|The Fort Bliss Welcome Center,
located in Building 505 on West Fort Bliss, is the premier means for service
members to connect with a unit sponsor. Upon arrival at Fort Bliss, Welcome
Center staff can assist incoming Soldiers 24 hours/day, 7 Days a week.
Fort Bliss Sponsorship Office: 915-568-8574
Officer in Charge: 915-568-8987
Staff Duty: 915-568-3035, 24 hours. Welcome Center
BLDG 505, Room A111, Fort Bliss, Texas 79916
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The Unit Sponsor is your Personal Guide of Fort Bliss and El Paso! The Sponsorship goal is to facilitate a seamless transition for single and married servicemembers and their Families, to Fort Bliss. Sponsors can assist with temporary and permanently lodging prior to arrival, school information and shopping tips!
Get sponsorship training: http:///www.militaryonesource.mil/
Sponsor Checklist: Click here.
Specific Unit Contact Info: Click here.
B.O.S.P. (Better Opportunities for Single Parents)B.O.S.P will assist you in: locating valuable resources (for Active Duty personnel, Family Members of Active Duty, Retirees, DA Civilians and Veterans). Link individuals with resources they may not know exist and make every effort to ensure everyone receives the needed assistance. Help encourage parents to maintain an active involvement in their child's education. Identify support services which encompass the needs of the Single Parents within Fort Bliss, El Paso, and surrounding communities.
Address: 250 Club Road, Fort Bliss, Tx 79916
Hours Monday-Friday (closed Federal/Training Holidays); 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Coordinates high-value entertainment events and trips for Single Servicemembers at Fort Bliss.
Address: Bldg 20751 Constitution Drive (inside Soto Physical Fitness Facility)
Hours:Monday-Friday (closed during Federal Holidays)
+ Family Member and DA Civilian Resilience Training
+ Army Family Team Building
+ Family Readiness Group Leader Training
+ Care Team
+ ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
+ Family Advocacy Education
+ New Parent Support
+ Outreach and Better Opportunities for Single Parents
+ Resource Center
Address: Bldg 250 Club Road
Hours: Monday - Friday 0730-1630
Closed Saturdays, Sundays, Federal and Training Holidays
There are more than 16 Schools throughout the Fort Bliss and El Paso community. Select which one accommodates your location.
Fort Bliss has newly built accommodations for single Soldiers and accompanying Family members, both on and off-post.
Fort Bliss offers comprehensive, high quality healthcare and preventive services for Soldiers, and their Families. Do you have questions about the Fort Bliss Exception Family Member Program (EFMP)?
Specific Unit Contact Information
Soldier for Life
Plan My Move
Fort Bliss Relocation,
Internet resources for Relocating Personnel
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Fort Bliss Housing
Army Community Services
Morale, Welfare & Recreation
Community Resource Guide
Exceptional Family Member Program
Key Telephone Numbers
Army One Source Sponsorship Survey - Inprocessing
Army One Source Sponsorship Survey - Outprocessing
Fort Bliss Sponsorship Survey
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Congratulations on your assignment to Fort Bliss - home of the only armored division in the United States Army. Fort Bliss hosts a lethal combination of Infantry, Armor and Artillery capabilities. The 1st Armored Division includes the Ready First, Iron, Bulldog, Highlander, Iron Eagles, 212th Fires, and 15th Sustainment Brigades. Other commands on Fort Bliss include the Brigade Modernization Command, the 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command with the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, and Joint Task Force - North. In addition, the 5th Armored Brigade, the 402d Field Artillery Brigade, and the Directorate of Mobilization trains and readies units deploying worldwide.
Fort Bliss also proudly offers the highest standard of living of any installation in the Department of Defense. Fort Bliss boasts "Freedom Crossing", a first-of-its-kind outdoor shopping mall hosts traditional AAFES facilities alongside civilian retail outlets in a half-million square foot shopping center. We have seven gyms to help keep Soldiers and their families fit, including the new Soto Physical Fitness Center, and 10 swimming pools, including three at the new indoor Aquatic Training Center. Soldiers assigned to barracks will find newly-constructed, well-equipped modern facilities. Each brigade is housed in a campus which includes completely new headquarters, maintenance and barracks buildings. For Soldiers with families, Fort Bliss has constructed more than 1,800 new homes spread across 11 communities. These 2-story quadplexes have spacious designs, with 1750 square-foot 3-bedroom units and 1850 square foot for 4-bedroom units.
Just outside Fort Bliss' gates is the Sun City. El Paso is a thriving big city of more than 800,000, with a great history and a tremendous spirit. From nature to nightlife, there is something for everyone in El Paso. A true melting pot of American and southwestern culture, the combination is noticeable everywhere.
El Paso area schools perform higher than 70 percent of the school districts adjoining large Army posts all around the country and higher than most schools in America.
El Paso schools provide specialized magnet programs designed to meet specific needs and career goals of their students. All districts offer an early-college high school program which is specifically designed to provide students with a rigorous course of study. Meanwhile, our teachers, liaisons, counselors and district administrators participate in Fort Bliss' annual professional development programs designed to enhance their awareness of the unique aspects of military life, transitions, and deployments. Strong and sustained relationships between Fort Bliss and area school districts make Fort Bliss a great place to raise a family.
Fort Bliss is home to the largest training area in the United States - larger than the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk and all of the training areas of Fort Hood and Fort Riley combined. Because of its mountainous desert terrain, Fort Bliss makes a perfect training location for units deploying to the Middle East. Spread across 1.2 million acres of desert, are 29 villages and towns. Nine of them feature theater-specific architecture, and cutting-edge technology generating realistic battlefield conditions.
The training area also boasts 58 live-fire ranges, 1,700 miles of tank trails, three base camps and rail-head facilities. Overhead, the 343 million cubic acres of airspace allow training on every weapons platform in America's arsenal. From pistol to missile, from individual tasks to company formations, you can do it all here on the Fort Bliss training area.
The TRIAD, consisting of Fort Bliss, Holloman Air Force Base, and White Sands Missile Range and teamed with El Paso and Southern New Mexico is a joint military and inter-agency training powerhouse. This partnership allows us to conduct joint, integrated fires. We can call in Close Air Support
with our own Combat Aviation Brigade. We can train on air-to-ground integration with the Air Force. Next year, our Digital Air Ground Integration Range, specifically designed for this kind of live fire, will be fully developed. Most installations have to send their units to the National Training Center for this kind of joint, integrating training, but we have it all right here on Fort Bliss!
Clearly, you are now part of a prestigious installation with a rich history. Your sponsor will be in contact with you within the next few days to start the process of bringing you into what I am convinced will be one of the best experiences in your military career.
If my staff or I can assist, please contact my hotline at (915) 744-IRON. Join us on Facebook at facebook.com/army.bliss.
Serving the Nation!
- Major General Stephen M. Twitty
1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss Commander
Sponsorship Request Form DA 5434:
Fill out form, then e-mail to the below email address: