Fort Bliss

El Paso VA center cutting patient wait times with phone calls

The El Paso Veterans Affairs Medical Center has been able to significantly cut patient appointment wait times with a simple approach: phone calls.

Husband and wife promoted to colonel, lieutenant colonel in shared ceremony

Two married officers stationed at Fort Bliss had the rare honor of being jointly promoted by the post commanding general during a ceremony held at the Fort Bliss and Old Ironsides Museums, Feb. 13.

Fort Bliss Colonel tells EPCC women to be themselves

Col. Karen H. Carlisle, Staff Judge Advocate, 1st Armored Division, encouraged women to be themselves during her keynote speech at the El Paso Community College’s 6th Annual Women’s Diamond Awards March 5.

Fort Bliss’ Got Talent picks winner

For the last four weeks, the Fort Bliss’ Got Talent competition afforded the chance for Soldiers and civilians to put their skills on display for a chance to win cash prizes courtesy of the Directorate of

Boy Scouts hold round up on Fort Bliss

More than 70 parents and children attended a Boy Scout Round Up Feb. 20 at the Replica School Age Center to learn more about the extracurricular opportunities available for their children through the Boy Scouts of America organization.

Fort Bliss Soldiers on life-saving mission

Fort Bliss Soldiers are on a life-saving mission - to donate the most pints of blood on the post. The 4th Brigade, 1st Armored Division Soldiers have given more than 400 pints of blood during the past five blood drives.

Blood Donors honored at William Beaumont Army Medical Center event

William Beaumont Army Medical Center and the Armed Services Blood Program, hosted a Blood Donor Recognition Ceremony at the 1st Armored Division Chapel, Jan. 30, to close out National Blood Donor Month.

Fort Bliss Soldiers promote physical fitness in area schools

With the help of Fort Bliss' Sgt. Audie Murphy Club and the Partners in Education Program, children at Schuster Elementary School took part in a special kind of physical education class.

Black History Month: celebration takes journey back in history

Attendees at this year’s U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Black History Month celebration and observance were taken on a journey into history Feb.

Soldiers take on rare training mission

The 1st Battalion, 361st Engineer Regiment, Task Force Redhawk, 5th Armored Brigade, recently received a unique opportunity to train two companies from an active-duty engineer battalion.

Fort Bliss youth venture across Bliss at LRC

The Fort Bliss Venture Crew 2248, spent the weekend navigating some of the installation’s toughest obstacles and challenges.

‘Fires’ community celebrate at Saint Barbara’s Day Ball

More than 800 Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and their spouses came together, dressed to impress, for a night of camaraderie, food and fun Jan. 24 at the Centennial Conference and Banquet Center at East Fort Bliss.

Soldiers judge projects of future scientists at Tippin Elementary

On a breezy, sunny day in West El Paso, a group of Soldiers assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, volunteered to participate as judges for the Tippin Elementary School science fair Jan. 30.

Formerly homeless veterans need household items

Julio Gutierrez runs the Amistad for Veterans Project, and he knows from experience there are many homeless veterans who need help in El Paso.

‘How we met’ contest winner shares letter

Mayra Lopez, winner of the “How We Met Contest,” sponsored by the Fort Bliss Morale, Welfare and Recreation program, shared the story of meeting and falling in love with her husband, Staff Sgt.