Military News - Fort Hood

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When eight members of Congress visited Fort Hood a few weeks ago, they not only visited the locations of some of the deaths this year of Fort Hood soldiers, to include Spc. Vanessa Guillen, they also got a firsthand look at the living conditions in the barracks and on-post housing.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Maria Valentine says she was just months into her training at Fort Hood in 2006 when a sergeant with a history of alleged harassment toward other soldiers wrote her up after she complained that she didn't want him touching her during body mass measurements.

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Fort Hood closed its east gate at the intersection of Fort Hood Street and Rancier Avenue from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday and today, and a protest was held Friday and another is planned for today.

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A Killeen man who killed a religious couple visiting Texas from Iowa was executed Thursday, the first Black inmate put to death as part of the Trump administration’s resumption of federal executions after a nearly 20-year pause.

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At least eight members of Congress will be at Fort Hood on Friday as part of a congressional delegation inspecting the post in the wake of the death of Spc. Vanessa Guillen and other Fort Hood soldiers who have died this year.

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HARKER HEIGHTS — More than a half-dozen organizations gathered in the VFW Post 3892 Saturday with one goal in mind: raising awareness of mental health issues facing veterans, family members and service members, especially suicide.