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  • By Quinton Lilley and Jacqueline Dowland | Herald staff writers
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The song “How Great Is Our God” rang out of Lifeway Fellowship praise team’s voices as over 500 people filled the sanctuary for the funeral of retired Command Sgt. Maj. Elijah King Jr., a longtime advocate for veterans and soldiers in the Killeen area.

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The Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery will conduct an unaccompanied veteran burial at noon Thursday for Samuel Stewart, an Army and Vietnam veteran.

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FORT HOOD — More than 300 soldiers from III Corps headquarters joined Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, family and friends to remember the life of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Andre George Nance on Thursday at the Spirit of Fort Hood Chapel.

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Recently deployed Fort Hood soldiers immediately began sending artillery rounds against the Islamic State group after arriving in Iraq in early February, according to an Army spokesman in Iraq.

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Members of Fort Hood’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, are actively engaged in the fight against the Islamic State to help Iraqi security forces reclaim the city of Mosul, Iraq.

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FORT HOOD — Fort Hood officials have released the name of a local soldier who was found unresponsive Feb. 27 in an on-post hotel at Fort Rucker, Ala.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: With suicide an important issue in the Army and the community, the Herald decided to run this article by Capt. Kevin Sandel, the public affairs officer for Fort Hood’s 504th Military Intelligence Brigade. The Herald will continue to cover the military suicide issue in both the…

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About 6:15 p.m. on a Friday, police responded to a call that a 30-year-old man had barricaded himself in his southwest Killeen home. The Killeen Police Department and the special weapons and tactics team engaged the man for nearly 10 hours before the standoff ended around 4:30 a.m.

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FORT HOOD — Military officials met with Central Texas education officials from nine area school districts and local higher education institutions at the 2017 Fort Hood Education Summit on Thursday.

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FORT HOOD — Beginning Thursday, eligible military dependents enrolled in grades six through 12 in the Belton Independent School District can receive primary care services at a new clinic at Belton High School, according to post hospital officials.

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Fort Hood officials released the name of a soldier who died Friday of injuries suffered during a vehicle training incident at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif.

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Retired Gen. Robert M. Shoemaker celebrated his 93rd birthday Friday with about 2,000 of his “Greywolf grandchildren” at a lunchtime party at the school that bears his name.

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FORT HOOD — The command team of the 3rd Assault Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, “Spearhead,” presented its soldiers with the prestigious Lt. Gen. Ellis D. Parker Award during an in-house ceremony Thursday afternoon.

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FORT HOOD — The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, officially cased the unit colors Thursday during a deployment ceremony on Cooper Field.

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FORT HOOD — The 3rd Cavalry Regiment uncased the unit colors to signify the final troopers are home from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan as the final 200 soldiers were welcomed home Thursday at Cooper Field.

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FORT HOOD — Killeen Mayor Jose Segarra joined soldiers and Fort Hood civilians Thursday at the Phantom Warrior Center to celebrate the contributions of African-Americans to the Army and the nation.

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FORT HOOD — World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Big Show will be at the Clear Creek Shopping Center from 10 a.m. to noon Friday for a meet and greet.

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FORT HOOD — When Army Pvt. Dakota Stump went missing the evening of Oct. 10, the 19-year-old soldier had been on a short four-hour break from training before he was scheduled to meet with his unit and go back into the field.

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FORT HOOD — Members of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Greywolf,” 1st Cavalry Division, welcomed a new command sergeant major Tuesday during a change of responsibility ceremony at Abrams Gym.

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The Army Marathon will not go on this year, but event organizers said they intend to build up for another physical race by 2018.

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FORT HOOD — Nearly 70 Fort Hood soldiers were greeted by beaming smiles, tears of joy and welcoming arms as the headquarters element for the 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade returned from a nine-month deployment in the Middle East on Saturday morning.

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FORT HOOD — Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center will celebrate Patient Appreciation Week from Feb. 13-17 with a series of events designed to show appreciation to the area’s 100,000-plus beneficiaries.

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FORT HOOD — The Army’s Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, is investigating the death of Staff Sgt. Steven K. Hines, whose body was discovered Sunday at approximately 10 p.m., about 50 yards behind Building 2201 on Fort Hood.

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FORT HOOD — More than a dozen new members of the Texas state Senate and state House toured Fort Hood to get a firsthand look at what it’s like to be a soldier Friday during the post’s Texas Legislative Day.

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FORT HOOD — The release of 2016 sexual assault figures for Fort Hood will have to wait another three months or so, according to an Army spokesman at Fort Hood. The numbers are first reported to the Defense Department, which will then release them to the public.

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FORT HOOD — About 80 members of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment “Brave Rifles” were welcomed home at Cooper Field on Wednesday after returning from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

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FORT HOOD — About 100 members of the Texas Army National Guard’s 36th Infantry Division said farewell to family and friends Saturday as they mobilize for a second rotation to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

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FORT HOOD — The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, welcomed a new “Ironhorse 6” during a change of command ceremony Friday on Cooper Field.

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FORT HOOD — The Army post welcomed special guest U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, on Friday to witness the graduation of the first three participants in the Veterans Endeavor for Treatment and Support Court, an alternative-to-prosecution program.

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FORT HOOD — An alert about a possible active threat on post is under investigation by Fort Hood Military Police after investigators confirmed there was no threat, according to the Facebook-verified III Corps and Fort Hood social media page Thursday evening.

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