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Fort Bliss FD investigating fire in military housing area

Fort Bliss firefighters are investigating a housing area near the PX on post. A viewer sent in cell phone video and said the fire started about 4 p.m. Sunday.  The video shows several units of a housing area on fire. 

Protecting the military: CFPB teaches service members to be savvy consumers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), located in Washington, D.C., sent a special representative to the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy on Fort Bliss April 29 to speak about services they offer the military.

Thousands of Soldiers, Marines, and civilians participating in exercise

More than 5,000 Soldiers, Marines and civilians will be participating in the Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 14.2 exercise during the next four weeks.

‘Flying Dragons’ bring their children to work for day

Soldiers and families of 1st Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division “Flying Dragons” were able to spend time with their sons and daughters during the unit’s inaugural Bring Your Child

President honors Army public servant for strides in Soldier protection

Ronald Polcawich's first chemistry test in high school was "eye-opening."

Packing ‘em up! Girl Scouts donate cookies to troops overseas

Nine Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest were at the Silas L.

Back to school:International students learn about the US Congress

The international students of Sergeants Major Course Class 64 got a first-hand accounting of the happenings in the U.S.

Soldier killed in Fort Bliss chopper crash felt "blessed" to fly in helicopters

NewsChannel 9 has confirmed the sergeant killed during a helicopter crash at Fort Bliss is 27-year-old Dwight Burn of the 82nd Airborne Division out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

1 dead; 3 injured in CH-47 Chinook helicopter crash near Orogrande

The NBC Affiliate in Raleigh, NC is reporting that the helicopter crash outside of Orogrande, NM on Saturday night claimed the life of a Sergeant stati

Combat cooler being developed for Soldiers

Army researchers answered the call for insulated bottled water containers for Soldiers in the field.

DOD removes 20 areas from imminent danger pay list

The Department of Defense has removed 20 areas from its list of locations that qualify for imminent danger pay starting June 1, in a move that is expected to affect approximately 50,000 service members.

'Soldier for Life' website to be new online home for retirees

The Army's "Soldier for Life" website, launched today, is designed to be a new online home for retired Soldiers.

Beaumont holds walk to raise awareness about sexual assault

The lines of battle have been drawn. The U.S. armed forces are waging a war against an enemy within the ranks of the most powerful military in the world. That enemy is sexual assault and sexual harassment.

Let’s Get Dirty: Old Ironsides Mud Challenge

More than 550 individuals came out to get dirty during the second annual Old Ironsides Mud Challenge held Saturday at the Air Assault Obstacle Course and Rappel Tower on West Fort Bliss.

George W. Bush hosting 100K bike ride in TX with wounded veterans

Former President George W. Bush wants to remove the stigma that surrounds some injured veterans. This week, he's hosting a 100-k bike ride in Texas with 20 servicemen and women wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.