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A Soldier with the 1st Cav. Div. Horse Cav. Det. participates in the National Cavalry Competition Sept. 22 in El Reno, Oklahoma.

First Team, first place

For the second year in a row, the 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment won the General Casimir Pulaski Award for Outstanding Military Unit at the 2016 National Cavalry Competition Saturday in El Reno, Oklahoma.

The Pulaski Award is awarded to the military unit that best represents the highest standards of the U.S. Cavalry Association. The judging is based on event scores, military conduct, bearing and good sportsmanship.

"It's a big deal," said Capt. Jeremy Woodard, commander of the horse detachment. "To be able to take that back for the second year in a row and present the division with that streamer is an honor."

In addition to winning the Pulaski award, the detachment won ribbons in more than 15 different events throughout the weeklong competition.



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The Fort Hood community celebrates National Night Out from 6-9 p.m., Oct. 4, at the Bronco Youth Center. Activities will include Betty the Giant Slide, quad bungee jumping, rock-climbing, a K-9 demonstration and much more. The event is free. For more information, call 289-7244.


As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities, Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program will host a Domestic Violence Prevention Month Wellness Fair from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 12 at Copeland Soldier Service Center, Bldg. 18010. For more information, call 286-6774.


The U.S. Army Garrison-Fort Hood holds its annual barbecue 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 14 at the Sportsman's Center picnic area. Tickets are on sale now through unit representatives.


The Army Shadow 10-Miler Run will be Oct. 9 at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area. The race will begin with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The event is open to all and includes a registration fee of $10 for Department of Defense cardholders or $15 for non-DoD cardholders. To pre-register, visit Leisure Travel Service, Apache Arts and Crafts, Sprocket Auto Crafts, Sportsmen's Center, Recreation Equipment Checkout Center or online at On-site registration will begin the day of the race, starting at 7 a.m.


The III Armored Corps is hosting an "All Saints Ball" celebrating Fort Hood's mounted warriors at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 14, at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center in Temple. Tickets are on sale now for this event, which honors the patrons of various branches of the Army, including awardees for the Noble Patron of Armor, Order of St. Joan, Order of St. Maurice, Order of St. Christopher, Order of St. Barbara and the De Fleury. Tickets cost $40 per person, which includes dinner, dancing and a memento. The uniform is the Army Dress Uniform or Mess Dress uniform. Civilian attire is formal. For tickets, see your brigade unit representative.

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