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  • By ROBERT BURNS and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly declared a ban Wednesday on transgender troops serving anywhere in the U.S. military, catching the Pentagon flat-footed and unable to explain what it called Trump's "guidance." His proclamation, on Twitter rather than any formal announcement,…

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  • By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A pre-emptive military strike may be among the "pretty severe things" President Donald Trump says he is considering for North Korea, but it's a step so fraught with risk that it ranks as among the unlikeliest options.

  • By Staff Sgt. Leah Kilpatrick 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division
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CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait — One of the most challenging parts of deployment for many soldiers is being away from friends and family. Soldiers and family members alike often lean on others who share a similar experience during long periods apart.

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Capt. Thomas Bugg Stauffer, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, is one of 28 company-grade officers who received the MacArthur Leadership award. The award, which is annually given for calendar-year achievements, is recognition for the embodiment of the ideals that Gen. Dou…

  • By Staff Sgt. Francis O’Brien Camp Arifjan Public Affairs
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CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait — Recent attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have changed the 21st-century battlespace by employing airborne drones for reconnaissance and attacks.

  • By David A. Bryant Fort Hood Herald
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WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Bob Casey, D-Penn., on Thursday introduced the Servicemember Retirement Improvement Act, a bipartisan legislation which will allow members of the National Guard and military reserves to take full advantage of federal retirement benefits.

  • By Lt. Col. Cathy Wilkinson U.S. Army Public Affairs
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WASHINGTON — Upholding the Constitution of the United States can require sacrifices that may be understood only by those who have sworn an oath to defend it, said the Army’s top uniformed leader during a ceremony Dec. 18 on Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan.

  • By Sgt. Brandon Banzhaf 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade Public Affairs
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SOUTHWEST ASIA — The 69th Air Defense Artillery “Top Notch” Brigade hosted its second Patriot Open House as part of a continued effort to raise awareness of air defense operations Dec. 2 in the U.S. Army Central’s area of responsibility.

  • By Jacqueline Dowland and Jacob Brooks Fort Hood Herald
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Big changes are on the horizon as the United States welcomes a new commander in chief with big plans for the growth of the military, and that may mean an increase of soldiers stationed at Fort Hood, according to retired generals who live in the Killeen area.

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  • By Amy Proctor | Herald Correspondent
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III Corps and Fort Hood commander Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland discussed his recent command post in the Middle East and the current status of the Army during a Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce’s Military Relations Council luncheon Friday at Grace Christian Center in Killeen.

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Fort Hood and the Texas Department of Public Safety are releasing few details on how a motorist was able to disregard “all gate security” at Fort Hood’s Clear Creek gate Tuesday as he fled from a state trooper.

  • By Gloria Montgomery Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Public Affairs
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More than 40 wounded,ill or injured soldiers and veterans from Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado and Washington were at Fort Hood last week to compete in Regional Medical Command Central’s regional trials.

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FORT HOOD — The post’s Retirement Services opened up the doors for retired soldiers and their families Saturday with a free breakfast and activities at Club Hood.

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FORT HOOD — Col. John DiGiambattista and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Coffey, the command team for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, officially unfurled the “Ironhorse” colors Friday to signify the unit’s return during a homecoming ceremony on 1st Cavalry Division’s Cooper Field.

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FORT HOOD — The U.S. Army has seen many changes over the past three decades. From ensuring equal opportunities for all to opening all combat jobs to females, today’s millennial and yesterday’s Gen-X soldiers have a vastly different view of how the Army should work.

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CAMP CASEY, South Korea — A Fort Hood brigade on Thursday officially turned over its duties of helping protect South Korea — a mission the 4,100 troops in the brigade have been performing for the last nine months.