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The Great Place, also known as Fort Hood, needs a Great Big Podcast. And this is it! This podcast seeks to shed a light on what Fort Hood has to offer it's Soldiers, family members, civilians, and contractors. It peels back the layer that separates the U.S. Army from our civilian family to inform listeners. And of course, it provides a weekly source of entertainment with monthly feature segments of "Book & Movie of the Month" and "Traveling Soldier." Episodes vary every week as Fort Hood offers a variety of services and hosts a multitude of amazing personnel. Listeners can expect Soldier features, an illuminating light on directorates across the installation, and a lot of laughs from the co-hosts.

The Great Place, also known as Fort Hood, needs a Great Big Podcast. And this is it! This podcast seeks to shed a light on what Fort Hood has to offer it's Soldiers, family members, civilians, and contractors. It peels back the layer that separates the U.S. Army from our civilian family to inform listeners. And of course, it provides a weekly source of entertainment with monthly feature segments of "Book & Movie of the Month" and "Traveling Soldier." Episodes vary every week as Fort Hood offers a variety of services and hosts a multitude of amazing personnel. Listeners can expect Soldier features, an illuminating light on directorates across the installation, and a lot of laughs from the co-hosts.

Location:

United States

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The Great Place, also known as Fort Hood, needs a Great Big Podcast. And this is it! This podcast seeks to shed a light on what Fort Hood has to offer it's Soldiers, family members, civilians, and contractors. It peels back the layer that separates the U.S. Army from our civilian family to inform listeners. And of course, it provides a weekly source of entertainment with monthly feature segments of "Book & Movie of the Month" and "Traveling Soldier." Episodes vary every week as Fort Hood offers a variety of services and hosts a multitude of amazing personnel. Listeners can expect Soldier features, an illuminating light on directorates across the installation, and a lot of laughs from the co-hosts.

Twitter:

@forthood

Language:

English

Contact:

254-220-3339


Episodes

I'm Gonna Call the Fisher House My Home: Fort Hood Army Fisher House

7/7/2022
This week's episode features Fort Hood's Army Fisher House, what you can do to help the organization, and the Medal of Honor recipient Spc. 5th Class Clarence E. Sasser. And of course, this is the first episode of the month which means it is time for Book & Movie of the Month. SUBMIT: FortHoodPAO@gmail.com FACEBOOK: /usagforthood INSTAGRAM: @usagforthood TWITTER: @usagforthood All music obtained, royalty free, through Filter by Songtradr: "Gun Metal Grey" - Delicious Allstars; "Learning...

Duration:00:47:56

Build Cohesive Teams, Building Trust, and Gaining Commitments: Retention Operations

6/30/2022
This week's episode features two 1st Cavalry Division career counselors here to discuss retention, incentives, and re-enlistment options for current Soldiers. This topic is specifically geared towards Soldiers who are currently active duty. You'll hear all about the options Soldiers have, the perks available, and even a fun story about an amazing re-enlistment ceremony. Plus, we are at the end of the month which means a feature on Traveling Soldier. SUBMIT: FortHoodPAO@gmail.com FACEBOOK:...

Duration:00:48:44

See Something, Say Something: Antiterrorism Awareness Campaign

6/23/2022
This week's episode focuses on the Department of the Army's Antiterrorism Awareness Campaign. While August is typically known for being Antiterrorism Month, the Great Big Podcast crew decided to get into early as it is always an important topic. Listen now to learn about force protection, what antiterrorism is, and how everyone needs to do their part. SUBMIT: FortHoodPAO@gmail.com FACEBOOK: /usagforthood INSTAGRAM: @usagforthood TWITTER: @usagforthood All music obtained, royalty free,...

Duration:00:30:21

I Just Want to Be Like My Hero: Father's Day

6/16/2022
This week's episode features a father and son duo from the 1st Cavalry Division (hint: they even work in the same unit!). Listen as they talk about how working together goes, what their upcoming Father's Day plans are, and the source of inspiration that will pull at your heartstrings. SUBMIT: FortHoodPAO@gmail.com FACEBOOK: /usagforthood INSTAGRAM: @usagforthood TWITTER: @usagforthood All music obtained, royalty free, through Filter by Songtradr: "Gun Metal Grey" - Delicious Allstars;...

Duration:00:29:03

Is Your Family Ready? Are You Ready?: Military Ball, Moving, & Family Readiness

6/9/2022
This week's episode covers a slew of topics from the upcoming III Armored Corps HHBN Military Ball, tips and tricks when it comes to moving (or going through a PCS, a permanent change of station), what it means to be apart of the Soldier and Family Readiness Group, and the upcoming Fort Hood Freedom Fest. And some exciting news is shared about a potential new member of the podcast! SUBMIT: FortHoodPAO@gmail.com FACEBOOK: /usagforthood INSTAGRAM: @usagforthood TWITTER: @usagforthood All...

Duration:00:41:10

Just Be Yourself: LGBTQI+ Pride Month

6/2/2022
This week's episode is incredibly heartfelt, awe-inspiring, and full of cheesy romantic moments that will make your heart swell. LGBTQI+ Pride Month is recognized nationally to commemorate the Stonewall riots and to recognize the impact LGBTQI+ people have had in the world. Listen to our two guests share their personal stories on understanding their sexuality, serving in the U.S. military under the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy, their role models and being role models for others, and about how...

Duration:00:59:50

I Hope That I'm Bringing Honor to a Very Proud Group of People: Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

5/26/2022
This week focuses on Asian American and Pacific Islander Month, and what it means to serve as an Asian American in the US Army. Inspiration, whether your own or for others, dedication, and what diversity means are all discussed. Since it is also the end of the month, this means that Blair from the Fort Hood Sentinel is back to talk Traveling Soldier. SUBMIT: FortHoodPAO@gmail.com FACEBOOK: /usagforthood INSTAGRAM: @usagforthood TWITTER: @usagforthood All music obtained, royalty free,...

Duration:00:50:08

That Is So Much More Than I Thought: Casey Memorial Library

5/19/2022
This week's episode really dives into Fort Hood's very own library: the Casey Memorial Library. Listen now to learn about what various items you can check out (including books of course and even video games), all the online services they have, the wide array of programs they offer, and so much more. SUBMIT: FortHoodPAO@gmail.com FACEBOOK: /usagforthood INSTAGRAM: @usagforthood TWITTER: @usagforthood All music obtained, royalty free, through Filter by Songtradr: "Gun Metal Grey" -...

Duration:00:33:03

Everybody's Going Through Stuff: Mental Health Awareness Month

5/12/2022
This week's episode focuses on Mental Health Awareness Month and what you can do to ensure you're taking care of yourself, both physically and mentally. Understanding and maintaining a healthy baseline is the important thing you can do for yourself, aside from knowing your values and your "why." Listen in as two doctors from behavioral health give their insights on the subject. SUBMIT: FortHoodPAO@gmail.com FACEBOOK: /usagforthood INSTAGRAM: @usagforthood TWITTER: @usagforthood All...

Duration:00:42:40

We Celebrate You and Your Incredible Strength: Mother's Day, Women's Health, & the Rodeo

5/5/2022
The Women's Health Center at the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center are on this week's episode to discuss motherhood, infertility, birth control, women's health awareness, and so much more. We also have a second segment interview with the Killeen Rodeo. Plus, this is the first episode of the month which means it is time for Book & Movie of the Month! SUBMIT: FortHoodPAO@gmail.com FACEBOOK: /usagforthood INSTAGRAM: @usagforthood TWITTER: @usagforthood All music obtained, royalty free,...

Duration:00:59:31

I Will Always Be There For Her: Chief Warrant Officer 4 Noah Day and Spc. Tanesha Day

4/28/2022
This week's episodes celebrates the Month of the Military Child with two special guests: Chief Warrant Officer 4 Noah Day and Spc. Tanesha Day, a father/daughter pair who are both serving the US Army with the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade. Additionally, they are currently deployed together in Europe. Listen as they talk a bit about their journey being deployed together, what it was like growing up as military child to in turn serve herself, and for advice they give to those who may be deploying in...

Duration:00:31:55

The Official Test of Record: Army Combat Fitness Test

4/21/2022
This week's episode tells the story of the new and improved, and official, Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT). Fort Hood & III Armored Corps Command Sergeant Major Cliff Burgoyne is on this week to share his knowledge of the test, the differences between the ACFT and the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT), and to share his thoughts about the Great Place. Plus, the crew welcomes back a co-host. SUBMIT: FortHoodPAO@gmail.com FACEBOOK: /usagforthood INSTAGRAM: @usagforthood TWITTER:...

Duration:00:44:12

It's Not As Easy to Clean Their Bottoms Off: Month of the Military Child

4/14/2022
This week's episode focuses on the New Parent Support Program from Army Community Services, what the program can offer to new or soon-to-be parents, and of course Month of the Military Child. Learn about the importance of this month and how you can be involved, whether or not you have children. SUBMIT: FortHoodPAO@gmail.com FACEBOOK: /usagforthood INSTAGRAM: @usagforthood TWITTER: @usagforthood All music obtained, royalty free, through Filter by Songtradr: "Gun Metal Grey" - Delicious...

Duration:00:35:08

If I Don't Care Then Who Else is Going to Not Care: Sustainable Environment Month

4/7/2022
This week's episode informs us what Sustainable Environment Month is, how the Central Texas communities are doing their part to help the environment, and even how you the listener can get involved. Plus, this is the first episode of the month which means it is time for Book & Movie of the Month! SUBMIT: FortHoodPAO@gmail.com FACEBOOK: /usagforthood INSTAGRAM: @usagforthood TWITTER: @usagforthood All music obtained, royalty free, through Filter by Songtradr: "Gun Metal Grey" - Delicious...

Duration:00:51:04

I Was Always So Excited to See Her: Operation Allies Welcome

3/31/2022
This week's episode shares the stories of two 1st Cavalry Division Soldiers who were assigned to Camp Atterbury for the Operation Allies Welcome mission. They give their perspectives, what they did, and the beautiful moments they shared with the guests. SUBMIT: FortHoodPAO@gmail.com FACEBOOK: /usagforthood INSTAGRAM: @usagforthood TWITTER: @usagforthood All music obtained, royalty free, through Filter by Songtradr: "Gun Metal Grey" - Delicious Allstars; "Learning By Doing" - Niklas...

Duration:00:34:25

I am Here to Serve My Country: Women's History Month

3/24/2022
This week's episode tells the incredible story of two women Soldiers with the 1st Cavalry Division. They give insight on their experiences serving with the US Army, what it's like being a women in a combat role, and the inspiring people they encounter every day. SUBMIT: FortHoodPAO@gmail.com FACEBOOK: /usagforthood INSTAGRAM: @usagforthood TWITTER: @usagforthood All music obtained, royalty free, through Filter by Songtradr: "Gun Metal Grey" - Delicious Allstars; "Learning By Doing" -...

Duration:00:32:30

Your Voice Matters: Equal Opportunity

3/17/2022
On this week's episode, the III Armored Corps Equal Opportunity comes to inform listeners what that phrase means and what EO advisors do. They also get into how people can use this office for their benefits, including an upcoming event titled Your Voice Matters. This is an Army-wide event that has finally made it's way to Fort Hood. For those who wish to participate, please reach out to your EO Officers today. SUBMIT: FortHoodPAO@gmail.com FACEBOOK: /usagforthood INSTAGRAM:...

Duration:00:33:53

The Mules are the Ones that Run the Show: 1st Cavalry Division Horse Detachment

3/10/2022
This week's episode focuses on the 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment. Cpt. Edwards tells the hosts all about the history behind the detachment, what their purpose is, the history in the uniforms and equipment, how soldiers can get involved, and even how the public can get involved. And of course you can't forget learning about the amazing horses, and mules, that make this detachment possible. Lastly, the hosts are here to remind Fort Hood residents and soldiers about the power...

Duration:00:27:21

Affects Just About Everybody on Base: Energy Resilience Readiness Exercise

3/3/2022
This week's episode focuses on the upcoming Energy Resilience Readiness Exercise (aka a power outage) that will take place on Fort Hood March 15. This exercise will begin at 8 AM and will last at least eight hours, but could last up till 12 hours. The Garrison Commander Col. Chad R. Foster is on the show this week to give us all the details of what people can expect that day, and to explain why we're even doing this. Plus, this is first episode of March which means Blair from the Fort Hood...

Duration:00:57:19

If You Didn't Bring It With You, Don't Take It: 3Rs Explosive Safety

2/24/2022
This week's episode focuses on the 3Rs Explosive Safety Program, what that means, what people should in situations of munitions, and how people can learn more. The general theme of the episode is the 3Rs themselves: Recognize, Retreat, and Report. Safety is also discussed in the event of a power outage, whether it is scheduled or unscheduled, and what you can do to ensure your safety and others. Lastly, it is the end of the month which means it is time for another Traveling Soldier feature...

Duration:00:46:08