Unit News First Lts. Stephen Willson and Zachary Wise, 4th Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, “Buffalos,” 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, participate in a 500-meter swim in Victory Pond during the Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Ga., April 11. Photos courtesy of Michael Wise.

Buffalo Rangers: Ready First Soldiers represent 1st AD in Best Ranger Competition »

By Staff Sgt. Kristen Duus-Vasquez , 1st BCT, 1st AD Public Affairs: Sixty hours. Sixty hours of grueling physical and mental exertion. With more than 20 events, and less than 20…

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Col. Carey M. Wagen, right, commander, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st  Armored Division, passes the battalion colors to Lt. Col. Timothy D. Hummel, left, incoming commander, 127th Aviation Support Battalion, CAB, 1st AD, as the “Work Horse” Battalion says farewell to Lt. Col. Danford A. Kern, outgoing commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Rainge, outgoing command sergeant major, and welcomes Lt. Col. Tim Hummel and incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Lawrence D. Dougherty in a change of command and responsibility ceremony held at the 127th ASB hangar at Biggs Army Airfield April 11.  Photo by Spc. Aimee Prater, 127th ASB, CAB, 1st AD   .

127th ASB holds change of command, responsibility ceremony at Biggs Airfield »

By Spc. Aimee Prater, 127th ASB, CAB, 1st AD: April 11 was a very emotional day for the Soldiers of 127th Aviation Support Battalion, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, as…

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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 »

Correction in Dec. 12 Bugle »

A 15-foot cornucopia overflows with produce Thanksgiving Day in the McGregor range DFAC. The facility received a gold medal for 1st Armored Division Commanding General’s Best Decorated Dining Facility Competition 2013.

CORRECTION: In the Dec. 12 Bugle, it was inadvertently stated that Brig. Gen. Scott McKean, was the 1st Armored Division and…

Dec 20 2013 / No Comment / Read More »

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Easter-Avaganza: Families parade through Aerovista in celebration of holiday »

Yvette Montez waves as she walks in the Easter Parade with her son Jose Fernando Montez, 3, during Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Easter-Avaganza at Biggs Park April 19. Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: Sgt. Paul Martinez and Spc. Cameron McKnight are not only neighbors; they also work together at the 125th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division. Neither of them have any family in the Fort Bliss area,…

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Combat aviators host tribute to Holocaust victims, survivors »

Participants of the Days of Remembrance “Confronting the Holocaust American Responses” ceremony pause for a photo displaying awards previously received as a token of appreciation for their participation at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center April 9. The 2014 Days of Remembrance commemorates the anniversaries of two significant events in Holocaust history: the refuge crisis in the spring of 1939 and the deportation of Hungarian Jews five years later. Photo by  Capt. James J. King, CAB, 1st AD Public Affairs.

By Sgt. Brandon A. Bednarek , 1st AD CSM Public Affairs: For more than 70 years, Holocaust victims and their descendants have shared haunting tales of a hidden war – a war of imprisonment, torture and genocide. And, despite their liberation from a life of inconceivable…

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McGregor contract workers’ outstanding service recognized »

Tatitlek contract workers at McGregor Range, N.M., display Certificates of Achievement received from Tatitlek Corporation staff for exceptional performance on a project. Assistant Project Manager Hector LaBianca, left, presented the certificates April 10 to heavy-equipment operators, second from left, Ernie Lonvelin, Guadalupe Amesquita and Kevin D. Waller, for completing a project two weeks early. Photos by Tulara McCauley, DoMaD Public Affairs.

By Tulara McCauley , DoMaD Public Affairs: McGREGOR RANGE, N.M. – Workers assigned to the logistics team, Directorate of Mobilization and Deployment, were recognized for exceptional work performance by Tatitlek Corporation staff here April 10. Project Manager Hector LaBianca presented the awards during two ceremonies. “All…

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DES offers Dutch man international experience »

Mike Van Veghel, a volunteer at the Fort Bliss Directorate of Emergency Services and a Netherlands native, charges radio batteries at the military police station headquarters April 11. Photo by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: Last year, Mike Van Veghel graduated from college in his home country of the Netherlands with a degree in law enforcement. This year, he is gaining additional experience at the Fort Bliss Directorate of Emergency Services. His father, Sgt.…

Apr 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Commentary Col. Brant V. Dayley, Garrison Commander

Dayley’s Update…

By Col. Brant V. Dayley, Garrison Commander: Spring is finally here and all over Fort Bliss I see Soldiers and families spending time enjoying the sunshine and fresh air. I am also seeing several young four-legged companions…

Apr 23 2014 / Read More »
Col. Brant V. Dayley, Garrison Commander

Dayley’s Update…

By Col. Brant V. Dayley, Garrison Commander: At towns and installations across the nation, April is recognized as the Month of the Military Child. Those of us growing up, and raising families, in a military lifestyle knew…

Apr 16 2014 / Read More »
Healthbeat Melissa Ramirez, a medical laboratory technologist in the microbiology laboratory at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, monitors the newly acquired instrumentation that allows molecular laboratory diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections. The state of the art technology allows diagnosis of gonorrhea and chlamydia infections within one hour. Photo by Julia Yubeta, WBAMC Public Affairs.

STD Awareness Month Prevent sexually transmitted diseases

By Michael Lorilla, Epidemic and Disease Control Program, WBAMC: Sexually transmitted diseases also known as sexually transmitted infections continue to be an alarming epidemic within our military and civilian communities. We all must acknowledge that there is…

Apr 16 2014 / Read More »
Dr. Carlos Neira-Juarez, physician at Internal Medicine Clinic William Beaumont Army Medical Center, provides information to a patient. Patients should always talk with their provider before taking supplements. Photo by Julia Yubeta, WBAMC Public Affairs.

Testosterone supplements: Long-term risks, benefits unknown

By Kay Josephson, WBAMC Nutrition Care: Do you feel lethargic, depressed, decreased libido? Do you have difficulty concentrating, irritability and low sense of well-being? Maybe you need some testosterone….Or not. Testosterone supplementation has become very popular lately.…

Apr 2 2014 / Read More »
Sports Michaela Dorf leads a Stroller off Stress fitness class at Biggs Park on Fort Bliss April 18. Photo by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

Gym-class guinea pig: Stroller off Stress

A novice takes on Fort Bliss fitness classes By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff Stroller off Stress is in full swing at Biggs Park, and a little girl chants, “Go mom! Go mom!” as her mother…

Apr 23 2014 / Read More »
Nicole Vienneau, a Fitmarc representative who traveled from Fort Worth, Texas, to teach a Les Mills Body Pump class, leads the class at the Joshua W. Soto Physical Fitness Center Friday. Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

Body Pump tested: Fort Bliss test drives Les Mills fitness fad

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: Of the nearly 40 people who showed up at 2 p.m. Friday to test a Les Mills Body Pump fitness class at the Joshua W. Soto Physical Fitness Center, many…

Apr 16 2014 / Read More »
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