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Fort Bliss Army Base

  1st Armored Division, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 402nd Field Artillery Brigade, 5th Armored Brigade, 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, 86th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, Joint Task Force North, German Air Force Command USA/CAN
4100 Dyer St, El Paso, TX 79930

fort bliss army base

Fort Bliss is a United States Army post in New Mexico and Texas, with its headquarters in El Paso, Texas. The installation has an area of about 1,700 square miles and it is the largest installation in the United States Army Forces Command. Fort Bliss provides the largest contiguous tract (1,500 sq mi) of restricted airspace in the Continental United States, used for missile and artillery training and testing. The garrison’s land area is accounted at 1.12 million acres, ranging to the boundaries of the Lincoln National Forest and White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.


Fort Bliss has state-of-the-art training areas, ranges, and facilities; led by adaptive, innovative, and warrior focused professionals concentrated on individual and unit readiness, leaders development, deployment, security, and the well-being of Fort Bliss. Fort Bliss trains, sustains, mobilizes, and deploys members of the joint team to conduct global, full spectrum operations in support of the national military strategy, while providing for the well-being of the regional military community.


Biggs Army Airfield is a United States Army military airport located on the Fort Bliss military base in El Paso, Texas. It is the base of Joint Task Force North, a United States Department of Defense multi-service organization tasked to support U.S. federal law enforcement agencies in the interdiction of suspected transnational threats within and along the approaches to the continental United States.  The Silas L. Copeland Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group at Biggs Army Airfield serves military and civilian personnel who deploy to their overseas assignments, such as to and from Southwest Asia.

Arriving at Fort Bliss

The closest airport is the El Paso International Airport located 2.6 miles from base.


At The El Paso International Airport, there is a military liaison from 6:00 am to 12 midnight. Contact the liaison for assistance at (915) 562-3606 or Staff Duty (24 hours) at (915) 568-5098.


Once on post, follow the signs to the Welcome Center/Personnel Processing Center for in-processing. In-processing is conducted at the centralized Personnel Processing Center in Bldg 505 on Pershing Road. The building is open daily 24 hours. In-processing begins at 8:45 a.m. the next business day at the Welcome Center, Bldg 505, on Pershing Road. The uniform for in-processing is ACUs.


All Personnel should report to the Welcome Center Bldg 505, on Pershing Road.


The NCO Leadership Center of Excellence Students and Permanent Party should report to the Welcome Center Bldg 505 on Pershing Rd.


William Beaumont Army Medical Center personnel should report to the Welcome Center, Bldg 505 on Pershing Rd.

Base Population
There are more than 163,303 Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, military families, DoD personnel, civilians, and retirees assigned to Fort Bliss Army Base.