Sometime in mid-October, the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team “Blackjack,” 1st Cavalry Division, from Fort Hood will deploy to Europe in support of Atlantic Resolve, according to a news release by U.S. Army Europe.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll from a suicide bombing at a crowded wedding party in Afghanistan's capital is at least 63, including women and children, officials said Sunday, as Kabul reeled from its deadliest attack this year. Read more
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An Indiana National Guard soldier died following a training accident Thursday at Fort Hood, Army officials confirmed.
An unaccompanied veteran burial for Grady Cuffy Ivey will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen. Ivey served in the United States Air Force and no family members are expected to attend the funeral, according to the Texas Veterans Land Board.
Later this month, Dennis Eakin Kia of Killeen will be giving away a car to help raise funds for a local veterans group.
While President Donald Trump was in El Paso this week meeting with first responders and families impacted by last weekend’s mass shooting that killed 22, he also met with a soldier from Killeen who is stationed at Fort Bliss.
FORT HOOD — First Army Division West welcomed a new commander Wednesday on Fort Hood.
A Fort Bliss soldier with Killeen/Fort Hood ties was shopping near the El Paso Wal-Mart on Saturday when one man opened fire, killing at least 20 people and injuring 26 others.
The Central Texas Patriot Guard Riders announced on Facebook the death of one of the organization’s former deputy state captains.
An unaccompanied veterans burial for Melvin Harry Klingbeil will take place at 11 a.m. today at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen. It is not expected for any family or friends to attend, according to the Texas Veterans Land Board, which runs the cemetery.
A Fort Hood soldier will be receiving a medal after performing life-saving measures to a moving company employee, according to a news release from Fort Hood.
A national civil rights organization has passed a resolution to change the name of Fort Hood to honor an Army veteran from Texas who earned the Medal of Honor and five Purple Hearts during his service.
The Fort Hood soldier who drowned in Belton Lake at Temple Lake Park on Sunday was an Army mechanic who had joined the military nearly five years ago.
HARKER HEIGHTS — The Department of Veterans Affairs has opened solicitation bids for a contractor to open medical clinics in Killeen and Copperas Cove for up to 7,200 veterans at each location, with the ability to grow to accommodate more veterans as needed, officials said Monday.
When legendary astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth in February 1962, Elzie L. Jones was a new military enlistee serving at boot camp in San Diego.
Representatives from Honor Flight Austin came to the members of the Central Texas Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America on Friday with a proposal to set up an honor flight for World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans from Bell County.
FORT HOOD — Operation Zeus started off with a bang, as service members from across multiple branches demonstrated the firepower they could bring to bear on the training areas of For Hood.
Four children of Purple Heart recipients will receive bicycles Saturday at the Charlie R. Greene Memorial Hall, 699 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Harker Heights.
FORT HOOD — The commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, Gen. Michael Garrett, joined leadership from across Fort Hood and others Tuesday to formally activate the 3rd Security Force Assistance Brigade as an official Army unit during a ceremony at Fort Hood’s Abrams Physical Fitness Center.
Fort Hood— Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center and Fort Hood’s Emergency Medical System providers were recently recognized by the American Heart Association for their pursuit of excellence and commitment to improving the cardiovascular care of patients suffering from severe heart attacks or STEMI.
FORT HOOD — The 3rd Security Force Assistance Brigade will host an activation ceremony Tuesday at Abrams Physical Fitness Center. The ceremony recognizes the brigade as an official formation within the Security Force Assistance Command and U.S. Army Forces Command.
Washington — U.S. Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock, released the following statement Friday after House Democrats passed the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA.
Kentina Saxon, 26, was born in Germany, the eldest of three daughters in a military family. Her father, Kenith, and mother, Katina, were in the U.S. Army.
When Jessica Garner went to try on wedding dresses, she knew two things: One, that wedding dresses can be ridiculously expensive; and two, that she had been waiting for more than 16 years for her very own wedding dress.
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Saving the future of the Veterans Administration, and securing fair contracts for workers at these hospitals, was the topic of a protest Wednesday afternoon in front of Temple’s Veteran Affairs hospital.
Members of Temple’s local branch of the American Federation of Government Employees union were the ones leading the protest. More than 20 participants gathered in front of the hospital complex, chanting and holding signs in opposition to moves made by the Veteran’s Administration.
Around 300 family, friends, fellow soldiers and members of the communities surrounding Fort Hood attended a celebration of life ceremony Monday for Sgt. James G. Johnston.
While family members of a Fort Hood soldier who died in combat wanted to see all Texas flags in the state lowered to half-staff following his death in Afghanistan on June 25, a spokesman for the governor’s office says such a gesture is a rare occurrence.
The remains of a local soldier killed in combat in Afghanistan last week are scheduled to return to Fort Hood shortly before noon today, and volunteers are encouraging locals to show their support by waving flags along the route to the funeral home in Killeen.
FORT HOOD — All of the graves at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery will have a wreath on them when the holidays come around. Thanks to one woman and some volunteers the names on the columbariums will also get a wreath.
The remains of a local soldier killed in combat in Afghanistan last week are scheduled to return to Fort Hood on Friday.
“I raised my mentor. He was like me, but so much better.”
FORT HOOD — The family of Sgt. James Johnston came to Fort Hood Tuesday and were presented with a Texas flag that had flown over the capitol to honor Johnston, who died in combat in Afghanistan last week.
FORT HOOD — Sadowski Field at Fort Hood was lined with around 7,700 boots to represent and honor service members who have died in Iraq or Afghanistan since the attacks on Sept. 11.
Texas and U.S. flags will be lowered to half staff today in Bell and Coryell counties in honor of Sgt. James G. Johnston, the Fort Hood soldier killed in action last week in Afghanistan, a spokesman for Gov. Abbott confirmed Monday.
FORT HOOD — Family, friends and supporters joined III Corps and Fort Hood leadership on Monday to dedicate a room after Elizabeth Laird at the Staff Sgt. George Larkin Terminal at Robert Gray Army Airfield.
FORT HOOD — The town hall meeting held Tuesday started out positively: Fort Hood leaders spoke about the actions taken to address housing problems since the last town hall in February.