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  • Army cook shortage at Ft Hood, Texas, [now known as Ft Cavazos],shutters some mess halls, leaving hungry soldiers scrambling

    08/09/2023 12:47:26 PM PDT · by luvie · 94 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Michael Lee | Fox News
    An Army installation in Texas has been struggling to put food on the table for its soldiers for months as the base faces a shortage of cooks to staff its dining facilities. Fort Cavazos, Texas, previously known as Fort Hood, has struggled to provide its junior enlisted troops with meals for months, with the base only opening two of its 10 major dining facilities for much of the summer and with limited times, according to a report Tuesday from Military.com.According to the report, the base has faced a shortage of cooks to man the dining facilities around base, with many...
  • First Sergeant Bans Troops from Using the Elevator

    11/01/2022 6:06:06 PM PDT · by Redcitizen · 33 replies
    Military.com ^ | 1 Nov 2022 | Steve Beynon
    A first sergeant at Fort Hood, Texas, is making soldiers take the stairs after banning the use of elevators in the morning in a bid to keep the troops fit. "In order to promote physical training and fitness, the elevator will not be used before 0900 Monday through Friday," First Sgt. Avery Peoples said in a memo reviewed by Military.com dated Oct. 26. "This policy applies to personnel assigned to Dragon Troop and visitors." When reached by Military.com, Peoples only replied, "Don't call me again," and hung up.
  • 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.
  • Fort Hood likely to be renamed for first Hispanic four-star general instead of Confederate general

    05/25/2022 7:45:28 PM PDT · by crusty old prospector · 105 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 25, 2022 | Jason Beeferman
    KILLEEN, Texas -- Fort Hood likely will be renamed Fort Cavazos after a blue-ribbon commission recommended that the Confederate-named Army base receive a new name along with eight other military bases nationwide.The Naming Commission, which was created by Congress and is responsible for recommending new names or removal of names and symbols that commemorate Confederate figures within the Department of Defense, called for Fort Hood to be named after Gen. Richard Cavazos, a native Texan and the Army's first Hispanic four-star general.The Army's largest active-duty armored post, with about 40,000 soldiers, was named after Gen. John Bell Hood, who led...
  • 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,”...
  • Confession stands in trial of woman accused of helping dismember Vanessa Guillen's body

    After an almost four hour hearing on Thursday, a judge denied a motion that the confession of a woman accused of helping dismember and hide the body of Fort Hood Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen be thrown out. Cecily Aguilar, 22, was charged in July 2020 with one count of conspiracy to tamper with evidence in connection with Guillen's death. According to KTRK, she was the girlfriend of the main suspect in the case, Aaron Robinson, an Army Specialist who was named a person of interest. According to the federal authorities, Robinson told Aguilar he killed a female soldier by striking...
  • 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...
  • US Army fires Fort Hood officers and orders policy shift following 25 deaths

    12/09/2020 6:49:55 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 30 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Dec 9, 2020 | Guardian staff and agency
    The US Army has fired or suspended 14 officers and enlisted soldiers at its Fort Hood, Texas, base and ordered policy changes to address chronic failures of leadership that contributed to a widespread pattern of violence, including murder, sexual assault and harassment.... The actions come after a year that saw at least 25 soldiers assigned to Fort Hood die due to suicide, homicide or accidents, including the bludgeoning death of Vanessa Guillen. The young soldier was missing for about two months before her remains were found..... The firings include Army Maj Gen Scott Efflandt, who was left in charge of...
  • 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.
  • From New York to Fort Hood-Justice delayed on terrorist mass murder

    09/16/2020 8:06:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Sep 16, 2020 | Lloyd Billingsley
    In July, the number of people murdered in New York City rose 59 percent compared to the same month last year, and shootings surged 177 percent. Overall, in the first six months of 2020, homicides rose 21 and shootings by 46 percent. Despite the mounting casualties, the New York Times prefers to focus elsewhere. “A Year of Heartbreak and Bloodshed at Fort Hood,” headlined a  September 9 NYT story by Manny Fernandez. The focus is Vanessa Guillen, 20, a military specialist authorities say was killed on base by a fellow soldier who later took his own life. As Fernandez explains,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • DOJ watchdog faults FBI investigations into 'homegrown violent extremists'

    03/05/2020 9:16:46 AM PST · by bitt · 28 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 3/4/2020 | alexander millen
    Six terrorists who carried out attacks were on the FBI's radar previously. The Justice Department's internal government watchdog released a report Wednesday identifying what it described as significant issues with how the FBI handled investigations of extremists based in the U.S. who either sought or successfully carried out attacks against Americans. The report from DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz scrutinized how agents investigated so-called 'homegrown violent extremists,' or HVE, and found several instances where individuals who went on to carry out attacks had been previously identified by the FBI but had their cases closed with no further action. "Since September...
  • 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...
  • Judicial Watch Victory: Judge Orders Army to Reconsider Granting Purple Heart to Sgt. Joshua...

    09/07/2018 2:15:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 7, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Full title: Judicial Watch Victory: Judge Orders Army to Reconsider Granting Purple Heart to Sgt. Joshua Berry for Injuries Sustained in 2009 Fort Hood Terror Attack 9min video. Judicial Watch Defends "The Forgotten Soldier" (Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch announced today that U.S. District Court Judge Christopher R. Cooper issued an order stating that the Army must reconsider its decision denying a Purple Heart to Sgt. Joshua Berry for injuries sustained in the 2009 international terrorist attack at Fort Hood, Texas. The August 22 order calls for the Army to reconsider its decision and to act appropriately. If the Army...