U.S. Army Field Support Battalion-Bliss

U.S. Army Field Support Battalion-Bliss The official page for the Soldiers, DA Civilians and Families of the U.S. Army Field Battalion-Bliss.

Vision: Army Field Support Battalion (AFSBn) Bliss is a team of agile, empowered and responsive professionals, committed to leveraging every capability of the Army Materiel Enterprise to enhance the Readiness of our Customers, ensuring they are prepared to fight and win in a complex world. Priorities: 1. Readiness 2. Professional Development 3. Quality of Life Team Philosophy 1. Team work 2. Communication 3. Do Routine Things Routinely

Mission: Welcome to the Army Field Support Battalion-Bliss team. The Battalion is a subordinate command of the 407th Army Field Support Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas, Army Sustainment Command, Headquartered at Rock Island, Illinois, and the Army Materiel Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. The AFSBn-Bliss is a diverse and unique battalion made up of Military, Department of Army Civilians and contractors. Our mission statement is "The Mighty AFSBn-Bliss." AFSBn-Bliss continuously supports the integration of the Army Materiel Enterprise as the lead Materiel Integrator at the field level, by synchronizing Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology to enhance the combat readiness of Fort Bliss and White Sands Missile Range units, and to respond to contingency operations within the AFSBn-Bliss area of operations. In accordance with the mission, we support the Network Integration Exercise. We synchronize ALT to support the 2/1 AD and the Brigade Modernization Command as they test and evaluate capability solutions addressed by formal Systems Under Test and Systems Under Evaluation, in order to provide Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership and Education, Personnel and Facilities assessments to support possible Army Acquisition decisions as well as possible recommendations adjusting the Integrated Network Baseline in preparation for Capability Set 14/15. The Army Field Support Battalion-Bliss is a critical element in the transformation of Army logistics, providing a “single face to the field,” to the Army’s finest warfighters. Activated in 2005 and Headquartered at Fort Hood, Texas, the Mighty 407th AFSB and its subordinate units are responsible for enhancing the readiness of Active, Reserve and National Guard units in 13 states through unified and integrated application of AMC’s technical capabilities to forward-based and deploying units in both wartime and peacetime. Army Field Support Battalion Bliss (AFSBn-Bliss) is headquartered at Fort Bliss, Texas, and aligned with the 1st Armored Division. AFSBn-Bliss has logistical support responsibility for West Texas and New Mexico.

04/20/2020
U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command

What happened during WWI and the Spanish Flu? The answer may help us all appreciate the stop move orders currently in place.
https://www.facebook.com/156826614662390/posts/1153616201650088/

"When we talk about casualties the United States suffered in the first World War, we lost over 50,000 men in combat," said CASCOM Historian Tim Gilhool in reference to the 1918 flu pandemic. "But we lost over 55,000 to the pandemic."

Hear more as Gilhool discusses how some of the preventive measures put in place today would have made a difference in 1918.

U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command @U.S. Army Combined Arms Center Quartermaster School United States Army Ordnance Corps US Army Transportation School (Official) Army Logistics University U.S. Army Soldier Support Institute

04/08/2020
Fort Bliss, Texas

FYSA

** Fort Bliss COVID-19 cloth face covering policy **
The senior commander of the 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss approved a COVID-19 cloth face covering policy which goes into effect Thursday, April 9.

The new policy calls for anyone entering non-residential facilities or buildings on Fort Bliss to wear a mask or appropriate cloth face covering. Also, as part of the new policy, Fort Bliss is instituting a curfew from 10 p.m.-5:30 a.m., seven days a week. The curfew goes into effect April 9 at 10 p.m.

The full policy letter will be made available to the community through the Fort Bliss, Texas garrison page.

We will address questions and concerns, April 8, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., on this page.

#IIICorpsCOVID19 #FortBliss #OneTeam #OneFight

03/19/2020
Fort Bliss, Texas

https://www.facebook.com/315076168677777/posts/1425246957660687/

Please ask your questions here.

(March 19, 2020)

Fort Bliss is currently taking measures to meet HPCON B level.

▪️ HPCON B: Avoid unnecessary contact with others, such as shaking hands and hugging; Avoid unnecessary travel; Prepare for travel restrictions and cancellation of public gatherings; make alternative arrangements for childcare; Observe local guidance on movement restrictions and access requirements for military installations; Seek guidance from employers and unit leaders about changes to work practices (e.g., telework) Comply with medical orders for self-isolation or quarantine.

▪️ Steps - Next 72 Hours:
Continue to monitor and implement preventive measures based on Federal/Army/State/Local guidelines.
Continue to provide daily updates to Fort Bliss community

▪️ Number currently quarantined on Fort Bliss as a precautionary measure due to them recently returning from overseas: 1,134

FACILITY/SERVICE UPDATES
◼️Personal Property and Shipping Office:
- No movement of household goods for Soldiers PCSing and TDY

▪️ Exempt – Proceed as Usual
- Retirement/Separation moves
- Safety Moves
- BlueBark
- Local Deliveries out of Storage
- Local Moves (normal Local Move procedures)

▪️ Exceptions
- ITO delegated authority to proceed w/documentation, no need to submit via Secretarial Process (HQDA)
- Moves due to requirement to vacate quarters/lease agreement/home sale
* Memo NOT required to pick up and store HHG.
* Memo required to execute PCS shipment & delivery.
- Hardship, Emergency, Mission Essential, requires GO/SES memo to proceed with exception

◼️ Access Control Point “no touch ID” procedures:
- Unless directed otherwise by gate guards, individuals entering Fort Bliss will display the front and back of their ID card (and access pass if applicable) while maintaining positive control of the ID at all times

◼️ Entrance Procedures:
- Approach the gate prepared to present the appropriate ID
- When stopped by the gate guard display the front of the card without obscuring any vital information, such as name or expiration date
- While you are still holding the card flip it over to its back, again being careful to not obscure information
- Proceed through the gate when directed

◼️ Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation:
- All Child Development Centers are open
- All CYS School Age and Youth Centers are open
- Fitness Centers: Not available for unit PT – OPEN for individual use.
- Fitness Classes are closed.
- Intramural sports are cancelled.
- Adventure Programs are open (small groups only).
- Texas Roadhouse is open (capped at 50%).
- Bingo Hall open (capped at 50).
- Auto Skills is open (capped at 50).
- Golf Golden Tee is open (capped at 50).
- Golf course and pro shop remain OPEN (capped at 50),
- Golf Tournament (capped at 50).
- Military Long Drive (capped at 50).
- Rod and Gun: Skeet and trap ranges are open (capped at 10 per range), club house is open (capped at 50).
- Youth Sport is closed.
- SKIES is closed.
- Fitness classes are closed.
- Pools are closed.
- Centennial is open (capped at 50).
- Pershing Pub is closed.
- Bowling Center is open (capped at 50, 2 hours slots every other lane, no league play).
- Warrior Zone is open (capped at 50).

◼️ Defense Commissary Agency:
- 100% I.D card checks at the entrance of all stores and visitor policy revoked.
- "Early bird" shopping hours are eliminated to allow more time for cleaning and restocking.

◼️ Exchange:
- No change in hours at this time. (9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 9 a.m.–- 8 p.m., Sunday)
- No Estee Lauder/Clinique Beauty Advisors until March 28
- No Apple in store representatives until April 2
- All cosmetic and fragrance testers have been removed
- All display items are wiped down daily with sanitizer

◼️ Other Exchange Businesses:
- Freedom Crossing Optical and Optometry shops are closed until at least April 2
- Reduced all barber shop waiting area chairs by 50% to encourage social distancing
- All food courts dining room tables and chairs have been reduced by 50% to encourage social distancing
- No longer using trays in restaurants, everything is prepared to-go
- We are cleaning and sanitizing the drink station, doors and other customer contact areas every 30 minutes
- All self-serve condiments, lids, straws etc. removed from all food courts.
- Cash transactions are conducted on a tray so there is no contact between customer and food associates
- Timers set in restaurant kitchens for every 30 minutes and every hour hands are washed by the entire team
- New cups handed out for drink refills
- Additional sanitizer dispensers placed throughout Exchange facilities
- All cash registers and front counters being cleaned every 10 to 15 minutes.
- Started the personal shopper program for quarantined Soldiers on West Bliss and Westbrook.

◼️ Freedom Crossing:
- Blaze Pizza- Open from 10:30 a.m.- 9 p.m., operating at half capacity with social distancing.
- Buffalo Wild Wings- Open from 11a.m.- 9 p.m..
- Chipotle- Open from 10:45 a.m.- 10 p.m. for to-go orders only with social distancing.
- Denny’s- Open from 7: a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.
- GameStop- Open regular hours, operating at 10 people capacity with social distancing.
- Great Clips- Open regular hours, operating at 10 people capacity with social distancing.
- Jumbo Park- Open from 10: a.m.- 8 p.m..
- Pho Hoa- Open regular hours, operating at half capacity with social distancing.
- SmashBurger- Now open from 10: a.m.- 9 p.m., operating at half capacity.
- Texas Roadhouse: Open from 11: a.m.- 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; Sunday: 11: a.m.- 8 p.m..
- The Grand Theatre: Operating with 50 people capacity with social distancing. Hours of operation are now Monday- Friday from 3:45 p.m.- 8 p.m.;Saturday- Sunday from 1- 8 p.m.
- Under Armour- Closed for the next two weeks per corporate instruction.
- US Cryotherapy- Open from 11: a.m.- 6 p.m. every day.

◼️ Public Works:
- No changes to DPW services at this time

◼️ VIOS / DA Photos:
- All DA Photos are suspended for 60 days.

◼️ Human Resources:
- Setting conditions now in Army Continuing Education Services (ACES) to migrate to a 100% appointment-based process, which includes the ESD guidance counselor calling the Soldier and providing real-time virtual counseling support for GoArmy Ed, Tuition Assistance, etc, with follow-up emails to provide personal customer service.
- Setting conditions now in Soldier for Life – Transition Center to migrate to 100% virtual delivery of all VOW-required courses through the JKO website. SFL-TAP and Retirement Services Counselors will provide personal customer services through phone and email with Soldiers.
- DEERS/RAPIDS/CAC is now operating in a 100% appointments-only status. No walk-ins are being accepted. Appointments are made by logging on to:https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil/
- Effective immediately – the State of Texas has closed the on-post (Building 505) Driver’s License office. Soldiers and family members can still receive services at the state’s numerous off-post facilities around El Paso.

◼️ Religious Support Services:
- All Public Religious Services on Fort Bliss are suspended.
- All religious education, children/youth ministries and chapel auxiliaries are suspended.
- Pastoral and religious education leadership will use social media livestreaming and other innovative methods to provide worship and other means of religious support and faith formation.
- Chapel pastoral leadership will provide ongoing information and guidance.
- Religious Support information and links to livestreaming worship will be found on the Fort Bliss Religious Support Office page.
- The Religious Support Office will remain open during normal duty hours and the main number is (915) 568-1519.
- The On Call Duty Chaplain will continue to be available 24/7 at (915) 637-4265.

#IIICorpsCOVID19 #FortBliss #OneTeam #OneFight

AFSBn-Bliss conducted a one day Lean Six Sigma workshop with its key leaders.  The focus was to create problem statement...
02/29/2020

AFSBn-Bliss conducted a one day Lean Six Sigma workshop with its key leaders. The focus was to create problem statements within its divisions, identify quick wins, and improve internal processes.

The 407th AFSB command team, COL Noon and CSM Miller, visited AFSBn-Bliss today.  Their visit consisted of physical trai...
02/27/2020

The 407th AFSB command team, COL Noon and CSM Miller, visited AFSBn-Bliss today. Their visit consisted of physical training with the field grade officers and checking on all the divisions and their ongoing operations at Fort Bliss.

Who says it doesn't snow in El Paso, TX?  Pics outside the AFSBn HQs.
02/05/2020

Who says it doesn't snow in El Paso, TX? Pics outside the AFSBn HQs.

AFSBn-Bliss kicked off it's 2020 Leader Profesional Development series with guest speaker Professor Elizabeth Pini from ...
01/25/2020

AFSBn-Bliss kicked off it's 2020 Leader Profesional Development series with guest speaker Professor Elizabeth Pini from the UTEP School of Business. The topic was, "Improving Your Organization with Lean Six Sigma."

Maj Elliss participated in an LPD Hosted by the 77th Quartermaster Group.  He was awarded a COA by Col Nathele Anderson ...
01/14/2020

Maj Elliss participated in an LPD Hosted by the 77th Quartermaster Group. He was awarded a COA by Col Nathele Anderson for teaching her leaders a maintenance and supply management class. Hooah!

Maintenance Division and AFSBn SPO celebrate the completion of maintenance for 155th ABCT equipment.  The units last 5 v...
01/10/2020

Maintenance Division and AFSBn SPO celebrate the completion of maintenance for 155th ABCT equipment. The units last 5 vehicles departed Fort Bliss yesterday.

AFSBn-Bliss leadership had the great honor of presenting the 407th AFSB Philip A. Connolly Award to 1AD.  Their DFAC wil...
01/08/2020

AFSBn-Bliss leadership had the great honor of presenting the 407th AFSB Philip A. Connolly Award to 1AD. Their DFAC will now compete at the DA level competition.

2019 AFSBn-Bliss Holiday Party.  When you work hard you can play hard! 😁😁
12/08/2019

2019 AFSBn-Bliss Holiday Party. When you work hard you can play hard! 😁😁

AFSBn-Bliss is wrapping up their NTC support to 2/1AD.  It was a great rotation and opportunity for the battalion to exe...
10/11/2019

AFSBn-Bliss is wrapping up their NTC support to 2/1AD. It was a great rotation and opportunity for the battalion to exercise the new ASC DLSE concept. Hooah!

Thanks to the Marines for providing the AFSBn leadership a tour of their depot repair and rebuild facility.  OORAH!
10/11/2019

Thanks to the Marines for providing the AFSBn leadership a tour of their depot repair and rebuild facility. OORAH!

Mike Konor listens in on the 2/1ABCT maintenance meeting during their RSOI day at the National Training Center, Ft. Irwi...
09/27/2019

Mike Konor listens in on the 2/1ABCT maintenance meeting during their RSOI day at the National Training Center, Ft. Irwin, CA. He is the Deputy SPO for the DLSE from AFSBn-Bliss.

Big thanks to Keith Bridgeforth and his team for leading our battalion future facilities planning conference.
09/20/2019

Big thanks to Keith Bridgeforth and his team for leading our battalion future facilities planning conference.

Our brigade LOGCAP rep, Mr. Romeo Montez, has provided great support to the Ft Bliss installation ensuring the proper co...
09/15/2019

Our brigade LOGCAP rep, Mr. Romeo Montez, has provided great support to the Ft Bliss installation ensuring the proper contract support is being given for the 30th ABCT mobilization. He gave LTC Mozer and Maj Elliss a tour of all the facilities at Dona Anna that fall under LOGCAP.

The new 1/1 ABCT Expeditionary Containerized Authorized Stockage List (ECASL) is on ground at Ft. Bliss and trans and su...
09/15/2019

The new 1/1 ABCT Expeditionary Containerized Authorized Stockage List (ECASL) is on ground at Ft. Bliss and trans and supply divisions are making sure it gets to their SSA.

The Bobcat Battalion farewell at Olive Garden was a fun event!  We have several employees that will be retiring at the e...
09/15/2019

The Bobcat Battalion farewell at Olive Garden was a fun event! We have several employees that will be retiring at the end of this month.

AFSBn team hanging out at the 1AD Sustainment Brigade casing ceremony.
09/05/2019

AFSBn team hanging out at the 1AD Sustainment Brigade casing ceremony.

1/1AD has started their OP NET (New Equipment Training.)  Today was BII layout.  Tomorrow the unit will be taught PMCS. ...
08/23/2019

1/1AD has started their OP NET (New Equipment Training.) Today was BII layout. Tomorrow the unit will be taught PMCS. Thanks TACOM teammates for letting us come observe today.

AFSBn-Bliss Safety and Occupational Health Advisory Council was convened last week.  The battalion Safety Officer, Keith...
08/20/2019

AFSBn-Bliss Safety and Occupational Health Advisory Council was convened last week. The battalion Safety Officer, Keith Humphries and LTC Mozer, presented several safety awards to battalion members who lead the way in identifying hazards and preventing accidents in their sections.

Maintenance division ensuring 2ABCT fuelers are ready to go overseas meeting the proper enviornmental standards.
08/17/2019

Maintenance division ensuring 2ABCT fuelers are ready to go overseas meeting the proper enviornmental standards.

Organizational Day at Dave & Buster's with some Hail and Farewells.
08/17/2019

Organizational Day at Dave & Buster's with some Hail and Farewells.

08/03/2019

If you’re able to donate blood in the El Paso area, please visit Vitalent Blood Services at 424 S Mesa Hills and 1338 N Zaragoza.

Our thoughts and hearts go out to our friends and neighbors in the El Paso area todayl

Fort Bliss Sustainment Ball 2019!🍾🍾
07/27/2019

Fort Bliss Sustainment Ball 2019!🍾🍾

AFSBn-Bliss leadership was given a tour of the new Grey Eagle facility.  Thanks AMCOM LARs for setting this event up!  I...
07/19/2019

AFSBn-Bliss leadership was given a tour of the new Grey Eagle facility. Thanks AMCOM LARs for setting this event up! Impressive Operation!

Thanks to Mr. Williams, our JMC LAR and EOD from Ft Bliss and Holloman AFB for putting togther training for 89Bs to disp...
07/19/2019

Thanks to Mr. Williams, our JMC LAR and EOD from Ft Bliss and Holloman AFB for putting togther training for 89Bs to dispose of our unserviceable ammo at our ASP.

Today our AMC LAR, Mr. Chris Williams, and 734th OD EOD Techs gave a refresher course to 89Bs in the 1AD SB.  It inlcude...
07/16/2019

Today our AMC LAR, Mr. Chris Williams, and 734th OD EOD Techs gave a refresher course to 89Bs in the 1AD SB. It inlcuded priming C4 demo blocks, blasting caps, and det cord.

07/07/2019
3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division

3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division

#JobWellDone
Another wave of #BulldogBrigade Soldiers arrived home to their families at Fort Bliss, July 6, after a nine-month deployment to the Republic of Korea. A systematic transition between Bulldog and 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division will be ongoing to ensure 2nd Infantry Division maintains a #Fight2Night readiness posture alongside our ROK allies.

#AmericasTankDivision #AlwaysReady #USARMY #2IDRUCD #Second2None #IronSoldiers

Earlier this month AFSBn-Bliss was able to take part in the 30th ABCT rock drill.  We will support the North Carolina br...
06/29/2019

Earlier this month AFSBn-Bliss was able to take part in the 30th ABCT rock drill. We will support the North Carolina brigade as they get ready for their future deployment. #TeamHickory

The AFSBn-Bliss command team participated in the 407th AFSB Leaders Summit at Fort Hood this week.
06/21/2019

The AFSBn-Bliss command team participated in the 407th AFSB Leaders Summit at Fort Hood this week.

06/18/2019
3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division

3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division

#JobWellDone
Another wave of #BulldogBrigade Soldiers arrived home to their families at Fort Bliss, June 17, after a nine-month deployment to the Republic of Korea. A systematic transition between Bulldog and 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division will be ongoing to ensure 2nd Infantry Division maintains a #Fight2Night readiness posture alongside our ROK Allies.

#AmericasTankDivision #AlwaysReady #USARMY #2IDRUCD #Second2None #IronSoldiers

06/15/2019
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Back IN The Days TACOM LAR Ramon Hernandez Former Active Duty Army Soldier Primary MOS 63F10 Track and Wheel Vehicle Recovery Specialist This Is A True Story Location: Vilseck (Bavaria) West Germany 1980
Three DoD Mission Essential Civilians Departed Fort Bliss CRC/Bigg Army Airfield and stopped at Bangor Maine Airport, in route to Kuwait to begin their deployment/mission. Joseph (Joe) Duenas TACOM LAR (Fort Irwin CA). Ramon (Ray) Hernandez TACOM LAR (Fort Bliss TX) Jose R. Ramirez DCAA Senior Auditor (Orlando FL) The USO K9 is an awesome dog.
Sangre Gitana will perform live at the Mexcian Food Festival in El Paso on August 18th 2018
The Group Sangre Gitana performed at Alfresco! Fridays in El Paso Texas on Friday, August 3rd 2018. Mr. Ramon "Ray" Hernandez is the TACOM LAR assigned to Fort Bliss. Ray Hernandez: Bass Player for Sangre Gitana.