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Unit News Brig. Gen. Timothy Coffin, right, commander, White Sands Missile Range, N.M., gets a demonstration on how a countermeasure system operates during NIE 15.1’s “DVD” at Bldg. 1093, West Fort Bliss, Oct. 8. Photo by Vanessa Flores, SoSI Public Affairs.

NIE 15.1 begins Leaders get firsthand look at modern operational network »

By Vanessa Flores, SoSI Public Affairs: Desert terrain, large swaths of land and the sun’s heat are the makings of an ideal test site for the Army’s modernization efforts as Network…

Oct 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Col. Carey Wagen, right, passes the saber to Command Sgt. Maj. Antonio R. Lopez, left, at the Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, change-of-responsibility ceremony, Oct. 15. The passing of the saber symbolizes Wagen’s trust in Lopez to take care of the battalion’s Soldiers. Sgt. Photo by Alexander Neely, CAB, 1st AD Public Affairs.

CAB holds change-of-responsibility ceremony »

By Sgt. Alexander Neely, CAB, 1st AD Public Affairs: Command Sgt. Maj. Antonio R. Lopez assumed responsibility of the Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, from Command Sgt. Maj. Michael P.…

Oct 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
An M1A2 Abrams crew fires during the 1st Battalion, 35th Armor Regiment gunnery exercise at Range 88 at McGregor Range, N.M. The gunnery exercise tests the skills of the Abrams crew to ensure they are qualified to operate the tank. Photos by Sgt. Kelsey Wagoner, 2nd BCT, 1st AD Public Affairs.

2nd BCT keeps gunnery sharpness at range »

By Sgt. Kelsey Wagoner, 2nd BCT, 1st AD Public Affairs: Doña Ana Range, N.M. – As the sun rises over the mountains, there is a calm that flows atop the landscape.…

Oct 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Soldiers from Fort Bliss prepare to shoot M-16 rifles at McGregor Range, N.M., during the Best Medic competition, Oct. 15. Twenty-two Soldiers, making up 11 teams, participated in the event, with the top winners earning a spot at the competition in San Antonio later this year. Photos by Staff Sgt. Kristen Duus, 1st BCT, 1st AD Public Affairs.

Best of the Best: Medics compete in best medic »

Staff Sgt. Kristen Duus.1st BCT, 1st AD Public Affairs: In the career of a Soldier, 72 hours is not much time. But, during a punishing competition, where Soldiers are pushed…

Oct 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, suit up in protective gear during the battalion’s chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear training event at the Tobin Wells Oct. 7 through 9. The event was called “Imperial 12” because each Soldier had to complete 12 stations in a round-robin format. Photos by Warrant Officer 1 John Roeder, 1st Bn., 43rd ADA.

1-43 ADA Soldiers conduct ‘Imperial 12’ »

By Warrant Officer 1 Mazie Benefield, 1st Bn., 43rd ADA Bn: Air defenders of 1st Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery, “Cobra Strike,” 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, conducted chemical gas chamber…

Oct 22 2014 / 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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‘Massacre’ haunted house: dare to be scared this Halloween on Marshall Road »

A winged demon goes in for the kill at the Massacre on Marshall Road haunted house at the Fort Bliss Trading Post Saturday. Photos Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: Rebecca Berez survived the Massacre on Marshall Road by holding on tightly to the hands of two friends who escorted her through the haunted house’s disorienting strobe lights, growling chainsaws and creepy clowns. “I was scared the whole time,”…

Oct 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Military Knowledge class teaches military ‘language’ to spouses, Soldiers »

Antonea Evans, instructor, teaches a Military Knowledge class on Custom, Courtesies, Ceremonies and Traditions at the Family Resilience Center, Oct. 15. Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: Fort Bliss is the first place Alana Heitzer has been stationed as a military spouse, and soon after she arrived, she signed up for the Military Knowledge class through Army Family Team Building. “We got here three weeks ago,”…

Oct 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Military birthday balls perpetuate time-honored traditions »


By Lisa Smith Molinari, Special to the Fort Bliss Bugle: “This old thing? Only cost me $39.99 at Ross,” I bragged to other military wives in the ladies room of the Naval Station Newport Officer’s Club, Virginia, last weekend. Despite my seeming candor, I wouldn’t admit…

Oct 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

‘Iron Knights’ bring family to range during training »

Family members of Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment, explore the inside of a Bradley Fighting Vehicle during family day held Sept. 19 at Range 61 on the Doña Ana Range Complex, N.M. The family day was an opportunity for the family members to visit their Soldiers while out at their biannual gunnery qualification. The event allowed the spouses and children to see what their Soldiers do for the Army. Photos by Sgt. Kelsey Wagoner, 2nd Bct., 1st AD Public Affairs.

By Sgt. Kelsey Wagoner, 2nd Bct., 1st AD Public Affairs: The “Iron Knight” Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 35th Armor Regiment, routinely traverse arid environments to execute gunnery qualification tables twice a year prior to the biannual Network Integration Evaluation, or NIE. The gunnery tables ensure Soldiers…

Oct 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Fort Bliss ACS kicks off Make a Difference Week »

Tephanie Hopper, right, Fort Bliss Army Volunteer Corps manager, speaks during a Make a Difference Week kickoff event at the Army Community Service headquarters at Bldg. 2494 Ricker Road Monday.Photo by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: Fort Bliss kicked off Make a Difference Week with an ongoing donation drive at the Army Community Service at Bldg. 2494 Ricker Road Monday. “This year, instead of doing one day, we said, ‘We’re going to do a whole…

Oct 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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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 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 »
Runners of the first wave take off during the Army Ten-Miler celebrating the race’s 30th anniversary at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., Sunday. Photos by Staff Sgt. Jennifer C. Johnson, JFHQ-NCR/MDW Public Affairs .

Army 10-Miler takes off: Tens of thousands celebrate Army run’s 30th anniversary

By Staff Sgt. Jennifer C. Johnson, JFHQ-NCR/MDW Public Affairs: WASHINGTON – A total of 35,000 runners and 720 teams from around the globe came to the nation’s capital to participate in the annual Army Ten-Miler, celebrating the…

Oct 15 2014 / Read More »
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