FORT HOOD, Texas – Congressional representatives will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. May 6 at the Marvin Leath Visitor Center.

A congressional delegation comprised of U.S. Representatives from California, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Texas along with members of the House Armed Services Committee arrived to Fort Hood May 5, to receive updates from III Corps senior leaders about Operation People First and progress addressing the findings of the Fort Hood Independent Review Committee.

In attendance are Jackie Speier, District 14 California; Jim Banks, District 3 Indiana; Chrissy Houlahan, District 6 Pennsylvania; Sara Jacobs, District 53 California; Marc Veasey, District 33 Texas; and Sylvia Garcia, District 29 Texas.

The congressional delegation was also accompanied by the tri-chairs of the Headquarters Department of the Army People First Task Force during a two-day visit to Fort Hood. The delegation met with Fort Hood leaders, conducted focus groups with command teams, female officers, junior enlisted soldiers, and law enforcement personnel. They also toured Fort Hood barracks, housing, and motor pools.

An updated People First fact sheet can be found here, and a new People First placement can be found here.

Media who wish to cover this event should register here by 4 p.m. May 5. On May 6, media representatives should meet public affairs representatives at the Marvin Leath Visitor Center at 12:30 p.m. for setup.