Military News

On Veterans Day, a check-in with El Paso's homeless vets

As the nation honored its veterans with speeches, ceremonies and parades, NewsChannel 9 spoke with homeless veterans living at a small camp near the Rescue Mission of El Paso. Homeless, by their own choice, they told us.

5 ways to honor veterans beyond Veterans Day

Tuesday is Veterans Day, and there will be speeches and parades. "Thank you for your service," the phrase that's come to define how America expresses gratitude for its men and women in uniform, will be said, a lot.

VA chief announces restructuring; El Paso congressman weighs in

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs announced Monday a massive restructuring of the department in the wake of a scandal that left more than a hundred thousand veterans waiting for health care.

Veterans Day: Closures and events

El Paso and the Borderland will celebrate the nation's Veterans on Tuesday with several events throughout the area along with closures for several schools and government offices.  

REPORT: President Obama to double US military forces in Iraq

President Barack Obama is sending up 1,500 more soldiers to Iraq to train Iraqi and Kurdish forces to fight ISIS, in a deployment that would bring the total number of American troops there to 2,900.

Ex-SEAL says he fired final Bin Laden shot

Former Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill said in an interview with The Washington Post that he was the one who fired the final shot to kill Osama bin Laden in 2011.

Idaho Army National Guard helicopter crashes, killing 2

Two crewmen aboard an Idaho Army National Guard helicopter died when it crashed Thursday night, according to Ada County Coroner Erwin Sonnenberg.

Veterans Day: Area restaurants honor Veterans with free giveaways

Veteran's Day is held annually on November 11 to honor and celebrate the service of all military Veterans. The holiday was created by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919 as Armistice Day and was later declared an annual holiday by U.S.

Fort Hood marks five years since unimaginable tragedy

It has been five years since a shooting at Fort Hood, Texas left thirteen people dead and more than thirty injured. To date, the shooting caused the most casualties ever suffered on an American Military base.

Suspect admits to drinking nine beers before allegedly killing Fort Bliss solider

The Fort Bliss solider killed in a car accident early Saturday morning has been identified as 21-year-old Isaac James Houston.

Trick-or-treaters line up for Div. West’s first Fort Bliss Trunk-or-Treat

Ninjas, zombies, and princesses scurried from car-to-car collecting candy when two First Army Division West brigades co-hosted their first of planned annual Trunk-or-Treats at Fort Bliss on Friday.

Fort Bliss soldiers preparing for Ebola mission

A timeline is taking shape for the Fort Bliss soldiers headed to Liberia to battle Ebola.

El Paso Native, Austin HS graduate retires after 27 years of Naval Service

The Command Master Chief for U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet bid farewell to fellow service members after 27 years of naval service during a retirement ceremony at the Ocean Breeze Conference center Oct 9.

El Paso health officials, Fort Bliss prepare to battle Ebola

Local officials tell NewsChannel 9 they are taking the steps necessary to make sure the Borderland is ready to contain the Ebola virus, should the need arise.

Reports: 490 Fort Bliss Troops deployed to Liberia to combat Ebola

Congressman Beto O' Rourke confirmed that 490 Troops from Fort Bliss will be deployed to Liberia as part of a national effort to contain the Ebola epidemic.