BELTON — Bell County will apply for a $4.7 million grant to fund a high-tech security project protecting more than $2 billion in assets at the Robert Grey Army Air Field and the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport, the Commissioners Court decided 4-0 Monday.
The Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce’s Military Relations Council welcomed Maj. Gen. John C. Thomson III to the table Monday during a luncheon at Texas A&M University-Central Texas.
When Vietnam veterans say “welcome home” to one another, it’s an act of remembering — memories of loyalty, selflessness and the cold shoulder the American people gave them on their return from a war the nation did not understand.
A dedication ceremony of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, 11463 Texas Highway 195, in Killeen is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday. The public is invited.
FORT HOOD — The impending deployment to Afghanistan of soldiers from the 504th Military Intelligence Brigade was signified by a colors-casing ceremony at West Fort Hood’s Always Ready Field on Friday.
FORT HOOD — The U.S. Army Operational Test Command welcomed two new inductees into Operational Testers’ Hall of Fame during a ceremony Friday.
Military.com is reporting that President Donald Trump’s first defense budget proposal included a 2.1 percent pay hike in 2018 as part of an overall plan to fund a “historic” rebuilding of the military.
The formal dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen has been rescheduled to 10 a.m. Saturday.
A scholarship has been set up in the name of a Shoemaker High School graduate who died in the Navy ship accident near Singapore last month.
Thomas A. Chestnut Jr. was convicted Tuesday of making threats to kill individuals at Fort Hood back in February, announced U.S. Attorney Richard L. Durbin Jr., and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division.
FORT HOOD — Community leaders, state representatives and retired Army generals joined senior leaders of Fort Hood as the nation’s premier military installation celebrated 75 years Monday.
Seventy-five years ago Fort Hood began on Sept. 18, 1942, as Camp Hood. Its mission was to rapidly train tank destroyer battalions desperately needed during World War II.
Hundreds of people came on motorcycles to the Central Texas Veterans Cemetery Saturday morning as a part of the seventh annual Ride for Wreaths.
FORT HOOD — The names of nine soldiers who died during combat in Afghanistan were added to the 1st Cavalry Division’s Global War on Terrorism memorial during a memorial rededication ceremony at Cooper Field on Friday.
John Hoagland III, a U.S. Navy sailor and Shoemaker High School graduate, was scheduled for a promotion just a day after he died. On Thursday before his funeral, he posthumously got that promotion.
The Army has identified the soldier who died Tuesday during medevac training at Fort Hood.Staff Sgt. Sean Devoy, with the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas, died after falling during hoist training near Robert Gray Army Airfield, according to an Army news release Thursday.Devoy, a …
FORT HOOD — The 1st Cavalry Division celebrated its 96th active year as a major Army unit Wednesday morning at the 1st Cavalry Division Museum.
An accident during training at Fort Hood resulted in the death of a soldier Tuesday night, according to a new release issued by the Fort Hood Public Affairs Office.
The loud booming noises Killeen-area residents are hearing at night are the result of a field artillery unit training at Fort Hood, post officials confirmed Tuesday afternoon.
The Junior ROTC cadets were more solemn than usual as they carried the U.S. flag out to the flagpole in front of Shoemaker High School on Tuesday.
FORT HOOD — Temperatures around 60 degrees made it a perfect day for the Sprint Triathlon, held Saturday at Fort Hood’s Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area.
Chester Jones, 46, of Killeen, served for 24 years in the Army and is often in pain.
Fort Hood soldiers arrested by the Bell County Sheriff’s Department could also face discipline under military law.
The funeral for the Navy sailor from Killeen who died aboard the USS John McCain after it collided with an oil tanker is next week.
The annual Ride for Wreaths will feature a special guest speaker this year, actor Gary Sinise, a veterans advocate known for playing Lt. Dan in the movie “Forrest Gump.”
Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, and Monday’s midday temperature of 91 made it an ideal day to head to the pool.
A new executive director has taken the reins at the Heart of Texas Defense Alliance, an organization that promotes the sustainability and importance of Fort Hood and the defense industry within the Fort Hood region.
The Department of the Army announced Thursday the deployment of approximately 1,700 soldiers from the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division stationed at Fort Hood to Europe.
FORT HOOD — Participating in over 250 ceremonies, demonstrations, parades and displays each year, the 1st Cavalry Division’s Horse Cavalry Detachment is away from home more than people realize, according to Maj. Brandon Dawalt.
Nearly a week after the U.S. Navy announced that it found the remains of her son, Cynthia Kimball and the rest of her family are devastated.
Opinions on renaming Fort Hood in the wake of protests and violence appears to be split along party lines.
FORT HOOD — The remaining group of about 80 soldiers from III Corps Headquarters drew weapons and flew from Robert Gray Airfield to Iraq and Kuwait in support of Operation Inherent Resolve early Friday morning.
After more than 80 hours of multinational search efforts, the U.S. Navy suspended search and rescue efforts Thursday for missing USS John McCain sailors, including a Shoemaker High graduate, in an about 2,100-square mile area east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore.
FORT HOOD — Even though the heavy machinery is already at the site, a groundbreaking ceremony signaling construction of a new Popeye’s and Burger King took place Thursday.
FORT HOOD — The Grande Ballroom at Club Hood saw a standing room only crowd for the celebration of Women’s Equality Day on Thursday.
Shoemaker High School graduate John Hoagland, 20, is one of the 10 sailors missing after a warship crash in Southeast Asia, his mother said.
The National Mounted Warfare Foundation launched a peer-to-peer team fundraising campaign this week with the hopes of raising $75,000 in honor of Fort Hood’s 75th anniversary.
The Killeen Daily Herald is challenging the Army’s blacking out key pieces of information in its recently released report of the deaths of eight soldiers and a cadet during a 2016 flash flood at Fort Hood.
FORT HOOD — The 1st Cavalry Division hosted a patch and retreat ceremony on Monday at Cooper Field to bid farewell to three of the unit’s senior leaders and welcome two incoming division deputy commanders.
FORT HOOD — About 200 soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division headquarters element returned home after a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan for Operation Resolute Support on Wednesday and Thursday, and according to Maj. Gen. John C. Thomson III, division commander, the soldiers performed beyo…
FORT HOOD — The convoy of four vehicles was due to leave at 9 the morning of June 2, 2016, but rain would delay the majority of the soldiers who were supposed to conduct the training exercise, according to the Army report on a military vehicle crash that killed eight soldiers and one West Po…
FORT HOOD — Col. Brent M. Bartos bid farewell to his brigade Friday during the 85th Civil Affairs Brigade change- of-command ceremony at Cameron Field.
FORT HOOD — The III Corps headquarters at Fort Hood deployed 88 soldiers Friday to Iraq and Kuwait in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, the global coalition to defeat the Islamic State group.
FORT HOOD — More than one year after eight soldiers and a cadet died in a training accident on post, the Army on Friday released its heavily redacted investigation report.
The new Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen will be formally dedicated at a ceremony 10 a.m. Aug. 28.
Senior military leaders in Seoul, South Korea, said Monday the Army and Marines are ready and able to respond after recent threats by North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
FORT HOOD — A civilian contractor on Fort Hood has scheduled a layoff of 101 personnel currently working on the installation, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.
Fort Hood grew from a World War II tank destroyer training site in 1942 to one of the premier Army posts in the nation.
As the new school year approaches, Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit organization, joined forces with other volunteers to sponsor a backpack giveaway for military children.
FORT HOOD — Say, “Howdy!”
This week’s news of missile threats by the North Korean government against the island of Guam, a U.S. territory, has Killeen-area residents from Guam very concerned.