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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.

O'Rourke responds to reports that ISIS is planning attack on Fort Bliss

U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke, D-TX16, responded Friday to the latest Judicial Watch article which claims that Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is in Juarez and planning to attack El Paso and Fort Bliss.

Boxing Clever: A Soldier’s dream to win it big

At a small, nameless gym in the industrial sector of El Paso, grunts and yells accompanied by the urban thump of a large speaker set-up, can be heard streaming through the half open, weather-beaten double doors of this one-time warehouse.

Fort Bliss' Defender’s Cup journey ends until next year

Fort Bliss Men’s Soccer Team battled to bring home the Defender’s Cup this year over the Labor Day weekend.

Fort Bliss changes access to post due to recent security concerns

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

All clear at Army's Fort Lee after 'active shooter incident'

A female soldier with a gun who caused a lockdown on Monday at Fort Lee in Virginia shot and wounded herself, the Army installation said in a statement after the all-clear was given.

Millions awarded to Texas veteran support programs

The Texas Veterans Commission recently awarded 38 organizations $6.95 million in General Assistance, Housing4TexasHeroes, and Veterans Mental Health grants from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance.

Holloman keeps the future of Air Force flying

Recently, Holloman's mission has transformed from projecting combat airpower to training the next generation of combat pilots. Among its many aircraft, Holloman is the premier training base to both the MQ-1 Predator and the MQ-9 Reaper.

Once a Soldier, always a mentor, for VA education chief

Inspiring, mentor, professor, Soldier, entertaining, a planner. His business card is embossed with the words “Together, Maintaining Excellence through Empowerment.”