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Temple chamber treats troops’ families at ‘Operation Winter Wonderland’

TEMPLE — The Chamber of Commerce held its second Operation Winter Wonderland on Sunday to benefit families of deployed military at American Legion Post 133.

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Wednesday 12/17/2014
Gold Star families fly to Dallas area for weekend of free fun activities
Posted: December 17, 2014

KILLEEN — The holidays can be an especially difficult time for those who have lost loved ones. But last weekend, the ninth annual Snowball Express gave some much needed cheer to 44 family members of active-duty soldiers killed since Sept. 11, 2011.

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Local business helps nonprofit raise funds
Posted: December 17, 2014

COPPERAS COVE — Operation A Taste of Home, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping military service members at home and abroad, received a taste of Copperas Cove hospitality Saturday when Dave’s Sports Bar hosted a small-business Christmas bazaar to help the organization raise funds.

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Military spouses, families gather for holiday luncheon
Posted: December 17, 2014

KILLEEN — “That’s what friends are for,” was the ideal theme for the Fort Hood Military Spouses and Families annual holiday lunch Friday at Yank Sing Chinese Restaurant in Killeen. The event brought spouses and their families together to make new connections and reinforce existing ones.

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Meadows delivers treats, entertains troops at gate
Posted: December 17, 2014

Cars beeped their horns as they drove past an unusual sight the morning of Dec. 8 — soldiers beaming with joy as the Meadows Elementary School kindergarten classes serenaded them with Christmas carols beside the Fort Hood Mayborn Gate.

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Spot report
Posted: December 17, 2014

Two 3rd Cavalry soldiers killed in Afghanistan

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Wednesday 12/10/2014
Military families receive meals for the holidays
Posted: December 10, 2014

KILLEEN — When Andie Neumann, her husband and young son moved to Fort Hood from Germany about a year and a half ago, they realized just how expensive setting up a new household can be. The family was grateful to receive the ingredients for their holiday dinner through Operation Homefront and Neumann returned this year.

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Christmas comes early for veteran, military children
Posted: December 10, 2014

One deserving veteran received an early Christmas gift Friday at the Christmas for the Troops car giveaway at Fort Hood, sponsored by Celebrations of Love, an organization based in Pflugerville.

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Legion Auxiliary runs gift shop at Temple VA
Posted: December 10, 2014

TEMPLE — Cliff Jokinen had no trouble deciding what type of toy to get his 1-year-old granddaughter last week at the American Legion Auxiliary’s annual gift shop at the Olin E. Teague Veterans’ Medical Center. His only problem was determining which baby doll he wanted to send her.

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