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BOSS Denver trip: Better Opportunities for
Single Soldiers is taking a trip to Denver Friday through
Sunday. The trip costs $200 per person, and includes
travel and accommodations at the Hilton Garden Inn.
Travelers must be 18 years of age or older. For more
For up-to-date things happening at Fort Bliss
information, call Sgt. John Manca at 526-4264. To sign
up for the trip, visit ITR in Bldg. 1743, Victory Road.
This week inside...
graduate as nurses - p.39
PHOTOS BY KATRINA CHANDLER / Special to The Monitor
The guitarist from the Los Angeles band Drive A
sings the chorus to their first song of the night at
the El Paso Downtown Street Fest 2009 Saturday.
(Left) Drive A bassist revs up as he strums out the
first chords of a song off the band’s new album
Friday at Street Fest.
El Paso Street Fest 2009
Sports Live music, live fireworks and live fun
Servicemembers participate in KATRINA CHANDLER Bud Select rock stage gave audi-
Peachtree 10K in Iraq - p.43 Special to The Monitor ences a taste of the local flavor
Heads banging, hands clapping, around the El Paso area.
crowds cheering, “Music in the The Street Fest is not all about
Streets. Fire in the music, however.
upcoming events... Sky.” This all The streets were
means the eighth full of children and
Stayton Theater Movies annual El Paso Down- their families enjoying
town Street Fest, Inde- the booths that lined the
Terminator Salvation (PG-13) • 7 p.m. • July 9
pendence 2009. streets. Music lovers
Night at the Museum 2 (PG) 5 p.m. • July 10
Bands from around could enjoy popcorn,
Up (PG) in 2-D 7:30 p.m. • July 10 the country gathered snow cones, turkey
Land of the Lost (PG-13) 9:30 p.m. • July 10 downtown to rock out legs and roasted corn.
Up (PG) in 2-D 2 p.m. • July 11 the Fourth of July week- Merchandise was also
Night at the Museum 2 (PG) 5 p.m. • July 11 end with food, beverages, available from band
Land of the Lost (PG-13) 7:30 p.m. • July 11 games and KLAQ heading shirts to novelty sunglasses and
Up (PG) in 2-D 4 p.m. • July 12 up the festivities. posters. Children and adults could
Land of the Lost (PG-13) 7 p.m. • July 12 Headlining the Street Fest this also play games including a
Night at the Museum 2 (PG) 7 p.m. • July 16 year was Candlebox playing Friday “Rockband” tournament. Glenn Garza, KLAQ midday show disc
and The Cult Saturday. Other main- Per usual, Saturday night ended jockey, wishes America a happy birth-
History in the making: The Army & Air stage bands included Trapt, Evans the festivities with an awesome fire- day to kick off the El Paso Downtown
Force Exchange Service and Service Star Development Blue, Lacuna Coil, Over the Street Festival 2009 on Independence
works display, which happened to
Company have teamed to create a first-of-its-kind retail Rainbow and Drive A. Day.
fall directly on the Fourth of July.
development with Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss
Attendees had the opportunity to This year, $20,000 was spent on the
groundbreaking celebration for Freedom Crossing at (Below) The band Drive A kicked off
choose their desired musical inter- fireworks.
Fort Bliss - the first-ever shopping, dining and entertain- the El Paso Downtown Street Fest
ment marketplace to be located on a Untied States mil- est from three stages, each show- Each night of the Street Fest 2009 Saturday. Drive A is a four-man
itary installation. Fort Bliss Commanding General, Maj. casing its own genre. The began at 6 p.m. and ended at 1 a.m. Los Angeles-based band with a punk
Gen. Howard B. Bromberg, and Army & Air Force Budweiser main stage doled out the It was fun, it was entertainment, it and rock vibe. Drive A uses two gui-
Exchange Service Commanding General, Maj. Gen. rock with all the headlining bands. was everything this year’s motto
Keith L. Thurgood, will preside over the ceremonial
tars, one bass and drums to give the
The Bud Light stage mellowed out implied: “Music in the Streets. Fire band its hard-hitting punk sound.
groundbreaking July 17, at 11 a.m.
with a Latin reggae vibe, and the in the Sky.”
UFC 100 Live: Strike Bar will feature UFC 100
on pay-per-view Saturday with free admission. Fight
begins at 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. For more infor-
mation, call 568-6272.
Post golf championship: The 2009 Post
Golf Championships is Friday through Sunday at the
Underwood Golf Complex. The three-day event is open
to teams of active-duty Soldiers assigned to Fort Bliss.
Play begins at 1 p.m. Friday and continues Saturday and
Sunday at 8 a.m. each day. Teams from a brigade or
Independent League member will consist of two groups
of four members each. A minimum of five players are
required to be eligible for the Commander’s Cup compe-
tition. Awards will be given to the top two teams and
individual medalists. For information, call 568-5995 or
Photo appointments: Fort Bliss photo
branch appointments can be made for Monday,
Wednesday and Friday from 7 to 11 a.m. and noon to 2
p.m. Servicemembers must arrive dressed in their
intended uniform; no changing rooms are available. The
photo branch is located in front of Bldg. 11123 at the
corner of CSM Slewitzke and Wright streets. To make an
appointment, call 744-8884.
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Army chaplain evolves to better serve Soldiers
PFC. JENNIFER KENNEMER “I think the chaplaincy has become
16th MPAD more relevant with multiple deploy-
The overall fitness and mission capa- ments,” said Sgt. Randy L. Pass, a chap-
bility of a Soldier cannot be measured lain assistant with 1st Heavy Brigade
without taking into account physical, Combat Team, 1st Armored Division.
mental and spiritual health. For more Accomplishment of the Army mis-
than two centuries, the Army chaplaincy sion abroad presents a set of unique
has been tasked with providing religious challenges for the Soldiers and their
services to Soldiers during times of families. Pass said many Army mar-
peace and war. In continuing with that riages end in divorce. He said to coun-
responsibility, the chaplaincy has teract these trends, which are typically
expanded to include more than 130 dif- caused by deployments and financial
ferent religious affiliations. problems, the chaplaincy makes avail-
However, the evolution of the chap- able financial training, marital counsel-
laincy is not limited to the inclusion of ing and seminars on child rearing.
numerous faiths but in the main role of The chaplaincy is dedicated to
the chaplain. In many ways, the chaplain remaining proactive in these areas
has become the ultimate Soldier advocate. because of the causal links to suicide. Chaplain Henry D. McCain is promoted to the rank of major during his second deployment
in 2008 at Camp Striker in Baghdad, Iraq, for his superior job with the 720th Military
“Lieutenant General [Rick] Lynch,
commander of the III Corps, in a recent
conference, lectured that over half of the
Army suicides were linked to Soldiers 1994, he was severely injured on a land time spent deployed, he said, was a min-
with financial difficulties,” said Pass. navigation course. istry of presence: being present at the
For some Soldiers, the chaplain This was a message, he said, that right time, at the right place to help
removes the stigma of seeking help for God had other ideas about the best route Soldiers.
personal issues because of the guaran- for him to help others. “My biggest priority is that the chap-
teed confidentiality. In 2004, McCain deployed to laincy continues to be an asset to the
“A conversation with the chaplain Baghdad with a military police battalion Army,” McCain said.
allows Soldiers to vent to someone who and quickly made a reputation for him- In order for that to happen, he said,
cares about their issues and is going to self by accompanying Soldiers on the chaplaincy must continue to take
either help fix their problem or at least patrols. Putting himself in similar situa- care of highly stressed Soldiers, get
PFC. JENNIFER KENNEMER / 16TH MPAD put a dent in it,” said Chaplain (Maj.) tions, even though he did not carry a involved with the families, and stay
Chaplain (Maj.) Henry McCain, chaplain Henry D. McCain, 1st HBCT, 1st weapon, allowed the chaplain to better educated in multiple facets and
for 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Div. chaplain. counsel Soldiers and helped build rap- resources to help the greatest variety of
Armored Division, greets a participant in a McCain has more than 27 years of port. people.
local military marriage seminar June 26. military experience, splitting his time “I really wanted to know what my There are more than 2,700 Army
The seminar included a question-and- between the Army and the Air Force. He Soldiers were going through,” McCain chaplains, many of whom are currently
answer segment that dealt with topics like
initially enlisted at 17, following in the said. deployed or mobilized in support of
explaining deployments to small children
and positive activities to reconnect with
footsteps of his father, and intended to McCain also performed memorials Army operations. McCain is slated for
your spouse. be a field artillery officer. While com- and hospital tours, visiting wounded his third deployment later this year.
pleting Officer Candidate School in Soldiers every two or three days. His
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Fort Bliss Youth Religious Activities Religious Schedule
Protestant Worship Services Saturday
All events are for junior and senior high school students Fort Bliss VBS Center Chapel One (Bldg. 315) Center Chapel 2 (Bldg. 1542)
(6th through 12th grades)
Fort Bliss Vacation Bible School will be Protestant Service ...............................................................10 a.m. Confession .............................................................................3 p.m.
Aug. 3 through 7 at the Religious Activities Center Chapel Three (Bldg. 1441) Mass ......................................................................................4 p.m.
Center, Pershing and Merritt Roads, from 10 Latter Day Saints ..............................................................1:30 p.m. Contemporary Mass...............................................................4 p.m.
Battle Cry – Youth Group: 4 to 6 p.m., at the Youth Center, Bldg. 198
a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and Center Chapel Four (Bldg. 2498) Sunday
– A time of live music, games, food and Bible study.
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday. All children, four- H.O.P.E. Service .....................................................................9 a.m. Center Chapel 2 (Bldg. 1542)
years-old through completed sixth grade, are Center Chapel Five (Bldg. 5312) Rosary .............................................................................10:30 a.m.
Girls and Guys Bible Study: 7 to 9 p.m., at Bldg. 440 (guys), Bldg.
invited. Buses will serve all Fort Bliss housing German Protestant Service ..............................................9:15 a.m. Sunday Mass ..........................................................8 a.m., 11 a.m.
areas with roundtrip transportation. Free lunch
Thursday Sage Hall (Bldg. 311) Holy Day Of Obligation Mass ...........................................5:30 p.m.
provided. For more information, call 568-0360
“Against the Flow” Bible study for middle school students: 3 to 4 Centurion Gospel Serivce .................................................8:45 a.m. Center Chapel 1 (Bldg. 315)
or 568-0363, or stop by Bldg. 449.
p.m., at the YC, Bldg. 198 (school year only) Biggs Airfield Chapel (Bldg. 11275) ....................................10 a.m. Daily Mass .......................................................................11:35 a.m.
Friday WBAMC Hospital Chapel .....................................................10 a.m. Holy Day Of Obligation Mass .........................................11:35 a.m.
Children’s Activities at Hope Chapel
Home school bible study: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the YC, (school ChapelNext Bliss (1-1 Dining Facility)..................................11 a.m. WBAMC Catholic Services
year only) 1st Bde., 1st AD Dining Facility Daily Mass (M-F).............................................................12:05 p.m.
Sunday School for children 3 yrs. old through Grade 2 – 0900hrs.
Every other Friday McGregor Range Chapel Saturday
Sunday School for children 3 yrs. old through Grade 12 – 1045hrs.
Friday Night Out: (bowling, laser tag, movies, etc.)
Nursery care for children under 3 yrs. old at both sessions. Sunday Protestant Service ....................................................6 p.m. Hospital Chapel Mass ............................................................5 p.m.
Children’s Christmas Musical in December Sunday Latter Day Saints ......................................................7 p.m. Sunday
Monday to June 27 ... Leadership Camp, Belton, Texas
Family Game Nights with activities for children – Every other month. Protestant Religious Activities Hospital Chapel Mass ....................................8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
July 4 ... Picnic (with USASMA Chapel) 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Biggs Park
Sunday German Catholic Services
July 10 ... Dinner and a movie, 5:30 p.m.
Children’s Activities at Center Chapel One Bldg. 311 Children’s Church, CC1 (Bldg. 449) ................................10:15 a.m. Sunday
July 19-25 ... City-wide Vacation Bible School (our students will help
“Kid’s Own Worship”1000hrs - 3 year old-1st Grade Bldg 449 Adult Bible Study, CC1 (Bldg. 451).................................11:15 a.m. Chapel 5, Robert E. Lee Road (Bldg. 5312) ...................10:30 a.m.
a local church hosting a VBS for ‘kids-at-risk’)
Acolyte Program: Children 6 yrs old - 12th Grade.
Aug. 3-7 ... VBS at Fort Bliss (our Youth Group will assist 6th Sunday School, Hope (Bldg. 2498) ................................10:30 a.m. McGregor Range Catholic Services
Regular Sunday School: 0845-0945 hrs Kinder thru 12 Grade Bldg
graders) Sunday School, Biggs Chapel Annex .....................................9 a.m. Saturday
452 & 449
Aug. 14-15 ... Activate Music Fest (city-wide music festival) Monday Catholic Mass ........................................................................6 p.m.
Aug. 17-21 ... VBS at USASMA Chapel Handbell Choir, Bldg. 444 ......................................................7 p.m. Catholic Religious Activities
Children’s Activities for Center Chapel Two (Saint Michael’s) Bldg.
Aug. 27-28 ... Back-to-School Retreat Tuesday Sunday
Aug. 29 ... Chapel-wide Picnic Adult Bible Study, CC1 (Bldg. 449)...................................9:30 a.m. Religious Formation, CC1 (Bldg. 449) .............................9:45 a.m.
Children’s Liturgy – 1100hrs Sundays CC2
Check our Web site for additional activities at www.BlissYouth.org Single Soldier Bible Study, Hope (Bldg. 2498).................6:30 p.m. RCIA, Bldg. 451.................................................................9:45 a.m.
Youth Group – 1400hrs Sundays CC2 Annex and Chapel
Summer Catholic Confirmation Class for Teens: Tuesdays & Choir Rehearsal, Sage Hall (Bldg. 331) ............................6:30 p.m. Adult Bible Study, Bldg. 442 .............................................9:45 a.m.
Children’s post-wide chapel activities Wednesday Adult Confirmation, Bldg. 451...........................................9:45 a.m.
Thursdays 1700-1900hrs in Bldg. 449, June and July only. Please
Aug. 3-7 ... Fort Bliss Vacation Bible School, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Adult Choir Rehearsal, CC1 (Bldg. 440) ................................7 p.m. Liturgy Of The Word/Child., CC2 (Bldg. 1542) ...............11:30 a.m.
call to register at 568-0363.
RAC, Bldg. 449 Children’s/Teen Choir, Sage Hall (Bldg. 331)....................5:30 p.m. Monday
Aug. 10-14... East Fort Bliss Vacation Bible School at USASMA PWOC, CC1 (Bldg. 449) ...................................................9:30 a.m. Catholic Mass Choir Rehearsal, CC2 (Bldg. 1542)...........6:30 p.m.
Other Children’s Chapel Activites
Sunday School at Sage Hall Bldg 331– 4 yrs. old – Grade 12 at Adult Bible Study, Biggs Chapel Annex .................................7 p.m. Tuesday
Oct. 31 ... Hallelujah Festival, Hope Chapel, Bldg. 2496, with games,
0900hrs. LDS Bible Study, CC3 (Bldg. 1441) ..................................6:30 p.m. Catholic Mass Choir Rehearsal, CC2 (Bldg. 1542)................7 p.m.
costume judging, children’s worship, puppets, music, moon-jumps,
Sunday School at SGM Memorial Chapel Bldg 11275– 4 yrs. old – Thursday Friday
giant slide and food.
Grade 12 at 0900hrs. Worship Band Rehearsal, Hope (Bldg. 2498)........................7 p.m. MCCW, CC1 (Bldg. 449) ........................................................9 a.m.
Children’s Church at SGM Memorial Chapel Bldg 11275– 3 yrs. old – Bible Study, Sage Hall (Bldg. 331).........................................5 p.m. Saturday
PWOC Children’s Program – Watch-care beginning with newborns
Grade 4 at 1000hrs. Choir Rehearsal, Biggs Chapel (Bldg. 11275) .......................7 p.m. Catholic Mass Choir Rehearsal, CC2 (Bldg. 1542) ..............10 a.m.
Home-school Program – Grades 1 through 6, at Bldg. 449
Advent Workshop at Chapel One – Family activities to prepare for
Children’s Chime Choir (2 groups) – Wednesdays, 9:30 and 10:45 Saturday Islamic and Jewish Services
Advent & Christmas
a.m., at Bldg. 450 1st Sat PMOC Bible Study, CC1 (Bldg. 440) ........................8 a.m. Jummuh (Islamic Service)
June 15-19 ... Backyard Bible Clubs, 10 to 11:30 a.m., ages 4 to 11 Battle Cry Youth Group Friday, Bldg. 442 .....................12:30 p.m. (MST), 1:30 p.m. (DST)
Special activities for children
For more information, go to http://sites.advancedministry.com/bar- Sunday, Youth Center (Bldg. 195) .................................4 to 6 p.m. Ta’aleem (Islamic Teaching)
Hanging of the Greens at Chapel One –Worship Service (usually the
bararodgers Thursday, Biggs Chapel Annex............................ 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 442............................................................6:30 p.m.
first Sunday of Dec) in which the children and youth of Chapel One
Friday, Home School Edition (Bldg. 195)........11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jewish Service
decorate the Chapel for Christmas.
Catholic Worship Services Friday, Center Chapel Three (Bldg. 1441)..............................8 p.m.
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Summer transformations can be life changing
CHAPLAIN (CAPT.) RUBIN N. CRESPO things or activities, and sometimes even our bodies in
WBAMC order to reach our goals.
Summertime is filled with transformations. Many Our willingness to make such sacrifices comes from
young high school graduates attend basic training and a heightened sense of purpose and a target for us to aim
begin the transformation to Soldiers. Many Fort Bliss and focus our energy toward. Our successes and failures
Soldiers are in their first summer of a deployment, can blur that focus through the extremes of overconfi-
transforming to combat veterans upon return. Those of dence or insecurity concerning our own ability. With the
1. Is the book of 1 Timothy in the Old or New us who are “seasoned” may have children going truth found in Romans 12 – that our gifts bring purpose
Testament or neither? through growth spurts prior to the next school year. I and help us establish our aim – we can achieve more as
2. What did the Lord cast down among the was able to participate in a Fellowship of Christian Soldiers, athletes, parents and as followers of Christ.
Israelites who complained about their wilderness Athletes Leadership Camp and Golf Camp this sum- Every sport and even the game of life all have dos
misfortunes? Fire, Hail, Stones, Winds mer with my son. The camp theme was “Live Inside and don’ts or rules to follow. There are no short cuts to
3. From Romans 3, who have sinned and fallen Out,” based upon Romans 12:2 (HCSB): “Do not be success as an athlete or in life. We have seen plenty of
short of the glory of God? Jews, Gentiles, Heathens, conformed to this age, but be transformed by the recent examples from baseball or even politics that
All renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what cheating will catch up with you sooner or later. In
4. What idol fell and broke after the Ark of the is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.” Romans 12 we are challenged to change our “do” by
Covenant was placed nearby? Edrei, Dagon, Molech, More than 350 high school athletes attended this always seeking to walk daily with character and with a
Golden calf camp so they could become leaders at their schools in humble spirit, honoring others, helping those in need
their respective sports and among their fellow students and if possible, on our part, live at peace with everyone.
5. Who built an altar and called it "Jehovahnissi"?
in local “huddles.” Each day there was a new focus as The chapter closes by calling us to change our win.
Isaiah, Baal, Moses, Malachi
we progressed through the 12th chapter of the book of We are not to be conquered by evil but conquer evil with
6. What was the name of John the Baptist's moth-
Romans. Change your sacrifice, change your aim, good. This transformation requires a continual “renew-
er? Elisabeth, Miriam, Sarah, Ruth change your do and change your win were the respec- ing of our mind to discern what is the good, pleasing,
For more trivia, log on to www.TriviaGuy.com. tive daily topics. NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul- and perfect will of God for our lives.” That life-chang-
Jabbar once said, “I think the good and the great are only ing transformation has begun for that group of faithful
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separated by the willingness to sacrifice.” Whether it is high school students who attended this camp and the
in competitive sports or in our career paths as Soldiers book of Romans encourages us all to follow suit.
ANSWERS: 1) New; 2) Fire; 3) All; 4) Dagon; 5) Moses; 6) Elisabeth
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8:30 am Traditional* Thursday 6-8 pm in the YAC At Hillcrest Baptist you will receive the love, attention and teaching you need to
10 am Adult Classes* become all that God created you to be.
11 am Contemporary* Spirit-filled worship...
Biblical teachings... A Place to BELIEVE
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It does make a difference what you believe, and because of that, the Bible is at
the center of all the teaching and preachng you will receive at Hillcrest Baptist.
*Nursery & Kids Connection offered youth ministries!
Sunday Worship & Period “A” Bible Study 9:15am
Saturday Evening Services July 11 & 25 - 5:30 p.m. Pastor Lenny Himes Sunday Worship & Period “B” Bible Study 10:30am
English Speaking Center and his wife, Lisa Sunday evening service 6:00pm
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL classes offered Sept. 9 to May Wednesday evening service 7:00pm
July 27-31 9 am-12 pm hillcrestbaptist.cc
19, 2010. Registration Aug. 31
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Marriage 1000-1100 Spouses Employment Orienta- (UVA) Training
0900-1430 FRG Leader Training (Class 1 of tion (call to schedule appointment) 1330-1500 Saving, Investing & TSP
3) 1100-1230 Healthy Kids Course July 25
0900-1430 AFTB Level II 1300-1500 Early Childhood Parenting 0900-1200 Car Seat Inspection (Cassidy
2494 Ricker Rd, Ft Bliss Texas 1000-1200 Infant Playgroup (call ACS for July 21 Main Shoppette )
(915) 568-1132/7088 location) 0800-1630 Unit Victim Advocate Training July 27
Hours: Mon-Fri 0730-1630 (AER closes 1330-1600 Ten Steps to a Federal Job (UVA) Training 1000-1100 Spouses Employment Orienta-
at 1600) July 15 0900-1030 Key Caller Training tion (call to schedule appointment)
Contact ACS at 568-1132/7088 to sign 0900-1430 FRG Leader Training (Class 2 of 1000-1200 Infant Playgroup (call ACS for 1100-1230 Healthy Kids Course
up for any classes or to receive more 3) location) 1300-1500 Early Childhood Parenting
information. 0900-1430 AFTB Level II (class 2 of 3) 1800-1930 Key Caller Training 1800-2100 AFTB Level II (class 4 of 5)
1000-1100 Spouses Employment Orientation 1800-2100 AFTB Level II (class 1 of 5) July 28
July 2009 (call to schedule appointment)
1000-1200 Toddler Playgroup (call ACS for
0800-1630 Unit Victim Advocate Training
0900-1600 Strong Bonds for Couples
1000-1200 Infant Playgroup (call ACS for
July 9 1300-1500 Parenting School Age & 0830-1630 ASIST Class (O’ Club) 1730-1900 Homecoming & Reunion
0800-1030 FRG Refresher Training Teenagers 1000-1100 Spouses Employment Orientation 1800-2100 AFTB Level II (class 5 of 5)
0900-1100 Screening Volunteers 1330-1500 Debt Management 1000-1200 Toddler Playgroup (call ACS for July 29
0900-1400 PEP (class 3 of 3) July 16 location) 1000-1100 Spouses Employment Orientation
1000-1200 Child Playgroup (call ACS for 0900-1430 AFTB Level II (class 3 of 3) 1300-1500 Parenting School Age & 1000-1200 Toddler Playgroup (call ACS for
location) 0900-1600 Stress Management Teenagers (Location TBA) location)
1330-1600 ACE Your Next Interview 1000-1200 Child Playgroup (call ACS for 1330-1500 Planning & Budgeting 1300-1500 Parenting School Age & Teenag-
1600-1800 Ballroom Dancing location) 1500-1600 Professional Development ers
1800-1930 FRG Refresher Training 1600-1800 Ballroom Dancing 1800-2100 AFTB Level II (class 2 of 5) 1330-1500 Debt Management
July 10 July 17 July 23 July 30
0845-1030 Stretching your Dollars 1330-1500 Car Buying 0800-1630 Unit Victim Advocate Training 0900-1630Strongest Link: Premarital
1330-1500 Understanding Credit 1600-1800 EFMP Support Group (UVA) Training Program (Location TBA)
July 11 1800-2100 Waiting Families Adult Night 0830-1630 ASIST Class (O’ Club) 1000-1200 Child Playgroup (call ACS for
1800-2100 Waiting Family Swimming (Call ACS for location & to reserve your 0900-1030 Resources for Funding FRG’s location)
Replica Pool (call ACS for reservation) slot) 1000-1200 Child Playgroup (call ACS for 1600-1800 Ballroom Dancing
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0900-1100 Baby Care 101 1800-2100 Waiting Families Scrapbooking 1300-1700 Transparenting 1330-1500 Planning & Budgeting
1000-1100 Spouses Employment Orienta- Class (Bldg 2009 Sheridan Rd) ( Call or 1600-1800 Ballroom Dancing 1400-1600 CITIZENSHIP 101 (ACS)
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July is ‘Watch Your
Car Month’ in Texas
OFFICER HECTOR HERNANDEZ
The Directorate of Emergency Services and the
Crime Prevention Office wish to remind you July is
“Watch Your Car Month” in Texas.
Every five minutes, a car is stolen in Texas.
Statistics show that on Fort Bliss, six vehicles have
been burglarized or stolen this year. More than like-
ly, the driver’s valuable possessions, left in the vehi-
cle, have also disappeared. Vehicle-related crimes
can be prevented if drivers remember to hide their
belongings, lock their cars and take their keys.
The Fort Bliss Crime Prevention unit, along with
the El Paso Police Department, will be out in the on-
and off-post communities, reminding Fort Bliss
drivers to take these extra precautions when leaving
their vehicles unattended. In 2007, an estimated
95,000 motor vehicles were stolen across the United
States – many had the keys left in the ignition.
We can not stress enough to Fort Bliss drivers
that they “hold the key” to auto burglary and theft
prevention. Being aware of the things they can do to
prevent these crimes, as well as the anti-theft
devices available to protect their vehicles, such as
kill switches and vehicle identification number etch-
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The Directorate of Emergency Services, Crime
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the opportunity to participate in programs designed
to promote auto and burglary theft awareness. The
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Thirty-seven Soldiers graduate as nurses
CLARENCE DAVIS III hands-on training with instruc- “This course has consistently
WBAMC Public Affairs tor and staff supervision. produced some of the best nurs-
July 2, 37 Soldiers graduated Additionally, Phase II train- es in the military.”
from the 85th William ing is performed with the super- She asked the nurses to be
Beaumont Army Medical vision of a preceptor. The stu- proud and to remain humble in
Center Licensed Practical Nurse dent is assigned to a nurse on all that they do for patient care.
Course in a ceremony at Soldier the ward and works under his or Page gave a big thank you to an
Hall on Fort Bliss. her tutelage while taking care of outstanding staff for molding
The course is designed for two patients. This phase helps to and grooming these Soldiers to
enlisted Soldiers to attend entry- prepare for the National become successful nurses.
level practical nursing training Council Licensure Examination In her remarks, Command
during peace and mobilization. – Practical Nurse, or NCLEX- Sgt. Maj. Donna M. Simmons,
Upon successful completion of PN. Great Plains Regional Medical
the course, students are awarded “It especially prepares the Command, congratulated the
the additional skill identifier of students in situational aware- newly minted nurses on their
M6. The course is 52 weeks ness,” said Choate. achievement.
long with training in three phas- The NCLEX is primarily sit- “You are ready to put your
es. Phase I consists of didactic uation awareness. The student training to test. Your future suc-
training for eight weeks and ful- must make an 85 to become a cess, performance leadership
fills the requirement for the stu- licensed practical nurse in and the survivability of our
dent to be an emergency med- Texas. Of those tested in this combat forces will be predicat-
ical technician or combat class thus far, the pass rate for ed upon the training received
medic. All didactic training is the NCLEX is 96 percent. here,” she said. “Wherever you
accomplished at Fort Sam Other field and clinical learn- are assigned, the leaders there JULIA YUBETA / WBAMC
Houston, Texas. ing sites include Brooke Army will appreciate your newly Lt. Col. Janice D. Page, program director of the Practical Nurse Course
“During Phase II, the student Medical Center, Eisenhower acquired skills as an Army at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, presents Spc. Robert L.
learns the skills of a practical Army Medical Center, Walter nurse.” Seymour, distinguished honor graduate, with an Army Commendation
nurse in many community- Reed Army Medical Center and Simmons added, “You are Medal.
based and acute care settings. Madigan Army Medical Center. trained to provide first-line trau-
Emphasis is placed on the Sitting in the audience were ma care forward on the battle- ations, maintaining focus on the uates to have a sincere commit-
Soldier’s ability to integrate families, friends, faculty and field, performs as members of a things you need to accomplish, ment to the Army because of the
concepts and perform nursing staff waiting to congratulate forward surgical team, and and teamwork and respect for special trust the nation and
skills in a clinical environment them and say goodbye. Also in function in expanded and sup- others. Soldiers have placed in us. Our
for 38 weeks,” said Sgt. 1st. attendance were members of the port roles in combat support Simmons concluded, “May Soldiers on the battlefield
Class Denney W. Choate, chief junior class, who will become hospitals and fixed medical each of you be successful and deserve excellent medical care
instructor of the WBAMC LPN the senior class and graduate facilities.” true to your goals in all that you on the battlefield and in garri-
course. Students are required to later this year. The highlights of her do.” son.
perform clinical skills rotation Lt. Col. Janice D. Page, pro- remarks included commitment The Distinguished Honor “Good luck and God bless
wherein they incorporate what gram director of the Practical to the Army, deployment readi- Graduate, Spc. Robert L. you as you continue to do great
is learned in the classroom to Nurse Course at WBAMC, said, ness, adapting to changing situ- Seymour, asked the fellow grad- things for the Army,” he said.
named Army PA of Year
JULIA YUBETA said, “I serve as the president
WBAMC Public Affairs of the board for this award and
The 2009 Surgeon General the nominations for the past
of the Army’s Physician three years have reflected hero-
Assistant Recognition award ic actions of epic proportion by
was presented June 29 at a cer- PAs serving in Southwest Asia.
emony held at William “Military PA life can be dif-
Beaumont Army Medical ficult and we have been signif-
Center. icantly impacted by the wars in
This year’s recipient, Capt. Iraq and Afghanistan,”contin-
Anthony Bohl, is enrolled in a ued Robertson. “Captain Bohl
PA specialty training program, has been deployed collectively
the United States Army for more than 32 months since
Medical Deparment’s emer- 2003. That is not uncommon
gency medicine physician for our specialty.
assistant residency program at “As I read the accomplish-
WBAMC. For the second year ments of my fellow PAs I feel
in a row, the award has been proud, yet humbled. Army
presented to a Beaumont medical personnel provide the JULIA YUBETA / WBAMC
Soldier. best point-of-injury care in the Capt. Anthony Bohl, a physician assistant enrolled in William Beaumont Army Medical Center’s emergency
Since 1973, according to an world on the battlefield,” he medicine physician assistant residency program, examines Ana Sigholz, who visited the Emergency
Army Web site, physician added. Department June 29 after falling at her home.
assistants have been an integral “This care is a direct result
component of the Army health of the commitment the Army line to the line.”
care team, fulfilling key roles CAPT. ANTHONY BOHL COMMENT: There are per-
Medical Department has made “American Soldiers fighting
in all aspects of patient care in sonal sacrifices involved in being an Army PA. But
to provide the highest quality for our country have three
the bottom line is, I love taking care of Soldiers on
garrison and on the battlefield. of training for PAs, combat things in common. First, they
the front line.
Today, Army PAs serve as medics, licensed practical nurs- believe in the United States.
their units’ primary health care es and special forces medics at Second, they believe in the
providers; responsible for the ‘tip of the spear.’” officers and noncommissioned
everything from prescribing Bohl has completed two officers that lead them, and
medications to teaching mili- deployments to Iraq in addition Base Khogyani, at the base of not attending to medical needs. third, they love their fellow
tary medics. In the absence of to his recent 15-month deploy- the Hindu Kush, under very After being presented with Soldiers,” said Robertson.
a physician, the PA is the pri- ment with the 173rd Airborne austere surroundings. The area the Meritorious Service Medal “They also know that when
mary source of advice to deter- Brigade Combat Team to has a significant Taliban pres- – part of the recognition award they are injured, the Army PAs
mine the medical necessity, pri- Afghanistan. The nomination ence where rockets, mortars – Bohl thanked his family for and combat medics have been
ority and requirement for submitted for Bohl reflected and small arms fire are not “persistence in your devotion trained to save their life.”
patient evacuation, as well as his superior leadership and uncommon. to supporting me and what I “There are personal sacri-
initial emergency care and sta- medical expertise while in His team was charged with do” and pledged to uphold the fices involved in being an
bilization. combat. establishing a FOB 15 miles honor. He recognized the lead- Army PA,” said Bohl. “But
During the presentation, Led by “Doc” Bohl, the south of their base camp, which ers that have gone before him, the bottom line is, I love taking
Col. Michael A. Robertson Sr., team, consisting of 18 Soldiers meant stringing perimeter wire, establishing the programs and care of Soldiers on the front
physician assistant consultant and one combat medic, was digging burnout latrines and policies that allow PAs to pro- line.”
to the Army’s surgeon general, assigned to Forward Operating conducting civil patrols when vide medical care “from the
PAGE 40 • JULY 9, 2009 • FORT BLISS MONITOR
Practice safe behavior to save lives
CLARENCE DAVIS III down the street at Lackland Air stopped for drinking and driv-
WBAMC Public Affairs Force Base in San Antonio ing by the El Paso Police
For awareness of careless when he was only 2 years old. Department, there is zero toler-
acts and safety awareness pro- “Safety is both personal and ance.
motion, William Beaumont professional to me. This train- Emphases were stressed by
Army Medical Center has held ing will possibly save lives,” he Ruben Camacho and Seth
three safety stand-down days said. Moore during the fire safety
during the past six weeks. Per the U.S. Department of briefing on how to correctly use
The training began with an Transportation, alcohol-related various fire extinguishers and
overview on the importance of highway crashes are the leading the types of fires on which they
safety in the Army. cause of death for Soldiers and would be used.
Throughout the Army, lead- civilians in the United States. “Only one out of 10 people
ers have been asked that Alcohol-related crashes are the know how to use a fire extin-
Soldiers and civilian staff are No. 1 cause of death among guisher correctly,” Camacho
aware of safety and how it Americans between 18 and 30. said.
JULIA YUBETA / WBAMC
saves lives. An intoxicated driver is 15 Fire prevention is a daily
“Safety is an important topic Sgt. Angela F. Kinney, training noncommissioned officer for B
times more likely to be requirement, not just when the
not just for Soldiers. Safety Company, Troop Command, William Beaumont Army Medical Center,
involved in a crash and to be annual inspection is due. inspects the engine compartment of the vehicle driven by Sgt.
awareness includes the civilian fatally injured than a sober Remember, prevention includes Matthew T. Roth, student in the Licensed Practical Nurse Course, dur-
staff as well as family mem- driver. Nearly 48 percent of all inspecting the extinguisher, ing the WBAMC safety stand-down May 20.
bers,” said Lt. Col. Antonio E. traffic fatalities involve an ensuring all exits are lit, and
Copeland, WBAMC troop impaired person on alcohol. It knowing how to execute the help because of a perceived Military One Source Web site
commander. is important not to drink and fire plan. Remember PASS stigma and increase the can be found at www.military-
Activities included during drive. The dangers and conse- when using a fire extinguisher: Soldier’s confidence to ask if a onesource.com.
the safety stand-down orienta- quences of drunken driving, pull, aim, stream and sweep. battle buddy is thinking of sui- Overseas personnel should
tion included presentations on seatbelt use and child safety are A suicide prevention orienta- cide. refer to the Military OneSource
fire prevention safety, suicide paramount when you are a tion was presented by Ellyn Black mentioned the various Web site for dialing instructions
prevention, heat injuries and a vehicle operator. Drinking and Black, a social worker with resources available to the Army for their specific location.
demonstration using “beer gog- driving is so important in Texas Army Community Service’s community. Soldiers and fami- The DCoE Outreach Center
gles” to show how alcohol that the state funds overtime to Family Advocacy program. lies are strongly encouraged to can be contacted at (866) 966-
affects one’s driving ability. keep our streets safe. After showing a short video, contact Military OneSource or 1020 or www.dcoe.health-
Safety awareness was fore- If you have been drinking, she stressed the importance of the Defense Center of mil/media/DCoE_News/DCoE
most as the summer season and take precautionary measures by “Shoulder to Shoulder”: no Excellence for Psychological _Outreach_Center.aspx
holiday weekend approached. calling a friend, supervisor or Soldier is to be left alone. It is Health and Traumatic Brain The Army’s most current
“We have all received this taxi for a ride home. The first our responsibility to help Injury Outreach Center. Trained suicide prevention information
training in the past; however, drunken driving offense may Soldiers get help, she intimated. consultants are available from is located at www.armyg1.
it’s important that we reinforce cost you your career, and ACE – or “Ask, Care, Escort” – both organizations 24 hours a army.mil/hr/suicide/.
the training,” said Capt. Oscar involve costs upward of teaches Soldiers to recognize day, 7 days a week, 365 days a Throughout the safety orien-
A. Ochoa, commander of A $17,000 – even if there were no suicidal behavior in fellow year. tation, the WBAMC staff was
Company, Troop Command, injuries or fatalities involved. Soldiers and the warning signs The Military OneSource reminded of the importance of
WBAMC. He mentioned that Don’t put yourself in a position that may be exhibited. The pro- toll-free number for those resid- safety in all aspects of their
his mother was killed by a to jeopardize your career or to gram targets Soldiers who are ing in the continental United lives.
drunken driver while walking harm someone. If you are at risk and least likely to seek States is (800) 342-9647; the