This is a debt collection notice for Spc. Michael A. Paauwe. All services under Paauwe’s name should be put on hold. All those with debts to be collected under the name of Paauwe or for information regarding collection, call 2nd Lt. Noah Cox. To learn more, call 804-305-0963.
This is a debt collection notice for Sgt. Debra Dyson. All services under Dyson’s name should be put on hold. All those with debts to be collected under the name of Dyson or for information regarding collection, call 1st Lt. Robert McAllister at 744-4310.
This is a debt collection notice for Pfc. Preston A. Brown. All services under Brown’s name should be put on hold. All those with debts to be collected under the name of Brown or for information regarding collection, call 2nd Lt. Rochelle L. LeMire at 910-689-4220.
ALR unit funds
Active-duty units and mobilized Guard and Reserve units deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom or troops deployed Haiti and in support of homeland security while serving in remote areas, are authorized unit funds through the Army Level Requirements Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation unit fund program. Units will receive $2 per Soldier per month beginning the month of deployment. Call the Fort Bliss Family and MWR Financial Management Office at 568-4444 to receive an ALR information package.
Conservation town hall
Col. Joseph A. Simonelli, Fort Bliss garrison commander, is hosting a Facebook town hall meeting March 6 from 6 to 7 p.m. on energy, water efficiency and recycling. Experts from the Directorate of Public Works will be on hand to answer questions about recycling, energy conservation and water efficiency, and experts from Balfour Beatty Communities will be on hand to answer questions about mock billing. If you cannot log into Facebook, email email@example.com by 4 p.m. the day of the town hall. To access the town hall, visit www.facebook.com/FortBlissTownHall.
Recycle Center update
The Fort Bliss Recycle Center experienced flooding Feb. 6 when a water main burst. They are continuing operations at the recycling drop off point out front of the building, but the offices have temporarily moved to Bldg. 622.
The Recycling Center phone is also NOT working. In the meantime, if you need to reach the Recycle Center, call 603-9803.
The Relocation Assistance Program at Army Community Service offers free bellydance classes! Classes will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. today and March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at ACS, Bldg. 2494 on Ricker Road. Pre-registration is required. Register online at www.blissmwr.com/relocation. To learn more, call 569-4ACS (4227).
Conquer the rock! Join Southwest Adventure for an all-day climbing trip Feb. 25 to one of the Southwest’s most popular crags. The Rough and Readies began in 2000 as a project started by students at nearby New Mexico State University, and has since blossomed into a spot with more than 20 established routes. Routes range in difficulty and go from 30 feet to 90 feet high. There will be challenges fit for participants of any age or ability level. Tickets cost $15 and include transportation, required equipment and guide services. Advance purchase is required. Buy tickets at any Leisure Travel Services (ITR) location: Bldg. 1743 on Victory Avenue, the Freedom Crossing kiosk, or the satellite location at Sgt. Joshua W. Soto Physical Fitness Center, Bldg. 20751 on Constitution Boulevard. To learn more, call 433-9666.
Lunch Rocks! half-day trips
Looking for a thrill? Southwest Adventure’s Lunch Rocks! program provides one. These Thursday trips run a half-day each and visit some of the best climbing locations in the country, conveniently located near Fort Bliss. Upcoming trips include:
• Feb. 23: Hueco Tanks State Historic Site
• March 1: Sneed’s Cory, Franklin Mountains State Park.
For each trip, tickets cost $10 and include transportation, park admission fees, guide services and required equipment. Advance purchase is required. Buy tickets at any Leisure Travel Services (ITR) location: Bldg. 1743 on Victory Avenue, the Freedom Crossing kiosk, or the satellite location in Sgt. Joshua W. Soto Physical Fitness Center, Bldg. 20751 on Constitution Boulevard. To learn more, call 433-9666.
Neon Desert music
Early bird and VIP tickets are available for the Neon Desert Music Festival. To learn more, visit http://neondesertmusicfestival.com.
Clear stress from your body and mind during a special therapeutic yoga session offered by Team Bliss Sports and Fitness. The class costs $15 per person and will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 29 at Mitchell W. Stout Physical Fitness Center. There are 20 seats available. Instructor Megan Sullivan DeRosa will teach participants to support deep healing and improved well-being while giving their bodies the gift of a mini retreat. Therapeutic yoga is a blend of restorative poses, gentle yoga, breath awareness and guided meditation that encourages your body to release and your mind to open. To learn more, call 744-5785.
Civilian Fitness Program
The Civilian Fitness Program is an opportunity for Army civilians to develop and continue healthy lifestyle changes. The six-month, structured program is open only to civilian employees of Fort Bliss. The six-month program begins March 26 and involves pre- and post-program fitness assessments and one-hour workouts three times a week. Guidance will be provided on exercise program design, nutrition, and aerobics, but the actual program will be determined by the participants. Group fitness classes offered include TRX, gravity, yoga, pilates, spin and more, all on a rotating schedule. Visit www.blissmwr.com/fitness to download the application packet, or pick one up at the front desk of Mitchell W. Stout Physical Fitness Center. Completed packets must be returned no later than March 9 to Doug Briggs in Room 111 at Stout Gym. Late applications will not be accepted. To learn more, call 568-6458.
Are you handy with a video camera? Dying to try out that new digital recorder you picked up last year? Then do we have the contest for you: It’s the first-ever Fort Bliss Family and MWR video contest! We’re looking for your videos to tell us what Family and MWR means to you. The winner of the Family and MWR video contest will receive a 42-inch high-definition television, courtesy of Freedom Furniture. The contest is open to active-duty, Reserve and National Guard servicemembers from any branch of service, stationed at Fort Bliss, and their family members age 18 and older, with valid military ID. Contestants must be in amateur status and cannot be professionally employed as a videographer (i.e., with the Public Affairs Office, etc.). To enter, upload your completed video to your YouTube account, then copy the link to your video and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include in the email your name, your unit or sponsor’s unit information, your email address and a daytime telephone number, along with the times it will be best to contact you. Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. Feb. 20. Visit www.blissmwr.com to view official rules and information. Now get out there and get filming!
Fort Bliss’ Got Talent
The stage is set, and our contestants are ready to shine. Watch the best and brightest entertainers at Fort Bliss compete for a $500 grand prize during Fort Bliss’ Got Talent, every Thursday in February. Join Family and MWR for fierce competition and great entertainment today and Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m., at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center, Bldg. 11199 at East Fort Bliss. Doors open at 6 p.m. Fort Bliss’ Got Talent, winner of the Army Festival of the Arts’ best variety entertainment production in 2010, is a four-week-long competition showcasing some of the installation’s best performers. Come out and support your favorite contestant! Each week’s performances will be evaluated by guest judges. The audience plays an integral role because their votes have the power to influence the outcome. Military units also have the chance to win: The unit with the most participation over all four weeks will win a $500 unit spirit award. To learn more, call 588-8247.
Black History Month showcase
Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation presents its first Black History Month showcase at 7 p.m. Friday at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center, Bldg. 11199 on Sgt. E. Churchill Street at East Fort Bliss. “A Celebration of Our Journey: From Africa to America” is free and open to the public. Join Family and MWR for a night of ethnic-style dancers, poetry readings, dramatic interpretations, singers and a fashion show. A traditional “soul food” dinner buffet will be available from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for $9.95 per person. Children are welcome to attend this family-friendly event; however, there will be a special Child Development Center opening to provide care for children registered with Child, Youth and School Services. Regular hourly rates will apply. To learn more, call 568-6353 or 309-8439.
ACS Resilience Training
Are you a tennis ball or an egg? Do you bounce back or do you crack? Learn to bounce back when the stressors of everyday life start getting you down by attending the Army Community Service’s resilience training. The training will enhance your effectiveness and well-being by teaching you the skills to build mental toughness, learn what your character strengths are, build strong relationships, and hunt the good stuff, focusing on the positive rather than the negative. The next courses will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 27 through March 1. An evening session is scheduled for 5 to 8:30 pm. March 19 through 22 and March 26 through 28; all classes must be attended to complete the training. Register for classes online at www.blissmwr.com/resilience. To learn more, call 569-5500.
Mardi Gras party
Let the good times roll, and celebrate Mardi Gras with Strike Lounge at Desert Strike Lanes! The fun begins at 6 p.m. Feb. 28. Enjoy free snacks and beads, plus $1 lemon drops. To learn more, call 568-6272.
Car wash survey
Would you like to see a car wash at East Fort Bliss? Would you use it? Your input matters. Let us know what you think by completing our survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/JDCC9L5. The survey closes Feb. 21; if you want your voice to be heard, answer today.
Free car care clinic
Learn basic auto care – including changing oil, checking tire pressure and more – at the Relocation Assistance Program Auto Care Clinic. These free clinics are held at the Auto Crafts Center, Bldg. 820 on Marshall Road. Upcoming classes include April 27, July 17 and Oct. 16. Classes run from 1:30 to 4 p.m. each day. Pre-registration is required; register online at www.blissmwr.com/relocation. To learn more, call 569-4227.
Dinner on a Dime
Let the Financial Readiness Program at Army Community Service teach you how to prepare great food on a shoestring budget. Dinner on a Dime focuses on making quick, healthy, affordable meals. Classes take place at the Milam Youth Activity Center, 10960 Haan Road at East Fort Bliss. The class is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online at www.blissmwr.com/frp or by phone at 569-4ACS (4227). Classes are scheduled for Feb. 23, March 22 and April 26. Classes take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Free child care will be provided for children registered with Child, Youth and School Services. To learn more, call 569-4ACS (4227).
Financial Makeover Challenge
Do you worry about how you are going to pay your rent, car note, groceries and the rest of the bills that keep showing up in your mailbox? Are you ready to stop stressing over money? The Financial Readiness Program invites you to participate in the 2012 Financial Makeover Challenge. The challenge is a six-month program that teaches Soldiers and families to budget and manage their money in a way that sheds bad financial habits and develops habits that take control of their finances. FRP’s coaches will help the participants overhaul how they manage their finances with regular coaching sessions and classes through the six-month period. Participants will learn how to reduce debt, prepare a budget, and start a savings plan that will empower them to make decisions about their lifestyle in order to attain a successful financial makeover. Eight families will be selected for the FRP’s Financial Makeover Challenge. Completed applications must be turned in to ACS, Bldg 2494 on Ricker Road, by Feb. 24. Visit www.blissmwr.com/frp to download the application.
Military family resilience
Learn to bounce back from whatever life throws your way with the Active Military Families Resilience Training offered by Army Community Service. The first training is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 10. Active Military Families Resilience Training is offered to families with children ages 3 to 12 and will take place at the Family Resilience Center, Bldg. 250 on Club Road at West Fort Bliss. Registration is now open at www.blissmwr.com/resilience and is limited to the first 10 families to enroll. Enhance your effectiveness and well-being by learning the skills to build mental toughness, learn what your character strengths are, build strong relationships, and how to hunt the good stuff, focusing on the positive rather than the negative. To learn more, call 569-5500.
Want to play for a chance to win your share of up to $50,000 in cash and prizes? Mega Bingo is back at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center at 2 p.m. Feb. 25. Doors open at noon. One lucky winner will leave with a 2011 Ford F-150, sponsored by Casa Ford Lincoln Nissan, and all games are guaranteed to pay out at least $500 cash. Tickets go on sale Monday. Advance tickets cost $100; tickets at the door cost $125. Mega Bingo must have a minimum of 50 participants or the game will be cancelled and buy-ins will be refunded. To learn more, call 744-8427.
Learn from certified instructors how to professionally frame your artwork, diplomas or certificates. Framing Bliss offers framing classes every other Saturday from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The next class is scheduled for Saturday. Classes are open to DoD ID card holders and their guests and cost $30 per person, or $25 each for two people. Class fees cover all required materials and instruction. Patrons must register and pay for classes by the Friday before the class date. Special arrangements can be made to offer classes for groups with four or more people. To learn more, visit Framing Bliss in Bldg. 820 on Marshall Road or call 568-5563.
POV Resale Lot has moved
The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation personally owned vehicle resale lot has moved to Bldg. 1717 on Marshall Road in the parking lot of the old Commissary.
Spouse employment orientation
Are you a military spouse looking for employment? Attend the employment orientation at Army Community Service. The orientation takes approximately 1.5 hours and a lot of good information will be provided about free services available to you. We provide resume (civilian and federal) assistance and help you get ready for interviews. We have certified federal job search trainers eager to assist you. Orientations are held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. every Monday and Wednesday at ACS, located in Bldg. 2494 on Ricker Road at West Fort Bliss. Advance registration is required. To learn more or to register, call 569-5838.
Lock and Leave
The offices for Lock and Leave Storage have moved to Bldg. 11284 (next to the Biggs Shoppette) at East Fort Bliss. To learn more, call 566-8321.
Family and MWR sells tables, chairs, bed frames, sofas and more from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Friday at the Property Book Office warehouse in Bldg. 643 on Taylor Road. All items are sold “as-is” and refunds or exchanges are not permitted. The PBO warehouse accepts cash, Visa or Mastercard only, and is closed holidays and training holidays. To learn more, call 568-3779 or 568-4501.
iPlay iWin Bingo
Try your luck with hand-held iPlay iWin Bingo at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center and Desert Strike Lanes. iPlay iWin Bingo is 24-number electronic bingo you play on your own. To play, simply purchase cards at the register and keep your receipt safe. At the Centennial, play iPlay iWin Bingo during regular bingo sessions Wednesday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoon. To learn more, call 744-8427 or 568-6272.
Are you a Soldier who wants to mentor and assist inbound Soldiers and their families who are new to Fort Bliss? Can you show them the ropes and get them acquainted with the post? Sponsorship training is available from 3 to 4 p.m. the second Thursday of every month. To learn more or to set up unit training, call 568-1132.
Military Saves conference
The Financial Readiness Program at Army Community Service invites you to the Military Saves Conference from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Family Resilience Center, Bldg. 250 on Club Road. Military Saves is a national financial readiness campaign with the goal of increasing household savings for short- and long-term needs and decreasing consumer debt. The Financial Readiness Program has an array of sessions scheduled to address consumer debt, credit repair, budgeting, saving, investing and more. There will be financial counselors offering one-on-one budget/coaching sessions and an exhibit hall with many organizations that provide free resources and services to take your financial well-being to the next level. To learn more, call 569-8376. To register for this free conference, visit www.blissmwr.com/frp.
The Relocation Assistance Program at Army Community Service sponsors a Multicultural Support Group potluck each month. Upcoming potlucks include today, March 16 and April 19. The group meets from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. Bring a dish from your country for all to share. The Multicultural Support Group is a great way to meet new friends and try new food. Pre-registration is required. Register online at www.blissmwtr.com/relocation. To learn more, call 569-4227.
Cultural awareness program
C.A.F.E. (Cultural Awareness for Everyone) is a program designed to encourage community awareness for all Fort Bliss teens. C.A.F.E. provides teens the opportunity to learn about the culture on and off post. Make new friends, explore the sights, taste the food and enjoy the sounds of El Paso. These Saturday tours run from 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and are open to sixth through 12th graders. The next scheduled tour dates include Feb. 25 and March 31. To sign up for a tour, call 568-9006 or visit either the YouthPlex at Bldg. 195 Chaffee Road, or Milam Youth Activity Center at Bldg. 10960 Haan Road at East Fort Bliss.
Youth Sports tennis
Registration for Team Bliss Youth Sports spring tennis is under way and open through Feb. 29. Youth Sports tennis is open to boys and girls ages 8 to 18. Registration costs $50 for the first child and $42 for each additional child. The season is anticipated to run from March through April. This is a non-competitive league and the 50 percent participation rule is in effect. Parents must attend a sportsmanship class before a child is eligible to participate in the Youth Services league. Contact Youth Sports for the next available session. Participants must be members of Child, Youth and School Services. To register with CYSS, contact Parent Central at 568-4374. Members must have a current physical on file at the time of registration to ensure participation. To learn more, call 568-2617.
Home-school PE group
Beginning Tuesday, Youth Sports will host a home-school physical education group at the YouthPlex, Bldg. 195 on Chaffee Road. The group will meet from 9 to 9:50 a.m. each Tuesday and Thursday for elementary-aged children or from 10:20 to 11:10 a.m. for middle- and high-school-aged children. The group’s mission is to provide a quality physical education opportunity for home-schooled students that offers a unique variety of physical experiences. Participation is free and open to children registered with Child, Youth and School Services. To learn more, call 568-2617.
Saturday child care
Saturday care for CYSS-registered children is shared between Logan and Milam facilities. Logan Child Development Center and Milam Child Development Center share care for CDC-age children, while the Logan School-Age Center and Milam School-Age Center alternate weekends for school-age children. The Milam centers are open even-dated Saturdays and the Logan facilities are open odd-dated Saturdays. No programs are open on training holiday weekends. To make reservations for Saturday care, call the Logan CDC at 568-3989, Milam CDC at 744-7879 or Parent Central Services at 568-4374.
The Fort Bliss Rod and Gun Club offers a range 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.
SKIES judo classes
Your children can learn elf-confidence, concentration and leadership skills, as well as physical coordination, power and flexibility – all while having fun – when they take judo classes with SKIES Unlimited. Judo is a Japanese martial art in which opponents use balance and body weight, with minimal physical effort, to throw each other or hold each other in a lock. Judo is best known for its spectacular throwing techniques but also involves considerable grappling on the ground utilizing specialized pins, control holds and arm locks. Judo will help students develop self-discipline and respect for oneself and others. To learn more, call 569-7732 or 568-5544. Registration for judo opens from the 20th of the month prior to the 7th of the month you are enrolling for. Register for classes online at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/blisscyms.html. All students must be enrolled with CYSS to participate in SKIES Unlimited activities.
Do your kids get a kick out of their after-school activities? They can when they learn taekwondo with SKIES Unlimited! Taekwondo is a Korean martial art that emphasizes kicks thrown from a mobile stance, employing the leg’s greater reach and power. It combines combat techniques, self-defense, sport and exercise. Taekwondo training generally includes a system of blocks, kicks, punches and open-handed strikes and may also include various take-downs or sweeps, throws and joint locks. To learn more, call 569-7732 or 568-5544. Registration for judo opens from the 20th of the month prior to the 7th of the month you are enrolling for. Register for classes online at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/blisscyms.html. All students must be enrolled with CYSS to participate in SKIES Unlimited activities.
Extended care available
Extended child care is available to single Soldiers and dual military families who have a mission-related task through the Child, Youth and School Services Family Child Care program. FCC will verify the duty requirement. Examples of extended care events include but are not limited to CQ, staff duty, field problems, a special event on a weekend (i.e. Veteran’s Day Parade) or care on a federal holiday. No payment is rendered by the Soldier. An Army subsidy pays the provider directly for the extended care hours. Note: This program is not for families who have a non-military spouse. Army Family Child Care is located in Bldg. 1743 on Victory Avenue. To learn more, call 568-4198.
Youth track and field
The Team Bliss Youth Sports track and field team is now recruiting members for the 2012 season. Track and field is open to boys and girls ages 5 to 18. Registration costs $40 for the first child and $34 for each additional child. Practices will be held at Stout Track from 6 to 7:15 p.m. each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Participants must be members of Child, Youth and School Services. To register with CYSS, contact Parent Central at 568-4374. Members must have a current physical on file at the time of registration to ensure participation. To learn more, call 568-2617.
Team Bliss Youth Sports invites children to join the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award challenge now. In six weeks participants will be more active, make better food choices and feel great. Those without an account can create one for free at www.presidentschallenge.org. Participants choose which challenge they want to participate in and look up Fort Bliss’ group – Fort Bliss Get Fit … Be Strong – in the activity tracker using group number 936582. Youth must be members of Child, Youth and School Service to participate. To register for CYSS, call Parent Central at 568-4374. To learn more, call 568-2617.
Parent Central training closure
Both the main Parent Central Services office in Bldg. 1743 and the satellite Parent Central Services office in Bldg. 503B will close for training from 10 to 11:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month. To learn more, call 568-4374.
The CYSS Middle School and Teen Program now offers after-school pickup service at even more middle and high schools in the El Paso area. The service is free and open to all CYSS-registered youths in sixth through 12th grades. MST offers after-school pickup service at the following locations: Nolan Richardson Middle School, HE Charles Middle School, Terrace Hills Middle School, Canyon Hills Middle School, McArthur Middle School, Ross Middle School, Parkland Middle School, Harmony Science Academy, Andress High School, Parkland High School, Chapin High School, Austin High School and Burgess High School. Parents must register their children for this program before the children can be picked up by CYSS. To register your child for the after-school pickup program, call 568-5437.
Resort military specials
Through 2012, LVM Resort in Las Vegas is offering a 50 percent discount for all active-duty, reserve-component and retired military personnel, and 20 percent discount for veterans. The resort’s grounds feature a 10,000-square-foot clubhouse, owners club, nine-hole putting course, two tennis courts, spa center, fitness center and four amenity facilities with bath houses, swimming pools, whirlpools and a laundry facility. Additionally, the resort has an on-site restaurant, The Diner, offering guests and owners a delicious national diner menu from the ’50s and ’60s. Capacity and time restrictions apply for the special offer and multiple discounts may not be used for the same stay. To learn more, call 866-897-9300 or visit www.lvmresort.com/reservations to schedule your vacation at LVM Resort.
The annual Army Emergency Relief campaign is scheduled to kick off at 9 a.m. Feb. 29 at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center at East Fort Bliss. AER is a private nonprofit organization incorporated in 1942 by the Army. AER’s sole mission is to help Soldiers and their family members. AER Fort Bliss provides financial assistance to active-duty Soldiers, retirees and their family members during times of valid emergency needs. It provides interest-free loans or grants to those who qualify for financial assistance. AER is funded solely through voluntary contributions from Soldiers, retirees, unsolicited corporate contributions, repayments of loans made through the program and income from investments.
Recycling Center Bldg. closure
The Fort Bliss Recycling Center building only is closed temporarily due to recent water damage. The Recycling Program is still on-going and staff has been temporarily moved to Bldg. 622 S. Taylor Road. Lilia Lenhart, DPW-ED program manager said recycling will continue on a regular basis. “Nothing has changed – training will still be conducted and audits of the recycling containers will be performed as scheduled,” said Lenhart. To learn more, call the Recycling Center staff at 568-1537. The Recycling Drop-Off Point located in front of Bldg. 1334, is still open to recycle paper, cardboard (flattened), shredded paper (tied in clear plastic bags), aluminum, tin and steel cans in the blue recycling dumpsters. Call ahead to arrange drop-off of wood pallets, at 568-1537. Personal scrap metal, personal electronics and ink and toner cartridges will continue to be recycled at the building. The center’s staff is still available to meet anyone needing assistance with their drop-off recyclables. Call the staff at 568-1537 to arrange pickup. To learn more, call 568-1537
The Bamford Dining Facility will be closing from Friday through Feb. 20 and will reopen for breakfast Feb. 21. All diners will be able to eat at the 1st CAB DFAC on SSG Sims Road from Friday through Feb. 20. Meal times will be: brunch, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and dinner, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Youth basketball tryouts
The El Paso Lightning Basketball Organization is looking for players. They will hold tryouts for boys between the ages of 12 and 17 at Morehead Middle School, Saturday and Sunday. For specific times, or to learn more, visit eplightning.webs.com. The El Paso Lightning Basketball Organization is a nonprofit youth basketball organization.
Sign up for the Amateur Athletics Union’s Greater El Paso athletics grassroots development is now through March 31. The fee is $12 per child. To learn more, call 252-3180 or email email@example.com.
Army Community Service holds weeklong resilience courses Feb. 27 through March 1, April 23 through 26 and June 25 through 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and evening classes March 5 through 8 and Aug. 1, 2, 6 and 7 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. To learn more, call 569-5500.
Conservation town hall
Col. Joseph A. Simonelli, garrison commander, will host a Facebook town hall March 6 from 6 to 7 p.m. on energy, water efficiency and recycling at Fort Bliss. Experts from the Directorate of Public Works on recycling, energy conservation and water efficiency and from Balfour Beatty Communities on mock billing will be available to answer questions. To learn more, visit www.facebook.com/FortBlissTownHall. If you cannot log into Facebook, email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4 p.m. March 6.
Dr. Mehrnoosh Darj is helping residents of El Paso, Socorro and surrounding communities during difficult economic times by sponsoring free emergency dental treatment days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 1861 Robert Wynn St., Suite D, Feb. 25 at 10760 North Loop Dr. and March 3 from 211 Texas Ave. To learn more, visit http://dentistryelpasotx.com.
UTEP basketball military night
University of Texas at El Paso’s men’s basketball holds a military night Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Don Haskins Center. The game, against Southern Mississippi University, is free to members of the military. To get tickets, contact your unit public affairs officer. If you do not have a unit PAO, email email@example.com. To learn more, call 747-6065. UTEP basketball players, coaches, Pay Dirt Pete and cheerleaders will be at Freedom Crossing for autographs Monday from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Looking for motorcycles
Museum of History is hosting a motorcycle exhibit from July to December, and they are looking for unique motorcycles. If you would like to loan a motorcycle – or old posters, parts, books, advertisements and clothing related to motorcycles – call 351-3588. The bikes can be of any make or model or in any condition, so long as they are unique.
Highway 506 will be closed for McGregor Range missile firings March 23 and 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 22 through 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Dec. 1 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To learn more, call 569-9240.
Army Strong wrestling
Are you a wrestler? Join the Army Strong Wrestling Team offered through Team Bliss Sports and Fitness. Registration is now open and the season begins Feb. 27. Army Strong Wrestling is open to active-duty military and family members 18 and older, with military ID. Practices will be held at 6 p.m. each Monday at Sgt. Joshua W. Soto Physical Fitness Center, with additional locations to be announced. To learn more, call 744-5800.
St. Patty’s Day 6-Mile Race
Lace up your running shoes and be sure to wear green when you take part in the St. Patty’s Day 6-Mile Race at 8 a.m. March 17 at Sgt. Joshua W. Soto Physical Fitness Center, located at Bldg. 20751 on Constitution Drive at East Fort Bliss. The St. Patty’s Day 6-Mile Race is open to all, including the El Paso community. Age groups are 19 and younger, 20 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49 and 50 and older. Early registration is now open at both Stout and Soto gyms and online at www.active.com. Early registration is free for active-duty military assigned to Fort Bliss and costs $20 for all other runners. Early registration closes March 14. Late registration will be held on-site from 7 to 7:50 a.m. the day of the event. Late registration costs an additional $10 per runner. To learn more, call 744-5790.
Open flag football league
The Team Bliss Sports Open Flag Football League will begin play March 19. A mandatory coaches meeting will be held at 6 p.m. March 13 at Sgt. Joshua W. Soto Physical Fitness Center. The league is open to active-duty military, family members 18 and older (with military ID), retirees and DoD/DA civilians. Registration costs $200 per team. All teams are guaranteed a minimum of six games. To learn more, call 744-5790.
Intramural volleyball league
The Team Bliss Sports Intramural Volleyball League begins play the week of March 19. Registration begins March 1. A mandatory coaches meeting will be held at 6 p.m. March 14 at Sgt. Joshua W. Soto Physical Fitness Center. The league is part of the Commander’s Cup competition and is open to active-duty military assigned to Fort Bliss only. Players must play with their units. To learn more, call 744-5800.
Combatives team tryouts
Fort Bliss and the 1st Armored Division is currently forming the installation combatives team to compete at the Army championships. All skill and experience levels are welcome to train and try out for the team. Training takes place at the installation combatives facility, Bldg. A493, from 6 to 7:30 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Training times are available for those unable to attend these sessions. The team travels to compete in both civilian and military tournaments. To learn move, call 744-2467. Like the Fort Bliss combatives program on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fortblisscombatives.
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