NEW YORK — U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer wants the Army to posthumously honor a U.S. soldier and native of Ghana who raced repeatedly into a burning New York City apartment building, saving four people before he died in flames that also claimed a dozen other lives.
The beginning of a new year brings change and a new feature to the Fort Hood Herald. Currently, about 20 percent of the more than 35,000 troops stationed at Fort Hood brought in the new year deployed around the globe, according to the latest fact sheet put out by post officials.
KILLEEN — When area law enforcement agencies need assistance with unexploded ordnance, who do they call?
KILLEEN — For those who might be considering a change of career or may just wish to learn new professional skills, Central Texas College is offering a broad selection of professional development courses as part of the Continuing Education Department spring schedule.
Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center staff are proudly laying claim to having the first baby born in the Killeen area for 2018.
The coming year will bring new construction to Fort Hood, along with a continued cycle of deployments to areas such as the Middle East and eastern Europe.
Spc. Sydni Kloczkowski was aware of the growing tension between North Korea and the United States when she joined the already-deployed 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division in South Korea. But without a computer and reliable cellphone reception, she said she’s lost touch with the ste…
Local military spouse and Killeen resident Miriam “Miso” Nowon wears many creative hats. From a very young age, Nowan wrote short stories before turning to poetry, song writing and, most recently, a children’s book.
KILLEEN — Cooper has a new home.
KILLEEN — Fort Hood Chaplain Capt. Matthew Granahan, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, brought his wife, Darci, and four young sons to the Killeen City Cemetery on Saturday.
Harker Heights resident John W. Diem was named the new civilian executive director for the U.S. Army Operational Test Command during a promotion ceremony near the command’s headquarters on West Fort Hood on Friday.
The Community Events and Bingo Center was filled with young voices on Saturday.
HARKER HEIGHTS — Three Fort Hood families, nominated by the Armed Forces YMCA and Homefront in Harker Heights, participated in the Santa Boots program Monday sponsored by Boot Campaign, a national non-profit organization which is dedicated to igniting patriotism in every American.
Improvised explosive devices remain the top concern in areas of Iraq and Syria once held by the Islamic State, said III Corps and Fort Hood commander Lt. Gen. Paul Funk II.
KILLEEN — Two local Vietnam veterans, retired U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Jan Trouchet, of Harker Heights, and retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Larry Ware, of Killeen, were honored for their service during a pinning ceremony held for them Friday.
Chilly temperatures and windy conditions made the day feel a bit like Christmas.
KILLEEN — A year’s worth of dedicated work culminates with an all-day inspection with the goal of earning a shiny gold star.
Sgt. First Class James McMillan was dressed warmly on Saturday morning, and also carried a large U.S. flag.
The look on the soldiers’ faces as they gradually filled the training room at the 504th Military Intelligence Brigade headquarters Tuesday told the story well — another mandatory, boring class. Probably “death by PowerPoint.”
Baylor brought NCAA basketball back to Fort Hood for the third consecutive year on Saturday night.
Howze Auditorium on Fort Hood was filled with the sound of holiday music on Saturday.
In a hangar usually occupied by Army helicopters, thousands of families gathered Saturday to fill carts with toys and food.
AUSTIN — While attending a deployment ceremony, retired Col. James Stryker saw a child cling to her mother’s leg, begging her not to go. The soldier, with tears on her cheeks, explained she had to go to Iraq as the father pulled the child away.
The soldiers of 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team “Greywolf,” 1st Cavalry Division returned from a nine-month deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield recently.
Children’s eyes were filled with wonder Thursday evening outside the III Corps headquarters as holiday songs accompanied the annual Fort Hood Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
KILLEEN — Hoping to help military families thrive, not merely struggle to get by, Holiday Meals for Military distributed food and gift cards to over 350 families on Saturday at the Shilo Inn, Killeen.
KILLEEN — The nonprofit group Operation Phantom Support hosted the first “Touch of Christmas Bazaar” this past Saturday and Sunday in downtown Killeen.
Some service member’s children will get to enjoy the Christmas holiday thanks to gift donations by soldiers from the 36th Engineer Brigade on Nov. 21.
From Nov. 13 to Nov. 21, the 1st Squadron , 3rd Cavalry Regiment spent time conducting troop level combined arms live-fire training with Stryker vehicles at Fort Hood.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, so those with loved ones deployed overseas should know the deadlines to mail Christmas gifts in order for them to arrive in time.
“I like the friendly competition leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday.”
BELTON — Maj. Tiffany McQueen serves at Fort Hood as a veterinarian with the 43rd Medical Detachment Veterinary Service Support, 21st Combat Support Hospital, 1st Medical Brigade.
Fort Hood playgrounds will soon receive shading to protect against excessive summer heat thanks to a donation made to the Central Texas-Fort Hood Chapter of the Association of the United States Army by H-E-B officials.
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.