Officials on Tuesday suspended live-fire gunnery exercises at Fort Hood at the post’s fire department continued to battle four fires affecting 6,500 acres in the installation’s training range areas. The fire did not pose an immediate risk of leaving the installation boundary, according to a press release. “We are carefully managing risk from this fire to reduce any possible impacts to our neighboring communities who do so much to support our soldiers and their families,” said III Corps and Fort Hood Deputy Commanding General Maj. Gen. Kenneth Kamper. Extreme heat and dry weather condition have created the ideal environment for wildfires across Texas, and conditions are expected to continue for the next several days, reported Stars and Stripes. … The Army Community Partnership Awards program is accepting nominations for installation-community partnerships that enhance readiness, support, reform and modernization through installation support services. Partnerships can include memorandums of understanding, memorandums of agreement, cooperative agreements, mutual aid agreements and intergovernmental support agreements that are signed during fiscal 2016-2018. Applications should be submitted on behalf of an Army command and a partnering community. Nominations are due Sept. 4. For a copy of the awards application, or for more information, contact Ivan Bolden at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703/545-2538.
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