Mexico charges 4 soldiers with killings in Nuevo Laredo
Mexican prosecutors formally presented homicide charges against four soldiers implicated in the Feb. 26 shooting deaths of five men in the border city of Nuevo Laredo. The killings in the cartel-dominated city of Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Laredo, Texas, caused outrage.
What’s Up South Texas!: Military nonprofit helps soldiers, veterans turn stories into songs
San Antonio – A local nonprofit organization is going above and beyond to help soldiers and veterans share their stories through music. “It is a nonprofit founded in San Marcos several years ago,” said Michael Aurora, Air Force veteran, and one of the instructors and founders of the San Antonio Chapter. Having Soldier Songs and Voices in San Antonio has helped men and women from all over the country. The music that comes out of it, not just from San Antonio, but from all over is just amazing." They hope their organization can attract more military people and their families to continue converting their stories into songs, strengthening the brother and sisterhood.
More than 150 basic combat training graduates arrive at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston
SAN ANTONIO – More than 150 recent graduates of the Army’s Basic Combat Training in Fort Jackson, South Carolina, arrived at Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston Friday in an unprecedented manner designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The soldiers, who have been training at Fort Jackson for the past several months, were screened daily over the last 14 days and one final time before traveling via chartered flight. The soldiers were screened a final time by drill sergeants wearing personal protective equipment before boarding sterile buses bound for Fort Sam Houston. The soldiers will begin training at the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, or MEDCoE. This procedure of transportation will be reviewed every two weeks and is expected to be in place until June 30th.