DPTMS, Plans & Operations

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Welcome to Fort Bliss, home of the 1st Armored Division.
Link to The Fort Bliss Standards Book
Link to Fort Bliss page for incoming personnel
Link to information for Deploying/Redeploying Soldiers, Civilians and Contractors
Link to information on the online Levy Brief for DHR
Link to information on the Inspector General
Link to a quick reference telephone list
Link to information on Ft. Bliss Housing
SHARP website
Link to page with information to help a troubled soldier
Vet Crisis Line
iSalute Link
Link to William Beaumont Army Medical Center
Link to Ft. Bliss MWR
Link to Environmental Documents
Voting assistance

Voting Assistance

Link to Fort Bliss Emergency Notification System
Link to Army Knowledge Online
Link to Installation Off-limits List



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    The morning was clear and calm as Soldiers assigned to 5th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, formed ranks on North Command field to begin air load transportation and M-16 rifle qualification training May 25.

    A light breeze blew from the northwest carrying the sound of two CH-47 Chinook helicopters inbound for the North Command landing zone. As the two helicopters appeared over the horizon, a tense excitement could be felt across the formation as Soldiers completed their final pre-load inventories.

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    Getting sand up your nose is never fun, but military working dogs training for deployment were on a mission – find explosives – no matter how gritty the conditions. The Desert Defender Readiness Training Center here trains security forces Airmen before deployment and those with military working dogs receive additional training.

    “The purpose of them coming here is to learn combat skills to utilize downrange,” said Tech. Sgt. Michael Myers, military working dog program manager, Desert Defender Readiness Training Center. “All of our instructors here have that combat experience.”

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    Army National Guardsman from the Midwest states departed from Silas L. Copeland Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group for a nine-month deployment to U.S. Central Command in support of Operation Spartan Shield. Having completed mobilization training with the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security, the 312th (Vertical) Engineer Company from Duluth, Minnesota, and the 461st (Horizontal) Engineer Company from Fargo, North Dakota, will work with Middle Eastern partners and collations forces to help deter threats and build a more defensive posture on military installations.

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Welcome to Fort Bliss

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Fort Bliss and 1AD Welcome Video

Welcome Video

 Important Announcements 

Message from the 22nd Secretary of the Army, Eric Fanning

I am deeply honored to return to America’s Army. Our Army, Active, Guard, and Reserve, is the finest Army the world has ever known. While it is great to be back, the Army is not new to me. Over the course of 25 years, I have seen Army leaders from every seat at the table, including all three military departments, all four services, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Capitol Hill, and the White House. Through these interactions and the relationships developed as a result, I have earned an appreciation of the complexity of ground warfare and the challenge of sustaining and advancing a ready Army.


Installation Off Limits
Current command policy regarding off-limits establishments can be found HERE.

Fort Bliss Access Control Points

On Friday, July 1, the following changes to Fort Bliss gate operations on East Fort Bliss will take effect:

The Constitution Drive Access Control Point is scheduled to be closed until March 1, 2017. Changes to the schedule, if any, will be provided to the Fort Bliss and El Paso community.

The Old Ironsides Drive ACP will operate from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The Old Ironsides Drive Visitor Control Center, hours will remain the same, 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

For information contact the Physical Security Chief at (915) 744-1551.

View complete listing for all Access Control Points here .

Bliss  Happenings

  • Operating a Motorcycle on Fort Bliss

    Safety is paramount in operating motorcycles on Fort Bliss, and protective equipment is crucial to keeping riders safe. Fort Bliss Standing Order #7 (dated 7 May 2015) requires the following personal protective equipment for anyone-military or civilian-operating a motorcycle on the installation: // View full statement here.

  • Speeding, parking reminder

    Fort Bliss officials would like to remind drivers to observe the speed limit throughout post, and that the speed limit on Sheridan Road is 25 mph.

    It is also important drivers do not use cell phones while driving and pedestrians make sure they walk on sidewalks.

    In terms of parking, drivers should always park in the same direction as the flow of traffic.

  • Access the Fort Bliss Mass Warning and Notification System with your smartphone

    The Fort Bliss Mass Warning and Notification system includes a mobile notification smartphone application in addition to several other forms of notification such as desktop alert, email, phone and text message. The AtHoc Notifier is a smartphone app which displays as a purple globe on your main mobile phone screen with the rest of your mobile applications. // View full directions here.

  • Commanding General's Hotline

    CG Hotline:

    CG E-mail:

  • Soldier For Life

    For information and access to programs visit: www.army.mil/SFL

  • Recycling Center

    The Fort Bliss Recycling Drop Off Point is located in front of BLDG 1336 Marshall and open 24/7.
    Recyclables only accepted at the drop off site include PAPER, CARDBOARD (Flattened), SHREDDED (Tied in Clear Plastic Bag), ALL PLASTICS (No Styrofoam), ALUMINUM & TIN (No Liquids, No Food, No Tobacco).
    Place INK & TONER cartridges in green dumpster labeled INK & TONER.
    For assistance, please contact the recycling staff at BLDG 622 S Taylor or call 915-568-1537.

  • Fort Bliss Installation Operations Center

    The Fort Bliss Installation Operations Center can be reached at 744-1255 or 744-1254.

  • In-Processing

    The Education Center in-processing briefing is in the General Instruction Facility at East Fort Bliss every other Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. Army Regulation 621-5 requires Soldiers to in-process within 30 days of arrival. This a formal, detailed briefing conducted by the Education Center personnel and different from the one conducted at the Welcome Center. For information, call 568-5635.

Major Units on Fort Bliss


Link to Fort Bliss List of Facebook Pages

Fort Bliss Facebook Pages List

Link to 1AD Twitter Page


Link to 1AD YouTube page


Link to 1st Armored Division Instagram

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