4-1 Field Artillery "First or Not at All"

4-1 Field Artillery "First or Not at All" Keeping the King on His Throne!

Operating as usual

11/15/2020

Show of Force A-10!!

Defenders thank you all for your hard word and dedication to this great organization!!
11/15/2020

Defenders thank you all for your hard word and dedication to this great organization!!

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

Great Job Axemen!
11/14/2020

Great Job Axemen!

NTC rotation 21-02 is coming to an end. We are so proud of the Axemen and the hard work that they put in! Thank you for all of your support and we can’t wait to make it home for Thanksgiving!

Off with their heads!
First or not at all!

More photos
11/14/2020

More photos

‘Do your part’ :: Fort Bliss, Texas
11/14/2020
‘Do your part’ :: Fort Bliss, Texas

‘Do your part’ :: Fort Bliss, Texas

Fort Bliss leaders held a town hall Nov. 10, 2020, where they answered questions and encouraged strict adherence to health and safety precautions due to soaring virus numbers across the borderland.

Fort Bliss, Texas
11/14/2020

Fort Bliss, Texas

🛒COMMISSARY UPDATE🛒: It is expected to reopen Nov. 14, with reduced hours. Until further notice the Fort Bliss Commissary will be open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Also, effective immediately, no visitors will be allowed inside to reduce the crowd size for the holidays. Finally, they are hiring. See the flyer for details.

Great Job Defenders, We are Almost done!!
11/13/2020

Great Job Defenders, We are Almost done!!

11/13/2020
Fort Bliss, Texas

Fort Bliss, Texas

The Fort Bliss Commissary will be closed Friday, Nov. 13 due to a COVID-19 positive employee in the front office. Since the positive case was isolated to the front office area, the risk of customer exposure is extremely minimal. We are working with the Defense Commissary Agency team to expedite the reopening and we will post updates as we receive them. Thank you for your patience as we work to keep our community as safe as possible.

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.

Yesterday we were visited by Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, U.S. Representative for Texas’ 16th Congressional District,...
11/12/2020

Yesterday we were visited by Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, U.S. Representative for Texas’ 16th Congressional District, and the FORSCOM Commanding General GEN Michael X Garrett.

#firstornotatall

Some photos from our rotation at the NTC 21-02.
11/12/2020

Some photos from our rotation at the NTC 21-02.

KTSM 9 News
11/12/2020

KTSM 9 News

BREAKING: El Paso County Judge Samaniego extends County stay home order. Updated order starts at midnight and runs through Dec. 1.
You can find out more on KTSM.com.

Fort Bliss MWR
11/09/2020

Fort Bliss MWR

1st Armored Division
11/07/2020

1st Armored Division

*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.

Fort Bliss, Texas
10/31/2020

Fort Bliss, Texas

Here is the latest and greatest for services on post. We'll host the next virtual update Tuesday at 11 a.m., on this page. Have a safe weekend.

3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division
10/31/2020

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].

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10/30/2020
Fort Bliss, Texas

Fort Bliss, Texas

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.

Fort Bliss MWR
10/30/2020

Fort Bliss MWR

We are disappointed to announce that the final two nights of the Spooktacular have been cancelled. We will service 500 cars tonight but that is all. This decision was made to align ourselves with the city’s recent two week shut down. We hope everyone is able to have a Happy Halloween safely at home with your families. Fort Bliss, Texas

10/29/2020
Fort Bliss, Texas

Fort Bliss, Texas

The amended "Fort Bliss Come to Work Safe, Live Safe Order" published Oct. 26 is still in effect, but the senior commander expanded the definition of "immediate family" to include grandparents.

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

10/27/2020
Fort Bliss, Texas

Fort Bliss, Texas

Fort Bliss will return to normal operations (operating hours and staffing) on Wednesday, Oct. 28. The conduct of morning physical training will be at the discretion of the unit commander.

In order to facilitate those units conducting a delayed start, in addition to our standard gate openings, our DES will also open Constitution Gate from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m., to assist in reducing the backlog at the other gates.

Current weather forecast for Wednesday, Oct. 28 is temperatures at, or slightly below freezing in the early morning, increasing throughout the day, with a high near 49. Sunny and clear, with winds 5 to 13 mph.

10/27/2020
William Beaumont Army Medical Center

William Beaumont Army Medical Center

!!! NOTICE!!!

Due to weather concerns and safety, the appointment line is closed. Clinics should be calling patients to reschedule appointments for today, due to the closure of post. If you are not called by your clinic, you can still call the appointment line and leave a message. The appointment line will re-open Wednesday morning, and all requests will be serviced. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

10/27/2020

Defender families, our Soldiers phones will be going off tonight until approximately November 15th for their training.
Please, reach out to your SFRG leader or 4-1 FA Staff Duty number: 915-744-4914 if you need assistance.

1st Armored Division
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

Curfew enacted for El Paso as COVID-19 cases rise
10/26/2020
Curfew enacted for El Paso as COVID-19 cases rise

Curfew enacted for El Paso as COVID-19 cases rise

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — El Paso County Judge Richard Samaniego issued a curfew for the county from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. in hopes of curbing the rapidly increasing hospitalizations. As of Sunday,…

10/25/2020

EL PASO, Texas -- El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego on Sunday afternoon ordered a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew daily due to El Paso's coronavirus crisis.

The curfew will be in effect for both the county and city starting Sunday night and continuing for two weeks. Law enforcement agencies will enforce the curfew along with the face mask requirement.

4-1 Field Artillery "First or Not at All"'s cover photo
10/18/2020

4-1 Field Artillery "First or Not at All"'s cover photo

This week the Defender Battalion officially received from COL Miller the Retention trophy 🏆 for being the first battalio...
10/17/2020

This week the Defender Battalion officially received from COL Miller the Retention trophy 🏆 for being the first battalion to complete FY20 retention mission in the Bulldog Brigade for the second year in the roll. Great Job SSG Manalo!! Copperhead battery 🐍 received the streamer for being the first battery to complete retention mission in the Battalion!!!
#firstornotatall
#defenders #bulldogs #Ironsteel #IronSoldiers

A message from 1AD Commanding General.
10/16/2020

A message from 1AD Commanding General.

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

Over the last seven days, the El Paso area has reported record increases in COVID-19 cases. Yesterday marked the highest number of active cases and hospitalizations thus far. On Fort Bliss, we have also seen an increase in the number of cases over the last seven days—although our rate of increase has not been as steep as the rate in our neighboring communities.

Fort Bliss Garrison leaders, the 1st Armored Division Staff, and I have watched these trends closely. We have also conferred with the El Paso Mayor and local health officials. Yesterday, Mayor Dee Margo announced new health protection measures for El Paso. Given the current COVID trends on Fort Bliss, we will remain in-step with El Paso and adjust our posture on Fort Bliss, as well. The 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 Second Amended Fort Bliss Come to Work Safe, Live Safe Order.

Here are a few key changes from the updated order:
(1) Private social gatherings, on-post or off-post, are permitted with a maximum of ten (10) people --provided social distancing measures are maintained. (Previously, we allowed gatherings up to 30 people).

(2) Door-to-door trick-or-treating (on-or-off post) is not authorized. However, units on Fort Bliss may conduct trunk-or-treat events within their respective areas—provided participants wear proper PPE and maintain social distancing. Units must maintain a by-name roster of participants to facilitate contact tracing.

Additionally, the Garrison Staff and I reviewed the current protective measures at facilities and services across Fort Bliss. In general, those facilities that are currently open will remain open at the current level of service. Managers and leaders will increase their inspections of these facilities to ensure compliance with directed protective measures. Gatherings at outdoor parks will be limited to ten (10) people. We will post new signs at these locations to inform community members of this change.

As a new member of the Fort Bliss Community, I have been impressed with the level of discipline, cooperation, and compliance by everyone. Thank you! If we all do our part, we will help flatten the curve—both on Fort Bliss and in the El Paso area.

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Hoka Hai!!! Gunner BN Enjoy your Veterans Day
Congratulations to our Soldier of the Quarter and NCO of the month. SPC Cardona and SGT Landry. Congratulations to All SPC and SGT for passing the promotion board to Sergeant and or Staff Sergeant!!
Had a blast with our Defender Spouses today at our “Taste of Korea” Social! Thanks for coming out!
Thank you to all of our Defender family that came out to the Walk to Korea Kick-off. If you weren’t able to make it today, no worries. Keep track of the miles you walk, wherever you are, turn them into your FRG Leader and we will tally everything up at the end. If you need more information, feel free to ask!
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Congratulations to Bravo Battery Spouses Lidia Gallegos and Brittiny Nelson for being recognized as Outstanding Volunteers for the Defender Battalion and the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team!!!! #firstornotatall