News: Update: Fort Hood Memorial Ceremony held for April 2 shooting-incident Soldiers set
Update: Clarification of invitees to the April 9 memorial ceremony. All Fort Hood Soldiers and their families along with Fort Hood Department of the Army Civilians and their families are invited to the ceremony. Due to limited space, access will be on a first-come basis. DoD identification is required.
FORT HOOD, Texas -- A Fort Hood Memorial Ceremony will be held on Sadowski Field at the III Corps Headquarters Building at 2 p.m. April 9 for the Soldiers who died from the April 2 shooting incident here. The ceremony is by invitation only.
The ceremony is pooled for television and open to a limited number of pre-credentialed still photographers and correspondents. Television stand-up positions behind the ceremony are available.
Media agencies who wish to cover the memorial ceremony must register each member of their organization at http://www.forthoodpresscenter.com/go/survey/3439/14687/ by noon (CDT) April 8.
All names submitted for credentials must be as they appear on the registrant’s government-issued identification, which will be presented at checkpoints for entrance. Registered media will be credentialed and confirmation emails will be sent out after the deadline has passed. Registration does not guarantee access.
NOTE: The White House will be sending out an advisory for members of the media who wish to cover the arrival and departure of Air Force One. Media outlets that wish to cover both events should plan on credentialing and sending separate crews to the airport and to the memorial service, as a single crew will not be able to cover both events.
FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY, NOT FOR REPORTING
All times are Central Daylight Time (CDT).
Memorial ceremony is on Sadowski Field, Fort Hood, Texas.
Estimated Event Start Time: 2 p.m.
Live Truck Show Time at Clarke Gate is 2 a.m. (CDT)
All media with heavy/large equipment and sticks must pre-set equipment on-site. Live trucks, including SUV with live-broadcast capability MUST park and cable in during this time.
All Clarke Gate registrants will be escorted onto base together at 2:30 a.m. (CDT). Late arrivals will not have access.
All other media must check-in at the visitor’s center next to the TJ Mills/Bernie Beck Main Gate at Fort Hood by 3 a.m. Names and IDs will be checked. Buses will escort media from the visitor’s center to Sadowski Field from 3:30-7:30 a.m. For questions on media access, call Maj. Steven Miller (254) 681-8444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media will have NO ACCESS TO EQUIPMENT: 7:30 – 11 a.m.
General Media Access will be 10-11 a.m. All members of the media who do not need to pre-set equipment must assemble at the visitor’s center next to the TJ Mills/Bernie Beck Main Gate at Fort Hood by this time. Names and IDs will be checked. All media must be escorted onto the base via a press shuttle provided by Fort Hood. The last shuttle departs at 11 a.m. Late arrivals will not have access.
Cable Run (distance from live truck to television stand-up riser): 500 feet
Limited power and media workspace is available on site. Wireless Internet is NOT available.
Media contacts for logistical and planning purposes only: Caitlin McGarry, White House Press Site, (202) 814-5198, email email@example.com.