Military News

Veterans court program produces first graduate

Kenneth Robert Norris, an Army veteran who served during Operation Desert Storm in 1991, became the first graduate of the El Paso Veterans Court Program June 25.

Future vertical lift capability focuses on tech demo

The Army-led Future Vertical Lift program is being developed to replace the service's aging helicopter fleet, and the aircraft of other services, at some point in the future.

Soldiers urged to stay safe over Independence Day weekend

Army leadership urges all Soldiers, family members and Army civilians to incorporate safety into their 4th of July celebrations in order to minimize any unwanted incidents during America's birthday celebration.

Army Fires Officers After Ordering Them to Move

A U.S. Army captain with more than a dozen years in the service, including multiple tours of duty in combat zones, assumed his job was safe.

100 airmen ordered into Baghdad to protect airport

A team of 100 contingency response airmen have been ordered into Iraq to protect U.S. assets at Baghdad International Airport.

Vice chief nominated as new ISAF commander

Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell received a presidential nomination to serve as commander of NATO's International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan.

Department of Veterans Affairs commemorates GI Bill 70th Anniversary

The Department of Veterans Affairs commemorated the 70th Anniversary of the GI Bill, originally the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, at George Washington University here, yesterday.

SSG Ryan Pitts to receive Medal of Honor for combat actions in Afghanistan

The White House announced Monday that former Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts will receive the Medal of Honor for his combat actions during an enemy engagement in Wanat in the Waygal Valley of northeastern Afghanistan, July 13, 2008.

El Paso VA announces new appointment hotline

The El Paso Veterans Administration announced Tuesday that they have created a new VA Access Hotline for any El Paso veterans needing medical care at the El Paso VA.

Army announces 33,000 positions now available to women

Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh signed a directive authorizing more opportunities for women to serve in a wider range of roles within the Army.

Military veteran receives Master's Degree in special ceremony

Texas Tech graduate was unable to walk across the stage after discovering an unknown illness.

Marine who took grenade blast for comrade receives Medal of Honor

William "Kyle" Carpenter lost most of his jaw and an eye when he fell on a grenade to shield a fellow Marine from the blast.

Back to Iraq: What can -- and should -- the U.S. do now?

For better or worse, Iraq and the United States have been attached at the hip for decades.

'Friendly fire' kills 5 U.S. service members in Afghanistan

Five American service members were killed in southern Afghanistan when a coalition jet, called in to help ward off a Taliban attack, mistakenly bombed them, an Afghan official said Tuesday.