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Reaching your goals | Finding your place | Trying it out with Family and MWR @blissmwr

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Mary Poppins Calling All Dancers

SKIESUnlimited is looking for a cast, ages 6-18 years old, for the Mary Poppins dance recital on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 6PM. All dancers must be registered in classes with SKIES by February 7 to participate. Cost: $25 recital fee plus monthly class fees for March, April and May. Additional fees for costumes and a commitment to attend classes. *Classes will be consolidated if numbers are low. All students must be registered with CYS Parent Central before enrolling for a SKIES Program. To register for CYS, please call (915)568-4374. Classes run on a monthly basis and you must re-register and pay monthly. Registration for SKIESUnlimited classes starts on the 20th of the month prior to class. Registration ends on the 7th of the month the student will attend. No refunds after the 7th of the month.

INFO: 915-568-5544

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BY FAMILY & MWR MARKETING

One World One Voice One Magazine

ONE GREAT STAFF Family and MWR Director Tony Lovett

Deputy Director, Plans & Special Events

William Ketcherside

Army Community Service Nancy Thomas-Mainor

Business Operations Ron Telles

Child & Youth Services Pat Smith

NAF Support Manager Indri O’Hara

Recreation & Sports Eric Hildreth

Marketing Manager

Michele Wiernicki

Marketing Assistants

Rachelle Phillips Holly Lebejko

Editor/Writer

Natalie Hinojos

Graphic Designers Kenny Broomfield Raymond Sanchez

Visual Production Marketing

Chris Bohn

Sponsorship and Advertising Coordinator Marlo Brestar

Advertising Assistant Aneta Veedmont

Training Coordinator

Mary Estrada

Office Manager Martina Grise

BlissNOW is a Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation magazine published quarterly for activities on Fort Bliss, Texas. BlissNOW is mailed to all Fort Bliss homes inserted in welcome packets, and distributed to all Family and MWR facilities, along with the Fort Bliss Commissary, Post Exchange at Freedom Crossing, IHG Army Hotels Fort Bliss and the Personnel Processing Center. Circulation: 35,000 quarterly. The appearance of advertising does not constitute an endorsement by the U.S. Army, Department of Defense or federal government. The information in this issue is current at the time of publication; activities and events are subject to change without notice. Downloading of any social media apps is on a voluntary basis. DFMWR is not responsible for any negative consequences resulting in its use. For more information, call the individual facilities. Family and MWR Marketing is located in Building 12 Pershing Road Fort Bliss, TX 79916 and may be reached at 915-568-6741.

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VOLUME SIXTEEN | ISSUE ONE

CLIMBING TO THE TOP

Director’s

NOTE Happy New Year everyone! Welcome to our first issue of 2020! We are starting off with fresh new ideas and want to give you a sneak peak of what we have in store for you. If you haven’t visited one of our Funky Rooster Cafes or The Mix Smoothie Bars, make 2020 a year to try something new. You’ll see articles about these up and coming establishments in the magazine. You may have even passed by them on the way to work or the gyms. Milo has great tips for our fur buddies and their pet parents to stay warm this winter. Here at Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) we take pride in caring for our pets and families. The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is looking for coaches, athletes and volunteers for the Special Olympics, browse through their article to find out how you can be a part of the team! The Youth Sports Plex has set up fitness classes for students interested in gaining strength, speed and conditioning for sports. They provide a variety of workouts to keep them challenged and motivate their interest. Read on to see how we can help your children reach their health and fitness goals this year. You’ll find lots of things to do, check out all the different calendars in the magazine, from sports to events, and see what fits your schedule for 2020.

See you there!

TONY

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CONTENTS

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Pages full of absolute fun and endless POSSIBILITIES!

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CALENDARS

FEATURES

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January Calendar Events

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Balancing the pillars

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Just Try It

Recognizing the best

It’s the greatest Social of all!

February Calendar Events

Fitness 4 life!

March Calendar Events

Winner’s Circle

One-stop shop for child care

Team Bliss is looking for you!

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We love our Volunteers!

Saving you time & money

23 24 25

A perfect game

Stir it up at The Mix

Carnival of Love

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CLUCKIN’ GOOD COFFEE

Community Resources

Outdoor Recreation

Intramural Sports

Youth Sports

REGULARS

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Director’s Note

Milo

Fort Bliss Maps

ABOUT THE COVER It’s a new year to celebrate new beginnings, changes and accepting new challenges. On the cover we are highlighting one of our Soldier Activity Center (SAC) climbing wall events, Bliss Boulder Battle. This event is held every year, where participants challenge their climbing skills to reach new heights.

Family & MWR Phone Directory

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HALF MARATHON 5k AND bliss.armymwr.com

SPORTS, FITNESS AND AQUATICS

JANUARY 25 SOTO PFC // 7:30AM OPEN TO FORT BLISS AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES Registration is required and can be done until Jan.19 at Soto, Stout, Milam PFCs & online at raceroster.com until Jan.21

Half Marathon

$20 - Active Duty / Retirees $35 - Family Members • $45 - All others

5K

$20 - Active Duty • $25 - All others Late registration (No shirt or Medal) & Packet Pick up at Soto PFC: January 24 • 4:30-6:30PM January 25 • 6-7AM

* Packet pickup closes at 7am for ALL Runners, pre-registered and those registering day of. No chip or bib will be issued after 7am.

Kids 16-17 yrs. must have waiver signed by parent. Kids 15 yrs. and younger can participate with a participating parent. Pets are prohibited in Half Marathon. Pets may participate in 5K. No Refunds.

Awards:

• Individual: 1st, 2nd & 3rd • Overall - Male and Female • Half Marathon Finisher Medals for all Half Marathon finishers • T-shirts for all Half Marathon and 5K participants (sizes not guaranteed). **Awards will not be presented for 5K** * Sponsorship does not imply Army endorsement

Info: 915-744-5785


Events this JANUARY 4 4 7 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 13-16

Stained Glass Sun Catcher

10am | Art & Hobby Shop

3-5pm | Mickelsen Community Library

5:30-7:30pm | Art & Hobby Shop

Intro to Pyrography T-shirt Quilt Basics

Lucha Libre

6pm | Stout Physical Fitness Center (PFC)

Fitness Resolution Health Fair

9am | Soto PFC

10am-9pm | Ruidoso, NM

10am | Art & Hobby Shop

All day | Hueco Tanks State Park

11am | Mickelsen Community Library

6pm | Monti Warrior Zone

RYC: Snow Tubing Trip BOSS Pottery Class Bouldering Tour

Intro to Makerspace Pool Tournament

17 Lazer Tag 18 UFC Fight Night #246 18 Cook the Book 21&22 Newcomer’s Scoop 23 Climbing Movement 23&25 Digital Photography Basics 24 Right Arm Night 25 BOSS Oil Change Class 25 Half Marathon and 5K 25 Texas Hold ‘em

6-8pm | Soto PFC

6pm | Monti Warrior Zone

4pm | Mickelsen Community Library

9am-2pm | Army Community Service (ACS)

5-7pm | Soldier Activity Center (SAC)

5:30pm & 10am | Art & Hobby Shop

4-9pm | Pershing Pub

10am-12pm | Auto Crafts

7:30am | Soto PFC

6pm | Monti Warrior Zone

Official’s Clinic for Basketball

6-10pm | Soto PFC

Do-It-Yourself Auto Safety Orientation

Bingo Bliss

NRA Basic Personal Home Protection

Family Day at the Wall

License to Carry

Story Time

Group Tennis

School Age Book Club

Junior Tennis

Tween Book Club

$5 Disk Golf

Crochet Divas, Daytime Club

ONGOING

Wednesdays, Thursdays: 6-6:30pm; Saturdays: 8-8:30am Auto Crafts Center Every third Sunday: 8am-5pm Rod and Gun Club

First & third Saturdays: 8am-5pm Rod and Gun Club Mondays & Wednesdays: 8:30-10am Tennis Club and Fitness Zone Mondays & Wednesdays: 5-6:30pm Tennis Club and Fitness Zone Monday-Friday: 6:30am-5pm & Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal Holidays: 12-5pm Underwood Golf Complex

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Wednesdays & Saturdays: Doors open at 4:30pm Centennial Club Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays: 12-5pm Soldier Activity Center Tuesdays: 10:15-11am Mickelsen Community Library Wednesdays: 4-4:45pm Mickelsen Community Library Tuesdays: 4-4:45pm Mickelsen Community Library Second Wednesday of the month: 11am-1pm Art & Hobby Shop

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JANUARY

STAINED GLASS SUNCATCHER

Try something new this year! The Art & Hobby Shop will be having a Stained Glass Suncatcher class Saturday, Jan. 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $40 per person and includes supplies and equipment. Patrons will learn the basics skills of creating a stained glass sun catcher. For more information, call 915-568-5563.

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LUCHA LIBRE

Lucha Libre presented by Lucha Frontera is coming to Fort Bliss Friday, Jan. 10 at Stout Physical Fitness Center (PFC). Enjoy an evening of macho entertainment, starting at 6 p.m., the event is free to attend and open to the public. There will be high-flying action and body slamming in the ring by Aereo, Tigre Del Ring, Hijo Del Imposter and El Dragon! Come out for a stomping good time with friends! Stout PFC is located at 2930 Cassidy Road. For more information, call 915-588-8247.

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INTRODUCTION TO MAKERSPACE

Mickelsen Community Library is showcasing different pieces of equipment in the MakerSpace Saturday, Jan. 11 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Patrons can learn about and experience each distinct aspect of the MakerSpace. During this time explore the 3D printer! For more information, call 915-568-6156.

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SNOW TUBING TRIP

Students, in grades 6-12, are getting the opportunity to go Snow Tubing Saturday, Jan. 11 in Ruidoso, NM! Join Replica Youth Center (RYC) for a day full of snow sledding fun! Everyone will meet at RYC at 10 a.m., then travel to Ruidoso. Students must be registered with Child and Youth Services (CYS) to participate, cost is $10. For more information, call 915-568-3523.

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NEWCOMER’S SCOOP

Calling all new or seasoned spouses! Join Army Community Service (ACS) Tuesday, Jan. 21 and Wednesday, Jan. 22 for a informational briefing on what Fort Bliss and El Paso has to offer from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Tuesday, you’ll be introduced to all resources at Fort Bliss. On Wednesday, experience a day out and about touring Fort Bliss and El Paso. This event is free and lunch is provided for both days. Childcare vouchers for free hourly care will be provided for those registered with CYS. For more information, call 915-569-4227, ext. 0.

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RIGHT ARM NIGHT

Fort Bliss, are you ready for the weekend to start? It’s time to unwind Friday, Jan. 24 at the Pershing Pub! There are free appetizers and drink specials available from 4 to 9 p.m. For every drink purchase, you’ll receive an entry for door prizes! Right Arm Night is a long standing tradition at Fort Bliss. It’s a time to relax enjoy your drink and possibly win prizes. For more information, call 915-741-6809.

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of LOVE

A CARNIVAL

Date:

FEB

14

Themed Valentine's Day Event

Treat your sweetheart or bestie to an evening of carnival games, a carnival-themed buffet & more!

Entertainment by:

NYNY Dueling Pianos! at the Golden Tee inside Underwood Golf Complex! 3200 Coe Ave, Bldg. 3193 Info: (915) 568-1059/3641 Open to the public!

Time:

7PM Tickets:

s25 www.eventbrite.com, LTS Freedom Crossing or the Pro Shop at Underwood


Events this FEBRUARY 1 Couple’s Pottery 1 String Art: Love Letter 1 Beginners Climbing Trip 2 Super Bowl Party 6 Harry Potter Book Night 7 Commander’s Cup Post 5K 7 Paint ‘N Pour: Valentine’s Edition 8 BOSS Fight Club Soap Making 8 Valentine Open Studio 8 Snowshoeing 12 Que Pasa Fort Bliss

10am | Art & Hobby Shop

10:30am | Mickelsen Community Library

All day | Rough & Ready Hill, NM

1hr. before kick-off | Monti Warrior Zone

5:30pm | Mickelsen Community Library

6:30am | Soto PFC

6:30pm | Mickelsen Community Library

10am | Art & Hobby Shop

10am | Art & Hobby Shop

All day | Lincoln National Forest

11am-2pm | Centennial

9am-1pm | Centennial

7-11pm | Golden Tee @ Underwood Golf

5:30-7:30pm | Art & Hobby Shop

6-10pm | Replica Youth Center (RYC)

6-8pm | ACS

5pm & 10am | Art & Hobby Shop

6pm | Monti Warrior Zone

8am | Biggs Army Airfield

12-4pm | SAC

6-10pm | Logan PFC

10am | Art & Hobby Shop

Do-It-Yourself Auto Safety Orientation

Bingo Bliss

NRA Basic Personal Home Protection

Family Day at the Wall

License to Carry

Story Time

Group Tennis

School Age Book Club

Junior Tennis

Tween Book Club

$5 Disk Golf

Crochet Divas, Daytime Club

Wednesdays, Thursdays: 6-6:30pm; Saturdays: 8-8:30am Auto Crafts Center

ONGOING

13 Hiring Fair 14 Carnival of Love 14 Lonely Hearts 15 Cupid’s Dance 21 EFMP Soldier and Me Military Ball 20&22 Oil Painting Basics 22 Texas Hold ‘em 22 Run the Runway 22 Challenge Course Day 28 Fort Bliss Boxing Smoker 29 Silversmithing Basics

Every third Sunday: 8am-5pm Rod and Gun Club

First & third Saturdays: 8am-5pm Rod and Gun Club Mondays & Wednesdays: 8:30-10am Tennis Club and Fitness Zone Mondays & Wednesdays: 5-6:30pm Tennis Club and Fitness Zone Monday-Friday: 6:30am-5pm & Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal Holidays: 12-5pm Underwood Golf Complex

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Wednesdays & Saturdays: Doors open at 4:30pm Centennial Club Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays: 12-5pm Soldier Activity Center Tuesdays: 10:15-11am Mickelsen Community Library Wednesdays: 4-4:45pm Mickelsen Community Library Tuesdays: 4-4:45pm Mickelsen Community Library Second Wednesday of the month: 11am-1pm Art & Hobby Shop

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FEBRUARY 2

SUPER BOWL PARTY

Football season is coming to a close, and Monti Warrior Zone is celebrating the biggest game with a Super Bowl Party Sunday, Feb. 2! Watch the full action on one of the many televisions at Monti Warrior Zone, enjoy snacks, drink specials, games and best of all giveaways! How many Super Bowl parties do you attend that have great giveaways? Best of all it’s free to attend. The party starts an hour before kick-off, so don't miss out and join the party! For more information, call 915-741-3000.

QUE PASA FORT BLISS

New to Fort Bliss or want to see what resources are available to you? Join the Relocation Readiness Program for their Que Pasa Fort Bliss information fair Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center. There will be on-post resource tables, El Paso businesses, giveaways and more. For more information, call 915-569-4227, ext. 0.

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HIRING FAIR

Looking fo a job? Well, we’ve got the scoop for you, Fort Bliss is having a Hiring Fair Thursday, Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center. This is a free event, open to DOD ID cardholders. You must present your ID card in order to enter. Dress to impress and bring plenty of résumés. Centennial is located at 11199 Sgt. E. Churchill Street. For more information, call 915-569-5838.

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FEBRUARY

CUPID’S DANCE

Students! Come dance the night away at Cupid’s Dance Saturday, Feb. 15. There will be snacks, drinks and lots of dancing from 6 to 10 p.m. at Replica Youth Center (RYC). It’s free to attend and open to all students, in grades 6-12, registered with Child and Youth Services (CYS). For more information, call 915-568-3523.

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EFMP: SOLDIER & ME MILITARY BALL

Soldiers this is the day to take out your special someone to the Exceptional Family Member Program’s (EFMP) Soldier & Me Military Ball Friday, Feb. 21 at ACS. Dress up in your ball gowns and dance the night away with your hero. This is a family-oriented evening where Soldiers spend a magical evening with their loved ones, it’s free and open to EFMP enrolled Families. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 915-569-4227, ext. 5.

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RUN THE RUNWAY

It’s an experience you’ll have to attend! Get the chance to Run the Runway! Yes, you read it right. Patrons get to chance to participate in a 5K run on a tarmac at the Biggs Army Airfield Saturday, Feb. 22. You’ll learn about different airframes used by the Fort Bliss Aviation, and talk to the pilots and crew chiefs. The run starts 8 a.m. all runners must be registered to participate. Pre-registration is open until Feb. 16 at Stout, Soto and Milam PFC. Registration is open until Feb. 19 online at raceroster.com. Cost is $20 per person. On-site late registration is available from 6:30-7:30 a.m. for an additional $10. For more information, call 915-744-5785.

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Open to patrons 18+ only

ENTRY FEE:

$25

Includes two adult or other beverages, t-shirt, finishers medal, a snack at the 0.25 mark, a sticker & an entry to our prize drawings!

MARCH 14 • 4PM FREEDOM CROSSING & HAPPY’S IRISH PUB INFO: 915-568-2554. ONLINE REGISTRATION: www.raceroster.com or Stout, Milam & Soto PFCs through March 12. ONSITE REGISTRATION: March 14 • 3pm - $10 late fee incurred.


Events this MARCH 2 Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party 3 Welcome to Fort Bliss class 6 Employee Appreciation Day 6 Family Fun Friday 6 Yappy Hour 7 Mini Garden (Fairy Garden) 7 St. Patrick’s Silk Screen 7 Intro to Pyrography 14 Pool Tournament 14 St. Paddy’s Day 0.5K 16-20 Lifeguard Camp

11am | Mickelsen Community Library

5:30pm | Family Resilience Center (FRC)

11am-3pm | Art & Hobby Shop

5:30-7:30pm | Art & Hobby Shop

6-8pm | Sam Adams Pub Patio

11am & 12:30pm | Mickelsen Library

10am | Art & Hobby Shop

3pm | Mickelsen Community Library

6pm | Monti Warrior Zone

4pm | Freedom Crossing

16-20 Spring Break Camp 16-22 Spring Break Family Climbing 17&18 Newcomer’s Scoop 18 Pot O’ Gold Bingo 21 Watercolor Basics 21 Mini Canvas Meditation 26 Bike Maintenance Clinic 27 Laser Tag 27 Right Arm Night 28 Texas Hold ‘em 8am-1pm | RYC

12-5pm | SAC

9am-2pm | ACS

4:30-8:30pm | Centennial Metro Bingo Bar

10am | Art & Hobby Shop

11am-12pm | Mickelsen Community Library

5-6pm | SAC

8:30-10:30pm | Biggs Park

4-9pm | Pershing Pub

6-8pm | Monti Warrior Zone

8am-5pm | Aquatics Training Center (ATC)

Do-It-Yourself Auto Safety Orientation

Bingo Bliss

NRA Basic Personal Home Protection

Family Day at the Wall

License to Carry

Story Time

Group Tennis

School Age Book Club

Junior Tennis

Tween Book Club

$5 Disk Golf

Crochet Divas, Daytime Club

ONGOING

Wednesdays, Thursdays: 6-6:30pm; Saturdays: 8-8:30am Auto Crafts Center Every third Sunday: 8am-5pm Rod and Gun Club

First & third Saturdays: 8am-5pm Rod and Gun Club Mondays & Wednesdays: 8:30-10am Tennis Club and Fitness Zone Mondays & Wednesdays: 5-6:30pm Tennis Club and Fitness Zone Monday-Friday: 6:30am-5pm & Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal Holidays: 12-5pm Underwood Golf Complex

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Wednesdays & Saturdays: Doors open at 4:30pm Centennial Club Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays: 12-5pm Soldier Activity Center Tuesdays: 10:15-11am Mickelsen Community Library Wednesdays: 4-4:45pm Mickelsen Community Library Tuesdays: 4-4:45pm Mickelsen Community Library Second Wednesday of the month: 11am-1pm Art & Hobby Shop

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MARCH

YAPPY HOUR

Now that winter months are gone, it’s time for the pups to come out and play! Join a fun-filled night at Yappy Hour Friday, March 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sam Adams Pub Patio. This is a free event to attend with your special four-legged friends. Enjoy food and drink specials, games and prizes throughout the night. Come dressed in your St. Paddy’s Day attire for best dressed contest. For more information, call 915-568-6814.

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ST. PADDY’S DAY 0.5K

Come out for the shortest run ever, enjoy drinks and snacks provided along the way to the finish line! Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with a fun run starting at 4 p.m., Saturday, March 14 at Freedom Crossing. The cost is $25, it includes two adult and/or other beverages, t-shirt, finishers medal, a snack at the 0.25 mark, a sticker and entry into prize drawings! Register online at raceroster. com or at Stout, Milam and Soto PFCs until March 12. Onsite registration begins at 3 p.m. with an additional $10 fee. For more information, call 915-568-2554.

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RYC: SPRING BREAK CAMP

Looking to keep your teen busy this Spring Break? Join Replica Youth Center (RYC) for their Spring Break Camp Monday, March 16 and Friday, March 20 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students, in grades 6-12, will enjoy a variety of fun activities such as a visit to Bob-O’s Family Fun Center, swimming, bowling and more. Students must be registered with Child and Youth Services (CYS). Camp cost is based on household income. For more information, call 915-568-3523.

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MARCH

LIFEGUARD CAMP

Spend Spring Break becoming a lifeguard! Learn lifesaving skills and earn money for the summer season. The course will be Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Aquatics Training Center (ATC). Attendees must pass in-water pre-requisite skills test to enter course. Pre-test will be held at ATC or Replica Pool, call for fees and registration. For more information, call ATC at 915-7415901 or Replica Pool at 915-568-7431.

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POT O’ GOLD BINGO

It’s time to win gold money! Join the fun Wednesday, March 18 at Pot O’ Gold Bingo! The doors open at 4:30 p.m. Early Bird games start at 5:30 p.m., followed by regular session at 6 p.m. Play bingo Feb. 29, March 4, 7, 11 and 14 for extra chances to add your name to the pot of gold drawing at the Bingo Pot O’ Gold event. The more you play, the more chances you have to win. Only one entry per person per visit. Open to DOD ID cardholders ages 18 and older. Regular bingo session fees apply. For more information, call 915-744-8427.

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POOL TOURNAMENT

Ready to play in a pool tournament? Well, join us for a fun evening of playing pool and a chance to win great prizes for the first, second and third place winners! Come participate Saturday, March 14 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Monti Warrior Zone. The cost is $15, it includes pool and one drink of your choice. This event is open to the public, ages 18 and older. For more information, call 915-741-3000.

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Just Try It Hi Fort Bliss Community! Happy New Year Greetings! I always see the New Year as a perfect occasion to start making the changes that I said I would make, whether it be next week, next month or next year. So, here I am on my pursuit to accomplish new things and set up new challenges this year. I recently had an amazing opportunity to try a soapmaking class at the Art & Hobby Shop. Handmade soapmaking is something I have never done, and I was very keen on learning how to do it. Being a beginner at art projects, I did not know what to expect, but I admit I had a wonderful time in this one-hour long endeavor. Molly and Tara are very knowledgeable instructors, and thoroughly explained the process of soapmaking. It was very simple, and I was glad that all supplies were included in the registration fee. During the class we used Melt & Pour Crystal soap base. What I learned is that there are three steps in the process. First you start off by melting down one inch soap cubes – I used 2 lbs. of goat’s milk soap base and split it into two plastic containers. Then, I added Coastal Rain oil fragrance along with Caribbean and Mermaid blue colors, so my soap can smell and look like the ocean. Lastly, I poured the colored mixture onto a silicon soap base (looks like an ice cube tray), swirling it a bit to make nice patterns. To avoid bubbles on top, I sprayed the top surface with a dash of alcohol. Once the mixture hardened, I put the silicon base in the freezer for about 15 minutes. Once the minutes passed,

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they were ready! During this class I learned the basics, but truly, making soap can be so creative, as well as educational. You get to learn about different techniques of soapmaking and what type of ingredients you can use. Doing this really fun craft was simple and enjoyable, something that you can easily turn into a passion. I made four pieces of soap that I intend to gift to my friends. If you would like to learn more and advance your skills, Art & Hobby Shop offers numerous soapmaking classes from beginner to advanced levels. The facility can also do private classes if you are looking for a fun birthday or party activity, but they ask you to inquire about options in advance. Art & Hobby Shop also offers other programs such as painting, wheel pottery and more. So, come alone, bring a friend, or your family and create some art! No experience is necessary, as this is fun art! For more information, class schedule or programs available, visit bliss.armymwr.com or call 915-5685563. You can also stop by the Art & Hobby Shop located at 820 Marshall Road. May you have a successful 2020, and I hope you get an opportunity to do what you love.

Until next time,

Aneta

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STAYING

warm with

Hi everyone, Milo here! Winter is here and I thought I would just give everyone a few reminders on how to keep me and all the other fur babies safe as temperatures drop. Most of you are aware of how hot weather can be tough on pets, but the cold weather is equally as dangerous. Cold weather poses many health threats as well as boredom and we all know a bored pet at home can chew and consume things that can be harmful. While outdoor pets can acclimate to colder weather, they cannot in extreme cold. Consider using sweaters and even boots as it can be uncomfortable for us to walk in rain and snow, imagine doing it barefoot. Please wipe off our paws after being outside and check for injuries and cracks that can be caused by cold weather and de-icing agents. Calories provide us with body heat, so we tend

to eat more in the cold months. Foods high in nutrients and low in calories are best, so that we don’t put on any excess weight. As much as we love treats, they are often empty calories and should be cut back in the winter. You want to do everything you can to keep your pets safe and healthy during the winter months. Even some things that may seem harmless can cause an issue, which is why it is important to take these tips into consideration. Thank you for making me and all the other fur babies part of your forever home. Stay safe and Happy New Year from all of us here at Fort Bliss MWR.

MILO

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Paws and Kisses,

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Recognizing the best BY NATALIE HINOJOS

FAMILY & MWR MARKETING

Underwood Golf Complex has been undergoing many changes, upgrades and have been receiving recognition for their hard work. Recently, Kenneth Meador, manager of the Pro Shop at Underwood Golf Complex, received the Public Merchandiser of the Year award for all public/ military golf courses in New Mexico and El Paso. The Public Merchandiser of the Year award is an award that only public golf courses are eligible to enter. A person must be nominated from a fellow Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) member. All the nominees are required to submit a packet, including pictures of the Pro Shop and their merchandising philosophy. Also considered in the selection are yearly account sales and inventory turnover ratio. The board votes based on the information provided in the packet. The President of the Sun Country PGA nominated Kenneth for this particular award.

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“It’s a great honor to win this award,” said Kenneth. “Mainly because it’s our professional colleagues that nominate and vote for us. It is great exposure for us to all the local golfers.” Kenneth has been working at Underwood for more than five years as the Pro Shop manager and has dedicated his time and effort keeping the Pro Shop at its best. “Since taking over the merchandising, my goal has been to be the place to go for golfers. I wanted to make sure that our shop was modern, carrying the biggest brands in golf apparel and equipment,” said Kenneth. “I try to keep a good mix of trendy apparel and some more conservative styles, as we have many different demographics to service. I don’t think any PGA professionals do what we do with the goal of winning awards, but it is a great honor and very humbling to be recognized by our fellow PGA professionals.” If you haven’t been to Underwood Golf Complex you should know that it is now open to the public! Come check out the services that are provided including two golf courses, the Golden Tee restaurant and now the award-winning Pro Shop. For more information, call Underwood Golf Complex at 915-568-1059.

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BY MARLO BRESTAR

FAMILY & MWR MARKETING

Once a year, we are overjoyed that we get to honor our sponsors and community partners that provide continued support to Fort Bliss Soldiers and Families throughout the year. We also like to invite new potential businesses to our annual sponsorship and advertising social. “Go big or go home,” is our motto when it comes to recognizing those who support us and our entire military community all year long. Last year we hula’d our way into another amazing year with our luau-themed social, now we are tightroping our way into 2020 with high expectations and a carnival-themed social. Gourmet hot dogs, spiked snow cones, popcorn and more will be available for your taste buds to enjoy. Games, prizes and fun are just a glimpse of what the night holds for this most-deserving crowd. We are excited to announce that we will be closing out the evening with entertainment from NYNY Dueling Pianos! If you are part of an organization that is interested in learning about partnering with Fort Bliss Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), call 915-568-6078. You will find that teaming up with us will not only benefit your business but our entire military community! See you at the Carnival! “Life is a ticket to the greatest show on Earth.”

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now open BY HOLLY LEBEJKO

FAMILY & MWR MARKETING

Cock-a-doodle-do! What’s that you hear? It’s the sound of the Funky Rooster Coffee on Fort Bliss! The Funky Rooster officially hatched October 2019, at two unique locations on main post. For everyone who craves coffee in the morning, look no further than the 1st Armored Division (1AD) and Fort Bliss Museum located at 1735 Marshall Road. This location is open to the public during museum hours — from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday and training holidays. However, it is closed Sunday through Tuesday and Federal Holidays. The Funky Rooster has its own entrance, if you plan to walk through the museum, please be advised there are no food or drinks allowed inside. Any food or drink purchase must be consumed inside the Funky Rooster or taken to go. Soldiers! There’s also one inside the Soldier Readiness and Processing Center (SRPC) Bldg. 60 Doniphan Road. Enjoy Starbucks coffee and food items during briefings at SRPC, this Funky Rooster location is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. At the museum, menu offerings feature Starbucks products and include a variety of coffees, teas, blended drinks and other beverages. Espresso and flavored syrups are available to add that something sweet and tasty to your coffee! In a hurry? Check out Rooster on the Run menu food items. They range from breakfast items, sandwiches,

wraps, salads and snacks! For breakfast, check out the crowd favorites. There’s the Cluckin’ Chicken Sandwich that consists of a waffle, chicken and cheese; the Wakey Waffle — egg and cheese on top of a waffle; and Porky’s Biscuit — egg, cheese, sausage or bacon in a biscuit. Watching that Rooster waistline? Healthy Army Choices are also available at each location. For those coffee lovers, the Funky Rooster has two frequent flyer punch cards for regular and specialty coffees available! Buy six regular or specialty coffees at regular price and you get your seventh one free! Cards are available at both locations. Catering is available at the museum for changes of command, retirements, promotion ceremonies and more. The Funky Rooster can comfortably accommodate 150 guests for these events. For more information, call 915-741-2999. If the Funky Rooster Museum location is booked for an event, consider the Warrior Zone on East Fort Bliss to host your event! Like the look of our Funky Rooster logo? There are t-shirts, mugs, cups, and tumblers ready for you to strut around with your coffee! Other gift shop merchandise is available for purchase at the museum. Check out the coupon page in this issue of BlissNOW for a special offer at the 1AD Museum Funky Rooster location!

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A Perfect Game Bowlers at Desert Strike Lanes score 300

BY NATALIE HINOJOS

FAMILY & MWR MARKETING

C-R-R-A-A-C-K-K!! It’s the end of a bowling frame, someone made a strike and scored 300! Teammates are cheering and excited to see one of their own make a perfect score. Desert Strike Lanes has hosted leagues for different age groups through the years. Recently they’ve had four people score a 300 game and presented them with bowling pin trophies. “Bowling a 300 is a challenge every bowler would love to achieve. The challenge is just getting that perfect score, to know, as a bowler that you can achieve what most Pro bowlers can do,” said Jannette Caswell, assistant manager at Desert Strike Lanes. “We just want to recognize that achievement with a presentation of a trophy each time a bowler bowls that perfect 300 game.” Many of the league members have been bowling since they were children or in recent years have picked up the game. “My mom and dad bowled, so I grew up in a bowling center. I guess you could say we are a bowling family,” said Brock Stevens, a substitute player, but a member of Fish bowling league. “I’ve been bowling since I was 6 years old, so all in all I’ve been bowling for 32 years.” Stevens was born in Washington State and moved to El Paso in 1984. His father was stationed at the Navy Reserve Center and retired here, in El Paso. He began bowling at Desert Strike Lanes as a youth bowler. “Some of the teams I bowl with now have watched me grow up and get better with the game,” said Stevens. Kishaun Geary, El Paso native and team member of “Keeping it G” and “Brew Crew,” has been bowling since the age of 8. Before joining the adult leagues he bowled for the Desert Strike Lanes Youth League, at the age of @blissmwr

14. He’s been a part of Desert Strike Lanes leagues for 12 years. Geary’s grandfather was a retired veteran and would always bring him to the lanes on post. “Bowling has always been a big thing in my family starting with my grandparents,” said Geary. “They would take me to their league play every Monday and I was always fascinated watching all the different colored bowling balls rolling down the lanes. Soon after my mother bought me my first Scooby Doo ball.” As much of an excitement it is to bowl a perfect game, this wasn’t Stevens and Geary’s first time scoring 300. “I can still remember my first one; it happened on Aug. 8, 2008, hard to forget that date,” said Stevens. “I was bowling on a Friday night at Bowlero Lanes, which is now closed. It was opening ceremonies for the summer Olympic Games. I wasn’t really paying attention to my score, because we were watching the show. Once I realized how close I was, I got super nervous and thought I was gonna mess it up, but I was able to have enough luck to get it done.” “It was not my first. The first time I bowled a 300 was November 5, 2018 at Desert Strike Lanes,” said Geary. “After having many 299s and 298s, the feeling of finally accomplishing the 300 was beyond amazing. The built up tension finally paid off!” At Desert Strike Lanes, it is no surprise for the staff to watch bowlers on occasion score 300. Recently, 1st Sgt. Chris Washington, subbing for the Veterans league, scored 300 — along with Bronson Etse in September 2019. “We always expect a few 300 games during the league season, and we can expect more to come throughout the year,” said Caswell. JAN | FEB | MAR

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stir it up at

BY HOLLY LEBEJKO FAMILY & MWR MARKETING

Have you walked into Stout Physical Fitness Center (PFC) recently and heard the sound of crushing ice and the hum of the blender motors firing up? Wondering where all that buzz is coming from? It’s the sound of The Mix Smoothie Bars on Fort Bliss! In November, the Stout PFC snack bar was reborn as The Mix Smoothie Bar! The snack bar inside Soto PFC revamp will follow soon. Both locations are open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday, and Federal and Training Holidays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. The Mix Smoothie Bars are located inside Stout PFC, 2930 Cassidy Road and Soto PFC, 20751 Constitution Ave. Swing by either location before or after your workout and check out the changes made to the menu! Running late to work and forgot your breakfast or lunch? Both locations offer a variety of breakfast and lunch items such as sandwiches and wraps. Healthy Army Choices are available

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at each location to help you stay on track with your diet. There’s an assortment of beverages, salads and snacks togo available for purchase. The Mix has a variety of smoothies and shakes to choose from, try one of their specialty shakes or create one of your own. Check out the array of vitamins and shake addons; such as, pre-workout and gingko biloba, to give your shake or smoothie that extra boost. Looking to bulk up? There are many Mass Gainer options available. Need to add protein to your workout? There are fruity flavored options to add something special to your shake or smoothies. Keep an eye out for the Shake of the Day specials. The possibilities are endless, with all of these choices. You could have a different shake or smoothie for each day of the year! If you’re in a rush to work out and forget something, don’t worry. The Mix offers gym essentials – ranging from personal hygiene products to head bands and ear buds. Don’t miss the coupon page in this issue of Bliss NOW for a special offer at both locations! Meet you all at the Mix!

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BY MICHELE WIERNICKI FAMILY & MWR MARKETING

Grab your loved ones this Valentine’s Day and join us for Carnival of Love, Friday Feb. 14 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Golden Tee Restaurant inside the Underwood Golf Complex! We are teaming up with our new friends from New York, New York Dueling Pianos to bring you a unique night of carnival treats, games and song. If you’ve ever been to Las Vegas or San Antonio, you’ve probably experienced dueling pianos for yourself and you know how much fun it can be. Now’s your chance to experience it right here in El Paso! We’ll have Carnival games, themed food and prizes all for you to experience even before the awesome dueling piano fun begins! You will not find another Valentine’s Day experience like this, so don’t miss out. Tickets are limited so grab yours today at the Leisure Travel desk inside Freedom Crossing, Underwood Golf Complex or online at www.eventbrite.com. Where else can you get a night of food, fun and entertainment for just $25 a ticket? This event is open to both military and civilian patrons, ages 18 and older. The Golden Tee is located inside Underwood Golf Complex at 3200 Coe Ave. For more information, call 915568-2554. Dueling Pianos, only happening here at Fort Bliss!

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Outdoor Recreation Calendar Search Fort Bliss Outdoor Recreation activities by date, location or event description. This schedule is subject to change without notice. Tickets to scheduled events can be purchased at the following location:

ROBERTO LOEZA SOLDIER ACTIVITY CENTER - 20732 CONSTITUTION AVE., CENTRAL FORT BLISS - (915) 744-1532 All off-post excursions may be CANCELLED within 2 weeks due to lack of participation.

TRIPS & EVENTS Bouldering Tour

Hueco Tanks

January 11

$25 Sol./$35 Civ.

Lazer Tag Beginners Climbing Trip

Soto PFC Rough & Ready Hills, NM

January 17 February 1

$10* $25 Sol./$35 Civ.

Snowshoeing Trip Challenge Course Day Box Canyon Climbing Trip Family Climbing Week - Spring Break

Lincoln National Forest, NM Soldier Activity Center Socorro, NM Soldier Activity Center

February 8 February 22 Feb 29-Mar 1 March 16-22

$25 Sol./$35 Civ. $10* $50 Sol./$75 Civ. $4*

Laser Tag

Biggs Park

March 27

$10*

Soldier Activity Center Soldier Activity Center Soldier Activity Center Soldier Activity Center Soldier Activity Center Soldier Activity Center Soldier Activity Center

January 14 January 23 February 4 February 20 March 3 March 19 March 26

$8 $8 $8 $8 $8 $8 $8

CLASSES Belay, Top Rope Course Climbing Movement Belay, Top Rope Course Climbing Movement Belay, Top Rope Course Climbing Movement Bike Maintenance Clinic

FAMILY DAY ON THE WALL Every Thursday, Saturday & Sunday • 12-5pm • Robert Loeza Soldier Activity Center • FREE FOR ACTIVE DUTY $4/person or child • $1/rental - Ages 6 & over welcome. Children must fit climbing gear properly.

CAMPING, CLIMBING & SPECIALTY EQUIPMENT RENTAL Price is per day - *Batteries not included

Sleeping Bag Cook Sets (big / small) 4-6 Person Tent Backpacking Stove *Lantern Bouldering Pad Spooner Board Shade Canopy GPS Device Flotation Device

$6 $5 $10 $4 $3 $10 $5 $12 $5 $4

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Climbing Shoes Sleeping Pad Personal Dish Set Kayak Set Snow/Sand Disc Sleds Ice Chest (small) Ice Chest (large)

$4 $1 $1 $30 $2 $4 $5

Bike Rental (Mountain / Road)

Bike rentals start at $2 per hour /per bike - Late Fees: 1 hour - $4 • 2 hours - $6 • 6 hours - $12 • 24 hours - $20

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BALANCING THE PILLARS BY SGT. GAVIN TOMENY FAMILY & MWR BOSS

By now, most people may be familiar with the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) program. You may even know about our pillars: Quality of Life; Community Service; and Recreation and Leisure. What you don’t know are all the great things we’re planning around those pillars for 2020! Community Service is a very important pillar of the BOSS Program; however, it is not beneficial if it overshadows the other two pillars, Quality of Life and Recreation and Leisure. Lately, there has been a lot of emphasis on community service activities within BOSS; which is why in 2020, we are looking to rebalance the pillars. BOSS has built very strong relationships with our Fort Bliss MWR partners. Fort Bliss has an absolutely amazing team working for them in all of their different departments and programs. Unfortunately, many of these opportunities are underutilized by Soldiers. Part of the issue is they simply do not know what is available.

BOSS has started planning many events with Outdoor Recreation, Art and Hobby Shop, Auto Craft Center, and Mickelsen Community Library. We’re also in the process of planning events with Underwood Golf Course, Rod and Gun Club and the fitness centers on post. Our goal is to provide a large range of options for Soldiers to enjoy. With Outdoor Recreation, we will be trying out different types of sports such as kayaking, climbing, rafting and even primitive survival skills. We will also host automotive maintenance classes at the Auto Crafts Center, to give Soldiers the opportunity to learn how to maintain their own vehicles and save money. We have a bunch of different types of art classes going on with Art and Hobby Shop. We’ll be doing everything from pottery and soapmaking to painting and resin art. At Mickelsen Community Library we will be learning more advanced things like 3D Printing and programming a Computer Numerical Control Router (CNC). BOSS wants to show Soldiers what Fort Bliss and the greater El Paso area really has to offer. We are blessed to be stationed here on the best post in the Army with some of the best MWR teams working hard for our Soldiers. If you have any questions about BOSS, call 915-892-5195.

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Milam PFC

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Girl’s Winter Volleyball Boys’ / Girls’ Spring Soccer Boys’ / Girls’ Spring Tennis

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JANUARY-FEBRUARY FEBRUARY-MARCH MARCH-APRIL

3 ON 3 Outdoor Basketball

7-15

$45/38

FEBRUARY

MARCH-APRIL

Spring Flag Football

5-15

$45/38

FEBRUARY

MARCH-APRIL

Boys’ / Girls’ Spring Baseball & Tee-Ball

3-15

$45/38

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APRIL-MAY

Girls’ Spring Softball (upon coach participation and enrollment)

7-15

$45/38

MARCH

APRIL-MAY

USA Track & Field (Competitive)

5-18

$80/68

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APRIL-JULY

Girls’ Spring Volleyball

8-16

$45/38

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MAY-JUNE

Boys’ / Girls’ Powerlifting

10-18

$45/38

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JUNE-AUGUST

Boys’ / Girls’ Summer Basketball

5-15

$45/38

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JULY-AUGUST

Co-Ed Summer Sand Volleyball

8-16

$45/38

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JULY-AUGUST

Boys’ / Girls’ Summer Tee-Ball

3-6

$45/38

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JULY-AUGUST

Girls’ Summer Softball

7-8

$45/38

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JULY-AUGUST

USATF Cross Country (Competitive)

5-18

$60/51

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AUGUST-NOVEMBER

Boys’ / Girls’ Dodgeball

7-15

$45/38

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER

Boys’ / Girls’ Fall Tennis

5-15

$65/55

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER

Fall Flag Football

5-15

$45/38

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER

Boys’ / Girls’ Fall Soccer

3-15

$45/38

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER

Boys’ / Girls’ Winter Basketball

5-15

$45/38

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NOVEMBER-JANUARY

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Registration: Child’s CYS Registration and Sports Physical must be current throughout the season to register for all sports. Contact Parent Central at 915-568-4374/5501. Mandatory Parent Sportsmanship Class is required to ensure participation. Dates, times, and locations will be announced by the Youth Sports Staff or Volunteer Coach. To contact Youth Sports, please call 915-568-2617/1568


Fitness 4 Life! BY CYS YOUTH SPORTS PLEX

At a young age, children learn the differences between good and bad habits. Our Youth Sports Plex, focuses on teaching a healthy lifestyle by providing a fun fitness atmosphere, Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. They follow that up with a nutritious snack to replenish the body and it’s all free! Each day the classes are changed to provide a different workout and encourage increased student participation. This is seen in the 4 p.m. class that has grown tremendously in one year, creating an environment where participants will bike or run to the Sports Plex just to attend a fitness class. “I like how some of the classes are challenging, I like the variety,” said Colton McLean, fitness class participant. “I like how they are set up, so by the end of the

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week I’ll have had a whole body workout,” said Gunnar McLean, fitness class participant. The vast majority of our students are like adults, who believe if they come consistently to class, they will be able to reach their goals. “I’d like to be able to deadlift 100 lbs.,” said Avery Creer, fitness class participant. She is only 15 lbs. away from achieving her mark. This past season, Youth Sports Plex recently offered second practices for sports team age groups, 9 to 11 and 12 to 15, to incorporate a fitness class. This was implemented to allow coaches to focus on sports skills, while students learn and practice fitness conditioning skills from fitness specialists. Youth Sports Plex is looking forward to offering this to the winter basketball and volleyball team this season. Hope to see you and your child with us soon!

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Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) holds the bi-annual awards ceremony, Winner’s Circle, to recognize employees who have provided excellent service for Soldiers and their Families. Winner’s Circle is a directoratelevel incentive awards program designed to recognize outstanding customer service and teamwork by MWR staff members. Employees are nominated by their peers, patrons of MWR, outside agencies or are identified by name in an ICE comment.

Effective Teams Melinda McWeeny, Joerg Robeson, Maria Razo & Keshia Rivera

Special Awards & Recognitions Kenneth Meador (Pro Shop)

Rose Strong, Miriam Perez, Jessica Aguirre, Hailey Galvan, Kasheem O. Stevens, Krzysztof M. Socha & Forrest Wilkerson Sean Grady, Carlos Reyes, Salvador Rocha Sr. & Taylor Forrestal (Omar Bradley Staff) India Espinoza, Rachel Williams, Nicholas Fernandez, Tyrone Dudenhoeffer & Brian Forman Obed Chavez, Javier Dieguez, Andres Ibarra, Sarah Oliva, Kaylan Puett & Daniel Zamora Angel Parris-Wheeler & Charles Armendariz Maria Razo & Joerg Robeson

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Commitment to Excellence Zenon Molina Isela Maria Ornelas Emma Rojas Carolina McRae Caitlin Edwards Alyssa Cordero Ramon Vasquez Tabitha Bohn Amanda Stone Raymond Sanchez Teia Mack Salvador Rocha Jr. Matthew Orlowski Anna Sutton Apolinar Fernandez Richard Fairley Tephanie Hopper Alexis Thornton Devin Rice Joseph Hicks Lourdes Mendoza Teresa Lee Labuguen Mary Helen Barrientes Tara Mounce

Role Model Award Ursula Morawietz (CRD) Joe Fanion (FMD) Tabitha Bohn (BOD) Jane Mcfarland (ACS) Eligio Villanueva (CYS) @blissmwr

Friends of MWR DES Physical Security Team Cassandra Salas Taylor Keister & Nicole Bryant Josie and ASUS Volunteers (Fort Bliss Water) John & Krystyna Robbins Al Fuller Kari Atkinson, Leigh Smith, SGT Marco Zayas, SPC John Hernandez, SPC Robert Arnold, Dwayne Bennet & William Lujan (HBI School & The Fort Bliss Historical Association)

SSGT Gavin Tomeny, PFC Justin Markowski & Volunteers (BOSS Program) CW3 Rachel Gardener

Length of Service Raul Licon - 20 years Jesus Ortiz - 40 years Rosa S. Guzman - 35 years Mathew Frank - 25 years Zenon Molina - 20 years JAN | FEB | MAR

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ONE-STOP SHOP Parent Central is the place to go for child care

BY RACHELLE PHILLIPS

FAMILY & MWR MARKETING

If you are a parent and new to Fort Bliss, Parent Central is the first stop to make when registering your child for any child care services provided on the installation. The first thing to know is what programs are available for your child. Whether it’s sports activities, child care services, or after school programs, information and registration is available at Parent Central. There are Child Development Centers (CDC), Family Child Care (FCC), School Age Centers (SAC), Youth Activities Centers, Youth Sports and the SKIESUnlimited Program available to our military families. Any one of these programs may be the perfect fit for your child’s needs. If you’re wondering if you should use any Fort Bliss child care programs, know that all of the child care services are held to the Department of the Army requirements. Every child care provider is trained in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and the Multidisciplinary Inclusion Action Team plan (MIAT). The MIAT plan includes allergy and food intolerance, seizures, asthma, ADD/ADHD and many other special needs your child may have. Every employee within each facility has completed and passed mandatory background checks and are Mandatory Reporters.

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Another reason to use child care on post is our centers and providers know what you need. They understand that the life of a Soldier and their military child differs greatly from a civilian family. As a Soldier, you do not have to worry about field problems or staff duty. The FCC providers offer odd hours, extended and short-term care for your Family Care Plan. Child and Youth Services (CYS) offer many different services, such as full time and hourly care, with before and after school programs to fit every family’s needs. For a full list please visit www.bliss.armymwr.com, search: CYS. Don’t forget to bring your essential documents to register your child. You’ll need your most recent Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), a pay stub of both parents residing in the same household, a DEERS printout, shot records and a health assessment. If your child is planning on participating in any sporting activities, they will need a sports physical. If your child has any special needs, please call Parent Central to find out what additional documents you will need to bring. There are many programs to take advantage of here at Fort Bliss. Take time to visit Parent Central and find out what best fits your child’s interests and needs. For more information, call 915-568-4374 or visit bliss.armymwr.com.

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EFMP searches for this year’s Special Olympics’ team members BY DENA EDMONDSON FAMILY & MWR EFMP

The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is gearing up for another Special Olympics event! The Special Olympics 2020 Track and Field Spring Games will be the eighth year Team Bliss has competed. In previous years, Team Bliss has had an amazing group of coaches, athletes, and volunteers who’ve participated. If you are interested in being an athlete, coach and/or volunteer and want to continue the trend into the 2020 Spring Games, there are spots available. The goal is to provide an environment for inspiring athletes to pursue their physical fitness goals, as well as give them inspiration to never give up on their dreams! The season will begin Feb. 8 and will consist of 10 weeks of training, every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Stout Track and Field. The Spring Games are typically held at the end of April at Burges High School; however, more information will be available at a later date on the schedule of events and practices. If you would like to become a member of Team Bliss, whether it be a coach, athlete or volunteer, call EFMP at 915-569-4227 ext 5. Go Team Bliss!

TEAM BLISS IS LOOKING FOR YOU!

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7 Ways to thank volunteers! BY TEPHANIE HOPPER

FAMILY & MWR VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

texting, direct messaging, and The importance of volunteer CATEGORIES FOR appreciation is something that emailing, it would be great to NOMINATION cannot be stressed enough. give your volunteer a handFort Bliss National Volunteer Week Awards Recognizing volunteers is written heartfelt thank you card Nominations will open Friday, Jan. 3 and essential, but the recognition close Friday, March 13. If you know of as recognition. someone who fits the criteria in the list isn’t about saying, “thank you” Spotlight: Highlight your below, nominate them for their hard work to your volunteers. It’s more than and dedication! For more information, visit volunteers on your Facebook bliss.armymr.com, search volunteer. words. So, let’s take it beyond a page or on Instagram. Even on simple thank you! • Fort Bliss Volunteer of the Year your organization’s bulletin Here are the top seven ways to • Fort Bliss Outstanding board or newsletter. recognize volunteers: Youth Volunteer Get to know them: Spend time Feed their appetite: People • Fort Bliss Outstanding with your volunteers. Get to don’t volunteer for a free meal, Ambassador Volunteer know them over lunch or coffee. but every now and then, free • Community Spirit Award And finally, awards! pizza and ice-cold drinks hit • Fort Bliss Outstanding Awards: Recognize your the spot. Plus, they’ll be more Volunteer Family volunteers with awards. energized to volunteer! Nominate your volunteers who Swag: We all love SWAG! have gone above and beyond as your organization’s Giving a volunteer a gift for the gift of their time Volunteer of the Year, Family Volunteer of the serves two purposes; appreciation and marketing your organization if you have your logo on the Year, or the Fort Bliss Outstanding Ambassador Volunteer. swag items. Reference: Don’t forget volunteering looks great The bottom line is, acknowledging volunteers on a resume. Providing a reference is a great way to in a meaningful way helps build their self-esteem recognize your volunteers for their selfless service. and confidence. When volunteers feel appreciated You can take it a step further by providing them and valued, they’re more likely to feel connected with recommendations on their LinkedIn profile. to your organization and continue volunteering. Thank you cards: In this social media age of Remember, recognition equals volunteer retention!

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SAVING YOU Fort Bliss Tax Center provides free tax preparation services

TIME & MONEY BY FORT BLISS TAX CENTER

Benjamin Franklin famously said, “there are two inevitabilities in life: death and taxes.” While little can be done about the former, the Fort Bliss Tax Center is here to help you with your taxes. The Tax Center prepares federal and state tax returns for all those who qualify. Active-duty service members, military retirees, reservists serving under Title 10 (or “activated reservists”) and their dependents are all eligible for the Tax Center’s services. Last year alone, the Tax Center prepared 5,547 federal and state returns saving the community $1,209,401 in preparation fees and securing $10,722,258 in refunds. The Tax Center will open Wednesday, Jan. 22, and remain open until Friday, April 17. The office will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and training holidays (both of which require an appointment). Walk-in hours will be from 12 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, those who are eligible may call 915-568-1040 or else come to the Tax Center in person at 2910 Cassidy Road. For more information, call 915-568-1040 or visit the website at https://home.army.mil/bliss/index.php/my-fort/all-services/ staff-judge-advocate/fort-bliss-tax-center or like us on Facebook @Fort Bliss Tax Center. Take advantage of the free services to save time and money this tax season. As Benjamin Franklin also said, “a penny saved, is a penny earned!”

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Special Events 2020 All events subject to change without notice. For more information, visit bliss.armymwr.com.

January Lucha Libre | Jan. 10

June Aquapalooza | June 20

October

Pop goes the Fort | July 4 Lucha Libre | July 17

The Massacre Haunted House | Oct. 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 28-29, 30-31 Monster Bash | Oct. 30-31

Easter-Avaganza | April 11

August

December

May

Tap & Cork | Jul. 31- Aug. 1 Cardboard Regatta | Aug. 22

Holiday Festival | Dec. 4

March 0.5K Race | March 14

April

Purse Bingo | May 2 Armed Forces Day Parade | May 16

July

September Doggy Swim Day | Sept. 12 Oktoberfest | Sept. 18-20

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COMMUNITY RESOURCES ARMY VOLUNTEER CORPS

techniques to incorporate into their roles as leaders.

250 Club Road | 915-569-4ACS

WELCOME TO FORT BLISS

The Fort Bliss Army Volunteer Corps (AVC) supports the Army’s mission by promoting and strengthening volunteerism by uniting volunteer efforts, supporting professional management, enhancing volunteer career mobility, and establishing volunteer partnerships to support individual personal growth and life-long volunteer commitment. The Fort Bliss AVC office is the center for volunteer recruitment, referral, recognition and professional development for volunteers and volunteer leaders. Volunteers can be placed in a wide variety of positions throughout the installation and the El Paso community. Through volunteer service, volunteers can learn or improve skills and gain work experience to increase self-confidence and improve marketability for paid positions. Every minute and every hour that someone volunteers, they contribute to improving the quality of life of our community; therefore volunteers change the world. Join the movement to make our installation, our city, our nation a better place for all – Change the World, Volunteer!

MAR 3 // 5:30-8:30PM

Email: fortblissvolunteer@yahoo.com Website: bliss.armymwr.com, search: AVC

You will learn the organizational, chain of command, basic unit and rank structure of the military. As well as, learning about the Soldier Family Readiness Groups and many social functions to engage in and enjoy military life.

BOUNCE DON’T CRACK MAR 9 // 9AM-12PM

Three hour concept block that will cover the following classes: Resiliency during Crisis & Grief and overcoming stress.

COMMUNICATING THROUGH CONFLICT

COMMUNICATION STYLE ASSESSMENT

WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH

KNOW YOUR TEAM… FEB 25 // 9AM-12PM

Learners will identify their leadership approach, examine the alternative styles of others to incorporate various approaches into their personal and professional lives. Leaders will also gain skills to differentiate between the role of a coach and of a mentor. They will assess his or her strengths/challenges and behavior of leaders in these roles, as well as identify effective feedback techniques to incorporate into their roles as leaders.

WHAT’S THE MILITARY LIFE? JAN 22 // 9AM-12PM

Participants will understand the mission, language, commitment required, and challenges for the military life. They will be able to communicate, develop and/or update their own realistic expectations and plans to thrive in this military lifestyle.

AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?

The Communication Style Assessment is designed to identify an individual’s style of communication. They will discover how it affects the way they communicate and will be able use the tools provided to speed read another person's way of communicating and understand how to flex a style for effective communication.

FEB 11 // 1-4PM

ARMY FAMILY TEAM BUILDING FRC | 250 Club Road | 915-569-4ACS

Army Family Team Building (AFTB) is an educational program that provides training to prepare everyone in America’s Army to function at the highest level, given any situation. It improves personal resilience and family preparedness, which enhances overall Army readiness. Army Family Team Building’s free training is for (and taught by) Soldiers and Family members. Significant others and fiancées are welcome to attend! Learn about the Army way of life, how to manage it better and leadership skills. www.bliss.armymwr.com, search: aftb

WHO ARE YOU TALKING TO? JAN 14 // 1-4PM

Participants will be able to identify and recognize personality traits. They will learn how to use effective communication skills and develop strategies to help them build and maintain healthy personal and professional relationships.

WHAT KIND OF LEADER ARE YOU? JAN 30 // 5:30-8:30PM

Learners will identify their innate leadership approach and examine the alternative styles of others to incorporate various approaches into their personal and professional lives. Leaders will also gain skills to differentiate between the role of coach and of a mentor. They will be able to assess their strengths, challenges and behavior of leaders in these roles. As well, as identify effective feedback

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This is an opportunity for Soldiers, spouses, veterans, and retirees to learn about the community resources Fort Bliss, El Paso County, the State of Texas and national organizations provide. This briefing provides attendees with a wealth of knowledge on these agencies and the services they provide to the community. AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

Learners will examine change, appraise conflict and access time management skills and techniques that help them develop positive managing strategies to successfully navigate the demands and changes that come with military life.

The Fort Bliss AVC exclusively tracks volunteer hours by using the Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS) on the web at Army OneSource. The system was developed to give the Army a real-time snapshot of volunteer activities at any given time and any given installation. VMIS provides all of the tools needed to track AVC volunteer hours, manage and track volunteers, post open positions, print reports, and much more. VMIS is hands-on training or you can take it online at www.myarmyonesource.com.

AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

RESILIENCE TRAINING

FEB 19 // 5:30-8:30PM

JAN 13 // 1:30PM APR 13 // 1:30PM

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Learners will explore the causes and benefits of conflict and through exercises. They will be able to apply conflict management approaches and develop effective communication strategies to communicate, as leaders, to teams or individuals.

JAN 15 // 9:30AM MAR 18 // 5:30PM

VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM

Phone: 915-744-2767

MAR 31 // 1-4PM

INSTALLATION VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION Interested in volunteering within the Fort Bliss or El Paso Community? The first place to start is the Installation Volunteer Orientation. This orientation provides information about available volunteer opportunities within the Fort Bliss and El Paso area. Community expectations and requirements of volunteering within our community and information on volunteer awards.

Family Readiness program to include Family Readiness Groups, Family Readiness Support Assistants, Family Readiness Liaisons, staff functions, community resources, and Casualty Response Teams. DPTMS Training Section publishes the schedule for the Commander/1SG Course.

Participants will be able to identify, differentiate, and understand how to access community resources. They’ll learn what military benefits and entitlements are available to Soldiers and their families.

MOBILIZATION & DEPLOYMENT FRC | 250 Cub Road | 915-569-5500

The Mobilization and Deployment Program provides active-duty, reserve units and guard units with pre- and post-deployment/ mobilization briefings, Soldier Family Readiness Group assistance, information and referral services, resource materials, and Operation R.E.A.D.Y. (Resources for Education About Deployment and You) training. Training modules provide practical instruction pertaining to ongoing readiness. Topics include: Understanding and Planning for Military Separation and Pre-deployment Ongoing Readiness, Coping with Separation, and Financial Planning. The materials are designed to support unit commanders in preparing service members, Civilian employees, and their families for military operations.

CARE TEAM TRAINING AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

The purpose of the Care Team is to offer short-term care and support to Families of deceased and seriously wounded Soldiers until the Family’s own support structure is in place. Care Teams are not mandatory, but are an additional way battalions can provide valuable support to Families.

Learn to bounce back when the stressors of everyday life start getting you down by attending the ACS 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 how to hunt the good stuff, focusing on the positive rather than the negative.

PREDEPLOYMENT RESILIENCE FOR SPOUSES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

Deployments can increase stress and change the roles of Family members. This class will focus on what Family members can do to decrease stress and emotional disturbances during this time. It will also offer tips and techniques to Family members to help cope with the emotional stress during this transition.

POST DEPLOYMENT RESILIENCE FOR SPOUSES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

Homecoming can be as emotional and stressful as deployment for Soldiers and their Families. This class will focus on tips and techniques to help the Family prepare for their loved one’s return. We will provide information on how to make the transition during the Soldier’s homecoming.

KEY CONTACT JAN 2 2// 9-11AM FEB 19 // 5:30-7:30PM MAR 24 // 9-11AM

Key callers are a vital part of the SFRG leadership team and perform an essential SFRG mission activity. This training provides the information that is most critical to understanding and performing the key caller role.

SFRG LEADER TRAINING JAN 14 & 15 // 9AM-2:30PM | 9AM-12PM FEB 4 & 5 // 5-9PM MAR 10 & 11 // 9AM-2:30PM | 9AM-12PM

The Soldier Family Readiness Group (SFRG) Course is provided by the Army Community Service (ACS), Mobilization and Deployment Program. The training is available for all SFRG members and is offered once a month. The following classes are required to receive a SFRG Leader Certificate: Creating and Maintaining a SFRG, Leadership for SFRGs, Building Your SFRG Volunteers, Making Contact (Phone tree Point of Contact), Newsletter for SFRGs, Money Matters, Building Your SFRG – Getting Started, Bringing it all Together. www.bliss.armymwr.com, search:SFRG

FUND CUSTODIAN JAN 22 // 5:30-7:30PM FEB 19 // 9-11AM MAR 24 // 5:30-7:30PM

SFRG Fund Custodians and alternates will identify resources needed to operate a SFRG by learning about various forms of funding available, setting up a bank account, the role and responsibilities of a SFRG Fund Custodian, fund-raising, donations and solicitation.

SOLDIER FAMILY READINESS LIAISON

MONTHLY

JAN 28 // 9AM-4PM FEB 25 // 9AM-4PM MAR 31 // 9AM-4PM

Rear Detachment Command (RDC) Training is offered monthly during the Commanders/1SG Course given by Garrison Command Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS). RDC training focuses on the command responsibilities of the Soldier

The Soldier Family Readiness Liaison (SFRL) course is designed to prepare Soldiers who are appointed as SFRLs to assist with the operational, logistical and administrative aspects of the SFRG. Between the command and the SFRG volunteer, the SFRL needs to

REAR DETACHMENT TRAINING

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COMMUNITY RESOURCES know the ins and outs of the SFRG and how their role can assist both the command and the volunteers.

EMPLOYMENT READINESS 2494 Ricker Road | 915-569-5838

The Employment Readiness Program (ERP) deliver’s weekly orientations to educate spouses on services available to them and employment opportunities in the local area. Employment Orientation is required before attending all other ERP classes. Registration is encouraged.

EMPLOYMENT ORIENTATION

• Personal Financial Coaching • Credit Report Reviewing • Consumer Advocate • Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance • Financial Education Classes

CREDIT REVIEW/REPAIR AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

This class will explain the different types of accounts that exist and the importance of understanding your credit report, so you can maintain your security clearance, debt to income ratio, and tips on how to improve your credit score.

EVERY WEDNESDAY // 10-11:30AM

DEBT MANAGEMENT

The Employment Readiness Program (ERP) deliver’s weekly orientations to educate spouses on services available to them and employment opportunities in the local area. Employment Orientation is required before attending all other ERP classes. Registration is encouraged.

JAN 2 // 1:30-2:30PM

TEN STEPS TO A FEDERAL JOB JAN 14 // 9AM-12PM MAR 10 // 9AM-12PM

Applying for federal employment is different than in private industry. This class shows you how to succeed in the government’s intricate hiring process. Both first-time applicants and those already within the government system will learn something new here, as application processes change over time.

ACE YOUR NEXT JOB INTERVIEW FEB 25 // 9AM-12PM

This class will cover types of job interviews, preparation for the meeting, and the three parts of an interview. Learn how to answer common, behaviour-based, difficult and illegal interview questions. Proper follow-up techniques, job fair etiquette, appropriate attire, and tips on salary negotiation will also be covered.

LET’S START YOUR OWN BUSINESS JAN 16 // 9AM-10:30PM

The workshop will be conducted by the technical assistance providers of the Women’s Business Border Center of the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The experts in business development will cover the key elements of formalizing a business plan, financial projections, and the basics of licensing/permits. The session will also provide information on the various lending options that are available for small businesses. Make sure to attend this free session to turn your business idea into a reality.

WRITING A WINNING RESUME JAN 7 // 9AM-12PM MAR 3 // 9AM-12PM

SOCIAL MEDIA & YOUR JOB SEARCH AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

This class provides participants with the information needed to learn how to utilize Social Media when searching for employment in today’s competitive job market, how to Network effectively and Career Exploration skills with a focus on LinkedIn.

FINANCIAL READINESS 2494 Ricker Road | 915-569-4ACS

The Financial Readiness Program (FRP) offers counseling and training for Soldiers and their Families. FRP works with Army Emergency Relief (AER) to ensure emergency assistance is available to meet a valid financial need. The mission of the FRP is to reduce indebtedness, minimize the need for emergency financial assistance and prevent financial difficulties. FRP helps Soldiers and their families live within their means and provide solutions for a brighter financial future. For more information on classes or appointments, visit bliss.armymwr.com, search FRP or call 915-569-8376.

FINANCIAL SERVICES The Financial Readiness Program offers counseling to individuals seeking assistance in a variety of financial situations to include: • Consumer Credit Counseling blissNOW

Learn how to set up a plan, contact creditors and negotiate interest rates, to establish a new monthly payment. The end goal is to pay off your consumer debt in its entirety to reach financial freedom.

PLANNING & BUDGETING & CAR BUYING FEB 5 // 1:30-3PM

This class will help you evaluate your current financial situation, obtain the basic principles of planning and budgeting to achieve financial readiness. Learn the basics of car buying, get insurance advice that’s crucial before buying a new or used vehicle.

BANKING & MONEY MANAGEMENT AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

Learn the basics of debt management and the principals to reconcile your bank statement in order stay on top of purchases made with your debit card.

ARMY EMERGENCY RELIEF MON-FRI // 7:30AM-3:30PM THURSDAYS // 10AM-3:30PM

The Army Emergency Relief (AER) provides financial assistance to active and retired Soldiers and their dependents when there is a valid need. Loans are interest free. Spouses requesting AER assistance must have a current Special Power of Attorney (SPOA), military ID card and documentation to support their request. Under the Commander and First Sergeant Quick Assist Program, Commanders or First Sergeants may approve assistance of up to $2,000 for ActiveDuty Soldiers. If you are not near an Army installation, you can go to any Military Aid Society or contact the American Red Cross at 1-877-272-7337. AER provides scholarships for spouses and children of active and retired Soldiers, orphans and dependents of deceased Soldiers. Scholarship applications are available at www.aerhq.org.

TSP MILITARY JAN 8 // 1:30-2:30PM

Create an effective resume or transform the one you already have into a powerful tool that will get you interviews. This workshop will lead you through a self-assessment series so that you gain extensive knowledge about the product you are marketing, YOU!

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FREE CHILD CARE IS AVAILABLE FOR DAYTIME CLASSES. CHILD MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CYS. FOR RESERVATIONS, CALL 915-568-5689.

JAN | FEB | MAR

In this crucial class participants will learn how to set goals to achieve a healthy retirement. You’ll learn the differences between short-term savings and long-term investments. You will obtain a thorough understanding of all TSP Funds, its components, rules, matching contributions, tools, references, and the timeline of the Thrift Savings Plan.

SUPPORT SERVICES ARMY FAMILY ACTION PLAN MON-FRI // 8AM-4PM

The Army Family Action Plan provides Active and Reserve Component Soldiers, Army Civilians, Family members, Survivors, and Retirees a voice in shaping their standards of living by identifying issues and concerns for Army Senior Leadership resolution. Since its inception in 1983, the AFAP remains the only such partnership between a branch of the United States military and its constituents. Issues can be submitted at the Garrison Army Community Service office or to a unit Family Programs liaison. The needs of the Army community remain in the forefront of Army Senior Leadership. AFAP is the primary tool to communicate the important issues facing Soldiers, Army Civilians, Families, Survivors, and Retirees. Information provided through the AFAP process gives commanders and leaders insight into current satisfaction detractors, quality of life needs, and expectations of Army constituents. Leadership uses the information to effect changes that improve standards of living and support programs. These changes foster a satisfied, informed, and resilient Army Community. Issues can be submitted online at bliss.armymwr.

com search, “AFAP” or www.myarmyonesource.com. You can also submit issues by visiting 250 Club Road or 2494 Ricker Road, or utilize one of the many boxes around the installation. 241 Sheridan Road | 915-568-6272

SURVIVOR OUTREACH SERVICES MON-FRI // 8AM-4PM

Losing a loved one is an especially difficult time for those left behind. In addition to the grief, the Family will suffer and be faced with several issues and questions about a life built around the Army. Some of these will be addressed immediately by the Casualty Assistance Officer (CAO), but some will not surface for many months or years — long after the Casualty Assistance process has ended. Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) can help. SOS is a holistic, multiagency approach to deliver services specifically to surviving Family members. The supportive staff is there to assist with whatever issues they might have. The services are also offered to Retirees and non-Active-Duty incidents. The SOS mission is, “To embrace & reassure Survivors, they are continually linked to the Army Family through a unified support program that enables them to remain an important part of the Army Family for as long as they desire.” 241 Sheridan Road | 915-568-5970

VICTIM ADVOCACY MON-FRI // 8AM-4PM

Victim advocates provide clear, accurate information on the available avenues for reporting domestic abuse, child abuse, and sexual assault. Victim advocates provide essential support, liaison services and care to the victim. Responsibilities include providing crisis intervention, referral and ongoing non-clinical support, including information on available options and resources to assist the victim in making informed decisions about the case. Victim advocate services will continue until the victim states support is no longer needed. To speak with a Victim Advocate, call the Family Advocacy Program during normal business hours or the Domestic Violence Hotline after hours or on weekends. You are not alone. 2494 Ricker Road | 915-568-9129 Hotline: 915-269-2013

FAMILY ADVOCACY PROGRAM MON-FRI // 8AM-4PM

Family Advocacy is dedicated to the prevention, education, prompt reporting, investigation, intervention and treatment of spouse and child abuse. The program provides a variety of services to Soldiers and Families to enhance their relationship skills and improve their quality of life. This mission is accomplished through a variety of groups, seminars, workshops and counseling and intervention services. Seminars and workshops are available to you, your unit or Soldier Family Readiness Group. Unit commanders are encouraged to contact their Family Advocacy Program Manager/Staff to schedule their unit’s mandatory AR 608-18 training or seminars that meet their unit’s specific needs. 2494 Ricker Road | 915-569-9129

SOLDIER & FAMILY ASSISTANCE CENTER MON-FRI // 8AM-4PM

The Soldier & Family Assistance Center (SFAC) is a place where Warriors in Transition and their Family members receive assistance through a number of holistic services tailored to their needs. The SFAC’s welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff foster an environment conducive to physical, spiritual and mental healing. Their mission is to provide exceptional support by being courteous, professional and relevant. The Fort Bliss SFAC is widely recognized as the premier provider of innovative services to WTs and their families in support of the Warrior Transition Battalion. Their goal is to be available and convenient for WTs and their families. Services requiring less than a full-time presence are available at the SFAC at designated times. Additional services are provided through priority off-site appointments coordinated by the SFAC staff. 250 Club Road | 568-6879

EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM MON-FRI // 7:30AM-4:30PM

The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory enrollment program that works with other military and Civilian agencies to provide a comprehensive, coordinated, multi-agency approach for community support, housing, medical, educational, www.bliss.armymwr.com


ON-POST HOUSING 915-564-0795

CYS PARENT CENTRAL SERVICES 915-568-4374/4646

FORT BLISS THRIFT SHOP

USO

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS IHG-ARMY HOTEL

915-569-5064

915-569-5644: MAIN POST 915-744-3480: EAST BLISS

2494 Ricker Road | 915-569-4227 (ext. 5)

NEW PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAM MON-FRI // 8AM-4PM

The Army offers a complete program of parent education and support services of which the New Parent Support Program (NPSP) is a part. All Army installations provide services that include health counselling provided by Army Community Health Nurses (CHN), as well as parent education classes and play mornings. These services target families with children, 0-3 years of age. Participation in any of these activities is strictly voluntary and there are no time limits imposed on duration of service but families generally stay involved at this level for 4-6 months. Referrals for NPSP services are accepted via self-referral, health professionals, and command. 2494 Ricker Road | 915-568-9129

PARENTING/LIFE SKILLS/SAFETY/EDUCATION MON-FRI // 8AM-4PM

The Army Family Advocacy Program coordinates and provides numerous programs, services and activities that support our Families. Their goal is to develop parenting skills and knowledge, reduce stressors that may increase the risk of child abuse or neglect and help Families cope with adjustments of military life.

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE

915-565-7777

RV PARK

915-568-4693 / 915-568-0106

LENDING CLOSET

and personnel services to families with special needs. The EFMP is a Department of the Army program which functions under the provisions of Army Regulation (AR) 608-75. It is designed to assist active-duty personnel during the reassignment process by taking into account Exceptional Family Members (EFM) with special physical, emotional, developmental or intellectual needs. In a dual military Family, both Soldiers must be enrolled. Enrollment is based on the medical and education requirements of Family members of active-duty personnel and must be updated every three years or if the condition(s) changes.

2494 Ricker Road | 915-568-9129

915-562-5451

MILITARY ONE SOURCE 800-342-9647

915-569-4227 (EXT. 0)

BOSS

915-744-1525

help you and your Family make Permanent Change of Station your immigration questions. The USCIS officer will answer questions (PCS) moves as smoothly as possible. We minimize the stress of regarding the immigration process and relating questions. This relocation by offering resources to simplify the moving process service is provided at no cost to all DOD ID cardholders. throughout your military career. 2494 Ricker Road | 915-569-4227 (ext. 6) fortblissacsrelocation@gmail.com

LENDING CLOSET MON-FRI // 7:30AM-4:15PM

The lending closet is stocked with basic household items to use before your household goods arrive or after you have packed out for your new assignment. Items may be borrowed for 30 days. Please provide your ID card and a copy of your PCS orders. Unaccompanied spouse will also need a Power of Attorney.

TOTAL ARMY SPONSORSHIP TRAINING BY REQUEST ONLY // ACS: 2494 RICKER ROAD

Learn to be an effective sponsor in accordance to AR 600-8-8-1-1.

SPANISH CLASSES CALL TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT

INFORMATION AND REFERRAL

Immerse yourself in your new community by learning Spanish. Classes are free and daycare is included for children registered with Child Youth Services (CYS). Classes are offered every quarter. We offer basic and intermediate Spanish. For more information, call 915-569-4227, ext. 0.

MON-FRI // 7:30AM-4:30PM

CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH FOR ESL STUDENTS

Information & Referral (I&R) serves as the central point of distribution for ACS information, flyers, brochures, Fort Bliss’ upcoming events and activities. I&R provides general post information such as phone numbers, building locations and not readily identifiable social service organizations. Computers with internet and printer capabilities, copy machine, send and receive faxes, and DSN public phones are available for DOD ID cardholders. No medical documents can be accessed, printed, scanned or faxed. Computer lab hours are Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

WELCOME PACKET & RELOCATION COUNSELING AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

If you are PCSing to a new installation and want to learn more about your gaining installation, we can provide you with welcome packets on any military installation worldwide! If desired, we will also be happy to provide you with a one-on-one relocation counseling.

IMMIGRATION COUNSELING EVERY WEDNESDAY // 8AM-2:30PM

Moving is part of life for Soldiers and their Families. The Relocation The El Paso Field Office of the US Citizenship and Immigration Readiness Program offers a comprehensive support system to Services (USCIS) maintains an information office to assist you with

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NEWCOMERS

915-568-3035

SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICE

QUICK REFERENCE PHONE GUIDE

SOLDIER SUPPORT CENTER: IN-PROCESSING

TUESDAY & THURSDAYS // 9-11AM (11WKS)

Do you want to improve your English skills and make new friends? Lots of pronunciation practice and some writing skills for those wanting to build confidence in their English speaking abilities. Free class and child care vouchers for those registered with CYS. Classes are offered 3 times a year. For more information, call ACS at 915569-4227, ext. 0.

NEWCOMERS’ SCOOP JAN 21-22 // 9AM-2PM MAR 17-18 // 9AM-2PM

Join us for this amazing two-day newcomers’ orientation for adult Family members. During a fun-filled orientation participants will learn about the services available at ACS and other community agencies. There will be a tour of Fort Bliss and you will learn about some of the local highlights of your new home in El Paso! It’s a great way to get to know your surroundings and meet others who are new to the installation! Registration is required and hourly child care costs are covered for those registered with CYS. For more information, call 915-569-4227, ext. 0. JAN | FEB | MAR

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2494 Ricker Road 915-569-4227

21171 Medic Avenue 915-741-3000

505 Pershing Road, Rm. 135 915-569-5064

Army Emergency Relief

Funky Rooster Cafe

Family Child Care

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3503A Story Street 915-568-4198

262 Club Road 915-569-5448

Desert Strike Lanes

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915-569-4227, ext. 1

915-569-4227, ext. 2

Employment Readiness 915-569-5838

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Strike Zone Lounge 2949 Carter Road 915-568-6272

915-568-9129

Underwood Golf Complex

Exceptional Family Member Program 915-569-4227, ext. 5

3200 Coe Avenue 915-568-1059

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Family Resilience Center 250 Club Road 915-569-5500

Army Family Team Building Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Army Family Action Plan Army Volunteer Corps. Master Resilience Training Mobilization Deployment Support Stability Operations Soldier & Family Assistance Center 915-568-6879

Survivor Outreach Services 241 Sheridan Road 915-568-5970

FOOD/RECREATION Pershing Pub, Pace Hall 243 Club Road 915-781-6809

Rod & Gun Club

The Bulls-eye Grill 3730 Roy Johnson Lane 915-568-2983

The Mix Smoothie Bars

Stout PFC: 2930 Cassidy Road 915-568-7393 Soto PFC: 20751 Constitution Ave. 915-568-7393

Centennial Banquet & Conference Center 11199 Sgt. E. Churchill Street 915-744-1171 Bingo 915-744-8427 Catering 915-744-9330 Samuel Adams Pub 915-744-8427

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915-568-1116

Auto Crafts/Art & Hobby Shop 820 Marshall Road 915-568-7280 915-568-5563

Biggs Park 11388 Sgt. Major Blvd. 915-744-8087

Soldier Activity Center 20732 Constitution Avenue 915-744-1522

Outdoor Recreation 915-744-1532

Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) 915-892-5195

Special Events Bldg. 11 Pershing Road 915-588-8247

Old Fort Bliss Replica 5054 Pershing Road 915-588-8482

RV Park 4130 Ellerthorpe Road 915-568-0106

LEISURE TRAVEL SERVICES Freedom Crossing LTS 915-569-6446

Soldier Activity Center LTS 915-744-1522

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Mickelsen: 2E Sheridan Road 915-568-1902 SAC: 20732 Constitution Avenue 915-744-1534

EDUCATION CENTERS Parent Central Services 1743 Victory Avenue 915-568-4374

School Liaison Office

East Bliss: 20707 Kasserine Way 915-744-2731 Logan: 3500 Story Street 915-568-3989 Main: 1730 Haan Road 915-568-5689 Milam: 11896 Haan Road 915-744-7877

Stout Physical Fitness Center 2930 Cassidy Road 915-568-3264

Ironworks Gym East: T20700 Anzio Way 915-744-5201

Ironworks Gym West: 2996 Cassidy Road 915-568-2892

Warrior Gym 21145 Quartermaster Road 915-741-5930

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Community Pool * 253 Club Road 915-568-6925

Replica Aquatic Center 5035 Dickman Road 915-568-7431

SAC Outdoor Pool * 20732 Constitution Avenue 915-744-1532 *Indicates a facility is seasonal

Replica Youth Center 5037 Sheridan Road 915-568-3523

Milam Youth Center 10960 Haan Road 915-744-2449

Youth Sports Plex 195 Chaffee Road 915-568-2617

Youth Education Support Services 505B Pershing Road 915-568-2784

PHYSICAL FITNESS CENTERS Biggs Physical Fitness Center 11251 Biggs Street 915-744-8730

Logan Heights Physical Fitness 4797 Ellerthorpe Road 915-568-5198

Milam Physical Fitness Center 2499 Cassidy Road 915-568-7318

Soto Physical Fitness Center 20751 Constitution Avenue 915-744-5788

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Convenient locations throughout the city. The Hospitals of Providence MEMORIAL CAMPUS 2001 N. Oregon St. (915) 577-6011

PROVIDENCE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL 2001 N. Oregon St. (915) 577-6011

MEDPOST SUNLAND 601 Sunland Park Dr. (915) 577-8223

MEDPOST KIDS 12371 Edgemere Blvd., Ste. 207 (915) 856-0008

SIERRA CAMPUS 1625 Medical Center St. (915) 747-4000

EMERGENCY ROOM TRAWOOD 2400 Trawood Dr. (915) 577-8100

MEDPOST VISCOUNT 9100 Viscount Blvd. (915) 594-4475

MEDPOST KENWORTHY 10765-A Kenworthy St. (915) 228-3947

EAST CAMPUS 3280 Joe Battle Blvd. (915) 832-2000

EMERGENCY ROOM EDGEMERE 12101 Edgemere Blvd. (915) 832-2490

MEDPOST CIMARRON 7480 Paseo del Norte (915) 228-3947

MEDPOST EAST 1801 N. Zaragoza Rd. (915) 249-3106

TRANSMOUNTAIN CAMPUS 2000 Transmountain Rd. (915) 877-8136

HORIZON CAMPUS 13600 Horizon Blvd. (915) 407-7878 www.TheHospitalsOfProvidence.com

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