I hope everyone is having a great week, and I hope you get a chance to drop by the newsstands and grab the latest copy of the Fort Hood Herald.

This week's cover story looks at the mission of III Corps in Afghanistan. During the unit's color casing ceremony, LTG Mark Milley shared some amazing statistics about the progress of Afghanistan. I think everyone was shocked and impressed with the numbers. They are definitely worth taking a look at, if you read nothing else in the paper.

But if you do choose to flip through a few more pages, you'll find a feature story by Sarah Rafique on a WTB soldier's experience with Ride 2 Recovery, which will ride through Killeen and Fort Hood this week. I've covered the event before and the stories these wounded warriors share are truly inspiring.

We've also got information on some great events coming up this week, including free legal advice for veterans, Granger Smith's 100-mile walk fundraiser and a recycling event benefiting MWR.

Please grab a copy and if you see something you like, let us know! If you see something that's missing, share that too, and I will do my best to get it covered.

Have a great week!


Contact Rose L. Thayer at rthayer@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7463. Follow her on Twitter at KDHmilitary.

Rose L. Thayer is the military editor for the Killeen Daily Herald. She joined the paper in February 2011 as a health and military reporter. View her complete profile Here.

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