It’s been six years since Matthew Van Valkenburgh became Killeen’s aviation director. Now, as he is set to retire at the end of this month, Van Valkenburgh recounts the local airport’s past and its future.
Concerns about finance, food vendors and passenger numbers had circled the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport on Clear Creek Road. Van Valkenburgh said things are looking up.
Staff reporter Monique 'Mo' Brand joined the Herald fulltime in May 2019. Before that, she covered border coverage and county government in Arizona. She also worked as a reporter in Kerrville, Los Angeles, and Norfolk Virginia. Monique grew up in Killeen.