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  • The 89th Military Police Brigade will be participating in the annual Special Olympic Law Enforcement Torch Run on May 21st.

    The command team will pick up the torch from Copperas Cove Police Department, then carry it across Fort Hood and turn it over to Killeen Police Department. The torch will continue to travel to Arlington, Texas where the Texas Special Olympic Games will be held.

    The run will start promptly at 1pm on Fort Hood.

    Any interested media should contact Sgt. Odom, 89th MP Bde. Public Affairs at 602-451-2082 or Jeremy.d.odom.mil@mail.mil.

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  • The 89th Military Police Brigade will be participating in the annual Special Olympic Law Enforcement Torch Run on May 21st.

    The command team will pick up the torch from Copperas Cove Police Department, then carry it across Fort Hood and turn it over to Killeen Police Department. The torch will continue to travel to Arlington, Texas where the Texas Special Olympic Games will be held.

    The run will start promptly at 1pm on Fort Hood.

    Any interested media should contact Sgt. Odom, 89th MP Bde. Public Affairs at 602-451-2082 or Jeremy.d.odom.mil@mail.mil.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 89th Military Police Brigade will be hosting a change of command ceremony at 9 a.m. Aug. 1 on Sadowski Field here.

    Col. Robert N. Dillion, formerly the Chief of Policy and Plans at the Office of the Provost Marshal General in Washington D.C., will assume command of the brigade from Col. Patrick W. Williams.

    Williams will be heading to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. to become the Assistant Commandant of the United States Army Military Police School.

    Media representatives interested in covering the event should contact Lt. Crystal Madden at crystal.m.madden.mil@mail.mil or call 254-287-0152.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas – Soldiers and Family members are invited to attend the Women’s History Month observance at the Phantom Warrior Center, Building 194, from 1:30-3 p.m. March 1.

    Special guest, Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, the surgeon general and commanding general of the United States Army Medical Command, will speak about women’s education and empowerment.

    Horoho was honored by Time Life Publications in December 2001 for her actions at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. She was also given national recognition as a “Nurse Hero” by the American Red Cross and Nursing Spectrum. 

     “The stories of women's achievements are integral to the fabric of our history,” according to a press release by the National Women’s History Project. “Learning about women's tenacity, courage, and creativity throughout the centuries is a tremendous source of strength.”

    Refreshments will be provided at the end of the event.

    Any media wanting to attend the event must contact 2nd Lt. Crystal Madden, 89th Military Police Brigade public affairs officer, by e-mail (crystal.m.madden.mil@mail.mil) or phone (254) 287-0152) no later than Feb. 27.

     

  • By Spc. Candace Le
    89th Military Police Brigade public affairs 

    FORT HOOD, Texas – It was just another Friday before another weekend for most of the students at House Creek Elementary School in Copperas Cove. The children were either too young or not even born when the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks occurred ten years ago.

    History books already tell the tale of the brave men and women who charged into the burning, cascading buildings to save those who they promised to protect. This integral day in our nation’s history will forever be learned through stories.

    In light of that, military policemen from the 178th Military Police Detachment and Headquarters and Headquarters Company, both under the 89th MP Brigade, came to the school that morning to read stories related to the first responders and answer questions the children may have about the subject.

    “We want the students to develop an appreciation for what the first responders did,” said School Principal Larea Gamble. “Instead of just reading about (9/11), interaction will give them a better meaning and a concrete connection to it.”

    One MP who is beginning to work with the schools on Fort Hood, took a personal interest in the volunteer opportunity.

    “I wanted to help them understand that when something bad happens there are people they can count on, people to help them,” said Spc. Mathew Carlson, 178th MP Detachment school-based community policeman, who will be talking to students through the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program.

    “Every age group had different questions,” Carlson said. “There was a lot of diversity of knowledge about 9/11. Some knew a lot when others had never heard of it.”

    Carlson noticed some of the children knew of the devastation all too well.

    “Some of these kids, even out here in Copperas Cove, have been directly affected by 9/11,” he said. “Even as young as they are, they know about the tragedy that happened ten years ago.”

    Like walking examples of patriotism, the MPs roamed the halls of the school, offering stories of heroes like the first responders and a caring ear to questions and comments that followed such as, “Are you working with my mommy in Iraq?” and “My dad is in Ghanistan.”

    “Your presence is comforting, especially to those who have deployed moms and dads,” Gamble said to the MPs. “It’s good to let them know that the sacrifices they are making while their parents are gone are for a good cause.”

    In their single-file lines, the children would smile and speak to the Soldiers as they passed by. For some, the Soldiers were a reminder of parents far away. For others they were just tall people all dressed the same. But that day, they were all seen as a piece of history class come to life.   

  • By Spc. Candace Le
    89th Military Police Brigade public affairs

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The end of summer marks another beginning for many young people, a new school year begins, friendships are made and another locker combination must be memorized. For the Headquarters and Headquarters Company and 178th Military Police Detachment, both a part of the 89th MP Brigade here, it means a new partnership. 

    Symbolized by a charter signing ceremony Aug. 16, these two units adopted the House Creek Elementary School in Copperas Cove, Texas, after its recent completion of construction and staffing.

    The MPs of Fort Hood are not new to assisting the Central Texas community schools. The 720th MP Battalion, 89th MP Bde. has built a partnership with Lampassas High School where Soldiers often volunteer to tutor the students. HHC and the 178th are planning to take a different approach to helping the students at House Creek.

    "Children at this age are still very impressionable," said Capt. John Drew, HHC commander. "We want to help build positive values in the early stages, for later on in life. There's more that we can bring than just our skill set as Soldiers." 

    Future activities that have been discussed include visits from the Drugs and Alcohol Resistance Education team, a bike rodeo hosted by the bike patrol and military working dog demonstrations. Their first act as teammates was assisting on the first day of school by helping students and parents find their way into the new facility.

    Not much is needed, though, according to Larea Gamble, principle of House Creek Elementary. Simply making appearances at the school will be a comfort for students whose parents may be deployed.

    "We consider you role models for our students," Gamble said. "We have a lot of children with deployed parents. You'll have rockstar status."

    "Sometimes just being around is good for the kids," Drew said. "Now they won't have to ask, 'What does daddy really do when he goes to work?'"

    Some parents are also excited for the new partnership.

    "I was so excited to hear it was MPs," said Amanda Mitchell, mother of 6 year old Caiden who will be starting first grade at the school next week. "I feel safer with the military's finest here."

    It's not all for the kids, though. Getting away from the everyday military routine once in a while has shown to boost Soldiers' morale and motivation.

    "It's like therapy for Soldiers," said Col. Patrick Williams, 89th MP Bde. commander. "We are really excited and looking forward to working with the school."

    After the charter signing, a flag detail comprised of the HHC first sergeant and Soldiers of both units raised the school's first American flag in front of a crowd of dozens of soon to be new students and parents from the community. The ribbon at the entrance was then cut by school officials marking the beginning of a new school year and a new friendship.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 89th Military Police Brigade is hosting Griffin Week Aug. 15-19.

    Some of the events included will be a Griffin Warrior Challenge, 89th MP memorial rededication, and NCO/Soldier of the Year Board.

    The Griffin Warrior Challenge includes: an Army Physical Fitness Test, Obstacle Course, Warrior Skills Tests, Combatives Tournament, Live Fire Range, Leader Development Challenges, Written Exam, and Foot March. These events will be spread out over a span of three days Aug. 15-17.

    There will be a memorial rededication on at 9 a.m. Aug. 17 and following that the 89th MP Bde. will hold an NCO/Soldier of the Year Board.

    Media interested in covering any of these events should register here. For more information and scheduled times please call (802) 999-3544 or (254) 702-7152.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 89th Military Police Brigade will sign a support charter at a ribbon cutting ceremony with House Creek Elementary School, Coppears Cove, at 4 p.m. Aug.16.

    The 89th MPs will be supporting the Elementary School as part of Fort Hood's Adopt-a-School progam.

    Media interested in covering the event should call (802) 999-3544.