Unit News Volunteers young and old from the El Paso and Fort Bliss communities place wreaths at the Fort Bliss National Cemetery Saturday during the Wreaths Across America event honoring those buried at the cemetery. Photo by Capt. Danielle Covington, 4th BCT, 1st AD Public Affairs.

Holiday tradition: Wreaths placed across Fort Bliss National Cemetery »

By Capt. Danielle Covington, 4th BCT, 1st AD Public Affairs: During this time of year the El Paso community usually awakens early to beat the traffic of shoppers to the malls,…

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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…

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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Trees for Troops: Nonprofit makes holidays brighter for Soldiers, families »

Pfc. Christopher Fussell, assigned to 142nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, unloads trees during the Trees for Troops event at Biggs Park Monday. Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: Members of Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers who helped unload three trucks full of Christmas trees for the Trees for Troops giveaway at Biggs Park Monday could not have asked for a better-smelling volunteer assignment. The 260 trees they…

Dec 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Fort Bliss FMWR hosts Holiday Festival at Trading Post »

From left: Margaret VanHassel of Bridgeton, N.J.; Pvt. Orlando Juan, native of Tucson, Ariz.; Spc. Andrew Crouse, of Elkton, Md., both Patriot launching station enhanced operator/maintainers; and Crouse’s wife Jenny, all representing the Battery C, 1st Battalion, 43rd Defense Artillery Regiment, 11th Air Defense Artillery Family Readiness Group at the Holiday Festival held at the Trading Post, Dec. 5. Photos by Sgt. James Avery, 16th MPAD.

By Sgt. James Avery, 16th MPAD: Families were lined up at the entrance of the Trading Post here Dec. 5, waiting for the time to tick down to 5 p.m., when the velvet rope at the front of the queue would be lowered and hundreds of…

Dec 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Op Homefront distributes holiday meals to Bliss families »

Javon Dickerson, Jr., 3 weeks old, holds Santa’s hand as he sleeps in his arms during the Operation Homefront Holiday Meals for Military event at the Trading Post Friday. Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: Few adults, and even fewer children, could get by 1st Sgt. Travis Autry without a high five at the Holiday Meals for Military event at the Trading Post Friday. Autry, along with about 40 other Soldiers, volunteered at event,…

Dec 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Bliss transitions services manager retires after 56 years »

Randy Stovall, transition services manager for the Soldier for Life program, receives a standing ovation at the conclusion of his retirement ceremony in Bldg. 503A Pershing Road Thursday.  Photo by Wendy Brown,  Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: Randy Stovall, transition services manager for the Soldier for Life program, celebrated his retirement after 56 years of federal service before a packed room at Bldg. 503A Pershing Road here Thursday. “For all the people in the Soldier for…

Dec 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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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…

Sep 24 2014 / Read More »
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 Staff Sgt. Erik A. Runnerstrom, an infantryman assigned to 3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, bonds with a horse named Chief during an equine therapy session in El Paso, Dec. 10.  Photos by Staff Sgt. George F. Gutierrez, 24th Press Camp Headquarters.

Equine therapy: Veterans, horses bond in effort to rehabilitate unseen injuries

By Staff Sgt. George F. Gutierrez, 24th Press Camp Headquarters: Since 1999, the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association has been using equine therapy to address mental health and human development needs. Today there are more than…

Dec 17 2014 / Read More »
From left: Robert DeWees, Tasi Ifopo and Benjamin Botello, members of the Chapin High School rugby club, carry boxes of toys to the Operation Santa Claus van after the game at Chapin High School Friday. Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

High school rugby program helps collect toys for Operation Santa Claus

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: For eight years in a row, William Barrett, a social studies teacher and rugby coach at Chapin High School, has asked students to bring a toy in order to get…

Dec 17 2014 / Read More »
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