Military News

Army announces new general officers

The U.S. Army released the names of those scheduled for promotion to brigadier general (one-star). You may notice a few familiar names to the Fort Bliss/El Paso area. You may remember Col. D.

New GTMO command team talks mission with military police

With increased political and social media coverage of the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GTMO), Military Police Soldiers prepare for deployment and the task at hand.

Battle buddies' new mission: Homes for disabled vets

STATESVILLE, North Carolina (CNN) -- Dale Beatty and John Gallina are battle buddies. They both joined the North Carolina National Guard at 18. They've served together on missions at home and abroad.

Safer driving, happy motoring goal of Army summer safety campaign

Summer is here, and hundreds of Fort Bliss Soldiers, family members and civilians head to the roadways on extended holiday leave to enjoy down time. With the increased level of activity and commute, accidents are more likely to happen.

Select Fort Bliss Soldiers charged with dedication

Soldiers from 2nd Squadron, 13th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, were certified in military funeral honors, June 26.

Old Glory retired during ceremony

As the skies paused from watering the desert, a gentle breeze wafted in and elegantly outstretched an American flag as it proudly waved to start the evening’s patriotic ritual.

Army spells out long-term plan for equipping force after drawdowns

One of the tasks now facing the Army is getting "the right equipment, to the right units, on the right installations, at the absolute least possible cost," wrote the Army's vice chief of staff.

Welder works to prevent casualties along Afghanistan's most important highway

In a hot tent on Forward Operating Base Shank with an American flag hanging from the ceiling works an U.S. Army welder whose recent project can help save many lives in eastern Afghanistan.

Fort Bliss trains young cadets, cultivates leaders

Junior ROTC cadets from Ysleta School District and two New Mexico schools got an early taste of real Soldier drills from June 17 through 20 at different Fort Bliss training locations.

New Zealand man thanks U.S. Army for liberating uncle in 1945

The nephew of a World War II prisoner of war thanked Eighth Army for rescuing his uncle from a Japanese prisoner of war camp, in 1945.

Fort Hood aviation unit trains at McGregor Range

Approximately 170 service members from the 615th Aviation Support Battalion, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Air Cavalry Division, out of Fort Hood, Texas, are participating in a month-long training event here during June.

Sgt. Maj. of the Army stresses importance of strong chaplain team

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler paid a visit to 1st Armored Division chaplains and chaplain assistants Friday to answer questions and give guidance concerning the new changes and challenges the Army will be facing in the future.

Army initiating collaborative effort to address TBI, PTSD

During the last 12 years, many Soldiers have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with wounds, some visible and some not, said a leader in Army Medicine.

A published author at 18: 'Take the Breath Out of Me' written while at Bliss

Arial Alexis began writing when she was only 14 years old at Fort Bliss, in 2009.

Army medicine continues its wartime advances

This week, the military medical community was notified that a new antibiotic drug is now available to treat Soldiers who have life-threatening, multidrug resistant bacterial infections.