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Vacation Bible School teaches Fort Bliss children

On the first day of Vacation Bible School, volunteer teacher Monica Tew cordoned off 10 students behind yellow caution tape and gave them a brief taste of what it might have felt like to have leprosy during Jesus’ time.

Combat kitchen serves up Soldier morale while in the field

Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “An Army marches on its stomach.” For the food service specialists in 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, their mission during the Network Integration Evaluation 14.2 was to ensure troops in

Acting secretary of VA will visit El Paso

The acting secretary of the Veterans Administration will visit El Paso Friday. Secretary Sloan Gibson will tour the VA Medical Center and visit with local VA leadership, employees, and stakeholders.

Baby Boot Camp readies future military parents

As the lead instructor of Army Community Service’s Baby Boot Camp, Cinthia Dillon is a drill sergeant of sorts.

Veteran turned speech therapist: Gives back, makes lives better

Beach balls bounce back and forth from one set of hands to another. High-energy music plays while people move to the beat. A man imitates an elephant for the enjoyment of those around him.

Oktoberfest returns to Fort Bliss, tickets on sale in August

Oktoberfest will continue at Fort Bliss this year, despite the exit of the German Air Force, which used to host the event.

Hospital mission: 31st CSH assumes lead nation role in Afghanistan

During the longest war ever fought by U.S. military forces, the U.S. Army involvement in Afghanistan included the development of a highly effective military health care system to serve the battlefield needs of U.S. and Coalition forces.

Task Force ‘Warhawg’ gets new commander

Just days before embarking on a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan, Lt. Col. William Stewart relinquished command of 5th Armored Brigade’s “Warhawg” Battalion to Lt. Col.

IED simulators: 1st AD Soldiers learn to operate device for use in training exercises

A training session to teach Soldiers assigned to the 1st Armored Division how to set up and operate improvised explosive device effects simulators for use in combat exercises was held June 19 at the Tobin Wells training area here.

Fort Bliss emergency services train at Grand Theater

Long before anyone arrived to turn on the Grand Theater projectors last Thursday morning, Fort Bliss police officers, fire fighters and rescue personnel descended on the facility to stage a drama of their own.

William Beaumont graduates class of practical nurses

Nineteen graduates of the William Beaumont Army Medical Center Practical Nurse Course are ready to join the ranks of Army nurses.

Bliss Soldiers prove resiliency of wounded warriors

Two Fort Bliss Soldiers suffering from physical and emotional pain have found a way to recover through adaptive sports reconditioning.

4th Brigade Soldiers compete in medic challenge

Twenty Soldiers assigned to 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, took part in a medic challenge Friday on East Fort Bliss that led them around the brigade footprint.

More than 40 officers at Fort Bliss lose their jobs

At least 44 Army officers within the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss were selected for involuntary separation or early retirement and more could be notified this week.