The Brigade Modernization Command was redesignated as the U.S. Army Joint Modernization Command in a ceremony at Soldier Hall here Friday.
“The recommendation was made to seek a different name from the organization to better reflect the evolving mission that we have as an organization,” said Maj. Gen. Terrence McKenrick, commanding general, JMC.
Whether you are a private, a sergeant major or even a general serving in the Army, at some point you are going to separate back to civilian life. When that time comes, it’s essential to have a plan. To assist Soldiers and their family members in finding work, Fort Bliss officials hosted a job fair at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center here Feb. 9.
“Preparation is the key, whether you’re a Soldier or a military spouse,” said Deana Garcia, manager of Army Community Service’s Employment Readiness Program and an organizer of the event.
The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense is the Army’s newest and most premiere ballistic missile defense system, “with a globally-transportable, rapidly-deployable capability to intercept and destroy ballistic missiles inside or outside the atmosphere during their final, or terminal, phase of flight.” Battery D, “Dragons,” 2nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 11th Air Defense Artillery “Imperial” Brigade is a THAAD battery garrisoned here since October 2012.
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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President's Day Safety Message
On February 20th we will celebrate President's Day, a time to honor our Nation's presidents, past and present, and their leadership and contributions over the past two centuries. The holiday also brings an opportunity to spend more time with family and friends and enjoy some well-deserved time off from work. Read full message here.
The Fort Bliss Water Services Company is currently conducting utility work in the historical warehouse area along Cassidy Road. Lane closures at Irwin Road, Myer Road, and Pleasonton Road can be expected to be in place through Feb. 24. The typical work hours are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please drive safe and obey all temporary traffic signs and signals in this area.
The Fort Bliss Water Services Company is conducting utility work in the historical warehouse area along Lufberry Road. Lane closures on Lufberry Road from building 1107 to building 1113 can be expected to be in place from Feb. 27 through March 31. The typical work hours are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please drive safe and obey all temporary traffic signs in this area.
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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
Fire Marshal Training hosted by FESD/Fire Prevention When: 1st Wed. of the month, except October / 09:00-10:00 Where: Building 11240, SSgt Sims St. Who:: Open to all Fort Bliss employess (Civilian & Military) Phone: 915-744-8194/8195
No appointment necessary .
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.
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.
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.