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Media is invited to cover the graduation ceremony at the 3rd Cavalry Regiment Museum, Bldg. 409 at Fort Hood, Texas, on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. and must arrive at the Visitor’s Center no later than 3:00 p.m. (this is a firm time) to allow for parking and coordination. Leadership and graduates from the company will be available for interviews following the ceremony.
Members of the media are required to RSVP no later than Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, by 5 p.m.
with the Texas Military Department Public Affairs Office at 512-782-5620 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media will be required to enter Fort Hood through the Marvin Leath Visitor Center located at 69012, T.J. Mills Blvd, Fort Hood, Texas 76544. Media will be required to show credentials.
FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLIC RELEASE:
AUSTIN, Texas (Nov. 15, 2016) – On Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 at 3:30 p.m., the Texas Army National Guard Regional Training Institute will graduate the first female cavalry scout in the U.S. Army. The graduation ceremony will be held at the 3rd Cavalry Regiment Museum, Bldg. 409, located at Battalion Ave. and 27th Street on Fort Hood, Texas.
Upon completion of the rigorous 20-day course, to include a High Physical Demands Tests (HPDT) and a series of tasks geared toward cavalry scouts designed to ensure force capability and readiness, Sgt. Kayci Landes, assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division, based at Fort Hood, will be the first female cavalry scout in the nation.
The National Guard’s 136th Regional Training Institute, offers numerous courses to soldiers across the force, including numerous military occupational specialty producing courses, such as the 19D Cavalry Scout. The mission of RTI is about training soldiers to a high standard in the most efficient and fiscally responsible way.
“The RTI is proud to be a part of training so many fine men and women; supporting the Army’s readiness and combat performance is our top priority,” said Texas Army National Guard Col. Kevin Countie, 136th Regional Training Institute commander.
For more information, contact the Texas Military Department Public Affairs Office, at (512) 782-5620; email email@example.com.
The mission of the Texas Military Department (TMD) is to provide the Governor and the President with ready and trained forces in support of the citizens of Texas and State and Federal civil/military authorities at home and abroad.
The Texas Military Department is commanded by the Adjutant General of Texas, the state's senior military official appointed by the governor, and is comprised of the Texas Military Department (formerly the Adjutant General's Department), the Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), the Texas Air National Guard (TXANG), the Texas State Guard (TXSG) and the Domestic Operations Command (DOMOPS).
For more information about the Texas Military Department visit our Website at https://tmd.texas.gov.