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Soldiers from guide the unloading of M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks from Korean railcars July 13 on U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys.

Ironhorse safety leader at Fort Hood

With every battalion in the brigade earning streamers for safety, and earning recognition as the only brigade to not have a ‘Class A' or ‘Class B' accident on Fort Hood for 2016, Ironhorse Soldiers and leaders have accomplished a feat for an organization of more than 5,000 personnel and millions of dollars' worth of vehicles and equipment.

Throughout a complex and challenging year, Soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division, garnered "Safety Excellence" streamers for all seven battalions, and nearly every company, for the fiscal year 2016.

"It means a lot because, as much as we've done as a brigade, from our rotation to National Training Center, to our rotation to South Korea, to all the bullets we've fired, all the gunneries we've done and the miles we've driven, it's been some intense training," said David Sullivan, safety officer, 1st BCT. "And to say we haven't lost a life, we haven't lost or damaged any Army property – that says a lot about the unit."



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Nature in Lights is celebrating its 20th season. The holiday tradition features more than 120 light displays nightly from 5:30-11 p.m., Nov. 11-Jan. 8, 2017, at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Center. BLORA is open nightly to the public and during the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays.
Gate fees:
• Car, minivan and pickup - $15
• Limos, RV and 15-passenger van - $30
• 24-passenger van - $50
• 47-passenger van or larger bus - $75

In addition to the holiday light show, stop by Santa’s Village. The operation hours are 5:30-11 p.m. (closes at 10 p.m. Christmas Eve):
• Nov. 17-Dec. 11, Thursday-Sunday
• Dec. 15-Dec. 24, nightly

Santa’s Village is located at the Live Oak Pavilion, part way through the park, featuring a Christmas Café, homemade cookies, hot chocolate, seasonal crafts for sale and photos with Santa.

Hop on the train at Santa’s Depot, which is also open 5:30-11 p.m. It is located in the parking lot of the marina cove, for a special trail of lights not seen by vehicular traffic. The train runs:
- Nov. 17-Dec. 11, Thursday-Sunday
- Dec. 15-Dec. 26, nightly

The cost is $5 per adult or $3 per child ages 11 and under (lap children ride free). The Depot offers:
• Concessions under the stars
• Glow in the dark toys
• Holiday cartoons, weather permitting, Nov. 19 and 26 and Dec. 3, 10, 17 and 24
• Pony rides, $5


Hunting and fishing licenses and permits are now available for purchase at Sportsmen's Center Pro Shop, Bldg. 1937, Rod and Gun Loop. The pro shop is open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays or 7 a.m.-6 p.m. on weekends. For more information, call 532-4552.


A Holiday Dash 5K Run is set for 8 a.m., Dec. 10, at the Abrams Physical Fitness Center. Runners can pre-register at one of the following locations: Leisure Travel Services, Apache Arts and Crafts Center, Sprocket Auto Crafts, Sportsmen's Center and the Recreation Equipment Checkout Center. Online pre-registration is also available at Registration for the race will also be offered the day of the race from 7-7:30 a.m. For more information, call 285-5459 or go to Fort Hood MWR.


The Williamson County Symphony Orchestra performs its annual free holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at Fort Hood's Howze Auditorium. The theme for this year's concert is "A Jubilant Christmas." Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 288-7835.

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