You may have noticed that we highlighted a few female soldiers in this week’s edition of the Fort Hood Herald.
An Army plan to have trucks that drive by themselves is moving forward.
I’m not sure if moving on is possible.
Honoring soldiers is something Central Texas, particularly the Killeen area, does quite well.
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 numbers are staggering.
For many Fort Hood families, deployments have become a way of life.
According to some news reports, 2015 was the warmest year on record and 2016 is predicted to be even warmer.
Mark my words: 2016 will be a big year for Fort Hood’s biggest construction project — the new Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center.
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.
Only a select few enlisted soldiers have had an Army resume as impressive as retired Command Sgt. Maj. William “Joe” Gainey.
As I’ve said before, post-traumatic stress disorder may very well be the No. 1 issue affecting the Killeen-Fort Hood area.
It was the type of homecoming that should have been.
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.
How will the reduction of about 3,300 troops from Fort Hood impact Killeen?
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.
I love the way U.S. Highway 190 in Killeen is beginning to look.
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.
In case you haven’t heard, President Barack Obama vetoed a $612 billion defense policy bill last week.
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.
The best thing about war games, as opposed to war, is that nobody dies.
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.
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey surprised a lot of soldiers at Fort Hood last week.
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.
It is coming to Fort Hood soon.
I received in my email box this week, the latest “fact sheet” from Fort Hood public affairs.
According to the group Reporters Without Borders, 63 journalists died during the Vietnam War.
Let’s not mince words: Guns can be dangerous, especially in the wrong hands.
While it’s mainly commanders and command sergeants major, I’ve seen an increasing number of soldiers wearing the new Army uniform lately.
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.
I attended the big Fourth of July parade in Belton last weekend, and it was great to see soldiers from the Netherlands marching in the parade.
If anything is certain about the Army and the world today, it’s that things are uncertain.
The Army announced last week that the Army job of “combat engineer” is now open to female soldiers.
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.
My word. Will this rain never cease?
Can you hear the sound of the bugle?
A new tank has entered the world.
Most soldiers in the Army today were born after the Vietnam War ended.
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.
When I close my eyes and think about Fort Hood, the vision that stands out in my mind is an action-packed one.
Spotting Gen. Ray Odierno in the sea of about 500 people at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center last Wednesday was easy.
It didn’t surprise me last week when news surfaced that the Army was charging Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion.
A quote by a certain soldier really caught my attention in the March 11 issue of the Fort Hood Herald.
On the evening of April 15, 2013, I pulled into the packed parking lot of the Killeen Civic and Conference Center.
I finally got around to watching “Fury” last weekend.
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.