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Fort Bliss is a United States Army post in the U.S. states of New Mexico and Texas, with its headquarters located in El Paso, Texas. Named in honor of LTC William Bliss (1815-1853), a mathematical genius who was the son-in-law of President Zachary Taylor, Ft. Bliss has an area of about 1,700 square miles (4,400 km2), it is the Army's second-largest installation, behind the adjacent White Sands Missile Range. It is FORSCOM's (United States Army Forces Command) largest installation, and has the Army's largest Maneuver Area (992,000 acres) ahead of the National Training Center, (642,000 acres). Part of the post in El Paso County, Texas, is a census-designated place; it had a population of 8,591 at the 2010 census. Fort Bliss provides the largest contiguous tract (1,500 sq mi or 3,900 km2) of restricted airspace in the Continental United States. The airspace is used for missile and artillery training and testing. Fort Bliss is home to the 1st Armored Division, which returned to US soil in 2011, after 40 years in Germany. The division is supported by the 15th Sustainment Brigade. The installation is also home to the 32nd Army Air & Missile Defense Command, the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, the 212th Fires Brigade (now reflagged as the 1st Armored Division Artillery Brigade), and the 402nd Field Artillery Brigade. The headquarters for the El Paso Intelligence Center, a federal tactical operational intelligence center, is hosted at Fort Bliss. Its DoD (United States Department of Defense) counterpart, Joint Task Force North, is at Biggs Army Airfield. Biggs Field, a military airport located at Fort Bliss, is designated a military power projection platform. Fort Bliss National Cemetery is located on the post. Other forts in the frontier fort system were Forts Griffin, Concho, Belknap, Chadbourne, Fort Stockton, Fort Davis, Richardson, McKavett, Clark, Fort McIntosh, Fort Inge and Phantom Hill in Texas, and Fort Sill in Oklahoma. There were "sub posts or intermediate stations" including Bothwick's Station on Salt Creek between Fort Richardson and Fort Belknap, Camp Wichita near Buffalo Springs between Fort Richardson and Red River Station, and Mountain Pass between Fort Concho and Fort Griffin.

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Facts and Stats for Fort Bliss*

  • Pollution Statistics in Fort Bliss

    Know the pollution level of Fort Bliss before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 23.08 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 29.17 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 70 (High)
  • Fort Bliss: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Fort Bliss for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Fort Bliss.

    • Burglary and Theft 27.5 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 23.61 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 33.75 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 31.25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 33.75 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 28.95 (Low)
    • Drug offense 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 86.9 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 32.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.42 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 36.25 (Low)
  • Living in Fort Bliss - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 67.72 (High)
    • Climate Index 67.74 (High)
    • Pollution Index 34.65 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 34.5 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 58.19 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.22 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Fort Bliss

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Fort Bliss

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 73.75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 36.88 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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