News brief banner 2019

BLORA swimming area closed

Due to rising water levels, the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area swimming area is closed. We apologize for any inconvenience. For more information, call 254-287-2523.

Army birthday

Fort Hood will celebrate the Army’s 246th birthday with a celebration on Sadowski Parade Field from 3-8 p.m. Monday.

The celebration will include a cake cutting, retreat ceremony, free concert by the 1st Cavalry Division Band, a virtual concert by Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band, as well as activities for children.

Women’s Army Corps 5K

The Women’s Army Corps Veterans, in celebration of Women’s Veterans Day, will host a 5K run/walk from 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Lions Club Park in Killeen.

There is a $25 registration fee, which includes a shirt and bag.

Register online at or contact Brenda Wright at 254-245-0892 or

Summer Camp

Fort Hood’s Child and Youth Services will be hosting summer camp for children from Kindergarten to 12th grade. Camps will run through Aug. 13.

For School Age Care Summer Camp, parents can register their children at Questions about SAC can be answered by calling 254-287-8029. For more information, visit

Expired ID cards extended

In a memorandum from the Under Secretary of the Defense, dated June 2, ID cards that expired between Jan. 1, 2020 to July 31, 2021, are authorized for continued benefit use through Oct. 31, 2021, for active duty, Reserve, National Guard and dependents. Retiree and their dependent ID cards are extended through Jan. 31, 2022. This memorandum is an update to the previous memorandums dated April 7, 2020 and Sept. 8, 2020.