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Passing of the sword Fort Bliss Garrison change of responsibility

Fort Bliss Garrison held a change of responsibility ceremony at the Fort Bliss and Old Ironsides Museum here Friday. Command Sgt. Maj. Bobby Breeden, third from left, relinquished responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Holschbach, second from left. Col. Mike Hester, far left, commander, Fort Bliss Garrison, presided over the ceremony. Photos by  Abigail Meyer, Fort Bliss Bugle Editor.

By Abigail Meyer, Fort Bliss Bugle Editor: (El Paso, Texas, March 30, 2017) According to Col. Mike Hester, Fort Bliss Garrison commander, command sergeants major are the fixers. Solving problems is what they do, sometimes before anyone knows an issue has arisen. Fort Bliss garrison said farewell to one senior enlisted adviser and welcomed another in […]

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1st Sqdn., 1st Cav. Regt. hosts Iron Scout competition

First Lt. Chorn Pen, assigned to 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, completes the Air Assault School obstacle course here March 21 during the Iron Scout competition. Photos by Staff Sgt. Ricardo Branch, Fort Bliss Garrison Public Affairs

By Staff Sgt. Ricardo Branch, Fort Bliss Garrison Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, March 30, 2017) Soldiers assigned to 1st Armored Division participated in the annual Iron Scout competition hosted by the 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, here March 20 through 23. The three-day event tested scouting skills from […]

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Hiring Our Heroes holds discussions, job fair, more at 3rd annual summit

Representatives from Automatic Data Processing, Amazon, Microsoft, Prudential, Booz-Allen Hamilton, CarMax and others participate in a panel discussion during the 3rd Annual Fort Bliss Transition Summit at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center here March 22. Photo by Spc. Jonathon Reed,  1st AD Public Affairs.

By Spc. Jonathon Reed, 1st Armored Division Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, March 30, 2017) The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program hosted the 3rd Annual Fort Bliss Transition Summit at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center here March 22 and 23. The event, designed for military members on Fort Bliss within 18 […]

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WBAMC Soldiers earn Best Warrior distinction

From left, Sgt. Rusty Farias, 28, laboratory technician, and Spc. Tracy Walker, 31, computerized tomography scan technician, assigned to William Beaumont Army Medical Center, pose for a photo at the hospital Feb. 24. Officials recently named the pair the Troop Command’s “Best Warrior” noncommissioned officer and Soldier, respectively. The competition is a weeklong competition here testing Soldiers on mental, physical stamina and warrior task competence. Photo by Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs.

By Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, March 30, 2017)Two Soldiers with William Beaumont Army Medical Center’s Troop Command were selected as the military treatment facility’s Best Warriors, and will go on to represent WBAMC at higher command competitions. The trying, weeklong competition here Jan. 23 through 27 tested Soldiers on mental, physical stamina […]

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GUNNERY TABLE IV 3rd Bn., 41st Inf. Regt. goes live: Soldiers prepared to qualify using .50 cal. machine guns and MK19 .40mm automatic grenade launchers

First Lt. Markus Caldwell, assigned to 3rd Bn., 41st Inf. Regt., 1st BCT, 1st AD, communicates from a Stryker during the unit’s annual gunnery Table IV at Doña Ana Range Complex, N.M., March 16. Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle 
Managing Editor.

By Wendy Brown,  Fort Bliss Bugle Managing Editor: (El Paso, Texas, March 30, 2017) DOÑA ANA RANGE COMPEX, N.M. – Soldiers assigned to 3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, practiced a variety of scenarios using moving Strykers and live rounds during their gunnery Table IV at Range 61 here […]

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261st SSC bids farewell to commander, welcomes new one

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By Sgt. 1st Class Shelia L. Cooper, 1st Armored Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, March 30, 2017) Soldiers from the 261st Signal Support Company, Special Troops Battalion, 1st Armored Division Sustainment Brigade, stood in formation during a change of command ceremony here March 20, in the company’s area of operation. They watched as […]

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OCSJX-17 kicks off at Bliss DOD’s premier operational contract support exercise provides tactical training

Trainers and trainees go over lessons learned at the Joint Requiring Activities Cell at Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise-17 here Saturday Photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chad Chisholm, Air Force Public Affairs Agency.

By Senior Master Sgt. Andrew Leonhard, OCSJX-17 Public Affairs Cell: (El Paso, Texas, March 23, 2017) Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise – 2017 kicked off here March 15. OCSJX is the Department of Defense’s premier operational contract support exercise. “We’re teaching participants how to plan for, understand and think ahead for the second and third order […]

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4-27 FA increases speed, accuracy during gunnery

Spc. Nick Reil, assigned to 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division Artillery, looks for simulated enemy targets during a field exercise at Doña Ana Range, N.M., March 12. For more on this story, see page 3A. Photos by Abigail Meyer, Fort Bliss Bugle Editor.

By Abigail Meyer, Fort Bliss Bugle Editor: (El Paso, Texas, March 23, 2017) DOÑA  ANA RANGE, N.M. – With every round they fire, they get more accurate. With every move to a new firing position, they get faster. In the end, they intensify their overall lethality. The six firing platoons of 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery […]

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‘Guardians’ return to Fort Bliss from Europe

Soldiers assigned to the 24th Press Camp Headquarters pose for a group photo with Col. Andrew T. Rendon, bottom left, commander, 1st Armored Division Artillery, after receiving awards for their support of Operation Atlantic Resolve during a ceremony held at the Fort Bliss and Old Ironsides Museum here March 10. Photo by Staff Sgt. Marshall R. Mason, 24th Press Camp Headquarters.

By Staff Sgt. Marshall R. Mason, 24th Press Camp Headquarters: (El Paso, Texas, March 23, 2017) After a nine-month deployment to Europe, 17 Soldiers assigned to the 24th Press Camp Headquarters received awards for their support of Operation Atlantic Resolve during a ceremony held at the Fort Bliss and Old Ironsides Museum March 10. The OAR […]

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Crisis response: 1st AD, Fort Bliss conduct exercise to validate emergency response standard op procedure

First Sgt. Ricardo R. Saspe, senior enlisted advisor, ITD, HHB, 1st AD, and Sgt. Victoria Lett, a medic assigned to the ITD, HHB, 1st AD, two-man carry a casualty during the 1st AD and Fort Bliss crisis response exercise simulating a downed aircraft at 1st Lt. Paul A. Noel Parade Field here Friday. Photos by Cpl. Von Marie Donato
 1st Armored Division Public Affairs.

By Cpl. Von Marie Donato, 1st Armored Division Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, March 23, 2017) Preparation is key, and that is especially important when it comes to handling an unexpected crisis. First Armored Division and Fort Bliss conducted a crisis response exercise at 1st Lt. Paul A. Noel Parade Field here Friday to validate the […]

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