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Guardsmen will not patrol border to catch illegal immigrants

A Fort Bliss soldiers is seen observing along the border in 2012, as part of 'Operation Nimbus II,' where active-duty soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas, and Fort Bliss provided air and ground reconnaissance and surveillance support to the Border Patrol.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, US Military, US Army, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, US National Guard

Fri Jul 18, 2014

El Paso Times

Maj. Gen. Stephen M. Twitty named Fort Bliss commanding general

The U.S. Army Chief of Staff announced on Friday a new commanding general for the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Bliss, TX

Thu Jul 17, 2014

El Paso Times

4th Brigade's new operations officer has ties to Africa, Middle East

Maj. Jay Bessey is the operations officer for the 4th Armored Brigade Combat Team.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Bliss, TX

El Paso Times

2nd Brigade gets new command team, tests equipment during Network Integration Evaluation

Maj. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland, left, thanks 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division outgoing commander Col.

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Related Topix: US Military, Fort Eustis, US Army

El Paso Times

Bliss briefs: Newcomers can learn about Fort Bliss, El Paso on Aug. 5

Soldiers, civilians and families who are new to El Paso and Fort Bliss can discover more about their new home at the 10th annual Bienvenidos a Bliss Relocation Fair.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Bliss, TX, El Paso, TX

Sun Jul 13, 2014

El Paso Times

Fort Bliss: Cavalry squadron reaches back to past with Spur Ride

MCGREGOR RANGE, N.M.>> A tradition-rich cavalry unit from Fort Bliss reached back into its own past and the history of the cavalry service last week.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Bliss, TX

El Paso Times

Johann M. Ehler the Revolutionary War vet nearby

DEAR TRISH >> What is the story with Johann M. Ehler, the American Revolutionary War vet buried at Fort Bliss National Cemetery? "On Friday, April 5, 1833, an elderly Michael Ehler appeared in an Indiana circuit court to tell the story of his service in the Revolutionary War.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army

American Thinker

Militarize Our Border? O'Reilly, Here's Your Plan

Bill O'Reilly almost nightly calls for the militarization of our southern border, but he never has any guests to explain how this could be done.

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Related Topix: US Military, Fort Huachuca, US Army, Camp Pendleton, Fort Carson, Fort Hood, Fort Bliss, TX

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Petaluma360

A 17-year medical mission from Santa Rosa to Vietnam

Once a month, Dr. Le Thi Ngoc Anh of Hanoi loads a van full of medical supplies and a few other health care providers and heads for the mountains about an hour's drive from the Vietnamese capital.

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Related Topix: Santa Rosa, CA, Pediatrics, Medicine, Life, Food, Nutrition, US Military, US Army, Veteran Affairs

Fri Jul 11, 2014

El Paso Times

Oktoberfest celebration planned at El Paso County Coliseum

John Hernandez of Howl at the Moon Promotions, Marco Andresen, Live Events Texas representative, Brian Kennedy, president and CEO of the El Paso Sports Commission and James Smith, vice-president/director of Operations for the El Paso Sports Commission, address the media on the new location for the Authentic El Paso Oktoberfest which will be held at ... (more)

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Related Topix: El Paso County, TX, Beer, Drink, US Military, US Army, Fort Bliss, TX

El Paso Times

In brief: 11th Brigade to have change of command today

The 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, the Army's largest air defense brigade with nearly 3,000 soldiers, will have a change of command at 9 a.m. today at Noel Field on West Fort Bliss.

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World Magazine

A life worth living

For a decade my father was unable to walk or communicate, but who is to say he had no good quality of life? I knew exactly what they meant, the preacher and the lawyer, about my father's quality of life in the years before he died.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Army Times

Apache battalion leaders suspended, under investigation

Lt. Col. Tammy Baugh and Command Sgt. Maj. Derrick Merriwether have been suspended from their leadership roles at 1st Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, pending the outcome of an investigation.

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Related Topix: US Military, Fort Eustis, Fort Carson, US Army, Hunter Army Airfield, Fort Hood, Fort Carson, CO

El Paso Times

Fort Bliss commander up for promotion to three-star general

FORT BLISS >> The commanding general of Fort Bliss and the 1st Armored Division is up for a promotion, and it could have a ripple effect at the post and across the Army.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Bliss, TX, Fort Hood, Fort Hood, TX

Tue Jul 08, 2014

New Jersey Herald

Chaplain finds canine partner helps erode barriers

It's not just a people problem: Growing rates of obesity in pets have led to the emergence of fat farms offering "pawlates," "doga" and "Barko Polo," doggie versions of Pilates, yoga and Marco Polo to help slim down man's best friend.

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Related Topix: Pilates, Fitness, Wedding, Fort Bliss, TX, US Military, US Army

Sun Jul 06, 2014

El Paso Times

'Chaplain with the Dog' breaks down barriers at Fort Bliss, Afghanistan

FORT BLISS >> She is known simply as the "Chaplain with the Dog" to the many soldiers she has served with at Fort Bliss and Afghanistan and even to the people she meets in the El Paso community.

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El Paso Times

El Paso's Kseniya Melnik recieving praise for first book 'Snow In May'

At 31, Melnik - a West El Paso resident - has recently published her first book, "Snow In May," a collection of nine connected stories.

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Related Topix: El Paso, TX, Russia, World News, Joseph Stalin, US Military, US Army, Fort Bliss, TX

Fri Jul 04, 2014

El Paso Times

'Pop goes the fort': Symphony, USO, Army celebrate July Fourth with concert, fireworks

The USO Show Troupe will take the stage with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra and 1st Armored Division Band at this year's "Pop Goes the Fort" celebration..

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Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, US Military, US Army, US Air Force, Fort Bliss, TX, El Paso, TX, Entertainment

Deming Headlight

US Army refuels at Deming Municipal Airport

Two US Army Black Hawk helicopters prepare to land at the Deming Municipal Airport Tuesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Deming, NM, US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Thu Jul 03, 2014

El Paso Times

New combined arms battalion chief says he's reached 'Super Bowl' of Army

Lt. Col. Tommy L. Cardone, new commander for the 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment, 4th Armored Brigade Combat Team, hands the battalion colors to Command Sgt.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Bliss, TX, Mississippi State University

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