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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
KILLEEN — On Thursday morning, three World War II veterans provided firsthand accounts of their time in one of the most unforgettable wars in history.
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.
KILLEEN — A room full of Fort Hood soldiers, family members and several World War II veterans traveled back in time Thursday morning during a talk and panel discussion about the Battle of the Bulge, a pivotal conflict for the outcome of World War II.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 3rd Cavalry Regiment “Brave Rifles” officially uncased the unit colors to signify the final troopers were home from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan on Thursday at Cooper Field.
Soldiers and Fort Hood civilians gathered Thursday at the Phantom Warrior Center to celebrate the contributions of African Americans to the Army and the nation.
Purple Heart Medal recipients, spouses and Gold Star Family members dressed to impress Saturday for the 15th annual Military Order of the Purple Heart Ball, held at Club hood.
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.
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.
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.
KILLEEN — The 1st Cavalry Division Association partnered with Panera Bread in Killeen on Thursday to help bolster the nonprofit’s scholarship funds.
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.
The Fort Hood Veterans Endeavor for Treatment and Support (VETS) Court graduated its first three veterans Friday at the III Corps headquarters building.
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.
TAMPA, Fla. — James Frick, a 66-year-old Army veteran and 1972 U.S. Military Academy at West Point graduate, will attempt to lift 200 tons of weight in two hours on March 4.
KILLEEN — Approximately 500 volunteers braved muddy weather as they showed up in droves to the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery on Saturday to help retrieve thousands of wreaths adorning the graves there.
KILLEEN — The 2017 officers for the Central Texas Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America were sworn in Friday during their monthly meeting at Shilo Inn in Killeen.
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.
When Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II takes over as III Corps and Fort Hood commander, it would be the first time in the corps’ history that a father and son had both commanded the unit.
Unfortunately, there were no aliens under study. Nor was there an entrance to an underground submarine route linking Fort Hood to the Gulf of Mexico.
Friday will be the fourth time — and fourth president — since the 1972 founding of the 1st Cavalry Division Horse Detachment to represent the First Team and the Greater Fort Hood Area in Washington, D.C.
The 1st Cavalry Division’s headquarters building $65 million renovation is underway and should be ready to start moving furniture in by August 2018.
For service far above the call of duty, the staff and students of Peebles Elementary School on Friday offered cookies, cards and most of all, their continuing grateful affection to their favorite soldiers.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.