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NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden begins his first visit to the U.N. General Assembly ready to make the case to world leaders that after closing the book on 20 years of war, the U.S. aims to rally allies and adversaries to work together on a slew of crises including the COVID-19 pandemic, … Read more

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A bombshell book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa allege that the nation’s top military officer was so afraid of then President Donald Trump starting a war that he made calls to China’s top military leader to ensure a war would be averted.

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Around three dozen area motorcyclists, part of multiple organizations, rolled into the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen Saturday morning to hear from a guest speaker before continuing on their fundraiser ride with multiple stops.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon retreated from its defense of a drone strike that killed multiple civilians in Afghanistan last month, announcing Friday that a review revealed that only civilians were killed in the attack, not an Islamic State extremist as first believed.

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The Central Texas College Fine Arts department is hosting an artist exhibit featuring the works of sculptor and art therapist Peter Buotte. The exhibit, “Invisible Wounds,” features a series of digitally-rendered sculptures and photographs of U.S. combat veterans who have experienced traumat…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer on Wednesday defended the phone calls he made to his Chinese counterpart in the turbulent final months of Donald Trump's presidency, saying the conversations were intended to convey “reassurance” to the Chinese military and were in line with hi…

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COPPERAS COVE — While speaking to members of the Morning Exchange Club at Lil’ Tex Restaurant in Copperas Cove, Fort Hood Garrison Commander Col. Chad Foster said the installation is now in a position to partner in the community more than ever.

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America’s “First Team” celebrated its 100th birthday on Monday with a cake cutting ceremony at Fort Hood’s Cooper Field. Commanders and soldiers gathered to begin festivities in honor of the division’s centennial.

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MILLINGTON, Tenn. — A Belton native is serving aboard the USS Iwo Jima, a U.S. Navy Wasp-class amphibious assault ship.

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The Military Family Advisory Network will be holding a food distribution event Sept. 11 for military families at the Food Care Center of Killeen.

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The Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center COVID-19 vaccination site, Abrams gym, will be closed Sept. 3-6 for Labor Day weekend. The site will resume normal hours at 7:30 a.m., Sept. 7.

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FORT HOOD — The 1st Cavalry Division’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, also known as “Ironhorse,” symbolized the unit’s return to Fort Hood during a colors uncasing ceremony at the division’s Cooper Field following a deployment to Europe in support of Atlantic Resolve on Friday.

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Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order on Wednesday banning any state or local mandates requiring people to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and he called on Texas legislators to vote it into law during their current special session.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Military troops must immediately begin to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in a memo Wednesday, ordering service leaders to “impose ambitious timelines for implementation.”

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of Congress are facing criticism and questions following their surprise visit to Afghanistan this week, which diverted resources from the U.S.'s chaotic withdrawal, enraged military leaders and led House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to declare it not “a good idea.”

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VFW Post No. 9191, located at 3307 Zephyr Road in Killeen, will hold free COVID-19 screenings and vaccinations from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 4 and Sept. 25. The event is open to the public. For information call 254-423-1272.

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Approximately only 1,500 Fort Hood soldiers are currently deployed around the globe — perhaps the lowest amount in years. And for the first time in a long time, the majority of those deployed are not from the 1st Cavalry Division.

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FORT HOOD — The 1st Cavalry Division welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Shade S. Munday as the division’s newest senior enlisted trooper during an assumption of responsibility ceremony Tuesday on Coopers Field.