Fort Hood units return to work the day after


Vehicles are checked as they enter Fort Hood’s main gate on Thursday. (Eric Gay/AP)

As the investigation into the shooting at Fort Hood, Tex., continues, people on and off the sprawling installation are still grappling with what happened and looking for answers.

Fort Hood announced some things that would be different Thursday as well as what would be expected of the post’s units. All physical training set for Thursday has been canceled, according to Fort Hood officials. But all units are expected to report to work at 10 a.m. local time.

Family counseling centers have been established at a chapel on the installation.

The installation, which locked down its gates for several hours Wednesday in the wake of the shooting, said it will have normal gate operations Thursday.

There will also be more random searches. A Defense Department review of the Navy Yard shooting said that while it’s “impractical to search every vehicle” that arrives on a base for a weapon, installations should figure out how “to implement an adequate personnel, property, and vehicle inspection program.”

Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and developing stories from around the country.

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