Fort Hood welcomes Vice President Pence

Fort Hood welcomes Vice President Pence

FORT HOOD - The applause was deafening as more than 1,500 Soldiers gave a big, Texas-sized welcome to Vice President Mike Pence, who toured the installation, watched a demonstration of the new Abrams tanks and conducted a round table session on Soldier transition assistance programs Oct. 29 here.

“I want to assure you that the president and the vice president – we don’t see veteran benefi ts as entitlements, we see them as earned benefits that are reflection and gratitude of the American people,” Pence said during the session with Fort Hood, congressional and with Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program leaders. “From early on this administration, we have been working to expand opportunities for veterans.”

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