Unit News Staff. Sgt. Deshaun Henry, standing, master resiliency trainer, interacts with his students at the Ready and Resilient Center here Aug. 10. Incoming Soldiers completed a two-day Master Resiliency Training course prior to reporting to their unit.                Photos by Spc. Lauren Wanda, 24th Press Camp Headquarters.

Master Resiliency Training Army leadership offers course to help ease stress of new duty station »

By Spc. Lauren Wanda, 24th Press Camp Headquarters: Navigating an unfamiliar landscape, sorting out finances, completing lengthy checklists and integrating into a new unit are a few tasks Soldiers encounter when…

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Spc. Cristian J. Barahona, 123rd BSB, 3rd BCT, 1st AD, prepares for a convoy live-fire by operating a M240B machine gun during Operation Iron Dragon at a range near Orogrande, N.M., Aug. 16. Photos by 2nd Lt. Alexander T. Foskarino,  123rd BSB, 3rd BCT, 1st AD.

‘Operation Iron Dragon’ 123rd BSB Soldiers participate in LFX »

By Spc. Von Marie Donato, 3rd BCT, 1st AD Public Affairs: CHIHUAHUAN DESERT – They were exploding one after another, probably five in a row. We kept hitting improvised explosive devices.…

Aug 26 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

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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,…

Jul 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Are we clear? »

“Ready First” Soldiers

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

Jun 24 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

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…

Mar 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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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75 years of airborne service, airborne veterans celebrate National Airborne Day »

Former Sgt. Hubert Perea wears his full airborne gear during the celebration of the 75th National Airborne Day at the 82nd Airborne Division Association, Benavidez-Patterson Chapter, El Paso, Aug. 15. He honors his airborne brothers by showing the full paratrooper gear during the event. Photos by Sgt. Maricris McLane, 24th Press Camp Headquarters.

By Sgt. Maricris McLane, 24th Press Camp Headquarters: The Army’s Parachute Test Platoon conducted the first parachute jump Aug. 16, 1940, and it proved the concept of dropping paratroopers in combat successful. The Army began inserting ground forces with the use of parachutes, and in 2002,…

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FirstLight breaks ground on new Bliss branch »

From left: Mitchell Milillo and Richard Cerros, district representatives, U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, (D-El Paso), Don King, chairman of the board of directors for FirstLight FCU, Karl Murphy, president and CEO, FirstLight FCU, Carol Martinez, manager of the credit union’s Fort Bliss branches, Col. Mike Hester, Fort Bliss Garrison commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Lance P. Lehr, 1st AD and Fort Bliss command sergeant major, break ground at the corner of Marshall and Pike roads for a new branch of FirstLight FCU Friday. Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Editor.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Editor: The new FirstLight Federal Credit Union branch expected to open on Fort Bliss in March 2016 will be smaller than previous branches for a reason – increased technology. “Our branches are going to be designed to meet the needs…

Aug 26 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Back to the future »

Kinzley Schmidt, 5, walks to school on her first day of kindergarten at Bliss Elementary School Monday with her parents Jenna Schmidt and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Don Schmidt, assigned to 5th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade. Photo by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Editor.


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Back-to-School Brigade Operation Homefront hosts another successful event »

Soldiers and family members received backpacks and school supplies during Operation Homefront’s Back-to-School Brigade Saturday at the Fort Bliss Trading Post. Photos by Victoria G. Molinar, Special to the Fort Bliss Bugle.

By Victoria G. Molinar, Special to the Fort Bliss Bugle: With every year that national nonprofit Operation Homefront holds a Back-to-School Brigade, the magnitude of donations and community involvement seem to increase. More than 1,000 Soldiers and family members registered to receive backpack and school supply…

Aug 19 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Bingo, briefings, blood, bonding »

Capt. Kyle Terza, company commander, A4 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, donates blood during organizational day at the Trading Post Friday. Photos by Lori A. Kuczmanski, Fort Bliss ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter.

By Lori A. Kuczmanski, Fort Bliss ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter: More than 200 Soldiers and family members participated in the A4 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, organizational day Friday, which included bingo, briefings, a blood drive and bonding at the Trading…

Aug 19 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

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By Maj. Kyle Lindholm, Dept. of Preventive Medicine, WBAMC: With new evidence showing that a majority of young children in the United States use personal technology such as smartphones and tablets, it is critical that parents prioritize…

May 13 2015 / Read More »

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 »
Sports The Fort Bliss Commander’s Cup softball team champions, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, Division Artillery, 1st Armored Division, pose for a photo after winning the Fort Bliss Commander’s Cup championship at the Omar Bradley Field here Aug. 12. The team competed against more than 50 post and division softball teams. Photo by Spc. Charles A. Bonner,  4th Bn., 27th FA Regt., DIVARTY, 1st AD.

Commander’s Cup softball championship: DIVARTY demolishes competition, takes home championship trophy

By Sgt. Jessica R. Littlejohn, 24th Press Camp Headquarters: Soldiers assigned to 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, Division Artillery, 1st Armored Division, demolished their competition en route to earning the championship trophy during the Fort Bliss…

Aug 26 2015 / Read More »
Runners take off at the start of the 2015 Ten-Miler in the Heat near the Sgt. Joshua W. Soto Physical Fitness Center Saturday. Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Editor.

Campos blazes through 2015 Ten-Miler in the Heat

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Editor: Not only did Spc. Jose Campos, assigned to the 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command, set a record at Saturday’s 2015 Ten-Miler in the Heat, he beat his nearest…

Aug 19 2015 / Read More »

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