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Fort Hood 'vigilant' following two U.S. naval base shootings

Posted at 6:24 PM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-06 19:24:41-05

FORT HOOD, TX — A gunman opened fire at Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday, killing at least two people and injuring several others, according to authorities.

On Wednesday, a U.S. sailor fatally shot two people and injured another before killing himself Wednesday at Pearl Harbor Naval Base.

But the deadliest shooting to ever unfold on a military installation happened a decade ago right here in Central Texas at Fort Hood. Military wife Julie Moser vividly remembers that day.

"So it was scary," said Moser. "I was walking through the halls of the III Corps building, and people were running in the building and I'm like, "Hey what's going on?" I was a civil service employee at the time. My husband was deployed and our daughter was two and a half and she was at the daycare on the instillation."

After hearing of the fatal shooting at Pearl Harbor on Wednesday, two days later she woke up to the news of the Florida shooting.

"Are you kidding me? Like what has the world come to? What is it that's going on that there are these active shooters? Brings a little anxiety. It is like a little PTSD trigger," said Moser.

When 25 News asked Fort Hood officials if they'd be heightening security in light of recent events to protect families like Moser's, officials shared the following message:

"In the interest of preserving the safety and security of Soldiers and their Families on post, it would be inappropriate for us to discuss specific security policies or procedures. Having said that, we continue to remain vigilant and will adjust our security measures as necessary to ensure the safety of all personnel on Fort Hood," said Tom Rheinlander, director Fort Hood Public Affairs.

Meanwhile, Moser is pleading for change.

"World just fills with kindness and really just stop doing this," said Moser.