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Unit News Lt. Col. Whitney B. Gardner, left, commander, 2nd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, speaks about his battalion’s mission to West Africa to members of the local media Nov. 19 at the Silas L. Copeland Arrival/Departure Air Control Group facility. Photo by Capt. Scott Walters, CAB, 1st AD Public Affairs.

Fight continues: CAB Soldiers deploy to West Africa to combat virus »

By Sgt. Alexander Neely, CAB, 1st AD Public Affairs: The second of three groups of Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, deployed Nov. 19…

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Sgt. Juan Orejel, right, helicopter repairer, Company D, 4th Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, shares a light moment with his wife Rachel while holding their daughter, Sophia, 6 months, moments before a farewell ceremony Nov. 18. Photos by Capt. Scott Walters, CAB, 1st AD Public Affairs.

4th Bn., 501st Avn. Regt. ‘Pistoleros’ dispatch advance party to Kuwait »

By Sgt. Alexander Neely, CAB, 1st AD Public Affairs: Outlined against a blue-gray November sky, the “Pistoleros” rode again. In Spanish history, they are known as gunfighters. Here, their name is…

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Sgt. Alexander Repass, standing, reload crew, 1st Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, instructs Spc. Craig Payne, forklift driver, 1st Bn., 43rd ADA, on picking up an empty missile canister and loading it on the guided missile transport using hand and arm signals, Nov. 17. Photos by Capt. Robert C. Dougherty, Btry. B, 1st Bn., 43rd ADA, 11th ADA Bde.

American, Japanese air defenders wrap up training »

By Capt. Robert C. Dougherty, Btry. B, 1st Bn., 43rd ADA, 11th ADA Bde: This year is the 50th anniversary of the Japanese Air Self Defense Forces conducting annual air defense…

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From left: Nicholas Hanlan, Spc. Brandy Hanlan, and Michael Hanlan stand in front of a 1968 Mercury Cougar they helped restore at the Fort Bliss Wounded Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Bliss.
Photos by Benny Ontiveros, WBAMC Public Affairs.

1968 was a very good year: Metal cat gets new life resumes purring »

By Benny Ontiveros, WBAMC Public Affairs: Wounded Warriors, family members and staff stood still while they witnessed a green cat move purposefully toward the Warrior Transition Battalion front doorstep. For…

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Spc. Dakota Tennant, right, unit guidon bearer and military policeman, 216th Military Police Company, Arkansas Army National Guard, is welcomed home by Maj. Gen. William Wofford, left, adjutant general, Arkansas National Guard, Nov. 14 at the Silas L. Copeland Arrival/Departure Air Control Group airfield, after he and his unit deplaned the aircraft after a tour in Afghanistan. Photo by Amabilia Payen, MAD, DPTMS Public Affairs.

216th Military Police Company returns to US »

By Amabilia Payen, Mobilization and Deployment, DPTMS Public Affairs: The 216th Military Police Company, Arkansas Army National Guard, returned to the U.S. at the Silas L. Copeland Arrival/Departure Air Control Group…

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Raleigh Matthews, deputy product manager, Capability Package Integration, briefs Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition Logistics and Technology, Oct. 31, during her visit to the NIE 15.1 held at Fort Bliss and its surrounding areas. Photo by Vanessa Flores, SoSE&I Public Affairs.

NIE 15.1 is more efficient, systems doing well »

By Vanessa Flores, SoSE&I Public Affairs: Prior to the conclusion of Network Integration Evaluation 15.1, Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, visited Fort Bliss to…

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UTEP receives multiple recognitions as ‘Military Friendly School’ »

By Elizabeth Ashby, UTEP Public Affairs: The University of Texas at El Paso has received repeated recognition as a military- and veteran-friendly school in rankings published by groups across the country.…

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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…

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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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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…

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Thanksgiving feast: Armed Services YMCA gives away dinners »

Spc. David Bielitz, Fort Bliss Garrison, places six turkeys on a table during the Armed Services YMCA 2014 Thanksgiving Food Drive giveaway at the Trading Post Friday.  Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: At the Fort Bliss Trading Post, where 1,100 bags of groceries were on the floor and boxes of turkeys were stacked seven high, more than two dozen Soldiers lined up along a series of tables Friday to help fellow…

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EP model railroader’s club makes history come alive »

Col. Jay Ferreira, chief of the Air Defense Artillery Test Division at Fort Bliss, holds up his son Michael to see a model train set at an open house held at the El Paso Historical & Model Railroad Association clubhouse in El Paso, Nov. 9. Photos by Sgt. Jarred Woods, 16th MPAD.

By Sgt. Jarred Woods, 16th MPAD: As the iron horse rounds the bend, steam bellowing from its nostrils, its shrill whistle pierces the air. Yet, the bustling city around this scene continues uninterrupted, leaving no indication of anything out of the ordinary. This scale-model railroad may…

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Freedom Crossing lights 40-foot tree for holiday season »

The Christmas tree at Freedom Crossing was illuminated during a ceremony held there Saturday. Photo by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: Kaitlyn Llanez patiently waited until the crowd of more than 5,000 people counted down from 20, and then she flicked the switch that turned on the lights of the Christmas tree at Freedom Crossing Saturday. In addition to the…

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Rio Bravo Medical Home observes one-year anniversary »

Herman Duncan, a medical laboratory technician at Rio Bravo Medical Home, performs a urinalysis on a specimen from a patient seen at Rio Bravo Nov. 19. Photo by Julia Yubeta, WBAMC Public Affairs.

By Julia Yubeta, WBAMC Public Affairs: William Beaumont Army Center’s first community medical home observed its one-year anniversary at its permanent location Nov. 19. William Evrage, group practice manager, hosted the ceremony and open house held at Rio Bravo Medical Home, 10460 Vista Del Sol. “Above…

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Charitable Christmas bazaar highlights German food »

Eva Culak, a native of Heidelberg, Germany, and owner of Eva Culak Jams and Jellies, hands Richard Doran a slice of her apple strudel during the German Christmas Bazaar 2014 at Bldg. 747 Carter Road Saturday. Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: Next year, Eva Culak will have to make several more apple strudel for the German Christmas Bazaar. At Saturday’s event, she sold out within the first hour. “I didn’t make enough,” she said. “They were gone so fast.” As…

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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…

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Col. Brant V. Dayley, Garrison Commander

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…

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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…

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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…

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Sports A family friend races Pvt. Tanner Woody’s car during a race held at the El Paso Speed Park. Woody is a helicopter mechanic in the National Guard and son of Lt. Col. Chris Woody, 1st Armored Division provost marshal. Photos by Lt. Col. Roland Miraco, 1st AD.

Go, go, go-cart: Racing is generational tradition for 1st AD Soldier, his family

By Sgt. 1st Class Joseph W. Wilbanks, 1st AD Public Affairs: Most families have traditions that they pass from generation to generation, such as a favorite recipe made during the holidays, a choice vacation spot or an…

Nov 25 2014 / Read More »
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.

1st AD Torch Week 2014

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Nov 19 2014 / Read More »
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