Thursday, November 19, 2009

Getting Tanked In Al-Nahar

About thirty miles north of El Paso, Texas, on the Fort Bliss Military Installation (which covers approximately 1,700 miles in New Mexico and Texas, making it the Army's second largest installation after the adjacent White Sands Missle Range) is the Doña Ana Base Camp.

It sort of feels like you're driving forever because there's nothing out there, but following the directions we were given, we continued on. We were delivering fabricated metal target practice stands and galvanized steel handrails for the observation decks; you know, so you can get a good view of the stuff being blown up.

On our way in, we saw this sign:
Now, our truck is pretty big, but I'm not sure we really want to play chicken with a tank, so we made sure to look ALL ways before continuing on. The Doña Ana Base Range connects the temporary quarters area for the troops at Fort Bliss with the White Sands Missle Range. Also located in this area is the McGregor Range, which according to, contains twenty-six air defense missile firing sites (both static and field) which support training, annual service practice (ASP) and tactical missile firings for U.S. and allied units.

On the way out, we saw this sign:

Guess they want their training exercises to really feel authentic.

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