• Sharon Jackson, a provider that works with the Family Advocacy Program, speaks with Soldiers assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, about the services that help troops adjust to being home, during the Battlemind Training classes at Fort Hood's Palmer Theater June 15.

    Sharon Jackson, a provider that works with the...

    Sharon Jackson, a provider that works with the Family Advocacy Program, speaks with Soldiers assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, about the services that help troops adjust to being home, during the Battlemind Training classes...

  • Sgt. 1st Class Stan Tolbert, a senior enlisted Soldier assigned to the 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Rear Detachment, speaks to some of his fellow Soldiers about motorcycle safety and the other services that help troops adjust to being home, during the Battlemind Training classes at Ft. Hood's Palmer Theater June 15

    Sgt. 1st Class Stan Tolbert, a senior enlisted...

    Sgt. 1st Class Stan Tolbert, a senior enlisted Soldier assigned to the 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Rear Detachment, speaks to some of his fellow Soldiers about motorcycle safety and the other services...

the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division "Long Knives," are adjusting to life at Fort Hood by completing Battlemind Training classes June 15 at the base's Palmer Theater.

During the training, the Long Knife Soldiers learned about new traffic laws and services provided to help troops adjust to being home.

"I think these classes are important and they work," said Pfc. Dustin Woolley, an infantryman assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th BCT, 1st Cav. Div.

Woolley, a native of Springfield, Mich., believes this type of training directly impacts the way troops make positive decisions and handle difficult situations.

"If you look at the day counter at the gate, that's proof Soldiers are paying attention to what they're doing and what people are telling them," said Woolley, referring to Fort Hood's traffic fatality counter.

Lt. Col. Chris Cleply, one of the 1st Cav. Div.'s chaplains, who teaches the Battlemind Training, believes the classes will eventually help Soldiers throughout their military careers.

"What we want to do is help you now and help you deal with issues now so they won't come back to bite you in 35 years," said Cleply as he stood in front of a group of approximately 250 Long Knife Soldiers during one of the classes.

The Long Knives can use the safety tips during their 30-day block leave vacation during mid-June.

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