Fort Bliss

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.

Duty day with God

On Jan. 23rd at the Survivor Outreach Services facility on West Fort Bliss, Soldiers and families assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, came together for training and counseling to deal with mortality and adversity.

‘Black Knights’ conduct downed aircraft recovery training

Onlookers would have seen an unfamiliar sight over the taxiways of Biggs Army Airfield Jan. 29. A UH-1 Huey helicopter was airborne again – however, it did not lift off under its own power.

Fort Bliss Soldiers reach out to Bel-Air High JROTC

Candidates and volunteers of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, Paso Del Norte Chapter from Fort Bliss delivered uniforms to the Bel-Air High School Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Jan. 24 at the school JROTC building.

U.S. Army Veteran in El Paso gets Bronze Star Medal 45 years after service

A U.S. Army Veteran in El Paso was awarded the Bronze Star Medal Friday for his service during the Vietnam War. The Bronze Star is the fourth highest individual military award.

Commentary: Preserving Army traditions, history

As I mentioned in my first column, one of the most important priorities I have as your division command sergeant major is reestablishing and reinforcing our Army and division history and traditions here at Fort Bliss.

Fort Bliss tax centers officially open

The Fort Bliss tax centers are open and ready to prepare returns for those eligible for the free service. They will be open until April 15, the deadline for filing taxes.

Fort Bliss youth travel 200 years to Fort Stanton

Fort Bliss Venture Crew 2248 traveled to Fort Stanton, N.M., to spend a weekend as living historians in the heart of Mescalero Apache country Saturday.

Government contract opportunities abound at Fort Bliss Regional Industry Day

The Fort Bliss Regional Industry Day will be hosted by the El Paso Community College’s Contract Opportunities Center, Jan. 29.

Honor the Soldier: Purple Heart recipients recognized

El Paso Rotary Club members honored 11 Fort Bliss Purple Heart recipients during a luncheon at the El Paso Community Foundation in downtown El Paso Jan. 16.

LTC Garcia takes command of CAB’s ‘Flying Dragons’

The 1st Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, held a change of command ceremony Jan. 7 at Biggs Army Airfield.