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All Americans drop into Fort Hood

Paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division made the trip from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to the Fort Hood training area to take part in an emergency deployment readiness exercise to sustain and validate their training for the global response force mission, Feb. 9.

The exercise began before sunrise as Air Force C-17 Globemasters and C-130 Hercules aircraft flew over the Fort Hood training area, dropping nearly 800 1st Brigade Combat Team paratroopers and dozens of heavy equipment pallets from 1,000 feet in the air. On landing, they began setting up a command post, creating a headquarters within hours of arrival to coordinate their movements.

The troops then assembled nearby, preparing for a day of movement and tactical exercises throughout the Fort Hood training area, including a helicopter air assault and close-quarters combat tactics. They also linked up with Soldiers from 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Calvary Division, another GRF unit, for armor support during the operation.


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Join Fort Hood Family Housing with fun of fitness, food trucks and football at this event held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fort Hood Stadium, Feb. 13. Sign up for a Family-fun bike ride, engage in the three position football exhibition and cast your vote for the healthier food truck options. To sign up, go to FIT FOOD BALL FACE OFF


The 85th Civil Affairs Brigade Equal Opportunity office is sponsoring the III Corps and Fort Hood Black History Month Poetry Contest. Poem contestants are invited to write a poem about African American history and its influence. The winning Fort Hood poet will receive a certificate and will have their poem read during this year's Black History Month Observance. Poems must be an original creation, written in English and appropriate for all ages; no profanity or inappropriate language. Poems do not have to rhyme. All entries must be submitted by Feb. 15. For more information, contact
SGT 1st Class Daniel Brown at


The III Corps Equal Opportunity office and the 85th Civil Affairs Brigade, with support from the 89th Military Police Brigade, will host an observance to celebrate African American/Black History Month at 1:30 p.m., Feb. 25 at Club Hood. The observance will commemorate the contributions, accomplishments and history of African Americans over the last 100 years. The event will feature guest speaker James Meredith, a civil rights icon and Air Force veteran, who was the first African American student to attend the University of Mississippi.


In honor of Black History Month, the USO hosts a reading of the Coretta Scott King Award-winning book, "Mirandy and Brother Wind," from 9-10 a.m., Feb. 18, at the USO center on Fort Hood. The event includes a group reading, arts and crafts and a light breakfast served to participants. USO Story Time is open to all military families. Fort Hood's USO center is located in Bldg. 1871 at 50th St. and 761st Tank Battalion Ave. Space is limited. Register online at


The Texas Primary Election will take place March 1. Early voting takes place from Feb. 16-26. Photo identification is currently required for voting in person. For locations, dates and times for early in Bell County, go to Bell County Early Voting For Coryell County, go to Coryell County Elections.


The Fort Hood Tax Center, located in Bldg. 13, next to the III Corps headquarters on Support Ave., is now open. For an appointment, call 288-7995.

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