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At 77, Pearlie White still loves coming into work at the III Corps snack bar. She has served for more than 35 years with AAFES.

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4th Sust Bde Focuses on Combatives

Staff Sgt. Carla Williams, a brigade property book NCO, punches Sgt. Alisha Ahrens, as Command Sgt. Maj. Erik R.R. Frey looks on as a referee. The combatives program was instituted by Command Sgt. Maj. Frey to provide Wranglers the ability to learn hand-to-hand combat.

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By Sgt. John Ortiz, 4th Sust. Bde. PAO

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Scout platoon Soldiers from HHC, 2-8 Cav. Regt., 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div., pull security during rehearsals.

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By Maj. Brian Carlin, 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div. PAO

SMA Preston Visits Baghdad Troops

Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth Preston talks with Fort Hood Soldiers Saturday from 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, during a visit at Camp Taji. Preston talked with Soldiers stationed at the camp north of Baghdad about growing the Army and what they have accomplished during the Global War on Terrorism.

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By Sgt. Maj. Eric Lobsinger, 4th Inf. Div. PAO

Santa didn't Samba; but Sydney did

Sydney Thomas, Co. D, 1-7th Regt., 1st Cav. Div., won the adult category while dancing the Samba with an Arizona Cardinals cheerleader.

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By Michael Heckman, Sentinel Staff

Chuckwaggon Santa

Santa came to the 1st Cavalry Division tree lighting ceremony CAV style on a Chuckwaggon escorted by one of the Cavalry's horse detachment Soldiers. The ceremony was held for 1st Cav Families Dec. 11 on Cooper Feild at the division headquarters.

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Tracy Lawrence Visits Fort Hood.

Country music singer Tracy Lawrence had lunch with about 20 Soldiers from the 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Dec. 3 at the Freedom Café „ining Facility. The singer was visiting Fort Hood for a CD signing and took the opportunity to have lunch with a few Soldiers.

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Recycle Center Wins First at Killeen Christmas Parade

By Christine Luciano, DPW Environmental Outreach Coordinator

     Ricky the Raccoon and the Fort Hood Recycle Team win first place in Killeen’s 46th annual Christmas parade and greet the crowd with their recyclable float of a polar bear hauling a sleigh full of presents.    ...Full Story

Hood ‘howdy’ gets Wheels

By Michael Heckman, Sentinel Staff

     85 new arrivals got answers to many of their questions Dec. 12 during a bus tour.

The tour is half of a two-part process recently mandated by Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, III Corps and Fort Hood commander.    ...Full Story

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What is your New Year’s resolution?

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Sgt. John Martinez, 1-5 Cav. Regt., 2nd BCT, 1st Cav. Div.

Spc. Ricardo Duncan, 201st BSB, 3rd BCT, 1st Inf. Div.

Rolinda Biven, Family member

Spc. Felicia Narcisi, STB, 15th BSB, 2nd BCT, 1st Cav. Div.

Col. Jerry Tait, III Corps

"I’m going to try and save more money and manage my finances better, so I can buy a house in the future."

"Save money and be more productive in the New Year when it comes to my life, Family and the military."

"To live a better and happier life next year."

"I just started school, so to do more school work."

"I would like to spend more time with my Family because 2009 will be my first full year home out of the last five years."

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The Army operates one of the largest and most diverse military posts worldwide right here in Central Texas. Fort Hood has more than 52,000 Soldiers currently assigned and 70,000-plus family members.

  • One out of every 10 active duty Soldiers in the Army is assigned to Fort Hood
  • Since the beginning of the Global War on Terrorism, Fort Hood has surged in capacity to an authorized strength over 53,000 Soldiers
  • Fort Hood is ranked No. 1 among the Army’s 97 installations in terms of “future” capability
  • Fort Hood’s economic impact last year is estimated at $10.9 billion statewide

Fort Hood also distinguishes itself as the largest single local location employer in the State of Texas – with more than 12,000 civilian employees and contractors working here.

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