Military News + Fort Bliss

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.

Class 64 students don black, gold in graduation ceremony

Black and gold have been the U.S. Army colors since the American Revolution. Black represents a never-ending search for knowledge and gold, the standard of achievement. Thursday, the U.S.

Back to Iraq: What can -- and should -- the U.S. do now?

For better or worse, Iraq and the United States have been attached at the hip for decades.

'Friendly fire' kills 5 U.S. service members in Afghanistan

Five American service members were killed in southern Afghanistan when a coalition jet, called in to help ward off a Taliban attack, mistakenly bombed them, an Afghan official said Tuesday.