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FILE - In this July 30, 2020 file photo, supporters of the family of slain Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen march to the White House along the National Mall as Capitol Hill is seen in the distance after a news conference, in Washington. Current and former soldiers at Fort Hood,  have taken to social media to report accounts of sexual assault and harassment following the disappearance and slaying this year of Guillen, whose family members say was harassed by the officer who eventually killed her. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

'The military's #MeToo moment:' Fort Hood victims speak out

Oct. 7, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Maria Valentine says she was just months into her training at Fort Hood, a U.S. Army base in Texas, in 2006 when a sergeant with a history of alleged harassment toward other soldiers wrote her up after she complained that she didn't want him touching her during body mass measurements....

Fort Hood says shooting reports were false; soldier arrested

Sep. 17, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A soldier at Fort Hood was taken into custody for threatening his leadership, officials at the U.S. Army base in Texas said Thursday following what they described as false reports on social media of an active shooter. “Again, no shots have been fired and an active shooter...

Lupe Guillén, left, and Gloria Guillén, Vanessa Guillén's sister and mother, speak during a news conference about the

Texas soldier's slaying inspires bid to expand military code

Sep. 16, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Decisions on whether to prosecute members of the U.S. military for sexual assault or sexual harassment would be handled outside the chain of command under a measure members of Congress proposed Wednesday that is named for a Texas soldier who was slain by a fellow soldier. Reps. Jackie...

Congress investigates Fort Hood following soldier deaths

Sep. 8, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Congress will launch an investigation into sexual assault, disappearances, deaths and the leadership's response at Fort Hood after 28 soldiers stationed at the U.S. Army base in Texas died this year, two subcommittee leaders announced Tuesday. According to data from Fort Hood...