• February 20, 2017

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Hood Herald looks at roles of ‘Women in Uniform’

Pfc. Evelyn Gomez, left, and Pfc. Kelley McKeon, are both mechanics with 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. The are shown working March 29, 2016, at the 2-12 CAV motor pool at Camp Casey, South Korea.

You may have noticed that we highlighted a few female soldiers in this week’s edition of the Fort Hood Herald.

Recent Headlines

Wednesday 03/23/2016
Army plan for driverless trucks hits Interstate this summer
Posted: March 23, 2016

An Army plan to have trucks that drive by themselves is moving forward.

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Tuesday 03/15/2016
Different views of ‘moving on’ and ‘closure’ after shooting
Posted: March 15, 2016

I’m not sure if moving on is possible.

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Wednesday 03/09/2016
Dedication of memorial is all about honoring victims, families
Posted: March 09, 2016

Honoring soldiers is something Central Texas, particularly the Killeen area, does quite well.

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Wednesday 03/02/2016
Understanding race relations with civil rights icon Meredith
Posted: March 02, 2016

Hearing an icon from the 1960s Civil Rights Movement was an eye-opening experience for me and hundreds of others who got the chance to hear James Meredith speak at Fort Hood last Thursday.

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Wednesday 02/24/2016
Desert Storm was a perfect example of how to win war
Posted: February 24, 2016

The numbers are staggering.

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Tuesday 02/16/2016
Exploring challenges of deployment top issue for the Herald
Posted: February 16, 2016

For many Fort Hood families, deployments have become a way of life.

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Wednesday 02/03/2016
Army should not ignore climate change
Posted: February 03, 2016

According to some news reports, 2015 was the warmest year on record and 2016 is predicted to be even warmer.

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Wednesday 01/20/2016
This will be big year for new post hospital
Posted: January 20, 2016

Mark my words: 2016 will be a big year for Fort Hood’s biggest construction project — the new Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center.

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Wednesday 01/13/2016
Gut check: New Army study looks at MREs
Posted: January 13, 2016

The Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine’s military nutrition division is conducting a study on how Meals, Ready-to-Eat affect the digestive system.

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Wednesday 01/06/2016
Gainey’s ruling on ‘Hug Lady’ had big impact
Posted: January 06, 2016

Only a select few enlisted soldiers have had an Army resume as impressive as retired Command Sgt. Maj. William “Joe” Gainey.

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Wednesday 12/30/2015
Simply talking about it is best medicine for PTSD
Posted: December 30, 2015

As I’ve said before, post-traumatic stress disorder may very well be the No. 1 issue affecting the Killeen-Fort Hood area.

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Wednesday 12/23/2015
Service for Sgt. 1st Class Hill a funeral that heals
Posted: December 23, 2015

It was the type of homecoming that should have been.

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Wednesday 12/16/2015
Gen. Abrams, Forscom commander, returning to Central Texas
Posted: December 16, 2015

Gen. Robert B. Abrams, who is in charge of U.S. Army Forces Command, will be coming to Killeen this week, but it certainly isn’t his first time here.

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Wednesday 12/09/2015
It’s official: Interstate 14 will be coming to Fort Hood
Posted: December 09, 2015

Well, it’s official: The new five-year federal transportation bill signed into law Friday creates a congressionally designated Texas highway corridor that will be Interstate Highway 14 in the future.

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Wednesday 12/02/2015
Despite troop cuts, Killeen’s economy will remain strong
Posted: December 02, 2015

How will the reduction of about 3,300 troops from Fort Hood impact Killeen?

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Tuesday 11/24/2015
Concealed handguns at Fort Hood not very likely
Posted: November 24, 2015

Despite congressional action that will lead to a new policy of potentially allowing soldiers to carry personal concealed firearms on post, we won’t see soldiers toting their personal handguns on post anytime soon.

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Thursday 11/19/2015
Response by police to troubled vets must improve
Posted: November 19, 2015

The news broke Monday that an Army veteran who spent years stationed at Fort Hood — and deployed three times to war zones — died as a result of homicide, according to the autopsy report.

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Tuesday 11/10/2015
Cheers to a better and bigger U.S. Highway 190 in Killeen-Fort Hood area
Posted: November 10, 2015

I love the way U.S. Highway 190 in Killeen is beginning to look.

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Wednesday 10/28/2015
Some notes on vetoed defense bill
Posted: October 28, 2015

In case you haven’t heard, President Barack Obama vetoed a $612 billion defense policy bill last week.

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Wednesday 10/21/2015
Congressional inaction hurts readiness
Posted: October 21, 2015

A clear message came out of the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army held in Washington, D.C., last week: Army readiness — the most important aspect of Army training and capability — is heavily dependent on predictable and sustainable budgets.

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Wednesday 10/14/2015
The games of war
Posted: October 14, 2015

The best thing about war games, as opposed to war, is that nobody dies.

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Wednesday 10/07/2015
Making memories at the PX
Posted: October 07, 2015

Col. (promotable) JP McGee, 1st Cavalry Division’s deputy commander of support, offered an interesting anecdote last week about the value of post exchanges at military bases worldwide.

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Wednesday 09/30/2015
Healing can come from both sides
Posted: September 30, 2015

During my tour of Fort Hood’s Warrior Transition Brigade earlier this month, one of the things that stuck with me was something the brigade’s top enlisted soldier said.

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Wednesday 09/02/2015
Fear is not the way to lead, says SMA Dailey
Posted: September 02, 2015

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey surprised a lot of soldiers at Fort Hood last week.

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Wednesday 08/26/2015
Visit to West Fort Hood offers breath of fresh air
Posted: August 26, 2015

Despite being stationed at Fort Hood as a tanker with the 1st Cavalry Division about 20 years ago, and despite living in the Killeen-Fort Hood area for the past three years, I had never ventured onto West Fort Hood until last week.

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Wednesday 08/19/2015
Excitement brewing over new place to shop on post
Posted: August 19, 2015

It is coming to Fort Hood soon.

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Wednesday 08/12/2015
Fort Hood ‘fact sheet’ shows latest post numbers
Posted: August 12, 2015

I received in my email box this week, the latest “fact sheet” from Fort Hood public affairs.

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Wednesday 08/05/2015
Reporting the war was no easy task
Posted: August 05, 2015

According to the group Reporters Without Borders, 63 journalists died during the Vietnam War.

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