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  • Feds raid churches near military installations, including one in Killeen near Fort Hood (Texas)

    06/24/2022 10:31:29 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 76 replies
    KWTX CBS 10 ^ | June 24 | Staff
    KWTX) - Federal agents on Thursday raided three churches near military installations across the Southern U.S., including the Assembly of Prayer Christian Church in Killeen. “I can confirm the FBI was executing court authorized law enforcement activity today in the vicinity of the intersection of Massey St. and E. Rancier Ave., in Killeen, Texas. No additional information will be released at this time,” FBI Special Agent Carmen Portillo said in an emailed statement to KWTX.
  • Texas mom fatally shot in Killeen while visiting her son’s grave for his ‘first birthday in heaven’

    03/25/2022 11:29:40 AM PDT · by allen592 · 35 replies
    Mag Grand ^ | March 25, 2022 | TMG
    A Texas mother was fatally shot on Tuesday at a Killeen cemetery while visiting her recently deceased son’s grave to drop flowers for his first birthday in heaven, the woman’s husband told police. The 52-year-old mother, Yolanda N’Gaojia, was shot and killed around 5 in the evening at the Calvary Baptist Church Garden of Memories Cemetery in Killeen. A second victim was also injured in the shooting but was said to be in stable condition, according to the police.
  • Fort Hood gunman congratulates Taliban from death row in handwritten letter

    09/08/2021 3:42:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/08/21 | Pamela K. Browne
    EXCLUSIVE - The former U.S. Army major and self-described “soldier of Allah” behind the deadly 2009 massacre at Fort Hood cheered the resurgent Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan in a letter obtained exclusively by the Washington Examiner. Writing from death row at Fort Leavenworth, Nidal Hasan boasted “We Have Won” and congratulated the Taliban. Hasan, who gunned down 14 people and wounded 43 more, urged the nascent terrorist government to implement its brand of brutal oppression under the guise of religion. “Congratulations on your victory over those who hate for the Laws of All-Mighty God to be supreme on the land,”...
  • Why Muslim Soldiers Kill Their Christian Comrades-It doesn’t do to have lowly infidels fighting alongside the practitioners of jihad

    03/30/2021 5:54:51 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Mar 30, 2021 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Muslim soldiers are killing their Christian comrades in arms—apparently because the latter, as “infidels,” are already the enemy. Most recently, in Nigeria, a Muslim colonel stole weapons from an armory and then blamed the 12 soldiers on duty for the theft. Six of those 12 soldiers—all Christians—were then executed. According to a lawyer acquainted with the case: The [Nigerian] government of today detests Christianity... This administration is running on ethnic agenda against the Igbo [Christian] population.... This has never been a practice in the Army. Things got changed the moment this present administration [of Muhammadu Buhari] came to power. Things...
  • Michael Moore Says Colorado Shooter ‘Is as American as Apple Pie

    03/24/2021 11:55:50 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/24/2021 | David Ng
    Michael Moore called the suspected Colorado shooter Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa as “American as apple pie” in a series of tweets in which he suggested it would be wrong to classify the suspect as “Middle Eastern” and “Islamic,” even though he immigrated from Syria.
  • US agents enter Chinese consulate compound in Houston after deadline for closure passes

    07/25/2020 3:02:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/24/20 | Nicole Gaouette, Jennifer Hansler
    Washington (CNN) - US federal agents and local law enforcement entered the Chinese consulate compound in Houston Friday afternoon following Tuesday's order to close the diplomatic facility after US officials alleged it was part of a larger Chinese espionage effort using diplomatic facilities around the US. A series of black SUVs, trucks, two white vans and a locksmith's van entered the property as a crowd of observers and news cameras observed from the edge of the diplomatic compound. US officials speaking to reporters Friday said the consulate had been implicated in a fraud investigation at a Texas research institution and...
  • Army secretary: "Leadership failures" found in Fort Hood investigation

    12/08/2020 6:13:09 PM PST · by Delta 21 · 17 replies
    CBS News ^ | Dec 8, 2020 | CBS News
    Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy announced 14 leaders are being fired or suspended as a result of the investigation into the culture at Fort Hood, following the murder of 20-year-old soldier Vanessa Guillén earlier this year. Watch his remarks at a Pentagon briefing.
  • Remarks by President Trump in a Meeting with the Family of Vanessa Guillén

    07/30/2020 3:23:18 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 13 replies ^ | July 30, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    Oval Office1:20 P.M. EDTMRS. GLORIA GUILLÉN:  (As interpreted.)  Thank you for having us.  Thanks you for receiving us.THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.MRS. GLORIA GUILLÉN:  (As interpreted.)  It’s an honor to be here.(Speaks in Spanish.)INTERPRETER ON BEHALF OF MRS. GLORIA GUILLÉN:  She wants your help to bring justice for what happened to her daughter and (inaudible) for her daughter.  She wants to know who’s really responsible and who was responsible for what happened to her daughter and why didn’t people act on it.THE PRESIDENT:  Right.INTERPRETER ON BEHALF OF MRS. GLORIA GUILLÉN:  And her daughter died.  Her daughter died in...
  • Trump Offers to Pay For Funeral of Slain Soldier Vanessa Guillem

    07/30/2020 1:42:32 PM PDT · by livius · 19 replies
    NY Poist ^ | 7/30/20 | Steven Nelson
    President Trump on Thursday offered to pay for the funeral of a soldier found dead after disappearing in April from Fort Hood — and said he’s paid for other funerals for troops. Trump made the offer while hosting the family of Vanessa Guillen, who was 20, in the Oval Office. A male soldier suspected of killing Guillen near the Texas base committed suicide, the Army has said. In response to a reporter’s question, Trump said he’s paid for other soldiers’ funerals.
  • Babies, Bullies and Bravado: Yet another chapter in the annals of our family military history

    07/28/2020 10:34:48 AM PDT · by Mrs. Warrior · 19 replies
    Mrs Warrior, edited by Manly Warrior
    After our assignment to West Germany in the mid '80's., my husband was assigned to the First Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. We were living in Harker Heights, Texas. During that period of military build up President Reagan the waiting list for on-post quarters was rather long, so we were renting a mobile home. I found out I was pregnant with our third child. My husband had to go to a NCO training school. When the trailer park manager learned that I was pregnant he told that we would have to find another place to live because the park...
  • Suspect in Missing Soldier's Disappearance Kills Self, Civilian Arrested: Army CIC

    07/01/2020 11:58:05 AM PDT · by bgill · 167 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | July 1, 2020 | staff
    A suspect in the disappearance of a 20-year-old Fort Hood soldier killed himself as law enforcement approached Tuesday night and a second person, a civilian, is now in the custody of the Texas Rangers and awaiting charges as the investigation into human remains found on the post continues, officials with the base say. The unnamed soldier, officials said, was wanted in connection with the disappearance of Pfc. Vanessa Guillen, who was last seen April 22 in a parking lot outside her Regimental Engineer Squadron Headquarters. Her car keys, barracks room key, ID card and wallet were found in the room...
  • Dozens gather at Fort Hood to demand answers in missing soldier case

    06/13/2020 6:06:58 PM PDT · by bgill · 21 replies
    statesman ^ | June 13, 2020 | Heather Osbourne
    Pfc. Vanessa Guillen, 20, was last seen in the middle of a workday April 22 in the parking lot of the Regimental Engineer Squadron Headquarters at Fort Hood. The soldier’s identification card, wallet and the keys to her car and base apartment were later found in the armory room where she had been earlier in the day, Army officials have said. While Vanessa Guillen’s family had been initially reluctant to speculate about how she disappeared, they are now pointing fingers at her Fort Hood superiors. Lupe Guillen said her sister had confided to the family that she was being sexually...
  • 28 soldiers from Fort Hood have died this year; Congress to launch investigation

    09/08/2020 1:06:26 PM PDT · by bgill · 39 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Sept. 8, 2020 | Acacia Coronado
    Congress will launch an investigation into sexual assault, disappearances, deaths and the leadership's response at Fort Hood after 28 soldiers stationed at the U.S. Army base in Texas died this year, two subcommittee leaders announced Tuesday. Democratic Reps. Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts and Jackie Speier of California sent a letter to Army Secretary Ryan D. McCarthy requesting documents and information on the deaths. Lynch chairs the Committee on Oversight and Reform's Subcommittee on National Security, and Speier leads the Committee on Armed Services' Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
  • Fort Hood commander loses position following string of deadly incidents

    09/01/2020 7:41:48 PM PDT · by robowombat · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/01/20 05:40 PM EDT | ELLEN MITCHELL
    Fort Hood commander loses position following string of deadly incidents BY ELLEN MITCHELL - 09/01/20 05:40 PM EDT Fort Hood commander loses position following string of deadly incidents Army leadership on Tuesday removed the commander of Fort Hood from his role and barred him from a planned position at another Texas base following multiple high-profile deaths under his tenure. Maj. Gen. Scott Efflandt, who had been set to take over as commander for the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, will instead remain at Fort Hood to serve as deputy commanding general for support. “The Army will announce the name...
  • Attorney: Missing Fort Hood soldier's body found in Texas

    08/26/2020 9:22:59 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies ^ | Wednesday, August 26, 2020 | By ACACIA CORONADO
    AUSTIN, Texas - The body of a missing soldier is believed to have been found about 30 miles from Fort Hood, the Army base in Texas where he was stationed, police said Tuesday. Identification found with the body in Temple, Texas, indicates the man may be missing Fort Hood soldier Sgt. Elder Fernandes, according to a statement from local police. Forensic confirmation is pending. Fernandes is the third soldier from Fort Hood to go missing in the past year, and two have been found dead this summer. Temple police received a medical call at 5:36 p.m. saying a male had...
  • Missing Fort Hood soldier was victim in ‘abusive sexual contact’ investigation: Army

    08/22/2020 9:16:42 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    KTLA ^ | 08/22/2020
    A Fort Hood soldier who has been missing since Monday had been transferred to a different unit because he was the victim in an “abusive sexual contact” investigation, the Army said. Lt. Col. Chris Brautigam, a 1st Cavalry Division public affairs officer, told CNN in a statement that there is an “open investigation of abusive sexual contact” involving Sgt. Elder Fernandes and confirmed that Fernandes was the victim in the investigation. “The unit sexual assault response coordinator has been working closely with Sgt. Fernandes, ensuring he was aware of all his reporting, care, and victim advocacy options,” Brautigam said. “The...
  • Spc. Vanessa Guillen, missing Fort Hood soldier, was murdered and body hacked to pieces, attorney says

    07/03/2020 6:10:29 AM PDT · by · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-2-2020 | Louis Casiano
    A Texas soldier missing since April was killed by another soldier on the same military installation where they served, the lawyer for her family said Thursday. Spc. Vanessa Guillen was killed April 22, the day of her disappearance, by Spc. Aaron David Robinson inside an armory room where she was working on Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, attorney Natalie Khawam said during a news briefing. Khawam said she met with officials with the Army Criminal Investigation Command who provided her with the information, the Army Times reported. VANESSA GUILLEN'S BODY FOUND, FELLOW SOLDIER KILLED SELF, ANOTHER SUSPECT IN CUSTODY: FAMILY...
  • 1 suspect kills self, ex-wife of former soldier in custody in disappearance of Vanessa Guillen, Fort Hood says

    07/01/2020 1:53:24 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    KHOU ^ | 07 01 2020 | Doug Delony
    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command has confirmed a junior soldier tied to the disappearance of Fort Hood solider Vanessa Guillen shot and killed himself as police moved in to make an arrest overnight. A civilian, who is the estranged wife of a former soldier, is also in custody, according to the Army. The attorney and family of Guillen said early Wednesday that a third suspect was also in custody, although officials have not confirmed this detail. Authorities have also not released any of the suspects' names. At Wednesday morning's emotional press conference in Washington, D.C., the Guillen family said,...
  • Human remains found during search for missing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen

    06/30/2020 10:53:18 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 06/30/2020 | Nicole Chavez and Raja Razek,
    Human remains were found Tuesday during the search for a missing soldier stationed at Fort Hood in Texas, Army officials told CNN. Vanessa Guillen, 20, has been missing since April. She was last seen in the parking lot of her barracks at the post on April 22, according to the US Army Criminal Investigation Command. Investigators had "returned to an area of interest close to the Leon River, Bell County, Texas, for more investigative work" and discovered partial human remains, the Army CID said. Authorities said the identity of the remains have not been confirmed. The remains were found in...
  • 'Extensive search' for missing soldier, 20, last seen on Texas army base continues after keys, wallet found

    04/27/2020 8:56:49 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | Danielle Wallace |
    Pvt. 1st Class Vanessa Guillen was last seen around 1 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of her Regimental Engineer Squadron Headquarters, 3rd Cavalry Regiment on Fort Hood. Her car keys, barracks room key, identification card and wallet were later found in the armory room where she was working earlier in the day, according to the Fort Hood Press Center release. Guillen was described as of Hispanic descent, 5 feet, 2 inches tall, 126 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black T-shirt