Military News + Fort Bliss

Mandatory Ebola quarantine approved for returning military personnel

A mandatory three week quarantine has been set for all military personnel serving in the Ebola-stricken areas of West Africa. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel signed the order Wednesday morning.

Soldiers from Fort Bliss deploy for Ebola mission

Dozens of troops from Fort Bliss are now on their way to Africa to battle Ebola. On Saturday, the first four of seven flights took off from Biggs Army Airfield, headed to West Africa.

Fort Bliss troops leave to western Africa Saturday

Fort Bliss Troops headed to Africa in support of Operation United Assistance will leave Saturday.

Trick-or-treaters line up for Div. West’s first Fort Bliss Trunk-or-Treat

Ninjas, zombies, and princesses scurried from car-to-car collecting candy when two First Army Division West brigades co-hosted their first of planned annual Trunk-or-Treats at Fort Bliss on Friday.

U.S. troops assisting in Ebola mission may be quarantined

In an unprecedented move to protect U.S. troops that might be exposed to Ebola, U.S.

Fort Bliss soldiers preparing for Ebola mission

A timeline is taking shape for the Fort Bliss soldiers headed to Liberia to battle Ebola.

Military Official: We're in Africa for training, not treatment

American troops are on the ground in West Africa to help in the fight against Ebola.  US Army Personnel in Liberia are helping build 17 treatment centers and a facility for health care workers.  Officials say the mission is to train h

Garrison Commander Munsey suspended from duty pending investigation of alleged misconduct

Officials from Fort Bliss have confirmed that Garrison Commander Thomas Munsey has been suspended from duties, pending an investigation into alleged misconduct.

BMC shares technology with Nolan Richardson Middle School

More than 40 students in Nolan Richardson Middle School’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program had the chance to learn about a new shared information network system during a field trip to the Brigade Modernization Command her

El Paso Native, Austin HS graduate retires after 27 years of Naval Service

The Command Master Chief for U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet bid farewell to fellow service members after 27 years of naval service during a retirement ceremony at the Ocean Breeze Conference center Oct 9.

El Paso health officials, Fort Bliss prepare to battle Ebola

Local officials tell NewsChannel 9 they are taking the steps necessary to make sure the Borderland is ready to contain the Ebola virus, should the need arise.

Soil study at Fort Bliss to begin this week

State Representative Joe Moody's office has paired with researchers from the University of Texas at El Paso to visit Ft.

Reports: 490 Fort Bliss Troops deployed to Liberia to combat Ebola

Congressman Beto O' Rourke confirmed that 490 Troops from Fort Bliss will be deployed to Liberia as part of a national effort to contain the Ebola epidemic.

Veteran, amputee gets 'leg up' with breakthrough prosthesis

For most Americans, the 21st birthday is life-changing in one sense only, and a trivial one at that -- they can purchase alcohol. For Edward Lychik, who turned 21 on Sept.

Fort Bliss National Cemetery assessing damage amid repairs from previous storm

Fort Bliss National Cemetery officials are surveying the damage from Monday's heavy rainfall.  Crews had recently repaired 300 graves and reset 100 headstones damaged by last week's flooding.