Tribpedia: Fort Hood Shootings

A mass shooting at the Fort Hood military base on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, killed 13 people and left 31 wounded.

Military police identified Army Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan as the gunman. He was 39 years of age at the time, Muslim by birth to a Palestinian-American immigrant family and a psychiatrist serving in the U.S. military.

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Retired Fort Hood police officer Kimberly Munley, who fired the shots that stopped Maj. Nadal Hasan's 2009 rampage, receives her Defense of Freedom Medal on April 10, 2015.
Retired Fort Hood police officer Kimberly Munley, who fired the shots that stopped Maj. Nadal Hasan's 2009 rampage, receives her Defense of Freedom Medal on April 10, 2015.

Long-Awaited Purple Hearts Awarded to Fort Hood Victims

Dozens of Purple Heart medals were awarded Friday to victims of the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood, capping years of waiting for the United States' oldest military award and the benefits that come with it. Yet recipients and lawmakers cautioned that the survivors' road to recovery is far from over.

 

 

Colonel Crow demonstrating practice techniques at the indoor firing range simulator at Camp Swift, Texas.
Colonel Crow demonstrating practice techniques at the indoor firing range simulator at Camp Swift, Texas.

With Wildfire Risk High, Military Alters Training

As the worst one-year drought in Texas history wears on, officials at Fort Hood and other military installations around the state are figuring out how to keep training while reducing fire risks. Some places have banned the use of tracer fire and other pyrotechnics.

Maj. Nidal Hasan's Apartment

All-star Dallas Morning News journalists Lee Hancock and Courtney Perry somehow finagled their way into the apartment of Maj. Nidal Hasan, the army psychiatrist who murdered more than a dozen people at Fort Hood last week.