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Unit News President Barack Obama bestows the Medal of Honor to retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins in the East Room of the White House, Monday. Adkins distinguished himself during 38 hours of close-combat fighting against enemy forces on March 9 to 12, 1966. At that time, then-Sgt. 1st Class Adkins was serving as an intelligence sergeant with 5th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces at Camp “A Shau,” in the Republic of Vietnam. Photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller, Office of the Undersecretary of the Army.

Medal of Honor: Two Vietnam vets receive prestigious recognition »

By David Vergun, Army News Service: WASHINGTON – Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat were each awarded the Medal of Honor for valor in…

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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…

Jan 8 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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Everyone’s a winner! German American Night Run highlights friendship »

Runners take off at the start of the 21st annual German American Night Run at Freedom Crossing Sept. 13. Photos by Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Wendy Brown  , Fort Bliss Bugle: This year’s German American Night Run did not so much have a winner, as winners. Emmanuel Bor and Japheth Ng’ojoy, clearly friends, matched each other stride for stride during the 8K (4.97-mile) race, and Bor came in one tenth…

Sep 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Retired Fort Bliss Soldier awarded Purple Heart Medal »

Kermit K. Schauer, left, senior vice commander of the El Paso Military Order of the Purple Heart, pins the Purple Heart Medal on retired Staff Sgt. Charles Taylor’s, right, shirt during an award ceremony at the Benavidez-Patterson “All Airborne” Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division Association Inc. building, El Paso, Sept. 6. Taylor was a cannon crewmember, 1st Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, when he was injured. Photo by Staff Sgt. Candice Harrison, 24th Press Camp Headquarters.

By Staff Sgt. Candice Harrison, 24th Press Camp Headquarters: A former Soldier from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas, was awarded with the Purple Heart Medal by the El Paso Military Order of the Purple Heart Sept. 6, 2014. Retired Staff Sgt.…

Sep 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Tips to take the stress out of buying a vehicle »

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By Rito G. Vallez, Fort Bliss Financial Readiness: The anxiety of buying a new or used vehicle can be extremely stressful and overwhelming. Often as consumers, a big obstacle can be the simple fact that we have too many choices to choose from. Enticing television and…

Sep 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Spiritual Resiliency Center opens at Hope Chapel »

(Top right) From left, Chaplain (Col.) David Vanderjagt, command chaplain for 32d Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Col. Thomas E. Munsey, Fort Bliss Garrison commander, Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Mendoza, Fort Bliss Garrison command sergeant major, and Chaplain (Col.) Youn Kim, installation chaplain, cut a ribbon during the official opening of the Spiritual Resiliency Center at Hope Chapel Friday.
Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: Col. Thomas E. Munsey, Fort Bliss Garrison commander, delivered a message of empowerment as he helped officially open the Spiritual Resiliency Center at Hope Chapel Friday. Munsey, speaking before an audience of nearly 75 garrison Soldiers and employees invited…

Sep 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Just the recycling facts »

Tera Lopes, left, holds a Fort Bliss Training Complex Recreational Access Permit Form and talks with Paul Sandoval, Fort Bliss Department of Emergency Services supervisor of the visitor control center, during a Fort Bliss Garrison gun safety event at Freedom Crossing Sept. 9. Next to Sandoval, Victoria Gutierrez, a DES guard, smiles at Lopes’ son Kahiau Lopes, 16 months. Photo by Wendy Brown,  Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Lilia Lenhart, Fort Bliss Solid Waste/Recycling: Here is the most important fact about recycling – RECYCLING IS EASY ON FORT BLISS! The Fort Bliss Recycling Program has made it as easy as possible on the community – put your recyclables in one blue container. Very…

Sep 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Fort Bliss educates on World Suicide Prevention Day »

Sgt. Ron V. Kelsey, 16th Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, shows Hector Marquez, a veteran of the Vietnam War, an artwork by Makoto Fujimura called “Asurite Butterfly” during a World Suicide Prevention Day event at the Fort Bliss Commissary Sept. 10. Kelsey, president of an organization called Reflections of Generosity, works to encourage healing through art, and he displayed several works from the organization’s collection at the event. Photo by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: Under a large, white tent outside the Fort Bliss Commissary, representatives from a variety of organizations gathered on World Suicide Prevention Day to inform people about suicide prevention. Sgt. Ron V. Kelsey, 16th Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Armored…

Sep 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Now what? »

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By Lisa Smith Molinari, Special to the Fort Bliss Bugle: I remember it like it was yesterday. The shriek of my alarm going off at 6:15 a.m. like the start of some second-rate dog race. With a rat’s nest of hair and the same yoga pants…

Sep 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

US Army, Navy nurses among first female POWs Sept.19 is National POW/MIA Recognition Day »

U.S. Army Nurse Corps nurses wave goodbye as they leave a Japanese internment camp after U.S. troops rescued them during World War II. Courtesy photo U.S. Signal Corps .

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: As the nation recognizes National POW/MIA Recognition Day this year, retired Col. Constance Moore of El Paso, former Army nurse and Army Nurse Corps historian, encourages people to learn about a group of women called the “Angels of Bataan…

Sep 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »


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By Col. Thomas E. Munsey, Garrison Commander: Summer is swiftly coming to a close and with it the biggest transition season for the Army’s Soldiers and families. On Fort Bliss alone, hundreds of Soldiers will be transitioning…

Jul 16 2014 / Read More »
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Munsey’s Update…

By Col. Thomas E. Munsey, Garrison Commander: I hope all of you are enjoying your summer and getting some much needed family time while the children are on break from school. While the children may not be…

Jul 9 2014 / Read More »
Healthbeat Spc. Alfonso Gonzalez, a health specialist at Mendoza Soldier Family Center, demonstrates proper technique for inserting a nasal-pharyngeal to maintain an open airway to high school students in the Phoenix, Arizona, recruiting area. Gonzalez was part of a Total Involvement in Recruiting mission in the Phoenix area Aug. 25-30. Phoenix Recruiting Battalion Courtesy Photos.

Beaumont Soldiers support Army recruiting

By Julia Yubeta, WBAMC Public Affairs: Army recruiters have a tough job.  It is hard to sell joining the Army when most young people only know Soldiers from the movies. Total Army Involvement in Recruiting program takes…

Sep 17 2014 / Read More »
Master Sgt. Dante Reese, a student at the United States Sergeants Major Academy, and his wife, Hayley, learn about nutrition care services offered through William Beaumont Army Medical Center and USASMA, during the Bienvenidos A Bliss Relocation Fair held Aug. 5 at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center on East Fort Bliss.   
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WBAMC providers offer health care tips for Fort Bliss newcomers

By Julia Yubeta , WBAMC Public Affairs: Military moves can be quite daunting.  New cities, new units, and even new routines for access to health care have to be adjusted to – this after moving an entire…

Aug 13 2014 / Read More »
Sports Capt. Sheena Rubin, a protocol officer with the Directorate of Mobilization and Deployment office, poses after winning second place at the National Physique Committee Sun City Regional held at Magoffin Auditorium, University of Texas at El Paso, Aug. 23. Photo by Gilbert Duncan.

Bodybuilding Sheena: DoMaD captain prepares for AF, international championship

By Amabilia Payen, DoMaD Public Affairs: Bodybuilding is a sport that has been around for ages. Dating back to the 19th century, people lined up to show off their muscular physiques during performances at wrestling matches and…

Sep 17 2014 / Read More »
Specialist  Anthony White (left), a human resources specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Infantry Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, fights against Lucero Jorse (right), a local, amateur fighter for Garcia’s Prime Boxing Gym during the Border Rumble Sep. 6 at Stout gym on Fort Bliss. Photo by Sgt. James Avery, 16th MPAD.

Stout Slugfest: Ringside at the Border Rumble

By Sgt. James Avery, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment: Noisy spectators line the bleachers surrounding the field of battle: a 16 by-16-foot boxing ring in the center of what is normally a basketball court. Rock anthems and…

Sep 17 2014 / Read More »
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