Today

Virtual town hall meeting

Fort Hood will conduct its next post-wide town hall meeting focused on on-post housing and COVID-19 at 9 a.m. today on Facebook Live. III Corps and Fort Hood Deputy Commanding General Maj. Gen. Scott Efflandt will host the event, which will be streamed live on the installation’s Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/forthood.

April 1

Preparing for Marriage

A Preparing for Marriage event is set for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 1 at Oveta Culp Hobby Soldier & Family Readiness Center. The event is by appointment only and will discuss important topics of commitment such as:

• Understanding your partner’s expectations and role

• Learning the impact of personal beliefs

• Considering cultural differences

• Acquiring conflict resolution styles

• Gaining insight about financial decision

• Recognizing the importance of support systems

Also, participants will qualify for the State of Texas 72 hour Exemption and will receive a $60 discount on Texas marriage license.

The event is open to all ID card holders. For more information, call 254-286-5338 or 254-288-2092.

April 24

Ben Hogan Classic

The Ben Hogan Foundation wants to say “Thank You” to our Soldiers and their families for their service. The Ben Hogan Classic is set for 10 a.m. April 24 at the Courses of Clear Creek.

Sign up for this free 4-person scramble with breakfast and lunch, great tee packets, prizes and drawings. Don’t miss an opportunity for swing tips from the pros for all.

Free and open to the first 200 Soldiers. ID is required.

The event is open to Active Duty military only. Registration begins March 23. For more information, call 254-287-4130 or visit https://hood.armymwr.com.

April 25

Ben Hogan Youth Clinic

The Ben Hogan Foundation will host a youth clinic on April 25 at the Courses of Clear Creek.

The clinic for youth ages 7-10 will be from 9 a.m. to noon. The clinic for youth ages 11-17 will be from 1-4 p.m. The clinic is free. Sign up by calling 254-288-3770.

ONGOING

Fort Hood Tax Center

The Fort Hood Tax Center is the yearly program run through the Legal Assistance Office, providing tax preparation services to Soldiers, family members and retirees. Unit readiness revolves around Soldier readiness. Preparing tax returns for Soldiers and their dependents will improve unit readiness and keep Soldiers focused on their mission

FHTC will be open through April 15. Hours are 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday. FHTC is closed on Saturday, Sunday, all federal holidays and III Corps training holidays. Individuals should contact the FHTC to schedule an appointment rather than trying to walk in. The FHTC main information phone number is 254-288-7995.

Movie and axe throwing trip

Join BOSS the first Saturday of each month for one of the latest movies and axe throwing at BOSS headquarters. Any single or unaccompanied service member is eligible. For more information, contact your BOSS at 254-287-6116 or 312-737-6116.

MWR patron expansion

The Department of Defense has expanded a selection of its programs and services to:

• Purple Heart recipients

• Former Prisoners of War

• All veterans with service-connected disabilities

• Individuals approved and designated as the primary family caregivers of eligible veterans enrolled under the Department of Veterans Affairs Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers.

Members will be provided access to: Golf courses, bowling centers, restaurants, clubs, equipment rentals, recreational lodging, kennels, auto skills and resorts. Programs and services may vary per installation.

MWR Category A activities including fitness centers, libraries and child development programs are not included in the eligibility. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2TtjYqi.

Leisure Travel Services

Check out Leisure Travel Services for special military discounted rates to Six Flags, Medieval Times, Schlitterbahn, Sea World and more. For more information, call 254-287-7310.

Textile Recycle Program

Garments may now be dropped off at the Fort Hood Recycle scrap yard. Accepted items include shirts, shoes, socks, pants, belts, hats, cotton towels and rags. Items should be relatively clean (no oily or heavily contaminated materials).

Donated items will be spot checked and rejected if contaminated or not clothing related. Items can be dropped off  7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Bldg. 4621, 72nd Street, near Railhead Drive.

For more information, call 254-287-2336

Equine Therapy

With a focus on anxiety, depression, PTSD, deployment stress, addiction, relationship problems and other mental health challenges, the Equine Therapy Program works to help clients reduce struggles faced and to increase the quality of lives.

The treatment team consists of a licensed mental health professional, an equine specialist and a horse.

The horse serves as a mirror to the client’s inner emotions and allows a way to explore challenging situations in a safe environment, partnering in the transformation process.

One hour sessions available Monday and Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area Ranch.

 Cost is as follows:

• E1-E4: $20

• E5+: $25

• O1-O4: $35

• O5+: $40

• Non-military: $45

• Veterans: $25

Only available by appointment. Call 936-346-0350 for more information.

Tobacco cessation classes

Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center’s Health Promotion office offers Freedom from Tobacco cessation classes every Wednesday at 9 a.m. for all active duty military, family members, retirees and Department of Defense employees. TRICARE beneficiaries do not need a referral to participate in the program.

Classes are held in the Health Promotion office located at the Army Wellness Center in Bldg. 12019, Old Ironsides Avenue and 31st Street, Suite 500.

For more information, call 254-288-8488.

BLORA wedding venue

BLORA Ranch offers a natural setting for a rustic Texas Hill Country wedding dream. A wide range package of amenities available for those looking to get married.

For more information, call 936-346-0350.

SFAB recruiting

Security Force Assistance Brigade is looking for leaders, self-motivators and change makers to join their ranks. Soldiers in SFAB are combat advisors. 11B, 11C, 11Z, 35F, 68W, 92Y and other MOSes interested in volunteering to join SFAB should visit www.armyreenlistment.com/sfab.html.