Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Story About Life In a Texas Military Community

1st Calvary Division
Fort Hood Texas

Hear an interesting 2 part story about life for a Texas military community under the cloud of the Iraq War. That community is the Killeen/Fort Hood metro area- A place that I once called home.

If you are not familiar with Ft. Hood, the place is huge. It is the largest full service U.S. military base in the World. It is approximately 330 square miles in all. To put that into some kind of perspective for you, that is larger than New York City, larger than the entire city of Chicago, larger than Dallas Texas, 2 & 1/2 times the size of Atlanta, and bigger than 4 Baghdads. Most of that space is used as a practice area for Abrams tanks, artillery, and for Apache helicopters. Ft. Hood also houses two airfields.

The base serves more than 50,000 U.S. troops and their family members.

Hear Part I

Part II

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