Military News - Fort Hood

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The Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen will conduct an unaccompanied veteran burial at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, for Spc. Thomas Joe Quinn, a United States Army veteran. Quinn served in the Army from 1962 to 1965 and has been awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal and the Expert R…

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FORT HOOD — Hundreds of First Team troopers gathered at the Cooper Field on Friday to celebrate those that have lived the legend that is the cavalry during a Spirit of the Cavalry Ceremony, which including a flyover of Army helicopters and “cavalry charge” on horseback.

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WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — A vehicle loaded with West Point cadets on summer training overturned in rough, wooded terrain Thursday, killing one cadet and injuring several others, the U.S. Military Academy said.

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FORT HOOD — Hundreds of guests gathered Saturday for the Benjamin O. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9191’s 60th anniversary banquet at Club Hood.

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The Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen will conduct an unaccompanied burial at 11 a.m. Tuesday for U.S. Army veteran Mary Lynne Werner. She served in the Army from 1978 to 1985. No family members are expected to be at the funeral on Werner’s behalf.

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A chance encounter between a car salesman at Dennis Eakin Kia of Killeen and a Vietnam veteran has led to roughly 100 Vietnam veterans being honored with service pins over the last couple of years.

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FORT HOOD — The U.S. Army Operational Test Command will get a new commander on Thursday during a change of command ceremony at its headquarters building.

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FORT HOOD — On a cloudy Saturday morning, approximately 100 soldiers, veterans, family members and friends came from as far as Washington State and Pennsylvania to pay tribute to the fallen in a wreath laying ceremony at the 3rd Cavalry Regiment Memorial on Fort Hood as part of the closing c…

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FORT HOOD — There was no holding back as approximately 150 soldiers from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment competed on Veterans Field in the Best Rifle Competition on Friday at Fort Hood — all part of the unit’s 173rd birthday celebration week.

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A battalion in the 1st Cavalry Division had the opportunity to host movie and martial arts star Chuck Norris for an up close and personal look at the M1A2 “Abrams” main battle tank at Fort Hood on Tuesday.

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Carry The Load, a nonprofit dedicated to providing active, meaningful ways to honor and celebrate the sacrifices made the military, veterans, first responders and their families, will rally at the Fort Hood 1st Cavalry Division Horse Detachment May 23 as part of its 4,600-mile West Coast Relay.

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FORT HOOD — About 40 spouses from 3rd Cavalry Regiment “Brave Rifles” got a chance to experience part of the long-standing tradition of Calvary soldiers on Tuesday with a spouse spur ride on Fort Hood.

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FORT HOOD — Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center will transfer from being managed by Army Medicine to the Defense Health Agency by Oct. 1, but patients should not see any difference in the way they receive care, according to the director of DHA.