'Greener pastures:' USCIS naturalizes 37 troops, family members during Bliss ceremony
New Americans hailing from 21 nations gather for a group photo following their U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services general naturalization ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, July 13, 2023. "Everything is possible -- all you have to do is put in the work," said Command Sgt. Maj. Gerardo Gonzalez, the Bliss garrison command sergeant major and the day’s guest speaker.. "Put in the work, and you can accomplish anything you put your mind to. So that is the American promise. You understand what it's like not to have the freedoms we are afforded here in the United States. And some of us take for granted. You get it. You get why America is so special. You had a choice, and you chose us."