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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 […]


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 […]


WBAMC nurse to coach All-Army team

Capt. Scott Lentsch, a critical care nurse assigned to William Beaumont Army Medical Center, holds one of his 20 bowling balls at WBAMC’s Intensive Care Unit Ward, Feb. 27. Lentsch, a Reserve-component Soldier and native of Fort Dodge, Iowa, is slated to coach this year’s All-Army Bowling team during the Armed Forces Championships, May 5 through 9, at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Photo by Marcy Sanchez,  WBAMC Public Affairs.

By Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, March. 16, 2017) Health care professionals work closely with athletes in every sport: on the sidelines, in the locker rooms, even during the off-season. It’s no surprise then when people think of sports, they may also associate the thought with injury. Although it’s necessary for the appropriate […]


Personal loss fuels Soldier’s powerlifting triumph

Sgt. 1st Class Jennifer Palacios performs a squat during in the American Powerlifting Association Thunder Bay Throwdown in Largo, Fla., Jan. 21. Palacios broke the Florida state squat record in the Raw Sub Master (33-39) age division by lifting 230 pounds. Courtesy photo.

By Thomas Gagnier, U.S. Central Command: (El Paso, Texas, Mar. 9, 2017) TAMPA, Fla. – Jan. 20 marked a year since her youngest brother, who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, committed suicide. The next day, Sgt. 1st Class Jennifer Palacios channeled that pain into three Florida powerlifting records. Assigned to U.S. Central Command operations division as […]


Soldiers take to the streets for Commander’s Cup 5K

Hundreds of runners brave the cold during the Commander’s Cup 5K at the Joshua W. Soto Physical Fitness Center here Feb. 24. Photos by Pfc. Frederick Connelly, 1st AD Public Affairs.

By Pfc. Frederick Connelly, 1st Armored Division Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, Mar. 2, 2017) Nearly 300 Soldiers gathered behind the starting line in front of the Joshua W. Soto Physical Fitness Center early Friday and braced themselves against the cold and wind while waiting for the Commander’s Cup 5K race to begin. At 6:30 a.m., […]


Han remains champion, Maicelo upsets Felix

A referee declares Jennifer Han, right, the winner of her bout against Olivia Gerula left at the Don Haskins Center at the University of Texas at El Paso Friday. Han defended and retained her International Boxing Federation Featherweight World Title, winning by unanimous decision. Photos by Pfc. Frederick Connelly, 1st AD Public Affairs.

By Pfc. Frederick Connelly, 1st Armored Division Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, Feb. 23, 2017) The Don Haskins Center at the University of Texas at El Paso echoed with chants of “Jenny, Jenny, Jenny,” as El Pasoans packed the center to support their champion, El Paso native Jennifer Han, during her championship boxing match, Friday. The […]


El Paso native Han to defend IBF featherweight title against Gerula

Jennifer Han trains at the Wolves Den Gym in El Paso Tuesday. Han will defend her title against Olivia Gerula on Feb. 17 at the Don Haskins center. Photos by Pfc. Frederick Connelly, 1st Armored Division Public Affairs.

By Pfc. Frederick Connelly, 1st Armored Division Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, Feb. 16, 2017) Expect the atmosphere at the University of Texas at El Paso’s Don Haskins Center to be electric Friday as crowds of people watch El Paso native Jennifer Han defend her International Boxing Federation featherweight title against veteran Canadian fighter, Olivia Gerula. […]


Soldiers participate in Bliss’ intramural basketball league

Five players jump for a rebound during an intramural basketball game at the Logan Heights Physical Fitness Center Jan. 31. Teams in this league are competing for a chance to play in the Commander’s Cup basketball tournament April 10 through 13. Photo by Pfc. Frederick Connelly, 1st Armored Division Public Affairs.

By Pfc. Frederick Connelly, 1st Armored Division Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, Feb. 9, 2017) The gymnasium of the Logan Heights Physical Fitness Center echoed with the squeaks of sneakers, the bouncing of basketballs and the shouts of determination from players during an intramural basketball league game Jan. 31. “This is an intramural league play. It’s […]


A Patriots fan wishes everyone a happy

Frederick Connelly, left, and Joe Brav, right, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., on Jan. 10, 2014, during the Patriots’ divisional round playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens. The Patriots won, 35-31, and later went on to win the Super Bowl. Courtesy photo.

By Pfc. Frederick Connelly, 1st Armored Division Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, Feb. 2, 2017) There are many dates throughout the year that not only resonate with the American people, but have changed the course of Americans’ lives forever. There’s the Fourth of July, which signifies the independence of our nation. There’s Nov. 11, a day […]


Runners race with heart during half marathon, 5K, 2K

Hundreds of runners took off after a shot fired from the starting gun, signaling the start of the 2K children’s run, 5K and half marathon races at the Joshua W. Soto Physical Fitness Center here Saturday. Photos by Pfc. Frederick Connelly, 1st Armored Division Public Affairs.

By Pfc. Frederick Connelly, 1st Armored Division Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, Jan 26, 2017) Frigid temperatures paired with a harsh, cold winter rain pummeled runners as they grouped together behind the starting line in front of Joshua W. Soto Physical Fitness Center here Saturday, but they didn’t budge until it was time to go. As […]

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