Military News + Fort Bliss

Unmanned drone crashes at White Sands National Monument

Holloman Air Force Base officials confirm that a QF-4 Drone crashed approximately four to five miles west of Runway 22 at White Sands National Monument shortly after 9:08 a.m. Friday.

SCAM ALERT: ‘My Army Benefits’ website scam targets Soldiers, families

The Army’s Criminal Investigation Command is warning about a new website scam in which criminals are attempting to take advantage of soldiers and their families.

‘Black Knights’ conduct downed aircraft recovery training

Onlookers would have seen an unfamiliar sight over the taxiways of Biggs Army Airfield Jan. 29. A UH-1 Huey helicopter was airborne again – however, it did not lift off under its own power.

New online GI Bill comparison tool now available

The Department of Veterans Affairs launched an online GI Bill Comparison Tool on Tuesday to make it easier for veterans, service members and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about VA's approved college

Navy Cheating Scandal

The Military is investigating another cheating scandal at a nuclear facility. Earlier this month dozens of officers were accused at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana.

Veteran transport ‘Honor Flights’ comes to El Paso

Honor Flight, a national organization, has come to El Paso. Honor Flight transports veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit their war memorials, with priority given to senior veterans and veterans who are terminally ill.

Fort Bliss Soldiers reach out to Bel-Air High JROTC

Candidates and volunteers of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, Paso Del Norte Chapter from Fort Bliss delivered uniforms to the Bel-Air High School Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Jan. 24 at the school JROTC building.

U.S. Navy discloses nuclear exam cheating

Senior Navy enlistees seeking credentials to train others on using nuclear reactors that power carriers and subs are under investigation for cheating on an exam that may have involved classified information, top military officials said Tuesday.

Army piloting teen resilience program to strengthen Army families

Strengthening the resilience of teenage children of Army parents is critical to the resilience of the family and the readiness of Soldier-parents, said Army experts.

NASA remembers its own at Arlington National Cemetery

Fallen astronauts, shuttle commanders and crews were memorialized at multiple sites inside Arlington National Cemetery, Friday, during NASA's day of remembrance.

Number of suicides in Army drops in 2013

The number of suicides in the Army dropped last year, compared to 2012, according to the Army deputy chief of staff, G-1.

U.S. Army Veteran in El Paso gets Bronze Star Medal 45 years after service

A U.S. Army Veteran in El Paso was awarded the Bronze Star Medal Friday for his service during the Vietnam War. The Bronze Star is the fourth highest individual military award.

Commentary: Preserving Army traditions, history

As I mentioned in my first column, one of the most important priorities I have as your division command sergeant major is reestablishing and reinforcing our Army and division history and traditions here at Fort Bliss.

Fort Bliss tax centers officially open

The Fort Bliss tax centers are open and ready to prepare returns for those eligible for the free service. They will be open until April 15, the deadline for filing taxes.

Fort Bliss youth travel 200 years to Fort Stanton

Fort Bliss Venture Crew 2248 traveled to Fort Stanton, N.M., to spend a weekend as living historians in the heart of Mescalero Apache country Saturday.