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The base is located in El Paso County, Texas, USA. El Paso (0.8 miles), Phoenix, AZ (405 miles) are some surrounding cities. The base serves United States Army. 32nd Army Air and Missile defense Command occupies the base. The base occupies about 1.12 million acres of land. About 25000 troops are based at the mission. The base is a U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) installation and is responsible for providing training facilities to the soldiers.

The base was built in 1846. The base has been named for Lieutenant Colonel William Wallace Smith Bliss, who was a son-in-law of President Zachary Taylor and was re-interred at Fort Bliss National Cemetery on post. The base has housing for both family & single soldiers and is based on the ranks. Ascarate Municipal Golf Course, Bowl El Paso Inc, Bowlero Lanes are some attractions near the base. Students located at the base attends El Paso Area Schools. Fort Bliss is the host base for Exercise Roving Sands, a massive army exercise which incorporates military personnel from several different Forts across the United States.

What examples of tanks, aircraft, or vehicles can be found at the base? Patriot Missiles There were 8,264 people, 1,527 households, and 1,444 families residing in the installation. The base has received a press regarding the training of Afghan National Army. The base is providing training to Afghan National Army & IRAQI Police Force. The mission has participated in IRAQ & Afghanistan wars. Since World War II the primary mission of Fort Bliss has been air defense artillery, in particular the maintains of several U.S. Patriot Missile Batteries. John "Black Jack" Pershing is the current garrison commander.