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Congress recognizes American Indian code talkers for wartime service

American Indian code talkers from 566 tribes were honored with Congressional Silver Medals at the Capitol, Nov. 20.

Firstlight Federal Credit Union help soldiers for Thanksgiving

The El Paso Armed Services YMCA will conclude its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive with the distribution of approximately 1,400 turkeys and food bags given to junior enlisted families on Fort Bliss.

Army names 2013 Soldier, NCO of year

The Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition concluded Friday, at Fort Lee, with the announcement of the top Soldiers and Non-commissioned Officers.

Administrative leave authorized for Soldiers seeking same-sex marriages

As of a Nov. 7, Army directive, Soldiers seeking same-sex marriages are entitled, in some cases, to an amount of administrative leave in order to travel to a location where such marriages are legal.

DoD seeks plan to shut all U.S. commissaries

Defense officials have reportedly asked the Defense Commissary Agency to develop a plan to close all U.S.

Fort Bliss announces Thanksgiving closures

Fort Bliss has announced closures for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday week.

Army Secretary notes Wounded Warrior progress, challenges

Army Secretary John M. McHugh acknowledged the depth and breadth of wounded warrior issues during a panel discussion at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, Calif., Nov. 16.

Troops to send satellite radio Christmas, Thanksgiving messages

The Joint Hometown News Service, part of the Defense Media Activity, is partnering this year with SiriusXM Radio to enable service members worldwide to send holiday greetings to loved ones back home.

Fort Bliss releases statement on Farrey case

The 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss Public Affairs Office released a statement Wednesday regarding the Farrey missing family case.

Women to graduate from Marine Corps infantry training course for first time

- This year, for the first time in the history of the Marine Corps, the graduation class at its infantry training course will include women.

TSA expanding pre-check for military

Members of the military will have it a little easier at most airports by the end of the year. Service members that go through airport security will be able to leave their shoes, belt and jacket on, and laptops in bags.

Fort Bliss pilots describe how they rescued an Army officer in the wilderness

A Fort Bliss Soldier is back home with his family, after spending two nights lost and alone in the Gila Wilderness.

No gas, no bullets, no problem: Units fill training needs with simulators

Soldiers need to train. Going to the range to prepare for missions used to be an every day activity for most units.

Mail early to ensure packages reach loved ones over holidays

With the holidays coming up fast, now is the time to consider mailing early, especially to loved ones overseas, said Peter Graeve, a retired Soldier who is now with the Military Postal Service Agency.

4 Marines killed at Camp Pendleton during range maintenance operation

Four Marines were killed Wednesday during a range maintenance operation at Camp Pendleton in California, the military said.