Located in El Paso, TX, Fort Bliss is home to the 1st Armored Division, which returned to US soil in 2011, after 40 years in Germany.
Fort Bliss is comprised of approximately 1.12 million acres of land in Texas and New Mexico. The Main Cantonment Area of Fort Bliss is located adjacent to El Paso, Texas.
Fort Bliss trained thousands of U.S. Soldiers during the Cold War. As the United States gradually came to master the art of building and operating missiles, Fort Bliss became more and more important to the country, and expanded accordingly.
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In addition to the dynamic mountain terrain, Fort Bliss also claims a staggering 1.2 million acres of desert outfitted for training, replete with dozens of mock villages and cities. The Brigade Modernization Command, the 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command, the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, and Joint Task Force – North also call Fort Bliss home.
El Pasoans are generally friendly with a gracious attitude towards the abundant military, federal, and government workers that make up a significant slice of the region’s workforce and economy. The DEA, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, the FBI, and many other agencies have offices in El Paso.
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