FORT HOOD Texas- Fort Hood will host a Cowboys 4 Heroes event 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Phantom Warrior Center, here.

There will be free barbecue by Cowboys 4 Heroes with cowboys cooking over an open fire, a car show, and family friendly activities.

Cowboys 4 Heroes assists combat veterans during the challenging transition from active duty to civilian life. The volunteers that comprise the Cowboys 4 Heroes help veterans with combat related wounds of war as they and their families find and adjust to their new normal. Since 2010, Cowboys 4 Heroes donors and volunteers have provided more than 750,000 meals to transitioning veterans and their families while providing more than $275,000 in educational support to FFA and 4H youth.

Also, on the same day the Fort Hood Chapel Communities will host a Togetherness Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Spirit of Fort Hood Chapel parking lot. The day will be filled with music, crafts, and games for the whole family.

Both events are open to DoD ID card holders only.

Media who wish to cover these events, should call (254) 291-2317 by 4 p.m. Oct. 20.

Media should meet public affairs representatives at 10:15 a.m. Oct. 22, in the Marvin Leath Visitors Center Southside parking lot.