Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Platoon Leader is the First Latina to Earn a Prestigious Military Badge at Fort Hood

1st Lt. Maria Eggers recently became the first woman and first Latina from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment to earn the coveted Expert Infantry Badge, or EIB, qualifying at the highest level. In April, Eggers, 24, received the medal by successfully finishing the five- day test that measures a soldier’s physical fitness and ability to perform […]

14 Fort Hood Leaders Suspended Due to Sexual Assault Environment

According to a Report of the Fort Hood Independent Review Committee, there was a command climate at Fort Hood military base in Texas which created a “permissive environment for sexual harassment and sexual assault”, thus, 14 leaders at Fort Hood have been suspended or relieved from their positions. This report derives after the disappearance and […]

LULAC president urges Latinas to not join the military after Vanessa Guillen’s disappearance

Domingo Garcia, the president of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), said he is urging Latinas not to join the U.S. military after the disappearance of Vanessa Guillen, a U.S. soldier stationed in Texas who went missing in April. “We are asking all women, especially Latina women or their families: Do not enlist […]

Guillen family ‘believe’ missing Fort Hood soldier’s remains were found

Natalie Khawam, attorney for the family of missing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen, said “we believe that her remains were found.” The announcement made yesterday at press conference comes hours after the U.S. Army said it found partial human remains, which have not been identified yet, during a search for the missing soldier in Texas. The […]