Rose L. Thayer

Navy changes course, allows service members to attend off-base religious services

Service members assigned to Navy units are now able to attend religious services where mitigations to limit the spread of coronavirus are appropriately applied, Capt. Sarah Self-Kyler, spokeswoman for U.S. Fleet Forces, said Thursday.

Sexual harassment program at Fort Hood under investigation following Vanessa Guillen case

Questions have been raised about the Fort Hood Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program following the disappearance of 20-year-old Spc. Vanessa Guillen from Fort Hood’s 3rd Cavalry Regiment on April 22. She had previously reported sexual harassment to her superiors.

Five service members ask Navy for reprieve from order banning off-base church attendance

At least five service members have hired a lawyer to fight a Navy order that bars them from attending indoor worship services to prevent the spread of the coronavirus because they believe it violates their constitutional right of religious freedom.

Bill stalled in House would expand adaptive housing grants to disabled veterans

Veteran groups are calling on Congress to act quickly on the final passage of a bill that expands grants available to certain disabled veterans to modify their homes to meet their physical needs.

Fort Hood soldier suspected in disappearance of Spc. Vanessa Guillen kills himself after human remains found

The attorney for the family of Spc. Vanessa Guillen identified the suspect as Aaron David Robinson, the soldier Guillen told her family was sexually harassing her.

Army investigators at the site where human remains were found miles from Fort Hood, Texas

Pfc. Vanessa Guillen, a 20-year-old small arms repairer with the 3rd Cavalry Regiment, has been missing since April 22. She was last seen at work in the armory room of the regiment’s engineer squadron.