• Pvt. Kyler Katka, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division finishes young Bruce Garcia's vampire costume at the face painting booth during the 2nd Annual Trick-or-Trunk Event at the battalion's motor pool on Fort Hood Oct. 30.

    Pvt. Kyler Katka, assigned to the 2nd...

    Pvt. Kyler Katka, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division finishes young Bruce Garcia's vampire costume at the face painting booth during the 2nd Annual Trick-or-Trunk Event at the battalion's...

  • A Soldier assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, gives a neon glow stick to one of the children preparing to enter a Halloween Maze during the 2nd Annual Trick-or-Trunk Event at the battalion's motor pool on Fort Hood Oct. 30.

    A Soldier assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th...

    A Soldier assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, gives a neon glow stick to one of the children preparing to enter a Halloween Maze during the 2nd Annual Trick-or-Trunk Event at the...

FORT HOOD, Texas - Bringing in the Halloween festivities a day early, troops from the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, 'Thunder Horse' hosted their 2nd Annual Trick or Trunk Event at their Fort Hood motor pool Oct. 30.

The Soldiers invited Family and friends to join in on the fun activities, which included: a pumpkin coloring event, Halloween costume contest and the trick-or-trunk event, where visitors had the chance to park Halloween decorated vehicles in the motor pool so the children could 'trick-or-treat' from the trunks of their cars.

"This is a good way for the kids to have fun and stay safe during this holiday," said Tracey Jones, the Family Readiness Assistant for the Thunder Horse Soldiers.

Pvt. Kyler Katka, a Thunder Horse trooper from Great Falls, Mont., volunteered to help out during this event, because he enjoys having the opportunity to give back to the community that supported him while he was deployed to Iraq.

"I think it's cool for the Army Family to do this and make our own Families and friends welcomed on post," said Katka, who just completed his third year of service with the military. "I like the idea that we can have fun and be safe during this time of the year."

Prior to entering and exiting the motor pool for the 'spooky fun', attendants received flyers from the Thunder Horse Soldiers that provided tips on staying safe while 'trick-or-treating' on and off post.

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