DPTMS, Plans & Operations

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Welcome to Fort Bliss, Texas. Home of America's Tank Division.
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    An event that tests competitors’ strength, endurance and sheer will proved for the fourth year why it takes an elite group of service members to stand any chance of winning.

    Fittingly, Soldiers created the annual Staff Sgt. Joshua M. Mills Commando Competition in honor of an elite Soldier and fallen El Paso hometown hero. Mills was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, when he died Sept. 16, 2009 ...

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    The Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, began moving from Fort Bliss on Aug. 29 in response to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, bringing the air transport and medical evacuation capabilities desperately required.

    Established at Kelly Field Annex near San Antonio, the CAB brought the 2nd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, a general support aviation battalion, with CH-47 Chinook and UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters for transporting supplies and personnel, and HH-60 helicopters capable of providing medical evacuations with medically trained crews, equipped with a hoist and gear ideal for search and rescue operations.

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    In an effort to ensure Fort Bliss and corresponding agencies are ready to respond to an emergency, the installation conducted a full-scale training exercise here Sept. 6 and 7. Installation officials conduct the exercise annually, with a different scenario each year.

    “The exercises test our capabilities to respond to any type of threat that may happen to Fort Bliss,” said Donald Patterson, installation emergency manger, Fort Bliss.

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Iron Sniper'17 - Somewhere "In the Box"

Soldiers assigned to the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, compete in the division's Iron Sniper competition June 12-15. The winners will represent the division at the U.S. Army International Sniper competition at Fort Benning, Georgia, in October.                                

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Welcome to Fort Bliss

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Fort Bliss and 1AD Welcome Video

Welcome Video

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