• By CJ Berryman Fort Hood Herald
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The Invictus Games were held May 8-12 at the Walt Disney ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla., and two area competitors were among the list of athletes selected to compete.

As you are all aware with the rain we’ve had, both Belton and Stillhouse lakes are at well above full pool. In fact, Belton’s full level is 594 feet and is currently at 603.88. That’s 7.33 feet above. Stillhouse’s full level is 617 feet and is currently at 629.61, and both are still rising.

On Saturday, the 7th Annual Brig. Gen. Charles B. Allen Memorial Bass Tournament took place at Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir.

Martial arts, with all of its elaborate movements, high-flying flips and kicks and Hollywood appearances often overshadows its basics. Martial arts are based more on physical and mental discipline and it takes a resilient person to deal with the high physical and mental demands required.

For the first time ever, the Fort Hood’s Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, or MWR, held an all-star basketball game between the Killeen Parks and Recreation All-Stars and the Fort Hood All-Stars on Saturday at Abrams Physical Fitness Center.

The U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command announced last week the 40 wounded, ill and injured soldiers and veterans and five alternates who will represent Team Army at the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games later this year.

ACCRA, Ghana — A mobilized Army Reserve soldier along with an Active Guard Reserve soldier returned to their Ghanaian roots during a three-week medical training exercise in Ghana recently.

Every brain is different. We know this because each person’s brain develops with a unique personality. But the brain as an organ even differs from person to person, and reacts uniquely to injury.

Staff from Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center is preparing to move into new offices. While the inpatient move is set for April 3, many departments and outlying clinics will begin the move from the old hospital to the new facility near the end of March.

Ten months ago, Capt. Justin Decker did something he never thought his injuries would allow: he got back on his bike, a two-wheeled recumbent that for the past five years had been collecting dust.

After firing off a medley of artillery rounds, a 19-year-old kid from Brooklyn, N.Y., set off with his convoy traversing the very area they had just fired on.

A Fort Hood soldier and mixed martial arts fighter will be on a cable television show Sunday competing for $10,000 in “cold, hard cash.”

WACO — Over the course of the past year, Fort Hood soldiers and Baylor University athletes have conducted joint cross training in a unique program to enhance fitness for both groups.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Army Sgt. 1st Class Alonzo Howard said he has but one regret: that he didn’t know the effects sleep deprivation have on combat effectiveness.

Spc. Donald Wallenta had never seen a Baylor men’s basketball game in person before Dec. 16.

WASHINGTON — This month, Army Medical Command released the first-ever Health of the Force, or HOF report. The report provides a snapshot of the health of active-duty soldiers on all major U.S.-based installations in 2014.

Army spouse Gisele became so overwhelmed with the caregiving demands to her combat-wounded husband that she cocooned herself in the world inside her home. Her daily stresses, combined with her husband’s inability to cope with his invisible wounds elevated marital tensions and soon, the two q…

The co-author of the latest Tom Clancy novel will be at Fort Hood next week.

The famous Budweiser Clydesdales trotted through Central Texas last week, making two stops at Fort Hood. 

Thousands of soldiers have boarded planes from the Fort Hood airport since the beginning of the war in Iraq in 2003. They’ve headed off to war-torn nations for months, sometimes years at a time. For some soldiers there have been several deployments since then. For Elizabeth Laird, there have…

Fort Hood will get a visit this week from some four-legged friends.


As Sgt. 1st Class Shonta Tucker assists her Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade soldier settle into position, she issues a challenge to him: “OK, Spc. Schallberg, three sets of crunches, 20 each.”

More than 2,500 fans of television personality and author Ree Drummond, widely known by cooking enthusiasts as “The Pioneer Woman,” waited eagerly to meet the at-home chef at Fort Hood on Veterans Day. A line wrapped outside the Clear Creek Shopping Center, where Drummond was signing copies …

The 19th annual Nature in Lights at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area opened Friday, and remains open to the public through Jan. 3.

COPPERAS COVE — Proudly wearing yellow T-shirts and sporting yellow wristbands emblazoned with the phrase, #ConnorStrong, the city has rallied behind a 5-year-old boy battling cancer for the third time. Although the boy’s family is new to Fort Hood and Central Texas, the support shown in the…

The Fort Hood Spouses’ Club will host its 34th annual Holiday Bazaar this weekend at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

BELTON — Soldiers and family members from the 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade were invited here at Crusader Stadium Nov. 7 to honor veterans during the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor’s Military Appreciation Day as they played Howard Payne University.

Despite early hours and a rainy weather, hundreds gathered at Sadowski Field on Saturday at Fort Hood to participate in the Fisher House Hero and Remembrance Run, Walk or Roll, an event that honors service men and women who died from combat-related injuries after 9/11. This was the second an…

Green Bay Packers fan Allen Bidwell was the first in line when the Lombardi Trophy landed at Fort Hood Thursday.


Cookbook author and television personality Ree Drummond, widely known as “The Pioneer Woman,” will be at Fort Hood on Nov. 11.

It was a typical Saturday afternoon on the Army base at Fort Ord in California. After a pickup basketball game, middle school-aged Charles Tillman and his brother were hanging out with friends outside the townhome of a girl from their neighborhood.

The Friends of the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery recently announced its schedule for honoring deceased veterans at the Killeen veterans cemetery. The group and hundreds of volunteers prepare and lay thousands of wreaths during the holidays at the veterans cemetery in Killeen, home to…


A trophy similar to the one Super Bowl winners will hoist above their heads in few months is coming to Fort Hood this week.

The Top Shotgun competition at the Fort Hood Skeet Range, originally scheduled for this Saturday, is postponed due to weather.

The Fort Hood USO will host one of its Movies on the Lawn events Friday night at the III Corps “front lawn,” Sadowski Field. 


Looking to build a little teamwork and camaraderie, members of the Texas Stars, an American Hockey League team, visited the Fort Hood Leaders Reaction Course Oct. 13.

Okisha Jackson, a former Fort Hood soldier, mother of three sons and author, has released a book chronicling the trials and triumphs of a female soldier, titled “A Successful Failure.” 

Though some fighters may get anxious if there isn’t a knockout and the result is put in the hands of the judges, that was not the case with Colton Smith. He was calm, collective and knew what the result would be.

Fort Hood Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will host Halloween fun for all ages, with two upcoming annual events.  

A set of unusual vehicles was parked outside the Clear Creek Shopping Center at Fort Hood on Monday. 

More than 3,000 soldiers and family members attended Fort Hood’s National Night Out event at Hood Stadium last week.

It turns out that one of Fort Hood’s best runners is also one of the best in the entire Army.

The Fort Hood Ten-Miler team has been getting up to practice in the humid, balmy Texas summer air. 

The first Fort Hood Autumn Basketball Classic may not be a regular season tournament for the Fort Hood Phantom Warriors men’s team, but don’t count on the squad to take this event likely.


Hundreds of soldiers and family members lined up for autographs and photos with Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson on Friday. The line of more than 1,000 fans wound into the Clear Creek Main Exchange parking lot by the time Jackson arrived.


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