National Night Out award
The U.S. Army Garrison - Fort Hood command team of Command Sgt. Maj. Calvin Hall and Col. Chad R. Foster pose with Fort Hood Family Housing's Community Services Manager Carolyn Meyer and Project Director Chris Albus as they accept the Military Award from the National Association of Town Watch for the post's National Night Out efforts in 2022 at Fort Hood, Texas, Feb. 14. Albus said this is the 14th year Fort Hood has received this award. The post's 2022 event drew more than 1,500 residents. (Photo Credit: Janecze Wright, Fort Hood Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL

FORT HOOD, Texas - The National Association of Town Watch presented the installation Hood the Military Award here, Feb. 14, recognizing outstanding participation in National Night Out.

Fort Hood was acknowledged for its attendance, organization and execution of the 2022 National Night Out event at Phantom Warrior Stadium in October.

Over 1,500 residents participated in the annual community-building event, which promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.

“I can’t really think of a better thing to do than try to make the people that are served by those responders feel a lot more comfortable and closer to the ones that serve them,” Col. Chad R. Foster, commander, U.S. Army Garrison - Fort Hood, said. “So, I think it’s a good thing.”

Chris Albus, project director of Fort Hood Family Housing, said this is the 14th year the post has won the award and although the accolades are great, the goal is to keep residents informed.

“It’s always a challenge because we want to continue to win,” Albus noted. “More importantly, though, we want to provide quality events and educate our residents as best as we possibly can.”