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WASHINGTON (AP) — A child of working-class Jamaican immigrants in the Bronx, Colin Powell rose from neighborhood store clerk to warehouse floor-mopper to the highest echelons of the U.S. government. It was a trailblazing American dream journey that won him international acclaim and trust. Read more

Military News - Fort Hood

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Raymond T. Odierno, a retired Army general who commanded American and coalition forces in Iraq at the height of the war and capped a 39-year career by serving as the Army's chief of staff, has died, his family said Saturday. He was 67.

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FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — U.S. Army officials unveiled a new resource and training center at Fort Hood on Thursday that aims to create a more supportive culture following reports of murder, suicide and sexual assault at the embattled Texas military installation.

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FORT HOOD — Three troopers from the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division and a Belton police officer were given the Bell County Sheriff’s Department’s Life Saving Award on Thursday during a ceremony at Howze Auditorium honoring their actions.

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Higher rental housing costs and a nationwide housing shortage are causing a financial burden on many service members, so the Department of Defense is authorizing some troops a temporary housing allowance increase through the end of the year.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer told Congress on Tuesday that he knew former President Donald Trump wasn't planning to attack China and that it was his job to reassure the Chinese of this in the phone calls that have triggered outrage from some lawmakers.

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The body of Chaplain (Capt.) Emil J. Kapaun, who served with the 1st Cavalry Division, was welcomed home with honors Saturday at the Wichita Dwight Eisenhower International Airport, Kansas, more than 70 years after his death during the Korean War.

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ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — The U.S. should explore ways to expand its military contacts with the Russians, potentially to include allowing observers from each country to watch the other's combat exercises, in a broad effort to increase transparency and reduce the risk of conflict…

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Fort Hood soldier Cpl. Nakealon Keunte Mosley was served a court order on Aug. 31 concerning a child he had with another soldier. Four days later, on the night of Sept. 4, police say he fatally shot the child’s mother, Sgt. Francine Martinez, soon after she left a Killeen club with friends.

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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.