In November, Ft. Hood SPC Steven Svach and his wife, Brittany were hosted for a weekend in Austin through Operation Vacation. The sponsors of this program are the Rotary Club of Austin and Killeen, Greater Austin Restaurant Association, Austin Hotel Lodging Association, Austin Convention & Visitors Association, and Killeen Toyota. The Courtyard Marriott South provided a two night stay at their hotel on Friday and Saturday with meals. The County Line on the Lake hosted a private candlelight dinner of barbeque with all the trimmings at their restaurant and surprised the couple with flowers and some spending money. The sponsors provided the couple with a gift bag of goodies and Austin entertainment coupons. This is our way of saying thank you to the men and women who serve our country and the families would the sacrifices they make to keep us safe. God bless our military!