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Unit News Brig. Gen. John W. Charlton, next to easel, commander, Brigade Modernization Command, briefs senior Army leaders on new systems being tested during Network Integration Evaluation 15.1 at Fort Bliss, Oct. 21. The evaluation not only tests the effectiveness of the new equipment, but their compatibility with current and future systems across all military branches.  Photos by Sgt. James Avery, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.

Bliss perfect place for NIE BMC, 2nd BCT play host to Network Integration Evaluation »

By Staff Sgt. Christopher Blakeslee, 16th MPAD: The Brigade Modernization Command here is conducting Network Integration Evaluation 15.1 throughout October to field test the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2, leveraging proven…

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(Top right) Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Defreese, commandant, U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, welcomes the students to the final pilot class of the Commandants Pre-Command Course, Oct. 17, at the Shugart Conference room at the academy. The course is a first of its kind developed to bring command sergeants major into those unique positions where they are actually executing com¬mand-type leadership – a relationship that is not traditionally associated with being an NCO. Photos by David Crozier, Command Communications, USASMA.

Commandants Pre-Command Course graduates final pilot class »

By David Crozier, Command Communications, USASMA: The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas, handed out certificates of graduation Oct. 23, to the 13 students who made up the final…

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The families of Brig. Gen. Leopoldo A. Quintas Jr., center, Brig. Gen. Terrence McKenrick, left, and Brig. Gen. Francis M. Beaudette, are recognized during a ceremony Friday at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center officially welcoming the group as the new deputy commanding generals of 1st Armored Division. Quintas will provide oversight as the deputy commanding general of support while McKenrick will oversee the division’s combat elements as deputy commanding general of operations.
Photos by Sgt. Brandon A. Bednarek, 1st AD Public Affairs.

A welcome fit for general officers, their spouses »

By Sgt. Brandon A. Bednarek, 1st AD Public Affairs: The 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss officially welcomed a trio of new generals to its organizational leadership Friday during a special…

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Capt. Olivia Cobiskey, with paper in hand, adjutant, Mobilization and Deployment Branch of the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security, directs 1st Lt. Ronja Frenzel, officer in charge of the remaining 13 Soldiers assigned to 132nd Military Police Company, South Carolina Army National Guard, where to report to scan their identification cards at the Silas L. Copeland Arrival/Departure Air Control Group, after arriving Oct. 20 from a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan.  Photos by Amabilia Payen, Mobilization and Deployment Public Affairs.

Historic milestone for South Carolina NG »

By Amabilia Payen, Mobilization and Deployment Public Affairs: With the redeployment of the remaining Soldiers assigned to 132nd Military Police Company on Oct. 20 at the Silas L. Copeland Arrival/Departure Air…

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Soldiers from 6th Squadron, 1st Cav. Regt., “Blackhawks,” 1st BCT, 1st AD, participate in an obstacle course in the rain and mud, Sept. 18, as part of the battalion’s spur ride.  Photos by Pfc. Michael Hess, 6th Sqdn., 1st Cav Regt., 1st BCT, 1st AD.

Spur Ride ‘Blackhawks’ undertake historic Cavalry tradition »

Story by 2nd Lt. Angel Collado, 6th Sqdn., 1st Cav Regt., 1st BCT, 1st AD: The earning of Cavalry spurs is a tradition rooted in knighthood, where the awarding of gilt…

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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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Holiday season ramps up: Operation Santa Claus accepting donations »

Sgt. Robert Schlosser, Master Resilience Trainer at the Ready and Resilient Center, Fort Bliss Garrison, works on a bicycle at the Operation Santa Claus warehouse in Bldg. 1123 Baldwin Road Oct. 16. Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: As Soldiers from the Fort Bliss Ready and Resilient Center busily refurbish bicycles for Operation Santa Claus, the organization is gearing up for Christmas in other ways as well. Namely, the organization plans to send out vouchers to Fort…

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Embracing the journey: A breast cancer survivor’s story »

Chrissy Schroeder sits atop her horse with her husband Palen standing beside her. Chrissy battled and survived breast cancer at age 22, and two years later she continues to keep a positive outlook for both the past and the future. Photo by Master Sgt. Joel Peavy, 1st AD Public Affairs.

By Master Sgt. Joel Peavy, 1st AD Public Affairs: Imagine you are a young couple, newly married and excited to face the challenges life has to offer. Those challenges include being fresh out of college, brand new to the Army life and its attendant lingo, moving…

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Education day raises domestic violence awareness »

Nancy Thomas-Mainor, director of Fort Bliss Army Community Service, speaks during Domestic Violence Awareness Education Day at the Family Resilience Center Thursday. Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: Nancy Thomas-Mainor, director of Fort Bliss Army Community Service, opened this year’s Domestic Violence Awareness Education Day with some stark statistics. “This is a national problem that affects more than 4 million people a year, with almost 17,000 of…

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Bliss EFMP event offers Halloween fun »

John Locklear helps his daughter, Ava Locklear, 3, with a craft during an Exceptional Family Member Program Halloween party at Biggs Park Thursday. Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: The first-ever Exceptional Family Member Program Halloween party included marshmallow roasting, crafts and a story at Biggs Park Thursday. Although the program holds events on a nearly monthly basis, this was the program’s first Halloween party, said Beth Ellis,…

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Monster Bash makes wild splash »

Ashley Sandoval, 9, back center, screams as the rocking pirate boat ride she is on begins to swing during the Monster Bash at the Trading Post Oct. 24. Next to her are her brother Joseph Sandoval, 8, left, and Aubrey Milton, right. Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: Riley Lockhart, 6, was lucky his dad let him ride on his back through parts of the “kinda scary” haunted house during the Monster Bash at the Trading Post Friday. “I closed my eyes,” Riley said after the boy…

Oct 29 2014 / No Comment / Read More »


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Commentary Col. Thomas E. Munsey,
Garrison Commander.

Munsey’s Update…

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 »
Col. Thomas E. Munsey,
Garrison Commander.

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 »
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Missed appointments degrades your buddy’s readiness, affects his family

By Primary Care & Soldier Readiness Command staff, WBAMC: The baby on her lap was screaming with fever, and she could barely hear the scheduler on the phone.  The bus was coming in five minutes, it was…

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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 »
Sports A spent shell ejects from the shotgun of William Grube, assigned to 5th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, during the Commander’s Cup Trap and Skeet competition at the Fort Bliss Bow and Gun Club Oct. 22. Grube is an experienced competitive trap and skeet shooter. Photos by Staff Sgt. Candice Harrison, 11th ADA Bde. Public Affairs.

11th ADA takes trap, skeet: Six-member team beats out competition with experience, motivation

By Staff Sgt. Candice Harrison, 11th ADA Bde. Public Affairs: Soldiers from the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade won the trap and skeet portion of the Fort Bliss Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Commander’s Cup competition…

Oct 29 2014 / Read More »
Hanging at a 45-degree angle, Sgt. Jason Carlson advances up his route at the Bliss Boulder Battle held at the Soldier Activity Center on Oct. 11. One of the most popular routes of the battle was also the hardest as climbers would, at times, be hanging horizontal, gripping with fingertips. The final push to the top of the route was a three-foot jump nearly straight up. Photos by Sgt. James Avery, 16th MPAD.

Hanging around: Bliss MWR hosts Bliss Boulder Battle

By Sgt. James Avery, 16th MPAD: With obvious struggle, a climber makes his way up the wall, his chalk-covered hands shaking slightly with the strain of holding nearly all of his body weight. He’s chosen one of…

Oct 22 2014 / Read More »
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