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Weather Warning 03-016 (Valid 26 MAR 15 0300L Until Further Notice) Moderate Thunderstorms are forecast to occur on the Fort Hood Reservation. High Winds greater than or equal to 35 kts (40 mph) but less than 45 kts. (52 mph) and/or Large Hail greater than or equal to 1/4 but less than 1/2in.

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Family and friends of the last group of 36th Eng. Bde. Soldiers returning from Liberia

Rugged Brigade returns home


The Families and friends of the 36th Engineer "Rugged" Brigade welcomed 63 Soldiers back from Liberia Monday morning during the unit's uncasing ceremony in Starker Functional Fitness Center.

The unit deployed about 450 Soldiers in support of the humanitarian mission in West Africa around November 3, 2014, building hospitals, Ebola treatment facilities and life support units in support of Operation United Assistance.

While the Soldiers only just returned to their Families Monday, the Rugged Soldiers actually redeployed to Fort Hood on March 2, but have been at the controlled monitoring area at North Fort Hood for a 21-day observation period to ensure no one came down with any signs of the infection.

This precaution, while responsible, wasn't something any of the deploying Soldiers were worried about because of training, preparations and readiness, said Col. Heath Roscoe, 36th Eng. Bde. commander.

"I'm very proud of the work these Rugged Soldiers did while deployed," Roscoe said.


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AMERICAN DREAM U SEMINARS

Online registration for the Fort Hood American Dream U event is AmericanDreamU.org. Attend the American Dream U seminars, which will be held 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., at Palmer Theater March 27, and 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Oveta Culp Hobby Center March 28. These seminars will help prepare troops for their transition to a new civilian career. To find out more about American Dream U, check out this YouTube video link: Watch American Dream U

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Fort Hood is now hiring certified lifeguards for the 2015 summer season. Those interested may apply at USAJobs.gov The Directorate of Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation is offering certification classes for those not certified. The first classes are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mar. 16-20 at Abrams indoor pool. The cost is $150. To register for classes, call 287-4648 or 285-5942.

PROTECT YOURSELF

In light of recent online threats made against the safety of military personnel, Fort Hood security officials offer the following steps for Soldiers and their Family members to help protect their 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 (why would Weather Channel app want to change your contact list?).
· Turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when not in use. Machines running on Wi-Fi can be hacked (this includes game consoles and televisions).
· Download virus and malware protection and set schedules for scans (There's an app for that!).
· Avoid playing games on Facebook and ensure game apps are from trusted U.S. companies (games/apps can be used to hack stored information such as bank account or geo-location).
Post security officials remind everyone in the Fort Hood military community to report any suspicious activities. They urge community members if they, "See Something, Say Something," by calling 288-COPS (2677).

CPAC HOURS CHANGE

Effective immediately, the Fort Hood Civilian Personnel Advisory Center, located in Bldg. 4820, will be closed each Wednesday afternoon from noon to 4 p.m. The CPAC staff will not be available for walk-in customers during this period. In case of an emergency, call the CPAC front desk at 288-2002.

ABRAMS POOL, GYM BOTH OPEN

The Abrams Physical Fitness Center indoor pool has reopened. Hours of operation are from 5-9 a.m. and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. on weekends, training holidays and holidays. Additionally, the center itself has also reopened with its renovations completed. The Abrams PFC is open from 5 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m.-7 p.m., on weekends and training holidays.

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