Military News + 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.

$15 donation will sponsor a wreath at Fort Bliss National Cemetery as part of 'Wreaths Across America'

The El Paso Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol wants the 45,000+ graves at Fort Bliss National Cemetery to be adorned with wreaths for the holidays as part of the Wreaths Across America program.

'Trees for Troops' spreads free holiday cheer

For soldiers serving away from home, it’s the little things that make the holidays easier. There’s an effort underway to ship 17,000 Christmas trees to soldiers around the world. Some of those trees are headed to Fort Bliss.

68 Ebola mission service members arrive at Fort Bliss

The first group of service members returning from the Ebola mission in West Africa arrived at Fort Bliss Tuesday afternoon.

Dancy named Acting Director of El Paso VA

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced the detail of Mr. Pete Dancy as the Acting Director of the El Paso VA Health Care System effective November 17, 2014. The detail is expected to last up to 120 days. He replaces Mr.

Sierra-Providence Hospitals collecting food for Veterans food pantry

The Sierra Providence Health Network is holding a food drive for the Veterans Food Pantry in Central El Paso.  The pantry served 175 veterans in El Paso in October, an increase of 130 in September.

On Veterans Day, a check-in with El Paso's homeless vets

As the nation honored its veterans with speeches, ceremonies and parades, NewsChannel 9 spoke with homeless veterans living at a small camp near the Rescue Mission of El Paso. Homeless, by their own choice, they told us.

5 ways to honor veterans beyond Veterans Day

Tuesday is Veterans Day, and there will be speeches and parades. "Thank you for your service," the phrase that's come to define how America expresses gratitude for its men and women in uniform, will be said, a lot.

VA chief announces restructuring; El Paso congressman weighs in

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs announced Monday a massive restructuring of the department in the wake of a scandal that left more than a hundred thousand veterans waiting for health care.

Veterans Day: Closures and events

El Paso and the Borderland will celebrate the nation's Veterans on Tuesday with several events throughout the area along with closures for several schools and government offices.