You may have noticed that we highlighted a few female soldiers in this week’s edition of the Fort Hood Herald.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sitting at my dining room table eating a late supper in Temple last week, I noticed the vibrations in the glass of water next to me. It was kind of like “Jurassic Park” without the dinosaurs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I applaud the efforts of former III Corps commanders Robert Shoemaker, Pete Taylor and Paul Funk and others who spoke at a public meeting of the National Commission on the Future of the Army in Killeen last week.
When I interviewed Lt. Gen. Kendall Cox following the Killeen Memorial Day Ceremony last month, he got a little choked up talking about soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
So here’s something kind of funny. After my column about “calling the Pentagon” ran in last week’s Fort Hood Herald, I received an email message from ... drumroll, please ... the Pentagon.
It still seems a little weird to me, but in my new role as the Killeen Daily Herald military editor, I’ve found that I call the Pentagon increasingly often.
As I wrote these words earlier this week, thousands of soldiers from Fort Hood and elsewhere are already at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.
A bill in the Texas Legislature filed by state Rep. Tony Dale, R-Cedar Park, a former 1st Cavalry Division captain, cleared a hurdle last week that likely will give the victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting a Texas Purple Heart.