DPTMS, Plans & Operations

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Welcome to Fort Bliss, Texas. Home of America's Tank Division.
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    Two corporals who saved fellow Soldiers from suicide shared what worked for them after receiving certificates of achievement during a Community Health Promotion Council Executive Committee meeting at 1st Armored Division headquarters Friday.

    Although they encountered different situations, the corporals said in interviews that their ability to respond effectively came down to one word: training.

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    Artillerymen assigned to 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division Artillery, conducted Table XVIII qualifications on M109A6 Paladin cannon artillery system vehicles during Iron Focus 17 here May 10.

    Iron Focus 17 is a brigade-level training exercise that allows commanders to exercise their systems and processes, as well as practice battle tracking and forward support distribution.

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    TexFrom the beginning, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Todd Jacobson underscored why shallow water egress training was one of the most important segments of the 204th Military Intelligence Battalion’s water survival training at the Aquatics Training Center here May 10.

    Jacobson, a safety officer assigned to the 204th MI Bn., told a room full of Soldiers about a flight crewmember who died because he became disoriented and swam down instead of up after the medevac training flight he was on crashed into a lake.

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    This year is a time of transition for the U.S. Army Joint Modernization Command. A new name, a new rotational partner unit, and now, a new commander.

    During a ceremony at the JMC headquarters here April 25, Maj. Gen. Terry McKenrick relinquished command to Brig. Gen. Joel K. Tyler. “It’s an honor to be here today to celebrate a command that continues to have a profound influence on our Army,” said Maj. Gen. Robert Dyess, acting director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, who presided over the change of command.

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1st Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment "Bandits" hit the desert

Members of the 1st Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment hit the desert hard Oct. 14, 2016 during Bradly Fighting Vehicle gunnery range.

The Soldiers ran multiple training lanes to hone their warrior skills, develop leadership ability on the "battlefield" and better execute operations as a team in the austere environment that is West Texas.

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Welcome to Fort Bliss

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Fort Bliss and 1AD Welcome Video

Welcome Video

 Important Announcements 

Fire Marshall Training is now at the GIF 11190. Contact 744-8194 / 8195 for more information.

Fort Bliss Access Control Points

Beginning March 6, the following changes will be made to the Fort Bliss Access Control Points:

• Jeb Stuart and Pershing ACPs will be closed.
• Sheridan and PVT Minue ACPs will be closed Saturdays and Sundays.
Reductions in hours:
• MSG Pena - 7 days a week 5 a.m. – 9 p.m.
• PVT Minue - Monday - Friday 5-10 a.m., Closed Saturday and Sunday
• Buffalo Soldier- 7 days a week 5 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Ross Pedestrian Gate hours remain as follows: Monday-Friday, 7-8 a.m., 10:45 a.m. - noon, 2 – 5:30 p.m.
Chaffee ACP and Visitor Control Center: 24/7
Cassidy ACP and CSM Barreras ACP: 24/7
Buffalo Soldier ACP and VCC: 5 a.m. – 9 p.m., weekly
Old Ironsides ACP and VCC: 5 a.m. – 9 p.m., weekly
Sheridan ACP: 5 a.m. – 9 p.m., Monday-Friday

For information contact the Physical Security Chief at (915) 744-1551. Click below for full gate access listing.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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