Room: 25-30 Comanche Chapel 288-6556 Monday thru Friday 1800-2100 (Best days are Monday and Thursday, also best to reserve 30 days out) Class rooms: 10 Available 20 per class room Activity room: 250-300 ***Reservations must be made in person at the chapel. ****All events occurring in the chapels involving children MUST have CDS personnel on hand. Upcoming Activities August 5: A TRAINING SESSION FOR ALL LEADERS All Protestant leaders are encouraged to attend a training session titled “What Every Leader Should Know About Teaching”. Refreshments will be served.Time: 10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. Place: Comanche ChapelInstructor: Chaplain (1LT) Kehmes Lands Sponsored by the Installation Chaplain’s Office P.O.C. Stacey Wilson @ 287-1543 CHAPLAINS CORNER August 12

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.


ANNUAL BACK TO SUNDAY SCHOOL FESTIVAL!! Time: 12-4:00p.m. Place: Warrior Way P.X. NO COST!!!! Wall-climbing, Moon bouncer balloon, face painting, free cotton candy, free snow cones, spiritual entertainment, games, free prizes, free throw basketball contest with free prizes, and much much more!! Sponsored by the Installation Chaplain’s Office P.O.C. Stacey Wilson @ 287-1543 September 7: Educations’sstudents' assignments will be Comanche Chapel Catholic classroom posted at

Comanche Chapel. All women welcome. Come worship with Betsy Brown and sign up for a study from a choice of 12 new Bible Studies and book classes. Free childcare for all ages including a supervised homeschool room. We will have an international theme with free lunch included. Wear a costume from another country if you like. August 1&2 Enrollment for the Catholic Religious Education Time:15:00-19:00 Place: Comanche Chapel Requirements for Enrollment Military ID Card holder Registered member of the Ft. Hood Catholic Parish Students enrolling in a sacramental preparation class (First Communion, Confirmation) MUST submitcopy of the baptismal certificate at the time of registration All students have to be enrolled in the RE program prior to attending classes Students who attended classes at Ft. Hood last year have to re-register Registration Donations-Due to the rising costs in religious education material and resources, we are asking for the following donations: 1 student: $25.00 2 or more students from the same family-$35.00 3 or more students from same family: $50.00 Religious Education Program Information Classes are held on Sundays at Comanche Chapel. Students in grades Kindergarten through 7th grade: 0930-1045 (AM Session)

Students in grades 8 and 9 and their younger siblings: 1800-1930 (PM Session

CYSAC Child and Youth Services Activities The Chaffee CDC is expected to open 14 August. The centers anticipate a drop in preschool enrollment due to the new TX House Bill that makes all military children eligible for free Pre-K in public schools. (children must be 4 before 1 Sept.) The Mildly Ill Care home has moved to the Comanche II housing area. The CDC home has about 10 children enrolled. It is currently being used for emergency care and shift work. On 29 July and 5 Aug, CYS will offer on-site registration at Thomas Moore Health Clinic in conjunction with the CRDAMC Immunizations and Sports Physicals Clinic. Skies Unlimited will now offer Tap, Jazz and classical Ballet. There will be a fall and spring recital for the little ones to show off what they have learned. Children must be registered with CYS, 3 years old and potty trained to enroll.

September 10: Catholic Religious Education 2006-2007 Program begins with a "Welcome Back" session for students and parents on Sunday, , in the AM as well as the PM. Parents will receive our Religious Education Handbook containing important information and guidelines. Students and parents will also be able to meet with the teachers in the classrooms. September 17 Adult RCIA Classes (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist): 1800-1930 Adult Confirmation classes: Spring 2007, Sundays 1800-1930 For more information, please contact the Religious Education Office, Mon-Thu 1000-1200 and 1300-1500 at 287-1541. Military Council of Catholic Women (MCCW) Aug.30—Fall Kickoff and Membership Drive PWOC AUG.22---Protestant Women of the Chapel (PWOC) kickoff on Tuesday, Aug. 22 from 9am to noon at

Slots for tots: There are open slots for every age group. You can sign up at the CDC. R&R: E-4 and below, 10 hours free child care while spouse is home on R&R Children must be registered with the CDC. If there are any question please contact the CDC.

E1-E4 No Cost Child Care – 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 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. ENLISTED SPOUSES’ CLUB Website: www.fhaesc.org (They are experience problems with the web site at the moment so if you cannot access it, try e-mailing for info.) For information about becoming a member of the ESC please visit the website or call Robin Crouse at 5399767 or e-mail the club at enlistedspousesclub@hot.rr.com 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. Army Volunteer Corps Advisory Committee (AVCAC) Please remember to remind everyone who volunteers to

document their volunteer hours – 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). 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. Month of the Military Child will be 1 April held at Hood Stadium. FREE event. 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. We deliver gift bags to an average of 776 families per year. The Layette Gift Bag contains a Junior Trooper Gown, yellow cap and booties purchased by the program, a lullaby audio cassette donated by the New Parent Support Program, a letter of Congratulations from the Division Commander, and a variety of pamphlets from organizations located on and off post related to infants and child care. We accept

donations to purchase the Layette items. Each supporting unit is assigned a date of each month for their volunteers to deliver Layettes to the First Team babies born that day at Darnell. Thanks to all the volunteers for helping out; your service is appreciated. If sharing the joy of a new baby sounds like a volunteer effort you are interested in, please    Contact your Brigadeor Battalion Layette Representative for more information contact: Phyllis Kirklin at 542-4886 or Phyllis1k2@aol.com 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 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. Submissions received after 29th will still be available in an updated e-mail


format after the round table meeting but printed copies will only include info provided by 29th. 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 NMFA Web site: www.nmfa.org OFFICERS’ WIVES’ CLUB www.forthoodowc.org Membership Stampede August 10, 2006 Check the web site for sign up sheets and other info

if you are able to donate, please stop by the Robertson Blood Center and give blood.


Due to the number of FRG meetings being held, you will need to reserve your room well in advance. Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm. The center is located at the corner of Old Ironsides and 75th Street. Don’t forget that you can make copies here for your FRG.

RED CROSS -800-HELP NOW (1-800-435-7669) 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish) 1-800-220-4095 (Hearing impaired callers can access TDD operators)

The Christmas season is off to a great start at Santa's Workshop! Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets and attended Christmas in July at Outback! It was a huge success and we were able to exceed our goal of $6000! We will now be able to begin shopping for some wonderful toys for the children. We will soon begin selling Santa Bucks for $1 each as well as Adopt-a-Child sponsorships. If anyone is interested in helping out at Santa's Workshop before or during the shopping season or if a BN is interested in having a toy drive for Santa's Workshop, contact 287-TOYS.

THRIFT SHOP Phone: 532-2948 hoodthriftshop@aol.com New: You can now use your credit card at the thrift shop. Located beside the Clear Creek PX, you can consign unused items or donate them. Money raised by the Thrift Shop goes to a variety of organizations including scouts, scholarships, layette etc. Support a worthy cause and check it out. 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 Vive Les Arts Please browse the following websites to access information about holiday events at area theaters: www.oneworldtheatre.org www.balletaustin.org www.thegeorgetownpalace.org www.acotonline.org

Robertson Blood Center You can arrange a blood drive for your unit by contacting Perry Jefferies at 287-5938 Did You Know They are transfusing 62 pints of blood daily in Iraq. This is more than is donated in a regular week on Ft Hood. Please donate if you can. 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

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE 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. 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. The committee will be looking for donations for scholarships from local businesses, individuals and even FRG’s later this year. SFRC You can reserve the Soldier & Family Readiness Center for your next meeting by calling 286-6284/5 or drop by anytime.


KILLEEN Vive Les Arts Theatre 526-9090 www.vlatheatre.com For tickets to Austin area theaters:www.austix.com 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 Theater 512-719-SHOW www.austintheatre.org Zachary Scott Theatre 1510 Toomey Road 512-476-0541 www.zachscott.com

members, and military retirees are ineligible for the program. Free Family DVD to be released soon by Sesame Street. "Talk, Listen, Connect: Helping Families Cope with Military Deployment." http://www.sesameworkshop.org/abo utus/inside_press.php?contentId=16 179173 The DVD is geared to children in the 3 to 5 age range with a focus on how children of a deployed or scheduled to be deployed parent can cope with the separation and associated concerns that might arise related to the deployment. The promotion identifies that the DVD will be available on August 1st and that the video can also be downloaded on the Sesame Street Web site as of that date. Hard copies of the DVDs will be available to order on the website or by calling Military OneSource beginning August 1st. We are activating the 1-800-7303802 line (previously used for TurboTax and Identity Theft). The Sister Study Breast Cancer Research If you ever had a sister who had breast cancer, did you wish that you could do more to support her struggle - or to honor her life? Sisters share many things - early experiences, environment and genes. By joining the Sister Study, you can help researchers learn how environment and genes may affect the chances of getting breast cancer. It is particularly important that women from all races and ethnic groups, and senior women, join so that the study results benefit all women in the U.S. This study is conducted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services. You are eligible if:

**Your sister (living or deceased), related to you by blood, had breast cancer **You are between the ages of 35 and 74 **You have never had breast cancer yourself **You live in the United States or Puerto Rico To find out more or to enroll in the Sister Study, go to www.sisterstudy.org or call toll-free at 1-877-4SISTER. Woman by woman...Sister by sister...We can make a difference!

VOLUNTEER CHILD CARE FUND This fund pays for the child care for our wonderful volunteers and they will be hosting a fundraiser in February. Come and support a good cause while indulging your love of chocolate. Additional Information Here’s to the Heroes. If you missed out last time on a free trip to SeaWorld and the other Anheuser-Busch parks, you now have another chance. Anheuser-Busch announced that the "Here's to the Heroes" program has been extended through 2006. The program provides a single day's free admission to any one of the SeaWorld or Busch Gardens parks, Sesame Place, Adventure Island or Water Country USA for active duty, active reserve, Ready Reserve servicemembers, National Guardsmen, and up to three of their direct dependents. Servicemembers can register online at www.herosalute.com or at the entrance plaza of a participating park, and show a Defense Department photo ID. Inactive, standby and retired reserve

Jan MacWatters Editor, 1st CAV Round Up Newsletter .