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Sweet Homecoming


Sgt. Jose Ramirez, CAB, 1st AD Public Affairs Pfc. Jeremy Frazier, being hugged, 4th Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, poses for a photograph with his family after returning from an eight-month deployment to the Middle East in support of Operation Spartan Shield, June 28, at Biggs Army Airfield.  


Are we clear?

“Ready First” Soldiers

Spc. George Denno, Operations Group, National Training Center “Ready First” Soldiers assigned to 3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, clear a building during Decisive Action Rotation 15-08 at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., June 12. The NTC uses specially built structures equipped with ballistic concrete to train up Soldiers […]


Social media antics postings can ruin career, misrepresent military

U.S. Army Illustration

By Amy Perry, Fort Lee Public Affairs: FORT LEE, Va. – Social media is very pervasive these days. As a new generation of Soldiers – all well-versed in the various aspects of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – join the ranks, senior leaders across the installation are taking steps to ensure these troops realize the impact of […]


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 expected to depart for the Mediterranean in about two weeks aboard the ship MV Cape Ray to destroy chemical weapons from Syria. The nearly 650-foot-long ship, now in Portsmouth, will travel to a yet-to-be specified […]


Correction in Dec. 12 Bugle

A 15-foot cornucopia overflows with produce Thanksgiving Day in the McGregor range DFAC. The facility received a gold medal for 1st Armored Division Commanding General’s Best Decorated Dining Facility Competition 2013.

CORRECTION: In the Dec. 12 Bugle, it was inadvertently stated that Brig. Gen. Scott McKean, was the 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss commanding general. Brig. Gen. Scott McKean is the 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss deputy commanding general of operations. The Bugle regrets the error in fact.


AFAP conference ends CG out briefed on proposed changes

Maj. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland, 1st AD and Fort Bliss commanding general, speaks to the participants of the 2013 Fort Bliss Army Family Action Plan Conference. Photo by Daniela Vestal, Fort Bliss Garrison Public Affairs.

By Daniela Vestal, Fort Bliss Garrison Public Affairs: The Fort Bliss Army Family Action Plan Conference wrapped up a week of hard work with an out brief to Maj. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland, 1st AD and Fort Bliss commanding general. AFAP has long been one of the most effective ways Army communities have to communicate with […]


Dining Facility Operations Schedule


Dining Facility Operations Schedule – November 2013.    


Tossing and turning 3-1 medics train for vehicle rollovers

Spc. Jeri Lucas, a medical specialist assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, is turned upside down in a simulated vehicle rollover at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Sept. 27. Photo by Spc.  Christopher Smythers, 3rd BCT, 1st AD Public Affairs.

By Spc. Christopher Smythers, 3rd BCT, 1st AD Public Affairs Fort Irwin, Calif. – Hazards associated with combat can be difficult to replicate safely. Dangers lurk on the battlefield, which threaten life and limb, and being thrust into hazardous situations can cause Soldiers to pause when action is required to avoid harm. One way to prevent […]


Flores family selected as AUSA Volunteer Family of the Year

1st Sgt. Tommy Flores, Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 11th ADA Brigade, his wife Laura, and two children, Carlos and Zanayah, receive the Association of the United States Army’s Volunteer Family of the Year award Nov. 21 at the AUSA annual conference and expo in Washington D.C. Courtesy photo.

By Maranatha Bivens, AUSA Family Programs: Washington– These attributes could be used to describe so many military families that someone could assume they’re issued with military orders. It’s no secret that military families are exceptional, but some, like the Flores family, step away from the pack with their extraordinary efforts. The Flores family – 1st Sgt. […]


Budget crisis McHugh: Cuts affecting readiness

Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno said budget cuts, sequestration and continuing resolutions have exacted “great cost” on Army readiness, during remarks at the 2013 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, in Washington, D.C. Photo by E.J. Hersom, Department of Defense.

By C. Todd Lopez, Army News Service: Washington – Budget cuts, sequestration and continuing resolutions have exacted “great cost” on Army readiness, said the Army’s secretary. During the opening of the 2013 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C., Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh said the Army has […]

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