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A U.S. Army post, Fort Bliss was established in 1848 to defend against hostile Native American tribes and to assert U.S. authority over lands acquired after the Mexican War. Today, it is a U.S. Army Air Defense Center and combat training for allied nations. 915/568-3390. www.bliss.army.mil .
Buffalo Soldier Monument —T his bronze statue is based on the painting, "The Errand of Corporal Ross" by El Paso artist Bob Snead. It is at the Robert E. Lee gate to the Fort. Fort Bliss Museum and Study Center — Exhibits and artifacts portray the history of America's air and missile defense as well as modern-day technology breakthroughs. Open 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Mon.–Sat. Building 1735, Marshall Road . Museum of the Noncommissioned Officer —Traces the history of the U.S. NCO corps with artifacts dating from the Revolutionary War. Open 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Mon.–Fri. Biggs Army Airfield, Building 11331, Sgt. Sims St.
Fort Bliss Monuments And Museums
Open 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Mon.–Sat.
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Building 1735, Marshall Road,
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Phone : 915/568-3390.
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