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Unit News Soldiers assigned to 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, roll out to the range during a joint live-fire coordination exercise, part of Iron Focus 2017, in the Chihuahuan Desert May 9. Iron Focus is a brigade certification exercise before the unit heads to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., this August. The exercise concluded yesterday. Photos by Abigail Meyer,  Fort Bliss Bugle Editor.

Fort Bliss remembers Annual ceremony honors the fallen, carries on memories »

By Abigail Meyer, Fort Bliss Bugle Editor: (El Paso, Texas, May. 25, 2017) First Armored Division and Fort Bliss made a commitment to families of Soldiers who lost their lives in…

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Sgt. Jose Ramirez, CAB, 1st AD Public Affairs Pfc. Jeremy Frazier, being hugged, 4th Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade,…

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Spc. George Denno, Operations Group, National Training Center “Ready First” Soldiers assigned to 3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team,…

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Revamped Fisher House at WBAMC reopens »

The Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher House located on the William Beaumont Army Medical Center campus reopened after being closed for more than a year for renovations, May 12. The Fisher House provides military-affiliated families room and board at no cost throughout the duration of inpatient care for  service members, retirees or veterans at local health care facilities. Photos by Marcy Sanchez,  WBAMC Public Affairs.

By Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, May 25, 2017) The Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher House located on the William Beaumont Army Medical Center campus reopened after being closed for more than a year for renovations May 12. The Fisher House, as it is…

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Leadership El Paso Class 39 visits Fort Bliss »

Col. Mike Hester, commander, Fort Bliss Garrison, speaks to members of Leadership El Paso’s Class 39 at the Fort Bliss and Old Ironsides Museum here May 12. Photo by Terri Rangel, Fort Bliss Public Affairs.

By Staff Sgt. Killo Gibson, 3rd BCT, 1st AD Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, May. 25, 2017) Members of Leadership El Paso’s Class 39 traveled to Fort Bliss for its annual visit where they had the opportunity to experience some military training simulators May 12. Leadership…

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Students experience military life »

Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, assisted Junior Leadership El Paso students after lunch at the EST, simulated marksmanship ranges. They gave a block of instruction on the M4 carbine rifle weapon system and the proper protective equipment that Soldiers usually wear during training and deployments here May 17. Photos by Sgt. Kelsey L. Miller, 1st BCT, 1st AD Public Affairs.

By Sgt. Kelsey L. Miller, 1st BCT, 1st AD Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, May. 25, 2017) During a student’s high school years, many are trying to figure out what it is they really want to do with their life. The El Paso Chamber of Commerce…

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Asian American, Pacific Islander cultures celebrated, observed »

A Polynesian performance group, Leilani and the Royal Islanders, performs during the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center, May 16. Photos by Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs.

By Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, May. 25, 2017) William Beaumont Army Medical Center hosted the annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Observance at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center here May 16. The observance featured cultural performances by Leilani and…

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Learning to live with stress »

By Chaplain (Capt.) Simon Jackson, Special Troops Battalion, 1st AD Sustainment Brigade: (El Paso, Texas, May. 25, 2017) Stress is a fact of life for service men and women today. About one in three people faces stress every day, and 86 percent are stressed regularly, according…

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Eye on PIE: Soldiers teach students proper way to retreat the flag »

Staff Sgt. Renaldo Caceres, second from left, and Staff Sgt. Samantha Dunn, right, assigned to 1st Battalion, 35th Armor Regiment “Iron Knights,” 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, show students how to fold the American flag at Cielo Vista Elementary School March 30. Photos by Joye Warren, Military Family Liaison, Cielo Vista Elementary School.

By Patricia Lopez, School Liaison Officer: (El Paso, Texas, May. 25, 2017)Partners in Education Soldier volunteers welcomed spring with many outdoor activities. Soldier volunteers sprang into action, making time between missions and student testing to assist students with tutoring, kite flying and a PTA Family Bingo…

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Powell Elementary Special Games foster inclusion »

Coaches from the fifth grade and athletes prepare to start the competition during the sixth annual Special Games at Colin Powell Elementary School May 18. Photos by Jonathan LeBlanc, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Jonathan LeBlanc, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: (El Paso, Texas, May. 25, 2017) “Go Powell Rangers” was the motto of the day. May 18 was a day filled with unity, team spirit and fun during the sixth annual General Colin L. Powell Elementary School Special Games.…

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Bliss High Five event recognizes stellar students »

Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Holschbach, left, command sergeant major, Fort Bliss Garrison, and Col. Mike Hester, second from right, commander, Fort Bliss Garrison, pose with students from Bliss Elementary School during the High Five event at Biggs Park here Friday. Photo by Jonathan LeBlanc, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Jonathan LeBlanc, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: (El Paso, Texas, May. 25, 2017) It was a feel good day here at Biggs Park during the ninth annual High Five Student Recognition Ceremony. More than 400 students from districts across El Paso came out from 9 a.m.…

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Old Ironsides Mud Challenge Soldiers, friends and family dive in »

Soldiers, service members, friends and family take part in the 2017 Old Ironsides Mud Challenge here Saturday. The Mud Challenge took the participants through a grueling five-mile course filled with a series of muddy, watery and physical obstacles to overcome. Photos by Ismael E. Ortega, Mobilization and Deployment, DPTMS Public Affairs.

By Ismael E. Ortega, Mobilization and Deployment, DPTMS Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, May. 18, 2017) As the rest of El Paso was taking it easy on their Saturday morning, nearly 800 motivated individuals ran, jumped and crawled through mud as part of the 5th Annual…

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‘Deployment Club’ a source of support for children »

Members of the General Colin L. Powell Elementary School Deployment Club share a warm smile for a group photo during their deployment club meeting at lunch May 4. Photos by Jonathan LeBlanc, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Jonathan LeBlanc, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: (El Paso, Texas, May. 18, 2017) Deployment can be a challenging time for family and friends of service members. For spouses, taking care of the children, extra tasks and responsibilities around the house  is a heavy load to carry.…

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Healthbeat Surgical Ward staff members at William Beaumont Army Medical Center celebrate exceeding the U.S. Army Medical Command benchmark for the Tricare Inpatient Satisfaction Survey April 11. TRISS reflects inpatient experiences for medical, surgical and obstetrics inpatient services from Military Treatment Facilities. Photo by Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs.

WBAMC exceeds patient care benchmark

By Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, May. 18, 2017) Janice Morgan’s first trip to William Beaumont Army Medical Center was for a spider bite. In fact, it was her first trip to then-William Beaumont…

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Capt. Kelly Elmlinger, an Army nurse and cancer survivor, displays her prosthetic leg to nurses of William Beaumont Army Medical Center’s Surgical Ward here April 6 during a visit to the ward where she shared her experience during her fight with synovial sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer, and recovering through limb salvage and amputation. Elmlinger, who is coaching and mentoring wounded warriors during this year’s Department of Defense Warrior Games, visited with staff members to help them understand the impact WBAMC staff can have on patients. Photos by Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs.

Army nurse, cancer survivor, shares experience with WBAMC nurses

By Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, April 20, 2017) Capt. Kelly Elmlinger, a cancer survivor and Army nurse, shared a story of resilience and recovery during her battle with cancer with William Beaumont Army…

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Sports Easton Atchison, 10 months, chases after a ball in the pool with his mother, Marie Atchison, during the Parent and Baby Swim Lessons at the Aquatics Training Center here Saturday. Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Managing Editor.

Parent and Baby Swim Lessons prepare babies for water

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Managing Editor: (El Paso, Texas, May. 25, 2017)By week eight of the Parent and Baby Swim Lessons at the Aquatics Training Center here, the babies in the pool swimming round and round…

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Sgt. 1st Class Joel Vallete, not pictured, signal section chief of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, supervises a training bout between two of his students on May 11 at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania. He teaches about a sport he’s very passionate about and it shows in his students. Each one gives their all when it’s time to train, creating an environment of camaraderie between all boxers on the base. Photos by Pvt. Nicholas Vidro, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.

All Army boxing coach teaches deployed Soldiers

By Pvt. Nicholas Vidro  , 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment: (El Paso, Texas, May. 18, 2017) MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania – A glowing set of gloves flash about each other as two men circle warily. Using…

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