• September 26, 2016

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Ex-Fort Hood commander Robert Cone dies at 59

SHAWANO, Wis. — Former Fort Hood and III Corps commander Gen. Robert W. Cone died Sunday at age 59.

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Fort Hood celebrates 74th anniversary
Posted: September 21, 2016

Fort Hood celebrated its 74th year of service to the nation with a cake cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday.

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First Team celebrates its 95th birthday
Posted: September 21, 2016

Troopers young and old, past and present and near and far gathered to celebrate the 1st Cavalry Division’s 95th birthday Tuesday at both Fort Hood and Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

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Internal investigation concludes ‘pilot error’ in November Black Hawk crash
Posted: September 21, 2016

The internal unit report by First Army released on Sept. 14 concluded that pilot error caused the deaths of four First Army Division West soldiers involved in a November Black Hawk helicopter crash.

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POW/MIA tribute says soldiers ‘never forgotten’
Posted: September 21, 2016

For the families and friends of more than 1,600 missing or unaccounted American military, the search is still on, said retired Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch at the National POW/MIA Recognition Day on Friday at the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood.

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Central Texas MOAA hosts scholarship foundation at monthly meeting
Posted: September 21, 2016

BELTON — Retired Army Col. Tim Karcher, director of outreach development and strategic planning for No Greater Sacrifice Foundation, spoke to members of the Central Texas Military Officers of America Association on Friday about educational assistance to military children.

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‘Blue Watch’ conducts community event at Nolanville Jamboree
Posted: September 21, 2016

NOLANVILLE — Soldiers are invaluable members of their civilian communities and partnerships formed between Army units and local communities serve as a bridge to the growing civilian-military divide.

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Central Texans band together to ensure soldier receives proper burial
Posted: September 21, 2016

KILLEEN — It was a situation no veteran wants to face — one which stressed James Cogan until shortly before his death Sept. 9 at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Temple.

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Ride for Wreaths raises $3,000 for gravesite wreaths
Posted: September 21, 2016

KILLEEN — This holiday season, approximately 7,500 wreaths will be placed on the graves of service members and their families at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, an act that wouldn’t have been possible without the Friends of Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery and the Combat Vets Motorcycle Association.

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