• 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.

  • Jasper Johnson
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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.

  • By Sgt. Dominique M. Clarke 504th Military Intelligence Brigade Public Affairs
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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.

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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.

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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.

  • By Staff Sgt. Leah Kilpatrick 1st Cavalry Division public affairs
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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.

  • By Sgt. Fred Brown 1st Cavalry Division public affairs
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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.

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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.

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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…

  • JC Jones | Herald staff writer
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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…

  • By Gloria Montgomery Warrior Transition Brigade
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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.”

  • JC Jones | Herald staff writer
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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 …

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

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  • By Capt. Kevin Sandell | 504th Military Intelligence Brigade Public Affairs
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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…

  • JC Jones | Herald staff writer
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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.

  • By Sgt. Alon Humphrey 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs
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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.

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  • By Nichole Kitchen | Herald Correspondent
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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…

  • JC Jones | Herald staff writer
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Cookbook author and television personality Ree Drummond, widely known as “The Pioneer Woman,” will be at Fort Hood on Nov. 11.

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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…

  • JC Jones | Herald staff writer
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The Top Shotgun competition at the Fort Hood Skeet Range, originally scheduled for this Saturday, is postponed due to weather.

  • Sgt. Brandon Banzhaf 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs
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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.

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  • JC Jones | Herald staff writer
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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.” 

  • JC Jones | Herald staff writer
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Fort Hood Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will host Halloween fun for all ages, with two upcoming annual events.  

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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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