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Passing of the sword Fort Bliss Garrison change of responsibility

Fort Bliss Garrison held a change of responsibility ceremony at the Fort Bliss and Old Ironsides Museum here Friday. Command Sgt. Maj. Bobby Breeden, third from left, relinquished responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Holschbach, second from left. Col. Mike Hester, far left, commander, Fort Bliss Garrison, presided over the ceremony. Photos by  Abigail Meyer, Fort Bliss Bugle Editor.

By Abigail Meyer, Fort Bliss Bugle Editor: (El Paso, Texas, March 30, 2017) According to Col. Mike Hester, Fort Bliss Garrison commander, command sergeants major are the fixers. Solving problems is what they do, sometimes before anyone knows an issue has arisen. Fort Bliss garrison said farewell to one senior enlisted adviser and welcomed another in […]


1st Sqdn., 1st Cav. Regt. hosts Iron Scout competition

First Lt. Chorn Pen, assigned to 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, completes the Air Assault School obstacle course here March 21 during the Iron Scout competition. Photos by Staff Sgt. Ricardo Branch, Fort Bliss Garrison Public Affairs

By Staff Sgt. Ricardo Branch, Fort Bliss Garrison Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, March 30, 2017) Soldiers assigned to 1st Armored Division participated in the annual Iron Scout competition hosted by the 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, here March 20 through 23. The three-day event tested scouting skills from […]


Hiring Our Heroes holds discussions, job fair, more at 3rd annual summit

Representatives from Automatic Data Processing, Amazon, Microsoft, Prudential, Booz-Allen Hamilton, CarMax and others participate in a panel discussion during the 3rd Annual Fort Bliss Transition Summit at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center here March 22. Photo by Spc. Jonathon Reed,  1st AD Public Affairs.

By Spc. Jonathon Reed, 1st Armored Division Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, March 30, 2017) The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program hosted the 3rd Annual Fort Bliss Transition Summit at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center here March 22 and 23. The event, designed for military members on Fort Bliss within 18 […]


WBAMC Soldiers earn Best Warrior distinction

From left, Sgt. Rusty Farias, 28, laboratory technician, and Spc. Tracy Walker, 31, computerized tomography scan technician, assigned to William Beaumont Army Medical Center, pose for a photo at the hospital Feb. 24. Officials recently named the pair the Troop Command’s “Best Warrior” noncommissioned officer and Soldier, respectively. The competition is a weeklong competition here testing Soldiers on mental, physical stamina and warrior task competence. Photo by Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs.

By Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, March 30, 2017)Two Soldiers with William Beaumont Army Medical Center’s Troop Command were selected as the military treatment facility’s Best Warriors, and will go on to represent WBAMC at higher command competitions. The trying, weeklong competition here Jan. 23 through 27 tested Soldiers on mental, physical stamina […]


GUNNERY TABLE IV 3rd Bn., 41st Inf. Regt. goes live: Soldiers prepared to qualify using .50 cal. machine guns and MK19 .40mm automatic grenade launchers

First Lt. Markus Caldwell, assigned to 3rd Bn., 41st Inf. Regt., 1st BCT, 1st AD, communicates from a Stryker during the unit’s annual gunnery Table IV at Doña Ana Range Complex, N.M., March 16. Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle 
Managing Editor.

By Wendy Brown,  Fort Bliss Bugle Managing Editor: (El Paso, Texas, March 30, 2017) DOÑA ANA RANGE COMPEX, N.M. – Soldiers assigned to 3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, practiced a variety of scenarios using moving Strykers and live rounds during their gunnery Table IV at Range 61 here […]


261st SSC bids farewell to commander, welcomes new one


By Sgt. 1st Class Shelia L. Cooper, 1st Armored Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, March 30, 2017) Soldiers from the 261st Signal Support Company, Special Troops Battalion, 1st Armored Division Sustainment Brigade, stood in formation during a change of command ceremony here March 20, in the company’s area of operation. They watched as […]


Come out and cheer on athletes Army Trials 2017 begin at Fort Bliss on Sunday

Army veteran Staff Sgt. Timothy Payne, from Raleigh, N.C., throws a discus at the 2016 U.S. Army Trials seated discus training session at the Mitchell W. Stout Physical Fitness Center track here March 3, 2016. Photos by Benny Ontiveros, WBAMC Public Affairs.

By Mike Brantley, Fort Bliss Installation Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, March 30, 2017) Nearly 100 wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans will compete in the U.S. Army Trials 2017 here Sunday through April 6. The Army Medical Command’s deputy chief of staff, Warrior Care and Transition conducts the Army Trials annually to help determine […]


Patients rank WBAMC’s Internal Medicine near top of Army clinics

Staff with William Beaumont Army Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Clinic are recognized as the Army’s third “Best of the Best” among all Primary Care Clinics and 16th “Best of the Best” for Primary Care Clerks and Receptionists, during a recognition ceremony at the IMC, March 14. The Army’s “Best of the Best” report recognizes Military Health Facilities that derive high outpatient clinic satisfaction scores on the Defense Health Agency’s Joint Outpatient Experience Survey. Photo by Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs.

By Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, March 30, 2017) William Beaumont Army Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Clinic was recognized for their professionalism and dedication to care in two categories of the newly implemented Defense Health Agency Joint Outpatient Experience Survey for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2017. The clinic was ranked […]


WBAMC lab tech honors grandfather, Bataan survivor

Jamie Myrick, laboratory technician, Rio Bravo Medical Home, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, displays a digital picture Feb. 7 of her grandfather, Fulgencio Callueng, a Bataan Death March survivor and World War II prisoner of war, receiving a Bronze Star for his actions during combat in the Southwest Pacific. Almost 75 years ago, approximately 75,000 American and Filipino Soldiers and civilians endured a forced transfer of about 65 miles after Imperial Japan’s invasion of the Philippines. Photos by Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs

By Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, March 30, 2017) WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M.- Almost 75 years ago, tens of thousands of American and Filipino prisoners of war were forced to march from the Philippine provinces of Bataan to Tarlac, about half the distance from Key West to Miami. An estimated 75,000 POWs, […]


WBAMC issues innovative newborn blanket to minimize SIDS

Spc. Samiya Winters, aviation operations specialist, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 1st Armored Div., and Spc. Deshau Winters, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division Artillery, holds her newborn son, Karson Winters, while wrapped with a safe sleep blanket, a toe-to-neck zip-up blanket designed to help newborns stay warm while reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, March 16. Photos by Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs.

By Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, March 30, 2017) For most expecting moms, preparation is crucial to a smooth delivery. The internet, books and magazines may provide moms insight into what to expect during labor, but what about after delivery? William Beaumont Army Medical Center, as part of the Military Treatment Facility’s Healthy […]

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