ABOUT THE INSTALLATION
Learn all about the installation and it's history.
Army Community Service ⚠
Army Community Service is an empowered team that provides comprehensive, coordinated, and responsive advocacy and prevention, information and referral, outreach, financial, employment, Soldier and family readiness, exceptional family member and relocation assistance services that support the readiness and well-being of Soldiers and their families, civilian employees and retirees.
ARMY CONTINUING EDUCATION SERVICES
The Education Services office creates a customer focused learning environment that integrates current education, training and transition programs to provide broad learning opportunities, facilitate access to services and enhance the visibility of all installation student programs.
ARMY FISHER HOUSE ⚠
The Fort Cavazos Army Fisher House provides temporary lodging for families of active duty, military retirees and veterans undergoing treatment at medical facilities in the area.
ARMY HOUSING OFFICE
Housing information for Soldiers, families and civilians of Fort Cavazos.
Army Military Pay Office
Provide timely and accurate military pay, travel pay and disbursing support to Department of Defense personnel and their families.
Army Substance Abuse Program
ASAP supports the command and community in maintaining unit and personnel readiness and quality of life by providing substance abuse deterrence efforts, community education / prevention programs, identification and referrals for rehabilitation services while shaping the capability to meet future requirements.
BETTER OPPORTUNITIES FOR SINGLE SOLDIERS (BOSS) ⚠
Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers is a dynamic Department of the Army program that single Soldiers can participate in to enhance their quality of life, contribute to their community through community service activities and assist in the planning and execution of their own recreation and leisure events.
The BOSS program focuses on the Department of the Army active duty single Soldier, but BOSS activities are open to all MWR patrons to include the National Guard, Army Reserve, other branches of service, Department of Defense civilians, foreign service members and geographical bachelors.
Casualty Assistance Center ⚠
Provide timely and accurate professional service for the next-of-kin of critically injured, ill or deceased active duty Army Soldiers, retirees and veterans within our geographical area of responsibility.
CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
The Killeen, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights, Belton, Gatesville, Temple and Lampasas communities that surround us are a model of support for Army families. To find out more information about each community, please visit their Chamber of Commerce websites using the links below ⚠:
Killeen Chamber of Commerce; Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce; Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce; Belton Chamber of Commerce; Florence Chamber of Commerce; Salado Chamber of Commerce; Gatesville Chamber of Commerce; Temple Chamber of Commerce; Lampasas Chamber of Commerce; Jarrell Chamber of Commerce
CHILD & YOUTH SERVICES ⚠
Child and Youth Services provides programs and services for children of eligible military and civilian families. Within CYS you will find something to meet your children’s needs, including:
- Full, part time or hourly child care
- Before/after school care
- Programs for your middle school and teen youth
- Instructional classes
- Workforce preparation opportunities
Sports and fitness activities
Civilian Personnel Advisory Center
The Civilian Personnel Advisory Center is made up of a team of human resources professionals dedicated to supporting and empowering service members, civilian employees, families and veterans worldwide in an era of persistent conflict. The Civilian Personnel Advisory Center recruits, retains and sustains a high quality volunteer force through innovative and effective enterprise solutions and ensures human resources readiness of the total Army across the full spectrum of operations.
The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Authorized patrons purchase items that are variably priced plus a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. Shoppers save thousands of dollars annually on their purchases compared to commercial prices when shopping regularly at a commissary. A core military family support element, and a valued part of military pay and benefits, commissaries contribute to family readiness, enhance the quality of life for America's military and their families and help recruit and retain the best and brightest men and women to serve their country.
COMPUTERS, PRINTERS AND SCANNERS AVAILABLE ON POST
Fort Cavazos has a variety of computers, printers and scanners available for use, both free and fee-based. Download the PDF to learn what is available.
Digital Garrison App
Digital Garrison is a one-stop information source for Army communities.
Dining Facility ⚠
The Installation Dining Facility offers a rotating menu of several choices of an entrée, salad, soup of the day, starch of the day and vegetable. Those dining in also have the option of a salad bar, pizza, dessert and fresh fruit.
Employee Assistance Program
Fort Cavazos' Employee Assistance Program is one of the components of the Army Substance Abuse Program. However, the EAP assists employees, family members and family members of active duty military to resolve all types of “problems in living.”
We ensure Fort Cavazos complies with local, state and federal environmental laws.
Exceptional Family Member Program ⚠
The Exceptional Family Member Program provides comprehensive support to family members with special needs. EFMP takes an all-inclusive approach to coordinate military and civilian community, educational, medical, housing and personnel services to help Soldiers and their Families with special needs.
The Army & Air Force Exchange Service remains a team of dedicated people committed to increasing the value of the Exchange benefit while continuing to give back to the military community. We have proudly served America’s armed forces since 1895. Our focus has been on delivering quality goods and services at competitively low prices with superior service.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Equal Employment Opportunity program formulates, directs, and sustains a comprehensive effort to maximize human potential to ensure fair treatment for military personnel, family members, and civilians without regard to race, color, gender, religion or national origin, and provide an environment free of unlawful discrimination and offensive behavior.
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The Financial Readiness Program is your resource for information on money matters. We can help you better understand financial topics like:
- Military pay
- Checkbook/debit card management
- Financial responsibility
- Credit reporting
- Debt elimination strategies
FORT CAVAZOS FAMILY AND MWR ⚠
Fort Cavazos offers a variety of places to eat and things to do. The Lone Star Conference Center and the Samuel Adams Brewhouse are great for dining and entertainment, and if you want a taste of outside the gate without actually going there, we have a full-service Chili's restaurant on post, as well as Burger King, Popeye's Chicken, Domino's Pizza, and more.
If action is what you crave, enjoy one of Fort Cavazos Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation's adventure programs. Go fishing on or biking around Belton Lake. Play nine holes at the Courses of Clear Creek. And if it's off-post action you're after, the Killeen, Harker Heights, Belton, Temple and Copperas Cove communities that surround Fort Cavazos always have something to offer. On the weekend, take a trip to Austin and explore the live music capital of America. There's always something to do in Central Texas!
FORT CAVAZOS INSTALLATION RECEPTION CENTER
All incoming Soldiers follow the link above for detailed reporting procedures.
FORT CAVAZOS POLICIES
Fort Cavazos policy letters and regulations.
Freedom of Information Act
The Freedom of Information Act generally provides that any person has a right, enforceable in court, to obtain access to federal agency records, except to the extent that such records (or portions of them) are protected from disclosure by one of nine exemptions or by one of three special law enforcement record exclusions.
Information on how to get onto Fort Cavazos, including the Visitor Control Center, proper identification needed and operating hours of the gates.
ID Cards - DEERS
Issue / replace the Common Access Card and Uniformed Services ID Card for authorized customers. Enroll / update authorized customers information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System.
The III Armored Corps Inspector General serves as an extension of the commanding general by providing him with an independent and impartial assessment of the readiness, morale, welfare and discipline of the command and report on other matters that impact upon the economy and/or efficiency of the command.
LEARN ABOUT FORT CAVAZOS
Fort Cavazos is known as the Great Place, which means that it deserves a Great Big Podcast. This podcast is a deep dive into Fort Cavazos; the services available, what daily life here is like and what is happening with units across the installation. Take a listen to learn more about Fort Cavazos and what it can offer you.
MEETING SPACES ON THE INSTALLATION
Fort Cavazos has a variety of meeting spaces available for use, both free and fee-based. Download the PDF to learn what is available.
Military Personnel Services Division
The Military Personnel Services Division is involved in all of the activities of sustaining the human dimension needs of Soldiers, retirees, veterans and their families. Some of these activities include Soldier Readiness Processing and Central In/Out-processing, casualty affairs, separations, ID Card and DEERS services, retirement services and the full spectrum of military personnel office services.
Newcomers Information and orientation
Learn about Fort Cavazos and all the services we offer here, including about the weekly installation orientation that is available to newly arrived Soldiers and their family members. This free event takes place every Thursday; the doors open at 8:45 a.m., with the event beginning at 9 a.m. at the Lone Star Conference Center. Those who attend will hear from the commanding general, the Garrison commander and agency representatives. Free childcare is available on-site, and a free boxed lunch is provided to those who attend.
Educating the Fort Cavazos community, families, Soldiers and civilians on protecting sensitive information. You can also submit OPSEC violations here.
ON POST LODGING ⚠
If you're looking to stay on post while visiting or transitioning to or from Fort Cavazos, we've got you covered. Fort Cavazos offers modern, comfortable lodging that put you near all of the on post action. Walking distance from well-known eateries and even the post office, one stay and you'll find why on post lodging at Fort Cavazos is always in demand.
Permanent Change of Station
Whether you're headed to Fort Cavazos or the time has come for your next duty station, find all the contact information you need for a smooth move here.
Public Affairs Office
The Public Affairs Office supports the garrison by communicating on behalf of the installation and its leadership - providing clear, accurate, timely information to internal and external audiences. We employ a variety of communication strategies- including internal news and information products, media engagement and public outreach.
Reassignments - Levy Brief
Assist Soldiers and their families who have been notified of an upcoming Permanent Change of Station, or also called reassignment.
Recycling is the process removing items, like cans, newspapers and plastic bottles out of the trash stream and processing them for reuse as new products. Collecting and reusing these items reduces impacts on the environment, and helps sustain Army readiness.
Religious Services Organization
The Religious Services Organization ensures that a professionally trained and ready Chaplaincy provides religious, spiritual, moral and ethical advice and services to the Combined Arms Center, Garrison, tenant organizations and members of the military community.
Retirement Services Office
The Retirement Services Program is designed to assist Soldiers and their Families in their transition to retirement and to keep them updated on their benefits and entitlements after retirement. This includes active duty, retirees, spouses, dependents, widows, widowers, former spouses, and veterans. A primary element of retirement services is proper and timely counseling on the career status bonus, Survivor Benefit Plan and Reserve Component SBP.
Instill policies and procedures for a comprehensive Garrison Safety Program. Provide technical advice to the Garrison commander and staff on integration of safety and risk management into all missions and functions within the command.
Fort Cavazos offers many school options for military children. The On-Post School Locator ⚠ identifies which school your child(ren) will attend. Below are the various ISDs ⚠ in the surrounding area.
Killeen ISD; Copperas Cove ISD; Belton ISD; Florence ISD; Salado ISD; Temple ISD; Gatesville ISD; Lampasas ISD; Jarrell ISD
Yet, finding a new school and registering your child can be confusing. The Fort Cavazos School Liaison Officers will give you information on local schools so you can find the best fit for you and your family. They can also help you with everything you need to register – and can answer other questions, too. Contact their office below to get more detailed information.
SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICERS ⚠
A branch of Child & Youth Services, School Support Services features school liaison officers, who help schools, installations and families work together for student achievement. SLOs are your best support in the area of education, schools and military transitions. SLOs are knowledgeable in current education news and policies. They act as the conduit between the school community – including local public school districts, private schools and home school families – and the installation.
Sexual Harrassment / Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Resource Center
The SHARP Resource Center provides awareness and prevention, training and education, victim advocacy, response, reporting and follow up for sexual harassment and assault issues.
Central Texas offers to spouses, and family members, a wide variety employment opportunities including organizations that can help spouses, and family members, find their right fit for jobs. Below is just a sample of what is available here at the Great Place:
Transition Assistance Program; Texas Workforce Solutions ⚠; USO Pathfinder ⚠; Killeen ISD ⚠; Copperas Cove ISD ⚠; Belton ISD ⚠; Florence ISD ⚠; Salado ISD ⚠; Temple ISD ⚠; Gatesville ISD ⚠; Lampasas ISD ⚠; Jarrell ISD ⚠
Training and resources focusing on suicide prevention.
Things to do
There are a variety of activities available on Fort Cavazos and in the surrounding area. There are the natural wonders of the Hill Country and nearby lakes, indoor and outdoor recreation activities, hunting, fishing, boating, sports, cultural and historic activities available. In addition to all that, you can also get involved in organizations like the Fort Cavazos Spouses Club, the Fort Cavazos Thrift Shop, the Fort Cavazos Scholarship Fund or Operation Deploy Your Dress. No matter what your interests, there is something available nearby!
Transition Assistance Program
We provide transition and employment assistance to Soldiers and their adult family members who are transitioning from active duty.
The Transportation Office manages / provides the following services: Personal Property Processing Office, Official Travel (Port-Call) and service member passport and visa requests, Government vehicles and freight movement.
USO TEXAS ⚠
The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. For over 77 years, the USO has been the nation’s leading organization to serve the men and women in the U.S. military, and their families, throughout their time in uniform. From the moment they join, through their assignments and deployments, and as they transition back to their communities, the USO is always by their side.
VOLUNTEER PROGRAM ⚠
We are home to the center of volunteer recruitment, referral, recognition and advocacy efforts for Fort Cavazos.
Fort Cavazos regulation requires Soldiers to register all firearms brought on to the installation with their commanding officer. This includes Soldiers living off post, but who plan on bringing their firearms on post.