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As part of the reorganization of the 1st Armored Division to the US Army's new modular force structure, various units previously held at the division level were made organic to the brigades they habitually supported. 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment was subsequently reassigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division from the Division Artillry (DIVARTY). The DIVARTY was sub

As part of the reorganization of the 1st Armored Division to the US Army's new modular force structure, various units previously held at the division level were made organic to the brigades they habitually supported. 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment was subsequently reassigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division from the Division Artillry (DIVARTY). The DIVARTY was sub

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We hope you are enjoying your day off.  While you relax, take a minute to reflect why today is a federal holiday. #Strik...
01/17/2022

We hope you are enjoying your day off. While you relax, take a minute to reflect why today is a federal holiday. #StrikeFear #UnitedWeStand

We hope you are enjoying your day off. While you relax, take a minute to reflect why today is a federal holiday. #StrikeFear #UnitedWeStand

COVID Vaccination site is moving!!!!
01/12/2022

COVID Vaccination site is moving!!!!

COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE:
After the #MLK holiday weekend, the vaccination site will be at Milam Gym, opening on Jan. 18, 9 a.m.

Remember, vaccinations will be closed Jan. 14 and Jan. 17 in observance of the federal holiday.

Also, there is no need to call the appointment line anymore, as it is more feasible to make the vaccination site walk-ins only. This will reduce the call volume at our call center, and allow for more calls to go through to make T-CON requests for COVID results and other appointments as needed.

Pediatric doses for ages 5-11 will still need an appointment for Mendoza Clinic.

Your cooperation in this is greatly appreciated!

Updated guidance regarding the COVID posture on Ft Bliss. #UnitedWeStand #StrikeFear
01/12/2022

Updated guidance regarding the COVID posture on Ft Bliss. #UnitedWeStand #StrikeFear

COVID Cases on the Rise! Effective immediately, due to the recent emergence of the Omicron variant, we are expanding capability and hours of operation at both the testing site locations and vaccination site here on U.S. Army Fort Bliss. During the first week of January 2022, Fort Bliss saw the highest one-week jump in new COVID cases of the entire pandemic. We must take measures to protect and inform our community.

Get vaccinated now and boosted when eligible! The CDC has conclusive data that supports vaccines and boosters are the best defense against the impact of COVID-19 by reducing the risk of infection, transmission, and hospitalization. The recent emergence of the Omicron variant further emphasizes the importance of vaccination and prevention efforts needed to protect against COVID 19. People are eligible for their booster six months following their second dose.

Current Fort Bliss Testing Site Locations: See the William Beaumont Army Medical Center Social media sites for updates. Results are available at https://www.tricareonline.com, or call the appointment line for telephone consult to gain results.

• West Bliss Site (Building 1029, Chaffee Rd) – (Open Mon – Sat, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm) this is a drive-up test location. This site can be reached off Chaffee between Bradley and Pleasanton.

• WBAMC Main Campus (Lot H – WBAMC) – (Open Daily, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm) this is drive-up test location. Lot H is near the Emergency Department parking lot at the new WBAMC Main Campus.

Current Fort Bliss Vaccination Locations:

• Stout Gym (2930 Cassidy Rd) is the current COVID-19 vaccination site and is a walk-in or appointment clinic for all Active Duty and Tricare Beneficiaries 12 years and older for initial series shots or booster shots. This location will close Jan. 17.

• Milam Gym (2499 Cassidy Rd) - effective January 18, Milam Gym will become the new Fort Bliss vaccination site.

• Beneficiary Children ages 5-11 can be scheduled for vaccination by calling 915-744-2273 or going to this website: www.TRICARE.mil/VaccineAppointments

Updated Work Safe, Live Safe Guidance: We have also updated the Work Safe, Live Safe Order for our Fort Bliss Community. While Fort Bliss remains at Health Protection Condition Bravo Plus (HPCON Bravo+) we have made the following adjustments to protect the force and our community. Please reference the Tenth Amended Fort Bliss Work Safe Live Safe Order (https://home.army.mil/bliss/index.php/my-fort/Bliss-Bulletin) for further details:

• Meetings, Events, and Conferences. Commanders, directors, supervisors, and leaders should minimize in-person meetings within their organizations and maximize the use of virtual meetings.

• Off-Post Dining and Retail Shopping Guidance. Removed from the Work Safe Live Safe Guidance – we continue to stress maintaining current vaccinations and adherence to both local public health orders and CDC COVID-19 guidance.

• Social Gatherings. Social gatherings at private residences on post are not to exceed 10 persons indoors or outdoors. We encourage hosts to ensure mitigation measures are in place during events such as mask-wearing, cleanliness and socially distanced.

• Accountability Formations & Physical Training. Commanders must ensure double-arm intervals are used during formations, and all Soldiers wear a face mask regardless of vaccination status.

• Face Covering Requirement & Exceptions. Updated to reflect current DoD and CDC guidance which requires mask wear when unable to maintain six feet of separation from others both indoors and outdoors, regardless of vaccination status.

• Specific Restrictions for Soldiers Residing in Barracks. Soldiers will wear an appropriate face covering when individuals that do not reside in their suite are present.

• Restriction on Movement (ROM) and Reporting. Updated to reflect current DOD and CDC Guidance regarding actions to be taken when infected or considered a close contact with an infected individual.

Local community resources: All Tricare beneficiaries are eligible to be vaccinated through resources on the installation and at local vaccination locations throughout the city. The CDC recommends receiving booster shots 6-months after being fully-vaccinated and 2 months after being fully vaccinated for the J&J vaccine.

In the El Paso Community: Beneficiaries can gain access to testing, vaccination locations, resources and city guidelines here: https://www.epstrong.org/testing.php

Today LTC Hutnik and CSM Holthus awarded 2LT Counts with an Army Achievement Medal for his performance in the Field Arti...
01/07/2022

Today LTC Hutnik and CSM Holthus awarded 2LT Counts with an Army Achievement Medal for his performance in the Field Artillery Association King of Battle Challenge.

ICYMI, in 24 days 2LT Counts conducted 364.6 miles of cardiovascular activity. While he didn’t finish first, he gave CSM Holthus a run for his money finishing a couple hours behind him. He already has his sights on next year’s competition and promises a different outcome.

Once again, great job getting after it 2LT Counts! Proud to have you on the team! #UnitedWeStand #StrikeFear

2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division
1st Armored Division

Today LTC Hutnik and CSM Holthus awarded 2LT Counts with an Army Achievement Medal for his performance in the Field Artillery Association King of Battle Challenge.

ICYMI, in 24 days 2LT Counts conducted 364.6 miles of cardiovascular activity. While he didn’t finish first, he gave CSM Holthus a run for his money finishing a couple hours behind him. He already has his sights on next year’s competition and promises a different outcome.

Once again, great job getting after it 2LT Counts! Proud to have you on the team! #UnitedWeStand #StrikeFear

2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division
1st Armored Division

Bliss Boss events scheduled for this month!
01/04/2022

Bliss Boss events scheduled for this month!

Here's what on the agenda for January!
As always, be sure to sign up for events in the link below!
(PLEASE NOTE: the EPAS date is January 22nd, NOT THE 15TH!)

https://forms.gle/bFcKLMf6gKEeoWcj6

With COVID picking up in the El Paso area and a heavy training cycle ahead of the Battalion, LTC Hutnik and CSM Holthus ...
01/04/2022

With COVID picking up in the El Paso area and a heavy training cycle ahead of the Battalion, LTC Hutnik and CSM Holthus elected to recieve booster shots to protect themselves and everyone they are around.

We strongly urge you to consider following their example to protect each other and training that is ahead. Every one of you matter and are depended on to make the Fires enteprise work from sensor to shooter.

Get boosted, so the Battalion can shoot, move, and communicate and shape the deep fight! #UnitedWeStand #StrikeFear

2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division
1st Armored Division

With COVID picking up in the El Paso area and a heavy training cycle ahead of the Battalion, LTC Hutnik and CSM Holthus elected to recieve booster shots to protect themselves and everyone they are around.

We strongly urge you to consider following their example to protect each other and training that is ahead. Every one of you matter and are depended on to make the Fires enteprise work from sensor to shooter.

Get boosted, so the Battalion can shoot, move, and communicate and shape the deep fight! #UnitedWeStand #StrikeFear

2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division
1st Armored Division

In support of the Sun Bowl,  3rd Section from Chaos Battery displayed the M109A6 Paladin to the Washington State Univers...
12/29/2021

In support of the Sun Bowl, 3rd Section from Chaos Battery displayed the M109A6 Paladin to the Washington State University football team.

SPC Salas demonstrated how to open the breech and the athletes gave the task a try. SGT Logsdon explained the positions and roles of each member inside the Paladin. The Iron Thunder Soldiers also fielded any questions the athletes had.

Well done Charlie Battery 4th Battalion 27th Field Artillery. Good luck to all the athletes participating in this years Sun Bowl. #StrikeFear #UnitedWeStand #Chaos

2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division
1st Armored Division

Upcoming events hosted by Bliss Boss.  #StrikeFear #UnitedWeStand2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division1st Armored Division
12/28/2021

Upcoming events hosted by Bliss Boss.
#StrikeFear #UnitedWeStand

2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division
1st Armored Division

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!Holiday hours for popular MWR facilities are below.  #UnitedWeStand #StrikeFear
12/22/2021

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!

Holiday hours for popular MWR facilities are below. #UnitedWeStand #StrikeFear

We have the top 3 Iron Thunder finishers of the Field Artillery Association King of Battle challenge.  This challenge is...
12/15/2021

We have the top 3 Iron Thunder finishers of the Field Artillery Association King of Battle challenge. This challenge is 364.6 miles of cardiovascular exercise and provides some WWI Field Artillery history on the way.

CSM Holthus finished 1st in the Battalion completing it in 24 days. 2LT Counts from Alpha Battery, finished later that day placing 2nd in the Battalion. LTC Hutnik placed 3rd finishing in 28 days.

Well done 2LT Counts. You came out of no where and almost took out the old guys...ALMOST. Never underestimate old man strength and motivation. You have 11 months to try again.
#UnitedWeStand #StrikeFear

2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division
1st Armored Division Artillery
1st Armored Division

Today the Iron Thunder Battalion lived up to "Conjuncti Stamus" (United We Stand) by contributing to a great organizatio...
12/14/2021

Today the Iron Thunder Battalion lived up to "Conjuncti Stamus" (United We Stand) by contributing to a great organization in support of Strike Brigade.

Strike Brigade headed an effort to donate food to the Junior Enlisted Family Center on Fort Bliss. Overall, Strike Brigade donated over 2500 lbs of food with Iron Thunder contributing 1200 lbs of that winning the Brigade internal competition. Winning matters, especially when it comes to taking care of our people.

Well done to the Brigade, and we are extremely proud of the Iron Thunder Soldiers for their contributions. No matter how small the contribution was, it added up to a lot. We'll take care of the trophy until next year and make sure there is some extra flair added to it. #UnitedWeStand #StrikeFear #ironthunderstrikescheer

2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division
1st Armored Division

12/13/2021

Great video illustrating the importance of Golden Triangle calls and getting to know your Soldiers better.

Remember, holidays aren’t a happy time of year for everyone. For some it’s the most painful. Reach out and check on each other. If you need resources we can get you them. There is also a resource picture pinned to our page. We got your back.

#UnitedWeStand
#StrikeFear

Soldiers from Iron Thunder Battalion recently renamed their tubes to honor the unit's history.  13 of the 18 tubes were ...
12/06/2021

Soldiers from Iron Thunder Battalion recently renamed their tubes to honor the unit's history. 13 of the 18 tubes were named after OIF fallen Soldiers from the Battalion. Five were named after battles the Battalion participated in. The pictures below are of the 13 tubes named after the fallen.

Tube names are:

A11 - Algeria
A12 - Tunisia
A13 - Naples
A14 - Anzio
A15 - Rome
A16 - Holland
B11- Eason
B12 - McKinzie
B13 - Kimmerly
B14 - Reed
B15 - Smith
B16 - Darling
C11 - Dayton
C12 - Patterson
C13 - Campbell
C14 - Schmidt
C15 - Beckstrand
C16 - Ewing

#UnitedWeStand #StrikeFear

Just a reminder of upcoming events and drives going on. Food drive benefiting the Armed Services YMCA.  Donation boxes a...
12/04/2021

Just a reminder of upcoming events and drives going on.

Food drive benefiting the Armed Services YMCA. Donation boxes are around the Battalion footprint.

Movie night. Bring the family to watch Elf from the comfort of your vehicle. Food donations also accepted there.

There is also a drive benefiting the local humane society. Blankets, treats, toys are needed.

#IronThunderStrikesCheer
#UnitedWeStand

2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division

As we near the first transition for the holiday block leave rotation, we want to remind you that if things just aren't g...
12/01/2021

As we near the first transition for the holiday block leave rotation, we want to remind you that if things just aren't going well, talk to someone. A leader, friend, family, or utilize one of the resources below. Together, we can overcome those tough times and problems. #UnitedWeStand

We hope you all enjoy your well deserved time off and are amazed by the professionalism, versatility, and ability you display on a daily basis. #StrikeFear

"Conjuncti Stamus"

2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division
1st Armored Division

As we near the first transition for the holiday block leave rotation, we want to remind you that if things just aren't going well, talk to someone. A leader, friend, family, or utilize one of the resources below. Together, we can overcome those tough times and problems. #UnitedWeStand

We hope you all enjoy your well deserved time off and are amazed by the professionalism, versatility, and ability you display on a daily basis. #StrikeFear

"Conjuncti Stamus"

2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division
1st Armored Division

Today we promote 2LT Andrea Shade to 1LT. She is currently serving as a Fire Direction Officer for Charlie Battery 4th B...
11/29/2021

Today we promote 2LT Andrea Shade to 1LT. She is currently serving as a Fire Direction Officer for Charlie Battery 4th Battalion 27th Field Artillery. Congratulations 1LT Shade!

#UnitedWeStand

For those of you participating in the Field Artillery Association King of Battle challenge Thunder 7 has made it 1/3 of ...
11/25/2021

For those of you participating in the Field Artillery Association King of Battle challenge Thunder 7 has made it 1/3 of the way through as of this morning with Thunder 6 right behind. As we have come to expect, they are leading the way and setting the example for the Iron Thunder Soldier participants. Get those miles in and posted! #UnitedWeStand #StrikeFear

2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division
1st Armored Division
1st Armored Division Artillery
The Real Iron 7

11/25/2021

We want to wish all the Iron Thunder Soldiers and their families, both past and present, a Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you are doing whatever you can to enjoy your day. We know it is difficult with the current mission. Know that we are thankful and appreciate your sacrifices. #UnitedWeStand #StrikeFear

Today, the 7’s of the Iron Thunder Battalion presented 1SG Tuialuuluu a token of their appreciation for everything that ...
11/18/2021

Today, the 7’s of the Iron Thunder Battalion presented 1SG Tuialuuluu a token of their appreciation for everything that he has done for the Battalion as the 1SG for F FSC.

1SG Tuialuuluu will relinquish responsibility of F FSC tomorrow to 1SG Burns. #UnitedWeStand #StrikeFear #TheBrandIsStrong

2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division
1st Armored Division

Today, the 7’s of the Iron Thunder Battalion presented 1SG Tuialuuluu a token of their appreciation for everything that he has done for the Battalion as the 1SG for F FSC.

1SG Tuialuuluu will relinquish responsibility of F FSC tomorrow to 1SG Burns. #UnitedWeStand #StrikeFear #TheBrandIsStrong

2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division
1st Armored Division

We want to wish all the Iron Thunder family a Happy Veterans Day.  For a deeper understanding of Veterans Day, we sugges...
11/11/2021

We want to wish all the Iron Thunder family a Happy Veterans Day.

For a deeper understanding of Veterans Day, we suggest you take a quick read at https://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp as well as reading President Dwight D Eisenhower's proclamation from October 8th, 1954 below and also found at the link above.

Again, we hope you all have a terrific day and thank you all for everything you have done and continue to do for our country. #UnitedWeStand #StrikeFear

We want to wish all the Iron Thunder family a Happy Veterans Day.

For a deeper understanding of Veterans Day, we suggest you take a quick read at https://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp as well as reading President Dwight D Eisenhower's proclamation from October 8th, 1954 below and also found at the link above.

Again, we hope you all have a terrific day and thank you all for everything you have done and continue to do for our country. #UnitedWeStand #StrikeFear

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We hope you are enjoying your day off. While you relax, take a minute to reflect why today is a federal holiday. #StrikeFear #UnitedWeStand
For everyone heading to Korea. Make sure you meet the updated guidance. Get with your Chain of Command if you need assistance.
COVID Vaccination site is moving!!!!
Updated guidance regarding the COVID posture on Ft Bliss. #UnitedWeStand #StrikeFear
Today LTC Hutnik and CSM Holthus awarded 2LT Counts with an Army Achievement Medal for his performance in the Field Artillery Association King of Battle Challenge. ICYMI, in 24 days 2LT Counts conducted 364.6 miles of cardiovascular activity. While he didn’t finish first, he gave CSM Holthus a run for his money finishing a couple hours behind him. He already has his sights on next year’s competition and promises a different outcome. Once again, great job getting after it 2LT Counts! Proud to have you on the team! #UnitedWeStand #StrikeFear 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division 1st Armored Division
Bliss Boss events scheduled for this month!
With COVID picking up in the El Paso area and a heavy training cycle ahead of the Battalion, LTC Hutnik and CSM Holthus elected to recieve booster shots to protect themselves and everyone they are around. We strongly urge you to consider following their example to protect each other and training that is ahead. Every one of you matter and are depended on to make the Fires enteprise work from sensor to shooter. Get boosted, so the Battalion can shoot, move, and communicate and shape the deep fight! #UnitedWeStand #StrikeFear 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division 1st Armored Division
In support of the Sun Bowl, 3rd Section from Chaos Battery displayed the M109A6 Paladin to the Washington State University football team. SPC Salas demonstrated how to open the breech and the athletes gave the task a try. SGT Logsdon explained the positions and roles of each member inside the Paladin. The Iron Thunder Soldiers also fielded any questions the athletes had. Well done Charlie Battery 4th Battalion 27th Field Artillery. Good luck to all the athletes participating in this years Sun Bowl. #StrikeFear #UnitedWeStand #Chaos 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division 1st Armored Division
Upcoming events hosted by Bliss Boss. #StrikeFear #UnitedWeStand 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division 1st Armored Division
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO! Holiday hours for popular MWR facilities are below. #UnitedWeStand #StrikeFear
We have the top 3 Iron Thunder finishers of the Field Artillery Association King of Battle challenge. This challenge is 364.6 miles of cardiovascular exercise and provides some WWI Field Artillery history on the way. CSM Holthus finished 1st in the Battalion completing it in 24 days. 2LT Counts from Alpha Battery, finished later that day placing 2nd in the Battalion. LTC Hutnik placed 3rd finishing in 28 days. Well done 2LT Counts. You came out of no where and almost took out the old guys...ALMOST. Never underestimate old man strength and motivation. You have 11 months to try again. #UnitedWeStand #StrikeFear 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division 1st Armored Division Artillery 1st Armored Division
Today the Iron Thunder Battalion lived up to "Conjuncti Stamus" (United We Stand) by contributing to a great organization in support of Strike Brigade. Strike Brigade headed an effort to donate food to the Junior Enlisted Family Center on Fort Bliss. Overall, Strike Brigade donated over 2500 lbs of food with Iron Thunder contributing 1200 lbs of that winning the Brigade internal competition. Winning matters, especially when it comes to taking care of our people. Well done to the Brigade, and we are extremely proud of the Iron Thunder Soldiers for their contributions. No matter how small the contribution was, it added up to a lot. We'll take care of the trophy until next year and make sure there is some extra flair added to it. #UnitedWeStand #StrikeFear #ironthunderstrikescheer 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division 1st Armored Division