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‘Iron Knights’ celebrate Thanksgiving with middle school

Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division also known as the “Iron Knights” visited with students from Santa Teresa Middle School during their annual Thanksgiving lunch Nov.

Fort Bliss shares historic holiday tour of homes

Santa won’t be the only visitor coming to houses on Fort Bliss this holiday season, as some senior leaders will open their homes to the community as part of the 2013 Holiday Tour of Homes.

Reserve chief: Communications key to successful employer relations

"We've had some challenges with employers, and most of that could improve with better communications," said the chief of the Army Reserve and commander of the Army Reserve Command.

New first aid kit includes eye protection, strap cutter

The Army is now issuing to Soldiers the more robust, more streamlined "Individual First Aid Kit II" as replacement for the older kit which was built inside an ammunition pouch for a Squad Automatic Weapon.

Holiday Greetings: Sr. Airman Tony Coronado

Air Force Senior Airman Tony Coronado sends a greeting from Korea to his family in El Paso for Holiday Season 2013.  

German Community Center enjoys its last Christkindlmarkt

It was the Sunday following the hectic Black Friday shopping craze and the weather was cloudy and gray, but that didn’t halt the success of the German Christkindlmarkt (Christmas market), also known as the German Advent Bazaar.

Holiday Greetings: Staff Sgt. Danielle Fonseca

Air Force Staff Sgt. Danielle Fonseca sends a greeting from Afghanistan to her family in Texas for Holiday Season 2013. 

Soldiers watch history come alive at Morehead Middle School

Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 35th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, joined students at Morehead Middle School to help bring history to life during a social studies event Nov. 20.

SGM Academy students now learning to be resilience trainers

Students at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy recently began taking a 10-day course that will qualify them as master resilience trainers.

Holiday cards bring love, piece of home to deployed service members

Far from home and stationed in a remote outpost in Iraq over Christmas, Sgt. Jonathan Thibault remembered the comfort of receiving cards from schoolchildren and other members of the public during the holidays.

Happy Holidays: Chief Warrant Officer Matilda Cavalier

Chief Warrant Officer Matilda Cavalier sends a greeting to El Paso, Texas from Kandahar for Holiday Season 2013.

Fort Bliss Units Supporting Wreaths Across America

Fort Bliss ceremonial units will once again participate in the annual Wreaths Across America Dedication Ceremony at the Fort Bliss National Cemetery, 9:45 a.m., Dec. 14.

Holiday Greetings: Chief Warrant Officer Cedric Durden

Chief Warrant Officer Cedric Durden sends a greeting to El Paso, Texas from Kandahar for Holiday Season 2013.

Apache 'Guardian' wins praise from pilots

The newest model of the Apache helicopter, the AH-64E Apache Guardian, was delivered to Soldiers in January.

Army's Ultra Light Vehicle now in survivability testing

Two of the three vehicles in the Army's "Ultra Light Vehicle" program have now entered survivability testing in Nevada and Maryland, to evaluate both their blast and ballistic protection capability.