Military News + Fort Bliss

Sam's Club to open doors to military during government shutdown for no fee

While Military Commissaries are closed due to the government shutdown, Sam's Club is allowing all military members with a valid military ID card to shop without a Sam's Club membership.

A closer look at Fort Bliss' Iron Eagles

The “Iron Eagles,” 1st Armored Division’s Combat Aviation Brigade, had the majority of its aviation capability deployed in Kuwait and throughout Afghanistan from Kandahar in the south to Jalalabad in the East and as far North

German Air Force says farewell to Fort Bliss, training continues in Alamogordo

After almost five decades here, the German Air Force Command, U.S. and Canada, disbanded and said their goodbyes to Fort Bliss and El Paso.

Six engineers are awarded the Purple Heart

Six Soldiers assigned to the 402nd Engineer Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, were awarded the Purple Heart during a ceremony September 25.

UTEP sponsors Freedom Crossing

Fort Bliss will soon “sport” a lot more orange and blue. That’s because the University of Texas El Paso is now the exclusive academic sponsor for Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss.

Secretary of the Army sends letter to Soldiers and civilians regarding the government shutdown

Secretary of the Army John McHugh released the following letter on Tuesday regarding the government shutdown and furloughs.

Information for Soldiers, civilians impacted by government shutdown

These links may be of use for military personnel and civilian employees impacted by a government shutdown. Resources available for financial counseling and/or stress counseling are below:

Information for Soldiers, civilians impacted by government shutdown

These links may be of use for military personnel and civilian employees impacted by a government shutdown. Resources available for financial counseling and/or stress counseling are below:

Texas soldier surprises son at school

 A heartwarming story out of Penitas--a five-year-old boy gets the surprise of a lifetime.

Fort Bliss soldiers react to changes in Army tattoo policy

From sideburns, to make-up, to body art, Uncle Sam is chiming in with new rules for soldiers in uniform, even though it may discourage some young men and women from joining the military.

MedEvac Soldiers save lives in Colorado floods

Three Army Medicine MedEvac crews from Fort Carson deployed to flood areas this week to assist in evacuation and rescue efforts.

Life-saving bulletproof plate returned to Soldier

When Sgt. Joseph Morrissey stepped out of his vehicle onto a military supply route in Afghanistan, Aug.

Fine, dandy dining – Audie Murphy style

For the first time in at least five years, Fort Bliss’ Sergeant Audie Murphy Club hosted a dining-in at the El Paso Holiday Inn, Aug. 29.

Highlanders take to the high ground

They move and try to remain unseen while looking for those who are trying to move and remain unseen. Four Soldiers, equipped with binoculars and radios, watch the valley before them, looking for signs of enemy movement.

Iron Soldier Sprint Triathlon back for second year

Athletes seeking to challenge their fitness limits have a chance to do just that when the Iron Soldier Sprint Triathlon rolls back into Fort Bliss.