Winter Soldier Hearings in Austin, Texas. 1-5 pm, Saturday, February 28, 2009
Central Presbyterian Church, 200 East 8th St. (Brazos & 8th). Read more
Grand Opening in Killeen, Texas of Under the Hood, 1-5 p.m., Sunday, March 1, 2009

Under The Hood
17 S. College Street
Killeen, Texas

Now Open
5-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday
5-8 p.m., Sunday-Thursday

In the spirit of the Oleo Strut from the late ’60s, Under The Hood is a place for soldiers to meet and unwind. Under The Hood needs your donations!Uncle Sam wants you to make Under The Hood possible! Our Mission
To Promote:
the free and uncensored exchange of ideas and information among active duty and reserve military personnel and civilians.
To Provide:
accurate information, referrals, and counseling regarding the rights and duties of America’s service members under U.S. and international law.
To Entertain:
servicemembers, civilians, and their families with performances of music, dance, comedy, rap,poetry, and authors’ readings reflecting a wide variety of viewpoints.House Rules
Yes
Talking
Exchanging Ideas
Discussing
Flirting
Debating
P.D.A.
NO
Smoking
Drinking Alcohol
Photography (without consent)
Insulitng or Offensive Language
After 9:00 p.m. persons under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.
We reserve the right to ask unruly guests to leave.


“ The Under the Hood cafe offers an oasis for members of the military to gather and talk of issues of importance.
I welcome the opportunity to meet fellow military in an atmosphere of peace and justice.”— Ann Wright, U.S. Army colonel (retired), official of the U.S. State Department (retired)From Ronn
During Vietnam, the GI antiwar movement got off the ground when civilians started establishing a string of coffeehouses around military installations.I’m genuinely excited that Under the Hood has finally opened. Your donations are greatly appreciated and will go a long way toward giving us what we need in order to take care of our brothers and sisters as well as organize a viable movement to help end these destructive, pointless wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Thank you very much.
— Ronn Cantu, Former President, Iraq Veterans Against the War Chapter 38 at Fort Hood From Cindy
Who wants to really support our soldiers? And I don’t mean just putting a magnet on our cars or volunteering to do nice things for them.I mean who wants to help them by advocating for them and for us, the dependents? For the last few years we all know that things have been getting worse in our community, more so here at Fort Hood, since we are the biggest base. The divorce rate is at its highest, and so are domestic violence, suicides, rapes, etc.We, as spouses and family members, all know that one day our loved ones may have to go to war. Hell, a lot of us married our husbands after the wars started, but we loved them so much that we did it anyway, knowing that we might lose them. But did anyone ever think that they would not be taken care of if they came back wounded? I sure didn’t. Read more— Cindy Thomas, Under the Hood Manager

Under The Hood Cafe