DPTMS, Plans & Operations

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Welcome to Fort Bliss, Texas. Home of America's Tank Division.
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    Have you ever wanted something so badly that you would do just about anything to obtain it?

    Staff Sgt. Ross Alewine, assigned to the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, has endured multiple surgeries following injuries he sustained over multiple deployments. As a result, the 29-year-old infantryman will soon be medically retired and leave his beloved Army for civilian life. With retirement imminent, Alewine is working to win the title “Ultimate Champion” at the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games...

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    A new Expert Infantryman Badge, made of silver and enamel, seven-sixteenths of an inch in height and three inches wide with a blue bar, will cost the average Soldier about $10. Yet, for a select number of infantry troops at Fort Bliss last week, the price was a lot higher.

    Just four months after a partial brigade redeployment, infantry Soldiers and “Ready First” troops from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division sponsored a weeklong Expert Infantryman Badge evaluation at Fort Bliss and its training complex, Feb. 5 through Friday.

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    Jeremy Gordon is on a mission to help Fort Bliss go green.

    “The (digital) camo days are done,” he said. “We are back to green and Fort Bliss is going to do this in more ways than one.”

    The former Army sergeant, Recycle Hero and trainer for the Fort Bliss Recycling Program now works for Cherokee Nation Management and Consulting, a contractor under the Environmental Division of the Directorate of Public Works.

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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

Important Updates

Service Operations Advisory - ID Cards/DEERS System
Due to system upgrades, The Fort Bliss ID Cards and DEERS Office located at Building 1741 will be limited to appointments only on Thursday, Feb. 22 and Friday, Feb. 23. To schedule an appointment, please use the link below:
You may renew your ID card up to 90 days prior to expiration. Urgent/immediate requirements on a walk-in basis will be handled on a case by case basis. If you have any questions please contact Customer Service Desk at 915-569-6036.

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Fort Bliss Access Control Points

Fort Bliss to close Old Ironsides Visitor Control Center; reduce hours at Buffalo Soldier VCC

Effective Jan. 2, 2018, changes to the Fort Bliss Visitor Control Centers include:
• The Old Ironsides VCC will close. The VCC is in Bldg. A13494, Old Ironsides Rd. near the intersection of Spur 601 and Global Reach Rd.
• The Buffalo Soldier VCC will operate Mon. - Fri., 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Buffalo Soldier VCC is also closed on Federal Holidays.
• Chaffee VCC is for commercial vehicles and POVs inbound/outbound and continues to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

These changes ensure Fort Bliss maintains compliance with the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 and Dept. of the Army mandates.

All adults (18 years or older) who would like to have un-escorted access to Fort Bliss are eligible to obtain a visitors pass, which can be extended for up to 30 days. To obtain a visitor pass, you must present your government-issued photo ID to the VCC personnel when requesting access.

Access Control Points hours of operation remain the same. The following ACPs are operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week: Cassidy, Chaffee, Fred Wilson, McGregor Front, and CSM Barreras.

For more information on Fort Bliss Access Control Points, visit the full gate access website.

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