The Fort Hood Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 54, No. 86, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 30, 1996 Page: 1 of 42
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Chance of rain Friday with partly cloudy
skies throughout the weekend.
FRIDAY: High: high 90s. Low: mid 70s.
SATURDAY: High: high 90s. Low: mid 70s.
SUNDAY: High: high 90s. Low: mid 70s.
Forecast from 3rd Weather Squadron
Fort Hood Texas
Volume 54 no. 86
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latin th ro train in 4th
Inf Div soldiers get charge out of train-
ing with new mine-clearing tool. A8
ilita ry bishop Bishop makes pas-
toral visit to installation. B6
lin Fort Hood area water
parks offer refreshing break from the
summer heat. C1
ROADS CLOSE The following roads will
be closed because of NTC train-up 8 p.m.
today through 10 a.m. Friday 9 p.m. Mon-
day through 2 p.m. Tuesday and 8 p.m.
Wednesday through 10 a.m. May 6.
Old Georgetown Road south from
Manning Mountain Road to Turkey Run
Elijah Road east from FM 116 to West
No Name Road west from West
Range Road to Old Georgetown Road.
Antelope Road east from FM 116 to
DANCE INTO SUMMER The summer
youth dance program begins Saturday at
Bronco Youth Center for youth and teen-
agers ages 3-18. Call Julie at 519-1153
for more information.
PERSHING PARK CONSTRUCTION
Traffic has increased due to utility line re-
placement along Wales and Dillingham
Streets. The contractor will begin work
between Yeakel and Dillingham Streets
and continue toward Highway 190.
Non-construction traffic on Wales
Street will present an increased safety
hazard to contractor personnel and resi-
dents. These streets will be limited to con-
Residents are encouraged to use al-
Continued cooperation is appreciated
and will contribute to the safety of resi-
dents and construction workers.
Coming & Going....................................A4
Pet of the week.....................................B4
Now Playing ....................................... C2
Across the State................................... C4
Trading Post ................................... C5
Television guide................................. C6-7
By Julia Bobick
III Corps Public Affairs
With more than 40000 soldiers
alone on Fort Hood it’s quite a large
task to disseminate information to ev-
eryone who needs to know.
Keeping soldiers family members
and the entire Fort Hood community
informed is the goal of the III Corps
Public Affairs Office. Its many pro-
grams include the Fort Hood Sitrep
13th PAD 4th Inf Div
Force XXI has
many faces. Moving
our Armed Forces into
the 21st century’s
means high speed
highly visible applica-
tions and conjures up
images of satellite
fire control “real-
time” computer maps
But it’s not all color-matrix
screens and lasers. Sometimes cut-
ting edge is as simple as changing the
way people do things not the sys-
tems they use. Force XXI can mean
reviewing policies not programs.
Most often it’s a combination of
both high-speed and low-tech.
One example of the less glamor-
ous but highly practical side of Force
XXI is the use of the Multi-technol-
ogy Automated Reader Card while
processing prisoners of war.
The system was tested last week
during ICEX ’96 a corps-level ex-
ercise held on North Fort Hood.
ICEX was the Internment of
Prisoners of War Counter Intelli-
gence and Enemy Prisoner of War
Exercise. The exercise was hosted by
the 504th Military Intelligence Bat-
talion and included more than 1000
soldiers from III Corps the 1st Cav-
alry Division and the 4th Infantry
(See Force XXI A2)
Lt. Gen Thomas A. Schwartz III Corps commander and Maj Gen Robert S. Coffey 4th
Inf Div commander greet Killeen citizens at the Festival of Flags parade Saturday. For
story and more photos see page C3.
heard every morning on more than 10
local radio stations and “Down
Range” a 15-minute television pro-
gram produced by soldiers for the com-
“If we could cover one-tenth of all
the activities and people which make
La Donna D. Herschel/III Corps
TV radio shows keep soldiers informed
Down Range Sitrep programs
appear daily on local stations
Unit tests automated POW processing system
William P. Bradner/13th PAD
The JANUS-2010 is a retail inventory
device the software was reconfigured to
be integrated with the MARC system.
data entry device
may ease MPs’job
13th PAD 4th Inf Div_______________
“From the freezer to the micro-
wave” is a common enough phrase
but it’s usually reserved for food
products not sophisticated computer
Staff Sgt. Joseph K. George of
2nd Platoon 4th Military Police
Company 4th Infantry Division
was one of the first soldiers to get
his hands on the hand-held data en-
try device for the MARC system
and while he hasn’t gone quite to the
extreme of placing it in a microwave
he’s come close.
During ICEX ’96 he left the in-
put device in direct sunlight for three
hours just to see what effect it would
(See MARC A2)
Fort Hood a great place we’d be work-
ing non-stop around the clock” said
Sgt. Greg Hickerson III Corps PAO.
“We’re just trying to show one piece of
what makes Fort Hood what it is.”
Although Down Range only airs on
post cable channel 9 commanders or
761st Tank Bn
Central Texas Chapter of the 761st Tank Battalion
Allied Veterans Association
Plans are underway for the 48th annual reunion
of the World War II 761st Tank Battalion “Black
Panthers” here in August. The five-day reunion will
include a ceremonial ground-breaking for the 761 st
Tank Bn monument to be constructed near Fort
Hood’s Main Gate.
The 761 st Tank Bn was the first African-Ameri-
can armored unit to go into combat during World
War II and the only such unit assigned to Gen.
Patton’s Third Army.
The Black Panthers earned their nickname in
acknowledgment of their dedication determination
and outstanding performance from the valor they
displayed during intense armor training according
to Beverly Taylor chapter president.
People who would like to learn more about the
Black Panthers are welcome to view a special film
presentation on the unit 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday in
the Remagen Room on the first floor (west wing) of
the III Corps Headquarters Building 1001.
The presentation like most of the reunion events
is free and open to the public. For information on
the reunion or presentation call Taylor at 518-2177.
Staff Sgt. Joseph K. George inserts a MARC card into a hand-held
data entry device during ICEX ’96. His unit 2nd Pit 4th MP Co 4th
Inf Div was testing the “electronic prisoner tag” portion of the MARC
during the exercise.
training NCOs can tape the programs
fpr their soldiers to watch later.
The program focuses on soldiers
civilians and their families. Some of the
programs are educational and others
offer information about Army-wide is-
sues or upcoming events on post
Hickerson said. This week’s topics in-
clude water safety an the 6th Cavalry
Brigade’s move to Korea.
For Sitrep/Down Range broadcast
times and dates see page A10.
William P. Bradner/4th Inf Div
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Herschel, Sgt. La Donna. The Fort Hood Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 54, No. 86, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 30, 1996, newspaper, May 30, 1996; Fort Hood, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth310118/m1/1/: accessed May 25, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Casey Memorial Library.