After a harrowing landing in 40mph winds at the El Paso Int’l Airport, I’m here. Fort Bliss. Kudos to the crew of American Airlines Flight #555.
Lovely location. Nestled in the shadow of North Franklin Peak, the weather is lovely in the spring.
Real Estate here is dirt cheap. A dollar goes a long way. Gas, today, was $1.96 for regular.
El Paso is a long way from Washington, D.C. (1,965 miles according to Google maps). But I find it interesting that many of the streets that run East-West are named after presidents.
I’m staying in the post’s hotel. Free Internet, swimming pool, and continental breakfast until 9:30am. It’s conveniently located withing walking distance of the MWR ticket office and Hertz rental car. The base PX and Commissary are nearby too.
In-processing for officers is efficient. You will need a car or someone to drive you around. But many of the functions are in/around Building 505. Be sure to have addresses of family to update SGLI and registration info to register a POV or personal weapon.
No worries…I won’t be making any forays into Juarez, Mexico. Hope they’re safe from drug gangs South of the Border.