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Shrinking Army looking to fill its Reserve Component

Whenever unemployment increases, there are always media stories about CEOs and small-business owners desperately seeking workers skilled in high-demand occupations.

Cooking class combo offers appetite, spiritual fulfillment for Soldiers

When Spc. Hyunjun Yoo and Spc. Marta Villanueva first started preparing and sharing evening meals in their rooms, they realized the family setting helped reduce the loneliness and some of their post-deployment symptoms.

DIVARTY back in Army ‘Iron Steel’ Brigade comes to Bliss, 212th FB bids farewell

The 1st Armored Division Artillery was the very last ‘DIVARTY’ to stand down in order to make room for a fires brigade in May 2007, but now they are the first to stand up as the Army brings back Division Artillery to the ranks and c

El Paso native, Jesse Donacio, plays important role in Navy's RIMPAC Exercise

Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman Jesse Donacio from El Paso is assigned to the “Kestrels” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137.

Grab 'n Go food service at Fort Bliss dining facilities offers Soldiers a quick option

In the fast-paced world of a Soldier, getting a quick meal can often times mean sacrificing good nutrition.

Chow from a 3-D printer? Natick researchers are working on it

Army researchers are investigating ways to incorporate 3-D printing technology into producing food for Soldiers.

FOB Walton closes as Afghanistan withdrawal continues

The hollow aluminum tent frames, clanked as they hit the ground during quick disassembly. The tents were the last standing structures on a huge empty lot in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, once known as Forward Operating Base Walton.

Fort Bliss names Maj. Gen. Stephen Twitty as commanding general

The Department of Defense has announced that MG Stephen M. Twitty will serve as the new commanding general of the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss.

Veterans honoring veterans

From the Liberty Expressway, drivers, moving at 60 mph, can see the Fort Bliss Cemetery.

Vacation Bible School teaches Fort Bliss children

On the first day of Vacation Bible School, volunteer teacher Monica Tew cordoned off 10 students behind yellow caution tape and gave them a brief taste of what it might have felt like to have leprosy during Jesus’ time.

Combat kitchen serves up Soldier morale while in the field

Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “An Army marches on its stomach.” For the food service specialists in 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, their mission during the Network Integration Evaluation 14.2 was to ensure troops in

Acting secretary of VA will visit El Paso

The acting secretary of the Veterans Administration will visit El Paso Friday. Secretary Sloan Gibson will tour the VA Medical Center and visit with local VA leadership, employees, and stakeholders.

U.S. Navy nurse won't force-feed Guantanamo detainees

Attorneys for a Guantanamo Bay detainee on a hunger strike say a U.S. military nurse has refused to conduct forced feedings of inmates.

Performance Triad app now available for Soldiers

Army Medicine is committed to reaching beneficiaries where they live. The Performance Triad application (v1.0) is now available to do just that.

'Game-changing' device gets veteran back on his feet

After a decade of excruciating pain, Frank Larraza figured he'd never be able to walk pain-free again. But in a month's time, this 24-year Army veteran has gone from crawling to walking to running.