HARKER HEIGHTS — While Siobhan Fallon’s husband, Lt. Col. K.C. Evans, was stationed at Fort Hood from 2006-2009, she dealt with his deployments like many other military spouses.
One local high school student won a Heroes’ Legacy Scholarship and three others were winners of the annual Scholarships for Military Children program.
The 1st Air Cavalry Brigade is helping prepare college Army ROTC cadets for future commissions during this summer’s Cadet Troop Leadership Training program.
With two Patriot launchers and a radar unit towering over the assembled troops, the 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade celebrated the change of command at Fort Hood’s Sadowski Field on June 29.
The gates of Fort Hood opened to the public on July Fourth, bringing hundreds to Hood Stadium for the annual Independence Day celebration.
The new III Corps and Fort Hood senior enlisted adviser took charge during a change of responsibility ceremony at Fort Hood’s Sadowski Field on Thursday.
Col. Mark W. Thompson relinquished command of the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center to Col. David R. Gibson during a change of command ceremony at Sadowski Field last Friday.
Col. Todd M. Fox relinquished command to Col. Henry C. Perry during a change of command ceremony at the III Corps headquarters Tuesday.
KILLEEN — When Gen. Robert M. Shoemaker gave an order, it was immediately followed.
"Freedom is not free.”
Brian Garrett was at the Bronco youth Center watching his toddler son play cornhole with another youngster on Saturday afternoon.
KILLEEN — The vision and passion behind the “Price of Liberty” monument is that the price of freedom and liberty cannot be summed up by a monetary figure. When a soldier deploys, the entire family is affected, and those left behind fight a battle at home to fill a void their missing soldier …
The heat might have felt like an unbearable 112 degrees for some, but those who gathered at the Operational Test Command Headquarters on West Fort Hood for the ceremony promoting Col. John C. Ulrich to brigadier general on Friday were only too glad to share the occasion.
The sound of cannon fire echoing across Fort Hood’s Cameron Field accompanied the First Army’s Division West change of command ceremony on Monday.
Col. Christopher J. Cox has come a long way since enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1983. Rising through the ranks as a non-commissioned officer, he earned his commission 10 years later and served in a variety of leadership positions.
Thousands are expected to attend the funeral today of renowned local legend Robert Morin Shoemaker, a retired four-star general and one of the most recognizable figures in the Killeen-Fort Hood area.
COPPERAS COVE — Who knew there are different densities to tennis balls? Aurora, the Alaskan Husky owned by Yousef and Kaitlin Sakhnini, knows.
COPPERAS COVE — A Copperas Cove-based nonprofit dedicated to eradicating homelessness among the nation’s veterans gave a young Copperas Cove artist the opportunity to see his patriotic drawing go from a concept on paper to a painted mural Monday.
Charred buildings lined the trash-filled streets with scattered remains of burned, twisted cars. Bullet holes dotted crumbling walls, piercing shop signs written in Arabic.
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.