Fort Hood

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Fort Hood,

U.S. army post, 209,000 acres (84,580 hectares), central Tex., near Killeen; est. 1942 on the site of old Fort Gates and named for Confederate Gen. John Hood. It is one of the army's largest installations and a major employer of the area.
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A professional policing model helped provide a philosophy and strategy to prevent crime on Fort Hood. Installation leaders elected to transition from a community policing model to a problem-oriented policing model.
After completing the deployment, he returned to Fort Hood as the Production Officer-in-Charge, III Corps ACE, in February 2014.
On April 2, Lopez smuggled a semi-automatic handgun into Fort Hood, Texas, killing three and wounding 16 before taking his own life by turning the pistol on himself.
At Fort Hood, the ceremony was made more poignant as a remembrance for soldiers who didn't die in wars abroad but in the safety of their own compound.
He added: "Events of the past have taught us many things at Fort Hood.
Fort Hood's senior officer, Lt Gen Mark Milley, said the gunman had sought help for depression, anxiety and other problems, and was taking medication.
He reflected on the sacrifices of Fort Hood's troops - including during several tours to Iraq and Afghanistan.
According to, the veteran who was suffering from mental illness, opened fire at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding 16 others before committing suicide, in an attack on the same Texas military base where more than a dozen people were slain in 2009, authorities said.
McHugh, left, and Army Chief of Staff Gen Raymond Odierno update members of the Senate Armed Services Committee about the deadly shooting rampage by a soldier yesterday at Fort Hood in Texas, April 3, 2014.Army Secretary John M.
Hasan presented almost no defense during his 12-day court-martial trial at Fort Hood. (end) KUNA 290005 Aug 13NNNN
Hasan, 42, faces the death penalty or life without parole if convicted of 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the 2009 attack at Fort Hood.
The 30-year-old soldier, whose name was not immediately released, was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, investigators said.

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