Military News + Fort Bliss

Changes coming to Fort Bliss' Cassidy and Sheridan gates

Based on the enduring security measures implemented October 20, 2014 and our continuing goal of providing the highest levels of safety and security to Fort Bliss, the following access control point changes will be effective December 22, 2014.

$15 donation will sponsor a wreath at Fort Bliss National Cemetery as part of 'Wreaths Across America'

The El Paso Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol wants the 45,000+ graves at Fort Bliss National Cemetery to be adorned with wreaths for the holidays as part of the Wreaths Across America program.

'Trees for Troops' spreads free holiday cheer

For soldiers serving away from home, it’s the little things that make the holidays easier. There’s an effort underway to ship 17,000 Christmas trees to soldiers around the world. Some of those trees are headed to Fort Bliss.

68 Ebola mission service members arrive at Fort Bliss

The first group of service members returning from the Ebola mission in West Africa arrived at Fort Bliss Tuesday afternoon.

Dancy named Acting Director of El Paso VA

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced the detail of Mr. Pete Dancy as the Acting Director of the El Paso VA Health Care System effective November 17, 2014. The detail is expected to last up to 120 days. He replaces Mr.

Sierra-Providence Hospitals collecting food for Veterans food pantry

The Sierra Providence Health Network is holding a food drive for the Veterans Food Pantry in Central El Paso.  The pantry served 175 veterans in El Paso in October, an increase of 130 in September.

On Veterans Day, a check-in with El Paso's homeless vets

As the nation honored its veterans with speeches, ceremonies and parades, NewsChannel 9 spoke with homeless veterans living at a small camp near the Rescue Mission of El Paso. Homeless, by their own choice, they told us.

5 ways to honor veterans beyond Veterans Day

Tuesday is Veterans Day, and there will be speeches and parades. "Thank you for your service," the phrase that's come to define how America expresses gratitude for its men and women in uniform, will be said, a lot.

VA chief announces restructuring; El Paso congressman weighs in

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs announced Monday a massive restructuring of the department in the wake of a scandal that left more than a hundred thousand veterans waiting for health care.

Veterans Day: Closures and events

El Paso and the Borderland will celebrate the nation's Veterans on Tuesday with several events throughout the area along with closures for several schools and government offices.  

Fort Bliss identified as Ebola monitoring site for military returning from West Africa

Fort Bliss has been identified as one of five military installations that will host a 21-day controlled monitoring area for all military service members returning from Operation United Assistance, the effort against Ebola in West Africa.

REPORT: President Obama to double US military forces in Iraq

President Barack Obama is sending up 1,500 more soldiers to Iraq to train Iraqi and Kurdish forces to fight ISIS, in a deployment that would bring the total number of American troops there to 2,900.

Ex-SEAL says he fired final Bin Laden shot

Former Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill said in an interview with The Washington Post that he was the one who fired the final shot to kill Osama bin Laden in 2011.

Idaho Army National Guard helicopter crashes, killing 2

Two crewmen aboard an Idaho Army National Guard helicopter died when it crashed Thursday night, according to Ada County Coroner Erwin Sonnenberg.

Veterans Day: Area restaurants honor Veterans with free giveaways

Veteran's Day is held annually on November 11 to honor and celebrate the service of all military Veterans. The holiday was created by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919 as Armistice Day and was later declared an annual holiday by U.S.