The two unassuming Army veterans sit in the Harker Heights café eating a meal and wearing hats among a sea of other veterans, also wearing their own caps. Emblazoned on the front of the duo’s hats is a patch with an eagle’s claw clutching a pair of lightning bolts, adjacent to an intriguing …
Fort Hood has begun construction of a new mission training complex following a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday.
AUSTIN — As a young soldier with the 11th Armored Division during World War II, Chester “Chet” Rohn knew there were concentration camps, but admits it didn’t register what that meant until he started seeing the dead prisoners in striped uniforms all along the road.
Soldiers and family members looking for things to do this holiday season don’t have to look very far as a number of events will be held in the Central Texas area.
COPPERAS COVE — In a country where NFL players are kneeling during the national anthem and former fans are boycotting the games, the Copperas Cove High School Junior ROTC is teaching respect for our nation’s flag and instilling patriotism in some of the country’s youngest citizens.
Spc. Orlando Williams was a military brat.
KILLEEN — Eight years ago, a former Army major and psychiatrist went on a shooting rampage at a Fort Hood processing facility where soldiers were preparing for deployment. Twelve active duty soldiers and one civilian were killed.
KILLEEN — For military children, the challenges are many.
Despite chilly weather, Jamie Williams eagerly waited outside on Cooper Field for her sister, Sgt. Kate Jackson.
The National Geographic eight-episode miniseries “The Long Road Home” premiered before an audience of soldiers, family, cast and crew members at Fort Hood’s Abrams Gym on Friday.
Beginning Veterans Day, approximately 70,000 honorably-discharged veterans from Bell and Coryell counties will have the opportunity to shop online at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s website, ShopMyExhange.com.
KILLEEN — For many years, the Boy Scouts of American have taken on the duty of properly retiring the nation’s flag when it becomes unservicable.
Contestants cooked and judges tasted three courses prepared by 12 soldiers from all over the U.S. — from ingredients found in a mystery basket.
Kids — and adults — enjoyed an early Halloween on Monday evening.
KILLEEN — Veterans and family members were able to leave their problems on shore while they fished from kayaks during a Heroes on the Water event at Yowell Ranch in Killeen on Saturday.
Cast and crewmembers of National Geographic’s “The Long Road Home” will host a premiere screening at 7 p.m. Friday for Fort Hood soldiers and their families at Abrams Gym.
The Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center hosted its sixth annual Walk to Remember Friday in the Fort Hood Spiritual Fitness Center.
TEMPLE — Those traveling down Airport Road might notice waves of parachuters floating to the ground near the Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport.
The Central Texas Marines Organization will host the sixth annual Marine Corps birthday breakfast at the American Legion Post 133 in Temple at 7 a.m. Nov. 11.
Fort Hood residents, emergency services personnel and other agencies gathered at Hood Stadium for the annual National Night Out event on Oct. 11.
On Oct. 18, 1942, Killeen lost one of the city’s favored sons when his aircraft crashed into the Himalaya mountains during World War II.
KILLEEN — For 23 years, Dawn Spradley drove a truck for the U.S. Army, deploying six times before retiring as a sergeant first class in 2012.
KILLEEN — The smiles of four Vietnam veterans brightened the gloomy morning Friday as they were honored for their service during by Dennis Eakin Kia in partnership with retired Army 1st Sgt. Eddie Bell Jr., state president and national director of the Department of Texas Korean War Veterans …
Maj. Gen. John C. Thomson III
Maj. Gen. Paul T. Calvert took command of the 1st Cavalry Division from Maj. Gen. John C. Thomson III on Tuesday during a change of command ceremony at Cooper Field presided over by U.S. Forces Command commander Gen. Robert B. Abrams.
The 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command held a memorial rededication Friday at Hildner Field to honor 110 soldiers who died in the line of duty since Sept. 11, 2001, while serving with the unit.
The common greeting of “welcome home” between Vietnam War veterans can be confusing to the uninitiated.
Approximately 200 soldiers from the 504th Military Intelligence Brigade are preparing for deployment to Afghanistan following a color-casing ceremony at Always Ready Field on Friday.
The Operational Test Command Hall of Fame welcomed two new inductees during a ceremony at the Command’s headquarters at West Fort Hood on Friday.
KILLEEN — Outgoing 1st Cavalry Division commander Maj. Gen. John C. Thomson III gave an update to the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce’s Military Relations Council on Monday during a luncheon at Texas A&M-Central Texas.
The 1st Cavalry Division honored its most recent losses in Afghanistan by adding the names of soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice to the division’s Global War on Terrorism memorial at Cooper Field on Friday.
Fort Hood’s 1st Cavalry Division celebrated its 96th active year on Sept. 13 during a ceremony at the 1st Cavalry Division Museum.
On Sept. 18, 1942, then-Camp Hood opened up as a tank destroyer training camp in response to the German tanks of World War II.
This year’s Sprint Triathlon, sponsored by Fort Hood Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, brought out approximately 100 soldiers and civilians, ages 9 and up, for some serious exertion on a cool Saturday morning at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area.
KILLEEN — During the 12th annual Freedom Walk, held Monday at Killeen High School, Killeen police chief Charles Kimble told those present, “We remain a nation at war.”
Though the 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment may be one of the smallest in the Army, it might be said they make the most noise.
KILLEEN — A familiar face to the 13th Sustainment Brigade has taken the reins as the new executive director at the Heart of Texas Defense Alliance.
Fort Hood hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to present the newly-remodeled Robert Gray Army Airfield radar approach control center Thursday.
COPPERAS COVE — Hayleigh Walker takes life one day at a time. Some days are harder than others, but she does know that she wants to live each day.
KILLEEN — When Hurricane Harvey began barreling through southeast Texas, causing catastrophic destruction, Julie Moser knew she wanted to help.
The remaining group of about 80 soldiers from III Corps Headquarters drew weapons and flew from Robert Gray Army Airfield to Iraq and Kuwait in support of Operation Inherent Resolve early Friday morning.
A standing room only crowd of soldiers filled the Grande Ballroom at Club Hood on Thursday to celebrate Women’s Equality Day.
GATESVILLE — Retired Army Lt. Col. Allen B. West, a popular political commentator often seen on major news networks and former member of Congress, spoke to members of the Coryell County Republican Party during the organization’s catfish fry on Saturday at the Gatesville Civic Center.
Shovels hoisted dirt at the site of new Popeye’s and Burger King restaurants on Fort Hood during a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday.
It was a bittersweet afternoon on Monday as the 1st Cavalry Division hosted a Patch and Retreat Ceremony at Cooper Field to bid farewell to three of the units senior leaders and welcome two incoming division deputy commanders.
The thunder rolled and the lightning struck on Thursday, but the rain held off as the last of approximately 200 soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division headquarters element returned home from a year-long deployment to Afghanistan for Operation Resolute Support.
The III Corps headquarters at Fort Hood deployed 88 soldiers to Iraq and Kuwait on Firday in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, the global coalition to defeat ISIS.
The official Army report from Fort Rucker, Alabama concerning the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles accident on June 2, 2016, was released to the Herald on Friday, but the majority of the report — including all findings and reccomendations — was fully redacted.
KILLEEN — The Vietnam Memorial at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen will be formally dedicated on Monday, with the ceremony scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.
KILLEEN — A decorated World War II veteran and local businessman died Friday, two days short of his 95th birthday.