Military News + Fort Bliss

39 Fort Bliss soldiers return home from Africa

Fort Bliss received its third cohort of U.S. military members returning from West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance for their 21-day controlled monitoring period Monday night.

Governor Abbott Proclaims February 2nd Chris Kyle Day

Governor Greg Abbott today proclaimed February 2nd Chris Kyle Day in honor of Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle, a native Texan and Navy SEAL who served four tours in Iraq and is recognized as the most lethal sniper in United States military histo

Predator drone crashes at Holloman

Officials at Holloman Air Force Base, just outside of Alamogordo (NM) say an unmanned Predator drone crashed early Friday morning.

Enhanced security in place at WBAMC and El Paso VA Clinic

During the past several days and over the next several weeks, Fort Bliss will continue to upgrade its security posture to meet the requirements of the Department of Defense.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to stop at Fort Bliss Thursday

Fort Bliss Officials have confirmed that outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will spend Thursday at Fort Bliss as part of his last trip to U.S. bases as acting defense secretary.

(UPDATE) Fort Bliss Freedom Crossing evacuation lifted

UPDATE: According to Fort Bliss, first responders determined the suspicious package was an unattended briefcase and not dangerous. The alert was lifted shortly after 6 p.m.

Counseling available for employees, volunteers, veterans following El Paso VA shooting

During a press conference Wednesday, Acting Director of the El Paso Veterans Administration, Peter Dancy, said one of his top concerns is the mental health of workers at the VA, and making sure they get the help they need.

El Paso VA at WBAMC to open Friday afternoon

The Veterans Administration announced that the VA Clinic at William Beaumont Army Medical Center will reopen for patient care on Friday afternoon for the first time since Tuesday's deadly shooting.

FBI: Shooter was ex-VA employee, had threatened slain doctor before

The gunman who shot and killed a psychologist at the Fort Bliss VA clinic on Tuesday was an ex-employee who had previously threatened the doctor, according to the FBI.

El Paso area officials release statements on VA shooting

Officials from El Paso, Fort Bliss and the country have begun releasing statements regarding today's deadly shooting at El Paso's VA Clinic at WBAMC. Below is a list of all statements provided to NewsChannel 9.

More Fort Bliss soldiers to return next month, will be held in quarantine

Dozens of Fort Bliss soldiers deployed to West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance will return home as soon as Jan. 10.

50 Fort Bliss soldiers set to return from ebola stricken West Africa

The families of 50 Fort Bliss soldiers now know when their loved ones will be coming home from Liberia.

Afghanistan mission ends January 1, 2015

America's longest war is now down to its final days.  The exit date is just five days away on January 1. President Obama is keeping to the timeline set months ago, but some lawmakers aren't fully on board with that plan.

Stricter regulations will make it harder for civilians to access Fort Bliss

Stricter regulations at Fort Bliss will soon make it more difficult for civilians to get on post. Directions from the Secretary of the U.S. Army call for stricter security guidelines when accessing military installations.