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The 504th Military Intelligence Brigade welcomed a new senior enlisted advisor during a change of responsibility ceremony at Always Ready Field on West Fort Hood on Friday.

Fort Hood will once again stand up the 166th Aviation Training Brigade and is retaining the 206th Military Intelligence Battalion under the new National Defense Authorization Act.

KILLEEN —The Central Texas chapter of the American Society of Military Comptrollers awarded scholarships to local area students last Thursday.

Two endangered songbird species in Central Texas are on the rise due in part to Fort Hood’s conservation efforts, which earned the Army post the Military Conservation Partner Award presented by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service during a ceremony at III Corps headquarters last Wednesday.

Shannon and Jerimiah Woods created a painting last year to memorialize the lives of eight soldiers and a West Point cadet who died on June 2, 2016, during a training accident.

Community leaders, soldiers and veterans gathered to honor the 1st Cavalry Division during the Spirit of the Cav ceremony, Friday afternoon at Abrams Physical Fitness Center.

III Corps, Fort Hood and local community leadership gathered around the post flag pole to witness the Phantom Honors farewell and welcome retreat ceremony Thursday afternoon.

HARKER HEIGHTS — It can be tough for spouses when their soldiers are deployed. Oftentimes spouses are in a new area with few friends and an even smaller support structure, and they need a lifeline they can hang on to while they wait for their soldier to come home. Luckily the spouses of the …

Fort Hood took another step towards its goal to only use as much energy as they create following a ribbon-cutting ceremony recognizing the completion of a four-year solar and wind energy project on Friday.

Medical students from Texas A&M will begin working with medical professionals at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center this September.

The Fort Hood chapter of Heroes on the Water will hold their third kayak fishing event, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m on June 24 at Dana Peak Park, on Stillhouse Hollow Lake.

KILLEEN — More than 20 friends, family members, and soldiers gathered Friday at the Killeen home of Ngo T. Pham on the one-year anniversary of the Fort Hood flooding accident that took the lives of eight Fort Hood soldiers and a West Point cadet.

June 2 marks the one year anniversary of the accident that claimed the lives of eight soldiers and a West Point cadet when their vehicle overturned while trying to cross Fort Hood’s Owl Creek during a convoy training mission.

Fort Hood officials have added flood warning signs, stream gauges, improved alert notifications and are building bridges at some of the low-water crossings, in an effort to reduce and hopefully, eliminate the threat along the Army post’s low-water crossings.

WADI SHADIYA, Jordan — Soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division participated in a combined arms live-fire training exercise in Jordan May 7-18.

A report on the tragic Army truck crash at Fort Hood on June 2, 2016 — which claimed nine lives — is drawing strong criticism from family of one of the soldiers killed.

Recycle champions from Fort Hood, Copperas Cove, and Killeen collected more than 14,750 pounds of recyclables. Central Texas students were challenged to a recycle competition that kicked off on America Recycles Day, Nov. 15 and ended on Earth Day, April 22.

Eleven soldiers from multiple installations competed in the 2017 III Corps Best Warrior Competition on Fort Hood last week.

KILLEEN — The Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center deputy commander briefed members of the Central Texas chapter of the Military Officers Association of America on the new hospital during the organization’s monthly meeting Friday.

The Black Jack Brigade is heading back to Korea.

Fort Hood held an Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance Friday at Fort Hood’s Community Events Center.

The 3rd Cavalry Regiment celebrated 171 years of continuous service this week during Brave Rifles Week.

KILLEEN — The Friends of the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery held a meeting on May 10 to thank their volunteers who participate in the annual Wreath for Vets program at the Central Texas State Cemetery. The Wednesday evening event was held in the Yowell Business Center in Killeen.

KILLEEN — H-E-B and the USO held a Military Spouse Appreciation Day event Friday.

Fort Hood emergency responders held their annual two-day active shooter training exercise on May 10-11.

Fort Hood leadership, soldiers and friends gathered at the III Corps Headquarters’ West Atrium Tuesday morning to celebrate the Corps’ 99th birthday.

FORT HOOD — Lemonade Day weekend began Thursday with a celebration of Fort Hood’s youngest entrepreneurs who set up lemonade stands during a ceremony at the front entrance of III Corps Headquarters.

FORT HOOD — The Fort Hood Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted its third annual Color Run at Abrams Physical Fitness Center Saturday.

TEMPLE — Seven Vietnam veterans were recognized last week for their service and sacrifice, while a retired general speaking at the event warned of the needs of current U.S. armed forces.

KILLEEN — The Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce hosted joint ceremonies Saturday to celebrate the designation of the Fort Hood-Central Texas Region as a Great American Defense Community and to unveil Interstate 14 signage.

KILLEEN — New III Corps and Fort Hood Commander Lt. Gen. Paul Funk II spoke to the Central Texas chapter of Military Officers of America Association at the Shilo Inn on Friday.

KILLEEN — Operation Stand Down-Central Texas served 75 homeless persons during its Spring stand down for homeless veterans Saturday at the Army National Guard armory in Killeen.

COPPERAS COVE — Soldiers and their families filled the Domino’s restaurant Sunday morning and afternoon as they waited for a chance to receive a free pizza or two during an anuual event thanking active-duty military members and veterans for their service. The 12th annual Soldier Appreciation…

April is the Month of the Military Child. In 1986, the Month of the Military Child was established by the Defense Department and is part of the legacy left by former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger.

Soldiers and community members gathered at the III Corps headquarters flag pole April 12 to welcome the new Fort Hood and III Corps commanding general.

The Nazi-run Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland was a site where more than 1 million people lost their lives.

Kaydence Weary probably weighs less than 60-pounds. But she pitched 25- and 40-pound sacks of dog food to the back of a pick-up truck bed like they were as light as feathers.

The 1st Cavalry Division’s deputy home station commander was promoted to brigadier general Friday during a ceremony on Cooper’s Field.

KILLEEN — On April 18, 1942, pilots in what was then the U.S. Army Air Force pulled off an unheard-of feat — they stripped down B-25 Mitchell bombers and launched from Naval aircraft carriers to begin the first air strikes on the Japanese home islands.

A wave of cheers, gratitude and inspiration rolled into Killeen and Fort Hood as more than 100 wounded veterans and supporters rode into town last week as part of a more than 500-mile bike ride that started in San Antonio on April 3 and ended in Houston on Saturday.

KILLEEN — Soldiers and community members were treated to a benefit concert featuring Kat and Jared from the band Flyleaf and The Wellington Cooperative on Saturday at The Soldier’s Hospitality House.

Beneath the clusters of oak trees in the middle of an enormous military installation, students learned about the earth, conservation and sustaining natural resources.

Amidst the muddy, rugged Central Texas terrain, engineer and combat arms soldiers came together to train during a wet gap crossing exercise Thursday morning at Nolan Creek near Fort Hood.

OAKALLA — The National Mounted Warfare Foundation’s third annual Homecoming for Heroes gala benefitting the National Mounted Warrior Museum project is scheduled for 6 to 10:30 p.m. April 29 at the SC River Ranch in Oakalla.

The Army is in the process of standing up six new security force assistance brigades, and Fort Hood would be the ideal location for at least one of them, according to a former Fort Hood and III Corps commander.

April Fool’s Day began with a celebration of spring and the outdoor living garden center, military life and Fort Hood’s military families at the Clear Creek Exchange.

Soldiers, family and friends filled the Fort Hood Community Events Center on Friday afternoon to witness the promotion of Col. Douglas M. McBride Jr. to brigadier general.

The possible acquisition of MoneyGram by a company with close ties to the Chinese government in Beijing has raised a few red flags about whether a foreign nation could use the company to gather information on soldiers and their families.

KILLEEN — Retired Army Lt. Col. Louis R. “Reggie” Bass received a prestigious Federal Aviation Administration award March 15 at Skylark Field in Killeen.

KILLEEN — Army Aviation’s primary mission is to support commanders and troops on the ground, and retired Army Lt. Col. Reggie Bass, 78, heroically fulfilled that mission during Vietnam earning two Distinguished Flying Crosses, an Air Medal for Valor and the Purple Heart Medal.

Over 500 people filled the sanctuary Friday for the funeral services of retired Command Sgt. Maj. Elijah King Jr., a longtime advocate for veterans and soldiers in the Killeen area.

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