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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.

  • By Valerie Valdez Herald correspondent
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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.

  • By Val Valdez Herald Correspondent
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KILLEEN — Retired Army Col. Matt Elledge returned to Fort Hood on Friday as senior deputy director of Veterans Programs for the Veterans Land Board to speak to the Central Texas chapter of Military Officers of America Association.

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The stories told on Thursday at the Spirit of Fort Hood Chapel by friends and fellow soldiers of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Andre George Nance were humorous, joyful and uplifting — each telling the life of a leader committed to his family, soldiers and to the Army.

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TEMPLE — The Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour of vintage military aircraft will be on display at Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport in Temple from March 20 to 22 as part of a 110-city nation-wide tour honoring World War II veterans.

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COPPERAS COVE — Junior Miss Rabbit Fest Kaydence Weary dedicated her free time Saturday at the Copperas Cove Wal-Mart in order to collect donations to help military dogs serving overseas with the 89th Military Police Brigade.

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KILLEEN — Hundreds of active-duty service members and their family members were given vital information regarding their many military benefits at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center on Saturday during a veterans benefits fair hosted by the Texas Veterans Land Board.

  • By David A. Bryant Fort Hood Herald
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KILLEEN — The Central Texas College VetSuccess Center and Veteran’s Services department hosted a Veterans Benefits Expo and Appreciation Day on Tuesday at the Anderson Campus Center.

  • By Andrew Keese Special to the Herald
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AUSTIN — As one of the largest Army installations and home to much of the country’s heavy armor, Fort Hood is critical to the United States’ military might. Even with the critical role it plays in the defense of the country, Fort Hood is also a leader in environmental sustainability.

  • By Abbey Sinclair Herald correspondent
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It was a great start to a four-day weekend as soldiers of the 3rd Assault Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, “Spearhead,” were collectively presented with an award during an in-house ceremony Thursday afternoon — the prestigious Lt. Gen. Ellis D. Parker Award.

  • By David A. Bryant Fort Hood Herald
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The first Hood Howdy event of the year saw large crowds of new soldiers and families stop by Club Hood on Friday to learn about the local community and what’s available both on and off post.

  • By David A. Bryant Fort Hood Herald
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New members of the Texas State Legislation had the opportunity to tour Fort Hood on Friday to see what it’s like to be a soldier during the post’s Texas Legislative Day hosted by III Corps and Fort Hood commander Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland.

  • By Sgt. Dominique M. Clarke 504th Military Intelligence Brigade Public Affairs
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Soldiers must always be prepared physically and mentally for combat, so familiarity and proficiency with all assigned weapons systems may be the deciding factor in pushing back the enemy or providing cover fire as needed to get a comrade to safety.

  • By Val Valdez Herald Correspondent
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KILLEEN — Dozens of people applied as background extras during an open casting call for the television mini-series war drama “The Long Road Home” on Sunday at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center.

  • By Valerie Valdez Herald Correspondent
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KILLEEN — On April 4, 2004, soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division were on a routine community-outreach mission, assisting with sewage disposal, in the massive Shiite slum of Sadr City, Iraq, when they came under surprise attack.

  • By Jacqueline Dowland Killeen Daily Herald
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A Carry The Fallen 8.5 mile team hiking event was held Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Lions Club Park. Six members of the community marched for approximately three hours in below freezing cold to help end veteran suicide.

  • By David A. Bryant Fort Hood Herald
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Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, III Corps and Fort Hood commander, and Col. Todd Fox, post garrison commander, joined the family members of one of the 1st Cavalry Division’s heroes on Tuesday to celebrate the opening of the Master Sgt. Mike Castaneda Pena Training Support Center.

  • By Justin Mashburn Herald Correspondent
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Due to a bill authorized by Texas State Senator Jose Menendez in June 2003, the past few years have seen an increase in unaccompanied veteran burials in the Fort Hood and Central Texas area.

  • By David A. Bryant Fort Hood Herald
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The commander of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center in Fort Rucker, Ala., said in a letter to the Herald that the Army report on the 2015 Black Hawk crash released Dec. 27 was heavily redacted because portions of the report are exempt from public release through a Freedom of Information A…

  • By David A. Bryant Fort Hood Herald
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It’s a fact of life in the Army — if you don’t take advantage of the holiday season to head home, spend time with family and friends and generally take a break from the stress of Army life, there’s a good chance you’ll end up on duty or working.

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