FORT BLISS, Texas — Three public affairs officers and I found the command center shown above about a mile from one of many dirt roads along the training grounds at Fort Bliss.
Commanded by a colonel, the entire 3rd brigade of the 1st Armored Division was spread out for miles around the sandy grounds, partaking in a large exercise called Bulldog Focus.
On the periphery of the command center, we found a Bradley fighting vehicle, stationed in front of small berm. Its crew was snacking on some crackers, apparently taking a break — but they gladly showed us around.
Here's what I saw:
The Bradley is a light-armored vehicle that entered service in 1981 and has since been upgraded several times.
Powered by a Cummins VTA-903T diesel engine, it has a top speed of 41mph and ...