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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.

                                                           BOSS bash
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-
land@us.army.mil or in person at ACS. The next class
is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday. To learn more,
call 568-1132.
                                                           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
                                                                                                                                         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

                                                                    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-
                                                                                                         ily members.
                                                                                                             “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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Monitor Staff                                                                                  ly lead to careers in the government.                                                graduated or obtained certificates from      development plans to track career mile-
   The      Office     of     Personnel                                                        However, participation in the Pathways                                               qualifying educational institutions or       stones and educational objectives, and
Management is giving people the                                                                Programs does not guarantee further                                                  programs up to two years after degree        receive 80 hours of formal interactive
opportunity to help shape the federal                                                          federal employment in the competitive                                                completion. Each agency will manage          training yearly for two years. Fellows
government’s proposed Pathways                                                                 or excepted service at the completion of                                             their own internship program and will        may be converted to a full time perma-
Programs, which revamp the hiring                                                              the program unless the agency converts                                               sign a Pathways Agreement stating pro-       nent position after completion of the
process for students and recent gradu-                                                         the individual according to OPM                                                      gram expectations. Veterans will have a      program.
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   OPM has proposed regulations on                                                                Proposed changes:                                                                 their degree to exercise the two-year eli-   www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-08-
how the Pathways Programs will be                                                                 • The Internship Program is a new                                                 gibility due to military service obliga-     05/pdf/2011-19623.pdf.
implemented and managed as well as                                                             program that will replace the Student                                                tion. Successful applicants will be             Comments can be submitted through
addressed issues of training, eligibility                                                      Career Experience Program and Student                                                placed in a two-year career develop-         the Federal eRuling Portal at www.reg-
and pay. Individuals have until Tuesday                                                        Temporary Employment Program. It is                                                  ment program which will include men-         ulations.gov,       by     email      to
to shape the direction of the three                                                            designed to attract a variety of students                                            torship, creation of individual develop-     employ@opm.gov           with     “RIN
Pathways Programs.                                                                             from high schools, technical, vocational                                             ment plans to track career milestones        3206–AM34, Excepted Service, Career
   President Barack Obama signed                                                               and four-year colleges and graduate                                                  and educational objectives, and at least     and Career-Conditional Employment;
Executive Order 13562 in December                                                              programs with paid opportunities to                                                  40 hours of formal interactive training      and Pathways Programs” in the subject
2010 establishing the Pathways                                                                 work and explore federal careers.                                                    yearly. The recent graduate may be non-      line of the message; by fax to 202-606-
Programs. This created two new pro-                                                            Interns can work part-time or full-time                                              competitively converted to a permanent       4430; or by mail to Angela Bailey, asso-
grams – the Internship Program and the                                                         as they finish their education. Each                                                 position or a term appointment lasting       ciate director for Employee Services,
Recent Graduates Program – and made                                                            agency will manage their own intern-                                                 one to four years upon completion of         U.S. Office of Personnel Management,
changes to the Presidential Management                                                         ship program and will sign a Pathways                                                the program.                                 Room 6566, 1900 E St., NW,
Fellows program. The Pathways                                                                  Agreement stating internship expecta-                                                   • The Presidential Management             Washington, DC 20415-9700.
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ties.                                                                                          position or to a term position lasting one                                           to this program up to two years after           Editor’s note: Information compiled
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Programs will provide clear paths to                                                              • The Recent Graduates Program is a                                               placed in a two-year excepted service        ment’s Hiring Reform page at
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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
the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Bash held Sept.                             (Attack), 501st Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation              Soldiers Bash held Sept. 16 at Biggs Park. Dilana flew
16 at Biggs Park. The annual event featured basketball, foot-                            Brigade, 1st Armored Division, enquires into the services       in from Los Angeles solely for the opportunity to
ball and paintball tournaments, as well as four bands play-                              offered by Omni Financial at the annual BOSS Bash held at       entertain the troops at Fort Bliss.
ing throughout the day.                                                                  Biggs Park Sept. 16.

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                                                                                                                                                      Mexico State University. They get to
                                                                                                       Don’t settle for                               tour the school, look at the classrooms
                                                                                                                                                      and dorm rooms, eat in the dining hall
                                                                                                       ordinary teen jobs                             and more. There will be more trips
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                                                                                                                   Gastroenterology and comes to El Paso with
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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

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What’s happening at
Freedom Crossing?
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

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     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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