1st Battalion, 77th Armored Regiment

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Operating as usual

Extremely proud of all of the hard work and serious learning accomplished by this phenomenal team!  We already had some ...
11/20/2020

Extremely proud of all of the hard work and serious learning accomplished by this phenomenal team! We already had some of our guys head back to Bliss but we paused our redeployment prep yesterday for a minute to get a picture of the awesome group of Soldiers, NCOs, and Officers who make the BN a success on a daily basis! #bloodontheaxe @bulldogbrigade3abct @therealangercompany @hitmencompany @butcher_177ar_3abct

11/19/2020

Turn the volume up for BLOOD ON THE AXE!!!!!

Steel Tiger Command teams  after crushing the Donovia enemy at NTC 21-02! #bloodontheaxe #winningmatters @bulldogbrigade...
11/19/2020

Steel Tiger Command teams after crushing the Donovia enemy at NTC 21-02! #bloodontheaxe #winningmatters @bulldogbrigade3abct @1starmoreddivision @ntcfortirwin @usagfortbliss

Thunderbolt Chapter of United States Cavalry and Armor Association featured our TOC crew who made an extremely agile inf...
11/18/2020

Thunderbolt Chapter of United States Cavalry and Armor Association featured our TOC crew who made an extremely agile infrastructure that allowed them to do 15 jumps throughout the rotation with a fastest setup time of 24 minutes. #bloodontheaxe

From 1-77 AR OPS SGM Tyler Benge:

First NTC rotation done. Learned a lot and jumped the TOC around 20 times.

This was our most elaborate set up but mostly went way smaller for speed. This was also the best location as the terrain masked it.

The team dubbed this area The Oasis.

1st Battalion, 77th Armored Regiment
1st Armored Division

Trees for troops!
11/18/2020

Trees for troops!

Good News! Yay! Trees for Troops distribution day is here. Please see the flyer below for more information.

11/17/2020

Loaded up for another piggyback ride to the rails! Steel Tigers are getting all their vehicles ready for movement back to @usagfortbliss after a great but difficult rotation @ntcfortirwin #bloodontheaxe @bulldogbrigade3abct @1starmoreddivision

Congratulations to SGT Palos for being recognized as the regeneration hero of the battle!
11/17/2020

Congratulations to SGT Palos for being recognized as the regeneration hero of the battle!

Once again we have another Hero! Congratulations to the Hero of Regen! SGT Palos from our Maintenance Platoon was recognized by 916th Support Brigade for his hard work during regeneration operations.

SGT Palos, who is PCSing right after this rotation,showed no signs of “checking out.” Though he knew his time in the Company was coming to a close, he still has worked incredibly hard to lead his Soldiers and conduct to-standard maintenance. He is one of our go-to mechanics, always willing to help!

Congratulations! Well deserved!

3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division1st Battalion, 77th Armored Regiment1st Armored Division123rd Brigade Support Battalion

GAS! GAS! GAS!  The Steel Tiger Chemical Officer does hasty decontamination of one of our beasts after the tank was hit ...
11/17/2020

GAS! GAS! GAS! The Steel Tiger Chemical Officer does hasty decontamination of one of our beasts after the tank was hit with a simulated chemical attack during our live fire exercise. #bloodontheaxe #ghettocarwash @bulldogbrigade3abct @1starmoreddivision @ntcfortirwin @usagfortbliss

Steel Tigers are getting clean and getting ready to get on the rails to come home! Our mechanics are crushing it getting...
11/17/2020

Steel Tigers are getting clean and getting ready to get on the rails to come home! Our mechanics are crushing it getting our equipment fixed after a hard ride, there is lots of work to do but all of us are anxious to get home to our families for 🦃! #bloodontheaxe #maintenanceistraining @bulldogbrigade3abct @1starmoreddivision @ntcfortirwin @usagfortbliss @hitmencompany @therealangercompany @butcher_177ar_3abct

Congratulations to SPC Jayasawal from H Co for being named the Hero of the Battle by our Panther Team Observer Controlle...
11/14/2020

Congratulations to SPC Jayasawal from H Co for being named the Hero of the Battle by our Panther Team Observer Controller/Trainers and then again by the Commander of Operations Group for his outstanding performance during the rotation. SPC Jayasawal ordered over $630,000 in repair parts for our fleet. He additionally turned in over $35,000 in recoverable parts. Our PLL clerks are the heartbeat of our organization and they make it so we can put Blood on the Axe! #bloodontheaxe @bulldogbrigade3abct @hitmencompany @1starmoreddivision

The @1starmoreddivision DCGM visits the Soldiers and Tanks of the Steel Tigers @ntcfortirwin #bloodontheaxe @1starmoredd...
11/14/2020

The @1starmoreddivision DCGM visits the Soldiers and Tanks of the Steel Tigers @ntcfortirwin #bloodontheaxe @1starmoreddivision @bulldogbrigade3abct

Steel Tiger Commanders and staff  conduct their combined arms rehearsal to synchronize the next operation @ntcfortirwin ...
11/14/2020

Steel Tiger Commanders and staff conduct their combined arms rehearsal to synchronize the next operation @ntcfortirwin #bloodontheaxe @1starmoreddivision @bulldogbrigade3abct @1starmoreddivision

@therealangercompany conducts their company OPORD as they prepare for a fight with the rest of the Steel Tigers. #bloodo...
11/14/2020

@therealangercompany conducts their company OPORD as they prepare for a fight with the rest of the Steel Tigers. #bloodontheaxe @ntcfortirwin @1starmoreddivision @bulldogbrigade3abct

11/14/2020

Our Brothers and Sisters in 2BEB and 62ENG detonate the mine clearing line charge to make a lane for Steel Tigers through a minefield.#sappersteel #bloodontheaxe @bulldogbrigade3abct @ntcfortirwin @1starmoreddivision

Happiness is a turret full of Aft Caps! The Steel Tigers crushes it at the NTC live fires! #bloodontheaxe @bulldogbrigad...
11/14/2020

Happiness is a turret full of Aft Caps! The Steel Tigers crushes it at the NTC live fires! #bloodontheaxe @bulldogbrigade3abct @bulldogbrigade3abct @ntcfortirwin

11/14/2020

Thanks to our friends at 4-1FA for providing air burst smoke for obscuration at the breach! #bloodontheaxe @bulldogbrigade3abct

11/14/2020

1400lbs of plastic explosives in the form of a mine clearing line charge are sent forward with a rocket to reduce the wire/mine obstacle! #bloodontheaxe @bulldogbrigade3abct @1starmoreddivision

11/14/2020

Turn the sound up and enjoy the Steel Tigers crushing the enemy at the live fire breech @ntcfortirwin #bloodontheaxe @1starmoreddivision @bulldogbrigade3abct @usarmyforscom

3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division
11/14/2020

3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division

#Bulldogbrigade
3ABCT,1AD has completed a NTC rotation making a mark on the stone 21-02.
#historyinthemaking #americastankdivision #elpasonown

1st Armored Division
11/13/2020

1st Armored Division

*ANNOUNCEMENT* The amended come to work safe, live safe memo, in effect today, aligns Fort Bliss to the City of El Paso restrictions.

For those who like the 'bottom line up front':
The 3rd amendment from October 26th is still in effect, this memo rescinds and changes the October 16th guidance to include the following:

1) All personnel are to adhere to the local authority’s directives regarding essential activities, travel and facial coverings - here or elsewhere.
2) Adds Grandparents in the 'immediate family member' category for in-home visitors, it now includes Parents and siblings/in-laws.
3) specifications to fitness group size and sanitization and distance during exercise.

We are asking all to continue to do their part, remain vigilant, and protect yourselves and others from the threat of the virus AND thank you for all you do to help keep each other safe.

3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division
11/12/2020

3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division

#Bulldoghealth
The Bulldog family knows you have concerns and may have additional questions on the steps we are taking to ensure your Bulldog soldiers are well taken care of as we train at NTC. We are working closely with leadership at NTC and if you have any further questions please email them to Maj. Valdespino at [email protected].

1st Armored Division 123rd Brigade Support Battalion 1st Battalion, 77th Armored Regiment 1st Battalion 67th Armored Regiment 4th Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment 4-1 Field Artillery "First or Not at All" 2nd Squadron, 13th Cavalry Regiment 2d Engineer Battalion

Fort Bliss, Texas
11/10/2020

Fort Bliss, Texas

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The Fort Bliss senior commander will host a COVID-19 Facebook Town Hall, Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m., on this page.

1st Armored Division 32d Army Air and Missile Defense Command The NCO Leadership Center of Excellence William Beaumont Army Medical Center Joint Task Force North U.S. Army Joint Modernization Command

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11/07/2020

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*ANNOUNCEMENT* Today a public health emergency was issued for Fort Bliss - The declaration was made to ensure William Beaumont Army Medical Center has the adequate staff and resources for any anticipated care for our patrons.

The restrictions currently in place as of October 26th, are still in effect. Please refer to those guidelines until further announcements are made.

Please observe the Fort Bliss, Texas COVID-19 Tuesday 1100 update.

10/30/2020
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1st Armored Division

Announcement from the Commanding General, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss, Maj. Gen. Sean Bernabe:

Unfortunately, COVID infection rates in the El Paso area continue to increase. To protect the force and to remain in alignment with our city partners, I have directed additional measures for the Fort Bliss Community.

Effective immediately, Fort Bliss will operate at essential services only. We have closed Biggs Park, Underwood Golf Course, Bowling Center, Centennial Club, Soldiers Activity Center/Warrior Zone, and Tennis Courts. The Child Development Centers will operate at current levels; Fitness Centers, and lap swim at the Aquatic Center remain open, however, no instructor-led classes and no change to Army Community Service services. The main Exchange, Shoppettes, Military Clothing Sales, Commissary, Class VI, and Barbershops will remain open. Restaurants and Freedom Crossing will be limited to 25% capacity. All other retail stores will be closed.

William Beaumont Army Medical Center remains postured to provide medical support to the Fort Bliss installation and all eligible beneficiaries. We have taken prudent measures to maintain our ability to treat patients and ensure appropriate levels of supplies. These measures include cancellation and suspension of all elective procedures and realignment of assets to increase capacity at the main hospital.

The Health Protection Condition at Fort Bliss remains at Level Charlie. This means we continue to keep the following measures: social distancing, reducing exposure and personal contact, washing hands regularly, and wearing face masks.

These collective restrictions keep us in-step with El Paso City Officials so that we are good neighbors. These measures are in place to protect the force and balance readiness requirements.

10/30/2020
Fort Bliss, Texas

Steel Tigers:

Effective immediately, Fort Bliss will operate at essential services only: cancellation of the Spooktacular Halloween event; closures of Biggs Park, Underwood Golf Course, Bowling Center, Centennial Club, Soldiers Activity Center/Warrior Zone, and Tennis Courts.

The Child Development Centers will operate at current levels, Fitness Centers and lap swim at the Aquatic Center remain open, however, no instructor-led classes and no change to ACS services.

The main Exchange, Shoppettes, Military Clothing Sales, Commissary, Class VI, and Barbershops will remain open. Restaurants and Freedom Crossing will be limited to 25% capacity. All other retail stores will be closed. RV park remains open.

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10/27/2020

1st Armored Division

Announcement from the 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Sean Bernabe:

Since early October, El Paso and surrounding communities have seen wide-spread transmission of COVID-19. We continue to watch these trends closely and stay in contact with City Leaders.

Earlier today, in a press release, the El Paso COVID-19 Task Force highlighted three sources of community spread: (1) visiting local stores; (2) eating at restaurants and bars; and (3) traveling to and from Mexico. The Mayor and other officials are taking action within El Paso to address these three areas.

Unfortunately, we continue to see steep increases in active cases on Fort Bliss. To help slow the spread of COVID-19 within the Fort Bliss Community, we must take aggressive action now.

In light of the most recent decisions of El Paso officials and the restrictions they put in place, I have made the decision to adjust our posture on Fort Bliss. These changes will ensure we protect the health of our Fort Bliss Community while also supporting and remaining in synch with our El Paso neighbors.

Today, I signed the Third Amended Fort Bliss Come to Work Safe, Live Safe Order. Here are a few key changes from the updated order:

(1) Curfew for Fort Bliss. Travel deemed non-mission essential will cease from 10 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. This curfew aligns exactly with the City of El Paso.

(2) Visitor Restrictions. The only authorized persons within residence are members of the household and immediate family members or those present for the purpose of conducting authorized essential activities. This restriction is in alignment with the City of El Paso.

(3) Teleworking. Unit commanders and/or supervisors are encouraged to utilize teleworking to reduce the number of personnel physically present in the work place on a daily basis.

(4) Cancellation of Trunk-or-treating events. Unit-sponsored trunk-or-treat events are no longer authorized. This cancellation also aligns with El Paso guidance. The MWR drive-thru event is the only remaining authorized Halloween event on Fort Bliss.

(5) Off-post dining and restaurant services. While within the greater El Paso area, service members are prohibited from sit-down dining or “dining-in” at off-post restaurants. Non-service members are highly encouraged to follow these instructions.

There are no additional changes to current facility hours and operations as the previous amended Come to Work Safe, Live Safe order specifies.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and compliance with these new measures. Again, it is imperative that we take aggressive action now to help flatten the curve within the Fort Bliss Community and in the greater El Paso area.

10/27/2020
Fort Bliss, Texas

Fort Bliss, Texas

0800 UPDATE
ACPs: There is no change to access control points. All gates are open as scheduled.

AAFES Operations: Personnel are reporting at 10 a.m. for all AAFES operations today and will open as soon as possible once the teams report unless roads are red or black.

GIF: CLOSED.

MEDICAL: Outpatient services are closed; all appointments will be rescheduled. If you don't receive a call from your clinic, please call the appointment line to reschedule. You can also reschedule on the Patient Portal. All outpatient pharmacy services are also closed.

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Due to the adverse winter weather forecast for the El Paso region on Tuesday, 27 October 2020, the Senior Commander has directed a weather closure for Fort Bliss on 27 October 2020, with the exception of those personnel the Chain of Command has designated as Mission Critical. Those not designated Mission Critical will remain at home and leverage telework when available. Those that are directed to remain at home are strongly encouraged to stay off the local area road network to avoid potential accidents and significant traffic delays. Unless directed otherwise, the installation will reopen on Wednesday, 28 October 2020 at a time to be designated.

Directorate of Emergency Services will not close or have any degraded services.

Fort Bliss Training Ranges will degrade operations 27 Oct 2020. Pretty much limited to only live fires on ranges.

Directorate of Human Resources:
- All Transition Services (Retirement Services, Separations, Soldier for life Transition Assistance Program) are degrading but remaining open.

Directorate of Public Works areas that are closed, but personnel available via phone:
- Housing Services (Housing Services Office and Unaccompanied Housing), (915) 568-5314
- Reimbursable Utilities, (915) 6514
- Engineering Services (Design and Construction Management), (915) 568-7635
- Environmental, (915) 568-7031
- Master Planning, (915) 568-5933

Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation:
- Open: All CDC and School Age Service-normal hours of operation.
- AER-Emergency and contact number, American Red Cross 1-877-272-7337
- Closed:
All Fitness Centers
All Pools
Soldier Activity Center
Auto Crafts/Arts and Hobby
Mickelsen Library
Biggs Park
Leisure Travel Services
Centennial Banquet Center
Desert Strike Lanes
Underwood Golf
Rod and Gun Club
Coffee Shops
Warrior Zone
Old Fort Bliss Museum
Army Community Service

Closed: Equal Employment Opportunity Office

Fort Bliss officials will continue to monitor weather conditions. Please monitor Fort Bliss social media accounts, the Fort Bliss website and local news for updates.
1st Armored Division 32d Army Air and Missile Defense Command The NCO Leadership Center of Excellence U.S. Army Joint Modernization Command William Beaumont Army Medical Center Joint Task Force North Fort Bliss MWR El Paso Office of Emergency Management Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss

The 1-77AR lineage is long and distinguished, below is the memorial in Patton Park remembering our fallen.
10/26/2020

The 1-77AR lineage is long and distinguished, below is the memorial in Patton Park remembering our fallen.

It's Monument Monday again!

The 2nd monument to be added to Pattons' Park and Memorial Walk was dedicated in June 2017 to "the valiant soldiers, men and women of the 77th Armor Regiment who have served, are serving, and their families who support them." This monument is uniquely formed in the shape of a pentagon, and 4 of the 5 sides display all the campaigns of which the Steel Tigers were a part.

Their motto "Insiste Firmiter" means "to stand firm."

Don't miss this monument when you visit Pattons' Park and Memorial Walk! "BLOOD ON THE AXE"

Blood on the axe!
10/26/2020

Blood on the axe!

It's Monument Monday again!

The 2nd monument to be added to Pattons' Park and Memorial Walk was dedicated in June 2017 to "the valiant soldiers, men and women of the 77th Armor Regiment who have served, are serving, and their families who support them." This monument is uniquely formed in the shape of a pentagon, and 4 of the 5 sides display all the campaigns of which the Steel Tigers were a part.

Their motto "Insiste Firmiter" means "to stand firm."

Don't miss this monument when you visit Pattons' Park and Memorial Walk! "BLOOD ON THE AXE"

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Happy Veterans Day to all my fellow "Senior" Tankers.
Served in the Steel Tiger BN from March 2001- May 2005. Deployed OIF II and was part of Operation Baton Rouge.
The link provided for the CoC doesn't seem to be working.
Little short run with these 2 beauties #furbabyandcouplesrun