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Fleeing shelling, civilians have streamed out of the southern Ukrainian city whose recapture they had celebrated just weeks earlier. The exodus from Kherson came as Ukraine solemnly remembered a deadly 1930s famine and sought to ensure that Russia's war on the country doesn’t deprive others worldwide of its vital food exports. Meanwhile, repair crews across Ukraine were scrambling to restore heat, electricity and water services that were blasted into disrepair after a punishing barrage targeting infrastructure in recent days. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy hosted a conference on food security with many supportive Western leaders. Read moreCivilians escape Kherson after Russian strikes on freed city

Military News - Fort Hood

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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.

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A Fort Hood soldier, who is accused of shooting a 91-year-old woman in the head Sunday, reportedly told police he was too intoxicated to remember the circumstances of his arrest.

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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.

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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…

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Due to impending weather that is projected to reach the area Friday morning, the Killeen Veterans Day Parade has been canceled.

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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…

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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.

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Saturday marks the 13th anniversary of the Nov. 5, 2009, deadly shooting when then-Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan opened fire in the Soldier Readiness Processing site at Fort Hood as soldiers made final arrangements to deploy.

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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.

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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.

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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.