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Unit News Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), help train Afghan forces in June 2013, in Khowst province, Afghanistan. Soldiers of the division’s headquarters and Fort Bliss will soon be in Liberia in support of efforts to fight the Ebola virus. Photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller,  Army News Service.

Heading to Africa: 101st HQ, Fort Bliss Soldiers deploying in response to Ebola epidemic »

By David Vergun, Army News Service: WASHINGTON – The headquarters of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, will deploy to Monrovia, Liberia, as the Joint Force Command…

Oct 1 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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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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EP Veterans Court graduates three: Program helps vets adjudicate cases outside regular system »

Teresa Vazquez sings the national anthem during an El Paso Veterans Court Program graduation ceremony in 346th District Court at the El Paso County Courthouse Sept. 24. Behind her are members of the 82nd Airborne Division Color Guard. Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Wendy Brown , Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: Gilbert Duran, a U.S. Army combat veteran with eight medals to his name, asked everyone at his El Paso Veterans Court graduation to observe a moment of silence for veterans who did not receive treatment for war injuries…

Oct 1 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Ceremony recognizes contributions of Hispanic, Latino Americans »

Lt. Col. Mike Solis, 32d AAMDC Chief of Staff, right, and Command Sgt. Maj. Darrin Jefferies, 32d AAMDC CSM, left, present guest speaker Tommy Gonzalez, El Paso City manager, for his participation in the Hispanic Heritage Observance Ceremony held Sept. 17. The ceremony hosted by 32d AAMDC and 1st AD was held at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center to recognize the contributions of Hispanic Americans. Photos by Maj. Will Laney, 32nd AAMDC Public Affairs.

By Maj. William Laney, 32nd AAMDC Public Affairs: The 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command and 1st Armored Division hosted the annual National Hispanic Heritage Month observance ceremony Sept. 17 at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center here. National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated each…

Oct 1 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Bliss College Center offers bounty of opportunity »

By Wendy Brown , Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: Members of the Fort Bliss community looking for education opportunities can find a bounty of them at the Fort Bliss Education Center. College representatives have offices in Building A406, and potential students can drop in anytime and talk…

Oct 1 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

O’Rourke tells NAUS to keep fighting »

Ed Ney, president of the El Paso chapter of the National Association of Uniformed Services, center, stands with David Rudd, right, and Donald Loren, left, the organization’s executive committee’s co-chairmen, as they present Ney with the organization’s Chapter of the Year award at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center Sept. 26. Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: Members of the National Association for Uniformed Services should continue to put pressure on politicians to improve the Veterans Administration and preserve benefits for service members, said U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, during a keynote address before the…

Oct 1 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Armed Services YMCA shows military appreciation »

Kelly Folie, holding Jason Folie, 9 months old, speaks about how the Junior Enlisted Family Center has helped she and her husband, Spc. Phillip Folie, 5th Battalion 52nd Air Defense Artillery Battalion, 11th Air Defense Artillery, center, holding Rowan Kennedy, 2, during the 2014 Armed Services YMCA Inaugural Military Supporters Appreciation Luncheon at the organization’s location at 7060 Comington St. Nina Carey, coordinator for the Fort Bliss Armed Services YMCA Junior Enlisted Family Center, right, looks on. Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: The Armed Services YMCA of El Paso includes a hotel with 52 low-cost rooms that help provide income to a variety of programs that help military children, but the rooms need to be renovated at a cost of about…

Oct 1 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Chaplain builds resiliency through unconventional means »

Chaplain (Maj.) Karen Hallett, Mobilization Training Center Bliss chaplain, stares off into the distance as she awaits her flight to Kuwait to pass off Zac, chaplain service dog, to his new handler.  Photos by Sgt. 1st Class David Parish,  
MTC Bliss Public Affairs.

By Capt. John Brimley,, MTC Bliss Public Affairs: After arriving at Fort Bliss, Zac lay around the chaplain’s office. He only did what Zoey did, and Zoey only did what the chaplain allowed her to do, so he was really just following the example set for…

Oct 1 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Partners in Education kicks off school year »

Lt. Col. Brandon DeWind, commander of the 3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, collaborates with Lynda Sanders, counselor at Polk Elementary School, during the 14th annual Partners in Education kickoff event at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center Sept. 24. Photo by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: The Fort Bliss Partners in Education program kicked off the 2014-15 school year by recognizing last year’s standouts and bringing together Soldiers and educators for the coming year. Soldiers who participate in the program mentor, tutor and assist students…

Oct 1 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Fort Bliss observes Gold Star Mothers’ and Families’ Day »

Esteban Loeza prepares to bowl during a Gold Star Mothers’ and Families’ Day event at the Fort Bliss Bowling Center Sept. 27. Photo by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: Members of seven local families gathered at the Fort Bliss Bowling Center Saturday in recognition of Gold Star Mothers’ and Families’ Day, an annual event that honors surviving military mothers and families. The idea behind the event is to…

Oct 1 2014 / No Comment / Read More »


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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…

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 Spc. Kristian Berger, 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, rides a mechanical bull during the BOSS Bash at Biggs Park Sept. 26. Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

Relax and play

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: Sgt. Matthew Stokes, president of Fort Bliss Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, billed this year’s BOSS Bash “a way to give Single Soldiers a day to have fun and let…

Oct 1 2014 / Read More »
Competitors participate in the 400-meter swim, one of three events in the 2013 Iron Soldier Sprint Triathlon held here, Sept. 28. The 2014 triathlon is Sept. 27 at the Aquatics Training Center, 20733 Constitution on East Fort Bliss. Photos by Sgt. Jarred Woods, 16th MPAD.

Sprint triathlon: Iron Soldier event this weekend at Fort Bliss Aquatics Training Center

Special to the Fort Bliss Bugle: Join Fort Bliss Sports, Fitness and Aquatics for their annual 2014 Iron Soldier Sprint Triathlon Sept. 27. The race begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Aquatics Training Center, 20733 Constitution…

Sep 24 2014 / Read More »
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