1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss Museum

1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss Museum The 1st Armored Division & Ft. Bliss Museum is located on historic Ft. Bliss, Texas. The museum presents the history of Ft. Bliss from 1849 to the present, as well as displaying the history of America’s 1st tank division, the 1st Armored Division.
Official page of the 1st Armored Division and Ft. Bliss Museum. Admission is free. Soldiers are on hand to orient and assist visitors. We feature the Combined Arms Heritage Park in front of the museum, with two picnic table areas. There are 3 different spaces available to reserve for functions. Auditorium for up to 180 people Ceremonial area for more than 180 people Reception room for food and drink

And lastly, I’m going to leave you with some recipes from TM 10-405. Make special note of recipes number 73 & 74. In cas...
06/21/2019

And lastly, I’m going to leave you with some recipes from TM 10-405. Make special note of recipes number 73 & 74. In case you need to cook for a squad of zombies 🧟‍♂️ and to spice things up add eggs. 🥚 😂 There are actually some very good ones in here as well and yes this will be the final post from this TM. I’m sure you are all very sad.
If anyone tries any of these (especially #74) please let me know how it turns out.
#1ADFTBMuseum #ArmyHistory #zombies

Next up in the Army cookbook, window washing because hum…..well I’m not sure how it’s related. Use a recommended mixture...
06/07/2019

Next up in the Army cookbook, window washing because hum…..well I’m not sure how it’s related. Use a recommended mixture of water and kerosene, which apparently really does work according to the internet, just make sure to steer clear of any open flame. I’m sure that won’t be too much of an issue while cleaning windows in a 1940’s era Army mess. On the plus side, the TM does not instructed you to lick or sniff it, so please don’t. #1ADFTBMuseum #dontlickit #ArmyHistory

06/03/2019

Additional Closures:
We apologize but due to a lack of staffing the museum will be closed the following Saturdays:
June 29th
July 06th
July 13th
July 20th
&
July 27th

This time I’m going for a purely historical post. WWII fans will like this I think, it shows a standard garrison ration ...
05/24/2019

This time I’m going for a purely historical post. WWII fans will like this I think, it shows a standard garrison ration for 1 Soldier. It also lists the differences between rations and authorized substitutions. The photos are of some of the field rations that are currently on exhibit in the museum. #1ADFTBMuseum #ArmyHistory #WWII #Fieldrations

Can anyone guess what the most important beverage in the Army is? That’s right coffee! And TM 10-402 is very clear on th...
05/17/2019

Can anyone guess what the most important beverage in the Army is? That’s right coffee! And TM 10-402 is very clear on that. There are 2 ½ pages of rules that “should be strictly observed” when making coffee. Just for fun I’m also posting the recipe because, yes, it is possible mess up coffee.
What are your thoughts on the rules? Know anyone who definitely needed this recipe? Share your stories, but remember keep it clean please. #1ADFTBMuseum #Coffee #ArmyHistory

Opinion | America is losing its memory
05/10/2019
Opinion | America is losing its memory

Opinion | America is losing its memory

The National Archives and Records Administration is the collective repository of American memories and history.

I know all of my loyal followers, all dozen of you, were very much looking forward to a nice pudding recipe as promised ...
05/10/2019

I know all of my loyal followers, all dozen of you, were very much looking forward to a nice pudding recipe as promised in my “meat spoilage” post. And I am sorry to disappoint but when I read this one I had to post it next. To be fair it is a recipe. 😝
My favorite part? “c. Inspection of soap.—(1) Cut a piece of soap in two and place the tongue on the fresh surface.” Yep—lick it! Because everyone wants to taste a piece of fat and lye based soap at least once in their lives. 🤗🧼#1ADFTBMuseum #soapmaking

Oh okay, here’s a pudding recipe too. 😁

Found TM 10-405 the other day in one of the museum's archives. It's the technical manual (TM) for the Army's cooks in 19...
05/03/2019

Found TM 10-405 the other day in one of the museum's archives. It's the technical manual (TM) for the Army's cooks in 1942. There are quite a few interesting, funny, and disgusting sections in this book. I'm going to share a few in different posts.
First, you see on the page pictured a summary on how to detect the spoilage of meet. I love that you can wash "surface slime" 🤨, you're advised to smell a knife 🤗, and "extensive" mold can still be okay though it "might impart a moldy flavor" 🤢
I think the next post will feature a recipe, though I might avoid any of meat recipes, this time, and stick with a nice pudding or something.
If you have a favorite "military recipe" we'd love to hear about it. #1ADFTBMuseum #Armyhistory

U.S. Army Center of Military History
05/03/2019

U.S. Army Center of Military History

Effective today, 1 May 2019, CMH realigns under the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). There is a natural relationship between the missions of CMH and TRADOC in doctrinal development, educating the force and inspiring young men and women to serve. This realignment provides greater opportunities to promote Army history at every level of Soldier training and ongoing professional development.

All CMH missions and responsibilities remain the same and there are no changes in work locations. However, The Institute of Heraldry (TIOH), a CMH Directorate for the last three years, will remain as part of HQDA aligned under the Office of the Administrative Assistant (OAA).

We are excited about the realignment and together, TRADOC and CMH will continue to develop historical content and historical staff support to better educate the force and further reinforce the Army’s connection to society.

04/24/2019

The Museum will be Closed this Saturday-April 27th. We apologize for the inconvenience.

04/22/2019

First post of the 1st Armored Division and Ft. Bliss Museum's official page.
I would like to thank Danny Wilson of the Philadelphia Corps of Engineers for all of his help and his magical IT support. Without your help this page would still be in draft form and going nowhere.

04/22/2019

Some exhibits and examples of the archival material at the museum. #1ADFTBMuseum

1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss Museum's cover photo
04/17/2019

1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss Museum's cover photo

Address

1735 Marshall Rd
Fort Bliss, TX
79916

DoD ID card holders may access the installation through any open gate. Non-ID card holders must get a pass at a visitor center, located at either Chaffee or Buffalo Soldier Gates.

General information

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Wednesday 08:30 - 16:00
Thursday 08:30 - 16:00
Friday 08:30 - 16:00
Saturday 08:30 - 16:00

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(915) 568-5412

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