Fort Bliss - On and Off Base Information

Fort Bliss Housing Information

Location: Located in El Paso, TX, Fort Bliss is home to the 1st Armored Division. We are the largest FORSCOM installation in the Army. Bliss is comprised of other commands: MEDCOM, JTF-NORTH, the Largest TRADOC footprint on an FORSCOM installation, USAR, and other elements. Fort Bliss has the largest Army training area at 965K acres. One of two active joint MOB stations in DoD, currently the largest MOB platform. Fort Bliss is comprised of approximately 1.1 million acres of land in Texas and New México. The Main Cantonment Area of Fort Bliss is located adjacent to El Paso, Texas.

El Paso is the 19th largest city in the U.S. and surrounds Fort Bliss. Fort Bliss is partnered with 10 Independent School Districts.

Base Operator: 915-568-2121, or DSN 312-978-2121.

Area Population:  El Paso: 827,718

Fort Bliss Housing: Fort Bliss Family Homes privatized housing with over 4,000 housing units in nineteen neighborhoods. Available for all ranks. Call 1-866-771-4323, Hours of operation 8 am to 5 pm, Mon-Fri, Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 12 pm to 4 pm or visit the Family Housing Office.

Base Location

1 Pershing Road
El Paso, TX 79916

Blog Posts

There are two great festivals in El Paso that showcase Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. St. George “Feast in the Middle East” and St. Nicholas Greek Festival are held in the Summer. Both festivals are hosted by Orthodox Christian churches located within a few blocks of each other. The long lines are worth the wait for delicious food at both festivals in El Paso. Feast in the Middle East celebrates Middle Eastern cuisine with the community of El Paso and is held each May. Listen to live Arabic bands as you enjoy Kibbee, Tabouli, Meat Pies, homemade bread, Baklava, Symbosic and much more. You w... read more

Merging Two Cultures in One City One thing that has surprised me while living in El Paso is how close we are to another country. Mexico is across the bridge from Texas and its’ influence is seen throughout the city. The influence of Mexico is seen through the Spanish language used along with the Mexican cuisine served in many restaurants. It is also seen through the downtown area and many different cultural events that take place during the year. The influence of Mexico is seen in the downtown area referred to as the Golden Horseshoe District . It is an amazing place to visit. The goods being... read more

Bluebonnet, the State Flower of Texas Much like going to see Cherry Blossoms in Washington, D.C., Texans travel to admire the State Flower, the Bluebonnet. Bluebonnets are most commonly seen along roadsides and pastures throughout Texas.One of the things I love about living in Texas is bluebonnet season. Bluebonnets give Texas the perfect pop of cheery color in springtime.Wandering along the backroads of Texas in search of the perfect field of bluebonnets is a beloved pastime during the spring, for most. Bluebonnet Sightings Thanks to Facebook page, Texas Bluebonnet Sightings , I have been ab... read more

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