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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.

Families of fallen soldiers treated to holiday trip

A group of military families from Fort Bliss who've lost a loved one are getting a special gift this holiday season.

Troops out of Ebola isolation open up about experience

NewsChannel 9 got a chance to catch up with a pair of U.S. service members, fresh out of Ebola isloation at Fort Bliss.

O'Rourke advocates for grass at Fort Bliss National Cemetery

El Paso Congressman Beto O’Rourke has long been an advocate of bringing grass back to Fort Bliss National Cemetery.

First Ebola-monitored group released from Fort Bliss

As part of the United States' effort to prevent the Ebola virus from being introduced and transmitted to America, the Department of Defense announced October 31, 2014 that Fort Bliss had been chosen as a 21-day controlled monitoring install

O'Rourke introduces bill to help Fort Bliss service members in Africa

Congressman Beto O'Rourke today introduced the Operation United Assistance Tax Exclusion Act (H.R. 5804). This bill is companion legislation to S.2965, introduced by Senator Cruz and co-sponsored by Senator Cornyn.

Annual Fort Bliss holiday concert this weekend

Not only is it beginning to look at lot like Christmas, it's beginning to sound like it too. The Commanding General of the 1st Armored Division presents "An American Holiday Festival."

Changes coming to Fort Bliss' Cassidy and Sheridan gates

Based on the enduring security measures implemented October 20, 2014 and our continuing goal of providing the highest levels of safety and security to Fort Bliss, the following access control point changes will be effective December 22, 2014.