1st Cavalry Division Round-Up Newsletter

November 2006
1 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 st scholarships and direct support of 1 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
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Please check on the AAFES website for the upcoming holiday calendar for both facilities. They will be available in the stores, but there are also holiday saving coupons on line. The Burger King and Einstein Bagels have reopened at Clear Creek. The other food facilities are expected to open by Thanksgiving. The little trailers of food out front will be gone as of 4 Nov. Starbucks will be opening on the 4 ID side in 3-4 months. The III Corps one is still in the planning stages. Be on the lookout for the opening of two Subway Sandwich Shops on post, date for opening, unknown at this time. There will be a HUGE jewelry sale Nov 8-15 at Clear Creek. It is a clearance sale, where jewelry from other AAFES stores will be brought down here to sell. There are expected to be some very nice items at some very nice prices… The doors to the PX will open at 5a.m. the day after Thanksgiving to start everyone off on their holiday shopping. There will be a big tent sale at Warrior Way on Asian furniture the week of 29 Nov. Gift baskets will start the week of th Dec 14 . The barricades in front of WW will be coming down and CC will have theirs changed too. There will be specific parking spaces provided. This is expected to be done in the next few weeks.

Shop the commissaries for great prices and good bargains. Look for holiday items to start arriving in the stores. 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 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. 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 1st CAV Division REAR D Chaplain--CH (COL) DeWayne Brewer-2874409 Cell 291-1589 http://www.hood.army.mil/chaplai n Below is a list of Chapels available for Family Readiness Groups and other organizations requesting to use the Chapels:

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 Tues-Sat, 0900-2000 Warrior Way Commissary, 287-8401

Commissary news AAFES UPDATE


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 The Installation Chaplain’s Office is giving away free tickets to military and DOD civilians for a Joel Osteen Praise and Worship event. This event will be held at the Bell County th Expo Center on Nov. 6 at 7:30 PM. Catholic Services return to 58th Street Chapel Renovation of the 58th Street Chapel is complete. Saturday Mass will be held at 5 p.m. with confessions at 4 p.m. Sunday Masses will be held at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. A noon Mass will be in Spanish. The Catholic chaplain’s office will relocate to 58th Street Chapel from Comanche Chapel Protestant Sunday School The Protestant Sunday School meets every Sunday at Comanche Chapel from 9:30-10:30AM for all ages. The adult class is currently studying “Becoming Armed And Dangerous”. The couple’s class is studying “Experiencing God As Couples. Childcare is also provided at no cost and we enjoy coffee, donuts, and juice. For more information please contact Stacey Wilson @ 287-1543, or 2886546.

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 th month)-2:00-3:30 at the 58 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. For boys’ bible study information, call Johnny Russell at 338-4322. For girls’ bible study information, call Heather Blaylock at 415-5495. MCCW (Military Council of Catholic Women) The Fort Hood Catholic Women's Group (MCCW) is a warm and inviting place to learn about the Catholic Faith. It is open to anyone with an interest in Catholicism. Maybe a husband, mother or brother is Catholic and you'd like to learn more? Come and See. We meet every Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:30 at Comanche Chapel. We are nearing the end of our Bible

study "Men and Women are from Eden," which is based on John Paul the Great's "Theology of the Body." Our studies for the Spring session are "Coming Soon" on the Book of Revelation and "Family Matters" on enriching family communication, developing prayer life and raising children of Christ. Our Advent Retreat is scheduled for November 29th from 9:30-11:30. The focus of the retreat will be the Messianic Prophecies, as well as Family Advent and Christmas Traditions. Free on-site childcare is provided for all children (including a supervised homeschool room for older students). For more information, contact Karen Patton at 254.213.1654 or karen@pattononline.org. PWOC Protestant Women of the Chapel Our Monday evening group is studying the book, "Praying from God's Heart" by Lee Brase. They meet from 6:30pm - 8:30pm at Comanche Chapel with childcare provided. We have 13 Bible Study and book classes on Tuesday mornings. Tuesday meetings are from 9am 11:30 am at Comanche Chapel with free childcare and homeschool room. There are numerous interest groups ongoing, such as scrapbooking, sewing, Bunko, new to the army, and Thrive (for spouses of deployed soldiers). Newcomers are always welcome. Thrive is sponsoring a marriage enrichment seminar led by CH th Eggert on Nov. 9 from 9 -12 at Comanche Chapel. Childcare is provided. Monday night, November 20th we are having a special program and dinner. Make plans now to join us in November. For more information about any of these items pertaining to PWOC, please e-mail Dana Myers at kitten333@earthlink.net .


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. Registration starting for Soccer, Football and Cheerleading. 2878029 for infor and registration appts. Email Address for CERO. Central Registration now has an e-mail 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: 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 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 The ESC website www.fhaesc.org is not valid. A new website is being constructed. Rachel Dean will notifyus and the hood.army.mil webmaster; once the new website is up and running, with the correct address. Rachel Dean has a new e-mail address: momof3terrors@hot.rr.com 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: Members Spa Night: Nov 16th, 7:00 PM, at the Montague Community Life Building ESC will pamper their members on this evening! You don't want to miss this one! <smile>

Breakfast with Santa: Tentatively set for Saturday the 3rd.(will be announced at later date) Each year ESC hosts a Breakfast with Santa, charging $5.00 per breakfast. The proceeds benefit a chosen organization here at Fort Hood. We haven't decided on the recipient this year yet. Last year the proceeds were donated to the Fort Hood Volunteer Child Care Fund, and the previous year they were donated to Santa's Workshop. 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 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. 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). 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 st each 1 Cav baby born at Darnall Army Community Hospital. Please inform your Layette Volunteers to look for a new 1st CAV Layettee Cabinet when they enter the Exam Rm OB 258. There are 1st CAV signs on the cabinet. Thanks.

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. You can check out the Newsletter on the st 1 CAV Site

VA’s new Veterans Pride Initiative. Secretary Nicholson called for all veterans and surviving family members of departed veterans to wear their medals and ribbons on Veterans Day, November 11. The initiative’s goal is to create a new sense of patriotism and provide veterans an opportunity to share their experiences with neighbors, friends, and extended families. Americans will have an opportunity to see these decorated heroes and be reminded of the veteran’s courage and sacrifice in protecting our country’s freedom. Military families are often in the position of relocating and are often given very little information about their new communities. For many military families, this can be overwhelming. A new website, launched last month, is geared toward making military moves less stressful. The website, http://www.militaryavenue.com/, serves as a resource and information guide specifically for military families relocating to more than 200 military installations within the United States. "America Supports You, " is a new a nationwide program launched by the DOD, which recognizes citizens' support for our military men and women and communicates that support to members of the Armed Forces at home and abroad. For more information go to www.AmericaSupportsYou.mil . OFFICERS’ WIVES’ CLUB www.forthoodowc.org Monthly Luncheon Tuesday Nov 14 Tailgate Party Shopping/Social Hour begins at 10:30 am Last names starting with A-L call 520-2211 or OWCRSVPAL@hotmail.com

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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 The National Military Family Association, Inc. (NMFA) The Voice for Military Families is dedicated to serving the families and survivors of the seven uniformed services through education, information, and advocacy. For more information go to www.nmfa.org. The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, R. James Nicholson, announced the

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.


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 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 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. Santa's Workshop The doors to Santa's Workshop will be ready to open in a month! The applications from the CFS are due on the 2nd and 3rd of November. All families must apply through their unit CFS who will help them apply. We are currently selling the Santa Bucks for $1 each. If interested in

purchasing one, let your unit FRG leader or advisor know. We also have Sponsor a Child for $30 each. If anyone is interested in volunteering to help walk the families through to "shop," come to the volunteer training at Santa's Workshop (Tax Center next to the Clear Creek commissary) on the 27th of Nov at either 12pm or 6pm. The training will last about half an hour. Our volunteer coordinator is April McKay and if you have any questions about volunteering, you can email her at april.mckay@us.army.mil Please also let her know if you will be coming to the training on the 27th. The dates that we will be open for shopping will be the 6th through the 20th of Dec. and we will be open from 9am - 3pm each of those days. If you can't help with volunteering, but would like to help in another way, we are also in great need of new toys for boys and girls ages 11 - 14 years of age. Some ideas for the girls would be jewelry, scarves, accessories that you would find at Dustee's or Claires. If you would like to donate something, you can call 287-TOYS and someone will call you back to let you know when you can drop it off.

SFRC You can reserve the Soldier & Family Readiness Center for your next meeting by calling 286-6284/5 or drop by anytime. 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. 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 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

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.


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

a bunch of these? Regardless of whether you are for or against the war, our men and women over there need to know we are behind them! FamilyNews@MyArmyLifeToo.co m Jan MacWatters Editor, st 1 CAV Round Up Newsletter


VOLUNTEER CHILD CARE FUND This fund pays for the child care for our wonderful volunteers Additional Information New School Holiday in Texas for 2007 TEA just approved an additional school holiday on Feb. 2, 2007 for the Welcome Home Celebration for returning soldiers. This day will not have to be made up and will decrease the number of days in the 3rd nine weeks by one day. Interesting links that provide “free stuff” to some soldiers and their families in need. http://www.letssaythanks.com/ You can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq . You cannot pick out who gets it, but it will go to some member of the armed services. How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to send one!!! This is a great site. Please send a card and send this e-mail to everyone you know. It is FREE and it only takes a second. Wouldn't it be wonderful if the soldiers received