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  • 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
    whitehouse.gov ^ | 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
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | 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 UMCRevMom@aol.com · 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
  • I-35 nearly done, but years of work ahead for I-14 in Bell County

    02/13/2020 8:41:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Killeen Daily Herald ^ | February 5, 2020 | Jacob Brooks
    After years of work, the Interstate 35 reconstruction project in Bell County is pretty much done, while a similar project to widen Interstate 14 still has years of work ahead. “Overall, the I-35 Reconstruction Project ... particularly in Waco, is continuing at an aggressive pace, well on track for a 2023 completion. Bell County work remains substantially complete with minor ‘punch list’ items such as completion of the Temple Welcome Monument and the standard establishment of vegetation along the corridor within the Temple/Troy area remaining, prior to final acceptance of the project,” Texas Department of Transportation spokesman Ken Roberts said...
  • 2 active shooters in one week prompt questions about military bases’ ban on firearms

    12/08/2019 8:50:24 AM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    ap ^ | December 6, 2019
    Two mass shootings at U.S. military installations in one week, including one in which the perpetrator was a foreign national, have prompted questions over firearm use on American bases. .... To have two shootings clustered one after another on military bases is unusual. In the past two decades, there have only been about seven other active shootings on bases; the deadliest was a November 2009 shooting spree in Fort Hood, Texas, which killed 13 and injured 32. ... Government-issued firearms are locked in an arms room on base and only distributed when they are needed for training ,... This regulation...
  • The Fort Hood Terror Attack As Bitter History

    11/06/2019 4:52:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2019 | Austin Bay
    Vice President Mike Pence deserves praise for not only remembering the national horror but also personally showing up and speaking out at Fort Hood, Texas, the scene of the Nov. 5, 2009, terrorist massacre that killed 13 American soldiers and citizens. It has been a decade since that terrorist attack on U.S. soil by a self-identified Islamic terrorist and American traitor. Ten years on and only a damnable trickle of mainstream media bother to reflect on this horror. In terms of mainstream printers, TV images and internet pixels, this savage outrage has been ... briefly mentioned, barely touched. For the...
  • Fort Hood shooting survivor questions handling of case 10 years after massacre

    11/05/2019 3:14:14 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/5/2019 | David Montanaro
    Hasan has remained on death row for seven years and counting. Manning said he hopes "justice gets served" but realizes Hasan may never be executed. ... When it came to Hasan, Manning said, there was a double standard. Hasan wrote emails to radical American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki seeking advice on reconciling his Muslim faith with serving in the Army. This fact was known to the FBI. “You could lose your security clearance in the Army for having bad credit and be kicked out of the Army. But you can't lose your security clearance for talking to a member of Al...
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence to Service Members and Veterans at U.S. Army Fort Hood

    10/29/2019 2:18:56 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | 10/29/19 | Whitehouse
    Remarks by Vice President Pence to Service Members and Veterans at U.S. Army Fort Hood | Fort Hood, TX U.S. Army Fort Hood Fort Hood, Texas 10:27 A.M. CDT THE VICE PRESIDENT: Well, hello, Fort Hood! AUDIENCE: Hooah! (Applause.) THE VICE PRESIDENT: It is great to be back in Texas and it’s great to be at the Great Place. (Applause.) And thank you all. And especially to all of those troopers behind me: At ease. Congressman Carter, Congressman Williams, Deputy Secretary of the VA Jim Byrne, General Ken Kamper, General Jeff Broadwater, Command Sergeant Major Adam Nash, but especially to...