DPTMS, Plans & Operations

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Welcome to Fort Bliss Texas. Home of the First Armored Division

Link to the Troubled Soldiers and Veterans page
Link to the 1st Armored Division webpage
Link to the Fort Bliss Standards Book
Link to Fort Bliss page for incoming personnel
Link to information for Deploying/Redeploying Soldiers, Civilians and Contractors
Link to Army Social Media Page
Link to information on the online Levy Brief for DHR
Link to information on the Inspector General
Link to a quick reference telephone list
Link to information on Ft. Bliss Housing
SHARP website
iSalute Link
Link to William Beaumont Army Medical Center
Link to Ft. Bliss MWR
Link to Environmental Documents
Voting assistance

Voting Assistance

Link to Fort Bliss Emergency Notification System
Link to Army Knowledge Online
Link to Installation Off-limits List


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    First Lt. Vicente Trejo said he believes he has the right skill set to lead Soldiers inside an Army that is continually evolving.

    As a first lieutenant just two years into his Army career, Trejo encourages his air and missile defense Soldiers at Fort Bliss to continually exercise their basic Soldier skills. In early March, he and his platoon participated in the Roving Sands exercise here, where they could practice some of those techniques.

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    Soldiers assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 198th Armored Regiment, 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, Mississippi Army National Guard, participated in a field decontamination exercise at Doña Ana Range, N.M., April 7. The Soldiers are training in preparation of a deployment to the Middle East in support of Operation Spartan Shield. Decontamination is the process of removing or reducing a hazardous agent, whether chemical, biological or radiological, from a person or object. Chemical contamination can present as a vapor, aerosol, liquid or dry solid.

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    The familiar, 46-foot-long V-2 rocket in front of the Fort Bliss and Old Ironsides Museum took off on a flatbed truck bound for the U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery Museum at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, last week.

    The Germans developed the rocket, abbreviated from “Vergeltungswaffe 2,” or “Vengeance Weapon 2,” during World War II and killed nearly 9,000 people with it, according to the history plaque at Fort Bliss.

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Fort Bliss and 1AD Welcome Video

Welcome Video

Important Updates

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