Military News + Fort Bliss

President signs spending bill for military pay, bonuses

- President Barack Obama signed House Resolution 3304, Thursday, which provides pay and bonuses for U.S. service members, enhances counter-terrorism efforts overseas, builds security capacities of key U.S.

Response force deploys for 1st time

Four days after their official transfer of authority ceremony, U.S. Army Soldiers with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's East Africa Response Force deployed for the first time since being established earlier this year.

New line of communication developed for Fort Bliss Soldiers, leaders

By Command Sgt. Maj. Lance P. Lehr, 1st AD and Fort Bliss Command Sergeant Major:

Twin brothers make holidays in Afghanistan feel like home

The Rulon brothers are no strangers to constantly being around each other, considering they are twins who both live in the Kansas City, Mo., area. So nothing changed when Adam and Jonathan deployed to Afghanistan.

Soldiers worldwide celebrating the holidays

 Although it's not yet Christmas or New Year's Eve, Soldiers around the globe are already attending parties, visiting with families and friends and some are volunteering their time and donations to help those less fortunate.

Corpus Christi Army Depot breaks ground for new helicopter painting facility

Corpus Christi Army Depot, the core of Army aviation's maintenance, repair and overhaul for helicopters, engines and components, broke ground on a new modernized helicopter facility that will house painting operations for Army helicopters,

Army helping draft flight regs for unmanned aircraft in U.S.

Jeff Bezos made news recently by announcing that his company Amazon is testing package-delivery transport using drones.

Fort Bliss Officer competes to live on Mars

Many children know what they want to be when they grow up. Some wish to become doctors or veterinarians, while others want to be pirates or princesses.

Runners dash down East Fort Bliss

Happy holidays, good cheer and a lot of cold kicked off the 8K Holiday Run presented by Fort Bliss at Soto Physical Fitness Center as 194 runners braved the 30-degree temperature to run in Saturday’s race.

Thousands of veterans could lose pensions under new budget deal

Congress passed a two year budget deal Wednesday that would avoid another government shutdown and automatic spending cuts.

Sisters-in-Arms director, panel advise UTEP cadets

A female captain made it clear to the male and female cadets with the University of Texas at El Paso Reserve Officer Training Corps at a 5th Armored Brigade Sisters-in-Arms panel about the Army’s 2020 integration that job performance is a

Retirement goes to the dogs

The voices of children call across the yards near the end of a cul-de-sac neighborhood, a 5-year-old boy holds a flag to start the battery operated car race.

Budget deal could impact Military Benefits

The Senate is expected to pass a two-year compromise budget deal today. It eases some spending cuts, but it also adds some—including a reduction to military benefits. And that’s causing major controversy.

NMSU ranked as a top military university

Military Advanced Education and G.I. Jobs have listed New Mexico State University as a top military-friendly school for 2014.

Thousands of Army officers to face boards for early separation

Nearly 19,000 active-duty captains and majors in the Army Competitive Category will go before either an Officer Separation Board or Enhanced Selective Early Retirement Board early next year.