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Unit News First Lt. Matt Powell, executive officer, Company D, 4th Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, attaches a vehicle identification tag at the Fort Bliss line-haul station Friday. The equipment is being sent to Kuwait with an advance party ahead of the rest of 4th Bn., 501st Avn. Regt., CAB, 1st AD, which deploys in early December to conduct security operations in the region. Photo by Sgt. Alexander Neely, CAB  Public Affairs.

Preserving peace: CAB begins security mission in Kuwait »

By Sgt. Alexander Neely, CAB Public Affairs: Soldiers of the 4th Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, 1st Armored Division, are scheduled to deploy to Kuwait in December in an effort to help…

Nov 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Sixty-eight Soldiers, Seamen, Airmen and Marines who were deployed to Africa as part of Operation United Assistance return to the U.S. Tuesday after landing at Biggs Army Airfield. Earlier this month the Department of Defense identified Fort Bliss as a controlled monitoring installation for all military service members returning from Operation United Assistance. Photos by Sgt. Brandon A. Bednarek, 1st AD Public Affairs.

Bliss receives initial Operation United Assistance cohort »

By 1st Armored Division Public Affairs: As part of the United States’ effort to prevent the Ebola virus from being introduced and transmitted to America, the Department of Defense announced…

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A Soldier assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, uses a radio inside a mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicle equipped with the DRS MCOTM & MICP platforms during the Network Integration Evaluation 14.2, at Fort Bliss, Texas. The system received additional testing during NIE 15.1 throughout October to provide the best capability for the future of Army Battle Command Systems and Force 2025. For more on this story, see page 3A. Photos by Staff Sgt. Richard Andrade, 16th MPAD.

Bliss completes Force 2025 communications system testing »

By Sgt. James Avery and Staff Sgt. Christopher Blakeslee, 16th MPAD: The Brigade Modernization Command has completed their latest field test of the second increment of the Warfighter Information Network-tactical communication…

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(Below) Two Chu-SAM missiles were launched at a live target, Nov. 7, during a demonstration at McGregor Range, NM, for the 50th Anniversary of the JGSDF Annual Service Practice. Photos by Amabilia Payen, Mobilization Branch, DPTMS Public Affairs.

50th Anniversary of firing missles: Japanese army celebrates partnership with U.S. Army »

Story By Amabilia Payen, Mobilization and Deployment, DPTMS Public Affairs: Since 1964, the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force has been practicing their missile firing skills at McGregor Range, New Mexico…

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During a mass causality training exercise, Soldiers assigned to 47th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, triage multiple wounded warfighters before transporting them to the Field Medical Station during the Network Integration Evaluation 15.1. Photos by Sgt. Drake Francis, 2nd BCT, 1st AD Public Affairs.

Charlie Med’s ‘We train as we fight’ 47th BSB sharpen skills during MASCAL »

By Sgt. Drake Francis, 2nd BCT, 1st AD Public Affairs: Soldiers with 47th Brigade Support Battalion sharpened their medical service skills during a mass casualty training exercise that took place at…

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Spc. Nicholas Hernandez, right, Patriot launching station enhanced operator and maintainer, and Spc. Derick Root, left, Patriot fire control enhanced operator and maintainer, both with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, train on sending maintenance reports during Post Deployment Build 7 upgrades at West Fort Bliss, Nov. 12. The PDB7 upgrades will continue through December and will allow the battalion to become fully mission-capable and ready for their upcoming deployments. Courtesy photo.

1st Bn., 43rd ADA conducts PDB7 upgrades »

By Warrant Officer John C. Roeder, 1st Bn., 43rd ADA: Service members of 1st Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery, “Cobra Strike,”11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, are conducting Post Deployment Build 7…

Nov 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Senior Airman Chris Colyer, electrical environmental systems specialist, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, heads back to his vehicle after completing electrical pre-flight checks prior to A-10 jets taking flight for a training mission Nov. 3 at Fort Bliss. Photo bt Sgt. Larry B. Barnhill, 24th Press Camp Headquarters.

JFOs, JTACs build synergy during Operations Hustler Trough »

By Staff Sgt. George F. Gutierrez, 24th Press Camp Headquarters: The Joint Fires Observer Memorandum of Agreement, defines a JFO as “a trained Soldier who can request, adjust and control surface-to-surface…

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Spc. Michael Bocanegra, intelligence analyst, Co. D, 16th Eng. Bn., 1st BCT, 1st AD, plots points on a map in preparation for land navigation at Fort Bliss Oct. 16. Photos by Capt. Kenneth King, Co. D, 16th Eng. Bn., 1st BCT, 1st AD.

Soldiers challenged during ‘Ready First’ military intelligence qualification tables »

By Capt. Kenneth King, Co. D, 16th Eng. Bn., 1st BCT, 1st AD: It is vital for Soldiers to be “squared away.” This means battle buddies can count on one another…

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From left: Col. John “Lanier” Ward, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss chief of staff; Laura Hicks; retired Command Sgt. Maj. Harry E. Hicks, Jr.; Liz McKenrick and Brig. Gen. Terrence J. McKenrick, 1st AD and Fort Bliss deputy commanding general, stand during the Veterans Day 2014 ceremony at Memorial Circle Friday. Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

Bliss celebrates Veterans Day: ‘We must remember them … We must appreciate them’ »

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Harry E. Hicks, Jr., keynote speaker at this year’s Fort Bliss Veterans Day ceremony, received a standing ovation from the…

Nov 12 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…

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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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Flash mob hits food court: Fort Bliss Recycling Program educates at lunch »

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Spc. Tyler Rice, back row left, assigned to 3rd Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Battalion, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, sings with Chester E. Jordan Elementary School students during a flash mob for the Fort Bliss Recycling Program at the Freedom Crossing food court Friday. Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: Little did anyone know the Fort Bliss Recycling Hero had so many helpers – until lunchtime Friday at the Freedom Crossing food court, that is. That’s when all 70 of them came seemingly out of nowhere dressed in capes,…

Nov 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Education center, Kaplan form War Eagle University, open doors »

Wade Dyke, president of Kaplan University; Lt. Col Jeremy Willingham; Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel O’Brien; retired Command Sgt. Maj. of the Army Jack Tilley; and other members of the Kaplan University staff cut a ribbon, officially opening War Eagle University during a ceremony Nov. 2 here. Photo by Sgt. Benjamin Kullman, 1st AD Public Affairs.

By Sgt. Benjamin Kullman, 1st AD Public Affairs: In a relatively short amount of time, the Soldiers of the 93rd Military Police Battalion here will have the opportunity to earn their associates degrees based on their previous military training and accomplishments. A joint venture with the…

Nov 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

German soldiers at Bliss observe National Day of Mourning »

Lt. Col. Martin Herter, German Air Force Air Defense Center deputy commander, stands in front of Soldiers and wreathes during a prayer in honor of the German National Day of Mourning at Fort Bliss National Cemetery Sunday.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: German soldiers observe their country’s annual National Day of Mourning wherever they are stationed around the globe, and on Sunday that included Fort Bliss – located 5,580 miles away from the German capital of Berlin Back in Berlin, an…

Nov 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Fort Bliss Education Fair highlights opportunities for higher learning »

Pvt. Kainin Tanner, assigned to the 86th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, talks to Gloria Miller, an El Paso Community College counselor, during the Fort Bliss Education Fair at Freedom Crossing Tuesday. Photo by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: Pvt. Kainin Tanner, assigned to the 86th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, arrived at Fort Bliss only 10 days ago, and while continuing his in-processing routine Tuesday, he stopped by the Fort Bliss Education Fair at Freedom Crossing here. “I wanted…

Nov 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

School hosts Veterans Day event with Bliss partner unit »

Lt. Col. Anthony Behrens, commander, 3rd Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery, 11th ADA Brigade, asks a Nixon Elementary School student a question during a Veterans Day assembly in the school’s cafeteria Nov. 10. El Paso’s Nixon Elementary is the unit’s Partners in Education school. Photo by Staff Sgt. Candice Harrison,  11th ADA Bde. Public Affairs.

By Staff Sgt. Candice Harrison, 11th ADA Bde. Public Affairs: El Paso’s Dr. L.A. Nixon Elementary School, the Partners in Education school with a Fort Bliss air defense artillery unit here, hosted a Veterans Day assembly Nov. 10 in the school’s cafeteria. The guest speaker at…

Nov 19 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: The garrison command plays a critical role in the overall success of the installation, proudly performing the same role the garrison has performed since 1893. The garrison is comprised of…

Jun 18 2014 / Read More »
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Dayley’s Update…

By Col. Brant V. Dayley, Garrison Commander: (Editor’s note: The June 5 column was incorrectly identified as the last in an ongoing series. The column below is the final installment. The Bugle apologizes for this error.) This…

Jun 11 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 Donjuan Brown, a native of Savannah, Ga., assigned to 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, runs with the football during a flag football game Friday. The flag football tournament was one of the events held during 1st Armored Division’s Torch Week on Fort Bliss.  Photos by Sgt. Aaron Braddy, 4th BCT, 1st AD.

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Competitors prepare to start a heat of the men’s 100-meter butterfly event during the Commander’s Cup swim meet Thursday at the Aquatics Training Center on East Fort Bliss. Photos by Dustin Perry, Fort Bliss Bugle Community Editor .

Competition cools off: 4th Bde. ‘Highlanders’ take top honors in intramural swim meet

By Dustin Perry, Fort Bliss Bugle Community Editor: Though their unit nickname includes the word “land” in it, the Soldiers of 4th Brigade, 1st Armored Division, proved equally at home in the water when they won the…

Nov 12 2014 / Read More »
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