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  • Fort Hood Shooting Rampage

    Fort Hood Shooting Rampage

    Click here for the very latest on the Fort Hood Shooting Rampage...Including The Fort Hood Memorial in its Entirety.More >>
    Click here for the very latest on the Fort Hood Shooting Rampage...Including The Fort Hood Memorial in its Entirety.
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  • Army Veteran to Receive Medal of Honor for Afghan Heroism

    Army Veteran to Receive Medal of Honor for Afghan Heroism

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:57:55 GMT
    (CNN) -- An Army veteran credited with trying to save the lives of fellow soldiers during a firefight in Afghanistan will be awarded the nation's highest military award, the White House said on Tuesday. PresidentMore >>
    (CNN) -- An Army veteran credited with trying to save the lives of fellow soldiers during a firefight in Afghanistan will be awarded the nation's highest military award, the White House said on Tuesday. PresidentMore >>
  • Medal of Honor Memorial Ceremony Hosted in Rogers

    Medal of Honor Memorial Ceremony Hosted in Rogers

    Saturday, April 12 2014 9:18 PM EDT2014-04-13 01:18:06 GMT
    It has been three weeks since Richard Conde flew to Washington, D.C. to accept a Medal of Honor for his father, but today he finally placed it on his grave. "To present it today had a lot of emotion andMore >>
    It has been three weeks since Richard Conde flew to Washington, D.C. to accept a Medal of Honor for his father, but today he finally placed it on his grave. "To present it today had a lot of emotion andMore >>
  • Army's Ban on Dreadlocks, Other Styles Seen as Offensive to Some African-Americans

    Army's Ban on Dreadlocks, Other Styles Seen as Offensive to Some African-Americans

    Thursday, April 10 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-04-10 16:17:44 GMT
    (CNN) -- The U.S. Army's new ban on many types of ethnic hairstyles has African-American women who wear their coifs in dreadlocks, braids and cornrows in a twist. The Army's regulations stipulate suchMore >>
    (CNN) -- The U.S. Army's new ban on many types of ethnic hairstyles has African-American women who wear their coifs in dreadlocks, braids and cornrows in a twist. The Army's regulations stipulate suchMore >>
  • Army May Soon Face Major Cuts

    Army May Soon Face Major Cuts

    Thursday, April 10 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-04-10 13:55:15 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno is talking military cuts once again by about 213,000 soldiers. Odierno told senators tough choices must be made in uncertain fiscal times. If fullMore >>
    (KCEN) -- Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno is talking military cuts once again by about 213,000 soldiers. Odierno told senators tough choices must be made in uncertain fiscal times. If fullMore >>
  • Family Surrounds Fort Hood Shooting Victim

    Family Surrounds Fort Hood Shooting Victim

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 7:22 PM EDT2014-04-08 23:22:09 GMT
    (KCEN) -- When news reports of a shooting on Fort Hood flashed across the TV screen, a mother's instinct kicked in. "I'm just standing in front of the TV, and something just told me to stay put," saysMore >>
    The family of a soldier wounded in last week's Fort Hood shooting talks about his recovery as he remains on a ventilator.More >>
  • Shelter Pets for Vets

    Shelter Pets for Vets

    Monday, April 7 2014 11:43 AM EDT2014-04-07 15:43:13 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Thousands of adoptable animals are euthanized every year because shelters don't have enough space. Now a unique new program in southwest Florida is helping those animals and our nation's veteransMore >>
    A unique new program in southwest Florida is helping shelter animals and our nation's veterans at the same time. More >>
  • VET TO RIDE HORSE CROSS-COUNTRY FOR CHARITY

    VET TO RIDE HORSE CROSS-COUNTRY FOR CHARITY

    Monday, April 7 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-04-07 15:25:46 GMT
    VET TO RIDE HORSE CROSS-COUNTRY FOR CHARITYMore >>
    VET TO RIDE HORSE CROSS-COUNTRY FOR CHARITYMore >>
  • Congressmen Carter and Williams Visit Fort Hood

    Congressmen Carter and Williams Visit Fort Hood

    Monday, April 7 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-04-07 15:20:33 GMT
    Congressman John Carter (R-TX 31) and Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX 25) were on post Saturday morning to see the scene of Wednesday's shooting and visit with recovering victims. "This is a rough thing,"More >>
    Congressman John Carter (R-TX 31) and Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX 25) were on post Saturday morning to see the scene of Wednesday's shooting and visit with recovering victims. "This is a rough thing,"More >>
  • Military Parents Talk Child Resiliency

    Military Parents Talk Child Resiliency

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-04-02 21:22:13 GMT
    (KCEN) -- April is the Month of the Military Child, and that means it's a time to honor them for all of their support for our troops. Military kids must be strong, just like their service member. TheyMore >>
    April is the Month of the Military Child, and that means it's a time to honor them for all of their support for our troops.More >>
  • Girl unwraps soldier dad for birthday

    Girl unwraps soldier dad for birthday

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-04-02 15:36:45 GMT
    (CNN)A soldier on leave from Afghanistan surprised his daughter for her birthday.More >>
    (CNN)A soldier on leave from Afghanistan surprised his daughter for her birthday.More >>
  • Ft Hood TRICARE Office Among 189 Closed

    Ft Hood TRICARE Office Among 189 Closed

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-04-01 21:59:36 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Military members and families on Fort Hood and all across the country no longer have access to face-to-face help with TRICARE Benefits. 189 TRICARE Service Centers closed Tuesday as a resultMore >>
    Military members and families on Fort Hood and all across the country no longer have access to face-to-face help with TRICARE Benefits.More >>
  • 70 Fort Hood Troops Return Home

    70 Fort Hood Troops Return Home

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-04-01 16:40:06 GMT
    (KCEN) – On Monday afternoon nearly 70 Fort Hood troops were welcomed home by their family and friends. Excitement filled the air, while children wearing their red, white and blue held loving signs forMore >>
    On Monday afternoon nearly 70 Fort Hood troops were welcomed home by their family and friends.More >>
  • Fort Hood intelligence troops return

    Fort Hood intelligence troops return

    Monday, March 31 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-03-31 22:22:38 GMT
    (KCEN) -- About 70 soldiers are finally home after a year deployment in Afghanistan. They returned just hours ago. These soldiers haven't seen their families and friends in a year. Once the troopsMore >>
    Once the 306 Military Intelligence Battalion got off the bus, they were welcomed by their loved ones. More >>
  • Local Man Accepts Medal of Honor for Father

    Local Man Accepts Medal of Honor for Father

    Monday, March 31 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-03-31 15:29:42 GMT
    A Temple man is back at home after a special visit to our nation's capitol. Richard Conde's journey to Washington, DC was to accept a Medal of Honor for his father, a former Fort Hood soldier who wasMore >>
    A Temple man is back at home after a special visit to our nation's capitol. Richard Conde's journey to Washington, DC was to accept a Medal of Honor for his father, a former Fort Hood soldier who wasMore >>
  • Male Military Spouses Lack Support, Divorce Rates Soar

    Male Military Spouses Lack Support, Divorce Rates Soar

    Thursday, March 27 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-03-27 22:50:06 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Women make up 15 percent of America's active duty force, with a divorce rate nearly three times their male coutnerparts'. Their husbands face the same emotional challenges as military wives,More >>
    Male Military Spouses Lack Support, Divorce Rates SoarMore >>
  • 9 Air Force Commanders Fired Over Nuclear Missile Test Cheating

    9 Air Force Commanders Fired Over Nuclear Missile Test Cheating

    Thursday, March 27 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-03-27 20:01:10 GMT
    (CNN) -- The Air Force has fired nine commanders in the wake of a scandal involving cheating on tests related to the U.S. nuclear missile program, that military branch's top official said Thursday. TheMore >>
    (CNN) -- The Air Force has fired nine commanders in the wake of a scandal involving cheating on tests related to the U.S. nuclear missile program, that military branch's top official said Thursday. TheMore >>
  • Healing Heroes Ride 2 Recovery

    Healing Heroes Ride 2 Recovery

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-03-26 20:33:54 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The Ride 2 Recovery continues, this time rolling through Fort Hood. More than 200 wounded warriors and supporters are taking on the week-long, cross-state challenge. The cycling survivorsMore >>
    The Ride 2 Recovery continues, this time rolling through Fort Hood.More >>
  • Mobile Dad App Helps Military Fathers Stay Connected With Family

    Mobile Dad App Helps Military Fathers Stay Connected With Family

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-03-25 15:10:29 GMT
    (TODAY) -- Military dads who are separated from their children for extended periods can feel a sense of disconnection that's hard to reverse once they come home. But a new phone app called Mobile Dad —More >>
    (TODAY) -- Military dads who are separated from their children for extended periods can feel a sense of disconnection that's hard to reverse once they come home. But a new phone app called Mobile Dad —More >>
  • Veterans Day Ceremony At Temple VA Medical Center

    Veterans Day Ceremony At Temple VA Medical Center

    Monday, November 11 2013 6:19 PM EST2013-11-11 23:19:55 GMT
    Hundreds of central Texans attended Veterans Day ceremonies at the Temple and Waco VA Medical Centers Monday. Congressman John Carter spoke at the one in Temple. There was a mix of celebration, solemnityMore >>
    Hundreds of central Texans attended Veterans Day ceremonies at the Temple and Waco VA Medical Centers Monday. Congressman John Carter spoke at the one in Temple. There was a mix of celebration, solemnityMore >>
  • Remembering Veterans Nationally

    Remembering Veterans Nationally

    Monday, November 11 2013 6:19 PM EST2013-11-11 23:19:26 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia was packed today in honor of those who served. The president laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns this morning. There was also a remembrance ceremonyMore >>
    (KCEN) -- Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia was packed today in honor of those who served. The president laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns this morning. There was also a remembrance ceremonyMore >>
  • World's Oldest Vet Meets President

    World's Oldest Vet Meets President

    Monday, November 11 2013 6:03 PM EST2013-11-11 23:03:52 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The oldest living veteran we introduced you to last week got to meet the president today. Over the weekend, 107-year-old Richard Overton was honored in Austin for his service during World WarMore >>
    (KCEN) -- The oldest living veteran we introduced you to last week got to meet the president today. Over the weekend, 107-year-old Richard Overton was honored in Austin for his service during World WarMore >>
  • Female Veterans Receive Job Support

    Female Veterans Receive Job Support

    Monday, November 11 2013 5:16 PM EST2013-11-11 22:16:29 GMT
    As we honor veterans for their service today, we're also examining a problem plaguing female veterans, who face unemployment at a higher rate than their male colleagues. Veterans Administration andMore >>
    As we honor veterans for their service today, we're also examining a problem plaguing female veterans, who face unemployment at a higher rate than their male colleagues. Veterans Administration andMore >>
  • Who is PFC. Clarence Merriott, and why was his Purple Heart for sale?

    Who is PFC. Clarence Merriott, and why was his Purple Heart for sale?

    Monday, November 11 2013 11:40 AM EST2013-11-11 16:40:36 GMT
    (CNN) -- Mixed in with costume jewelry and trinkets was a gold and purple heart-shaped medal bearing the image of George Washington. A Purple Heart, Matthew Carlson thought to himself. But what was itMore >>
    (CNN) -- Mixed in with costume jewelry and trinkets was a gold and purple heart-shaped medal bearing the image of George Washington. A Purple Heart, Matthew Carlson thought to himself. But what was itMore >>
  • Fort Hood Victim Honored

    Fort Hood Victim Honored

    Saturday, November 9 2013 10:45 PM EST2013-11-10 03:45:20 GMT
    (KCEN) --- Just past the four year anniversary of the 2009 Fort Hood massacre, one of the twelve service members killed is being honored for his actions. The army says Specialist Fred Greene chargedMore >>
    (KCEN) --- Just past the four year anniversary of the 2009 Fort Hood massacre, one of the twelve service members killed is being honored for his actions. The army says Specialist Fred Greene chargedMore >>
  • UMHB Hosts Military Appreciation Day

    UMHB Hosts Military Appreciation Day

    Saturday, November 9 2013 8:58 PM EST2013-11-10 01:58:47 GMT
    It was a special Saturday for soldiers and their families. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor hosted the annual Military Appreciation Day at Crusader Stadium. The afternoon was filled with football, funMore >>
    It was a special Saturday for soldiers and their families. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor hosted the annual Military Appreciation Day at Crusader Stadium.More >>
  • More Military Families Are Home-Schooling

    More Military Families Are Home-Schooling

    Thursday, November 7 2013 5:31 PM EST2013-11-07 22:31:42 GMT
    More military parents are opting to teach their kids at home, and there are lots of programs and resources around Fort Hood that can help them. The Military Child Education Coalition estimates aboutMore >>
    More military parents are opting to teach their kids at home, and there are lots of programs and resources around Fort Hood that can help them. The Military Child Education Coalition estimates aboutMore >>
  • Creating More Jobs For Veterans

    Creating More Jobs For Veterans

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 7:24 PM EST2013-11-07 00:24:59 GMT
    More jobs for veterans. Congressman Bill Flores and other lawmakers targeted that goal at Baylor University Wednesday morning. Many veterans attended the event to tell their stories and try to influenceMore >>
    More jobs for veterans. Congressman Bill Flores and other lawmakers targeted that goal at Baylor University Wednesday morning.More >>
  • Military Families Expected To Spend Less On Thanksgiving

    Military Families Expected To Spend Less On Thanksgiving

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 7:16 PM EST2013-11-07 00:16:34 GMT
    A new study shows a 9-point spike this year in the number of Military families scaling down their Thanksgiving festivities on account of budget worries. Thanksgiving preps are in full swing, but forMore >>
    A new study shows a 9-point spike this year in the number of Military families scaling down their Thanksgiving festivities on account of budget worries. Thanksgiving preps are in full swing, but forMore >>
  • Fort Hood to Demolish Building, Clean Others

    Fort Hood to Demolish Building, Clean Others

    Tuesday, November 5 2013 4:42 PM EST2013-11-05 21:42:15 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Fort Hood has announced that they plan to demolish the building where the majority of the November 5 shootings took place. In a statement released on Tuesday, Brian Dosa, Director of PublicMore >>
    (KCEN) -- Fort Hood has announced that they plan to demolish the building where the majority of the November 5 shootings took place. In a statement released on Tuesday, Brian Dosa, Director of PublicMore >>
  • Veteran Hikes Across America

    Veteran Hikes Across America

    Monday, November 4 2013 2:04 PM EST2013-11-04 19:04:24 GMT
    A marine veteran from Pennsylvania has made it his mission to hike to every state capital in the country in honor of first responders who lost their lives on 9/11. Lance Robinson is hiking his way throughMore >>
    A marine veteran from Pennsylvania has made it his mission to hike to every state capital in the country in honor of first responders who lost their lives on 9/11More >>
  • Custody Battles Can Be Uphill Battles For Service Members

    Custody Battles Can Be Uphill Battles For Service Members

    Monday, November 4 2013 11:57 AM EST2013-11-04 16:57:40 GMT
    The cards tend to be stacked against our troops when it comes to winning custody of their kids. That's especially true when they change duty stations and their children stay put. "He's her dad, andMore >>
    The cards tend to be stacked against our troops when it comes to winning custody of their kids. That's especially true when they change duty stations and their children stay put. "He's her dad, andMore >>

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  • Korean War Monument Unveiled

    Korean War Monument Unveiled

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:49:31 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Jesus Perez joined the Air Force in 1951 and went to Korea a year later, but he says many people overlook the war he fought. "A lot of people forget about this," Perez said. "You look at the history books and there's one little sentence. Not a paragraph. Just one little sentence."On Saturday morning, the Central Texas chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association set out to fix that with the unveiling of a new monument. It was an emotional moment that brought back memories for vete...More >>
    (KCEN) -- Jesus Perez joined the Air Force in 1951 and went to Korea a year later, but he says many people overlook the war he fought. "A lot of people forget about this," Perez said. "You look at the history books and there's one little sentence. Not a paragraph. Just one little sentence."On Saturday morning, the Central Texas chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association set out to fix that with the unveiling of a new monument. It was an emotional moment that brought back memories for vete...More >>
  • Thousands of Hispanic Youth Descend on Waco for 50th Annual Congreso

    Thousands of Hispanic Youth Descend on Waco for 50th Annual Congreso

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:19 PM EDT2014-04-19 00:19:28 GMT
    (KCEN)-- More than 5,000 Hispanic Baptist youth are in Waco for 50th Annual Congreso. It's the largest annual gathering of Hispanic Baptist young people in the state of Texas. This is the sixth yearMore >>
    (KCEN)-- More than 5,000 Hispanic Baptist youth are in Waco for 50th Annual Congreso. It's the largest annual gathering of Hispanic Baptist young people in the state of Texas. This is the sixth yearMore >>
  • BBQ Joints and Backyard Grillers Feel the Heat of Rising Meat Prices

    BBQ Joints and Backyard Grillers Feel the Heat of Rising Meat Prices

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:31:15 GMT
    (KCEN) – If anyone knows BBQ, it's Roy Hamilton. The 79-year-old has been around it his entire life. It's who he is. His father started Maurice's Pit BBQ in Harker Heights back in 1951, and now the fingerMore >>
    As you get ready to dust off those grills, be prepared to pay more. Beef and pork prices are skyrocketing just in time for BBQ season.More >>
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