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Unit News Staff Sgt. Ursula Layton, El Paso Military Entrance Processing Station, gives Yvette Duchene, mother of Senior Airman Daniel R. Sanchez, flowers during the El Paso Military Entrance Processing Station Ceremony Room Dedication in honor of the warfighter at the MEPS on Fort Bliss Friday.  Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

MEPS room named Processing station honors fallen Air Force controller »

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: For years to come, when men and women entering the military through the El Paso Military Entrance Processing Station take their oath of enlistment…

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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 »

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Fort Bliss celebrates Women’s Equality Day »

Sgt. Andrea Griffith, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Fort Bliss Garrison Command, sings during the Fort Bliss Women’s Equality Day celebration at the Centennial Club Aug. 20. Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: When 24-year-old Harry Burn cast the deciding vote in favor of the constitutional amendment granting women the right to vote, he carried a letter in his pocket from his mother telling him, “Don’t forget to be a good boy,”…

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More than 900 job seekers attend job fair »

One of two lines to get into the Fort Bliss Hiring Fair that went down the hallway and around the corner at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center Aug. 21. Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Gabriela Gomez, Special to the Bugle: Job seekers formed two lines at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center as they signed up for the Fort Bliss Hiring Fair Aug. 21, and both lines snaked down the hallway and around the corner. More than 900 people…

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Dispelling bankruptcy myths »

By Capt. James Agosto, Fort Bliss Legal Assistance Office: If you are having problems paying or controlling your debts and are thinking about filing for bankruptcy, you are not alone. Many people contemplating bankruptcy think they will lose their citizenship, social security, retirement, or their house,…

Aug 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Tears on my toothbrush »

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By Lisa Smith Molinari, Special to the Fort Bliss Bugle: It didn’t hit me until I saw that smear of toothpaste on the sink this morning. I’d heard the stories. “I cried for an hour in the bathtub.” “I couldn’t get out of bed for a…

Aug 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

A Safe Ride Home: No D.U.I. El Paso gets you there »

Tyler Rouse, center, founder and CEO of No D.U.I. El Paso, goes over instructions with two volunteer designated drivers at a local nightclub in El Paso, Aug. 9. N.D.E.P. has numerous relationships with local establishments that can safely get you home after a night of socializing and drinking alcohol. Photos by Sgt. James Avery, 16th MPAD.

By Sgt. James Avery, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment: May 11 an 18-year-old Soldier assigned to Fort Bliss was involved in the deaths of two construction workers on I-10 East. The El Paso Police Department believes alcohol to be a factor in the on-going investigation. When…

Aug 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

USO, March of Dimes baby shower informs on pregnancy »

Lisa Pena-Franco, maternal child educator from Sierra Providence Health Network, El Paso, teaches mothers-to- be about baby care during the USO and March of Dimes Fort Bliss Baby Shower at the USO/First Light Federal Credit Union building on East Fort Bliss Aug. 15. Photo by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: The first-ever USO and March of Dimes Fort Bliss Baby Shower was so successful, organizers are looking for a larger venue for the next time around. The baby shower took place at the USO/First Light Federal Credit Union building…

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Plaque recognizing WW II detainees unveiled »

Col. Thomas E. Munsey, Fort Bliss garrison commander, left, and Bernie Sargent, chair of the El Paso County Historical Commission, right, unveil a picture the historical marker of the Fort Bliss Enemy Alien Detention Station, World War II at the Fort Bliss and Old Ironsides Museums Aug. 16. Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: Col. Thomas E. Munsey, Fort Bliss garrison commander, and Bernie Sargent, chair of the El Paso Historical Commission, unveiled a plaque Saturday that marks the site of an enemy alien internment camp located at Fort Bliss during World War…

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‘When the Lone Star State Met the Iron Curtain’ workshop comes to Bliss »

William McWhorter, right, a military historian for the Texas Historical Commission, conducts a mock oral history interview Aug. 16 at the Fort Bliss and Old Ironsides Museums with Sgt. 1st Class Wacinque BeMende, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Fort Bliss garrison, during one of one of a free series of oral history training workshops entitled, “When the Lone Star State Met the Iron Curtain. Photo by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: The history of the Cold War in Texas starts with El Paso, and members of the Texas Historical Commission want help learning about that history. Toward that end, William McWhorter, a military historian for the commission, traveled to Fort…

Aug 20 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 »
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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 »
Healthbeat Master Sgt. Dante Reese, a student at the United States Sergeants Major Academy, and his wife, Hayley, learn about nutrition care services offered through William Beaumont Army Medical Center and USASMA, during the Bienvenidos A Bliss Relocation Fair held Aug. 5 at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center on East Fort Bliss.   
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WBAMC providers offer health care tips for Fort Bliss newcomers

By Julia Yubeta , WBAMC Public Affairs: Military moves can be quite daunting.  New cities, new units, and even new routines for access to health care have to be adjusted to – this after moving an entire…

Aug 13 2014 / Read More »
To protect your children from the flu, the CDC recommends every child beginning at age 6 months receive an annual influenza vaccine. Photo by Judy Schmidt, CDC.

Flu shots: are your children prepared?

By Jacqueline D. Watkins , USAPHC: Parents, have your children received their annual influenza vaccines? Influenza, commonly known as “the flu,” is defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a contagious disease that…

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Sports Pfc. Milton Parada, a forward, with 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team,1st Armored Division tries to keep the ball in bounds during a scrimmage in El Paso Aug. 16. Photos by Staff Sgt. Kulani J. Lakanaria, 24th Press Camp HQ.

Being the best! Men’s Soccer Team fights to be best military team in the nation

By Staff Sgt. Kulani J. Lakanaria, 24th Press Camp HQ: The Fort Bliss Men’s Soccer Team is slated to compete in the prestigious Defender’s Cup Tournament hosted by Joint Base San Antonio Aug. 29 to Sept. 1…

Aug 27 2014 / Read More »
From left: Damien, Leyton, and Amara Smith and Franks K. Munene conduct stretching drills at Madeline Park in El Paso, July 31. The Smiths are participants of an El Paso Youth Sports Academy running program ran by Munene, who is the coach and president of FKM International Sports. Photo by Sgt. Jarred Woods, 16th MPAD.

Building a strong athletic foundation; Seasoned athlete trains youth

By Sgt. Jarred Woods , 16th MPAD: With youth sports programs catering mostly to older adolescents, young aspiring athletes are left with limited avenues to advance their skills. Franks K. Munene, head coach and president of FKM…

Aug 27 2014 / Read More »
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