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Over 300 members of the Fort Hood community gathered at the Fort Hood United Service Organizations for their Back-to-School Birthday Bash celebrating 21 years of USO Fort Hood and kids returning to school.

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It has been one month since Gen. Andrew Poppas became the commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, and one of his first initiatives was to visit Fort Hood, to meet Soldiers and tour the installation.

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On a narrow road off to the right, just before you enter Fort Hood’s Bernie Beck Gate lies the 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment, a place that has been keeping the traditions, tactics, and horsemanship from the 1800s alive.

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Cadets from the U.S. Army Military Academy at West Point have been on several rotations at Fort Hood over the summer as part of Cadet Troop Leader Training, and several had the opportunity to take part in training with canine members of the U.S. Army.

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1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division hosted a Family Gunnery Day for First Team families Tuesday to get a better picture of what their tankers do.

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WASHINGTON — In an effort to prepare Soldiers to move to its new Integrated Pay and Personnel System - Army, the U.S. Army is mandating all Soldiers on long-term active-duty orders be paid on a semimonthly schedule, starting Oct. 1.

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ILLESHEIM, Germany —The 1st Air Cavalry Brigade held a change of command ceremony between outgoing commander Col. Reggie Harper and incoming commander Col. Timothy Jaeger here on Storck Barracks, July 26.

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III Corps and Fort Hood honored 12 Soldiers at the monthly retirement ceremony held Friday at Lone Star Conference Center. Recognized for their service were: Maj. William Messick, Chief Warrant Officer IV Kenneth Jones, Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Wendell Franklin, 1st Sgt. William Talton, 1st Sgt. Charl…

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The 1st Cavalry Division hosted Troy Aikman, National Football League hall of fame quarterback and Monday Night Football analyst, giving him a glimpse of what First Team troopers do during his visit to Fort Hood Tuesday.

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The 302nd Squadron of the Royal Netherlands Air Force welcomed a new commander to the unit during a ceremony July 22, at the squadron’s hangar on Robert Gray Army Airfield here.

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Justice Served

On Aug. 4, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Hood, a private (E-1) assigned to 1st Cavalry Division, was convicted by a military judge, pursuant to his pleas, of eight specifications of wrongful use of various controlled substances and three specifications of wrongful possession of…

On June 5, at a special court-martial convened at Fort Hood, a private (E-1) assigned to 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade was convicted by a military judge, contrary to his pleas, of one specification of larceny in violation of Article 121, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to…

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