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Community comes together for wreath laying at veteran cemetery

Community comes together for wreath laying at veteran cemetery

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KILLEEN — Nearly 4,500 local residents came out to honor fallen veterans at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery for the 11th annual Veterans Land Board Wreath Laying Ceremony on Saturday.

III Corps commander talks future of Fort Hood at AUSA meeting

III Corps commander talks future of Fort Hood at AUSA meeting

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KILLEEN — The general membership of the Central Texas-Fort Hood Association of the United States Army had the opportunity to learn about the current state and the future of Fort Hood from Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, III Corps and Fort Hood commander, during a dinner Monday at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center.

Fort Hood Thrift Shop awards big donations to local nonprofits

Fort Hood Thrift Shop awards big donations to local nonprofits

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In a short ceremony just before opening the shop, leaders of the Fort Hood Area Thrift Shop distributed more than $20,000 in welfare grants to representatives of nine Central Texas nonprofit organizations.

Soldiers celebrate ‘Friendsgiving’ for holiday season

Soldiers celebrate ‘Friendsgiving’ for holiday season

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Soldiers and families experience many stressors — ranging from deployments, frequent moves and arriving to new duty stations.

Brave Rifles receive Thanksgiving baskets from association

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The 3rd U.S. Cavalry Regiment Association handed out Thanksgiving baskets to “Brave Rifles” soldiers and their families inside the regimental footprint Nov. 22.

Brave Rifles spice up Veterans Day festivities at middle school

Brave Rifles spice up Veterans Day festivities at middle school

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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.

Recycling ramps up on post

Recycling ramps up on post

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Fort Hood celebrated America Recycles Day with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to educate the community about the installation’s new single-stream recycling center.

Army family offers comfort, support

Army family offers comfort, support

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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 additional requirement to enter into Army public affairs.

Army leaders show support for group that comforts, guides survivors

Army leaders show support for group that comforts, guides survivors

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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.

Junior Beta Club members learn leadership, collaboration

Junior Beta Club members learn leadership, collaboration

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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.

Women in Uniform: Tanks are not just for men anymore

Women in Uniform: Tanks are not just for men anymore

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For women, keeping an Army battle tank ready for combat at any given moment is a new frontier.

What the Marines’ new fire base means for the fight against the Islamic State and the battle of Mosul

What the Marines’ new fire base means for the fight against the Islamic State and the battle of Mosul

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Over the weekend, Marine Staff Sgt. Louis Cardin was killed during a rocket attack on his fire base in northern Iraq.

18th Corps to replace III Corps in fight against ISIS

18th Corps to replace III Corps in fight against ISIS

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The 450 deployed Fort Hood troops assigned to III Corps Headquarters in the Middle East now know who will replace them in a few months in the fight against Islamic State.

Mount up: 1,000 3rd Cav troopers prepare to ride for Afghanistan deployment

Mount up: 1,000 3rd Cav troopers prepare to ride for Afghanistan deployment

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Mount up.

Reporter’s Notes: A first-hand look at what’s ahead  for troops in Korea

Reporter’s Notes: A first-hand look at what’s ahead for troops in Korea

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I had the opportunity to travel last week to South Korea with Fort Hood’s 1st Cavalry Division.

Area residents compete in Invictus Games

Area residents compete in Invictus Games

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The Invictus Games were held May 8-12 at the Walt Disney ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla., and two area competitors were among the list of athletes selected to compete.

Who says you can’t catch a big bass in flood water conditions?

Who says you can’t catch a big bass in flood water conditions?

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As you are all aware with the rain we’ve had, both Belton and Stillhouse lakes are at well above full pool. In fact, Belton’s full level is 594 feet and is currently at 603.88. That’s 7.33 feet above. Stillhouse’s full level is 617 feet and is currently at 629.61, and both are still rising.

Allen Memorial fishing tourney a big success

Allen Memorial fishing tourney a big success

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On Saturday, the 7th Annual Brig. Gen. Charles B. Allen Memorial Bass Tournament took place at Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir.

504th soldier shows discipline, resiliency through martial arts

504th soldier shows discipline, resiliency through martial arts

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Martial arts, with all of its elaborate movements, high-flying flips and kicks and Hollywood appearances often overshadows its basics. Martial arts are based more on physical and mental discipline and it takes a resilient person to deal with the high physical and mental demands required.

Fort Hood All-Stars defeat KPR All-Stars

Fort Hood All-Stars defeat KPR All-Stars

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For the first time ever, the Fort Hood’s Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, or MWR, held an all-star basketball game between the Killeen Parks and Recreation All-Stars and the Fort Hood All-Stars on Saturday at Abrams Physical Fitness Center.

What's Happening

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November 11 to January 8, 2017

Fort Hood births

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Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center

Community ensures no veteran will be buried alone

Community ensures no veteran will be buried alone

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I don’t know what it is about this time of the year — starting just before Thanksgiving and lasting until shortly after Christmas — but it is both depressing and very uplifting at the same time.

Holidays are all about embracing the spirit of giving

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Thanksgiving, a day to reflect on what we are grateful for and to abide by time-honored traditions — whether it be mom’s apple pie, grandpa’s inappropriate jokes or an after-dinner football game — has come and gone.

Wreath laying event an emotional lesson in togetherness for residents

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I do not know where to begin or, for that matter, how to begin. My wife had asked me if I was going with her to help lay wreaths at the tombstones at the Killeen Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery. I reluctantly said “sure,” got ready and we headed to where volunteers were going to be bussed to the site.

Sprituality is about pursuit of happiness

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First, let me make it clear that I don’t believe spirituality is about religion. I believe spirituality could be described in the words our Founding Fathers — enshrined in our Declaration of Independence — as “the pursuit of happiness.”

November is prematurity awareness month

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I know it feels like every time you log onto your social media account you are greeted by another “national day of something or other.”

Vets to help protesters, asked not clash with officials

Vets to help protesters, asked not clash with officials

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CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Tribal elders have asked the military veterans joining the large Dakota Access pipeline protest encampment not to have confrontations with law enforcement officials, an organizer with Veterans Stand for Standing Rock said Sunday, adding the group is there to help out those who've dug in against the four-state, $3.8 billion project.

Fidel Castro laid to rest in private ceremony in east Cuba

Fidel Castro laid to rest in private ceremony in east Cuba

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SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) — A wooden box containing Fidel Castro's ashes was placed by his brother and successor on Sunday into the side of a granite boulder that has become Cuba's only official monument to the charismatic bearded rebel who seized control of a U.S.-allied Caribbean island and transformed it into a western outpost of Soviet-style communism that he ruled with absolute power for nearly half a century.

Thousands protest corruption, support judiciary in Brazil

Thousands protest corruption, support judiciary in Brazil

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in cities across Brazil on Sunday to express disgust with public corruption and outrage at what they say are lawmakers' attempts to muzzle the judges and prosecutors pursuing those crimes.

Syrian army tells rebels in Aleppo to leave or die

Syrian army tells rebels in Aleppo to leave or die

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ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — The Syrian army on Sunday ordered rebels in Aleppo to leave the city or face "inevitable death," as a series of airstrikes on the neighboring Idlib province killed at least 50 people, including several children.

Tuberville resigns after coaching Cincinnati for 4 seasons

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Tommy Tuberville resigned as Cincinnati's coach on Sunday after his first losing season in four years with the Bearcats.