12th Public Affairs Detachment

12th Public Affairs Detachment Welcome to the official 12th Public Affairs Detachment page. 12th PAD was inactivated at Fort Bliss, Texas on 15 September 2013. The smallest of the PA units, the public affairs detachment (PAD) is commanded by a captain and includes seven PA soldiers.

The PAD normally augments a division, separate brigade, armored cavalry regiment, and deploys in support of combined, unified or joint operations.

Operating as usual

11/17/2013

Check out this awesome video taken by SSG Klika during the 12th PAD inactivation.

Capt. Megan Jantos and Sergeant 1st Class Paige Fluker case 12th Public Affairs Detachment guidon during the unit inacti...
11/16/2013

Capt. Megan Jantos and Sergeant 1st Class Paige Fluker case 12th Public Affairs Detachment guidon during the unit inactivation ceremony Nov. 15, 2013 on 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss.

Do you have school-age children?  Then this could apply to your family.Students who reside within the Socorro Independen...
07/26/2013

Do you have school-age children? Then this could apply to your family.



Students who reside within the Socorro Independent School District return to school on Monday, 29 July 2013. With the rapid growth of the district, some students may need to be placed at a nearby campus to ensure class sizes remain within Texas and Federal guidelines to provide the very best academic environment for all students.

The following procedures have been put in place by the Socorro ISD:

1. If there is not room at the home campus the parents are notified that the child will be overflowed and the parents will be contacted;
2. The home campus notifies SISD district offices with the student's information - grade, sp ed, monolingual, bilingual, etc;
3. SISD finds a place for the student at an overflow campus and notifies the home school and the overflow campus;
4. The home school contacts the parent to let them know where there child will be attending school;
5. Students who have been overflowed are placed on a waiting list and will be invited back as space becomes available at the home school;
6. If a student would have been authorized transportation to their home school, e.g. they live outside a 2 mile radius, transportation will provide transportation from a centralized location within the neighborhood;
7. If the student would not have been authorized transportation to their home school, e.g. they live within a 2 mile radius, the parent/guardian will transport the student to the home school where transportation will then be provided to the overflow school. Please contact SISD transportation at
(915) 937-0600 for information regarding bus stops within your neighborhood.

- For information please contact SISD's Military Transitional Specialist, Betty Marque, at 915-937-1617
- Or visit the New to Socorro and Resources for Military Families website at http://www.sisd.net/newtoSISD

Is there such a thing as a marriage that DOESN'T have room to grow? Marriedand engaged couples are invited to 1AD Chapel...
07/12/2013

Is there such a thing as a marriage that DOESN'T have room to grow? Married
and engaged couples are invited to 1AD Chapel on Friday, July 19 from 9 a.m.
- 4 p.m. for a fun, interactive workshop that will build resilience in your
relationship and teach you the skills to weather the storms of life. Call
744-8520 for details or to sign up (RSVP required for childcare).

Balfour Beatty Communities, First Light Credit Union, and Garrison Commandwill host a blood drive with the Armed Service...
07/09/2013

Balfour Beatty Communities, First Light Credit Union, and Garrison Command
will host a blood drive with the Armed Services Blood Program, 10 a.m. to 2
p.m., July 17 at the Balfour Beatty Community Center located on 1991
Marshall Road. The Ft. Bliss Community is welcome and encouraged to come
out. The Blood Drive will benefit our Soldiers serving in Operational
Theatres around the world along our families here on Ft. Bliss and William
Beaumont Army Medical Center. Everyone who comes out to donate will make a
difference in a Soldier or Soldier's families' life. You can make an
appointment, and save yourself a place by going to www.militaryblood.dod.mil
, or by simply calling 742-6365. Or, you can drive on by and come on in.
Remember, you will be the difference in somebody's life after July 17th.

Check out who is coming to Fort Bliss!!
04/30/2013

Check out who is coming to Fort Bliss!!

Timeline Photos
04/18/2013

Timeline Photos

More photos from our Warrior Adventure Quest!
04/12/2013

More photos from our Warrior Adventure Quest!

12th PAD poses for a group photo while taking a break from mountain biking.  The mountain biking was a part of Fort Blis...
04/12/2013

12th PAD poses for a group photo while taking a break from mountain biking. The mountain biking was a part of Fort Bliss Warrior Adventure quest!

04/03/2013

FYI! Effective immediately --- until further notice the County Tax Office/Vehicle
Registration (Room 111B), Bldg 503 is closed.

Note: The Department of Public Safety Drivers License (Room 111A), Bldg 503
has reopened.

For questions call Department of Public Safety Drivers License 915-227-9856
and County Tax Office/Vehicle Registration 915-546-2150.

01/18/2013

Our time is coming to an end,28th Public Affairs Detachment (PAD) has arrived and we are knee deep in handing over the reigns. A few more days and we're saying goodbye to Camp Arifjan, KW. See you soon US Army Fort Bliss!!

01/11/2013

Question of the day: What is your favorite one hit wonder?

Happy New Year friends and family members of 12th PAD. May this New Year bring you everything you desire!
01/01/2013

Happy New Year friends and family members of 12th PAD. May this New Year bring you everything you desire!

RIP, sir!
12/28/2012
Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dies

RIP, sir!

Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded coalition forces during the Gulf War, died Thursday, a U.S. official said. He was 78.

12/22/2012
Soldiers help boy live military dream

Congratulations to SPC Alex Neely, his story about Khalil Quarles was published on CBS!

For some citizens, like 10-year old Khalil Quarles, a dream of serving in the United States military is just that; a dream. And, yet sometimes that is all you need.

Operation Secret Soldier was on Morning Express with CNN's Robin Meade. 12th PAD Soldiers helped to make this wish come ...
12/21/2012
Morning Express with Robin Meade

Operation Secret Soldier was on Morning Express with CNN's Robin Meade. 12th PAD Soldiers helped to make this wish come true, great job!

HLN is the national television network that focuses on the “must-see, must-share” stories of the day.

Read about "Operation Secret Santa" and the efforts to make Khalil Quarles' dream to "enlist" in the U.S. Armyhttp://www...
12/20/2012
Soldiers help boy live military dream

Read about "Operation Secret Santa" and the efforts to make Khalil Quarles' dream to "enlist" in the U.S. Army

http://www.dvidshub.net/news/99592/soldiers-help-boy-live-military-dream#.UNNF6oPLSSo

“Every citizen should be a soldier.” – Thomas Jefferson However, for some citizens the process to serve one’s country is not always simple. For some citizens, there are battles within their own lives, within their own bodies, that prevent enlistment. For some citizens, like 10-year old Khalil Quarl...

12/19/2012
DVIDS Webcast - Operation Secret Soldier helps dying boy's wish come true

COUNT DOWN! 18 hours until Operation Secret Soldier kicks off! Join us at http://www.dvidshub.net/webcast/2779#.UNFKwKw8pmF , and watch a young boy's Christmas dreams come true

A group of Soldiers in Baltimore are helping a dying boy’s wish to meet a Soldier come true. The 200th Military Police Command Soldiers are surprising Khalil Quarles at his home after he returns from school and will then hold a honorary U.S. Army Reserve enlistment ceremony for him starting at 3:...

SGT Kelly qualifies expert on the MK27 Pressure Washer System.
12/11/2012

SGT Kelly qualifies expert on the MK27 Pressure Washer System.

12/06/2012
5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Hats off to 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment for capturing the strength of our military families!

This piece by Sgt. Ga***rd explores the life of the Silsbys, a 3rd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Family living in Lacey, Wash., in the few months before their Soldier's return from Afghanistan last week. Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Silsby's fourth combat deployment, the tour gave the Family its own unique set of challenges.

The "ma'am" volunteers with the Embassy of the United States Kuwait City, Kuwait at a local book fair December 1, 2012. ...
12/01/2012

The "ma'am" volunteers with the Embassy of the United States Kuwait City, Kuwait at a local book fair December 1, 2012. During the event, Soldiers spent time with children and spread information about programs in the United States.

Thanks to Chaplain Frommer and CW5 Skioldhanlin for volunteering to work the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait's booth at a local b...
11/30/2012

Thanks to Chaplain Frommer and CW5 Skioldhanlin for volunteering to work the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait's booth at a local book fair in Kuwait City this week! This event has not only strengthened Third Army's relationship with the U.S. Embassy, but has also given Soldiers an opportunity to share the American culture with Kuwaiti children.

Happy Holidays to all of our family and friends.
11/28/2012

Happy Holidays to all of our family and friends.

12th Public Affairs Detachment celebrating Thanksgiving the only way we know how in Kuwait...at a beach resort to cover ...
11/22/2012

12th Public Affairs Detachment celebrating Thanksgiving the only way we know how in Kuwait...at a beach resort to cover an event.

The 12th Public Affairs Detachment attended the first-ever “Access Thanksgiving” at the Embassy of the United States Kuw...
11/19/2012

The 12th Public Affairs Detachment attended the first-ever “Access Thanksgiving” at the Embassy of the United States Kuwait City, Kuwait November 18, 2012.

The event, which was attended by more than 40 Kuwaiti high school students, was an opportunity for service members to share one of America’s most celebrated holidays with students who are learning English in an English Access Microscholarship Program. The extra-curricular, United States sponsored program is a two-year workshop that introduces Kuwaiti youth to American culture, community service and career enhancement resources.

Cast members of Spartacus - Liam McIntyre, Manu Bennett, Viva Bianca and Ellen Hollman - visited Camp Arifjan, Kuwait to...
11/05/2012

Cast members of Spartacus - Liam McIntyre, Manu Bennett, Viva Bianca and Ellen Hollman - visited Camp Arifjan, Kuwait today. Over 100 service members and civilians turned out for the USO-sponsored "Cast of Spartacus Tour" for pictures and autographs. "When it gets dangerous on our set, they call "cut," but when it gets dangerous here, they say "get to work," said Bennet, who plays Crixus in Spartacus. "I truly respect the military men and women for being on the front line of the action and search for freedom. Thank you for all you have done." (Photos by Sgt. Josh Holt, Third Army/ARCENT Public Affairs)

Cast members of Spartacus - Liam McIntyre, Manu Bennett, Viva Bianca and Ellen Hollman - visited Camp Arifjan, Kuwait today. Over 100 service members and civilians turned out for the USO-sponsored "Cast of Spartacus Tour" for pictures and autographs. "When it gets dangerous on our set, they call "cut," but when it gets dangerous here, they say "get to work," said Bennet, who plays Crixus in Spartacus. "I truly respect the military men and women for being on the front line of the action and search for freedom. Thank you for all you have done." (Photos by Sgt. Josh Holt, Third Army/ARCENT Public Affairs)

10/29/2012

Way to go, Josh!

10/25/2012
Comprehensive Soldier Fitness SPOT Emotional

Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness teaches us that we have to learn to bounce back from emotional stress. Take a look at the most recent 12th PAD CSF spot.

A Comprehensive Soldier Fitness SPOT covering the Emotional aspect. Also available in High Definition.

Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness, build resilience and enhance performance. Check out the recent Spot 12th PAD S...
10/24/2012
Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Spot

Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness, build resilience and enhance performance. Check out the recent Spot 12th PAD Soldiers put together for fitness.

A short spot for Comprehensive Soldier Fitness. Also available in High Definition.

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