German Air Force leaving Fort Bliss
POSTED: Monday, March 11, 2013 - 10:39pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 12:56pm
EL PASO — For the past 60 years, the German Air Force has had a presence at Fort Bliss, but that's all about to change. Starting September 30th, the German Air Force command for the U.S. and Canada is moving its operations to Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. Germany already has a flight training center at Holloman. The German Air Force says U.S. base realignment changes prompted the move. Several hundred military personnel will be affected. Germany has had a presence at Fort Bliss since 1956, just 11 years after the end of World War II.