Military News + Fort Bliss

Study assesses physical demands for combat arms

In full gear, Sgt. Shawanna Washington moved ammunition, loaded mortar rounds into a gun tube, moved agilely as if under enemy fire, and completed other physically demanding tasks of a Soldier on the battlefield.

Military relationships with China under consideration

Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno said a military training relationship with China is possible as the U.S. strengthens its presence in the Asia-Pacific theater.

Trinity Site to open for the public

White Sands Missile Range will open Trinity Site to the public for another open house on April 5. Trinity Site is where the world’s first atomic bomb was tested at 5:29:45 a.m. on July 16, 1945.

Husband and wife promoted to colonel, lieutenant colonel in shared ceremony

Two married officers stationed at Fort Bliss had the rare honor of being jointly promoted by the post commanding general during a ceremony held at the Fort Bliss and Old Ironsides Museums, Feb. 13.

Fort Bliss Colonel tells EPCC women to be themselves

Col. Karen H. Carlisle, Staff Judge Advocate, 1st Armored Division, encouraged women to be themselves during her keynote speech at the El Paso Community College’s 6th Annual Women’s Diamond Awards March 5.

Local Sailor serves aboard one of Navy’s most versatile combat ships

A 1997 Franklin High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a small crew working aboard one of the country’s most versatile combat ships.

From ‘untrainable’ to inseparable: K-9 finds new ‘pack’ through adoption

The room fell silent as the door opened. After being apart for two months, their eyes found each other’s, as if the handful of onlookers surrounding them were nonexistent.

Bodybuilding champion serves as Pentagon chaplain assistant

Serving as the only chaplain assistant at the Pentagon Chaplain's Office -- responsible for facilitating religious support to 25,000 service members and civilians from all branches of the military -- you wouldn't think Staff Sgt.

'Armed with Science' pilot episode features defense breakthroughs

The Pentagon Channel's pilot episode of Armed with Science is airing at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 5 p.m. (ET), Monday, and will delve into Army Research Laboratory and Naval Research Laboratory science that shapes the future of defense.

'Risk' discussed following Army budget request

 At what point does the Army become a hollow and ineffective fighting force if the drawdown and budget cuts continue?

Fort Bliss’ Got Talent picks winner

For the last four weeks, the Fort Bliss’ Got Talent competition afforded the chance for Soldiers and civilians to put their skills on display for a chance to win cash prizes courtesy of the Directorate of

Eight Vietnam veterans to receive Medals of Honor

Eight Vietnam-era Soldiers will be awarded the Medal of Honor at a March 18 White House ceremony. The Medal of Honor is the nation's highest military award for gallantry and valorous actions.

'Old Guard' Soldiers don't let weather get in the way of duty

The brutal snowstorm that slammed into Washington, D.C. Monday shut down most government offices and many roads.  

Colin Powell: Open chain of command key to problem solving

"The chain of command has to be open so that people will bring problems up to the top," said a former Soldier who later became chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and secretary of state.