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Spc. David Stewart, 57th ESB, 11th Sig. Bde., helps relay commands to the Soldiers during the brigade’s change of command.

'Thunderbirds' welcome new command team

The 11th Signal Brigade held a change-of-command and change-of-responsibility ceremony Friday morning on Sadowski Field.

At the ceremony, Col. James Parks III and Command Sgt. Maj. Maurice Rambert, the 11th Sig. Bde.'s command team for over two years, handed over command and responsibility of the brigade to Col. Gary Ridenhour and Command Sgt. Maj. Victor Fernandez II.

Ridenhour recently completed his tenure as a student at the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, and Fernandez comes to the brigade after recently working in the III Corps G6.

The ceremony paid homage to earlier signaleers as all commands were given to the Soldiers in the different unit formations by flag semaphore.


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Fort Hood will host the Hood Howdy, a Texas-style welcome and Mini Job Fair, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 13 at Club Hood. Hood Howdy is a Family-friendly event, full of information to become familiar with Fort Hood and the surrounding area.The event features booths hosted by chambers of commerce from area cities and area businesses and agencies, door prizes and refreshments and more. Other activities will be hosted throughout the event at Club Hood. For more information, call 288-6414.


The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and recreation will open the West Fort Hood Pool (Bldg. 91075, Clarke Road), July 18. This pool will operate five days a week, Saturday- Wednesday, from noon-8 p.m. Other MWR swimming pools currently available for patron use are Comanche Pool, (Bldg. 52932, Tank Destroyer Boulevard), operating six days a week, Wednesday-Monday, noon-8 p.m.; and Patton Pool, (Bldg. 5774, 24th Street and Tank Destroyer Boulevard), operating six days a week, Thursday-Tuesday, noon - 8 p.m. For more information concerning pools or information on how to become a lifeguard, call 287-9430.


Effective immediately, in accordance with Department of Defense directives, Fort Hood and the Directorate of Emergency Services will no longer conduct vehicle registration operations at the Fort Hood Visitor Welcome Center.

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. READ MORE


The Fort Hood Newcomers Briefing, held each Wednesday, moved to Club Hood July 1. The Newcomers Briefing is mandatory of all incoming troops and Family members are encouraged to attend the sessions, which run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free babysitting is available to Families attending the briefings and lunch is provided free of charge. Attendees must preregister for the event at the Fort Hood Reception Detachment. For more information, call 287-4549.

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