Panetta to visit Fort Bliss this week

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will travel to the Armys Fort Bliss later this week, the Pentagon said Monday.

In a tweet, Pentagon press secretary George Little wrote: Panetta to visit @armybliss and El Paso later this week.

It was not immediately clear what will be on Panettas agenda at the base, which is in both Texas and New Mexico. Little wrote that the secretary is looking forward to seeing troops and visiting with local community leaders!

In late November, retired Army Sgt. Steven Kropf shot and killed two women in a Fort Bliss shop before being killed by Army civilian police.