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United States military post located in Killeen, Texas

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Fort Hood is a United States Army post located in Killeen, Texas. Named after Confederate General John Bell Hood, it is located halfway between Austin and Waco, about 60 miles (97 km) from each, within the U.S. state of Texas. The post is the headquarters of III Corps and First Army Division West and is home to the 1st Cavalry Division and 3rd Cavalry Regiment, among others. It is one of ten U.S. Army bases named after former Confederate generals.

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Family of Fort Hood soldier alleges foul play in his death

The soldier messaged his fiance that he was concerned about three men who didn't like him and that "something was wrong" shortly before his death, his family said.
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A Year of Heartbreak and Bloodshed at Fort Hood

More Fort Hood soldiers have died in homicides than in battle since 2016, and officials and family members are struggling to understand why.
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Congress launches probe into 'alarming pattern' of tragedies at Fort Hood military base

Two U.S. House subcommittees have launched an investigation into "an alarming pattern of recent tragedies" at Fort Hood, including Spc. Vanessa Guillen's death.
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Navajo Nation wants investigation after latest Fort Hood death

The Navajo Nation has joined calls for an accounting of the deaths at Fort Hood after one of its members became the latest soldier from the Army post to die this year
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Another Fort Hood soldier dies days after collapsing during training

Chee is believed to have collapsed on his 25th birthday.
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Fort Hood commander removed as Army begins new probe into Vanessa Guillen case

The commander of Fort Hood, Major General Scott Efflandt, has been removed from his position and denied a promotion as the Army opens a new investigation into his chain of command's response to the..
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Eye Opener: Trump makes controversial visit to Kenosha amid unrest

President Trump toured damage done in Kenosha, Wisconsin by recent protests as critics accuse the president of stoking racial tensions. Also, the Army announced changes to top leadership at Fort Hood..
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Mississippi state flag, Fort Hood leadership change, Thunder-Rockets: 5 things to know Wednesday

Proposed design for new Mississippi state flag to be unveiled, new leadership at Fort Hood amid investigation and more things to start your Wednesday.
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Fort Hood commander removed from post after soldier deaths

Fort Hood Senior Commander Major General Scott Efflandt is being pushed aside as several high-level investigations are underway. Since March, at least 10 soldiers have been found dead, including..
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Army to Investigate Chain of Command’s Actions at Fort Hood After Killing

Army Secretary Ryan D. McCarthy asked those leading the inquiry to examine whether commanders at the Texas base allowed a climate of harassment to spread.
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Army launches new probe into Fort Hood after soldier's death

Vanessa Guillén's remains were found about two months after she disappeared in April, and she is believed to have been killed by a fellow soldier who later died by suicide.
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Army shakes up leadership at Fort Hood after brutal murder of Vanessa Guillen

The Army Tuesday announced a shakeup and investigation of leadership at Fort Hood, Texas after the brutal murder of Spc. Vanessa Guillen who had complained of sexual harassment before her death.
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Fort Hood Sgt. Elder Fernandes 'humiliated' after reporting sexual abuse, says family's lawyer

The leadership at the U.S. Army Fort Hood base created an environment that led to the death of Sgt. Elder Fernandes, the family's attorney says.
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Body of missing Fort Hood soldier Elder Fernandes found 30 miles from Texas base

Sgt. Elder Fernandes was last seen by members of his unit on Aug. 17 at a residence in Killeen, Texas.  
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Missing Fort Hood soldier's body, family lawyer says

She says it was discovered hanging in a tree. Police in Texas say foul play isn't suspected and positive identification was pending completion of forensic work.
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Another soldier has gone missing from Fort Hood

23-year-old Elder Fernandes disappeared from the base on Monday, Army officials said.
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The Army is searching for another missing Fort Hood soldier

Another Fort Hood soldier has gone missing: Elder Fernandez, 23, was last seen Monday. The disappearance comes about 5 months after Vanessa Guillen went missing.
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Vanessa Guillen remembered at Houston memorial

Guillen, who was last seen on April 22, was memorialized nearly four months after she is said to have been killed by a fellow soldier at Fort Hood.
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Army base Fort Hood under scrutiny after string of deaths

There are new questions about a surge in mysterious deaths at Fort Hood, Texas. Specialist Vanessa Guillen's high profile death has shone a light on the base, leading federal authorities to..
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"Too many stories" of deaths, assault and harassment at Fort Hood

At least nine service members have been found dead at Fort Hood, and in more than half of those cases, foul play has not been ruled out.
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Vanessa Guillen: The timeline of what happened to the slain Fort Hood soldier

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division was notified that Vanessa Guillen was missing on April 23.  
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Vanessa Guillén's murder a "tipping point," Army secretary says

Fort Hood has one of the highest rates of murder, sexual assault and harassment in the Army, Secretary Ryan McCarthy said.
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Vanessa Guillen's murder sparks Army panel to investigate sexual harassment, bias at Fort Hood

The Army named a panel of five experts to investigate sexual harassment and discrimination at Fort Hood after Spc. Vanessa Guillen's brutal murder.
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Another Fort Hood soldier has been found dead. It's at least the fourth death this year.

Pvt. Mejhor Morta, 26, is one of at least four Fort Hood soldiers whose bodies were found near the post this year.
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Vanessa Guillen's killing at Fort Hood leaves family grieving, grasping for clues

The Army's account of how Guillen died remains riddled with holes that investigators refuse to clarify, her family's lawyer says.
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Fort Hood soldier's death sparks online outcry: 'The military hasn't had their #MeToo movement yet'

Under the hashtag #IamVanessaGuillen, users are calling for justice and an end to what her family and advocates say is an "epidemic" of sexual violence.
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Texas woman tied to slaying of Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen appears in court

Authorities have accused Cecily Aguilar of helping Spc. Aaron David Robinson dispose of Vanessa Guillen's body after Robinson killed her.
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‘An Empty Presence in My Chest’: Vanessa Guillen’s Family Calls for Change in the Military

Remains found in Texas were confirmed to belong to Specialist Vanessa Guillen, who went missing at Fort Hood more than two months ago. Her family said she had dreamed of being in the military since..
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Vanessa Guillen's sister: Fort Hood soldier questioned in disappearance laughed in my face

U.S. Army officials identified Spc. Aaron David Robinson as the soldier who killed himself after being questioned about missing Spc. Vanessa Guillen.  
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Army IDs Fort Hood soldier who killed himself after being questioned about disappearance of Vanessa Guillen

Spc. Aaron David Robinson ran away from Fort Hood after officials said they found partial human remains near the Leon River, authorities said.
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Remains found during search for missing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen

While investigating the disappearance of Ptc. Vanessa Guillen, officials have discovered partial human remains. An identity has not yet been confirmed.  
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Army confirms body found near Fort Hood is missing soldier Gregory Morales

U.S. Army solider Gregory Morales had been missing since 2019. His body was found in a field near Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas.
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Family of Fort Hood Soldier Who Disappeared in April Seeks Answers

The mystery surrounding what happened to Pfc. Vanessa Guillen, 20, has drawn widespread attention.
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Reward for information on missing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen increases to $25,000

U.S. Army investigators have increased the reward for information leading to the whereabouts of a missing Fort Hood soldier to $25,000.  
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