U.S. Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, secure a building in a village at McGregor Range for a key leader engagement meeting between their com... More
Two youths box during a fundraising event at the Boys and Girls Club of El Paso, Texas, July 29, 2012. The event was held to raise money in support of the club, which provides character and leadership developme... More
Armor crewmen from C Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division out of Fort Stewart, Ga., ground guide an M1A2 Abrams Battle Tank in preparation for a ... More
Christina Johnson and Joshua Shackelford receive instruction from Liz Behnke, a Missoula Children's Theater actor-director, during rehearsal, June 25, 2013, for the Fort Bliss Child, Youth and School Services p... More
Sgt. Darnell Richardson, intelligence analyst for 4th Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, helps decorate the Boys & Girls Club of El Paso, Texas, into a haunted house, Oct. 27. Richardson is atte... More
Army Capt. Jon Cochran, platoon leader, Charlie Company, 1st Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, scans an area in the Mazgarey Mountains in Nawa Valley, Afghanistan for cave... More
Army Sgt. Savana Smith, Arkansas Agricultural Development Team 2, and Ahmed Mohammad, a beekeeper, stand in front of his new hives March 24, 2011, at a Qalat City nursery. Mohammad received eight new hives for ... More
The medals and trophies for the winners of the Fort Bliss Half Marathon and the annual 5k Turkey Trot are laid out in preparation for the award ceremony, Nov 16, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Robert Golden)
Jonathan Lopez, 4, civilian, El Paso, Texas, has his face painted during the 2nd annual St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival at Freedom Crossing here March 16.
Afghan National Security Forces members and their Australian mentors receive training Feb. 17 in Tarin Kot, Afghanistan on counterinsurgency tactics as a part of an ongoing effort to give the Afghan military th... More
Spc. Christopher Carter has 1st Lt. Christine Sefchik, both of 47th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, swear him in for his re-enlistment ceremony at Western T... More
Alex Medlin, the Kandahar Koughers club president hands a free cigar to a U.S. soldier during the Kandahar Koughers’ weekly meeting at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, June 3. The club provides a place for cigar... More
U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Deborah, provide opening remarks for a USO morale event Dec. 16 at Kandahar Air field, Afghanistan. The event featured several hi... More
Afghan firefighters from the Kandahar Air Wing and Air Force Master Sgt. Jason Berry, 738th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group fire protection advisor, tackle a fire in a portable storage container, during the KA... More
U.S. Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commander, U.S. Army Forces Command, (left) speaks to Maj. Gen. Dana Pittard, (center), commander, 1st Armored Division and Brig. Gen. Randall A. Dragon, commander, U.S. Army ... More
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Todd Zwickle and Staff Sgt. Aaron Davey, 738th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group, assist members of the Afghanistan National Army Air Force's 305th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron in load... More
The RQ-16A T-Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle sits, waiting to be primed for a display highlighting some of its abilities at Kandahar Airfield Jan. 14, 2011. Technicians from Honeywell International invited coaliti... More
Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler, the 14th sergeant major of the army, chats with soldiers from 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas June 20, 2012. The soldiers t... More
Rep. Rob Wittman, Va., 1st District, speaks with Brig. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl, deputy commanding general for support, Regional Command-South, during a visit to Kandahar Airfield, March 27. Members of the House Ar... More
Command Sgt. Maj. Rory Malloy, left, commandant of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, and Command Sgt. Maj. Wesley J. Weygandt, right, USASMA deputy commandant, present the replica induction plaque for reti... More
Spc. Eric Cantu, a Poccantello, Idaho, native and combat medic from C Company, 47th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, poses for a photo at Tobin Wells during the co... More
The Rock the Fort Car Show, hosted by the El Paso chapter of the Ruff Ryders Car and Truck Club, took place on a rainy Saturday morning at Biggs Park on Fort Bliss, Texas. Team Hybrid, an El Paso car club broug... More
Tripp Morris practices his lunges during fencing class at Building 131, Fort Bliss, Texas, April 4. Lunges are a thrust while extending the front leg using a kicking motion propelling the body forward with the rear leg.
(From left to right) Command Sgt. Maj. Marvin Hill, senior enlisted leader for NATO International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan; Gen. David Petraeus, commander of NATO ISAF and USFOR-A; ... More
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler speaks to the 64th Sergeants Major Course class during the class' opening ceremony at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas, Aug. 23. (U.S. Army ph... More
Sgt. Logan Robbins, assistant team leader speaks to Col. James Edwards, commander, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade and Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero, director of Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organ... More
Romanian President Traian Basescu is greeted by U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jeffrey B. Kendall, Kandahar Air Field commander, before his visit of more than 150 Romanian soldiers at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan... More
A Vehicle Mounted Mine Detector, also called a Husky, scans an area for land mines and improvised explosive devices during a route clearance mission in Zabul province, Afghanistan, March 25. The Husky is a sing... More
A scout from El Paso, Texas, Troop 4 of the Boy Scouts of America leans over the edge of the Air Assault Tower at Fort Bliss, Texas, while Cadet Mason P. Livingston, a rappel master and University of Texas at E... More
Soldiers assigned to 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas, occupy their operational environment at McGregor Range, N.M., April 25, 2012, in ... More
Victim advocates from the Fort Bliss Family Advocacy Program pose at the front desk of the Domestic Violence Awareness Month information fair at the Family Resilience Center, Oct. 3. The fair was the largest ev... More
Sgt. Leslie Fisk, left, a communications team chief in 4th Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, and Air Force Staff Sgt. James Bredeson, a tactical air control party specialist with the 7... More
Army Capt. Jon Cochran, platoon leader, Charlie Company, 1st Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, takes a short break inside a cave after searching and securing an area in th... More
Paul Bradley, front, and Michael O’Brien, both competitors in the Fort Bliss Commander’s Cup Swim Meet, race neck and neck at the Aquatics Training Center here, Nov. 5.
Andy Jung, taekwondo instructor with Child, Youth and School Services, Fort Bliss, Texas, teaches Kaylee Cabral, 4, kicking techniques at the Logan Heights School Age Center, Oct. 2, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by S... More
Liaisons from the Pakistani Army, Afghani National Security Forces and International Security Assistance Force officials met to discuss improving border relations along the Afghan-Pakistan border at the Joint B... More
Yasmin Ramirez, (right) a youth mentor with the Boys and Girls Clubs of El Paso, Texas, talks with Cheyenne Briddell, age 16, a teenager mentored by Ramirez for the past five months, during a meeting for a teen... More
"Have Book - Will Travel" is the title and theme of the post Lt. Gen. Stanley R. Mickelson Community Library summer reading program for the months of June - July 2013. The library staff invites all military and... More
Pfc. Dustin Bennett, supply clerk, 212th Fires Brigade, Fort Bliss, Texas, performs a forward flip on the Eurobungy during the BOSS Bash at Biggs Park, Fort Bliss, September 27. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Robert ... More
Sgt. Daniel Hadley, schools non-commissioned officer for Company C, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, looks at a new type of tent under evaluation, April 30, 2012, at Fort Bliss, Texas, befor... More
Spc. Christian Brown, data support team chief, and Spc. Ryan Pierce, satellite communications operator, both assigned to 586th Network Support Company, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, install a Very Sma... More
A team leader for the Afghan National Army’s 4th Kandak, 4th Brigade, 205th Corps, informs village elders of a shura, an open town meeting, to discuss the new patrol base in the Tangi Valley. ANA soldiers and A... More
An Afghan Border Police officer fires the NSV 12.7mm heavy machine gun. ABP officers received familiarization training on weapons such as the AK-47 assault rifle, PKM machine gun and the RPG-7 anti-tank rocket ... More
Afghans in the Maywand District, Afghanistan carry tools to a Cash For Work worksite Nov. 22. Afghans are supplied with tools, that they sign out every morning, to complete their tasks for the day.
U.S. Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 1st Armored Division, based at Fort Bliss, Texas, role play as opposing forces during training at the Combined Arms Collective Training ... More
A Halloween mask glares from its storage box before the “Massacre on Marshall Road” haunted house opens in the Trading Post at Fort Bliss, Texas, Oct. 9, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Robert Golden, 16th Mobil... More
International Security Assistance Force members and Afghnistan and Pakistan military officials take a group photo after a Border Flag meeting at the Joint Border Coordiantion Center at Forward Operating Base, ... More
Personnel from 1st Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, talk to family members using the Cheetah system, a new morale satellite at Operational Coordination Center District, S... More
Capt. Danielle Gordon, a soldier with the 402nd Field Artillery Brigade, 1st Army Division West, serves a drink to a guest at the Ninth Annual Feed The Homeless Dinner at the downtown Convention Center in El Pa... More
Afghan National Army soldiers from the 4th Kandak, 4th brigade, 205th Corps, provide security as they plan their next move. ANA soldiers and Australian soldiers maneuver their way through a village in the Tangi... More
Spc. Paul Flores and Spc. Nicholas Pledge, infantrymen assigned to Blue Platoon, Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, set up the Military Mobile Vehicle and ... More
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ellen Smith, (left), a health care specialist assigned to 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, based out of Fort Riley, Kan., takes attendance of the service members at the Wounded Warrior C... More
Col. Daniel Pinnell, commander of 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, welcomes Secretary John McHugh, the 21st secretary of the Army, from his helicopter to a Network Integration Evaluation 12.... More
Army Sgt. 1st Class Stephen Anderson, collections officer, 1775th Military Police Company, looks at a child’s homework in Shurandam Village, Afghanistan, May 27. Afghan National Police and U.S. soldiers conduct... More
Soldiers from Fort Bliss, Texas, perform stretches after a light run during pregnancy post partum physical training Nov. 14. The PPPT program is designed to promote active duty soldiers maintain their physical ... More
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Landa (center), a cadre member at the Warrior Transition Unit on Fort Bliss, runs through an exercise drill in the boxing ring at the Wolves Den, El Paso Texas, July 29. A native of El... More
Sgt. 1st Class David Parish, a Sergeant Audie Murphy Club member from 5th Armored Brigade, 1st Army Division West, celebrates a touchdown with group of fifth grade girls from Schuster Elementary School during a... More
Capt. Christian Bono, information operations officer, 1st Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, talks to English-speaking students who attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for... More
A series of 25mm tracer rounds from Australian service light armored vehicles impact into a mountainside harboring Taliban insurgents March 29, in Tangi Valley, Afghanistan.
The newest Fort Bliss Sergeant Audie Murphy Club members accept congratulations as soldiers pass by after a SAMC induction ceremony at the United States Sergeants Major Academy, Nov. 13.
Spc. Jason Gutierrez, an infantryman assigned to Blue Platoon, Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, waits to signal a delivery truck through a checkpoint at ... More
Pfc. Brandon Fender, enabler response team member, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, provides security at a reconstruction project along Highway 4 in Spin Boldak, Afghanistan, April 8. The highway is an e... More
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Omar Martin (right), of Milford, Mass., an automated logistical specialist assigned to 883rd Medical Company (Combat Stress Control), based in Boston, Mass., blocks a punch during the basic... More
Sgt. Ryan Kelly, a Fort Bliss soldier and a tattoo artist for House of Pain Studios, tattoos a customer at the Texas Showdown Festival in El Paso, July 19.
Equipment belonging to military personnel from the Latvian National Armed Forces, U.S. Army and Air Force is grounded during joint airborne training operations held at Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia, June 15. U.S. ... More
Secretary of the Navy Raymond E. Mabus Jr. speaks with Marine Corps and Navy personnel, during an all-hands call held at International Security Assistance Force Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan Nov. 19, 2013.... More
U.S. Air Force and British explosive ordnance disposal teams prepare detonation cord Dec. 22, outside the perimeter of Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan.
Spc. Jonathan Mock, an infantryman in 2nd Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, trims overgrown shrubbery to help an 85-year-old woma... More
Jeff Keane, The Family Circus cartoonist, draws a picture for an Australian Coalition member during an USO event at Camp Holland, Afghanistan, Nov. 10.
An Afghan National Policeman walks with a U.S. Army soldier from 3rd Platoon, Mad Dog Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment deployed from Vilseck, Germany, during a patrol near Kandahar Airfield, Af... More
Slovak President Ivan Gasparovic receives an operations brief during his visit to the Slovak contingent Dec. 15 on Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan.
Keynote speaker, Army Maj. Gen. Timothy McHale, deputy commander of support for U.S. forces in Afghanistan, addresses the congregation during a naturalization ceremony at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, Oct. 1... More
Norwegian Soldiers run to a defensive position in an effort to defend essential terrain during a field training exercise held at Camp Adazi, Latvia, June 16. Norway’s army is participating in exercise Saber Str... More
Spc. Jessica Newton, armament technician, D Company, 1st Battalion, Combat Aviation regiment, helps load a Hellfire missile onto an AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter at Multi-National Base Tarin Kot, Afghanistan, Dec. 10.
(From left to right) U.S. Army Lt. Col. B. Kirk Phillips, behavioral health consults for United States Forces – Afghanistan; U.S. Navy Capt. Michael D. McCarten, commanding officer of NATO Role 3, Multinational... More
Constable Lorant Haged, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and instructor at the leadership and management course, observes ANP as they shot at targets on a 9mm familiarization range Dec. 3. The ANP are attending a... More
Australian Army Cpl. Matthew David, Force Support Unit 4, prepares to swing at a makeshift cricket ball during a grudge match between British and Australian forces serving on Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan. Si... More
Gurkha Soldiers from the Second Battalion Royal Gurkha Rifles observe enemy movement while maneuvering during the culminating field training exercise of Saber Strike held at Camp Adazi, Latvia, June 18. The U.... More
(Left to right) Army Sgt. Logan Robbins, team leader, Charlie Company, 1st Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Spc. Johnny Walker, technician, 720th Explosive Ordnance Dispo... More
Pfc. Forest L. Harvey, a chaplain’s assistant in 4th Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, ties concertina wire to the front of a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle in preparation ... More
A woman displays her Domestic Violence Awareness Month wristband that reads “Silence hides violence,” which is meant to encourage others to report known instances of domestic violence. The purple color of the w... More
Athlete Lance Armstrong talks with actor Robin Williams during a USO event Dec. 16 at Kandahar Air field, Afghanistan. Armstrong acted as master of ceremonies while Williams closed the night with a standup routine.
Rep. Rob Wittman, Va., 1st District, took a moment to speak to constituents at Independence Hall dining facility during a visit to Kandahar Airfield, March 27. Members of the House Armed Services Committee met ... More
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Randall A. Dragon, (center), commander, U.S. Army Brigade Modernization Command, speaks to U.S. Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commander, U.S. Army Forces Command, (second from left) and Maj... More
Soldiers from Charlie Company, 1st Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, and Marine Lt. Col. Wade Priddy, Regional Command-South Counter Insurgency Advisory and Assistance Tea... More
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Andrew Green, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, commander, (left) based in Vilseck, Germany, Afghanistan Highway Police Capt. Haji Sahebjan, AHP Capt. Haji Shahlohallab and Afghanistan Bord... More
Soldiers of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, Paseo Del Norte Chapter, prepare plates of Thanksgiving food for children of Shuster Elementary School, El Paso, Texas, Nov. 14.
Shaun Mattos, 10, and Kristen Mattos, 10, military dependents, practice what they learned during class in a fencing match at Building 131, Fort Bliss, Texas, April 4.