INSTALLATION STATUS: Open Weather Watch 04-063 valid from 2100 Local 27 APR 2015 Until Further Notice, Potential for Lightning is forecast to occur within 5 miles of the Fort Hood Reservation. --Weather Warning 04-085 valid from 2100 Local, 27 APR 2015, Until Further Notice Upgrade of Weather Warning 04-084 Severe Thunderstorms with Damaging Winds greater than or equal to 52 miles per hour and/or Damaging Hail greater than or equal to 1/2 inch is forecasted for the entire Fort Hood Reservation.--Weather Watch 04-062 valid from 2030L 27 APR 2015 Until Further Notice Potential for Severe Thunderstorms with Damaging Winds greater than or equal to 52 miles per hour and/or Damaging Hail greater than or equal to 1/2 inch is forecasted for the entire Fort Hood Reservation.

Weather Watch 04-063 valid from 2100 Local 27 APR 2015 Until Further Notice, Potential for Lightning is forecast to occur within 5 miles of the Fort Hood Reservation. --Weather Warning 04-085 valid from 2100 Local, 27 APR 2015, Until Further Notice Upgrade of Weather Warning 04-084 Severe Thunderstorms with Damaging Winds greater than or equal to 52 miles per hour and/or Damaging Hail greater than or equal to 1/2 inch is forecasted for the entire Fort Hood Reservation.--Weather Watch 04-062 valid from 2030L 27 APR 2015 Until Further Notice Potential for Severe Thunderstorms with Damaging Winds greater than or equal to 52 miles per hour and/or Damaging Hail greater than or equal to 1/2 inch is forecasted for the entire Fort Hood Reservation.

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Maj. Jonathan Ott, from 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Sust. Bde., greets Soldiers from the 49th MCB Monday at West Fort Hood as they return home.

49th MCB returns home from Afghanistan, Kuwait


Approximately 70 Soldiers from the 49th Movement Control Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, were welcomed home during a ceremony in their honor at Abrams Physical Fitness Center following a long flight from Kuwait Monday. Friends, Family members and fellow Soldiers attended the ceremony to show their support and welcome the unit.

"I just want to say that I'm proud of you guys and your sacrifices," Brig. Gen. Michael Dillard, commanding general of the 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) said during his welcome home speech. "I want to thank the Families for all the support you have given us, and thank you for supporting them by sending care packages and staying in touch. May God bless you, your Families and the United States of America."


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BENEFITS DAY

The Fort Hood Civilian Personnel Advisory Center hosts a Benefits Day from 1-3 p.m., April 29, in the CPAC offices. Health plan representatives will be on hand to meet with all interested appropriated and non-appropriated civilian employees to answer questions and discuss health benefit options. For more information, call 288-2002. The center is located at 4819 Washington Street. The event will be held in room 109.

ROAD CONSTRUCTION

Construction began this week on West Fort Hood at Mohawk Drive and Gray Eagle Road and should be complete sometime in mid-December. Traffic using Mohawk Drive as a through road should not be affected, though there will be some detours and delays during the construction period.

SEMINAR SET FOR APRIL 29

The Texas Veterans Commission's Women Veterans Initiative will host a seminar entitled "Confidence Outside the Uniform" from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., April 29, at the Oveta Culp Hobby Soldier and Family Readiness Center. The event will assist transitioning female Soldiers translate their military experience to the civilian market, offer tips in job searches, and give suggestions on how to take control of a new career. The event is open to transitioning female troops, and organizers are asking attendees to register by calling 288-2227.

CPAC HOSTING BENEFITS DAY

The Fort Hood Civilian Personnel Advisory Center will host a Benefits Day from 1-3 p.m., April 29, at the CPAC offices. CPAC is located at 4819 Washington Street. The event will be held in Room 109. Health plan representatives from Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna-Mail Handlers, and GEHA will be on hand to answer questions about benefit plans such as the differences between basic and standard plans, the availability of wellness rewards and vision and dental programs. All appropriated and non-appropriated fund civilians are invited. For more information, call 288-2002. Click here for a map to CPAC (PDF)

PROTECT YOURSELF

In light of recent online threats made against the safety of military personnel, Fort Hood security officials offer these steps to help protect your security online and while using mobile devices:
· Change passwords biannually using at least two of each uppercase, lowercase, special characters, and numbers.
· Download the Facebook Security Settings Guide
· If you shop or bank from your phone, always use that company's app, not the web browser.
· Read application permissions before you download.
· Turn off WiFi & Bluetooth when not in use, including game consoles & TVs.
· Download virus and malware protection and set schedules for scans.
· Avoid playing games on Facebook and ensure game apps are from trusted U.S. companies (games/apps can be used to hack stored information).
Post security officials remind everyone to report any suspicious activities by calling 288-COPS (2677).

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