By Brandy Cruz
Fort Hood Public Affairs
Lt. Gen. Douglas Gabram, commanding general of Installation Management Command, spoke with our Trooper, Pfc. Amber King, while taking a tour barracks of her barracks in 3rd Cav. Regt. Nov. 3 on Fort Hood.
During his visit, Gabram toured housing and barrack, and spoke with 3CR troopers during training on the fundamentals.
“First off, it’s always a privilege to be back at the Great Place,” Gabram said. “It’s great to see Soldiers, it’s great to hear from Soldiers, it’s great to go through barracks.”
The IMCOM commander, who is in charge of Army installations worldwide, was given a tour of Fort Hood’s housing areas and barracks, to see the improvements being made firsthand. He was also able to speak with Soldiers actually living in newly-renovated barracks to find out their perspective.
Pfc. Amber King, who moved into the recently-renovated 3rd Cavalry Regiment barracks six months ago, said having her own private room and a kitchen was a huge upgrade from her former barracks. The newly-renovated barracks are apartment-style, with a kitchen and two bedrooms. Each bedroom has a twin bed, bedside table with lamp, a desk and chair. There is also a large walk-in closet with the ability to lock it from the outside to keep items more secure.
“It’s much better,” King said. “I like having my own room, instead of just a wall locker to divide the space.”
Lt. Gen. Douglas Gabram, commanding general of IMCOM, speaks with Pfc. Amber King while taking a tour of her barracks in 3rd Cav. Regt. Nov. 3 on Fort Hood. (U.S. Army photo by Brandy Cruz, Fort Hood Public Affairs)
Lt. Gen. Douglas Gabram, commanding general of IMCOM, speaks with Sgt. Jake Iacono and Sgt. Bradley Babcock while they trained their Troopers on Expert Soldier Badge tasks. Their leadership and knowledge of the M500 shotgun led to a coin presentation to Spc. Hugo Fernandez from Scout Platoon, Rattler Troop, Second Squadron, 3rd Cav. Regt. (U.S. Army Courtesy Photo)