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Connecting vets and pets

Vietnam veteran Jay Shelly was once helpless and hopeless. "I was in my bedroom on the computer or watching television every day. I didn't move. If I went out the door, I was throwing up," Shelly says.

Female warrior-citizen platoon helped usher visibility, equality in 1974 Army Reserve

 Women have faithfully served in the military since our Nation's inception, but complete equality and acceptance within the ranks has been an ongoing effort with many important milestones.

SecArmy: Tracking 'insider threats' challenging

The Army has done "a great deal since the tragedies at Fort Hood in 2009" to track the "insider threat but something happened, something went wrong, and we need to know what that was," Secretary of the Army John M.

Fort Bliss clarifies policy on privately owned weapons on post

The weapon used in Wednesday's shooting at Fort Hood was a .45 caliber Smith & Wesson semiautomatic pistol that Lopez purchased in March, after arriving in Killeen from Fort Bliss.

Three Army women honored for extraordinary courage, character

The Department of Defense honored three women yesterday, for their exceptional character, courage, and commitment to Army values.

Red Cross honors Fort Bliss Volunteers

Fort Bliss American Red Cross officials had trouble choosing just one person for the organization’s special volunteer awards this year.

Fort Hood shooter had ties to El Paso

As the nation watched a deadly mass shooting unfold at Fort Hood on Wednesday, residents of one east El Paso apartment complex, hundreds of miles away from the chaos, shuddered at the sight of the shooter when they realized he used to be their

UPDATE: Four dead in Fort Hood shooting, shooter identified

NBC affiliate KCEN reports:  U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul said that four people are dead and he identified the shooter as Ivan Lopez, age 34. From CNN:

Secretary of Army: 'Take back your Army' from sexual predators

"Take back your Army from those who harm or assault our Soldiers. Take back your Army from those who ignore the values and who stain our honor. Take back our Army from those who fail to lead," said Secretary of the Army John M.

Army medic honored as 'angel of battlefield'

An Army medic was recognized for rushing into an intense firefight to help other Soldiers, despite having just suffered a traumatic brain injury.

El Paso VA center cutting patient wait times with phone calls

The El Paso Veterans Affairs Medical Center has been able to significantly cut patient appointment wait times with a simple approach: phone calls.

Raising money for veterans with a little muscle

A stunning twenty-two veterans commit suicide every day.

The Uncounted: The 'invisible' sibling

Monica Velez, 36, lives near Austin, Texas. Her story highlights the often-overlooked family member touched by war: the sibling. The following is Velez's story as told to CNN's Ashley Fantz.

El Paso and Juarez men among those to receive Medal of Honor posthumously

Five Texans, including one El Pasoan and one Juarez man, will be honored alongside 19 other heroes Tuesday, March 18. LIVE STREAM

B-17 'Flying Fortress,' P-51 'Mustang' to fly high above El Paso skies

There are few things in a lifetime that could compare with the pure exhilaration of lift-off in a piece of history.