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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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All Army boxing coach teaches deployed Soldiers

Sgt. 1st Class Joel Vallete, not pictured, signal section chief of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, supervises a training bout between two of his students on May 11 at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania. He teaches about a sport he’s very passionate about and it shows in his students. Each one gives their all when it’s time to train, creating an environment of camaraderie between all boxers on the base. Photos by Pvt. Nicholas Vidro, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.

By Pvt. Nicholas Vidro  , 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment: (El Paso, Texas, May. 18, 2017) MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania – A glowing set of gloves flash about each other as two men circle warily. Using a succession of rapid jabs and calculated hooks, their feet dance in a concrete ring against the backdrop of […]

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Structured PT leads to fitness gains

Pfc. Rolando Medrano, front, and Warrant Officer Alberto Martinez do log lifts near the 204th Military Intelligence Battalion headquarters here Tuesday. Photos by Abigail Meyer, Fort Bliss Bugle Editor .

By Abigail Meyer, Fort Bliss Bugle Editor: (El Paso, Texas, May. 11, 2017) Soldiers have to stay physically fit, ready to pass an Army Physical Fitness Test at any time. However, to get into specialized schools and courses, Soldiers may need to step up their physical training and do more than pushups, sit-ups and a run. […]

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Staying fit downrange

Pfc. Michael Butler, center, participates in the deadlift event of the competition at Advisory Platform Lightning, Paktia Province, Afghanistan. Courtesy photos.

ADVISORY PLATFORM LIGHTNING, Afghanistan – Comanche Troop, 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, held a physical training competition consisting of 11 events to measure Soldiers’ physical fitness in mid-April. Staff Sgt. Cody Taylor created the competition to gauge Soldiers’ physical readiness outside of the standard Army Physical Fitness Test. […]

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Fitness Throwdown challenges competitors

Participants ride 2 miles on a stationary bicycle during the 2nd annual Fitness Throwdown at the Joshua W. Soto Physical Fitness Center multipurpose field here Saturday. Photos by Abigail Meyer, Fort Bliss Bugle Editor.

By Abigail Meyer, Fort Bliss Bugle Editor: (El Paso, Texas, April 27, 2017) “Stay strong, stay strong,” called fitness instructors and friends as competitors rowed as fast as possible. Soldiers and civilians who participated in the 2nd annual Fitness Throwdown at the Joshua W. Soto Physical Fitness Center multipurpose field here didn’t skimp on their physical […]

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Outdoor Recreation has camping equipment covered

Brian Arnold, right, a recreation assistant for Outdoor Recreation, rents a two-person tent and a lantern to Jose Morales at the Roberto Loeza Soldier Activity Center here April 13. Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Managing Editor.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Managing Editor: (El Paso, Texas, April 20, 2017) When it comes to deciding where to go camping while stationed at Fort Bliss, the options start with the 26,627-acre Franklin Mountains State Park in El Paso – the largest urban park in the country. Hueco Tanks State Park in El Paso […]

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Behind the scenes at the Army Trials

Sgt. David Crook, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, prepares for the timed cycling trial for the Warrior Care and Transition’s Army Trials here April 2. Photo by Pfc. Seara Marcsis, 55th Combat Camera.

By Wesley Elliott, U.S. Army Medical Command: (El Paso, Texas, April. 13, 2017) The Warrior Care and Transition’s 2017 Army Trials here April 2 through 6 was an opportunity for 80 wounded, ill or injured Soldiers and veterans to compete for a spot on the Army team at the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games, while […]

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Soldiers push their physical readiness 2-3 FA ‘Gunners’ compete, remember fallen

Capt. Nathan Horswill, commander, Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division Artillery, does the farmer’s carry with about 200 pounds of weight as Soldiers from his battery cheer him on during the Gunner Challenge at the Ironworks Gym here March 30. Photos by Abigail Meyer, Fort Bliss Bugle Editor.

By Abigail Meyer, Fort Bliss Bugle Editor: (El Paso, Texas, April. 6, 2017) It wasn’t hard to see the Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division Artillery, were motivated during their Gunner Challenge here March 30. In fact, passersby probably heard their enthusiasm before seeing the group. About 66 Soldiers from the […]

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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 […]

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Hiking McKittrick Canyon and beyond

Hikers make their way through McKittrick Canyon in the Guadalupe Mountains of Texas March 9. Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Managing Editor.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Managing Editor: (El Paso, Texas, March 23, 2017) McKITTRICK CANYON, Texas – McKittrick Canyon in the nearby Guadalupe Mountains receives most of its press in the fall when the canyon puts on a beautiful display of fall foliage. The truth is, however, that it’s a great place to hike at […]

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