Bliss Bulletin

COME TO WORK SAFE, LIVE SAFE (CWSLS) ORDER

CWSLS Order Amendment X, dated 11 January 2022, is in effect.

  • While Fort Bliss remains at Health Protection Condition Bravo Plus (HPCON Bravo+) we have made the following adjustments to protect the force and our community. Please reference the Tenth Amended Fort Bliss Work Safe Live Safe Order for further details.

  • Meetings, Events, and Conferences: Commanders, directors, supervisors, and leaders should minimize in-person meetings within their organizations and maximize the use of virtual meetings.

  • Off-Post Dining and Retail Shopping Guidance: Removed from the Work Safe Live Safe Guidance – we continue to stress maintaining current vaccinations and adherence to both local public health orders and CDC COVID-19 guidance.

  • Social Gatherings: Social gatherings at private residences on post are not to exceed 10 persons indoors or outdoors. We encourage hosts to ensure mitigation measures are in place during events such as mask-wearing, cleanliness and socially distanced.

  • Accountability Formations & Physical Training: Commanders must ensure double-arm intervals are used during formations, and all Soldiers wear a face mask regardless of vaccination status.

  • Face Covering Requirement & Exceptions: Updated to reflect current DoD and CDC guidance which requires mask wear when unable to maintain six feet of separation from others both indoors and outdoors, regardless of vaccination status.

  • Specific Restrictions for Soldiers Residing in Barracks: Soldiers will wear an appropriate face covering when individuals that do not reside in their suite are present.

  • Restriction on Movement (ROM) and Reporting: Updated to reflect current DOD and CDC Guidance regarding actions to be taken when infected or considered a close contact with an infected individual.

Resources

  • Local community resources: All Tricare beneficiaries are eligible to be vaccinated through resources on the installation and at local vaccination locations throughout the city. The CDC recommends receiving booster shots 6-months after being fully-vaccinated and 2 months after being fully vaccinated for the J&J vaccine.In the El Paso Community: Beneficiaries can gain access to testing, vaccination locations, resources and city guidelines here: https://www.epstrong.org/testing.php

  • In the El Paso Community: Beneficiaries can gain access to testing, vaccination locations, resources and city guidelines here: https://www.epstrong.org/testing.php

WBAMC COVID-19 INFORMATION

  • COVID-19 Vaccine

    • Pro Tip: Bring your original COVID-19 Vaccination Card (no photos, no copies) with you to EVERY appointment. Personnel will need to update your card each time you come in.

    • The Defense Health Activity (DHA) has directed that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be administered to service members ONLY.

    • Beneficiaries 5-11 years old will be able to receive the Pfizer vaccine at Mendoza Clinic. Make an appointment by calling the appointment line at (915) 742-2273.

    • This temporary change will be in effect until further notice.  We may receive the Moderna vaccine soon -- we will announce when it arrives.

    • Here is a list of websites with alternate locations for COVID Vaccines:

    • Milam Gym Vaccination Site: 

      • Walk-ins only, no appointments are needed. 

      • Location: 2499 Cassidy Rd., Fort Bliss, TX 79916. 

      • Hours of Operation: 9 AM - 3 PM weekdays, subject to close on Federal Holidays and Training Holidays.

    • Mendoza Pediatrics: Children aged 5-11 must have an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. 

      • To make an appointment, call (915) 742-2273, or go to www.tricareonline.com

      • Location: 11335 SSG Sims St., Fort Bliss, TX 79918. 

      • Pediatric vaccinations are given Wed - Fri, 7 AM - 4 PM.

    • Visit WBAMC’s vaccine page to learn more: https://william-beaumont.tricare.mil/Getting-Care/COVID-19/COVID-19-Vaccinations

  • ​​​COVID-19 Testing

    • WBAMC is authorized to conduct COVID-19 testing for the following individuals:

      • Individuals that are symptomatic and defined as high-risk by the CDC.

      • Individuals who have a scheduled procedure/surgery.

      • Individuals scheduled for official DOD travel where mode of travel or destination requires testing.

      • Individuals referred by their provider or unit provider.

      • Individuals referred by a contact tracer.

    • TRICARE beneficiaries experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 can visit any of the two testing locations:

      • Chaffee Drive-Thru Testing Site, Bldg 1029 Chaffee Rd. Hours of operation, Mon - Sat: 7:30 AM - 4 PM.

      • WBAMC Main Campus Drive-Thru Testing Site, 18511 Highlander Medics St., Parking Lot H (west side of campus). Hours of operation, Mon - Sun: 10 AM - 8 PM.

      • PRE-OP Testing: TRICARE beneficiaries scheduled for an operation or surgical procedure at WBAMC will receive specific instructions during their pre-op call for COVID Testing. Pre-OP COVID testing individuals should not go through any of the drive-thru sites, as this can delay their procedure. Any questions regarding pre-op testing can be directed to the Patient Experience office at (915) 742-2692. 

    • The Chaffee Testing Site can expedite your testing process if you have a referral from your primary care provider or unit provider. Referrals are not required, but ensure you can receive results through your PCP via a T-CON. To obtain a referral, TRICARE beneficiaries need to call the appointment line at (915) 742-2273 to request a telephone conference or virtual appointment with their primary care provider, to be referred for testing.

    • Nurse Advice Line: TRICARE beneficiaries can call the Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273) — Option 1, to be triaged over the phone when the appointment line is closed. The Nurse Advice Line is available to all TRICARE beneficiaries in the U.S. except those enrolled in the US Family Health Plan with TRICARE.

    • Urgent Care Options: If you are an active duty Family member, retiree, or retiree Family member, you don’t need a referral for a COVID test at any TRICARE authorized urgent care center or network provider. Active duty service members enrolled in TRICARE Prime Remote can also go to any authorized urgent care clinic for care.

    • COVID-19 Test Results: TRICARE Beneficiaries who were tested can obtain COVID test results via TRICARE Online or by calling the appointment line to request a T-CON for a member of their provider team to give results. Results will be available in 24-72 hours. So far, TRICARE ONLINE has been the most expedited method with results less than 24 hours. In case of an increase surge in testing, results can be delay more than 72 hours.

    • Please, DO NOT PHYSICALLY COME TO THE HOSPITAL FOR TEST RESULTS! The medical records desk will not give you your test results in person or over the phone. Only your provider or a qualified medical professional can give you your test results, if you don’t acquire them through TRICARE Online. 

    • While you wait for your appointment, in case you are positive, it is critical that you isolate yourself, so you don’t spread the virus. This includes isolating from your Family in your household. If you must go out, wear a mask and maintain six feet of social distance from others.

    • If your results are positive, please follow the guidelines of your chain of command, and/or also the CDC, which can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html. Positive cases are handled by contact tracers, who are public health individuals that ensure mitigation procedures are in place. Please ensure you provide accurate contact information in order to be reached by a contact tracer, and follow their guidelines to help you.

    • Learn more here: https://william-beaumont.tricare.mil/Getting-Care/COVID-19/COVID-19-Testing​​​​​​

ACCESS CONTROL POINTS

  • Haan Rd Improvements Project: The section of Haan Rd from Sheridan to the Overpass is undergoing a 6-month overhaul. Construction is slated to begin on January 3, 2022 and end on June 17, 2022. During this time there will be 3 phases of construction:

    • Phase 1) Sheridan Rd to Bradley Rd: January 3, 2022 to February 6, 2022

    • Phase 2) Chaffee Rd to Carrington Rd: February 7, 2022 to May 8, 2022

    • Phase 3) Carrington Rd to Overpass at Harmon Rd: May 8, 2022 to June 17, 2022

    • NOTE: Eastbound and Westbound traffic on Haan Rd will remain open with alternating lane closures. Avoid work area if possible.

  • The Trusted Traveler Program is revoked; all occupants of the vehicle over the age of 16 must have a valid DoD ID card, Federal PIV, or installation pass to access the installation.

  • All vehicles and occupants entering Fort Bliss are subject to random searches/inspections, and a National Crime Information Center Interstate Identification Index (NCIC-III) background check. Those with derogatory information related to the Army Fitness Adjudication Standards will be denied access to the installation.

  • Visitors are allowed on post, but must be sponsored by a DoD ID cardholder. DoD ID cardholders may sponsor visitors in person at the Buffalo Soldier Gate Visitor Control Center, which is open 24/7, or the Chaffee Gate Visitor Control Center, which is open Monday-Friday 5 AM - 9 PM.

  • DoD ID cardholders can also sponsor visitors by submitting a Fort Bliss Installation Access Pass Application to:
    usarmy.bliss.imcom-central.mbx.fort-bliss-installation-access@mail.mil from a .mil email address.
    Installation Access Pass Applications submitted from a personal (non .mil) address will be rejected.
    The application can be downloaded from the following link: https://home.army.mil/bliss/index.php/my-fort/all-services/gate-information

    • The application must be submitted no later than 72 hours prior to visitor arrival and no earlier than 14 days prior to visitor arrival.

    • As long as the form is submitted 72 hours in advance, the DoD ID cardholder will not have to be present at the VCC with the visitor.

    • Pass extensions are not authorized. If a visitor fails to obtain the pass by the requested end date, a new application will need to be submitted.

    • DoD contractors are not authorized to sponsor personnel.

  • Veterans and primary family caregivers who are eligible for expanded access to Commissary, Exchange and DFMWR facilities and have a Veterans Health Identification Card (VHIC) must first visit the Fort Bliss Visitor Control Center for a background check and VHIC registration.

    • The Visitor Control Center is located at Chaffee Gate, and open Mon - Fri: 5 AM - 9 PM.

    • After a favorable vetting, the VHIC will be registered for continuous vetting through Fort Bliss Access Control Points.

    • The VHIC will then serve as a valid form of ID to access to the installation and remain valid for a year.

    • VHIC's may be renewed in the AIE system annually at the Visitor Control Center.

  • Contractors not authorized to receive a DoD CAC must obtain a Fort Bliss AIE access pass or Fort Bliss AIE access badge. Contractors having a need to obtain access longer than 24 hours will have a contracting officer who will provide the contractual agreement with a cover memorandum signed by a verifying officer vouching for the need to possess a Fort Bliss AIE access badge. The expiration date of the badge will be the end date of the contract or visit, not to exceed 1 year from the date of issue.

  • All taxi drivers and ride-sharing drivers (such as Uber, Lyft, and so forth), food delivery drivers must present a driver's license and show proof of insurance, and all vehicles must be properly registered. Visitors, including taxi, ride-sharing vehicle drivers, and food delivery drivers must undergo identity proofing and vetting against NCIC-III to obtain a pass. Although drivers for ride-sharing services, taxis, or food delivery would then have a valid credential after proper vetting, their purpose would still need to be established for each visit, which can be accomplished by showing the ride sharing hail on a smartphone, identifying the person and building for the pickup, or the delivery invoice.

BBC

  • Offices are open! Hours of operation, Mon: 8 AM - 5 PM; Tue: 8 AM - 5 PM; Wed: 8 AM - 7 PM; Sun: CLOSED.

  • We will be servicing our residents and incoming residents within our office or virtually when requested. We do require masks to be worn, sanitize hands when entering our buildings and socially distance.   

  • Maintenance building Self-Help is now open, Mon – Thu: 8 AM - 5 PM. Please remember, if you have an emergency or urgent work order, please call (915) 564-0459.

  • We have resumed to complete routine work orders. It is imperative that you answer any calls that may be coming from a 215 or 267 area code – technicians are calling to verify that nothing has changed with the status in your home (COVID Questions asked during the initial scheduling call).

  • Change of occupancy work and preventive maintenance activities continue in vacant units and we are looking at executing some exterior capital projects where possible.

  • All Playgrounds and dog parks are open at this time - masks are required.

COMMISSARY

  • Hours of operation, Mon - Sun (every day): 8 AM - 8 PM.

  • All patrons must be wearing a mask or they will be denied entry.

  • Visitors are allowed but must be escorted by an authorized commissary patron / valid DoD ID cardholder. 

  • Customers can bring reusable bags in stores and baggers will bag for customers using reusable bags.

  • Only personnel working at the Commissary will have temperature checks prior to entering the Fort Bliss Commissary. Anyone with temperatures of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher will not be allowed to work that day.

  • If a patron requires assistance due to the medical, or other reasons, please call (915) 568-9897 / 3121 / 9938 / 1300.

EXCHANGE (AAFES)

  • Mobile Food Trucks, AAFES operated food trucks that roam around the installation and the ranges are closed. The concession food trucks at the Expresses are open.

  • Freedom Crossing

    • AAFES Main Exchange, Mon - Sun: 9 AM - 7 PM

    • Bliss Military Clothing Sales, Mon - Tue 8 AM - 6 PM; Wed - Sun: 10 AM - 6 PM

    • Class VI, Mon - Wed: 10 AM - 8 PM; Thu - Sat: 10 AM - 9 PM; Sun: 12 PM - 7 PM

    • Cleaners L/D/C, Mon - Fri: 10 AM - 5 PM; Sat: 10 AM - 3 PM; Sun: Closed

    • DME, Mon - Fri: 10 AM - 5 PM; Sat: 10 AM - 2 PM; Sun: Closed

    • Freedom Crossing Advocate, Mon - Fri: 10 AM - 6 PM; Sat - Sun: 10 AM - 5 PM

    • Freedom Keys, Mon - Sun: 8 AM - 6 PM

    • GNC, Mon - Sun: 10 AM - 5 PM

    • LSC Concessions, Mon - Sun: 10 AM - 5 PM

    • Mobile Advocate,  Mon - Fri: 10 AM - 6 PM; Sat - Sun: 10 AM - 5 PM

    • Patriot Outfitters, Tue - Sat: 9 AM - 7 PM; Sun - Mon: Closed

    • Pro Image Sports, Mon - Sun: 10 AM - 5 PM

    • FC Alterations, Mon - Sat: 10 AM - 6 PM; Sun: Closed

    • FC Barber, Mon - Sun: 8 AM - 6 PM

    • FC Beauty Shop, Tue - Sat: 9 AM - 5 PM; Sun - Mon: Closed

    • Optical, Mon - Sat: 9 AM - 5 PM; Sun: Closed

    • Optometry (Dr.), Mon - Sat: 9 AM - 5 PM; Sun: Closed

    • UPS, Mon - Sat: 9 AM - 7 PM; Sun: 12 PM - 4 PM

  • Cassidy Rd.

    • Cassidy Express, Mon - Fri: 5:30 AM - 9 PM; Sat: 8 AM - 9 PM; Sun: 9 AM - 9 PM

    • Cassidy Burger King, Mon - Fri: 7 AM - 6 PM; Sat - Sun: 8 AM - 4 PM

    • Cassidy Popeye's, Mon - Fri: 8 AM - 6 PM; Sat - Sun: 8 AM - 4 PM

    • Cassidy Subway, Mon - Fri: 8 AM - 4 PM; Sat - Sun: Closed

  • LSC Food Court

    • Anthony's Pizza, Mon - Fri: 11 AM - 3 PM; Sat - Sun: Closed

    • Boston Market, Mon - Fri: 11 AM - 4 PM; Sat - Sun: Closed

    • Burger King, Mon - Sun: 9 AM - 5 PM

    • Charley’s, Mon - Sun: 10 AM - 7 PM 

    • Einstein Bros. Bagels, Mon - Fri: 10:30 AM - 3 PM; Sat - Sun: Closed

    • Machu Wok, Mon - Sun: 10:30 AM - 7 PM

    • Nestle Toll House, Mon - Sun: 9 AM - 5 PM

    • Starbucks, Mon - Fri: 6 AM - 6 PM; Sat - Sun: 8 AM - 6 PM

    • Subway, Mon - Fri: 11 AM - 7 PM; Sat - Sun: 11 AM - 4 PM

    • Taco Bell, CLOSED

  • Gulf Victory Community

    • Gulf Victory Community Troop, Mon - Fri: 7 AM - 6 PM; Sat; 10 AM - 6 PM; Sun: 11 AM - 6 PM

    • GVC Charley’s, Mon - Fri: 10:30 AM - 6 PM; Sat - Sun: 10 AM - 6 PM

    • GVC Dominos, Mon - Sun: 10 AM - 12 Midnight

    • GVC Popeye’s, Mon - Sat: 11 AM - 7 PM; Sun: 10 AM - 6 PM

    • GVC Starbucks, Mon - Fri: 7 AM - 3 PM; Sat - Sun: 8 AM - 2 PM

    • GVC Taco Bell, Mon - Fri: 12 AM - 8 PM; Sat - Sun: 10 AM - 6 PM

    • GVC Alterations, Mon, Wed, Fri: 11 AM - 4 PM; Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun: Closed

    • GVC Barber, Mon - Sun: 9 AM - 5 PM

  • Global Reach Mini Mall

    • GRMM Express, 24/7

    • GRMM Burger King, Mon - Fri: 8 AM - 4 PM; Sat - Sun: Closed

    • GRMM Subway, Mon - Fri: 10 AM - 4 PM; Sat - Sun: 12 PM - 5 PM

    • GRMM Pizza Hut, Sun - Thu: 10:30 AM - 11 PM; Fri - Sat: 10:30 AM - 12 Midnight

    • GRMM Barber, Mon - Sat: 9 AM - 5 PM; Sun: 10 AM - 5 PM

    • GRMM Patriot Outfitters, CLOSED

  • Luke Rd. 

    • Luke Express, Mon - Fri: 6 AM - 6 PM; Sat - Sun: 10 AM - 6 PM

    • Luke Arby’s, Mon - Fri: 10 AM - 6 PM; Sat: 11 AM - 5:30 PM; Sun: Closed 

  • Logan Heights

    • Logan Heights Express, Mon - Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM; Sat - Sun: 10 AM - 5 PM

    • Logan Subway: Mon - Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM; Sat - Sun: 10 AM - 5 PM

  • Purple Heart Food Court

    • Purple Heart Express, Mon - Fri: 9 AM - 6 PM; Sat - Sun: 10 AM - 5 PM

    • Purple Heart Burger King, Mon - Fri: 7 AM - 5 PM; Sat - Sun: 10:30 AM - 5 PM

    • Purple Heart Subway, Mon - Fri: 9 AM - 5 PM; Sat - Sun: 11 AM - 5 PM

    • Purple Heart Barber, Mon - Fri: 9 AM - 5 PM; Sat - Sun: Closed

  • MISC

    • Carrington Troop, Mon - Fri: 7:30 AM - 3 PM

    • Dunkin Donuts, Mon - Fri: 6 AM - 3 PM; Sat - Sun: 8 AM - 2 PM

    • Firestone, Mon - Sat: 8 AM - 5 PM; Sun: 10 AM - 4 PM

    • Lock N Leave, By Appointment

    • Omar Bradley Express, Mon - Fri: 6 AM - 6 PM; Sat - Sun: 10 AM - 6 PM

    • Penske Car Rental, Mon - Thu: 10:30 AM - 11 PM; Fri - Sat: 10:30 AM - 12 Midnight; Sun: Closed

    • Pizza Hut, Mon - Sun: 10 AM - 9 PM

    • Raising Cane, Mon - Sun: 10 AM - 9 PM

  • Carter

    • Carter Troop, Mon - Wed: 7:30 AM - 1 PM

    • Carter Tech Fix, CLOSED

  • Sergeants Major Academy (SMA)

    • SMA Bookstore, SMA Cafe, SMA Subway, SMA Barber, ALL CLOSED

  • William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC)

    • WBAMC Retail, Mon - Fri: 8 AM - 4 PM; Sat - Sun: Closed

    • WBAMC Mainstreet, TBA

    • WBAMC Barber, TBA

  • McGregor 

    • McGregor Troop, Mon - Fri: 7 AM - 6 PM; Sat - Sun: 12:30 PM - 6 PM

    • McGregor Barber, TBA

    • Patriot Outfitters, TBA

FAMILY AND MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION

  • Army Community Service (ACS) programs at the Ricker Rd. location, Family Resilience Center (FRC) and Survivor Outreach Services (SOS), Mon - Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM; Federal Holidays: Closed

  • Army Emergency Relief (AER), Mon - Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM; Federal Holidays: Closed

  • Auto Skills, Mon: Closed; Tue - Sat: 8 AM - 6 PM

  • Biggs Park,  Mon - Sun: 10 AM - 5 PM

  • Bingo Hall, Wed & Sat: Doors open 4:30 PM; Early Bird Games 5:30 PM; Main Games 6 PM.

  • Bowling Center, Mon: Closed; Tue: 11:30 AM - 10 PM; Wed: 9 AM - 10 PM; Thu: 11 AM - 10 PM; Fri – Sat: 11 AM - 11 PM; Sun: 11:30 AM - 6:30 PM.

  • Centennial, Open for lunch Tue - Fri: 11 AM - 1 PM. Federal Holidays: Closed. Training Holidays: Closed.

  • Child Development Centers, Open for fulltime children based on standard priority for care.

    • Main CDC, Closed until further notice.

    • East Bliss, Logan, Milam & Replica CDC, Federal Holidays: Closed. Training Holidays: 5:30 AM - 6 PM. 

  • Child School Age Centers, Open for fulltime children based on standard priority for care. Federal Holidays: Closed. Training Holidays: 5:30 AM - 6 PM. 

  • CYS Youth Centers, Open.

    • Milam Youth Center, Open Mon -Fri: 3 PM - 7 PM; EVEN Saturdays 1 PM - 8 PM; Sun: Closed. Federal Holidays: Closed. Training Holidays: 3 PM - 7 PM.

    • Replica Youth Center,  Open Mon -Fri: 3 PM - 7 PM; ODD Saturdays 1 PM - 8 PM; Sun: Closed. Federal Holidays: Closed. Training Holidays: 3 PM - 7 PM.

  • Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), Mon – Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM. Federal Holidays: Closed.

  • Family Advocacy, Mon – Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM. Federal Holidays: Closed.

  • Fitness Centers:

    • Biggs PFC, Logan PFC, and Soto PFC open for all DOD ID Cardholders 16+, 13 - 15 year olds when accompanied and under the supervision of a DOD ID Cardholder Parent.

    • Milam PFC, CLOSED (currently a vaccination site).

    • Biggs PFC, Mon – Fri: 5 AM – 7 PM. Training Holidays: 8 AM - 6 PM. Closed on Weekends & Federal Holidays.

    • Logan PFC, Mon – Fri: 5 AM – 8 PM. Training Holidays: 8 AM - 6 PM. Closed on Weekends & Federal Holidays.

    • Soto PFC, Mon – Fri: 5 AM – 9 PM; Sat: 8 AM - 6PM; Sun: 10 AM - 6 PM. Training Holidays: 8 AM - 6 PM; Federal Holidays: 8 AM - 6 PM.

    • Ironworks East and West, Open to all DOD ID Cardholders 16+. Mon – Fri: 6 AM – 6 PM. Closed on Weekends, Training Holidays, and Federal Holidays.

    • Fitness Classes & Indoor Classes are available.

  • Funky Rooster at Soldier Support Center, Facility CLOSED indefinitely.

  • Funky Rooster at the SRP, Facility CLOSED indefinitely.

  • Golf Course, Tee times and walk-ins (if available); Disk Golf is open. Mon - Fri: 6:30 AM - 5 PM; Sat - Sun: 6 AM - 5 PM. Training Holidays: 6:30 AM - 5 PM.

  • Golf Golden Tee, Mon: 9 AM - 3 PM; Tue: Closed; Wed - Fri: 9 AM - 3 PM; Sat - Sun: 7 AM - 4 PM. Training Holidays & Federal Holidays: Normal hours of operation.

  • Intramural Sports, Open.

  • Java Café at the GIF, Facility CLOSED indefinitely.

  • Lending Closet, Available by appointment only.

  • LTS Ticket Sales, Open at both Freedom Crossing and Soldier Activity Center (SAC).

    • LTS - Freedom Crossing, Mon: Closed; Tue – Sat: 10 AM – 6 PM (closed for lunch from 2 PM - 2:30 PM); Sun: Closed; Federal Holidays: Closed. 

    • LTS - SAC, Mon - Fri: 10 AM – 5 PM (closed for lunch from 1 PM - 2 PM). Closed on Weekends & Federal Holidays. 

  • Mickelsen Community Library, Mon - Fri: 9 AM – 6 PM. Closed on Weekends & Federal Holidays. 

  • Old Fort Bliss Replica Cultural Center, Sun - Tue: Closed; Wed - Sat: 9 AM - 4 PM.

  • Outdoor Recreation, Equipment rental open. High Ropes Course and Alpha Warrior Course open for unit reservations

  • Pershing Pub, Open for reservations only.

  • Pools,​ Open to all DOD ID Cardholders 18+ for lap swimming at Replica Aquatic Center and the Aquatics Training Center by reservation

  • Aquatics Training Center & Replica Pool, Mon – Fri: 8 AM -8 PM; Sat - Sun: 9 AM - 6 PM 

  • Community Pool, CLOSED for the season

  • POV Resale Lot,  open registration can be done at the LTS location in Freedom Crossing.

  • Rod & Gun, Reservations recommended, Walk-ins allowed if available. Mon: Closed; Tue*-Thu: 8 AM - 4 PM; Fri- Sun: 8 AM - 5 PM. *Tuesdays open to members and Active Duty soldiers ONLY

  • RV Park Office, Mon – Fri: 8 AM - 4 PM; Sat - Sun: 8 AM - 3 PM 

  • Sam Adams Pub (inside the Centennial), Wed - Fri: 4:30 PM - 8 PM. Closed on Training Holidays & Federal Holidays.

  • SKIES, Open.

    • Main Location, Bldg. 131A Doniphan Rd., Mon - Fri: 9 AM - 5 PM; Closed on Weekends & Federal Holidays.

    • Bldg. 3508 Ellerthorpe Ave., Mon & Thu: 4 PM - 6 PM. Tue, Wed, Fri: Closed. Closed on Weekends & Federal Holidays.

  • Soldier Activity Center (SAC), Open for equipment rental, LTS unit funds, high ropes course and climbing wall (18+).

    • SAC, Mon - Sun: 10 AM - 8 PM

    • LTS - SAC (Unit Funds), Mon – Fri: 10 AM – 5 PM (closed for lunch from 1 PM - 2 PM). Closed on Weekends & Federal Holidays.

    • Soldier Activity Center pool, CLOSED for the season.

  • Tennis Courts, Open with reduced hours, reservations required; fitness center open with capacity of 5. Mon – Wed: 6 AM – 6:30 PM; Thu: 6 AM – 6 PM, Fri: 6 AM - 1 PM; Sat: 9 AM - 12 PM; Sun: Closed. Training Holidays: 8 AM - 1 PM. Federal Holidays: Closed.

  • The Mix Smoothie Bar (inside Soto PFC), Open for takeout only. Mon - Fri: 7 AM - 7 PM; Sat - Sun: Closed. Training Holidays & Federal Holidays: 10 AM - 5 PM.

  • Tumbleweed Rec Center at McGregor, Open.

  • Unit Funds Operations, Open at the Soldier Activity Center (SAC).

  • Warrior Zone, Open for dine-in at 100% capacity; Computers and Gaming Pits open with limited capacity on a first-come basis. Mon - Fri: 10 AM - 5:30 PM; Sat: 12 PM - 7 PM; Sun: 11 AM - 7 PM.

  • Youth Sports Plex, Open for fitness class registrations and limited youth sports. Mon - Fri: 11 AM - 6 PM. Closed on Weekends & Federal Holidays.

FREEDOM CROSSING

  • 5 Star Nutrition, Mon - Fri: 9:30 AM - 9:30 PM; Sat: 9:30 AM - 8 PM;  Sun: 10 AM - 6 PM

  • 5.11 Tactical, Mon - Sat: 10 AM - 8 PM; Sun: 10 AM - 6 PM

  • Armed Forces Bank, Mon - Fri: 10 AM - 5 PM; Sat - Sun: Closed

  • Auntie Anne's/Cinnabon, Sun - Sat: 9 AM - 7 PM

  • Blaze Pizza, Sun - Sat: 11 AM - 8 PM

  • Buffalo Wild Wings, Mon - Thu: 11 AM - 9 PM; Fri - Sat: 11 AM - 10 PM

  • Chili’s, Mon - Thu: 11 AM - 9 PM; Fri - Sat: 11 AM - 10 PM; Sun: 11 AM - 9 PM

  • Chipotle, Sun - Sat: 10:45 AM - 8:30 PM

  • Denny’s, Sun - Sat: 24/7

  • Dollar Tree, Mon - Sat: 9 AM - 9 PM; Sun: 10 AM - 8 PM

  • GameStop, Sun - Sat: 9 AM - 7 PM

  • Great Clips, Sun - Sat: 8 AM - 8 PM

  • Happy’s Irish Pub & Grill, Sun - Thu: 11 AM - 11 PM; Fri - Sat: 11 AM - 12 Midnight

  • Jumbo Park, Sun - Sat: 11 AM - 7 PM

  • Muscle Maker Grill, Mon - Fri: 10 AM - 7 PM; Sat - Sun: 11 AM - 7 PM

  • Old Fort Bliss Cigar, Mon - Sat: 11  AM - 7 PM; Sun: 11 AM - 5 PM

  • Patriot Outfitters, Mon - Sat: 9 AM - 5 PM; Sun: Closed

  • Pho Hoa, Mon - Fri: 10 AM - 7 PM; Sat - Sun: 11 AM - 6 PM

  • PlayLIVE Nation, Mon - Fri: 12 PM - 9 PM; Sat: 11 AM - 9 PM; Sun: 11 AM - 7 PM

  • R&R Nail Spa, Mon - Fri: 10 AM - 7 PM; Sat: 11 AM - 6 PM; Sun: 11 AM - 6 PM

  • Sarku Japan, Sun - Sat: 10 AM - 6:30 PM

  • SmashBurger, Sun - Sat: 11 AM - 9 PM

  • Smoothie King, Sun - Sat: 8 AM - 7 PM

  • Texas Roadhouse, Mon - Wed: 3 PM - 9 PM; Thu - Sat: 11 AM - 9 PM; Sun: 11 AM - 8 PM

  • The Grand Theatre, Sun - Sat: 11:45 AM - 10 PM

  • Under Armour, Mon - Sat: 10 AM - 7 PM; Sun: 11 AM - 6 PM

  • US Cryotherapy, Mon - Fri: 11 AM - 6 PM; Sat: 11 AM - 4 PM; Sun: Closed

HUMAN RESOURCES

  • Military Personnel Services Division

    • ID cards/DEERS update

      • Walk-in services are provided Mon – Wed and Fri: 7 AM - 10 AM OR until capacity is reached. Please note: As a walk-in you will experience an extended waiting time.

      • To make an appointment, go to: https://idco.dmdc.osd.mil/idco/#/

      • The office is closed on Federal Holidays and weekends.

      • Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) continues to be the authoritative source to verify statutory eligibility for DoD health care and other benefits. DEERS is a system, not the card itself. Go to the doctor.

      • An appointment is not required to update your address and phone number in DEERS. Please visit the ID Card Office Online to update your information: https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/self_service or call DMDC/DEERS Support Office (DSO): (800) 538-9552.

      • For Sponsors that need to print a DD Form 1172-2 for housing or to authorize an ID Card Replacement (DD Form 1172-2 must not state "not for ID card issuance"), please visit https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/self_service. If the DD Form 1172-2 is manually completed (NOT FROM IDCO), the completed original notarized form (BLOCK 21) must be presented.

      • Requests or questions concerning Agent Letters, please email usarmy.bliss.imcom.mesg.dhr-deers---id-cards@army.mil 

      • For more info, call (915) 569-6036.

    • Expiring ID Cards

      • Military ID cards can be renewed no earlier than 90 days before they expire.

      • Extensions for Retirees, DAVs and their Dependents:

        • Military ID card extension for Retirees, DAVs and their dependents ends JAN 31, 2022 for Uniformed Services ID (USID) cards that expired between JAN 1, 2020 and JUL 31, 2021 ONLY.

        • USID cards that expired before JAN 1, 2020 or after JUL 31, 2021 have not been extended and will not be accepted.

        • If the cardholder's affiliation is unchanged, USID cards that expired on or after JAN 1, 2020 and on or before JUL 31, 2021, are authorized for continued benefit use through the above deadlines.

      • All CACs (chipped cards) for active-duty Soldiers, Army Civilians and Contractors expire effective their marked expiration date – there are no extensions. CACs can be renewed up to 90 days prior to their marked expiration date, so do not wait.

      • Please schedule your appointments to update these ID Cards NOW at:  https://idco.dmdc.osd.mil/idco/#/

      • All 1AD Soldiers renew their CAC at their BDE S1 DEERS/RAPIDS locations.

      • Pin-resets done on a walk-in basis.

      • If you have additional concerns/issues please call: (915) 568-6036 or email us at usarmy.bliss.imcom.mesg.dhr-deers---id-cards@army.mil.

    • IN/OUT Processing Section

      • The Military Personnel Services Division IN/OUT Processing Section is located at Building 505 Pershing Rd.

      • For any clearing issues Soldiers can go to Room 154, or call (915) 568-7714 / 2482 / 4839.

      • For any issues for IN-Processing please go to Room 133 or call (915) 568-3450 / 2728 / 6120.

      • In-bound PCS personnel to Fort Bliss CONUS or OCONUS please report to Building 1006

    • Reassignments Branch

      • Orders to PCS

        • The Military Personnel Services Division is located at Building 505 Pershing Rd.

        • The PCS process begins with the Soldier going to their servicing S1.

      • Passport Section

        • The Military Personnel Services Division Passport Section is located at Building 505 Pershing Rd.

        • Any Passport issues please go to Room 147 for assistance or call the Passport office: (915) 569-7326 or (915) 568-7136 / 9885 / 1405 / 7144.

    • Military Funeral Honors (MFH) / Casualty Assistance Center (CAC):

      • To report the death of an Active Duty Soldier, please call (915) 568-6338 / 3093 / 2903. These numbers are connected to our On Call personnel 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for this purpose only.

      • Hours of operations for MFH requests are Mon - Fri, 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM. (These hours are strictly for MFH)

      • The Fort Bliss Casualty Assistance Center requires at least 48 business hours prior to the event, for MFH requests.

      • Guidance

        • Military Funeral Honors guidance comes from both DA and the US Department of Veteran Affairs.

        • Guidance on MFH is constantly developing and the Army has no control over VA Cemeteries.

        • Currently, Fort Bliss National Cemetery is open to unlimited attendance. However, every attendee is required to wear a mask.

        • For MFH requests to be performed outside a National Cemetery, attendees must follow the location's restrictions regarding the authorized number of attendees.

        • Documentation confirming an Honorable discharge is needed when requesting MFH for any location outside a National Cemetery.

      • For the latest information, contact the Fort Bliss CAC by calling (915) 568-6338.

  • Transition Services / ETS / Retirement (SLF- TAP)

    • The Transition Center (Bldg 503 Pershing Rd) is temporarily closed until further notice due to maintenance issues. Services have relocated to temporary facilities and will continue to be provided via email, phone, and virtually. Hours of Operation, 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM for all services; CLOSED on Federal Holidays.

    • VOW Mandated Courses: Access all courses through the LMS platform by logging on to: https://www.tapevents.mil/courses 

    • For Inquiries regarding Orders: Send an email to usarmy.bliss.imcom-central.mbx.fort-bliss-transitions@mail.mil.

    • Retirement Services Office Team: Relocated to Building 2915 Cramer St. (by Stout Gym – Left Entrance). Providing Widow/er and SBP Counseling only. Contact info: (915) 568-5204; (915) 569-6233; (915) 568-5031, or email usarmy.bliss.imcom-central.mbx.rso@mail.mil

    • Transition Services Center: Currently teleworking and will continue to provide services for ETS Brief, Chapters, Medical Retirement, Regular Medical Boards, Final Outs, and Retirements. Contact info: (575) 322-6758; (575) 519-4484; (915) 315-3717.

    • Transition Assistance Program (TAP): Currently providing virtual services to include appointment scheduling, virtual classes, capstones, and questions of relevance to the process of the program. Contact info: (682) 738-5676; (956) 306-1803; (915) 412-6383

    • Career Skills Program: Representatives are still available for advising any and all concerns for available programs. Contact info: (805) 620-7242; (469) 730-6547

  • Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) 

    • Employment Assistance Program Coordinator (EAPC) office is closed on Weekends and Federal holidays.

    • DA Civilians and Family Members finding themselves in a difficult situation or unsafe living environment should immediately seek assistance through their supervisor and/or by calling the EAPC at (915) 568-6025 and (915) 568-6032.

    • Military and Civilian Drug Testing continues. Military Unit Urinalysis (UA) Turn-Ins are appointment based and Unit Prevention Leaders should call (915) 744-4949/4849 and the Drug Testing Collection Point to schedule their unit turn-ins. DA Civilians, in a Testing Designated Position (TDP) will be given testing instructions by their supervisor. All DAC new hire applicants will receive drug testing instructions from CPAC. For all other questions and or requests, please call (915) 744-5188.

  • Army Continuing Education Services (ACES)

    • ACES Hours of Operation, 8 AM - 4PM, Mon-Wed and Fri; 12 PM - 4 PM, Thurs. CLOSED on Federal Holidays and Weekends.

    • Education, BSEP or testing matters: (915) 568-6831/6828

    • ACES is located at Building 2917 Carrington Rd. The education counselors are available to customers as a walk-in or by appointments at your request. For all education-related topics.

    • Army Personnel Testing points of contact can be reached at (915) 568-2439.

    • Higher Education Transition Counselors can be reached at (915) 568-2725 or (915) 568-0602.

  • Workforce, Administrative Services & Security Division (WASSD)

    • Forms & Publications

      • The Official Forms and Publications office has reduced operational hours for the month of January 2022. The office will be open for walk-ins on Tuesdays for the month of January from 8 AM - 12 PM. If immediate assistance is required and/or to schedule an appointment for an alternate day please e-mail Ms. Laura Jones at laura.l.jones2.civ@army.mil or contact Ms. Shannon Navarro by phone at 915-202-2141.

    • DA Photos

      • Closed on Federal Holidays.

      • The Photo Lab is located at Building 2021 Meiggs Rd, off of Sheridan Rd. adjacent to Cassidy Gate. This service is appointment based only through https://vios.army.mil.

      • The taking of DA Photos has resumed, IOT support Soldiers with maintaining an official photo on file. However, Army guidance WRT the elimination of official DA photos for Officer, Warrant Officer, and Enlisted promotion, selection boards and other actions remains in effect. To schedule, visit: https://vios.army.mil   

      • All other photos (Official, head and shoulder/command and passport photos) are by appointment only using the official VIOS site at https://vios.army.mil (CAC Enabled).

    • Texas Dept. of Motor Vehicles / Texas Dept. of Public Safety

    • Mob & DeMob

  • Finance / Army Military Pay Office (AMPO)

    • AMPO Hours of Operation, Mon – Wed: 8 AM - 12PM and  1 PM - 4 PM (Lunch 12 PM - 1 PM); Thurs: 12 PM - 4 PM.

    • Military Pay is under the purview of the Army Military Pay Office (APMO), formerly DMPO. It is not a subordinate command to USAG Fort Bliss.

    • Any Military Pay issues, please visit Building 2 Sheridan Rd, Room 143 for assistance or call the AMPO: (915) 741-5904.

OFFICE OF THE STAFF JUDGE ADVOCATE (JAG)

  • Legal Assistance Office (LAO)

    • The LAO is closed during the afternoon of FEB 23, and all-day on the DONSA of FEB 18 and the Federal Holiday of FEB 21.

    • All visitors to the LAO MUST wear a protective mask to gain admittance.

    • The Fort Bliss LAO is open for walk-in services for POAs (Power of Attorney) and Notarizations only. All other services are by appointment only.

    • To schedule an appointment:

      • Call: (915) 568-7141, Mon-Wed and Fri: 9 a.m.-11:45 a.m., 1-4:20 p.m., and Thurs: 1-4:20 p.m.; closed on Federal holidays and DONSAs.

      • Email: usarmy.bliss.hqda-otjag.mesg.bliss-legal-assistance-office@army.mil (Any day or time.)

      • Individuals requesting an appointment through email must include the following information:

        • Name and Rank

        • DoD ID # (with expiration date of DoD ID) Spouse's Name (if applicable)

        • Spouse's DoD ID # (if applicable, with expiration date of DoD ID)

        • Contact Information (i.e., phone and email)

        • A general description of their legal issue.

    • All legal assistance appointments will be conducted by phone and through email (in-person will executions will be coordinated by the attorney).

    • Deploying Soldiers who need a will or a POA can go to the legal station at the Soldier Readiness Processing Center in building 60 on a walk-in basis, Mon - Fri.

  • Traffic Court

    • If you do not have a government ID card to enter post for traffic court you will need to use the Chaffee Road Gate, show your "Notice to Appear," and your Driver's License in order to obtain a day pass to enter post. Wearing a mask is a requirement. Any questions regarding your ticket or scheduled date please call Central Violations Bureau at 800-827-2982 or info@cvb.uscourts.gov.

  • Tax Center

    • As of August 2021, the Fort Bliss Tax Center is PERMANENTLY CLOSED and will no longer exist to provide free tax preparation and filing services to members of the Fort Bliss community. 

    • In the absence of the Tax Center, alternative tax preparation and filing services are listed HERE.

PUBLIC WORKS

  • All DPW services are fully operational. Hours of operation are Mon - Fri: 7:30 AM - 4 PM; Closed during lunch daily 12 PM - 1 PM. Closed on Federal Holidays and Weekends. Closed 3rd Thursday of every month from 1 PM - 4 PM.

  • Army Housing Office is located at Building T0070 Carter Rd.

  • Furnishings Management Office (FMO) is located at Building 1103 Cassidy Rd.

    • FMO staff can be reached by calling the following numbers: (915) 568-4842, (915) 568-4843, (915) 568-1640, (915) 568-5728, (915) 568-4290, (915) 568-4805

  • Recycling Materials Drop Off Site is located behind the Commissary off Pike and Irwin Roads.

    • Hours of Operation are Mon - Fri: 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

    • Materials accepted include paper, plastics, cardboard, aluminum and tin. For recycling program questions, call (915) 568-1537.

  • The Service Order Desk, contract operated by PCSI, is located at Building 777 in the north end of the building (hammerhead).

  • Hours of operation are from Mon - Fri: 7:30 AM – 4 PM for walk-in basis. However, the Service Order Desk is a 24/7 operation (including Federal Holidays) for call-ins, Army Maintenance (ArMA), and email.

  • The Service Order Desk supports the DPW with all incoming requests in creating Demand Maintenance Orders / Operational Work Orders (DMOs/OWOs) for services managed by DPW.

  • Army Maintenance is a web based application accessible through any web browser focused for DPW’s customers to be able to submit maintenance and repair requests.  https://www.armymaintenance.com

  • All other questions, please dial (915) 568-5101.

RELIGIOUS SUPPORT SERVICES

  • Religious Support Office, Open Mon - Fri: 9 AM - 4 PM, (915) 568-1519.

  • Most Public Religious Services on Fort Bliss are in-person and livestreamed. 

  • Islamic Masjid (Chapel), 442 Pershing Rd., Open for prayers upon request.

  • Gospel Service, 1AD Chapel, Bldg 11727, 8:30 AM (In person and virtual on FB)

  • Liturgical Protestant Service, Center Chapel One, Bldg 315, 10 AM (In person and virtual on FB)

  • General Protestant Service, USASMA Chapel, Bldg 11275, 10 AM (In person and virtual on FB)

  • Bliss Community Chapel, 1AD Chapel, Bldg 11272, 11 AM (In person and virtual on FB)

  • Samoan Christian, Hope Chapel, Bldg 2498, 11:15 AM (In person)

  • LDS Service, 1AD Chapel, Bldg 11272, 1:30 PM (In person)

  • Buddhist Services, RAC, Bldg 449, 6 PM (In person)

  • Jewish Friday Shabbat, Bldg 1441, 7 PM (In person)

  • Catholic Masses, Center Chapel Two, Bldg 1542 (In person)

    • Daily Mass, 11:35 AM - 12:30 PM

    • Saturday Mass, 5 PM

    • Sunday Mass, 8 AM & 11 AM

    • Confessions, Wed: 10:30 AM & Sat: 4 PM

    • 1st Friday of the month Adoration: 1 PM

  • All religious education, children/youth ministries and chapel auxiliaries are being offered in person.

  • Chapel pastoral leadership will provide ongoing information and guidance. Please check the Fort Bliss Religious Support Office Facebook Page for the most up-to-date information.

OTHER

  • All dog parks are open.

  • Thrift Shop, open.

  • Motorcycle Training Courses, resumed with COVID-19 safety protocols in place, and classes of no more than 9. Applicants can go online either at AKO or https://imc.army.mil/airs/ to register for classes (CAC required). Any questions, please call the safety office at (915) 568-2799/2761.

  • Fort Bliss Wells Fargo Branch, open Mon-Fri: 9 AM - 5 PM; Sat - Sun: Closed