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III Corps Best Warrior: best of the best

Twenty-three junior enlisted and noncommissioned officers from across the III Corps subordinate commands arrived on Fort Hood with the intention of becoming the "Best Warriors" of III Corps and Fort Hood, June 22.

"All of the Soldiers that are participating in the III Corps competition were selected by their command, so they are the best of the best from their organization," said Sgt. Maj. Stan Balcer, III Corps operations sergeant major. "These 23 Soldiers here collectively brings the greatness of the Corps here at one time."

It began with an icebreaker social. The Soldiers and NCOs united under one roof to familiarize themselves and gauge their fellow competitors in a semiformal setting, where they received guidance about the several events that would be completed and their timelines of the competition.

The next morning at the break of dawn, the competitors gathered on Fort Hood's Sadowski Field for the Army Physical Fitness Test as the competition's event opener.


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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. DoD ID cardholders will be allowed to proceed directly to installation access points and present their DoD ID cards to security personnel.

Fort Hood and the DES acknowledge that this process is different than previous access requirements and will have a transitional period from June 30 until Aug. 31 as well as an information campaign to ensure the transition is as convenient as possible in accordance with the directive requirements. During this transitional period, which will end on Aug. 31, DoD ID cardholders may present their state-issued driver's license as a form of identification as previously permitted.

DoD ID cardholders will continue to be able to escort passengers inside of their vehicles (who are in possession of a valid ID card, such as a state-issued driver's license).

Between June 30 and Aug. 31, non-DoD ID cardholders who are driving will be required to be on an Installation Access Pass issued at the Visitor Welcome Center. Passengers in these vehicles will only be required to produce a valid ID card to security personnel.

Beginning Sept. 1, 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.


Beginning July 1, the Fort Hood Newcomers Briefing moves to a new locations: Club Hood. 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.


Fort Hood will host the "Color Run, Independence Day 5K" July 4 at Harvey Functional Fitness Center. Start the run in a pristine white Color Run T-shirt and finish plastered in color. The official Color Run t-shirt will also be available for purchase at the starting line area. On-site registration is from 7-7:30 a.m. The cost is $10 for DoD ID holders and $15 for non-DoD card holders to preregister. The cost is $12 for DoD ID holders and $20 for non-DoD cardholders the day of the race. Run trophies will be awarded to the best overall male and female in each category. Call 287-0195 for more information.


BLORA's Carp and Bass boat ramps, Sierra Beach, Cedar RV Park, the paddleboat operation, primitive campgrounds 2, 3 and 4, RV/Tent camping 2A and Pin Oak, Shoreline, Lakefront, Pecan, Marina, Lookout pavilions are currently closed due to the rising level of Lake Belton.

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