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For up-to-date things happening at Fort Bliss
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Things to do ...
Great Hallmark giveaway: The Great
Hallmark Giveaway will be noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at
Biggs Park. Stock up on free Hallmark greeting cards
for all seasons and occasions. Greeting cards are lim-
ited to supply on hand and are available on a first-
come, first-served basis.
T.G.I.F. Bingo: Come out to play and enjoy
multiple guaranteed jackpots at T.G.I.F. Bingo, the
newest addition to the Centennial Banquet and
Conference Center’s bingo lineup. Each Friday night PHOTOS BY SPC. JEANITA C. PISACHUBBE / 1st AD CAB Public Affairs
will offer multiple guaranteed jackpots. To learn more, Modern metal band out of Austin, Texas, Powderburn, plays for servicemembers at Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers’
call 744-8427. annual bash held at Biggs Park Sept. 16. The band was one of four that played throughout the day. The festivities also
Range Safety: The Fort Bliss Rod and Gun Club included basketball, football and paintball tournaments, food provided by Fuddruckers and multiple raffles.
offers a child safety course for children ages 6 to 17.
The class is held at 1 p.m. every second and fourth
Saturday on a monthly basis. The class is held at the
Rod and Gun Club and is free of charge. Children must
complete this course before being allowed outside on
the ranges. To learn more, call 565-4867 or 568-2983.
Dinner on a Dime: Let the Financial
Readiness Program at Army Community Service teach
you how to prepare great food on a shoestring budg-
et. Classes take place at the Milam Youth Activity
Center, 10960 Haan Road at East Bliss. Register by
phone at 569-5365 or 568-1132, by email at aisha.ruh-
firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at ACS. The next class
is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday. To learn more,
celebrates single Soldiers
Framing classes: Framing Bliss offers fram- SPC. JEANITA C. PISACHUBBE
ing classes every other Saturday from 8:45 a.m. to 1st AD CAB Public Affairs
2:30 p.m. Classes are open to DoD ID card holders and Better Opportunities for Single
their guests and cost $30 per person, or $25 each for Soldiers held their annual bash at
two people. To learn more, call 568-5563. Biggs Park Sept. 16.
Book sale: Friends of the Northeast Library will From 10 a.m. to early evening ser-
hold a grand opening book sale at their new location at vicemembers enjoyed live music,
8801 Railroad Dr. at the BMX area Saturday from 11 complimentary food from
a.m. to 3 p.m. To learn more, call 759-2400 or 759- Fuddruckers, $2 beer, basketball,
paintball and football tournaments,
Border photos: The El Paso Museum of Art and multiple prize giveaways.
opens “David Taylor: Working the Line” Sunday at After a month’s planning, con-
noon. Taylor has been photographing along the U.S.- tributing efforts from BOSS represen-
Mexico border in an effort to document the 276 tatives attached to brigades across the
obelisks that mark the boundary between El Paso and
post and strong support from the gar-
San Diego, Calif. Admission is free. Hours are;
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m.
rison commander, a full day of festiv-
to 5 p.m., Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday ities came together to allow the single
from noon to 5 p.m. To learn more, call 532-1707 or Soldier a break from his and her regu-
visit www.elpasoartmuseum.org. lar work day.
“The BOSS program is a Soldier- Single servicemembers participate in the annual Better Opportunities for Single
Buddy Walk: EPCC Diversity Programs presents run program,” said Sgt. Muhammad
Soldiers Bash held Sept. 16 at Biggs Park. Casa Ford of El Paso was the main
Buddy Walk 2011 Saturday at 10 a.m. at 919 Hunter sponsor of the event that included basketball, football and paintball tourna-
Dr. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and costs $20 for an Sheikh, BOSS president for Fort
ments, four bands playing throughout the day, food provided by Fuddruckers
individual, $40 for a family of a maximum of four Bliss, Garrison Command. “It is by
and multiple prize giveaways.
members and $10 for EPCC students, military mem- the Soldier, for the Soldier. We know
bers and seniors older than 65. All participants receive how to raise morale, because we Texas, to Soldier hip hop group NEJP, single Soldier. Earlier in the month
a T-shirt. To learn more, call 831-6531. know how they feel.” to an Alice in Chains tribute band Soldiers traveled to Phoenix, Ariz., for
Norman Rockwell art: The El Paso Museum Pfc. Steven Holmes, 4th Battalion, called Alive in Chains, to CBS’s a weekend which culminated in the
of Art announces “Picturing Health: Norman Rockwell 27th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Rockstar: Supernova and internation- opportunity to hold the flag during the
and the Art of Illustration,” which opens Saturday at 9 BCT, 1st Armored Division, won two al recording artist Dilana. national anthem at a Cardinals foot-
a.m. Admission for non-member adults ages 13 and VIP tickets and a parking pass to the “I feel like I am touching their ball game at Cardinals Stadium.
older is $10 per person. An EPMA member adult ages Cowboys vs. Redskins game in the lives,” Dilana reflected on her experi- Future events include a Las Vegas trip
13 and older is $5 per person. Children ages 12 and day’s grand raffle drawing. ence performing for Soldiers. “Taking by the end of the year and a golf tour-
younger enter free. Tickets may be purchased upon
arrival at the Museum Store during regular hours of
“This is the first expensive thing them out of their reality for a moment nament.
operation. The museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, I’ve ever won,” Holmes said. “It’s and connecting with them while “BOSS gives single Soldiers the
Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday been an awesome day to leave work, everything else fades away is a huge opportunity to interact with other
from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. come have fun and get to know peo- gift. Soldiers and participate in community
ple from other units.” “I would do this any day of the service,” said Pfc. Drew Jackson,
Hispanic Heritage: UTEP hosts a Hispanic In addition to providing raffle week over the Sunset Strip in Los BOSS representative for the newly
Heritage Month event Saturday from 9:30 to 11:30
a.m. in Room 309 of their Business Administration prizes like the football tickets, Casa Angeles,” continued the artist, who activated 1st Armored Division
Bldg. Tony Casillas, former defensive lineman for the Ford of El Paso also sponsored musi- performed for troops in Afghanistan Combat Aviation Brigade. “The mis-
Dallas Cowboys, will speak about the importance of cians to play for the servicemembers. in 2010. sion always comes first, but there’s
educational goals. The event is free. To learn more, The music ranged from modern metal The bash is only one of many still time for fun.”
visit www.adelantefund.org or call 877-692-1971. played by Powderburn from Austin, events that BOSS coordinates for the For more photos, see Page 8B
2B • SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 • FORT BLISS MONITOR
FORT BLISS MONITOR • SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 • 3B
Fort Davis celebrates 50 years Columbus Day weekend
FORT DAVIS, Texas – Fort Davis
National Historic Site celebrates a signifi-
cant milestone Oct. 8, its 50th anniversary
as a protected site in the National Park
Activities begin at 3 p.m. and include
guest speakers, a performance by the 1st
Armored Division Band out of Fort Bliss,
the firing of a 3-inch ordnance rifle, living
history, tours and a string band playing a
dance at the newly restored hospital.
Historically, Fort Davis and Fort Bliss
are intimately connected. With the gold
rush of the late 1840s in California, travel
increased along westbound routes. One
such road spread across most of Texas
from San Antonio to El Paso. With the
advent of the interstate system in the 20th PHOTOS BY BRYAN GATCHELL / Editor
century, it takes a matter of hours to drive Fort Davis, one of the best preserved 19th century forts in the Southwest, is situated along a westbound route from San Antonio to El
from San Antonio to El Paso. This was not Paso. The route saw considerable traffic from the California gold rush.
the case in the mid-19th century.
“At that time it took 40 days to get from From 1881to 1891 the fort remained rela- were more people in this area back then ed by 100,000 people that live there. …
San Antonio just to here and then 20 more tively peaceful, and, being far away from than there were now. We got smaller.” You come here and it’s like you came here
days to get to El Paso,” said Bill Manhart, the railroad line because it was so The stable, low population and the in the 1800s.
park ranger. “So this was pretty far in the ensconced in the mountains, the fort shut mountains were an asset to the preserva- “The really neat thing is walking
middle of nowhere.” down in 1891. tion of the site. Because there was no around to the different buildings that we
One of the largest concerns along the As Texas opened up during the 20th development, the buildings moldered have,” said Manhart. “We still have about
route was raids by small, nomadic bands century, many of the other forts along the rather than were destroyed. The undevel- 20 structures standing out of the about
of Native Americans. To make the route route experienced growth and develop- oped mountainous terrain retained the hundred that used to be here.”
safer, the Army set up several forts along ment around them. Fort Stockton became fort’s scenic value, keeping the fort much Mike Sloan, a volunteer with Fort
the trail, including Fort Davis in 1854, a town and San Angelo grew up around the way it looked when active. Davis National Historic Site, has traveled
naming it after Jefferson Davis, then the Fort Concho just as El Paso grew up “The reason we became a park was from Ketchikan, Alaska, to Florida, volun-
secretary of war. Fort Davis is nestled high around Fort Bliss. The town of Fort Davis because there was a historic society that teering for the NPS and other public land
in what are now the Davis Mountains, a remained adjacent to the ruins of the fort, saw the importance of having this place organizations. He claims that this is one of
relatively high-elevation volcanic range but because it was so far away from the [preserved],” said Manhart. “If you were his favorite places to volunteer.
with more trees than the surrounding railroad, and later from Interstate 10, Fort to go to any of the other forts, Stockton or “This is one of the best preserved
Chihuahuan Desert. Davis never boomed. Quitman, all you’re going to see is a chim- Southwestern forts in the country, if not
The fort changed hands to the “There were wives of officers, laun- ney, and we have several buildings that are the best,” said Sloan.
Confederate Army during the Civil War, dresses and just the citizens of the town, so fully still there made out of adobe, made Albert and Sandy Jimenez, from Crane,
fell into disuse in 1862 and was rebuilt this was a pretty big place [while the fort out of stone. … You can go to Fort
when the U.S. Army returned in 1867. was operating],” said Manhart. “There Concho, but you’re going to be surround- See Page 4B, FORT DAVIS
4B • SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 • FORT BLISS MONITOR
PHOTOS BY BRYAN GATCHELL / Editor
Living history performers demonstrate leisure at Fort Davis National Historic Site’s 48th Four living history performers play a game of cards in the barrackes at Fort Davis
anniversary Oct. 10, 2004. The site holds its 50th anniversary Oct. 8. National Historic Site’s 48th Anniversary Oct. 10, 2004.
FORT DAVIS Continued from Page 3B buildings, the drugstore, and try to lure the post hospital,” said Smith. “It’s been slow- National Park Service’s role of bringing
people back here.” going because of the federal budget, but history alive and preserving history at a
Texas, visited for the weekend in addition Sandy enjoyed the peacefulness of the we have used volunteers, both graduate site like this,” said Morlock. “We want to
to visiting Marfa to see the mystery lights. area. students and local and regional volunteers, be a strong partner in the community and
Both had been to Fort Davis as children, “It’s surprisingly relaxing compared to to get that hospital back in order.” we want to acknowledge the part park
Sandy as part of a school trip. the hustle and bustle,” said Sandy. The hospital restoration is just a part of service plays.”
“We came here back when we were 10 The national historic site continues to the goal of Fort Davis National Historic For accommodations around Fort
years old,” said Albert. “They’ve done a improve upon their historical preservation. Site and the National Park Service in gen- Davis during Columbus Day weekend,
lot of restoration, and I’m glad that they Park Ranger Donna Smith researched the eral according to John Morlock, Fort call the Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce
have because it keeps on going for the next post hospital for her graduate degree and is Davis National Historic Site park superin- at 800-524-3015 or 432-426-3015 or visit
generation, especially the school kids. … finally seeing her efforts come to fruition. tendent. www.fortdavis.com.
I’m just glad that they restored the original “Our current restoration project is the “What we’re trying to bring out is the
FORT BLISS MONITOR • SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 • 5B
PHOTOS BY ASIA MATTHEWS / Monitor Staff
(From left) Boy Scout Troop 248 Leader Michael Newbaver, Project Leader and Life Scout
James Keys and Boy Scout Thomas Bain arrange the props on the table display Sept. 17.
Troop 248 paints Boy Scout Troop 248 members help each other put the Old Fort Bliss museum furniture
Every wall within a building tells a story back into their original place after the walls dried Sept. 17.
ASIA MATTHEWS “I’m a Life Scout working towards scout; companies and schools look for
Monitor Staff becoming an Eagle Scout,” continued stuff like this. When you’re an Eagle
Boy Scout Troop 248 members – Keys. “There are certain things you Scout, it’s great to have that title. It can
with their paint brushes, tools and a plan have to do to get Eagle, such as volun- help you out along the future. James has
– painted the inner walls of Old Fort teering. To show proof of the activity, done really well.”
Bliss for James Keys’ project Sept. 17. badges show your ability and credibili- Before the painting, the inside walls
Keys wanted to give the museum a ty. Volunteering can help move [a scout] of Old Fort Bliss were plain and white.
pleasant new look. up in ranks, but it is also a great thing to Walls had marks, stains, cracks and rain
The partly cloudy, mild day at Old do. It doesn’t hurt to do volunteer work damage. Opening a fresh coat of paint
Fort Bliss museum held tourist activities every once in a while.” and applying it on worn-out walls made
for children and mini-market shoppers. Keys anticipated 10 troops to show a difference. The new light brown shade
While the makeover was in progress, up. Knowing this information, Keys complements the room and the history
bystanders watched the troops at work. planned for two days of painting. The held within it. Every wall along with the
The troops decided which shade of paint painting didn’t take that long because furniture pieces was painted except the
to use, what materials were required for more than 24 Troop 248 members chimney.
the project, assigning who paints which pitched in along with the museum’s “The painting was a project that
walls and how and where the museum’s staff. The extra pair of hands made this James Keys took on,” said Wanda
furniture would be moved. project operation swift and smooth. Kierzle, education program director.
“We all came in at 9 a.m. and we “James is working so hard. Getting “He brought in the crew and they all
ended around noon,” said Keys, project Eagle is tough; it’s like getting a Ranger worked together. All of them showed up
leader. “I was surprised how many peo- tab,” said Col. Eric Keys, director of this morning, and, lickety-split, they got
ple showed up. Because of that the job Intelligence J2 at Joint Task Force the job done. This place looks so good
went a lot faster than I expected. I North. “About 6 percent out of Life and so much better than the old paint.
enjoyed repainting the walls, it needed a Scouts achieve Eagle Scout. Normally, These guys did a wonderful job, and I’m Jacob Zimmerman, a Boy Scout with Troop
new look. I am glad that the painting this process is time-consuming. James excited.” 248, lends a hand by placing the barrels
wasn’t difficult at all, but it is messy. is moving along just fine. For being a back in their spots Sept. 17.
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Retiree Appreciation Day offers support
NATALIE M. HINOJOS
Special to The Monitor
2011 Retiree Appreciation Day attracted
more than 40 participants and provided a vari-
ety of services for attendees Saturday at the
United States Army Sergeants Major
It has been held once a year for the past 25
years at Fort Bliss. There was something for
everyone, from surviving spouse benefits and
medical services to education on upcoming
laws affecting TRICARE and changes in
retirement services. Attendees were able to
take advantage of the services offered.
“It’s held every year and we bring as much
information for the retirees, widows and fam-
ily members,” said José Luis Hernández,
retirement services officer. “It is open to all
servicemembers, active-duty and veteran.”
Retired Col. John W. Radke, chief of Army
retirement services, was the guest speaker of
the event, educating about pre- and post-
retirement briefings to active-duty service-
members, retirees, surviving spouses and fam-
“It was very helpful,” said retired Staff Sgt.
Jerome Johnson, A Btry., 2nd Bn., 1st ADA.
“I like the presentation, because [Radke]
answered questions about the cost of living
adjustments; that was one of my main con-
cerns. Retirees haven’t had [COLA] in past
years. He also talked about how we are going
to be taken care of with medical services.”
PHOTOS BY NATALIE M. HINOJOS / Special to The Monitor
Free services were offered to attendees
Retired Col. John. W. Radke, chief of Army retirement services, speaks to retirees
from William Beaumont Army Medical
and spouses about cost of living adjustments and changes for medical services
provided for the upcoming year during Retiree Appreciation Day at the U.S. Army
Center who supplied flu shots and diabetic having a good time. We’ve had more partici-
Sergeants Major Academy Saturday. check-ups, and a representative from the pants this year than last.”
Defense Finance Accounting Service offered Additionally, representatives from various
(Top right photo) Attendees receive free flu vaccinations and diabetic check-ups at live financial assistance regarding accounts federal and state agencies and veterans organ-
the annual Retiree Appreciation Day. for retirees. izations provided information on services
(Bottom right photo) José Luis Hernández, left, retirement services officer, and Col. “It was great,” said Eugene Gaskins, mem- available to veterans. The Fort Bliss Post
Joseph A. Simonelli Jr., center, garrison commander, pose with Eastwood High ber of the Directorate of Human Resources. Exchange had donated goods to raffle off at
School Junior ROTC cadets during Retiree Appreciation Day at USASMA. “It’s a nice turnout; people around here are the end of the event.
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Management is giving people the Programs does not guarantee further programs up to two years after degree receive 80 hours of formal interactive
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BOSS BASH Continued from Page 1B
From left, Cpl. Jessica Hampton, motor transporter with the 47th Transportation Company, 15th Sustainment Brigade,
and Pfc. Andre Cisneros, radio operator maintainer with A Co., 15th Sustainment Bde., participate in the frozen T-shirt
contest at the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Bash held at Biggs Park Sept. 16. Contestants raced to unroll
frozen T-shirts for the chance to win a Playstation 3.
PHOTOS BY SPC. JEANITA C. PISACHUBBE / 1st AD CAB Public Affairs
From left, Spc. Brandon Emanuel and Pvt. Stephen Pedicone,
both Avenger crew members with E Battery, 2nd Bn., 43rd Far right, Spc. Kecia Allen, paralegal specialist with International recording artist Dilana sings for service-
ADA, 11th ADA Brigade, play a game of horseshoes during Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion members at the Better Opportunities for Single
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each season of the year. Apprentices affairs, auto shop, marketing manage-
may work two terms per year. Teens ment, chef assistance and more. When a
Andrew P Rosen MD FACOG work and participate in workforce Hired! apprentice chooses their job,
Dual Board Certified In Obstetrics & Gynecology & Family Practice preparation and post-secondary educa- they explore something new, their inter-
tion exploration workshops each term. est, what they enjoy or what they would
• Obstetrics • Gynecology • Infertility Evaluation After successfully completing a term, like to pursue for a potential career.
• Laparoscopy Menopausal Care • Urinary Incontinence Therapy apprentices receive cash awards. The “What I want is to attend jobs to
more terms teens work, the greater the [Army and Air Force Exchange
• 4D Ultrasound Complete Personalized Women’s Healthcare
cash awards. Service], Old Fort Bliss and the Grand
• Nurse Lactation Educator In Office “Over 24 teens signed up for the fall Theatre,” said Chavez. “It’s nice to start
Accepting New Patients • Tricare & New Mexico Medicaid Accepted
term,” said Chavez. “Last summer over off somewhere and later on they could
El Doctor Habla Español • Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm
50 to 60 teens signed up. Jobs range hire you. I talked to the pool manager
from produce, USO, Milam Youth and he said he usually hires the teen that
Center, Soto and Biggs gym, the work there. It’s cool to start a job off at
915 261 0326 After Hours 915 838 7946 Community Pool, the Youth Activities
Center, the Bowling Alley and Public
15, then getting hired at 16. This sum-
mer we are going to visit a museum and
1600 Medical Center Street • Suite 307 Affairs Office.” visit Old Fort Bliss. One big thing I
Medical Center Plaza Building In addition, Hired! Apprentices want to do is make the Hired! program
www.andrewprosenmd.com attend college trips. Last summer the bigger than ever. I want to do more with
group ventured to the University of this program, like get more jobs and
Texas at El Paso. This term will be New visit more places.”
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its natural resources. appointment today.
• The water on earth today is all we have. It’s the same amount there was years ago. Services Include:
• One quart of motor oil, if it’s disposed of improperly, can contaminate up to 2 million gallons of Cleaning & Exams • Cosmetic Dentistry Volcanic Ave.
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3270 Joe Battle, Ste. 265
Edwin J. Ojo, M.D., is board certified in
Gastroenterology and comes to El Paso with
a fellowship from Texas Tech University
Health Science Center in Lubbock.
Dr. Ojo is proficient in all endoscopy
procedures including therapeutic ERCP.
He also does motility studies and capsule
endoscopy (a wireless capsule endoscope that allows
painless endoscopic imaging of the whole of the small
He is a member of the American College of
Physicians, The American Medical
Association and the American College of
Integrated Test and Evaluation Directorate programs like “Project Alpha” and “Go to High Edwin J. Ojo, M.D. Gastroenterology.
School/Go to College” mentor young men older than 12 at Fort Bliss Milam Youth Activity
ITED officers mentor
Fort Bliss youth
MEME STYLES between the Alpha Phi Alpha and the
ITED March of Dimes. With special parental
The distinctive needs of military consent for the participating youth, the
youth have changed over the last curriculum seeks to educate participants
decade. Most Fort Bliss youth face the on issues of responsibility, relation-
daily reality of a high-tempo Army ships, teen pregnancy and sexually
lifestyle accompanied with the commu- transmitted diseases. The “Go to High
nication hardships that come with a School/ Go to College” program edu-
deployed parent. cates participants about strategies to fin-
Understanding this need for more ish high school successfully and ulti-
face-to-face honest communication, test mately to graduate from college.
officers with the Integrated Test and “We look forward to building a long-
Evaluation Directorate – along with term partnership with Fort Bliss and the
their fraternity – have launched a men- various youth centers,” Walker said.
torship program to help develop young “We look even further to building part-
males ages 12 and older. nerships with other organizations to
Called “Project Alpha” and “Go to continue to help develop young adults
High School/Go to College,” the curric- into productive and responsible citizens
ula are sponsored by the El Paso and leaders.”
Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Those participating in the mentor-
Inc., and have begun at the Fort Bliss ship program are all Alpha Men of the
Milam Youth Center. El Paso’s Theta Delta Lambda Alumni
Maj. Johnnie Walker, local chapter Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity,
president, has seen positive results of Inc., to include Integrated Test and
teens involved in the curriculum. He Evaluation Directorate test officers Maj.
believes the program will go a long way Johnnie Walker, Chief Eric Brown and
toward improved focus and increasing Glacier Technologies contractor lead
confidence. Myron Rone.
“It is our charge as men of Alpha to For more information about Alpha
develop leaders,” Walker said. “We Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Theta Delta
appreciate the opportunity to leverage Lambda chapter’s programs, projects
our skills and experiences in partnership and initiatives, visit the website at
with Fort Bliss and the Milam Youth www.TDL1906.org or their page on
Center to coach young men to make Facebook or email the program com-
informed life decisions pertaining to mittee chairman at eric.brown3579@g-
education and social responsibilities.” mail.com.
“Project Alpha” is a collaboration
ALLERGY AND ASTHMA
CENTER OF EL PASO, PA
Rogelio Menendez, MD, FCCP
SPECIALIZING IN THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT
OF ALLERGY, ASTHMA AND SINUS DISEASES
PEDIATRIC TO ADULT
Most Insurances including Medicaid,
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10470 Vista Del Sol, Suite 100 • El Paso, TX 79925
Se Habla Español
FORT BLISS MONITOR • SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 • 11B
What’s happening at
DANARIA FARRIS The Grand Theatre.
ServiceStar Admission is $3 and valid for
Under Armour is hiring in all ages and includes a kid’s
preparation for the grand size popcorn and soda. After
opening of their store at the movie lets out, join the
Freedom Crossing scheduled Play Area for free activities.
to open in late October. To Over The Hedge will play
apply for a job, pick up an Oct. 15 at 10 a.m., and activi-
application in the Freedom ties include dress-up portraits
Crossing property manage- in a photo booth by a profes-
ment office. sional photographer, who can
Every Friday night at upload the pictures for loved
Freedom Crossing from 7 to ones online for free, a chil-
11:30 p.m. enjoy free, live dren’s mini-spa where girls
music by the outdoor fire dur- can get their nails done and
ing Friday at The Fire. boys are treated to fun, spiky
Scheduled in the upcoming hair.
weeks are pop and punk Fort Opening soon at Freedom
Bliss Soldier musicians Killer Crossing: Under Armour
Hintz Friday, karaoke with (October), Denny’s, Auntie bragging rights. Be there to the opening of Under Armour with the purchase of an adult
DJ Darrin and KJ Oct. 7, Anne’s/Cinnabon, and The support your favorite. with live bands, giveaways entree. Two kids per adult
rhythm and blues group The Sushi Place. Freedom Crossing hosts and unbeatable deals. Plus, entree.
Vibe Oct. 14, country artist Go Army! will be on the Fall Fest Oct. 29, a huge cele- Buffalo Wild Wings cele- Find more details on
Vince Walthers Oct. 21, and event lawn Oct. 19. Freedom bration with activities all day brates their first anniversary events, specials and the latest
The Vibe Oct. 28. Crossing will host the Army and evening. Kids enjoy a safe with a wing eating contest and information at freedom-
The next Freedom Crossing vs. Navy Battle of The Bands trick-or-treat and lots of free live entertainment. crossingatfortbliss.com or on
Play Date will take place Oct. during Navy Week of the activities. All can enter the Join Smashburger for fam- the Freedom Crossing at Fort
15. Play Dates feature a $3 Amigo Airsho. Listen to both costume contest with more ily night Thursday from 4 Bliss Facebook page.
classic kid’s flick movie at talented bands battle it out for than $500 in prizes. Celebrate p.m. to closing. Kids eat free
WE CLEAN EL PASO
Here’s What We Do:
• Bathroom: clean & scour toilets, sinks, tubs, showers &
mirrors so they shine & smell wonderful
• Kitchen: oven, fridge, wash dishes WITH THIS AD
• Floors: vacuum carpets, sweep, mop, wax, oil wood floors
• Dust & Dust & Dust: not around things - items are moved and then replaced,
• Beds: made, linens changed - we pick up clothes OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
• Windows: both sides, if possible
CREW SUPPLIES Here’s How Much It Costs:
ALL CLEANING 2x or more per month
regular / 1st visit
regular / 1st visit
MATERIALS & 1 bdr. 1 bath apt./condo $45/$35 $55/$45
EQUIPMENT 2 bdr. 1 bath apt./condo/house $50/$40 $60/$50
2 bdr. 2 bath apt./condo/house $55/$45 $65/$55
3 bdr. 2 bath apt./condo/house $60/$50 $70/$60
Larger Units (priced proportionatley)
Vacancies by Quote
The lower prices are obtained by either paying for 2 visits at the beginning or after using
service 2x monthly in the future. You are welcome to try 1 visit or use service occasionally.
Coupon valid on 1st visit.
Here’s How To Get Started:
CALL NOW! A manager will give you a firm quote, dis-
cuss your special needs and make entry arrangements
(if you wish)
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12B • SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 • FORT BLISS MONITOR
PHOTOS BY TERRI SIROIS / Fort Bliss Garrison Public Affairs
Marfa lights festival
(Above) The 1st Armored Division Band, under the direction of Chief Warrant Officer
3 Russell Houser, participates in the 25th Annual Marfa Lights Festival Parade held
Sept. 3. This is the third year the 1st AD Band returns to Marfa to participate in the
parade and to add to the community’s delight, the band also performed a mini-con-
cert after the parade.
(Right) The Color Guard from the Vietnam Veterans of America Lucio G. Moreno
Chapter 574 from El Paso, lead the way in the 25th annual Marfa Lights Festival
Parade Sept 3. The VVA 574 Color Guard was followed by the 1st Armored Division
Band from Fort Bliss, and the VVA Chapter 574 veterans. This marks the third year
the VVA Chapter 574 has participated in this annual event.
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