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Today is Bob Gray Day. If you’re new to the Fort Hood area, you may have absolutely no idea who Bob Gray is. But to the people of Killeen, he is a World War II legend whose name will always be remembered.

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Today is Bob Gray Day. If you’re new to the Fort Hood area, you may have absolutely no idea who Bob Gray is. But to the people of Killeen, he is a World War II legend whose name will always be remembered.

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Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of catching up with some of my old battle buddies from the unit I retired from, 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment “Garryowen,” and to meet new ones during the first Past and Present Garryowen Reunion.

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Tuesday was the Texas primary, the day we select who we’re going to put on the ballot in November in order to select those who will represent us in our local counties, states and at the national level.

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On Tuesday, Central Texas College will host a Veterans’ Benefits expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Anderson Campus Center, located at building 156 on the central campus in Killeen.

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The Department of Defense recently launched a new initiative called “This is Your Military,” designed to address the growing civilian-military divide — something Secretary of Defense James Mattis has made a priority.

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So you got a fancy wristwatch for Christmas and it tells you everything: How many steps you’ve taken, what your heart rate is, blood pressure, how many calories you burned during physical training ... Everything.

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So the government shut down for a few days. Democrats refused to vote to keep paying the bills unless immigration reform for illegal aliens brought here as children was immediately addressed, and Republicans refused.

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When I first enlisted in the military out of Odessa, Texas, I thought I knew what cold was. The bitter, cold winds streaking through the area unopposed would bite to the bone, so hey, I knew “cold.”

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There has been much ado over the last few days since the NFL and President Donald Trump have heated up the rhetoric over the controversy of professional football players using the national anthem as a platform of protesting against social injustice.

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As Hurricane Harvey prepared to make landfall on the Texas coast, my Facebook timeline began to light up with all my battle buddies within the 36th Infantry Division of the Texas Army National guard saying they were headed out to Galvaston/Houston/Corpus Christi areas.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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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