INSTALLATION STATUS: Open Weather warning upgrade, valid 22 JAN 2017 from 0600 until further notice. Strong Winds greater than or equal to 40 MPH but less than 52 MPH, forecast value 40 MPH, not associated with thunderstorms on the Fort Hood Reservation. Damaging Winds greater than or equal to 52 MPH, forecast value 52 MPH, not associated with thunderstorms on the Fort Hood Reservation

Weather warning upgrade, valid 22 JAN 2017 from 0600 until further notice. Strong Winds greater than or equal to 40 MPH but less than 52 MPH, forecast value 40 MPH, not associated with thunderstorms on the Fort Hood Reservation. Damaging Winds greater than or equal to 52 MPH, forecast value 52 MPH, not associated with thunderstorms on the Fort Hood Reservation

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A Soldier with the Nuclear Disablement Team 3, out of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., measures a nuclear reactor during a capabilities exercise training simulation on West Fort Hood.

Chem troops hold capabilities exercise


The 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives Command hosted a capabilities exercise on West Fort Hood for battalion and brigade commanders, Jan. 12.

The CAPEX, which happened at the underground training facility on West Fort Hood, included several units under 20th CBRNE's wing from 19 Army installations across the country.

The underground training facility, called UTF-50, is located in a set of repurposed tunnels built into a large hill. The tunnels were original constructed in the late 1940s to hold and store much of the United States' nuclear arsenal during the Cold War. The tunnels were retired from their original purpose in 1969 and are now used as a training facility for U.S. military units and other federal agencies to conduct training exercises in an underground environment.

During the CAPEX, several of the 20th CBRNE units set up static displays to present to the commanders what each unit's mission capabilities are and how they can be used by conventional maneuver forces. Brig. Gen. William King, 20th CBRNE commander, said the purpose of the exercise was to demonstrate "the full spectrum of response capabilities across this command."


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A TASTE OF RESILIENCE

Fort Hood's Army Community Service Soldier and Family Readiness Branch presents "A Taste of Resilience" from 5:30-8 p.m., Jan. 24, at Lane Volunteer Center. The program is open to Soldiers, Family members and Army civilian employees. To take part, pre-register by calling 288-2794.

SFL-TAP CAREER FAIR

The Fort Hood Soldier For Life-Transition Assistance Program will host the winter Mega Career Fair from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Jan. 24, at Club Hood. All job seekers are welcome. For more information, call 288-2227.

DAY OF FASHION

The USO will host a day of fashion from 12:30-8 p.m. Jan. 28 at 2200 West 35th St., Bldg. 8, Camp Mabry in Austin. Operation That's My Dress gives teens from military Families the chance to pick out a brand-new gown or cocktail dress from several of the most recognizable names in fashion. There will also be a beauty bar and fashion shows. For more information, call 768-2770.

SUPER BOWL WATCH PARTY

The Backbone Lounge is hosting a Super Bowl watch party Feb. 5. Doors open at 5 p.m. The event is free for everyone age 18 and up. For more information, call 532-5073.

HONORING HOOD HEROES

The Hood Hero Award ceremony and luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m., Feb. 7, at Club Hood. This quarterly event honors those individuals who help make the Great Place greater. For more information or to inquire about tickets, call 287-3579.

HOOD HOWDY

Hood Howdy, a newcomers information and mini career fair is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 10 at Club Hood. Hood Howdy is a free, Family-friendly event, full of information to get to know your new hometown and neighbors. The Chambers of Commerce and more than 100 area businesses and agencies will be in attendance. Come out and win door prizes and free refreshments will be included.

Come and check out the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation room for a chance to win a laptop. Don’t forget about the other multitude of activities that will be occurring throughout the event at Club Hood.

The event is open to the public and brought to you by Fort Hood Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and the Army Community Service Relocation Readiness Branch. For program information, call 287-4471.

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