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Soldiers assigned to 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, roll out to the range during a joint live-fire coordination exercise, part of Iron Focus 2017, in the Chihuahuan Desert May 9. Iron Focus is a brigade certification exercise before the unit heads to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., this August. The exercise concluded yesterday. Photos by Abigail Meyer,  Fort Bliss Bugle Editor.

By Abigail Meyer, Fort Bliss Bugle Editor: (El Paso, Texas, May. 25, 2017) First Armored Division and Fort Bliss made a commitment to families of Soldiers who lost their lives in combat – to never forget their service and sacrifice. Since Sept. 11, 2001, the names of Soldiers who passed away in combat are added to […]

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Fueling the fight

Soldiers assigned to the 504th Composite Supply Company, 142nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Armored Division Sustainment Brigade, conduct a “refuel on the move” operation in support of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division’s Iron Focus 17 near Orogrande, N.M., Sunday. Photos by Abigail Meyer, Fort Bliss Bugle Editor .

By Abigail Meyer, Fort Bliss Bugle Editor: OROGRANDE, N.M. – Soldiers need fuel to maneuver. While the vast training areas of Fort Bliss provide ample space for training and exercises, ensuring readiness and lethality, there aren’t many fuel points to be found. That’s where Soldiers assigned to the 504th Composite Supply Company, 142nd Combat Sustainment Support […]

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1-1 CAV scouts reflect on winning the Gainey Cup

Back row, from left, Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Drury, command sergeant major, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Pvt. Jeremy Blevins, Staff Sgt. Juan Rocha (the team’s coach), Spc. Ryan French, Lt. Gen. Paul Funk, commander, III Corps, Sgt. Joseph Main, Lt. Col. David Wright, commander, 1st Sqdn., 1st Cav. Regt., 2nd BCT, 1st AD, and bottom row, from left, Col. Charles Lombardo, commander, 2nd BCT, 1st AD, Sgt. Zachary Diglio, Staff Sgt. Eric Atkinson and Spc. Timothy Wood, pose for a photo at 1st AD Headquarters here May 11 after Funk presented coins to the squad for winning the Gainey Cup at Fort Benning, Ga May 4. Photo by Abigail Meyer Fort Bliss Bugle Editor.

By Sgt. Kelsey L. Miller, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, May. 25, 2017) Few things get the adrenaline pumping like a good competition, especially when you are masters of your trade. Six scouts assigned to 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, experienced this […]

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Team Leader Course: Four-day event certifies in basic tasks, mission planning and situational training

Heimall participates in team leader training at the Forward Operating Base Camp Guardian Freedom training area here May 16.   Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Managing Editor.

By Wendy Brown,  Fort Bliss Bugle Managing Editor: (E Paso, Texas, May. 25, 2017) As if on cue, almost as soon as a squad of Soldiers began planning a reconnaissance mission into the desert, a sand storm complete with 70 mph winds kicked up in Forward Operating Base Freedom and Training Area 62 here May 16. […]

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1st AD Sust. Bde. command team attends KLE hours after arrival

Command Sgt. Maj. Sean Howard, left, senior enlisted adviser, 1st Armored Division Sustainment Brigade, sits next to Col. Michael Lalor, right, commander, 1st AD Sust. Bde., during their first key leader engagement at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 17. The engagement took place only hours after their arrival into theater.  . Photos by Sgt. Christopher Schmiett, 1st AD Sust. Bde. Public Affairs.

By Sgt. Christopher Schmiett, 1st Armored Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs: BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – The 1st Armored Division Sustainment Brigade’s command team and other leaders participated in a key-leader engagement within hours after their arrival here May 17. The meeting allowed Col. Michael Lalor, commander, 1st AD Sust. Bde., and Command Sgt. Maj. Sean Howard, […]

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The ‘Direwolves’ take on Table VIII certification

Soldiers assigned to Battery D, “Direwolves,” 5th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense “Team Deuce” Artillery, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, hook power and cables to the radar as part of the Table VIII gunnery exercise as graders and other Soldiers look on here April 24. The exercise prepared and certified Btry. D for real-world operations. Courtesy photo.

By 2nd Lt. Lashondra Maddox, 5th Battalion, 52nd ADA Regt., 11th ADA Bde: (El Paso, Texas, May. 25, 2017) In a shelter humming with monitors, radios and a busy crew of one nodal network systems operator maintainer, a Patriot fire control enhanced operator and maintainer and an air defense artillery officer, the trio anticipated the sound […]

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Parent and Baby Swim Lessons prepare babies for water

Easton Atchison, 10 months, chases after a ball in the pool with his mother, Marie Atchison, during the Parent and Baby Swim Lessons at the Aquatics Training Center here Saturday. Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Managing Editor.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Managing Editor: (El Paso, Texas, May. 25, 2017)By week eight of the Parent and Baby Swim Lessons at the Aquatics Training Center here, the babies in the pool swimming round and round (with their parents), were all smiles and happiness. It wasn’t always that way, however. Emily Nave, who participated in […]

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Bliss Happenings

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Bliss Briefs:(El Paso, Texas, May. 25, 2017)  Office Closure: The Fort Bliss Legal Assistance and Claims Offices, located on the first floor of Bldg. 113 on Pershing Rd., will be closed all day Friday and Monday. Office Closure: The Directorate of Human Resources will have reduced operations Friday. The directorate is closed Monday. As an […]

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Revamped Fisher House at WBAMC reopens

The Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher House located on the William Beaumont Army Medical Center campus reopened after being closed for more than a year for renovations, May 12. The Fisher House provides military-affiliated families room and board at no cost throughout the duration of inpatient care for  service members, retirees or veterans at local health care facilities. Photos by Marcy Sanchez,  WBAMC Public Affairs.

By Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, May 25, 2017) The Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher House located on the William Beaumont Army Medical Center campus reopened after being closed for more than a year for renovations May 12. The Fisher House, as it is commonly referred to, provides military-affiliated families room and board at […]

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Leadership El Paso Class 39 visits Fort Bliss

Col. Mike Hester, commander, Fort Bliss Garrison, speaks to members of Leadership El Paso’s Class 39 at the Fort Bliss and Old Ironsides Museum here May 12. Photo by Terri Rangel, Fort Bliss Public Affairs.

By Staff Sgt. Killo Gibson, 3rd BCT, 1st AD Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, May. 25, 2017) Members of Leadership El Paso’s Class 39 traveled to Fort Bliss for its annual visit where they had the opportunity to experience some military training simulators May 12. Leadership El Paso is the city’s premier leadership program that fosters […]

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