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U.S. general killed, other troops wounded in Afghanistan attack, say U.S. officials

An American general was killed Tuesday after a shooter wearing an Afghan military uniform opened fire at a training facility in Kabul, U.S. officials told CNN's Jim Sciutto.

Resilient Ranger earns Army Times Soldier of Year title

Sgt. Thomas Block was honored Wednesday night as the 2014 Army Times Soldier of the Year for his tenacity, resilience and setting the bar beyond what a Ranger and Soldier should be.

Handing over THE REINS: Fort Bliss infantry company transfers JCOP Khilaguy to Afghan forces

Company B, 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, “Straight and Stalwart,” 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, completed another milestone in its history as they transferred authority of Joint Combat Outpost Khilaguy to t

USO El Paso donates lunch to service members

Combined efforts between USO El Paso, Subway and volunteers from ADP company, resulted in free lunch for Reserve and National Guard service members currently mobilized and training at Forward Operating Base Westbrook July 17.

Army family members find the ‘range’ at McGregor

The Family Readiness Group of Battery C, 2nd Battalion, “Warrior” Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 11th ADA, “Imperial” Brigade, in coordination with the battalion and brigade command teams invited family

Swearing in, retiring at MEPS – full cycle of service

More than 29 years ago, a well-timed phone call made by an Army recruiter started Tyrone Harris, human resources assistant at the El Paso, Texas, Military Entrance Processing Station, on his military journey.

Engineers developing safer, more accurate tracer round

Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are researching a way to develop a new type of tracer round that not only would perform its function during the day as well as night, but also improve shooter accuracy and keep Soldiers safer by reducing their vis

Senate confirms Allyn as Army vice chief

Gen. Daniel B. Allyn has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the next vice chief of staff of the Army.

'Iron Focus 14' trains 4,200 soldiers with real-life scenarios

Iron Focus, the 1st Armored Division's largest annual exercise and the only military training program of its kind in the nation, is currently in full swing at Fort Bliss where brigades are being prepared for deployment to the National Train

Lucha libre slams into Stout gym

More than 200 hundrend service members and their families attended the Border Impact Group Lucha Libre show at the Stout gym July 18.

Lucha libre slams into Stout gym

More than 200 hundrend service members and their families attended the Border Impact Group Lucha Libre show at the Stout gym July 18.

Bliss youth lead the way

The Milam Youth Activity Center continued its tradition of innovative summer activities with a week long Leadership Youth Camp.

Army study looks at 'Developing Mental Armor for Soldiers'

In December 2013, the Army Study Program Management Office published "PTSD - Is Mental Armor Possible?"

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.