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The MHC at Ft. hood

On 14 March, three members of the MHC faculty, Drs. Wawro, Leggiere, and McCaslin joined by MHC Student Fellow Captain Bill Nance visited Fort Hood to build relationships with the military community. Hosted by captain Nance's father, Bill, a retired Air Force Colonel, the professors and Dr. Wawro's two sons got the opportunity to train on tank and infantry fighting vehicle simulators as well as tour both the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment and 1st Cavalry Division museums. The day also included lunch with faculty from the history department of Texas A&M Central Texas College and LTG (ret) David Palmer, a former superintendent of the United States Military Academy and leading citizen of the Fort Hood area. The trip marked the beginning of what is expected to be a long and profitable relationship between the MHC and the Fort Hood military community.

CPT Bill Nance demonstrates firing a .50 caliber machine gun in the HMMWV simulator at the Fort Hood Digital Training Center
CPT Bill Nance demonstrates firing a .50 caliber machine gun in the HMMWV simulator at the Fort Hood Digital Training Center

Dr. Wawro's son, Winslow, fires an M16 out of a window in the HMWWV simulator.
Dr. Wawro's son, Winslow, fires an M16 out of a window in the HMWWV simulator.

Dr. Wawro and CPT Bill Nance at the Fort Hood Digital Training Center
Dr. Wawro and CPT Bill Nance at the Fort Hood Digital Training Center

Dr. Leggiere learning how to use a M249 Squad Automatic Weapon at the Fort Hood Digital Training Center
Dr. Leggiere learning how to use a M249 Squad Automatic Weapon at the Fort Hood Digital Training Center

Dr. McCaslin engaging enemy targets with the .50 caliber machine gun in the HMMWV simulator at the Fort Hood Digital Training Center
Dr. McCaslin engaging enemy targets with the .50 caliber machine gun in the HMMWV simulator at the Fort Hood Digital Training Center



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