1st Cavalry Division Round-Up Newsletter

September 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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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/ 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. AFAP Teen AFAP will take place on 8 and 9 Sept. AFAP will be 26-28 Got an issue? Something that you think the army could fix, to make your life easier? AFAP is a way to bring an issue up for discussion and find a potential solution, either locally, or at the national level. They still need volunter Issue support people and transcribers as well as a wide variety of delegates. (AD/FM/DAC/Retirees) Call Dianne at 287-AFAP for more information. 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 self-reliant 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. CHAPLAINS CORNER 1st CAV Division REAR D Chaplain--CH (COL) DeWayne Brewer-2874409 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: 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.

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


Upcoming Activities 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 Approved Workman Are Not th Ashamed starts back up Sept 10 . 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 Meet for fun and fellowship every Wed from 6:54-8:03 PM at the Comanche Chapel. For more information call 680-5090.

MCCW Military Council of Catholic Women This Catholic Women's Group meets each Wednesday from 9:15-11:30 am at Comanche Chapel. We have on-site childcare for children ages infant to five years and a supervised homeschool room for the older students. The childcare rooms open at 9:15, and we start the rosary at 9:30. September 6th is a program day (rosary, prayer service, devotions, etc), and the Theology of the Body study (Men and Women are from Eden) begins on September 13th. For more information, contact Karen Patton at 254-213-1654 or karen@pattononline.org or check out the MCCW website at http://www.mccwworldwide.org/conference/central/ho od.shtml. PWOC Protestant Women of the Chapel Mondays 6:30-8:30 pm at Comanche Chapel and Tuesdays 9:15-11:30 AM at Comanche Chapel. Free childcare is provided for all ages for both the evening and morning sessions and there is a monitored homeschool room on Tuesday mornings. Come for worship, fellowship, and Bible studies. For more information, e-mail kitten333@earthlink.net or visit www.pwoconline.org. CYSAC 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 Fort Hood Area Enlisted Spouses Club invites spouses of Enlisted Service Members E-1 thru E-9 to become a Member and participate in our great activities! The next Enlisted Spouses Club meeting will be held on Thursday, September 21st at 7:00 p.m. at the Montague Community Life Building. October's Meeting will be the Annual Babyless Baby Shower for the Make a Difference Day Project. All baby gifts will be donated to the Hope Pregnancy Shelter. Meeting is scheduled for October the 19th. For membership information contact Rachel Dean at momof3terrors@aol.com or come to a meeting and sign up then.

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 st each 1 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: Special thanks to the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), Ft Hood Chapter for donating $1500 and Fort Hood National Bank for donating $500.00 to the 1CD Layette Program. 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

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


MacWatters at the address below before the 29th of the month. Submissions received after 29th will still be available in an updated email 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 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. Ten Tips to Prevent ID Theft Nothing you can do will guarantee protection against identity theft in all circumstances. However, you can minimize your risk by managing personal information with care and caution. The USAA Educational Foundation (http://www.usaaedfoundation.org/) offers tips to help military members protect themselves from identity theft and detect if they’ve been a victim. If you are a victim of identity theft, you can minimize damage to your name, finances, and credit history by detecting it early. To do so, you should begin monitoring financial statements, review your credit report, and examine your mail. If any of these situations arise, follow up quickly with creditors. An identity thief may be tampering with your accounts. "Talk, Listen, Connect: Helping Families Cope with Military Deployment." Sesame Workshop, the makers of Sesame Street, will launch a program designed to teach young military children and their caregivers how best to handle a parent's deployment. The DVD kit,

performed in English and Spanish, will be distributed free to schools, childcare programs and family support centers, thanks to a gift from Wal-Mart stores and other sponsors. Deployment: The Ultimate Family Affair Free Guide - Helps Military Families Prepare and Cope. Spouses and families of deployed service members can obtain help and guidance with USAAs new Family Reference Guide to Deployment. The pocket-sized guide offers tips, checklists, and special discounts to help families cope before, during, and after deployments. Military Spouse Employment website - designed to provide spouses employment opportunities while fulfilling corporate America’s demand for skilled workers. The address for the new site is www.militaryspousejobsearch.org. American Freedom Walk - Citizens and communities around the nation are organizing their own America Supports You Freedom Walks. For information please contact the Fort Hood area organizers at forthood@asyfreedomwalk.com Killeen High School –Buckly Stadium Monday 11 September. 5:00 pm. Wear patriotic clothing. Come to walk, or to cheer on those who are walking.

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 "Did you know that the Red Cross is located in the quaint and historic Reynold's House (bldg 8640) behind the Warrior Way Commissary on east Fort Hood? Open 8 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday, their motto is "Get to know us before you need us." Besides providing rapid emergency communications between families and military personnel, financial assistance, crisis counseling, and disaster services are also available. Classes and instructors in First Aid/CPR, Lifeguarding, Swimming, Babysitting and others can also be found there. To reach Red Cross, call 287-0400 during normal business hours, or stop by today. 24 hour Red Cross Emergency assistance: 1-877-272-7337 Fort Hood 24 hour Red Cross emergency: 287-4745 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.)

OFFICERS’ WIVES’ CLUB www.forthoodowc.org Newcomer’s welcome 10am –12 pm on Wed. Sept 13 for all newly arrived officer’s wives. RSVP by 8 Sept. Monthly Luncheon Sept 19, 10:30 am – 1:15pm Last names starting with A-L call 520-2211 or OWCRSVPAL@hotmail.com


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 Santa's Workshop is beginning to stock the shelves with toys and books for Ft Hood children for Christmas morning! There are many ways to help us purchase these toys. We have begun to sell Santa Bucks where each buck costs one dollar. Contact your BN FRG Advisor if you are interested in purchasing some Santa Bucks. Units can also sell $250 worth of bucks to have their own Santa Bucks Christmas tree that will stand proudly in Santa's Workshop with their unit crest on the top. Individuals or units can also Sponsor a Child for $30 which will provide the child with 2 toys, a book, and a board game for the family.

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. 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. 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 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

If you know of anyone that could use a little help this Christmas season from Santa's Workshop, please send them to their unit CFS to fill out an application. Also, if a unit or Scout troop would like to adopt a service project for Make a Difference Day, contact the Lane Volunteer Center at 287-VOLS to adopt SWS New Book Drive for Tots and Teens to help us purchase new books for the children. For more information on Santa Bucks, Adopt a Child or volunteering in Santa's Workshop, call 287TOYS to leave a message and someone will return your call.

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE The Fort Hood Area Military Family Member (FHAMFM) Scholarship Fund is an independent organization developed for the purpose of providing scholarships. Eligible

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 members, and military retirees are ineligible for the program. 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!

Jan MacWatters Editor, st 1 CAV Round Up Newsletter .