Military News + Fort Bliss

Vice chief nominated as new ISAF commander

Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell received a presidential nomination to serve as commander of NATO's International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan.

Fort Bliss infantry platoon secures area for humanitarian aid, water delivery mission

First Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, joined both German and Afghan soldiers in support of flood victims in northern Afghanistan.

Fort Bliss kicks off summer with water event

Isaiah Riley, 11, had a blast slipping down wet slides, propelling toy boats with squirt guns and playing fishing games with his friends at Kelly Park Saturday.

Story Time brings moms, tots together at Fort Bliss

Emerald Ratuita brought her 3-year-old daughter Ahrya to Story Time at the Mickelsen Community Library for the first time June 17, and they plan to become regulars this summer.

Department of Veterans Affairs commemorates GI Bill 70th Anniversary

The Department of Veterans Affairs commemorated the 70th Anniversary of the GI Bill, originally the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, at George Washington University here, yesterday.

SSG Ryan Pitts to receive Medal of Honor for combat actions in Afghanistan

The White House announced Monday that former Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts will receive the Medal of Honor for his combat actions during an enemy engagement in Wanat in the Waygal Valley of northeastern Afghanistan, July 13, 2008.

Fort Bliss soldiers honor a fallen comrade’s promise

Soldiers dressed in full Army Dress Blues filled the front seats of Mountain View High School graduation ceremony on June 7, 2014; a unique sight, even for a city located just outside a military installation.

El Paso VA announces new appointment hotline

The El Paso Veterans Administration announced Tuesday that they have created a new VA Access Hotline for any El Paso veterans needing medical care at the El Paso VA.

Army announces 33,000 positions now available to women

Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh signed a directive authorizing more opportunities for women to serve in a wider range of roles within the Army.

Military veteran receives Master's Degree in special ceremony

Texas Tech graduate was unable to walk across the stage after discovering an unknown illness.

Ay Chihuahuas! El Paso’s own baseball team wishes Army a happy birthday

Nine Fort Bliss Soldiers took part in an Army birthday event hosted by the El Paso Chihuahuas baseball team Saturday at Southwest University Field downtown.

Marine who took grenade blast for comrade receives Medal of Honor

William "Kyle" Carpenter lost most of his jaw and an eye when he fell on a grenade to shield a fellow Marine from the blast.

Iron Thunder medics keep Soldiers in the fight

The Medical Platoon of 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, brought experience and hard work together to keep Soldiers training and “fighting” during Network Integration Evalua

McGregor dining facility named for military hero

A small ceremony was held June 4 to dedicate the McGregor Range dining facility in honor of Maj. Chester Garrett, a Soldier who served in the infantry and Special Forces.