Troop deployment

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.

The fact sheet, dated Dec. 6, states there are 35,406 military members assigned to the post — which includes U.S. Air Force personnel and active Reserve/National Guard soldiers. Of those, a little more than 6,700 are deployed.

With our new deployment map, you can now keep up with where your Fort Hood soldiers are serving to deter aggression from hostile nations and fight terrorists. As units deploy, or return from deployment, we’ll update the map to reflect the locations of the brave men and women serving abroad to keep us safe here at home.

dbryant@kdhnews.com | 254-501-7554

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