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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.

Veteran, amputee gets 'leg up' with breakthrough prosthesis

For most Americans, the 21st birthday is life-changing in one sense only, and a trivial one at that -- they can purchase alcohol. For Edward Lychik, who turned 21 on Sept.

Body sensors to help Soldiers in future conflicts

The Army is researching physiological sensors that may help Soldiers achieve superior performance on battlefields of the future, said the commanding general of Fort Detrick, Maryland.

Army releases latest policies on female hairstyles, tattoos

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Sept.

Former Soldier deals with 9/11 tragedy through helping others

Most people remember where they were on 9/11. Michelle and Clifton Cottom certainly do, and said they think about it all the time.

Body sensors to help Soldiers in future conflicts

The Army is researching physiological sensors that may help Soldiers achieve superior performance on battlefields of the future, said the commanding general of Fort Detrick, Maryland.

New brain center opens at Fort Campbell

Fort Campbell cut the ribbon on an $11 million Intrepid Spirit Center on Monday to treat traumatic brain injury and psychological conditions. The center specializes in head injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Program enables surgeons to save sawed-off thumb

Homer Mora had the afternoon off, so decided he'd check a "honey do" item off his list. Rodents had been getting into the trash on his ranch, so his plan was to build a trash can bin they couldn't breach.

Are you, your family prepared for an emergency or disaster?

Every September for the last 11 years, the Federal Emergency Management Agency kicks off National Preparedness Month and more than 3,000 organizations -- national, regional and local, public and private organizations -- follow suit to offer inf

Fort Bliss commander reiterates security hike not tied to ISIS rumors

The commanding general of Fort Bliss wants to make it clear that the recent security changes on post are not the result of any specific threat, though he admits the timing isn't helpful.

NMSU Air Force, Army ROTC to commemorate 9/11

New Mexico State University’s Air Force and Army ROTC units are inviting the NMSU and Las Cruces community to join them in events honoring the victims of 9/11.

Army doctor: Soldiers should avoid overtraining to prevent injuries

Soldiers should be aware of overuse and overtraining that can lead to injury, and should modify their fitness plans accordingly, an Army doctor said.

Fort Bliss changes access to post due to recent security concerns

UPDATE: Fred Wilson gate - WBAMC - remains open to all travelers  Original story: