Armed Forces Day
May 18th marks Armed Forces Day and will be celebrated throughout Fort Bliss. The Third annual Armed Forces Day Triathlon at Fort Bliss kicks all the festivities at 7a.m. with a race that is open to all active military and any family members and anyone in the El Paso community that would like to join the fun. community. For more information, call 744-5793 or 744-5794. All other events will take place from 10am-5pm at Biggs Park.
The 1st Armored Division Bands Brass Quintet, the Military Police Working Dog Teams (10:45 a.m.) and the 1AD the Armed and Unarmed Drill Teams Competition round out the mornings festivities. The The 30th Annual Fred Stafford Memorial Chili Cook-Off if always a fan favorite and starts at 11am. The public can taste chili from 11-3 and tasting is encouraged as the judges go around tasting as well.
The annual ‘Salute the Troops Car Show’ always features some really rare and custom cars from around the region. The show is great for car connoisseurs and is also a tribute to the military and their family. Overall this will be an exciting day to bring the family to Fort Bliss. For more information about Armed Forces Day, call the Fort Bliss Public Affairs, 568-4505.