El Paso
72° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy

Fort Bliss cautions drivers about training exercise

Published On: Jul 18 2013 09:44:14 AM CDT   Updated On: Feb 04 2015 09:31:04 PM CST
EL PASO, Texas -

Soldiers at Fort Bliss are taking part in a training exercise that creates real-life scenarios to prepare troops for deployment.

The training requires convoys of military vehicles to travel to nearby training centers, forcing them on U.S. Highway 54. Fort Bliss officials want to caution drivers to look out for military vehicles.

Training exercises continue until August 2.

Officials said Fort Bliss is an ideal location for training because of the similar climate and terrain in the middle east.

Jose Moreno, Deputy Safety Director of 1st Armored Division said the post is taking precaution to alert drivers when military vehicles are driving through or crossing US-54.

Moreno said military police officers will be on-site helping control traffic and caution signs will be posted.

Heavy military presence can be expected between 5-7am and 5-7pm daily on the northbound and southbound lanes of US-54 to Highway 506 in New Mexico.


The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms Of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. 
blog comments powered by Disqus