The Army Can’t Feed Its Soldiers Stationed at Texas’ Ft. Cavazos—And That’s Not the Only Problem There

Things at Fort Cavazos are not optimal.

Cavazos (formerly Fort Hood) is located not far from Killeen, Texas, and is the home to the Army’s 1st Cavalry Division, with over 34,5000 uniformed personnel and 48,500 family members. It is a city unto itself. And it can’t feed its residents.

The Military Times reported that the sprawling base had only two of its 10 major dining options open every day for junior enlisted personnel.

While the hot Texas summer rolled through central Texas, the base wasn’t able to provide its men and women in uniform with convenient dining, leaving thousands to spend an hour on the road traveling to and from a dining hall just to eat.

Although many enlisted have cars, many do not. Those who do not have a private car or could carpool with mates were left to find transportation via shuttle. Shuttles were available. Just one problem – that information wasn’t generally knowns to hungry soldiers. . . .

. . . . A lack of cooks has been blamed. Army cooks have been deployed elsewhere in other states, leaving no one to man the kitchens in Texas. As absurd as that sounds, that is why enlisted personnel were hunting for dining options and traveling up to an hour just to get fed.

Since the Army is not deploying vast arrays of personnel to war zones or on a moment’s notice, the lack of logistics, and the lack of planning to man kitchens at Fort Cavazos seems unconscionable and shameful.

The Pentagon can send billions of dollars—and billions of dollars’ worth of equipment—to Ukraine but it can’t staff its own kitchens in the middle of Texas.

The lack of cooks isn’t the only problem at Fort Cavazos. There is also a lack of transparency and accountability and, it appears, a potential coverup.

Back in April, barracks housing the 1st Cavalry Division were defaced with racial slurs, and drawings of a penis and “The N-word.” Fires were also set in a laundry. The Army quickly identified the two soldiers responsible, but no discipline has been meted out and the soldiers have yet to be charged.

With the obvious racial undertone of the incident, and the Pentagon actively searching to remove white supremacists from its ranks, it would seem that the Army would have quickly announced, at the very least, the race or races of the vandals.

But, it hasn’t. The Army claims that the investigation is ongoing—and that is the reason for the non-disclosure of the soldiers’ names. And after four months, the last report of the “investigation” was in June, the Army still has not released even the race of the soldiers. . . . (read more on Red State)

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