As soldiers from Fort Hood’s 1st Cavalry Division marched the American flag at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, the clouds parted and the sun shone, casting a warm glow on the nation’s colors.
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Military News - Fort Hood
It may rain, but that won’t stop organizers and volunteers from laying thousands of wreaths Saturday at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.
A Fort Hood brigade will be getting a new commander next week after the last commander was relieved of duty.
At the end of November, many people are thankful for family. Others are thankful for health. For retired Gen. J.D. Thurman, he is thankful for the act of others to honor the soldiers and their family members buried or interred at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.
The preparations started weeks in advance, with long hours of planning and creating masterpieces in cake and ice. The cooking began Saturday morning, preparing the meats they would cook for Tuesday, with little to no sleep to be had in the final days.
For many, the arrival of Thanksgiving means turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, pies, green beans, rolls and dressing. For those in the Killeen area, it also means the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.
Frigid temperatures in Central Texas didn’t deter people from attending the 41st annual Fort Hood Spouses’ Club Holiday Bazaar in Killeen on Saturday.
With Thanksgiving coming up and the winter holiday season fast approaching, there are a number of family-friendly events to help get you in the holiday state of mind. Check out the details in the listing below for what’s going on in the area.
Military commissaries will operate under a holiday schedule beginning the week of Thanksgiving and continuing through New Year’s Day, the Defense Commissary Agency announced on Tuesday.
The Fort Hood Department of Public Works Natural and Cultural Resources Management Branch, in conjunction with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, is planning to conduct prescribed burn operations in Fort Hood Training Areas 13 and 14 starting W…
COPPERAS COVE — Volunteers in Copperas Cove reached across county lines to serve those in need in Copperas Cove, Killeen, Harker Heights and Nolanville on Saturday during the annual Thanksgiving basket giveaway.
A Texas man was sentenced this week to 10 years in prison for beating and raping a pregnant woman more than 2½ years ago in Killeen.
This Veterans Day, to honor those that have served, there are a number of restaurants offering free or discounted meals and redeemable offers. Retail stores and other businesses will also offer discounts on goods and services.
A $5,000 reward is being offered by the Army for credible information leading to the identification of the vehicle and person(s) involved in the death of a Fort Hood soldier on Aug. 13.
Friends of the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery is a nonprofit organization that works with hundreds of volunteers to prepare and lay wreaths on each veteran’s grave at the Killeen military cemetery for the holidays. Organizers say there is a need and plenty of room for anyone intereste…
The Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center will offer a pilot Walk-In Contraception Clinic at its Family Medicine Residency Clinic on the first floor of the hospital on Nov. 17 from 8-11 a.m, according to a news release on Wednesday.
ROUND ROCK — After he graduated from high school, Frank Miller Jr. decided to enroll at the University of Washington and start fulfilling his mother’s dream of seeing him become a doctor, but what he really wanted to do was follow in his father’s footsteps and join the military.
Killeen city officials are partnering with the National Mounted Warrior Museum to feature more than 40 military veterans in an effort to highlight Hometown Heroes throughout November.
Former U.S. Navy SEAL Commander Michael Imhoff is an author and evangelist who spoke with fervor at Sunday’s Veterans Day service at Central Christian Church. He reminded the congregation that this country was founded by other military veterans, dating back to it’s colonization.
A 22-year-old Fort Hood soldier died in a motorcycle accident Thursday evening, police confirmed Friday.
FORT HOOD — “Long live the legend!” was the shout as Col. Christopher Dempsey assumed command of the 1st Cavalry Division’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team at a ceremony on an overcast Thursday morning.
The Copperas Cove Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8577 in Copperas Cove is set to have its annual Veterans Day parade Saturday.
Air raid sirens have sounded on a South Korean island and residents evacuated to underground shelters after North Korea fired more than 20 missiles, at least one of them in its direction and landing near the rivals’ tense sea border. South Korea quickly responded by launching its own missiles in the same border area. The launches came hours after North Korea threatened to use nuclear weapons to get the U.S. and South Korea to pay what it called “the most horrible price in history” in protest of ongoing South Korean-U.S. military drills that it views as an invasion rehearsal. The White House says the United States has no hostile intent toward North Korea.
The case of a Fort Hood soldier who the Army originally thought was a deserter, but later turned out to be dead in Killeen, now has a $50,000 reward attached to it.
Workforce Solutions of Central Texas is partnering with Fort Hood for the annual Hiring Red, White & You Hiring Event on Friday at Fort Hood. The event is an initiative to connect veterans and their spouses in Texas with employers seeking skills of veterans and their spouses.
The Belton Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Veteran’s Day ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11 — a service that will feature the Belton High School Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Color Guard, community leaders, local VFW commanders, and a brass band.
A Fort Hood sergeant has been charged by the military with attempted murder and other crimes, Army officials announced.
Fort Hood will host its 48th annual Retiree Appreciation Days this Friday and Saturday.
The widow of a Fort Hood soldier accused of robbing a Belton man she met at a dating site is back in jail after allegedly violating the terms of her bond release.
FORT HOOD — The Directorate of Emergency Services will close all inbound and outbound lanes for the Mayborn (East) Gate adjacent Fort Hood Street and Rancier Avenue for equipment maintenance Wednesday and Thursday from 5 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Central Texas residents are invited to attend the burial of Lance Cpl. William Meredith, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, at 11 a.m. Oct. 26 at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, 11463 State Highway 195, in Killeen.