Memorial Day — the annual holiday to remember the country’s fallen soldiers — will be more somber and less colorful this year in Bell County.
The Senate has voted to repeal the decades-old congressional measure that greenlighted the 2003 invasion of Iraq. If approved by the House, the measure would end more than 20 years of authorization for U.S. presidents to use force in that country and return those war powers to Congress. The Iraq War ended years ago, and repeal is not expected to affect any current troop deployments. The bipartisan legislation would also repeal the 1991 measure that sanctioned the U.S.-led Gulf War. Lawmakers in both parties are increasingly seeking to claw back congressional powers over U.S. military strikes and deployments. Read moreSenate votes to repeal 2002 measure that approved Iraq war
Military News - Fort Hood
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A decorated 20-year member of the U.S. Army has been identified as one of the five people killed in a shooting Tuesday night at a South Carolina home.
BELTON — The past three years have been full of loss for the brother of a Fort Hood soldier who was murdered in 2020.
After a decades-long effort to find and identify his remains, an Army bomber crewman — shot down over Nazi Germany during World War II — will soon be buried at the veterans cemetery in Killeen.
Though it is not the kind of parachuting they are used to, a few dozen retired Army paratroopers jumped out of planes in tandem with members of Skydive Skylark on Saturday in Killeen to commemorate the 20-year anniversary of a major paratrooper operation in Iraq.
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to quote a Fort Hood spokeswoman on Lt. Gen. Sean Bernabe's reason for firing the colonel.
Fort Hood will officially change its name to Fort Cavazos on May 9, officials said Friday.
Dozens of people are set to testify during a trial of an ex-Fort Hood soldier who is accused of shooting and killing a Black Lives Matter protester in downtown Austin nearly three years ago.
The initial breaking news that a Fort Hood soldier had died on post didn’t come from Fort Hood officials. Instead, it was reported on a Spanish-language news website.
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn during a conference call with members of the media on Thursday questioned the initial investigation into a Fort Hood soldier’s death.
Fort Hood may become Fort Cavazos as early as May, but the official date is awaiting approval from the Department of the Army.
Veterans of the 173rd Airborne Brigade, the “Sky Soldiers,” will celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the unit’s jump into Iraq with a parachute jump Saturday at Skylark Field. The veterans will be in Killeen this weekend for their annual reunion.
Fort Pickett, a Virginia National Guard installation approximately 60 miles south of Richmond, will become the first Army installation named after a Confederate soldier to change its name this Friday.
It was 20 years ago today that the aerial bombardment of Iraq began. Monday marks the anniversary of the official beginning of the U.S.-led land invasion, something that would leave a lasting impression on the troops of Fort Hood.
Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jeff Gorres remembers watching a massive swarm of attack helicopters lifting off from Udairi airfield in Kuwait and heading north as the March 2003 invasion of Iraq got underway.
FORT HOOD — The III Corps and Fort Hood commander, Lt. Gen. Sean Bernabe, held a news conference Friday evening to update the media on the ongoing investigation into the Monday death of a Fort Hood soldier.
The Department of the Army is still having issues when it comes to providing information to the media.
FORT HOOD — Near the Bernie Beck Gate on the U.S. Army base Friday morning, national and local representatives with the League of United Latin American Citizens demanded a full investigation into the death of Pvt. Ana Basaldua Ruiz.
The death of an Hispanic, female soldier at Fort Hood this week has sparked thoughts of Vanessa Guillen, according to comments on social media attached to posts about reports of the death of Pvt. Ana Basaldua Ruiz, but Fort Hood officials say “no foul play was evident” in her death.
A 1st Cavalry Division soldier died Monday, according to a news release issued by the Fort Hood Press Center on Wednesday evening.
COPPERAS COVE — Julie Moser says she learned concern and caring for others from her mother, and outstanding friends in the military community have helped her put those values to good use along the way.
Central Texas residents are invited to attend the burial of Seaman Apprentice James E. Bridgford, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, 11463 State Highway 195, in Killeen.
FORT HOOD — Law enforcement agents and their K-9 partners from across Central Texas gathered at Fort Hood on Monday to get in some good cross training with their fellow officers.
Former soldier critically wounded in 2009 Fort Hood massacre returns to sign copies of his book about the shootings
Former Army Staff Sgt. Patrick Zeigler remembers the moment a fellow soldier suddenly turned his way and fired a bullet into his head over 13 years ago at Fort Hood during what was described as the worst mass shooting ever at an American military installation.
HARKER HEIGHTS — Flying U.S. presidents back and forth between the White House, Camp David and various other destinations is among the highlights of a nearly 24-year military career for Harker Heights Mayor Spencer Smith.
FORT HOOD — The 1st Cavalry Division said farewell to its senior enlisted advisor on Tuesday in a relinquishment of responsibility ceremony on Cooper Field.
10 men face felony charges in Bell County prostitution sting; suspects include Temple man, 6 Killeen residents
Ten Central Texas men — ranging in age from 23 to 77 — are charged with state jail felonies after they were arrested in a two-day human trafficking suppression operation, Bell County Sheriff’s Department officials said Saturday.
The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 147 in Killeen recently received 25 brand new wheelchairs, and last week they began to ensure they made them into the hands of veterans who need them.
FORT HOOD — Fort Hood will host the kickoff the 2023 Lemonade Day season registration Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at the Clear Creek Exchange on post.
The Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year released the names of the military installation winners on Tuesday and Copperas Cove resident and co-founder of the nonprofit Pink Warrior Angels Julie Moser has been chosen for Fort Hood.
FORT HOOD — The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, uncased its colors at Cooper Field earlier this week, signifying the return home after accomplishing its mission in Europe.
DAV and RecruitMilitary is hosting the Transitioning Army & Army Spouse Virtual Career Fair today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is free and available online to all transitioning military, veterans, military spouses and dependents.
Military Veteran and Killeen Daily Herald journalist David Bryant interviews Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough during his visit to Harker Heights and Fort Hood.
HARKER HEIGHTS — Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough visited the Central Texas region on Wednesday to provide information to veterans on the impact of the recently passed PACT Act, a new law that expands VA health care and benefits for veterans not only exposed to burn pits, but al…
A Fort Hood brigade commander is under investigation after being placed on suspension, Fort Hood officials confirmed Tuesday.
Central Texas residents are invited to attend the burial of Pvt. Jerry Leroy Osborn, a veteran of the U.S. Army, at 11 a.m. Feb. 14 at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, 11463 State Highway 195, in Killeen.
The Department of the Army’s office which handles Freedom of Information Act requests recently responded to a request for information by notifying the Herald a control number had been assigned — four and a half years after the original request.
Around a dozen volunteers gave of their time Saturday in Killeen to ultimately give to veterans or service members. The volunteers of the Quilters With a Heart group of Quilts of Valor created quilt squares that would be constructed into full quilts for veterans.
Minor wrecks and heavy traffic are being reported on roads and highways leading to Fort Hood's main gate Friday morning.
A new 30,000-square-foot simulation center is open at the Olin E. Teague Veterans Center in Temple to help train future medical professionals and give VA staff an opportunity to further their learning and conduct medical research.
FORT HOOD — Troops at Fort Hood have been ordered to come in a little later for work Tuesday due to freezing weather conditions.
Plans for Bell County’s own little interstate to eventually stretch 1,300 miles from Odessa to Augusta, Ga., may take decades, but work to expand Interstate 14 through Temple could start by 2027, officials close to the project said.
With tax season upon American families, soldiers and retirees who have gone to the Fort Hood Tax Center will have to receive assistance elsewhere. Post officials announced Thursday that the center is now closed permanently.
HARKER HEIGHTS — From the time he was a little boy, Lance McElhiney always wanted to be a pilot when he grew up.
FORT HOOD — The annual Military Order of the Purple Heart Ball will be held on. Feb 11 at the Lone Star Conference Center (formerly know as Club Hood), which is located on Fort Hood’s 24th Street, Building 5764. Social hour will be from 5 to 6 p.m. and the event starts at 6 p.m.