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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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Students experience military life

Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, assisted Junior Leadership El Paso students after lunch at the EST, simulated marksmanship ranges. They gave a block of instruction on the M4 carbine rifle weapon system and the proper protective equipment that Soldiers usually wear during training and deployments here May 17. Photos by Sgt. Kelsey L. Miller, 1st BCT, 1st AD Public Affairs.

By Sgt. Kelsey L. Miller, 1st BCT, 1st AD Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, May. 25, 2017) During a student’s high school years, many are trying to figure out what it is they really want to do with their life. The El Paso Chamber of Commerce provides high school students throughout the El Paso area a […]

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Asian American, Pacific Islander cultures celebrated, observed

A Polynesian performance group, Leilani and the Royal Islanders, performs during the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center, May 16. Photos by Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs.

By Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, May. 25, 2017) William Beaumont Army Medical Center hosted the annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Observance at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center here May 16. The observance featured cultural performances by Leilani and the Royal Islanders, a Polynesian performance group, and a martial […]

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Learning to live with stress

By Chaplain (Capt.) Simon Jackson, Special Troops Battalion, 1st AD Sustainment Brigade: (El Paso, Texas, May. 25, 2017) Stress is a fact of life for service men and women today. About one in three people faces stress every day, and 86 percent are stressed regularly, according to “Just in Time,” an international survey conducted recently by […]

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Eye on PIE: Soldiers teach students proper way to retreat the flag

Staff Sgt. Renaldo Caceres, second from left, and Staff Sgt. Samantha Dunn, right, assigned to 1st Battalion, 35th Armor Regiment “Iron Knights,” 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, show students how to fold the American flag at Cielo Vista Elementary School March 30. Photos by Joye Warren, Military Family Liaison, Cielo Vista Elementary School.

By Patricia Lopez, School Liaison Officer: (El Paso, Texas, May. 25, 2017)Partners in Education Soldier volunteers welcomed spring with many outdoor activities. Soldier volunteers sprang into action, making time between missions and student testing to assist students with tutoring, kite flying and a PTA Family Bingo Night that was fun for all participants. Each month, Eye […]

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Powell Elementary Special Games foster inclusion

Coaches from the fifth grade and athletes prepare to start the competition during the sixth annual Special Games at Colin Powell Elementary School May 18. Photos by Jonathan LeBlanc, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Jonathan LeBlanc, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: (El Paso, Texas, May. 25, 2017) “Go Powell Rangers” was the motto of the day. May 18 was a day filled with unity, team spirit and fun during the sixth annual General Colin L. Powell Elementary School Special Games. Cheered on by students, faculty and families, first through third […]

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Bliss High Five event recognizes stellar students

Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Holschbach, left, command sergeant major, Fort Bliss Garrison, and Col. Mike Hester, second from right, commander, Fort Bliss Garrison, pose with students from Bliss Elementary School during the High Five event at Biggs Park here Friday. Photo by Jonathan LeBlanc, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Jonathan LeBlanc, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: (El Paso, Texas, May. 25, 2017) It was a feel good day here at Biggs Park during the ninth annual High Five Student Recognition Ceremony. More than 400 students from districts across El Paso came out from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday to relax, have fun, learn […]

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Old Ironsides Mud Challenge Soldiers, friends and family dive in

Soldiers, service members, friends and family take part in the 2017 Old Ironsides Mud Challenge here Saturday. The Mud Challenge took the participants through a grueling five-mile course filled with a series of muddy, watery and physical obstacles to overcome. Photos by Ismael E. Ortega, Mobilization and Deployment, DPTMS Public Affairs.

By Ismael E. Ortega, Mobilization and Deployment, DPTMS Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, May. 18, 2017) As the rest of El Paso was taking it easy on their Saturday morning, nearly 800 motivated individuals ran, jumped and crawled through mud as part of the 5th Annual Old Ironsides Mud Challenge held here Saturday Hosted by Family […]

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‘Deployment Club’ a source of support for children

Members of the General Colin L. Powell Elementary School Deployment Club share a warm smile for a group photo during their deployment club meeting at lunch May 4. Photos by Jonathan LeBlanc, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Jonathan LeBlanc, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: (El Paso, Texas, May. 18, 2017) Deployment can be a challenging time for family and friends of service members. For spouses, taking care of the children, extra tasks and responsibilities around the house  is a heavy load to carry. It is also a time of uncertainty and change for […]

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