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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, […]

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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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Bataan Memorial Death March: attracts record number of marchers

Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Mace, left, and Spc. Michael Kringlie, right, assigned to the Arizona Army National Guard, march Sunday. Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Managing Editor.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Managing Editor: (El Paso, Texas, March 23, 2017) WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. – Hundreds of marchers from Fort Bliss and El Paso were among the record number of about 7,200 participants in the 28th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March here Sunday. The annual march honors the thousands of American […]

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CYS deployment benefits lessen load for families

Zanea Waki, left, 10, and Zamara Waki, 5, play at the Fort Bliss Child and Youth Services office while their mom re-registers them March 14. Photo by Abigail Meyer, Fort Bliss Bugle Editor.

By Abigail Meyer, Fort Bliss Bugle Editor: (El Paso, Texas, March 23, 2017) Deployments are a fact of life for military families. However, there are support systems in place to lessen the load of family members back at home station. Fort Bliss Child and Youth Services offers several benefits to family members with deployed service members. […]

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Star City Tattoo expo attracts 5,000

Pfc. Cody St. George, assigned to 1st Battalion, 35th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, gets a tattoo in honor of his brother at the 2nd Annual Star City Tattoo and Arts Expo at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center here Friday. Photo by Spc. Jonathon Reed, 1st AD Public Affairs.

By Spc. Jonathon Reed, 1st Armored Division Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, March 23, 2017) The Army and tattoos go together like Chinese buffets and chocolate pudding – that is to say a seemingly unexpected combination that’s almost ubiquitous. But unlike the mysterious chocolate pudding, a look beyond the surface of the Army’s association with tattoos […]

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El Paso VVA remembers combat, recognizes contributions of combat veterans

Humberto M. Nevarez, president, El Paso Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 574, salutes the flag, signaling the start of the group’s monthly meeting at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post 10354 in East El Paso March 8. Photos by Staff Sgt. Ricardo J. Branch, Fort Bliss Garrison Public Affairs.

By Staff Sgt. Ricardo J. Branch, Fort Bliss Garrison Public Affairs : (El Paso, Texas, March. 16, 2017) Two veterans, one from World War II and the Korean War, and the other from the Vietnam War, struggled to keep their composure as they stood before the members of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 574, in […]

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Local recruits learn basic Army skills, prepare for future career

Luis Ramirez learns to salute properly during the Recruiting Field Day at the 1st Lt. Paul A. Noel Parade Field here March 4. Photos by Abigail Meyer, Fort Bliss Bugle  Editor.

By Abigail Meyer, Fort Bliss Bugle Editor: (El Paso, Texas, March. 16, 2017) “Yes, sergeant!” Future Soldiers and their friends caught on quickly as Soldiers assigned to 1st Armored Division’s Iron Training Detachment taught them a little about Army life. Acknowledging they understood, or at least heard, the instructions given by the ITD Soldiers, the sound […]

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14th German Spring Bazaar aids community

Heidi Robeson, left, looks over cakes as Christine Morrow, volunteering for the Morgen Café, helps serve during the 14th Annual German Spring Bazaar at 747 Carter Road here Saturday. The Morgen Café donated proceeds from the cakes to a variety of organizations, including the El Paso Humane Society, Ben’s Pet Pantry and the Reynolds Home. Photo by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Managing Editor.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Managing Editor: (El Paso, Texas, March. 16, 2017) The 14th Annual German Spring Bazaar here Saturday did not have an admission fee, but people lined up at the bratwurst stand as though they had to eat at least one to get inside. Jerald Starks bought one for each member of […]

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USASMA, DEA partner to honor fallen

Future sergeants major from the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy perform the buddy carry event as part of the Maltz Challenge in honor of fallen service members here March 9. Photo by Master Sgt. Jose Fernando Raymundo, USASMA.

By Master Sgt. Michelle M. Johnson, U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy: (El Paso, Texas, March. 16, 2017) Students from the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy collaborated with the Drug Enforcement Agency to honor fallen Soldiers and leaders as part of the El Paso area DEA Maltz Challenge here March 9. More than 300 future sergeants major […]

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2-3 FA ‘Walk to Afghanistan’

Capt. Rafael Chico-Lugo, commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Bn., 3rd Field Artillery Regt., DIVARTY, leads his Soldiers during a run on Pershing Road in the “Walk to Afghanistan” on Feb.16. Courtesy photo.

By Capt. Rafael Chico-Lugo, HHB, 2nd Bn., 3rd FA, DIVARTY: (El Paso, Texas, March 16, 2017) Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division Artillery, gathered on the Sheridan Road track and joined spouses of Soldiers in the unit in the “Walk to Afghanistan” on Feb. 16. In […]

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