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A whirlwind 36 hours are taking Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy from Kyiv to London, on to Paris and probably to the European Union headquarters in Brussels on Thursday. The EU would thus finally get the global political man of the moment on its home turf. It has already committed billions in EU aid, nine packages of sanctions, military hardware and almost monthly visits to Kyiv. Ukraine is seeking to join the 27-nation bloc, in a process that would likely take many years. Read moreZelenskyy flies West: If it's Thursday, this must be Belgium

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A new 30,000-square-foot simulation center is open at the Olin E. Teague Veterans Center in Temple to help train future medical professionals and give VA staff an opportunity to further their learning and conduct medical research.

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With tax season upon American families, soldiers and retirees who have gone to the Fort Hood Tax Center will have to receive assistance elsewhere. Post officials announced Thursday that the center is now closed permanently.

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FORT HOOD — The annual Military Order of the Purple Heart Ball will be held on. Feb 11 at the Lone Star Conference Center (formerly know as Club Hood), which is located on Fort Hood’s 24th Street, Building 5764. Social hour will be from 5 to 6 p.m. and the event starts at 6 p.m.

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The Pentagon says the U.S. will send 90 Stryker combat vehicles and an additional 59 Bradley fighting vehicles to Ukraine, in addition to hundreds of thousands of rounds of ammunition. It's the latest aid package timed to help Ukraine push back against Russia’s entrenched forward lines. The package, valued at $2.5 billion, does not include tanks, which has become a point of contention as Germany has indicated it will not send its own Leopard tanks to Ukraine unless the U.S. sends the Abrams. The U.S. has said that the Abrams tank would not be a good fit for the current fight because of its frequent maintenance and fueling needs.

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A new three-level parking deck at the Olin E. Teague Veterans Center in Temple is expected to be completed this fall, giving the campus 364 new parking places adjacent to the VA hospital.

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What is now three buildings and green space with developmental potential, the long-range vision for Texas A&M University-Central Texas includes a sprawling campus with multiple buildings and two collaboration quads, where students can socialize while university leaders meet to discuss th…

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Volunteers are needed on Friday at 10 a.m. to help find and remove unserviceable wreaths placed at the graves of veterans at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery. Removing the unserviceable wreaths will ensure that only serviceable wreaths are picked up during the regularly schedule ret…

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FORT HOOD — Fort Hood’s Soldier for Life, Transition Assistance Program will host its Mega Career Fair Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lone Star Conference Center, with 200 vendors representing more than 95,000 employment opportunities.

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A 23-year-old Fort Hood sergeant originally from a tiny town in the Texas Panhandle is the first woman in the regular Army to become an M1A2 Abrams master gunner, meaning she’s an expert in the weapons system of the Army’s premier battle tank and is expected to pass on that knowledge to the …