Military News + Fort Bliss

Retirement goes to the dogs

The voices of children call across the yards near the end of a cul-de-sac neighborhood, a 5-year-old boy holds a flag to start the battery operated car race.

Budget deal could impact Military Benefits

The Senate is expected to pass a two-year compromise budget deal today. It eases some spending cuts, but it also adds some—including a reduction to military benefits. And that’s causing major controversy.

NMSU ranked as a top military university

Military Advanced Education and G.I. Jobs have listed New Mexico State University as a top military-friendly school for 2014.

Thousands of Army officers to face boards for early separation

Nearly 19,000 active-duty captains and majors in the Army Competitive Category will go before either an Officer Separation Board or Enhanced Selective Early Retirement Board early next year.

Face, hand transplants soon options for injured Soldiers?

Army researchers are developing advanced treatment options, including face and hand transplants, for severely injured service members.

Signal Soldiers brush up on casualty care

One of a Soldier’s principle duties is to be prepared for war. Many of the skills they learn, however, are perishable and easily forgotten during peacetime.

Bliss Soldiers get ‘BOSSED’ around

Soldiers enjoyed a 4-day Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers sightseeing adventure in and around Anaheim, Calif., during Veterans Day weekend.

‘Iron Knights’ celebrate Thanksgiving with middle school

Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division also known as the “Iron Knights” visited with students from Santa Teresa Middle School during their annual Thanksgiving lunch Nov.

Fort Bliss shares historic holiday tour of homes

Santa won’t be the only visitor coming to houses on Fort Bliss this holiday season, as some senior leaders will open their homes to the community as part of the 2013 Holiday Tour of Homes.

Reserve chief: Communications key to successful employer relations

"We've had some challenges with employers, and most of that could improve with better communications," said the chief of the Army Reserve and commander of the Army Reserve Command.

New first aid kit includes eye protection, strap cutter

The Army is now issuing to Soldiers the more robust, more streamlined "Individual First Aid Kit II" as replacement for the older kit which was built inside an ammunition pouch for a Squad Automatic Weapon.

Holiday Greetings: Sr. Airman Tony Coronado

Air Force Senior Airman Tony Coronado sends a greeting from Korea to his family in El Paso for Holiday Season 2013.  

German Community Center enjoys its last Christkindlmarkt

It was the Sunday following the hectic Black Friday shopping craze and the weather was cloudy and gray, but that didn’t halt the success of the German Christkindlmarkt (Christmas market), also known as the German Advent Bazaar.

Holiday Greetings: Staff Sgt. Danielle Fonseca

Air Force Staff Sgt. Danielle Fonseca sends a greeting from Afghanistan to her family in Texas for Holiday Season 2013. 

Soldiers watch history come alive at Morehead Middle School

Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 35th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, joined students at Morehead Middle School to help bring history to life during a social studies event Nov. 20.