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Fort Bliss issues safety measures upon entering the base

Updated: Sunday, August 31 2014, 12:42 PM MDT
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By: Jessica Gonzalez

El PASO, Texas - Fort Bliss officials have issued an announcement Sunday morning about strict safety guidelines upon entering the military base.

The announcement comes as a result of several recent security assessments and the constant concern for the safety of military members, families, employees and civilians, officials said.

Guidelines will be implemented for vehicles including motorcycles, and bicycles. These measures will take effect Sunday through 5 a.m. Tuesday morning.

All vehicles and occupants entering Fort Bliss are subject to random searches and inspections. Travelers should expect delays while entering the base.

All Department of Defense identification card holders and civilians with a valid state- issued driver’s license may access Fort Bliss through the Cassidy, Buffalo Soldier, Fred Wilson and Old Ironsides gates.

Only DOD ID card holders will be able to enter Fort Bliss through Biggs main gate and Sergeant Major North gate. All non DOD ID card holders will be directed to the above mentioned gates.

Pershing gate, IBCT North gate and Sheridan gate will remain closed to all DOD and civilian traffic.

Fort Bliss issues safety measures upon entering the base
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