FORT HOOD, Texas -- Hundreds of military personnel and civilians Monday scoured rugged Fort Hood for a soldier missing since Friday.
Military choppers and a Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter are part of the search for Sergeant Lawrence Sprader. He'd been on a solo navigation exercise.
Sprader was last heard from Friday evening about an hour before he was supposed to have completed the six-hour mission.
About 500 soldiers Monday searched the rolling terrain, which includes scrubland and wooded areas. All-terrain vehicles, people on horseback and bloodhounds are also being used.
Sprader, who is assigned to the Army's Noncommissioned Officer Academy, was carrying two canteens and a water backpack.
Temperatures in Central Texas were expected to hit the 90's Monday.