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     A Texas judge has denied a motion to throw out the confession of the woman accused of helping to dismember the body of Fort Hood Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen.  Cecily Aguilar, 22, has been charged with tampering with evidence after she allegedly confessed to investigators that she helped cut up and hide Guillen's body in April of last year.  At...
    (CNN)Two Fort Hood active-duty soldiers have been charged with attempting to smuggle two undocumented Mexican citizens into Texas and could face up to 10 years in federal prison, according to the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas. Emmanuel Oppongagyare and Ralph Gregory Saint-Joie were both wearing their full US Army OCP uniforms when they approached the Hebbronville...
    WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Responding to criticism that the unit is understaffed, overwhelmed and filled with inexperienced investigators, the U.S. Army plans to put a civilian in charge of the command that conducts criminal investigations. Officials familiar with the decision told The Associated Press the decision, expected to be announced Thursday, reflects recommendations made by an independent commission in the wake...
    US Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen was sexually harassed by a superior and her alleged killer was allowed to flee the Fort Hood base and evade arrest before he fatally shot himself, the military said in a report released on Friday. The Army report said that the sexual harassment by the superior was unrelated to Guillen’s murder and that the suspected...
    KILLEEN, Texas -- Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen's life will be honored at Fort Hood Monday afternoon when a gate is unveiled at the post.Guillen's family members, who were part of the design process, are expected to attend.The memory gate was first announced last November, five months after the Houston native's remains were found on June 30, 2020.Guillen was killed at...
    WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Lawmakers expressed frustration Tuesday, March 16, with how slowly improvements are being made to criminal investigations at Fort Hood, Texas, where rates of violent crime and sexual assaults are particularly high. They grilled the commander of the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command, or CID, who said she is “seizing this moment” to correct the staffing and resource problems...
    Washington (CNN)Three months after the Army punished several senior officers following an independent investigation into the climate and culture at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas prompted by the killing of 20-year-old soldier Vanessa Guillen and deaths of several other service members, the investigators who carried out the review will appear before Congress on Tuesday.Guillen's remains were found in...
    FORT Bliss soldier Asia Grahan who was "found dead" was allegedly sexually assaulted at the base, but the top brass failed to act. Her family has claimed that Graham was sexually assaulted by another soldier in December 2019 when she was stationed at the base. 8Asia Graham was found dead on New Year's EveCredit: Facebook/Asia Graham 8She was only 19-years-oldCredit:...
    WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — After more than a dozen officers and enlisted soldiers at the Fort Hood Army post were fired or suspended, some members of Congress have pledged to deepen their investigations into sexual assault, harassment and other problems at the base. On December 9 the group also said they would explore legislation, zeroing in on what officials say are...
    House lawmakers on Wednesday vowed to further investigate the findings of a damning report highlighting a climate of widespread sexual harassment and violence at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas. Rep. Jackie SpeierKaren (Jackie) Lorraine Jacqueline SpeierHouse chairman endorses Michele Flournoy for Biden's Pentagon chief Battle for Pentagon post in Biden Cabinet heats up Democratic Women's Caucus members split endorsements...
    WASHINGTON – Members of Congress pledged on Wednesday to deepen their investigations into sexual assault, harassment and other problems at Fort Hood, Texas, and explore legislation, zeroing in on what officials say are glaring deficiencies in the Army criminal investigations unit at the base. A day after Army officials released an independent panel's report on chronic leadership failures and widespread...
    By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress pledged on Wednesday to deepen their investigations into sexual assault, harassment and other problems at Fort Hood, Texas, and explore legislation, zeroing in on what officials say are glaring deficiencies in the Army criminal investigations unit at the base. A day after Army officials released an independent panel's...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Following an investigation into a pattern of sexual assault, harassment, suicides and murder at Fort Hood in Texas, 14 senior Army officers have been suspended or fired. For the family of Sgt. Elder Fernandes of Brockton, it’s a positive step forward that comes too late. “I’m glad they decided to listen, and they decided to do something,”...
    Several enlisted soldiers and officers at an Army base in central Texas will be fired or suspended in a mass disciplinary action after several instances of murder, sexual assault, and suicide, officials said Tuesday. Some 14 Army commanders have been relieved or suspended from their positions, Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy said at a press conference from Fort Hood...
    The Army will relieve or suspend at least 14 Fort Hood commanders and leaders from their positions following the results of the independent review into the culture and command of Fort Hood in the wake of Vanessa Guillen's death.  Spc. Guillen, 20, disappeared from the Killeen, Texas base in April after telling her family she was being sexually harassed at the...
    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The findings of a months-long investigation at Fort Hood are being released today.The investigation was sparked by the murder of Houston native Vanessa Guillen.EMBED More News Videos So far this year, 25 soldiers assigned to Fort Hood have died due to suicide, homicide or accidents, compared to 32 deaths last year and 24 in 2018. There...
    MULTIPLE senior US Army officers and other personnel at Fort Hood in Texas will reportedly face disciplinary action following an independent review of the embattled military base. The disciplinary actions could include being relieved of duty, re-assignments and reprimands, after the Army secretary unveils the Fort Hood independent review results on Tuesday, two defense officials told CNN on Monday afternoon. ...
    WASHINGTON – Army leaders are firing or suspending 14 officers and enlisted soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, and ordering policy changes to address chronic leadership failures at the base that fostered a widespread pattern of violence including murder, sexual assaults and harassment. Two general officers are among those being removed from their jobs, as top Army leaders on Tuesday announced...
    Loading the player... U.S. Army leaders are expected to fire or suspend a “significant number” of officers and enlisted soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, in a dramatic purge to correct a command culture they believe failed to address leadership failures and a pattern of violence that included murders, sexual assaults and suicides, U.S. officials said Monday. According to officials...
    WASHINGTON – Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy and other senior Army leaders are expected to announce the results of a review of Fort Hood following the death of Spc. Vanessa Guillen and a pattern of violence in 2020. McCarthy, Army Chief of Staff Gen. James C. McConville and Sgt. Major of the Army Michael A. Grinston will brief the media on...
    WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) — U.S. Army leaders are expected to fire or suspend a “significant number” of officers and enlisted soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, in a dramatic purge to correct a command culture they believe failed to address leadership failures and a pattern of violence that included murders, sexual assaults and suicides, U.S. officials said Monday. Among those who died...
    A slew of military personnel at the embattled Fort Hood army base are expected to face disciplinary action following the results of a major independent investigation that was sparked after the death of 20-year-old Vanessa Guillen, reports said Monday.  The results of the probe, initiated over the summer, are set to be released by the Army secretary Tuesday and...
    WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – U.S. Army leaders are expected to fire or suspend a “significant number” of officers and enlisted soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, in a dramatic purge to correct a command culture they believe failed to address leadership failures and a pattern of violence that included murders, sexual assaults and suicides, U.S. officials said Monday, Dec. 7. According to...
    By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Army leaders are expected to fire or suspend a “significant number” of officers and enlisted soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, in a dramatic purge to correct a command culture they believe failed to address leadership failures and a pattern of violence that included murders, sexual assaults and suicides, U.S. officials...
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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Every week, Army Lt. Gen. Pat White dons his workout clothes and walks through the neighborhoods at Fort Hood with his wife, Emma, and golden retriever Sadie, looking for some unvarnished feedback from the soldiers at his embattled Texas base. As Fort Hood’s commander, White faces the immense task of rebuilding trust and turning around an installation...
    WASHINGTON – Every week, Army Lt. Gen. Pat White dons his workout clothes and walks through the neighborhoods at Fort Hood with his wife, Emma, and golden retriever Sadie, looking for some unvarnished feedback from the soldiers at his embattled Texas base. As Fort Hood's commander, White faces the immense task of rebuilding trust and turning around an installation that...
    By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Every week, Army Lt. Gen. Pat White dons his workout clothes and walks through the neighborhoods at Fort Hood with his wife, Emma, and golden retriever Sadie, looking for some unvarnished feedback from the soldiers at his embattled Texas base. As Fort Hood's commander, White faces the immense task of rebuilding...
    November 11, 2020 – The Fort Hood military base will dedicate one of its entrance doors to Vanessa Guillén, the 20-year-old soldier who was murdered on April 20 in the weapons room of the place and whose death is still being investigated. The command of the base, located in Killeen, Texas, informed the family of the...
    Vanessa Guillen, 20, went missing from Fort Hood on April 22 and her dismembered remains were found three months later on June 30 The backlash against the U.S. Army was swift after it was announced Vanessa Guillen is to be memorialized with a gate at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas, in her honor.  The 20-year-old Fort Hood soldier...
    KILLEEN, Texas -- Vanessa Guillen's family members said Fort Hood's plans to honor her through the construction of a memory gate is progress by the base.Guillen family members were at the military base in central Texas on Tuesday where they met with Fort Hood leaders to provide input for the gate.In a statement by Fort Hood's commanding general, Lt. Gen....