Fort Hood http://kut.org en Fort Hood Memorial Moves Forward But Still Needs Money http://kut.org/post/fort-hood-memorial-moves-forward-still-needs-money <p>People trying to build a memorial for victims of the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood hope a ground breaking ceremony they held Tuesday will help raise the last amount of cash they need to complete the project.&nbsp;</p><p>It's been almost five years since Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan opened fire at the Army post, killing 13 people and wounding more than 30. Hasan, 43, was sentenced to death last year by a military jury.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:01:51 +0000 Nathan Bernier 10838 at http://kut.org Fort Hood Memorial Moves Forward But Still Needs Money Water Service at Fort Hood, Killeen & Copperas Cove Still Not Back to Normal (Update) http://kut.org/post/water-service-fort-hood-killeen-copperas-cove-still-not-back-normal-update <p><strong>Update: </strong>Water service is still not fully restored at Fort Hood. The post is on limited supply because of a problem with its main water line.</p><p>Military personnel will report to the Central Texas Army post today a little later than usual and physical training is canceled.</p><p>Other parts of the post are starting to get back to work. Child care centers at Fort Hood and the Darnall Army Medical Center will be open today as usual.</p><p>Fort Hood is under Stage 4 water restrictions until the supply problem is resolved. And people there should boil water before drinking it or cooking with it – until the quality can be tested.</p><p><strong>Original Story </strong>(July 14, 7:04 a.m.): Fort Hood is in an extreme, but temporary, water shortage. The Central Texas Army post's water supply has been interrupted as a result of a Stage 4 critical emergency <a href="http://www.forthoodpresscenter.com/go/doc/3439/2203253/">conservation order</a> from the <a href="http://www.wcid1.org/home.html">Bell County Water Control and Improvement</a> District. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:13:52 +0000 Laura Rice & Andrew Weber 10778 at http://kut.org Water Service at Fort Hood, Killeen & Copperas Cove Still Not Back to Normal (Update) Article 32 Hearing Wraps In Case Of Fort Hood Sgt. Accused Of Running Prostitution Ring http://kut.org/post/article-32-hearing-wraps-case-fort-hood-sgt-accused-running-prostitution-ring <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Fort Hood headquarters and main flag pole." data-attribution="Credit U.S. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:35:50 +0000 Ryan Poppe 10547 at http://kut.org Article 32 Hearing Wraps In Case Of Fort Hood Sgt. Accused Of Running Prostitution Ring A Survivor Of The 2009 Fort Hood Shootings Says Things Will Get Better http://kut.org/post/survivor-2009-fort-hood-shootings-says-things-will-get-better <p>On Wednesday, Fort Hood remembered the victims of last week’s shootings.</p><p><a href="http://keranews.org/post/fort-hood-memorial-service-obama-offers-solace" target="_blank">President Obama spoke at the memorial service</a>.</p><p>“It was love for country that inspired these three Americans to put on the uniform and join the greatest army that the world has ever known,” the president said.</p><p>The last week has also been hard for survivors of the last shooting spree. In 2009, <a href="http://kut.org/post/emotional-testimony-during-sentencing-fort-hood-shooter" target="_blank">Patrick Zeigler was shot four times by Major Nidal Malik Hasan</a>.</p><p>Zeigler talked with <a href="http://keranews.org/post/survivor-2009-fort-hood-shootings-says-things-will-get-better?__utma=164821157.1293340453.1395317680.1395317680.1397133843.3&amp;__utmb=164821157.6.10.1397133844&amp;__utmc=164821157&amp;__utmx=-&amp;__utmz=164821157.1395317822.2.2.utmcsr=google|utmccn=%28organic%29|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=%28not%20provided%29&amp;__utmv=-&amp;__utmk=124732298" target="_blank">KERA</a> about his recovery -- and the surprising friendships that have come from that tragic day. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:38:59 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao, KERA 10188 at http://kut.org A Survivor Of The 2009 Fort Hood Shootings Says Things Will Get Better Obama Eulogizes Soldiers Killed at Fort Hood http://kut.org/post/obama-eulogizes-soldiers-killed-fort-hood <p><strong>Update:&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the second time in five years, President Obama arrived at Fort Hood to mourn alongside those grieving the loss of their family members in a shooting on post. T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">hree men were killed and sixteen were injured in the shooting on April 2.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fort Hood families know death is a part of war: 576 soldiers Fort Hood have died serving in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.</span></p><p>“As an army we accept this a dangerous profession, and all who wear this wonderful uniform and pledge to defend our nation and its way of life, understand they may be called to make that ultimate sacrifice," says<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;John M </span>McCue<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Secretary of the Army.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“But inside these gates, behind these walls, we expect a much different order of things.” Thu, 10 Apr 2014 01:34:16 +0000 Kate McGee 10178 at http://kut.org Obama Eulogizes Soldiers Killed at Fort Hood How Blaming PTSD Could Affect Other Soldiers Returning From War http://kut.org/post/how-blaming-ptsd-could-affect-other-soldiers-returning-war <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/kstx/audio/2014/04/MORE_THAN_PTSD-1-EP.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As everyone searches for answers to the Fort Hood shooting, the psychiatric community explores</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;the reasons for the shooting that left four dead and 16 wounded at Fort Hood. Psychiatrists worry&#160;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">that blaming post-traumatic stress disorder will have long-lasting effects on the returning veterans who will be looking for jobs.</span><p>Dr. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:23:06 +0000 Eileen Pace 10152 at http://kut.org How Blaming PTSD Could Affect Other Soldiers Returning From War Fort Hood Update: Timeline, Overview of Shooting Released by Army http://kut.org/post/fort-hood-update-timeline-overview-shooting-released-army <p>Investigators probing <a href="http://kut.org/post/four-dead-after-shooting-fort-hood">last week's shooting at Fort Hood</a> presented their first clear narrative today of what they think happened.</p><p>U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command's Chris Gray confirmed the shooting spree started after Spc. Ivan Lopez <a href="http://kut.org/post/fort-hood-update-argument-likely-triggered-shooting">had a verbal altercation</a> with a colleague over a request for leave.</p><p>"Within minutes of the altercation, the subject brandished a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun and fired multiple rounds, killing one soldier and wounding 10 additional soldiers," Gray said.</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:08:11 +0000 Nathan Bernier & Trey Shaar 10144 at http://kut.org Fort Hood Update: Timeline, Overview of Shooting Released by Army Fort Hood Update: Obamas to Attend Memorial Service Wednesday http://kut.org/post/fort-hood-update-obamas-attend-memorial-service-wednesday <p>President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are expected to attend a memorial service Wednesday to honor the three soldiers killed in last week’s <a href="http://kut.org/post/four-dead-after-shooting-fort-hood" target="_blank">shooting at Fort Hood</a>.</p><p>Obama visited Fort Hood in November 2009 under similar circumstances following the shooting by Maj. Nidal Hasan that left 13 dead and 32 wounded. Hasan was convicted in August 2012 of those killings and was sentenced to death.</p><p>The Obamas were already planning to travel to Texas this week. On Thursday, the President will speak at the LBJ Presidential Library’s Civil Rights Summit to mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:25:39 +0000 Maria Roque & Laura Rice 10137 at http://kut.org Fort Hood Update: Obamas to Attend Memorial Service Wednesday Details Released About Soldiers Killed in Wednesday's Fort Hood Shooting http://kut.org/post/details-released-about-soldiers-killed-wednesdays-fort-hood-shooting <p>Fort Hood officials are releasing more information about the three soldiers killed in a <a href="http://kut.org/post/four-dead-after-shooting-fort-hood" target="_blank">shooting at the post on Wednesday</a>.</p><p><strong>Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Michael Ferguson</strong>, 39, was from Mulberry, Florida. He had been in active-duty military service since 1993 and worked in transportation.</p><p>Ferguson served two tours in Kuwait and one each in Iraq and Afghanistan.</p><p><strong>Staff Sgt. Carlos A. Lazaney-Rodriguez</strong>, 38, was from Puerto Rico. He entered active-duty service in 1995 and worked with the medical teams.</p><p> Sat, 05 Apr 2014 17:43:25 +0000 Laura Rice 10126 at http://kut.org Details Released About Soldiers Killed in Wednesday's Fort Hood Shooting Fort Hood Update: Argument Likely Triggered Shooting http://kut.org/post/fort-hood-update-argument-likely-triggered-shooting <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Flags are still flying at half-staff in Fort Hood today, in remembrance of the three people killed and 16 injured by alleged shooter&nbsp;</span>Spc<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Ivan Lopez, who also took his own life.</span></p><p>Fort Hood officials held a press conference this afternoon on the status of their investigation into the shooting. Fort Hood commander Lt. Gen. Mark Milley backed away from <a href="http://kut.org/post/new-details-emerge-fort-hood-shooting">statements he made yesterday</a> describing Spc. Lopez's "unstable psychiatric or psychological condition" as "the fundamental underlying causal factor" in the shooting.</p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:59:20 +0000 KUT Staff 10124 at http://kut.org Fort Hood Update: Argument Likely Triggered Shooting What It's Like in Killeen After the Latest Fort Hood Shooting http://kut.org/post/what-its-killeen-after-latest-fort-hood-shooting <p>At Fort Hood in Killeen, people are accustomed to the idea of death. At any given point, around ten percent of soldiers from the post are deployed overseas.</p><p>This week, soldiers, families and residents were reminded of <a href="http://kut.org/post/new-details-emerge-fort-hood-shooting" target="_blank">how close to home tragedy can strike</a> – when Ivan Lopez <a href="http://kut.org/post/four-dead-after-shooting-fort-hood" target="_blank">opened fire killing three</a> others and wounding 16 before turning the gun on himself.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/143030426&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:34:00 +0000 Kate McGee 10120 at http://kut.org What It's Like in Killeen After the Latest Fort Hood Shooting New Details Emerge in Fort Hood Shooting http://kut.org/post/new-details-emerge-fort-hood-shooting <p><em>This post contains Day 2 developments in the Fort Hood shooting. <a href="http://kut.org/post/four-dead-after-shooting-fort-hood">See our initial report on the shooting here.</a></em></p><p><strong>Summary</strong>:&nbsp;Family counseling centers are set up at Fort Hood and at a location off post to help people process yesterday’s shooting. A chapel on the post was open all night for people who wanted to pray.</p><p><a href="http://kut.org/post/four-dead-after-shooting-fort-hood">Four are dead and 16 are injured</a>&nbsp;from a shooting at the Army post. The suspected shooter, 34-year-old soldier Ivan Lopez, is among the dead. He was killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Lopez was an Iraq war veteran and was in the process of being diagnosed for post-traumatic stress disorder</p><p>KUT&nbsp;reporter Kate McGee traveled to Fort Hood yesterday. She talked with&nbsp;KUT&nbsp;Host Jennifer&nbsp;Stayton&nbsp;about the shooting:</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/142851455&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:27:20 +0000 KUT Staff 10113 at http://kut.org New Details Emerge in Fort Hood Shooting Answers Sought After Deadly Fort Hood Shooting http://kut.org/post/answers-sought-after-deadly-fort-hood-shooting The Army&#8217;s top civilian official says the soldier accused in the Fort Hood shooting this week was deployed for the final months of the Iraq war but did not see combat.<p>Three people died and 16 were wounded before the shooter committed suicide. At least three military personnel remain in critical condition.<p>Army Secretary John McHugh testified Thursday that the soldier appeared to have no connections to extremist groups.<p>The soldier is identified by others as Ivan Lopez. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:02:49 +0000 10116 at http://kut.org Answers Sought After Deadly Fort Hood Shooting State and National Leaders' Statements on Fort Hood Shooting http://kut.org/post/state-and-national-leaders-statements-fort-hood-shooting <ul><li><em><a href="http://kut.org/post/four-dead-after-shooting-fort-hood">See KUT's initial report on the Fort Hood shooting.</a></em></li><li><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://kut.org/post/new-details-emerge-fort-hood-shooting">See KUT's Day 2 developments in the shooting here.</a></em></li></ul><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President Barack Obama:</span></strong></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:59:07 +0000 KUT Staff 10114 at http://kut.org Four Dead After Shooting at Fort Hood http://kut.org/post/four-dead-after-shooting-fort-hood <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Four are dead and 16 are injured</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;from a shooting today at the Fort Hood Army post. The accused shooter is among the dead, killed by a self-inflicted gunshot to the head. Just outside</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;of Killeen, Texas, Fort Hood is&nbsp;</span><a href="http://goo.gl/maps/4HzSG" style="line-height: 1.5;">about an hour north&nbsp;</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">of Austin.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Army officials have not released the identity of the shooter because his next-of-kin has not yet been notified, Lieutenant General&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mark Milley&nbsp;said at a news conference Wednesday night. But&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">NPR has confirmed his identity as 34-year-old soldier Ivan Lopez.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"The events of the past have taught us many things at Fort Hood," Milley said. "We will get through this."</span></p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 04:22:44 +0000 KUT Staff 10111 at http://kut.org Four Dead After Shooting at Fort Hood Video: Site of Fort Hood Massacre Demolished, Memorial to Be Built http://kut.org/post/video-site-fort-hood-massacre-demolished-memorial-be-built <p>It was over four years ago when Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan entered the troop-filled soldier processing room at <a href="http://kut.org/term/fort-hood" target="_blank">Fort Hood</a> and opened fire with a laser sighted pistol.</p><p>Yesterday, the Fort Hood Directorate of Public Works confirmed demolition of Building 42003, the soldier processing room where most of the attack took place.</p><p>Video of the demolition&nbsp;–&nbsp;seen below&nbsp;–&nbsp;shows a backhoe tearing into an exterior wall of the building and pulling pieces of it to the ground.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The November 2009 attack left 13 people dead and more than 30 wounded.</span></p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:04:47 +0000 Nathan Bernier & Kelly Krupa 9807 at http://kut.org Video: Site of Fort Hood Massacre Demolished, Memorial to Be Built A Fort Hood Family's Journey to 'the Great Part of Mourning' http://kut.org/post/fort-hood-familys-journey-great-part-mourning <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F107891540" width="100%"></iframe>Public radio listeners were first introduced to Michael Cahill just days after his death.</p><p>In&nbsp;<a href="http://kut.org/2009/11/central-texan-among-13-killed-at-fort-hood/">a story that aired November 2009</a>, we learned about Cahill, who&nbsp;was working as a physician’s assistant&nbsp;at Fort Hood when he became&nbsp;the only civilian killed in the shooting there.</p><p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 18:05:00 +0000 Mose Buchele 8569 at http://kut.org A Fort Hood Family's Journey to 'the Great Part of Mourning' Emotional Testimony During Sentencing of Fort Hood Shooter http://kut.org/post/emotional-testimony-during-sentencing-fort-hood-shooter <p></p><p>The second day of sentencing begins today in the military trial of convicted Fort Hood shooter&nbsp;Maj.&nbsp;Nidal&nbsp;Hasan.</p><p>The court is likely to hear more testimony from survivors and the families of those killed.</p><p>A jury&nbsp;<a href="http://kutnews.org/post/hasan-guilty-all-counts-fort-hood-shooting-trial" target="_blank">found&nbsp;Hasan&nbsp;guilty</a>&nbsp;of premeditated murder Friday in the November 2009 mass shooting that killed 13 and wounded 32. In the sentencing phase, the focus has shifted to the human cost of&nbsp;Hasan's&nbsp;shooting spree.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:28:42 +0000 Terrence Henry 8545 at http://kut.org Emotional Testimony During Sentencing of Fort Hood Shooter Inside the Fort Hood Courtroom: Quotes from the Hasan Trial http://kut.org/post/inside-fort-hood-courtroom-quotes-hasan-trial <p><iframe src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F104631939%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-x0Tja" scrolling="no" width="100%" frameborder="no" height="166"></iframe></p><p>Today wraps up the first week of testimony in the trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan, the man accused of killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 at the Fort Hood Army Post on Nov. 5, 2009. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 11:48:27 +0000 Kate McGee 8470 at http://kut.org Inside the Fort Hood Courtroom: Quotes from the Hasan Trial What You Need to Know From Day One of the Fort Hood Trial http://kut.org/post/what-you-need-know-day-one-fort-hood-trial <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F104346725%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-zAOrN" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Today marks Day Two in the trial of Major Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 at Fort Hood on Nov. 5, 2009. The trial is expected to take months – only twelve of the nearly 300 witnesses testified Tuesday. More&nbsp;of the prosecution’s witnesses will testify today as prosecutors continue to build a case against Hasan.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 13:14:47 +0000 Kate McGee 8459 at http://kut.org What You Need to Know From Day One of the Fort Hood Trial