Running late in the morning with no time for breakfast?
Running late in the morning with no time for breakfast?
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 …
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…
TEMPLE — Tiny Mister Five Hills Dominic Pollastro’s eyes light up when he sees the shine of a metal can pop tab. He is gleeful as he reaches to pick it up and add it to his collection for the Ronald McDonald House in Temple.
COPPERAS COVE — Bill Evans was preparing to fight to the death after his reconnaissance airplane was shot down in Vietnam, but as he and two shaken-up buddies hunkered down and waited for enemy troops to appear out of the surrounding jungle, they saw one of the most beautiful sights any comb…
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…
Fort Hood began aiding local communities recovering from a massive winter freeze with temporary, emergency water distribution and power generation equipment.
Feb. 14 is just around the corner, and that can mean only one extremely important thing for all the guys — and gals — out there to remember.
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…
The organization known for serving those who serve celebrated its 80 year anniversary on Thursday.
Retired U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Guadalupe Lopez has written and published a riveting memoir describing day-to-day combat operations during his 1969-70 tour in the Vietnam War.
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…
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.
A shooting incident on post Saturday has caused Fort Hood to beef up identification checks for entering through the gates.
I don’t get it. Maybe I are just not so bright (yes, that was deliberate) or ate too many crayons in the Marine Corps, but something just doesn’t add up for me.
GRAPEVINE — Birthday parties for kids these days tend to be a little more extravagant than the old pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey, smash the candy-filled piñata with a stick and bob for apples backyard extravaganzas of days gone by.
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…
This week I wanted to take a moment to talk about the dynamics, challenges and responsibilities of the military spouse.
KILLEEN — Longtime Killeen resident David Doell served two tours in Vietnam dodging enemy gunfire as a combat helicopter pilot, but the most terrifying time he ever experienced in the cockpit was during a routine maintenance test flight at Fort Hood.
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.
III Corps and Fort Hood will soon have a new deputy commander, according to a news release from the Defense Department.
FREDERICKSBURG — Step in the footsteps of prehistoric humans and 18th century Spanish explorers at one of Texas’ most popular and enduring outdoor tourist attractions.
HARKER HEIGHTS — The Military Child Education Coalition has teamed up with the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library in Harker Heights to bring early literacy workshops to the community.
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.
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.
PABRADE, Lithuania — Members of 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment took advantage of an opportunity to demonstrate their mortar weapon systems to increase interoperability with Lithuanian mortar counterparts Jan. 13, 2021, despite language barriers and snow.
The 1st Medical Brigade bid farewell to outgoing brigade commander Col. Robert F. Howe II and welcomed incoming brigade commander Col. Roger S. Giraud, during a change of command ceremony at the First Army Division West parade field on Thursday.
LAMPASAS — Former U.S. Army tank gunner Keith Callis remembers heading into combat during the 1990-91 Desert Storm campaign to push Iraq out of Kuwait after the late Saddam Hussein’s forces invaded the neighboring Middle East country and defied worldwide calls to withdraw.
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.
KILLEEN — More than 11,000 veterans and their family members have found their final earthly resting place at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.
KILLEEN — The air was crisp and cold on Tuesday morning, the remnants of Sunday’s snow lingering in the lee of the trees. But the sun was shining brightly, with few clouds to mar the blue Texas skies.
Traveling overseas these days — or anywhere else, for that matter — is a whole new ballgame compared to a year ago, but for the lucky souls living in the great state of Texas, interesting destinations for a quick getaway are easy to find.
A defense bill passed by Congress will eventually force Fort Hood to change its name.
LAMPASAS COUNTY — Retired U.S. Navy Master Chief Robert Crusing was never on the front lines during his tour in Vietnam, but an incident late one night in Saigon apparently left lasting emotional scars that are still painful today.
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…
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…
COPPERAS COVE — One high priority for Operation Stand Down Central Texas is to provide every homeless veteran who walks through its doors a warm blanket, so they can get a comfortable night’s sleep and look forward to a better tomorrow. Copperas Cove Five Hills Junior Ambassador Hayley Sawye…
III Corps headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division headquarters battalion and Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center are twinkling with Christmas lights, dotted with multiple trees throughout the buildings and stockings are hung on all office doors.
KILLEEN — A partnership marked with giving and continued service continued this year between an elementary school and a local veterans’ organization.
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…
Christmas may look a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but while many traditional holiday entertainment pursuits may not be available, there are plenty of ways to keep the celebration fun and lively at home.
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…
When the results of an independent review into the command climate and culture of Fort Hood were released Dec. 8, senior Army leaders were not quite prepared for the results.