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I think we could all agree that many, even most of us, were not ready for what this winter storm had to bring to the state of Texas. Even for those of us that did prepare, there was little to nothing we could do to combat mother nature in such harsh conditions. No one could foresee that the …

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HARKER HEIGHTS — Those that have access to Fort Hood and its Main Exchange will by now be familiar with the Words Unite Bookstore kiosk inside. Many may even have seen the Words Unite mobile bookstore, either here or at other military installations across the country. Now, though, Words Unit…

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HARKER HEIGHTS — The Military Child Education Coalition (or MCEC) and the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library have partnered for the last several months to bring early literacy workshops to the community. This month they brought a Valentine-themed story for children and their pare…

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Editor’s Note: Mr. Santiago passed away on Jan. 30. He was a prolific writer who often wrote letters to the editor for the Killeen Daily Herald Letters column. His family says he finished his last letter hours before he died, and that writing letters to the editor was a passion of his. His f…

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COPPERAS COVE — Despite the pandemic, Copperas Cove High School students continue to prove themselves and garner the attention of prestigious military academies. Copperas Cove High School 2020 graduates Jerome Gaillard was accepted to the Air Force Academy Preparatory School and Donovan Blow…

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PABRADE, Lithuania — U.S. Army troopers from 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment teamed up with a 319th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Reserve soldier to volunteer their time to help feed homeless and homebound residents of Vilnius, Lithuania, Feb. 4.

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COPPERAS COVE — Sgt. Ricardo Ramirez, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 62nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, and Spc. Brooklyn Ramirez in Alpha Company, 62nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, could not…

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GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division is busy on the ranges throughout the Grafenwoehr Training Area since arriving in country, continuing the mission by training and qualifications while in theater for Atlantic Resolve, Jan. 21 to 22.

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What is the difference between a marriage and a wedding? Would you say it was a simple answer? It must be an easy response for most us, if we were asked the same question. The most obvious is that one is merely an event, while the other is a lifelong commitment.

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Joining the U.S. Army was a childhood dream come true for Killeen resident Jennifer Meadows, but her once-promising career was cut short when a growing problem with alcohol finally caught up to the Michigan City, Ind., native.

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COPPERAS COVE — The 5th Annual Mommy/Daddy & Me Sweetheart Tea teaches children manners and etiquette in a fun and interactive setting. This year, homeless veterans will also receive support from the event that benefits Operation Stand Down Central Texas.

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PABRADE, Lithuania — The wind howled as the ground rumbled underfoot of 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment troopers as M1 Abrams tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles ripped through a mud and snow-covered access road to Range 5 at the Pabrade Training Area, Lithuania. Human silhouettes huddle…

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This past year has not been good for Fort Hood. Murders, missing soldiers and suicides catapulted the post into the national news spotlight in 2020, sparking an investigation by an independent review committee that could potentially change the way the Department of Defense as a whole conduct…

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They say when we focus on the one negative thing, or the one wrong thing, in our life then it’ll be amplified where we will be unable to see all the positive, all the good. We are very prone to do that when we are not receiving what we desire, whether that be in our finances, career, relatio…

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CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo — U.S. Army Spc. Trent Tardy, a field sanitation instructor assigned to the 566th Medical Company (Area Support) based a Fort Hood, helped instruct a field sanitation class at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on Dec. 17. Soldiers with the 566th MCAS are deployed to support Regi…