LaShic Mondrell

Fort Bliss, TX

Houston native LaShic Mondrell resides in Fort Bliss, Texas as a public affairs noncommissioned officer with the U.S. Army and a graduate student at New York University. LaShic aspires to transition into the civilian sector of journalism as a digital content creator and plans to become a showrunner and filmmaker in the genres of comedy, thriller, and documentary.

November 10, 2023

Soldiers and Families Celebrate Trunk or Treat

The Division Field Artillery Brigade held its Trunk or Treat event in celebration of Halloween in Fort Bliss, Texas, October 30, 2023. The event served as one of many recognition and cultural activities that the brigade plans every year. It was a much needed segue into the holidays for Soldiers after a year of missions, deployments, and training events that took them around the globe.

October 26, 2023

1AD honors Operation Torch

Every year, 1st Armored Division soldiers celebrate Operation Torch through week-long events in Fort Bliss, Texas.

sexual assault prevention in Fort Bliss, Texas

May 15, 2022

Fort Bliss Has a Problem with Sexual Assault. How Do Its Leaders Plan to Fix it?

In a 2018 report, the Research and Development (RAND) Corporation identified Army installations with the highest sexual assault incidents, which included Fort Hood and Fort Bliss in Texas and Fort Stewart, Georgia as the top three. While Fort Hood attracts much of the media’s attention with its highest incidents of sexual assault, Fort Bliss holds the second highest sexual assault incidents out of all installations, a statistic apparently unfamiliar to Fort Bliss leaders.

Senate Judiciary Committee

May 14, 2022

Senate Tackles FOIA Foibles Amid Pandemic Challenges

“Federal agencies have doubled their use of [FOIA] exemptions to withhold information from the public,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley. “The Government Accountability Office found that 25 federal agencies didn’t report a single proactive disclosure. Now, how is that possible?”

Abigail Vega stands in front of Hana Banana, a local dessert spot, in El Paso, Texas, March 10, 2022.

April 7, 2022

Hana Banana’s Colossal Crepes vs. the Pandemic

"We really had to change the way that we worked."