Military News + Fort Bliss

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.

Baby Boot Camp readies future military parents

As the lead instructor of Army Community Service’s Baby Boot Camp, Cinthia Dillon is a drill sergeant of sorts.

Veteran turned speech therapist: Gives back, makes lives better

Beach balls bounce back and forth from one set of hands to another. High-energy music plays while people move to the beat. A man imitates an elephant for the enjoyment of those around him.

Terminally ill Army wife gives birth to 'miracle' baby at San Antonio military hospital

When doctors told Yesenia Ruiz-Rojo she was terminally ill, the pregnant 21-year-old put all thoughts of herself aside. Just save my baby, she asked.

Oktoberfest returns to Fort Bliss, tickets on sale in August

Oktoberfest will continue at Fort Bliss this year, despite the exit of the German Air Force, which used to host the event.

Army invests in 3-D bioprinting to treat injured Soldiers

A team of scientists scans the surface of severely burned skin, creates a three-dimensional map of the wound with a laser, and then prints skin cells onto the patient using a 3-D bioprinter.

Hospital mission: 31st CSH assumes lead nation role in Afghanistan

During the longest war ever fought by U.S. military forces, the U.S. Army involvement in Afghanistan included the development of a highly effective military health care system to serve the battlefield needs of U.S. and Coalition forces.

Task Force ‘Warhawg’ gets new commander

Just days before embarking on a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan, Lt. Col. William Stewart relinquished command of 5th Armored Brigade’s “Warhawg” Battalion to Lt. Col.

SOUTHCOM chief: Central America drug war a dire threat to U.S. national security

After observing the transnational organized crime network for 19 months as commander of U.S. Southern Command, I see the only viable approach is to work as closely as we can with as many nations in the region.