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Fort Bliss remembers Annual ceremony honors the fallen, carries on memories

Soldiers assigned to 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, roll out to the range during a joint live-fire coordination exercise, part of Iron Focus 2017, in the Chihuahuan Desert May 9. Iron Focus is a brigade certification exercise before the unit heads to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., this August. The exercise concluded yesterday. Photos by Abigail Meyer,  Fort Bliss Bugle Editor.

By Abigail Meyer, Fort Bliss Bugle Editor: (El Paso, Texas, May. 25, 2017) First Armored Division and Fort Bliss made a commitment to families of Soldiers who lost their lives in combat – to never forget their service and sacrifice. Since Sept. 11, 2001, the names of Soldiers who passed away in combat are added to […]

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Fueling the fight

Soldiers assigned to the 504th Composite Supply Company, 142nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Armored Division Sustainment Brigade, conduct a “refuel on the move” operation in support of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division’s Iron Focus 17 near Orogrande, N.M., Sunday. Photos by Abigail Meyer, Fort Bliss Bugle Editor .

By Abigail Meyer, Fort Bliss Bugle Editor: OROGRANDE, N.M. – Soldiers need fuel to maneuver. While the vast training areas of Fort Bliss provide ample space for training and exercises, ensuring readiness and lethality, there aren’t many fuel points to be found. That’s where Soldiers assigned to the 504th Composite Supply Company, 142nd Combat Sustainment Support […]

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1-1 CAV scouts reflect on winning the Gainey Cup

Back row, from left, Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Drury, command sergeant major, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Pvt. Jeremy Blevins, Staff Sgt. Juan Rocha (the team’s coach), Spc. Ryan French, Lt. Gen. Paul Funk, commander, III Corps, Sgt. Joseph Main, Lt. Col. David Wright, commander, 1st Sqdn., 1st Cav. Regt., 2nd BCT, 1st AD, and bottom row, from left, Col. Charles Lombardo, commander, 2nd BCT, 1st AD, Sgt. Zachary Diglio, Staff Sgt. Eric Atkinson and Spc. Timothy Wood, pose for a photo at 1st AD Headquarters here May 11 after Funk presented coins to the squad for winning the Gainey Cup at Fort Benning, Ga May 4. Photo by Abigail Meyer Fort Bliss Bugle Editor.

By Sgt. Kelsey L. Miller, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, May. 25, 2017) Few things get the adrenaline pumping like a good competition, especially when you are masters of your trade. Six scouts assigned to 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, experienced this […]

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Team Leader Course: Four-day event certifies in basic tasks, mission planning and situational training

Heimall participates in team leader training at the Forward Operating Base Camp Guardian Freedom training area here May 16.   Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Managing Editor.

By Wendy Brown,  Fort Bliss Bugle Managing Editor: (E Paso, Texas, May. 25, 2017) As if on cue, almost as soon as a squad of Soldiers began planning a reconnaissance mission into the desert, a sand storm complete with 70 mph winds kicked up in Forward Operating Base Freedom and Training Area 62 here May 16. […]

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1st AD Sust. Bde. command team attends KLE hours after arrival

Command Sgt. Maj. Sean Howard, left, senior enlisted adviser, 1st Armored Division Sustainment Brigade, sits next to Col. Michael Lalor, right, commander, 1st AD Sust. Bde., during their first key leader engagement at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 17. The engagement took place only hours after their arrival into theater.  . Photos by Sgt. Christopher Schmiett, 1st AD Sust. Bde. Public Affairs.

By Sgt. Christopher Schmiett, 1st Armored Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs: BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – The 1st Armored Division Sustainment Brigade’s command team and other leaders participated in a key-leader engagement within hours after their arrival here May 17. The meeting allowed Col. Michael Lalor, commander, 1st AD Sust. Bde., and Command Sgt. Maj. Sean Howard, […]

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The ‘Direwolves’ take on Table VIII certification

Soldiers assigned to Battery D, “Direwolves,” 5th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense “Team Deuce” Artillery, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, hook power and cables to the radar as part of the Table VIII gunnery exercise as graders and other Soldiers look on here April 24. The exercise prepared and certified Btry. D for real-world operations. Courtesy photo.

By 2nd Lt. Lashondra Maddox, 5th Battalion, 52nd ADA Regt., 11th ADA Bde: (El Paso, Texas, May. 25, 2017) In a shelter humming with monitors, radios and a busy crew of one nodal network systems operator maintainer, a Patriot fire control enhanced operator and maintainer and an air defense artillery officer, the trio anticipated the sound […]

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DIVARTY brings out the Paladins 4th Bn., 27th FA Regt., supports 2nd BCT, 1st AD, during Iron Focus 17

Paladin artillery crews assigned to 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division Artillery, prepare to fire rounds downrange from an M109A6 Paladin cannon artillery system during Iron Focus 17 at Orogrande, N.M., May 10. Photo by Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Tarr, 24th Press Camp Headquarters

By Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Tarr, 24th Press Camp Headquarters: OROGRANDE, N.M. – Artillerymen assigned to 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division Artillery, conducted Table XVIII qualifications on M109A6 Paladin cannon artillery system vehicles during Iron Focus 17 here May 10. Iron Focus 17 is a brigade-level training exercise that allows commanders to exercise […]

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‘Archangels’ take on Donovians and Arianans in training

Capt. Cody Biggs, center, commander, Btry. A, 5th Bn., “Fighting Deuce,” 52nd ADA, 11th ADA “Imperial” Bde., with 1st Sgt. Howard Hill, Btry. A, 5th Bn., 52nd ADA, 11th ADA Bde., standing beneath vehicle fans, conduct an after action review of the relocation “jump” mission to the relocation site at the Tobin Wells Training Area here May 2. The Archangels listen intently as the various Soldiers discuss what was supposed to happen, what happened, what went wrong, what went right and ways to improve. Photos by Capt. Guster Cunningham III, 11th ADA Bde. Public Affairs.

By Capt. Guster Cunningham III, 11th ADA Bde. Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, May. 18, 2017) The “Archangels” of Battery A, 5th Battalion, “Fighting Deuce,” 52nd Air Defense Artillery, 11th Air Defense Artillery “Imperial” Brigade, departed for the Tobin Wells Training Area here to conduct Patriot gunnery train up and qualification here April 24. The […]

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204th Military Intelligence Battalion trains for water survival

Daniel Zamora, left, and Cruz Duran, right, lifeguards at the Aquatics Training Center and shallow water egress trainers, prepare to flip over Spc. Jason MacGillivary, assigned to the 204th Military Intelligence Battalion, during water survival training at the ATC here May 10. Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Managing Editor.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Managing Editor: (El Paso, TexFrom the beginning, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Todd Jacobson underscored why shallow water egress training was one of the most important segments of the 204th Military Intelligence Battalion’s water survival training at the Aquatics Training Center here May 10. Jacobson, a safety officer assigned to the […]

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Combat Training Certification Program: IRON FOCUS preps 2ND BCT, 1ST AD

Soldiers assigned to 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry 
Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st 
Armored Division, drive an M1A2 Abrams 
tank during Iron Focus 17 in the Fort Bliss training areas near Orogrande, N.M., May 10. Iron Focus 17 enabled the team to focus on leadership, training and resources, improving combat readiness for worldwide operations. Photos by Jonathan LeBlanc, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff.

By Jonathan LeBlanc, Fort Bliss Bugle Staff: OROGRANDE, N.M – Iron Focus is one of the largest exercises conducted on Fort Bliss as part of the 1st Armored Division commander’s Combat Training Center Certification program. The exercise challenges every echelon of the brigade on their ability to conduct offensive, defensive and stability operations on multiple levels. […]

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