160 Soldiers From Fort Hood Deployed To Europe In Wake of Ukraine Invasion

160 Fort Hood Troops Deploy To Support Nato And Ukraine

Killeen News Now – According to Fort Hood Officials, nearly 160 soldiers from the III Armored Corps at Fort Hood deployed today to support the NATO Response Force announced on February 24.

Among those deployed are the 96th Transportation Company and the 297th Inland Cargo Transfer Company. Both are from the 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command and the 11th Corps Signal Brigade, under the III Armored Corps based at Fort Hood. They will augment U.S. forces in the European theater. They are trained and equipped for various missions and will reinforce the U.S. European Command posture on NATO’s eastern flank.

“Our soldiers are trained and ready,”

Col. Matthew Ruedi, the 13th ESC deputy commanding officer.

“Elements of our heavy transportation company have deployed to Europe to reassure NATO allies, deter Russian aggression, and are prepared to support a range of other operations in the region.”

Col. Matthew Ruedi, the 13th ESC deputy commanding officer.

“Things can change rapidly in situations like this. Making sure we communicate with our families not only helps manage expectations, but it also contributes to our overall readiness.”

Col. Matthew Ruedi, the 13th ESC deputy commanding officer.

A Vehicle Struck A Child On A Bicycle

Vehicle Struck A Child

Killeen News Now – According to the Killeen Police Department, a vehicle struck a child on a bicycle at about 5:50 p.m. near Mesa Drive and Pepper Mill Hollow in Killeen on Thursday.

Emergency medical services airlifted the child to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Ellison Student With A Gun Arrested

Killeen News Now – According to a statement to parents from Ellison Principal David Dominguez, the Killeen Police Department arrested an Ellison student with a gun at Ellison High School on Tuesday.

The adult male student was taken into custody and transported to the Bell County jail for having a weapon on campus. Possession of a firearm in a prohibited place is a third-degree felony. Officials did not release the student’s name. Officers arrested the student without incident.

“Additional details will be available as the investigation continues”

– Killeen Independent School District spokeswoman Taina Maya

“The safety of everyone on campus is always our highest priority, and no threat such as this will ever be tolerated on the campus of Ellison High School.”

– Ellison Principal David Dominguez

Jordan Snyder Charged With Sexual Assault Of A Child

Jordan Snyder Fort Hood

Killeen News Now – Jordan Snyder, 22, Fort Hood, was indicted for sexual assault of a child after police found evidence of a sexual relationship between him and a 15-year-old Temple girl.

On Nov. 17, 2021, officers with the Temple Police Department interviewed a girl who told them she was in a relationship with Snyder from July 2020 to December 2020. The girl told officers she and Snyder had sex multiple times. On Feb. 9, Jordan Snyder was indicted for the sexual assault of a child. Sexual assault of a child is a second-degree felony. Snyder is facing a sentence of 2 to 20 years in prison if convicted. Snyder admitted having sex with the minor during that time frame. Cellphone data obtained during the investigation contained explicit messages, nude photographs, and a video of the two having sex. Snyder posted a $100,000 bond on Nov. 24, 2021.