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3rd Cavalry Regiment officially home from Afghanistan deployment

3rd Cavalry Regiment officially home from Afghanistan deployment

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The 3rd Cavalry Regiment “Brave Rifles” officially uncased the unit colors to signify the final troopers were home from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan on Thursday at Cooper Field.

‘The Great Place’ celebrates Black History Month

‘The Great Place’ celebrates Black History Month

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Soldiers and Fort Hood civilians gathered Thursday at the Phantom Warrior Center to celebrate the contributions of African Americans to the Army and the nation.

Military Order of the Purple Heart holds 15th annual ball

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Purple Heart Medal recipients, spouses and Gold Star Family members dressed to impress Saturday for the 15th annual Military Order of the Purple Heart Ball, held at Club hood.

Greywolf deploys to Kuwait, welcomes new senior enlisted leader

Greywolf deploys to Kuwait, welcomes new senior enlisted leader

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The “Greywolf” Brigade officially cased the unit colors Thursday during a deployment ceremony on Cooper Field.

Spearhead Battalion honored with prestigious Ellis D. Parker award

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It was a great start to a four-day weekend as soldiers of the 3rd Assault Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, “Spearhead,” were collectively presented with an award during an in-house ceremony Thursday afternoon — the prestigious Lt. Gen. Ellis D. Parker Award.

Helping homeless veterans

Helping homeless veterans

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COPPERAS COVE — He may be mighty young, but already Jr. Mr. Rabbit Fest Keli’i Natividad, 7, has a big heart.

Food, music and fun for all

Food, music and fun for all

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The weather was perfect for a day of food, music and fun as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service on Fort Hood hosted a family-friendly car show Feb. 18 at the Clear Creek Exchange.

Olympian shows ‘Courage to Soar’

Olympian shows ‘Courage to Soar’

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The buzz of excitement and smiles on people’s faces lined the Main Post Exchange from end-to-end as Fort Hood families waited for the start of the Simone Biles “Courage to Soar” book signing event Jan. 18.

Remembering Hunter

Remembering Hunter

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Shortly after Ashley Well’s husband returned from a nine-month deployment to Korea, she found out she was pregnant with her third child.

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.

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

Transitioning out of the military can feel like a roller coaster ride

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When my husband transitioned out of the Army several weeks ago, it took me a minute to realize; “Wait a minute, he’s going to be home now — All. The. Time.”

With children, all things come in their own time

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Before I had my son, I envisioned things most expectant parents probably imagine — trips to the park, playdates and lots of time spent with family and friends. Unfortunately, living as a military family hasn’t always allowed us to realize these hopes.

Texas winter weather just too nice for Army training

Texas winter weather just too nice for Army training

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I’m sure if you’ve spent more than a minute in the Army you’ve heard the saying, “If it’s not raining, we’re not training.”

Saying farewell and thank you for opportunity

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As my husband and I prepare to leave the area, well past our “expiration date,” I decided that my last column would be an excerpt from my farewell reception speech.

Mattis: 'most interesting Marine' in the world

Mattis: 'most interesting Marine' in the world

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Most days I enjoy scrolling through my Facebook feed, because somewhere buried within the political posts from far left and far right — and everything in between — is usually buried a gem of a meme.

Homeland Security chief: No use of military for deportations

Homeland Security chief: No use of military for deportations

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Seeking to tamp down growing unease in Latin America, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly pledged Thursday that the United States won't enlist its military to enforce immigration laws and that there will be "no mass deportations."

US Homeland Security Secretary Kelly vows 'no mass deportations,' no use of US military in immigration enforcement

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — US Homeland Security Secretary Kelly vows 'no mass deportations,' no use of US military in immigration enforcement.

Fort Hood warrant officers bring joy to Heights seniors

Fort Hood warrant officers bring joy to Heights seniors

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HARKER HEIGHTS — The motto for the Fort Hood Warrant Officers Association Silver Chapter is “Networking for a Better Us.”

The Latest: Trump wishes China a prosperous new year

The Latest: Trump wishes China a prosperous new year

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):

Philippines: US military can build barracks in local camps

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has given the go-ahead for the U.S. military to build barracks and fuel depots in designated local camps where American forces are allowed to temporarily station under a 2014 defense pact, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Tuesday.