The Fort Hood Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 54, No. 90, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 20, 1996 Page: 1 of 38
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Sultry days ahead mostly sunny with drifting
clouds throughout the weekend.
FRIDAY: High: low 100s. Low: high 90s.
SATURDAY: High: low 100s. Low: high 90s.
SUNDAY: High: low 100s. Low: high 90s.
nicate in the
Making it work Soldiers and spouses learn
to make their marriages by remembering four
easy-to-remember words of advice. B4
New system DeCA reports several major ac-
complishments and begins testing new check-
out system. B2
Fix it up Post auto craft centers offer ample
space for do-it-yourselfers to fix their vehicles.
Forecast from 3rd Weather Squadron
Fort Hood Texas
Volume 54 no.90
In the news Television crew spotlights Fort
Hood Soldiers and equipment for The Mili-
tary Channel on cable television. A5
Heat Relief ITR offers some summer heat
relief with a trip to Schlitterbahn waterpark
in New Braunfels Texas. C4
Fort Hood Area Dolphins Swim Team coach
travels to New Mexico to coach at the South
Texas Local Swim Committee High Altitude
Training Camp. DI
IN THE NEWS
TV TOWN HALL The Quarterly Fort Hood
TV Town Hall will be aired 7 p.m. Tuesday
on PBS Channel KCNT and Fort Hood Chan-
nel 9. Soldiers and Family members are wel-
come to call in ask questions pertaining to Fort
SAFETY LESSON The 180th Tran Bn has
expressed concerns with the way POV driv-
ers operate their vehicles when they encoun-
ter HET convoys.
Listed below are precautions POV drivers
*HET trailers swing wide when making
turns. POV drivers should not attempt to
pass HETs while turning.
*POVs should not weave in and out of
*HETs generally occupy more than one lane
especially when crossing bridges POV
drivers should adhere to the roadguards
and proceed with caution.
TRICARE TRICARE briefings are sched-
uled through the TRICARE Service Center
across from Darnall Army Community Hos-
pital. Contact Susan C. Smith TRICARE
Marketing representative at 532-0833 8a.m.-
VH A SURVEY Soldiers should complete the
surveys and turn them in to unit Points of con-
tact as soon as possible. Remember this sur-
vey is necessary to update current VHA pay-
ments. Failure to fill out surveys may result
in fewer dollars in soldiers pockets.
Here comes the Judge A4
Hood Bulletins A6
Birth Announcements B3
Village Voices B4
Chapel advice B4
Now Playing C2
Trading Post C5
Television guide C6-7
Center Stage C8
By La Donna D. Herschel
III Corps Public Affairs
The 89th Military Police Brigade held
its annual "Warfighter Conference"
Monday-Friday in conjunction with the
brigade's change of command cer-
Rear Area Operation Center active-
duty and Reserve MP commanders and
command sergeants major attended the
week-long conference according to Maj.
Nate Prezzy training officer 89th MP
The conference included individual
The conference allowed the new bri-
gade commander to meet his battalion
commanders. He received an overview
of the mission of the brigade and the
staffing elements of major III Corps
exercises Prezzy said.
"The 89th MP Bde Warfighter Con-
ference is an excellent tool for this com-
mand. It allows all the commanders to
get together and discuss next year's
training initiatives training exercises
and plans and issues of the battalions"
"This is very important because our
brigade has several battalions and Re-
serve units on other posts Fort
with brigade mission
"The 89th MP Bde
Warfighter Conference is an
excellent tool for this com-
mand. It allows all the com-
manders to get together and
discuss next year's training
initiatives training exercises
and plans and issues of the
lists and the
"Traditionally the brigade scheduled
the conference around the change of
command in order to help the incoming
commander learn about the mission of
(the) 89th MP Brigade" said Col.
Michael A. Pearson outgoing brigade
Col. Micahel A. Pearson
89th MP Bde
Carson Colo. Fort Leonard Wood
Mo. Fort Riley Kan. and Fort Bliss."
According to Pearson the conference
also gives the attendees the chance to
discuss the role the brigade plays in
Task Force XXI what the mission of
the brigade will be and how it will sup-
port III Corps in the future.
"Discussion takes place on force
modernization what type of equipment
the brigades' getting in and how it will
affect training requirements" he said.
"When I first came into command of
this brigade I found the Warfighter Con-
ference very beneficial" Pearson said.
"I got to meet the
sionally and so-
cially. I became
aware of their
needs and issues."
this event is very
it allows everyone
to come together
at the same time.
"This is hard to
do sometimes be-
cause the battal-
ions are spread
out. The battalion brigades and Re-
serve components often communicate
through e-mail and phone conversa-
tions. Here at the conference they can
communicate face to face.
Col. Scott R. Larson incoming bri-
gade commander agreed with Pearson
"This conference has been very use-
ful to me. I have been given the oppor-
tunity to see how the active MP battal-
ions Reserve and RAOC's interact with
each other" Larson said.
"I understand the brigade's mission
and training requirements and how we
interact with each other. This yearly
conference helps keep everyone in-
formed of what is going on."
Larson said he was excited to be
working closely with reserve units and
is looking forward to commanding the
89th MP Brigade.
The conference concluded Friday.
Gen. Ronald Griffith Army vice chief of staff visits with 4th Inf Div officials at the Force
XXI new equipment training site. Griffith also received Force XXI briefings and visited
training sites in the 1st Cav Div during a recent visit.
Army vice chief of staff observes Force XXI
training sites talks to Fort Hood senior leaders
Making a joyful noise
Michael Brock/13th PAD
Internationally renowned singer CeCe Winans belts out a song
during the Fort Hood Gospel concert Saturday at Hood Stadium.
This concert was the first of the Morale Welfare and Recreation
summer concert series. Approximately 6500 people attended
the soulful sounds of Grammy award winner Winans the
Mississippi Mass Choir and Dottie Rambo.
By Judy Stallings
III Corps Public Affairs
Alan Trotter/13th COSCOM
Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Ronald Griffith
recently made a stop at Fort Hood to receive brief-
wings on and visit Force XXI sites in the 4th Infantry
Division observe training in the 1st Cavalry Divi-
sion and speak to a group of senior leaders at a lun-
cheon held here Friday.
Griffith discussed where the Army currently
stands and where it is headed in the future.
"The Army has changed because the world has
changed" he said. "It's important that we stay rel-
evant in a world that's so different than in the past."
Although the force size has diminished drasti-
cally in the past several years Griffith stated the Army
is doing amazingly well considering its current oper-
The dilemma the Army is faced with today is how
to balance the current state of readiness while taking
care of its people and still finding enough money to
modernize according to Griffith.
The current budget is less than what is needed to
(See Griffith A2)
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Herschel, Sgt. La Donna. The Fort Hood Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 54, No. 90, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 20, 1996, newspaper, June 20, 1996; Fort Hood, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth310121/m1/1/: accessed May 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Casey Memorial Library.