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  • UPDATE BROLL:

    Broll of the event can be found here https://www.dvidshub.net/video/511169/2017-fort-hood-education-summit

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    FORT HOOD, Texas – Fort Hood officials will meet with Central Texas education officials from nine area school districts and local higher education institutions at the 2017 Fort Hood Education Summit Feb. 23 at Club Hood here.

    Throughout the day, senior educations officials from Central Texas school districts will work with school liaison officers and other Fort Hood officials collaborating on unique challenges facing military students attending area schools.

    Media who wish to cover the event will be able to film the collaborative small group session at 1:30 p.m. followed by a subject matter expert panel discussing the outcomes of the earlier breakout sessions and closing remarks by Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, III Corps and Fort Hood commanding general.

    Breakout session will be held on special education, higher education, information awareness and student success.

    Distinguished panel members include:

    -          Nanette Pigg, Installation Management Command School Program Manager;

    -          Betsy King, Region 12 Field Supervisor for the Alternative Education Program;

    -          Lt. Col. Eric Flake, program director, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Air Force Medical Command;

    -          Retired Col. Jack Ballantyne IV, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Military Child Education Coalition; and

    -          Mike Engen, Fort Hood Education Services Officer

  • FORT HOOD, Texas – Fort Hood officials will meet with Central Texas education officials from nine area school districts and local higher education institutions at the 2017 Fort Hood Education Summit Feb. 23 at Club Hood here.

    Throughout the day, senior educations officials from Central Texas school districts will work with school liaison officers and other Fort Hood officials collaborating on unique challenges facing military students attending area schools.

    Media who wish to cover the event will be able to film the collaborative small group session at 1:30 p.m. followed by a subject matter expert panel discussing the outcomes of the earlier breakout sessions and closing remarks by Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, III Corps and Fort Hood commanding general.

    Breakout session will be held on special education, higher education, information awareness and student success.

    Distinguished panel members include:

    -          Nanette Pigg, Installation Management Command School Program Manager;

    -          Betsy King, Region 12 Field Supervisor for the Alternative Education Program;

    -          Lt. Col. Eric Flake, program director, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Air Force Medical Command;

    -          Retired Col. Jack Ballantyne IV, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Military Child Education Coalition; and

    -          Mike Engen, Fort Hood Education Services Officer

    Media attending should register here. On Feb. 23, media should meet public affairs representatives at 1 p.m. in the Southside parking lot of the Marvin Leath Visitors’ center.

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  • February 22, 2017 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Pvt. Michael Luis Garcia

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials released the name of the Soldier who died Feb. 17 from injuries suffered during a vehicle training incident at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California.

    Pvt. Michael Luis Garcia, 29, whose home of record is listed as Fayetteville, North Carolina, entered active-duty military service in March 2016 as an indirect fire infantryman.

    He was assigned to 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, since July 2016.

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

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

    Circumstances surrounding the incident are currently under investigation by Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.

    No further information will be released at this time to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigative process.

  • February 21, 2017 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Pfc. Brian Patrick Odiorne
    Pfc. Brian P. Odiorne  

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The Department of Defense announced Feb. 21 the death of a Fort Hood Soldier who died Feb. 20, in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, from a non-combat related incident while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

    Pfc. Brian Patrick Odiorne, 21, whose home of record is listed as Ware, Massachusetts, entered active-duty military service in October 2015 as a cannon crewmember.

    He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, since May 2016.

    Odiorne's awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Army Service Medal. He will be posthumously awarded the Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal and Overseas Service Ribbon.

    Circumstances surrounding the incident are currently under investigation by Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.

    No further information will be released at this time to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigative process.

  • CORRECTION: The Army will add a new armored brigade combat team not specifically Fort Hood. 

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    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Our incredibly busy Soldiers and Families deserve the best possible quality of life. 15+ years of war and operational deployments have caused strain on our people and our equipment, and our facilities are beginning to show their age. We have made our challenges known to the Army's leadership and they are responding. Soldiers will see changes soon.

    Immediate improvements in quality of life come from expanded Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) offerings, such as free advance screenings of Hollywood films at the Palmer Theater, and a potential Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Camp here this year.

    On Feb. 17, WWE star wrestler Paul Wight, a.k.a. "The Big Show," will be at the Clear Creek Post Exchange from 10am to noon.

    On Feb. 18, the Georgetown Area Car Club and Sun City Corvette Club will be showing off a collection of classic and modern cars at the Clear Creek Post Exchange from 10am to 2pm.

    On Feb. 25, Fort Hood Soldiers will participate in the Dallas Cowboys' Combine at AT&T Stadium.

    On Feb. 26, Fort Hood Soldiers will take advantage of Military Appreciation Day with the Austin Spurs basketball team.

    The Clear Creek Post Exchange will continue to bring in star guest authors, such as recent guests Megyn Kelly and Simone Biles.

    We are excited about partnerships with regional sports teams that bring college and professional athletes to Fort Hood. Baylor men's basketball coach Scott Drew hosted a clinic at the Bronco Youth Activity Center and later brought the Bears to play Jackson State in Abrams Gym last December.

    Fort Hood has a $65M plan to renovate and build new barracks here, and we have requested $135M more to improve living conditions. Investment in infrastructure is an Army top-five priority.

    Better-resourced gyms will ensure the best facilities to work on fitness, a key aspect to health and readiness. We also have a plan to convert the Warrior Way Post Exchange building into a gym.

    Upgrades to food courts include a new Qdoba and a Starbucks coming soon. We will upgrade Legends Pub at Club Hood, as well.

    Our brigades are busier now than they have ever been, and we are going to grow the Army so that four Soldiers will no longer have to do the work of five.  Fort Hood will add at least one more Armored Brigade Combat Team to take some of the deployment strain off the three already here. Changes to the Army’s deployment practices will encourage unit cohesion and reduce turbulence in our Soldiers' lives. 

    Soldiers who need help have engaged leaders with a variety of programs and resources, such as the best Resiliency Campus and Resiliency Campaign in the military. Learn more about Resiliency programs here: http://www.hood.army.mil/resiliency_campus/  http://www.hood.army.mil/cloud.aspx

  • February 13, 2017 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Staff Sgt. Christie Marie Anderson
    Staff Sgt. Christie Marie Anderson  

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who was found unresponsive Feb. 6 at her off-post residence in Killeen, Texas.

    Staff Sgt. Christie Marie Anderson, 44, whose home of record is Hazen, Arkansas, entered active-duty military service in August 2007 as a multichannel transmission systems operator-maintainer. She was assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since October 2014.

    Anderson deployed in support of Operation New Dawn from February 2011 to November 2011.

    Anderson's awards and decorations include four Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, three Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, three Overseas Service Ribbons and Driver and Mechanic Badge with wheeled vehicle.

    Circumstances surrounding this incident are currently under investigation by the Killeen Police Department, Killeen, Texas.  Point of contact for the investigation is Ofelia Miramontez, Public Information Officer, Killeen Police Department. Miramontez's phone number is (254) 501-8941/8807 and her email is omiramontez@killeentexas.gov.

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Latest Press Release

  • UPDATE BROLL:

    Broll of the event can be found here https://www.dvidshub.net/video/511169/2017-fort-hood-education-summit

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    FORT HOOD, Texas – Fort Hood officials will meet with Central Texas education officials from nine area school districts and local higher education institutions at the 2017 Fort Hood Education Summit Feb. 23 at Club Hood here.

    Throughout the day, senior educations officials from Central Texas school districts will work with school liaison officers and other Fort Hood officials collaborating on unique challenges facing military students attending area schools.

    Media who wish to cover the event will be able to film the collaborative small group session at 1:30 p.m. followed by a subject matter expert panel discussing the outcomes of the earlier breakout sessions and closing remarks by Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, III Corps and Fort Hood commanding general.

    Breakout session will be held on special education, higher education, information awareness and student success.

    Distinguished panel members include:

    -          Nanette Pigg, Installation Management Command School Program Manager;

    -          Betsy King, Region 12 Field Supervisor for the Alternative Education Program;

    -          Lt. Col. Eric Flake, program director, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Air Force Medical Command;

    -          Retired Col. Jack Ballantyne IV, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Military Child Education Coalition; and

    -          Mike Engen, Fort Hood Education Services Officer

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  • UPDATE BROLL:

    Broll of the event can be found here https://www.dvidshub.net/video/511169/2017-fort-hood-education-summit

    **************************************************************

    FORT HOOD, Texas – Fort Hood officials will meet with Central Texas education officials from nine area school districts and local higher education institutions at the 2017 Fort Hood Education Summit Feb. 23 at Club Hood here.

    Throughout the day, senior educations officials from Central Texas school districts will work with school liaison officers and other Fort Hood officials collaborating on unique challenges facing military students attending area schools.

    Media who wish to cover the event will be able to film the collaborative small group session at 1:30 p.m. followed by a subject matter expert panel discussing the outcomes of the earlier breakout sessions and closing remarks by Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, III Corps and Fort Hood commanding general.

    Breakout session will be held on special education, higher education, information awareness and student success.

    Distinguished panel members include:

    -          Nanette Pigg, Installation Management Command School Program Manager;

    -          Betsy King, Region 12 Field Supervisor for the Alternative Education Program;

    -          Lt. Col. Eric Flake, program director, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Air Force Medical Command;

    -          Retired Col. Jack Ballantyne IV, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Military Child Education Coalition; and

    -          Mike Engen, Fort Hood Education Services Officer

  • FORT HOOD, Texas – Fort Hood officials will meet with Central Texas education officials from nine area school districts and local higher education institutions at the 2017 Fort Hood Education Summit Feb. 23 at Club Hood here.

    Throughout the day, senior educations officials from Central Texas school districts will work with school liaison officers and other Fort Hood officials collaborating on unique challenges facing military students attending area schools.

    Media who wish to cover the event will be able to film the collaborative small group session at 1:30 p.m. followed by a subject matter expert panel discussing the outcomes of the earlier breakout sessions and closing remarks by Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, III Corps and Fort Hood commanding general.

    Breakout session will be held on special education, higher education, information awareness and student success.

    Distinguished panel members include:

    -          Nanette Pigg, Installation Management Command School Program Manager;

    -          Betsy King, Region 12 Field Supervisor for the Alternative Education Program;

    -          Lt. Col. Eric Flake, program director, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Air Force Medical Command;

    -          Retired Col. Jack Ballantyne IV, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Military Child Education Coalition; and

    -          Mike Engen, Fort Hood Education Services Officer

    Media attending should register here. On Feb. 23, media should meet public affairs representatives at 1 p.m. in the Southside parking lot of the Marvin Leath Visitors’ center.

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  • February 22, 2017 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Pvt. Michael Luis Garcia

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials released the name of the Soldier who died Feb. 17 from injuries suffered during a vehicle training incident at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California.

    Pvt. Michael Luis Garcia, 29, whose home of record is listed as Fayetteville, North Carolina, entered active-duty military service in March 2016 as an indirect fire infantryman.

    He was assigned to 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, since July 2016.

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

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

    Circumstances surrounding the incident are currently under investigation by Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.

    No further information will be released at this time to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigative process.

  • February 21, 2017 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Pfc. Brian Patrick Odiorne
    Pfc. Brian P. Odiorne  

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The Department of Defense announced Feb. 21 the death of a Fort Hood Soldier who died Feb. 20, in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, from a non-combat related incident while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

    Pfc. Brian Patrick Odiorne, 21, whose home of record is listed as Ware, Massachusetts, entered active-duty military service in October 2015 as a cannon crewmember.

    He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, since May 2016.

    Odiorne's awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Army Service Medal. He will be posthumously awarded the Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal and Overseas Service Ribbon.

    Circumstances surrounding the incident are currently under investigation by Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.

    No further information will be released at this time to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigative process.

  • CORRECTION: The Army will add a new armored brigade combat team not specifically Fort Hood. 

    ***************

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Our incredibly busy Soldiers and Families deserve the best possible quality of life. 15+ years of war and operational deployments have caused strain on our people and our equipment, and our facilities are beginning to show their age. We have made our challenges known to the Army's leadership and they are responding. Soldiers will see changes soon.

    Immediate improvements in quality of life come from expanded Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) offerings, such as free advance screenings of Hollywood films at the Palmer Theater, and a potential Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Camp here this year.

    On Feb. 17, WWE star wrestler Paul Wight, a.k.a. "The Big Show," will be at the Clear Creek Post Exchange from 10am to noon.

    On Feb. 18, the Georgetown Area Car Club and Sun City Corvette Club will be showing off a collection of classic and modern cars at the Clear Creek Post Exchange from 10am to 2pm.

    On Feb. 25, Fort Hood Soldiers will participate in the Dallas Cowboys' Combine at AT&T Stadium.

    On Feb. 26, Fort Hood Soldiers will take advantage of Military Appreciation Day with the Austin Spurs basketball team.

    The Clear Creek Post Exchange will continue to bring in star guest authors, such as recent guests Megyn Kelly and Simone Biles.

    We are excited about partnerships with regional sports teams that bring college and professional athletes to Fort Hood. Baylor men's basketball coach Scott Drew hosted a clinic at the Bronco Youth Activity Center and later brought the Bears to play Jackson State in Abrams Gym last December.

    Fort Hood has a $65M plan to renovate and build new barracks here, and we have requested $135M more to improve living conditions. Investment in infrastructure is an Army top-five priority.

    Better-resourced gyms will ensure the best facilities to work on fitness, a key aspect to health and readiness. We also have a plan to convert the Warrior Way Post Exchange building into a gym.

    Upgrades to food courts include a new Qdoba and a Starbucks coming soon. We will upgrade Legends Pub at Club Hood, as well.

    Our brigades are busier now than they have ever been, and we are going to grow the Army so that four Soldiers will no longer have to do the work of five.  Fort Hood will add at least one more Armored Brigade Combat Team to take some of the deployment strain off the three already here. Changes to the Army’s deployment practices will encourage unit cohesion and reduce turbulence in our Soldiers' lives. 

    Soldiers who need help have engaged leaders with a variety of programs and resources, such as the best Resiliency Campus and Resiliency Campaign in the military. Learn more about Resiliency programs here: http://www.hood.army.mil/resiliency_campus/  http://www.hood.army.mil/cloud.aspx

  • February 13, 2017 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Staff Sgt. Christie Marie Anderson
    Staff Sgt. Christie Marie Anderson  

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who was found unresponsive Feb. 6 at her off-post residence in Killeen, Texas.

    Staff Sgt. Christie Marie Anderson, 44, whose home of record is Hazen, Arkansas, entered active-duty military service in August 2007 as a multichannel transmission systems operator-maintainer. She was assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since October 2014.

    Anderson deployed in support of Operation New Dawn from February 2011 to November 2011.

    Anderson's awards and decorations include four Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, three Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, three Overseas Service Ribbons and Driver and Mechanic Badge with wheeled vehicle.

    Circumstances surrounding this incident are currently under investigation by the Killeen Police Department, Killeen, Texas.  Point of contact for the investigation is Ofelia Miramontez, Public Information Officer, Killeen Police Department. Miramontez's phone number is (254) 501-8941/8807 and her email is omiramontez@killeentexas.gov.

  • Qdoba Mexican Eats manager Sheri Flores, flanked by the Fort Hood Garrison command team of Col. Todd Fox and Command Sgt. Maj. Antonio Leija, Jr., and Exchange representatives, cuts the ribbon to mark the grand opening of Qdoba Feb. 6 at the T.J. Mills Food Court. This is the first Qdoba in the Central Texas area and the seventh to open on a military installation. (Photo by Heather Graham-Ashley, Fort Hood Public Affairs)

     

    Qdoba Mexican Eats manager Sheri Flores, flanked by the Fort Hood Garrison command team of Col. Todd Fox and Command Sgt. Maj. Antonio Leija, Jr., and Exchange representatives, cuts the ribbon to mark the grand opening of Qdoba Feb. 6 at the T.J. Mills Food Court. This is the first Qdoba in the Central Texas area and the seventh to open on a military installation. (Photo by Heather Graham-Ashley, Fort Hood Public Affairs)

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The Army & Air Force Exchange Service at Fort Hood hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 6 for the opening of a new restaurant in the T.J. Mills Road AAFES Food Court – Qdoba Mexican Eats.

    This is the first Qdoba Mexican Eats in the Central Texas area and the seventh at an Exchange facility, according to an AAFES press release.

    The addition of Qdoba Mexican Eats to Fort Hood’s food court lineup supports the AAFES’s mission to offer the popular, name-brand dining experiences Soldiers and their families demand, the release said.

    For more information on Qdoba Mexican Eats, visit their Web site at www.qdoba.com.

    Additionally, AAFES officials said 100 percent of Exchange earnings are returned to service members and their families in the form of funding for military quality-of-life programs – in 2015, the Exchange returned $3.2 million in earnings to the Fort Hood community.

  • February 7, 2017 Army CID Investigating Soldier’s Death at Fort Hood Staff Sgt. Steven K. Hines

    QUANTICO, Va., Feb 7, 2017 – The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) is investigating the death of Staff Sgt. Steven K. Hines, whose body was discovered Sunday at approximately 10:00 p.m., about 50 yards behind building 2201 on Fort Hood, Texas. 

    Hines was a CID special agent assigned to the 11th MP Bn (CID), Fort Hood, Texas.    

    According to CID agents investigating the death, they do not suspect foul play at this time, but have not completely ruled it out while they continue to conduct a complete and thorough death investigation. Special agents from outside of Fort Hood have been brought in to head up the death investigation. 

    “We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of one of our agents,” said Maj. Gen. Mark S. Inch, the provost marshal general of the Army and commanding general of CID. “The Criminal Investigation Command is a very small and close knit organization.  Losing one of our own deeply affects us all.  We will do everything in our power to support the Hines family during this very difficult time.” 

    Hines joined the Army in July, 2007.  His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal (2), Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Good Conduct Medal (3), National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (2), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (2) and the Army Driver Badge.

    No further information will be released at this time to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigative process. 

    For more information on CID visit www.cid.army.mil.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas - Lt. Gen. Sean B. McFarland , III Corps and Fort Hood's commanding general, will host a Texas Legislative Day Feb. 3 here.

    Texas Legislative Day is a day-long event that will bring together 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 desiring to cover the event should register here no later than 4 p.m. Feb. 2. A public affairs representative will meet media at the Marvin Leath Visitor Center at 1:15 p.m. Feb. 3.

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- III Corps and Fort Hood is hosting a Veterans Endeavor for Treatment and Support (VETS) Court graduation ceremony 3 p.m. Jan. 27 at the III Corps Headquarters building here.

    U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) will serve as commencement speaker and three military veterans will be recognized as the very first graduates of the new program.

    Each of these veterans entered the program in early 2016 when charges were filed against him or her for misdemeanor offenses.  Each has completed a rigorous program of court supervision, treatment and counseling with the Department of Veterans Affairs, and mentorship from a community veteran mentor.  As a result of their successful completion of the program, the charges filed against each of these veterans have been dismissed.

    The Fort Hood VETS was launched in January 2016 by Federal Magistrate Judge Jeffrey C. Manske with support from the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas, Richard L. Durbin, Jr., U.S. Probation and U.S. Pretrial Services, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Fort Hood military community.

    The VETS Court program diverts veterans who have committed low-level criminal offenses out of the traditional criminal justice system and into a program of intensive supervision, treatment, and monitoring.  To be eligible for the program, veterans must have a mental health issue that relates both to the veteran’s military service and to the charged criminal offense.  The program then seeks to address the root causes of the criminal conduct by treating the underlying mental health issue, supporting the veteran through community supervision and mentorship, and building connections to the VA Healthcare system and Texas Veterans Commission that will endure beyond participation in the VETS Court program.

    In addition to the three graduates, eight additional veterans are currently in VETS with new applications being reviewed on a biweekly basis.

    Media desiring to attend the event must register here no later than 4 p.m. Jan. 26. On Jan. 27, media will meet a  public affairs representative at the south side parking lot of the visitors' center at 2:15 p.m. Additionally, A brief media availability with Senator Cornyn and other VETS Court stakeholders will follow the ceremony.

     

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- The Fort Hood Soldier for Life - Transition Assistance Program will host its Winter 2017 mega job fair from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 24 at Club Hood here.

    The job fair is open to transitioning soldiers, veterans, retirees, their spouses, DA civilians and members of the local community.

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

    The event is open to all Department of Defense ID cardholders and the general public. Club Hood is located at 24th Street and Wainwright Drive, Bldg. 5764.

    Media who wish to cover this event should register here. On Jan. 24, media will meet a  public affairs representative at the south side parking lot of the visitors' center at 10  a.m. 

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- The Fort Hood Tax Center will host an opening ceremony 10:30 a.m. Jan. 23,  which is the first day that the Internal Revenue Service will accept electronically filed returns, here.

    The center provides full-time tax preparation and filing services to Soldiers, Family members and DoD ID card holders and will operate on an appointment basis.

    To schedule an appointment,  call 254-287-3294 or 254-288-7995; visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Fort-Hood-Tax-Center-167037666695426/  or stop by the center which is located in Building 13, on 52nd Street,  just west of III Corps Headquarters building.

    Media desiring to cover this event should register here no later than 8 a.m. Jan. 22. On Jan. 23, media should meet public affairs at the south side parking lot of the visitors' center at 9:45 a.m.

  • January 18, 2017 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Spc. Zackary Phillip Partin
    Spc. Zackary Phillip Partin  

    Correction: Spc. Partin's correct unit is Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division.

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials released the name of the Soldier who was found unresponsive Jan. 12 in his barracks room, here.

    Spc. Zackary Phillip Partin, 24, whose home of record is Oakwood, Illinois , entered active-duty military service in November 2012 as a radio operator. He was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, since May 2016.

    Partin's  awards and decorations include the Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the 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.

    No photo was available at the time of this release. When a photo is available this release will be updated on FortHoodpresscenter.com

     

  • January 17, 2017 Death of a Fort Hood Soldier Spc. Zackary Phillip Partin

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials released the name of the Soldier who was found unresponsive Jan. 12 in his barracks room, here.

    Spc. Zackary Phillip Partin, 24, whose home of record is Oakwood, Illinois , entered active-duty military service in November 2012 as a radio operator. He was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, since May 2016.

    Partin's  awards and decorations include the Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the 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.

    No photo was available at the time of this release. When a photo is available this release will be updated on FortHoodpresscenter.com

  • 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
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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
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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
    Spc. Bradley Michael Acker

     

     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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