As a born and raised New Englander, I’ve gotten a nice slice of culture shock during my first months of living in Texas. Up north, pumpkin spice season is in full swing, the leaves are beginning to change colors, and sweater weather is just around the corner. Though I have never been a cold …
When your spouse embarks on his or her new assignment, you must tackle a mission of your own: holding down the fort and keeping your routine at home. Though these times prove to be challenging ones, there are many ways to gain strength and support for you, your spouse, and your family. Here …
KILLEEN — Transitioning soldiers in Caliber Collision’s “Changing Lanes” program graduated with a new career path in collision repair.
FORT RILEY, Kan, — Many soldiers are concerned with staying physically fit during the holidays with all the tempting food choices available, but staying mentally fit is also important.
LEANDER — Troopers of Regimental Engineer Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, visited Leander Middle School on Nov. 11 to participate in the school’s Veterans Day celebration.
The world has become a very cynical place. It has become so prevalent in my own life and in my career field that I have become convinced that along with a score of 107 or higher in the General-Technical section of the ASVAB and the ability to type 20 words per minute, cynicism is an addition…
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — When Amy Moore saw her husband’s commanding general and a chaplain getting out of a vehicle parked in front of her home, she expected the worst.
FORT RUCKER, Ala. — As dozens of Fort Rucker Elementary School students took paint to bear to give Sgt. Ted E. Bear a new costume for Halloween, the children learned more than just how good the Fort Rucker icon looks clad in his new Ninja Turtle costume.
Children love the costumes, treats and friendly frights of Halloween parties and going door to door. These can be safe and fun activities for all of us, even younger children. But the Copperas Cove Fire Department wants parents to know that flames can quickly ruin Halloween festivities.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. — National Immunization Awareness Month — August — has passed. Are you preparing your family to be safe from influenza?
Central Texas College was recently recognized as a leader among colleges offering students college credit for military training and experience. The Prior Learning Assessment Military Best Practice Institution in Texas award was recently presented to CTC by Diane Tompkins and Tricia Thomas-An…
A recent telethon benefiting Fort Hood’s Fisher House raised nearly $25,000 for the “home away from home” that provides military and veteran service members’ families with free housing while the service member or veteran receives medical care at a local military or veterans hospital.
Operation Homefront is ready to help families on Fort Hood get their children ready to go back to school with their Back-to-School Brigade 2016 distribution event, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Bronco Youth Center.
Early morning on July 8, 19-year-old Shayla Wiggins hopped a fence to walk along the bank of Wind River in Riverton, Wyo. She was looking for Pokémon, the collectable cartoon critters that debuted in Japan in 1996 and proceeded to win the hearts of every fifth-grader since.
Fort Hood is celebrating Earth Day and Arbor Day, and proclaiming April as Sustainable Environment Month. With an official proclamation, Col. Todd Fox, Fort Hood garrison commander and the Cen-Tex Sustainable Communities Partnership are celebrating environmental stewardship in the region. Th…
KILLEEN — Working in the Copperas Cove school district four years ago, Linda Valentine and Susan Kinder saw a need to provide additional support for disabled students transitioning out of high school. At that time, Valentine was working as a substitute teacher in special education classes, w…
KILLEEN — Three small boys, all children or grandchildren of those killed on Nov. 5, 2009, approached the stage as about 800 people quietly watched.
At least two former soldiers who were wounded in the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting at Fort Hood said their lives were drastically changed due to the shooting, and the fight for full benefits still isn’t over, even though it’s been more than six years since the attack.
KILLEEN — Every time Sheryll Pearson sees a teenage boy ride down the street on a skateboard, wearing a cap turned backward on his head, she sees her son.
Fort Hood chaplains and chaplain assistants prayed for peace, the fallen and wounded, families and the nation Feb. 19 at the Fort Hood National Prayer Breakfast. More than 400 other Fort Hood soldiers and family members joined in prayer and found camaraderie among those at the annual gathering.
An American city known as Metropolis has been attacked by a terrorist outfit, and another attack could come at any moment.
Soldiers being treated for traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder now have a new home for treatment at the Great Place.