Fort Bliss MWR News
Enjoy free rounds of trap, appetizers, dinner, giveaways and more during the Fort Bliss Rod and Gun Club's Member Appreciation Night and Membership Drive from 4-8 p.m. Friday, March 21.
Free trap, skeet and 5-stand for members from 4-8 p.m. Appetizers will be available from 4-6 p.m. and dinner will be served from 6-8 p.m. Prize drawings will take place from 6-8 p.m., as well.
As a special thank you, guests will receive a 10 percent discount on all memberships and renewals purchased during this event.
The event is free for Rod and Gun Club members. All guests must abide by range and safety rules, including the child safety policy.
For more information, call (915) 565-4867 or (915) 568-2983.
Tackle one of the best bouldering areas the world has to offer! Join Southwest Adventure for a bouldering excursion to Hueco Tanks State Historic Site on the following dates:
- Saturday, February 8
- Sunday, March 9
The trip costs $18 per person and includes transportation, equipment rental, guide services and park entry. Tickets must be purchased in advance and can be obtained at the Loeza Soldier Activity Center, 20732 Constitution Ave. on East Fort Bliss.
Speed Dating for Dogs ... Finding Your Soulmutt is coming Saturday, March 22! Join Family and MWR from noon-4pm, for our annual pet adoption event.
Bring the family out to Freedom Crossing and let the Animal Rescue League of El Paso help you find the Soulmutt of your dreams.
Chat with each dog’s handler and have a chance to ask questions about
the pooch while checking out your family’s “chemistry” with each four-legged friend.
If you wish to adopt and qualify to do so, simply pay the adoption fee. Fort Bliss Veterinary Services will also be on-site to answer questions and showcase their on-post services. For more information, visit www.blissmwr.com, or call (915) 588-8247.
How’s the view from the top? Find out during Family Day at the Wall, a new addition to the outdoor recreation calendar. The Soldier Activity Center is normally open to guests ages 18 and older, but on Family Day, the wall is open to all climbers age 6 and up. Climbing is available on a first-come, first-served basis from noon-8 p.m.
Family Days are scheduled for:
- Sunday, February 23
- Sunday, March 30
The Loeza Soldier Activity Center is located at 20732 Constitution Ave. on East Fort Bliss.
Who's afraid of the dark? Enjoy night laser tag for all ages at Biggs Park. Southwest Adventure has the gear ... you just show up!
BIGG Laser Tag is scheduled for the following days:
- Friday, February 7
- Friday, February 21
- Friday, March 7
- Friday, March 21
The fun starts at 5 p.m. Admission costs $10 per person and includes equipment rental.
Biggs Park is located at 11388 Sergeant Major Blvd. on East Fort Bliss.
Do you frequent Family and MWR facilities? How are we doing? Let us know. You can earn extra money just by taking a survey and making observations of our facilities, and telling us about your experience. Help us uphold our commitment to great customer service and become a Family and MWR mystery shopper today! Approved shoppers who complete and return surveys will receive a $25 gift card. If you are interested, download a mystery shopper application here and return it to the Family and MWR Marketing office at Bldg. 12 Pershing Road. You can also pick up an application in person, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, please call (915) 568-6353.
Active-duty units and mobilized Guard and Reserve units deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) or Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq), or troops deployed to Haiti and in support of homeland security while serving in remote areas, are authorized unit funds through the Army Level Requirements (ALR) Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation unit fund program. Units will receive $2 per Soldier per month beginning the month of deployment. Contact the Fort Bliss Family and MWR Financial Management Office by calling (915) 568-4444 to receive an ALR information package.
Lace up your running shoes and be sure to wear green when you take part in the St. Patty's Day 10K Race at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 15 at Freedom Crossing.
The 10 K Saint Patricks's Day Run is open to all, including the El Paso community.All participants will receive a performance T-shirt.
Age groups are 19-under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49 and 50-over. Register at Stout and Soto PFCs and online at www.active.com. Early registration is $10 for active-duty military assigned to Fort Bliss and costs $20 for all other runners. Early registration closes Wednesday, March 12. Late registration will be held on-site from1-2:30 p.m. the day of the event and costs an additional $10 for all runners.
The St. Patrick's Day 10K Race is generously sponsored by USAA and First Command.
Freedom Crossing is located off of Marshall Road on West Fort Bliss. To learn more, call (915) 744-5794.
Feeling lucky? Head over to Samuel Adams Pub at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day.
The fun starts at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 17. Enjoy great drink specials, giveaways, and entertainment.
The Centennial Banquet and Conference Center is located at 11199 Sgt. E. Churchill Street. For more information, call (915) 744-8427.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a traditional Irish Dinner at the Rod and Gun Club. Dinner will start at 6pm on Friday, March 14.
Enjoy corned beef and cabbage, whipped potatoes, a fountain drink, and dessert for $7.95. Tasty green drink specials will also be available.
The Rod and Gun Club is located at 3730 Roy Johnson Lane, North East El Paso. For more information, call 568-2983.
Help raise awareness of the Month of the Military Child, child abuse, and sexual assault when you take part in the tenth Annual two-mile MCCASA Walk from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 12 at Kelly Park.
Join Army Community Service's Family Advocacy Program for a day of activities and fun. Enjoy food, fun and games. There will be information booths on parenting, children’s health, safety and more.
For more information – or to register – stop by ACS, Bldg. 2494 on Ricker Road, call (915) 569-4227, or visit www.blissmwr.com/mccasa.
Come test out the new 2014 lines from your favorite makers during Demo Days at Underwood Golf Complex. Reps will be on hand to let you check out the newest clubs and equipment, and we'll throw in the range balls. Don't forget: At the Underwood Golf Complex Pro Shop, you pay no tax!
Demo Days are scheduled for the following:
- Callaway: Friday, March 21, Noon - 4 p.m.
Underwood Golf Complex is located at 3200 Coe Ave., near the Logan Heights housing area. For more information, call (915) 568-1059.
The General George V. Underwood Golf Complex is now open later! The Underwood Golf Complex will remain open until 7pm throughout the week.
The Golden Tee Restaurant and Bar will also remain open until 6:30pm, with time extended for parties or functions.
For more information, visit www.blissmwr.com/golf or call (915) 568-1059.
Family and MWR patrons: Please be advised that on Friday, March 7th from 7-11pm and Monday, March 10 from 7-11pm all credit card machines and WebTrac will be down for scheduled maintenance. ATMs are available at some of our facilities for your use during this outage. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Come join the fun and excitement with your friends! School-Age Services, Bliss SAC will offer 5 full days of structured & supervised activities during the EPISD/YISD spring break (March 10 - 14). Milam SAC will offer 10 full days of structured & supervised activities during the SISD spring break (March 10 - 21).
Group activities begin daily at 8am and end at 5pm at both School Age Centers; Bliss SAC, Bldg. 2012 and Milam SAC, Bldg. 11898. Each offer early bird drop off at 5:30am and late pick up by 6pm. Each offer 4-H and Boys & Girls club activities, field trips, bowling, roller skating, arts-n-crafts, technology labs, indoor swimming, and movie matinee.
Open to all CYSS registered children in grades 1 to 5. Reservations are required and space is limited. Fees are based on DoD categories 1-9 and can range from $4 an hour (5hrs max per wk) to $30 per day or save by the week from $46 to $142. All, nutritious lunches and afternoon snacks, and admission fees are included in the daily/weekly fees. You can save even more on weekly fees with our “15% Multiple Child Discount”. For more information, call Milam Sac at 744-2274 or Bliss SAC at 568-2178.