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The excitement was palpable among the troops of Fort Hood on Tuesday as the World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars took the day to hang out with soldiers and their families before filming the 16th annual “Tribute to the Troops” on post.

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Friends and family celebrated the collegiate accomplishments of 91 graduates at III Corp and Fort Hood’s 22nd graduation ceremony Nov. 15. The two-hour ceremony started at 1 p.m. and was held at Howze Theater.

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“There are tons of stories out there, and mine are definitely not the craziest or the most dangerous, but they were enough to prick me in my heart and I felt like, ‘I shouldn’t have walked away from that one.’ Moments where other people didn’t, and I did.”

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A former commander of the 1st Cavalry Division who would go on to lead all ground forces during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm was honored with a memorial plaque Friday at Patton Park, an area which he had lived in four different times throughout his career.

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KILLEEN — When Anthony “Tony” Martinez was wounded in Iraq, he fought hard to remain on active duty. A following deployment to Afghanistan, however, sealed his fate and he was informed he would be medically retired by the time he had served only 15 years of what he thought would be a full career.

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Legend says that famed Old West outlaw Billy the Kid was shot and killed July 14, 1881 by Sheriff Pat Garrett in New Mexico, but some say the notorious gunfighter and cattle rustler also known as William H. Bonney actually escaped the law and lived a long life in a small central Texas town n…

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Few people need to relax more than people in uniform defending the country, but their stressful jobs can make it difficult to take it easy. That’s just one reason for the Fishing for Freedom tournament, in which volunteer fishermen — including a few pro anglers — took members of the armed fo…

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Congressman John Carter, R-Round Rock, and Congressman Mac Thornberry, R-Clarendon, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, held a press conference Friday at the Bernie Beck Gate following a tour and meeting with Fort Hood leadership.

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The past week, I spent time reading a number of articles about a recent visit the vice president’s wife made to an Army installation. Karen Pence visited Fort Carson where she shared her desire and commitment to helping military spouses get the support and services needed.

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Dark clouds and rain didn’t dampen the patriotic spirit of Saegert Elementary School students as they high-fived and fist-bumped Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center soldiers during the school’s annual Freedom Walk to commemorate Patriot Day on Sept. 11.

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KILLEEN — The Ride for Wreaths on Saturday, coordinated by nonprofit Wreaths for Vets, helped raise funds to place thousands of wreaths on headstones at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery during the holiday season.

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FORT HOOD — About 300 of the 350 troops who deployed August 2017 to Iraq in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve – the mission to destroy the Islamic State group – returned home Friday afternoon. Forty-five of the soldiers from the III Corps “Phantom Warriors” head…

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KILLEEN — Fort Hood’s Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse networking lead, Jessica Hall, organized a professional network lunch and learn for military spouses Sept. 6. Representatives from Workforce Solutions of Central Texas, Spherion, Dignity Memorial and Fort Hood Transition Assistance Prog…

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Take a scenic boat ride with Lake Buchanan Vanishing Texas Cruises and discover one of the Hill Country’s hidden gems — a short drive from Killeen and Fort Hood — that not only offers such sights as cascading waterfalls, towering lakeside cliffs and up-close views of native Texas wildlife, b…

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KILLEEN — On April 4, 2004, the soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment came under ferocious enemy fire in Sadr City, Iraq. That fateful day would become known as “Black Sunday” by the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division unit, ending with the death of eight soldiers…

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