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  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials received a call at approximately 1:30 p.m. notifying the installation that a soldier allegedly issued a verbal threat.  Directorate of Emergency Services officials took appropriate measures to secure the post and currently have a suspect in custody.  The post is not currently on lock down.  The situation is under investigation.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- The Fort Hood Senior Commander has authorized early release for Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians due to projected congestion of US HWY 190 because of an overpass bridge collapse in Salado, Texas on I-35.

    Release times for Soldiers and civilians are staggered by unit in accordance with FH Reg 385-2 Table 2-1 Release by Serial. For your specific time of release, check with you chain of command or supervisor. Contractors should contact their employers for guidance.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- Transitioning Soldiers are invited to attend a premiere job seeking workshop and motivational sessions hosted by American Dream U from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 27 at Palmer Theater and from 9a.m.-3 p.m. March 28 at Oveta-Culp-Hobby Center.

    The event will feature world-class business and career advice from top entrepreneurs such as Alex Charfen, co-founder and CEO of Charfen Intitute, Brad Martineau, chief baller, SixthDivision, and Steve Sims, visionary founder of Bluefish.

    Topics will include how to network for results, how to create a better online presence, how to build an effective resume, how to interview for success, what to do after the interview. There are also seminars on starting your own business.

    Participants will receive a free Dream Job Resource Kit available for download here: http://americandreamu.org/dream-job-resource-kit#/optin.

    To register for these seminars click here: http://americandreamu.org/forthood.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas – The 21st Cavalry Brigade (Air Combat) will inactivate in a ceremony at 10 a.m. March 26 in the brigade hangar, Bldg. 90094, West Fort Hood, Texas.

    The unit will case their colors after 30 years of Army service.

    Media interested in covering this event should register here. On March 26, media should meet at the Mohawk Gate off of south Clear Creek Road at 9:30 a.m.

  • March 17, 2015 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Sgt. Geraldo Andre Mora-Cruz

    Sgt. Geraldo Mora-Cruz

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who was found unresponsive March 15 at his off-post residence in Killeen, Texas. Bell County Justice of the Peace, Bill Cooke pronounced him deceased at 3:30 p.m.

    Sgt. Geraldo Andre Mora-Cruz, 33, whose home of record is listed as San Germán, Puerto Rico, entered active-duty service in August 2000 as an information technology specialist. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 48th Chemical Brigade, Fort Hood, since July 2012.

    Mora-Cruz deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from March 2003 to November 2003 and from November 2007 to January 2009.

    Mora-Cruz's awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, five Army Achievement Medals, four Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, three Overseas Service Ribbons and Driver and Mechanic Badge.

    Circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation.

     

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- Army officials will conduct a community listening session on Army end-strength reductions at 6 p.m. March 24 in ballrooms A and B in the Killeen Civic and Conference Center.

    The listening session will be a public forum for local, state, and federal leaders allowing them the opportunity to provide direct input concerning key community-unique points of interest they believe should be considered in the Army’s stationing decision process.

    To achieve fiscal reductions consistent with the Budget Control Act of 2011, the Army must further reduce end strength and reorganize its force structure to best achieve defense strategic requirements within fiscal constraints. To accomplish this, the Army is currently analyzing available options.

    Media wishing to cover this event should register here. On March 24, media covering the listening session should meet public affairs at the KCCC at 5:45 p.m.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas – The 36th Engineer Brigade will uncase its colors during a welcome home ceremony at 8 a.m. March 23 in Starker Gym here.

    Col. Heath C. Roscoe, 36th Engineer brigade commander, and 36th Engineer Brigade Command Sergeant Major Douglas S. Padgett will uncase the unit colors during the ceremony.

    The uncasing of the colors is an Army tradition that symbolizes the return of a unit from a theater of operation.

    Roughly 450 Soldiers from the brigade deployed to West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance in the Fall 2014.

    Operation United Assistance was the U.S. government's approach to the ongoing outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.

    During the deployment, the brigade headquarters provided mission oversight of the joint engineer forces in Liberia, and the subordinate units focused on construction of life-support areas for U.S. troops and Ebola treatment units.

    Media interested in attending the ceremony must register here no later than noon March 20. The gate time for the media is 7:30 a.m. at the south side parking lot of the Marvin Leath Visitors Center on T.J. Mills Blvd.

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  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials received a call at approximately 1:30 p.m. notifying the installation that a soldier allegedly issued a verbal threat.  Directorate of Emergency Services officials took appropriate measures to secure the post and currently have a suspect in custody.  The post is not currently on lock down.  The situation is under investigation.

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  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials received a call at approximately 1:30 p.m. notifying the installation that a soldier allegedly issued a verbal threat.  Directorate of Emergency Services officials took appropriate measures to secure the post and currently have a suspect in custody.  The post is not currently on lock down.  The situation is under investigation.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- The Fort Hood Senior Commander has authorized early release for Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians due to projected congestion of US HWY 190 because of an overpass bridge collapse in Salado, Texas on I-35.

    Release times for Soldiers and civilians are staggered by unit in accordance with FH Reg 385-2 Table 2-1 Release by Serial. For your specific time of release, check with you chain of command or supervisor. Contractors should contact their employers for guidance.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- Transitioning Soldiers are invited to attend a premiere job seeking workshop and motivational sessions hosted by American Dream U from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 27 at Palmer Theater and from 9a.m.-3 p.m. March 28 at Oveta-Culp-Hobby Center.

    The event will feature world-class business and career advice from top entrepreneurs such as Alex Charfen, co-founder and CEO of Charfen Intitute, Brad Martineau, chief baller, SixthDivision, and Steve Sims, visionary founder of Bluefish.

    Topics will include how to network for results, how to create a better online presence, how to build an effective resume, how to interview for success, what to do after the interview. There are also seminars on starting your own business.

    Participants will receive a free Dream Job Resource Kit available for download here: http://americandreamu.org/dream-job-resource-kit#/optin.

    To register for these seminars click here: http://americandreamu.org/forthood.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas – The 21st Cavalry Brigade (Air Combat) will inactivate in a ceremony at 10 a.m. March 26 in the brigade hangar, Bldg. 90094, West Fort Hood, Texas.

    The unit will case their colors after 30 years of Army service.

    Media interested in covering this event should register here. On March 26, media should meet at the Mohawk Gate off of south Clear Creek Road at 9:30 a.m.

  • March 17, 2015 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Sgt. Geraldo Andre Mora-Cruz

    Sgt. Geraldo Mora-Cruz

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who was found unresponsive March 15 at his off-post residence in Killeen, Texas. Bell County Justice of the Peace, Bill Cooke pronounced him deceased at 3:30 p.m.

    Sgt. Geraldo Andre Mora-Cruz, 33, whose home of record is listed as San Germán, Puerto Rico, entered active-duty service in August 2000 as an information technology specialist. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 48th Chemical Brigade, Fort Hood, since July 2012.

    Mora-Cruz deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from March 2003 to November 2003 and from November 2007 to January 2009.

    Mora-Cruz's awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, five Army Achievement Medals, four Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, three Overseas Service Ribbons and Driver and Mechanic Badge.

    Circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation.

     

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- Army officials will conduct a community listening session on Army end-strength reductions at 6 p.m. March 24 in ballrooms A and B in the Killeen Civic and Conference Center.

    The listening session will be a public forum for local, state, and federal leaders allowing them the opportunity to provide direct input concerning key community-unique points of interest they believe should be considered in the Army’s stationing decision process.

    To achieve fiscal reductions consistent with the Budget Control Act of 2011, the Army must further reduce end strength and reorganize its force structure to best achieve defense strategic requirements within fiscal constraints. To accomplish this, the Army is currently analyzing available options.

    Media wishing to cover this event should register here. On March 24, media covering the listening session should meet public affairs at the KCCC at 5:45 p.m.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas – The 36th Engineer Brigade will uncase its colors during a welcome home ceremony at 8 a.m. March 23 in Starker Gym here.

    Col. Heath C. Roscoe, 36th Engineer brigade commander, and 36th Engineer Brigade Command Sergeant Major Douglas S. Padgett will uncase the unit colors during the ceremony.

    The uncasing of the colors is an Army tradition that symbolizes the return of a unit from a theater of operation.

    Roughly 450 Soldiers from the brigade deployed to West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance in the Fall 2014.

    Operation United Assistance was the U.S. government's approach to the ongoing outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.

    During the deployment, the brigade headquarters provided mission oversight of the joint engineer forces in Liberia, and the subordinate units focused on construction of life-support areas for U.S. troops and Ebola treatment units.

    Media interested in attending the ceremony must register here no later than noon March 20. The gate time for the media is 7:30 a.m. at the south side parking lot of the Marvin Leath Visitors Center on T.J. Mills Blvd.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas --The guest speaker for the Fort Hood Women's History Month observance will be a member of the first group of women to graduate from the U.S Military Academy.

    Col. (Ret) Deb Lewis will be hosted by the 11th Signal Brigade at 1:30 p.m. March 18 in Club Hood here.

    Lewis cleared an unconventional path for women in the military, serving in numerous leadership positions. She entered the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1976. She steadily rose through the ranks of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, commanding three army engineer districts from 1998 to 2007 and led a $3 billion reconstruction program during combat in Iraq.

    Media who are interested in covering this story should contact Fort Hood Media Relations here. On March 18, media should meet public affairs in the south side parking lot of the visitors' center at 12:45 p.m.

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  • FORT HOOD, Texas – In the court-martial of U.S. vs. Sgt. 1st Class Gregory McQueen on March 12, Military Judge Lt. Col. Rebecca Connally determined McQueen was guilty of having committed the following offenses.
     
    Four specifications of Article 80 (attempt to pander)
     
    Three specifications of Article 81 (Conspiracy to patronize/soliciting a prostitute)
     
    Three specifications of Article 92 (Failure to obey a lawful order/dereliction of duty)
     
    Two specifications of Article 93 (Cruelty and Maltreatment)
     
    Three specifications of Article 134 (Adultery/pandering and prostitution)
     
    McQueen was also charged for one specification of Article 128, assault consummated by a battery, which was tried on the merits as he did not plead guilty to this particular offense. 
     
    Connally also announced that McQueen was guilty of this offense.            
     
    The sentence adjudged in McQueen’s court-martial was a reduction to the grade of E-1, 24 months confinement and a dishonorable discharge. 
     
    Upon completion of the post-trial review process, the convening authority will review the case and may approve the sentence.
  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- At a morning session March 11 in the court-martial of U.S. v.s Sgt. 1st Class Gregory McQueen, Military Judge Lt. Col. Rebecca Connally held a providence inquiry to determine whether to accept McQueen's admission of guilt in accordance with a pre-trial agreement.

    McQueen elected to be tried by a military judge alone.

    McQueen plead guilty to the following offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice:

    Four specifications of Article 80 (attempt to pander);

    Three specifications of Article 81 (Conspiracy to patronize/soliciting a prostitute);

    Three specifications of Article 92 (Failure to obey a lawful order/dereliction of duty);

    Two specifications of Article 93 (Cruelty and Maltreatment); and

    Three specifications of Article 134 (Adultery/pandering and prostitution).

    Additionally, a charge of Article 120 which is abusive sexual contact along with one specification of Article 92 and three specifications of Article 134 were dismissed without prejudice until sentencing.

    In the afternoon session, Connally heard arguments from the prosecution and defense on a charge of Article 128, which is assault consummated by a battery.

    Two witnesses for the prosecution and three for the defense testified as to what they witnessed in support of the Article 128 offense.

    Connally closed the court until 9 a.m. March 12. After a determination on the merits of the case, the accused will face the sentencing portion of the court-martial.

  • March 10, 2015 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Pfc. Elvis Lee Bingham

     Pfc. Elvis Bingham

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died March 7 from an apparent gunshot wound at his off-post residence in Killeen, Texas. Bell County Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin pronounced him deceased at 10:20 p.m.

    Pfc. Elvis Lee Bingham, 35, whose home of record is listed as Gainesville, Georgia, entered active-duty service in May 2012 as a horizontal construction engineer. He was assigned to the 43rd Engineer Company, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, since October 2012.

    Bingham deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from June 2014 to February 2015.

    Bingham's awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Army Service Ribbon.

     The incident remains under investigation by the Killeen Police Department. For further details on the investigation, contact Carroll Smith, KPD PIO, at (254) 501-8807.

  • UPDATE: The general court martial for Sgt. 1st Class Gregory McQueen has been delayed to begin 9 a.m. March 11 at the Lawrence H. Williams Judicial Center here.

    Media who wish to cover this event must register here before noon March 9

    On March 11, Satellite Trucks should report to the Fort Hood Clarke Road Gate on West Highway 190 at 7 a.m. All others should report to the Fort Hood visitors' center by 8 a.m. All media should be prepared to show a U.S. driver's license with photo and an accredited press badge with photo.

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    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The general court-martial of Sgt. 1st Class Gregory McQueen is set to begin at 9 a.m. March 9 in the Lawrence H. Williams Judicial Center here.

    Trial judge Lt. Col. Rebecca Connally will preside over the proceedings.

    Initial charges were filed March 7, 2014, against Sgt. 1st Class Gregory McQueen and allege 21 specifications related to pandering, conspiracy, maltreatment of a subordinate, abusive sexual contact, adultery and conduct of a nature to bring discredit to the armed forces. The Article 32 in this case ended June 4, 2014.

    As with all criminal investigations and proceedings, the accused is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

  • CORRECTION: The 48th CBRNE Bde. will be part of a residual Operation United Assistance force of approximately 100 Soldiers that will provide core command and control capability; rapid response capability; and to enable a rapid restart of larger operations, if needed.  Other response functions have been or will be transitioned to civilian personnel.  Troops are coming home, but the United States is not leaving West Africa.  The civilian-led response will actually grow in size and number in the weeks ahead to continue the fight against Ebola until there are zero cases.

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    FORT HOOD, Texas - The Fort Hood-based 48th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) Brigade will hold a departure ceremony for its first operational deployment at 11:30 a.m. March 9 in the III Corps Headquarters East Atrium here.

    The 48th CBRNE Bde. will be part of a residual Operation United Assistance force of approximately 100 Soldiers that will provide core command and control capability; rapid response capability; and to enable a rapid restart of larger operations, if needed.  Other response functions have been or will be transitioned to civilian personnel.  Troops are coming home, but the United States is not leaving West Africa.  The civilian-led response will actually grow in size and number in the weeks ahead to continue the fight against Ebola until there are zero cases. The brigade will relieve the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) as the joint forces headquarters element for U.S. forces supporting the Ebola mission in West Africa.

    The brigade is part of the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland-based 20th CBRNE Command, the U.S. Defense Department's only multifunctional formation that combats global CBRNE threats.

    Media interested in covering this event should meet at 11 a.m. in the Southside parking lot of the Fort Hood visitor’s center.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials reported power outages in some areas on post overnight.

    Power has been restored to all affected areas. Lightning is believed to be the source of the problem that caused the power outage.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- The Fort Hood commander has cancelled physical training for all units tomorrow due to winter weather forecasts. Soldiers and Airmen will report to work at 9 a.m. Department of the Army civilians will report to work at normal report time with liberal leave in effect. Contract personnel should contact their Program Manager for report times.

    Should Hazardous Weather impact Fort Hood, callers can listen to the current weather situation or an information alert that affects Fort Hood by dialing (254) 287-6700. Details will also be posted at the Fort Hood homepage (http://www.hood.army.mil/) and III Corps & Fort Hood Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/forthood). Also, people should stay tuned to local radio and television for the latest forecasts. 

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- The commanding general of U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) will host a media availability at 1:45 p.m. March 10 in the Phantom Warrior Room, III Corps Headquarters, here.
     
    The focus of the interview will be on AMC support to III Corps and Fort Hood troops both home and abroad.
     
    Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general, oversees several logistics support units on Fort Hood, including the 407th Army Field Support Brigade, 418th Contracting Support Brigade, and Logistics Readiness Center. The command provides warfighters the equipment, supplies and logistics support they -need, when and where they need it.
     
    As the senior leader of AMC, Via commands a $50 billion global organization with an impact in all 50 states and 145 countries. If a Soldier shoots it, drives it, flies it, communicates with it, wears it, or eats it, AMC produces and provides it. From research and development to contracting and manufacturing, from supply and distribution to sustainment, retrograde and resale, AMC manages every phase of the materiel life cycle.
     
     
    On March 10, media should report to the southside parking lot of the Fort Hood visitors' center by 1 p.m.
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  • February 24, 2015 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Spc. Ata-Se Giffa

    Spc. Ata-Se Giffa

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died of an apparent gunshot wound Feb. 23 at his off-post residence in Killeen, Texas. Bell County Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin pronounced him deceased at 1:19 a.m.

    Spc. Ata-Se Giffa, 30, whose home of record is listed as Clarkston, Georgia, entered active-duty service in August 2009 as an automated logistics specialist. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 62nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade,  Fort Hood, since January 2014.

    Giffa deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from October 2010 to October 2011.

    Giffa's awards and decorations include two Army Achievement medals, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and NATO Medal.

    The incident remains under investigation by the Killeen Police Department. For further details on the investigation, contact Carroll Smith, KPD PIO, at (254) 501-8807.

  • February 23, 2015 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Sgt. Jason Alan Luong

     Sgt. Jason Luong

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died Feb. 18 from a terminal illness in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

    Sgt. Jason Alan Luong, 36, whose home of record is listed as Tucson, Arizona, entered active duty service in May 1997 as a Motor Transport Operator. He last served as a Public Affairs Broadcast Specialist and was assigned to Headquarters Support Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, III Corps, Fort Hood, since January 2013.

    Luong deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from November 2004 to November 2005 and from December 2007 to February 2009. He also deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from February 2011 to January 2012.

    Luong's awards and decorations include five Army Commendation Medals, four Army Achievement Medals, three Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with campaign star, two Afghanistan Campaign Medals with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, three Overseas Service Ribbons, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with "M" device, NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, Basic Marksmanship Qualification Badge and Driver and Mechanic badge.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas - Due to deteriorating weather conditions, Fort Hood officials have authorized early release Feb. 23.

    Soldiers and Airmen will be released at 3 p.m. and Department of the Army civilians will be released at 4 p.m.

    Physical Training for Soldiers and Airmen is cancelled Feb. 24.  

    Soldiers and Airmen will report to work at 9 a.m. Feb. 24.

    DA Civilians will report at normal reporting times with liberal leave in effect.

    Contract personnel should contact their Program Manager for report times.

    Should Hazardous Weather impact Fort Hood, callers can listen to the current weather situation or an information alert that affects Fort Hood by dialing (254) 287-6700. Details will also be posted at the Fort Hood homepage http://www.hood.army.mil/  and III Corps & Fort Hood Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/forthood  Also, stay tuned to local radio and television.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- A Fort Hood Soldier was injured at approximately 1 p.m. Feb. 9 near the Warrior Way Post Exchange here. The injury occurred during an apparent robbery by an unknown male who fled the scene in a stolen vehicle. The Soldier is being treated at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center and is in stable condition.  Fort Hood Directorate of Emergency Services personnel are working with local law enforcement to locate the vehicle and the suspect.

    The vehicle is described as a black Hyundai Sonata, Georgia LP # PHD 7457, anyone withinformation on this incident is encouraged to call (254) 288-COPS.

     

  • February 6, 2015 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Spc. Casey Andrew Chapman

    Spc. Casey Chapman

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who was found unresponsive Feb. 4 in his vehicle at one of the training areas here.

    Spc. Casey Andrew Chapman, 20, whose home of record is listed as Augusta, Maine, entered active-duty service in January 2013 as a artillery mechanic. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, since September 2014.

    Chapman's awards and decorations include four Army Achievement Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service Medal.

    Circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- The III Corps and Fort Hood Commander Lt. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland will host Texas Legislative Day Feb. 6 here.

    Texas Legislative Day is a day-long event that will bring together more than 150 Texas government officials to tour various training areas on Fort Hood and have numerous opportunities to interact with Soldiers. They will be exposed to the many resources on Fort Hood that contribute toward the preparation of our Soldiers for the demanding and complex requirements of combat.

    Opportunities will be available for brief interviews with the Texas government officials at a training site during their tour.

    Media who wish to cover the ceremony must register here. On the day of the event, media should meet in the south-side parking lot of the Marvin Leath Visitor's Center at Fort Hood's main gate entrance. For more information, on the program and availability for soldier interviews, call Fort Hood Public Affairs at (254) 287-9993 or (254) 287-0106.

     

  • FORT HOOD, Texas — The U.S. Army, General Motors and Raytheon Company will host a graduation ceremony for the Shifting Gears: Automotive Technician Training Program class at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 4 here. Created from a multi-year partnership between the two companies and the Army, the program empowers transitioning soldiers with the skills required to secure careers as GM service technicians.

    Soldiers will receive their certification as GM technicians during the ceremony, opening various service opportunities at GM dealerships across the country. Shifting Gears equips soldiers with technical expertise and experiential training during a 12-week, on-base program that also builds on Army core disciplines to provide students with self-management and problem-solving skills that will be invaluable throughout their civilian careers.

    This is the second graduating class demonstrating the success of the program through 100 percent job placement of the Soldiers who complete the program.

    Media who wish to cover the ceremony must register here. On the day of the event, media should meet in the south-side parking lot of the Marvin Leath Visitor's Center at Fort Hood's main gate entrance. For more information, on the program and availability for soldier interviews, call Fort Hood Public Affairs at (254) 287-9993 or (254) 287-0106.

  • January 30, 2015 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Spc. Jason R. Kruszczynski

     

     

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who was found deceased Jan. 27 in his off-post residence in Killeen, Texas.

    Spc. Jason Robert Kruszczynski, 35, whose home of record is listed as Cape Coral, Florida, entered active-duty service in May 2008 as wheeled vehicle mechanic. He was assigned to Company B, Warrior Transition Unit, WTU Brigade, Fort Hood, since July 2014.

    Kruszczynski deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from January 2012 to October 2012.

    Kruszczynski's awards and decorations include one Army Commendation Medal, one Army Achievement Medal, three Army Good Conduct medals and one Army Service Ribbon.

    Circumstances surrounding this incident are currently under investigation.

    There is currently no photo available. If one becomes available, this release will be updated at Forthoodpresscenter.com

     

  • FORT HOOD, Texas – In the case of U.S. vs. Maj. Nidal M. Hasan, trial judge Col. Tara Osborn called an Article 39a post-trial hearing Jan. 29 to discuss two administrative matters.

    The first was to inform Hasan of the status of the record of trial. The second concerned a change in status for trial defense attorney Lt. Col. Kris Poppe.

    Osborn put on the record that both the defense and prosecution had previously authenticated the record of trial. Osborn said that she will now review and certify the record of trial in final preparation for delivering it the General Court Martial Convening Authority Lt. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland, commanding general for III Corps and Fort Hood.

    In the second matter, Osborn heard argument on the issue that Poppe had become a circuit court judge following his assignment as trial defense attorney at Fort Hood. Current rules of judicial ethics state that no judge can serve as an attorney while serving the bench. Osborn issued no ruling on this matter.

    Both the defense and prosecution were ordered to prepare briefs due Feb. 6 outlining whether they felt there was actual or perceived conflicts of interest and whether the court is obligated to accept a waiver on this matter if such a waiver is allowable and was submitted.

  • January 27, 2015 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Spc. Joshua Avery Snapp

    Spc. Joshua Avery Snapp

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who was found deceased Jan. 24 in his off-post residence in Killeen, Texas. Bell County Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin pronounced him deceased at 6:55 p.m.

    Spc. Joshua Avery Snapp, 30, whose home of record is listed as Spartanburg, South Carolina, entered active-duty service in January 2010 as infantryman. He arrived at Fort Hood in June 2010 and was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood.

    Snapp deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from October 2012 to July 2013.

    Snapp's awards and decorations include Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, two Afghanistan Campaign Medals with campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, two NATO Medals, Combat Action Badge and Combat Infantry Badge.

    The incident remains under investigation by the Killeen Police Department.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood will plant a tree received from the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at 9 a.m. Jan. 29 in Fort Hood’s Memorial Park here. 

    The seedling is from the 9/11 Memorial’s “Survivor Tree,” in New York City.

    Fort Hood is receiving a small tree in honor of the victims and survivors of the shootings on Nov. 5, 2009, and April 2, 2014, and in acknowledgement of the continued sacrifice of the men and women who serve and their families. Oso, Washington, was selected in memory of the 43 people killed in the March 22, 2014, mudslide in the small town, and in recognition of their resiliency.  A seedling is also bound for Gulfport, Mississippi, to remember those who died in the region devastated by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005.

    Media wishing to attend the Fort Hood tree planting should register here. On the day of the event, media should meet in the visitors’ center parking lot at 8:15 a.m.

     

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- A welcome ceremony will be held for members of the 36th Engineer Brigade at 8:20 a.m. Jan. 27 in Starker Gym here.

    This is the first initial cohort of 87 Soldiers completed their controlled monitoring at Fort Hood following their support of Operation United Assistance. The Soldiers from the 36th Engineer Brigade returned from Liberia, West Africa, on Jan. 7. They have been deployed since October 2014.

    Media wishing to attend should register here. On the day of the event, media should meet in the visitors' center parking lot at 7:45 a.m.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- In the case of U.S. vs. Maj. Nidal M. Hasan, the presiding military judge, Col. Tara Osborn, ordered a post-trial hearing for 10 a.m. (CST) Jan. 29  at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. 

    Osborn plans to review routine matters such as Hasan's post-trial rights and elections, discuss the Record of Trial and Hasan's post-trial representation by counsel.

    Media who wish to cover this event must register here before 2 p.m. Jan. 27.

    On the day of the Fort Leavenworth hearing, media attending should arrive by 9 a.m. at the 35th Infantry Division parking lot on 4th Street and Metropolitan Ave.

        

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- "All of us here at Fort Hood remain deeply saddened by the tragedy that took place here April 2, 2014. Our leaders continue to work with those who were affected by this tragedy and we extend our continued condolences to those who lost loved ones and to those who suffered wounds.  We also send our love, prayers, care and support to all Soldiers, civilians and Family members affected.

    The Army's investigation report released Jan. 23 included several recommendations. The Army, including Fort Hood, is currently in the process of evaluating and implementing those recommendations.  Some recommendations work to improve information flow in units, between Army medical facilities and between leadership and their Soldiers and others deal with safety and security measures.  Since the incident on April 2, Fort Hood has continued to improve these measures.

    Fort Hood officials remain committed to doing what's necessary to ensure the safety and security of all personnel on Fort Hood."

     -- Col. Christopher Garver, III Corps Public Affairs Officer

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- The Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation will host the Reflections of Generosity Art Exhibit Jan. 27 - Feb. 6 at the III Corps Resilience Campus Chapel. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Reflections of Generosity is a non-profit foundation that provides art exhibits and workshops in cooperation with the military, local and national artist communities, nonprofit organizations and patrons to facilitate and promote emotional healing and spiritual well being among Soldiers and their families, while helping them develop new ways of creating life out of war.

    This year's theme is "Reflections of the Soul" and is open to the public.

    Reflections of Generosity was originally founded in Iraq by Ron Kelsey during his 2009 deployment. The organization was officially started shortly after he began writing the book Reflections of Generosity while still in Iraq.

    Media desiring to attend the opening reception ceremony at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 should contact the Fort Hood Public Affairs Office at 254-287-9993/0106. The gate time for the media is 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Marvin Leath Visitors Center on T.J. Mills Blvd.

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  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- The Fort Hood Army Career and Alumni Program will host its winter 2015 mega job fair from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 21 at Club Hood here.

    The job fair is open to the public. More than 5,000 job seekers are expected to attend the event.

    Non-DOD identification card holders should arrive at the Fort Hood Visitors center early to gain access to post.

    The Fort Hood Mega Job Fair features more than 175 local, state, national and international employers and government agencies representing employment opportunities across the nation and overseas.

    Club Hood is located at 24th Street and Wainwright Drive, Bldg. 5764.

    Media wishing to attend should be at the Fort Hood Visitors Center at 9:30 a.m.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- Last Thursday, Fort Hood commemorated the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and honored his struggle for equality for all people. His life and untimely death punctuated his belief that all people, regardless of race, creed, or religion, should "not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

    Today's III Corps and Fort Hood troops honor Dr. King's memory and demonstrate their character for our Nation to judge by living the Army Values and maintaining the Phantom Warrior standards.

    As Dr. King realized, it's not just what is in a person that counts, it's also what that person does. He stated, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"

    The troops of III Corps can answer that question every day in Afghanistan, Africa, Europe, Iraq, Korea, South America, and here in the United States, serving and sacrificing for others.

    Dr. King also knew that progress takes constant effort and required everyone's attention. When he stated, "Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom," he was speaking to all of us to make our units, our workplaces, our families, and our communities better.

    While III Corps, as the nation's armored corps, plays an obvious role in maintaining our freedom, it is up to all of us to keep America strong and free and advance the causes of justice and equality.

    On behalf of Command Sergeant Major Smith and our spouses Lynda and Sandra, we hope you take a moment to reflect on Dr. King's message and have a safe holiday.

    -- Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, III Corps and Fort Hood commanding general

  • January 14, 2015 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Spc. Kendrick Vernell Sneed

    Spc. Kendrick Sneed

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who was found deceased Jan. 13 in his off-post residence in Killeen, Texas. Bell County Justice of the Peace Bill Cook pronounced him deceased at 8:26 a.m.

    Spc. Kendrick Vernell Sneed, 24, whose home of record is listed as Bossier City, Louisiana, entered active-duty service in June 2009 as automated logistics specialist. He was assigned to 62nd Engineer Company, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood, since June 2012.

    Sneed deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from February 2011 to January 2012 and from May 2013 to December 2013. He also deployed in support of Operation United Assistance from October 2014 to January 2015.

    Sneed's awards and decorations include two Army Commendation Medals, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 3 campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge  and Driver and Mechanics Badge.

    The incident remains under investigation by the Killeen Police Department. For further details on the investigation, contact Carroll Smith, KPD PIO, at (254) 501-8807.

  • 8:33 p.m. Jan. 13, 2015:
    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Carl R. Darnall Medical Center medical officials confirmed at 8:30 p.m. Jan. 13 that the more conclusive PCR Assay test results are negative for the presence of the Ebola virus disease.

    CRDAMC officials have notified national, state and local officials that there is no evidence of a public health threat or EVD exposure to community or law enforcement officials involved in the current investigation of the death of a Fort Hood Soldier.

    The incident remains under investigation by the Killeen Police Department. For further details on the investigation, contact Carroll Smith, KPD PIO, at (254) 501-8807.

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    5 p.m. Jan. 13, 2015:

    UPDATE: Carl R. Darnall Medical Center medical officials confirmed at 4:15 p.m. Jan. 13 that the initial screening BioFire Assay test results are negative for the presence of the Ebola virus disease.

    The more conclusive PCR Assay test, required by the Center for Disease Control, is underway and results will be released when complete to confirm the preliminary findings.

    Both tests are required to exclude the diagnosis and ensure the safety of the community.

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    1:41 p.m. Jan. 13, 2015:

    INITIAL RELEASE: Fort Hood officials are working with the Killeen, Texas, police department on the death of a Fort Hood Soldier who recently returned from West Africa.

    The Soldier had recently returned on emergency leave and was under established guidelines to self-monitor himself twice-a-day and report his status to medical officials.

    At this point, there is no indication of the Ebola virus disease, but medical tests are underway to ensure there is no threat to the community.

    Additional information will be release as it becomes available. The incident remains under investigation.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 1st Medical Brigade will host a Dr. Martin Luther King holiday observance at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at Club Hood as they remember and celebrate the life of African-American civil rights movement leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Brig. Gen. Michael Dillard, 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), will speak on "Leadership through Adversity." 

    Media interested in covering this event should contact Fort Hood Public Affairs at (254) 287-9993/0106. 

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- The Department of Defense Spouse Education and Career Opportunities Program will be talking with spouses about the Military Spouse Employment Partnership and the MySECO Web site and Scholarship Finder Program from 11-11:45 a.m. Jan. 15 online in a webinar.

    This free webinar is aimed at providing military spouses with the latest resources for education and employment.

    To sign up for the event, use this link: https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/anim.cfm?i=222036&k=006340097851.

  • January 10, 2015 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Cpt. Jonathan Nyle Muniz

    Cpt. Jonathan Muniz

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died Jan. 8 from an apparent gunshot wound in Killeen, Texas. Bell County Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin pronounced him deceased at 7 p.m. the same day.

    Cpt. Jonathan Nyle Muniz, 42, whose home of record is listed as Rocky Ford, Colorado, entered active duty service in February 2003. He was commissioned in January 2004 as a 2nd Lt. in the Army Medical Specialist Corps. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since January 2012.

    Muniz deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from January 2005 to January 2006 and in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from May 2010 to April 2011.

    Muniz's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medal, three Army Good Conduct Medals, two National Defense Service Medals, Afghanistan Campaign medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, two Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbons, Army Service Ribbon, three Overseas Service Medals, NATO Medal, Air Assault Badge, Combat Medical Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge and Parachutist Badge.

    Circumstances surrounding this incident are currently under investigation.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood received its initial cohort of 87 Soldiers who were in support of Operation United Assistance Jan. 7. The Soldiers are from the 36th Engineer Brigade returning from Liberia, West Africa, where they have been deployed since October 2014.

    All service members will be supported at Fort Hood's Controlled Monitoring Area Site with dignity, respect and compassion while being afforded essential quality of life equipment and services as they undergo their mandatory 21-day controlled monitoring period. Soldiers will conduct warrior skills training during this period.

    They will be reintegrated with their units, families, friends and communities following a Welcome Home Ceremony at the conclusion of their monitoring period. 

    "While here, Soldiers will conduct resiliency and readiness training, building their warrior skills for their potential next deployment," said Lt. Col. Carter Price, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, commander in charge of cadre operations for the Fort Hood Controlled Monitoring Area Site.

    Price said that the monitoring period is a "prudent move" given the low chance that a Soldier might have been exposed to someone with the Ebola virus disease while deployed to West Africa.

    Price also said that in the event that a Soldier exhibits symptoms associated with the Ebola virus, they would be separated from their cohort and monitored at a medical area at the CMAS for a period. If the Soldier is determined to have the Ebola virus, they will be treated at the appropriate medical facility.

    As part of the United States' effort to prevent the Ebola virus disease from being introduced and transmitted to America, the Department of Defense announced Nov. 7, 2014, that Fort Hood will be one of five military installations to host a 21-day controlled monitoring areas site for all military service members returning from Operation United Assistance.

    Of the 87 Soldiers, 80 are stationed at Fort Hood, with the remaining seven from Fort Carson, Colorado.  The Fort Carson-based Soldiers will return home following the completion of their controlled monitoring period.

     

     

    B-roll of returning engineer Soldiers to Fort Hood, Texas, Jan. 7, 2015. Includes interview soundbites from Lt. Col. Carter Price, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, commander, who is in charge of the Fort Hood Controlled Monitoring Area Site cadre.

    To download the broadcast quality version, click here. You must register on the DVIDS site to get the link for the download. 

       
    Soldiers from the 36th Engineer Brigade walk across the tarmac at Robert Grey Army Airfield at Fort Hood, Texas, Wednesday. The Soldiers returned from West Africa to Fort Hood following their deployment to West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance where they were responsible for the construction of treatment centers to help battle Ebola in the region. (U.S. Army photos by Sgt. 1st Class Erick Rodriguez, III Corps Public Affairs)  
       
    36th Engineer Brigade Soldiers walk across the tarmac Jan. 7 at Robert Grey Army Airfield at Fort Hood, Texas. The Soldiers redeployed from Liberia, West Africa, to Fort Hood where they'll undergo their mandatory 21-day controlled monitoring period following their deployment in support of Operation United Assistance. While deployed, they were responsible for the construction of treatment centers to help battle Ebola virus disease in the region. (U.S. Army photos by Sgt. 1st Class Erick Rodriguez, III Corps Public Affairs)  
       
    1st Cavalry Division medics perform an initial medical screening on a Soldier who returned to Fort Hood, Texas, from West Africa Wednesday morning. The Soldiers returned from West Africa to Fort Hood following their deployment to West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance where they were responsible for the construction of treatment centers to help battle Ebola in the region. (U.S. Army photos by Sgt. 1st Class Erick Rodriguez, III Corps Public Affairs)  
       
    1st Cavalry Division medics perform an initial medical screening on a Soldier who returned Jan. 7 to Fort Hood, Texas, from West Africa. The Soldiers redeployed from Liberia, West Africa, to Fort Hood where they'll undergo their mandatory 21-day controlled monitoring period following their deployment in support of Operation United Assistance. While deployed, they were responsible for the construction of treatment centers to help battle Ebola virus disease in the region. (U.S. Army photos by Sgt. 1st Class Erick Rodriguez, III Corps Public Affairs)  
       
    1st Cavalry Division medics prepare to perform initial medical screenings on troops returning to Fort Hood, Texas, from West Africa. Soldiers from the 36th Engineer Brigade returned early Wednesday morning from their deployment to Liberia, where they supported Operation United Assistance. In West Africa, the troops were responsible for the construction of treatment centers to help battle Ebola in the region. (U.S. Army photos by Sgt. 1st Class Erick Rodriguez, III Corps Public Affairs)  
       
    1st Cavalry Division medics prepare to perform initial medical screenings on troops returning to Fort Hood, Texas, from West Africa. 36th Engineer Brigade Soldiers returned early Jan. 7. The Soldiers will undergo their mandatory 21-day controlled monitoring period following their deployment in support of Operation United Assistance where they were responsible for the construction of treatment centers to help battle Ebola virus disease in the region. (U.S. Army photos by Sgt. 1st Class Erick Rodriguez, III Corps Public Affairs)  
       
    Medical personnel from the 1st Cavalry Division performed initial medical screenings on troops returning to Fort Hood, Texas, from West Africa. Soldiers from the 36th Engineer Brigade returned early Wednesday morning.  The troops deployed to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance where they were responsible for the construction of treatment centers to help battle Ebola in the region. (U.S. Army photos by Sgt. 1st Class Erick Rodriguez, III Corps Public Affairs)  
    Medical personnel from the 1st Cavalry Division performed initial medical screenings on troops returning to Fort Hood, Texas, from West Africa. 36th Engineer Brigade Soldiers returned early Jan. 7.  The troops deployed to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance where they were responsible for the construction of treatment centers to help battle Ebola in the region. (U.S. Army photos by Sgt. 1st Class Erick Rodriguez, III Corps Public Affairs)  
       
  • December 18, 2014 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Sgt. 1st Class Keith Robert Tucker

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who was found unresponsive at his off-post residence in Killeen, Texas Dec. 16.  He was pronounced deceased by Bell County Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke.

    Sgt. 1st Class Keith Robert Tucker, 37, whose home of record is listed as Portsmouth, Virginia, entered the military in October 1995 as an infantryman.  He arrived at Fort Hood in January 2012 and was assigned to 3rd Squadron, 3rd  Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, since December 2014.

    Tucker deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from October 2005 to September 2006 and from October 2007 to October 2008.

    Tucker's awards and decorations includes the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, three Army Commendation Medals, five Army Achievement Medals, six Army Good Conduct Medals, two National Defense Service Medals, two Iraq Campaign Medals with campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral two, Army Service Ribbon, three Overseas Service Ribbons, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, Basic Recruiter Badge/Gold, Basic Recruiter Badge Silver W/Four Gold Stars, Combat Infantryman Badge, Combat Action Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Air Assault Badge, Marksmanship Qualification Badge/Expert Rifle and Driver and Mechanic Badge with Driver Track Vehicles.

    Circumstances surrounding this incident are currently under investigation.

    There is currently no photo available. If one becomes available, this release will be updated at Forthoodpresscenter.com

  • December 15, 2014 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Sgt. 1st Class Ramon Sheldon Morris

    Sgt. 1st Class Ramon Morris

    FORT HOOD, Texas --  Department of Defense officials announced the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom Dec 14.

    Sgt. 1st Class Ramon Sheldon Morris, 37, whose home of record is listed as New York, New York, died Dec. 12, in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the enemy attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.                                                      

    Morris entered active duty service in February 1996 as a combat engineer. He was assigned to 2nd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas since March 2012.

    Morris' deployments include serving in Korea from February 2002 to February 2003.  He also served in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from July 2003 to April 2004, March 2005 to March 2006 and November 2007 to February 2009. Morris deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from June to December 2014.

    His awards and decorations include a Bronze Star Medal, three Meritorious Service Medals, four Army Commendation Medals, six Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medals, Afghan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Iraq Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, three Overseas Service Ribbons, NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge and the Driver and Mechanic Badge with Driver Wheeled Vehicle.

  • December 15, 2014 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Spc. Wyatt Joseph Martin

    Spc. Wyatt Joseph Martin

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Department of Defense officials announced the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom Dec. 14.

    Spc. Wyatt Joseph Martin, 22, whose home of record is listed as Mesa, Arizona, died Dec. 12 in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the enemy attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

    Martin entered active duty service in August 2012 as a combat engineer. He was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since June 2014.

    Martin deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from June to December 2014.

    Martin 's awards and decorations include an Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood's 36th Engineer Brigade Commander Col. Heath Roscoe will conduct a video teleconference interview with the media from Liberia, Africa, at 5:15 p.m. Dec. 17 in the Remagen Room of the III Corps Headquarters here.

    The purpose of the interview is to provide media an opportunity to ask the 36th Engineer Brigade Command team questions on their operations in Africa helping fight the spread of the Ebola virus disease.

    Media wishing to cover this event should register here by COB Dec. 15. On the Dec. 17, media should meet in the Southside parking lot of the visitor's center at 4:30 p.m.

  • December 3, 2014 CORRECTION: Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Cpl. Daniel R. Leonard

    CORRECTION: The rank for Daniel Ray Leonard should reflect Corporal.

     

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died Nov. 21 on Fort Hood, Texas.

    Spc. Daniel Ray Leonard, 34, whose home of record is Bristol, Virginia, entered active-duty service in July 2008 as a health care specialist. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since April 2009.

    Leonard deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from July 2013 to January 2014. He deployed in support Operation Iraqi Freedom from April to December 2009 and from June to November 2011.

    Leonard's awards and decorations include two Army Commendation Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, two Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Combat Medal with combat service star, Iraqi Combat Medal with two combat service stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal and Sharpshooter Marksmanship Qualification Badge with Rifle.

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