New enhanced security measures will be in place at Ft. Bliss for the safety of soldiers, residents, employees, and civilians. Please keep this in mind as you plan to attend our next Chapter meeting.
All visitors (in other words, everyone without a Department of Defense ID) will need to obtain a Visitor's Pass at one of five Visitor Control Centers before entering Ft. Bliss.
Hours for the Fort Bliss Visitor Control Centers are as follows:
Buffalo Soldier: 24 Hours/7 Days a Week
(Airway and Airport)
Chaffee: 24 Hours/7 Days a Week
(Spur 601 & Chaffee)
Old Ironsides (Global Reach) 24 Hours/7 Days a Week
Please note that the following two gates will NOT have a Visitor Center open on Saturdays when we meet:
Sheridan: 5:00 am – 9:00 pm, Monday - Friday
Biggs Airfield Main: 5:00 am – 9:00 pm, Monday - Friday
The Cassidy gate will be accessible to Department of Defense ID holders as well as those who obtain a daily pass or who have obtained a Ft Bliss Contractor's pass (can be acquired at the Chaffee Gate).
Only Department of Defense ID holders may enter Fort Bliss at the following gates:
As a reminder, anyone entering Ft. Bliss must have a U.S. state-issued driver's license or passport. All vehicles and occupants are subject to random searches and inspections, which has always been the case. Travelers should plan accordingly as access times to Ft. Bliss might be increased due to these changes.