Terrorism is an enduring, persistent, worldwide threat to our nation and our Army.
August is the Army's Antiterrorism Awareness Month to inform and create attentiveness of threats and achieve a heightened alertness for members of our Army to detect terrorist activities. These actions are critical to sustain vigilance and successfully provide an advanced warning needed to defend against the full range of terrorist tactics to our community.
Check the post newspaper, the Fort Bliss Bugle, for additional information on Antiterrorism Awareness Month focus areas.
Help Keep Our Community Safe-if you See Something, Say Something!
Traffic Lights Advisory
Bliss traffic lights advisory ... new intersections affected
Traffic lights on Haan Road at the intersections of Haan/JEB Stuart, Haan/Chaffee, and Haan/Carrington continue to flash amber for the east and westbound directions on Haan and flash red for the north and southbound directions on the intersecting streets.
In addition, traffic lights at Cassidy/Chaffee and Cassidy/Carrington will flash red in all directions beginning today (Aug. 13)....
The flashing hours are from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. seven days a week.
Officials ask that drivers use caution at each of the noted locations.
Reminder: Drivers approaching a flashing red light should come to a complete stop before continuing through the intersection. Drivers approaching a flashing yellow light should proceed with caution through the intersection.
Measles Information for Fort Bliss
Media Advisory, July 26
Measles information for Fort Bliss - July 26, 2019
Contact: WBAMC PAO | Phone: 915-742-5088
FORT BLISS, Texas – After 25 years of having no measles cases in El Paso County, six measles cases have now been identified by the El Paso Department of Health. The Centers for Disease Control defines a measles outbreak as three or more cases within a community. Fort Bliss has a historically strong relationship with El Paso and together as one community, all health concerns are shared.
Fort Bliss senior and healthcare leadership want to express that the health and welfare of our Soldiers, families, and patrons on the installation is of the utmost importance.
In accordance with Army Regulation and Army Preventive Health, concurrent with El Paso Department of Public Health recommendations, children enrolled with Child Youth Services (CYS) who have not received the age-appropriate immunization against measles will not be permitted to use their services. Children not immunized will be allowed to resume use of CYS services once proof of vaccination is shown or the outbreak has ended.
The incubation period for the measles is 10 days. It can, however, last as long as 21 days. According to the CDC, a measles outbreak is over after 21 days have passed from the latest measles case. If a new measles case is identified, then the 21-day period resets.
Fortunately, no children who utilize CYS services have been diagnosed with measles, but healthcare professionals in both the city and the installation are asking parents to take proper measures and precautions and this includes talking to their provider about immunizations.
Patients who have questions or concerns, are encouraged to call the Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-874-2273. Non-TRICARE beneficiaries can call the El Paso Health Department number at 211.
(NOTE: Media can contact the WBAMC Public Affairs Office at 915-742-5088 or 6006).
Military Housing Privatization Initiative Resident Bill of Rights
The office of Assistant Secretary of Defense Robert McMahon released a message todaystating the vision for the upcoming Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI) Resident Bill of Rights and the importance of resident feedback in the drawing of this document.
Between now and Tuesday, privatized family and privatized unaccompanied housing residents (one resident per address) will receive an email inviting them to take part in an online survey. Participat...ion is voluntary. The email your household receives will contain a link to provide your feedback.
If you have questions or need technical support, or if no member of your household has received an email with a survey link by Tuesday, send an email to BillofRightsFeedback@celassociates.com. Please identify your installation and complete street address in your email.
New Reverse Entry Lane at Old Ironsides Gate Starts July 29
New reverse entry lane at Old Ironsides gate, starts Monday (July 29)
Drivers traveling through Old Ironsides Access Control Point can expect changes to their morning commute starting July 29.The Directorate of Emergency Services is adding an additional, temporary lane to alleviate congestion during the peak hours of 5-9 a.m., Monday-Friday.
This traffic pattern change increases the processing capacity and decreases wait times.Over the next week, be on the lookout for new signs and be especially careful during the first few days as drivers adjust to the change.
For more information, call 744-1551.
The ID Cards/DEERS Office offering additional hours
The Fort Bliss ID Cards/DEERS Office will be open the following Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment only:
June 1 and 15;
July 13 and 27;
August 10 and 24;
RAPIDS/ID and CAC Card Office: RAPIDS Appointment Scheduler @ https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil/appointme...
REMINDER: ID cards can be renewed within 90 days of expiration. Two forms of ID (one must be a current UNEXPIRED picture ID, local state or government agency (no Concealed carry Permits), driver's license with a valid date or MILTARY written in where a date should be. DL's with 00-00-0000 as a date are not valid and cannot be used. You can find more information on supporting documents at https://www.cac.mil/Portals/53/Documents/required_....
CID warns Army community about social media impersonation of Soldier accounts
U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command’s Computer Crime Investigative Unit is once again warning Soldiers and the Army community to be on the lookout for “social media scams” where cybercriminals impersonate service members by using actual and fictitious information, not just for “trust-based relationship scams,” also known as romance scams, but for other impersonation crimes such as sales schemes and advance fee schemes.
To learn more about Confidence Based/Romance Relationships, Sales Schemes, Advance Fee Schemes, and tips on protecting your social media identity, visit the Army CID website at https://www.cid.army.mil/cciu-advisories.html
To read the CID press release, visit https://dvidshub.net/r/6gs9bx
Fort Bliss Housing Hotline,
Fort Bliss housing residents' with issues/concerns should contact the Fort Bliss Housing Hotline at (915) 744-8903.
US62/180 (Montana Ave) Widening Phase 1 Project
The US 62/180 (Montana Avenue) widening project is a part of a larger Fort Bliss program to improve the network of roadways around and through the southeastern vicinity of U.S. Army Fort Bliss.
This project is phase one of the proposed improvements of the overall Montana Schematic. The project is 4.9 miles and requires 200 ft. of additional right of way to accommodate the improvements. The construction start date began March 18 and the duration of the project will be 2.5 years for its completion.
The project begins at Global Reach Drive and ends at Tierra Este Road.
The project includes the following:
• Construct 6 lane freeway from Lee Trevino Drive to Tierra Este Road
• Construct 3 lane northbound and southbound frontage road from George Dieter Drive to Tierra Este Road
• Construct new interchanges at Global Reach Drive, Lee Trevino Drive, George Dieter Drive, Wooster Lane, Saul Kleinfeld Drive, and State Loop 375
• Construct overpass bridges at Lee Trevino Drive, George Dieter Drive, and Wooster Lane
• Construct underpass structures at Saul Kleinfeld Drive and State Loop 375
• Construct Hike & Bike lane north of the westbound frontage road from Global Reach Drive to State Loop 375
The overall project has four phases and construction will not impede traffic through the majority of it.
The first phase requires approximately 10 months and focuses on construction of the westbound frontage roads. This construction will have no impact to the traveling public since that part of the project is located outside the existing lanes of traffic.
Upon completion of the westbound frontage road, plans include diverting westbound traffic to the new lanes then beginning construction on the main lanes. Plans also include constructing all intersections in quadrants to allow traffic to pass through at all times.
Who We Are
Fort Bliss is:
The place you want to be for world-class training and quality of life facilities;
The Army’s Premier Power Projection Platform for Overseas Contingency Operations;
Strategically located at the midpoint between the Gulf of Mexico and Pacific Ocean;
A Leader in Innovation: Committed to energy conservation and renewable energy employment
Sharing a unique partnership with El Paso and the Entire Region