May is a busy month at Under the Hood. Iraq Veterans Against the War headed to UTH this month, as part of its Operation Recovery Campaign, in its continued effort to stop the deployment of troops suffering from PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Military Sexual Trauma . IVAW has requested a meeting with General Don Campbell. Read IVAW's letter to General Campbell here. IVAW has not yet received a response, but their efforts to reach the General is only the beginning of the work they plan to do while in Fort Hood. IVAW's organizing team will work for several months to outreach to soldiers, build their case against the military's egregious practices, conduct town hall meetings, and pressure Fort Hood's new General to do the right thing.
Under the Hood has a new intern! He's a longtime supporter of UTH - Malachi Muncy. This internship through the national G.I. Coffeehouse Network started on May 9th and will last for a total of 12 weeks. Malachy will be working closely with the Under the Hood staff, volunteers an board members to build working relationships with veterans, servicemembers and the civilian community. We're very excited to have him on staff.
Join us on Memorial Day as we celebrate Kyle Wesolowski's release from the army! As we told you in our March issue, Kyle’s Conscientious Objector claim was approved by the U.S. Army. Since he was notified of his CO status, Kyle has been on terminal leave. After months of patiently waiting, Kyle will officially be out of the military by Memorial Day!
Here are the details:
What: Under the Hood BBQ and get-together
When: Monday, May 30th, starting at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Under the Hood Cafe & Outreach Center, 17 College Street, Killeen Texas