All El Paso Community College (EPCC) students, faculty and staff need to be aware of new procedures to enter Fort Bliss. As part of Fort Bliss' continued efforts to improve installation security, new restrictions will take effect on August 9, 2015. Make sure you give yourself extra time when entering the installation.
All visitors to Fort Bliss will need to obtain a Visitor’s Pass at one of the following Visitor Control Centers before entering the installation: Buffalo Soldier (Airway Blvd.), Chaffee, Old Ironsides (Global Reach), Sheridan, or Biggs Airfield Main (Sergeant Major Blvd). Visitor passes are good for a maximum of 30 days.
For a pass to be issued, all drivers requiring entry to the installation must possess:
*a valid state issued driver's license
*a vehicle registration document
*proof of insurance
All vehicles are subject to random security inspections.
Hours for the Fort Bliss Visitor Control Centers are as follows:
Buffalo Soldier 24 Hours/7 Days a Week
Chaffee 24 Hours/7 Days a Week
Old Ironsides (Global Reach) 24 Hours/7 Days a Week
Sheridan 5:00 am – 9:00 pm, Monday - Friday
Biggs Airfield Main 5:00 am – 9:00 pm, Monday - Friday
Visitors to William Beaumont Army Medical Center are required to use the Fred Wilson Access Control Point (ACP).
Visitors to the McGregor Range Complex are required to use the McGregor Front ACP.
Hours of operations are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for both of these ACPs.
All DOD ID card holders (military, dependent, retiree, and DOD/DA civilians) are authorized to escort those that do not possess a DOD ID card. Individuals being escorted must possess a valid form of government issued ID card (state driver's license or ID card) and present it when entering at the Access Control Point. If an individual does not possess a valid form of government issued ID, they cannot be escorted and must obtain a pass at a VCC.
DOD ID card holders escorting visitors assume responsibility for the escorted visitors. The authorized escort must remain with their guests at all times while they are on the installation.
FT. Bliss Gate Update provided by EPCC Marketing and Community Relations Marketing Specialist, Jim Heiney.
For directions and the map of the FT Bliss Campus, click here for additional information.