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This month, Fort Hood – one of the largest military installations in the world – and federal prosecutors are piloting a veterans’ treatment court. This specialized court provides veterans who commit a misdemeanor on the post with the opportunity to avoid a federal conviction, if they can successfully complete treatment and counseling courses. 

Four Killed in Helicopter Crash at Fort Hood

Nov 24, 2015
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Four people have died in a helicopter crash at Fort Hood, according to U.S. Army officials. In a statement, the Fort Hood public affairs office said the UH-60 helicopter crashed yesterday sometime after 5:49 p.m. 

Army to Make Cuts, Fort Hood Will Lose 3,350 Soldiers

Jul 13, 2015 (CC BY 2.0)

Last week the Army announced that it would cut 40,000 troops throughout several domestic bases over the next 2 years. 

Fort Hood Shooter Kills 3, Himself, Injures 16

Apr 3, 2014
Ryland Barton / KWBU News

Four are dead and 16 are injured after a soldier went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood military base yesterday afternoon. The shooter took his own life after a brief standoff with military police. Officials say the man used a gun bought off-base.

Initial reports of the shooting were foggy. Yvonne Frate, a middle school teacher at Fort Hood, said she had just driven off the base when she saw police cars racing in.