Fort Hood http://tpr.org en Perry Puts Forward Plan To Expedite Veterans Health Care, Cut Wait Times http://tpr.org/post/perry-puts-forward-plan-expedite-veterans-health-care-cut-wait-times <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Speaking outside the opening of a new medical center at Fort Hood, Gov. Rick Perry announced a plan that uses groups of hospitals to provide speedier medical services to military veterans who have waited months to be seen by a doctor at U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs medical clinics. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>That plan includes hospitals throughout the state willing to work with the federal government to speed up the time it takes for a veteran to be seen by a doctor.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:41:33 +0000 Ryan Poppe 33383 at http://tpr.org Perry Puts Forward Plan To Expedite Veterans Health Care, Cut Wait Times Article 32 Hearing Wraps In Case Of Fort Hood Sgt. Accused Of Running Prostitution Ring http://tpr.org/post/article-32-hearing-wraps-case-fort-hood-sgt-accused-running-prostitution-ring <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An Article 32 hearing, the military version of a grand jury, has completed its investigation of a Fort Hood staff </span>sergeant<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> accused of running an on-base prostitution ring with female soldiers.</span></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:13:50 +0000 Ryan Poppe 32905 at http://tpr.org Article 32 Hearing Wraps In Case Of Fort Hood Sgt. Accused Of Running Prostitution Ring Obama: Passing Of Fort Hood Victims 'Shakes Our Soul' http://tpr.org/post/obama-passing-fort-hood-victims-shakes-our-soul The killing of three soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, "shakes our soul," President Obama said on Wednesday.<p>Obama spoke at a memorial service at the Army post for the second time in five years. The ceremony for the three slain soldiers today echoed the one held for the 13 people killed by Army Maj. Nidal Hasan <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2009/11/coming_up_memorial_service_at.html">in 2009</a>.<p>Last week, Spc. Ivan Lopez went on a shooting rampage at that same post after an argument over a request for leave.<p>Like in 2009, the dead soldiers — Army Sgt. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:43:00 +0000 editor 29770 at http://tpr.org Obama: Passing Of Fort Hood Victims 'Shakes Our Soul' How Blaming PTSD Could Affect Other Soldiers Returning From War http://tpr.org/post/how-blaming-ptsd-could-affect-other-soldiers-returning-war <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As everyone searches for answers to the Fort Hood shooting, the psychiatric community explores</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;the reasons for the shooting that left four dead and 16 wounded at Fort Hood. Psychiatrists worry&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">that blaming post-traumatic stress disorder will have long-lasting effects on the returning veterans who will be looking for jobs.</span></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:07:59 +0000 Eileen Pace 29525 at http://tpr.org How Blaming PTSD Could Affect Other Soldiers Returning From War Argument Over Requested Leave Preceded Fort Hood Shootings http://tpr.org/post/argument-over-requested-leave-preceded-fort-hood-shootings Army officials said Spc. Iván López <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/02/298401578/fort-hood-goes-on-lockdown-after-reports-of-shooting">went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood</a> last week after an argument involving a request for leave.<p>Ryland Barton from NPR member station KWBU in Waco sent this report for our Newscast unit:<p><blockquote><p>"Investigators say López had gotten into an argument at his unit's administrative office before he began shooting.<p>"The argument was about a request for leave and the processing for that request. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 23:31:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 29666 at http://tpr.org Argument Over Requested Leave Preceded Fort Hood Shootings Fort Hood Shooting Reopened Wounds At Trauma Unit http://tpr.org/post/fort-hood-shooting-reopened-wounds-trauma-unit Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin. U.S. Army officials are saying that an argument may have set off Specialist Ivan Lopez, who went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood this past week. He killed four people, including himself, and injured 16 others. Those who survived were taken to Baylor Scott and White Hospital nearby in Temple, Texas. Dr. Matthew Davis is the head of the trauma program there. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 15:22:00 +0000 editor 29594 at http://tpr.org Focus At Fort Hood Shifts To Reported Argument Before Shooting http://tpr.org/post/focus-fort-hood-shifts-reported-argument-shooting Transcript <p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: <p>In Fort Hood, Texas, this weekend, investigators and forensic specialists with the U.S. Army and FBI are combing through a crime scene covering two blocks as they try to find clues to why a gunman went on a shooting rampage Wednesday that left four people dead and 16 wounded. The military acknowledges they may never find out why the alleged gunman, Specialist Ivan Lopez, did what he did.<p>Authorities say Lopez shot himself during the confrontation with a military police officer that ended the shooting spree. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 21:12:00 +0000 editor 29574 at http://tpr.org Gov. Perry, Sen. Cruz Visit Wounded At Fort Hood http://tpr.org/post/gov-perry-sen-cruz-visit-wounded-fort-hood <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Following their visit with those wounded in this week's shooting rampage at Fort Hood, both Gov. Rick Perry and Sen.Ted Cruz declined to comment on whether anyone should be allowed to concealed carry on a military base. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>Perry said what has happened at Fort Hood for a second time is not an easy thing to swallow.</p><p>"There aren’t any easy answers to what occurred here, and there’s no way to wish away the suffering that’s occurring for those that have been caught in this very senseless act of violence,” Perry said.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:34:23 +0000 Ryan Poppe 29518 at http://tpr.org Answers Sought After Deadly Fort Hood Shooting http://tpr.org/post/answers-sought-after-deadly-fort-hood-shooting The Army&#8217;s top civilian official says the soldier accused in the Fort Hood shooting this week was deployed for the final months of the Iraq war but did not see combat.<p>Three people died and 16 were wounded before the shooter committed suicide. At least three military personnel remain in critical condition.<p>Army Secretary John McHugh testified Thursday that the soldier appeared to have no connections to extremist groups.<p>The soldier is identified by others as Ivan Lopez. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:02:44 +0000 editor 29433 at http://tpr.org Answers Sought After Deadly Fort Hood Shooting What's Known — And Still Unclear — About The Fort Hood Shooting http://tpr.org/post/whats-known-and-still-unclear-about-fort-hood-shooting Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel. We're continuing to follow developments in yesterday's deadly shooting at Fort Hood that left four people dead and 16 wounded. This afternoon, the commander of Fort Hood, Lieutenant General Mark Milley, confirmed the identity of the shooter.<p>LIEUTENTANT GENERAL MARK MILLEY: We are able to release, his next kin have been notified. The alleged shooter is Specialist Ivan A. Lopez. He is 34 years old, originally from Puerto Rico.<p>SIEGEL: At around 4:00 p.m. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:02:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 29445 at http://tpr.org