Anytime I have to write about the death of a soldier or a veteran who is prominent in the community, it reminds me that we never know what tomorrow may bring.

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.”

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.

On Friday, I had the pleasure of watching our 1st Cavalry Division Horse Detachment represent us in the inaugural parade.

Parades are exciting. And when some of your own are out there representing you, it’s even more exciting.

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.

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.

I had intended to write my column this week about the great things Congress is finally doing with the National Defense Authorization Act, the bill that authorizes funding the military and gives it direction for the next year.

So the election is over and Donald Trump is our president elect. So what is this going to mean for our service members and veterans?

As a former Guardsman myself, I was deeply disturbed to read a story on thousands of National Guard soldiers beign ordered to repay re-enlistment bonuses from an improperly managed system.

As 1st Brigade Combat Team makes its way back from Korea, the homecoming ceremonies are happening back-to-back and bringing families together again. We in the media love these times — we love looking for young, married couples who were on their first deployment and, of course, the joyful tea…

After the first debate, I really didn’t want to watch the second one on Sunday. Besides, it was on during “Westworld,” so we decided to record the debate for later viewing.

So, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, is slowly making its way back home from Korea and, soon enough, I’ll be firing up the grill again for my boys from 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment.

Watching the debate Monday night probably gave me more of a headache than anything else. I suppose I could have made some popcorn, but I would have still been rather disappointed.

For the last week, ever since I received the internal 15-6 investigation from First Army about the Black Hawk crash back in November 2015, I’ve been chin-deep into the report analyzing the findings.

Racial tensions have been at the forefront of the news for a while now, but after San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided to sit out the national anthem, things really started to get ugly on Facebook and other social media sites.

Last week, I had the privilege of driving to North Fort Hood — late at night, with an even later night ahead —

Nowadays it seems like pretty much everything can kill you. Don’t smoke, don’t eat fast food, don’t drink alcohol or you’ll die an early, agonizing death.

I’ve been seeing all kinds of negative responses lately concerning retired members of the military speaking out on issues and exercising their right to free speech. Especially when it comes to publicly endorsing a political candidate, as in the cases of retired Gen. John Allen supporting Hil…

OK, there has been a lot of reaction since Fort Hood Family Housing announced it would open housing for any renters, whether or not they were military. Most of it has been bad — and I will address my particular concern later — but for the most part, why are you complaining?

I recently sat down with U.S. Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock, who talked with me about the upcoming National Defense Authorization Act — the military budget.

It’s that time of year again — permanent change of station orders come in, families start packing up their households, researching the new duty location for schools, places to live, what the crime rate is like and any number of other tidbits of information they need to know.

July has been a very bad month — not only for our police officers, but for veterans as well.

Normally I would have written about yet another outrage I’d found in the National Defense Authorization Act, but after receiving some sad news on Monday, I thought I would dedicate my column this week to a young fighter.

So the LGBT Pride day event on Fort Hood, once highly publicized, has been canceled this year.

So the LGBT Pride day event on Fort Hood, once highly publicized, has been canceled this year.

OK, here’s my beef. It may be an issue that only my actively-serving and veteran brothers and sisters may understand, but when it comes to money issues such as basic allowance for housing, it’s pretty important.

When I first heard about a homeless man in Killeen being arrested for pretty much being in the wrong place at the wrong time and reacting when police laid hands on him, I was upset. I mean, if he’s homeless, then isn’t it pretty much kicking someone when they’re down to aggressively question…

Memorial Day is a time to reflect upon the lives of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. For those who served in times of conflict, it is a difficult and emotional time.

A lot of my civilian friends believe that now I’m retired, I no longer worry about the welfare of my troops. Nothing could be further from the truth — as I like to tell them, “I’m retired, not dead.”

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