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HARKER HEIGHTS — The Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center update luncheon is slated for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Central Texas Home Builders Association in Harker Heights.

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FORT HOOD — Soldiers from Fort Hood are testing a new vehicle that aims to improve the Army’s ability to evacuate casualties, move troops and act as a mobile command center on the battlefield.

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COPPERAS COVE—The Armed Services YMCA was full to the brim with staff and community members Thursday as a brand new Children’s Waiting Room for active-duty military families was officially introduced.

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III Corps transferred authority for Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve in Baghdad, Iraq, on Thursday, signifying the completion of a year-long deployment to the Middle East where the force is tasked with defeating the Islamic State group.

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FORT HOOD — Approximately 45 soldiers from the III Corps “Phantom Warriors” headquarters element were welcomed home Tuesday evening from a year-long deployment to Iraq in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve — the mission to destroy the Islamic State group.

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COPPERAS COVE — He sometimes uses a wheelchair to get around a little easier, his memory isn’t quite what it used to be, and age-related health issues crop up from time to time, but Scooter Barclay is still very much alive and well — and he hopes to stay that way for a good while longer.

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A comfortable atmosphere, delicious food and each other is all the ladies in the Killeen-Fort Hood area from the German spouse club need to enjoy their monthly lunch meeting. The group gives them the opportunity to easily connect and make friends in a country far from home.

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A $4,988,575 federal grant the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport was awarded will fund the procurement and installation of four passenger boarding bridges, as well as the upgrade of two additional boarding bridges, according to city spokeswoman Hilary Shine.

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FORT HOOD — The 166th Aviation Brigade “Archangels” was activated during a ceremony on Fort Hood’s Cameron Field near First Army Division West headquarters Friday.

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A Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act report issued recently by the Texas Workforce Commission stated that 77 employees of General Dynamics — a global aerospace and defense company — were to be laid off from their positions at Fort Hood by the end of October.

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The Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen will be expanded and improved thanks to a grant of more than $2.6 million from the National Cemetery Administration, which is part of the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a news release on Thursday.