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First Team headquarters upgrade underway and on track for 2018

First Team headquarters upgrade underway and on track for 2018

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The 1st Cavalry Division’s headquarters building $65 million renovation is underway and should be ready to start moving furniture in by August 2018.

Funk to take over as III Corps and Fort Hood commander

Funk to take over as III Corps and Fort Hood commander

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A familiar name has been assigned to be the next III Corps and Fort Hood commander

Elementary school students take time to thank ‘their’ soldiers

Elementary school students take time to thank ‘their’ soldiers

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For service far above the call of duty, the staff and students of Peebles Elementary School on Friday offered cookies, cards and most of all, their continuing grateful affection to their favorite soldiers.

Carry the Fallen event dedicated to reducing veteran suicide

Carry the Fallen event dedicated to reducing veteran suicide

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A Carry The Fallen 8.5 mile team hiking event was held Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Lions Club Park. Six members of the community marched for approximately three hours in below freezing cold to help end veteran suicide.

New training center named for First Team Medal of Honor recipient

New training center named for First Team Medal of Honor recipient

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Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, III Corps and Fort Hood commander, and Col. Todd Fox, post garrison commander, joined the family members of one of the 1st Cavalry Division’s heroes on Tuesday to celebrate the opening of the Master Sgt. Mike Castaneda Pena Training Support Center.

Staying mentally fit during holidays important for soldiers, families

Staying mentally fit during holidays important for soldiers, families

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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.

Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America

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ARLINGTON, Va. — Despite freezing temperature and sleet, more than 44,000 volunteers came out to Arlington National Cemetery on Dec. 17 to place holiday wreaths on the graves of service members.

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.

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.

Fort Hood births

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Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center

Online resource a great opportunity for Army spouses

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One of the best things for senior Army spouses is the opportunities we have to be advocates for our Army families. It is a privilege and a joy for me.

For one transitioning military family, 2017 brings hope and uncertainty

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Many nights over the past five years, I have wondered what the future would hold for my family.

I think I’ll skip the resolutions, but I’ll advocate for two issues

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A new year is right around the corner, people will talk about how 2017 will “be their year,” everyone will resolve to make changes in their lives and very few, if any, will follow through.

You can choose to make a new year a new beginning

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It’s the last week of December, the last few days of 2016. I don’t know about you, but once again it feels like the year went by too fast.

Hey, Fort Hood: Have a merry and safe holiday season

Hey, Fort Hood: Have a merry and safe holiday season

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This the season for annual or block leave and of traveling galore, as those who can will take off for frantic visits to family and friends across the nation.

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

US military: November fight with Taliban killed 33 civilians

US military: November fight with Taliban killed 33 civilians

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. military in Afghanistan said on Thursday that its investigation into a November firefight with the Taliban in northern Kunduz province has shown that 33 civilians died in the raid during which U.S. troops fired on Afghan homes.

US military probe says American troops fired on Afghan homes in November firefight with Taliban that killed 33 civilians

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — US military probe says American troops fired on Afghan homes in November firefight with Taliban that killed 33 civilians.

Obama calls for seamless transition for US military to Trump

Obama calls for seamless transition for US military to Trump

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called for a smooth handover of control of the U.S. military to incoming commander in chief Donald Trump, as the outgoing president met Wednesday with military leaders for the last time.

Milley, Dailey pay holiday visit to deployed soldiers

Milley, Dailey pay holiday visit to deployed soldiers

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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.