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  • January 12, 2017 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Sgt. Alex Mathew Dean Taylor
    Sgt. Alex Dean Taylor  

     

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who was found unresponsive at his place of duty Jan. 11 here.

    Sgt. Alex Mathew Dean Taylor, 23, whose home of record is listed as Texas City, Texas, entered active-duty military service in March 2012 as an aviation operations specialist.Taylor was assigned to the 15th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas, since July 2016.

    Taylor's awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Aviation Badge, Air Assault Badge  and Army Service Ribbon.

    Circumstances surrounding this incident are currently under investigation by U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command. Point of contact for the investigation is Chris Grey, Chief of Public Affairs, USA Criminal Investigation Command (CID) Quantico, VA. Grey's email is christopher.p.grey.civ@mail.mil.

  • Correction: The guest speaker's correct name spelling is Command Sgt. Maj. (Retired) Kevin Stuart.

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 1st Medical Brigade Equal Opportunity office will host a Martin Luther King Day observance from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Jan. 12 in the Grande Ball Room at Club Hood.

    The guest speaker will be Command Sgt. Maj. (Retired) Kevin Stewart formerly with the 1st Medical Brigade and Medical Research and Material Command.  The event is open to all military identification holders. For more information, call 287-6242.

    Media who wish to cover this event, should register here. On Jan. 12, they should meet public affairs representatives and the southside parking lot of the Fort Hood visitors' center at 1 p.m.

  • January 9, 2017 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Spc. Barron V. Reichelt
    Spc. Barron Von Reichelt  

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials released the name of the Soldier who died Jan. 7 from injuries suffered during a automobile accident on South Range Road, here.

    Spc. Barron Von Reichelt, 24, whose home of record is Las Vegas, Nevada, entered active-duty military service in January 2015 as a cannon crew member. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, since April 2016.

    Reichelt's  awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas - Fort Hood officials will host a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new $24M Training Support Center 10 a.m. Jan. 10 here.

    The new center will be dedicated in honor of 1st Cavalry Division, Medal of Honor recipient, Master Sgt. Mike Castaneda Pena who was killed in action Sept. 5, 1950 at Waegwan, South Korea.

    The new 160,975-square-foot facility will support soldiers training requirements by providing training aids, devices and simulators. It also allows for consolidation of many of our former training support facilities, resulting in a greater than 50-percent reduction of buildings spread across the installation.

    In addition, the  facility also serves to enhance military-civilian community relations such as Boy's and Girl's Scouts, local community organization visits, spouse camaraderie events and others.

    Media wishing to cover this event should register here no later than 5 p.m. Jan. 9. On Jan. 10, media should meet public affairs at the Southside parking lot of the visitors' center at 9 a.m.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Command will host a capabilities exercise (CAPEX) at 8 a.m. Jan. 12 at the underground training facility on West Fort Hood.

    During the CAPEX, a nuclear disablement team, an explosive ordnance disposal team and a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Response Team (CRT) will conduct demonstrations. A CBRN platoon will also conduct a demonstration of a decontamination line during the CAPEX.

    In addition to the demonstrations, the CRT and the 1st Area Medical Laboratory will have static displays including an M1135 Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, Radiological Vehicle (NBCRV).

    Members of the media who wish to cover this event will witness the command’s specialized skill sets in support of its enduring mission requirements to Homeland Security and the Department of Defense.

    The 20th CBRNE Command is a one-of-a-kind formation that commands CBRN, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and other specialized units. The command comprises 85 percent of the Active Army’s EOD and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Units.

    For more information on the mission of the 20th CBRNE, contact Maj. Ryan Donald, 20th CBRNE Command public affairs office in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, at ryan.m.donald2.mil@mail.mil.

    Media wishing to cover this event, should register here no later than 5 p.m. Jan. 9. On Jan. 12, media should meet public affairs at the southside parking lot of the visitors' center at 7:15 a.m.

  • January 5, 2017 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Pfc. Kai Yemale Yancey
    Pfc. Kai Y. Yancey  

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     FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials released the name of the Soldier who died Jan.1 from complications from an illness at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas.

    Pfc. Kai Yemale Yancey, 26, whose home of record is El Paso, Texas, entered active-duty military service in February 2015 as a motor transport operator. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, since 2016.

    Yancey's awards and decorations include the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

  • January 4, 2017 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Pfc. Randal K. Anderson
    Pfc. Randal K. Anderson  

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    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died of an apparent gunshot wound Jan. 2, 2017, in Killeen, Texas.

    Pfc. Randal Kenneth Anderson, 22, whose home of record is listed as Sutter Creek, California, entered active-duty service in February 2015 as an M1 armor crewman. He was assigned to 2nd Squadron, 7rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd  Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, since June 2016.

    Anderson's awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.

    Circumstances surrounding this incident remain under investigation.

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  • January 12, 2017 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Sgt. Alex Mathew Dean Taylor
    Sgt. Alex Dean Taylor  

     

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who was found unresponsive at his place of duty Jan. 11 here.

    Sgt. Alex Mathew Dean Taylor, 23, whose home of record is listed as Texas City, Texas, entered active-duty military service in March 2012 as an aviation operations specialist.Taylor was assigned to the 15th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas, since July 2016.

    Taylor's awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Aviation Badge, Air Assault Badge  and Army Service Ribbon.

    Circumstances surrounding this incident are currently under investigation by U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command. Point of contact for the investigation is Chris Grey, Chief of Public Affairs, USA Criminal Investigation Command (CID) Quantico, VA. Grey's email is christopher.p.grey.civ@mail.mil.

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  • January 12, 2017 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Sgt. Alex Mathew Dean Taylor
    Sgt. Alex Dean Taylor  

     

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who was found unresponsive at his place of duty Jan. 11 here.

    Sgt. Alex Mathew Dean Taylor, 23, whose home of record is listed as Texas City, Texas, entered active-duty military service in March 2012 as an aviation operations specialist.Taylor was assigned to the 15th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas, since July 2016.

    Taylor's awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Aviation Badge, Air Assault Badge  and Army Service Ribbon.

    Circumstances surrounding this incident are currently under investigation by U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command. Point of contact for the investigation is Chris Grey, Chief of Public Affairs, USA Criminal Investigation Command (CID) Quantico, VA. Grey's email is christopher.p.grey.civ@mail.mil.

  • Correction: The guest speaker's correct name spelling is Command Sgt. Maj. (Retired) Kevin Stuart.

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 1st Medical Brigade Equal Opportunity office will host a Martin Luther King Day observance from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Jan. 12 in the Grande Ball Room at Club Hood.

    The guest speaker will be Command Sgt. Maj. (Retired) Kevin Stewart formerly with the 1st Medical Brigade and Medical Research and Material Command.  The event is open to all military identification holders. For more information, call 287-6242.

    Media who wish to cover this event, should register here. On Jan. 12, they should meet public affairs representatives and the southside parking lot of the Fort Hood visitors' center at 1 p.m.

  • January 9, 2017 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Spc. Barron V. Reichelt
    Spc. Barron Von Reichelt  

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials released the name of the Soldier who died Jan. 7 from injuries suffered during a automobile accident on South Range Road, here.

    Spc. Barron Von Reichelt, 24, whose home of record is Las Vegas, Nevada, entered active-duty military service in January 2015 as a cannon crew member. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, since April 2016.

    Reichelt's  awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas - Fort Hood officials will host a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new $24M Training Support Center 10 a.m. Jan. 10 here.

    The new center will be dedicated in honor of 1st Cavalry Division, Medal of Honor recipient, Master Sgt. Mike Castaneda Pena who was killed in action Sept. 5, 1950 at Waegwan, South Korea.

    The new 160,975-square-foot facility will support soldiers training requirements by providing training aids, devices and simulators. It also allows for consolidation of many of our former training support facilities, resulting in a greater than 50-percent reduction of buildings spread across the installation.

    In addition, the  facility also serves to enhance military-civilian community relations such as Boy's and Girl's Scouts, local community organization visits, spouse camaraderie events and others.

    Media wishing to cover this event should register here no later than 5 p.m. Jan. 9. On Jan. 10, media should meet public affairs at the Southside parking lot of the visitors' center at 9 a.m.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Command will host a capabilities exercise (CAPEX) at 8 a.m. Jan. 12 at the underground training facility on West Fort Hood.

    During the CAPEX, a nuclear disablement team, an explosive ordnance disposal team and a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Response Team (CRT) will conduct demonstrations. A CBRN platoon will also conduct a demonstration of a decontamination line during the CAPEX.

    In addition to the demonstrations, the CRT and the 1st Area Medical Laboratory will have static displays including an M1135 Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, Radiological Vehicle (NBCRV).

    Members of the media who wish to cover this event will witness the command’s specialized skill sets in support of its enduring mission requirements to Homeland Security and the Department of Defense.

    The 20th CBRNE Command is a one-of-a-kind formation that commands CBRN, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and other specialized units. The command comprises 85 percent of the Active Army’s EOD and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Units.

    For more information on the mission of the 20th CBRNE, contact Maj. Ryan Donald, 20th CBRNE Command public affairs office in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, at ryan.m.donald2.mil@mail.mil.

    Media wishing to cover this event, should register here no later than 5 p.m. Jan. 9. On Jan. 12, media should meet public affairs at the southside parking lot of the visitors' center at 7:15 a.m.

  • January 5, 2017 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Pfc. Kai Yemale Yancey
    Pfc. Kai Y. Yancey  

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     FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials released the name of the Soldier who died Jan.1 from complications from an illness at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas.

    Pfc. Kai Yemale Yancey, 26, whose home of record is El Paso, Texas, entered active-duty military service in February 2015 as a motor transport operator. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, since 2016.

    Yancey's awards and decorations include the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

  • January 4, 2017 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Pfc. Randal K. Anderson
    Pfc. Randal K. Anderson  

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    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died of an apparent gunshot wound Jan. 2, 2017, in Killeen, Texas.

    Pfc. Randal Kenneth Anderson, 22, whose home of record is listed as Sutter Creek, California, entered active-duty service in February 2015 as an M1 armor crewman. He was assigned to 2nd Squadron, 7rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd  Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, since June 2016.

    Anderson's awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.

    Circumstances surrounding this incident remain under investigation.

  • December 28, 2016 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Pvt. Paige Elizabeth Briles
    Pvt. Paige Briles

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who was found unresponsive at an on-post residence Dec. 24 here.

    Pvt. Paige Elizabeth Briles, 21, whose home of record is listed as Kaplan, Louisiana, entered active-duty military service in February 2015 as a wheeled vehicle mechanic.

    Briles was assigned to the Warrior Transition Unit, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texas, since November 2016.

    Briles' awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.

    Circumstances surrounding this incident are currently under investigation by U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command. Point of contact for the investigation is Chris Grey, Chief of Public Affairs, USA Criminal Investigation Command (CID) Quantico, VA. Grey's email is christopher.p.grey.civ@mail.mil.

     

  • UPDATE: Fort Hood officials announced a 4 p.m. gate time Dec. 17 for media attending the Baylor Basket Ball game. Media should meet public affairs representatives at the south side parking lot of the Fort Hood visitors center.

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    FORT HOOD, Texas – Baylor men’s basketball head coach Scott Drew will meet with media at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 10 at Fort Hood’s Bronco Youth Center. Drew will preview the Dec. 17 game between Baylor and Jackson State that will be played at Abrams Physical Fitness Center here.

    Following the press conference, Drew and members of his coaching staff will conduct a youth basketball skills clinic to children 6th grade and below of military families beginning at 10 a.m. in the youth center. Registration for this event has already been completed.

    The No. 4-ranked Bears will face Jackson State at 5 p.m. Dec. 17 in the first-ever matchup of Division I college basketball programs played at Fort Hood. The game will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest-Plus. Baylor previously played the first college basketball game on post when they faced Division III Hardin-Simmons last season on Dec. 16, 2015, a game the Bears won 104-59.

    Media seeking credentials for the Dec. 10 Baylor and Fort Hood press conference should register here no later than 4 p.m. Dec. 9. On Dec. 10, media will meet Fort Hood public affairs representatives at the south side parking lot of the Fort Hood visitors' center at 9 a.m. for escort to Fort Hood's Bronco Youth Center.

    Media seeking credentials for the Dec. 17 Baylor vs. Jackson State game should e-mail their requests to David_Kaye@baylor.edu no later than Dec. 11.

  • UPDATE: The championship round of 2016 Fort Hood Combatives Tournament was held earlier than previously scheduled.

    The 1st Cavalry Division’s 3rd Cavalry Regiment earned the team title in the tournament. The Brave Rifles took the team title with 123 points, ten more than the 48th Chemical Brigade. The First Team’s 1st Air Cavalry Brigade came in third in team scoring with 51 points.

    Here are the individual results for each weight class:

    Bantamweight:

    1st - 1st Lt. Abigail McCauley, 91st Engineer Battalion. 2nd - Pvt. Victoria Gonzalez, 48th Chem. Bde. 3rd - Pfc. Tiana Cox, 48th Chem. Bde.

    Flyweight:

    1st - Spc. Toribio Fuentes, 3rd Cav. Regt. 2nd - Spc. Nicholas Rigsby - 720th Military Police Bn. 3rd - Spc. Willam NunezDuran - 720th MP Bn.

    Lightweight:

    1st - Staff Sgt. James Bruner, 1st Air Cav. Bde. 2nd - Pvt. 1st Class Aaron-Jamal Jacob, 48th Chem. Bde. 3rd - Spc. Noel Can, 720th MP Bn.

    Welterweight:

    1st - Cpl. Joshua Smith, 664th Ordnance Company. 2nd - Spc. Narcisso Rosado, 62nd THAAD. 3rd - 1st Lt. Benjamin McCoy, 48th Chem. Bde.

    Middleweight:

    1st - 1st Lt. Alexander Carpenter, 15th MI Bn. 2nd - Spc. Kalyntae Williams, 3rd Cav. Regt. 3rd - Sgt. Tyler Wilkins, 1st Air Cav. Bde.

    Cruiserweight:

    1st - Capt. Chris Wright, 115th BSB. 2nd - Spc. Demitrius Portalatin, 11th Sig. Bde. 3rd - Staff Sgt. John Bronson, 15th MI Bn.

    Light Heavyweight:

    1st - Pfc. Dylan Jahrling, 15th BSB. 2nd - Sgt. Kenneth Duncan, 11th Sig. Bde. 3rd - Staff Sgt. Weston Anthony, 504th MI Bde.

    Heavyweight:

    1st - Spc. Justin Vargas, III Corps MCPOD. 2nd - Spc. Zakaria Rouhi, 664th Ordnance Co. 3rd - Spc. Darnel McGuire, 48th Chem. Bde.

     

    VIDEO UPDATE: 

    The Fort Hood Combatives Tournament 2016 kicked off at Abrams Fitness Center. Soldiers from various units around the installation compete in a number of weight classes in hopes of moving on to the next round. The tournament takes place from December 12-14, 2016. This video highlights some of the action from the first day of the tournament.

    Direct Link to Video: http://www.forthoodpresscenter.com/go/doc/3439/2907798/

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    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Soldiers from units across Fort Hood will descend on Abrams Physical Fitness Center Dec. 12-14 to determine the best Fort Hood fighters in the 2016 Combatives Championship here.

    Combatives is the Army's version of Mixed Martial Arts used to hone warrior skills in hand-to-hand combat.

    Preliminary rounds are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 12 at Abrams Physical Fitness Center. Quarter-final rounds are 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 13. Semi-final and Championship rounds are 4-9 p.m. Dec. 14.

    Weight classes range from bantamweight to heavyweight for both male and female.

    The event is free and open to the public. Those who do not have a DoD identification card must stop by the visitor’s center to gain access onto post.

    Media who wish to cover this event, should register here and then contact Fort Hood public affairs to work out coverage for the various days of the competition at (254) 287-9993/0106/7823.

  • December 7, 2016 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Sgt. First Class Allan E. Brown
    Sgt. First Class Allan E. Brown  

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Fort Hood Soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. 

    Sgt. First Class Allan E. Brown, 46, whose home of record is listed as Takoma Park, Maryland, died Dec. 6 at Walter Reed National Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, of injuries sustained from an improvised explosive device in Bagram, Afghanistan, that occurred on Nov. 12. Also, killed in the incident were Sgt. John W. Perry, 30, of Stockton, California, who died Nov. 12 and Pfc. Tyler R. Iubelt, 20, of Tamaroa, Illinois, who died Nov. 12.

    Brown entered active-duty military service in March 2004 as a senior data systems integrator.

    Brown was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, since July 2012.

    Brown deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from August 2006 to August 2007, November 2008 to October 2009, and December 2010 to December 2011. Brown deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from July 2014 to September 2014. He deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel from September to December 2016.

    Brown’s awards include five Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, three Army Good Conduct Medals, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, two National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, four Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, five Overseas Service Ribbons, four Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, and NATO medal.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas – FedEx Freight will deliver 275 real Christmas trees to military families Dec. 8 at Hood Stadium here as part of their Trees for Troops program.

    Soldiers who are E-4 and below can pick up one tree for their family between 9 a.m. – noon. Soldiers who are E-5 and above can pick up their tree between 1-4 p.m. Trees are given out on a first-come first-serve basis.

    Trees for Troops brings together FedEx, the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation and tree farmers across America to deliver real Christmas trees to service members stationed across the U.S. and overseas. Since the Trees for Troops program launched in 2005, FedEx has shipped more than 176,000 real Christmas trees to service members and their families—covering every branch of the military at close to 65 bases in 17 countries.

    Media who wish to cover the event must register here. On Dec. 8, media should meet the public affairs representative at 8:30 a.m. at the Fort Hood visitors' center southside parking lot.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas --The Fort Hood Exchange is offering military children ages 4-12 the chance to receive Disney-approved Jedi training at 11 a.m. Dec. 3 at the Fort Hood Clear Creek Main Store.

    During each session, Jedis-in-training will learn how to wield a light saber, be trained in the ways of the Force and receive an official certificate stating they have completed the training. Robes and light sabers will be provided, though participants may show up in costumes of their own.

    The Fort Hood Exchange provides events like Jedi at the Exchange to give military families a sense of community and an opportunity to make memories together that will last a lifetime. This supports the Exchange’s mission to bring military families together through quality goods and services. An estimated 250 children will attend this event with fully-costumed Star Wars characters from the 501st Legion, an international Star Wars costuming organization.

    Ana Middleton, President and Chief Merchandising Officer for the Exchange and Martin Sansing, Vice President of Strategic Planning for The Walt Disney Studios will be available for media questions.

    For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Chris Ward, 214-312-3861 or email wardchr@aafes.com

    Media interested in attending the event should register here and meet a Public Affairs representative at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 3 in the south parking lot of the Marvin Leath Visitor Center for an escort on post.

  • November 29, 2016 Photo Update: Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Pvt. Wanya Bruns
    Pvt. Wanya Bruns

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died of an apparent gunshot wound Nov. 26 in Killeen, Texas.

    Pvt. Wanya Bruns, 20, whose home of record is listed as Bellwood, Illinois, entered active-duty military service in February 2016 as a cavalry scout.

    Bruns was assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, since July 2016.

    Bruns' awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.

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

    The incident is under investigation by the Killeen Police Department. For more information on this investigation contact Carroll Smith, Killeen Police Department at (254) 501-8807.

  • November 29, 2016 Holiday tree lighting

    The annual III Corps holiday tree lighting ceremony will be held at 5:15 p.m. Dec. 1 near the flagpole in front of the III Corps and Fort Hood Headquarters.

    Seasonal music will be provided by the 1st Cavalry Division Band, the Audie Murphy Middle School Choir, and the Fort Hood Family Housing Children’s Choir.  Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland will address the gathering and light the Christmas Tree with two Families selected from the Fort Hood community.

    There will be an appearance by Santa Claus with the 1st Cavalry Division Horse Detachment. Santa will stay for Family photos in the III Corps Headquarters.  Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony. For more information, call 287-3087.

    Media who plan to cover the ceremony must register here. The gate time for the event is 4:30 p.m. Media should report to the south-side parking lot of the visitor's center.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas --  To promote esprit de corps with Soldiers, family members and guests, Fort Hood will celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday meal on Nov. 23.

    The 407th Army Field Support Brigade Installation Food Service Team in conjunction with III Corps personnel will host the traditional Thanksgiving meal competition to recognize dining facilities for their outstanding performance in support of the traditional holiday meal.

    Six Fort Hood dining facilities will be serving their traditional Thanksgiving meal. Lunch begins at 11 a.m., and continues through 3 p.m. at the five dining facilities on main post, and 2 p.m. at the Always Ready DFAC on West Fort Hood.

    The following DFACs will be serving the traditional meal: Ironhorse, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Freeman Cafe, Patriot Inn, Theodore Roosevelt and Always Ready.

    Holiday meal rates are: Standard Rate (Soldiers and civilians) - $9.05, and a discount rate limited to immediate family members of E4 and below Soldiers - $6.80.

    Media interested in attending the event should register here and meet a Public Affairs representative at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 23 in the south parking lot of the Marvin Leath Visitor Center for an escort on post.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas - Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who was found unresponsive at an off-post residence Nov. 18 in Killeen, Texas.

    Spc. Korey Deonte James, 21, whose home of record is listed as College Park, Georgia, entered active-duty military service in August 2014 as a food service specialist.

    James was assigned to the 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, since January 2015.

    James' awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.

    There is currently no official photo available. If one becomes available, this release will be updated www.forthoodpresscenter.com

    The incident is under investigation by the Killeen Police Department. For more information on this investigation contact Carroll Smith, Killeen Police Department at (254) 501-8807.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood's USO RP/6 site is celebrating it's first year in operation with a cake cutting ceremony1-4 p.m. Nov. 23 at building 44 here.

    USO Fort Hood RP/6 site is the newest program on Fort Hood offering personalized support to help Soldiers and their families create a plan for life after military service. 

    Additionally, RP/6 locations are co-located with USO Centers across the country and their RP/6 scouts connects transitioning families with local and national resources needed to succeed in local communities. 

    The USO strengthens America’s service members by keeping them connected to their family, home and country throughout their service to the troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide, providing a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services.   The USO provides critical support to those in need, including forward-deployed troops and their families, wounded warriors and their families and the families of the fallen.

    For more information about the USO visit https://forthood.uso.org/uso-fort-hood.

    Media interested in attending the event must contact Isabel Hubbard at 254 319-3004 no later than  4 p.m. Nov. 22.

  • November 18, 2016 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Pvt. Kevin Paulino
    Pvt. Kevin Paulino  

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died of an apparent gunshot wound Nov. 16 in Peru, Indiana.

    Pvt. Kevin Paulino, 24, whose home of record is listed as Bronx, New York, entered active-duty service in May 2016 as an infantryman. He was assigned to 2nd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, since September 2016.

    Paulino's awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.

    Circumstances surrounding this incident remain under investigation.

  • Recycle employees sort and separate white and mixed paper. The post is now processing single-stream recycling.
    Kevin Davis, material handler and sorter, Fort Hood Recycle, pushes recyclable material toward a pit for processing through Fort Hood's new single-stream processing system. (U.S. Army photo by Christine Luciano, DPW Environmental)

    By Christine Luciano
    Fort Hood Directorate of Public Works Environmental

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood celebrated America Recycles Day with a ribbon cutting ceremony to educate the community about the installation’s new single-stream recycle center. Spreading the word on how important it is to recycle and the economic and environmental benefits, ceremony attendees learned more about how Fort Hood is changing the way recycling is done.

    “The easier that we make recycling for customers, Soldiers and Families, the more we can recycle,” said Brian Dosa, director, Fort Hood Directorate of Public Works. “Recyclable products like plastic bottles, cardboard, glass and paper can be put it into one container, without having to source segregate.”

    During the ceremony, Dosa explained how the installation began looking for opportunities to divert waste, when it was selected as a pilot for Net Zero Waste.

    “In 2011, the Army selected us as a pilot installation to see how much waste Fort Hood could minimize from going into the landfill,” Dosa said. “We examined the contributors and recognized that our housing areas generated about half of the installation’s waste.”

    The following year, a curbside single-stream recycling program was implemented in Family Housing and a 96-gallon recycle container was provided to each home. The amount of recyclables collected from 2012 to 2015 doubled in housing areas and the decision was made to implement a program for the rest of Fort Hood.

    “Single-stream will help double our capacity at the recycle center, which leads to greater revenue and greater opportunity,” Col. Todd Fox, Fort Hood garrison commander, said at the ceremony.

    The new single-stream recycle center makes recycling simpler for Soldiers and Families, helping to have less material end up in the landfill and more products recycled.

    “It’s great for the environment, and has a secondary effect of raising revenue that goes back into our Family programs,” Fox said. “It’s about changing culture so that we can do the right thing.”

    Hector Nunez, supervisory logistics management specialist, Fort Hood Recycle, explained how the recycle program gives back to the community each year.

    “Fort Hood Recycle sponsors events like the fireworks for the 4th of July Independence Day celebration, music on the lawn series, UFC fights, Oktoberfest, Month of the Military Child and other Soldier and Family events,” Nunez said. “We average giving back over $100,000 per fiscal year to support these community events.”

    The new single-stream recycle center helps to streamline operations, processing up to 8 tons an hour.

    “Single-stream has made it easier to handle material,” Kevin Davis, material handler and sorter, Fort Hood Recycle, said. “The equipment helps us to quickly move and separate recyclables, providing better quality products.”

    Eight drivers collect recyclables from more than 1,800 recycle containers across the installation. Once the material arrives at the recycle center, unacceptable materials, like trash and plastic bags, are pulled out before being pushed onto the belt for processing.

    “The material is then pre-sorted by a series of conveyors and machines that help route the material to specific sections for a final sort,” Michael Bush, recycle operations manager, Fort Hood Recycle, said.

    During a demonstration, Bush explained how the upgraded recycle center relies on machines to do most of the sorting, using vibrating screens, magnetic belts, and gravity to separate materials.

    “Recycle employees do a final hand sort in order to take out products not captured in the automatic system and to reroute any recyclables that end up in the wrong place,” Bush said. “At the end of the process, recyclable materials are bundled up and sold to various markets to create new products.”

    Exceptions to single-stream recycling include scrap metal, holiday lights, toner cartridges, pallets, small household appliances and civilian clothing and shoes. These miscellaneous recyclables will need to be taken to the recycle center.

    To prevent equipment damage, plastic bags, film and wrappers cannot be comingled with single-stream materials.

    “We had a couple of maintenance issues due to plastic bags, but we want to keep the program in place and change the culture to keep as much material out of our landfill as possible,” Bush said. “Plastic bags are accepted at the recycle center and can also be recycled at both commissaries.”

    Fort Hood continues to lead the way and explore opportunities to make recycling easy.

    “Single-stream is a win-win for the environment and the Army,” Bush said. “We are excited about new partnerships and the ability of the Army to create value for all its stakeholders.”

    The people behind the program add to its success.

    “Recycle is one of the strongest teams on Fort Hood and it shows,” said Timi Dutchuk, chief of environmental programs, Fort Hood Directorate of Public Works. “We are one team, single-stream.”

    If you are a Fort Hood unit, contractor, or civilian activity looking for an opportunity to be a part of the single-stream team, pick up desk-side containers and 35-gallon recycle containers, free of charge. Activities can come by the Fort Hood Recycle scrap yard, off of 72nd Street, and pick up containers for their footprint.

    For information about recycling, call (254) 287-2336.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- Stedman Graham, CEO of S. Graham & Associates, a Chicago-based management and marketing consulting firm and a New York Times best-selling author of 11 self-help books, will be the commencement speaker for Fort Hood college graduates during the 20th Annual Education Services Division Graduation at 1 p.m. Nov. 17 in Howze Auditorium here.

    Attendance to the ceremony is by invitation only.

    Graham, an Army veteran has spoken on leadership throughout the country and globally to corporations, professional associations, government and civic organizations, colleges/universities and community groups. His message is based upon the importance of self-awareness as one establishes their identity as a leader.

    Media interested in covering this event, should register here. On Nov. 17, media should meet the public affairs representative at the Fort Hood visitors' center south-side parking lot at 12:15 p.m.

  • November 15, 2016 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Sgt. Daniel Made Monibe

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died of an illness Nov. 10 in Killeen, Texas.

    Sgt. Daniel Made Monibe, 32, whose home of record is listed as Carrollton, Texas, entered active-duty service in September 2009 as an operating room specialist. He was assigned to Medical Company A, Carl R Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texas, since May 2015.

    Monibe deployed to South Korea from September 2010 to September 2011.

    Monibe's awards and decorations include two Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, two Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, and Overseas Service Ribbon.

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

  • November 14, 2016 Death of two Fort Hood Soldiers Staff Sgt. John W. Perry and Pfc. Tyler R. Iubelt

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Soldiers who were supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. They died Nov. 12 of injuries sustained from an apparent suicide bomber in Bagram, Afghanistan.  The Soldiers were assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

    Killed were Staff Sgt. John W. Perry, 30, of Stockton, California, and Pfc. Tyler R. Iubelt, 20, of Tamaroa, Illinois.

    Staff Sgt. John W. Perry, 30, of Stockton, California

    STAFF SGT. JOHN W. PERRY

    Perry entered the U.S. Army in Jan. 31, 2008, as a Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) maintenance support specialist. He was assigned to 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade since Aug. 21, 2014.

    Perry deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from August 2010 to July 2011. He deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel from September 2016 to November 2016.

    Perry’s awards and decorations include the Purple Heart Medal, Bronze Star, three Army Commendation Medals, one Army Achievement Medal, two Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, three Overseas Service Ribbons, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, Combat Action Badge and Driver’s and Mechanic Badge.

    Pfc. Tyler R. Iubelt, 20, of Tamaroa, Illinois

    PFC. TYLER R. IUBELT

    Iubelt entered the U.S. Army in Nov. 23, 2015, as a motor transport operator. He was assigned to 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade since May 6, 2016.

    Iubelt deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel from September 2016 to November 2016.

    Iubelt’s awards and decorations include the Purple Heart Medal, Bronze Star, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Combat Action Badge.

     

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  • FORT HOOD, Texas – Fort Hood will open a single-stream recycle plant with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Nov. 15 at the Fort Hood Recycling Center, Bldg. 4621, on America Recycles Day.

    America Recycles Day is a national event that promotes the social, environmental, and economic benefits of recycling. 

    The single-stream facility allows for all cardboard, paper, plastic, cans, and glass to be recycled by placing them into one recycle bin, instead of separating them into multiple containers. More than 1,800 recycle containers across the installation have stickers that illustrate what can and cannot be recycled.

    Exceptions to single-stream recycling include scrap metal, holiday lights, toner cartridges, plastic bags, pallets, small household appliances, civilian clothing and shoes. These miscellaneous recyclables will still need to be taken to the recycle renter.

    The new single-stream sorting equipment and reconfiguration will increase the recycle center’s processing capacity from 700 tons to 1,500 tons a month, officials said. The service streamlines the center's operations, makes recycling easier for community stakeholders, and will help to reduce the amount of material going into the landfill.

    The single-stream facility will help the installation to reach its Net Zero 2020 goal and could have a huge economic benefit to Fort Hood not only in cost savings but also in profitability.

    Each year, money generated from recycling goes back into the Fort Hood community to sponsor Soldier and Family events. This year Fort Hood Recycle will provide more than $85,000 in sponsorships for community events.

    Media interested in covering this event, should register here. On Nov. 15, media should meet the public affairs representative at the Fort Hood visitors’ center south-side parking lot at 8:30 a.m.

  • November 4, 2016 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Pvt. Dakota Lee Stump

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who was found deceased Nov. 3 here. 

    The remains of Pvt. Dakota Lee Stump, 19, were discovered next to a flipped-over vehicle, which was registered to Stump, in a wooded area approximately 100 yards from the roadway near Building 43028 on Fort Hood.  Stump had been missing since Oct. 10.          

    The vehicle was discovered at approximately 11:50 a.m. Nov. 3 by Soldiers who were conducting land-navigation training.  Based on the extensive damage to the car and surrounding trees and foliage, early indications are the vehicle left the roadway, entered the wooded area and rolled over multiple times, according to law enforcement officials.  Due to the terrain and heavy vegetation, the vehicle was not visible from the road.

    Stump, whose home of record is listed as Avon, Indiana, entered active-duty service in March as an indirect-fire infantryman. He was assigned to 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since July.

    Stump's awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.

    Circumstances surrounding the incident are currently under investigation by Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.  An autopsy will be performed by the Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. 

    To protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation, no further information will be released at this time. 

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

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- The Fort Hood Director of Public Works, Brian Dosa, will host a media availability at 1 p.m. Nov. 2 providing an update on the construction of the Army's first hybrid renewable energy project that includes both off- and on-post power generation.

    Once complete, the project will provide Fort Hood with an on-site solar system providing 15 megawatts and the remaining energy coming from a 50 megawatt off-site wind facility. The hybrid project will supply nearly half of Fort Hood’s power and is estimated to avoid $168 million in energy costs over the next three decades.

    The contractor who is building the facilities is Apex Clean Energy. 

    Media who wish to cover this event, must register here. On Nov. 2, media should meet public affairs representatives at the Fort Hood visitors' center south-side parking lot at 12:30 p.m.

  • October 21, 2016 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Sgt. Douglas J. Riney
    Sgt. Douglas Riney
    Sgt. Douglas J. Riney

    FORT HOOD, Texas – The Department of Defense announced Oct. 20 the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

    Sgt. Douglas J. Riney, 26, of Fairview, Illinois, died Oct. 19 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds received from encountering hostile enemy forces.

    Riney entered active-duty service in July 2012 as a petroleum supply specialist. He was last assigned to the Support Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, since December 2012.

    Riney deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from July 2014 to February 2015 and from Operation Freedom’s Sentinel June to October 2016.

    Riney's awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal, four Army Achievement Medals, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with three campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon and NATO Medal.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- The Fort Hood Fire Department is hosting a fire station open house at Bldg. 23025 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Oct. 15 in support of Fire Prevention Week and this year’s National Fire Protection Association campaign of “Don’t Wait - Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,”. The event will include Fire Station Tours, Fire Truck Displays, Smoke House, Ladder Truck Slide and Sparky the fire dog.

    Media representatives interested in covering the event must register here no later than 4 p.m. Oct. 14. A public affairs representative will meet the media at noon Oct. 15 at the Marvin Leath Visitors Center's south-side parking lot.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- In collaboration with The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and the City of Austin, Fort Hood will host Operation Austin II job fair, an initiative to boost Central Texas jobs for Soldiers, veterans and their families. More than 60 companies will be in attendance. The event will take place from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Oct. 18 at Club Hood here.

    Additionally,  seasoned recruiters from these companies will provide advice seminars on creating professional resume building, interview techniques and other job tips. There are three sessions: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. - 2 p.m.

    For additional information, visit Austinchamber.com at http://members.austinchamber.com/events/OPERATION-AUSTIN-II-Career-Fair-in-Fort-Hood-2036/details  

    Media representatives interested in covering the event must register here no later than 4 p.m. Oct. 17. A public affairs representative will meet the media at 10:15 a.m. Oct. 18 at the Marvin Leath Visitors Center's south-side parking lot.

  • October 12, 2016 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Spc. Bradley Michael Acker
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     FORT HOOD, Texas - Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who was found unresponsive in his residence Oct. 7 in Copperas Cove, Texas.

     Spc. Bradley Michael Acker, 25, whose home of record is listed as Canandaigua, New York, entered active-duty military service in October 2010 as an aircraft power plant repairer.

     Acker was assigned to the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, since October 2014.

     Acker's awards and decorations include the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War On Terrorism Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

     The incident is under investigation by the Copperas Cove Police Department. For more information on this investigation contact, Police Sgt. Martin Ruiz, Copperas Cove Police Department at (254) 547-8222 Ext. 6956.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade will hold a "Lightening Brigade Spouses Challenge" from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct 7, here.

    The event aims at bringing together spouses of 69th ADA Brigade Soldiers, most of whom their Soldiers are deployed, to experience some of the tasks their loved ones perform.

    There will be three events which includes an obstacle course, ruck march and the firing of simulated weapons at the engagement skills trainer site.

    Media interested in covering the event must register here no later than 4 p.m. Oct. 6.  On Oct. 7, media will meet a public affairs representative in the southside parking lot of the Marvin Leath Visitors Center at 8:45 a.m.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- The Fort Hood Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program will host its 2016 Domestic Violence Prevention Month Proclamation Signing Ceremony at 10 a.m. Oct. 3 in the West Atrium at III Armored Corps and Fort Hood Headquarters, Bldg. 1001.

    The event is open to all military identification card holders. For more information, call 286-6775.

    Media who wish to cover this event, should register here. On Oct. 3, media representatives should meet public affairs at the visitor's center at 9:30 a.m. in the southside parking lot.

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    In an increasingly digital society, Army Soldiers, civilians and Families must be careful about appropriate use of social media platforms. Major concerns today include public statements – especially during election season – as well as protection of personal and unit information. The potential for cybercrime and misinformation is also a growing concern organizations and individuals must address.

    In an increasingly digital society, Army Soldiers, civilians and Families must be careful about appropriate use of social media platforms. Major concerns today include public statements – especially during election season – as well as protection of personal and unit information. The potential for cybercrime and misinformation is also a growing concern organizations and individuals must address.

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    Fort Hood is one of six installations selected for a pilot program that could customize the transition process for Soldiers.

    Starting Oct. 1, Soldiers at six selected installations will phase in to the two-year The Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program Pilot that customizes the transition process for the Soldier.

    “The Army believes there is a better way to ensure Soldiers are prepared to go out into the civilian workforce,” Lt. Col. John Snyder, SFL-TAP branch chief, Army Human Resources Command, said during a visit to Fort Hood Sept. 7.

    Fort Hood is one of six installations selected for a pilot program that could customize the transition process for Soldiers.

    Starting Oct. 1, Soldiers at six selected installations will phase in to the two-year The Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program Pilot that customizes the transition process for the Soldier.

    “The Army believes there is a better way to ensure Soldiers are prepared to go out into the civilian workforce,” Lt. Col. John Snyder, SFL-TAP branch chief, Army Human Resources Command, said during a visit to Fort Hood Sept. 7.

  • September 21, 2016 Correction: Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Pvt. Nathan Joshua Berg

    Correction:

    Pvt. Nathan Joshua Berg entered active-duty military service in May 2016.

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials released the name of the Soldier who died from an apparent gunshot wound Sept. 17 in Killeen, Texas.

    Pvt. Nathan Joshua Berg, 20, whose home of record is listed as Bellevue, Nebraska, entered active-duty military service in January 2015 as an

    combat engineer. He was assigned to Reception Detachment, United States Army Garrison, Fort Hood, Texas, since September 2016.

    Berg's awards and decorations include National Defense Service Medal,  and Army Service Ribbon.

    Circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation by the Killeen Police Department.

    There is currently no photo available of Pvt. Berg, if one becomes available it will be posted at Forthoodpresscenter.com.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- Former III Armored Corps and Fort Hood commander, retired Army Gen. Robert W. Cone, has passed away at the age of 59. "The III Armored Corps and Fort Hood Team is deeply saddened by the recent  passing of retired Gen. Robert W. Cone.  Cone commanded III Armored Corps and Fort Hood from 2009-2011, and led the corps to Iraq for the transition to  Operation New Dawn. He was a brilliant and caring leader who served our nation in a challenging era. Our hearts go out to his family  during this difficult time," said Lt. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland, commander, III Armored Corps and  Fort Hood.

  • September 16, 2016 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier 2nd Lt. Andrew J. Hunt
     2nd Lt. Andrew J. Hunt  

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials released the name of the Soldier who was found unresponsive in his residence 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 here. The Soldier was pronounced deceased by Dr. Martin Kelly at 9 p.m. Sept. 13 at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center here.

    2nd Lt. Andrew J. Hunt, 23, whose home of record is listed as Bexar County, Texas, entered active-duty military service in May 2015. He was assigned to 6th Battalion, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, since September 2016.

    Hunt's awards and decorations include Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.

    Circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation.

     

     

     

     

     

  •  Fort Hood's 74th Anniversary Celebration  
     Fort Hood's 74th Anniversary Birthday Cake  
     This video outline the accomplishments of III Corps and Fort Hood for 74 years.  

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood celebrated its 74 years of service to our nation with a cake cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Sept. 16 here.

    Col. Todd Fox, Fort Hood garrison commander, hosted the ceremony in the West Atrium of the III Corps Headquarters celebrating the post opening on Sept. 18, 1942, as Camp Hood.

    Camp Hood changed its name to Fort Hood April 15, 1950, and is now the largest active duty armored post in the U.S. Armed Forces.

    There are nearly 40,000 Soldiers, 54,000 Family members, 6,750 civilian employees who live and/or work on post. Fort Hood Garrison supports a population of nearly 400,000 including retirees who live in the local area. Fort Hood currently has a $35.4 Billion economic impact on the Texas economy.

    Fort Hood’s land area equals 214,895 acres or 335.8 square miles. It stretches as far north as Waco, Texas; east to Temple, Texas; west to Copperas Cove, Texas; and south to Georgetown, Texas.

    Click on the III Corps image to the left to view the video played during the ceremony.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Fort Hood marked National POW/MIA Recognition Day with a ceremony outside the former Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Sept. 16. Retired Lt. Gen. and former III Armored Corps and Fort Hood Commanding General Rick Lynch provided remarks before nearly two dozen Veterans Service Organizations and their auxiliaries placed wreaths in remembrance of the 1,618 missing and unaccounted for Americans from our nation's conflicts. (U.S. Army Photo by Heather Ashley, Fort Hood public affairs)  
    Fort Hood marked National POW/MIA Recognition Day with a ceremony outside the former Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Sept. 16. Retired Lt. Gen. and former III Armored Corps and Fort Hood Commanding General Rick Lynch provided remarks before nearly two dozen Veterans Service Organizations and their auxiliaries placed wreaths in remembrance of the 1,618 missing and unaccounted for Americans from our nation's conflicts. (U.S. Army Photo by Heather Ashley, Fort Hood public affairs)
    Fort Hood marked National POW/MIA Recognition Day with a ceremony outside the former Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Sept. 16. Retired Lt. Gen. and former III Armored Corps and Fort Hood Commanding General Rick Lynch provided remarks before nearly two dozen Veterans Service Organizations and their auxiliaries placed wreaths in remembrance of the 1,618 missing and unaccounted for Americans from our nation's conflicts. (U.S. Army Photo by Heather Ashley, Fort Hood public affairs)
    Fort Hood marked National POW/MIA Recognition Day with a ceremony outside the former Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Sept. 16. Retired Lt. Gen. and former III Armored Corps and Fort Hood Commanding General Rick Lynch provided remarks before nearly two dozen Veterans Service Organizations and their auxiliaries placed wreaths in remembrance of the 1,618 missing and unaccounted for Americans from our nation's conflicts. (U.S. Army Photo by Heather Ashley, Fort Hood public affairs)

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Fort Hood officials hosted a National POW/MIA Day ceremony at 9 a.m. Sept. 16 at the POW/MIA Memorial located in front of the former Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center here.

    The ceremony honored former prisoners of war and military personnel who are still classified as "missing in action," with area veterans' organizations participating in a special wreath-laying ceremony.  The guest speaker was retired Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, former III Corps and Fort Hood commanding general.

    Lynch provided remarks before nearly two dozen Veterans Service Organizations and their auxiliaries placed wreaths in remembrance of the 1,618 missing and unaccounted for Americans from our nation's conflicts.

    Look for the complete story in next week's Fort Hood Sentinel at www.forthoodsentinel.com.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • FORT HOOD, Texas - Fort Hood officials will host a National POW/MIA Day ceremony 9 a.m. Sept. 16 at the POW/MIA Memorial located in front of the former Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center here.

    The ceremony will honor former prisoners of war and military personnel who are still classified as "missing in action," with area veterans' organizations participating in a special wreath-laying ceremony.  The guest speaker will be retired Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, former III Corps and Fort Hood commanding general.

     Media interested in covering this event must register here no later than 4 p.m. Sept. 15. On Sept. 16, media should meet public affairs representative in the visitors' center south-side parking lot at 8:30 a.m.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood will celebrate 74 years of service to our nation with a cake cutting ceremony 10 a.m. Sept. 16 here.

    Col. Todd Fox, Fort Hood garrison commander, will host the ceremony in the West Atrium of the III Corps Headquarters celebrating the post opening on Sept. 18, 1942, as Camp Hood. Camp Hood changed its name to Fort Hood April

    15, 1950, and is now the largest active duty armored post in the U.S. Armed Forces. There are nearly 40,000 Soldiers, 54,000 Family members, 6,750 civilian employees who live and/or work on post. Fort Hood Garrison supports

    a population of nearly 400,000 including retirees who live in the local area.

    Media who wish to cover the event at 10 a.m. must register here no later than 4 p.m. Sept. 15. On Sept. 16, media should meet public affairs representative in the visitors' center south-side parking lot at 9:30 a.m.

  • September 13, 2016 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Pfc Stacy Jordan Hardy
    Pfc Stacy Jordan Hardy

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials released the name of the Soldier who died from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident Sept. 9 in Killeen, Texas.

    Pfc. Stacy Jordan Hardy, 20, whose home of record is listed as Beaverton, Oregon, entered active-duty military service in January 2015 as an

    Infantryman. He was assigned to 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, since June 2016.

     Hardy's awards and decorations include National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal and Army Service Ribbon.

     Circumstances surrounding this accident are under investigation by the Killeen Police Department.

     

  • Fort Hood will host a "Resiliency Day" program for Soldiers and family members from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 8 at Abrams Gym, here.

    Highlighting the event will be guest speaker Kevin Hines who is an award-winning global speaker, bestselling author, documentary filmmaker, suicide prevention and mental health advocate who reaches audiences with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live. Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge.

    Media who wish to cover Kevin Hines' speech at 10:30 a.m. must register here no later than 4 p.m. Aug. 7. On Aug. 8, media should meet public affairs representative in the visitors' center south-side parking lot at 9:45 a.m.

  • August 31, 2016 Suicide Prevention Month Proclamation Signing

    Maj. Gen. John Uberti, III Corps deputy commander, will sign a proclamation marking the beginning of Suicide Prevention Month 9 a.m. Sept. 1 at the III Corps Headquarters West Atrium here.

    The theme for the 2016 prevention campaign is "Be There". Be there for your Friends. Be there fore your Family. Be there for your self. The proclamation signing is the kick off for implementing actions to create a suicide safer community.

    Media wishing to attend the event should register here. On Sept. 1, media covering the event should meet public affairs at the south-side parking lot of the visitor’s center parking lot at 8:30 a.m.

  • August 23, 2016 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Chief Warrant Officer 4 Brian Keith Pinckney

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died Aug. 17 from a long-term illness at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas.

    Chief Warrant Officer 4 Brian Keith Pinckney, 48, whose home of record is listed as Harker Heights, Texas, entered active-duty service in August 1989 and attended Warrant Officer Candidate School in 2003. He was last assigned to the 11th Military Police Battalion, Criminal Investigation Division, Fort Hood, Texas, since August 2014.

    Pinckney deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from November 2004 to November 2005 and from July 2008 to July 2009.

    Pinckney's awards and decorations include Bronze Star Medal, four Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, four Army Achievement Medals, four Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal,  Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, three Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbons, Army Service Ribbon, eight Overseas Service Medals and NATO Medal.

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

     

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- Joint Task Force Civil Support will host a media open house beginning at 10 p.m. Aug. 25 at North Fort Hood during Exercise Sudden Response 16, a domestic disaster response training exercise involving more than 2,000 active-duty military personnel from Fort Hood and across the country.

    Media will observe and interview military units training to support local and state authorities in such life-saving activities as urban search and rescue, triage and mass casualty decontamination.  The units involved are specially trained and equipped to respond to complex disasters involving chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear hazards. These activities are scheduled during overnight hours to minimize heat-related training risks and ensure units' readiness to provide around-the-clock emergency support. 

    JTF Civil Support anticipates, plans, and prepares for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) response operations. When directed, JTF-CS deploys within 24 hours of notification to command and control Department of Defense forces in support of civil authority response operations in order to save lives, prevent further injury, and provide temporary critical support to enable community recovery. 

    Media desiring to cover the event must register here by 5 p.m. Aug. 25.  Gate time for the media is 8:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at the North Fort Hood Gate (intersection of Texas Highway 36 and 18th Street in Gatesville, TX).  Media coverage will be complete by 2 a.m.

  • August 22, 2016 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Spc. Dion Shannon Servant
    Spc. Dion Shannon Servant, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who was found unresponsive Aug. 19 in his barracks room on Fort Hood, Texas.

    Spc. Dion Shannon Servant, 24, whose home of record is listed as Maywood, Illinois, entered active-duty service in June 2014 as a petroleum supply specialist. He was assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since December 2014.

    Servant’s awards and decorations include the Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.

    Circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas - III Corps will uncase its colors at 11 a.m. Aug. 22 at the main flagpole located in front of the III Corps Headquarters.

    Uncasing the III Corps colors signifies the successful completion of III Corps' fourth headquarters deployment to the Middle East in support of operations in the region.

    Lt. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland, III Corps and Fort Hood commander, and III Corps Command Sgt. Maj. Alonzo Smith will host the ceremony.

    Prominent members of the Central Texas community are expected to be present to welcome home our III Corps Soldiers.   

    Media wishing to cover this event should register here no later than 4 p.m. Aug. 19. On Aug. 22, media should meet public affairs representative in the visitors center south side parking lot at 10:15 a.m.

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