Installation Gate Status

Gate Hours Users Visitor Control Center (VCC)
Alabama /Alabama PED 5 a.m. - 9 p.m., Monday - Friday DoD and VA Employees No
Buffalo Soldier 24/7 DoD/Visitor Access Pass or Badge Yes - 24/7
Cassidy 24/7    
Cemetery CLOSED    
Chaffee 5 a.m.-9 p.m., every day

DoD/Visitor Access Pass or Badge
Commercial vehicles and POVs inbound / outbound

Yes - 5 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday - Friday
Constitution CLOSED    
MSG Pena 24/7 DoD/Visitor Access Pass or Badge No
Fred Wilson 24/7

DoD/Visitor Access Pass or Badge

WBAMC commercial vehicles, POV's inbound and outbound

No
2LT Fowler CLOSED    
PVT Minue

5 - 10 a.m.
4-6 p.m. (outbound only) Monday - Friday

DoD/Visitor Access Pass or Badge No
JEB Stuart CLOSED    
McGregor Front 24/7 DoD/Visitor Access Pass or Badge No
McGregor Rear CLOSED    
Old Ironsides 5 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday - Friday    
Pershing CLOSED    
Ross School ECP 7 - 8 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - noon
2 - 5:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Pedestrian DoD Only No
Sheridan 5 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Friday DoD/Visitor Access Pass or Badge No
CSM Barreras

24/7

DoD/Visitor Access Pass or BadgeDoD/Visitor Access Pass or BadgeDoD/Visitor Access Pass or BadgeDoD/Visitor Access Pass or Badge No


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

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

Contractors

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.
 

Taxi drivers and ride-sharing drivers

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.
 

Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC)

VHIC.jpgVeterans 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 24 hours.

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.  

VHIC card holders do not have Trusted Traveler status and cannot use a SELF-SCAN lane.

Gate Name Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Notice
Sheridan Closed 5a.m. - 9p.m. 5a.m. - 9p.m. 5a.m. - 9p.m. 5a.m. - 9p.m. 5a.m. - 9p.m. Closed
Ross School ECP
PVT Minue
Pershing Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
Old Ironsides Closed 5a.m. - 9p.m. 5a.m. - 9p.m. 5a.m. - 9p.m. 5a.m. - 9p.m. 5a.m. - 9p.m. Closed
MSG Pena
McGregor Rear
McGregor Front
JEB Stuart Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
CSM Barreras
Constitution 24/7 24/7 24/7 24/7 24/7 24/7 24/7
Chaffee 24/7 24/7 24/7 24/7 24/7 24/7 24/7 Commercial Vehicles Only, Visitor Control Center
Cassidy Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
Buffalo Soldier 24/7 24/7 24/7 24/7 24/7 24/7 24/7 Visitor Control Center located here.
Alabama / Alabama PED Closed 5a.m. - 9p.m. 5a.m. - 9p.m. 5a.m. - 9p.m. 5a.m. - 9p.m. 5a.m. - 9p.m. Closed DOD / VA Employees
2LT Fowler Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed