As part of the United States' effort to prevent the Ebola virus from being introduced and transmitted to America, the Department of Defense announced October 31, 2014 that Fort Bliss had been chosen as a 21-day controlled monitoring install
Congressman Beto O'Rourke today introduced the Operation United Assistance Tax Exclusion Act (H.R. 5804). This bill is companion legislation to S.2965, introduced by Senator Cruz and co-sponsored by Senator Cornyn.
Based on the enduring security measures implemented October 20, 2014 and our continuing goal of providing the highest levels of safety and security to Fort Bliss, the following access control point changes will be effective December 22, 2014.
Fort Bliss has been identified as one of five military installations that will host a 21-day controlled monitoring area for all military service members returning from Operation United Assistance, the effort against Ebola in West Africa.
More than a dozen Fort Bliss soldiers were awarded medals for their bravery while on a nine month deployment in Afghanistan.
The soldiers are part of the 2-5 Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division.