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Setting Up The BCTs: Ft. Bliss, TX Getting a Lot of Construction Work

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Fort Bliss, Texas is seeing a lot of activity these days, in part due to its convenient location near Biggs Army Airfield and White Sands Missile Range. In addition to hosting the US Army’s Center for Air Defense, Fort Bliss near El Paso, Texas will be relocating Brigade Combat Teams from their previous posts in Europe. One of those brigades will then assume a role as the Evaluation Brigade Combat Team tasked with testing and training with systems from the Future Combat Systems program. The Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) 2005 process added impetus to this expansion. As one might gather, that means a lot of construction work etc. over at Fort Bliss, TX. This article shines a spotlight on announced contracts from September 2006 to the present day, adding contracts that have been issued since October 2008. Schedule & Contracts Fort Bliss is going to be about the busiest base in the Army over the next few years, as new Brigade Combat Teams activate and others relocate: * FY 2009: 44th BCT activates * FY 2010: Fires brigade activates * FY 2011: 48th BCT activates (canceled) * FY 2011: “Sustainment brigade” activates * Sept/11: 1st Armored Division relocates from […]

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