Fort Bliss MWR News

Right Arm Night

Mark your social calendars for Right Arm Night and show your “right arm” how much you appreciate their service. Enjoy complimentary snacks and drink specials all evening.

  • April 4
  • May 16
  • Jun 20

Right Arm Night will be hosted by Garrison Command at the Pershing Pub, Bldg. 243 located just inside Fort Bliss’ Pershing Gate on Club Road. Doors open at 4 p.m.

This event is open to the public, 18+. Info: (915) 568-6272

Wagon Trails Market at Old Fort Bliss

Shop for crafts, services, produce, food items, and more at the Wagon Trails Market at Old Fort Bliss.

From 4-6 p.m. every Friday through the fall (except those associated with a federal holiday weekend), head to the Old Fort Bliss Replica at the corner of Pershing and Pleasonton for a fun family shopping experience. Browse vendors, enjoy entertainment and find a great way to spend a Friday evening ... you might even find something to take home for dinner!

Vendors and entertainers of all sorts are welcome to contact the replica's education program manager for more information on setting up at the market.

To become a vendor, or to learn more, call (915) 568-4518 or (915) 588-8482.

Biggs Laser Tag

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, March 21
  • Friday, April 11
  • Friday, April 25
  • Friday, May 2
  • Friday, June 6
  • Friday, June 27

The fun starts at 8 p.m. and ends at 11:30 p.m. Admission costs $10 per person and includes equipment rental.

Biggs Park is located at 11388 Sergeant Major Blvd. on East Fort Bliss.

To learn more, visit blissmwr.com/southwestadventure or call (915) 744-1532. Keep tabs on upcoming Southwest Aventure activities by joining them on Facebook at facebook.com/blissodr.

High Stakes Bingo

Claim your share of more than $12,000 in cash and prizes – just in time to plan that summer vacation – at High Stakes Bingo!

Saturday, May 3, the Centennial will pay out at least $500 on every winning game during regular-session bingo, plus two jackpots of $2,500 each. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and early-bird games begin at 6 p.m. The regular bingo session will begin at 7 p.m. Buy-ins cost $40 each for 14 games.

Pre-sale tickets and electronics will be available April 1. Electronics are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets can be purchased at the Centennial, 11199 Sgt. E. Churchill St. on East Fort Bliss. Buy your ticket early – space is limited to the first 200 people.

For more information, call (915) 744-8427.

ALR unit funds

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.

Military Child Appreciation

In recognition of the Month of the Military Child, Desert Strike Lanes will offer bowling specials for all military children on Saturdays and Sundays in the month of April. All military children, with proper ID, will receive a buy one game, get one free rate April 5-6, April 12-13 April 19-20 and April 26-27.

Desert Strike Lanes is located at 2949 Carter Road on West Fort Bliss. For more information about military child appreciation specials or any bowling program, visit blissmwr.com/bowling or call (915) 568-6272.

Fitness Professionals Needed

Fort Bliss Sports, Fitness and Aquatics is currently looking for Fitness Professionals specalizing in personal training, indoor cycling, Zumba, TRX, yoga, Plates, water aerobics, and generalized group exercise.

Applicants must have a current CPR/AED certification, personal liability insurance, nationally recognized fitness certification, and experience in fitness instruction.

For more information on these positions or upcoming certification opportunities on Fort Bliss, call 744-5794 or e-mail fortblissfitness@gmail.com.

 

 

Victorian Tea and Open House

In celebration of Mother’s Day, the Old Fort Bliss Replica requests the pleasure of your company at a Victorian Tea and Open House Saturday, May 10 from 2-4 p.m.

Experience the replica’s historic ambiance while you take part in a fun social event including classic tea-time refreshments and fantastic photo opportunities. Guests are invited to bring their sons and daughters, mothers or friends. The recommended attire is summer dress with gloves and, if desired, a hat.

The event costs $10 ages 10 and over, $5 ages 5-9 and children 4 and under eat free. Advance reservations are required.

The Old Fort Bliss Replica is located at 5054 Pershing Road, at the intersection with Pleasonton. Call (915) 588-8482 for reservations, or visit blissmwr.com/oldfortbliss for more information.

Tower Day at Tango Tower

Reach new heights during Tower Day at Biggs Park! Daily tickets are $6.00 which includes unlimited climbing that day. Tower Day takes place: 

•Saturday, April 5

•Saturday, May 17

•Saturday, June 7

Tower Days run from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The Tango Tower is a 50-foot tall, six-sided structure with over 20 different high elements, giving participants a multitude of choices. Tower Day is open to climbers ages 6 and older; no reservations are required. All needed equipment is provided.

Biggs Park is located at 11388 Sergeant Major Blvd. on East Fort Bliss. For more information, call (915) 744-1532.

Tube the Rio

Spend a lazy day on the Rio Grande when you head to New Mexico for a river tubing event with the outdoor recreation department!

Our outdoor recreation experts are headed to high water on Saturday, June 21 for a day of carefree fun. The trip costs $12 per person and includes transportation, equipment rental and guide services.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and can be obtained at the Loeza Soldier Activity Center, 20732 Constitution Ave. on East Fort Bliss.

To learn more, visit blissmwr.com/southwestadventure or call (915) 744-1532. Keep tabs on upcoming outdoor recreation activities by joining them on Facebook at facebook.com/blissodr.

River Float and Festival

Head over to Las Cruces and spend a lazy day on the river. Enjoy tubing down the Rio Grande and enjoy a festival at the end. 

Our outdoor recreation experts are hitting the river Saturday, June 14 for a day of carefree fun. The River Float and Festival trip costs $10 per person and includes transportation, equipment rental and guide services.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and can be obtained at the Loeza Soldier Activity Center, 20732 Constitution Ave. on East Fort Bliss.

To learn more, visit blissmwr.com/southwestadventure or call (915) 744-1532. Keep tabs on upcoming outdoor recreation activities by joining them on Facebook at facebook.com/blissodr.

BUNCO

Get out your dice and get ready to roll ... it's Bunco time! The Pershing Pub will host Bunco nights on select Thursdays. For just $10, you get your Bunco buy-in with theme snacks included. You'll be playing for great prizes, too!  

The pub will host Bunco at 7 p.m. on the following nights: 

April 24 - Peace, Love and Tie-Dye 

May 15 - Crazy Hat Night   

Reservations are recommended. Pershing Pub is located at 243 Club Road on West Fort Bliss. For more information, call (915) 781-6809.

Dinner and a Show: History of the Buffalo Soldiers

If you're looking for something entertaining to do on Fort Bliss this Spring, here's your chance! Join us on May 16 for the History of the Buffalo Soldiers.

The dinner bell rings at 5pm, and if you like eating, you’ll love the menu. BBQ chicken and brisket will be served buffet style along with other side items, bread and desserts.

Beginning at 8:30pm after dinner, be entertained as actor Bob Snead brings to life an unusual one act play, the life and times of Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper, the first black graduate of the United States Military Academy. Stay late for music and a campfire and don't miss the craft beer and wine tasting featuring some of the area's finest brews and wines.

Admission is $15 pp, or $25 per couple. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Cash only at the door. Tasting tickets sold seperately. Old Fort Bliss Replica is located at Bldg. 5054 on the corner of Pershing and Pleasonton. For more information, call 915-588-8482.

A Choreographed Meal

If you’re uncertain on the dance floor, enjoy dinner and dancing with instruction on April 26 from 6pm to 9pm at the Pershing Pub, Bldg. 243 on Club Road.

You will be the audience during this multi-course meal and afterwards, you will become the performer. The cost for this choreographed event is $40 per couple, $25 per individual or $10 for just dancing.

Space is limited and reservations are recommended. For more information, call 915-568-2983.

Desert Strike Lanes: LIMITED LANE AVAILABILITY

Apr 12-13: There will be limited lane availability at the Fort Bliss Bowling Center on April 12-13 due to the El Paso USBC Youth Championship Tournament. On the 12th, the bowling center will close early at 9 PM and 'All You Can Bowl' has been canceled on Sunday, April 13. We are sorry for any inconveniences this may cause. For more information, call 915-568-6272.

May 3: There will be limited lane availability at the Fort Bliss Bowling Center on May 3rd due to the International Keglers Women's Tournament. We are sorry for any inconveniences this may cause. For more information, call 915-568-6272.

May 10: There will be limited lane availability at the Fort Bliss Bowling Center on May 10th due to the Annual El Paso Junior Achievement Tournament. We are sorry for any inconveniences this may cause. For more information, call 915-568-6272.

Credit Card Machine & WebTrac Outage - April 26

Family and MWR patrons: Please be advised that on Saturday, April 26th from 6am-4pm all credit card machines and WebTrac will experience intermittent outages during scheduled maintenance.  ATMs are available at some of our facilities for your use during this outage.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Old Ironsides Mud Challenge

Are you ready to get dirty? Don't miss the Old Ironsides Mud Challenge from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at the Air Assault Course on West Fort Bliss.

Take on the challenge of a four-mile course with more than 16 obstacles. It's a race to the finish: All runners who complete the course successfully will receive an Old Ironsides Mud Challenge

T-shirt! The run is open to all, including the El Paso community. The mud run is open youth and adults; however, any runners under age 18 must compete with a parent or guardian.

Registration is currently under way at the Soto Physical Fitness Center and Stout PFC snack bars, and online at active.com. Early registration is $20 for active-duty Soldiers and children under 14 years, $25 for Fort Bliss ID card holders, and $35 for all other runners.

Late registration will be held on-site from 7:30-11 a.m. the day of the event and costs an additional $10 for all runners.

The Air Assault Course is located in Abernathy Park, at the intersection of JEB Stuart and Pershing roads. For more information, call (915) 744-5794.

Month of the MIlitary Child Bowling Special

Recognize the resiliency of military children with a Month of the Military Child Bowling special at Desert Strike Lanes. Every weekend in April, children can bowl one game free with the purchase of one game! A valid military ID is required. This special rate is good all day long. Shoe rental is not included.

Desert Strike Lanes is located at Bldg. 2949 Carter Road. For more information, call (915) 568-6272.

Operation Megaphone Lockin

Join CYSS for the Worldwide Operation Megaphone Lockin! Starting Friday, April 25 at 10 p.m. the YouthPlex is hosting a night full of fun.

The fun begins at Adventure Zone and ends at Oasis Lanes with a bunch of fun inbetween.

The lock-in is open to sixth-12th graders and costs $20 per student. All participants will get $10 off when they bring 4 or more canned goods to donate to the food drive. The lockin is limited to the first 200 registered youth. A permission slip is required.

The YouthPlex is located at 195 Chaffee Road on West Fort Bliss. For more information, call (915) 568-5437.

Family Camping at White Sands

Load up your family and head out to experience one of nature’s wonders when you join Fort Bliss Outdoor Recreation for a family camping excursion to White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. Trips are scheduled for April 12-13, May 17-18, and June 14-15.

For just $10 per person or $35 per family, campers will enjoy games in the sand, camping under the stars, hamburgers and hotdogs and any camping equipment required. Campers will provide their own transportation and meet at the park and pay their own park entrance fees. Active-duty military families are eligible for free annual national park passes. Visit www.nps.gov for more information.

Tickets for this trip must be purchased in advance and can be obtained at the Loeza Soldier Activity Center, 20732Constitution Ave. on East Fort Bliss. To learn more, visit blissmwr.com/southwestadventure or call (915) 744-1532. Keep tabs on upcoming Outdoor Recreation activities by joining them on Facebook at facebook.com/blissodr.

ACS Instructor, Briefer, Facilitator Training

Become an ACS instructor! Army Community Service offers instructor training courses, briefer training courses and facilitator training courses throughout the year.

These courses are mandatory for all ACS staff and any volunteers who will be teaching or briefing. For example, every Army Family Team Building volunteer is mandated to take instructor training and briefer training before they can teach AFTB classes.

Training is open to all ACS employees and volunteers, and to anyone who would like to gain skills in teaching and briefing.

Instructor training courses are offered as a two-day class from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Upcoming courses include April 16-17 and June30-July1.

Briefer training courses are offered as a one-day class from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Upcoming courses include May 7 and August 6.

Facilitator training courses are offered as a two-day session, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day. The next facilitator training course is set for October 7-8.

All classes are held at the Family Resilience Center, Bldg. 250 Club Road on Fort Bliss. Pre-registration is required. Register online at blissmwr.com/mtc. For more information, call (915) 569-5500.

Breakfast with Mom at Rod and Gun

Celebrate Mom with a buffet-style breakfast Sunday, May 11 at the Rod and Gun Club.

Breakfast costs $6 for all moms and kids ages 3-12, $12 for adults, and free for children 2 and under. Breakfast is served from 8:30 a.m. - noon.

The Rod and Gun Club is located at 3730 Roy Johnson Lane in Northeast El Paso. For more information, call 565-4867.

Mother's Day Brunch

‘Tis the season to celebrate mothers and all they do. There is no better way to show her how much she is appreciated than to take your mom to brunch at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center on Sunday, May 11 from 10am-1pm.

Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and elegance of the Centennial while dining on plates of delicious brunch favorites. This grand buffet will also be complemented with a choice of champagne, wine or mimosas.

The cost for the buffet is $20.95 for adults, and $10.50 for children ages 5-10. Children ages 4 and under dine free. Reservations may be made from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Seating is limited. Please call for reservations at (915) 744-1171. The Centennial Banquet and Conference Center is located at Bldg. 11199 Sgt. E. Churchill St. on East Fort Bliss.

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