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Fort Hood Press Center
DATE: May 2, 2013 4:44:40 PM CDT

CRDAMC Replacement construction site to hold Topping Out ceremony

FORT HOOD, Texas – A Topping Out ceremony to commemorate the completion of the structural framework of the new Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood will be held May 14 at the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center construction site at 11 a.m.

The practice of "topping out" a new building can be traced to the ancient Scandinavian religious practice of placing a tree on the top of a new building to appease the tree-dwelling spirits of their ancestors that had been displaced.

Individuals who had input into the project will sign the beam during lunch, a formal VIP signing will be held during the ceremony. Join us as we celebrate this tremendous milestone for the workers who have built this superb structure, and the community of Fort Hood, Texas.

Media interested in attending this event should contact the CRDAMC Public Affairs Office at (254) 288-8005 or 553-1870 by 9 a.m. May 14, for meeting time and location.


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For more information contact:
Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center
Public Affairs Office
(254) 288-8005
Mikaela Cade
Fort Hood, TX 76544