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Chief Warrant Officer, Demonte Brooks, hugs his wife, Melissa, following his return from a nine-month deployment.

13TH SC(E) troops return home after nine-month deployment


More than 200 Soldiers returned to Fort Hood following a nine-month deployment to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in support of Operations Inherent Resolve, Freedom's Sentinel and Spartan Shield Monday.

Soldiers with the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) walked off a plane on the tarmac of Robert Gray Army Airfield, led by their commanding general, Brig. Gen. Rodney Fogg.

On hand welcome them home were Maj. Gen. John "Sonny" Uberti, III Corps deputy commanding general for maneuver, and Brig. Gen. Michael Dillard, commander of the 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), the unit that replaced the 13th SC(E) on Fort Hood during the deployment.

"I remember touching down, and I just lost it. I was too excited," said Spc. Devin Galloway, mortuary affairs specialist, 13th SC(E). "It was a great feeling."


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GATE ACCESS CHANGES SEPT. 1

Beginning Tuesday, all non-DoD ID cardholders will be required to report to the Visitor Welcome Center and be included on the installation access pass in order to be allowed access to the installation. This includes the driver and all passengers, except children 17 years or younger who may be vouched for by another adult occupant. Also, all non-DoD ID cardholders who walk onto post or ride a bicycle will also be required to obtain a pass from the Visitor Welcome Center. All unescorted visitors and all passengers will proceed to the Visitors Welcome Center for a security screening. All vehicle occupants' names will be included on an installation visitors pass. Security personnel will verify all occupants' identifications with the names on the visitor pass at Installation Access Control Points prior to allowing installation access. Those who require frequent unescorted access to Fort Hood but do not have a DoD ID card, such as teachers, non-CAC contractors, spouses of DoD civilian employees and bank or credit union employees, will need to obtain an installation pass. To avoid significant inconvenience, the appropriate effort must be made to receive an installation pass before Sept. 1. Installation passes will vary in length of access duration. For example, teachers will have a pass for the length of the school year, non-CAC contractors' passes will be issued for one year or less dependent on the service provided, spouses of DoD civilian employees will be issued passes for the duration of their spouses' CAC card and bank or credit union employees will receive one-year passes. DoD identification cardholders (Soldiers, registered Family members, retirees and DoD civilians) will no longer need to possess DoD decals on their vehicles in order to gain access to the installation. DoD ID cardholders will be allowed to proceed directly to installation access points and present their DoD ID cards to security personnel. During this transitional period, which will end on Monday, DoD ID cardholders may present their state-issued driver's license as a form of identification as previously permitted.

MEGA JOB FAIR

The Fort Hood Soldier For Life-Transition Assistance Program hosts their next Mega Job Fair from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 15 at Club Hood. The event will feature more than 140 local, state, national and international employers, as well as technical trade school representatives. Parking at Club Hood is only available to job fair vendors, support staff and disabled parking. Job seekers may park at Hood Stadium (off Clear Creek Road), on 22nd and 23rd streets (east of First Army Division West Headquarters) between Battalion and Old Battalion avenues or at the Warrior Way Exchange. There is no bus service in the area between First Army Div. West and 3rd Cavalry Regiment. It is a two-block walk to Club Hood. For more information, call 288-0827/288-2227/553-6363.

PX OPENING POSTPONED

Based on required inspections and additional construction details that need completing, the grand opening of Fort Hood's Clear Creek Shopping Center is being pushed back to September. The shopping center had been set to open Aug. 27. The exact date of the grand opening is still being finalized.

SCHOOL SAFETY REMINDER

Fort Hood officials want to remind everyone that with school beginning, safety is a priority. Fort Hood Military Police are asking drivers to exercise extra caution when driving and to pay additional attention at traffic lights and crossing areas. Drivers are urged to watch for children loading and unloading buses. The Fort Hood Police Traffic Section will begin selective law enforcement throughout the installation Monday. They will continue enforcement in housing areas and in school zones. The Traffic Section will also provide speed control trailers near the schools on installation. Their priority will be ensuring the school zones and housing areas are safe before and after school.

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