News brief
Trick-or-treating hours/safety

Trick-or-treating will be held 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31 on Fort Hood. For the safety of children, use flame-retardant costumes. While trick-or-treating, make sure parents and children can see clearly. Costumes with masks can obscure vision. Halloween costumes should fit properly, so they do not cause a tripping hazard for children. Children and parents should carry a flashlight and/or reflective clothing, so they are clearly visible to passing vehicles. Costume props should be made of rubber, with no sharp points or edges. Beware of open flames while trick-or-treating, including jack-o’-lanterns. Before children eat candy, make sure to inspect candy for opened packages and/or candy, which could cause an allergic reaction. Finally, there’s safety in numbers, so don’t trick-or-treat alone.

Post Housing Town Hall

The next quarterly Fort Hood Family Housing Town Hall event will be held at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 7 at Howze Auditorium. Fort Hood leaders will brief the status of issues within their designated unit-sponsored housing areas.

Road closures

Battalion Avenue, from 25th Street to 27th Street, will be closed from 9-11:30 a.m. Oct. 30 for the 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade’s change of command ceremony.

SFAB recruiting briefings

Security Force Assistance Brigade recruiting presentations will be conducted at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Nov. 5-6 at the Mission Command Training Complex, Bldg. 4501, 65th St.