1/20 German Air Force Training Area at Fort Bliss

2/20 German Air Force Training Area at Fort Bliss

3/20 German Air Force Training Area at Fort Bliss

4/20 German Air Force Training Area at Fort Bliss

5/20 German Air Force Training Area at Fort Bliss

6/20 German Air Force Training Area at Fort Bliss

7/20 Henry O. Flipper, 1856 - 1940

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10/20 Celebration At Fort Bliss

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13/20 Celebration at Fort Bliss

14/20 Fort Bliss Replica

15/20 Ceremony at Fort Bliss

16/20 Fort Bliss

17/20 Entrance to Ft Bliss

18/20 Flooded street.

19/20 U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy

20/20 El Paso County Historical Society

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Instructor during the training at the Oscilloscope.

Northeast / Ft. Bliss, (2000 - 2009), Military

  • GAF
  • German Air Force
  • Fort Bliss

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Training at the Patriot contact of fire trainer.

Northeast / Ft. Bliss, (2000 - 2009), Military

  • GAF
  • German Air Force
  • Fort Bliss

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The Patriot Radar Set is on a German truck.

Northeast / Ft. Bliss, (2000 - 2009), Military

  • GAF
  • German Air Force
  • Fort Bliss

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The picture shows the Patriot Radar Set on a German truck and additional weapon systems.

Northeast / Ft. Bliss, (2000 - 2009), Military

  • GAF
  • German Air Force
  • Fort Bliss

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The picture shows an instructor during the maintenance training.

Northeast / Ft. Bliss, (2000 - 2009), Military

  • GAF
  • German Air Force
  • Fort Bliss

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The picture shows you an instructor during the maintenance training.

Northeast / Ft. Bliss, (2000 - 2009), Military

  • GAF
  • German Air Force
  • Fort Bliss

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Henry Ossian Flipper, engineer, the first black graduate of West Point, the eldest of five sons of Festus and Isabella Flipper, was born a slave at Thomasville, Georgia, on March 21, 1856. He attended school at the American Missionary Association, and in 1873, as a freshman at Atlanta University, he was appointed to the United States Military Academy. Although Flipper was the fifth black accepted to West Point, he was the first to graduate. At West Point he was often ostracized and had little social interaction with white cadets beyond official activities. He graduated fiftieth in a class of seventy - six on June 14, 1877, and accepted a commission as a second lieutenant.
In 1881, while serving as commissary, Flipper discovered post funds missing from his quarters and attempted to conceal the loss until he could find or replace the money. The missing funds were part of what Flipper suspected “a systematic plan of persecution,” a plot by white officers to force him from the army. The following year, when Col. William Rufus Shafter learned of the discrepancy, Flipper was court martialed. Although Flipper was acquitted of embezzlement, he was found guilty of "conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman" and was dismissed from the service on June 30, 1882. Until his death, Flipper maintained his innocence and waged a lifelong battle for reinstatement in the army. However, President Chester A. Arthur made a final confirmation of the verdict on June 24, 1882 which was rescinded in 1976 by the Department of the Army.
Despite a rocky start, Flipper went on to have an illustrious career. Flipper went to El Paso after his army dismissal and remained there until 1883; returning once again in 1912. He opened a civil and mining engineering office in Nogales, Arizona, published translations of U.S. and Mexican mining and tax laws. By 1893, Flipper became pivotal witness for the US in the Nogales de Elias Land Grant case, which saved the property of hundreds of land owners and also served as a special agent for the United States Court of Private Land Claims. Thereafter, Flipper worked as an engineer and legal assistant in Northern Mexico, and eventually became an assistant to the Secretary of the Interior as a translator and interpreter in 1921. His final years (1931-1940), after working in Venezuela as an engineer, were spent in retirement in Atlanta, Georgia. Flipper died May 3, 1940 from a heart attack. Later, in 1976, a bust of Flipper was unveiled at West Point and he was posthumously granted an honorable discharge, dated June 30, 1882. Presently, an annual West Point award in honor of Flipper is presented to the graduate who best exemplifies "the highest qualities of leadership, self-discipline, and perseverance in the face of unusual difficulties while a cadet."

Central / Downtown, (1870 - 1879), Military

  • Henry O. Flipper
  • African American
  • West Point

Very interesting and inspiring story!

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This story sparked great interest in my search for african american history in the borderland.

This is a great story of Flipper and we are happy that it sparked interest in African American History in the borderland.

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¡GO ARMY, BEAT NAVY!

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Since 1848 the military is present at El Paso, with short interruptions. First, most of the soldiers were stationed in the downtown area. In 1854, the official name of the post became Fort Bliss, in memory of Lt. Col. William Wallace Smith Bliss, Gen. Zachary Taylor's chief of staff during the Mexican War. Fort Bliss moved to its sixth and final home in late 1893, at that time five miles east of town.
After the Mexican Revolution started in 1910, the army gradually increased its troop strength at Fort Bliss. Also, it changed from an infantry station to the largest cavalry post in the United States.
The image dates from 1915 and shows some of the houses on Fort Bliss. The Franklin Mountains can be seen in the background. In the 1940s Fort Bliss became the United States Army Anti-aircraft Artillery and Guided Missile Center and later the United States Army Air Defense Center.

Collection:: McMaster Postcard Collection

Accession no:: PH018-1-137

Northeast / Ft. Bliss, (1910 - 1919), Military

  • Ft. Bliss
  • Ft. Bliss

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The images shows parts of the refugee camp at Fort Bliss on December 2, 1914. The people in front are making tortillas. Due to the Mexican Revolution, many families fled into the United States. Because of its closeness to Mexico, El Paso was especially affected by the flow of refugees.
Consequently, the Mexican Revolution had a profound affect on the population dynamics of El Paso. Many adult Chicanos presently living in the U.S. have a parent or grandfather who migrated to the U.S. during that time.

Collection:: McMaster Postcard Collection

Accession no:: PH018-1-106

Northeast / Ft. Bliss, (1910 - 1919), Revolution

  • Ft. Bliss
  • Ft. Bliss

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Celebration at Fort Bliss.

Northeast / Ft. Bliss, (1950 - 1959), Commemoration

  • Old Fort Bliss
  • Military
  • Commemoration

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Fort Bliss ceremony.

Northeast / Ft. Bliss, (1940 - 1949), Commemoration

  • Fort Bliss
  • Commemoration
  • Ft. Bliss
  • Ft. Bliss

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Fort Bliss ceremony.

Northeast / Ft. Bliss, (1960 - 1969), Military

  • Fort Bliss
  • Military
  • Ft. Bliss
  • Ft. Bliss

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Ceremony at Fort Bliss.

Northeast / Ft. Bliss, (1950 - 1959), Commemoration

  • Old Fort Bliss
  • Military
  • Ceremony

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Commanding General and others looking at a replica of Ft. Bliss, Texas.

Northeast / Ft. Bliss, (1940 - 1949), Cultural Heritage

  • Fort Bliss
  • army
  • Military
  • Ft. Bliss
  • Ft. Bliss

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Ceremony at Fort Bliss.

Northeast / Ft. Bliss, (1950 - 1959), Military

  • Old Fort Bliss
  • Military
  • Ceremony

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Photo: This is a photograph of the replica located in Fort Bliss.

A cluster of adobe buildings representing the original 1848 post was built and donated to the post by the city of El Paso during the Fort Bliss centennial in 1948. The replica serves as the post museum.

http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/qbf03

Northeast / Ft. Bliss, (1950 - 1959), Military

  • Fort Bliss
  • Military

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Stone pillars at the entrance to Ft. Bliss

Northeast / Ft. Bliss, (1940 - 1949), Architecture

  • Ft. Bliss
  • Architecture
  • Stone pillars

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Monroe Avenue becomes Cassidy Road at the main entrance to Ft. Bliss. This might explain the special speed sign for Army trucks.

Central / Morningside Heights, (1910 - 1919), Water

  • Ft. Bliss
  • trucks

Monroe Street is in El Paso, Texas.

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This school is located at Biggs Field, next to Ft. Bliss.

Northeast / Biggs Field, (1970 - 1979), Military

  • Ft. Bliss
  • Sergeants Major Academy

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B-25 in Biggs Feils, El Paso, Texas.

Northeast / Biggs Field, (1940 - 1949), Military

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