<li><a href="http://pao.hood.army.mil/">Visit Fort Hood</a></li>

<h3 class="dark">Community Programs and Services</h3>
<h4>Adopt-a-Unit (Central Texas AUSA)</h4>
<p>Through the Central Texas-Fort Hood Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) "Adopt a Unit" program, over 500 Fort Hood units have been adopted by businesses, individuals, civic clubs, and communities of Central Texas since the program's inception. These organizations stay connected to Soldiers as well as their families who remain behind throughout the deployment. For more information visit <a href="http://www.forthoodausa.org/">www.forthoodausa.org.</a></p>

<h4>Support for Children</h4>
<p>The communities of Central Texas piloted the "Living In The New Normal" initiative of the Harker Heights, Texas-based Military Child Education Coalition. The covenant speaks to partnerships that enhance strength and resilience for the children and families experiencing the stress of multiple deployments, severe physical and mental injuries, and the loss of a family member.</p>

<h4>Operation Restful Night</h4>
<p>To welcome the 1st Infantry Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team home from Afghanistan, J.C. Penney donated $95,000 of bed sheets and comforters to USO Fort Hood. Nearly 2,000 sheets were placed on the Soldiers' beds so they will have a comfortable place to rest upon their return. Store employees from Killeen and Temple, families of brigade soldiers, and local volunteers then decorated barracks rooms and created goody bags full of snacks and toiletries to leave in each room. For more information visit <a href="http://www.kdhnews.com/news/story.aspx's=33761">www.kdhnews.com/news.</a></p>

<h4>Spouse College Scholarships</h4>
<p>Spouses of those service members awarded the Purple Heart since September 2001 are eligible for up to 30 semester hours of free tuition at any Central Texas College (CTC) campus, worldwide. Additionally, CTC will work with the field network of "Operation Life Transformed" to award 150 CTC scholarships to military spouses to provide them training in workplace skills that will allow them to pursue flexible careers.</p>

<h4>Workforce Solutions of Central Texas</h4>
<p>Workforce Solutions of Central Texas secured special funding from the Department of Labor and the Texas Workforce Commission for the "Jobs-4-Military Families" program to provide specialized job search and support services for military spouses who left employment at a previous duty station to move to Fort Hood. For more information visit <a href="http://www.workforcelink.com/newworkforce/">www.workforcelink.com/newworkforce.</a></p>

<h4>Marriage Management</h4>
<p>Marriage Management is a 501(c)(3) offering marriage enrichment for military personnel. Marriage Management specializes in workshops that help Soldiers reintegrate into marriage and Family, especially after deployment. The program focuses on resiliency skills approved by Army Strong Bonds. For more information visit <a href="http://www.marriagemanagement.org">www.marriagemanagement.org.</a></p>

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