Unit News Retired Air Force Col. Richard Mullane, a former RF-4C Phantom fighter pilot and NASA astronaut, tours the 1st Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment’s hangar with his wife Donna here Thursday. The Air Force and NASA veteran visited Soldiers of the Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, to present a program on safety following an invitation by Capt. Jeremy Paquin, left, an aircraft power-plant repairer for 1st Battalion. Photos by Sgt. Alexander Neely, CAB, 1st AD Public Affairs.

Mullane visits Bliss former astronaut, Air Force veteran speaks to CAB Soldiers »

By Sgt. Alexander Neely, CAB, 1st AD Public Affairs: In 1966, Mike Mullane, a junior-year cadet at West Point, visited Fort Bliss. He watched a weapons exhibition, tested equipment and toured…

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Social media antics postings can ruin career, misrepresent military »

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By Amy Perry, Fort Lee Public Affairs: FORT LEE, Va. – Social media is very pervasive these days. As a new…

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Syrian chemical weapons To be destroyed by Army specialist team »

Frank Kendall, under secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, spoke outside the MV Cape Ray, in Portsmouth, Va., Jan. 2, to discuss the ship’s upcoming mission to destroy chemical weapons. Photo by C. Todd Lopez, Army News Service.

By C. Todd Lopez, Army News Service: Portsmouth, Va. – Some 64 specialists from the Army’s Edgewood Chemical Biological Center are…

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Correction in Dec. 12 Bugle »

A 15-foot cornucopia overflows with produce Thanksgiving Day in the McGregor range DFAC. The facility received a gold medal for 1st Armored Division Commanding General’s Best Decorated Dining Facility Competition 2013.

CORRECTION: In the Dec. 12 Bugle, it was inadvertently stated that Brig. Gen. Scott McKean, was the 1st Armored Division and…

Dec 20 2013 / No Comment / Read More »

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50th anniversary: Vietnam veteran recounts war experience »

Then-Specialist Six Alvin “Al” Hobbs and a command boat crew sail to nearby Vietnamese villages to provide outpatient health services to the locals during the Vietnam War. Courtesy photo.

By Virginia Reza, Fort Bliss Garrison Public Affairs: This year marks the 50th anniversary of the ground war in Vietnam, during which 200,000 American service members deployed in country. Today the Fort Bliss Bugle kicks off an extensive remembrance of the anniversary with a story about…

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IMCOM command honors Fort Bliss lifeguards »

Col. Michael J. Hester, Fort Bliss Garrison commander, shows Obed Chavez, 18, and Stephanie Garcia, 17, a garrison coin before presenting both of them with one at the Fort Bliss Garrison command building Feb. 18. Hester and U.S. Army Installation Management Command officials honored the pair for rendering aid at the scene of a motorcycle accident. Both are lifeguards for Fort Bliss Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation. Photo by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: Obed Chavez and Stephanie Garcia spent the majority of Aug. 3, 2014, testing their lifesaving skills on staged emergency situations at the Lifeguard Olympics in Anthony, Texas, but on their way home, they came across the real thing. Manuel…

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Austin High JROTC holds 74th annual ball at Bliss »

Cadet Lt. Col. Haide Ortiz, battalion commander and queen of the ball, stands with Cadet 2nd Lt. Tay Cunningham in front of the rest of the court during the 74th annual Austin High School Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps ball at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center Saturday. Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: Members of the Austin High School Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps were especially thankful for their instructors during the program’s 74th annual ball at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center Saturday. “Nothing would be possible without them, for everything…

Feb 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Sipping, snacking, dental decay focus of National Children’s Dental Health Month »

Capt. Lauren Simon, DDS, talks to children at Colin L. Powell Elementary School about the importance of good oral hygiene as part of National Children’s Dental Health Month. Photo by Benny Ontiveros, WBAMC Public Affairs.

By Capt. Lauren Simon, DDS: At mealtimes, parents often say versions of, “You had better eat that. It’s good for you.” Another often-heard comment about snacks is, “Don’t eat that. It will rot your teeth.” There are an amazing number of food choices to make when…

Feb 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

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Great American Spit Out: Ditch the snuff for better stuff

By Capt. Mayamona Aiken, Army Public Health Nurse: The 2015 Great American Spit Out is today. Great American Spit Out occurs every year in conjunction with “Through with Chew Week” as a means to raise awareness of…

Feb 18 2015 / Read More »
Pfc. Joshua Glover, a pharmacy technician at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, checks for the proper medication in the outpatient pharmacy. Glover was awarded the Department of the Army Larry C. Nesmith Enlisted Pharmacy Technician award for 2014. Photos by Julia Yubeta, WBAMC Public Affairs.

Beaumont Soldier honored as Army’s top pharmacy tech

By Julia Yubeta , WBAMC Public Affairs: Pfc. Joshua Glover, a Fort Myers, Florida, native and a pharmacy technician at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, was presented the Larry C. Nesmith Enlisted Technician Award during a ceremony…

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Sports Jamila Williams, right, and Monica Soileau, left, run past the historic Pershing House on Fort Bliss during the Michelob Ultra El Paso Marathon Sunday. They were almost to the race’s 20-mile mark. Dylan Villescas, 22, won the race with a time of 2 hours, 33 minutes and 53 seconds. Anita Perez, 32, came in first in the women’s division with a time of 2:55:33. She also came in second overall. Photos by Wendy Brown,  Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

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A wounded warrior passes the baton to his counterpart in the 1,500-meter lower-body-amputee relay race at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials held at the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School track in West Point, N.Y., on June 17, 2014. Photo by Benny Ontiveros, WBAMC Public Affairs.

Resilient warriors gather up: Army trials for Warrior Games to be held at Fort Bliss

By U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command, Special to the Fort Bliss Bugle: The 2015 Army Trials for the Warrior Games are scheduled to be held here March 29 through April 2, and this is the second run…

Feb 18 2015 / Read More »
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